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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Jefferson Davis certainly dead. --We once heard an anecdote to the following effect. We know not whether it is to be found in Joe Miller or not. A British ship of war, in the West Indies, was so terribly stricken with the yellow fever, and the dead and dying men increased so fast, that the captain ordered the surgeon to pass around as they fell down, and feel their pulses. If they were dead, they were instantly thrown overboard by a body of men appointed for that purpose. Among these latter was an Irish sailor, whom the captain saw struggling with a man, and attempting to put him overboard. "I am not dead, I am not dead," vociferated the victim. "Be the powers," replied Pat, "and do you think you know better than the doctor?" The reporters of the New York Herald are as obstinate in their faith as the Irish sailor. President Davis, by his public acts, assures the world every day that he is not dead. But the reporters will not believe him. "Do you think you know better
urteous, and has a kind "How do you do?" for all. It may be stated in this connection that the General is understood to have been devoting a very large portion of his time for a long while past to writing; the subject of his labor is not definitely known, but if the result is for the world it will be one of greatest value and importance, and also be another monument to one of the greatest and most successful warriors of the age in which he lives. Lincoln's religious Experience — Joe Miller has often wished that he was more devout. The members of the Baltimore (O. S.) Presbyterian Synod, now in session at Washington, called on Abraham (Hanks) Lincoln one morning last week. When he appeared Rev. Septimus Tustin, D. D., the Moderator, addressed him to the effect that the Synod had come to pay their respects and salutations; that "each member belonged to the Kingdom of God," and, what was of more importance to Hanks, that "each was loyal to the Government." We copy the foll