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The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seizure of a steamer — examination of Passengers — a Lady's Petticoat Quilted with Sewing Silk. (search)
e pounds, and supposed to be worth $200, as it is of the finest character Of course the garment was cut open and the silk abstracted. The woman is named Milburn, and was at once placed into custody. Her brother, a lad, was also searched, and he wore a very singularly made jacket. It was lined and stuffed throughout with neatly done up packages, all filled with a choice article of quinine, about three pounds in all. It usually sells for about $3 per ounce. Both have relations in St. Mary's county, where they are well known, and for some time have been stopping in the large boarding house adjoining the Hebrew Synagogue, on Hanover street The search was continued, and a lot of contraband goods found in the state-rooms and concealed in various parts of the boat, and in the bedding were discovered about 60 letters, some of which were for parties living in Virginia, and others for parties in Maryland. There was also found a large boxes containing thousands of needles, and lots of s