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The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Matters in Gloucester — Raid on the oyster craft. (search)
ng establishment of Mr. Blessingham, who, they alleged, had "taken the oath," and violated it by trading with the rebels. The Chicora, which is commanded by Captain Parker, a native of Westmoreland county, Va., went up North river, into Mathews county, and a dingbeing made at Mr. Warner Taliaferro's, that gentleman's carriage was stolen and carried aboard She then went up East river, where a negro with his wife, came on board and asked to be taken away. To the inquiries of Capt. P. whethand did a slashing business killing turkies and chickens; but our pickets pounced on them and took them prisoners before they could get back to their vessel. Two Jews--one from Richmond and the other from North Carolina--were captured in Mathews county by our pickets last week. They had heard that salt was cheap down there, they said, and had gone down to buy a "few bushels." In the lining of their vests was found a plentiful supply of U. S. green backs, and they were taken into custody.