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THE STEAMBOAT 



COMES TO NORFOLK HARBOR, 
And The Log Of The First Ten Years. 




Compiled by 
Jno. C. Emmerson, Jr. 

P. O. Box 112 
Portsmouth, Virginia 






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PRINTED BY SHIELDS, \SHBURN $ CO.— Norfolk, 



Baltimore Steam Boat Line. 
8ummer Establishment. 




THE S! AM BO\TS 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain J , HM PhRG USOK 

NORFOLK, 

Cafitain WILLIAM 0\VE*f. 
Arc oow in full n|i. • all i between 

A or folk and Baltimore 

The VIKC.INIA uavr< Norfolk .try 
Hon 'ay Afomtn/f, lit 9 u 'clock, and B.il- 
limorv every l/iu *-iay it the tame hour 

The NORFOLK. lea>e- N- rfoik every 
Thurtday »' 9 'clock n the morning. mill 
Baltimore on Monday, at the iane hou . 

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\ LINK OF 

PACKET8, 

For the transportation of Merchandise 
will run m Freight tuny off r. 

Atl Packages, Let'er* a.. B Kga«;t, *t 
the rink nf the owners thereof. 

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M BrigllOLLON, 

wSaassta Cufli Henry Isitie. 

V\ mi pnai.ively sail on or lirf.ro the 1st of 

AjMilnex: She ha- ixeell nt acrommn 

aliens hi tli fn wlute Hnil bl ick passen 

■ T- For freight or passage, apply to the 

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liichard Urummond. 

Feb 25 II 



PETERSBURG, 

Caft. CHOCK MR, 

RICH MONO, 

Cafit. COf-J-J.V, 

ARE hi Cavmpte&r order, and full opera 
•ion between NOKFOLK, ■ • I K1CH 
MOND. The Petersburg leaves Norfolk 
e»ery Tueiday and the Rirhmnnd ev ry 
Friday mornwig, at v »'clock, or a» soon 
fkwrcaftor aatbe Bait i norw Boats arrive. 
aa4 Richmond on Hednciday and Sunday 
■awcnmirv at A o'clock. 
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THK STEJlwU- BOiT 

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For JTEir.YUhK, 

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Steam-Brig NEW-YORK, 

Ntchard ' hurcltxoard A/u-rer. 
II. LI ->i N rl -k on i h< 6 h, 16ih. 
il 26' >>f April, and on he same 
xi s i.f mch succeeding naoi.ih- For pas 
•age or freight. apply <n 

William Rowlnd 

March 25 f 



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FOR tf/i*VT, 

A ri.mf ir'alilr Dw.-lnng "ouse oc 
Fin I'hu iti « rt-e', I itrly put n 
S'li 'e repair ; • r th. urn I i 
s occupy. 

ALSO 

! A Store and Dwell 

ting no Church street, 

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A Ware House 

i Wide Watei • e 

Jiubetl Henley 

March 20 t. st;» 



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H' )UsE. ai me intersection c 

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stand tor .i Dry Goods Stoi 

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A ,' ry romlnrtable and conn 
•Hint H' 'USE at i he I0'.> rs. ■ 
■ hi f Dmwrlilie ami Sium 
"»trc. ts, 6 for a grilled rrsi 
r terms, e. .quire f 

Artliur h'mmerson, 



Peter Heron. 

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BRISTOL, 



\ . . -il On) Poiol Comfort (where he 
ail Ik i n employed as a boatman (or some 
i libs previous.) on Christmas, for this 
ii ice, wbe>e he remained a fi w days be 
•re his disappearing. BRISTOL *•- 
.i .aight up to thi sea, and having ben 
mploy'-d on board a ship of war. for a 
onber of > i ars is n nerally knowo to the 
ffiv er» of the N<vy ; and as there is no 

douoi of his having left here m some Noi 
hern vessel, ( lasing some years sinie 

dim. i he »dm. thing and returned to me.) I 

■ hr k he may now b found in soan' of in 
N. ■ 'hern pora. He is nbou 5 fe. 7 
i.w hes hujti, ^tout hglii Ci-tnpLX-in foi 

■ egro, stoops i ei y much in his should' n 
..dsiuiers exci »iiv ly when spnk< o o 

i, is ad>tn ltd to Hi ink. bears >h 
murk of it in his eyes, and will g>ner»ili 
In- 1 ii' d *ifh i \ U • "V of tobac >o in Ills 
ii'iik. Iwillgivi giOO rewird to plac 
i.t ,inw r, to prostruli by law, th» per 
si. i woo has carried him m as ih. alai. 
Ii dmg community, are greatly injur, 
by pci so. « ol this drM ription Should 
lie Ik. taken in N. w York, whlih. r I hav 
i ison to -usperi hi has gone, Liiurn.nn 
Vb.rhft*. ot ih. N vy.whois n ihm v- 
i.n. wilt know him ^nd ' .h the necessary 
i l>«i to forwar. him 'o mi. .I'd will o au- 

h His. rl io draw e in fnour of 'Ii 

i. rs.m ai pr. lun ing him, as soon 4 
.•ars I have received h m. 

J Sinclair. 

March 23 _'• 



FOR RKNT, 

Potirttion given immediately, 

Tha coinmodi -us Dwelling op 
(Kisite th. Umtiil Siiiies' Bank 
II ^ind recently occupied by M <j 
■A limes Maurice, with a Carnage 

Hous , Stable. Store Hous , fcc. fcc 

in gwal order end adapted to the accom 
moil at ion nf a latge taruily. Apply at th 
Beacon Office, or to 

Joseph T. Jtllyn 

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Reward. 

on. the Suhscri 



UIU»PEl I FULLY .i.t.ru.s her fi mid 
and Pareni- and (ioardians grueralll 
mat tks* Ewrcise* ol her School will b. 
resumed the AV»; Mtnday In AfiriL 
March 20 

GOSHEN BUTTEEr 

Juit Hictived, fit* Hioifi Haiingtoi 
Caff. ('. Sa/ord 

i 60<) lbs choice Goilien Bui 

tri, some ..f wb chisn. sm n firkins, H i 

up especially for f mill use 

In addition to wMch tr Am in S ore. 
Ft FUk.rVrf I'liiiKiH-a, s«p nor Cnle 
■smoked Hei rings. Cod&sh. ate fcc 

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Fortj 1 houhuiid Bricks, 

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A second hand Single Gig am 

H .roes*. for sate wy 

JoNeph Ri ey, 

Cam/itr'ft H'hcrj 
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LARD ^BACON 

M have teeenily merved, 
f)S s.pts LsRD. fir* quality. 
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The files of The Norfolk Gazette 
& Publick Ledger, the American Beacon 
and the Norfolk k Portsmouth Herald; 
The Minute Books of the Steam Boat 
Hampton-Richmond Company, and of the 
James River Steam Boat Company; Scrap 
Books of the late Thomas B. Rowland, 
and the Lower Norfolk County Antiqua- 
ry, from which the contents of this 
volume was drawn, were made available 
through the courtesy of 



THE NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY 
West Freemason Street, 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



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1815-1825 

HIGHLIGHTS 



The Steam Boat Washington, Captain O'Neale, arrives - en 
route to begin service between Nation's Capital and Potomac 
creek. - Two "Parties of Pleasure" to Hampton Roads give many 
first steamboat ride. - The Eagle arrives, en route 
i. fL i 1 t0 Baltimore. - To be a link in a Baltimore Phila- 
delphia service. - A Norfolk, Petersburg and Rich- 
Pages mond service planned. - Francis B. Ogden designer 
1-6 of a new boat under construction at New York. - The 
Eagle returns. - Gives an excursion. - Makes a trip 
to Richmond. - Passage down James River in 19 hours - 
An unrealized proposal for a New York- Norfolk and Charleston 
service. 

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The Powhatan, designed for James River service, has suc- 
cessful trial on the Hudson. - Rides out a gale on passage 
south. - Takes shelter in Chincoteague. - Large concourse of 

spectators greets her arrival in the harbor. - Owned 
by Norfolk and Richmond capitalists. - 42 berths 
18 16 provided. - Norfolk's Steam Boat Hotel. - The Powha- 
tan makes initial run to Richmond. - Returns in 21 
Pages hours. - Regular semi-weekly schedule announced. - 
7-20 Stage line from City Point makes Petersburg connec- 
tion. - Fare to Richmond $10, City Point $8, meals 
included. - Intermediate stops. - Table and Bar. - 
First mishap; floating wood damages paddle-wheels. - G. Bocci- 
ardi transports passengers from Jamestown to Williamsburg. - 
Winter schedule. - Jamestown, Fort Powhatan and City Point 
regular stops. - Rates revised. - Richmond booking office at 
the Bell Tavern. - Delays ascribed to poor quality of wood fu- 
el. - The Sea Horse arrives, en route to Baltimore. - Break- 
down lays Powhatan up for a month. - Machinery parts unobtain- 
able locally. - The Virginia, designed for a Baltimore-Norfolk 
service, is launched at Fell's Pointo 



Norfolk's Exchange Coffee House caters to steamboat pas- 
sengers. - Agent on board. - Merchants' Coffee House and Steam 
Boat Hotel. - A tempting menu. - Carelessness causes a fatal 

boiler explosion aboard the Powhatan. - Captain Shus- 
ter reports fireman scalded to death, engineers in- 
18 12 jured. - Back in service. - A pleasure excursion. - 
The Virginia makes her trial run to Annapolis. Out- 
Pages standing in size and speed. - Individual enterprise 
21-38 of Benjamin Ferguson, operator of Baltimore-Norfolk 

line of sailing packets. - John Ferguson, his brother, 
in command. - Cost $55,000. - Her arrival in Norfolk 
harbor greeted by a large crowd. - Passage in 23 
hours. - Baltimore and Richmond business men rendezvous at Nor- 
folk. - European news by steamboat anticipates regular mail. - 
Luxurious furnishings of the Virginia. - North-South commerce 
expedited. - The Virginia makes pleasure excursion to the Bay 
Side. - Begins regular service. - Transports specie for the Uni- 
ted States Bank. - The Norfolk, first home-built steamboat, be- 
gins Richmond service. - Captain Daniel W. Crocker. - A Hampton 



1815-1825 II 

HIGHLIGHTS 

(Continued) 



service is in prospect. - The Norfolk and Powhatan suffer minor 
mishaps. - The Norfolk's schedule. - The Powhatan renovated. - 
Ice obstructs James River navigation. 



The Norfolk sets speed record. - Runs three to four hours 
ahead of the Powhatan. - Edenton steamboat company organized at 
Hornblow's Tavern. - Joseph B. Skinner, president. - Governor 
Preston comes in the Powhatan for a Norfolk visit. - The Norfolk 

is bought by Newbern interests for $53,000. - For a 
1 8 1 | Newbern-Elizabeth City service. - New stage lines pro* 

vide through service for a new North-South travel 
Pages route. - The Powhatan is offered for sale. - The Nor- 
39-101 folk leaves on ocean passage to Newbern. - The Balti- 
more and Newbern Steam Boat Stage. - Fayetteville to 
Baltimore in five days. - Discomforts of land travel 
avoided* - "Almost incredible speed in travel ." - Norfolk and 
Edenton stage, via Elizabeth City. - The Ambler House, on James- 
town Island, a "House of Entertainment." - First passengers ar- 
rive in Norfolk from Newbern. - The Norfolk's schedule. - Lit- 
tleton W. Tazewell buys the Powhatan for $35,000. - She contin- 
ues in service. - The Sea Horse comes South for service in North 
Carolina waters. - As a tow-boat between the Falls of Roanoke 
and Elizabeth City. - The Virginia brings Infantry detachment, 
en route for service against Southern Indians. - A curious in- 
cident on the James. - From Baltimore to Newbern, with layover 
at Norfolk. - The Hampton launched at Hunter's shipyard. - Great 
advantage seen in service across the Roads. - But stockholders 
change her name and destination. - Now the Richmond. - Folkes' 
Tavern at City Point. - Stage and livery service to Petersburg 
and surrounding country. - The Richmond's machinery arrives. - 
William Coffin new captain of the Powhatan. - She is turned back 
by machinery breakdown. - The Newbern venture proves a failure. - 
The Norfolk returns to the James River run. - Capt. Perkins. - 

The Richmond, Capt. Edward L. Young, begins service on the James. 
- A product of Hunter and Langley. - A Petersburg company is or- 
ganized. - An editor of that place has suggestions. - The Sea 
Horse operates between Elizabeth City and Plymouth. - The Rich- 
mond's schedule. - A Norfolk and Alexandria steamboat company. - 
Jacob Hoffman, chairman. - The Richmond is new speed queen of 
the James. - A steamboat connection at Baltimore for the North. - 
The Roanoke Steam Boat Company. - The Navy Hotel, Norfolk. - The 
Virginia's consistently fine performance. - Storm has no terrors 
for her. - Picked crew. - The Richmond's shuttle-service on the 
James. - The Sea Horse returns from North Carolina waters. - The 
Roanoke is launched at Allmand's shipyard, Norfolk. - Designed as 
a tow-boat. - A new idea in design. - Her imported engine had been 
intended for the Norfolk. - The Roanoke River-Dismal Swamp Canal 
service planned for her fails to materialize. - The Norfolk goes 
to Baltimore for a new engine. - Her future undetermined. - Mer- 
ger of the Richmond and Powhatan is planned. - Birds of passage. - 
The Mississippi, Capt. Pastorius: the Maid of Orleans, Morrison. - 
The Raleigh & Plymouth Stage. - To connect with a ferry across 



1815-1825 III 

HIGHLIGHTS 

(Continued) 



Albemarle Sound, from Plymouth to Edenton. - And Norfolk Stage. • 
The Richmond-Powhatan merger is approved by respective stockhold- 
ers. - The Albemarle puts into Currituck Inlet, Edenton bound. - 



Ice in James River. - New Carolina stage line. - The Sea 
Horse inaugurates Norfolk-Hampton service. - Advantages enumer- 
ated. - Schedule. - Richmond and Powhatan companies unite to 
form James River Steam Boat Company. - Stockholders are listed. - 
William H. Thompson appointed agent, on a commission 
basis. - New tavern in Hampton. - Some glimpses of the 
i ^ i 2 internal economy of the James River Line. - The Albe- 
marle reaches Edenton. - Finding Currituck Sound too 
Pages shallow, she put back to sea and reentered sounds at 
102-140 Ocracoke Inlet. - Begins trans-Albemarle Sound run. - 
Especially designed as a ferry. - Horses and carriages 
on deck. - The Roanoke begins service to Alexandria 
and Washington. - Hampton's Steam Boat Hotel. - The 
United States fills in for the Virginia. - Capt. Ferguson drives 
the Virginia for a record on the Baltimore run. - The first pas- 
senger fatality. - Joseph W. Hall, of Portsmouth, lost from the 
Sea Horse. - Lieut. Wish rescued. - Indian fighters arrive on 
the Roanoke. - The wood fuel problem. - President Monroe arrives 
on the Roanoke. - Receives salutes of Harbor defenses. - Ovation 
at Norfolk. - The Roanoke enters competition on the Baltimore 
run. - Summer schedule of the Sea Horse. - Speed in traveling. - 
The Virginia rides out a sudden gust, while on a pleasure party 
to the Capes. - The Raleigh & Plymouth Stage Line improves ser- 
vice. - James River Line gives Smithfield service a trial. - 
The Petersburg makes a trial run down the Appomattox. - Begins 
regular service, Petersburg to Norfolk. - Baltimore under quar- 
antine. - Bay boats operate to "Head of the Bay." - The Peters- 
burg's terminal changed to City Point, with stage to Petersburg. 
The Roanoke is offered for sale. 



Line of Battle Ship, the Columbus 74> draws steamboat ex- 
cursions to Hampton Roads. - Richmond's Eagle Hotel. - The Nor- 
folk reappears; on Baltimore-Norfolk run. - Captain Campbell. - 
The Petersburg extends her route to Richmond. - Nor- 
folk-Fayetteville Stage, via Suffolk. - A glimpse of 
18 2 James River water traffic and place names. - The Albe- 
marle operates between Elizabeth City, Plymouth, Eden- 
Pages ton and Williamston, to serve Norfolk-Fayetteville 
141-173 stage line. - The Sea Horse gives special service for 
Hampton Camp Meeting. - Excursion to Burwell's Bay and 
Jamestown. - The Norfolk-Tarborough Stage. - The Pow- 
hatan, Capt. Holden, on excursion to Suffolk. - And Smithfield. - 
Also Williamsburg. - Camp Meeting in Mathews County and on Tan- 
gier Island. - A waif adrift. - Captain Ferguson to the rescue. - 
A moral tale. - The Potomac, completed at Allmand's shipyard, and 
is given trial. - Owned In Norfolk and Alexandria, for service 



1815-1625 HIGHLIGHTS IV 

(Continued) 



between those places. - Extension to Washington possible, if busi- 
ness justifies. - Has breakdown on maiden trip. - A colorful wat- 
er pageant; steamboats participate in ceremonies attending the 
launching of the Delaware 74, at the Gosport Navy Yard. - Rate war 
on the James. - Baltimore and James River lines cooperate. 



The Petersburg's northern terminus established on Mayo* 8 
Island. - James River Line moves to end competition of the Peters- 
burg. - The Albemarle is offered for sale. - Captain Crocker sees 
a comet. - The James River Line buys the Petersburg for $20,000. - 
Rates are advanced. - Launching of the second Hampton has a tragic 
aftermath. - Edmund Allmand, her builder, is crushed to 
death by a falling prop. - Some vessels he built enume- 
18 2 1 rated. - The Steam Schooner Fidelity begins a New York 

and Norfolk service. - Has accident on return voyage and 
Pages service is suspended. - Lewis Ludlam's industrial bee- 
174-209 hive on Mayo's Island. - He charters the Powhatan for 

tow-boat service between Richmond and City Point. - Tech* 
nique of James River towing, and some of its problems. - 
The Hampton has a trial run. - Steam Boat Hotel and Reading Room. - 
Norfolk military visits Richmond. - The Hampton replaces the Sea 
Horse in service across the Roads. - The Petersburg goes to Fred- 
ericksburg for a Rappahannock cruise. - Is credited with being the 
first craft of her kind in those waters. - Camp meeting at Tangier 
Island. - Hurricane visits the Norfolk area. - Four steamboats, 
battered by harbor craft adrift, break their moorings and are swept 
up the Eastern Branch. - The Virginia and Potomac return under 
their own power, but the Petersburg and Richmond are left high and 
dry. - The Norfolk rescues a storm-battered sailing ship off the 
Potomac. - Baltimore boats fill in for the crippled James River 
line. - The Powhatan and Sea Horse are recalled to service. - The 
The Richmond is floated and resumes operation, followed by the 
Petersburg. - The Fidelity makes a passing call, en route to Gulf 
ports. 



The Albemarle is again offered for sale. - Ice hampers navi- 
gation in the Potomac and Bay. - Henry Clay, weather-bound, 
visits Hygeia Hotel and new fortifications at Old Point. - A 
freshet in James River. - Preaching aboard the Virginia during 

week-end layovers at Norfolk. - The Albemarle arrives 

in local waters. - Begins a tentative service to Suf- 
18 2 2 folk and Smithfield. - A passenger gives a colorful 

account of a passage up the beautiful Nansemond. - A 
Pages stowaway aboard the Hampton meets death. - Jubilee at 
210-273 Jamestown. - "The Third Virginiad." - First observance 

since 1807. - Mr. Warrell's Picturesque Theatre gives 
a prevue of "The Common Glory." - The festivities and picturesque 
river scenes described. - The Steam Brig New York is launched at 
Hunter's shipyard. - Sail and Steam. - Captain Richard Churchward 



1815-1325 



HIGHLIGHTS 
(Continued) 



in command. - The Hygeia Hotel at Old Point Comfort. - Another 
casualty. - The Hampton includes Smithfield in her run. - Mil- 
itary of Richmond and Petersburg visit Norfolk. - The Richmond 
forced to land the latter at Broadway on return trip, due to 
inability to enter the Appomattox. - Captain Coffin's apology. - 
Captain Edward L. Young's nautical school. - The Albemarle's 
sleeping accommodations enlarged. - The New York has successful 
trial. - Vibration at a minimum. - The steam brig's crew escapes 
injury from gun explosion on adjacent ship. - Jersey City adver- 
tised as the New York's first objective, due to yellow fever in 
New York. - Her initial voyage is largely under sail, due to 
difficulties with machinery. - Steamboats aid in a demonstration 
of a "Life-saving Dress," designed to rob shipwreck of its hor- 
rors. - The New York press comments on the steam brig. - A lib- 
rary to be installed for the benefit of the passengers. - The 
Potomac extends her Washington-Norfolk run on to Richmond. - A 
charge of mail robbery aboard the Norfolk ends in an anticlimax. 
- Death of Major William F. Hunter, pioneer steamboat builder. 



The steam galliot Sea Gull, nee steam boat Enterprize, ar- 
rives from New York, to join Commodore Porter's expedition against 
West Indian pirates. - Ice in James River. - Congress authorizes 
tri-weekly U. S. Mail service by Baltimore-Norfolk boats. - The 
James River line reacts to the Potomac's invasion of the Richmond 
route. - Free passage offered for days when the Potomac competes 
in the river. - The Potomac company alleges refusal of 
rival line to cooperate. - The New York resumes service 
after a winter suspension. - The Mount Vernon pays vis- 
i i. 2. 2 it, en route for the Washington-Potomac Creek run. - 

The Baltimore line still maintains its sailing packet 
Pages service. - Norfolk's Eagle Tavern. - The Hygeia Hotel 
274-304 advertises its attractions under a new management. - The 
James River line reduces fares. - The Potomac forced to 
put into St. Mary's following a collision. - Willough- 
by's Point Pleasure House. - The Potomac revises her 
schedule. - She rams the Richmond in James River. - Memorial sign- 
ed by latter's passengers says that action by Capt. Jenkins was 
"not wholly accidental." - Dancing party aboard the Petersburg. - 
Old Point enjoys boom times as a resort. - Waiting list. - The New 
York forced by the weather to take refuge at Philadelphia. - She 
goes ashore at Cape Henry in a heavy fog. - Her plight looks des- 
perate, but she is finally floated and towed to Norfolk by the 
Hampton. - A former shipwreck experience of Captain Churchward is 
recalled. - The New York is offered for sale, "to close the con- 
cern." 



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HIGHLIGHTS 

(Continued) 



John Marshall's decision in the New York Steam Boat controver- 
sy is reported. - Hitch-hiking boatman mangled by paddle-wheels of 
the Hampton. - Boiler explosion kills one, injures several, aboard 
the Eagle on Baltimore-Annapolis run. - Statement by her owner. - 

Captain Churchward returns to sail, as the steam brig New 
York operates in New England waters. - James River line 
1 fi 2 i counter-attacks rival by extending service to Washington. 
- Advantages of low pressure boilers. - The Richmond res- 
Pages cues crew and passenger of schooner capsized in James Riv- 
305-353 er. - Rate war between James River and Potomac lines be- 
gins in earnest. - The former transfers passengers to its 
Washington boat in Hampton Roads. - It cites advantages 
of daylight passage up the Potomac. - Rival line cites ad- 
vantages of daylight passage up the Bay. - The Norfolk is sent to 
investigate report of a collision between the Petersburg and Poto- 
mac. - It proves a case of extending a helping hand to a rival in 
distress. - Yorktown's La Fayette Hotel. - Preparations for enter- 
taining the "Nation's Guest." - Preliminary excursion to Yorktown, 
scene of forthcoming anniversary celebration. - "Cornwallis* Cave" 
proved disappointing then, as now. - Excursion party exchanges 
courtesies with French Squadron in Hampton Roads. - The Steam Brig 
New York returns for the festivities. - Takes a party of disting- 
uished guests to the scene. - La Fayette leaves Alexandria aboard 
the Petersburg. - Stops at Mount Vernon for a tribute to the friend 
of his youth. - The General is met off New Point Comfort by a flo- 
tilla of steam boats. - Transfers to the Virginia, amid ceremony, 
at the mouth of the York. - Cavalcade of steam boats escorts him to 
Yorktown. - He lands amid the thunder of artillery, martial music 
and the cheers of the spectators. - After the Yorktown fete, and a 
Williamsburg visit, the General embarks at Jamestown in the Peters- 
burg, for Norfolk. - His arrival at that place. - He spends a 
night at Fortress Monroe. - Inspects "Castle Calhoun," under con- 
struction. - Returns in the Hampton for a Portsmouth visit. - At- 
tends a ball in the Norfolk Custom House before boarding the Rich- 
mond for a visit to the State Capital. - Plans for him to debark at 
Osborne's, and be escorted to the city, frustrated by downpour. - 
His arrival at Rocketts. - Mrs. Murphy's Boarding House. - The Rich- 
mond damaged during freshet. - The Petersburg's captain prevented 
by fuel shortage from aiding a stranded ship. 



An accord appears reached between the James River-Potomac ri- 
vals. - General La Fayette revisits Norfolk in going to and return- 
ing from Richmond, as guest of the General Assembly. - Unusual fall 

of snow bogs communications, but promises winter sport. - 
18 2 5. Carr's Hotel opened at Norfolk. - The Petersburg carries 

a party to Presidential Inauguration. - La Fayette again 
Pages passes through, en route to Suffolk and a Southern tour. - 
354-401 The steam brig New York returns to our waters for a New 

York, Norfolk and Richmond service. - Stock offered in 

the venture. — A Philadelphia and Norfolk line of boats 
and stages projected in the former city. - The Albemarle burns at 
Arch Street Wharf, Philadelphia. - Was to have returned for a Nor- 



1815-1625 VII 

HIGHLIGHTS 
(Continued) 



folk-Suffolk-Smithfield service. - An organization meeting of the 
Philadelphia, Dover and Norfolk Steam Boat and Transportation Com- 
pany, at Dover. - Captain Daniel ¥. Crocker among the promoters. - 
The New York discontinues her run without notice. - The Hygeia 
prepares for another summer season. - A new tavern on Mill Creek, 
opposite Old Point. - A Hampton tavern for rent. - The Sea Gull 
returns from pirate hunting, minus five of her crew. - A French 
Fleet visits Hampton Roads. - Officers of Fortress Monroe give a 
ball in honor of its officers. - The Steam Boats perform final 
service for General La Fayette, as he embarks on the Brandywine 
for journey home . - The Virginia and Potomac encounter rough go- 
ing in the Bay. - A House of Refreshment on Newton's Wharf. - A 
sheet-iron steam boat is tried in Pennsylvania. - Death of Robert 
Folkes, City Point tavern and stage proprietor. - The Potomac un- 
dergoes a wintry ordeal, and is withdrawn from service for im- 
provements to her machinery. - Folkes' Tavern is offered for rent. 



THE END 



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May 2k - GAZETTE MARINE MEMORANDA 

Gazette k 

Ledger Brig Joseph, Hallet, 10 days from Boston,, 

Schr. General Taylor, Watkins, 10 days from 
Trinidad. 

Steam Boat Washington, O'Neal, 52 hours from 
New York. 



We have at length the satisfaction of seeing in our har- 
bor, one of those valuable improvements in internal navigation, 
A STEAM BOAT. The elegant Steam Boat Washington, Captain 0'- 

Neale, whose arrival is noticed under our Marine 
FIRST ARRIVAL 

A BIRD OF Head, is now here, and will remain a few days; 
PASSAGE 

she is intended to run between Washington-City 

and Potowmac Creek, where the passengers will 
land and proceed to Fredericksburg, by which means (exclusive 
of expedition and comfort) all the bad road (which is some- 
times impassable) between Washington and Fredericksburg, will 
be avoided. 

♦ 

THE BEAUTIFUL STEAM BOAT WASHINGTON 
Capt. O'Neale 

Will sail on a party of pleasure this afternoon, at 3 o'- 
clock, and return at sun set - Passage Two Dollars - And will 
sail tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, and return at any time a 
majority of the passengers may agree on - The Boat is well pro- 
vided with the best of Liquors. 

The Steam Boat will sail for Alexandria and Washington- 
City, of which due notice will be given as to time of sailing, 
&c« ♦ 



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May 26 - In our last we noticed the arrival of the 

Gazette & 

Ledger Steam Boat Washington, Captain O'Neale, 

since which the citizens of Norfolk and 

Portsmouth (few of whom had ever seen a Steam Boat) 

have been highly gratified with the performance of 

the beautiful vessel. Captain O'Neale took a party 

down to Hampton Roads, on Wednesday evening, and 

went about eleven miles down, and returned in less 

than three hours, against a strong south-east 
PARTY OF 
PLEASURE wind and tide. The fast sailing Pilot Boats, 

in coming up, were passed with ease. Another 
party went down yesterday. 

We hear it is in contemplation (and we should 
be very happy if it should be the case,) to purchase 
the Washington to run from Norfolk to Richmond. 



1815 



A SECOND ITINERANT 
GIVES US A CALL 



May 31 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Gazette & 

Ledger EAGLE 

Will leave Philadelphia, about the first of June, 
for Baltimore, and will call at Norfolk, to take any passen- 
gers who may offer. The Eagle has spacious and elegant ac- 
commodations. 

♦ 

June 19 - MARINE NEWS - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Eagle, Rogers, 
from Philadelphia, and 25 hours from the Capes of 

Delaware. 

+ 

June 19 - THE STEAM BOAT EAGLE will leave Newton's Wharf for 
Baltimore, on Wednesday morning next, precisely at 
10 o'clock. For passage, apply to Captain Rogers on board. 



June 26 - We were gratified yesterday by the sight of the 

new, commodious and elegant Steam-Boat, denominated 

the Eagle, which arrived in this port in 29 hours 
ARRIVAL AT 
BALTIMORE from Norfolk, which is intended for a line between 

this port and Philadelphia, by way of Elkton and 

Wilmington. The genius of Fulton seems to breathe beyond 

his grave. -[BALTIMORE TELEGRAPH. 



1815 



June 23 - NORFOLK STEAM BOAT. - We are extremely gratified 

Gazette & 

Ledger in being able to announce to the public, upon the 

best authority, that the benefits of Steam Boat 
navigation are to be speedily extended to the waters of Vir- 
ginia. - A steam boat of the size, and constructed after the 
plan of the "Richmond," which is now running between New York 
and Albany, is designed to run between Norfolk, Richmond and 

Petersburg, and will commence on this route 

NORFOLK-RICHMOND 

SERVICE PLANNED early in the month of October next. - The En- 
gine is upon the newest and most approved plan, 
being constructed under the eye of Mr. Francis B. Ogden, the 
patentee, who will himself put her in operation. This Boat is 
designed for the double purpose of carrying cargoes as well as 
passengers, according to a new plan also designed by Mr. Ogden ■ 
her accommodations will be of the most complete kind, having a 
Round House, and combining every other improvement. - The Hull 
is already finished, and the machinery in considerable forward- 
ness. 




[Pram an old print ) 

THE EAQLE OF THE BRISCOE AND PARTRIDGE LINE 



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June 26 - THE STEAM BOAT EAGLE. - At the request of a num- 

Gazette & 

Ledger ber of the inhabitants, &c. the Steam Boat will 

sail at 3 o'clock, from Newton's Wharf, and re- 
turn after sun down. 

If a sufficient number of passengers offer, the Steam 

Boat will proceed to Richmond tomorrow morning, 
RETURN FLIGHT 

OF THE EAGLE at 9 o'clock, return to Norfolk, and then pro- 
ceed to Baltimore. Those wishing to take pas- 
sage to Richmond, will please give notice today. 

If the Steam Boat does not go to Richmond, she will pro- 
ceed to Baltimore tomorrow morning. 

♦ 
July 3 - The Steam Boat Eagle arrived this morning at 5 o'- 
clock, in 19 hours from Richmond, having, we under- 
stand, lost nearly one hour in stopping on the way; she sailed 
again about 10 o'clock for Baltimore, and from appearances will 

be at that place by tomorrow at 10 o'clock. 
VOYAGE TO 
RICHMOND We venture to say, that connecting Richmond with a line 

to Baltimore, will be found profitable to the owners of 
the Boats, and of great public utility. Such celerity, certain- 
ty and convenience in travelling, we believe, will not be found 
again in other parts of the world. The distance from Norfolk 
to Richmond by water, has been generally estimated at 160 miles. 

* 

[NOTE: Despite the hint contained in the last paragraph, that 

a regular Baltimore-Richmond service was considered, 
no indication was found in the Gazette and Ledger that the 
Eagle made more than the single trip between the two cities.] 



1815 



Sept. 30 - NEW YORK EVENING POST 

Gazette k 

Ledger To those who have experienced the ease, 

comfort and safety of travelling in Steam 

Boats, it cannot but be pleasing to learn, 

that it is contemplated to establish one to 

ply between this city and Charleston... 
UNREALIZED 
PROPOSAL It is hoped that the plan will meet the 

approbation and encouragement of gentle- 
men in the southern states, as well as in this 
city, and more particularly in the town of Nor- 
folk, Virginia, where it is intended the boat 
shall stop on her way to and from Charleston, 
and take on board such passengers as may of- 
fer... 



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March 11+ - The steam boat Powhatan, intended to run between 

Gazette & 

Ledger Norfolk and Richmond, may be expected from New 

York in a few weeks, not more than two at furthest. 

♦ 
May 24 - New York, May 18 

American 
Beacon On Thursday, says the Columbian, the new Steara- 

Boat Powhatan, built on Col. Ogden's principle of 
two cylinders, for the navigation of James River, in Virginia, 
was put on trial in the North River, with a respectable comp- 
any on board, and performed much to the satisfaction of her 

constructors. 

+ 

The steam boat Powhatan, intended to ply between this 
place and Richmond, which has been so long and anxiously 
looked for, may be expected to arrive here in a short time. 
It will be seen by a paragraph from a New York paper, that 
she underwent a trial in the North River on Thursday, 16th 
inst. - and performed much to the satisfaction of those who 
constructed her. We are rejoiced that the advantages of 
this delightful mode of travelling are soon to be extended 
to our Borough. 

May 25 - By the arrival of the schooner True American, 

Gazette & 

Ledger that left Sandy Hook on Thursday afternoon, we 

learn that the Steam Boat Powhatan, came out 

on the morning of the same day. The weather being thick 

yesterday, it is probable that the Powhatan has put into 

some harbor, otherwise she will be here today. 



1816 g 

May 26 - It gives us pleasure to announce the arrival of 

American 

Beacon the Steam-Boat Powhatan, which is coming up just 

as our paper goes to press* 



May 28 - We have the satisfaction to announce the arrival 

Gazette k 

Ledger of the Steam-Boat Powhatan, from New-York; our 

satisfaction is the greater, as some apprehensions 
were entertained of her safety. From a minute taken of the oc- 
currences since her departure, we learn that she came out of 
Sandy Hook on the morning of Thursday last; about 4 o'clock in 
the day, it came on to blow very heavy at about N.N.E; it was 
deemed expedient to make for Barnegat Inlet, but the sea had 

got up so high, that it was considered unsafe to 
WEATHERED A 
STIFF GALE venture over the Bar, and they were compelled to 

put to sea; during that night and a great part of 
next day, it blew a gale of wind, with a very high sea; the 
boat made excellent weather, and sustained no damage, except 
the loss of the guard to the larboard wheel, which was carri- 
ed away by the sea. Friday afternoon they put into Chingo- 
teague, where they remained until yesterday morning, anchored 
in Hampton Roads last evening about 10 o'clock, and got up to 
this place at half past six this morning; the boat was at sea 
52 hours. 



1816 9 

May 29- THE STEAM BOAT 

Beacon 

Yesterday morning we announced the arrival of the 

Steam-Boat Powhatan, from New-York. She glided up the Chan- 
nel in great majesty, affording a large concourse of specta- 
tors increased delight, from the apprehensions which had been 
felt for her safety. We are happy to learn, however, that 
she sustained no other injury than the loss of a plank or two 
which formed part of the cap to the larboard wheel. She left 
New-York on Thursday morning last; in the evening it blew 
very heavy off the land, and a high sea preventing their mak- 
ing a harbour in Bernegat Inlet, as they had first intended, 
they stood to sea. On Friday about noon, put into Chingoteague, 
where they remained that day, Saturday and Sunday. On Monday 
sailed again and anchored in Hampton Roads the same evening. 

The Powhatan was constructed in New-York, and is owned by 
a company of gentlemen of this place and Richmond, whose public 
spirit, zeal for the promotion of American Genius, and ample 

means, are an assurance that nothing will be wanting 
NORFOLK k 

RICHMOND to give to the respective places all the advantages, 
OWNED 

and to those who may avail themselves of this delight- 
ful mode of travelling, all the satisfaction which such an es- 
tablishment can confer. She has 16 Births in the fore, as many 
in the middle cabin, and 10 in the after or ladies' apartment; 
and although she has not so much gaudy show in her decorations, 
(which are not yet completed,) as some others that we have seen, 
she is in every essential matter, substantially constructed, and 
handsomely adapted to the ease, convenience and genteel accommo- 
dation of Passengers. 

She will shortly be in readiness to commence her career, of 
which timely notice will be given,, 

♦ 



1616 10 



June 1 - STEAM BOAT HOTEL & BOARDING HOUSE 
Beacon 



The Subscriber respectfully informs the public, 
that he has taken that Elegant, Four Story Brick House 
over Mr. Matthew Cluff 's Store, on the east side of 
Market Square, and is prepared to accommodate Ladies 
and Gentlemen with genteel boarding, by the year, 
month or shorter periods. 

Passengers in the Steam-Boat, Baltimore, New-York 
and Philadelphia Packets, will find his house conveni- 
ent, agreeably situated, and he flatters himself, well 
adapted to their comfort and accommodation. 

A SINGLE MAN 

Of unexceptionable character, and possessing de- 
sirable qualities for the superintendence of such an 
establishment, will meet with immediate employment, 
and liberal compensation. 

THOMAS WEST 

Who offers for sale 
An excellent Cow and Calf 



1816 11 

June 1 - The Steam Boat POWHATAN will sail for Richmond, 

Gazette & 

Ledger positively at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. 

Saturda y 

♦ 

June 8 - The Steam Boat Powhatan arrived here this morning, 
Ledger 

after a passage of 21 hours (from Richmond) in- 
cluding the time for stopping at City Point, and a short time 
she lay aground. 

♦ 

June 11 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Ledger 

POWHATAN 

Having performed the passage to and from this place to 

Richmond, the Proprietors have it now in their power, to state 

with some degree of accuracy, the periods of her arrivals at, 

and departure from the different places on her route, 
SCHEDULE 
ADOPTED as well as to fix and apportion the fare to be paid. 

The following is the arrangement adopted for the sum- 
mer season: 

To leave Norfolk every Monday and Thursday (after dinner) 
at 3 o'clock, P. M. and arrive at Richmond at 1 o'clock, P. M. 
on the succeeding day. To leave Richmond every Wednesday and 
Saturday (after breakfast) at 9 o'clock, A. M. and arrive at 
Norfolk at 6 o'clock, A. M. of the succeeding day. 

The Boat in going up will pass City Point at 5 o'clock, 
A. M. every Tuesday and Friday, and in returning will arrive 

there at 4 o'clock, P. M. every Wednesday and Satur- 
PETERSBURG 

CONNECTION day. A regular line of Stages plies between Peters- 
burg and City Point, and will be at the latter place 
every day the Steam-Boat arrives, so as to bring down passen- 



1616 12 

gers from Petersburg in time to go on board, and to carry back 

to Petersburg those who wish to proceed thither from City Point. 

The fare between Norfolk and Richmond will be Ten Dollars; 

between Norfolk and City Point, Eight Dollars; and between City 

Point and Richmond, Three Dollars. The fare includes 
RATES OF 
PASSAGE every thing but Liquors, for which a separate charge 

will be made by the person to whom the Bar has been let. 
Passengers can be taken off or landed at any point on the 
route between Norfolk and Richmond, and for all such way passen- 
gers the fare will be at the rate of seven cents per mile. Ar- 
rangements are now making to fix certain intermediate points at 

which the Boat will regularly stop, and to antf from 
INTERMEDIATE 
STOPS PLANNED which passengers may be conveyed to the towns and 

public places situated on the river, such as Smith- 
field, Williamsburg, &c. So soon as these arrangements are com- 
pleted, the public will be informed what they are. 

The Bar-Room and Table of the Boat have been rented by the 
Proprietors to a person well qualified for keeping such an estab- 
lishment in a proper mode; passengers may rely therefore, upon 

being well accommodated in this respect, and the Propri- 
TABLE AND 
BAR-ROOM etors venture to hope, that this consideration, when 

connected with the celerity, certainty, comfort and 

cheapness of this mode of travelling, will entitle the Powhatan 

to a share of the public patronage. 



1816 13 

Aug. 9 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, plying between this place 
Beacon 

and Richmond, returned to port yesterday evening 

about 7 o'clock, having sustained some inconsiderable damage 

to her paddles. We understand that the injury was produced 

by a few sticks of wood, being thrown overboard by the 
THE FIRST 
ACCIDENT rolling of the boat (occasioned by a heavy sea running 

in Hampton Roads,) caught in the wheels on each side, 

and in forcing their way through, fractured four or five of 

the paddles. The damage can be so easily repaired, that the 

boat will be in condition to proceed in the course of the day. 



Aug. 10 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan met with an accident which 
Ledger 

obliged her to return, on Thursday last. The sea 

in Hampton Roads being up more than usual, washed some of the 
wood overboard, which getting entangled in the wheels, occas- 
ioned some damage, and made it advisable to return. 

The injury will be quickly repaired, and it is hoped she 
will soon be off again, perhaps before this paper goes to 
press; at any rate, she will fall into her course of starting 
on Monday. 

♦ 

Aug. 13 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, owing to the derangement 
Ledger 

last week, did not arrive here until this morning. 

We are requested by the Proprietors to state, that she will 
leave for Richmond on Thursday next, at half -past three o'- 
clock in the afternoon, and depart and arrive as heretofore. 



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Aug. 28 - THE SUBSCRIBER 

Beacon 

For the Accommodation of Passengers in the 

STEAM BOAT, 

Will run a CURRICLE with a safe drirer 

TO JAMESTOWN, 

And will be at the Ferry every morning between 6 and 7 
o'clock, - On Sunday and Thursday, for passengers from Rich- 
mond - and on Tuesday and Friday, for passengers from Norfolk* 
As the Subscriber will be punctual, he hopes to deserve the 
public patronage. - The fare $1.00. 

G. BOCCIARDI, JR. 
Williamsburg, August 28. 



Aug. 29 - The Steam Boat left Richmond yesterday morning at 
Ledger 

half past nine o'clock, and arrived here this morn- 
ing at six. By her we have received all the Richmond papers 
of yesterday, with New York papers of the 24th. These contain 
no news except a confirmation of Bolivar's total defeat. •» 



1816 15 

Sept. 10 - 

Beacon STEAM BOAT 

POWHATAN. 
The WINTER ESTABLISHMENT of the Steam-Boat Powhatan, com- 
mences this day. During the continuance of this arrangement 
the Boat will leave Norfolk at half past four o'clock in the 
afternoon of Mondays and Thursdays, and Richmond at half past 
ten o'clock in the morning of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 
each week - in going up she will arrive at Jamestown in seven 
hours - at Fort Powhatan in eleven hours, and at City Point 

in fifteen hours, after her departure from Norfolk, - 
WAY STATION 
SCHEDULES and in returning she will arrive at City Point in 

seven hours - at Fort Powhatan in eleven hours, - and 
at Jamestown in fifteen hours, after her departure from Rich- 
mond. The fare in going up will be from Norfolk to Jamestown 
Three Dollars - to Fort Powhatan Five Dollars - to City Point 

Seven Dollars - and to Richmond Nine Dollars. And 
REVISION OF 

CHARGES in returning from Richmond to City Point Three Dol- 
lars - to Fort Powhatan Five Dollars, - and to James- 
town Seven Dollars. - Small children and servants, half price. 
But the tavern bill is not included in this reduced fare, and 
must be paid to the Tavern Keeper separately. Passengers will 
be landed and taken on board at the places above-mentioned, or 
at any others on the river, - and the fare for way passengers 
will be proportionate to that before stated. 

Passengers in Richmond will be pleased to enter their 
names at the Bar of the Bell Tavern, and in Norfolk on board 
the Boat at Taylor's Wharf. 
Norfolk, September 9 



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Sept. 17 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, not having arrived yea- 
Ledger 

terday, nor made her appearance as yet, it is 

apprehended she was not able to get to Richmond, on account 

of the current in the river, and the timber driven down. 



Oct. 17 - The Steam Boat was not in sight, when we put our 
Beacon 

paper to press (half past nine o'clock) „ 



Oct. 21 - [From Lower Norfolk County Antiquary - V 4 p 53.] 

Norfolk & 

Portsmouth The late hour at which the Steam Boat Powhatan 

Herald 

frequently arrives, we understand, is owing en- 
tirely to the difficulty of procuring wood at Richmond, for 
fuel. The wood which is there furnished by contract, when 

obtained at the time it is wanted, which is not al- 
DELAYED BY 
POOR FUEL ways the case, is generally of so indifferent a kind 

that it will not keep up the requisite degree of 
heat. We give this statement in order to quiet all apprehen- 
sions which may be (as they have already been) occasioned by 
the non arrival of the Boat at the appointed time. 



Nov. 11 - The Steam Boat Powhatan will sail on Sunday next 
Beacon 

at one o'clock, instead of k o'clock Monday after- 
noon. This arrangement will extend only to the one trip. 



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Nov. 22 - PASSAGE TO BALTIMORE 
Beacon 

THE NEW STEAM BOAT SEA HOHSE 

Will leave Philadelphia the 16th of this month, and will 
call on her way round to Baltimore, at Norfolk, for passengers* 
She will probably arrive at Norfolk in two days from Philadel- 
phia; 60 or 80 passengers can be well accommodated* 



Nov. 25 - The elegant Steam Boat Sea Horse, Captain Rogers, 
Beacon 

arrived here yesterday morning in 36 hours from 

Philadelphia, and sails hence on Wednesday for Baltimore. She 
is intended to ply between Baltimore and Elkton; has 20 births 
in her main cabin, 10 in the after, and 12 in her forward cab- 
in, all of which are decorated in the most splendid style* 



FOR BALTIMORE 

To Sail on Wednesday Morning, at 9 o'clock, 

The Elegantly Accommodated 

Steam Boat SEA HORSE, 

Moses Rogers, Master, 

Now lying at Newton's Wharf, and can accommodate 60 to 70 
Passengers. Apply on board, or to 

RICHARD DRUMMOND 



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Dec. 9 - We are repeatedly asked during the day, "what has 
Beacon 

become of the Steam Boat, and when will she ar- 
rive?" - We learn this morning that part of her machinery re- 
quiring considerable repairs, was the cause of her detention 

at Richmond from Wednesday until Friday last - on 
THE POWHATAN 

SUFFERS A Wednesday (says a letter received by mail,) she 
BREAKDOWN 

was to leave that city, on her return to this place. 

Since then we hear nothing of her, but presume that, 
being unable to complete her repairs in time, she did not 
leave Richmond until yesterday, and will be here some time 
this afternoon. 



Dec. 14 - We understand from good authority, that the Steam 
Beacon 

Boat Powhatan will most probably not resume her 

passage between this place and Richmond, for one month - some 

derangement in the machinery requiring the renewal of 
IDLED FOR 
A MONTH parts which cannot be obtained here. - Every exertion, 

however, is making by the Proprietors to render this 

unexpected interruption of as short duration as possible. 



1816 



A NEW SERVICE 
IN PROSPECT 



Dec. 27 - LAUNCH. - The elegant Steam Boat 
Beacon 

Virginia, intended to ply between 

this city and Norfolk, will be 
launched tomorrow morning, at 11 o'clock, at 
Messrs. Flanagan and Beacham's Yard, at Fell's 
Point, weather permitting. -[BALTIMORE AMERI- 
CAN. 



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Jan. 16- EXCHANGE COFFEE 

Beacon 

HOUSE 

NORFOLK 
The Subscriber having leased this establishment for a term 
of years, put it in complete repair, and furnished it in a style 
adapted to the comfort and accommodation of the most genteel com- 
pany - pledges himself to the citizens of Norfolk and 
OLD TAVERN; 
NEW HOST travellers, that the reputation which this House has 

hitherto sustained, if it cannot be enhanced, shall 
in no respect suffer any diminution during the period for which 
he has become its proprietor. 

The Exchange will be open for the reception of Boarders and 
Lodgers on Friday next, at the usual dinner hour. 

While the Subscriber considers himself bound to state, that 

with a view to entitle him to the patronage of a liberal public, 

he has spared no expense to render his House a de- 
FOR CITIZENS 
&, TRAVELLERS sirable resort to the citizens and travellers, he 

will not attempt a pompous detail of the comforts 
which those who may favor him with their company, shall always 
find under his roof. 

His Chamber equipage is entirely new and of the best qual- 
ity. The Stables are in excellent order, and alike well provi- 
ded. To these essentials of good accommodation, he will 
PRIVATE 

SUITES unite his best personal exertions to advance the charac- 
ter of the establishment, and give satisfaction to its 
patrons. Separate chambers and dining rooms will always be 
kept in readiness for private families visiting the Borough. 

ALEXANDER BROOKS 

N.B. The Subscriber having the furnishing of the Bar and 



1817 21 

Table of the Steam-Boat Powhatan, hopes that the attention 
which passengers will receive on board, will entitle him to 

their patronage at the Exchange Coffee House. 
POWHATAN'S 

CATERER Passengers intending to favor him with their comp- 
any, will please deposit their baggage with Mr. 
Bradshaw, his agent on board, who will have it conveyed to 
the Exchange, under his immediate direction. 



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Feb. 4- THE SUBSCRIBERS 

Beacon 



Respectfully inform the public, that 

THE MERCHANTS' COFFEE HOUSE 

And 

STEAM-BOAT HOTEL 

Situated at the corner of Market Square and Union 
street, Norfolk, is now open for the reception of those 
who may favor them with their company. Hitherto the un- 
finished state of the building had prevented the entire 
adjustment of every department of the Hotel; but they 
feel pleasure in assuring the public, that the estab- 
lishment is now completely prepared to entertain citi- 
zens or travellers in a style of elegance and accommo- 
dation not excelled in the United States. 

WEST & BROWN 

N.B. The Post Office and Reading Room are attach- 
ed to the Hotel,, 

The United States Navy and Army Officers, Captains 
of Merchant Vessels, and all transient Gentlemen are in- 
vited to visit the Reading Room» 



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LOCAL DELICACIES 
FOR TRANSIENTS 



March 13- STEAM-BOAT HOTEL 

Beacon 



The Proprietors of the Merchants ' Coffee House 
and Steam-Boat Hotel, beg leave to inform the Public, that 

SOUPS AND RELISHES 

Will be prepared at the ordinary table, every day, 
from the hour of 11 o'clock, A. M. , until 1 P. M., at the 
following rates: 



Mock Turtle Soup, 


per Plate 






$ 00 37 


Gravy do 


do do 






25 


Beef Steak 








37 


Venison do 








30 


Opened Oysters 








25 


Fry'd do 








37 


Stew'd do 








37 


Spirits of any kind, per 1-2 


pint 


glass 


12 



1817 24 

March IB - MELANCHOLY CATASTROPHE 
Beacon 

Whether we regard the prejudice which the unhappy 
event stated below, will doubtless excite against the invention 
which, while it reflects honor on our country, greatly facili- 
tates the purposes of general intercourse and accommodation; or 
the untimely end of a fellow being who has fallen a victim to 

the indescretion (to give it no harsher name) of 

INEXCUSABLE 

NEGLIGENCE those to whose prudence and intelligence in their 

business he had committed his life; we equally de- 
plore the unhappy occurrence - we forbear any further remarks 
for the present, assuring the public that the most implicit re- 
liance may be placed in the following statement, of a friend 
who arrived here from Richmond late last night, via Hampton, - 
Our informant heard the circumstances related by Captain Shus- 
ter himself. - He adds, that upwards of one hundred persons 
were impatiently awaiting in Richmond to take passage in the 
Steam-Boat, when the intelligence of her disaster was received - 
and that the sensation produced by it in Richmond was truly 

painful. 

STEAM-BOAT POWHATAN 

On Saturday last, about 11 o'clock, A. M., when the Steam- 
Boat was within eight miles of Richmond, on her passage from 
this place, the Engineers belonging to the Boat, having gone on 

shore for the purpose of procuring wood for her use, 
BOILER BLAST 

BRINGS DEATH left no person on board acquainted with the manage- 
ment of her Fire Works, and through the ignorance 
of those who attended the Fire Room, the steam was increased to 
such a degree as caused the Boiler to burst, immediately after 



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the return of the Engineers on board, by which action the Fire- 
Man was instantaneously scalded to death, and the Engineers 
seriously injured. No other person on board received any damage*, 



April 15 - We have the pleasure to announce the arrival of 
Beacon 

the Steam-Boat Powhatan, Capt. Shuster, in 20 

hours from Richmond. Her machinery, we are informed, is in 

superior order, and her accommodations, in every re- 
BACK IN 

SERVICE spect, much improved. Some little derangement was oc- 
casioned in the forward cabin, in order to get out the 
Boiler, to make the necessary repairs, but this will be immed- 
iately restored to its former neatness. 

The Steam-Boat brought no papers. A passenger informs 
us that there was not a tittle of news afloat there yesterday 
morning, save that of the election . 



June 5 - The Steam-Boat arrived just as our paper was going 
Beacon 

to press, in 20 hours from Richmond, with 16 passen- 
gers. We have received by her Richmond and Northern papers in 
advance of tomorrow's mail, but they do not furnish anything 
new or interesting. 



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July 14 - By the Baltimore Packet we learn, that the ELEGANT 
Beacon 

NEW STEAM-BOAT, intended to ply between this place 

and Baltimore, is in such forwardness, that she may be expected 

to arrive here in ten days at farthest. 



July 18 - We are requested to say that the Steam-Boat Powha- 
Beacon 

tan, will make a trip of recreation to the Bay, on 

Sunday next, and that every preparation will be made to render 

the excursion agreeable. 

The ladies and gentlemen wishing to participate, will 

please make application to the Captain on board, on Sunday 

morning before 10 o'clock. 



July 22 - The new Steam-Boat, Captain Ferguson, intended to 
Beacon 

ply between this place and Baltimore, having been 

tried and found to be an excellent and fast-sailing vessel, 

will leave Baltimore for this port on Sunday next. 



July 26 - A letter received in town yesterday, by the Balti- 
Beacon 

more packet, says, "the Steam-Boat Virginia, will 

leave this place for Norfolk on Wednesday, 30th inst." 

This is the elegant Boat intended to ply between this 

place and Baltimore, of which we have heretofore given notice. 



1817 27 



Aug. 1 - [Quoting the Baltimore Patriot of earlier date.] 
Beacon 



The new Superb Steam-Boat Virginia, intended to 

ply between this city and Norfolk, made an excursion on 

Sunday to Annapolis, with a party of upwards of one hundred 

ladies and gentlemen, the object of which was to try her 

works, as well as to gratify those on boardo 
TRIAL RUN OF 
THE VIRGINIA She was found to answer every expectation; her 

accommodations are spacious and of the first 
order, her model elegant, and her machinery very substan- 
tial, calculated to stand any weather; the table and at- 
tendance gave the greatest satisfaction to all on board. 
She is the largest Boat that has yet been built in the 
United States, being sixty tons larger than the Philadel- 
phia, and reflects the greatest credit on the builder, 

Mr. Flanagan. In point of swiftness, she may 
OUTSTANDING 

IN SPEED challenge any boat that floats. She ran to 
AND SIZE 

Annapolis on Sunday in three and a half hours, 

(30 miles )o This Boat will prove a valuable 
acquisition to the communication between this city and 
Norfolk, as she will run the distance certainly in 2k 
hours, and in smooth weather in less time. The estab- 
lished character of her Captain (John Ferguson) for skill, 
urbanity, and gentlemanly deportment, seconded as it is, 
he cannot fail to give good satisfaction to all passen- 
gers. -[BALT. PAT. 



