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part of the people. The subject is not a dry one, even for a newspaper man, yet want of space compels us to dismiss it with the remark that the river yesterday experienced a collapse sufficient to lower its surface eight feet. The effects of the present freshet have been particularly disastrous on the South side of the river, opposite Richmond. The valuable and highly cultivated lands lying on its margin are now all overflowed, the dykes constructed for the especial purpose of keeping the tides out having given away under the heavy pressure, and the angry flood now cover thousands of acres of the very best land the lower Virginia, entirely destroying the crops, and destroying all chance for pitching a crop there this year. The low-lands of the following gentlemen in Chesterfield have been flooded, viz: J. B. Jones, T. V. Burgess, Henry Cox, Dr. John Howlett, the Messrs. Friend, Boulware, Fenoley, Gregory, Willis, A. H. Drewry, and others. The destruction of crops will be heavy.
Fifty Dollars Rewards Ran away from the undersigned on Monday night last, a Negro Girl, named Sally about 20 years of age, of light ginger-bread complexion, about four feet s inches high, with a hump on her back, having the appearance of a broken back. Her countenance is good, and she is polite when spoken to. I will give the above reward if the said negro is taken out of the State of Virginia and returned to me or lodged in jail so that I get her again; if taken in the city of Richmond or county of Henrico, and if taken anywhere in the State beyond the limits of the said city or county, I will give $10. Also, about the 12th of March, a Negro Boy named Junius Tuppins, apprenticed to me by the Hustings Court of the city of Richmond. The boy is about 17 years old, four feet and a half big, stout and well built, ginger-bread complexion and bad countenance. If he is taken in the city of Richmond or county of Henrico, I will give a reward; if taken out of the said city or c