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torical ability. He delivered an appropriate eulogy on Washington at Milton, Feb. 22, 1800; and a Fourth-of-July oration in Boston in 1808. He was highly esteemed for the integrity and independence of his character. Mr. Sumner married Miss Relief, daughter of David He was the son of David and Hannah (Richmond) Jacobs of Hanover. He served as one of the committee of safety during the Revolution; and died in 1808, aged 79 years. He was the son of Joshua Jacobs of Scituate, who married Mary James in 1726. His father was David Jacobs, who settled in Scituate as early as 1688, and was a schoolmaster, and a deacon in the church. and Hannah (Hersey) Jacobs of Hanover, April 25, 1810,--a lady of strong mind, of an amiable disposition, and of graceful bearing. They resided in Hancock Street, and were attendants of King's Chapel, of which Mr. Sumner was for some time the clerk, and of which the Rev. James Freeman, D. D., the Rev. F. W. P. Greenwood, D. D., and afterwards the Rev. Ephrai
Recovery of stolen goods. --On the 5th of January last, Mr. J. A. Temple lost a lot of window blinds, which he recently suspected were concealed on the premises of Mrs. Mary James, living near Camp Winder. Yesterday morning he procured a search-warrant, which was executed by Constable E. W. Robinson, one of the most active and efficient officers of Henrico county. The result of his search not only brought to light the stolen sash, but also a large lot of bedsteads, bedding, Knives and st active and efficient officers of Henrico county. The result of his search not only brought to light the stolen sash, but also a large lot of bedsteads, bedding, Knives and spoons, which were identified as the property of Winder Hospital. Constable Robinson also took possession of about one hundred fowls and two or three hogs, found on Mrs. James' premises, which he supposed were stolen, and requests that all persons who have lost such will call upon him, in order that they may examine them.
inson & Co., Auctioneers. Receiver's Sale of negroes.--In pursuance of an order of the District Court of the Confederate States for the Eastern District of Virginia, made on the 10th day of August, 1864, in the matter of L. J. Bowden, an alien enemy, dec'd, I shall sell at public auction, for cash, at the auction store of Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co., in the city of Richmond, on Wednesday, the 17th day of August, instant, at ten o'clock A. M., the following Slaves, to wit: Alice Johnson, a negro woman, aged twenty-two years. James, son of Alice, aged three years. Cloe Green, a negro woman, aged thirty-two years. Mary, child of Cloe, aged ten years. Levi, child of Cloe, aged eight years. Franklin, child of Cloe, aged six years. Ben, child of Cloe, aged four years. Nellie Redman, aged thirty-two years. Delphi, child of Nellie, aged nine years. Henry L. Brooke, Receiver, District No. 3. Hill, Dickinson & Co., Auctioneers. au 11--tds
ffice to the jail, the negro fellow's mistress followed along and assailed the officer who had him in charge with all the abuse which she was capable of uttering, sometimes rushing at him as if she intended exercising personal violence. Mrs. Mary James, the white woman at whose house a large lot of stolen property from Camp Winder was found about a week ago, was yesterday arrested by the same efficient officer who made the above captures, at the house of Signiago, on Cary, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. Signiago, when first called upon to state whether Mrs. James was there, denied that she was; but upon a search being made of the premises, she was discovered secreted behind some rubbish in an out-of-the-way part of the house. Since the discovery of stolen goods in her house she has succeeded in keeping out of the way of the officer; and indications pointed so clearly to the belief that she had made her way to the enemy that an order for the confiscation and sale of
The Daily Dispatch: October 27, 1864., [Electronic resource], Address from General Early to his troops. (search)
allant men of the Army of Southern Virginia, who still remain proudly defiant in the trenches around Richmond and Petersburg. Before you can again claim them as comrades, you will have to erase from your escutcheons the blemishes which now obscure them; and this you can do if you will but be true to your formes reputation, your country and your homes. You who have fought at Manassas, Richmond, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and from the Wilderness to the banks of James rivers and especially you who were with the immortal Jackson in all his triumphs, are capable of better things. Accuse yourselves, then, to a sense of your manhood and appreciation of the sacred cause in which you are engaged! Yield to the mandates of discipline; resolve to stand by your colors in future at all hazards, and you can yet retrieve your reputation and strike effective blows for your country and its cause. Let every man spurn from him the vile plunder gathered on the field
Henrico Circuit Court. --The following presentments were made in this court on yesterday: Elizabeth Bowers for murder; James Clark and James H. Miler for grand larceny; Mary James, alias Mary Cassell, for grand larceny. An indictment against John Hite was pending, but as he has broken jail since the commission of the crime for which he was imprisoned, the case was continued until the next regular term of the court Court then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-day.
Henrico Circuit Court, October 27th. --Judge J. A. Meredith presiding.--The case of William S. Bassford, charged with murder, was called, and after numerous remarks by counsel, was adjourned until the next regular term of the court. The witnesses were recognized to appear. Mary James, alias Mary Costello, was then set to the bar and the jury sworn, who, after hearing the evidence of witnesses and the argument by counsel, returned, and reporting that they could not agree, was discharged, and the prisoner recognized to appear at the next term.