1817 28 

July 31- IMPORTANT 

Beacon 

TO NORFOLK, RICHMOND AND NORTH CAROLINA 

STEAM-BOAT FROM BALTIMORE 

At the moment that our paper was going to press, and 

about fifteen minutes after the arrival of the Powhatan from 

Richmond, the report of a gun from below the Fort, announced 

an arrival, and in five minutes after, the ele- 

THE VIRGINIA 

ARRIVES gant Steam Boat Virginia, Captain John Ferguson, 

(intended to ply between this place and Baltimore) 
appeared in full view, magnificent upon the bosom of her na- 
tive element, with a rapidity and grace which, while it capti- 
vated a large concourse of beholders, offered the most pleas- 
ing anticipation of the future benefit which she will confer 
on our Borough, by placing us, as it were, at less than one 
half the distance which we have hitherto been, from the other 
important cities of the Union; thereby creating a closer com- 
munion of interest and feeling between the members of the 
great commercial family of the United States, and giving the 
greatest possible facility to all purposes of an enlarged in- 
tercourse. 

She made her passage in less than 23 hours, having left 
Baltimore yesterday morning at a quarter before 9 o'clock, 

and arrived in this harbor a quarter before 8 
QUICK PASSAGE 

DESPITE WIND o'clock - notwithstanding she started a little 
AND TIDE 

later than the appointed hour, the passengers 

from that city and Richmond would have set down to breakfast 
here at the same hour, but that she had to contend with a 
strong head wind, and to stem a powerful ebb tide from the 
entrance of Elizabeth River. 



1817 29 

The Virginia brought ten passengers, among whom we ob- 
served Mr. John Myers, and Miss M. Tucker of our Borough. Our 
friend Mr. Myers politely favored us with the New-York Post- 
script, containing London dates to the 11th, 
PASSENGER BRINGS 

LATE NEWSPAPERS and Liverpool to 13th June, for which we re- 
fer to an adjoining column; for the Baltimore 
of 29th and 30th inst. we are indebted to the same gentleman - 
from them also we give some interesting passages. 

Mr. Benjamin Ferguson, who has been for many years the 
proprietor of the Baltimore Line of Packets, between this place, 
in which he has given so much satisfaction by his attentive and 
obliging deportment, has the sole merit of the present important 

enterprize. - It is devoutly to be wished, that his 
INDIVIDUAL 
ENTERPRIZE hopes may be accomplished, and his efforts be rewarded, 

by an increase of intercourse through this channel, 
from the neighborhood of Norfolk to the North; instead of the 
long and tedious journey by land, in stages, or the former un- 
certainty of packets, depending on the elements. We understand 
this Boat cost $55>000, which is no inconsiderable stake for an 
individual. 

The passengers speak in highest terms of the neatness and 
comfort which they found on board in all respects, and of the 
great attention of Captain Ferguson. The Table could not be 

better furnished - Bedding surpassing any they have 
A NEW PEAK 
OF LUXURY seen - and in short, every thing that could render 

the journey smooth and pleasant. They are delighted 
with the Boat's performance, and the facility of making conven- 
ient harbors along the Bay, as pointed out by Captain Ferguson, 
in case it should be necessary at any time to seek shelter from 
the approach of boisterous weather. 

There will be intermediate places established for 



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landing passengers on either side of the Chesapeake, and it nay 
be expected that the future passages of the Virginia will be 
some hours shorter. - On a first trip, trifling delays are un- 
avoidable in arranging the new machinery of such a vessel. The 
distance from Baltimore is 210 miles, which will, with certain- 
ty, be performed in 24 hours. 

It cannot but create exultation in the minds of all our 
fellow citizens, both in this State and North Carolina, that 
this important link in the great chain of internal improvement 

in our neighborhood, has been successfully commenced, 
WHOLE AREA 

TO BENEFIT and at the proximity it will at once establish be- 
tween them and our Northern Cities, while to the gen- 
eral prosperity of our country, it contributes such a striking 
object to public accommodation. 

It is worthy of remark, that a gentleman residing in Bal- 
timore, having business with a friend in Richmond, they ap- 
pointed each to start from home yesterday before breakfast, by 
their respective Steam-Boats, and breakfasted here today. 



Aug. 2- DELIGHTFUL RECREATION 
Beacon 

The superb Steam-Boat Virginia will leave Newton's 
Wharf this morning, at 10 o'clock, on a Party of Pleasure to 
the Bay Side. - Gentlemen and Ladies wishing to participate in 
this salubrious excursion, will please be punctual to the hour. 
Dinner and other refreshments, will be provided for the accom- 
modation of the company. The Boat will return at 4 o'clock. 
Tickets may be had on board. 



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Aug. 13- BEACON MARINE NEWS 

Beacon 

Ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth 

ARRIVED 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 33 hours from Baltimore, 

(of which she was at anchor 9 3-4 hours,) she left Baltimore 

Monday at 1-4 past 10 A. M., and anchored in the mouth of Pa- 

tuxent at 9 o'clock, P. M. - Got under way at half past 5 A. M. 

Tuesday, and arrived here at 6 P. M. with 16 passen- 
PASSENGERS 
LISTED gers. - Among them Charles K. Mallory, Esq. and Lady, 

Rev. Mr. Patterson and Lady, of this place, Mr. Has- 
tings, Mr. and Mrs. McGowan, Mr. Saunders, Mr. Clark, Wm. H 
Woods, Mr. Donald, Mr. Taft, Mr. Bonard, Major Mayo and Mr. Young, 

♦ 

Aug. 13 - THE MAILS, &c. 
Beacon 

But for the opportune arrival of the Steam-Boat Vir- 
ginia yesterday evening, in 33 hours from Baltimore, our columns 

would not offer this morning a single article of 
THE STEAM-BOAT 
AS NEWS SOURCE interest or importance; as the mail of yesterday 

brought us only two Lynchburg papers, and that of 

this morning brings us a miserable budget of old dates, which 

furnish nothing worth extracting. The impediment of the passage 

of the mail is accounted for by the torrents of rain which fell 

north of us on Friday and Saturday last.., 

* 

Aug. 18 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Packet schooner Mary and Ann, 

Rollin, Baltimore, three days, with nine passengers, 

and soap and candles to H. & A. Pannell, and herrings and pork 

to Master for sale. - Passed Steam-Boat Virginia off Sharp's 

Island, on Saturday morning, about k o'clock, the distance 

thence to Baltimore 50 miles. 



1817 32 

VIRGINIA'S REGULAR 
SCHEDULE STARTED 

Aug. 22 - The new Steam-Boat Virginia, Captain John Ferguson, 
deacon 

will commence running regularly between this place 

and Baltimore, on Thursday next. - She will hereafter leave 

Baltimore every Thursday, and Norfolk every Monday. 



Aug. 22 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 
deacon 

25 hours from Baltimore, 10 passengers. 



Aug. 29 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 
B eacon 

22 1-2 hours from Baltimore. 



Sept. 4 - We are requested to state, for the timely information 
deacon 

of those who may desire to participate in a delightful 

water excursion, that the 

STEAM-BOAT VIRGINIA 

Will make a trip to the Capes on Saturday next. She will 
start from Newton's Wharf at 9 o'clock, A. M., and return in the 
evening. Those who wish to be of the party, will please give 
notice to the Captain on board, or at the store of Messrs. Rich- 
ard Drummond & Company. 

+ 

Sept. 6 - MaRINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 
Beacon 

Baltimore, 28 hours, 18 passengers. 



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Sept. 13 - Though we have spared no pains to avail 
Beacon 

ourselves of the benefits to be derived 

from the Steam-Boats established between this place 
and Richmond and Baltimore, and we have received as- 
surances of the co-operation of our 

DARK DOINGS IN 

NEWS RIVALRY correspondents in those cities, to keep 

us apprised of every thing in the shape 
of news - our efforts and their attention have fre- 
quently of late, been rendered abortive, for a cause 
which we expect shortly to detect and expose. We 
think we have the scent. Purloiners bewarel 



Sept 19 - The Steam-Boat Virginia will make a trip 
Beacon 

to the Capes tomorrow morning, at half past 

eight o'clock, should a sufficient number of passen- 
gers offer. - Those wishing to be of the party, will 
please make early application to the Captain on board, 
or at the store of Richard Drummond & Company. 



1817 34 



THE VIRGINIA AS 
A TREASURE SHIP 



Sept 25 - We observe by yesterday's Herald, that the Steam- 
Beacon 

Boat Virginia took from here on Monday last, 

,000 in Specie, for the United States Bank at Philadelphia, 



THE FIGURE RISES 



Sept. 29 - Baltimore, Sept 23 

Beacon 

SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND 



The Steam-Boat Virginia arrived this morning in 23 hours 
from Norfolk, brought 600,000 in SPECIE, for the United States 
Bank. -[PATRIOT. 

♦ 

Oct. 2- STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat Virginia will make a trip to Lynn- 
haven Bay on Saturday next, she will leave Newton's Wharf at 
half past 8, and return in the evening. 



Oct. 5 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 

Baltimore, 23 1-2 hours, 22 passengers - saw in the 
Bay a ship with passengers, bound to Baltimore. 



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FIRST HOME-BUILT 
STEAM-BOAT 

Oct. 9 - THE NEW STEAM-BOAT NORFOLK 

Beacon 

Will leave here tomorrow morning, at 9 o'clock, for 

Richmond. Persons wishing to take passage will please apply 

on board. 

♦ 

[NOTE; Although later items indicate that the Norfolk was 
the first home-built steamboat, no mention of her 
was found in the Beacon, the only surviving paper of the 
period, prior to the above, which appears to be the an- 
nouncement of her first trip to Richmond. ] 



Oct. 21 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk will leave here for Richmond, 
Beacon 

this day at 3 o'clock* 



Oct. 24 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Captain Crocker, will start 
Beacon 

for Richmond THIS DAY, at 4 o'clock, P. M. 

+ 

Oct. 30- NOTICE 

Beacon 

A meeting of the Stockholders in the Norfolk 
ANOTHER STEAM-BOAT 
IN PROSPECT and Hampton Steam-Boat is requested at the 

Exchange Coffee House, THIS EVENING at five 

o'clock. The business on which the meeting is desired is of 

importance to the -interests of the Company. 

♦ 

Nov. 3 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, in 13 hours and 54 
Beacon 

minutes from Richmond, with 19 passengers, among 

them William Wirt, Esq. - passed several schooners bound up 

the river, among them the Edward Douglass. 



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Nov. 12 - DETENTION OF THE STEAM-BOAT NORFOLK 
Beacon 

We learn, by a letter received in town from Richmond, 

that while on her passage up on Friday night, the Steam-Boat 

Norfolk ran foul of a river craft, (formerly a 

THE NORFOLK'S 

FIRST MISHAP gun-boat,) and afterwards of a schooner, by which 

accidents, six of the paddles of the Steam-Boat 
were broken, and one of the schooner's masts carried away. The 
injury, it is said, will be easily repaired, and she may be ex- 
pected tomorrow. 

♦ 

Dec. 19 - A report was circulated yesterday, that the Steam- 
Beacon 

Boat Powhatan, had bursted her boiler, on her way 

to Richmond, and killed five persons. We have traced the rumor 

FALSE REPORT to its source, and find it entitled to no credit. 

ON POWHATAN 



Dec. 20 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Powhatan, Shuster, 
Beacon 

19 hours from Richmond, with 25 passengers. - The 

night being very dark, the Powhatan ran on Narsworthy's shoal, 

and was delayed there a considerable time, but she was under 

way only 19 hours. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 23 hours - 15 
passengers; saw nothing in the Bay. - A ship, (name and whence, 
did not learn, ) a brig 30 days from the city of San Domingo, 
(which she spoke on her passage up,) and three schooners (names 
unknown), were going into Baltimore as the Virginia came out. 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, Richmond, 17 hours, with 16 
passengerso 



1817 37 



Dec. 23 - Mr. William Wirt, Esq'r., Attorney-General of the 
Beacon 

United States, arrived here yesterday morning, 

with his family, and left this place an hour afterwards in 

the Virginia, for his residence at the Seat of Government. 



Dec. 24 - STEAM-BOAT NOTICE 

Beacon 

The public is hereby informed, that the new 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, will leave Norfolk on Monday next, at 

10 o'clock, A. M. for Richmond, and that she will during 

the winter season, leave Norfolk on Mondays and Fridays at 

10 A. M., stop over night at City Point, and arrive early 

on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Richmond. 
THE NORFOLK'S 

SCHEDULE Will leave Richmond Wednesdays and Satur- 

days at 10 A. M., stop at James Town over 
night, and arrive early on Thursdays and Sundays at Nor- 
folk - running the whole distance by day-light. 

D. W. CROCKER 

N.3. - It is contemplated that the Norfolk will run 
between sun and sun, to and from Richmond, during the sum- 
mer season, starting on the mornings of the above named 
days for starting. 



1817 38 



THE POWHATAN 
IS RENOVATED 



Dec. 25 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, Capt. Shuster, will 
Beacon 

hereafter leave Norfolk every Monday and Thurs- 
day, at 10 o'clock precisely o The Powhatan has just under- 
gone a thorough repair, and has been refitted in a style 
which will greatly promote the comfort of travellers c We 
learn that some alterations in her machinery have improved 
her speed. 



JAMES RIVER 
ICE-BOUND 



Dec. 27 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Powhatan, 
Beacon 

Shuster, 24 hours from Wilton, 9 hours of which 

was consumed by stopping three times to get wood. - The 
Powhatan was unable to get higher up the river than Wilton, 
from the great quantity of Ice in the river. It was frozen 
across, about two inches thick, just above Wilton, and Cap- 
tain Shuster understood that it was closed all the way to 
Richmond, 



♦ 
♦0+ 

+ 

-oOo- 

o0 

♦ 



1818 



39 



Jan. 5 - 
Beacon 



EXPEDITIOUS TRAVELLING 



The Steam-Boat Norfolk left Richmond at 17 minutes 
past 12 Meridian, January 3d, 1818, and arrived at Norfolk 
14 minutes past 2 A. M., January 4th, say 13 57 

Stopped at Bird Cage 25 minutes 



Do 
Do 
Do 



City Point 
Powhatan 

Jamestown 



35 

15 
21 



RECAPITULATION 



Richmond to City Point 
City Point to Powhatan 
Powhatan to Jamestown 
Jamestown to Tynes's 
Tynes's to Newports News 
Newports News to Norfolk 



3 


33 


1 


20 


2 


20 


1 


40 


1 


45 


1 


29 



1 50 



12 7 



12 7 



THE NORFOLK HAS 
SUPERIOR SPEED 

Jan» 2 - 

Beacon 



BEACON MARINE NEWS 
Arrived: 



Steam-Boat Powhatan, Shuster, Richmond, 16 hours and 
37 minutes. 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, Richmond, in 13 hours and 
46 minutes. 

Jan . 3J, - 

Steara-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, Richmond, 15 hours and 51 
minutes, with 10 passengers 

Steam-Boat Powhatan, Shuster, Richmond, 19 hours vith 
6 passengers. 



1818 40 



Jan. 5 - 

Beacon NOTICE 



The public is respectfully informed that hereafter 
and until further notice, the days of departure of the Steam* 
Boat Powhatan from Norfolk, will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, 
at 12 o'clock; and from Richmond on Thursdays and Saturdays, 
at 10 o'clock, stopping at City Point for passengers for 15 
minutes every trip, 

JACOB SHUSTER 



Jan. 15- THE STOCKHOLDERS 
Beacon 



In the Norfolk and Hampton Steam-Boat Company are 
notified that Monday next, (the third Monday in January,) is 
the period fixed on for their annual general meeting, - and 
are requested to attend at the EXCHANGE COFFEE HOUSE, at 5 
o'clock in the evening of that day« 

It is particularly desired that the meeting should be 
as numerous as possible* 

THE COMMITTEE 



1818 U 

Feb. 13 - Edenton, N. C. Feb. 10 

Beacon 

On Saturday last, the Steam-Boat Company- 
met at Mr. Hornblow's Tavern, for the purpose of 
choosing a President and four Directors, when Joseph 
Bo Skinner, Esq'r. was elected President; General 

James Iredell, Alfred M. Gatlin, Esq'r, 
NORTH CAROLINA 
COMPANY FORMED and Mr Joseph Bozman, of this Town, 

and Captain Joel Thorp, of Plymouth, 
were elected Directors. Previous to the meeting of 
the Company, the remaining Shares were eagerly taken 
up. - In the choice of President and Directors, the 
Stockholders made a judicious selection. It is un- 
derstood that one of the Directors will be immediate- 
ly despatched to New-York to contract for the build- 
ing of the Boat, which it is presumed will be com- 
pleted by the first of June. -[GAZETTE. 



March 6 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE 
Herald 

Arrived: 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, 12i hours from 
Richmond, 12 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Powhatan, Shuster, 20 hours from 
Richmond, 13 passengers. 



181S 42 

March 10 - His Excellency Governor Preston arrived 
Beacon 

here yesterday morning from Richmond in 

the Steam-Boat Powhatan, to see his family, now on a 

visit to this place. About noon the Junior Volunteers 

and Independent Light corps, paraded and marched to the 

residence of Robert Taylor, Esq'r. to pay 
A GOVERNOR 
ARRIVES their respects to the commander in chief, and 

after firing a salute and marching in review, 

were dismissed in the Market Square,, 

We understand that the Governor expressed much 

satisfaction at the martial appearance of these corps. 



THE GOVERNOR 
DEPARTS 



March 14 - Yesterday Governor Preston paid a visit 
Beacon 

to the Navy Yard, when the Marine Guard 

was turned out, and a salute of 15 guns fired. At 1 
o'clock he left here with his family, for Richmond, 
in the Steam-Boat Powhatan, and as she passed the gar- 
risons on our harbor, the guard was turned out, and a 
handsome salute fired from Fort Nelson. 



1816 43 

March 11 - The Steam Boat Norfolk, lately built at this place, 
Herald 

and employed in running from hence to Richmond, has 

been purchased by a Company of g-entlemen in North Carolina, to 

run between Elizabeth City and Newbern. We congratulate the 

purchasers, though we cannot but regret part- 
NORTH CAROLINIANS 
BUY THE NORFOLK ing with a favorite, on their choice of this 

boat, which is in every respect a finished 

piece of workmanship, and perhaps it would be difficult to find 

her equal. 

We view the rising spirit of enterprize in our sister 

State with unfeigned pleasure, and we make no doubt that the 

citizens of North Carolina, now that they are awakening to a 

sense of their true interests, will pursue the work of public 

improvement, which in many instances they have 
A NEW SPIRIT OF 
ENTERPRIZE so auspiciously commenced, with becoming zeal 

and industry. The establishment of steam boats 

in Albemarle and Pamptico Sounds, is among the most important 

benefits they can derive from their plans of public utility. 

The line for which the Norfolk is intended, extends from 

Elizabeth City to Newbern. From Newbern it is contemplated to 

establish a line of stages to Fayetteville (a distance of 120 

miles) where it will connect with the Main Southern route. 

From this place to Elizabeth City (a distance of 
NORTH & SOUTH 
CONNECTIONS 45 miles) there will also be a line of stages; so 

that travelling from Baltimore to Charleston, 

through this new route, will be performed as expeditiously and 

with as much regularity and certainty as it could be on the 

old one; and in point of ease and comfort, the difference in 



1616 44 

favor of the new route is in the proportion of 100 to nothing. 
The Norfolk, we understand, will leave here in about one 
month for her future destination. 



March 13 - FROM THE STEAM BOAT HOTEL READING ROOM BOOKS 
Herald 

Marine Intelligence - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Powhatan, 

Shuster, 17 hours from Richmond, 15 passengers, among whom is 

General Preston, Treasurer of Virginia. 



March lb - Newbern, March 7 

Beacon 

We congratulate the public on the acquisition of 

another link in the chain of Steam-Boats, connecting the remote 

parts of the Union. - The inhabitants of Newbern have organized 

a company for the purpose of facilitating our inter- 

VIEWED FROM 

NEWBERN course witr. the Northern commercial towns, and pro- 
cured the Steam-Boat Norfolk, commanded by Captain 
Crocker, to ply between this place and the southern extremity 
of tne Canal leading to Norfolk. - She is propelled on the Watt 
and Bolton plan, and is perhaps the first vessel of her class 
in the United States; certainly inferior to none in the rapid- 
ity of her movements. Her furniture and accommodations are in 
the first style, and every effort will doubtless be made by 
Captain Crocker to maintain the high reputation she has already 

acquired under his judicious management. A line 
SEEK LINK WITH 
FAYETTEVILLE of stages is to be established from Fayetteville 

to Newbern, connecting the great mail route of 
the interior with the present, and affording merchantile gentle- 
men a direct communication with the commercial towns of the sea- 



1818 45 

board. - The distance in one hundred and twenty miles over an 

excellent road, - another line upon the turnpike, which forms 

one side of the Canal, will complete a communication with the 

boats in the Chesapeake, making the whole distance 
LAND CARRIAGE 
ONLY 30 MILES land carriage from Newbern to Baltimore less than 

thirty miles. - Parties travelling either for health 
or pleasure, wilJ find the boat an agreeable relief from the fa- 
tigue and delay of the stage conveyance, in their summer excur- 
sions to tne North; - and we have no doubt will universally con- 
tribute by their support to render such an accommodation perma- 
nent. - In short, the establishment must prove of great public 
benefit, and has our warmest wishes for its success. - We under- 
stand the line will go into operation about the 20th, 



March 19 - BEACON MARINE NEWS 

Beacon 

Arrived: 



Steam-Boat Norfolk, Crocker, Richmond, 14 hours, 11 pas- 
sengers - was run foul of by a sloop in the night, and had 
part of the housing of the wheels torn off„ 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 22 hours, 10 
passengers - passed in the Bay bound up, Boston Packet, brig 
Federal George, Field, from Boston. Saw off New Point Comfort, 
a ship and two brigs, and off the tail of the Shoe, a ship and 
two schooners - but did not pass near enough to speak any of 
them. 



1818 46 



March 28 - STEAM-BOAT NOTICE 
B eacon 

The Steam-Boat Powhatan will hereafter 

leave Norfolk on Mondays and Fridays, at 11 o'clock 

in the forenoon, and arrive at Richmond on Tuesdays 

and Saturdays - leave Richmond on Wednesdays 
CHANGE OF 
SCHEDULE and Saturdays, in the forenoon of Wednesday, 

and 12 o'clock on Saturday, and arrive at 
Norfolk on Thursdays and Sundays - calling at City 
Point on the evenings of the above days, as she pas- 
ses up and down the river. - Commencing on Monday. 



1818 47 



April 4 - STEAM-BOAT POWHATAN 
Beacon 

FOR SALE 
The Public are Hereby Informed, 

That at a meeting of the owners of the Steam- 
Boat Powhatan, held in Richmond on the first of Ap- 
ril, 1818, the following Resolution, among others, 
was adopted: 

The owners having determined unanimously on 
selling their Steam-Boat Powhatan, now running be- 
tween Norfolk and Richmond - Resolved, that she be 
sold accordingly, AT PUBLIC AUCTION, IN NORFOLK, 
without reservation or limitation , together with 
all Machinery and Furniture of every description, 

On Saturday, the 18th of the present month, 

The purchaser to give notes negotiable at 
either of the Banks of that place, satisfactorily 
endorsed, at 2, 4 and 6 months from the day of 
sale. 

Extract from the minutes. 

G . FISHER 
Secretary 



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April 10 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Captain Crocker, after be- 
Herald 

ing well painted and completely equipped, took her 

departure from this place Tuesday afternoon, and at 5 o'clock 

the next morning left the Capes of Virginia, destined for her 

new employment in the spacious waters of North Car- 
THE NORFOLK 

PUTS TO SEA olina. Since her departure there has been no weath- 
er that could excite the least alarm for her safety, 
and she probably arrived at Newbern yesterday. 

We may well suppose with what degree of joy and admiration 
her arrival will be hailed by the citizens of Newbern, from the 
gratification with which she was beheld when she graced our own 
waters - and we doubt not that her new owners will find their 
expectations from the purchase of her, realized to their entire 
satisfaction. Long may she continue as profitable to them as 
she must, in the nature of tilings be servicable to tile public. 



April 10 - THE BALTIMORE & NEWBERN 

Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT STAGE 



Will start at 11 o'clock THIS DAY, from Mrs. Davis' 
hoarding House, for Elizabetn City. 

WANTED TO HIRE 
A man who will undertake the care of horses. 

WILLIAM H, THOMPSON 



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April 18 - Newbern, April 11 

Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT LINE 

The Steam-Boat Norfolk, (lately purchased by a company of 

Gentlemen in this town for $53,000,) arrived here yesterday 

afternoon from Norfolk, (Va.) This beautiful Boat, intended to 

ply between Newbern and Elizabeth-City, for the 
PURCHASE PRICE 

OF THE NORFOLK conveyance of passengers, has accommodations not 
WAS $ 53.000 

inferior to any other in the U„ States, and is 

propelled by machinery constructed on the safest 
and most improved plan. She will, we understand, make two 
trips a week to Elizabeth, commencing on Monday next. 

Persons travelling to the North or South, who consult ease, 
expedition or economy, cannot but duly appreciate the advantage 
which this route affords, when they understand that the whole 
distance from Baltimore to Fayetteville, (including only 160 

miles of land carriage,) may be passed over in FIVE 
FAYETTEVILLE 

TO BALTIMORE DAYS. The necessary expenses of this route, will 
IN FIVE DAYS 

be nearly equal to those in the old established 

stage line; but there will, at least, be a saving 
of ONE DAY in point of time - and "TIME," says Dr. Franklin, 
"IS MONEY." Besides, the frequent shifting of baggage from 
stage to stage, with the trouble and anxiety attending it - 

frequently aroused from the dinner or breakfast 
DISCOMFORTS OF 

STAGE TRAVEL table before the first mouthful is fairly swal- 
lowed, or, in other words, left to the chance of 
starving or staying behind - all these inconveniences, with 
many others, will be in a great measure avoided, by travelling 
on this route. Conveyance from this to Wilmington may be read- 
ily obtained by those desirous of going to that place. 



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When we consider, that in three days a person may go from 
Newbern to Baltimore - that in four days he may be in Philadel- 
phia, and, in less than five days after leaving Newbern, be 

landed in New-York, (with less than 60 miles 
ALMOST INCREDIBLE 
SPEED IN TRAVEL land carriage,) it appears almost incredible - 

and, but a few days since, would have been 

deemed utterly impracticable. 

Much credit is due to the Gentlemen who have engaged in 

this useful undertaking, and we sincerely hope that the public 

spirit and enterprise they have so eminently manifested, may 

meet, not only with a just, but munificent reward. -[CAROLINA 

CENTINEL. 



THE POWHATAN AS A 
TROOP TRANSPORT 



April 17 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE - Arrived: Steam-Boat Powhatan, 
Herald 

Shuster, 19 hours from Richmond, with 26 passengers, 

and a detachment of U. S. Troops, 75 in number, under the com- 
mand of Major Burd, destined for the Southern Department,, 



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April 15 - NEW LINE OF STAGES BETWEEN NORFOLK & EDEN TON 
Herald 

VIA ELIZABETH CITY 



This line will commence running on the 15th inst« 
The Stage will leave the Steam Boat Hotel, in Norfolk, 
every Wednesday, Friday and Monday, at 9 o'clock, A. M, 
and will arrive in Elizabeth City on the evening of 
those days, and at Edenton on Thursdays, Saturdays and 
Tuesdays Returning, will leave Mrs. Hornblow's Tavern 
in Edenton every Wednesday, Friday and Monday, and ar- 
rive at Norfolk every Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday, 
at 4 o'clock, P. Mo 

The Proprietors have secured good Stages and Hor- 
ses, and employ skillful drivers; they pledge them- 
selves to the Public, that they will use every exertion 
in their power for the ease and comfort of passengers* 

The Stage Office is kept at the Steam Boat Hotel, 
Norfolk. 

ASA ROGERSON, Norfolk 
M. E. SAWYER, Edenton 



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April 17 - HOUSE OF ENTERTAINMENT 

Beacon 

AT JAKES TOWN 

On 

James River 

The Subscribers respectfully inform the tublic, 

but more particularly those whom pleasure or business 

may induce to travel in the Steam-Boat plying between 

Norfolk and Richmond, that they have purchased the 

Island of James Town, witn all its appurtenances, 

Stock, (x.c. &c. and have opened in the commodious brick 

tenement thereon, formerly the resiaence 
COL. AMBLER'S 
FORMER HOKE of Col. Ambler, a House of Entertainment 

for the accomr.odation of Travellers, and 
persons wnom business in Williamsburg or the adjacent 
country, or novelty! may induce to prefer that route 
in passing to and from Richmond. The Table will be 
furnished witn tne best provisions the neighboring 
country will afford, and nothing that may be calcula- 
ted to promote tne comfort and pleasure of those who 
may favor tnem with their company will be omitted. 
The Stable will be well provided, and a HACK kept to 
convey passengers to and from Williamsburg. The Ferry 
to Surry is kept at James-Town,, 

SEWARD, BEAUMONT & COMPANY 

Private parties can always be accommodated 
at short notice. 



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April 17 - (Fri ) - The Stage from Elizabeth City arrived here 
Herald 

on Wednesday evening, with some of the passengers 

who came on from Newbern to Elizabeth City in the Steam Boat 

Norfolk,, The Norfolk had a passage of only 36 hours from the 

time of her departure from Sewell's Foint, 
BY SEA TO NEWBERN 

THIRTY-SIX HOURS until her arrival at Newbern, where she re- 
mained until Monday afternoon, when she 
commenced her regular run, and arrived at Elizabeth City on 
Tuesday evening, to meet the stage, which was there waiting 
to take her passengers on to Norfolk,, 

The commerce through this new route is now thoroughly 
established. It is a bold enterprize, in which the citizens 
of North Carolina have embarked with a fearless liberality 

that deserves, and we doubt not will command a 
A BOLD AND 

FEARLESS correspondent award of public patronage; for surely 
ENTERPRIZE 

the easy, safe and expeditious mode of travelling 

thro' this route ought to ensure it the preference to all 
others. 

For the information of the public, we subjoin the follow- 
ing extract from the advertisement of Capt. Crocker, put in a 
Newbern paper on the 11th inst. announcing the plan of opera- 
tion by which the line is to be conducted,. 



[ NOTE : Instead of the extract referred to above, the complete 

advertisement, which appeared in the American Beacon on 
April 21, is inserted next. It is the same as that referred 
to above, except that it refers to the service as already in 
operation, instead of as intended,] 



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April 21- NEWBERN & NORFOLK 

Beacon 

STEAM BOAT LINE 



The Steam Boat Norfolk, intended to ply between Newbern 
and Elizabeth City, on Pasquotank River, commenced her run 
from Newbern on Monday, 13th inst. 

Stages to correspond with the departure of the Norfolk, 
run from Fayetteville to Newbern, and from Elizabeth City to 
Norfolk twice a week; and the arrival of passengers at Nor- 
folk is so regulated, as to admit of their early departure in 
the Steam Boat Virginia for Baltimore. 

The fare of the passengers is Fifteen Dollars from New- 
bern to Elizabeth City. Carriages and horses carried on deck 
at moderate charges,. 

The Norfolk leaves Newbern Wednesday morning, and arrives 
at Elizabeth, same evening; leaves Elizabeth on Thursday morn- 
ing and arrives at Newbern, same evening; - leaves Newbern 
Saturday morning, and arrives at Elizabeth, same evening; 
leaves Elizabeth on Monday morning, and arrives at Newbern 
same evening; till further notice. 

The distance from Fayetteville to Newbern is one hundred 
and twenty miles; and from Elizabeth to Norfolk, forty miles; 
making the land travelling from Fayetteville to Norfolk one 
hundred and sixty miles, and the route from Fayetteville may 
be performed in four days. 

April 21 

DAN'L. Wo CROCKER 



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April 16 - THE 

Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT 

POWHATAN 

Will Be Sold THIS DAY 
On Board, at Newton's Wharf 

Terms of Sale - The purchaser to give notes negotiable at 
either of the Banks of this place, satisfactorily endorsed, at 
2, 4 and 6 months from the date of sale. 



LITTLETON TAZEWELL 
BECOMES PURCHASER 



April 20 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan was, on Saturday, agree- 
Beacon 

ably to advertisement, exposed for sale at public 

auction, when she was struck down to L. W. Tazewell, Esq'r„ 

at thirty-five thousand dollars „ 



BUSINESS 
AS USUAL 

[ NOTE : Subsequent to the sale, the following advertise- 
ment, already of several weeks standing, contin- 
ued unchanged for many weeks more „ J 

April 20 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan will hereafter leave Nor- 
Beacon 

folk Mondays and Fridays, at 11 o'clock in the 

forenoon, and arrive at Richmond on Tuesdays and oaturdays - 

leave Richmond Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 10 o'clock in the 

forenoon of Wednesday, and 12 o'clock on Saturday, and arrive 

at Norfolk on Thursdays and Sundays. - Calling at City Point 

and Jamestown, as she passes up and down the river. 



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STEAK-BOAT SEA-HORSE 
AGAIN HEADS SOUTH 



April 20 - The Steam Boat Sea Horse, formerly operating be- 
Herald 

tween New York and Elizabeth, N. J., has been 

purchased by a Norfolk merchant, who proposes to put it on 
the run between the Falls of the Roanoke and Elizabeth City, 
She left New York on Sunday, the 12th inst. for Eliza- 
beth City, where she probably arrived Saturday last. 



April 20 - BEACON MARINE NEWS - The Steam-Boat Sea-Horse, 
Beacon 

from New-York, bound to this port, was seen off 

Squan Inlet, on Sunday afternoon, 12th inst. 



April 23 - The Steam-Boat Sea-Horse, Captain Corson, intend- 
Beacon 

ed to ply as a tow-boat between the lower falls 

of the Roanoke and Elizabeth-City, (N.C.) put in here yester- 
day on her way from New-York to Elizabeth-City, for a supply 
of wood. She left New-York on the 12th inst. - since which 
she has frequently been compelled to make harbors from the 
severity of the weather. She has, however, sustained no 
other damage than that of having carried away a part of the 
cap to one of her wheels. - She is said to be a boat of un- 
common speed, draws only 2% feet water, and has power suffic- 
ient to tow four heavily laden boats at tne same time. 



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April 2k - MARINE INTELLIGENCE - Arrived: Steam Boat Sea Horse, 
Herald 

ten days from New York, bound to Elizabeth City, N, 

C, put in for wood, &c. - The Sea Horse has been compelled to 

make several harbours since she left New York, to procure wood; 

and in consequence of the very rough and boisterous weather, 

laid for three days at Smith's Inlet. - The only damage she has 

sustained is to her larboard wheel-house, carried away by a sea 

the day after coming out, 

♦ 

BOUND INTO 
ROANOKE 

May 4 - MARINE NEWS. - Sloop Mary Ann, Bennett, Charleston, 8 
Beacon 

days, bound to Philadelphia, put in in distress, hav- 
ing started a butt, sprung leak. c0 Spoke on Saturday 25th, near 
Cape Lookout Shoals, ship Harmony. ..Spoke on Wednesday last, 
60 miles south of Cape Henry, schooner Ceres... same day saw 
Steam Boat Sea Horse, apparently bound into Roanoke. . . 



May 1 - NOTICE. - The Steam Boat Norfolk having commenced to 
Herald 

run from Newbern to Elizabeth-City, the Baltimore and 

Newbern Steam Boat Stage will leave Mrs. Davis's Boarding House 

at Norfolk, at 8 o'clock Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and 

arrive at Elizabeth-City in the evenings of the same day. 

N.B. The choice of Births on board the Norfolk will be 
reserved for passengers arriving on this stage. 

Stage Office at counting house of 

WM. H. THOMPSON 
April 17 



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April 25 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Virginia, Fergu- 
Beacon 

son, Baltimore, 22 hours, with 38 passengers - 

among whom Hon. James Johnson, of Isle of Wight County, L. W, 

Tazewell, Esq'r. Lieut. Jesse Wilkinson, of the United States 

Navy - also a detachment of Infantry, 57 strong, 
VIRGINIA BRINGS 
SOME NOTABLES under the command of Capt. Hook - saw a brig 

off Sharp's Island, and an English schooner, 
about 160 tons, ashore at Willoughby's Point, name not ascer- 
tained. 



April 25 - A detachment of United States Infantry, 57 strong, 
Beacon 

under command of Capt Hook, arrived here yester- 
day in the Steam-Boat Virginia from Baltimore To an American 
who derives peculiar pleasure from the reflection, that The 

Army of the United States is not a band of mercenar- 
AN ARMY OF 
FREEMEN ies, but of men, who knowing their rights, dare 

maintain them, the martial appearance of these troops, 
destined to chastise the atrocities of the Southern Indians, 
must be truly gratifying. 

We understand that they were all recruited from Baltimore. 
It is but justice to their officers to say that the state of 
their arms and clothing, fully evinced that they were well in- 
structed in the first duty of soldiers. 



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May 4- CURIOUS INCIDENT 

Herald 



The following relation is given by gentlemen 
who were witnesses to the fact, while going up 
James River, on Friday last in the Steam-Boat Pow- 
hatan. - In passing Day's Point, they observed an 
Eagle, which after hovering about the shore for 
some time, made a sudden dart into the water, where 
he remained, out of sight about two seconds, and 
then reappeared bearing in his talons a fish, ap- 
parently three feet in length. In a minute or two, 
however, he plunged again into the water, and again 
appeared with his prey. This operation he repeated 
a second time, still having the fish in his claws; 
a third time he descended with it, but was seen no 
more. The conjecture was that the Eagle had got 
his talons so deeply inserted, that he could not 
extricate them, and his strength was not adequate 
to bear it away to the shore. 



May 11- EXPEDITIOUS TRAVELLING 
H erald 

The passengers who arrived in the Elizabeth City 

Sta.^e, left Newbern in the oteam-doat Norfolk, Captain 

Crocker, on Thursday morning at 10 minutes before 7, and 

arrived here on Friday afternoon, at 10 minutes after 5 

o'clock, being thirt y four hours from Newbern to Norfolk, 

without any allowance for stopping on the way« 



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Kay 1? - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Fowhatan, Shuster, 
3eacon 

Richmond, 28 hours, with 21 passengers^ The deten- 
tion was owing to some slight derangement of her machinery. 



Kay 13 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk will arrive at 7 o'clock at 
Beacon 

Elizabetn City, on Friday mornings, and depart at 

12 o'clock on Saturday nights. 

The Baltimore and Newbern Steam-Boat Stage therefore, 

will run to Elizabeth-City and Edenton, ana leave Mrs. Davis's 

Boarding House at Norfolk, at 8 o'clock Saturday, Tuesday and 

Thursday mornings, and arrive at Elizabeth-City 
DAY'S LAYOVER 
AT NORFOLK the same evenings - thereby enabling passengers 

arriving in Norfolk on Friday, in the Baltimore 
Boat, to remain all that day in Norfolk, and proceed on Satur- 
day morning, and reach Elizabeth-City in time to take the Nor- 
folk, on board of which Boat the first chance of Births will 
be reserved for passengers travelling in these Stages. 

A Stage will always be ready at Elizabeth-City to take on 
any passengers to Edenton,, 

Stage Office at the counting house of 

WM. H. THOMPSON, 
Murray's Wharf 



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May 18- STEAM BOAT LAUNCH 

Beacon 

An all-important object has been accomplished in our 
Borough. - On Saturday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, the new 
Steam-Boat "Hampton," intended to ply between this and our sis- 
ter town, after which she is called, was launched 
THE SECOND 

HOME-BUILT from the ship yard of Mr William F. Hunter, to whose 
STEAM BOAT 

skill and taste in his profession we are already in- 
debted for one of the most expeditious and beautiful Steam- 
Boats that navigate the waters of our country. She glided in- 
to her destined element in a truly majestic style, amidst the 
cheers of several hundred spectators, who had assembled to wit- 
ness the interesting spectacle,, 

The Hampton is a boat of beautiful model; her dimensions 
85 feet keel, 25 feet beam and 8 feet hold, and built of the 

best materials. - She was erected by a company of 

A DETAILED 

DESCRIPTION gentlemen of this place and Hampton, and reflects 

great credit upon Mr. Hunter, her architect, as well 
for the superiority of her model, as for the neatness of the 
workmanship. 

Among the advantages which may be expected to result from 
this considerable enterprize of our citizens, the following 
are perhaps not the least important, - The facility of inter- 
course which it will create between Norfolk and 
GREAT ADVANTAGE 

TO NORTH SHORE the adjacent country, on the north side of James 
HAMPTON ROADS 

River; enabling the farmers of the neighboring 

counties of Elizabeth-City, York, James City, Gloucester, &c. 
to avail themselves of the advantages of the Norfolk market, in 
supplying it with beef, veal, mutton, poultry, butter and other 

* 



1818 62 

articles of provisions, for whicn they may always obtain the 

most liberal prices. The regularity and despatch which it 

will give to the transmission of mail, will be 
IMPROVEMENT IN 
POSTAL SERVICE a prominent consideration of the commercial 

community, and the punctuality with wnich it 
will enable men in every department of business to meet such 
of their engagements as require prompt transportation, entitle 
the proprietors of this enterprise to the thanks of the com- 
munity, and should excite the earnest desire to promote its 
success, by extending to it a patronage commensurate with the 
great utility and the great expectations of the undertakers. 



[NOTE: As will soon be seen, the Hampton was neither to 
retain her original name, nor ply the route orig- 
inally intended for her. J 



May 21- STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

3eacon 

The Steam-Boat Virginia will leave Newton's Wharf, 
at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning, on a party of pleasure to 
the Capes. - Dinner will be provided on board, and every ex- 
ertion used for the accommodation of the party. 

JOHN FERGUSON, Captain. 



May 29 - The Steam-Boat Sea Horse, which was expected up on 
Herald 

Wednesday, had not arrived when our paper went to 

press. - ohe had in tow two deep-laden boats, and is immedi- 
ately looked for. 

+ 



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THE STEAM-BOAT HAMPTON 
BECOMES THE RICHMOND 



June 3 - THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE NORFOLK AND HAMPTON 
Herald 

STEAM-BOAT 

Are requested to meet on Monday evening next, at 6 
o'clock, at the Exchange Coffee House. - Business of import- 
ance to the Company requires their attendance, and it is 
hoped that the meeting will be a full one. Those who may be 
prevented from attending in person, are desired to constitute 
proxies to vote at the meetingo 

THE COMMITTEE 



[ NOTE : The following is quoted from the minute book of the 
Norfolk and Hampton Steam Boat Company, preserved in 
the Sargeant Room, Norfolk Public Library ] 



June 8 - At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Norfolk and 

Hampton Steam Boat Company, held at the Exchange 
Coffee House, in the Borough of Norfolko.o 

First Resolved, that the Steam Boat built by the Company, 
and intended originally to ply between Norfolk and Hampton, be 
called the Richmond. 

Secondly, And whereas, the said originally intended route 
holds out at this time no inducements to believe, that a prof- 
it will result to the stockholders from that employ- 
NEW SERVICE 
PLANNED ment, Resolved, that the said Boat be established on 

the following route, as soon as she is in a state of 
readiness, viz, from Baltimore to Richmond, touching at Norfolk, 



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and from Richmond to Baltimore, touching at Norfolk, under such 
regulations the Company's Committee may prescribe . 



[ NOTE : following the stockholders' meeting, the Committee selec- 
ted Captain Edward L. Young as commander of the Richmond,] 



June 4- A TRIP TO THE CAPES 

Beacon 



The Steam-Boat Virginia, Captain Ferguson, will 
leave Newton's Wharf on Saturday next at 10 o'clock, 
for the Capes, provided the weather is good, and a 
sufficient number of passengers offer. - A Subscrip- 
tion will be opened at the Packet Office, and those 
who wish to join the party, are respectfully solicit- 
ed to subscribe previous to Saturday morning, when 
further notice will be given,, A handsome dinner will 
be provided on board. 



Passage, dinner included, $2 

JOHN FERGUSON, Captain. 



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June 10- F L K E S » TAVERN 

Beacon 

At City Point 



The Subscriber feels grateful for the general 
support in his new establishment, and begs to inform 
the public that he has, in addition to his gigs and 

saddle horses, established a line of hacks, 

A LIVERY 

SERVICE to run between City Point and Redmond's Tav- 
ern, (Petersburg,) for the accommodation of 
ladies and gentlemen travelling in the Steam-Boat. 
It is the intention of the Subscriber, to make every 
convenient and necessary improvement this establish- 
ment requires, which is going on with rapidity, so 
that families may be accommodated with private rooms; 
and the public may be assured, that every exertion 
shall be used to give satisfaction, and every species 
of refreshment furnished, that the country will af- 
ford. 

The traveller will find a good Stable, the best 
Provender, and a smart and active Ostler. The Sub- 
scriber was solicited by the public to establish this 

tavern; and begs a part of their patron- 
AT ANY MOMENT 

DAY OR NIGHT age, as he has added much to their com- 
fort, facility and cheapness of travel- 
ling; as a person arriving at the Point, may now be 
conveyed to any part of the adjacent country, and at 
any moment within the 21+ hours. 

ROBERT FOLKES 



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DISTINGUISHED 
PASSENGERS 



June 15 - General Winfield Scott and Lady arrived here yes- 
Beacon 

terday from Richmond, in the Steam-Boat Powhatan, 



June 16 - Major-General Winfield Scott and Lady, and the 
Beacon 

Honorable B. W. Crovminshield, Secretary of the 

Navy, left this place yesterday morning in the Steam-Boat 

for Baltimore. 



June 27 - CELEBRATION OF THE 4th JULY 
Beacon 

THE 

STEAM-BOAT 

VIRGINIA, 
Captain Ferguson, 

Will leave Newton's Wharf, after the p arade , and pro- 
ceed down the River as far as time will admit - provided a 
sufficient number of passengers offer. - A subscription pa- 
per is kept at the Reading Room, and at the Packet Office. 

Passage & Dinner, $2 

JOHN FERGUSON 



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WOOD & MACHINERY 
FOR THE RICHMOND 



June 30- PINE WOOD 

Beacon 

WANTED. 



From one to Five Hundred 
CORDS OF PINE WOOD 

Are wanted for the Steam-Boat Richmond, Proposals for 
supplying the same by contract, or applications for the sale 
of any quantity on hand, and ready for delivery, will be re- 
ceived by 

ALBERT ALLMAND, 
Treasurer SB Company. 



July 4 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Sloop Carpenter & Son. 
Beacon 

Aydelott, Philadelphia, 7 days, with Nails to 

George Raincock, Jewelry to C. Branda, Fur to R. Coxwull, 

and Machinery for Steam-Boat Richmond - came into the 

Capes with two brigs, one of which went up the Bay. 



July 6- AQUATIC EXCURSION 

3eacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT 

VIRGINIA 

Will go on a party of pleasure to the Capes on Saturday 
next. . , 

+ 



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July 7 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Powhatan, Coffin, 
Beacon 

Richmond, 22 hours, with 21 passengers. 



July 14 - We regret to state that the Steam-Boat Powhatan, 
Beacon 

Captain Coffin, which left here yesterday about 

1 o'clock for Richmond, with 36 male and 9 female passengers, 

returned at half after 4 o'clock in the afternoon. She had 

not progressed more than 10 miles, when a fract- 
THE POWHATAN 
TURNED BACK ure of several important parts of the machinery, 

rendered it necessary that she should return to 

port. - Several of her passengers were put on board the sloop 

Hiram, Capt. Hamilton, bound to Richmond, which they met on 

their return - several others of the passengers embarked on 

board one of the Hampton boats, to proceed in the stage, via 

Williamsburg, &c 



July 17- NOTICE 

Beacon 

A meeting of the Stockholders of the Steam-Boat 
Richmond, is requested at the Exchange Coffee House, THIS 
DAY, at 12 o'clock. - As the business which will be laid 
before them will be of importance to the Company, it is de- 
sirable that a full meeting should be present. 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY 



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NAME UNKNOWN 



July 24 - 
Beacon 



FOR SALE 

A STEAM-BOAT 
Of 106 Tons 
ONE YEAR OLD 

Copper Boilers, and her Machinery on the 
most approved plan. Her width 17^ feet, has 
three elegantly furnished Cabins, 7 feet 3 in- 
ches high. - She sails well and is warranted a 
substantial Boat. She will be sold very low, 
deliverable in three weeks. 

Apply to No. 12 Campbell's Wharf. 



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THE NEWBERN VENTURE 
ENDS IN FAILURE 



July 31 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Captain Perkins, (late 
Beacon 

Crocker, ) whicn has been running for several 

months past between Elizabeth City and Newbern, (N. C.) 

left the former place on Tuesday morning, and was expected 

to arrive here on Wednesday, to resume her 
THE NORFOLK IS 
HOMEWARD BOUND late route between this place and Richmond. 

We have not heard any thing from her since 

she started from Elizabeth City, but look for her momently. 



Aug. 3 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE - Arrived: Steam Boat Norfolk, 
Herald 

from Elizabeth City, N. C. 



Augo 3 - We regret to learn (says the Charleston Courier,) 
Herald 

that the enterprising proprietors of the Steam 

Boat Norfolk have been compelled, for want of adequate sup- 
port, to discontinue running their vessel between 
INADEQUATE 
SUPPORT Newbern and Elizabeth City, N. C. - Of course that 

line of commerce with the North, which promised so 
much certainty and celerity, is broken up. 

(The Norfolk arrived here on Friday last, and we under- 
stand will on Friday next recommence her regular run between 
this place and Richmond.) 



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ALL READY FOR 
MAIDEN VOYAGE 



Aug. 8- NOTICE 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT RICHMOND 

Captain Edward Young 

Will leave Newton's Wharf, at 11 o'clock on TUESDAY 
next, for Richmond. - The regular days of her departure 
from Norfolk and Richmond, will be announced after her 
first trip, 

♦ 

Aug. 10 - STEAM BOAT RICHMOND 

Herald 

This beautiful vessel being now all complete, 

will start for Richmond tomorrow, between which place and 

Norfolk she is to run regularly. The Richmond exhibits 

another honorable specimen of the talents 

JOINT PRODUCT OF 

HUNTER & LANGLEY of Mr. Hunter, by whom she was construct- 
ed, and the taste and ingenuity of Mr. 
Langley, who executed the cabinet work about her. - From 
the trials which have been made of her speed, we are war- 
ranted in believing that it will equal that on any other 
boat of her dimensions., The Richmond was originally in- 
tended to ply between Norfolk and Hampton, but the comp- 
any finding her unnecessarily large for that purpose, 
have given her another destination. 



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Aug. 11 - STEAM-BOAT RICHMOND 

Beacon 



It will be seen by the notice in this day's paper, 
that the elegant Steam-Boat Richmond, built by a company of 
gentlemen in this town, and placed under the command of Cap- 
tain Edward L. Young, will leave here this da y 
READY FOR HER 
INITIAL TRIP for Richmond, between which and this place she 

is intended to run regularly. 
Her construction and equipage for service, reflect the 
greatest credit on the skill and taste of Major William F, 
Hunter, the architect, and Mr. Langley, who executed the or- 
namental part of the work, in a style not surpassed by that 
of any Boat we have seen in our waters; and we doubt if she 
is excelled in neatness and convenience for passage, by any 
Boat in the United States. We have heard her Engine pro- 
nounced by judges, to be the most elegant they have 
HER ENGINE 
SUPERIOR seen, and the result of several trials of her speed, 

authorizes a belief that no Boat of her class can 
outstrip her. In her cabin arrangements, nothing which the 
best accommodation of her passengers could suggest, has been 
omitted - and the known politeness and accommodating disposit- 
ion of Captain Young, will ensure every desirable attention to 
their comfort and agreeable entertainment. We sincerely wish 
her success. 



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PETERSBURG WANTS 
A STEAM BOAT 

Aug. 11 - We rejoice to hear, (says the Petersburg Republican,) 
Beacon 

that a number of our wealthy and public spirited 

citizens contemplate running a Steara-Boat daily between this 

place and Norfolk The project is already on foot; and from 

every appearance, will be carried into speedy operation. 

♦ 

Aug. 14- STEAM BOAT 

Herald 

Petersburg, Aug. 11 

We barely noticed this subject on Friday, as a pro- 
ject which we- expected the enterprizing spirit of our citizens 
would carry into speedy operation. Already "assurance is ren- 
dered doubly sure." - The stock has been taken up, 
STOCK HAS 
BEEN SOLD and every exertion will be made to have the boat 

afloat with as little delay as possible. 
With due deference to the opinions and better judgments 
of those who projected this enterprize, we think they have 
gone upon rather too limited a scale - Twenty-f ive-thousand 
dollars, we should imagine, will be barely sufficient to 
build an ordinary boat of sufficient size for the purpose 
contemplated. This is not enough. We should not be satis- 
fied with a participation in the natural ad- 
THE EDITOR HAS 

A SUGGESTION vantages which a boat from this place to Nor- 
folk will possess. - We should bestow upon it 
some taste - something beyond mere convenience. We should 
give it an elegant appearance, not to be surpassed by other 
boats that may hereafter ply up and down James River. This 
may be easily effected. In the new boat no births will be 



necessary. A few sophas and settees may suffice for the inval- 
ids and such as may occasionally wish to enjoy the luxury of a 

nap. There being no births necessary, the 

WOULD DISPENSE WITH 

SLEEPING QUARTERS whole internal structure of the boat should 

be executed with taste and elegance. 
The boat cannot fail meeting with success. The custom of 

Petersburg alone will ensure a profit...ney that will be 

pend...in her equipment. Exclusive of this custom, may we not 
calculate upon a large share of public patronage, when the num- 
erous advantages attending the route from this place to Norfolk 
are taken into consideration: in the first place, the trip to 

and from Norfolk will be performed in the open day - 

SERVICE ONLY 

BY DAYLIGHT no night work will be necessary. Passengers, (in- 
valids especially) may, therefore, rest quiet in 
their beds at night, as it will only be necessary to start ear- 
ly enough in the morning, to ensure their arrival at the place 
of destination in the evening of the same day, from ten to 
twelve hours being time sufficient to perform the route. Not 
only invalids but passengers generally, are not accustomed to 
the unpleasant sensations which the machinery of the steam boat 
invariably occasions, particularly when they wish repose, and 
will find an infinite advantage in giving this boat the prefer- 
ence. 

Way passengers, (ladies in particular) will find this boat 
infinitely more convenient than any other. Those who have trav- 
elled in other boats, have witnessed the delay, the difficulty, 
if not danger, which attends the taking passengers on board at 
night. In this boat, no such delay, difficulty, or danger will 
be encountered, - all her movements will be performed in the 



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day-time, as it is the intention that she will start at 6 o'- 
clock in the morning, and arrive at or before six in the even- 
ing, allowing from ten to twelve hours for the trip D 

We should not be surprised if many of the citizens of 
Richmond prefer this boat to the Powhatan and Norfolk, because 

they will thereby avoid travelling at night. - 
EXPECT PATRONS 

FROM RICHMOND Two or three stages arrive here daily from Rich- 
mond, in any of which a passage may be taken, so 
as to be in readiness to start early next morning. 

One other advantage should not be omitted. The gentleman 
who it is understood will take charge of the boat, is an exper- 
ienced navigator, and possessing a disposition in every way 
calculated to promote the convenience and comfort of his pas- 
sengers. 

These advantages, and many others that might be named, 
will ensure to the new boat a full share of public patronage. 
-[REPUBLICAN. 

♦ 

Aug. 13 - INTERESTING TO THOSE TRAVELLING SOUTH 
Beacon 

We learn by the Washington, (N.C.) Recorder, that 

the Steam-Boat Sea Horse has commenced running thrice a week 

between Plymouth and Elizabeth City - thereby completing the 

line. The stage from Fayetteville passed through that place 

on Wednesday last, with six passengers from that flourishing 

town, who noticed the accommodations on the route, in terms 

of particular approbation. 



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Aug. 14 - THE NEW & ELEGAM 

Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT 

RICHMOND 



Will leave Newton's Wharf, at 4 o'clock this afternoon 
for Richmond. 

♦ 

Aug. 15 - This remarkably rapid and elegantly fitted Packet, 
Beacon 

being now prepared to commence her regular route 

between Norfolk, City-Point and Richmond, the proprietors re- 
spectfully invite a manifestation of the public patronage. 

Every arrangement has been made, both as to the 
SCHEDULE OF 
THE RICHMOND Bar, and the accommodations necessary to assure 

entire satisfaction to those who may travel on her. 

