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The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 0 Browse Search
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Florida improvements. --Col. G. W. Morris, contractor for an important enterprise in Florida, is visiting Charleston on business, and is at the Mills House. The St. Johns and Indian River Canal, which he is now executing, is a State work. It is situated in Volusia county, Florida, in latitude 28½. It is an open drain, twelve and a half miles long, fourteen feet wide at the bottom, with slopes of about one to one.--The depth of cutting at the ends is about seven feet, with a gradual rise to the summit, where the depth of cutting will be about twenty-five feet. It is intended to connect the waters of the St. Johns and Indian River, commencing on the St. Johns at Lake Harney or Deep Creek, and running due east. The first three miles is prairie, the balance is scattering yellow pine, small saw palmetto, and prairie, alternately, without any undergrowth. The canal crosses one cypress swamp, about three or four hundred yards across. In this there is two or three
ands. e in the carriage, I standing on the platform, and he had told me that he was off to London for a fortnight, he exclaimed: "Oh, B., we've got a parrot, and Morris doesn't know how to feed it. She gave it some of her supper last night — bread and cheese and beer. Will you tell us what they ought to have?" "Of course. one breath. As the housekeeper answered the door, shrieks of "Mamma, mamma!" rang through the passage. Had quiet bachelor ever such a welcome home before? "Morris, what does this — this internal clamor mean?" asked her master in a shaky voice, intended to be stern. "Mean, sir!" shouted Morris, coming out that she mightMorris, coming out that she might hear herself speak. "Why, don't you know it's that bird of yours, sir?--He's got the voices of all them little Miss and Master Smiths; and ever since Tuesday was a week, he begun, and has been going on like that. I"--"Cough, cough, whoop, whoop, whoop, till the house rang again." "There! now he's in the autumn." "Good Hea