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The Daily Dispatch: December 2, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Adventures of a long-island girl. (search)
Adventures of a long-island girl. The Memphis (Tennessee) Times, of August fifth, 1864, tells this story of a woman's adventures; Miss Fanny Wilson is a native of Williamsburgh, Long Island. About four years ago, or one year prior to the war, she came West, visiting a relative who resided at La. Fayette, Indiana. While here her leisure moments were frequently employed in communicating, by affectionate epistles, with one to whom her heart had been given, and her hand had been promised, before leaving her native city — a young man from New-Jersey. After a residence of about one year with her Western relative, and just as the war was beginning to prove a reality, Fanny, in company with a certain Miss Nelly Graves, who had also come from the East, and there left a lover, set out upon her return to her home and family. While on their way thither, the two young ladies concocted a scheme, the romantic nature of which was doubtless its most attractive feature. The call for t
e McDonald, Peter Disney, Pat Jacobs, Jas Brown, Jas. Travis, and Jas Shannon, for engaging in a general row and fighting in the house of Bridget Laughton, on 17th st. They were let off, and the police were directed to hunt up Pat Conley, who commenced the by coming into the house and striking one of the parties. Abraham, slave of John Knote, Penitentiary Storekeeper, was ordered thirty lashes for stealing a pair of boots, worth $2.50, from his master — valued, however, at $28. Fanny Wilson, living in the city with Isle of Wight papers, was ordered to go back to that county. The case of George Annaker, for stealing a horse, was again continued. Geo. Hardin was fined $1 for lying on the side-walk in a drunken state. Habeas Corpus.--Mrs. Mary Ann Piggott, and several of her children, residents of Charles City county, arrested a few weeks since by order of Gen. Wise, on suspicion of disloyalty, were heard before Judge Lyons yesterday on an application for release