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Death of Dr. Grafton.

--A Richmond letter gives the particulars of the drowning of Dr. Grafton, Assistant Surgeon of the war steamer Florida:

‘ Off the port of Pernambuco are some dangerous shoals, always rough in the clearest weather. One day the ship's cutter was returning from the shore, when the boat swamped upon these shoals and all on board were thrown into the water. Among the number was Dr. Grafton, Assistant Surgeon of the Florida. He had an oar and was swimming upon it, when a seaman shouted to him that he was drowning and could not swim. The doctor immediately pushed his oar to him and struck out for the boat. The seaman was saved, but Dr. Grafton was never heard of afterwards.

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