She will leave Norfolk on Mondays and Fridays at four, 
P. M. - stop at City-Point about 1 A. M., and arrive at Rich- 
mond on the mornings of Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

Leave Richmond on Wednesdays and Sundays at four, P. M. - 
stop at City-Point about 9 P. M. , and arrive at Norfolk about 
seven or eight in the morning of Thursdays and Mondays. On 
her passage from Norfolk to Richmond, she will take on passen- 
gers about nine at night, from James Town, and at the same 
place, about one, A. M. , on her way from Richmond to Norfolk. 

The wharf at Manchester, immediately opposite the central 

part of the City of Richmond, has been procured for the Boat - 

the distance is about one-half that from Rocketts, 
WHARF LOCATED 
IN MANCHESTER and arrangements have been made, by which hacks 

and baggage carts will always be ready on the ar- 
rival of the Boat, to convey passengers and their baggage, free 



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of bridge toll, to any part of the city. 

Persons intending to take passage from on board any of 

the vessels laying at City-Point, are respectfully notified 

that the Boat will stop only off the wharf, 
ONLY ONE STOP 
AT CITY-POINT from whence passengers will regularly embark. 

This regulation has been rendered necessary 

from the inconvenience of letting off steam, at every vessel, 

from which any one may be desirous to take passage. 

The rates of passage are the same as those on board the 

Powhatan and Norfolk. 

EDWARD L. YOUNG 
Commander. 



Aug. 15 - BEACON MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Richmond, 
Beacon 

Young, Richmond, 15 hours. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 24 hours, with 

30 passengers - among them Lieuts. Springer and Green, of the 

Navy, and Capt. Lewis and Lieut. Blaney, of the Engineers. 



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ALEXANDRIA IS 
NEXT IN LINE 



Aug. 17 - STEM BOAT BETWEEN NORFOLK 

Beacon 

AND ALEXANDRIA 

At a meeting of the citizens of Alexandria, held on 
the 11th inst., for the purpose of taking into consideration 
the propriety of establishing a Steam-Boat to ply between that 
city and this place, it was resolved that it would be a consid- 
erable advantage to the place, and, that the amount of stock 
proposed to be raised there would be subscribed; that the price 
of each share subscribed there be 100 dollars. - A committee 
was appointed to solicit subscriptions and to call a meeting, 
when they deemed it necessary to report their progress. 



Aug. 19 - Alexandria, August 13 

Herald 

At a meeting of the citizens of Alexandria, held at 

the Exchange Coffee House on the 11th inst. for the purpose of 

taking into consideration the propriety of establishing a 

Steam Boat to ply between this town and Norfolk, Jacob Hoffman, 

Esq. was called to the Chair, and W. D. Simms, was 
JACOB HOFFMAN 
CHAIRMAN appointed Secretary. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 
Resolved , That in the opinion of this meeting, the establish- 
ment of a Steam Boat between this place and Norfolk 
will be a considerable advantage to this town, and that the 
amount of stock proposed to be raised will be subscribed: 
Resolved . That one hundred dollars be the price of each share 
of that part of the stock to be subscribed for in 



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Alexandria; 

Resolved , That a committee of three persons be appointed to 

wait on the citizens for subscriptions, and that it 
consist of William Fowle, Hugh Smith and Phineas Janney; 
Resolved , That the committee when they deem it necessary, call 

a meeting of the citizens, to receive their report 
of the progress of their duties; 
Resolved . That the proceedings of this meeting be published in 

the newspapers of the town. 

JACOB HOFFMAN 
Chairman 
W. D. SIMMS, Secretary 



Aug. 17 - From the RICHMOND ENQUIRER of Friday 
Herald 

Wednesday morning we had the satisfaction to hail 

the arrival of the new Steam Boat Richmond, which is intended 

to ply regularly between Norfolk and this City. The elegance 

of her equipment, and the velocity of her movement have been 

highly commended. She is said to have sailed 
RICHMOND HAILS 
HER NAMESAKE from James Town to City Point, (the distance 

estimated at 50 miles) in three hours, 50 min- 
utes, the tide ahead for a part of the route, and the wind 
ahead during the whole of it. 



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Aug. 19 - The Steam Boat Richmond has fairly out run the ex- 
Herald 

pectations of the public. The few trials that have 

been made of her speed might almost induce a belief that it 
has never yet been equalled, and that it would be a difficult 
matter to exceed it. Her engine of course must be of a pecu- 
liar structure, admirably proportioned - perfect 

THE RICHMOND'S 

SPEED ACCLAIMED in all its parts. It is said by competent jud- 
ges to be equal to any that ha3 ever been made 
in the United States; and experience has fully justified the 
remark. - It was constructed by Mr. Charles Reeder, of Balti- 
more, in a plan of his own, and it is worthy of the consider- 
ation of those who may hereafter be concerned in Steam Boats, 
whether the example of the Richmond is not a proof of superi- 
ority of his engines, sufficient to determine a preference in 
his favor. 



Aug. 20 - PARTY OF PLEASURE 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat 

VIRGINIA 

Will make a trip to the Capes on SATURDAY MORNING, at 
10 o'clock. Ladies and Gentlemen wishing to participate, 
will please give notice at the Baltimore Packet Office, on 
Newton's Wharf, in the course of toda y, or early tomorrow , 
that suitable preparations may be made for the party, as 
Dinner and Ref reshments will be provided. 



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THE NORFOLK LOSES 
HER SUPREMACY 



EACON MARINE NEWS 
ARRIVED 



Aug. 21 - Steam-Boat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 16 hours, 
22 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 14i hours, 
10 passengers. 



Aug. 24 - Steam-Boat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 16 hours, 
24 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 13 hours, 
20 passengers. 



Aug. 28 - Steam-Boat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 16 hours, 

9 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 13 hours, 

10 passengers. 



Sept. 4 - Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 14 hours, 
18 passengers, amongst them Com. A. Sinclair. 

Steam-3oat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 15 hours, 
6 passengers. 



Sept. 7 - Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 16 hours, 
34 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 16 hours, 
10 passengers. 



Sept 14 - Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 14 hours, 17 
minutes, 18 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Perkins, Richmond, 16 hours, 
27 passengers. 



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Aug. 27 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

RICHMOND 



Will hereafter leave 

Norfolk on Mondays and Fridays, at 11 A. M. - stop at 

City-Point between 7 and 8 P. M. and arrive at Richmond 

about 1 or 2 o'clock, A. M. on Tuesdays and Satur- 
CHANGE OF 
SCHEDULE days. - On her passage from Norfolk to Richmond, 

she will take on passengers at James-Town about 4 

P. M. 
She will leave Richmond on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 
at 11 A. M. - stop at City-Point about 9 P. M. arrive at 
Norfolk about 7 or 8 o'clock on the morning of Thursdays 
and Sundays. On her passage from Richmond to Norfolk, she 
will take on passengers at James-Town about 1 A. M, 

EDWARD L. YOUNG, 
Captain. 



Sept. 2 - The Subscribers to the Stock for building a Steam 
Herald 

Boat to run between Norfolk and Alexandria, are 

requested to give their attendance at the Exchange Coffee 

House, THIS AFTERNOON, at 4 o' clock. 



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A NORTH-BOUND 
CONNECTION 



Sept. 14 - IMPORTANT TO TRAVELLERS 

Beacon 

NEW ARRANGEMENT 



Through to Philadelphia Daily, in Fifteen Hours, 
Baltimore and Philadelphia Line of Steam-Boats, 

Via Elkton and Wilmington, 

EAGLE, Capt. Campbell; 

NEW JERSEY, Capt. Wallington; 
SUPERIOR, Capt. Milner; 

VESTA, Capt. Burns. 

Connected by excellent Stages and Post Coaches; land 

carriage less than 18 miles, over good turnpike road, form 

a daily line to and from Philadelphia. A 
LESS THAN EIGHTEEN 
MILES OVER LAND Steam-Boat leaves Bowley«s Wharf every 

evening at 5 o' clocks The passengers 
will leave Elkton immediately on their arrival for Wilming- 
ton, where a Steam-Boat will be ready to receive them, and 
will arrive at Philadelphia between 7 and 9 o'clock in the 
morning, in time for any of the Steam-Boats going to New- 
York, eg 

BRISCOE & PARTRIDGE 
Agents 



1818 



Sept. 15 - STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat 

RICHMOND 

Will leave Newton's Wharf on Thursday morning, on a 
party of pleasure to the Bay Side, provided a sufficient 
number shall offer by Wednesday evening, to make it an 
object. A subscription paper is left at the store of Mr. 
Joseph F, Cunningham, where those wishing to participate 
will do well to enter their names at an early hour, as 
only 60 can be accommodated. 

EDWARD L. YOUNG, 
Captain« 



84 



Sept. 25 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain Ferguson, 

Will make a trip to the Capes on Saturday morning 
next, at 10 o'clock, in a party of pleasure, weather per- 
mitting. 



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Sept. 25 - NOTICE 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT 

NORFOLK 



In connection with the Baltimore Boat VIRGINIA, will 
leave Richmond on Sundays and Wednesdays, at 11 o'clock, 
A. Mo and arrive at Norfolk on Monday and Thursday morn- 
ings. Will leave Norfolk on Tuesdays, at 11 
A BALTIMORE 

& RICHMOND o'clock, and Fridays at 8 o'clock, A. M., and 
CONNECTION 

arrive the following mornings at Ricnmond. 

This alteration has been made with a view to the 
accommodation of passengers, and it is hoped will meet 
with general approbation. 

The Norfolk's accommodations are too well known to 
need comment. 

JOHN PERKINS, 
Commander 



Sept. 28 - The Stockholders of the Roanoke Steam-Boat 
Beacon 

Company, are hereby notified that a requi- 
sition of Ten Dollars per share, upon the stock held by 
each respectively, is required to be paid to the Treas- 
urer of said Company, on or before the 15th of October 
next. 

By Order of the 3oard of Directors., 

THOMAS WILLIAMSON, 
Treasurer 



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Sept 30- NAVY HOTEL 

Herald 

(Sign of the Eagle) 

The Subscriber having leased that large and commodious 
Brick Building, No. 45 Main street, (two doors below the Bea- 
con Office, and the third from the corner of Commerce street) 

will open on Thursday, the first of October, a 
SPECIAL APPEAL 
TO TRAVELLERS HOUSE for PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, under the above 

title. To make it desirable for a stopping 
place to Travellers, he has been particularly careful so to 
arrange it, that families can be accommodated with suites of 
Apartments detached from the public rooms, and fitted up in 
the neatest and most convenient style. The Chambers, he 
trusts, being furnished with good Beds, and always kept in 
the neatest order, will give hirr some claim to the attention 
of Travellers. His TABLE will be provided with the best 
fare that the market affords; his BAR well stored with choic - 
est Liquors , and his best exertions will be given to keep at 
all times the most active, honest and respectful waiters. To 
the great essential of good Stables, Hostlers and Provender, 

he flatters himself he has not been inattentive. 
CONVENIENT FOR 
BUSINESSMEN His particular regard to every thing that may 

promote the comfort and agreeable entertainment 

of all who may favor hiir. with their company; added to the 

pleasant and convenient situation of the establishment, (to 

men of business especially) much experience in this line, and 

great assiduity to please, he doubts not will assure him a 

liberal share of public support. 

PRIVATE PARTIES can be accommodated with rooms appropri- 



1813 87 

ated for the purpose, and always in readiness; the Public 
Assemblies, or Select Parties can be furnished with handsome 
apartments at short notice,, 

BOARDERS by the Day, Week, Month or Year, he feels per- 
suaded, will, after a short trial, find the NAVY HOTEL well 
adapted to their taste and comfort,, 

ASA ROGERSON 



Oct. 10 - The Stockholders of the Alexandria and Norfolk 
Beacon 

Steam-Boat Company, are requested to attend a 

meeting to be held at the Steam Boat Hotel, at half-past 4 
o'clock THIS EVENING, when some business of great import- 
ance will be submitted to them. 

BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE 



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Oct. 0- i TL AM BOAT VIRGINIA 

Herald 

Tha fine structure and superior performance of this 
boat, and the excellent conduct and management of her command- 
er, are themes of public admiration. Her trips are performed 
with certainty and regularity, and a traveller who takes his 

passage in her, or who wishes to arrive at ei- 
HER CONSISTENTLY 
FINE PERFORMANCE ther of her starting places on time, to do so 

may always be assured that his calculations 
will not be frustrated by the occurrence of any of those acci- 
dents or failures to which Steam Boats sometimes are liable. 
We do not recollect a single instance wherein the Virginia has 
been thrown out of her regular days of running, and very few 
indeed in which she has not been punctual within the stated 
hour of her arrival. V/ind or weather are not obstacles to her 

regular progress; let the angry Chesapeake 

CAPTAIN FERGUSON 

DEFIES THE STORM heave its foaming surges mountain high, she 

pursues her way over its rough bosom with 
speed and safety. Of this we had an arduous trial on her way 
down from Baltimore Thursday night. The day was uncommonly 
tempestuous, and when Captain Ferguson cast off from Bowley's 
Wharf he had before him the prospect of a most boisterous pas- 
sage; but he knew the strength of his boat, and, confident in 
his own skill and experience, and in the good conduct of his 

assistants, he saw no cause for doubt or appre- 

SURE OF HIMSELF 

AND OF HIS CREW hension. Under these circumstances, and with 

upwards of three hundred passengers on board, 
he set forward. Towards night the gale increased to a tremen- 
dous hurricane, and so continued until morning, but the Vir- 
ginia still kept her course in defiance of the angry elements, 



181)3 89 

and never stopped her wheels from the time she left Baltimore 
until she reached her destination. People may talk about the 
danger of travelling in the Steam Boats, or their liability to 

accidents, and make whatever other objections 

FEAR OF PERIL 

SET AT NAUGHT their timorous minds imagine; but all suppositit- 
ious objections must vanish before proof which 
the Virginia has given, of their perfect security under the most 
trying circumstances. - It is very true that accidents may hap- 
pen to Steam Boats, and so they may to all other vessels, 
througn the negligence, ignorance or bad management of those 
who have the care of them; but we should prooably never have 
heard, or even thought of such accidents, if every Steam Boat 

had been as well constructed and equipped, and 
EXPERIENCE PLUS 
CARE THE REASON had been intrusted to as careful and experienced 

hands as the Virginia. We have some reason to 

speak thus forcibly of the Virginia, as one of the Editors has 

made several trips in her, some of which were calculated not 

only to try her strength, but to test the fortitude and skill 

of her commander; and he does not hesitate to say that he has 

always felt himself as secure in the Virginia, as he could on 

a ship of the largest class. On board the Virginia, none are 

employed but men of character. Every indi- 
CREW KNOWS ITS DUTY 

AND RESPONSIBILITY vidual knows his duty, appreciates his re- 
sponsibility and is always at his post when 
required,, and when the passenger views the rolling billow and 
hears the howling of the tempest, the continued and sleepless 
vigilance of the commander, and the order and attention dis- 
played in every department of duty, are evidences of safety in 
which we may fearlessly confide. 



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A detachment of 220 infantry troops under the command of 

Major Burd of the U. S. Army, arrived in the Virginia, and are 

quartered at Craney Island. We understand they 
BROUGHT TROOPS 
EN ROUTE SOUTH are destined for the defense of our Southern 

frontier. These troops have been recruited in 

the neighborhood of Baltimore, and are a fine body of men. 



Oct. 20- UNEXPECTED DESPATCH 
Herald 



The Steam Boat Richmond left Norfolk on Tuesday 
morning at a quarter past 12, performed her passage to Rich- 
mond, and returned to Norfolk on Wednesday night, at a quar- 
ter before nine. - On her way up and down the river, she 

stopped two hours, and at Richmond four and a 

SHUTTLE SERVICE 

OF THE RICHMOND half hours. The distance to Richmond is var- 
iously estimated at from a hundred and seven- 
ty to a hundred and forty miles; but the true distance as it 
is travelled by the Boat, which is to go out of her way to 
call at the different landing places, is about one hundred 
and fifty miles. - From the time of the Richmond's departure 
to that of her return, is thirty-two hours and a half - De- 
duct from that, six and a half she was not under way, and 
she was but twent y- six nours in going three hundred miles . 
The tide was as much against her as in her favor, so that 
she was in no wise indebted to it for the rapidity of her 
movements© 



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THE SEA HORSE 
COMES NORTH 



Oct. 26- MARINE NEWS 

Beacon 

ARRIVED 



Steam-Boat Sea-Horse, Waite, Elizabeth 
City, (N. C.) 16 hours from Currituck - came 
in here for repairs. The Sea-Horse has been 
running for some months between Elizabeth-City 
and Plymouth. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Young, Richmond, 14^ 
hours, with 50 passengers. 



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Oct. 30- STEAM BOAT LAUNCH 

H erald 

On Wednesday was launched by the ship yard of Mr, 

Edmund Allmand, at Herbert's Point, the Steam Boat ROANOKE, 

being the third vessel of that description which has been 

built in this place within the last two years. 

The Roanoke was built expressly for a tow boat, to ply 

between the falls of the Roanoke and the southern end of the 

Dismal Swamp Canal; and as far as it is possiole 
DESIGNED AS 
A TOW BOAT to judge from the excellence of her construction, 

we may safely say that she is in the best manner 

fitted for that purpose, having strength of timber and power 

of steam far beyond the generality of boats of her class. - 

She is 107 feet in length, and 26 in breadth, and 9 feet hold. 

Her wings, or wheel guards take their swell from the bow, and 

extend in the form of a semi-circle to the stern; 
A NEW IDEA 
IN DESIGN so that the space on the deck is almost double the 

area of the vessel. This additional room on deck, 
as it does not retard the movement of the boat, certainly is 
a useful improvement to it; a vessel so constructed may carry 
a very large deck load, without incommoding the passengers in 
the least 

The engine intended for the Roanoke was made in England, 
upon the plan of Bolton & Watt, and was imported for the Nor- 
folk, but did not arrive until after that boat had 
ENGINE BUILT 
IN ENGLAND commenced running. - It is of ponderous dimensions, 

and is supposed to exceed in strength and power any 
of the engines fabricated in the United States. 

It is calculated that the Roanoke will be at Elizabeth City 



1818 93 

by the 20th of December,, 

Mr. Allmand has also on the stocks, and will have ready to 

launch by the middle of December, four large canal boats, to 

carry from 50 to 60 hhds. of tobacco, and which, with 
CANAL BOATS 
ON THE WAYS those of a similar construction in a greater state 

of forwardness at other building yards, will be at 
the Falls on or before the 31st of December. - The Steam Boat 
is calculated to tow four of these boats full freighted, with 
ease - the canal will be opened about the middle of November, 
so that before the new year begins, every facility necessary 
to the safe and expeditious transportation of the Roanoke pro- 
duce will be in readiness to bring it to market. 

"Thus far we sail before the wind" - Our friends on the 
Roanoke will hence perceive that so far, we have not slept 
while they watched. Be it still our determination not to quit 
the deck and go below, till we have given our difficulties a 
good offing, and fairly made the latitude of a successful ex- 
periment. 



[ NOTE ; No evidence was found in the newspapers, that the Roan- 
oke ever entered into the service for which she was de- 
signed. Probably the unfinished state, and limited navigation 
of the Dismal Swamp Canal at the time, frustrated early efforts 
to capitalize upon it as a link in a Roanoke River trade. 

Vie have seen the steamboat Norfolk return after an unsuc- 
cessful venture in North Carolina waters; the Sea Horse is back 
for repairs, and will soon operate in Virginia waters, while we 
shall see much the same pattern followed by the Albemarle. 

According to contemporary news reports, the Dismal Swamp 
Canal was opened on a limited scale in 1812, about six miles of 
its length being but 18 feet wide, with recesses cut in the 
banks at intervals, in order to allow boats to pass each other. 
The work of widening the canal to a uniform width of 30 feet, 
and rebuilding the wooden locks in stone f began after the War 
of 1812, and was extended until late in the 1820' s. 

During the progress of the work, the canal was drained each 
spring, and was not reopened to navigation until late in the 
fall. ] 

♦ 



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Nov. 6 - The Steam Boat Norfolk left this place on Wednesday 
Herald 

last for Baltimore. Captain Benjamin Ferguson, of 

that city, who is the principal owner of the Norfolk, and who 

took his passage home in her, intends to have 
THE NORFOLK TO 
GET NEW ENGINE her engine, which has proved defective, taken 

out, and one of greater force of steam and 
strength of construction put in its place. It is not known 
whether the Norfolk will, after being thus equipped, resume 
her old line between Norfolk and Richmond, or find a new em- 
ployment. 



Nov. 9 - The Chairman informed the Company that the object 
Minute 

Book of their meeting was to consider certain proposit- 
ions agreed to on the part of the stockholders of 
the Steam Boat Powhatan, and having in view the Union of that 

Boat with the Richmond, and after being variously 
PLANS MAKING 

FOR A MERGER amended, it was Resolved: That Messrs. John South- 
gate, C. H. Smith, Philip Henop and Albert Allmand 
be a Committee who shall have full power and authority to con- 
clude with the proprietors of the Powhatan, definitive articles 
of Union, which shall be obligatory on the Company. 



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CAPTAIN YOUNG 
TAKES A WIFE 



Nov. 13 - MARRIED, by the Rev'd. Mr. Low, Captain Edward L. 
Beacon 

Young, of the Steam-Boat Richmond, to Miss Harriet 

Colley, second daughter of the late Capt. William Colley, all 

of this Borough. 



Nov. 17 - Col. Armistead of the U. S„ Corps of Engineers, 
Beacon 

Capt. Elliott and Purser Breeze of the Navy, and 

Major John Clarke, of Henrico, went passengers yesterday in 

the Steam-Boat Virginia for Baltimore 

Major-General Scott of the U. S. Army, his Lady and 

Miss Mayo, George Moore and Ro<, Stanard, Esq'r. attorney 

for the United States for this district, went passengers 

in the Steam-Boat Richmond,, 



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Nov. 28 - STEAM-BOAT VIRGINIA 

Beacon 

Knowing the anxiety, which any irregularity in the 
arrival of this superior boat would create, and in expectation, 
as usual, with being furnished with something new or interest- 
ing for the entertainment of our readers, we kept our paper 
open until this morning. The arrival of the boat at half past 
1 o'clock, relieved any apprehension as to her safety - but we 
are disappointed on the score of news, as the papers are almost 
exclusively occupied with the reports of the Commissioners, on 
South American affairs. 

The Virginia left Baltimore at the usual hour, (half after 
9 o'clock) on Thursday morning, and when off the Three Sisters, 

about 15 miles below Annapolis, one of her cog 
MINOR ACCIDENT 
CAUSES DELAY wheels gave way, which compelled her to put back 

as far as Annapolis, to repair the damage. She 

got into that harbor about 6 o'clock in the evening, and having 

made the necessary repairs, left there yesterday morning about 

4 o'clock. She had 18 cabin passengers, and some sailors for a 

ship in Hampton Roads. 



Dec. 8 - THE STOCKHOLDERS 

Beacon 

In the Roanoke Steam-Boat Company are hereby notified 

that their first annual meeting will be held at the Steam-Boat 

Hotel, THIS DAY at 2 o'clock, at which time and place they are 

requested to attend in person or by proxy. 

GEORGE NEWTON 
President 

♦ 



1818 97 

Dec. 7 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE 

Herald 

Arrived: 

Steam Boat Richmond, Young, 16 hours from Richmond - 16 
passengers. 

Steam Boat Mississippi, John Pastorius, master, K days 
from New-York bound to N-Orleans. The Mississippi is schr. 
rigged, and was built at Philadelphia, from which place she 

lately departed for N-Orleans, but her machinery hav- 
BIRDS OF 

PASSAGE ing received some injury, in coming out of the Dela- 
ware, and being driven northward by southerly winds, 
put into New-York. On her way from thence, on Friday last, 
off the Capes, of Virginia, the heads of her boilers gave way, 
and her sails were split in a severe gale of wind, which com- 
pelled her to put in here to refit. 

IN HAMPTON ROADS: The Steam Boat Maid of Orleans, Morri- 
son, from Philadelphia, (where she was lately built) bound to 
Mobile, put in for a harbor. The Maid of Orleans is rigged as 
a three masted schooner, and intends making her passage to Mo- 
bile without the aid of steam. 



Dec. 8 - NOTICE 

Beacon 

The Stockholders of the Roanoke Steam-Boat Company 

are hereby notified, that a requisition of 50 per cent, upon 

the stock held by each respectively, is required to be paid 

to the Treasurer, on or before the 1st of January next. 

GEORGE NEWTON, 
President. 

♦ 



1818 98 



This line of stages commenced on Monday tne 30th ulto 
to run between Raleigh and Plymouth, (N.C.) twice a weeko To 
leave each end of the line on Monday and Friday mornings, meet 
in Tarborough in the evening of the same days, and return the 
ensuing days; so as to make a trip in two days, without any 

loss of rest to the travellers. Every attention 
A NIGHT'S REST 

WHILE EN ROUTE will be paid to render this line pleasant to pas- 
sengers - the drivers are careful, expeditious 
and accommodating - the horses good - the carriages new, and 
not surpassed by any in the Southern country for ease and comfort 
- and the roads excellent. 

The line opens a convenient and expeditious route to Nor- 
folk, and thence by Steam-Boat to Northern cities. It will unite 
with the Ferry Steam-Boat from Plymouth to Edenton, from whence 

there is already a well regulated line of stages to 
FERRY ACROSS 

ALBEMARLE Norfolk. Thus the traveller from the South and f rom 
SOUND 

the West, bound for the Northern States, through Ral- 
eigh, will find this the most convenient and comfortable route. 
Public patronage is respectfully solicited. 

HENRY POTTER 
WILLIAM SCOTT 
J. J. S. RUFFIN 



1818 99 

Dec. 12 - MARINE NEWS : Arrived: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 
Beacon 

from Baltimore, 25 hours, with 36 passengers - among 

them Com. James Barron, of the Navy, - Mr. Christopher Fry, of 
this place. The Virginia did not arrive here until half after 
11 o'clock yesterday morning, having been detained by a heavy 
fog, on account of which, she was frequently compelled to dead- 
en her head way from apprehension of running ashore « 

+ 

Dec. 17 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, Capt. Coffin, arrived here 
Beacon 

yesterday from Richmond. The Powhatan has been com- 
pletely repaired, and her speed considerably improved. She 
will resume her regular run between this place and Richmond as 
formerly. 

♦ 

Dec. 18 - STEAM BOATS. - The Steam Boat Powhatan, Captain 
Herald 

Coffin, arrived here on Wednesday morning in 14i 

hours from Richmond. The Powhatan has had her machinery thor- 
oughly overhauled, and considerably simplified and improved, 

which gives her the advantage of moving with 
NEW SPEED FOR 
OLD POWHATAN greater regularity and speed than she has ever 

done before. The simple plan upon which her ma- 
chinery is constructed, while it assures the foregoing advan- 
tages, must increase the confidence of the passengers, as it 
is plain to every one that it is less liable to derangement 
than formerly, and even in that case may be adjusted without 
a moment's detention. In about a fortnight from now the Pow- 
hatan will recommence running between this place and Richmond, 
in conjunction with the Steam Boat Richmond; the two boats be- 



1818 100 

ing thus united, and each making two trips a week on different 
days, a regular line will be formed, which for facility of com- 
munication will be adequate for every exigency. 

The Steam Boat Richmond, on her passage down on Sunday 
night last, unfortunately damaged one of her water wheels, which 
delayed her here until Tuesday afternoon; she, however, started 

at half past 4 o'clock, and returned here at the usual 
MAKING UP 
LOST TIME hour (2 o'clock) on Thursday morning; performing the 

whole run in something more than thirt y- three hours . 

four of which she stopped at Richmond, &c. &c # 



RICHMOND-POWHATAN 
MERGER APPROVED 



Dec. 26 - On motion, Resolved, that this meeting do receive 

Minute 

Book as official, the report of Messrs. Southgate, All- 

mand and Myers, who represent that they, with Wil- 
liam Milhado, have examined the Boat Powhatan, and find that 
she merely requires the following additions, viz: Covers for 
the Boilers, hatchway, over the machinery for its protection, 
and patent lights on her deck, which additions have been sug- 
gested by the Engineer of said Boat, and may be made at any 
convenient time, and this meeting do therefore declare the 
Powhatan in a situation to be received into the Union under 
the agreement of the 12th November, 1818. 00 



1818 101 

Dec. 28 - The Steam-Boat Virginia did not arrive here Friday 
Beacon 

as heretofore. We understand, that it was the in- 
tention of Captain Ferguson, should the ice in Pe- 
tapsco present any formidable impediment to his progress, *o 
lay the Virginia up for a time, and avail himself of the op- 
portunity to have such repairs as she might require. 



THE ALBEMARLE 
IS ON HER WAY 



Dec. 30 - The Steam Boat Albemarle, Crocker, from New-York, 
Herald 

bound to Edenton, N. C. got in at Currituck Inlet, 

on Friday last, without meeting with any accident from stormy 
weather. She was only 36 hours under way - Mr. Decker, pilot 
of the Albemarle, has arrived here over land from Currituck - 
the sloop Revenue, Small, laden with a cargo of salt and nor- 
thern produce, from Richmond bound to Washington, N. C„, has 
been cast away upon Currituck Bar - crew saved, vessel bilged 
and cargo lost. - A schooner from North Carolina, laden with 
naval stores and cotton, bound to New-York, was also cast away 
on Thursday night last, about 9 miles north of Currituck Bar - 
and a northern sloop laden with onions, potatoes, cheese, &c. 
(supposed to have been bound into the Chesapeake, but had been 
forced to the southward of the Capes in a snow storm Wednesday 
last) was ashore off Back Bay, a small distance north of Knott's 

Island. 

+ 
+0+ 

♦ 

-oOo- 
.o. 



1819 102 



Jan. 1 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE - Arrived: Steam Boat Powhatan, 
Herald 

Coffin, 11 hours from City Point, having been pre- 
vented by the ice from proceeding any further. 



Jan. 6- NOTICE 

Herald 

Subscribers for a Steam Boat to run between Norfolk 
and Alexandria, are hereby notified, that they will be called 
upon in a day or two by the Treasurer, for the first install- 
ment of 10 per cent, on the amount of Stock, agreeably to the 
Articles of Association. It is hoped every one will be pre- 
pared to meet the application promptly. 

THE COMMITTEE 



Jan. 9 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

POWHATAN, 

Capt. Coffin, 

Will start for City Point, (and Richmond if the ice in 
the river does not prevent,) THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock. 



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Jan. 11- NEW LINES 

Herald 

The Subscriber has the pleasure to inform the public, 
that he has, in connection with Captain William Scott, of Ral- 
eigh, established a 

NEW LINE OF STAGES 
From this place through to Raleigh; to run through in two days, 
twice a week - leaving Mr. Lewis Leroy's Hotel every Tuesday 
and Saturday at 6 A. M« , and arriving in Raleigh, (by way of 
Tarborough) on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 P. M. Leaves Ral- 
eigh on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 4 A. M. and arrives at Wash- 
ington on Sundays and Wednesdays at 4 P. M, - Also 

A REGULAR 
LINE OF STAGES 

In conjunction with the Edenton and Plymouth Steam Boat; 
runs twice a week between Plymouth and Newbern - leaves Plym- 
outh Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 A. M. and arrives at Newbern, 
(through this place) on Mondays and Thursdays by (A.M.) - 
leaves Newbern at 12 same days and arrives at Plymouth at 4 P« 
M. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

These lines are supplied with active Horses, careful Dri- 
vers, good Public Houses, Smooth Roads, and are driven in day 
time - with such accommodations the Proprietors hope to render 
comfortable all who travel these roads. The Tarborough route 
commences on Tuesday, January 5th, 16199 

D . KING 

Washington, N. Co, January 11 



1819 104 

Jan 12- NORFOLK & HAMPTON 

Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT 

♦ 

The Steam-Boat 

SEA-HORSE 

Will commence running to and from Hampton, TO-MORROW - 
will leave Newton's Wharf at 12 o'clock,, 

♦ 

Jan, 13 - STEAM BOAT TO HAMPTON 

Herald 

We do most cordially congratulate the public on the 

establishment of a steam boat communication with Hampton. The 

steam boat Sea Horse, which has been undergoing some repairs 

since her arrival from North Carolina, is now in 
HAMPTON AT 
LONG LAST complete order, and will commence her run between 

this place and Hampton today at 12 o'clock. It is 
understood that the mail will hereafter be transported in the 
Sea Horse; and when we recollect the many serious disappoint- 
ments and embarrassments which were experienced in this town 
during the time the mail was conveyed in the common sail boats, 

we hail the assurances of its future speedy and punctu- 
5PEEDING 
THE MAIL al transmission with the livliest feelings of joy; and 

we trust that a sense of important accommodation alone, 

will urge our citizens to take an active interest in supporting 

the establishment. 

It is our firm belief that the proprietors of the Sea Horse 

will find the enterprize to succeed beyond their expectations. 

How many families of this town have deplored the want of a prop- 



1819 . 10$ 

er means of conveyance across to the Hampton shore, for the 
sake of health? An invalid would not venture in a common 
vessel because an adverse tide, or a calm, might subject him 
to a tedious and trying passage, during which he might be ex- 
posed to a scorching sun, or the no less deleterious effects 
of an evening dew. But now the certainty of a quick and a- 
greeable passage in the steam boat in all weathers, will in- 
duce every one who feels any necessity for a change of air, 
to take a trip in her; - and instead of a ride into the coun- 
try thro' dusty roads on a dry summer day, an ex- 

A PLEASANT 

EXCURSION cursion to Hampton will afford a tenfold more pleas- 
ing recreation, upon cheaper terms. We are very 
much mistaken, too, if the town of Hampton does not profit 
very considerably by the running of the steam boat, and why 
may we not also calculate that this great facility of inter- 
course will be the means of giving our market a new and val- 
uable source of supply for table use? Where is there a finer 
country for the production of fresh fowl, butter, vegetables, 
&c. than the neighborhood of Hampton? The high prices which 
these products will always command here, and the little trouble 
which will attend the bringing of them to our market, will at 
least offer the fairest inducements to those who may undertake 
it. 



1819 106 

Jan. 15- HAMPTON STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat Sea-Horse, Capt. Waite, commenced run- 
ning between this place and Hampton, on Wednesday last. The Boat 
started from Newton's Wharf, with the mail and several passen- 
gers, at a few minutes past 1 o'clock, P. M. and ar- 
TWO HOURS & 

TEN MINUTES rived at Hampton in two hours and It) minutes, a dis- 
tance of 18 miles. She returned to Norfolk yester- 
day morning at 11 o'clock, having left Hampton at 9, and depart- 
ed again for the latter place at 1 o'clock,. 

The advantages resulting from this arrangement to the in- 
habitants of both places must be sufficiently obvious to all. 
The commercial part of our citizens will, in a peculiar manner 
reap the benefits of it. The mail, which has not unfrequently 
been detained by calms and adverse winds until a late hour in 
the afternoon, will now reach here by 11 o'clock, A. M. afford- 
ing to persons receiving letters by that route, an opportunity 
of replying to them by the Northern mail via Petersburg, which 
closes at 1 P. M 

The facility which it will afford to country friends in 
the vicinity of Hampton, in bringing their productions to a 

market where they are certain of meeting a ready 
SHOULD HELP TO 
MARKET PRODUCE sale at good prices, will not be considered as 

the least among many benefits to be derived from 
this mode of conveyance. We congratulate our fellow-citizens 
of Norfolk and Hampton upon the establishment of this delight- 
ful, speedy and certain means of communication, and feel confi- 
dent, that the Proprietors of the Sea-Horse will find themselves 
amply remunerated, and their efforts to promote the interest of 
the two places, duly appreciated by a liberal and discerning 
country. + 



1819 



107 



Jan. 16 - THE STEAM- BOAT 

Beacon 

SEA-HORSE 

Will leave Norfolk at 10 o'clock THIS DAY, for 

Hampton, and return in the evening. 

Will leave Norfolk on SUNDAY MORNING, at 10 o'clock, 

and return the same evening,, 



Jan. 18 - 
Beacon 



THE STEAM-BOAT 
SEA-HORSE 



Has commenced her regular passage between Norfolk 
and Hampton: 



LEAVES NORFOLK: 




LEAVES HAMPTON: 




On Mondays at 


1 o'clock 






Tuesdays 


11 


Tuesdays 


8 ) 
4 ) 


Wednesdays 


7 ) 
1 ) 


Wednesdays 


10 


Thursdays 


1 


Thursdays 


8 ) 
4 ) 


Fridays 


7 ) 
1 ) 


Fridays 


10 


Saturdays 


1 


Saturdays 


8 ) 
4 ) 


Sundays 


10 


Sundays 


4 



SINGLE PASSAGE $1 

Passengers to and from Norfolk and Hampton in the same 
day, at price of a single passage. 



1819 108 

JAMES RIVER STEAM BOAT 
COMPANY ORGANIZED 

Jan. 16 - We the Stockholders of the Steam Boats Richmond and 
Minute 

Book Powhatan, to wit, Littleton W. Tazewell, Robert Wal- 
ker, Francis B„ Ogden, Thomas Williamson, Robert 
Hines, James Taylor and Lewis Warrington, proprietors of the 
said Steam Boat Powhatan; and John Southgate, William H. Thomp- 
son, Albert Allmand, Samuel Myers, Moses Myers, 
MUSTER OF THE 
STOCKHOLDERS Thomas Williamson, Lewis Warrington, David Milhado, 

Owen and Gibbons, John F. 0„ Fernandez, James Thor- 
burn, Philip Henop, William H. Neilson, T. Owens and J. O'Con- 
ner, John E„ Beale, John Ferguson and E. P. Kennedy, proprie- 
tors of the said Steam Boat Richmond, having agreed with each 
other to unite our respective interests in the said Steam Boats, 

and to make a joint and common stock of the same 
CONSTITUTION 
ADOPTED for the better management and conducting the affairs 

of the Company thus, have adopted the following Ar- 
ticles, Rules and Regulations for the Constitution for the gov- 
ernment of the same.,, 

THIRD - The name and style of the said Company to be formed 
of the said two Steam Boats and their assigns, shall be "The 
JAMES RIVER STEAM BOAT COMPANY..." 



Jan. 19 - RESOLVED, That the compensation allowed to the Agent 

to be fixed at one and a half per cent of the Gross 
receipts of the Boats... In conformity with the 11th Article of 
the Constitution, William K, Thompson was elected Agent for the 
Company. 



1819 109 



Jan. 20- HAMPTON! 

Herald 



The Subscriber respectfully informs the inhabi- 
tants of Norfolk, Portsmouth, &c. as well as others 
who may have occasion to visit Hampton for business 
or recreation, that he has opened a 

TAVERN 

In that well known Brick Building, at the lower end 
of Main street, and within a few steps of the Public 
Wharf, where the Steam Boat and Packets stop; which 
must be allowed to be one of the most healthy and 
pleasant situations in the lower part of the State, 
commanding a handsome view of the Roads, &c. He has 
made ample arrangements for the comfort and accommo- 
dation of his guests. - The best Liquors, and as 
good a table as the country can afford, at all times; 
and every delicacy in the proper season; clean and 
comfortable lodging, and excellent Stabling and For- 
age. Travellers and others who may take passage in 
the Steam Boat to this place, are respectfully invit- 
ed to call at his House, and try his accommodations. 

Hampton, January 20 

WILSON JONES 



1819 110 



SOME SIDELIGHTS OH THE INTERNAL ECONOMY 
OF THE JAMES RIVER STEAM BOAT LINE 



Jan 25 - RESOLVED, That the Agent be directed to contract with 

Minute 

Book the Master of the Boats, if he can do so, for hiring 

the Tavern and Bar, for supplying the Hands with pro- 
visions and liquor, for paying their wages, and supplying the 
Boats with wood and all such other things as the Boats ordinar- 
ily require - but that in making such contracts the Agent do 
not exceed the sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars per month 
for all such supplies. 

RESOLVED, That if any circumstance should prevent such 
contract from being made with the Master of the Boats, that 
the Agent be directed to contract with any other person or per- 
sons for each of these objects separately, or all together, pro- 
vided that the amount of such contracts do not exceed in the 
aggregate the aforesaid sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars 
per month, 

RESOLVED, That the Agent be directed to rent a Wharf, both 
here and at Richmond, for the accommodation of the Boats, and 
that (if it can be done conveniently) to procure such a wharf 
now as will enable the erection of a Wood Yard and Shop there- 
on, provided that the amount of the rent to be paid for such 
wharf do not exceed the sum of ... 

RESOLVED, That it is not expedient at present to employ 
more than one Boat, and that the Agent be directed to discharge 
all the hands (except the Engineer) from one of the Boats, and 
to hire a Boat-Keeper to attend to, and take care of the Boat 
which is not employed,, . • 



1819 111 

THE ALBEMARLE BEGINS 
EDENTON-PLYMOUTH RUN 

Jan. 28 - Edenton, Jan. 29 [?] 

deacon 

We have, at last, the pleasure to announce the arrival 

of the Steam-Boat Albemarle, in a passage of 14 hours from Ocra- 

cock. After meeting with much detention in Currituck Sound, it 

was found impracticable, owing to the depth of the water, to go 

through. She was compelled to go to sea again, and 
PUTS TO SEA 
SECOND TIME proceed to Ocracock. The Albemarle is intended to 

ply between this place and Plymouth as a ferry boat, 
which will go and return from one place to the other every day. 
We have no hesitation in pronouncing her, superior in speed, 
and equal in every other respect to any boat of her class in 
the United States: - her first trip to Plymouth was performed 
in two hours and five minutes, a distance of 21 miles. 

Such a boat as the Albemarle, has long been wanted in our 
Sound, where the mode of transportation has hitherto been atten- 
ded with every difficulty incident to such an inland sea, navi- 
gated by boats, which from their kind, were suseptible to lit- 
tle or no improvement, and to persons not accustomed to water 

travelling, seemed dangerous in the extreme. 

EXPRESSLY DESIGNED 

FOR FERRY SERVICE As this boat has been expressly built as a 

ferry boat, she has been made sufficiently 

large to carry horses and carriages upon deck, witn safety and 

ease, and provided with every accommodation which the comfort 

and convenience of passengers may require. To correspond with 

the arrangements of the Steam-Boat, a line of stages has been 

established from Plymouth thro' Washington to Newbern, and from 

Washington, through Tarborough to Raleigh. By these new lines 



1819 112 

between Raleigh, (N.C.) and Norfolk, (Virg.), a distance of 
about 200 miles, the mail stage routes of travelling through 
the South, have been connected with the steam-boat line, on 
the Chesapeake; and that travellers from South to North, and 
from North to South, have it now in their power to avail 
themselves of all the facilities, which Steam-Boat transpor- 
tation offers above every other. - [GAZ, 



THE ROANOKE INAUGURATES 
SERVICE TO WASHINGTON 



Jan. 29 - The Roanoke Steam-Boat will leave Newton's Wharf 
Beacon 

on SATURDAY morning at 11 o'clock, for Alexandria 

and Washington. - For passage apply to the Captain on board* 



Feb. 1- NOTICE 

Herald 

THE JAMES RIVER 

STEAM BOATS 

(Until further notice) 

Will leave Norfolk at 10 o'clock, A. M. on Mondays and 
Fridays, and leave Richmond at 10 o'clock, A. M. Wednesdays 
and Saturdays o 



1819 113 

Feb. 6 - NEW HOUSE OF 

Beacon 

ENTERTAINMENT 

IN HAMPTON 

The Subscriber has taken, and put in complete and hand- 
some order, that very spacious, airy and commodious BRICK 
BUILDING in Hampton, on the right side of Main street, lead- 
ing from the Wharf, and only the third house therefrom, which 
he has opened for the accommodation of the public, under the 

appellation of the "STEAM-BOAT HOTEL." His 
HAMPTON TOO HAS A 
STEAM BOAT HOTEL entertaining rooms are fitted up in a style 

• of neatness and taste not surpassed, perhaps, 

by any establishment of the kind in Virginia, and are provided 

with the very best furniture of every description. His bed 

rooms are in the same order. He has made arrangements for 

supplying his Bar with the best liquors that can be procured 

in Norfolk, and his Table with the best provisions which Back 

River, (so celebrated, in particular, for its fine Oysters and 

Fish) and the neighboring country can afford. Gentlemen and 

Ladies from Norfolk and other places, desirous 
INDUCEMENTS TO 
PLEASURE GOERS of visiting Hampton, either for recreation or 

health, can be accommodated, at all times, with 
private rooms and will be boarded on reasonable terms for any 
period they please „ The Steam-Boat holds out a strong induce- 
ment to parties of pleasure from Norfolk, who may be disposed 
to make a trip to Hampton, as they can return the same day; 
and the Subscriber assures such, as well as others who may fa- 
vor him with their custom, that he will spare no pains to please 
them» He has erected a new and commodious stable which will al- 



1319 H4 

ways be well supplied with the best of every kind of provisions, 
has provided himself with honest and attentive servants - in 
short, he has exerted himself to his utmost, and will continue 
to do so, to give general satisfaction,, 

Hampton, February 6 

JOHN Bo COOPER 



Feb. 8 - Arrived in the Potomac River, (says the Natl. Int. 
Herald 

of the 3d inst.) from Norfolk, the Steam Boat Roan- 
oke, with about 20 passengers, among whom were Captains War- 
rington and Rodgers of the Navy. The Roanoke left Norfolk on 

Saturday evening, but on account of the weather 
CAPITAL GREETS 
THE ROANOKE came too at night abreast of New-Point Comfort. 

On Sunday morning she encountered a severe snow 
storm, which compelled her to make a harbour in the Rappahan- 
nock, from whence she got under way on Monday morning, and 
came to anchor a few miles below the city the same night. The 
very heavy weather experienced afforded an excellent opportun- 
ity to try her machinery, which is of a different construction 
from any heretofore in use, and is reported to us, by a gentle- 
man who has seen it, to be of superior power, and more complete 
workmanship, than any on the old plan 



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Feb. 8 - The Roanoke left Alexandria on Friday afternoon 
H erald 

about 1 o'clock on her return, and arrived here 

at 3 P. Mo on Saturday, making the run in 27 hours. The 

rapidity with which she came up was as aston- 
BACK FROM HER 
MAIDEN VOYAGE ishing as her appearance was pleasing; on the 

whole she has completely realized the favorable 

opinion of her capacity in every respect, which had been 

formed by every one who had examined her* 



Feb. 8 - MARINE NEWS - Arrived: Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, 
Beacon 

Richmond, 14 hours, 24 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Roanoke, Hatton, Alexandria, 27 hours, 6 pas- 
sengers. 

+ 

Feb. 8 - The Steam-Boat Roanoke will leave Nivison's Wharf 
Beacon 

for Alexandria and Washington City, TOMORROW at 12 

o 'clocko 

She will leave Washington on her return on MONDAY next, 

at 10 o'clock, A. M. and will in future leave Norfolk every 

THURSDAY at 10 o'clock, A. M. and Washington on MONDAY, at 

the same hour. 

+ 

Feb. 10 - The Stockholders of the Steam Boat Roanoke are re- 
Herald 

quested to meet at the Steam Boat Hotel, on Friday, 

the 12th inst. at 1 o'clock. - A full meeting is particularly 

desirable, as questions of interest to the Company will be 

submitted for their decision^ 

+ 



1819 116 

BALTIMORE STEAM BOAT 
SUBSTITUTES FOR 
THE VIRGINIA 

Feb. 20 - The supero Steam-Boat United States, Captain John 
Beacon 

Ferguson, will leave Baltimore for this place on 

Sunday the 21st inst. and will leave Newton's Wharf for Bal- 
timore Thursday next, at 10 A. M. 



Feb. 22 - THE STEAM BOAT UNITED STATES 
Herald 

This superior boat, under the command of Captain 

John Ferguson, left Baltimore yesterday morning at half past 

nine, and although she had a head wind and an uncommonly 

rough sea the greater part of the way, arrived here about 15 

minutes before sun rise - thus making the passage under the 

before mentioned disadvantages in 20 hours and three quarters. 

The United States is somewhat larger than the Virginia, and 

her cabin accommodations are nearly on the same plan as those 

of the Virginia,, 

♦ 



Feb. 22 - The Steam Boat Virginia will commence running be- 
Kerald 

tween Norfolk and Baltimore this week; she is ex- 
pected to leave Baltimore on Thursday next. 



March 2 - STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA. - This superior boat, which 
deacon 

arrived here yesterday morning, in 2k hours from 

Baltimore, we have the satisfaction to state, has resumed 

her regular run between this place and Baltimore. - She will 

start this morning at 9 o'clock, and return here on Friday, 



1819 117 

as formerly - and among other benefits to our citizens, will 
enable them to receive intelligence from the North two days 
in anticipation of the mail* 



March 5 - THE STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA 

Herald 

Capt. John Ferguson 



Has commenced her regular trips, and will leave 
Baltimore on Thursdays and Norfolk on Mondays, at 9 o'clock 
in the morning. 



March 5 - NOTICE. - The inconveni:r..ce experienced in col- 
Beacon 

lecting the freight of small articles sent by 

the James River Steam Boats, renders it necessary to make 

known, that in future no article will be received on board 

unless accompanied by the amount of the freight. 



iei9 HB 

March 8- STEAK BOAT VIRGINIA 

Herald 

It is a task which we always perform with pleasure, 
to notice instances of individual enterprize and industry, and 
we have seldom met with one more worthy of remark than the ex- 
ample of Captain John Ferguson, of the Steam 
HERALD'S TRIBUTE TO 
CAPTAIN FERGUSON Boat Virginia, whose admirable skill and 

perseverance in the line of his duty we might 
almost say is unequalled - certainl y not exceeded . We believe 
there is no Steam Boat in the United States engaged in so rough 
and difficult a navigation as the Virginia, nor one so liable 
to the obstacles arising from wind and weather; yet with the ex- 
ception of about two months in the winter season, this excellent 
boat has continued to run the year round, without missing a trip, 
or arriving or departing at or from either of her stopping plac- 
es on any other than the appointed day - and almost uniformly 
within the appointed hour. On this day week she arrived here 
from Baltimore, and it was intended by Capt. Ferguson to return 
the same day, so as to allow himself full time to start again 

on the regular day, (Thursday) and thus resume the 

CATCHING UP 

0", SCHEDULE established rotine of her passage; he however defer- 
red his departure 'til] next day, when he was over- 
taken by a violent snow storm, and at the request of his passen- 
gers, put back. The next day, (Wednesday) was clear, though 
rather stormy, and he started once more, taking his departure 
at 10 o'clock in the morning. He arrived at Baltimore the next 
morning, (Thursday) at 8 o'clock, where, after laying a few 
hours he again set off for Norfolk, and arrived here at 10 on 
Friday morning, making the trip from Norfolk to Baltimore, and 



1819 n 9 

from thence back to Norfolk, in precisely 48 hours, including 
the little he was necessarily detained in Baltimore. 



March 10- DISTRESSING OCCURRENCE 

Herald 

On Sunday afternoon as the Steam Boat Sea-Horse was 
crossing from Hampton to this place, and soon after she had en- 
tered the Roads, Mr, Joseph W. Hall, a respectable inhabitant 

of Portsmouth, was by an unlucky accident, thrown 
FIRST PASSENGER 
FATALITY over board and drowned. The circumstances of 

this melancholy case were as follows:- The deceas- 
ed and Lieutenant John A, Wish, of the Navy, had taken their 
seats in a riding gigg, which was stowed away on the forecastle, 
when in consequence of a very heavy sea running, the boat gave 
a sudden lurch, so violent that the body of the gigg, in conse- 
quence of the resistance occasioned by the weight of the per- 
sons in it, was disengaged from the shafts in a twinkling and 
precipitated over board, carrying along with it the unfortunate 
subject of this notice and his companion. Capt. Waite immedia- 
tely had the boat stopped and made every effort to rescue these 
unfortunate men from a watery grave - every floating material 

that came to hand was thrown over board to them; 
FRANTIC EFFORT 

AT RESCUE but poor Hall, ere assistance came, being over- 
powered by the dashing of the waves and benumbed 
by the cold, sunk to rise no more. Lieut. Wish was more fortu- 
nate; he had caught a fragment of the gigg and clung to it un- 
til he was taken up, after a struggle of more than half an 
hour - a few minutes more and he too would have been numbered 



1819 120 

with the dead, for, when taken on board, he was completely in- 
sensible, and it was not until the humane exertions of the 

Captain and passengers had been exerted for a con- 
LIEUT. WISH 
REVIVED siderable time to restore him, that he gave any 

symptoms of animation. In the mean time, Captain 
Waite, with a laudable anxiety to afford him every possible 
relief, had put back into Hampton where, professional assist- 
ance being procured, he soon became perfectly recovered. Mr„ 
Hall was a young man of engaging manner, and much esteemed in 
the circle of his acquaintences D 



THE PETERSBURG 
IS LAUNCHED 



March 19 - The Steam Boat Petersburg was launched on the 
Herald 

11th insto from Messrs. Laurence & Sneeden's 

ship yard, New-York » This boat is intended to ply between 

Petersburg and Norfolk, 



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A WELCOME TO THE 
INDIAN FIGHTERS 

March 19 - On Wednesday night last, arrived here in the Steam 
Herald 

Boat Roanoke, from Washington, the gallant General 

Mcintosh, commander of the Indian Corps in the service of the 
United States, and attached to the Southern Division of the 
Army, accompanied by Capt. Lovett, Capt. Cornell, and two oth- 
er officers of the same corps. The arrival of this veteran 
warrior amongst us, renewed the recollection of his signal ser- 
vices in cooperating in the defense of our Southern Frontier, 
and excited a general sentiment of respect and gratitude. 



March 19 - In the Steam Boat Roanoke, which arrived here on 
Beacon 

Wednesday night from Washington City, came passen- 
gers Brigadier-General William Mcintosh, of the Creek Nation 
of Indians, with his suite, consisting of Cols. George Lovett 
and Samuel Hawkins, Major Emuttie and Capts o Osmundiye and 
Cournels. - Col. Lovett, Major Emuttie and Capt. Cournels, 
will leave here this morning in the southern stage; General 
Mcintosh, Col. Hawkins and Capt. Osmundiye, will take passage 
by water for Savannah, on Sunday next. 

It will be recalled that General Mcintosh commanded the 
friendly Creeks in the late war with the Seminole Indians, 
and has on former occasions rendered important services to 
this country. 



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THE STEAM BOATS' 
FUEL PROBLEM 



[ NOTE : The following excerpt from an account of a pro- 
posed canal, designed to connect the heads of 
Tanners and Newton's creeks, gives some hint of the 
considerable problem involved in supplying the steam- 
boats with wood.] 



March 24 - .ooBesides the great convenience it will afford to 
Herald 

the numerous settlers on Tanner's Creek in sending 

their grain, vegetables, fish, oysters, &c . to our market, 
without the expense and trouble of land carriage, it will be 
the means of a ready and inexhaustible supply of timber, fire 
wood and wharf wood, with which the country in the neighbor- 
hood abounds, and which can be brought to market now only by 
carting it a tedious distance, or lightering it up the creek 
a long way, and thence through an exposed navigation around 

Lambert's Point. The great consumption of 
FOUR STEAM BOATS 
TO BE SUFPLIED pine wood in making wharves and burning bricks, 

but above all, the immense quantity consumed 
daily by the steam boats, (of which there are now four con- 
stantly running) and the two steam mills, is a consideration 
almost sufficient of itself to justify the opening of this com- 
munication,, 3 9 



March 27 - Commodore Stephen Decatur arrived here yesterday 
Beacon 

in the Steam Boat Roanoke, from the Seat of Gov- 
ernment. 



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PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE 
ARRIVES ON THE ROANOKE 

March 29 - It is understood that the President of the United 
Herald 

States will take his passage in the Steam Boat Ro- 
anoke, for this place on her return from Washington the present 
trip. The Roanoke left here on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, 
and no doubt arrived at Washington yesterday about the same 
hour; she will therefore be in readiness to leave Washington in 
the evening of the day, and may be looked for here tomorrow 
evening, or Wednesday morning at the farthest. The President 
will be accompanied on his journey by Mr. Calhoun, Secretary of 
War. 

