previous next


Griffin's Island, between Richmond, and Manchester, is winning new laurels for the depravity of its inhabitants and the increase of its vices. At the Mayor's Court, yesterday, during the investigation of a charge against James McGee, of keeping a barroom on the Island without a license, an invitation ticket, signed Miss Celia Smith, for a mask ball, on the 26th, was shown; and some of the officers, who had lately visited the Island, gave such a description of the iniquity hourly perpetrated there as to shock the sensibilities of any Southern community.--This island is on the great highway between Richmond and Manchester, and is as public as almost any part of Mayo's bridge.--That lewd women and wicked men will be allowed to assemble on it at pleasure, to the disgust of all moral and religious passers by, we cannot believe. If such creatures must be tolerated, let them find their abodes and places of amusement in such localities as not to offend the decent and virtuous; and if they will thrust themselves before the public, they ought to be punished to the very extent of the law.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Manchester, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (2)
Griffin Island (Massachusetts, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Celia Smith (1)
James McGee (1)
Mayo (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
26th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: