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The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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Sad case of drowning. --A distressing casualty occurred on Saturday last, at Sullivan's Island, near Charleston. South Carolina. A young lady, named Miss Elizabeth White, between twelve and thirteen years of age, and her aunt, but a few years older than her nieces, were nothing in the surf, when the former very suddenly got beyond her depth, and was borne out by the strong current which runs by at that point of the Island.--Her aunt, in endeavoring to render her assistance, was also taken beyond her depth. The uncle of Miss White, Mr. Thomas F Porcher, who heard their orics, ran and plunged in, and made an attempt to resone his nieces, but was also overpowered by the current, and both were drowned The aunt was saved after desperate efforts by some persons in a boat Miss White was a daughter of Mr. John S white, a planter of St. Johns, Berkeley, and Mr. Porober was a planter reading in the same district.
Arrests. --Parker C. Wescoat, a member of the Governor's Guard, of this city, was apprehended and caged yesterday evening on the charge of deserting his company. Thomas, a slave of Mrs. Waring, was arrested for stealing a silver time-piece from William, slave of George E. Sadler.
ble. I went to the Surgeon-General and told him I was a Northern lady, and that I had friends there that I would like to see. He gave me permission. I saw Captain Ricketts and Col. Wilcox, Major Potter, Captain Jones, and several others whose names I cannot now remember. They all seemed to be doing well. I know from good authority that our wounded men are not very well treated. I tried (but unsuccessfully) to see Mr. Ely and Col. Corcoran. I believe they are retained as hostages for Col. Thomas, or the "French lady." Richmond is very dull, and there is a universal complaint of hard times, and a great deal of complaint against being compelled to fight. They are drafting all the men capable of bearing arms. If any of the Savannah prisoners are executed, they will hang ten for every one. I believe they will do as they say. I was liberated and sent to Norfolk, in company with twenty-three others. When we arrived at Norfolk we were put on board a steam-tug and conveyed, under a f
It is stated in the Newbern Progress that John W. Thomas, of North Carolina, who went North to purchase goods, has been arrested in New York as a spy. Mr. Thomas had better stayed at home. It is stated in the Newbern Progress that John W. Thomas, of North Carolina, who went North to purchase goods, has been arrested in New York as a spy. Mr. Thomas had better stayed at home.