♦ 

Apr. 2 - The President of the United States, whose expected 
Herald 

visit to this place has been for some days previous 

a subject of general conversation, arrived here on Wednesday 
afternoon at 3 o'clock, in the Steam Boat Roanoke, from Wash- 
ington City; he was accompanied by Mr. Calhoun, Secretary of 
War, and Mr. Gouverneur, his private Secretary. The Presi- 
dent's approach to the town was welcomed by successive salutes 

as the Steam Boat passed the different garrisons 
GIVEN OVATION 
IN THE HARBOR on the river, and on her arrival in the harbor, 

the two contingents of Volunteer Infantry, com- 
manded by Captains Capron and Gait, drew up in line on Newton's 
Wharf, and fired a salute in honor of the Chief Magistrate. He 
was then waited on and received by the Mayor of the Borough, 
and the President and Vice-President of the »Common Council, who 
had been previously appointed a Committee for that purpose, and 



1819 124 

by them attended to the lodgings prepared for his reception at 

Mrs. Davis's Boarding House, escorted by the Norfolk Troop of 

Cavalry and the two companies of Infantry. - The manner 
MILITARY 
ESCORT of his reception, on the whole, was such as comported 

with the feelings of the citizens, and the respect due 
to the First Officer of the Nation. 

Yesterday, the President with the Secretary of War, Com. 
Decatur, Captains Warrington and Elliott, and several other na- 
val officers and citizens, took an excursion to Burrill's Bay, 
the contemplated site of the Grand Naval Depot; today the Pres- 
ident will partake of a public dinner, to be given by the citi- 
zens, at the Exchange Coffee House, and will take his departure 
for the South tomorrow morning, by the route of the Dismal Swamp 
Canal. 



April 7 - MARINE INTELLIGENCE - Arrived: Steam Boat Roanoke, 
Herald 

from Washington, and 25 hours from Alexandria, 5 

passengers, among them William Wirt, Esq'r., Attorney General 

of the United States. 



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COMPETITION ON THE 
BALTIMORE ROUTE 



April 15- CHANGE OF ROUTE 

B eacon 

THE STEAM BOAT 
ROANOKE, 
Will this day commence her run between 

NORFOLK AND BALTIMORE 

Leave Norfolk at 9 o'clock on Thursday mornings, and 
Baltimore at the same hour on Sunday mornings. 



REJOINDER OF 
THE OLD LINE 



April 19 - ROUTE THAT NEVER HAS 

Herald 

CHANGED 



The Steam Boat Virginia, Captain John Ferguson, continues 
her regular run between this place and Baltimore - Leaves Nor- 
folk on Mondays and Baltimore on Thursdays, at 9 o'clock in the 
morning. 

+ 



April 20 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Roanoke, Middleton, from Bal- 
Beacon 

timore, 272 hours, with passengers. 



1819 



125-a 



April 19 - The Steam-Boat Sea-Horse has commenced her regular 
Beacon 

passage between Norfolk and Hampton, and 



Leaves Norfolk: 



Leaves Hampton: 



Mondays at 




7 

1 


) 

) 
) 






Mondays a' 


Tuesdays 




12 








Tuesdays 


Wednesdays 




7 

1 


) 

) 
) 






Wednesday: 


Thursdays 




12 








Thursdays 


Fridays 




8 










Saturdays 




1 








Saturdays 


Sundays 




10 








Sundays 


SingL 


e Pass 


iage 


$1 


i 


Servants 


Half 


Pri 


ce 



10 

8 ) 

) 

4 ) 

10 

8 ) 

) 

4 ) 



8 ) 

) 
4 ) 

4 



Passage to and from Norfolk and Hampton in the same day, 
at the price of a single passage,, 

N.B. Horses and Carriages will be taken over with the 
greatest care, without taking the wheels from the carriages» 



April 19- AUCTION 

Beacon 

This day, the 19th inst. at Newton's Wharf, at 11 
o'clock, a new and substantial 

CANAL BOAT 

Built for the Roanoke Steam-Boat Company, of the best 
materials. Terms at the sale. 



S . K L E I N , V. M, 



1819 12b 

May 7 - STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA 

Beacon 

The regularity and ease with which this excellent 

Boat performs her trips between this place and Baltimore, are 

worthy of particular notice. Notwithstanding 
ANOTHER EXAMPLE 
OF E FFICIENCY the heavy gales which have prevailed since 

Thursday, she has made two trips within the 
last four days. - She arrived here on Friday last at her us- 
ual hour, took on her wood and passengers, and departed again 
about 11 o'clock on the same day; and returning left Baltimore 
at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and arrived here at 3 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon. She will leave here again this morning. 

+ 

Kay 17- NOTICE 

Herald 

The Stockholders in the Roanoke Steam Boat Company, 

are hereby notified, that a requisition of Fifty Dollars per 

share, upon the stock held by each respectively, is required 

to be paid to the agent of the said company, on or before the 

30th inst. 

F. WHITTLE, 

President 

+ 

May 22 - NOTICE 

Beacon 

All persons having claims against the Steam- Boat 

Richmond, originating prior to the 1st of January, 1819, are 

requested to render them, without delay, to the Subscriber, 

as a final dividend will be made to the Stockholders, on the 

third of June next. 

ALBERT ALLMAND 

+ 



1819 127 

June 2 - During the summer months, the Proprietors of the 
Hera ld 

Steam Boat 

SEA-HORSE 

Propose running her from Norfolk to Hampton twice each 

day, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. 

To leave Norfolk at 6 A. M. and 1 P. M. 

On Friday at 6 A. M. 

On Sunday at 9 A. K. 

Will leave Hampton at 8 A. M. and if P. K, 

On Friday at 4P.M. 

On Sunday at If P. M, 



June 4 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Powhatan, Middleton, 14 hours 
Herald 

from Richmond - 18 passengers. 



June 5 - STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT 

UNITED STATES 

Captain Trippe 

Will make an excursion to the Capes, THIS MORNING - she 
will leave Newton's Wharf at half past 9 o'clock, and return 
in the evening. 



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June 9 - GREAT RAPIDITY IN TRAVELLING 

[Wed.] 

Herald 

Passengers per the Citizens' Coach, which arrived 

yesterday afternoon, at half past four o'clock, state that 

they left Norfolk, Vir. on Monday morning at a quarter past 

9 in the Steam Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, arrived 
NEW YORK 
REPORT in Baltimore at 5 the next morning; took the daily 

line to Philadelphia, and reached this city as above, 

in time for our Albany Steam Boat, which left here at 5 in 

the evening. -[NEW YORK GAZETTE, 3d inst. 



June 11 - STEAM BOAT UNITED STATES 

Beacon 

Capt. Rollins, of the Packet Schooner Mary & Ann, 
who arrived here yesterday evening, in 60 hours from Balti- 
more, reports that he saw the Steam-Boat United States, 
Capt. Trippe, near fort McHenry, on Tuesday morning at 7 
o'clock - apparently in her usual good order, hence, he in- 
fers that the report in circulation here yesterday morning, 
that some accident had happened to her machinery, on her way 
up, is without foundation. 



June 14 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 21 hours 
Herald 

from Baltimore, 28 passengers and 24 seamen for 

the Navy„ 



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EXCURSION PARTY 
UNDETERRED BY 
SUDDEN GALE 

June 16 - SUDDEN GALE OF WIND 

Beacon 

On Saturday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, a heavy- 
cloud came up from the N.N.W. from which we experienced a 
severe blow, for the time it lasted, (about half an hour,) 
as we have known for many months. Its severity off the 
Capes is represented by masters of several vessels which 
have since arrived, as tremendous, accompanied by an un- 
commonly heavy sea, and succeeded by a thick fog, which 
compelled several vessels coming in to run out again to 
sea. Some vessels which came in yesterday have been much 
damaged in their sails. 

The Steam Boat Virginia, being at the time on a party 
of pleasure to the Capes, experienced all its fury, but 
without damage, or much check being given to her progress. 



July 1 - RESOLVED, That a suit be instituted against the 

Minute 

Book Proprietors of the Steam Boat Petersburg, and 

that the Agent shall ascertain the names of the 

Stockholders of said Boat. 



1819 130 



AN EXCURSION 
TO SUFFOLK 



July 5 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Herald 

VIRGINIA 

Captain Ferguson 

Will make a trip to Suffolk on Saturday next. She will 

leave Newton's Wharf at 9 o'clock, A. M. and return in the 

evening. 

Fare, including Dinner, $2 



CHANGE OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE 
Of The 
STEAM BOAT RICHMOND 

The Richmond will commence on Thursday the 8th inst. to 
leave Richmond at 6 o'clock, A. M. on Thursdays and Saturdays, 
call at City Point at half past 9 A. M. and arrive at Norfolk 
in the evening of the same day; will leave Norfolk at 6 A. M, 
on Tuesdays and 10 o'clock, A. M. on Fridays, until further 
notice. 



1819 131 

July 7 - RALEIGH AND PLYMOUTH LINE OF STAGES 
Herald 

This line of Stages was established last fall, with 

the view of connecting the Main Southern with the Eastern Line, 

thereby opening a communication North and South, by 
EXPERIMENT 

SUCCESSFUL way of Norfolk; a thing long desired, and the experi- 
ment has abundantly proved that this route is capable 
of affording all the advantages which its wannest friends expect- 
ed* 

The Proprietors have now enlarged their plan, and will in 

future run FOUR HORSE STAGES, and in a style suited to the im- 
portance of the route. They are determined to spare neither 
expence nor trouble to render this Line commodious to travel- 
lers,, 

The stage runs from Raleigh to Plymouth in two days, rest- 
ing the first night at Tarborough, and arriving at Plymouth in 

the afternoon of the second day, in time to take 
PLYMOUTH AND 
EDEN TON FERRY the Steam Boat and reach Edenton that evening. The 

Edenton stage sets out next morning and arrives at 

Norfolk in the evening. Thus, in three days, by 

easy travelling, and the nights allowed for sleep and rest, the 

stage performs the route from Raleigh to Norfolk, and one day 

more takes the passengers to Richmond. 

The line is run each way three times a week. The road is 
one of the best in the country, and the accommodations very 
good. 

The line from Fayetteville to Raleigh, and from Edenton to 
Norfolk, are kept in excellent order and superior style. An 
agreeable passage is therefore open from this State, and the 
States south of this, to Northern and Eastern States, whereby a 
man may travel from this, in comfort and ease, take his accus- 



1819 132 

tomed rest, and arrive in Baltimore sooner than by the upper 
route of stages. 

If good Stages, Horses and Drivers, with an obliging at- 
tention to travellers - if an excellent Road and good Fare, 
with the privilege of resting of nights - if convenience and 
despatch are calculated to recommend a Line of Stages to the 
Public, then is this entitled to public patronage. And that 
patronage is solicited by the 

MANAGERS 



SMITHFIELD 
AND SUFFOLK 



July 27- NOTICE 

Beacon 

The James River Steam Boat Company will commence 

running a Steam Boat from Norfolk to Smithfield and Suffolk, 

on Friday next, as follows: 

Leave Norfolk on Mondays and Fridays at 8 o'clock, A. M. 
for SMITHFIELD. 

Leave Smithfield on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the same 
hour for NORFOLK. 

Leave Norfolk on Wednesday at the same hour for SUFFOLK. 

Leave Suffolk on Thursday at the same hour for NORFOLK. 

Fare %2 

♦ 



1319 133 



Aug. 12 - Petersburg, Aug. 12 

Beacon 



STEAK BOAT EXCURSION 

A considerable party of Ladies and Gentlemen on Sunday 
last, enjoyed a very agreeable trip down the river, in the 

steam boat Petersburg. After overcoming the 
THE PETERSBURG 

HAS HER DEBUT obstacles which the Appomattox is known to pre- 
sent to a vessel of her magnitude, the Peters- 
burg moved majestically into the broad expanse 
of water formed by the juncture of the Appomattox and James 
rivers. On entering James river the boat seemed to be pro- 
pelled by a new power, encreasing, by her additional veloci- 
ty, the delight of the party on board. On no occasion did 
we ever witness satisfaction more complete, pleasure more un- 
alloyed; and what gave no small zest to the occasion, was the 
unremitting exertions of Capt. Crocker, to meet the wants, 
and, if possible, anticipate the wishes of the passengers. 
Nothing was left undone, that could add to the comfort and 
convenience of the party. 

We hazard little in saying, that the Petersburg is ex- 
celled by few boats in the U. States in the neatness and con- 
venience of her internal structure, and the strength and du- 
rability of her hull and machinery. 

We understand the Petersburg will, in a few days, com- 
mence her regular trips between this place and Norfolk. - 
[REPUBLICAN. 



1819 134 



PETERSBURG SERVICE 
INAUGURATED 



Aug. 14- STEAM BOAT PETERSBURG 

[Sato] 

Beacon 

This New, Swift and Elegant Boat, commenced plying 

between Petersburg and Norfolk, (touching at the intermediate 

places) on Thursday last, at 6 o'clock in the morning. 

She will continue to leave Petersburg on every Sunday 

and Thursday morning at the above hour, and Norfolk every 

Tuesday and Saturday morning at the same hour, until further 

notice 

DANIEL W . CROCKER 

CAPTAIN 



Aug. 30 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from Pet- 
Herald 

ersburg, and &~3/k hours from City Point, with 10 

passengers. 

Steam Boat Powhatan, Anderson, 15 hours from Richmond, 

with 6 passengers, among whom is Captain J. B. Nicholson, of 

the Navy. 



1819 135 

Sept. 11 - BOARD OF HEALTH, NORFOLK 
3eacon 

ORDERED, Tnat the Quarantine Officer be directed to 
examine all vessels coning to this port from the State of Mary- 
land, other than the City of Baltimore, and if he finds any 

persons on board who have had intercourse with the 
EPIDEMIC IN 
BALTIMORE City of Baltimore, within seventy-two hours of his 

examination, he shall be subject to quarantine, to- 
gether with the vessel and the crew, and make a report to the 
Board of Health. 

ORDERED, That the Commandant of the station be requested 
to stop all vessels from the State of Maryland, for the pur- 
poses expressed in the preceding order. 

JOHN E. HOLT, 
MAYOR 



NORFOLK TO THE 
"HEAD OF BAY" 



Sept. 14 - The Steam Boat Virginia will continue to run be- 
Beacon 

tween Norfolk and the Head of the Bay until fur- 
ther notice, leaving Norfolk at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, 
and the Head of the Bay at the same hour Thursday. 



1819 136 

Sept 14 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will make a trip into 
Beacon 

Chesapeake Bay, and to the Capes, on Friday next, 

the 17th inst. - She will start at 10 o'clock, A. M. and re- 
turn before night. 

Passage and dinner, $2 

D. W. CROCKER, 
Captain 

N.Bo The above trip will positively take place, if the 
weather is suitable. If the weather is not suitable for the 
Bay, she will go up to Burwell's Bay, or any other place the 
Company may decide on, within a reasonable distance. 

D. W. C. 



Sept. 30 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Richmond, Coffin, from Alex- 
Beacon 

andria, which place she left on Tuesday morning, 

anchored at St. Mary's on Tuesday night, left there at 5 o'- 
clock yesterday morning, and arrived here a little before 5 
P. M. - three passengers. 



Oct. 1 - Steam Boat Powhatan, Anderson, 13 i hours from Rich- 
Herald 

mond - 2 passengers.. .also Steam Boat Petersburg, 

Crocker, from Petersburg, and 9 hours from City Point, with 

10 passengers. 



1819 137 



SEMI -WEEKLY SERVICE 
ON BALTIMORE RUN 



Oct. 30 - The Steam Boat Virginia will resume her run to 

Baltimore, on Monday next - leaves Norfolk on 
Mondays, and Baltimore every Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock. 

The Steam Boat Norfolk, Capt. John Campbell, will leave 
Norfolk Fridays, and Baltimore on Tuesday mornings, at nine 
o'clock in the morning. 



Nov. 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Richmond, Coffin, 13s hours 

from Richmond, with 5 passengers - Passed schooner 
Only Daughter, Ellis, from New-York bound to Richmond, with 
passengers, some of whom had gone on shore at Bermuda Hundred, 
and on returning again to the vessel, the boat upset and one 
of them was unfortunately drowned, - Capt. C. did not learn 
his name. 



1819 138 



JAKES RIVER LINE 
MEETS BALTIMORE 
SCHEDULE 



Nov. 10- WINTER ESTABLISHMENT 
Herald 

A second Steam Boat being now established on the 
Baltimore Line - The James River Steam Boat Company 
will continue it to City Point and Richmond, by run- 
ning two boats as follows: 

A boat will leave Norfolk at 10 o'clock, on Tues- 
day, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - and will leave 
Richmond at 12 o'clock on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and 
Friday - touching at City Point in coming from Richmond 
at 4 o'clock, P. M. 

A Stage will leave the Exchange Tavern in Peters- 
burg on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, at 2 o'» 
clock, P. M. The passage from Norfolk to Petersburg, 
(stage fare included) will be Seven Dollars. 

WM. H. THOMPSON 



1819 139 

THE PETERSBURG'S TERMINAL 
CHANGED TO CITY POINT 



Nov. 12 - STEAM BOAT 

H erald 

PETERSBURG 



This new, swift and elegant boat will continue to ply 
between Norfolk, City Point and Petersburg, (touching at all 
intermediate places) as follows, viz: Passengers will leave 
the Exchange Tavern in Petersburg Thursday and Sunday morn- 
ings, at 7 o'clock p recisely , in stages, and City Point at 
10 o'clock the same mornin g, in the Steam Boat. 

Returning - she will leave Norfolk every Wednesday and 
Friday morning, at 10 o'clock, after the arrival of the Steam 
3oat from Baltimore <> The passage through from Norfolk to 
Petersburg will be Seven Dollars. 

Nov. 6 

DANIEL CROCKER 



Nov. 29 - STEAM BOAT NORFOLK 

Herald 

The Public are informed, that this Boat has for the 
present discontinued her run to Baltimore. The Virginia, 
Captain Ferguson, leaves Newton's Wharf, as usual, every Mon- 
day morning at 9 o'clock; returning leaves Bowley's Wharf, 
Baltimore at the same hour, every Thursday morning. 



1819 140 

Dec. 17 - NOTICE 

Herald 

A meeting of the Stockholders of the Alexandria and 

Norfolk Steam Boat Company, is requested on Thursday next, at 

12 o'clock, at the Steam Boat Hotel. 

EDWARD ARCHER 
Secretary 



Dec. 24 - AUCTION 

Herald 

The Fine New 

STEAM BOAT 

ROANOKE 

With a superior imported engine of 60 horse power, Furn- 
iture and everything belonging to the Boat, 

WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION 
At 11 O'CLOCK 
On Tuesday, the first day of February next, at Nivison's 
Wharf, where she now lies. 

Terms - 12 and 18 months credit, giving approved security. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, V. M. 



+ 
+0+ 

♦ 

-oOo- 

oOo 



1820 HI 

Jan. 1 - STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA. - We are very much disappointed 
Beacon 

in the Virginia's not arriving here yesterday at the 

accustomed hour, as it deprived us of our usual budget of news 

in anticipation of the mail. From her not getting in during 

the subsequent part of the day, we feel apprehension that she 

is frozen up in Baltimore. 



Jan. 5 - NOTICE. - An annual meeting of the Stockholders of 
Beacon 

the James River Steam Boat Company, will be held at 

1 o'clock on Monday, the 10th inst. at the Steam Boat Hotel. 



Jan. 8 - The Subscriber offers for sale one half interest in 
Beacon 

the Line of Stages, now running between Norfolk and 

Elizabeth City, N. C. - If not disposed of prior to the 2d of 
February, it will, on that date be sold at Public Auction e 

For particulars and terms, which will be made accommodat- 
ing, apply to 

WM. H. THOMPSON 



THE TAVERN & BAR 
On board the Richmond and Powhatan are offered for Rent 
for the present year. - For terms, apply to 

WM. H. THOMPSON 



1820 142 

Jan. 24 - THE STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA, Captain Ferguson, has 
Beacon 

discontinued her run between Norfolk and Balti- 
more until further notice. 



Jan. 26 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Powhatan, Anderson, from Pet- 
Herald 

ersburg, with S passengers. The Powhatan on her 

passage up on Friday, was run foul of by a small vessel, 

which carried away a part of her larboard wheel house; and 

considerably injured her wheel. 



Feb. 23 - THE STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA 

Herald 

Capt, John Ferguson 

Having recommenced her run between Norfolk and Baltimore, 

will leave Newton's Wharf, Norfolk, every Monday morning at 9 

o'clock, and Bowley's Wharf, Baltimore, every Thursday morning 

at the same hour. 

A LINE OF 

PACKETS 

Will also continue to run between the two places, for the 

transportation of passengers and merchandise. 



Feb. 26 - NOTICE. - For the future, no article will be re- 
Beacon 

ceived on board the James River Line of Steam Boats, 

unless the freight is paid at the time. 

WM. H. THOMPSON 



1820 143 

March 6 - THE STEAK: BOAT SEA HORSE 

Heral d 

Will in Future 

Leave Hampton 

O'Clock 
3 

8 
8 
8 

8 4 

Passage $1.00, Servants half price. 
Passage to and from Norfolk or Hampton, on the same day, 
at the price of a single passage,, 



Leave 


Norfolk 




C Clock 


on Sundays 


9 


Mondays 


1 


Tuesdays 


1 


V.'ednesdays 


1 


Thursdays 


1 


Fridays 




Saturdays 


1 



March 20 - NOTICE. - The Steam Boat Richmond, until further 
Herald 

notice, will leave Richmond on Thursday and Sun- 
day, at 8 o'clock in the morning, and call at City Point at 
12 o'clock - and will leave Norfolk at 8 o'clock Tuesday 
morning, and on Friday morning immediately after the arrival 
of the Virginia from Baltimore. 



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THE COLUMBUS, 74-GUN SHIP-OF-THE-LINE 
DRAWS SIGHTSEERS TO HAMPTON ROADS 

March 24 - At the request of a number of persons who are de- 
Beacon 

sirous of seeing the Columbus 74, now in Hampton 

Roads, the 

STEAM BOAT RICHMOND 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf precisely at 10 o'clock THIS 
MORNING, for Hampton Roads, and return at 1 o'clock. 

Should passengers offer at 2 o'clock, she will make a 
second trip at that hour, and return in the evening, 

WM. H. THOMPSON, 
Agent o 



March 27 - The Steam Boat Sea Horse, until further notice, 
Herald 

will leave Newton's Wharf every morning at 9 o'- 
clock for Hampton, will touch at Old Point, and leave Hamp- 
ton for Norfolk at 3 o'clock in the afternoon,, 



Apr. 7 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will make a trip down to 
Beacon 

the 74, laying in Hampton Roads, on Tuesday,, 

D. W. CROCKER, 
Captain 



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Apr. 11 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will make a trip down to 
Beacon 

the 74, laying in Hampton Roads, THIS DAY. 

The Petersburg will leave the wharf at 10 o'clock, A. M 
and return at 2 P. M. giving time enough to see the ship and 
get back to dinner. - Should any one wish to stay on board 
until evening, she will go for them without extra charge. The 
fare for the Boat through the day will be One Dollar, exclus- 
ive of all refreshments. 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain 

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Apr. 13 - The Steam Boat Petersburg, (in consequence of the 
Beacon 

unpleasant weather, ) disappointed a ver y numerous 

and respectable party on Tuesday last, in an excursion to the 

Columbus 74, Old Point Comfort, Rip Raps, &c. will on MONDAY 

NEXT, make the trips, if good weather - should the day not be 

favorable on Monday, it will take place TUESDAY. She will 

leave the wharf at 9 o'clock, A. M. - and return at 2 P. M, 

and depart again at 3 P. M. and return at sun-set. 

N.B. The charge, exclusive of refreshments , will be One 

Dollar each. 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain 

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Apr. 22 - TRIP TO THE 74, &c. 

B eacon 

The Steam Boat Virginia will leave Newton's Wharf, 

THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock, for Old-Point, will stop at the 

74, and return in the evening. 

Passage, $1 

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April 21 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 12i 

Beacon 

hours - 18 passengers - among them Right Rev. Bish- 
op Moore. 



April 26- EAGLE HOTEL 

Herald 

RICHMOND 

That the Friends and Customers of this Establishment may 

be better accommodated, the Proprietor has made an arrangement 

with the owners of the stages generally, to and from this City, 

to have a Stage Office kept in the House, where 
A STAGE COACH 
HEADQUARTERS applications for seats either North or South, East 

or West, will be always attended to by a person 

whose particular duty it will be to make every thing in that 

business suitable and agreeable. Every accommodation that the 

House can offer, and which stage travellers can wish, shall be 

at their commando 

Mr. Henry Butler, who formerly kept the Union, is now at 

the Eagle, where he will be happy to attend to his friends. 



April 28 - The Hull of the Steam Boat Roanoke, her boats and 
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furniture, together with a pair of iron boilers, 

will be sold without reservation, at 11 o'clock on Monday the 

1st of May, at Nivison's Wharf... 

By Order of the President. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, 
Agent 

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April 29 - SUMMER ESTABLISHMENT 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat Richmond will leave Richmond on 

Sunday and Wednesday mornings, at 6 o'clock, and stop at 

City-Point about 10 o'clock, and 

Will Leave Norfolk 

AT NINE O'CLOCK, 

(Or as soon thereafter as the Baltimore Boats may arrive,) 

On TUESDAY and FRIDAY Mornings. 

A Stage Coach, belonging to the Richmond Steam Boat Comp- 
any, runs between City-Point and Petersburg. 



May 1 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Herald 

NORFOLK , 

Capt. Campbell, 



Will commence her run between Baltimore and Norfolk, 
THIS DAY, the 1st of May. 

She will leave Norfolk at 9 o'clock on Friday mornings; 
and Bowley's Wharf, Baltimore, at the same hour on Mondays. 



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May 1 - THE STEAM BOAT 

H erald 

PETERSBURG 

Will until further notice, extend her run to Richraondo 
She will leave Norfolk every Tuesday and Saturday at 6 o'- 
clock in the morning; and Richmond every Sunday and Thursday 

morning at the same hour. This Boat can at 
THE PETERSBURG 

EXTENDS RUN all times go up to Mayo's Bridge, opposite the 
TO RICHMOND 

City, and depart at pleasure, without the least 

inconvenience, as respects the tides . On her passage down, 
she will land and take off passengers from Petersburg at City 
Point, at about 10 A. M. and on her passage up, about 2 P. M, 

DANIEL W. CROCKER 
N.B. Particular attention will be paid to way passengers. 



May 17 - The Stage to Suffolk, Summerton, Tarborough, Raleigh 
Herald 

and Fayetteville, in 60 hours, without travelling in 

the night, will leave Norfolk Tuesday and Friday mornings, im- 
mediately after the arrival of the Baltimore Steam Boats, and 
return on Thursday and Sunday evenings. 

THE PROPRIETORS 



May 22 - Arrived in town on Friday morning, in the Steam Boat 
Herald 

Virginia, Commodore Rodgers and Commodore Porter, of 

the Board of Navy Commissioners, and Captains Ridgely and Wil- 
kinson, of the Navy. Captain Ridgely has come to take command 
of the Constellation - Thomas Newton, Esquire, member of Con- 



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gress from this district, and his Lady, also arrived in the 
Virginia. 

♦ 

A GLIMPSE OF JAMES RIVER WATER TRAFFIC, 
AND SOME PLACE NAMES ALONG THE WAY 

May 26 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 12 i 
Beacon 

hours - 12 passengers - Passed below WARWICK, brig 

Henrico, of Boston, bound down; below WILTON, sloop Budget, of 
New-York, bound up; above FOUR MILE CREEK, schooner Richmond, 
Waterman, of Hartford, (Conn.) bound up; off CITY POINT, sloop 
Alpha, of Nantucket, bound up; at HARRISON'S BAR, British brig 
Pleiades and ship Gilda, bound up; at anchor below HARRISON'S 
BAR, ship Phoenix, taking in cargo; off HOG ISLAND, sloop Ex- 
press, of New- York, full of passengers, (supposed to be the 

theatrical corps from Charleston for Richmond, ) bound 
STROLLING 
PLAYERS up the river; above HOG ISLAND, ship Scipio, Hatton, 

bound up; in HAMPTON ROADS, ship and two brigs; under 

SEWELL'S POINT, one brig. 

Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, 13^ hours from Richmond, 

with 15 passengers. 

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May 29 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, 
Beacon 

12^ hours - 11 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 12^ hours - 16 pas- 
sengers. - Passed at BERMUDA HUNDRED, brig Henrico, of Boston, 
bound down; below CITY POINT, brig Agenara, of Boston, bound 
up; above HARRISON'S BAR, ship Helen, of N. Bedford, bound up; 
off WESTOVER, the ship Phoenix and Scipio, at anchor; off 



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WINDMILL POINT, schr. Virginia, of Salem, bound down; also two 
brigs bound up; off HOG ISLAND, the ship Diadem, of Liverpool, 
bound up; off POINT OF SHOALS, a brig, bound up. 

♦ 

June 5 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond; 
Beacon 

12£ hours - 18 passengers., - Passed one mile below 

RICHMOND, brig Marcia, of Providence, towing up; at WARWICK, 
brig Hammer, Pollard, of Boston, tracking up; also French brig 
Agnes, brig Howard and ship Comet, loading; in KINGLAND'S REACH, 
brig William & Ezra, Leitch, of Richmond, at anchor, bound up; 
above OSBORNE'S, ketch Margaret, of Petersburg, Pitts, and schr. 
Monroe, of Gladstonbury, (Con. River,) both towing up; at OS- 
BORNE'S, schr. John, of Richmond, standing up, schr. Hunter of 
Plymouth, taking in ballast; sloop Union, of Newport, at anchor, 
and schr. Regulator, of Richmond, standing up; at VARINA, schr. 
Elizabeth, of Boston, at anchor; at TURKEY ISLAND, sloop Alpha, 
of Nantucket, towing down; and schr. Volunteer, of Baltimore, 
standing up; above HARRISON'S BAR, brig Mary, of Boston, at an- 
chor, bound up; at FORT POWHATAN, sloop Virginia, of Fairfield, 

at anchor; at SEVEN MILE REACH, schr , of Hungar, at anchor; 

at CANNON'S MARSHES, schr. Ann, of Petersburg, bound up; at HOG 
ISLAND, schr. Sally Ann, of Staten Island, standing up; at LYON'S 
CREEK SHOALS, ship Henry Clay, Carnes, two barges and a sloop, 
standing up; below POINT OF SHOALS, a large ship, standing up; 
at NEW PORT'S NEWS, a herm. brig Mary, of and from Boston, 5 
days, bound up the river; 35 sail of small vessels on HAMPTON 
ROADS, and a schooner and sloop ashore on CRANEY ISLAND FLATS. 



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June 2 - NEW 

Herald 

STEAM BOAT & STAGE LINE 

An Easy, Cheap and Expeditious Route From 

NORFOLK to FAYETTEVILLE 

(North Carolina.) 

By way of the Dismal Swamp Canal, Elizabeth City, Plym- 
outh, Williamston, Tarborough - two-thirds of the route from 
Norfolk to Tarborough being performed by the Steam Boat Albe- 
marle, one of the swiftest in the Southern Country. 

FROM NORFOLK 

A stage of this line will depart on Tuesday and Friday 

mornings, immediately after the arrival of the Baltimore 

Steam Boats, arriving -at Elizabeth City the same day, when 

the passengers will take the Steam Boat at 
BY THE ALBEMARLE 
TO WILLIAMSTON that place, and immediately proceed on to 

Williamston, touching on the way at Edenton 
and Plymouth. From Williamston a line of stages, connected 
with the Steam Boat, will take them to Tarborough, where the 
passengers will meet two lines of stages, one to Fayetteville, 
direct in one day, and one via Raleigh to Fayetteville in two 
days. At Fayetteville they will meet without detention, the 
different branches of the Great Southern Line. 

RETURNING 
This line will leave Jordan's Hotel, Fayetteville, on 
Monday and Friday mornings, and arrive at Norfolk on Wednes- 
day and Sunday evenings, so as to take the Baltimore Steam 
Boats the following mornings - performing the route from Fay- 



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etteville in three days, without the fatigue of travelling in 
the night. 

The fare will be as reasonable, and the accommodations as 
good, as are to be found on any route through the Southern 
Country, 

Expedition and certainty, being important objects in trav- 
elling, every necessary step has been taken to guard against 
the disappointments and delays heretofore experienced on this 
route, and to ensure a degree of regularity which shall merit 
the confidence and support of the public. 

The Stage Office at Norfolk, is kept at the office of Mr. 
Joseph Foster, Broker, under the Steam Boat Hotel, and next 
door to the Post Office. 

THE PROPRIETORS 



June 2 - Persons in Norfolk and Portsmouth, who wish to at- 
Herald 

tend the Camp Meeting near Hampton, are respectful- 
ly informed that they can be conveyed to and from that place 
in the Steam Boat Sea Horse, at any period during the meeting: 

Price of passage for going and returning, ONE D0L- 
CAMP MEETING 
SPECIAL LAR. 

Servants and children will be carried at half price. 

During the meeting, the Steam Boat will leave Norfolk at 

7 in the morning, and Hampton at 5 in the evening. 



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June 3 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon 

24 hours - 20 passengers. 

Last night, about 11 o'clock, Steam-Boat Powhatan, Ander- 
son, Richmond, hours. 

The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Campbell, left here this morning 
for Baltimore, put back about one hour after, on account of 
the inclemency of the weather. 



June 10 - CHANGE OF DEPARTURE. - The Steam-Boat Norfolk , 
Beacon 

will in future leave Norfolk at 9 o'clock on 

Thursday mornings, instead of Friday, as heretofore. 

In consequence of the change in the departure of the 

Norfolk, the Steam-Boat Richmond, will leave Richmond in 

future, at 6 o'clock on Wednesday mornings, instead of on 

Thursday as heretofore. 



June 14 - TO TRAVELLERS. - An alteration, it will be per- 
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ceived on reference to the advertisements of the 

Steam Boats Norfolk and Richmond, has been made in the time 
of their running: The former now leaves Norfolk on Thursday 
mornings, instead of Fridays; and the latter leaves Richmond 
at the usual hour on Wednesday mornings, (instead of Thurs- 
day) and arrives at Norfolk on the evening of the same day. 



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June 14 - The Steam Boat Norfolk, Campbell, will leave New- 
Herald 

ton's Wharf THIS MORNING, at a quarter before 8 

o'clock, for Jamestown, where she will remain two hours, and 
return in the evening - passage, including dinner, Two Dol- 
lars. 

A delightful recreation is offered to the inhab- 
itants of Norfolk, in a pleasure excursion in the 
Steam Boat Norfolk to Burwell's Bay and James Town. 

It will no doubt be a treat to many of our 
A VISIT TO 
SACRED SOIL citizens to visit the spot which was the 

first resting place of our forefathers in 
the Western Empire, and to contemplate the venerable 
relics of the early settlement. These inducements, 
together with the agreeableness of a water excursion 
at this season of the year, in one of the finest steam 
boats afloat, provided with every comfort and refresh- 
ment, will no doubt attract a large and agreeable com- 
pany. 



June 21 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Campbell, 29 hours 
Herald 

from Baltimore, with 7 passengers - a little above 

Patuxent, the Norfolk carried away her valve stem, which de- 
tainer her 7i hours to repair. 



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July 12- NEW STEAM BOAT 

Herald 

AND 

STAGE LINE 



The Proprietors of the Norfolk and Fayetteville Line of 
Stages, (in conjunction with the Steam Boat ALBEMARLE,) in- 
form the public that they have made a considerable reduction 
in the fare heretofore charged. 

In future the fare will be as follows: 

From Norfolk to Tarborough 12 Dollars 

From Norfolk to Edenton 9 Dollars 

From Norfolk to Elizabeth City 5 Dollars 

The Proprietors pledge themselves to the public, that 
nothing shall be wanting on their part to render this Line 
worthy of the approbation and preference of Travellers. 

Applications for the cheap and agreeable conveyance 
which this line affords, are requested to be made at the 
office of Mr. Joseph Foster, Broker, Union Street, next 
door to the Post Office, Norfolk. 



July 31 - The Steam Boat Powhatan will make a trip to 
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Suffolk tomorrow. She will leave Nivison's 

Wharf at 10 o'clock, proceed to Suffolk, leave Suffolk 
Wednesday morning on a Trip of Pleasure, to such place 
as the company may prefer; return to Norfolk on Thurs- 
day morning. 

Fare, dinner included, §2 each day. 

L. HOLDEN, Captain. 



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July 14 - Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond - 3 pas- 
Beacon 

sengers. - Passed on the way down, at Warwick, 

Brig Henrico, Luce, of Boston, towing down; at Wilton, Schr. 
William & Mary, of East River, at anchor, bound down; at 4 
Mile Creek, Schr. Phoenix, of New Brunswick, standing up; at 
Presque Isle, Schr. Thames, of Staten Island, at anchor, bound 
down; above Harrison's Bar, British Brig, Petrel, of London, 
standing up with a fair wind and tide; at Fort Powhatan a 
brig at anchor, bound down, also Ship Union, beating down; at 
James-Town, Ship Camillus, of Boston, standing up under all 
sail; also a brig beating down, and sloop Jolly Bet, of Nor - 
folk , ashore on the point of James' Island; at Hog Island, a 
ship, 2 schooners and 2 sloops, all standing up; at Point of 
Shoals, a brig at anchor. The Brit. Brig Plaides, Forrest, 
of Whitby, was at anchor below Harrison's Bar. The Peters- 
burg had to lay to 3s hours on her passage up on Tuesday, in 
consequence of one of her pinion wheels working loose, and 
not on account of an y injury done her boiler . 



Aug. 4 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Powhatan, Holden, 3^ hours 
Beacon 

from Suffolk, 6 passengers. - The Powhatan had 

103 passengers on her trip from Suffolk to Old Point yes- 
terday. 



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Aug. 2 - TRIP TO JAMES- TOWN 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT POWHATAN 



Will go on a Party of Pleasure to James-Town on FRIDAY 
next, if fair, if not, on the first fair day thereafter. She 
will leave Nivison's Wharf at 8 o'clock, A. M. and return in 
the evening. Fare, dinner included, $2; Children under 12 
years of age, and Servants, half price. 

The POWHATAN will make a trip to SMITHFIELD on THURS- 
DAY, the 10th inst. if fair, if not, the first fair day 
thereafter. She will leave Nivison's Wharf at 10 o'clock, 
A. M. , proceed to Smithfield, leave that place on Friday 
morning at 6 o'clock for the Capes, thence back to Smith- 
field, and return to Norfolk on Saturday morning, 12 th 
inst. 

L . H L D E N , 
Captain 



Aug. 7 - TRIP TO WILLIAMSBURG 

Herald 

The Steam Boat Powhatan will leave Norfolk on Sat- 
urday morning next, 12th inst. at 9 o'clock, and proceed to 
Williamsburg on a trip of pleasure to Old Point, as far as 
the time will permit; returning to Williamsburg the same ev- 
ening. .oFare, $2 B 

L. HOLDEN, 

Captain 

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Aug. 7- CAMP MEETINGS 

Herald 

The Camp Meeting at New-Point Comfort, Mathews County, 
will commence on Wednesday, 16th inst. and that at Tangier Is- 
land on Thursday, 17th inst. 

The Steam Boat Powhatan proposes to accommodate those who 
may be disposed to attend by the following arrangement; 

The Boat will leave Nivison's Wharf on Tuesday the 15th, 
precisely at 10 o'clock, A. M. and land passengers at New-Point 
the same evening, and proceed to Tangier Island. After her re- 
turn from Tangier, the Powhatan will, during 
NEW POINT COMFORT 
& TANGIER ISLAND the continuance of the meetings, leave Norfolk, 

Nivison's Wharf, every morning at 6 o'clock, 
(weather permitting) for New-Point and Tangier, and return to 
Norfolk the same evening. 

Passengers to either place, going and returning, $2 only, 
or $1 for each passage. 

No charge for baggage, camp equipage, and provisions, 
which must be at the risk of the owners. Passengers with their 
baggage, &c. must be put on board and landed at their own ex- 
pense. 

Dinner will be furnished to those who desire it at 75 
cents each, Breakfast and Supper, 50 cents each. Those who 
may wish to be furnished on board, are particularly requested 
to notify the Captain thereof, on the day preceding the Boat's 
departure* 

L. HOLDEN, 

Captain. 

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April 6 - STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

TO SMITHFIELD, 

And Up the Bay, &c» 

The Steam-3oat Pov/hatan, will leave Norfolk on Wednesday 
next, the 9th inst. at 1 o'clock, P. M. - and proceed to SMITH- 
FIELD - leave Sraithfield on Thursday morning, the 10th, pre- 
cisely at half past 5 o'clock, on a trip of pleasure to the 
Capes, or up the Bay towards York-Town, as far as practicable, 
and return to Smithfield the same evening. 

Fare, dinner included, $2 

Should the weather on Thursday be unfavorable, the Boat 
will, on Friday, or the next fair day, make the trip. For the 
purpose of enabling the Boat to make the necessary supplies 
for her company in due time, gentlemen and their families, 
who intend to unite in the trip, will enter their names as 
soon as convenient. - A subscription paper will be left with 
Mr. WILSON DAVIS, of Smithfield. 

LIFE HOLDEN 
Captain 



Aug. 19 - The Stockholders of the Norfolk & Alexandria Steam 
Beacon 

Boat Company, are notified, that on the 21st inst. 

they will be called upon for 20 per cent, on the amount of 

Stock for which they have subscribed. 



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PATHETIC TALE OF 
A WAIF ADRIFT 

Aug. 16 - (Communicated.) 

Herald 

The following odd, and, in a moral point of view, 
lamentable accident occurred on Saturday evening: As the 
steam-boat Virginia was coming up the river on her return 
from a pleasure excursion, and being abreast of Fort Norfolk, 
some of the passengers who were standing forward were sudden- 
ly alarmed by the most piteous cries, as from 
PITEOUS CRIES 

IN THE OFFING one in eminent danger or deep distress, and look- 
ing out for the object from whence they proceed- 
ed, they beheld a small boat with a sail set, and a little 
boy, apparently not more than 9 years old, holding the sheet 
and managing the helm as well as he could, and uttering those 
piercing cries for assistance, which had attracted the atten- 
tion of the company on board the Virginia. Poor little fel- 
lowl all that he could say was: "Ohl what shall I do? 01 
help me, help me! do pray stop the boatl" As it was im- 
possible for an appeal like this from one who 
CAPT. FERGUSON 
TO THE RESCUE seemed to stand in so much need of assistance 

to be made in vain to Capt. Ferguson, he (dread- 
ing every moment that the boat would capsize) instantly order- 
ed the steam-boat to be stopped, and in the same moment had 
one of his small boats lowered, into which he got himself with 
two expert oarsmen, and pulled off after the little sufferer, 
whose boat, in consequence of a smart breeze that had just 
sprung up, was wafted considerably astern. It was observed 
as the boat passed the Virginia, that besides the child at the 
helm, there were two grown persons in it, and both apparently 



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lifeless; the one a negro man, laying across one of the seats 

forward, the other a white person further aft, concealed from 

view by the sail, except one leg which was en- 
OTHER OCCUPANTS 
SEEM LIFELESS tirely bare and hanging over the gunwale. 

It was not until Captain Ferguson had rowed a 
mile down the river, that he could get within hail of the ob- 
ject of his pursuit, but as soon as he could make the boy hear 
him, he directed him to let go of the sheet, which he did, and 
the boat came to. On rowing along side, an object presented 
itself to Captain Ferguson's sight of a most horrid and dis- 
gusting nature - The white person before mentioned, who was 

lying as dead athwart the seats, was (I blush to 
THE NARRATOR 
BLUSHES say it) - womanl and the mother of the lad who had 

charge of the boat. - The posture in which she was 
lying plainly denoted her to be senseless and inanimate - and 
so indeed she was; for, 0! reader, that "potent devil," DRINK 
(whether whiskey, gin or rum, it matters not, ) had utterly de- 
prived her of the power of sense or motion. The black too, it 
appears, had partaken too largely of the same noxious potion; 
for trusting to the smoothness of -the water and the lightness 
of the wind, he had put the child at the helm, and thrown him- 
self carelessly down in the bow of the boat, 

BOAT ABANDONED 

TO THE CHILD where the next moment he was in a deathlike 

sleep. - The boy at first managed the helm and 
sail with tolerable dexterity for one of his age, but getting 
into the open river, and the wind breezing up, he lost all 
confidence, and under the influence of his fears (which were 
indeed, considering his danger, but too well founded,) he ut- 
tered the doleful and alarming cries which brought Captain 



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Ferguson to his assistance. - The first care of Captain Fergu- 
son, was to take down the sail, after which with some trouble, 
and a liberal application of blows, he succeeded in rousing up 

the drunken negro, and placing him at the oars. He 
THE CADAVERS 
REANIMATED then with a great deal of trouble got the wretched 

woman up, and seated her in a more decent attitude 
than the one in which he found her. Thus assisted, the negro 
rowing and the boy steering and supporting his unfortunate 
mother, they went their way. These were market people (I am 
sorry to say that I am ignorant of their names) who, after 
selling their little venture of fruit, &c. were returning home 
- and it was the mercy of Providence in sending Captain Fergu- 
son to their relief, that it did not turn out to be their e- 
ternal home. 

I hope the reader will not conclude that I am sending you 
this little narrative, with no other end in view than to ex- 
cite their risibilities - for whatever ludicrous ideas it may 
give rise to, they must soon be dissipated by the recurring 
reflection and the force of moral feeling. The spectacle of a 

man in a state of beastly intoxication is odi- 
ODIOUS SPECTACLE 
POINTS A MORAL ous enough for any sober mind to contemplate; 

but, 0! how worse than every thing that is 
loathsome and shocking must it be to behold one of the softer 
and more amiable sex, who in every sphere of life is an object 
of interest and tender association, abandoned to the horrible 
vice of drunkenness - the germ of every other species of de- 
pravity! - Should such a spectacle call forth a smile? Ohi 
No. The heart must sicken and the eye weep at the appalling 
perdition. Surely if the drunkard could reflect in his lucid 



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intervals on the perils which at every step and in every mo- 
ment threaten his miserable existence, he would spurn the mad- 
dening draught, and no longer tempt the for- 

SHOULD SPURN THE 

MADDENING DRAUGHT bearance of a sin-hating God, whose merciful 

protection he so little deserves. And sure- 
ly, if this poor unhappy female could be made duly sensible 
of the danger to which she was exposed when momently threat- 
ened with a watery grave, with the added horror of being the 
guilty cause of the untimely death (or to speak plainly, of 
being a murdress ) of her son, her affrighted soul would re- 
coil with terror from the precipice's brow, and seek a sanct- 
uary in the arms of virtue - never again to tempt the danger 
she had escaped. - Q.Z. 



Aug. 21 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg will not leave Norfolk 
Beacon 

again until Wednesday morning next, at 6 o'clock, 

She will stop at Richmond until overhauled, painted and in 
perfect good order. Due notice will be given of the recom- 
mencing of her run between Norfolk and Richmond, touching as 
usual at City-Point. 

♦ 

Aug. 23 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan will start for Richmond 
Beacon 

THIS MORNING. - She will leave Nivison's Wharf, 

precisely at 10 o'clock. 

L. HOLDEN, 

Captain 



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ANOTHER STEAM BOAT 
AWAITS ITS CUE 



Sept. 1- THE NEW STEAM BOAT 

Herald 

POTOMACK 



Mr, Broughton: 

I was one of the party on board of the new 

steam-boat Potomack, Captain Joseph Middleton, which went 

down the river on a trial of her machinery, this forenoon, 

and although it was her first trial , she 
A GOOD EIGHT MILES 
AN HOUR ON TRIAL certainly performed wonderfully well, 

making good nearly eight miles an hour, 
without calling into requisition all her powers. 

The Potomack is intended to ply regularly between 
this port and Washington City, touching at Alexandria; was 
built at this place by Mr. Edmund Allmand, and immediately 
after being launched, was turned over to Mr. Lemuel Lang- 
ley, under whose perseverance the stock by which she was 

raised was created, and under whose in- 
ANOTHER PRODUCT OF 
THE ALLMAND YARD spection and immediate superintendence 

she has since, in every respect, been 

completely finished and equipped in superb style. Great 

credit is certainly due to Mr. Langley for her present 

beautiful appearance, and Mr. Sutliffe, the Engineer, for 

the good working of her machinery. 

The length of the Potomack's deck, I am informed, is 

130 feet, her breadth of beam 26g feet, and depth of hold 

9 feet - draws about 6 feet water, and has forty-two births, 

Her machinery, I understand, is what is called sixty horse 



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power, and is constructed upon the principle of Bolton & 

Watt, improved - with the introduction of an economical piece 

of machinery, uncommon here, termed a half stroke, 
AN INNOVATION 
IN MACHINERY by which one third of her steam may be saved. Upon 

the whole I think her an excellent vessel, and 
hope all those interested in her will be benefited as they mer- 
it. - Z 

Norfolk, Aug. 31, 1820 



Sept. 11 - To the Editor of the Herald: 
Herald 

Sir - I was pleased in observing in your paper, 

the favorable notice of the Steam Boat Potomack, but as the 

writer has, no doubt unintentionally, misstated her intended 

destination, I beg you to have it corrected. - 
ALEXANDRIA, NOT 

WASHINGTON HER The Potomack, built at your place, is owned 
DESTINATION 

equally at Alexandria and Norfolk, and built 

expressly to run between the two places - should it be found 
that the interest of the Stockholders will be promoted by 
her going from this place to Washington, the Directors will 
pursue the course best calculated to accomplish that object. 

A STOCKHOLDER 



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DELINQUENT 
SUBSCRIBERS 



Sept. 13 - At a meeting of the Committee of the Norfolk and 
Herald 

Alexandria Steam Boat Company, on the 11th day of 

September, 1820: 

ORDERED, That the Treasurer advertise the shares of those 

Subscribers, who have failed to pay up their installments, 

(with the amount due by each) and have them sold at public 

auction, on the 30th day after this advertisement, agreeable 

to the Articles of Association and Agreement. 



The Delinquents 



R. DRUMMOND 
I. TALBOT 
L. LANGLEY 



Owen & Gibbons 


# 2700.00 


Butler Maury 


450.00 


Thos. B. Seymour 


250.00 


Thomas Balls 


350.00 


N. Boush 


450.00 


J. Timberlake 


450.00 


S. Robertson 


500,00 


M. W. Peters 


500.00 


T. R. Swift 


500.00 


D. Milhado 


500.00 


EDW. ARCHER, 




Treasurer 





Sept. 13 - NOTICE. - The Stockholders of the Steam Boat Poto- 
Herald 

mac, are hereby requested to attend a meeting, on 

Wednesday next, the 20th inst. at the Steam Boat Hotel, as 

business of importance will be laid before them, at 10 o'clock, 

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Sept. 14 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Norfolk, Baltimore, three pas- 
Beacon 

sengers - Having been detained by bad weather, and 

her boiler being leaky, was run foul of on Monday night, by a 

top-sail sch'r. and much injured in her railing. 



Septo 19 - The Steam-Boat Potomac will leave Newton's Wharf 
Beacon 

on THURSDAY MORNING, 21st inst. at 9 o'clock. 



Sept. 22 - The passengers in the Steam Boat Potomac, being 
Herald 

desirous to prevent any unfavorable impression 

being made on the public relative to the Boat, by the acci- 
dent which obliged her to return after commencing her trip 

to Alexandria yesterday, (viz, the bursting 
BREAKDOWN MARS 

MAIDEN VOYAGE of the pistern rod) feel a pleasure in stat- 
ing their entire confidence in the Boat and 
Engine in every respect, and their belief that she is infer- 
ior to no boat belonging to the Chesapeake, in any requisite 
to safety and comfort. 

The passengers also tender their thanks to Captain Camp- 
bell, of the Steam Boat Norfolk, for his kindness in return- 
ing with them. 

SIGNED BY ALL THE PASSENGERS 



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Sept. 26 - STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 

Beacon 

This Boat having undergone a thorough overhauling, 
has recommenced her run between Norfolk and Richmond. - She 
will leave Norfolk every Tuesday and Friday morning, at 9 
o'clock, touching as usual at City-Point and other places on 
the river; Mayo's Island, Richmond, every Saturday and Wednes- 
day morning, at 6 o'clock,, 

DANIEL W. CROCKER 

N.B. The spacious and convenient accommodations of the 
Petersburg, her speed and other good qualities, are too well 
known to require mentioning. 



Oct. 20 - Major General Winfield Scott arrived here on 
Herald 

Wednesday evening in the Steam-Boat Richmond, 

from Richmond, and yesterday morning proceeded to Balti- 
more in the Steam-Boat Norfolk. 



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STEAM BOATS PARTICIPATE 
IN NAVAL LAUNCHING 
CELEBRATION 



Oct. 21 - The name to be borne by the superb ship of the line, 
Beacon 

which will be launched from the Navy Yard at Gosport, 

this morning, at 9 o'clock, is stated in the Baltimore papers to 

be "THE DELAWARE." 

♦ 

VISITORS FLOCK 
TO THE SCENE 

Oct. 21 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon 

21 hours, 29 passengers. 

Steam Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 11 hours, 120 pas- 
sengers. 

Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, 12^ hours, 122 
passengers. 

Oct. 21 - The Richmond Light Infantry Blues, commanded by Cap- 
Beacon 

tain William Finney, arrived here yesterday, in the 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Capt. Coffin; after the usual exchange of 

military honors, they were escorted to the Market Square, by the 

Independent and Junior Volunteer Corps, of this 
RICHMOND BLUES 
HONOR GUESTS Borough, under the command of Captains Capron and 

Gait - thence they marched through the principal 
streets - and were then dismissed in time to attend the theatre. 
We speak with candor, when we say, that we have never seen a 
finer body of men under arms - their equipment is truly mili- 
tary; their marchings and counter-marchings well performed with 
a skill and dexterity which would reflect credit on any officers. 



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Oct. 23 - LAUNCH OF THE DELAWARE 

Herald 

SHIP OF THE LINE 

Another star is added to our naval Constellation - 

another stripe for the enemies of our country is displayed - 

another bulwark of liberty is erected - On Saturday morning 

at half past 10 o'clock, the elegant ship of the 
A THUNDEROUS 
ACCLAMATION line, the DELAWARE, embraced her destined element 

amidst the road of cannon and musketry, the accla- 
mations of thousands of anxious spectators, and the inspiring 
sound of martial music. Not an accident of any kind occurred 
during the anxious moments of preparation for this cheering 
scene - all was perfect system and regularity, and she glided 
with the gracefulness of a SWAN into the watery element, which 
received her safe and sound into its mighty bosom. Nothing 
could excell the ease and elegance with which she made her 
transit. , . 

The scene which this interesting occasion conjured into 
view, was grand and enlivening beyond any thing wt have ever 
beheld. The circumjacent scenery of Gosport is naturally 
picturesque, the perspective above and below being finely re- 
lieved by pleasing objects, and the shores opposite beautiful- 
ly painted with verdant ground and clustering trees - afford- 
ing convenient situations for the numerous groups of immense 

magnitude, and of all sexes and conditions, who dis- 
A MARINE 
PAGEANT played themselves at short intervals, to the distance 

of more than a mile in extento The river was covered 

with boats - the Steam-Boats Virginia, Richmond, Petersburg 

and Sea Horse, were all present crowded with spectators, amongst 

whom were an immense number of ladies. The frigate United 



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States laying at the Navy-Yard; the Alert, Store Ship, and 
several merchant vessels were also animated with vast numbers 
of the assembled population; and the Navy-Yard hospitably re- 
ceived as many as chose to seek situations within its walls to 

behold the gratifying and imposing spectacle. 
THEY CAME FROM 
MILES AROUND The number of spectators in the aggregate, could 

have been little short of 20,000, a large propor- 
tion of which were ladies, and amongst which were a vast assemb- 
lage of visitors from all parts of the country round for more 
than 100 miles distance. 

Considerable interest was also excited by the arrival on 
the preceding day of the fine company of Richmond Volunteer 
Light Infantry Blues, under the command of Captain Finney, who 
came down in the Steam-Boat Richmond to witness this grand and 
imposing spectacle. They were received at the landing by the 
Independent and Junior Volunteer companies of this Borough, 
commanded by Captains Capron and Gait, with Military Honors. 

