[“The Belton Democrat learns that a few days since, two sons of Elliott M. Millican, of Brazos county, (formerly State Senator) got into a fight with each other. One was shot dead- the other supposed to be mortally wounded, with a bowie knife.
The army exploring expedition, that left San Antonio some time since under command of Lieuts. Eckle and Holeman, has returned, having encountered much hardship and found their camels very useful.”]
That’s interesting. Camels? I remember reading where there was an attempt to use them in the desert area in the SouthWest. Just not our every day piece of news.
That thing with the brothers, well, that’s just sad. I had a couple of GGUncles do that. One stabbed the other, he died. They probably should not have gone to the saloon that day.
[“Haytien Emissary In Mobile.- We clip the following from the Mobile Advertiser of Wednesday;
We learn that a full-grown and blown Haytien, black as ebony, and bearing extraordinary powers from the august Jeffrard of Hayti, made his appearance in Mobile yesterday, and attracted considerable attention. His business here was to promote the emigration of free negroes to Hayti, and he represented that a vessel was in readiness to transport such emigrants thither as might choose to avail themselves of the opportunity.
We understand that the agent waited upon His Honor the Mayor, who politely directed him to His Worship the Sheriff of Mobile County, who informed him that the laws of the State of Alabama did not recognize or look favorably upon the objects of his embassy, and advised him that a speedy departure from within the limits of this Commonwealth would probably best comport with the tenor and spirit of the statutes thereof. The Haytien improved the hint, made his way, under escort of the Chief of Police, to the mail boat, and by the time this reaches the eye of the reader, will probably be in the Crescent City.”]
I assume they meant Haiti? Phonics will do that to ya. “His Worship”???? The sheriff was “His Worship”?!!! He was Sheriff of Mobile, not Nottingham. Ok, so Lincoln had a plan to send Africans to some place not on this continent, seems others had that same thought so why wouldn’t they just be nice and let them go? Guess they didn’t want to fool with the paperwork sorting out who was free to leave and who was not.