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The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], A bride worth having. (search)
A bride worth having. --The Rockingham (Va.) Register publishes the marriage of Miss Lucy F. Roller, the daughter of a wealthy farmer in that county, and adds: She was what we would call "an independent girl," sure enough. Her bridal out fit was all made with her own hands, from her beautiful and elegant straw hat down to the handsome garters upon her feet! Her own delicate hands spun and wove the material of which her wedding dress and travelling cloak were made; so that she had nothing upon her person when she was married which was not made by herself! Nor was she compelled by necessity or poverty to make this exhibition of her independence. She did it for the purpose of showing to the world how independent Southern girls are.
Not hung. --We noticed the fact last week that Wm. E. Coffman, of Rockingham, had been tried by Court-Martial in the command of General Imboden, for the offence of assisting and piloting deserters to the lines of the enemy, and that he was sentenced to be hung on Friday last. Mr. Coffman, after the trial, was sent from Rockingham, where the trial occurred, to this place for execution. His counsel sued out for him a writ of habeas corpus; but we are informed that Gen. Imboden, refusing to respect the writ of habeas corpus, ordered him to be hung, whereupon his counsel telegraphed the fact to the President, who ordered the prisoner to be handed over to the civil authorities. He will accordingly be tried before Judge Allen. Mr. Coffman being a citizen, and not a soldier, the military authorities have no jurisdiction over him.--Staunton (Va.) Spectator.
Murder --The Rev John Elaine, of Rockingham co, Va a Tunker greater of considerable prominence, and a man of great it fluence with and in his church, was shot and killed near his residence on Wednesday morning of last week M had gone to a neighbor's, in the direction of Turley town, we learn to clean a closer, and was on his return when the tragedy occurred. He was shot in the groin and breast with four balls, and is supposed to have been inctantly killed. He has a money and his watch on his person when he was killed. Those were not disturbed by the party by whom he was slain.
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Crops in the
The Crops in the Valley. --Our farmers are beginning to cut their magnificent harvests of wheat and rye. The crop is a splendid one--the largest and finest we have had in the Valley since the war commenced. The harvest fields all give assurance that the Confederates are not to be "starved out" anyhow. The God of the harvest is certainly on our side, if we do not misinterpret the eloquent voices of the groaning wheat fields. --Rockingham (Va.) Register.
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1865., [Electronic resource], Police for
Manchester and Chesterfield. (search)
Sales of timber Land. --The Rockingham and Augusta, Virginia, land market is very lively. Within the last few days there have been sold to a party of capitalists, from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a tract of eight thousand acres of timber land, belonging to D. Cupp; another, of four thousand acres, belonging to Click and others; another, of fourteen hundred acres, belonging to Almond & Co. The prices have not yet transpired.