The next day the three companies united and 
VOLUNTEERS OF 
THREE TOWNS crossed the river in the Steam-Boat Richmond to 

Portsmouth, whence they marched over to the Navy- 
Yard, and were joined by the Portsmouth Rifle Company. The 
handsome uniforms and fine military appearance of the corps 
generally, were much admired, and the excellent band of the 
Richmond Blues, in conjunction with a very fine one of this 
place, added life and pleasure to the scene..* 

The day was uncommonly fine, and. ..notwithstanding the 
great press of spectators, and the countless numbers of boats 
and larger vessels continually rowing and tacking across the 
river, not the slightest accident occurred... 



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RATE WAR ON 
THE JAMES 

Nov. 11 - REDUCTION OF STEAM-BOAT FARE 
Herald 

The James River Steam-Boat Company have this day 
reduced the fare in the Richmond and Powhatan to the follow- 
ing rates: 

From Norfolk to Richmond $ 7 

From Norfolk to City-Point & Petersburg 5 

Stage Fare included. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent 



Nov. 27 - REDUCTION IN PASSAGE 

Beacon 

STEAM BOAT PETERSBURG 

The public are respectfully informed, that the fol- 
lowing rates of passage will be charged after this period, 

viz: 

From Norfolk to Petersburg, including 

Stage fare from City-Point | 5 
From Norfolk to Richmond $ 5 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain 

Nov. 28 - REDUCTION IN STEAM-BOAT FARE 
Beacon 

The James River Steam-Boat Company have this day 

reduced the fare of the Richmond and Powhatan to the follow- 
ing rates: 

From Norfolk to Richmond $ 5 

From Norfolk to City-Point & Richmond, 

Stage Fare Included $ 5 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent. 

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Novo 27 - The new and elegant Steam-Boat Potomac, leaves Nor- 
Beacon 

folk for Alexandria, on Monday mornings at 9 o'clock, 

and Alexandria on Thursday mornings at the same hour. 

♦ 

Dec. 1 - THE OLD ESTABLISHED 

Herald 

JAMES RIVER LINE 

In Connection With 

THE CHESAPEAKE LINE 



THE STEAM BOAT RICHMOND 

Well known for her superior speed and excellence of her 
accommodations, continues to run between Richmond and Norfolk, 
touching each trip at City Point, for the accommodation of 
passengers bound to or from Petersburg. She leaves Richmond 
on Sunday and Wednesday mornings, at 7 o'clock; arrives at 
City Point at 11 A. M., and at Norfolk about 9 o'clock the 
same evening, to give her passengers bound to the North an 
opportunity of taking their passage on the Baltimore Steam 
Boat next morning. The Richmond leaves Norfolk on Tuesday 
and Friday mornings at 9 o'clock, or immediately after the 
arrival of the Steam Boat from Baltimore. 

Passengers in the Richmond who land at City Point, will 
find a stage at Mr. Foulke's tavern belonging to this line, 
ready for their reception, to take them to Petersburg the 
same evening. 

A Letter Box for the Richmond is kept at the Union Ho- 
tel, Richmond, where passengers can be accommodated with 
a carriage to take them from any part of the city, directly 



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to the Steam Boat, without any charge. 

Passage between Richmond and Norfolk $ 5 

Passage between Petersburg and Norfolk f 5 

Exclusive of Tavern bill, which will be a separate 
charge o 

WM. COFFIN, 
Captain 



Dec. 16 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Balti- 
Beacon 

more, 2k hours, 8 passengers - Reports that the 

ship Constitution, Seaward, hence bound to London, went to 
sea this morning. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, Alexandria, 15 passen- 
gers, the Potomac was detained by a thick fog and bad wood* 



Dec. 29 - NOTICE. - All persons having claims against the 
Herald 

Steam Boat Petersburg, are requested to present 

them for settlement, on Board the said Boat, at Newton's 

Wharf, on Monday next, the first day of January, 1821* 

D. W. CROCKER, 
Captain 



♦0* 



-oOo- 



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Jan. 1- NOTICE 

Beacon 

All persons having claims against the Steam-Boat 

Petersburg, are requested to present them for settlement, on 

board the said Steam-Boat, at Newton's Wharf, THIS DAY, the 

first day of January, 1821 - to 

DANIEL WOLCOTT CROCKER, 
Captain. 

* 

Jan. 1- NEW JAMES RIVER LINE 
Beacon 

STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 

This elegant and swift Boat is in high order and full 
operation on James River, between Norfolk, Petersburg and Rich- 
mond. She leaves Norfolk every Tuesday and Friday morning at 9 
o'clock, and touches as usual at City-Point, (and all other 
landing places on the route,) and leaves Mayo's Island, (oppo- 
site the centre of Richmond,) every Sunday and Wednesday morn- 
ing, at 7 o'clock* 

DANIEL W. CROCKER 

N.B The spacious and convenient accommodations of the 
Petersburg, her speed and other superior qualities, are so well 
known to, and appreciated by those who have travelled in her, 
that it would be quite superfluous to say anything in her favor, 
except to guard strangers against contrary reports. 

All the old established stages and coaches belonging to 
Captain Gary and Rob't. Folk, Esq. between City Point and Pet- 
ersburg, are attached to this NEW LINE, and there can be no 
possible chance for travellers to be disappointed, as the Boat 



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is the most perfect safe one, and has made 24.0 trips on this 
route, without the smallest accident. 

Should any alteration in starting take place, it will be 
duly noticed. 

D. W. C. 

N.B. For the better accommodation of the public, there 
will be a LETTER BOX at the Eagle Hotel; and likewise a WAT 
BILL, so that passengers can enter their names, and if remote 
from the Boat, or in case of sickness, a Carriage will be 
sent, the expense of which will be paid by the Boat. In fact, 
there shall be no want of attention on the part of the Sub- 
scriber, who will always thank the public for their commands o 

D. ¥. C. 



PERFECT ACCIDENT 
RECORD MARRED 



Jan. 5 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg; on her passage up on 
Beacon 

Tuesday night, a little before 10 o'clock, the 

Petersburg was run foul of by the brigantine Mary, Captain 

Luce, of Boston, and sustained so much damage in her upper 

works as to render it necessary to suspend running a few 

trips to repair. Notice will be given of the time at which 

she will resume her run up James River. 



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JAMES RIVER LINE MOVES TO ELIMINATE 
COMPETITION OF THE PETERSBURG 



Jan. 6 - RESOLVED, That the Directors of this Company, for 

Minute 

Book the time being, be a Committee authorized to enter 

into any agreement with the Stockholders of the 

Steam Boat Petersburg, or with the Directors, which in the 

opinion of the said Committee may conduce to the advancement 

of the Interests of the Company. 



Jan. 17 - RESOLVED, That Robert Walker be authorized to en- 
Minute 
Book ter into an arrangement with the Petersburg Steam 

Boat Company to advance the Fares of the Boats, 

and to purchase the Steam Boat Petersburg, if, at or under 

the following limits, say Nineteen Thousand Dollars, payable 

at 6, 12 and 18 months; or Twenty Thousand Dollars, payable 

at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months... 



CAPTAIN MIDDLETON 
TAKES A WIFE 



Jan. 19 - MARRIED - In Warwick County, on Saturday the 6th 
Herald 

inst. by the Rev. Mr. Westwood, Captain Joseph 

Middleton, of this place, to Mrs. Sarah Diggs, of that County, 



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THE ALBEMARLE 
ON THE BLOCK 



Jan. 29- FORSALE 

Beacon 



THE STEAM BOAT ALBEMARLE 

Now plying between Edenton and Plymouth, (N.C.) - The 
Albemarle is a Boat of the following dimensions, viz: 60 feet 
keel, 20 feet beam, with guards from stem to stern, draws a- 
bout four feet water and is of the burthen of 87 2-95th tons. 
She was built in the city of New- York in the summer of 1818, 
of the best materials, being copper fastened below the water 
wales, and coppered to the light water mark; has two cabins 
with four births each; and in speed and beauty is not inferior 
to any boat in her class. She has copper boilers, and an en- 
gine built by one of the best workmen in America, on the low 
Steam principle, which possesses about 20 horse power. 

BY THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS 



Feb. 6 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, master, will re- 
Beacon 

sume her run this day, 6th inst. - Leaves Newton's 

Wharf at 9 A. M. as usual. 



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Feb. 20- ACOMET 

Beacon 



We with pleasure give publicity to the following 
notice of a Comet, seen on Sunday evening last, from 
the deck of the Steam-Boat Petersburg, under the ex- 
pectation that it will excite the attention and enqui- 
ry of astronomers. We shall be thankful for a more 
particular history of this august stranger, from some 
person more conversant with the Heavenly bodies than 
ourselves,, 

Norfolk, February 19th, 1821 

Messrs. Shields, Ashburn & Company 

Gentlemen - On my passage down James river last evening, 

I observed about 7 o'clock, for the first 
CAPTAIN CROCKER 
SEES A COMET time, a Comet of considerable magnitude, 

bearing (by a common Mariner's compass) 
about West by North, and about 15 degrees above the Ho- 
rizon. From its brilliant appearance (through a common 
telescope) I presume this interesting visitor would have 
been seen several evenings ago, had it not been obscured 
some times by the stronger light of the moon, and at oth- 
ers by cloudy weather. 

With much respect, 

Your Obedient Servant, 

D. W. CROCKER, 

Captain Steam-Boat Petersburg. 



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Feb. 21 - STAGE ROUTE FROM NORFOLK TO FAYETTEVILLE 
Herald 

(In 60 Hours Without Travelling at Night) 



This line has been nine months established. - It leaves 
Norfolk immediately after the arrival of the Baltimore and 
Washington Steam Boats on Tuesday and Friday mornings, lodges 
at Wynn's Ferry first night - at Amerron's the second night, 
and reaches Fayetteville the afternoon of the third day. 

The strongest evidences of the superior advantages this 
line possesses, as regards the Roads, as well as the Horses 
and Stages, is, the fact, that throughout the whole of the 
present uncommonly severe winter, it has never experienced 
the slightest interruption - the Stage arriving and depart- 
ing as regularly as at any other season - which it is belie- 
ved, is more than can be said of any other Stage line of the 
same extent in, the United States. 

THE PROPRIETORS 



Feb. 27- TREES MISSING 

Beacon 

Some small Pear trees and Grape vines were deposited 

on the wharf of the Steam-Boat Richmond, on the 19th inst. - 

Any information concerning them will oblige 

WILLIAM B. SELDEN 



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COMPETITION ELIMINATED; 
FARES ARE INCREASED 



Mch. 8 - Mr. Walker communicated to the Board his having pur- 
Minute 

Book chased the Steam Boat Petersburg with all her Furni- 
ture and everything belonging to her, for $ 20,000, 
payable in 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. The Boat to be delivered 
at Petersburg on Saturday, 10th inst. and the payments to take 
date from that day, which was confirmed. 



Mch. 14- STEAM-BOAT FARE 

Beacon 

The Proprietors of the Steam-Boats running in James 
river, have ascertained that the present Fare is insufficient 
to meet the ordinary expenses of the Boats, and have establish- 
ed the following PERMANENT PRICES: 

From Norfolk to James Town or any intermediate place $ 4 

From Norfolk to City Point, or any intermediate 

place between James Town and City Point $ 6 

From Norfolk to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between City Point and Richmond $ 8 

From James Town to City Point, or any intermediate 

place i 3 

From James Town to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between City Point and Richmond $ 4 

From City Point to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between City Point and Richmond $ 3 

From City Point to Petersburg $ 1 

Fare for a Horse, same as a person 
Ditto Four wheel Carriage Ditto 
Ditto Two Wheeled Ditto half Ditto 

WM. H. THOMPSON 



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March 16 - The following members of Congress came passengers 
Beacon 

in the Steam-Boat Potomac from Washington: Messrs „ 

Newton, Hooks, Macon, Taylor, Jones, Crowell, Cuthbert, Cul- 
pepper, Gray, Edwards, Alexander, Floyd and Pleasants. 



March 17 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, Capt. Seabury, will leave 
Beacon „ , 
Nivison's Wharf THIS MORNING, for City-Point and 

Richmond. 



March 19- LAST CALL 

Beacon 

All Persons Having Claims Against The 



STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 

Are requested to leave them with Mr. Martin, keeper of 
the Steam-Boat Hotel Reading Room, before Tuesday next, 20th 
inst. as they must be settled in the course of the ensuing 
week. 

D. W. CROCKER 



March 19 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Brown, Baltimore, 
Beacon 

23 hours - 16 passengers - was detained a little 

beyond the usual hour, having stopped to land passengers on 

the eastern shore of Virginia. 



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TRAGIC SEQUEL TO THE 
LAUNCHING OF THE 
SECOND HAMPTON 



April 3- MELANCHOLY EVENT 

Beacon 

Yesterday morning, about 6* o'clock, the Steam-Boat 
recently built by Mr. Edmund Allaand, to run between this 
place and Hampton, was launched from his ship yard near the 
Draw-Bridge, but sticking in the mud, she was proped up by 
shores, between two lighters, until the tide should rise suf- 
ficiently to float her. - Having floated off at half past 7 
o'clock last night, Mr. Allmand, with a few friends who had 
called to assist him in getting her off, proceeded to the 

boat, when Mr. Allmand jumped into one of the 
CRUSHED BENEATH 

FALLING TIMBER lighters, and was crushed to death by the fall- 
ing of a shore, which he had just knocked away. 
So sudden and unexpected was the accident by which this worthy 
and respectable man, has been prematurely snatched from the 
bosom of an affectionate family, that, (no person being in the 
lighter with him) it was not known that he had sustained any 
injury, until finding that he did not answer when called by 
his companions, search was made, and shocking to relate, his 
lifeless body was found lying in the bottom of the lighter. 
The anguish and distress of his wife and children upon 
seeing the corpse of him, who a few minutes before, had left 
them in the enjoyment of perfect health, we leave to our read- 
ers to conceive, confessing our inability to describe it, as 
presented to us by a friend who was present on the mournful 
occasion. 

We had not a personal acquaintence with Mr. Allmand, but 



1821 183 

whether as a husband, a parent, a master, a friend, an indus- 
trious and upright citizen, or an accomplished Naval architect, 
we can bear testimony to his worth, having uniformly heard him 

spoken of in terms which satisfy us of his just 
SOME VESSELS 
HE BUILT claim to such a character. His excellence in his 

profession, cannot be better attested than by 

stating, that he was the constructor of many of the finest 

merchant vessels which have sailed out of our port - such as 

the brig Eliza Reilly, the schr's. Tantivy and Decatur, the 

steam-boats Roanoke, Potomac, and lastly, the one which closed 

his mortal -career. 



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OCEAN PASSAGE 
FROM NEW YORK 



May 3 - NEW STEAM BOAT LINE 

Beacon 

It will be seen by an advertisement in this day's 

paper, that a Steam-Boat, called the FIDELITY, Capt. Leach, 

is to commence running in a few days, between this port and 

New-York. She will leave that city on Monday next, and is 

expected to arrive here on Tuesday evening. She is to make 

one trip per week. The fare will be fifteen dollars for each 

passenger* 

4 

NEW YORK fc NORFOLK 
STEAM-BOAT LINE 
THE STEAM SCHOONER FIDELITY 
Captain Richard Leech, 

Will leave New-York for Norfolk, on Monday the 7th inst. 
and Norfolk on Thursday the 10th inst, and every succeeding 
Thursday for New-York. 

The Boat is built in the most faithful manner, possessing 
every advantage of a sea vessel; Her Engine is so constructed 
as to render her perfectly safe; her accommodations very supe- 
rior, and every attention will be paid to the comfort of pas- 
sengers. 

It is confidently expected that the NEW LINE will meet 
with encouragement from the public, as it will give great fa- 
cility, and the use of steam vessels at sea has been fully 
tested by the ship ROBERT FULTON. 



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185 



The passage will be Fifteen Dollars 

For freight or passage, apply to Capt. Leech, at Maxwell's 
Wharf, or to 

JOHN TUNIS 



May 11 - STEAM SCH'R. FIDELITY 

Friday, 

Beacon 

We had the gratification to witness the arrival 
here yesterday morning, about 8 o'clock, of the Sch'r. Fi- 
delity, commanded by Capt. Richard Leech - intended as a 
regular packet between this place and New-York. - She left 

that city on Monday, at half past 2 o'clock, 
FIRST PASSAGE 

RETARDED P. M. and would have made a much shorter pas- 
sage, but for her wood being out, and being 
opposed by a strong head wind. 

We do not profess to be judges of her adaptation to 
the purposes for which she is intended, but we do not hes- 
itate to say that she is fitted up in a very handsome 
style, and that passengers have much to expect from the 
agreeable manners and gentlemanly deportment of Captain 
Leech, 



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May 19 - New- York, May H 

Beacon 

The steam schooner Fidelity, Captain Leech, which 
left here on Monday last, on her first trip to Norfolk arrived 
there on Thursday morning, and started on her return at 5 o'- 
clock, the same afternoon. She arrived off Sandy 
RETURN TRIP 
ALSO ROUGH Hook on Saturday afternoon, and came up to town 

yesterday. In both passages she experienced head 
winds, strong gales and a heavy sea, but succeeded in making 
the voyage within her limited time. Perhaps a more unpleasant 
period for making the trip will not be experienced during the 
season - in addition to the adverse weather, the vessel had an 
unexpected difficulty to encounter. It was found that there 

was a defective part in the boiler, and that it would 

BOILER 

DEFECT not bear the force of heat that was intended to be 

applied. On arriving off the Hook, the flaw gave way 
and caused the boiler to leak so much, that it was necessary 
to stop the fire c This circumstance will render it necessary 
to detain the boat to repair the defect. The proprietors 
think also, of changing the day of her departure from this 
port, from Monday to Saturday. - Capt. Leech and the passen- 
gers were much pleased with the performance of the vessel in 
heavy weather* 

By the Fidelity we have received from our Norfolk corres- 
pondent, accounts as late as 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, 
and hope often to anticipate the mail in the same way. [MER. 
ADV.] 

[ NOTE ; And no more of the steam schooner Fidelity in 
these waters, save for a passing visit later 
in the year. ] 



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May 22 - Brigadier General Edmund P. Gaines, of the United 
Beacon 

States Army, arrived here on Sunday night, from 

Petersburg, in the Steam-Boat Petersburg, on his 

way to the South, via Tarborough, &c. Yesterday he visited 

Fortress Monroe in the Petersburg, which went on a party of 

pleasure to the Capes, and returning in the evening, landed 

at Fort Nelson, where the customary salute was fired. 



CAPTAIN CROCKER SUFFERS 
A BEREAVEMENT 



June 1 - It is a melancholy duty to add to our obituary 
Beacon 

record, the name of Mrs. Clarissa Crocker, the 

young, amiable, and affectionate consort of Cap- 
tain Daniel W. Crocker, of the Steam-Boat Petersburg, leav- 
ing three children of helpless age, to experience their sad 
bereavement of one of the best of mothers. She departed 
this life on Wednesday night, after a short illness. 

June 19 - FOR RENT. - For the remainder of the year and 
Beacon 

immediate possession given, the HOUSE and GARDEN 

where I at present reside, situated on Duke street, between 

the dwellings of Capt. Crane of the U. S. Navy, and Harrison 

Allmand, Esq. It is one of the most delightful residences 

in or about Norfolk. 

D. W. CROCKER 

N.B. The furniture is new and good, which will be let 
with the house, or sold very low* 



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PORTSMOUTH PATRONS 
GIVEN SERVICE 



June 14 - THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 



Will take an excursion on Saturday next, to 
the Capes; should the weather be fine, she will 
proceed a few miles to sea. Ladies and Gentlemen 
from Norfolk and Portsmouth shall be accommodated, 
the former from Newton's Wharf, and the latter will 
be called for at Portsmouth. 

J. MIDDLETON, 
MASTER. 



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INDUSTRIAL BEEHIVE 
ON MAYO'S ISLAND 

June 22 - STEAM BOAT TOWING 

Beacon 

Richmond, June 16 
The enterprizing spirit of Mr. Lewis Ludlam has display- 
ed itself in the works he has erected on Mayo's Island; his 
wharves, his warehouse, the canal and the saw mill, &c. But 
there is another experiment of his, which is yet in its infan- 
cy, and arrests attention by its novelty and its importance. - 
Not a citizen of Richmond will be at a loss to understand, that 

we allude to the steam boat Powhatan, which he 
THE POWHATAN AS 
A WORK BOAT has chartered from her owners in Norfolk for 

the purpose of towing vessels up from City Point, 
and towing the luggers down with produce for loading the large 
vessels. Struck with this experiment, we have sought for some 
information upon it, and are now enabled to lay the following 
statement before our readers* 

Mr. L. has had the use of the boat for about a month. Dur- 
ing the first week he had no employment for her, and occasion- 
ally took a trip down the river, in the afternoon, and towed up 
such vessels as he found within 12 or 15 miles of the city, 
merely for the sake of their wharfage. - This it may readily be 

presumed would fall short of remunerating him 
OPERATING COSTS 
$600 PER MONTH for the expense of the wood, the hire of the 

boat, Engineer and fireman, &c. &c* When the 

boat is in full operation, with a full crew on board for the 

management of her and the lighters attached, the whole expense 

may be estimated at not less than $600 per month* 



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The lighters, or vessels attached to her, are five in num- 
ber, and will carry about 300 hhds. altogether. We understand 
that no loaded craft has yet been towed down; but that two of 
the luggers, when light, have been twice a day towed down to 
City Point in 5 to 7 hours. The time required depends much up- 
on the state of the tide. Two loaded lighters con- 
TIDE A 
FACTOR taining about 1200 sacks of salt (120 tons) have been 

towed up in 7 hours - and at another time when there 
was a strong freshet in the river, and but little or no flood 
tide between Richmond and the Point, she was 12 hours with the 
same burthen attached to her. With a fair tide she can tow a 
ship of 3 or 4 hundred tons, loaded with tobacco or flour, at 
the rate of 5 to 6 miles per hour, or in still water 4 or 5 
miles. The difference it makes to the steam boat in towing 
two empty vessels of 40 to 50 tons to City Point with a fair 
tide, is scarcely preceptible - it would not lengthen the pas- 
sage more than 20 or 30 minutes. The construction of the ves- 
sels towed, particularly when laden, is astonish- 

VESSEL DESIGN 

MAKES A BIG ingly different. A sharp fast sailing vessel 

DIFFERENCE 

with 300 tons weight on board would be propelled 

by the boat faster than one of a full clump construction (to 
use a sailor's expression,) or in other words, one badly con- 
structed for sailing, of 100 tons burthen. The steam boat has 
towed four vessels of 60 or 70 tons with their cargoes on 
board, against the tide 4 miles per hour, or five and a half 
miles through the water. The common strength of the tide in 
James River, is estimated to be 1 to 1 and a half miles per 
hour, though in some parts of it, it runs 2 and a half or even 
3 miles. 

The power of the engine of the Powhatan is equal to 26 



1821 191 

horses; and her speed when unincumbered with lighters is about 
6 miles per hour in still water, or about 6 miles with common 
constructed lighters with 100 hhds. of tobacco on board* 

This experiment of Mr. Ludlam's is marked by his usual 
energy. It deserves every consideration, from the parties in- 
terested - yet it is probable that it would not be worth his 
while to pursue it unless he were possessed of the advantages 
which he has secured in lighters, wharf, &c The patronage of 
the merchants might certainly make it a lucrative objecto 

They will assuredly be benefited by the competition of 
contending interests between the boat on one hand, and the 
Rocketts' and river craft on the other. In what way this novel 
experiment will end, it is impossible to guess. It is an ob- 
ject certainly worthy of public attention. -[C0MPILER o 



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June 25- STEAM-BOAT HAMPTON 

Beacon 

This elegant and superior boat, intended to ply 

regularly between this place and Hampton, is so far finished 

as to enable the proprietors to commence her run in a day or 

two. A trial of her engines was made on Sat- 
THE NEW HAMPTON 
NEARS COMPLETION urday last, and yesterday she made a trip to 

Old Point Comfort and Hampton. - Her perform- 
ance was equal to the most sanguine expectations that could 
have been indulged, and confers the highest credit on the ar- 
chitect, engineer, and all who have had any agency in con- 
structing and fitting her for service. Her speed is believed 
to be equal to any boat running from this port. She performed 
the run to Old Point in one hour and thirty-six minutes, and 
returned in one hour and a half. 



June 30 - STEAM-BOAT HAMPTON 

Beacon 



For the convenience of those persons wishing to 
attend Camp Meeting, the new Steam-Boat Hampton, will leave 
Newton's Wharf THIS DAY, at the hours of 8 o'clock in the 
morning, and 1 in the afternoon; and on Sunday and the day 
following, at the same time in the morning. 



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July 2 - STEAM-BOAT HOTEL 

Beacon 



The Subscriber had, for some months since, 
determined to transfer this valuable establishmnet 
to other hands, and return to the country, and had 
made arrangements to effect this object. Having, 
however, experienced a disappointment in the engage- 
ments which he had entered into to this end, he has 

concluded to continue the Proprietor of it 
STEAM BOAT 

HOTEL for another year, and assures those who 
CARRIES ON 

may be disposed to favor him with their 

company, that no effort will be spared by 
him to accommodate them in the most comfortable man- 
ner. His House will, he flatters himself, be found 
much improved in several important particulars, to 
the satisfaction of Boarders and Travellers; and in- 
creased exertions will be made to render the House 
worthy of the preference which it may receive » He 
has added to the former accommodations for Travel- 
lers, an excellent Stable, which will always be well 
provided© 

The proximity of the Hotel to the seat of busi- 
ness, its salubrious situation, and the agreeable 
resort which the Steam-Boat Hotel Reading Room, (one 
of the most extensive on the Continent,) offers to 
strangers, are circumstances worthy of the consider- 
ation of Travellers 

MATTHEW CLUFF 



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July 2 - STEAM-BOAT HOTEL READING ROOM 
Beacon 

The Proprietors of this Establishment respectfully 
inform the Public, that they will continue it the ensuing year, 
commencing the first of this month, in the same room, (adjoin- 
ing the Post Office,) in which it is now kept. They tender 
their thanks to those gentlemen who aided, by their subscrip- 
tions, to sustain it the past year, and solicit a continuance 
of their support, assuring them that whatever may have been its 
utility and convenience so far, no exertion will be spared to 
improve its advantages, and render it a more agreeable and prof- 
itable resort to its patrons« 

SHIELDS, ASHBURN & MARTIN 



July 7 - RESOLVED, That the Agent offer the Steam Boat Powha- 

Minute 

Book tan to Mr. Ludlam on the following terms: For $10,000, 

payable 6, 12 and 18 months. O0 



July 6 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers - The Petersburg was compelled by 

the weather to anchor last night off Sandy Point - Passed, 
about Day's Point, 2 brigs standing up; a little above New- 
port's News, Ship Mary and Susan, of Boston, standing up James 
River; at anchor off Newport's News, brig Chatham, of Boston, 
and one other brig in company, name not seen. 



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July 7 - ARRIVED: Steara-3oat Virginia, Ferguson, from Bait- 
Beacon 

imore, with passengers© 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, from Alexandria, with pas- 
sengers - Captain Middleton reports a ship ashore an Willough- 
by's Point. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, with the two volun- 
teer companies commanded by Captains Capron and Galt« 



July 7- RETURN OF THE VOLUNTEERS 
Beacon 

Last evening about 8 o'clock, the Steam-Boat Richmond, 
Captain Coffin, having on board the Norfolk Independent Volun- 
teers, commanded by Captain Capron; and the Norfolk Junior Vol- 
unteers, commanded by Captain Gait, arrived here from Richmond, 

whither the companies had gone on Tuesday last, in 
MILITARY HOME 
FROM RICHMOND pursuance of an Invitation (from the Richmond Light 

Infantry Blues, Captain Finney, and the Richmond 
Cavalry, Captain Douthat,) to join the celebration of the Fourth 
of July. - On the Boat's approaching the town, the Band played 
several Patriotic Airs, and when near the wharf, the Companies 
each fired a volley. They received on landing, loud and repeat- 
ed cheers, and having marched to the Market-Square, were dis- 
missed. The troops speak in the most exalted terms of the hos- 
pitality and politeness of the Volunteer Corps and Citizens of 
Richmond generally, whose numerous civilities to them on this 
occasion, can never be obliterated from their recollection 



1821 196 

THE HAMPTON BEGINS 
REGULAR SERVICE 



July 16 - The Steam-Boat Hampton will hereafter leave Newton's 
Beacon 

Wharf at 6 o'clock every morning, for HAMPTON. 



July 18 - The Steam-Boat Hampton will hereafter leave Newton's 
Beacon 

Wharf at 8 o'clock every morning, for HAMPTON. 



July 20 - A PLEASURE PARTY 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT HAMPTON 



Will leave this for SUFFOLK on MONDAY afternoon, at k 

o'clock, and leave there early the following morning for Old 

Point and Hampton, returning to Norfolk the same 
EXCURSION FOR 
SUFFOLKONIANS evening, and start again on Wednesday morning 

for Old Point and Suffolk. 

Passage to and from, TWO DOLLARS. 



July 25 - ARRIVED: Canal Boat Plymouth & Halifax Trader, 
Beacon 

Yellowly, 17 days from WELDEN, (Falls of Roanoke,) 

with Tobacco, Naval Stores, and Staves, to J. k W. Southgate, 
and the Master. 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Campbell, Baltimore, with passengers, 
The Norfolk did not get in until after 12 o'clock, being de- 
tained by a strong southerly wind. 



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Aug. 6 - STEAM-BOAT TRIP TO FREDERICKSBURG 
Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 



Will make a trip to Fredericksburg, and thence down 
the Rappahannock, on A PARTY OF PLEASURE. She will leave Nivi- 
son's Wharf on Wednesday morning next, at & o'clock,. 

Passage one way, Five Dollars, exclusive of Fare, which 
will be reasonable* 

Those who intend making the trip are requested to leave 
their names on board previous to Tuesday evening, in order 
that suitable provisions may be made for their accommodation,, 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 



Aug. 6 - CAMP MEETING 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat Virginia, Captain Ferguson, will 

leave this on Friday, 17th inst. at 3 o'clock, P. M., for 

the Camp Meeting at Tangier Island, where it is expected 

she will arrive before day light on Saturday morning, and 

will leave there for Norfolk on Sunday evening. 

Passengers, going and returning, $2. 

Persons wishing to take advantage of this pleasant 
way of visiting the Meeting, will please leave their names 
at the Packet Office, previous to the 16th inst. in order 
that arrangements may be made for their accommodation,. 



1821 198 

THE PETERSBURG PIONEERS 
STEAM NAVIGATION ON 
THE RAPPAHANNOCK 

Aug. 17 - STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

B eacon 

Fredericksburg, Aug. 15 

The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Captain Crocker, from Nor- 
folk, with about 20 passengers, arrived here on Saturday last. 
She was about 20 hours from Old Point Comfort. Since her arri- 
val, she has made two excursions down the Rappahannock to th« 
gratification of a number of ladies and gentlemen, who embarked 
on board her This boat is the first of the kind which has 
ascended the Rappahannock, and her visit has afforded much 
pleasure to our citizens, particularly to those who had not 
previously been favored with an opportunity to witness this 
expeditious and comfortable mode of travelling. The Boat will 
leave here this morning for Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, to 
return on the 20th. -[HERALD. 

♦ 

Aug. 17 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK 
B eacon 

The Steam-Boat Petersburg will leave this place for 

Fredericksburg, at 8 o'clock on Monday morning, 20th inst. and 
will leave Fredericksburg for the mouth of the Rappahannock on 
Wednesday, the 22d inst. She will land passengers at any place 
on the river, and will return back to Fredericksburg in one, 
two or three days, as the party may decide upon - taking on 
board at the respective places all those who landed on her pas- 
sage down on the 22d. 

Passage from Fredericksburg to Port Royal & Back $2 ) Exclus- 
Passage to Tappahannock and Back $4 ) ive of 

Subsis- 
tence. 
She will make any other trip that may be proposed. 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 



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Aug. 18 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, Alexandria, 
Beacon 

22 hours, with passengers.., 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Campbell, which left here yesterday 
morning for Baltimore, returned this evening at 6 o'clock, 
having met and exchanged passengers, &c. with the Steam-Boat 
Virginia, about 60 miles below Baltimore. The Virginia, on 
her way down, about Poplar Island, yesterday at 2 o'clock, sus- 
tained some damage in one of her cog wheels, which she repaired 
and proceeded until she met the Norfolk, when Capt. Ferguson 
deemed it most expedient for the Virginia to return to Balti- 
more, that he might be assured of having a Boat in good order 
to fulfill his engagement for Tangier Island, for which she 
will proceed this evening at 6 o'clock* 



Aug. 20- STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

THIS DAY 



Adventurers should lose no time in procuring chances 
for the brilliant Capital Prizes in the GRAND STATE LOTTERY OF 
MARYLAND, now drawing twice a week. 

All orders left at COHEN'S OFFICE before the departure of 
the Steam-Boat THIS MORNING, at 9 o'clock, for Tickets or 
Shares in the above Lottery, the Tickets or Shares so ordered 
will be received per return Boat» 



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SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT 
ON TANGIER ISLAND 



Aug. 23 - CAMP MEETING AT TANGIER ISLAND 
Beacon 



We learn from a gentleman who attended the 

Camp-Meeting on Tangier Island, which commenced 

on the 16th inst. and closed on Tuesday morning 

last, at 8 o'clock, that it was more numerously 

attended than any preceding it at the same place. 

The number of persons pres- 
THOUSANDS OF VISITORS; 
HUNDREDS OF VESSELS ent was estimated at between 

5 and 6000; the number of 

preachers not as many as on former occasions; but 

a great number were added to the followers of the 

Lamb. The decked vessels in the harbor was judged 

to be about two hundred, besides 210 open boats. 

The encampment consisted of 264 tents, occupying 

an area of between 4 and 500 yards. The utmost 

harmony and brotherly love prevailed among the 

members of the Church, and caused much regret that 

the season of refreshment was so short livedo 



1821 201 

Aug. 29 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

PETERSBURG, 

Captain Crocker 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf, on Friday morning next, 
at 8 o'clock, for Hungar's and other places on the East- 
ern Shore of Virginia, and will return on Sunday or Mon- 
day. - Passage trip round, 5 Dollars. 

Those who intend to make the trip, will please enter 
their names on Thursday. 



Aug. 31 - MARINE NEWS: Arrived: At 3 o'clock this morning, 
Beacon 

Steam-Boat Richmond, with passengers - was de- 
tained by some derangement of her machinery. 



Aug. 31 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg will not perform her 
Beacon 

trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, in con- 
sequence of her being compelled to take the place of the 
Richmond on James River. 

She will leave Nivison's Wharf for Richmond, THIS 
MORNING, at 9 o'clock. 

D. W. CROCKER 



1821 202 



HURRICANE MAULS 
FOUR STEAMBOATS 



Sept. 4 - Yesterday, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 1 o'- 
Beacon 

clock, P. M # , our town was visited by a hurricane, 

accompanied with torrents of rain... which for violence and ex- 
tent of damage, we are informed by many of the oldest residents, 
has no parallel in their recollection. So general and wide- 
spread is the devastation, that it would be impossible from the 
short time that has elapsed since its fury staid, to give. .any- 
thing like a detail of its awful consequences. 

We will, however, attempt to throw together such particu- 
lars as have come under our observation. . .very few house-keep- 
ers have escaped injury, either in their enclosures or houses... 
the uprooting of trees, whose sturdy trunks and luxuriant foli- 
age have heretofore defied the utmost fury of the tempest... 

Among the edifices which have sustained damage.. .is the 
Episcopal Church.. .the Court-house. . c the Farmers' Bank.. .the 
Bank of Virginia. ..The chimneys of the following dwellings... 

The new stone bridge on Granby street was much injured by 
the drifting of heavy timbers against it, and the bridge on 
Catherine street was swept away by the torrent... 

We regret to state that a new house erecting on Washington 
Point, by Capt. Waite of the Steam-Boat Hampton, was blown down 
and destroyed. 

The ground stories of all the warehouses on the wharves, 
and as high up as Wide-Water street, were entirely overflowed... 
the damage sustained in Sugar, Flour and Salt is very great. .. 

The Draw-Bridge across Elizabeth River, next to Norfolk, 
was entirely swept away, in the early part of the hurricane... 



1821 203 

The damage sustained among the shipping is immense. •• 

The brig Georgiana, Capt. Chamberlain, parted her fasts 

at Reilly's wharf, and drifted with great violence against 

the Steam-Boats Virginia, Potomac, Richmond and Petersburg, 

which before sustained the pressure of sev- 
STEAM BOATS SWEPT 
UP EASTERN BRANCH eral other small vessels adrift, among which 

the sloop Hiram, Capt. Hamilton; they all 
gave way and vere carried between two and three miles up the 
Eastern Branch. The Steam-Boats Virginia and Potomac return- 
ed in the evening to the end of Newton's Wharf - the former 
having both boats stove and sustaining other damage to the 
amount of about $300; the latter having one boat destroyed, 
and being injured considerably in her wheels, guards, &c. The 
Georgiana is aground, and has capsized, but it is believed 
will be gotten off again, at some expense; the Steam-Boats 
Richmond and Petersburg are injured to a large amount, are 
high and dry, but it is thought will soon be off again, with 
some exertion.. . 



BALTIMORE BOATS FILL IN FOR 
CRIPPLED JAMES RIVER LINE 



Sept. 4 - Should the Steam-Boat Norfolk arrive this morning 
Beacon 

from BALTIMORE, the VIRGINIA, Capt. Ferguson, will 

proceed to RICHMOND, and the Norfolk return immediately to 

Baltimore, 



1821 204 

Sept. 5 - From the STEAM-BOAT HOTEL READING ROOM BOOKS 
Beacon 

Tuesday, Sept. 4 

ARRIVED: About 3 o'clock this afternoon, Steam-Boat 

Norfolk, Campbell, from Baltimore, accompanied by the Steam- 

Boat Virginia, Captain Ferguson, which left here this morning 

for Baltimore, both having in tow the ship 
STEAM BOATS RESCUE 
SAILING VESSEL Repeater, Capt. Maxwell, (of New-York) which 

cleared on Friday from Baltimore, with a car- 
go of Cotton, bound to Liverpool, and having been knocked on 
her beam ends in the hurricane on Monday, off the mouth of Po- 
tomac, was compelled to cut away all three of ner masts to 
right her. The Norfolk fell in with and took her in tow, and 
being afterwards met by the Virginia, and assisted in towing 

her in. After which the Norfolk took on board the 
THE VIRGINIA 
TO RICHMOND Virginia's passengers and returned to Baltimore, 

leaving the Virginia here to perform her trip to 

Richmond tomorrow, in lieu of the Petersburg, still ashore up 

the Eastern Branch. Capt. Ferguson informs us that he saw a 

schooner ashore on the Horse Shoe, this morning, having her 

decks entirely swept of everything, and no person to be seen 

on board. 



Sept. 11 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, which arrived here this 
Beacon 

morning from Baltimore, will proceed immediately 

to RICHMOND. 



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Sept. 16- PROPOSALS 

Beacon 

Will be received by the James River Steam Boat 

Company for getting the Steam-Boats Richmond and Petersburg 

afloat, from where they are now ashore in the Eastern Branch 

of Elizabeth River. 

WILLIAM H. THOMPSON 



THE POWHATAN RECALLED 
TO JAMES RIVER RUN 



Sept. 22 - The James River Steam Boat Line has resumed its 
Beacon 

regular run. The POWHATAN, Capt. Crocker, will 

leave Nivison's Wharf on Tuesday next, for RICHMOND, immedi- 

ately after the arrival of the Norfolk from Baltimore. 



Sept. 29 - ARRIVED: at £ past 2 o'clock, Steam-Boat Powhatan, 
Beacon 

with passengers, amongst whom Mr. Lucius Junius 

Boothe, late of Covent Garden and Drury Lane Theatres, and 

Lady, and Mr. Charles Young, of the Theatre. Mr. Boothe is 

bound to New-York. 

Oct. 20 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon 

21 hours - with 28 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, Alexandria, with passen- 
gers - The Potomac did not arrive until a late hour, having 
been compelled, in consequence of a heavy sea running in the 
Bay, to make a harbor, last night, about 12 o'clock, under 



1821 206 

Point Look Out, and did not get under way again until 4 o'clock 
this morning. By her we received the Alexandria papers of yes- 
terday. 

♦ 

ANOTHER MISHAP 
OF THE POTOMA C 

Oct. 23 - The Steam-Boat Potomac, Capt. Middleton, which left 
Beacon 

here this morning, for Alexandria, in consequence 

of splitting the hand gear of her machinery, stopped off the 

Half-way House, between this place and Hampton, and was towed 

into Old Point by the Steam-Boat Hampton, Capt. Waite, where 

she repaired the damage temporarily, and proceeded at 1 o'clock, 



Oct. 24 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Norfolk, Brown, Baltimore, 21 
Beacon 

hours - with 35 passengers „ 



Oct. 27 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, Alexandria, 
Beacon 

21 hours, 20 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore - 24 hours - 36 

passengers - the Virginia was detained by having to land Mr. 

John Tabb (of this place) and family, at Severn River. 

+ 

Oct. 30 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Powhatan, Crocker, Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. The Powhatan passed on her way 

down James River, the sloop Express, with Mr. Gilfert's The- 
atrical Corps on board, bound to Charleston. 



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Nov. 20 - Steam-Boat Potomac, Quarles, Alexandria, 21 hours, 
Beacon 9 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Baltimore, 22 hours, 26 passengers. 



THE SEA HORSE 
ONCE AGAIN 



Nov. 17 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Sea Horse, Langley, Richmond, 
with 2 passengers. 

Steam-Boat Powhatan, Crocker, Richmond, with passengers. 



Nov. 19 - Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, from Alexandria, bound 
Beacon to Richmond. 



RICHMOND BACK ON RUN; 
PETERSBURG FLOATED 



Nov. 20 - The Steam-Boat Richmond, Captain Coffin, having 
Beacon 

undergone a thorough repair, has resumed her reg- 
ular run between this place and Richmond. She leaves Nivi- 
son's Wharf on TUESDAY and FRIDAY mornings, immediately after 
the arrival of the Steam-Boats from Baltimore and Alexandria. 



Nov. 26 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg, which drove up the East- 
Beacon 

ern Branch, and went ashore in the hurricane of the 

3d September last, has been got off and is now along side the 

wharf at Hunter 1 s ship yard. 



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Nov. 27 - The Hon. Thomas Newton, member of Congress from this 
Beacon 

district; the Hon. Arthur Smith, member from the Isle 

of Wight District, and the Hon. Lemuel Sawyer, member from the 
Edenton, (N.C.) District, took passage yesterday in the Steam- 
Boat Potomac, for Washington-City. 



THE RICHMOND 
IN TROUBLE 



Dec. 3 - STEAM-BOAT RICHMOND. - The Richmond Compiler of 
Beacon 

Thursday states, that the Richmond, on her passage 

from this place on Tuesday last, a short distance below Rock- 

etts, broke one of her wheels, in consequence of which it is 

feared she will not be able to resume her run for several weeks. 



Dec. 7 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. - The Petersburg left Richmond at 

i past 12 o'clock yesterday. 



Dec. 7 - The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Steam- 
Beacon 

Boat Potomac, will be held at the Steam-Boat Hotel 

on TUESDAY, the 11th inst. at 11 o'clock. 

By Order: 

LEMUEL LANGLEY 



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Dec. 13 - We are indebted to the politeness of Capt. Leech, of 
Beacon 

the Steam-Schooner Fidelity, which put in here on 

Tuesday night, on her passage from New-York to Pensacola, to re- 
pair some damage sustained in one of her 
THE FIDELITY PUTS IN 

FOR A RETURN CALL boilers, for the National Advocate and Gaz- 
ette of Saturday last, from which we extract 
some interesting items of foreign news, received at New-York by 
the ships Elizabeth and Robert Burns, the former from London, 
the latter from Bristol, (Eng ) 

♦ 

Dec. 14 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Captain Daniel W. Crocker, 
Beacon 

having been put in good order, is in full operation 

between NORFOLK and RICHMOND, She leaves Norfolk every Tuesday 

and Friday morning, at 9 o'clock, or as soon thereafter as the 

Baltimore Boats arrive, and Richmond on Sunday and Wednesday 

mornings, at 7 o'clock. 

♦ 

Dec. 15 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Balti- 
Beacon more, 22 hours, with passengers, among whom Mr. 
Cooper, the tragedian. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, Alexandria, 24 hours. The 
Potomac anchored last night under New Point Comfort. 

+ 

Dec. 28 - Major General Winfield Scott, of the United States 
Beacon 

Army, arrived here yesterday morning in the Steam- 
Boat Petersburg, from Richmond, on his way to the South. He 
visited Fort Nelson about 1 o'clock, when he was received with 
the usual military honors, salutes, &c. 

* 
+0+ 

+ 



1622 210 

[NOTE: Each of the two advertisements below were first in- 
serted in the papers on December 28, 1821, but were taken 
from later issues of the Beacon and Herald.] 



Jan. 2 - WILL BE SOLD 

Beacon 

WITHOUT RESERVE, 

THE STEAM-BOAT 

ALBEMARLE . 

TERMS - About $300 Cash, the Balance on a credit to six 

and twelve months, the purchaser giving notes with approved 

security. 

JOSEPH BOZMAN, 

Coroner. 

The Editors of the Norfolk Beacon will please give this 
three insertions, and forward their account to Capt. Bozman 
for payment. 

December 28 



March 22 - 
Herald 

WINTER ARRANGEMENT 



During the winter, or while the navigation of the 
Petapsco continues to be obstructed by ice, 

THE STEAM-BOAT NORFOLK, 
Captain Ferguson, 

Will only proceed as far as Annapolis. Will leave Nor- 
folk on Mondays at 9 o'clock, and Annapolis at 12 o'clock on 
Thursdays. 

Fare TWELVE DOLLARS. 

December 28. 



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Jan. 5 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Ferguson, Annapolis, 
Beacon 

21 hours, with passengers. 

The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, which left here this 

morning for Richmond, after proceeding as far as Craney-Island, 

was compelled to return, on account of the snow storm c 



Jan. 9 - FOR ST. AUGUSTINE, PENSACOLA, MOBILE & NEW ORLEANS 
Beacon 

THE STEAM-SCHOONER 

FIDELITY, 

Leech, Master, 

Will positively sail on the 15th inst. for the above 
Ports. A few more passengers can be accommodated, by apply- 
ing to the Captain on board, or to 

JOHN TUNIS 



Jan» 19 - MARINE NEWS: The Steam-Schooner Fidelity, Leech, 
Beacon 

hence for Pensacola, &c. was still under Old 

Point Comfort this afternoon*, 



POSSIBLE USE OF COAL 
AS STEAM BOAT FUEL 



Feb. 7 - The Steam-Boat Fidelity, Capt. Leech, hence to Pen- 
Beacon 

sacola, put into Savannah, on 26th ult. for a supply 

of Coal - She had four days passage to Savannah. 



1822 212 

Jan. 12 - THE ELIZABETH-CITY 

Beacon 

STAGE OFFICE 

Is kept by William Johnson, as Agent, at the Steam- 
Boat Hotel, in the room formerly occupied by the Post Office. 



Jan. 26 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Norfolk, Ferguson, Annapolis, 
Beacon 

22 hours, with passengers 

The Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, which left here yes- 
terday morning, for Alexandria, having got as far as New 
Point yesterday, and finding such a quantity of drift ice in 

the Bay, as to render it very dangerous to attempt 

THE POTOMAC 

ICE-BOUND making head against it, anchored until this morn- 
ing, when the ice formed a solid sheet from the 
shore to the Boat, then in 2^ fathoms water, and had accumu- 
lated so much in the Bay, as to render it imprudent to pro- 
ceed. Capt. Middleton states that both York and North rivers 
are entirely blocked up with ice, to their entrance. There 
were two ships and a brig lying at anchor at New Point, sup- 
posed from sea, bound to Baltimore s 



Jan. 30 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, from Plumb 
Beacon 

Point, about 50 miles below Annapolis, where she 

landed her passengers, as she could not get up higher on ac- 
count of the ice, and finding it making fast, was compelled to 
drop down to the mouth of the Patuxent, whence she sailed this 
morning - The P. brought no passengers or papers. 



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Jan. 21 - In consequence of the thick weather today, the Steam- 
Beacon 

Boat Hampton, Capt. Waite, which left Newton's Wharf 

at her usual hour, for Old Point Comfort and Hampton, was com- 
pelled to come to again at Town Point, and wait for a change of 
weather to dissipate the fog. - The Mail Boat Brothers, Captain 
Bennett, was also detained on the same account. - Capt. Bennett, 
however, being anxious to get the mail over to Hampton, left 
here with it in an open boat, about half past one o'clock. 



Feb. 2 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Ferguson, from the 
Beacon 

mouth of Patuxent - Landed her passengers 30 miles 

below Annapolis, and was detained 4 or 5 hours before she could 

get clear of the ice - Left the mouth of Patuxent this morning, 

about 4 o'clock, and got in this afternoon about half past 3 

o 'clock. 

♦ 

Feb. 16 - The Steam-Boat Richmond, Captain William Coffin, 
3eacon 

having been put in good order, is in full operation 

between NORFOLK and RICHMOND. She leaves Norfolk every Tues- 
day and Friday morning, at 9 o'clock, or as soon thereafter as 
the Baltimore Boats arrive, and Richmond Sunday and Wednesday 
mornings at 7 o'clock 



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Feb. 20 - A letter from Old Point Comfort, received last even- 
Beacon 

ing, states - that the thick weather and snow having 

caused the Steara-Soat Norfolk to make a harbor there on Wednes- 
day evening, on her way to Baltimore, the passengers, (among 

whom was Mr. Clay, late Speaker of the House 
HENRY CLAY VISITS 
OLD POINT COMFORT of Representatives of the U. S.) landed and 

dined at the Hygeia Hotel. After dinner, Mr. 
Clay, accompanied by the U. S. Officers of that post, visited 
the fortifications and expressed himself much gratified by the 
opportunity, thus casually afforded him, of viewing these ex- 
tensive and powerful works, so creditable to the skill of our 
Engineer department, and so flattering to the proper pride of 
our Country. Mr. Clay proceeded to Washington in the Norfolk 
yesterday morning early. 



THE POTOMAC 
FREE OF ICE 



Feb. 21 - Alexandria, Feb. 15 

Beacon 

For the information of those abroad, we are enabled 

to state, that the Potomac River, after the unusually long 

close of two months, is now entirel y open, as far as this place 

and Washington, and feel safe in saying there is no probability 

of its again closing this season. The Potomac bridge continues 

to obstruct the ice above it, and we are informed by a person 

who crossed the ice on horseback on Sunday last, that sleds and 

carts of wood were conveyed over the day before; but the present 

warm weather must in a very short time cause it to break up. - 

[HERALD. 



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Feb. 22 - THE STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 
Beacon 

CAPTAIN CROCKER 

Which was detained yesterday by the inclemency of the 

weather, will leave Nivison's Wharf at 7 o'clock 

THIS MORNING 

FOR BALTIMORE 

«■ 

Feb. 25 - FRESHET IN JAMES RIVER 

Beacon 

Captain Coffin, of the Steam-Boat Richmond, informs 

that on Saturday at noon, the water in James River had risen 

nearly 13 feet above high water mark. It commenced rising on 

Thursday evening last, and was at its greatest height at the 

time mentioned; when the Steam-Boat left Richmond yesterday 

morning the water had fallen about three feet. The number of 

trees, logs, &c. which were driven down with 
FLOATING TIMBER 
MENACE TO BOAT the torrent, compelled the Boat to anchor in 

City Point, on Friday night, on her passage up e 

At Rocketts several vessels were on the wharves; Capt. C. saw 

part of one of the bridges floating down, and thinks that the 

Richmond Dock must have sustained considerable damage, as it 

was entirely overflowed. The destruction of property by the 

freshet, we apprehend, has been greato 



March 1 - Richmond, Feb. 26 

Herald 

James River rose on Saturday about 12 feet above its 

usual height - nearly as high as it was during the great freshet 

in 1816. The water began to subside again yesterday, and fell 

about 6 feet in the course of the day. Some of the wharves at 



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Rocketts have been much injured or destroyed by the freshet; 

the foot bridge leading to Vauxhall Gardens was 
VAUXHALL BRIDGE 
SWEPT AWAY swept away, and Mr. Mayo's saw-mill race was 

overturned; Mayo's Bridge was not injured. 
Trent's Bridge is still under water, and it cannot be ascer- 
tained until the water subsides more, whether it and the Dock 
have been injured or not. It is said the bridge at Carters- 
ville has been swept away. 

Much timber has been carried off by the water, and a dead 
man, supposed to have been drowned, was seen yesterday, going 
down the falls. -[MER. ADV. 

* 

Feb. 28 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from 
Beacon 

Washington and Alexandria, with passengers. The 

Petersburg left here for Baltimore, but experiencing very se- 
vere weather in the Bay, rolled away her Smoke Pipe off the 
mouth of the Potomac, could not proceed, and went up to Wash- 
ington to obtain a new one. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, with passengers* 

+ 

Feb. 28 - NOTICE. - The Stockholders of the Newbern Steam-Boat 
Beacon 

Company are invited to attend a general meeting, 

which will be held at the house of Mrs. Emery, in Newbern, on 

Monday, the eleventh of March, 1822, for the purpose of taking 

definitive measures in regard to the concerns of the Company. 

Distant subscribers, who cannot personally attend, are invited 

to appear by proxy. 

By Order of the Board of Directors. 

WILLIAM GASTON, President. S. M. CHESTER, Secretary. 

+ 



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March 4 - THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC, has resumed her regular route „ 
Herald 

She will leave Norfolk for Alexandria and Washington 

City on Mondays at 12 o'clock, and return on Fridays; and leave 
Washington City on Thursday mornings at 8 o'clock, and Alexan- 
dria at half past 9, returning on Tuesdays » 

+ 

March 13 - THE BALTIMORE STEAM BOAT LINE 
Herald 

THE STEAM-BOAT VIRGINIA 

Leaves Norfolk on Mondays at 9 o'clock in the morning, and 
Baltimore on Thursday, at the same hour. 

THE STEAM-BOAT NORFOLK 

Leaves Norfolk on Thursdays, and Baltimore on Mondays, at 
the same hour 



March 15 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, will leave Nivison's Wharf 
Beacon 

for Richmond, tommorow morning, (Saturday) and will 

take what freight may offer today. 

♦ 

March 18 - ARRIVED: (Mch. 15) Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 
Herald 19i hours from Baltimore, with passengers » 

Also, Steam-Boat Potomac, Middleton, 20 hours from Alexan- 
dria, with passengers, among whom Capt. Jo D, Elliott, of the 
Navy. 

♦ 

April 10 - The Steam Boat Norfolk will depart for Baltimore 
Herald 

TOMORROW MORNING at 9 o'clock. Orders for tickets 

or shares in the WASHINGTON MONUMENT and GRAND NATIONAL LOTTER- 
IES, left at COHEN'S OFFICE previous to that hour, will be in 
time to secure chances for the GRAND CAPITALS, still undrawn,. 
Particulars of which, see advertisement, or Schemes, which can 
be had gratis on application. 



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April 16 - The Subscriber wishes to purchase a quantity of Dry 

Beacon 

Split Pine WOOD, suitable for the use of the Steam 

Boat Petersburg. - D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 

♦ 

April 18 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Norfolk, Owen, from Baltimore, 
Beacon 

with passengers. The Norfolk left Baltimore on 

Monday morning at £ past 10 o'clock, but getting short of wood, 

stopped at New Point for a supply, which caused her delay in 

arriving until this morning. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, from Richmond, with passengers, 

♦ 

April 19 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk, Capt. Owen, put back yester- 
Beacon 

day, on account of bad weather, but clearing away, 

she sailed about £ past 3 o'clock, for Baltimore,, 

+ 

April 17 - ELIZABETH CITY & EDENTON STAGE 
Herald 

The Stage for Elizabeth City leaves Norfolk, as 
usual, on Tuesdays and Fridays, after the arrival of the 
Baltimore Steam BoatSo 

The Office is now kept at Mr. Joseph Decormis's, cor- 
ner of Market-Square and Union Street, directly opposite 
the Steam Boat Hotel, where packages to be forwarded will 
be received and carefully attended to. 

