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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], Destruction of another Blockade Runner. (search)
Destruction of another Blockade Runner. The large and swift steamer Robert E. Lee, formerly the Giraffe, Capt. Wilson, was destroyed by her officers off Wilmington, at an early hour on Wednesday morning. The Lee attempted to run past the blockaders, but suddenly found herself almost completely surrounded. The fire soon became so hot from the many guns of the enemy that the noble vessel was run ashore and fired by her own officers. She was entirely consumed. The Lee was a Government steamer, and contained a cargo of very valuable Government stores. Her loss will be seriously felt. She had made many trips — had probably paid for herself several times; but her loss is none the less to be regretted on that account. Since writing the above we hear it has been rumored here that the Lee was not burnt, but made her escape by running back again, and that the fire which was supposed to be her conflagration was not that, but a fire on shore. This statement is not confirmed, howev
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements — the enemy believed to be Advancing on Staunton. (search)
--Yesterday morning a white girl, said to be twelve years of age, called Unora Jacobson, was before the Mayor on the charge of entering the bed chamber of Mrs. Robert Wilson, at the American hotel, on Tuesday last, and stealing one gold chain and locket, worth $100; two gold watches, worth $500; one gold medallion and chain, worfound in a lady's chamber. When the case was called the little girl appeared at the stand, attended by counsel, but made no defence. On the day of the robbery Mrs. Wilson noticed her in the hotel parlor and asked her business. The girl replied that she was there to see an acquaintance, and Mrs. W. left her. Some short time afteren given to one of Pike's daughters. The articles which the prisoner carried to her mother she said she had found in the street. After hearing the evidence of Mrs. Wilson and the officer, the Mayor remanded the accused for a further hearing before an examining Court to be held on the 19th inst., and admitted her to bail in $1,000
Sent on. --Ann, slave to Alex. Walker, was examined before the Mayor yesterday on the charge of receiving a gold locket and chain stolen from Robert Wilson, knowing the same to have been stolen, and sent on to the December term of the Hustings Court for trial. Her master bailed her for her appearance in the sum of $1,000.