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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Three persons Drowned. --A distressing accident occurred in Prince George co., Va., during the early part of the present week, and by which three persons lost their lives. --Mitchell Harrison, accompanied by his wife and child, and a lad, who was the son of Wm. Bratton, of the same county, embarked in a skiff, or canoe, at a point of Ward's Creek, near Brandon Church, to visit a friend. The short trip was successfully made, but upon returning, at a late hour in the evening, the frail baris wife and child, and a lad, who was the son of Wm. Bratton, of the same county, embarked in a skiff, or canoe, at a point of Ward's Creek, near Brandon Church, to visit a friend. The short trip was successfully made, but upon returning, at a late hour in the evening, the frail bark collapsed, and all its occupants were precipitated into deep water. Harrison made every effort to save his wife and child, as also the son of Mr. Bratton, but failed to do so. and all three found a watery grave.