LEWIS DECORMIS, 
Agent for the Proprietors. 



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April 19 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, from Baltimore, 
Herald 

with passengers. The N. put into Severn River 

yesterday at 12 o'clook for wood, and did not leave again un- 
til this morning. 



April 27 - Dr. French will preach on board the Steam-Boat 
Beacon 

Virginia, tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock - and 

until notice is given to the contrary, Preaching may be ex- 
pected on board that vessel every Sunday morning at 8 o'clock< 



THE ALBEMARLE 
COMES NORTH 



May 9 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Sloop Albemarle, Crocker, Eden- 
Beacon 

ton, (N. C. ) - 70 hours. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, with passengers, 



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May 14 - JUBILEE AT JAMESTOWN 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, will leave 

Baltimore earlier than usual, in order to be at Norfolk in 

time to convey such passengers to James-Town as may desire to 

unite in the celebration of the THIRD VIRGINIAD, on the 24th 

inst. 

The hour of departure, and the charge for conveyance 

will be made known in a future advertisement. 



JUBILEE 

May 14 - In order to accommodate such persons as wish to 
Beacon 

attend the VIRGINIAD, at James-Town, the Steam-Boat 

PETERSBURG, will leave Norfolk at 8 o'clock on Friday morning, 

24th inst. and return on Sunday, 26th. Passage to and from 

James-Town will be $4o 

Should the Petersburg be required to make a trip from 

Norfolk to James-Town and back on Monday, 27th, during the 

VIRGINIAD, it will be performed. 

D. W. CROCKER, 
Captain. 



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THE ALBEMARLE SCHEDULED FOR 
SUFFOLK-SMITHFIELD SERVICE 



May 15 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

ALBEMARLE , 



Will leave Nivison's Wharf this morning at 9 
o'clock, for SUFFOLK. She will leave Suffolk at 3 
o'clock this afternoon for Norfolk, where she will 
arrive before night. 

Passage $2. Those that return in the after- 
noon of the same day, will be charged $1.50 each 
way. 

She will leave Nivison's Wharf, Norfolk, to- 
morrow at the same hour, for SMITHFIELD, and re- 
turn in the afternoon, as above stated. 

Passage the same as to Suffolk,, 

NoB. The Albemarle will continue to run be- 
tween Norfolk and Suffolk, (should she meet with 
encouragement,) every Sunday and Wednesday; and 
Norfolk and Smithfield on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 
until the 23d inst. when she will attend to the 
people of Suffolk and Smithfield, who may be dis- 
posed to visit James-Town, as may best suit their 
pleasure and convenience. 

L . H L D E N , 
Captain* 



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UP THE NANSEMOND TO SUFFOLK; 
AS TOLD BY A PASSENGER 



May 17 - AN AGREEABLE EXCURSION 

Herald 

A residence in Norfolk during the spring and summer 

months, is capable of being rendered peculiarly recreative and 

agreeable, by the number and variety of pleasant excursions 

which may be made almost every day in the steam boats, of which 

we have now a very respectable number occasionally engaged in 

such employments. It would be only repeating what every body 

knows, to particularize; for who has not ex- 
WATER EXCURSIONS 
ALWAYS AVAILABLE perienced, or heard at least, of the delightful 

recreation of a "steam boat excursion" to the 
Capes - York Town - to James-Town, and other interesting points 
in the majestic Chesapeake and its tributary waters. But there 
is one route, as yet but little known in the fashionable cir- 
cles, which claims no inferior portion of the public attention; 
we allude to Nansemond river, near the head of which, about 25 
miles from its mouth, lies the charming and thriving little 
town of Suffolk. This route has heretofore remained unoccupied 

by steam navigation, only because there was no 
SERVICE AWAITED 
A SUITABLE BOAT boat that could be spared from other employment, 

calculated to pass the bar. That difficulty is 
now surmounted by the acquisition of the steam boat Albemarle, 
lately bro't round from North Carolina, which vessel has been 
very judiciously announced to run to Suffolk and Smithfield. 
Her first trip was to Suffolk on Wednesday, and we understand 
her performance was such as to establish her reputation for 
speed on an equality with any boat of her class. The follow- 
ing memoranda furnished by a passenger in the Albemarle, we in- 



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sert with pleasure • 

"The Albemarle is a fine boat of her class, and her accom- 
modations unobjectionable - I was particularly pleased with the 
politeness and unremitting attention of the commander, Captain 
Holden, who took every pains to render our passage agreeable. 

n As this was my first trip to Suffolk by water, I may be 
excused by more experienced travellers , for admiring as a novel- 
ty what from its near vicinity might be expected to be quite 
familiar. 

"For about 16 miles from its mouth, the scenery of this 

river is charming, presenting to view on both sides an unbroken 

chain of well cultivated fields, and of lawns and 
THE CHARMING 
NANSEMOND meadows, decorated here and there with clusters of 

the towering Lombardy poplar which mark the site of 
the neat farm houses, or the more courtly mansion. As the river 
narrows, the banks appear more wild and rugged but not less pic- 
turesque. Alternately from each side a long projecting point 
of meadow seems to chase the retiring stream until it is hud- 
dled against a precipitous height; whose summit crowned with 
lofty trees seems to frown upon the dark and rolling current 
below. The course of the river by this means loses its width 

and straightness, and becomes transformed into a ser- 
NARROW AND 
SERPENTINE pent's track, through the meanderings of which, amongst 

the trees and shrubbery the eye catches here and there 

a glimpse of shipping ascending or descending the busy avenue of 

commerce - and presently the town of Suffolk, from an elevated 

position, peeps thro* a glade and beckons you to come and share 

its hospitality. This was strictly realized by me; for on reach- 



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ing the wharf, I was greeted with a cordial shake of the hands 

by three fine young gentlemen in military costume, who warmly 

expressed their regrets that I had not arrived 
MILITARY FETE 
IN PROGRESS sooner, that they might have had my company at a 

dinner given that day by the corps to which they 
belonged, to the citizens of Suffolk, from which they had then 
just retired. The compliment it seems was rendered to the citi- 
zens in return for a similar one from them on the glorious 
Twenty-Second of February. 

"From the handsome appearance of these young men, and the 
elegance of their uniforms, I became interested in knowing more 
of their corps, and of the entertainment at which it would have 
given me so much pleasure to have been a guest. I was assured 
that the entertainment was characterized by the best feelings 
and sentiments that can animate the patriotic and benevolent 
heart, and unite a community in the bonds of harmony and broth- 
erly love. The corps was raised about nine months 

MILITARY CORPS 

NEWLY RAISED since, and is composed almost entirely of young 

unmarried men. Its denomination is the "Colum- 
bians, n and it is commanded by Captain Francis D. Charlton, 
formerly of the U. S. Army. In a little time the whole party 
at the dinner broke up, and the Volunteers re-formed in company 
order, and took up the line of march to their parade ground. 
Their appearance was truly martial; and I may say that I never 
saw a finer company of on the whole liklier men. The uniform 
is very handsome, though plain and neat, being in all respects 
like that of our Junior Volunteers, with the exception of the 
plume, which is tipped with blue. The formation of such a 
corps in so small a place, speaks loudly in praise of the pat- 



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riotism and public spirit of the young men of Suffolk, and of 
the zeal and military science of its officers. 

"As the engagement of the Albemarle to return to Norfolk 
the same day rendered my stay necessarily short, I was compel- 
led, very reluctantly it may be expected, to forego a number 
of pressing invitations to partake of the hospitality of this 
charming place; so committing myself once more to the Genius 
of Steam , in four hours after leaving Suffolk I found myself 
home. 

n As it is contemplated to run the Albemarle regularly to 
Suffolk, I think it would accommodate passengers better, dur- 
ing the summer months at least, to start her at $ o'clock in 
the morning, and for her to leave Suffolk at if o'clock, which 
would allow about four hours to remain in Suffolk - a period 
which may not be found too long, I warrant." 



May 20 - CASUALTY. - A black boy named JERRY, about 17 or 18 
Herald 

years of age, belonging to the estate of H. M'Dowell, 

accidentally fell over the forward unshipping rail of the steam 
boat Hampton on Saturday, and was drowned, - Accidents will 
sometimes happen, notwithstanding every precaution is taken to 
guard against them; but the above is one which shows the con- 
sequence of imprudence and impropriety on conduct to the full- 
est extent. The boy had secreted himself on board the 

STOWAWAY 

DROWNED H. at Norfolk, unknown to anyone on board belonging to 

the boat, except a black boy, for the purpose of get- 
ting to Old Point Comfort, and when near the Rip Raps, among a 
large number of persons forward, and among whom was a detach- 
ment of soldiers, the boy Jerry, for amusement , threw over a 



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bucket to take up a bucket of water; it caught under the wheel 
and dragged him over board, taking the rail with him - no ex- 
ertion could have saved him. 



May 21 - JUBILEE 

Beacon 



The Richmond will leave Nivison's Wharf on 
Thursday morning next, precisely at 6 o'clock, for 
James-Town.., 



The Steam-Boat Virginia will arrive here from 
Baltimore on Thursday night, leave here for James- 
Town on Friday morning, precisely at 6 o'clock... 



In order to accommodate such passengers as 
wish to attend the VIRGINIAD at James-Town, the 
Steam-Boat Petersburg will leave Norfolk at 8 o'- 
clock on Friday morning, and return on Sunday, 26th« 



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THE THIRD VIRGINIA!} 

May 24 - JUBILEE AT JAMES-TOWN 

Beacon 

Yesterday morning at 6 o'clock, the Steam-Boat Rich- 
mond, Capt. Coffin, left here with the first party from this 
place for the Jubilee at James-Town, returned in the evening, 
and will leave Nivison's Wharf, this, and every morning, dur- 
ing the celebration, at the same hour. 

The Steam-Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, will leave New- 
ton's Wharf this morning, at 6 o'clock, and arrive at James- 
Town at 11 - and for further accommodation of such as may be 
desirous of participating the pleasures of the occasion, the 
Steam-Boat Petersburg, Capt. Crocker, will depart at 8 o'clock, 
and stop at the Island, on her way to Richmond. Thus every 
facility has been liberally provided, to meet the accommoda- 
tion and convenience of all who may be disposed to mingle in 
this rational and patriotic festivity 

This being the first day of the celebration, those who may 
leave here this morning, will reach the Island in full time to 
hear the orations and partake of all the entertainments prepared 
for the occasion, which we learn, will be numerous and diversi- 
fied. We are further assured, that the most ample provision has 
been made for the comfortable accommodation of as many as are 
likely to attend, so that no apprehension need be felt on that 
score. 

For several days past parties of persons have been leaving 
town, with dainties and refreshments of various descriptions, 
determining that nothing shall be wanting to enrich this patri- 
otic banquet. 

3y reference to the Richmond head in this day's paper, it 



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will be seen that Mr. Warrell, who is now on the spot, with his 
Picturesque Theatre, has added to this beautiful Exhibition, 
five new and app ropriate scenes , which have been got up express- 
ly for the Virginiad, representing the first landing of Smith 
and his associates, &c. &c. &c* 

QUOTING THE RICHMOND 
COMPILER, OF MAY 20 

•o»Mr. Warrell has already departed for James-Town with the 
Picturesque Theatre. He has notified the public, that the fol- 
lowing new scenes will be "got up especially for the Virginiad." 

1. A View of the Mouth of James River, looking down, with 
the appearance of the Vessels that contained Smith and his brave 
associates, who undertook the daring enterprize of first sett- 
ling this State,, As they approach they will encrease in size. 

2. An Indian Town, the residence of Powhatan - during the 
scene Figures representing Powhatan, his two daughters and other 
Indians will be seen to pass. 

3. Represents James-Town, on which Smith and a few of his 
associates have just landed. At a more distant point are seen 
vessels at anchor - During the scene the large vessels will fire 
a salute, and boats will be passing and repassing with Figures. 

4. A View of Mr. Mason's Island in the Potomac. 

5. A View of Valparaiso, in South American, with the bay... 



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May 27- VIRGINIAD 

Herald 

..•In front of the ancient but stately mansion house, 
was erected an arbour, extending nearly the whole distance to 
the river, accommodated with seats for the ladies, at the up- 
per end of which was placed the rostrum from which the anima- 
ted eloquence of the orators of the day was to be delivered. 

The arrival of the vessels with visitors continued to 
enliven and add interest to the scene till nearly one o'clock. 

Besides a numerous fleet of schooners and sloops, 
SUCCESSION OF 
STEAM BOATS there was a grand display of steam boats; first 

came the Powhatan from Richmond, which arrived 
the preceding night, and in succession the following from Nor- 
folk: the Richmond, Capt. Coffin; the Virginia, Capt. Ferguson; 
the Albemarle, Capt. Holden; and the Petersburg, Capt. Crocker, 
whose arrivals were respectively announced by discharges of ar- 
tillery.., 

♦ 

May 27 - James-Town, 25th May, 1622. 

Beacon 

I snatch a moment from the amusements of the scene 
around me, to give you a brief and hurried sketch of the pro 
ceedings of yesterday. I reached the Island about 12 o'clock, 
and found about fifteen hundred persons assembled to share the 
entertainment and satisfactions of the day. By the arrival of 
the steam boats from below, and other conveyances in all di- 
rections, the number was increased, in the opinion of most 
that I conversed with, to upwards of two thousand; but a more 
hetrogeneous mass or diversified scene I never witnessed. Soon 
after I got in, my attention was called from the objects that 



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occupied me, by a band of music at the mansion house, conduct- 
ing the youthful orators to the platform erected under the 
grand arbour for their accommodation. This now became the 
point of general interest, and the throng was so great that 
all my efforts were for some time unavailing to get near enough* 
There were two orations delivered; both the speakers were very 
young, but their performances met a most flattering reception. •• 

The orations were followed by the following beautiful Ode, 
from the pen of the Petersburg Bard, Mr. John McCreery, from 

whose poetical genius and patriotic enthusiasm, 
PETERSBURG POET 
SUPPLIES AN ODE our public festivals have frequently borrowed 

their happiest zest. The Ode was recited by 

Mr. McClerays, of the Theatre, with the finest effect. Some 

excellent Patriotic Songs contributed much to the evening's 

entertainment. 

It is regretted that the College of William & Mary took 

no part in this celebration. The Students, however, were 

present, and entered warmly into the spirit of the occasion. 

Everybody remembers how dignified and pleasing 

CELEBRATION OF 

1607 RECALLED an effect was produced, how much order and reg- 
ularity was imparted to the literary proceed- 
ings of the Day, by the share Bishop Madison had in the cele- 
bration of 1807. Indeed, there has been a manifest want of 
plan and union through the whole transaction of this Festival, 
which has greatly marred the interest of the thing, taken as a 
whole . But in its p arts , there has been very great enjoyment. 
The number of vessels in the bay was double that of the former 
celebration - Forty-five were counted at one time; and so many 
steam boats among these, with the polite reception given by 
the Captains and gentlemen on board, to the numerous boats of 



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ladies with which the bay was covered, rendering this branch 

of the scenery and entertainment delightful. But the evening 

scene pleased me most. The view of the innumer- 
EVENING SCENE 
MOST COLORFUL able lights in every direction, on the water, a- 

mong the trees, the tents, the arbour, and the 
mansion house where the ladies danced; all these, and the rock- 
ets occasionally let off, made a tout ensemble , the coup d'oeil 
of which was charming,. 

The landing of Smith and his companions on the Island, 
represented at Mr. Warrell's Picturesque Theatre, was very 
gratifying to those who saw it; but I fear he will not make 
enough by it to indemnify him for his laudable and great ex- 
ertions to please. In conclusion, I have only to say, that 
there were no toasts drank at the great table, nor any g ene - 
ral sy stem observed that I could perceive. . .The company will 
separate this evening, I think, but should they remain here 
tonight, they will be entertained with a vocal concert by Mrs. 
Green, and the evening will be closed with dancing. 

♦ 

May 27 - VIRGINIAD. - The Steam-Boat Virginia, Capt. John 
Beacon 

Ferguson, which left here on Friday morning for the 

Jubilee at James-Town, returned on Saturday morning, and the 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Capt. Middleton, got in yesterday at a 

little before 11 o'clock, bringing nearly all of our citizens 

who had participated in the festivities of the season. By a 

gentleman who came passenger in the Virginia, we learn that 

the Brick house on the Island, (the second in size and value,) 

was set fire to on Saturday, at half past 11 o'clock, by a 

coloured man, (a Lascar, ) named Francis Burr, and was entirely 



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occupied ma, by a band of music at the mansion house, conduct- 
ing the youthful orators to the platform erected under the 
grand arbour for their accommodation. This now became the 
point of general interest, and the throng was so great that 
all my efforts were for some time unavailing to get near enough. 
There were two orations delivered; both the speakers were very 
young, but their performances met a most flattering reception... 

The orations were followed by the following beautiful Ode, 
from the pen of the Petersburg Bard, Mr. John McCreery, from 

whose poetical genius and patriotic enthusiasm, 
PETERSBURG POET 
SUPPLIES AN ODE our public festivals have frequently borrowed 

their happiest zest. The Ode was recited by 

Mr. McClerays, of the Theatre, with the finest effect. Some 

excellent Patriotic Songs contributed much to the evening's 

entertainment. 

It is regretted that the College of William & Mary took 

no part in this celebration. The Students, however, were 

present, and entered warmly into the spirit of the occasion. 

Everybody remembers how dignified and pleasing 

CELEBRATION OF 

1807 RECALLED an effect was produced, how much order and reg- 
ularity was imparted to the literary proceed- 
ings of the Day, by the share Bishop Madison had in the cele- 
bration of 1807<> Indeed, there has been a manifest want of 
plan and union through the whole transaction of this Festival, 
which has greatly marred the interest of the thing, taken as a 
whole . But in its p arts , there has been very great enjoyment. 
The number of vessels in the bay was double that of the former 
celebration - Forty-five were counted at one time; and so many 
steam boats among these, with the polite reception given by 
the Captains and gentlemen on board, to the numerous boats of 



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ladies with which the bay was covered, rendering this branch 

of the scenery and entertainment delightful. But the evening 

scene pleased me most« The view of the innumer- 
EVENING SCENE 
MOST COLORFUL able lights in every direction, on the water, a- 

mong the trees, the tents, the arbour, and the 
mansion house where the ladies danced; all these, and the rock- 
ets occasionally let off, made a tout ensemble , the coup d'oeil 
of which was charming* 

The landing of Smith and his companions on the Island, 
represented at Mr. Warrell's Picturesque Theatre, was very 
gratifying to those who saw it; but I fear he will not make 
enough by it to indemnify him for his laudable and great ex- 
ertions to please. In conclusion, I have only to say, that 
there were no toasts drank at the great table, nor any g ene - 
ral sy stem observed that I could perceive. ..The company will 
separate this evening, I think, but should they remain here 
tonight, they will be entertained with a vocal concert by Mrs. 
Green, and the evening will be closed with dancing. 

♦ 

May 27 - VIRGINIAD. - The Steam-Boat Virginia, Capt. John 
Beacon 

Ferguson, which left here on Friday morning for the 

Jubilee at James-Town, returned on Saturday morning, and the 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Capt. Middleton, got in yesterday at a 

little before 11 o'clock, bringing nearly all of our citizens 

who had participated in the festivities of the season. By a 

gentleman who came passenger in the Virginia, we learn that 

the Brick house on the Island, (the second in size and value,) 

was set fire to on Saturday, at half past 11 o'clock, by a 

coloured man, (a Lascar,) named Francis Burr, and was entirely 



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consumed, with the exception of the furniture and other prop- 
erty. The fellow was immediately apprehended and committed 
to the gaol at Williamsburg. 

A respectable company of gentlemen from Petersburg, ar- 
rived at the Island yesterday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in 
the Steam-Boat Albemarle, Capt. Holden, who stated that a 
considerable number of ladies and other gentlemen, would 
have been of the party had not the inclemency of the weather 
prevented. 



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STEAK-BRIG NEW YORK 
DESCENDS THE WAYS 



May 27 - STEAM BOAT LAUNCH, - On Saturday last was 
Herald 

launched from the Ship Yard of Mr. William 

F. Hunter, in this town, a vessel constructed by 
him to be propelled by steam power, or by means 
of sails, according to circumstances, and intend- 
ed to ply as a regular packet between this port 
and New York. She is called the New York, of Nor- 
folk, is to be brigantine rigged, 

BOTH STEAM AND 

SAILS PROVIDED and commanded by Captain Richard 

Churchward, formerly master of the 
Tell-Tale packet, who is the principal proprietor 
of this vessel o We may say in so many words, that 
she is built for strength and speed; and it is be- 
lieved that a stauncher vessel of her size was 
never put afloat. She will be a valuable acqui- 
sition to our town, and a great public conveni- 
ence, insuring both safety and despatch for pas- 
sengers. 

Of Captain Churchward 's qualifications to 
command such a vessel, it is needless for us to 

say much - every body knows him - 
COMPLETE RELIANCE 

PLACED IN CAPTAIN every body esteems him - and ev- 
ery body who has taken a passage 
with him will testify their confidence in his 
judgment, their satisfaction with his manners, and 
their approbation of the general tenor of his con- 
duct. 



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May 27 - STEAM-BRIG NEW-YORK 

[Monday] 

Beacon 

This superior vessel, intended to ply, as a reg- 
ular packet, between Norfolk and New-York, was launched 
from the ship-yard of Major William F. Hunter, the archi- 
tect, on Saturday last. She glided into her destined el- 
ement, about 3 o'clock, P. M. in a majestic style, cheered 
by a number of spectators, who had assembled to witness the 

pleasing spectacle. The establishment of a 
A CONVENIENCE 
TO MERCHANTS direct communication by Steam- Vessels, between 

this port and New- York, has long been anxious- 
ly looked for, by the numerous merchants and others, who 
continually resort to New-York for supplies of goods, or 
for purposes of speculation; and it affords us much pleas- 
ure to state, for the information of those interested, that 
this desirable object is so near its consummation, that in 
six or seven weeks she will be able to commence her run. 
There are several circumstances connected with the enter- 
prize, which give it increased interest and value; among 

which we may mention, that that the Brig is a 
DETAILS OF 
HER DESIGN vessel of elegant model, burthen 260 tons, built 

of the choicest materials, copper fastened and 

coppered; that her engine is a superior one, of about 60 

horse power, and last, though not least in importance, she 

is to be commanded by the merchants' old favorite, Captain 

Richard Churchward. The style of her construction we have 

frequently heard spoken of by competent judges, as highly 

creditable to the skill of Major Hunter, and we hazard 

nothing in stating, that she is as strong a vessel as ever 



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was launched from any ship year in this country. We congratu- 
late all who feel an interest in this new embarcation, upon 
the success that has thus far attended it. 



May 27- FOR BALTIMORE 

Beacon 



The Steam-Boat PETERSBURG, Crocker, will leave 
Nivison»s Wharf on FRIDAY MORNING NEXT, at 8 o'clock, 
for BALTIMORE. 



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June 5 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from Balti- 
Herald 

more, with passengers e 



June 7 - PARTY OF PLEASURE TO YORK TOWN 
Herald 

The Steam Boat Albemarle, Capt. Holden, will go on 

a party of Pleasure to York-Town on Saturday next, leaving 

Nivison's Wharf precisely at 8 o'clock, A„ M e 

The Albemarle will, at all times, accommodate parties 

who may offer, upon sufficient notice being given to make 

the arrangements. 

L. HOLDEN, Capt. 



June 10 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, Ferguson, 22 hours 
Herald 

from Baltimore, with passengers » 

Also, Steam Boat Potomac, Middleton, from Alexandria, 
with passengers. - In consequence of the unfavorable appear- 
ance of the weather last night, the Potomac made a harbor 
for a few hours at St. Mary's. 



June 12 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from 
Herald 

Baltimore© 

Also, Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, 23 i hours from Balti- 
more. 



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June 17- MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT 

Herald 



As the steam boat Virginia was passing 
Fort Norfolk on Saturday evening, on her re- 
turn from an excursion to the Capes, a boat 
put off from the Fort to take off Lieutenant 
Carr, who was one of the steam boat party; 
upon which the wheels of the Virginia were 
stopped, and she lay too for the boat. In 
coming along side, by some inadvertence the 
boat went stem on against the side of the 
Virginia with so great a shock, that Serge- 
ant Henry Saglee, who was in the boat, and 
standing up at the time, was precipitated 
over board, and being unable to swim, was 
drowned. 

It is supposed that he got stunned by 
striking against the wheel house of the 
steam boat in his fall; as he only rose once 
and sank again, it was impossible to save him. 



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June 17- FOR SMITHFIELD 

Herald 

Once a Week. 

THE STEAM BOAT 

HAMPTON, 

Will leave Newton's Wharf every Tuesday morning at 6 
o'clock for Old Point, Hampton and Smithfield, and will re- 
turn the same evening, by the way of Hampton and Old Point. 
It will give to patrons disposed to spend the day at Hampton 
and the Point, and opportunity for doing so. 

There will be no change in other days in the run of the 
boat to Hampton and the Point, but she will continue to run 
daily, 

♦ 



June 17 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Herald 

THE STEAM BOAT 

PETERSBURG 



Will leave Norfolk for Fredericksburg at 8 A. M. on the 
24th of this month - she will land passengers at any conven- 
ient place on the Rappahannock - will make several parties of 
pleasure from Fredericksburg - will convey passengers from 
Fredericksburg to any place on the Rappahannock, to Old Point 
Comfort and to Norfolk, and will return them to their several 
places of residence at a time to be decided on by a majority 
of the passengers. 

D. W. CROCKER, Capt. 

N.B. Passage from Norfolk to Fredericksburg, or back, 
$5, exclusive of subsistence. 

+ 



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June 26 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Beacon 

ALBEMARLE 



Will leave Nivison's Wharf tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock 
for PETERSBURG, where she will remain a few days, and will 
accommodate any parties of pleasure which may offer. The boat 
will go up to the wharf at Petersburg,, 

L. HOLDEN, Captain. 



June 24 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Herald 

THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA 

THE STEAM BOAT 

NORFOLK, 

Capt. William Owen, 

Will' leave Newton's Wharf on Tuesday the 25th inst. 
at 12 o'clock for Hungar's on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 
From thence she will proceed with passengers for the Capes or 
Old Point on Wednesday, and return in the evening, and will 
leave there the same evening for Norfolk. 



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RICHMOND & PETERSBURG VOLUNTEERS 
COME FOR THE GLORIOUS FOURTH 



July 4 - Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, 

Beacon 

a gun announced the approach of the Steam- 
Boats Richmond, Capt. Coffin, from Peters- 
burg, and the Powhatan, Capt. Hazard, from 
Richmond; The former having on board the 
elegant corps of "Independents," from Pet- 
ersburg, commanded by Capto John M'Rae, and 
the latter, that fine-looking body of men, 
the "Richmond Light Infantry Blues," command- 
ed by Capt. William Finney; His Excellency, 
Thomas Randolph, the Governor of Virginia; 
William P. Pendleton and Alexander L. Botts, 
Esq'rs., Members of the Privy Council; Andrew 
Stevenson and William S. Archer, Esq'rs. Mem- 
bers of the Congress from Richmond and Amelia 
Districts; Bernard Peyton, Esq'r. Adjutant 
General of the State; John Grantland, Esq'r c 
(orator of the day at Richmond on the last 
anniversary, ) and the Rev'd. Mr. Blair, of 
Richmond. Upon nearing the wharf, the boats 
were saluted by some pieces of artillery 
placed for the purpose, and the most lively 
joy was expressed by the multitude that 
crowded to the water's edge to witness the 
fine martial appearance of these corps . ». 



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July 3 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT ALBEMARLE, 

Will make an excursion to Fredericksburg, (similar 
to the one made by the Petersburg on the 24th June.) She 
will leave Norfolk at & o'clock, A. M. on Sunday next, 7th 
inst. with those passengers who came down in the Petersburg, 
and call for those on the Rappahannock that were landed by 
the Petersburg,, 

She will return from Fredericksburg to Norfolk, with 
such passengers as may offer. 



July 6 - Owing to circumstances beyond the control of the 
Beacon 

Proprietors, the trip of the Steam-Boat Albemarle 

to Fredericksburg has been deferred for a few days. Notice 

of the time will be given on Monday. 



July 8 - FOR FREDERICKSBURG 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat PETERSBURG, will leave Nivison's 

Wharf for Fredericksburg at nine o'clock THIS MORNING, 



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THE VOLUNTEERS 
RETURN HOME 



July 8 - The Steam-Boat Powhatan, Capt. Hazard, having on 
Beacon 

board the "Richmond Light Infantry Blues , n Capt. 

Finney, which left here on Saturday morning about 5 o'clock, 

arrived at Richmond yesterday morning about 3 o'clock. 



THE RICHMOND UNABLE TO 
ASCEND THE APPOMATTOX 



The Steam-Boat Richmond, Capt. Coffin, which left here 
at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon, with the fine company of 
Petersburg "Independents ," Capt. M'Rae, on their return home, 
landed them at Broadway on Saturday morning, being unable to 
proceed to Petersburg, on account of the lowness of the water 
on the Bar. 

♦ 

July 9 - A CARD - FOURTH OF JULY 

Beacon 

To Capt. John M'Rae, of the Petersburg Independent 
Volunteers: 

Sir: It is with feelings of regret, more keen than you could 

possibly have been aware of, that I was compelled to 

land you at Broadway this morning, instead of taking you to 

Petersburg, which I should have done had not the low tides 

have prevented me from crossing the Bar; but, Sir, 
CAPT. COFFIN 
APOLOGIZES the short time our passage down and up James River 

permitted us to be together, such was the genteel 

deportment of your officers and men to each other, and their 

studied politeness to me, I could but observe, that although 

they were inspired by those mirthful and soldier-like feelings 



1822 245 

which became them on an occasion of this kind, they kept con- 
stantly in view that they were g entlemen p assen g ers . And I 
cannot refrain, Sir, (for I feel it a duty I owe both to you 
and them, ) from assuring you, in this most public manner, that 
the pleasing impression they have made on my mind will not be 
soon eradicated. 

Please accept, Sir, and tender to your officers and men, 
the sentiments of my esteem* 

WILLIAM COFFIN 

Captain Steam-Boat Richmond. 



July 19 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Herald 

NEW ROUTE 

THE STEAM BOAT 

VIRGINIA, 

Will go on a party of pleasure next Sunday to North 
River, (Mobjack Bay, ) and New Point Comfort, and return early 
in the evening. 

She will leave Newton's Wharf at SEVEN O'CLOCK in the 
morning, and thus by starting two hours earlier than the us- 
ual time, give to passengers two hours of the most delightful 
period of the day for a water excursion. - Fare as usual. 



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NAVAL SHIPS IN 
LYNNHAVEN BAY 



July 25 - The Steam-Boat Richmond, Capt. Coffin, which made 
Beacon 

a very pleasant excursion to Lynnhaven Bay, yes- 
terday afternoon, returned a little after 10 o'clock. - The 
party was rendered doubly agreeable by the view of the North 
Carolina 74, Capt. Morgan, and corvette John Adams, Captain 
Renshaw, which hove in sight as the boat neared Old Point, 
and shortly after anchored in Lynnhaven Bay. The Steam-Boat 
continued down to Lynnhaven, passed round the 74, gave three 
cheers, and played some national airs, which compliment was 
handsomely received and answered from the ship. Several of- 
ficers from the John Adams and North Carolina came up to town 
in the boat.., 

♦ 

July 26 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Herald 

The Steam Boat 

ALBEMARLE , 
Having undergone considerable improvement, both in her 
accommodations and machinery, will leave Nivison's Wharf on 
Wednesday next at 9 o'clock, for PETERSBURG, to take on 
board any passengers at that place, who may be inclined to 
visit Old Point Comfort, the Capes, the Navy Yard at Gosport, 
or any other place that may suit their pleasure or conveni- 
ence. The Albemarle will take passengers from here to Peters- 
burg at FIVE DOLLARS - and the same returning, exclusive of 
Fare, 

L. HOLDEN, Captain 



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Aug. 1 - FOR FREDERICKSBURG 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf on MONDAY, the 5th of 

August, at 9 o'clock, A. M for Fredericksburg. She will 

anchor at Tappahannock over night, and proceed on her route 

on Tuesday morning, in order that any person wishing to 

take passage up the Rappahannock may improve this pleasant 

mode of travelling. She will take parties of pleasure, (if 

required, ) as usual, and bring any return passengers as 

heretofore. 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 

The Richmond Enquirer and Compiler, the Virginia Herald, 
Fredericksburg, are requested to insert the above till 5th 
August, and present their bills to Capt. Crocker for payment. 



Aug. 6 - ARRIVED: The Steam-Boat Albemarle, Holden, Peters- 
Beacon burg, with passengers - Below Hog Island, 
passed a brig, (apparently English,) ashore* 

The Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, put back in consequence 
of the beam of the air pump breaking. 



Aug. 22 - FOR SMITHFIELD TWICE A WEEK 
Beacon 

The Steam Boat HAMPTON, will leave Newton's Wharf 

every Tuesday and Saturday morning, for Old Point, Hampton 

and Smithfield, and will return the same evening by way of 

Hampton and Old Point. It will give to parties desirous of 

spending the day at Hampton or the Point, an opportunity of 

doing so. 

There will be no change on other days in the run of the 

Boat to Hampton and the Point, but will continue to run daily. 



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STEAM BOAT CAPTAIN 
TURNS EDUCATOR 



Aug. 24 - NAVIGATION, LUNAR OBSERVATIONS, ETC. 
Beacon 

The Subscriber respectfully announces his in- 
tention of commencing a SCHOOL in a central part of 
the Borough, provided a few pupils can be engaged 
by the 15th of the ensuing month; where will be taught 
all the early rudiments of an English education; also 
Geo graphy, with the use of the Globes and Maps; Mensu - 
ration of Solids ; Altimetr y; Land and Marine Surve y- 
ing; Drau g htin g of Plans ; Navi g ation in all its branch- 
es; Double Altitudes ; the entire use of the Chronometer ; 
Lunar Observations ; Sp herical Geometry and Tri g onometry , 
with their application to Astronom y. 

Soliciting a portion of the Public patronage, in- 
duces him to observe, that no exertion on his part 
shall prove defective in rendering either of the above 
studies easy, agreeable and familiar to every capacity 

EDWARD L. YOUNG 

N.B. The terms and particulars of this Seminary 
can be obtained at Mr. C. Hall's book store, corner 
Bank street. 



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ALBEMARLE'S SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS 
INCREASED TO TWENTY-FIVE PERSONS 



Aug. 28 - 
Beacon 

PARTY OF PLEASURE 

TO MOBJACK BAY 

The Steam-Boat Albemarle having been put in ele- 
gant order, and her accommodations greatly improved, 
will make an excursion to Mobjack Bay, &c» 

She will leave Nivison's Wharf, FRIDAY MORNING 
NEXT, at 10 o'clock precisely, touching at Old Point 
and proceeding to Severn River that evening. On Sat- 
urday morning she will go from Severn River on a Par- 
ty of Pleasure wherever a majority of the passengers 
may prefer, returning in the evening, and leave there 
for Norfolk on Sunday morning. 

The Albemarle can conveniently accommodate 25 
persons with lodgings, and no effort will be spared 
which will contribute to the comfort of the passen- 
gerso 

Passage, going $1 and returning $1« 
Fare at the customary prices a 



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Sept. 2 - THE STEAM BRIG 

Herald 

NEW YORK. 

This superior vessel is within a few days of being 
completely equipped for her destined service, and it gives 
us pleasure to say that the style of her equipment is not ex- 
ceeded by any packet vessel we have ever seen. 
INTERIOR TRIM 
BY LANGLEY S Her cabins are elegantly finished, and afford a 

new and imposing evidence of the superior skill 
and taste of our townsmen, Messrs. Lemuel and Robert Langley. 

On Saturday afternoon the New York took a run down the 
river, about a mile and a half, for a trial of her machinery, 
(certainly the most important consideration,) and the result 
exceeded the most sanguine expectations. It worked as "free 

and easy" as if it had been a long time in 
TRIAL RUN SHOWS 

FREEDOM FROM use; indeed it was the general remark of the 
VIBRATION 

numerous company on board, that the brig made 

her way with as much celerity and freedom as if she had been 
"an old veteran," but what most excited admiration was her 
entire exemption from that jarring motion which nearly every 
steam vessel is more or less subject to, and the experience 
of which is so often complained ofo 

Her Engineer, Mr. Sutcliffe, deserves much praise for 
the skill and attention he has displayed in this very import- 
ant point of the equipment, and in which he is probably not 
excelled. On the whole, considering the prudence and experi- 
ence of her commander, Capt. Churchward, and his good fortune 
in procuring so able an Engineer, together with the strength 
and fine accommodations of the vessel, and the power and ex- 



1822 251 

cellence of her engines, we may be allowed to say, that the 
New York merits every confidence in her safety, and the lib- 
eral support of the public. 

The New York has 32 stationary births, and can accommodate 
a much greater number of passengers by means of settees, &c. 



Septo 2 - The elegant new steam packet New-York, Capt. Rich- 
Beacon 

ard Churchward, being nearly ready to commence her 

run between this place and New-York, made a trial of her en- 
gine on Saturday last, by a short trip down the river. It was 
found to fulfil the highest expectations which had been formed 
of it. It is of 50 horse power and of the first finish,. 

The New-York will be found to supply an important deside- 
ratum in our trade with the noble city after which she is call- 
ed - her accommodations for passengers consist of 16 births in 

the after, and 12 in the forward cabin, which 
FORTY-EIGHT-HOUR 

SERVICE PLANNE D have been furnished by Messrs. Lemuel and Rob- 
ert Langley in a style certainly not surpassed 
by that of any similar establishment in our country. She is 
expected to make her passage to or from New-York in A-8 hours. 



Sept. 4 - The Steam-Boat Norfolk did not arrive until about 
Beacon 

2 o'clock yesterday, owing to her fuel falling 

short, and being compelled to stop in the Rappahannock for a 

supply. .. 



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Sept. 6- MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT 

Beacon 

Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, as the packet 
sch'r. Tell-Tale, Capt. Post, was about to leave the 
wharf for New- York, the usual signal gun was fired 
by JOHN ARCHER, a boy of 14 or 15 years of age, be- 
longing to the packet. The gun, no doubt from the 
wad not having been rammed home, burst in pieces, 
one of which entered the abdomen of the boy, on the 
right side, making an incision of four inches, 
breaking two of his ribs, and severely wounding the 
lower lobe of the liver. Medical aid was immediate- 
ly procured, but soon after the wound was dressed, 
a violent hemorrhage took place, and he expired 
about 7 o'clock. At the time the gun was fired, the 

Tell-Tale was laying outside of 
NEW YORK»S CREWMEN 
ESCAPE THE BLAST the new Steam Packet New-York, and 

though several persons were on the 

quarter deck of the latter, and the pieces of the 

gun flew in all directions over it, providentially, 

no one suffered any injury but the boy. Some idea 

may be formed of the violence of the explosion from 

the circumstance of a piece of the gun having struck 

a window of a store at the N, E, corner of Market 

Square and Wide-Water street, a distance of between 

2 and 300 yards. 



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NEW YORK EPIDEMIC SENDS THE 
STEAM BRIG TO JERSEY CITY 



Sept. 6 - THE STEAM BRIG 

Herald 

NEW YORK, 

Richard Churchward, Master, 

Will commence her run to Jersey City, (opposite 
New-York,) and continue until the health of the City of New- 
York will admit of her going direct - will leave this on 
Saturday, the 14th inst. at 9 o'clock; for freight or passen- 
gers, having superior accommodations, apply on board, or to 

WM. ROWLAND 



Sept. 7 - Capt. Skidmore states that only three cases of 
Beacon 

yellow fever were reported at New-York on Tues- 
day last, and that a guard had been stationed by the author- 
ities, and the shipping had all been removed from the wharves 
of its vicinity. 



Sept. 9 - PARTY OF PLEASURE 

Herald 

THE STEAM-BRIG NEW YORK, 

Captain Churchward, 

Will go on a party of pleasure to Old Point, or the 

Capes, TOMORROW MORNING, at 8 o'clock. 



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254 



Sept. 15 - STEAM BOAT PaRTY. - The Steam Boat Virginia will 
Herald 

.make a trip to the Capes on Saturday, leaving here 

at 9 o'clock in the morning, and return in the evening. 

(As the Steam Brig New York leaves here about the same 

time for New York, the passengers in the Virginia will be 

gratified with a view of her performance.) 

+ 

Sept. 21 - The Steam-Brig New-York, Captain Churchward, had 

[Saturday] 

beacon not arrive at New-York as late as Tuesday noon. 

She was seen on Sunday afternoon, off Chingoteague. 



Sept. 25 - The Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, hence at New- 
Beacon 

York Tuesday last - Owing to some derangement in 

the machinery, it being new, little or no use could be made 

of it for the passage. She is up for this port - to sail on 

the 1st October. 

♦ 



Sept. 21+ - The Steam-Boat Hampton, has discontinued her run 
Beacon 

to SKITHFIELD, until further notice. 



Septo 23 - CAMP MEETING. - An easy conveyance to the CAMP 
Beacon 

MEETING in Isle of Wight County. The Steam-Boat 

Albemarle will leave Nivison's Wharf on Thursday morning, 
26th inst. at 8 o'clock, for Burwell's Bay, where she will 
land passengers within two miles of the Camp Ground, and 
run during the meeting, should a sufficient number of pas- 
sengers offer. 

Passage One Dollar each way. 

♦ 



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STEAM BOATS AID DEMONSTRATION 
OF A LIFE SAVING INVENTION 

Sept. 28 - INTERESTING EXHIBITION., - Mr. Meyer, the inventor 
Beacon 

of the "LIFE PRESERVING DRESS," which has excited 

so much attention in the Northern cities, and the adaptation 

of which to the security of life from destruction by shipwreck . 

has been so successfully demonstrated, arrived 
SHIPWRECK TO LOSE 
SOME TERRORS here yesterday in the Steam-Boat Virginia, 

from Baltimore. By an advertisement in an 
adjoining column, it will be seen, that Mr. M. proposes to 
gratify the public by several exhibitions, shewing to the 
satisfaction of the most incredulous, the wonderful facilities 
of his invention in preserving life from shipwreck. The first 
exhibition will take place THIS AFTERNOON from the Steam-Boat 
Virginia, which is engaged for the purpose, to proceed 8 or 10 
miles from town, at the moderate charge of seventy-five cents 
for each passenger 

Those who may desire to witness this novel and interest- 
ing spectacle will do well to be punctual to the hour, as the 
company will, doubtless, be brisk,, 

+ 

LIFE PRESERVING DRESS 
[ADVT. ] 

Two men will be seen walking in the water as upright 

as if on shore, in any depth of water, for an unlimited time; 

their arms so much at liberty as to eat and drink, 
WALKING IN 
THE WATER load and discharge pistols or guns, fencing with 

swords, with perfect ease, thereby shewing the safe- 
ty of the above dress, in case of shipwreck. Universal appro- 
bation, not only on account of so novel and singular a sight 



1822 256 

as seeing a man who cannot swim, walking in the water with per- 
fect ease, but principally for its usefulness, has been mani- 
fested by thousands of Gentlemen, as well as Ladies, in New- 
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore,, 

The Steam Boats VIRGINIA & NORFOLK are engaged to carry 
passengers about 8 or 10 miles from town, on the following days: 

The VIRGINIA, THIS AFTERNOON, (Saturday,) at 4 o'clock, 
precisely,. 

The NORFOLK, on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The VIRGINIA, on Friday and Saturday next, for the last 
time. 

Hour of departure, each day at 4 o'clock, P. M,, 

The best Band of Music to be had in this place, is provid- 
ed for the entertainment of the Company. 

TICKETS, 75 Cents, Steam-Boat excursion and Music included,, 

N.Bo To prevent delay and confusion, the Public are re- 
spectfully requested to provide themselves with small change. 



Oct. 1 - LIFE PRESERVING DRESS. - Yesterday afternoon, about 
Beacon 

5 o'clock, we had the satisfaction of witnessing the 

exhibition by Mr. Meyer, tending to show the complete effici- 
ency of his "LIFE PRESERVING DRESS." 

Mr. M. with another person, equipped in his simple appa- 
ratus, which may be put on and off in less than 
AQUATIC ANTICS 
IN THE HARBOR one minute, left the Bridge near Mr. Robertson's 

Bath Houses, in a boat, and having proceeded 
near to the French Corvette LE TARN, leaped with his companion 
into the river, and for more than half an hour exhibited a va- 
riety of feats, calculated to convince the beholders of the 
buoyant power of the dress, and its efficiency in preserving 



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life in case of shipwreck. Mr. M. during the period of his 
being in the water, loaded and discharged pistols, fenced with 
the broad sword; filled a glass from a decanter, drank, threw 
himself into every position, on his back, stomach, &c. walked 
with much rapidity against a strong flood tide, and indeed gave 
the most complete satisfaction to those who witnessed his per- 
formance, among whom were the officers and crew of LE TARN, who 
loudly testified their gratification of this novel exhibition. 



Oct. 4 - Captain Ferguson, of the Steam-Boat Virginia, has 
Beacon 

the pleasure to announce to his friends and the Pub- 
lic in general, that his Boat is engaged for an excursion TO- 
DAY and TOMORROW, to view the effect of the "LIFE PRESERVING 

DRESS." He doubts not but that the same satis- 
DEMONSTRATION - 

AND DANCING faction will be evinced as at Baltimore on sim- 
ilar occasions. If the ladies and gentlemen 
will please to assemble at half past 3 o'clock precisely, it 
would give him an opportunity to extend the trip, and the com- 
pany to enjoy themselves, after the Exhibition, the longer in 
dancing e 



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THE NEW YORK RETURNS 
FROM MAIDEN VOYAGE 



258 



Oct. 3 - The Stea.n-Brig New-York, Capt. Churchward, which is 
Beacon 

handsomely noticed in the Daily Advertiser, was to 

leave New-York on Tuesday, 1st inst. for this port. 

♦ 

Oct. 4 - The Steam-Brig New- York, Captain Churchward, arri ed 
Beacon 

here yesterday, at 2 o'clock, P. M. after a run of 

50 hours from New-York, 15 hours of which she lay to last night, 

in a heavy gale, without sustaining the least injury, making 

her passage by fair estimation, in 35 hours. She is said to be 

an excellent sea boat. - By her we received the New-York papers 

to Tuesday inclusive. 

+ 

Oct. 1+ - The following notice of this fine vessel which promi- 
Beacon 

ses so much utility and convenience to this and all 

the towns of North Carolina, is taken from the New-York Daily 

Advertiser of Monday. To make this courteous notice of the 

Editor complete and satisfactory, it is necess- 
NEW YORK PAPER 

COMMENTS UPON ary that he should have added - the New-York was 
STEAM BRIG 

constructed at Norfolk , by William F. Hunter , 

Esq'r. and her interior decoration was the workmanship of Mes - 
srs . L. & Ro Langley, of that place. 

"On Saturday afternoon last, the new Steam-Boat New York, 
Capt. Churchward, started from Powle's Hook on a trial exhibi- 
tion of her machinery, and passed by the city from Fort GANSE- 
V00RT round to East River, against a strong southerly wind and 
flood tide, evincing in the most satisfactory manner, the ex- 
cellence of the steam boat in every respect, as a safe and 



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swift passage vessel. 

"She is intended as a regular boat to ply from New-York to 
Norfolk; and will start on her first trip from this city tomor- 
row, (Tuesday). She is constructed in an uncommonly strong and 
workmanlike manner - her cabin is elegantly furnished and fitted 
with commendable taste. The engine and machinery is of the best 
description, and most approved construction, and works in a 

smooth and neat style, not producing that jarring 
QUIET WORKING 

ENGINE NOTED and disagreeable noise and movement which is some- 
times experienced. 
"Passengers to and from Virginia and the upper parts of 
the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, will find this new steam 
boat route very convenient and superior. 

"A mail route from New-York to Norfolk, thence over land 
to Blakely, in Alabama, and from thence to New-Orleans by steam 
boat along the coast through Lake Ponchartrain, would be a 
great convenience to the mercantile community, inasmuch as it 

would be more safe than any other, and much more 
A LIBRARY FOR 

PASSENGERS expeditious, as it could be transversed from New- 
York to New-Orleans in ten days, or less, and 
through a direct and healthy region. 

"P.So A Library is to be placed in the boat, which would 
add much to the pleasure of the passengers." 



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Oct. 7 - THE STEAM BRIG 

Beacon 

NEW YORK, 

Richard Churchward, Master, 

Will leave TOMORROW, 8th inst. 

FOR NEW- YORK, 

And has superior accommodations. For freight or Pas- 
sage, apply to the Master on board, or to 

WM. ROWLAND. 



REGULAR SERVICE 
INAUGURATED 



Oct. 9 - THE STEAM BRIG 

Herald 

NEW YORK, 

Richard Churchward, Master, 

Will leave this on THURSDAY, the 17th inst. at 9 
o'clock for New-York, commencing her regular run, and 
will leave Norfolk every other Thursday - For Freight 
and Passage, apply to 

WM. ROWLAND. 



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STEAM BOAT POTOMAC INVADES 
THE JAMES RIVER ROUTE 



Oct. 9 - NEW STAGE AND STEAM BOAT LINE 
Herald 

FROM PETERSBURG TO BALTIMORE, 

Via NORFOLK, ALEXANDRIA and the CITY OF WASHINGTON. 

The Well-known and Fine Steam Boat 

POTOMAC 
Has commenced running from City Point to Norfolk, Alex- 
andria and Washington City; leaving City Point on Sunday morn- 
ings at 9 o'clock. 

Fare, From Petersburg to City Point $ 00 50 

6 00 
16 00 
16 50 

20 50 

10 50 

11 00 
13 00 

00 50 
4 50 

4 00 

2 50 

7 50 

21 75 

At the above prices, every expense is included, except 
liquors, which gentlemen may call for. The best pledge the 
Proprietors can give the Public of their faithful attention, 
is the manner in which the POTOMAC has been managed in her 
hitherto route from Washington City to Norfolk, which they 
flatter themselves, has given general satisfaction* 

The line will be extended to the City of Richmond, as 
soon as a convenient Boat can be procured to take passengers 



Do 
Do 
Do 
Do 


do 
do 
do 
do 




Norfolk 
Alexandria 
Washington 
Baltimore 


Do 
Do 

Do 


Norfolk 
do 
do 


to 


Alexandria 
Washington 
Baltimore 


Do 

Do 


Alexandria 
do 


to 


Washington 
Baltimore 


Do 


Washington 


to 


Baltimore 


Do 
Do 
Do 


Richmond 
do 
do 


to 


City Point 

Norfolk 

Baltimore 



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from Warwick to the City, at those times when the tide will 
not permit the Potomac to pass the bar, which we have reason 
to believe will not be frequent. 

THE PROPRIETORS 

N.B. The Passengers, for the present, will be conveyed 
in stages owned by Mr. Folkes of City Point, starting from 
the usual place in Petersburg, 

♦ 

Oct 9 - The Proprietors of the Steam Boat Potomac, desirous 
Herald 

of being distinctly understood, would notify the 

public, that the price of $6 from Petersburg to Norfolk, is 

confined to those passengers who shall proceed up 
CUT-RATE HAS 
LIMITATIONS the Bay in the Potomac Steam Boat, and to those 

who proceed no further than Norfolk. Passengers 
preferring to go to Baltimore up the Bay direct, will be 
charged the present rate of $8.50 to Norfolk, the object be- 
ing to preserve the present rate of fare from Petersburg to 
Baltimore. 

♦ 

Oct. 11 - FOR FREDERICKSBURG 

Herald 

THE STEAM BOAT ALBEMARLE 

Captain Rose 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf on Wednesday morning 

next, 16th inst. at 9 o'clock, for Fredericksburg. 

For passage, apply on Board. 



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SOME COMINGS AND GOINGS OF 
THE STtiAM BRIG NEW YORK 



Oct. 16 - By the Steam-Brig New-York, Captain Churchward, 
Beacon 

making her passage in 36 hours to the Capes the 

New-York Evening Post, American, Mercantile Advertiser and 
Gazette, to Saturday inclusive, were received by the Steam- 
Boat Hotel Reading and News Room. 

MARINE NEWS, Arrived: Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, 
36 hours from New-York to the Capes, to W. Rowland, with mer- 
chandize to J. Martin, J. S. Garrison & Co., Brette & Vincent, 
Nielson & Marron, W. J. Nottingham, W. Rowland, Miles King, 
J. Clark, Capt. Fisher, A. Branda & Co., J. J. Kyle, J. F. 
Ross, C. Hitchcock, J. C. Addington, J. Allmand, L. Lafarge, 
and Rudder &. Baird, (Portsmouth), 

♦ 

Oct. 17 - The Steam-Brig New-York, Richard Churchward, Mas- 
Beacon 

ter, will leave THIS DAY, the 17th inst. at 9 o'- 
clock, for New-York, commencing her regular run, to leave 
Norfolk every other Thursday. For freight or passage, apply 
to Wm„ Rowland. 

♦ 

Oct. 18 - MARINE NEWS, Sailed: The steam brig New-York, 
Churchward, for New-York, and sloop Cherub, 

Wrightman, Richmond. 

♦ 



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Oct. 18 - ARRIVED: Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, New-York, 
B eacon 

36 hours to the Capes, to William Rowland, with pas- 
sengers. 



The Steam-Brig New-York, Captain Richard Churchward, ar- 
rived here yesterday morning, from New York, making her passage 
in 36 hours to the Capes, affording further demonstration of 
her speed and public usefulness, in thus drawing this place and 
the great Commercial Depot of the Country, within two days jour- 
ney of each other. We have also the gratification to see that 
the vast facilities which she represents to travellers, to and 
from the South, are already appreciated, and the commendable 

enterprize of her Proprietors rewarded by 
THE NEW YORK BRINGS 
FORTY-SIX PASSENGERS a goodly number of passengers. She had 27 

cabin and 19 steerage passengers, who speak 

of the vessel in the highest terras of approbation. 



THE POWHATAN REDUCED 
TO FREIGHT CARRIER 



Nov. 2- FOR RICHMOND 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT POWHATAN 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf tomorrow morning, at sun rise, 

and will take any freight that may offer, upon very low terms. 

Apply on board. 



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Nov. 2 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Powhatan, Hazard, from Richmond, 
Beacon 

having in tow Sch'r. Indiana and sloop Favorite, 

with guns for the Navy Yard. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 23 hours, with 
passengers, 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 24 hours, with 
passengers - The V. spoke a schooner yesterday morning, 15 days 
from New-Orleans, the Captain of which stated that the Fever 
had not abated, and that a great number died daily; also a 
ship, 48 days from Liverpool, bound to Baltimore. 



Nov. 12 - Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, New-York, 72 hours, 
B eacon 

(36 of which time she was at anchor off the Delaware, 

for the accommodation of passengers,) to W. Rowland. 



The Steam-Brig New-York, Capt. R, Churchward, arrived 
here from New-York yestereay morning, about 9 o'clock. She 
would have been in at the appointed time, (Sunday morning,) 
but that she anchored off the Delaware, in compliance with 
the wishes of the passengers. 



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Nov. 9 - The Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, did not arrive 
here yesterday, until near 2 o'clock, having been 
compelled to anchor three and a half hours, on her way down, 
in consequence of some derangement in her machinery. We re- 
ceived by her the usual favours of our Baltimore Correspon- 
dents; but do not remember that they have ever before afford- 
ed us so little intelligence of an interesting nature. No 
foreign news, and nothing of domestic origin that would repay 
the trouble of a perusal. 



Nov. 11 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. - Passed at Harrison's Bar, Ship 

Cumberland, Odum, bound down; at Sandy Point, Ship Ann, Vi- 
bert, going up; off Hog Island, Ship Comet, Wilcockson, do. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Richmond, with passen- 
gers. 



Nov. 11 - By the Steam-Boat Richmond, Capt. Coffin, our at- 
Beacon 

tentive correspondents, the Editors of the Daily 

Compiler, forwarded us a file of Northern and Richmond papers, 

one day later than before received, from which the following 

selections are made,.. 



