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The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Wealth, pauperism, and crime in the North (search)
p, and delivered gratis to all purchasers of this work. "June, 1812. Edmund M. Blunt" In the directions from New Point Comfort up the Potomac, he says: "Potomac river separates Virginia from Maryland; its entrance is formed by Smith's Point on the south side, and Point Lookout on the north side; the distance between these two points is about three and one half leagues. On Smith's Point is a light-house. "If you are bound to St, Mary's river, you must give Point Lookout, anSmith's Point is a light-house. "If you are bound to St, Mary's river, you must give Point Lookout, and also the shore about it, a good birth; and when you approach St. George's Island, you must keep nearer to the main land than to the shoal, which extends from the island. Your course into the river is N. W., and as it is all open to your view, you may anchor where you please in five or six fathoms water. * * * On the south, or larboard side, there are flats lying off from the shore, which in some places extend nearly one mile; come no nearer them than seven fathoms. * * * Corder Point is on t
The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Wealth, pauperism, and crime in the North (search)
passed the batteries, all without injury, and some of them are now here: The steamer City of Richmond, Capt. Kelly, with powder and other Government stores; the side-wheel steamer Columbia, from Baltimore; a large wood schooner, one or two other schooners, and several smaller vessels with oysters and river produce. The Cœur-de-Lion spoke the Pawnee in the Chesapeake bay bound down. The Pawnee was not at all disabled by the shots she received. A great many vessels are still at Smith's Point, waiting a chance to get up. Among these are the steamer Annie B. Hays, with 5,000 bushels of potatoes for the troops, the schooner Chamberlain, the schooner Kate Callaban, with coal, and the schooner Mary Miller, with lumber for the Quartermaster's Department. The Wyandank and Alger have left the yard with stores. The Mount Vernon went down last evening, but Captain Mitchell deemed it prudent to return to Indian Head without passing the batteries. The Harriet Lane left the yard t