Thursday, February 21, 2013

Memphis Today in 1857

Memphis Daily Appeal

On Friday night, a negro was found secreted in the wood car of the passenger train, and was arrested and lodged in jail.  He proved to be a slave owned by Mr. Samuel Whitney, of Haywood county.  He was endeavoring to make his escape to this city, and from here to Cincinnati.  He had laid in a supply of corn-bread, and had a bottle of whisky in his pocket

Owing to the non-arrival of Miss Eliza Logan, there was no performance at the Theatre last evening.  She will appear to-morrow night in "Love's Sacrifice."

The river continues to rise, and from telegraphic reports received from the Ohio last evening, we may expect it to rise for several days to come.  Business was brisk yesterday at the landing.  The weather was quite cool during the day, but in the evening it moderated considerably.

FOR SALE.  The subscriber offers for sale the tract of land which he now resides, in Haywood county, Tennessee, through which the Memphis and Ohio Railroad passes.  Said tract contains about four thousand acres.  The improvements consist of a one frame dwelling, with ten rooms, negro quarters, gin house, stables, a fine steam and grist mill, good orchards and all the necessary improvements for a large farm, or can be conveniently divided into several small ones.  For health and fertility of soil this place is unsurpassed by any in the country.  For further particulars apply to the subscriber on the premises.   Thos. Shapard

A likely Negro Boy, a tolerable, good Plasterer.  Apply to J.L. Verser.  No. 17 Front Row.

Services at Calvary Church this morning at 11 o'clock, and at 7 1/2 this evening.  The Right Reverend Bishop Otey will officiate in the morning, and the Rector, Rev. C.T. Quintard, at night.

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