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The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Sudden death--anniversary of the Va. MilitaryInstitute — the Canal, &c. Lexington, Va.,Nov. 12, 1860. George B. Poindexter, Esq., an acting Justice of the Peace for this district, was attacked suddenly in the Court-House, this morning, with apoplexy, which terminated fatally in a few hours. Mr. P. enjoyed an extensive acquaintance in Eastern Virginia, (of which he was a native,) where, as in this locality, he was esteemed by his numerous friends as a worthy, high- toned, old Virginia gentleman. The November Quarterly Court has been in session since the 5th inst., and will continue its sessions for several days longer. This unusually long term has been caused by the large number of criminal cases to be tried.--What with hog-stealing, saddle-stealing, shooting with intent to kill, which only wounded, and shooting that did actually kill, the criminal docket indicates a worse state of morals than usually prevails in this staid county