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"GREAT STEAM BOAT MAIL ROBBERY" 
THAT ENDED IN ANTI-CLIMAX 



Nov. 13 - We understand that a discovery was made on board 
Herald 

the Steam Boat Norfolk on her passage down, of a 

letter addressed to a commercial house in this town and put 
on the boat, being broken open, torn to pieces. Enough of 
the letter, however, was found to indicate that $239 was en- 
closed in it. A part of another letter containing an account 

of sales was also picked up in a p rivate part of 

BAR-ROOM THE 

POST OFFICE the boat. The letters were kept in the bar, un- 
der lock and key, and no person could have had 
access to them but the Steward, a colored man, on whom sus- 
picion rested as the spoiler, he was strictly examined, but 
without any satisfactory results. On the arrival of the boat 
here yesterday morning, he was taken before the Mayor, who 
ordered him into custody for a more formal investigation of 
the circumstances. 

Nov. 13 - MORE VILLAINY DETECTED. - The Steward of the Steam- 
Beacon 

Boat Norfolk, a coloured man, by the name of Ben, 

was yesterday, after due examination, committed to jail in 
this Borough, upon the charge of purloining and opening let- 
ters deposited for conveyance in that Boat, from Baltimore to 
this place. - The circumstances as they have come to our knowl- 
ege, are as follows: 

On Monday morning, a short time after the Boat's leaving 
the wharf at Baltimore for this place, one of the hands on 
board having occasion to go into the privy, observed a letter, 
or part of a letter, sticking in a crevice near the top, and 



1822 268 

some fragments of another pushed into holes in the floor, and 
judging them to be of some consequence, spoke of the circum- 
stance, which in a short time was communicated to Captain Rol- 
lins. Upon examination of these papers, one was discovered to 

be an account of sales of some goods, by Mr. 
BUSINESS LETTERS 
WITH ENCLOSURES Theo. Tenant, of Baltimore, for account of Mr. 

Alexander Wilson, of this place, which, occu- 
pying a whole sheet, it was obvious had been under cover. No 
mention was made, however, of the proceeds having been enclos- 
ed. From the fragments of the other letters taken from the 
holes in the floor, it appeared that it had been a letter ad- 
dressed to Messrs. Maitland & Kennedy & Co. of this place, 
enclosing some Carolina notes, the precise amount of which 
could not be correctly ascertained, owing to the mutilation 
of the letter, but our informant could make out one hundred- 
dollar note, one ten and one three. 

Upon inquiry it was ascertained, that with the exception 
of the man who made the discovery, the steward was the only 

person that had been into the privy from the 
EVIDENCE POINTS 

TO STEWARD time the Boat left the wharf, and he being us- 
ually charged with the care of the letters, 
suspicion was strongly excited towards him, which was not a 
little strengthened by observing about the same time, some 
papers floating astern of the Boat, which had been thrown 
from the state-room window,. 

Captain Rollins now judged it expedient to examine more 
minutely into this affair, but a strict examination of the 
Steward's person and his state-room, did not develop anything 
further against him. Upon the arrival of the Boat yesterday 



1822 269 

morning, however, a further search was made into all the re- 
cesses of the Steward's apartment, where the following arti- 
cles were found:- A package of a dozen p atent cravat stiff - 
eners, (usually called neck puddings,) the wrapper of which 
had been taken off, but among them was found a letter to Mr« 
Talbott, of the firm of Allyn & Talbott, of this place, and 
a label with his name on it, pinned to one of the stiffeners; 
also a letter written about two months since (which had been 
opened,) addressed to E. Hale, then of Baltimore, from a per- 
son at that time of that place, the name not recollected by 
our informer. 



Nov. 23 - In our paper of the 13th inst. we noticed the ap- 
Beacon 

prehension and committment to jail, of a coloured 

man, by the name of BEN, Steward of the Steam Boat Norfolk, 
under suspicion of purloining some letters deposited for con- 
veyance by the Boat to Norfolk, and robbing a sum of money 

from one of them, addressed to Messrs. Maitland, 
THE STEWARD 
IS RELEASE D Kennedy & Company, of this place. We learn that 

Ben has been discharged from custody, no evidence 
appearing against him, and that information received by Mes- 
srs. Maitland, Kennedy and Company from their correspondent, 
states that the letter referred to was not deposited in the 
letter box, but laid on a table in the cabin of the Steam- 
Boat. Nothing further respecting this transaction has come 
to our knowlege. 



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Nov. 15- FOR THE RACES 

Beacon 

AT WASHINGTON CITY. 

The Steam-Boat RICHMOND, will leave Nivison's 

Wharf PRECISELY at NINE O'CLOCK on MONDAY MORNING, 18th 

inst. for Washington City, and will leave there on her 

return at the same hour on Saturday morning,, 



Nov. 15 - The Steam-Boat Albemarle will leave Norfolk 
Beacon 

on Sunday afternoon, 17th inst. at 3 o'clock, 

should 12 passengers offer, for Washington City 

Passenger fare, Eight Dollars. 

H. B. ROSE, Captain 
M.B. Those wishing to be of the party will please 
apply on or before the time above mentioned. 



CONGRESSIONAL 
SPECIAL 



Nov. 16 - NOTICE. - For the information of Members of 
Beacon 

Congress, and others wishing to reach Washing- 
ton City at the meeting of Congress 



THE STEAM-BOAT RICHMOND 
will leave Richmond and City Point on Friday morning, 20th 
inst. and arrive at Norfolk same evening; leave Norfolk on 
Saturday morning, and arrive at Washington City on Sunday, 
1st December. 

♦ 



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Nov. 19 - The Steam-Boat Potomac will in future leave Norfolk 
Beacon 

every Monday morning, punctually at 9 o'clock, for 

WASHINGTON CITY; and on her return, in one hour after her arri- 
val from Washington, she will start for CITY POINT and RICHMOND, 



PIONEER STEAM BOAT 
BUILDER DIES 



Nov. 20 - Departed this life, yesterday between 1 and 2 o'- 
Beacon 

clock, Major WILLIAM F. HUNTER, a skillful and ac- 
complished shipwright, of this Borough, and one of the most 
estimable members of the community. 



Nov. 23 - Among the passengers who arrived here yesterday in 
Beacon 

the Steam-Boat Virginia, was Mr, Duff, the celebra- 
ted tragedian. We understand that he will make his first ap- 
pearance Monday evening. 

♦ 

Nov. 29 - STEAM BOAT HOTEL. - FOR RENT, - The Steam Boat Hotel 
Herald 

in Norfolk, at present occupied by Mr. Matthew Glenn, 

is offered for rento - Possession may be had the first of Janua- 
ry next; also, The Store under the hotel, fronting on Market 
Square, lately occupied by Mr. Tucker, Apartments in the up- 
stairs of the front building will be let with the store if re- 
quired. For terms, apply to Capt. Ott, Norfolk, or to the Sub- 
scriber, Elizabeth City, (N C.) 

MATTHEW CLUFF 



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Dec. 2 - Arthur Smith, Member of Congress from the Isle of 
Beacon 

Wight District; Thomas Newton, Esq. from this Dis- 
trict, and several members from other districts of the State, 
left here on Saturday morning last, in the Steam-Boat Poto- 
mac, for the seat of Government. 



Dec. 6- NOTICE 

Beacon 

Passengers in the Richmond, Petersburg and Potomac 

Steam-Boats, will no longer be permitted to land on James-Town 

Island. All Captains of vessels trading up and down James 

River are most positively forbidden to send their boats on 

shore. 

JOHN B. PEACHY 

James-Town, Nov. 29 



Dec. 9 - By the Steam-Brig New-York, Capt. R. Churchward, 
Beacon 

which arrived here last evening from New- York, we 

received a variety of papers of that city to Friday inclus- 
ive, but what is very unusual, they furnished nothing worth 
extracting. 



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273 



SOME DECEMBER ARRIVALS 
AND SAILINGS 



Dec. 11 - ARRIVED: 
Beacon 



MARINE NEWS 

Steam-Boat Albemarle, Rose, Washington, 
24 hours, with passengers, 

Steam-Boat Norfolk, Owen, Baltimore, 24 
hours, with passengers , 



Dec. 13 - ARRIVED: 
SAILED : 



Steam-Boat Fowhatan, Hazard, from Richmond, 

Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, for New 
Yorko 



Dec. 14 - ARRIVED: 



Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 
2I2 hours, with passengers,,, 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
23 hours, with passengers. 



Dec. 16 - ARRIVED: 



Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Richmond, 
with passengers. 

Steam- Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 
with passengers o 



Dec. 21 - ARRIVED: 
[at N.Y.] 



Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, hence, 
arrived at New-York on Tuesday last, in 
5 days passage, (three of which were at 
anchor on account of head winds.) 



Dec. 23 - ARRIVED: 



Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, New-York, 
in 48 hours, with passengers. 



Dec. 27 - ARRIVED: 
SAILED : 



Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, 
with passengers. 

Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, Sch'rs. 
Tell-Tale, Post; Fanny & Mary, Block; 
for New- York,., 



Dec. 30 - PUT BACK: 



On account of head winds and bad weather, 
Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward. . , 

* 



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Jan. 7 - THE STEAM-BOATS 

Beacon 

PETERSBURG 

Captain Crocker, 

And 
RICHMOND, 
Captain Coffin, 
Are in complete order and full operation between Norfolk 
and Richmond. The Petersburg leaves Norfolk on Tuesday, and 
the Richmond every Friday morning at 9 o'clock, or as soon 
thereafter as the Baltimore Boats arrive; and Richmond on Wed- 
nesday and Sunday mornings, at 6 o'clock. 



Jan. 9 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon with passengers and seamen for Com. Port- 

er's squadron. 

Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, Richmond, with pas- 
sengers. . . 



Jan. 10 - ARRIVED AT NEW- YORK: The Steam Brig New-York, hence 
Herald at New- York on Saturday last, in 6 days, 3 of which 
she lay at anchor. Also sloop Virginia, Mitchell. 



Jan. 10 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Herald 

VIRGINIA, 

Capt. John Ferguson, 

Will continue to run between this place and Annapolis 

through the winter. - Leaves this every Monday morning at 9 

o'clock, and arrives every Thursday, at noon. 

All baggage and packages of every description at the 
risk of the owners. 



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Jan. 10 - An annual meeting of the Stockholders of the James 
Herald 

River Steam Boat Company will be held at 11 o'clock 

on Monday, 13th inst. at Cooper's Hotel. 

♦ 

Jan. 11 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 
Beacon 

25 hours, with passengers. - The Potomac was de- 
tained by ice in the Potomac River; the River was frozen over 
in two places, there was a considerable quantity of ice in the 
River for 20 miles below Alexandria, 

♦ 
NAVAL STEAM VESSEL 

[NOTE: The Steam Galliot Sea Gui]. was one of a squadron 
of naval vessels fitting out at the Gosport Navy Yard, for 
service against West Indian pirates.] 



Jan. 17 - A Steam-Boat and a Ship, (probably the Enterprize 
Beacon and Zodiac,) were standing in tne Capes this even- 
ing. 

+ 

Jan. 18 - Com. Porter arrived here Tuesday night, in the Steam 
Beacon Galliot Sea Gull, (late Steam-Boat Enterprize,) no- 
ticed under our marine head. 



ARRIVED: Last night, Steam Galliot Sea Gull, Porter, New- 
York, 78 hours - Lt. Com. J. T. Newton, (who will take command 
of one of the small schooners, fitting out at the Navy Yard,) 
and Lieutenants Paulding, Vorhees, Inman, and Sailing Master 
Bainbridge came passengers. The Galliot experienced consider- 
able gales on her passage, which she weathered without sustain- 
ing the least damage. The improvements made by Com. Porter in 
her machinery and rig, will render her fully competent to per- 
form any service that she may be ordered in. The Galliot wears 
the Commodore's broad pendant. 

♦ 



1823 276 

Jan. 20 - ARRIVED: (Fri. 17th) last night at 10 o'clock, U. S. 
Herald 

Steam Brig Enterprize, Com. Porter, from New-York. 

The E. left New-York on Monday evening at 6 o'clock. .last sight 
of Sandy Hook light at 9 o'clock that night, and made Cape Hen- 
ry yesterday morning at 7 o'clock, being 58 hours from light to 
light, according to the usual method of calculation; during the 
greater part of Wednesday night, a little to the southward of 
Chinquoteague, was compelled to lay too under her storm stay- 
sail, in consequence of the considerable gale then blowing from 
the south-west. 

Jan. 20 - The steam Galliot Sea Gull, which arrived at the 
Herald 

Navy Yard at Gosport on Thursday night last, from 

New-York, has been found under trial to require some altera- 
tions and improvements, both in her rig and construction, 
which are now making with a celerity which would astonish 
those who are accustomed to the mode of doing things in civil 
life. 



Feb. 3 - Commodore Porter, who left this on the 20th ult. for 
Herald Washington, returned on Friday last, in the Steam 
Boat Virginia* 



Feb. 10 - ...Four of the small schooners dropped down from 
Beacon 

the navy yard on Thursday, and anchored near the 

flagship; yesterday they were joined by the other four schoon- 
ers, and in the afternoon the Shark and the store ship Decoy, 
were towed from the yard by the steam galliot Sea Gull, and 
all anchored near the Peacock.. 8 " 



1823 277 

Feb. H - ICE IN JAMES RIVER 

Beacon 

The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Capt. Crocker, due on 

Wednesday night, did not get down until late yesterday after- 
noon. By her we learn that James River was frozen over seven 
miles below Richmond, and a quantity of ice adrift as low as 
Fort Powhatan. 

The Petersburg got within two miles of the city, by forc- 
ing through the ice, where she landed her passengers, who pro- 
ceeded in a hacko Capt. Crocker politely favoured us with the 
Compiler of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

♦ 

Feb. 28- THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 

Will leave Richmond on Saturday, the first of March, 

at 3 o'clock, and after touching at City Point, Norfolk, and 
Alexandria, arrive at Washington on Monday morning; and on 
Tuesday, the 4th of March, will, agreeably to an arrangement 
made with some members of Congress, leave Washington at 10 
o'clock, and Alexandria at 11 in the morning, for Norfolk, 
City Point and Richmond. 

After which the Boat will resume her regular time of de- 
parture from Washington, Alexandria, City Point and Richmond. 

♦ 

March 5 - THE NEW-YORK 

Beacon 

The Steam-Brig New-York, Richard Churchward, Master, 

has commenced her run between this and New-York - will leave 

here on Thursday the 20th March, and again on Thursday, the 3d 

of April. For freight or passage, apply to 

WILLIAM ROWLAND 

♦ 



1823 278 



CONGRESS HAS 
ADJOURNED 



March 6 - The Steam-Boat Potomac, Capt. Jenkins, arrived here 
Beacon 

from Washington City and Alexandria, yesterday, be- 
tween 2 and 3 o'clock. By her the National Intelligencer (ex- 
tra) of Saturday, the daily paper of Tuesday, and Alexandria 
papers of Monday and Tuesday, were received at the Beacon Of- 
fice News Room. - They do not furnish any news of moment - we 
have extracted what appears to us most interesting. 

The following members of Congress came passengers in the 
Potomac, on their way to their respective homes: 

Of the Senate. - Messrs. Macon, (of N. C„); Taylor, (of 
Va.); King, (of Ala.); and Elliot, (of Geo„) 

Of the House of Representatives. - Messrs. Randolph, Al- 
exander, Archer, Floyd, Moore, Newton, and Arthur Smith, of 
Virginia. Messrs. Blackledge, McNeill, Edwards, Hooks, Crud- 
up, and Burton, of North Carolina. Mr. Hamilton, of South 
Carolina, and Messrs. Tatnall and Reid, of Georgia 

+ 

March 7 - MAIL BY STEAM BOAT. - We learn that an act for the 
Beacon 

transportation of mail, three times a week, by Steam 

Boat, between this place and Baltimore, was read a third time 

and passed in Congress in the last day of the session.. This 

will be very acceptable intelligence to our readers generally. 

+ 

March 14 - The Steam-Boat RICHMOND, Capt. Coffin, will leave 
Beacon 

this for Baltimore, THIS MORNING, at 7 o'clock. 



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JAMES RIVER LINE STRIKES 
BACK AT INTERLOPER 



March 7 - CHEAP TRAVELLING 

Beacon 

The James River Steam Boat Company, having 
spared neither expense not trouble to keep up their 
line, now so long established, in the best possible 
manner, for the accommodation of the public, always 
having a spare boat to prevent (in case of accident 
happening to the remaining boat) any disappointment 
or inconvenience to travellers, are sorry to find 
themselves again opposed in their run, which from 
their experience they know cannot support two estab- 
lishments. They feel themselves compelled reluctant- 
ly, to make known to the public, that they will hence- 
forth carry passengers FREE OF FARE, on such days as 
the Steam-Boat Potomac runs in James River. 

WILLIAM H. THOMPSON 



March 6 - THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 
Beacon 

Will in future leave Norfolk every Monday morning, 

punctually at 9 o'clock, for Washington City; on her return, 

in one hour after her arrival from Washington, she will start 

for City Point and Richmond, 



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THE POTOMAC'S REJOINDER 



March 15 - 

Beacon THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 



Has commenced her usual route, which will not be 
changed without due notice being given. 

Leave Richmond on Sunday morning, at 6 o'clock - City 
Point after the arrival of the Stage from Petersburg - Nor- 
folk at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, touching at Old Point 
Comfort, arrives at Alexandria and Washington Tuesday morning. 

Returning, leaves Washington at 8 and Alexandria at 9, on 
Thursday morning, arrives at Old Point Comfort and Norfolk on 
Friday morning, and proceeds directly to City Point and Rich- 
mond. 

Present rates of fare, including Meals and Table Drink, 
between Washington and Norfolk $11 - Alexandria and Norfolk 
$10.50 - between Norfolk and City Point $4, and between Nor- 
folk and Richmond $5o 

The Potomac Steam Boat Company, having extended their 

lines from Norfolk to City Point and Richmond, in consequence 

of the failure of their repeated applications to 
THE POTOMAC'S 
JUSTIFICATION The James River Steam Boat Company to lower the 

fare, so as to encourage travelling on this route, 
between Richmond and Washington, now have to congratulate the 
public on their complete success in obtaining the object. Trav- 
ellers from Richmond, City Point and Norfolk, will at once see 
the advantage of making their arrangements so as to do all 
their travelling on the days the Potomac Steam-Boat runs. 



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FIRST ROUND TRIP 
OF THE SEASON 

March 17 - We have the gratification to announce the arrival 
Beacon 

here yesterday, of the Steam-Brig New-York, Capt, 

R. Churchward, in 37 hours passage. Having resumed her regu- 
lar run between this port and the great Commercial Emporium 
of the U. States, every facility, and the best accommodations 
are presented to Merchants and others having business in the 
Northern cities» 

March 17 - The Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, New-York, 
Beacon 

with passengers, - also cargo to W. Rowland, Neil- 
son & Marron, J. S. Garrison & Co., J. & J. Kyle, Brette &. 
Vincent, J e F c Ross, Cannon & Clark, A. Smith, T„ Dickson, J» 
Hynde, A. Branda & Co* J. C Addington, A. Lyon, S. B, Werck- 
nuller and the Master* 

Steam-Boat Mount Vernon, Walker, Philadelphia, and 12 
days from Reedy Island - put in for a supply of wood. The 

M. V. had proceeded nearly half the distance to the 
A PASSING 
STRANGER Capes, and was compelled to put back to Lewiston, on 

account of head winds. - The M. V. is intended to 

run between Potomac Creek and Washington City» 

The Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Richmond, with 

passengerso 

The Steam-Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from Richmond, with 

passengerso 

♦ 



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March 22- BALTIMORE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

LINE 

SUMMER ESTABLISHMENT 

[Woodcut of Steamboat] 

THE STEAM-BOATS 

VIRGINIA 

Captain John Ferguson 

And 

NORFOLK 
Captain William Owen, 

Are now in full operation between 

NORFOLK and BALTIMORE 



The Virginia leaves Norfolk every Monday morning 
at 9 o*clock, and Baltimore every Thursday at the same 
hour. 

The Norfolk leaves Norfolk every Thursday, at 9 
o'clock in the morning, and Baltimore on Monday, at 
the same hour. 



[Woodcuts of Sailing Ships] 
A Line of 

PACKETS 



For the transportation of Merchandise, will run 
as freight may offer. 

All Packages, Letters and Baggage at the risk of 
the owners thereof,, 



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SOME ARRIVALS AND 
A MISHAP IN THE 
POTOMAC RIVER 



April 5- MARINE NEWS - ARRIVALS 

Beacon 

Steam-Brig New- York, Churchward, New-York, 3i days 
(36 hours of which time she rode at anchor with a 

strong head wind,) with passengers and merchandise* 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 22i hours, with 
passengers. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 24 hours, with 
passengers* 

Ap ril 24 - Steam-Brig New- York, Churchward, New-York, 46 

hours from dock to dock, with passengers and mer- 
chandise. 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, from Richmond, with passen- 
gers. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore with passengers. 



Ap ril 30 - Steam-Boat Norfolk, Owen, Baltimore, 24 hours, 

C. A. Rodney, Esq. Minister to Buenos Ayres, and 
family came passengers* 

May 3_ - The Steam-Brig New-York, Churchward, hence at New- 
York on Monday last, in 40 hours from dock to dock, 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 20 hours, with 
passengers. 

Ma y £ - Steam Packet New- York, Churchward, New-York, 40 

hours from dock to dock, with passengers and mer- 
chandise. 



Ma y £ - The following paragraph from the Alexandria Gaz- 
ette of Thursday, explains the cause of the non- 
arrival of the Steam Boat Potomac, at this place on Friday 
last, as usual: "We regret to learn that one of the shafts 
of the Steam-Boat Potomac, was broken on her last trip. The 
repairs will detain her about two weeks." 

♦ 



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May 6 - 
Beacon 

EAGLE TAVERN 

MARKET SQUARE 

The Subscriber has opened this well known Es- 
tablishment, and fitted it up in the best possible 
style of accommodation. He is determined to keep 
a well furnished TABLE and BAR, - both of which he 
will spare no pains in supplying with the best that 
can be procured. His BED ROOMS are comfortable and 
neatly furnished, some of which are calculated for 
the accommodation of travelling families. 

His Stables are spacious, and will always be 
provided with good Forage. 

The Subscriber also begs leave to inform the 
public, that his 

BATHING ESTABLISHMENT 

Is in complete order, and open for the reception of 

visitors. 

WILLIAM DEFORD 



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A CHANGE OF 
MANAGEMENT 

May 13- HIGEIA HOTEL 

Beacon 

The Subscriber has rented the House at OLD POINT 

COMFORT, known by the above title, and is now prepared to 

receive company. 

The Proprietor contemplates building a large addition, 
which, when completed will increase the number of rooms to 
twenty. This will be in readiness early in July, 

The easy access to this place by Steam-Boats from Bal- 
timore, Washington City, Richmond and Petersburg, from which 

the passengers can land within a few yards 
CROSSROADS OF THE 

STEAM BOAT LANES of the house - the great saving in the ex- 
pense of horses and carriages, which are 
entirely useless here - every facility being offered by the 
Hampton Steam-Boat, which runs daily between Norfolk, Old 
Point and Hampton - the salubrity of the climate, being con- 
stantly refreshed with the sea breezes - the hard sandy beach- 
es for Salt Water Bathing - the Bath Houses which are to be 
immediately erected for the accommodation of the Ladies, all 
combined render this the most desirable situation, perhaps, 
in the United States for invalids, as well as for those whose 
object is pleasure and amusement. 

Sheep's Head, Hog Fish, and other fine Fish for the Table, 
may be caught in the greatest abundance at and about the Rip 
Raps, and will afford great amusement to those who may be fond 
of the sport. 

The Subscriber has Bade arrangements for a constant supply 
of JUNIPER WATER from the Dismal Swamp - and he promises his 



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visitors an abundant Table of the best Meats, Fish, Oysters, 
and, in fact, every thing that can gratify the palate; the 
best Liquors, Wines, &c. - good attendance, (having already 
engaged some excellent servants,) and his own time, which 
will be exclusively devoted to the management of the estab- 
lishment. 

FRANCIS S. TAYLOR 



ADDENDUM TO MAY 29 TH 
INSERTION OF ABOVE 



TERMS OF BOARD: 



Per Day $1.50 

Per Week 8 .00 

If longer than a week, at the rate of 7.00 



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287 



May 20 - 
Beacon 



STEAM-BOAT FARE 
JAMES RIVER LINE 
The James River Steam Boat Company will reduce 



the Fare in their Boats on the first of June next, to the 
following rates j 

From Norfolk to James Town, or any intermediate place $ 3o50 
From do 



From do 



to City Point, or any intermediate place 
between James Town and City Point 

to Richmond, or any intermediate place 
between City Point and Richmond 



From James Town to City Point, or any intermediate 
place 



From do 



to Richmond, or any intermediate place 
between City Point and Richmond 



From City Point to Richmond, or any intermediate 
place 



Fare for Horse, same as passenger 
Four Wheel Carriage do 
Two do Half do 
Stage from City Point to Petersburg 



$ 5.00 
$ 7.00 
$ 2.50 
# 3.50 
I 2.50 



* 1.00 



WILLIAM H. THOMPSON 



ADDENDUM TO JULY 1ST 
INSERTION OF ABOVE 



N.Bo - On such days as the Potomac runs in James River, 
the Fare, including meals, will be as follows: 

From Norfolk to Richmond | 4 

From do to City Point $ 3 



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SMITHFIELD AGAIN 
ON THE SCHEDULE 



May 27 - The Steam-Boat Hampton, will extend her run to 
Beacon 

Smithfield once a week, until further notice; 

leaving Newton's Wharf at 6 o'clock on every Tuesday morn- 
ing. This arrangement will give persons so disposed, an 
opportunity of remaining several hours longer at Old Point 
or Hampton, than on any other day of the week. 



June 3 - The Steam Packet New- York, Churchward, hence at 

B eacon 

New- York, on Wednesday last, in 45 hours pas- 
sage. 



June 4 - Steam-Boat Norfolk, Owen, from Baltimore, with 
Beacon 

passengers. 

The Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, 55 hours from 
dock to dock, without spreading a yard of canvas until in- 
side the Capes, the wind being southerly, with passengers 
and merchandize... 



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THE POTOMAC IN COLLISION 
OFF SMITH'S POINT 

June 16 - THE STEAM BOAT POTOMAC. - We are sorry to learn 
Beacon 

that a very serious accident has befallen this 

Boat, Lieut. Hammersly and Mr. Tyler, two of her passengers, 

came up last evening in the Hampton Steam Boat, from Old 

Point, where they had been landed by a vessel in which they 

took passage from St. Mary's, after the disaster alluded to. 

These gentlemen state that on Thursday night 
MAKES HARBOR 
AT ST. MARY'S last, while on her way down the Bay, it being 

extremely dark; the Potomac was run afoul of, 

off Smith's Point, by a sloop, which carried away nearly all 

her starboard machinery, the beam, the wooden work, awning, 

&c. and broke the Cog-wheel in three pieces. The damage she 

has sustained was estimated at from 12 to 1500 dollars. 

Captain Jenkins made every effort to get her into St. 
Mary's, in which he succeeded. 

Mr. Joseph Gales, Jun'r. one of the editors of the Nat- 
ional Intelligencer; his father, Mr. Joseph Gales, Sen'r., 
and the Hon. Lemuel Sawyer, Member of Congress from North 
Carolina, were among the passengers on the Potomac. 

We are pleased to learn that no personal injury was sus- 
tained by the accident, 

July 1 - The Steam-Boat Richmond will leave Norfolk Thurs- 
Beacon 

day evening, 3d July, at 3 o'clock, for Suffolk. 

Passage $1. 



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July 14 - Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, New- York, 7.\ 
Beacon days, with passengers and merchandise... 



July 19 - Steam-Boat Washington, Walker, from Washington, 
with passengers. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, with 
passengers. 

Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, with 
passengers,, 



July 29 - The U S. Schooner Terrier, Lt. Commander Robert 
Beacon 

M. Rose, one of Commodore Porter's squadron, ar- 
rived in Hampton Roads yesterday evening, after a passage of 
six days from Allentown, Key West. She was towed up by the 
Steam-Boat Hampton, and anchored below the Forts last night, 
between 7 and 8 o'clock.., 

♦ 

July 30 - GOOD FEELINGS. - We take great pleasure in notic- 
Beacon 

ing the evidence of that respect and attachment 

to which the interchange of friendly attentions between the 
volunteers of our town and Petersburg, on the last two anni- 
versaries of Independence, has given birtho Several citizens 
of that hospitable town, (nearly all of them members of the 
Military Corps,) arrived here on Sunday in the Steam-Boat 
Petersburg, and on Monday proceeded to Old Point to enjoy the 
good fare and salubrious breezes which render the Hygeia Hotel 
so delightful a resort. « 



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Aug. 1 - 

Beacon FOR NEW-YORK 



THE STEAM PACKET 

NEW -YORK 

Will Leave Norfolk, 
For New-York, 

At Six o'clock on the 7th, 16th and 26th of August. 
For Passage or Freight, apply to the Master on board, or 
to 

WILLIAM ROWLAND 

By request of passengers expected by the JAMES RIVER 
STEAM BOATS, the Steam Packet is delayed to the morning of 
the seventh of August, at 6 o'clock* 



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Aug. 2 - WILLOUGHBY'S POINT PLEASURE HOUSE 
Beacon 

The Subscriber having made arrangements for open- 
ing the House lately known by the above name, has the pleas- 
ure to inform the Public, that he will be ready for the re- 
ception of visitors on the 9th inst. 

The Subscriber pledges himself, that the Bar and Table 

will always be supplied with the best Wines, Liquors, Meats, 

Fish, Oysters, and in short, every thing of the best , which 

town and country can afford. The constant 
SEA BREEZES AND A 
HARD SANDY BEACH refreshing breezes from the sea - the fine 

view of the Chesapeake - the short ride 

from town, and the convenience of Bathin g on a fine hard 

sandy beach, cannot fail to make it a place of desirable 

resort for persons wishing to enjoy it, either for health 

or pleasure,, 

Boarders as well as transient visitors will be taken 
on moderate charges. The attention of good servants of 
both sexes, a good hostler, and his own time, which shall 
be entirely devoted to the business, will, he hopes, merit 
for him a share of the public patronage 

JOHN WILSON 



Aug. 5 - Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, New-York, 70 
Beacon 

hours, with passengers and merchandise •• 



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Aug. 7- THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 

Will for the next trip only, leave Alexandria on 
Friday morning, arriving here on Saturday morning, and pro- 
ceed for Richmond as usual - after which she will continue 
to run according to the following 

NEW ARRANGEMENT 

Leave Washington on Wednesday at Four o'clock in the 
afternoon, arriving at Norfolk on Thursday afternoon, and 
depart for Richmond on Friday mornings at Eight o'clock, 
touching at City Point, where a Stage will be in waiting 
to take passengers on to Petersburg. Passengers will thus 
be enable to reach Petersburg by sun-set, and Richmond at 
or before Eight o'clock the same evening. 

Returning, will leave Richmond on Sunday mornings, at 
Six o'clock - City Point same day after the arrival of the 
Stage from Petersburg - Norfolk at 9 o'clock on Monday morn- 
ing, touch at Old Point Comfort, and arrive at Alexandria 
and Washington on Tuesday morning. 

Present rates of fares, including Meals and Table Drink} 
between Norfolk and Washington $11 - Alexandria and Norfolk 
$10.50 - Between Norfolk and City Point $4 - and between Nor- 
folk and Richmond $5« 

The Potomac Steam Boat Company, having extended their 
line from Norfolk to City Point and Richmond, in consequence 
of the... [See March 15 advertisement. J 



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JAMES RIVER RIVALS 
"COME TO BLOWS" 



Captain Jenkins of the Potomac, rammed 
the Richmond, "not wholly addident- 
all y," sa y latter 's p assen g ers 

Aug. 11 - We the Subscribers, passengers in the Steam-Boat 
Beacon 

Richmond, on her passage from City Point to Nor- 
folk, the 10th day of August, 1#23, represent the following 
as a statement of the facts attending the injury inflicted 
on the Richmond that day by the Steam-Boat Potomac* 

The Richmond stopped between 11 and 12 o'clock, A. M», 
as appeared to us, in shoaler water than her course requir- 
ed, off Wind Mill Point, about seventeen miles below City 
Point, to land a passenger. The Steam-Boat Potomac, Capt. 
Jenkins, was then about three-fourths of a mile astern, and 
came up in that direction, seemingly with the intention of 
running into the Wheel House of the Richmond. One or more 
of the passengers admonished Captain Coffin that the Poto- 
mac would be into us, who, on his part, called out several 
times to the Potomac, not to run us down, and in order to 
avoid her, caused the Richmond to be SUDDENLY started ahead. 
The Potomac came bow on, striking the Richmond on the lar- 
board quarter, thereby crushing her larboard quarter boat, 
breaking down her larboard quarter rail, and doing other 
considerable damage. The Engine of the Potomac was not stop- 
ped, nor her course altered until she had carried the Rich- 
mond round, clear of her. The above seemed to us the facts 
attending the occurrence. We are of opinion that the Rich- 
mond and her passengers were placed in much danger, beyond 



1823 295 

the injury actually occasioned to the former, and the alarm 
of the latter, and apprehend from the circumstances that the 
aggression was not wholly accidental. 

Thomas Neilson, of Petersburg, present all the time 

James A. Armistead, Norfolk, do do 

Edward M. My rick, do do do 

William Turnbull, Pilot in James River do 

John Alfriend, Petersburg 

A. Dormond, Philadelphia 

J. W. Thomas, Petersburg 

J. G. Wilder, do 

E, M. Greenway, New-York, on deck 

J. M. Greenway, do do 

James Patton, Petersburg do 

John Graham, do do 

John Parkhill, Richmond, do 

Lewis Bosworth, Newark, N. J, do 

William Caffey, Petersburg, do 

William Brydon, Jamaica 

John A. Oswald, Richmond 

Horace Stanley, Berlin, Conn, 

Samuel Myers, on deck after the Potomac struck. 



Aug. 11 - THE JAMES RIVER STEAM BOAT COMPANY BOATS 
Beacon 

Will no longer wait the arrival of the Baltimore 

Boats as heretofore, but will henceforth leave Nivison's 

Wharf punctually at eight o'clock, on Tuesday and Friday 

Mornings. 

WILLIAM H. THOMPSON, Agent. 



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DANCING ON DECK 



Aug. 20- STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 



Will go on a DANCING PARTY tomorrow, 21st inst. 
(should the weather be good,) into Hampton Roads. She will 
leave Nivison's Wharf at 7, and return at \ past 10 o'clock. 
The Petersburg's decks (which are covered with awnings,) are 
well calculated for such a party. There will be good Musick • 
PRICE FIFTY CENTS. Refreshments will be provided on board, 
which will be an extra charge, if called for© 

D. W. CROCKER 



THE STEAM-BOAT VIRGINIA 
Captain Ferguson 
Will leave Newton's Wharf on Saturday morning next, at 
6 o'clock, call at Portsmouth for passengers, and proceed 
to Old Point Comfort, and to sea, if the weather should be 
favorable, and return in the evening, in time to land pas- 
sengers where she received them. Fare as usual. 

♦ 

Aug. 22 - THE STEAM-BOAT HAMPTON, has for the present dis- 
Beacon 

continued her run to Smithfield. She will leave 

Newton's Wharf THIS MORNING, at the usual hour, 9 o'clock, 

for Old Point and Hampton. 



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STEAM BOATS BRING BOOM TIMES 
TO THE OLD POINT RESORT 

Aug. 21 - (From the Petersburg Republican of Tuesday last.) 
Beacon 

OLD POINT COMFORT. - This delightful spot is be- 
coming the Brighton of the United States. During one recent 
visit to the country, we occasionally called at Old Point, 
to inhale the pure air, and enjoy the other pleasures of that 
fashionable place. We say we called at Old Point, but as for 
locating one's self there, without extreme inconvenience, it 
was next to impossible, owing to the great number of invalids, 
loungers and fashionables, that had previously obtained pos- 
session of every habitable building on the Point. 

ALL HABITABLE 

PLACES TAKEN Numbers were compelled to leave the place, for 

want of rooms, and others repaired temporarily 
to Hampton, Norfolk, Willoughby's Point, Lynnhaven Bay, and 
other situations, awaiting their turn like millers' boys, and 
chiding the dull progress of time for not hastening the peri- 
od when the rooms which they had bespoke should be vacated,. 
Every boat from Richmond, Petersburg, Alexandria, Washington 
City and Baltimore, brought an accession to the already sur- 
charged groupe. These either contented themselves with a 
call , as we did, or hastened to other situations in the vicin- 
ity, till their turn came for luxuriatin g in the pleasures 
and pastimes of Old Point.. „ 

The inconvenience at present attending a visit to Old 
Point, will be removed in a short time, when the buildings 
now rapidly erecting shall be completed.. e 



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Aug. 25 - Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, New-York, 42 
Beacon hours. 



Sept. 4 - Steam-Packet New- York, Churchward, New-York in 
3eacon 40 hours to Hampton Roads, where she anchored 
last night, with passengers and merchandise... 



DIVERTED 
BY GALE 



Sept. 17 - The Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, which 
Beacon sailed hence for New-York, arrived at PHILA- 
DELPHIA, on Saturday last, having been com- 
pelled by strong E. winds to put in there - She will sail 
for this port tomorrow. 



Sept. 20 - Steam Packet New- York, Churchward, from PHILA- 
Beacon DELPHIA, in 51 hours from dock to dock (35 

hours of which time a strong head wind, ) with 

passengers and merchandise. 



SCHEDULED VOYAGES THAT 
WERE NEVER FULFILLED 



Oct. 4- FOR NEW-YORK 

Beacon 

THE STEAM PACKET 

NEW-YORK, 

Richard Churchward, Master, 

Will leave Norfolk for New-York on Monday, the 6th and 

20th of October. For passage or freight, apply to the Mas- 
ter on board, or to 

WILLIAM ROWLAND 



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Oct. 6 - STEAM PACKET NEW-YORK 

Beacon 

It is a serious cause for apprehension, that the 

arrival of this fine vessel will not again be welcomed in 

our porto A gentleman, (one of thirty passengers in her 

from New-York,) arrived here yesterday 
THE NEW YORK ASHORE 

NEAR CAPE HENRY by land from the Capes, bringing the un- 
pleasant intelligence that she went a- 
shore on Cape Henry, in a thick fog, on Saturday morning 
near 11 o'clock, about half a mile to the southward of the 
light. Other passengers who came up from her late last 
evening, state that when they left her, at 1 o'clock, she 
was only about 30 yards from the beach, and although as 
yet uninjured, there was little probability of her getting 
off again. All the passengers, crew and freight are safe, 
and a list of the consignees will be found under our marine 
head. 

By the passengers who came up last night, we received 
the New-York Daily and Mercantile Advertiser of Wednesday 
and Thursday last, politely forwarded by our correspondents. 

The consignees of goods, by the Steam Packet New-York, 
are requested to call at the Counting-Room of Mr. William 
Rowland, this morning at 10 o'clock. 

♦ 
MARINE NEWS: The Steam Packet New-York, Churchward, 
from New- York for this port, went ashore yesterday morning 
in a thick fog, about half a mile south of Cape Henry Light* 
She had not bilged at 1 o'clock this day, when our informant 
left the Capes. 

♦ 



1823 300 

Oct. 6 - MARINE NEWS - [Continued] - Consignees of Goods by- 
Beacon 

the Steam Packet New-York: J. & J. Kyle, Vincent 

Parlato, Bonaud & Denis, Fowler Smith, Alex P. Darraugh, Holt 

Wilson, Matthew Reardon, A. Branda & Co., John Capron, C. Hall, 

Dennis Dawley, K. Sweetster, M. Griffin, E. Delany, John Cocke, 

E. Higgins, L. Dudley, and others. 



Oct. 8 - STEAM PACKET NEW- YORK. - We learn from a gentleman 
Beacon 

who came up from her last evening, that there is 

very little prospect of getting the vessel off during the win- 
ter. The strong northerly winds for the last two days have 
driven her within twenty yards of the shore. She is about 
half a mile from Cape Henry Light House,, Most of her cargo 
has been landed, and that part remaining on board is free from 
damage, and will be got out in a day or two without injury,, 



Oct. 20 - STEAK PACKET NEW- YORK. - We learn from one of the 
Beacon 

crew, who came up yesterday from the vessel, that 

all her machinery, with the exception of the balance wheel, 

shafts and wheel, and span wheel, have been got ashore. She 

is perfectly dry at low water, except about ten feet of her 

stern. All her cargo and ballast, except 100 bushels of coal, 

has also been discharged, and hopes are entertained for her 

being got off in a short time. 



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Oct. 28 - STEAM PACKET NEW-YORK - We learn from a person 
Beacon 

who came up last evening, that this vessel was 

got off on Sunday, from the place where she went ashore on 

the 4th inst. We therefore entertain the hope that she will 

be again in operation between this port and 
THE STEAM PACKET 
AGAIN AFLOAT New-York, in the spring, if not earlier,. 

Oct. 30 - The Steam Packet New-York, which went ashore on 
Beacon 

S. side Cape Henry, 4th inst., and which was got 

off on Sunday last, was towed up into the harbour this morn- 
ing, by the Steam-Boat Hampton 

+ 
[NOTE: Captain Churchward had undergone a similar 
experience to the stranding of the New York, in 
1819, when in command of the packet schooner Tell- 
Tale, plying between Norfolk and New York. While 
on a trip to Norfolk in May of that year, the Tell- 
Tale was driven south of the Virginia Capes by a 
gale, and stranded, n on Boddy's Island, about 1$ 
miles north of Cape Hatteras, and three miles from 
New Inlet." Things looked bad for the Tell-Tale, 
and she was advertised for sale on the beach, but 
she was later floated. After a vain attempt to 
make the Virginia Capes, she turned into the North 
Carolina sounds, and was repaired at Newbern. She 
returned to Norfolk, and made her next voyage to 
New York on August 22, 1819. - Beacon, May 19, 1819, 
and following.] 

♦ 



1823 302 

Oct. 10 - ARRIVED: Steam-Boat Richmond, Coffin, Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. 

Steam-Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Richmond, with passengers e 

Passed off Point of Shoals, ship Java, standing down, bound 

to Bordeaux; off Newport's Noose, a bright sided ship, bound 

up. 

♦ 

Oct. 24 - ARRIVAL OF THE SEA-GULL 

Beacon 

The U. S. Steam Galliot Sea-Gull, bearing the broad 

pendant of Com. Porter, Lt. Comd't. Vorhees, arrived here yes- 
terday, about 3 o'clock, P. M., and anchored off the Market 
Wharf. She is last from Beaufort, N. C. where she put in on 
Saturday and sailed again on Monday last. We learn that she 
touched here only for a supply of fuel, and sailed again last 
evening for Washington City. 



Nov. 14 - The Steam-Boat Petersburg will leave here THIS 
Beacon 

MORNING, at 11 o'clock, for SUFFOLK, to return 

on Monday morning. 



Nov. 18 - NOTICE. - The LETTERS and PAPERS sent by the 
Beacon 

Steam-Boat Petersburg on Tuesday morning, 11th 

inst. for Petersburg, were not forwarded by the Stage Pro- 
prietor, and were returned on board. If the writers there- 
of wish, they can get them any time between this and Friday 
morning, when those not taken away will be forwarded by the 
Richmond, Captain Coffin,, 



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Dec. 2 - THE STEAM-BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 

Uriah Jenkins, Master 

Will (until further notice) leave Washington every 
Wednesday, at 4 o'clock, for Norfolk; will arrive there 
the evening of the next day, and the following morning - 
say Friday morning, leave Norfolk at 8 o'clock for City 
Point and Richmond; arriving at City Point before dark, 
and at Richmond the evening of the same day; returning, 
will leave Richmond at 6 o'clock on Sunday morning, stop 
at City Point for passengers, and arrive at Norfolk the 
evening of the same day; will leave Norfolk for Alexan- 
dria and Washington every Monday morning at 9 o'clocko 

Fare, including Meals and table drink, between 
Washington and Norfolk, $11 - Alexandria and Norfolk, 
$■10.50 - between Norfolk and City Point, $4 - between 
Norfolk and Richmond, $5. 



Dec. 2 - I WISH TO SELL MY PEW in the Presbyterian Church 
Beacon 

in this Borough. There are few if any situated 

in the church preferable to it. Enquire at the Beacon Of- 
fice, or to the subscriber. 

D. W. CROCKER 



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Dec. 10 - F R S A L E 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BRIG 

NEW YORK, 

At Public Auction, To Close the Concern,, 

This vessel will be sold as she now lays at Southgate 
& Dickson's Wharf, at Public Auction, on the 7th of January- 
next, if not disposed of at private sale before the 25th 
inst. The Engine, Cabin Furniture and Vessel will be sold 
separately. The Engine is of 50 horse power, in good order, 
and Copper Boilers. The Furniture consists of 50 hair mat- 
tresses, with Bed Clothes of good materials, Tables, Settees, 
&c , all well made. The vessel is 281 tons, copper fastened 
to the bends, with 28 oz. copper, deck copper nailed, built 
in the best and most substantial workmanship - having a large 
cabin, would make an elegant packet. For further particu- 
lars, apply to 

WM. ROWLAND, Norfolk 
JOHN M. LOWRY & COMPANY, New-York. 



Dec. 29 - A negro man named Jesse, one of the crew of the 
Beacon 

Steam-Boat Richmond, fell over board from the 

boat on Saturday night, at Rocketts, and was drowned. 



♦ 
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Jan. 8 - BALTIMORE STEAM BOAT LINE 

Beacon 

WINTER ARRANGEMENT 

THE STEAM BOAT 

NORFOLK , 

Capt. Wm. Owen, 

Will leave Newton's Wharf every Thursday morning, 
at 9 o'clock, for Baltimore; or, should navigation be 
obstructed by Ice, she will stop at Annapolis, 



March 8- NOTICE 

Beacon 

THE STEAM BOAT 

PETERSBURG 

Leaves Norfolk every Tuesday and Friday morning, at 
8 o'clock, for PETERSBURG and RICHMOND. - To prevent de- 
tention, BREAKFAST will, in future, be provided on board, 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 



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March 10- STEAM BOAT CONTROVERSY 

Herald 

The interest excited by the decision of the Supreme 
Court in the Steamboat Controversy, has induced us to give the 
following very brief and imperfect view of the opinion deliver- 
ed, to gratify our readers. The opinion at length, will, it is 
hoped, be shortly published. -[WASH. REPUBLICAN, 

In delivering the opinion of the Court in the case of Gib- 
bon vs Ogden, the Chief Justice went into a minute and elaborate 
discussion of the points taken in the argument. - He considered 
that the circumstances of the case were peculiar. - The Legisla- 
ture of New York had passed not merely one act but several - 
they had been sanctioned by the Council of Revision - they had 

been supported as within the Constitution by the 
A JOHN MARSHALL 
INTERPRETATION Supreme Court - Chancellor - and by the Court of 

Appeals, and no tribunal could approach a ques- 
tion which had already been decided by such authorities, without 
diffidence and reluctance. It was, however, the duty of the 
Court to meet and to decide the point to the best of its intel- 
ligence, and from that duty it could not, and would not shrink. 

The learned Judge went into an examination of the clause 
of the Constitution giving to Congress the authority to regu- 
late commerce. He shewed that, according to the ordinary ex- 
ceptation of the term, and the construction uniformly placed 
upon it, commerce embraced navigation - and that Congress, 
therefore had a right to regulate navigation with foreign na- 
tions, and among the several states. That there were many 
regulations clearly within the authority of the individual 
states, which had been considered as affecting commerce, and 



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which were merely matters of police:- such were health laws - 
quarantine regulations - the laws relating to ferries, and many 
others. But that the regulation of commerce, as such, was ex- 
clusively within the power of Congress: that it could not be a 
concurrent power residing both in the federal and state govern- 
ments, but from the very nature of the power, it could reside 
exclusively in the former. 

He then proceeded to examine the provisions of the act of 
Congress, in relation to the coasting trade, and shewed that 
the provisions of the act recognized and confirmed the right 
of the citizens of one state to carry on navigation and com- 
merce with another state. That the license mentioned in that 
act was in reality a license, and gave authority to the vessel 
carrying it to enter the ports specified in it; or, if general, 
to enter the waters and ports of the United States without re- 
striction. That there was no direct or indirect exclusion of 
vessels navigating by steam from the operation of that act, 
but that such vessels were clearly entitled to the benefit of 
its provisions. 

The conclusion, therefore, to which the Court had arrived, 
was, that the appellant had a right, under the coasting act, to 
proceed without molestation, on the voyage in the prosecution 
of which he was engaged, and that the acts of New York, under 
which the injunction was issued, were unconstitutional, and the 
decision of the Court which had been appealed from was there- 
fore erroneous, and must be reversed. 

♦ 

March 26 - FIVE DOLLARS REWARD. - Stolen from out of the slip 
Beacon between Newton's and Nivison's wharves, on Friday 
night last, a 17 feet BOAT, with two oars, belonging to the 
Steam-Boat Petersburg, built by Hartshorn, New York. . .WILLIAM 
H. THOMPSON, Agent. 

♦ 



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April 7 - BALTIMORE AND NORFOLK STEAM BOAT LINE 
Herald 

Summer Arrangement 

The Steam Boat 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain John Ferguson, 

Having undergone a thorough repair, will commence 
her run tomorrow, and leave Baltimore every Thursday, 
and Norfolk every Monday, at 9 o'clock in the morning. 

The 
Steam Boat 
NORFOLK , 
Captain Win. Owen, 

Will leave Norfolk every Thursday, and Baltimore 
every Monday morning at the same hour. 

All Baggage and Packages at the risk of the owners . 

A PACKET 
Will sail every Sunday morning, at 9 o'clock, from 
each place. 

♦ 

April 10 - The Steam-Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, arrived 
Beacon 

here yesterday morning at the usual hour. She is 

in fine order for the accommodation of passengers, having un- 
dergone a thorough overhauling and painting, which has given 
her an additional claim to that public favor which the regu- 
larity in performing her trips, the neatness of her cabin ar- 
rangements, and the truly accommodating and gentlemanly de- 
portment of her commander have long since earned for her. 



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April 14 - We are beginning to feel very sensibly, the advan- 
Beacon 

tages of the mail being transmitted twice a week 

from Baltimore, per Steam-Boat. Yesterday we received, by the 
Norfolk, Boston papers of Thursday, and New-York and Philadel- 
phia of Friday and Saturday, with many other Northern papers.* 

+ 

April 21 - MELANCHOLY CASUALTY. - We record with deep coramis- 
Beacon 

eration for the acute sufferings of the unfortunate 

subject of it, the following afflicting occurrence,, 

Yesterday morning, about 10 o'clock, as the steam-boat 

Hampton was about to get under way, having a boat in tow, Mr 

ZADOCK MASON, a respectable and industrious farmer, residing on 

the plantation called Wise's, upon the Western Branch, being in 

his boat, and desirous to avail himself of the assistance of 

the steam-boat in reaching his home, grasped the stern of the 

boat then in tow. The Hampton backing out of the wharf as 

customary, necessarily brought the boats alongside, and the 

stem of the boat in contact with her wheel. Mr. Mason being 

in the bow of his boat, received a blow from the paddles on 

the right side of his face and breast, which at the same time 

sank his boat, and being entangled in the wheel, his left leg, 

a little above the ankle, was shockingly mangled and the bone 

broken in several places. Three men who were in the stern 

sheets of the boat, were precipitated into the river, and thus 

escaped unhurt. Mr. Mason was immediately taken to the shore, 

and medical aid being promptly obtained, his leg was set 

shortly, after which he was removed to the house of a relation 

in town, where he receives all the attention that his severe 



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sufferings require o 

We understand that Mr. Mason is about 45 years of age, 
has a wife, but no children living, and that he removed from 
the Eastern Shore of Virginia a few years since, to his pres- 
ent residence. 

+ 

April 21 - SHOCKING ACCIDENT. - Yesterday morning as the 
Herald 

steam boat Hampton was using her paddle wheels 

to back out of the dock, two row boats which had, unperceived 
by the captain, been made fast with a rope to the stern, in 
order to be towed down the river, were by this retrograde move- 
ment suddenly brought along side the Hampton, one of them un- 
der the quarter, and the other directly in contact with the 
paddles, which struck her with such force as to upset her in 

a twinkling of an eye. There were three men in 
SAME ACCIDENT; 

DIFFERENT NAME her, one of them Mr. ZADOCK DAVIS from the neigh- 
borhood of Craney Island, who was unfortunately 
precipitated under the paddles and dreadfully mangled and bru- 
ised, having received a severe blow on the face, and another 
on the breast, and a third which broke one of his legs in such 
a manner that the bone was projecting through the skin. The 
other two received no injury, and all three were picked up by 
a boat which put off to their relief, 

Mr. Davis, we learn, is a farmer of good standing, and 
about 50 years of age. No possible blame can attach to Capt. 
Waite of the Hampton. - He was busily employed at the time in 
attending to his duties, and the whole transaction was so in- 
stantaneous that it was beyond his power to prevent the catas- 
trophe o 

+ 



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April 23 - 

Herald Baltimore, April 19 

DISTRESSING ACCIDENT 

It is with much regret that we stop the press to announce 
the occurrence of a distressing accident yesterday afternoon, 
on board the steam boat Eagle, while off North Point. The Eag- 
le, Capt. Weems, was on her first trip this season from Annapo- 
lis to Baltimore, when about 6 o'clock yes- 
DISASTER OVERTAKES 

OLD ACQUAINTENCE terday, while entering the mouth of the riv- 
er, she bursted her boiler - by which one of 
the passengers, name unknown, a soldier recently discharged 
from Fort Severn, was killed, and four others much scalded! - 
among the latter is Henry M» Murray, Esq. of this city, who 
was but slightly injured,. The whole crew of the Eagle, includ- 
ing Capt. Weems, are more or less injured. Three of the pas- 
sengers fortunately escaped without hurt. The explosion set 
the Eagle on fire, but by the exertions and presence of mind 
of those on board, it was happily extinguished. The son of 
Capt. Weems, a youth of 12 or 13 years, was literally blown 
through the sky light from the cabin, and yet without any very 
serious injury. 

The steam boat Constitution, on her evening route to Phil- 
adelphia, spoke the Eagle in the situation we have just describ- 
ed - and to the praise of the commander, Capt. 
THE CONSTITUTION 

TO THE RESCUE Robinson, and his passengers, be it spoken, ev- 
ery assistance and kindness in their power was 
administered to the sufferers - and in the same humane spirit, 
the Constitution was turned about, and towed the disabled boat 
to the city, where both arrived about 11 o'clock last night. In 



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an hour after, the Constitution proceeded again for Frenchtown,, 

The machinery and hull of the Eagle were greatly injured 
by the explosion» » 

♦ 

April 27 - THE STEAM-BOAT EAGLE 

Beacon 

The Proprietor of the Steam-Boat Eagle, anxious to 
remove the erroneous impression concerning the recent disaster, 
and to allay the fears created thereby, takes the liberty to 
state, that the boat and machinery had lately been put in com- 
plete repair; that such parts as required it had been complete- 
ly renewed , not making any alteration in the principle, upon 

which the worked, or any change different from what is 

used by the other steam boats in Chesapeake Bay - that the ev- 
ening previous to her sailing for Annapolis, a trial was made, 

and she was considered in a situation to proceed on 
BOILER HEAD 
GAVE WAY her usual route, but the heads of the boiler being 

perfectly new, (but not different from those that 
are in general use,) one of them proved defective, and yielded 
to the pressure before the valve lifted, and caused the acci- 
dent which is so much lamented. 

He is happy to state that the wounded sufferers are all 
convalescent, and that the injury sustained by the boat is of 

so slight a nature, that she will, in a very short 
THE EAGLE TO 
RESUME ROUTE time, resume her usual route with perfect safety, 

as the late accident will necessarily produce such 
active vigilance and close examination hereafter, as will ren- 
der a like occurrence next to impossible«» 



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CAPTAIN CHURCHWARD RETURNS 
TO HIS FIRST LOVE 



April 30 - SCHOONER 

Herald 

TELL TALE 

Richard Churchward, Master 

A Regular New-York and Norfolk Packet 

The Tell Tale, having undergone a thorough 
repair, both in her hull, sails and rigging, and 
having the best cabin accommodations of any ves- 
sel in the trade, has resumed her regular busi- 
ness between New-York and Norfolk,, 

R. Churchward, grateful for former favors, 
assures his friends and the public generally, 
that any orders committed to his care, and the 
money advanced, will be strictly attended to, 
and without any charge except for freight. 

