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The Daily Dispatch: November 16, 1860., [Electronic resource], Foreign News and Gossip. (search)
Charged with Felony. --Samuel H. Jefford, a man of some notoriety both here and elsewhere, made his appearance before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of stealing $30 from Martin L. Covington, on the 15th of May last. Mr. Covington testified, that he left Norfolk, on the steamer " Curtis Peck," in route for home, and being anxious to see all the places of historical note along the river, made the acquaintance of the prisoner by asking him a few questions. Finding Jefford to be quite intelligent, Covington entered into conversation with him, and when the breakfast bell rang, the two left the deck together, Covington going to the bar and taking a julep, at the invitation of Jefford. After imbibing the two started to the breakfast saloon, but had only gone a few steps, when they discovered a very pleasant gentleman sitting at a table, passing cards to and fro, and offering to bet two to one that no man could name either one after seeing the faces of all, so rapidly coul
The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], In Quest of his Wife. (search)
Curtis Peck. --This favorite steamer, commanded by Capt. John H. Freeman, having been withdrawn for a few days for repairs, has resumed her daily trips on James River, leaving Richmond, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 6½ o'clock A. M., for Rock Wharf and intermediate landings. Passengers find this a pleasant route, and the excellent fare is not among the least of the attractions.