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Description: News From All About the State

Date: February 7 1868

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Page/Column: 2

News From All About the State

Of twenty six inmates of the Petersburg jail at the present time, only two are white.

The Suffolk Sun says that Dr. Robert Murray, a venerable citizen of that town who sustained considerable loss by the war, has received a handsome estate from a friend in Ireland.

Malotha Trail, an active radical politician of Loudoun County, has been arrested for horse stealing.

A number of Scotch laborers have recently arrived in Loudoun County. The more the better.

Fauquier County was last week entirely occupied with the colored criminal docket, to the exclusion of civil causes, the cost of which must necessarily fall upon an already overtaxed people.

The Executive Committee of the border agricultural society (Major Sutherlin's) have already commenced preparations for their fall exhibition.

Bishop Doggett preached in Staunton Sunday. The Valley Virginian says his sermon in the morning was "an effort of great power" and that at night "a piece of pulpit eloquence rarely equaled."

A little boy named Samuel Craft, nine years of age, living in New Castle, Craig County, drank some brandy one day last week, and died almost immediately afterwards.

The vestry of St. Paul's church, Petersburg, have tendered the Pastorship of that church to Rev. E. T. Perkins of Leesburg, Virginia. It is not known whether he will accept.

The Ettricks cotton factory at Petersburg has been rebuilt land refitted with machinery.

An attempt was made by an incendiary Tuesday night to burn the Ocean House in Portsmouth, which is just about to be reopened.

The Porter-Frazier suit in Rockbridge, which has been creating much interest for several weeks has been decided in favor of William Frazier, by Judge Sheffey. The amount involved was over $290,000, and is thought the case will be carried to the Supreme Court of Appeals.

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