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The Daily Dispatch: October 5, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ised in any particular walk, will, in that walk, leave all competition behind. Who could become a Henry by pouring over Blackstone and Coke? Who could become a Newton by studying his eyes out over volumes of mathematics and natural philosophy? It is the great original genius that lays the corner-stone of every art and every science. Men of routine can only learn by rote what genius has dedicated to mankind. Military schools will prescribe the study of Jackson's campaign in the Valley and Lee's campaign in Northern Virginia. But no military school can create a Jackson or a Lee. Nature must do that, and it is very seldom that nature condescends to do any such thing. Forrest has never been to a military school; but he has executed military movements which no military school could teach, and which military schools in future times will use as patterns for the instruction of pupils. Boldness of design, rapidity of execution, perfect secrecy, cautious planning, daring execution —
Runaway. --Ran away from the subscriber on the 24th instant, at Manchester, boy Henry; about sixteen years of age; five feet high; nearly-black; slender; long face and thick lips; on right or left side a wen about the size of a walnut; has eruption on his skin, resembling mosquito bites. When the said boy left he had on a soldier's jacket and a common cotton shirt, rather light-colored pants, old hat and shoes; all of which clothes were very dirty. I will give one hundred Dollars in the present Confederate currency for the apprehension and delivery of said Boy to Messrs. Lee &Bowman, Richmond, or in any jail so I can get him. Said boy was sold by Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co. for James Gray's sons. He is supposed to be lurking about Richmond, or at Mr. Mallory's, on the Mountain road, ten miles above the city, where his mother lives, or in Manchester, where he has a sister living with Mr. Rowlett Winfree. Jack Hall. se 27--12t*
Three hundred Dollars reward. --Ran away, on the evening of the 1st instant, our Boy, Armistead, aged about twenty years; black, five feet nine or ten inches high, and has a smooth scar immediately on the left eyebrow. We will pay the above reward for his apprehension and delivery to our agents, Lee & Bowman, Richmond, or secured so we get him. T. B. Rice, Farmville. W. E. Lee, Farmville. oc 3--2w