R. Co invites those gentlemen who are 
travelling either way, to call on board and 
see the accommodations of the vessel. 



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THE STEAM BRIG NEW YORK 
IN NEW ENGLAND WATERS 



May 17 - The Steam Brig New- York, late a 
Herald 

packet between this and N„ York, 
arrived at Boston on the 7th inst, in 45 
hours from New-York, and 22 from Newport, 
(R. I.) She sailed again from Boston on 
the 10th inst. for Eastport, (Me.) between 
which places she is to run as a packet, 
touching each way at Portland. 



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JAMES RIVER STEAM BOAT LINE 
COUNTER-ATTACKS POTOMAC 



May 25 - THE STEAM-BOAT 

Beacon 

RICHMOND, 

Captain Coffin, 

Will leave Nivison's Wharf at 9 o'clock 

THIS MORNING 

For ALEXANDRIA and WASHINGTON CITY 

Fare (including meals) to Alexandria $7 - to Washington 
$7.50o 



May 28- NOTICE 

Beacon 

The James River Steam Boat Company will commence 

running one of their boats, on Monday next, to 

ALEXANDRIA and WASHINGTON 

To leave Nivison's Wharf on Mondays at 9 o'clock, A. M» - 
and returning, will leave Washington on Thursdays, at 8 o'clock, 
A. M. 

Fare (including meals) to Alexandria $7 

to Washington $7.50 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent. 



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May 26 - STEAM BOATS - UNION AND NORFOLK LINE 
H erald 

It is with much pleasure, (says the Baltimore Feder- 
alist Gazette) we announce that the Union Line of Steam Boats, 
running from the port of Norfolk, are all propelled by engines 
of low p ressure , and their boilers are of copper, and copper 
heads. The Union line from New Castle and Philadelphia to 
Trenton, and from New Brunswick to New York, are propelled in 
the same way by low p ressure , and though no danger is appre- 
hended from the bursting of boilers on this principle, yet 
since the late calamity, the proprietors have ordered that 
less steam should be put on them than heretofore. 

(From our personal knowlege as to the two boats running 
between Baltimore and this place - we can confirm the above 
statement, and add that they are in the care and management 
of men, in whose experience, vigilance and prudence the pub- 
lic may safely confide, without harboring a moment's appre- 
hension. 

The same remarks are applicable to the boats on James 
River line, including the steam boat Potomac, plying between 
Washington and this place and Richmond. - Ed. Herald.) 

+ 

June 7 - FOR WASHINGTON CITY 

Beacon 

THE STEAM-BOAT PETERSBURG 

Captain Crocker 
Will leave Nivison's Wharf THIS MORNING, at 9 
o'clock, for WASHINGTON CITY. 



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June 11 - From Lyford's Commercial Reading &. News Room 
Herald 



The Steam Boat Richmond, Captain Coffin, 

on her way down this afternoon, off Day's 

Point, fell in with a small schooner called 

the Planet, capsized: Captain C„ 
A RESCUE ON 
THE JAMES immediately sent his boat to the 

assistance of the persons whom he 
perceived clinging to the wreck, and took 
them off, consisting of the skipper, named 
Scott, a passenger, and three men belonging 
to the schooner. The P. was from Williams- 
burg, bound to this port, and but a short 
time previous to the R.'s coming up, had 
been capsized in a squallo 

The situation of the persons on the wreck 
was a truly perilous one, and the opportune- 
ly passing of the R. no doubt saved their 
lives. The passenger appears much hurt or 
exhausted from fatigue. 



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THE POTOMAC LINE 
MEETS RATE CUT 



June 14- CHEAP TRAVELLING 

Herald 

THE STEAM BOAT POTOMAC 

Uriah Jenkins, Master 

Will start from Washington every Wednesday after- 
noon at 4 o'clock, and from Alexandria at 5 the same evening 
for Norfolk; will take passengers at 

$ 7 50 Cents from Washington, and 
$ 7 from Alexandria to Norfolk, 
Meals and table drink included. 

The Potomac will arrive at Norfolk, in the evening 
of Thursday, and will leave there the next morning, at six 
o'clock, for City Point and Richmond* 

Fare from Norfolk to City Point $ 3 
" " " Richmond $ 4 
In both cases, meals and table drink included. 

Returning, the boat will leave Richmond at 6 o'- 
clock on Sunday morning, stopping for passengers at City 
Point, and arriving at Norfolk the same evening. Will leave 
Norfolk every Monday morning, at 9 o'clock, for Alexandria 
and Washington. 

Fare as above mentioned. 



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319 



3TILL LOWER FARE 
TO WASHINGTON 



June 28 - 
Beacon 



CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP! 

TRAVELLING 

THE STEAM-BOAT 

PETERSBURG 

Leaves Norfolk 

This Morning, at 9 o'clock 

FOR WASHINGTON CITY 

Will charge (Meals and Table Drink included) to Alex- 
andria $ 3.50 - to Washington $ 4-> 



D. W. CROCKER, Captain,, 



July 3 - NOTICE. - The James River Steam Boat Company's 
Beacon 

Boat for PETERSBURG and RICHMOND, will in future 

leave Nivison's Wharf at six o'clock on Tuesday and Friday 

mornings, and their Boat for WASHINGTON and ALEXANDRIA at 

eight o'clock, on Monday mornings, until further notice. 



WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent, 



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July 17 - ARRIVED: - Steam-Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon 

21 hours, with passengers; off Poplar Island passed 

a Brig bound up; off Smith's Island, ship Balloon, Smith, from 
Montevideo, standing up» 

Steam-Boat Richmond, Washington, 23 hours, with 43 passen- 
gers, amongst whom are Com. Rodgers, of the Navy, and Captain 
Dumas, of the Engineer Corps - off Smith's Point passed ship 
Gen. Lingen, Crabbtree, from Alexandria bound to Liverpool. 

+ 

July 21 - Brev. Major General V/infield Scott, of the United 
Beacon 

States Army, and family, arrived here on Sunday 

night in the Steam-Boat Potomac, from Richmond,, 

The General proceeded next morning for Washington City, 

and his family for Baltimore. 

Beaufort T. Watts, Esq'r Secretary of Legation to the 

Republic of Colombia, arrived here yesterday in the Steam-Boat 

Norfolk, from Baltimore, and will embark in the United States 

ship Hornet, Capt. Kennedy, which will sail shortly for La 

Guaira. 

+ 

July 24 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Beacon 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain Ferguson, 
Will leave Newton's Wharf THIS MORNING at half past 
8 o'clock, (touching at the County Wharf at Portsmouth,) for 
an EXCURSION OF PLEASURE, to the Capes, if the weather is fav- 
orable, and return in the evening. She will call at Old Point 
Comfort going and returning* 
Fare as usual $ 2, 

♦ 



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July 23 - NEW, CHEAP & EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE FROM WASHINGTON CITY 
Herald TO RICHMOND, TOUCHING AT ALEXANDRIA, OLD POINT COM- 
FORT AND NORFOLK. 

The James River Steam Boat Company have established a line 
of Steam Boats on the above route, to run as follows, and will 
commence on the first day of August . 

Leave Washington City at 6 o'clock Thursday mornings, ar- 
rive at Old Point and Norfolk the following mornings, and Rich- 
mond on Friday evenings. 

Returning will leave Richmond at 6 o'clock on Sunday morn- 
ings, meet boat to Washington in Hampton Roads, same evening, 
and arrive at Washington on Monday evening. 

FARE 

From Washington or Alexandria to Richmond (Meals in- 
cluded) $ & 

From Washington or Alexandria to Old Point do #4 

From Washing to all intermediate places between 

Alexandria and Old Point $ 3 

Except to Potomac Creek, which from the inconven- 
ience and difficulty of landing, will be ijf 4 

From Washington to James Town # 6 

From do to City Point ty 7 

This announcement must not fail of giving satisfaction to 
the public, both from its cheapness and expedition,, 

Persons travelling from Richmond to Washington or Old 
Point, will meet with no detention on this line, as tney will 
be met in Hampton Roads by the Boat for Washington, which will 
leave Norfolk at 6 o'clock on Sunday evenings, and receive and 
land them at either place, without taking them to Norfolk. 

To persons residing on or near the banks of the Potomac, 
it will furnish infinite accommodation, as the Boat will always 



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pass up and down the river with day light. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent. 
♦ 

Aug. 4 - THE STEAM BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 

Uriah Jenkins, Master, 

Will start from Washington every Wednesday afternoon, at 
4 o'clock, and from Alexandria at 5 the same evening, for Nor- 
folk, and will take passengers at 

$ 4 from Washington or Alexandria to Old Point or Norfolk. 
Meals and table drink included. 

The Potomac will arrive at Norfolk in the evening of 
Thursday, and leave there next morning at 6 o'clock, for City 
Point and Richmond. 

Fare from Norfolk to City Point $ 3 

from Norfolk to Richmond $ 4 

In both cases including meals and table drinko 

Returning, the Boat will leave Richmond at 6 o'clock Sun- 
day morning, stop at City Point for passengers, and arrive at 
Norfolk the evening of the same day; will leave Norfolk for 
Alexandria and Washington every Monday morning at 9 o'clock. 

Passengers will continue to be taken on board the Potomac 
at the same rate as they are received on board the James River 
boats. 

♦ 

Aug. 7 - THE STEAM BOAT PETERSBURG, Captain Crocker, will 
Beacon 

leave Nivison's Wharf tomorrow evening, at 6 o'- 
clock, for WASHINGTON CITY. 



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Aug. 14 - OLD, CHEAP AND EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE FROM WASHINGTON 
Beacon AND ALEXANDRIA, TO RICHMOND, TOUCHING AT OLD POINT 
COMFORT, NORFOLK AND CITY POINT. 

The Alexandria and Norfolk Steam Boat Company, have estab- 
lished the swift, strong and elegant Boat 

POTOMAC 
Uriah Jenkins, Master 
On the above mentioned route, now running as follows: 
Leaves Washington at 4 o'clock and Alexandria at 5 o'clock 
on every Wednesday afternoon, arrives at Old Point Comfort and 
Norfolk the following afternoon, leaves Norfolk the next morn- 
ing at 6 o'clock, and arrives at City Point and Richmond the 
evening of the same day. 

Returning, will leave Richmond at 6 o'clock on Sunday morn- 
ing, touching at City Point, and arrive at Norfolk the same ev- 
ening; leaves Norfolk at 9 o'clock, on Monday morning, touching 
at Old Point Comfort, and arrives at Alexandria and Washington 
the next morning, in time for the passengers to proceed to Bal- 
timore. 

FARE 

From Washington or Alexandria to 

Richmond (Meals included) $ 8 

From Washington or Alexandria to 

Old Point or Norfolk (do do) $ 4 

From Washington to all intermediate 
places between Alexandria and 
Old Point Comfort or Norfolk $ 3 

Except to Potomac Creek, which from 
the inconvenience and difficul- 
ty of landing, will be $ 4 

From Washington to James Town $ 6 

From do to City Point $ 7 



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This arrangement cannot fail of giving satisfaction to 
the public, for its cheapness and expedition, as well as the 
great certainty of getting through the route, not being sub- 
ject to the risk always attendant on one boat waiting for, or 
depending upon the arrival of another boat belonging to the 
same line, as in this line the passengers are conveyed through 
in the same boat. 

To persons having particular regard to their own safety 
and comfort, this line has a decided preference, as the pas- 
sage in the Chesapeake Bay, the only place of risk, is per- 
formed both ways in the day time, in a superior boat, partic- 
ularly constructed for navigating the Bay. 

N . WATTLES, Agento 



Aug. 23 - THE STEAK BOAT 

Beacon 

PETERSBURG, 

Capt. D. W. Crocker, 

Will leave here THIS MORNING, at 8 o'clock, on her 
regular trip to WASHINGTON CITY. 



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Sept. 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, 22 £ hours from 

Herald 

Baltimore, with passengers. Capt. Owen states that 

in passing the light boat at Wind-mill Point, he was hailed and 

informed by the Keeper, that the steam boat Potomac 

STEAM BOATS 

REPORTED IN had run into the steam boat Petersburg (both of them 

COL LISION 

on their passage hence to Washington) and so injured 

her that she was compelled to put into Piankatank. 

♦ 

Sept. 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, Baltimore 22 
Beacon hours, with passengers. Capt. Johnson of the light 

boat at V/ind Mill Point, informed Capt. 0. that the 
steam boat Petersburg had been run foul of by the Potomac, and 
that the P. had put into Piankatank. The Norfolk has been de- 
spatched to the assistance of the Petersburg,, 



Sept. 2 - The Steam Boat Norfolk, which left here yesterday 
Beacon 

for the purpose of rendering assistance to the Steam 

Boat Petersburg, returned this morning. The Norfolk proceeded 

to the light boat off V/ind Mill Point, and was informed by Capt. 

Johnson, that he saw both boats standing towards the Piankatank, 

on Monday evening, one having the other in tow, 
THE NORFOLK ON 
RESCUE MISSION and that one of them went up the Bay this morning. 

Capt. Owen proceeded to Piankatank, and understood 
from a gentleman on Winn's Island, that the boats passed there 
in the evening, and supposed that they had passed into Rappahan- 
nock, but on going there did not learn anything of either of 

them. 

♦ 

Sept. 5 - [Wed. Sept. 1] - The steam boat Norfolk left here 
Herald yesterday to endeavor to ascertain whether, and to 

what extent, the injury done to the steam boat Pet- 
ersburg was correct, as stated by the keeper of the light 
boat at Wind-mill Point to Capt. 0wen o The Norfolk has re- 
turned this morning, not having heard anytning satisfactory 
further than, that if any accident of any kind did happen, the 
boats have all proceeded in their passage. 



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Sept. 6 - [Sat. Sept. 4] - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jen- 
Herald 

kins, from Washington and Alexandria (left yesterday 

morning) with passengers. The Potomac was detained in her pas- 
sage up by the accidental breaking of some of her machinery, in 
consequence of which, (with the assistance of the steam boat 
Petersburg, Capt. Crocker, who took her in tow, ) she put into 

Rappahannock River to repair the damage. The Peters- 
THE RUMORS 
CLARIFIED burg also, in consequence of the inclemency of the 

weather, made a harbor in Yecomico River, and neither 

of the boats reached Washington until Thursday morning. 



Sept. 6 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Alexan- 
Beacon 

dria, with passengers - was detained in consequence 

of the loss of a pinion wheel. Saw a ship standing up the Bay, 

supposed to be the Pioneer, of Liverpool,, 

Also, Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from Washington, with 
passengers. 



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GREAT NATIONAL FESTIVAL 
PLANNED FOR YORKTOWN 



Sept. 8 - EXCURSION TO YORKTOWN 

H erald 

The Steam Boat 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain Ferguson, 

Will leave Newton's Wharf on an excursion of Pleasure 
to Yorktown, on Saturday morning, 18th inst. at 8 o'clock 
precisely. - Fare $2 as usual. 

As it is probable that numbers from a distance will be 
anxious to visit this celebrated spot previous to the great 
national festival contemplated on the 19th of next month, 
this early notice is given; and Editors in the neighboring 
towns will notice it if they please. 



Sept. 8 - The Steam Boat Hampton will make two trips to 
Herald 

Old Foint and Hampton on every Thursday in the 

month. She will leave Norfolk at 6 o'clock, A. M. and 3, 

P. M„; Hampton at 8 o'clock and Old Point at 9, A. M. and 

both places in the evening, for Norfolk., 



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Septo 9- YORK-TOWN 

Beacon 

LA FAYETTE HOTEL 



The Subscriber has taken the white houses in this 
Town, formerly occupied by Maj. Thomas Griffin, on the cross 
street leading from Williamsburg to Hampton, and distinguish- 
able at a distance by a White Flag upon the roof, in the cen- 
tre of the building, where he has opened 

A HOUSE OF ENTERTAINMENT,, 

His Lodging Rooms and Beds are large and comfortable, 
and fitted up in a manner that cannot fail to give satisfac- 
tion. He will keep a constant supply of the best Wines, Port- 
er and Spirits that the markets of Baltimore and 
PREPARING FOR 
THE FESTIVAL Norfolk can afford. His Table will be supplied 

with the best Meats and every luxury that the 
waters of York River furnish. He will have a large Stable 
and Lots, which will contain and accommodate two hundred Hors- 
es, attended by experienced Ostlers. He conficently hopes 
that those who may favor him with their patronage, will real- 
ize the enjoyments and comforts this invitation offers 

N.Bo - The Subscriber will employ such servants as he 
considers trustworthy, but will not be responsible for losses 
of any description, 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON 

York-Town, Virginia, Sept. 9 



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ANOTHER SHADOW OF 
THE COMING EVENT 



Sept. 11 - I have just received a splendid assortment of 
Beacon 

LA FAYETTE WATCH RIBBONS 

LADIES' BELTS, ETC. 

Done on an elegant Plate, engraved expressly for the sur- 
render of that place to the combined French and American forces, 

Also a variety of neat miniature 

FAYETTE BADGES 

Of different colors, with the word "York-Town" in the en- 
graving, of the neatest patterns, whicn the public are respect- 
fully invited to call and see 

C . HALL. 



oepto 15- FARE REDUCED 

Herald 

THE BALTIMORE & NORFOLK 

Line of Steam Boats 



Continue their regular run between the two places, leaving 
each place on Mondays and Thursdays, at 9 o'clock in the morn- 
ing. The fare will be reduced to 10 dollars on Monday, the 
20th inst. 

All baggage at the risk of the owners thereof. 



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Sept. 25 - EXCURSION TO YORK-TOWN 

Beacon 

THE STEAM BOAT VIRGINIA 

Captain Ferguson 
Will leave Newton's Wharf on an excursion of pleasure 
to York-Town THIS MORNING, the 25th inst. at 8 o'clock, pre- 
cisely. - Fare two dollars as usual 



[NOTE: Previously advertised for the 18th, but post- 
poned. ] 



Sept. 27 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION TO Y0RK o - On Saturday last, 
Herald 

the Steam Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, took an 

excursion from this town to York, with an uncommonly numerous 

company of ladies and gentlemen, all impelled by a laudable 

curiosity to visit that memorable spot, on which 
PREVUE OF THE 
FESTIVAL SITE was achieved the glorious victory which sealed 

our independence as a nation, and which now pos- 
sesses additional interest from its association with the grand 
fete about to be given in honor of the "Nation's Guesto" The 
weather was peculiarly favorable - the boat glided swiftly and 
smoothly through the unruffled bosom of our river, into the 
broad expanse of Hampton Roads (where she received a consider- 
able accession of ladies and gentlemen from Fortress Konroe) 
and proceeded on her course with so little motion of the waves 

that the graceful movements of the dance, which 
SLIGHT TOUCH 
OF MAL-DE-MER commenced immediately after her departure, were 

never interrupted. In crossing the far-famed 
Horse Shoe, it is true, a few of the ladies were a little dis- 
composed by the sea-saw motion of the boat, but that point 



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passed, their cheerfulness was soon restored. At three o'clock, 
the boat reached York, the company dined on board, and then pro- 
ceeded to debark and view the town, which is so well known that 
a description would be superfluous. Its appearance, we may re- 
mark, however, is extremely picturesque as it is approa- 
NATURAL 

BEAUTIES ched from the river, being on the summit of a lofty hill, 
ADORNED 

and was rendered peculiarly so by the groups of beautiful 

female figures which might be seen in various directions, 
ascending the summit, or lining the shore beneath. Time, however, 
admitted of little more than a stroll through the only street of 
any consequence which the town can boast. Some there were who 
gratified their curiosity with a view of what is called "Cornwal- 
lis' Cave," a cell about eight feet square excavated in the bank 

below the town, and which might as well have been 

DISAPPOINTING 

THEN, AS NOV/ the cave of Rosycrucius as that of the British Gene- 
ral. It is rather a paltry expedient to snow it for 
money, and we hope it wil] be abandoned for the credit of the 
place. - Several members of the committee of delegates from the 
Volunteer Corps of the State, who had been at York since last 
Monday, adopting arrangements for the fete on the 19th of October 
with Major General Taylor, who joined them on Friday last, em- 
barked on board the Virginia on their return to their respective 
homes, having fully agreed upon the general plan of operations, 
and the fugitives having all been reassembled and conveyed on 

board, the boat weighed anchor at half past 5 
FRENCH SQUADRON 
IN HAMPTON ROADS o'clock, having afforded her numerous passengers 

a most acceptable day's entertainment. In cross- 
ing the Roads, going and returning, the Virginia passed close 
alongside the French squadron anchored there, and in passing 



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the Admiral, the company were each time complimented with a 
delightful salutation of music from an excellent band on board 
the Eylau, which was reciprocated by hearty cheering from the 
Virginia. The effect of the thrilling strains of music, "pierc- 
ing the night's dull ear," was like that of enchantment. - The 
boat was kept to for nearly a half an hour, and although the 
company were all impatient tc get home, they completely forgot 
their anxiety, and heard with reluctance the order given for the 

boat to proceed. 

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[NOTE: A shorter account of the excursion, carried in the 
3eacon, amplifies that of the Herald only in the 
following detail.] 

Sept. 27 - ...But one of the most pleasing incidents of the ex- 
Beacon 

cursion, was the opportunity afforded of seeing the 

French Squadron, consisting of the ship of the line L'Eylau, the 
frigate Jeanne d'Arc, and a brig, the very neat and warlike ap- 
pearance of which, attracted the admiration of all on board the 
Virginia. 

As the steam boat approached the Admiral's ship, the band 
struck up, and played several animating airs - and upon the re- 
turn of the Virginia, she passed close under the stern of this 
fine ship and gave three cheers ° Although all hands had turned 
in, being after 9 o'clock, the quarter deck was in a few minutes 
handsomely lighted up, and the band played some of the most me- 
lodious and inspiring tunes we remember to have heard. At in- 
tervals the cheers were repeated from the steam boat, and after 
laying near her about half an hour, enjoying the delightful 
treat, the boat proceeded to Norfolk, the passengers expressing 
the highest satisfaction with the polite and courteous manner 
in which they had been entertained© 

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Oct. 4 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, from Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers for York-Town,, 



Oct. 6- ILLUMINATION 

Herald 

In order to give the passengers in the steam boat 
Norfolk, an opportunity of witnessing the illumination, which 
will take place in Baltimore on Thursday evening next, in hon- 
or of General La Fayette, the boat will leave here this even- 
ing at 5 o'clock, instead of Thursday morning, her usual time 
of sailing* 

WM. OWEN, Captain 



Oct. 14 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will leave Norfolk on 
Beacon 

Thursday morning, the 19th inst. at 4 o'clock, 

for YORK-TOWN; to return after the amusements of the day are 

over. Passage and subsistence for the day $3» There will 

be a subscription list at the various Reading Rooms, the day 

previous, and it is particularly requested, that all those 

who wish to make the trip, will enter their names and the 

numbers of their families or parties, as Provision can be 

much better made than if the number of persons was uncertain, 

D. W. CROCKER, Captain. 



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Oct. 15- STEAM BOAT NOTICE 

Herald 

In order to afford an opportunity to persons wishing 
to visit York Town by way of Hampton, the steam boat Hampton 
will make two trips on each of the following days: - Saturday, 
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, leaving Nor- 
folk on each of those days at 7, A. M. and 1, P. Mo 

To those persons who have horses and carriages to take 
over to Hampton, the proprietors recommend their sending them 
over as early as possible,, 

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Oct. 16 - Among the passengers in the Steam Boat Virginia 
Beacon 

yesterday, were Cols. M'Lean, Fisher and Huger, 

and Com. James Barron. We understand they will take passage 

on board the steam brig New York on Monday next, and proceed 

to York-Town. 

♦ 

Oct, 16 - The Steam Boat Richmond will leave the wharf at 6 
Beacon 

o'clock on Monday, 18th inst. for York-Town, and 

return the same evening,. 

She will also leave Norfolk at 5 o'clock on Tuesday morn- 
ing, 19th, for York-Town, and return in the evening. 
Passage $2, and subsistence for the day $1, 

♦ 

Oct. 16 - ARRIVED: The Steam Boat Richmond, Cowper, from 
Beacon 

Richmond, via York, where she landed passengers. 



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Oct. 18 - FOR YORK TOWN 

Herald 

The superior accommodated steam brig NEW YORK. 

To leave Norfolk the 18th at 10 o'clock, A. M. and 

return on the 20th inst. For passage apply to 

JOHN R. HARWOOD 

+ 

Oct. 20 - ARRIVED: Steam Brig New York, Barnard, New York, 
H erald 4 days, in ballast, to J. R« Harwood, 25 passen- 
gers. 

Steam Boat Petersburg, Crocker, from Washington, via 
York Town, witn passengers. 

Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Alexandria, via York 
Town, with passengers <> 



Oct. 20 - MARINE NEWS - From Lyford's Commercial Reading 
Herald and News room 

Also, steam boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Washington, and 
last from York. Started in company with the Petersburg, on 
board of which was General La Fayette. 

[NOTE: The Herald being a tri-weekly paper, its notices 
of arrival were from one to three days late.] 



Oct 21 - APPROPRIATE ORNAMENTS 

Beacon I Have on Hand a Quantity of 

LA FAYETTE BADGES 
WATCH RIBBONS 

And 
LADIES' BELTS 

Stamped from a new Plate, designed particularly for the 
approaching scene at York Town, and engraved since his arrival 
at Fhiladelphia 

The Likeness is the most perfect yet executed, the Design 
tasteful, and the Motto appropriate. 

I have deposited the plate with Mr. Charles Branda, through 
whom Ladies and Gentlemen may avail themselves of the use of it 
in ornamenting any articles (not above mentioned) by suitably 
rewarding the pressman, 

JOHN T. ALLYN 

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LA FAYETTE RIDES 
THE STEAM BOATS 

Oct. 22 - General La Fayette left Alexandria on his visit to 
H erald 

Virginia, at 11 o'clock on the 17th inst. in the 

steam boat Petersburg, with his son, tor. George Washington La 
Fayette, tor Le Vasseur, his Secretary, and Colonels Peyton 
and Harvie, aias to the Governor of Virginia; they were accom- 
panied by tor, Calhoun, Secretary of War; General Macomb, and 
Colonel Roberdeau, of the Engineer Corps; Generals Jones and 
Mason, of the District of Columbia, Colonel Henderson and other 
officers of the Marine Corps at the Washington station, and 
their superb band of musicians, and several others. The boat 

stopped two hours at Mount Vernon on her way 
TRIBUTE PAID AT 
MOUNT VERNON down the Potomac, in compliance with the pious 

wish of General La Fayette, to visit the tomb 
of the illustrious friend and companion in arms of his early 
life; and then proceeded on her way to York Town, and about 9 
o'clock in the morning of the 16th, off New Point Comfort, was 
joined by the steam boat Potomac, having on board a handsome 
volunteer company from Fredericksburg, and almost at the same 
time, by the steam boat Richmond, from Norfolk, crowded with 
passengers; each boat ran up and passed along side the Peters- 
burg, cheered and dropped a little astern, one on each quarter, 
and proceeded on in company. We will now leave them, as they 
approach within view of the hills of York, and take a look at 
the arrangements for his reception at the mouth of the river, 
as fixed by the committee. 

It was arranged that the steam coat Virginia, Capt„ Fergu- 
son, should be placed under tne command of Capto Jesse D. Elli- 
ott, of the Navy, to proceed to the mouth of the river, (ten 



1824 337 

miles below the town) and there wait the arrival of the Peters- 
burg, when she would receive General La Fayette, and those who 
accompanied him, on board, and return to York Town, where he 
would be received at the place of landing by the Governor,, Ac- 
cordingly, at 11 o'clock on the morning of the 18th, the smoke 
of distant steam boats rising on the Eastern horizon, having 
given intimation of the approach of the illustrious Guest, the 

Virginia got under way and proceeded down the river, 

WELCOMING 

COMMITTEE having on board the deputation from the Committee ap- 
pointed to receive and attend the General to the place 
of landing, composed of the Chairman, Colonel Bassett, and Gen- 
eral Broadnax, B. Wo Leigh, and R. G Scott, Esq'rs., members 
of the Committee; the Chief Justice of the United States; the 
President of the Court of Appeals; Col. Fish and Col. McLane, 
(companions in arms of General La Fayette at the siege of York) 
Colonel Huger, (whom we have already announced to our readers 
as one of the two gallant individuals who attempted to rescue 
La Fayette from the dungeons of Olmutz); and last, though cer- 
tainly not least, a company of ladies, among whom were some of 
Virginia's fairest daughters a The steam boat United States, 
from Baltimore, having arrived early in the morning, with pas- 
sengers, and the steam boat Virginia, Capt. Ludlam, of Rich- 
mond, some time before, both got under way and followed the 
Virginia. 

As the Virginia and Petersburg approached each 
RENDEZVOUS AT 
RIVER'S MOUTH other, the most intense interest was depicted on 

the countenances of the company on board the for- 
mer; at 12 o'clock the two boats met - the Virginia ran down the 
starboard side of the Petersburg, crossed the stern and bore up 



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to the opposite side, when both boats stopped their way, two 
handsome barges, each rowing twelve oars manned by United 
States seamen, and commanded by Lieut. Saunders and Midshipman 

Doyle, of the Navy, were despatched from the 
TRANSFERRED TO 

THE VIRGINIA Virginia to receive the General and those in 
WITH CEREMONY 

attendance - the fine band of musicians of the 

Richmond Blues, on board the Virginia, played 
the national air of "Hail Columbia." By the direction of Cap- 
tain Elliott, two pieces of cannon had been placed on the 
forecastle of the Virginia, which commenced firing a salute at 
the moment the General descended into the barge, and finished 
as he arrived along side the Virginia,, 

He was received on board at 12 o'clock - the moment was a 
precious one to those who then for the first time beheld the 
man for whom they had cherished such exalted sentiments to 
gratitude, admiration and affection, - every eye was fixed in 
a steady gaze upon the venerable figure as he ascended the 
side of the vessel, and scarcely moved but to follow him as he 
passed along the deck. Immediately on being conducted to the 

quarter deck, he was welcomed by Mr. Leigh, 

ELOQUENT WELCOME; 

MODEST RESPONSE in an appropriate and eloquent address, de- 
livered in a manner both feeling and impres- 
sive. The General's answer was short, but like all the rest he 
has given, to the point. He expressed his thanks for the warm 
terms in which he was assured of a welcome to the bosom of Vir- 
ginia; and in allusion to a part of the address which referred 
to the services he rendered in her behalf .modestly transferred 
the merit of his achievements to the brave men who served under 
him, but for whose courage, zeal and constancy, he said, his 



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exertions in the cause, could not have been crowned with suc- 
cess. He was then presented to the Chief Justice and other 
distinguished individuals of the company, as also was his son; 
and this ceremony being over, he was conducted below to partake 
of and elegant collation, which had been prepared for him, un- 
der the management of Mr. Michell, on Norfolk, 

The procession of steam boats up the river was a most in- 
teresting spectacle: the Virginia was in advance of the whole, 

with the Petersburg and Richmond in a line follow- 
CAVALCADE OF 
STEAM BOATS ing on the starboard quarter; and the Potomac and 

United States, (the latter elegantly decorated with 
flags) in another line on the larboard quarter, while the Vir- 
ginia, of Richmond, brought up the rear in a line with her more 
distinguished namesake. To view the six beautiful steam boats 
moving in this order, with their decks crowded with passengers, 
and echoing back from one to another the inspiring strains of 
martial music, and associate the effect of this exhibition with 
the occasion which called it forth, it is needless for us to 
say, was calculated to give animation to all who beheld it, and 
to excite the most pleasant sensations 

At half past one, the Virginia anchored opposite the place 
of landing, where a pontoon had been thrown out from the shore, 
the water not being of a depth sufficient to admit a boat with- 
in several yards of the beach. The place was designated by a 

flag staff, from which waved the American ensign. 
MILITARY AND 

SPECTATORS ON On the heights above, (nearly 100 feet above the 
THE HEIGHTS 

beach) were stationed the Richmond Volunteer Ar- 
tillery, under the command of Lieutenant Richard- 
son, and Captain Cooke's new Artillery Company from Portsmouth,, 
About two hundred yards to the right was the celebrated p oint 



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of rocks , on the elevated summit of which stood the British 
redoubt, stormed by the forces under La Fayette's command, in 
October '81; on this occasion it was designated by an elegant 
triumphal arch of which we shall speak again by and bye. On 
the left of the Artillery, for a quarter of a mile, the heights 
were lined with groups of spectators, of both sexes; and, in 
the river below, for nearly the same distance, rode at anchor a 
numerous fleet of small vessels, (we believe nearly a hundred 

sail,) their decks crowded with admiring spectators, 

FLOTILLA OF 

SMALL CRAFT At the place of landing stood the Governor, the Ex- 
ecutive Council of Virginia, and the General Commit- 
tee of Arrangements - on their left was placed the superb bar- 
ouche, from Richmond, provided for the General; an elegant fam- 
ily carriage for his suite, and carriages for the conveyance of 
other distinguished "individuals, civil and military - beyond 
these a long procession of citizens on horseback and on foot 
was marshaled in excellent order, and lining the beach to a 
considerable distance. The whole scene as it was presented at 
the period of the steam boats' coming up to their anchorage, 
was in the highest degree animated and impressive - wherever 
the eye turned, some object or other invited observation and 
excited interesto 

At 2 o'clock, the Illustrious Guest of the Nation was 
landed at York, amidst the thunder of artillery from the 
heights and from several of the vessels in the river, the 
cheering strains of martial music, and the acclamations of 
the thousands of spectators on the heights and on the beach 
below,. . 

♦ 



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[NOTE: The American Beacon's account adds the steam boats 
Mount Vernon and Eagle to the escorting squadron.] 



Oct. 25 - ...The Virginia was accompanied by the steam boat 
Beacon 

United States, from Baltimore, and the steam boat 

Virginia (of Richmond) Capt. Ludlam - on meeting the Peters- 
burg, these were joined by the Mount Vernon, the Eagle and 
the Potomac, when a procession was formed in the following 
order: The Virginia bearing the General, having a white 
flag with the inscription "LA FAYETTE" at her bow, and the 
American standard at her stern, two cable lengths in advance 
of the whole; the United States, superbly decorated with 
flags, the Petersburg and Mount Vernon on the starboard side, 
two cable lengths distant, - the Potomac, Richmond and Eagle 
on the larboard side, same distance, the Virginia of Richmond, 
bringing up the rear. Bands of music played elegant martial 
airs... 



[NOTE: Following the anniversary exercises at Yorktown, 
General La Fayette was escorted to Williamsburg 
by a brigade of cavalry; and after his entertainment there, 
boarded the Petersburg at Jamestown, en route to Norfolk.] 



Oct. 21 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will leave Nivison's 
Beacon 

Wharf at 3 o'clock tomorrow morning, for JAMES- 
TOWN, where she will be met by the Richmond. - The latter 
boat will receive the passengers of the Petersburg, and land 
them at City Point and Richmond, 



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Oct. 25 - ...On Friday morning the General left Williamsburg 
Herald 

at 10 o'clock, for James Town, where the Steam Boat 

Petersburg, with two navy barges under the command of Captain 

Morgan awaited him. He was met at James Town by a deputation 

from Norfolk, consisting of L. W. Tazewell, Thomas Newton, 

George Loyall, Walter Herron, B. Pollard and William B. Lamb, 

Esq'rso and Dr. R. B. Starke, and was conducted on board, 

where a sumptuous collation was served. The effect of his 

reception on board was enlivened by the fine band of the U. S, 

Ship North Carolina,, 



Oct. 22 - THE STEAM BOAT 

Beacon 

VIRGINIA, 

Captain Ferguson, 

Will leave Newton's Wharf at 2 o'clock THIS AFTERNOON, 
and proceed down the river, to meet the steam boat Peters- 
burg, having General La Fayette on board. 

Passage 50 Cents. 



Oct. 25 - MARINE NEWS: Sailed today, steam brig New York, 
Herald 

Barnard, for New York c 



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ARRIVAL AT 
NORFOLK 



Oct. 25 - At 5 o'clock a signal gun announced the approach 
Herald 

of the Petersburg within sight of the town, and 

shortly after, a full salute of artillery from the 
Revenue Cutter Monroe, Captain Jones, gave notice that she 
had arrived at the mouth of the harbor; on nearing the Ports- 
mouth side, the General received a salute from the Portsmouth 
Artillery Company, under Captain Cooke, stationed on the hill 
fronting the harbor, which was echoed by a similar one from 
the Navy Yard above. The Petersburg having anchored off the 
County Wharf, an elegant barge rowing eighteen oars, in which 
was seated Captain Warrington, of the Navy, George Newton and 
William Maxwell, Esq'rs., the Committee deputed by the Court 
and Common Council to receive our Guest, put off to her. In 
ten minutes after, he was landed, with has son, George Wash- 
ington, and suite; Cols. Peyton and Harvie, (the Governor's 
Aids) who attended him as a commission on the part of the 
State; the Secretary of War; Major General Taylor and Briga- 
dier General Cocke, and their suites; General Macomb; Col, 
Roberdeau; General Jones; and other distinguished personages, 
and proceeded through the avenue formed by the parallel lines 
of citizens and military, to the Arch, where he was received 
by the Mayor, John E. Holt, Esq'r... 



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FORTRESS MONROE AND 
PORTSMOUTH VISITED 



Oct, 27 - The General left here Sunday afternoon on a visit 
Herald 

to Fortress Monroe, where he was received with high- 
est military honorso 

The General was conducted by Colonel Eustis to his quar- 
ters, where he partook of a handsome collation and spent the 
evening. The next morning he reviewed the troops, and receiv- 
ed the officers and inhabitants of the place. After taking 
breakfast with Col. Eustis, he visited the adjacent fortifica- 
tion of Castle Calhoun, the island formed by the deposit of 
stone on the opposite side of the channel, a stupendous work. 
He then embarked on board the steam boat Hampton, and agreeab- 
ly to an invitation of a committee of citizens of Portsmouth, 
paid a visit to that town. 

The Hampton arrived opposite the Ferry Wharf at Portsmouth 
at half past two, and as she anchored, several barges detached 
from the Navy Yard, put off to her to receive the honored Guest 
and the gentlemen who attended him. A line of military composed 
of the volunteer companies of Portsmouth and Norfolk, had been 
previously formed at the place of landing, and Captain Cooke's 
company of Artillery was posted on the hill, to fire a salute. 
At the upper end of the street leading from the river, a beau- 
tiful Civic Arch was erected.. » 



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NORFOLK VISIT 
CONCLUDED 



Oct. 26 - A Ball was given to General La Fayette last even- 
Beacon 

ing by the citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth, at 

the Custom House, than which we doubt if a more brilliant en- 
tertainment has been witnessed in any part of our country on 
a similar occasion,, o 

At 10 o'clock, P, Mo, the General took his leave of us, 
and embarked on board the steam boat Richmond for the City 
of Richmond, 



Oct. 25- NOTICE 

Herald 



In consequence of an arrangement made for the ac- 
commodation of General La Fayette and his suite, the steam 
boat Richmond will leave Newton's Wharf, precisely at 10 o'- 
clock, this night, for Richmond, instead of her regular hour 
tomorrow. 

Passengers, (Ladies excepted, the ladies' cabin being 
already engaged) are requested to be on board, punctually at 
the above named hour 



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Nov. 1 - From the Richmond Compiler 

Beacon 

ARRIVAL AT RICHMOND 



General La Fayette left Norfolk about 11 o'clock 
Monday night - quitting the ball room, where everything 
partook of joy and gratitude. 

Four of the Committee of Arrangements went down in 
the carriages to meet him at Osborne's, about nine miles 
from this place - But the morning was very inclement; 
the rain pouring in torrents; and when the Boat reached 
Osborne's about 12 o'clock, and the Committee had gone 
to pay their respects to the General, it was deemed ad- 
visable to send the carriages back, and to proceed with 
the Guest in the steam boat to Rocketts<> 

The boat reached this point about 2 o'clock - and 
when the party landed the wharves and heights were lined 
with people, on foot and on horseback. 

A procession was formed. •• 



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Nov. 1- STEAM BOAT NOTICE 

Herald 

The HAMPTON will leave Hampton and Old Point every 
Thursday morning, between 7 and 8, A. M. for Norfolk, and re- 
main until 3, P. Mo in order to accommodate the inhabitants 
wishing to visit Norfolk and return the same day 

♦ 

Nov. 2 - Among the passengers in the Steam Boat Potomac, on 
Beacon 

Sunday night, were Col. Allen McLane; Com. Barron, 

and Capt. Elliott, of the Navy - Col. McLane has been attached 

to the suite of Gen. La Fayette, and is now on his return to 

his residence in Wilmington, Del. - We understand he will 

leave this place on Thursday morning in the steam boat Norfolk, 

for Baltimore. 

♦ 

Nov. 17 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Augusta, Green, New York, 
Beacon 

four days - put in for a supply of wood. The 

A. ran foul of the light boat off Craney Island flats, at 
2 o'clock this morning, and carried away some of her timb- 
ers and otherwise injured her. 

♦ 

Nov. 20 - The steam boat Augusta, Green, and sloop Jay, 
Beacon Anderson, for Charleston, which sailed yesterday, 
have anchored below 



Nov. 22 - The steam schooner Augusta sailed for Charleston 
Herald this morning. 

+ 

Dec. 4 - The steam boat Augusta, hence at Charleston, 26th 
Be acon ult« 



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Nov. 22 - The United States Ship North Carolina, of 74 guns, 
Beacon 

was towed down from the Navy Yard at Gosport on Sat- 
urday last, by the steam boats Virginia and Petersburg, and 
moored at the usual anchorage of our national vessels, between 
Forts Nelson and Norfolk,, It is a gratifying spectacle to our 
citizens, who witnessed the ease with which she glided over the 
water, not meeting with the slightest obstruction. The view of 
this fine ship at anchor off our town is the more attractive 
from the circumstance of her being the first American line of 
battle ship that has ever occupied her present anchorage. 

The North Carolina is destined to the Mediterranean, where 
she will wear the broad pendant of Cora. John Rodgers. 



THE POTOMAC 
UPS FARES 

Nov. 23 - OLD, CHEAP and EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE FROM WASHINGTON 
3eacon and ALEXANDRIA to RICHMOND, Touching at OLD 
POINT COMFORT, NORFOLK and CITY POINT. 

The Alexandria & Norfolk Steam Boat Company have 
established the swift, strong and elegant Boat 

POTOMAC 

Uriah Jenkins, Master, 

[Text of ad. same as that of August 14th] 

F A "R E 

From Washington and Alexandria to all intermediate places be- 
tween Old Point Comfort, ta^en in on the way $ 6 

From Washington or Alexandria to James Town $ 8 

" " " " " City Point $ 9 

" " " " " Richmond $10 

The above prices will commence at Richmond, on Sunday 
the 26th inst. and continue through the winter. 

N. WATTLES, Agent. 



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Dec. 3 - The Steam Boat Richmond, Capt. Cowper, which 
Herald 

arrived tonight from Richmond, brought down 

J. H. Caldwell, Esq. and his Theatrical Corps, 
who are to embark at this port for New Orleans , in the 
brig Hollon, Capt. Leslie. - The Richmond passed on her 
way down James River, brig Hampton, Pickett, for Bris- 
tol, below City Point, towing down; at Hog Island, brig 

Panopea, Boyle, for Jamaica, and at Point 
ADVERSE WINDS 

HAMPER of Shoals, ship Herald, Dewson, for Liver- 
RIVER TRAFFIC 

pool - a succession of easterly winds have 

prevented the outward bound vessels in 
James River from making any progress in getting down 
for several days past* 



Dec 4 - By the Steam Boat Richmond, Capt. Cowper, 
Beacon 

which arrived here last night in the remark- 
ably short passage of 12 hours and 5 minutes, from 
Richmond to this place, we received the Compiler... 



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Dec. 8 
Herald 



MRS. MURPHY 

Has removed to that large three story House 
belonging to Mr. T. Reily, at the corner of Main 
street and Market Square, and lately occupied by 
Mr. Cooper as a Hotel, where she will continue to 
keep a BOARDING HOUSE, with such accommodations 
and advantages, as she believes will entitle it 
to the approbation of all those who may honor it 
with their patronage. The House has been thoro- 
ughly repaired, and Mrs. M. has fitted it up in 
the best possible manner, with every attention 
to neatness, comfort and convenience. There are 

a number of small rooms, and also 
CONVENIENT TO 
STEAM BOATS large ones suited to Families. The 

situation is a central one, and 
very convenient for travellers, being but a short 
distance from the steam boat wharf. No expense 
will be spared in furnishing her Table as hereto- 
fore, with every delicacy and rarity which the 
market affords. 

Gentlemen wishing yearly board, will be re- 
ceived on the most reasonable termso 



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Dec. 10 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, from Alexandria, with 
Beacon passengers. 

SAILED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, having the 
U. S. Frigate Congress in tow, for Washington, (have anchored 
in the bite of Craney Island)<»», 



Dec. 11 - The Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, and U. S. Con- 
Beacon gress, have proceeded from the bite of Craney Is- 
land, for Washington. 



Dec. 13 - The U. S. frigate Congress has been ordered for 
Herald 

Washington, to under go repairs . - She was accord- 
ingly taken in tow at our Navy Yard yesterday, by the steam 
boat Petersburg, Capt. Chapman, and proceeded to the bite of 
Craney Island, where she anchored for the night, in conse- 
quence of adverse winds - today she got under way again, and 
this afternoon at 5 o'clock was about half way between the 
tail of the Shoe and Back River Point, under way. 



Dec. 15 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, 20 hours from 
Herald Baltimore, with passengers, among whom are Captain 

Warrington, of the Navy, and Mr. G„ Blaetterman, 
Professor of Modern Languages in the University of Virginia. 



Dec. 17 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Alex- 
Beacon andria, with passengers, among whom are Com. Rod- 

gers and Capt. Wadsworth, of the Navy. Passed 
yesterday afternoon below Alexandria, steam boat Petersburg 
and Frigate Congress; spoke off New Point, ship Hope, of and 
bound to Baltimore. 



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Dec. 21 - STEAM BOAT RICHMOND 

Beacon 

As some solicitude has been expressed respecting 
this boat, from the accident which prevented her time- 
ly arrival on Sunday night, we think it well to state 
a few particulars of the occurrence, that no improper 
impression may go abroad. A heavy freshet being in 

the river at the time of her leaving the 
IN THE GRIP OF 
THE FRESHET wharf at Rocketts, and the fasts being 

cast off before she could feel the ef- 
fects of her steam, she was swept by the 
impetuosity of the current, broad side on across the 
bows of a small schooner lying in the stream. The dam- 
age, we are pleased to state, was repaired in a few 
hours, and she arrived here yesterday morning at 6 o'- 
clock, having made the passage in 12 hours. She is 
now in good order, and will leave Nivison's Wharf this 
morning at 7 o'clock, at which hour she will depart 
hereafter, until further notice. 



Dec. 22 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, 26 hours from 
Herald 

Baltimore, with passengers. Saw ship North Star, 

from Baltimore, below, bound up. 

Also Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, 25 hours from 

Washington - Capt. C. states that the ship ashore on the 

Wolf Trap, is the Draper, of Boston, believed to be from 

Turks Island, bound to Baltimore; that she had several small 

craft around her, and he thinks she will be got off. The 

captain of the Draper desired Capt. Chapman to render him as- 



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sistance in getting off, but Capt. C. states, (and he desires 
that it may reach the ears of the Captain of the Draper, ) that 
it would have afforded him the greatest pleasure to have con- 
tributed to his relief, but that having a very 

FUEL SHORTAGE 

PREVENTS AID small supply of wood, he was compelled to keep 

on his course, apprehensive that as it was, he 
should with difficulty get down. 



Dec. 28 - Littleton W. Tazewell, Esq'r. our newly elected 
Beacon 

Senator in the Congress of the United States, left 

here yesterday morning in the steam boat Potomac, to take his 

seat in that body. 

+ 

Dec. 29 - NOTICE. - The Stockholders of the Steam Boat 
Beacon 

Potomac are requested to attend a meeting to be 

held at the Steam Boat Hotel, on SATURDAY NEXT, the first 

of January, 1825, at 10 o'clock, A. M„, for the purpose of 

electing a Committee, 

BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE 

+ 



Dec. 31 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, from Alexandria, 
Beacon with passengers. 



+0* 

+ 

-oOo- 
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Jan. 3 - NEW REGULATION OF 

Herald 

STEAM BOAT FARES 



The James River Steam Boat Company from necessity, 
have been compelled for some time past, to vary the Fares 
of their boats on different days of the week, which has been 
a subject of much dissatisfaction to themselves, as well as 
the community generally. - The necessity no longer existing, 
they have regulated the fares as follows, to commence on 
Tuesday, the 4th inst. 

From Norfolk to Richmond, (Meals included) $ 6.00 
Do City Point 5.00 

Do James Town 3.00 

Way passengers in proportion. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent 



Jan. 3 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, 23 hours from 
Herald Annapolis, (having been compelled to anchor, in 

consequence of the inclemency of the weather) with 
passengers and mail. 



Jan. 3 - The Annual meeting of the Stockholders of the 
Herald 

James River Steam Boat Company, will be held on 

Monday, 10th inst. at the Steam Boat Hotel. 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent 



182$ 355 

Jan. 3 - The U. S. Ship North Carolina 74, Commodore Rodgers, 
Herald 

anchored in Hampton Roads on Saturday evening. The 

North Carolina was taken in tow at her anchorage below the 
town on the 24th ult. by the steam boats Virginia and Peters- 
burg, when the tide being unusually low, she grounded on a 
mud bar between the Half Way House and the lower end of Sew- 
ell's Point, where at the lowest neap tides there is only 24 
feet water, she drawing 25 feet, 7 inches - having all her 
armament, water, provisions and crew on board. - The neap 
tides continued until Saturday evening, when an easterly wind 
raised them to a sufficient height to enable the ship to get 
over with perfect ease. 

Jan. 10 - The 3team boat Norfolk, Capt. Owen, arrived yester- 
Herald 

day from Baltimore to take the run of the Virginia, 

she having stopped running for the remainder of the winter. 

The Norfolk goes up again this morning, at the usual hour. 



Jan. 10- WINTER ARRANGEMENT 
Herald 

BALTIMORE LINE 



A steam boat will leave Norfolk every Monday morning 
at 9 o'clock; and Baltimore or Annapolis every Thursday, until 
further notice. All baggage at the risk of the owners, 



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Jan. 10- BOARDING HOUSE 

Herald 

MRS. JOHN DAVIS 



Respectfully informs her friends and the Public, 
that she has removed to the former residence of Doctor 
Gregory, on Main Street, facing Market Square, a most 
eligible and pleasant situation, and very convenient 
to the business part of the town, as it is also to the 

stopping places of the steam boats and 
CONVENIENT TO 

THE WHARVES packets. The Lodging Rooms are all hand- 
somely finished, neat and sufficiently 
spacious; and the Bedding and Furniture such as to give 
entire satisfaction. 

Mrs. Do will spare no pains or expense in her 
Table supplies; and hopes, so far as depends on her 
exertions, to merit a respectable share of patronage „ 

Five or six regular Boarders can be accommodated, 
with or without lodging, on moderate terms. 

Norfolk, January, 1825. 



Jan. 14 - By the Steam Boat Petersburg, arrived last evening 
Herald 

from Washington and Alexandria, Mr. Lyford received 

papers from each of those places, and from the commercial cit- 
ies of the North, 



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Jan. 19 - NEW REGULATION OF 

Herald 

STEAM BOAT FARES 

The James River Steam Boat Company, from necessity, 

have been compelled for some time past, to vary the Fares of 

their boats on different days of the week, which has been a 

subject of much dissatisfaction to themselves, as well as to 

the Community generally. - That necessity no longer existing, 

they have regulated the Fares as follows: 

From Norfolk to James Town, or any intermediate 

place (meals included) $ 3 

From Norfolk to City Point, or any intermediate 

place between James Town and City Point, do % 5 

From Norfolk to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between Richmond and City Point, do % 6 

From James Town to City Point, or any intermed- 
iate place, do do I 2 

From James Town to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between City Point and Richmond, do $3 

From City Point to Richmond, or any intermediate 

place between City Point and Richmond, do % 2 

Fare of a Horse, same as person 

Four wheeled Carriage do 

Two wheeled Carriages half do 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent 



Jan. 19 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will, this day, at 9 
Herald o'clock, commence running to Old Point and Hamp- 
ton, and continue that run until the Hampton can 
resume. 



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Jan. 21 - The letter of General La Fayette in reply to the 
Herald 

Governor's invitation, announces his intention to 

take the route from Baltimore by way of Norfolk, to Richmond, 

so that the General will arrive here this morning in the steam 

boat Norfolk, 

Jan. 22 - GENERAL LA FAYETTE. - This venerable friend of our 
Beacon 

country arrived here yesterday morning in the Steam 

Boat Norfolk, from Baltimore, on his way to Richmond to visit 
the Legislature of Virginia, agreeably to the invitation. He 
was accompanied by his son, Mr. George Washington La Fayette, 
and Mr. Le Vasseur, his Secretary. He remained here only about 
an hour and a half, and did not land, as the Steam Boat Rich- 
mond was waiting to carry him to his destination,. 

The Mayor and several members of the Court and Common 
Council waited on the General, and congratulated him on his 
arrival, and upon the good health which he still enjoyed. Im- 
mediately upon the Boat reaching the wharf, the Gen- 

RECEPTION 

ON DECK eral came on deck, and taking his round among the 

numerous citizens who eagerly pressed forward to of- 
fer him the homage of their respect and affectionate consid- 
eration, he shook them all cordially by the hand, without 
distinction, expressing the great gratification that he ex- 
perienced at again meeting his Norfolk friends. He left 
here about 10 o'clock, accompanied by the benediction of all 
classes of the community 



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Jan. 24 - [Monday] - SNOW STORM. - A fall of snow, such as is 
Beacon 

rarely witnessed so far south, commenced here on 

Friday night last, and has continued with the intermission of 

only a few hours, ever since, accompanied by a heavy gale of 

wind. At the time of our paper going to press, the ground was 

covered to the depth of about 10 inches, and should it continue 

to fall during the night, of which there is every prospect, our 

city will have a better opportunity, than has been 
UNACCUSTOMED 

SPORTS IN presented to them for many years, of enjoying the 
PROSPECT 

delightful recreation, which gives life and anima- 
tion to our Northern cities at this season. The weather being 
very cold, and the ground frozen, this beautiful pastime may 
be to continue several days, a thing very unusual in this cli- 
mate. 

♦ 

THE MAILS, &c. - In consequence of the Snow Storm and heavy 

blow on Saturday and yesterday, the Northern Mail, 
due on the former day, via Hampton; and the Southern Mail, 
due yesterday morning, via Smithfield and Suffolk, have not 
yet come to hand. The same cause, doubtless, prevented the 
Steam Boat leaving Richmond yesterday morning for this place; 
and should the weather continue so severe, the bad state of 
the roads, and the closing of James River by Ice, may be ex- 
pected to render our mail and steam boat communications very 
irregular. 



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Jan. 26- CARR'S HOTEL 

Herald 

Henry Carr, late of JUDD'S HOTEL, Philadelphia, 
respectfully announces to the citizens of Norfolk and 
the public, that he has taken the new and spacious 
mansion lately occupied by Mr. John Johnson, on Main 
street, a few doors from Market Square, which has 
been neatly and extensively fitted up, affording ac- 
commodations for numerous boarders and guests, and 
also for Fafflrllies and Private Parties . Besides a 
number of spacious and handsome Parlors, there are 
thirty-five single bedded rooms, with a bed in each. 
The location of this establishment is the most cen- 
tral in the place for health and business, and the 
Proprietor, knowing that attention to his guests, a 
good Table and Beds, and Liquors of su p erior quali- 
ty, are essentials to a good House, he promises this 
and these to his patrons. 

N.B. Good Stabling, with attentive Ostlers are 
attached to the above establishment. 



Jan. 26 - The Steam Boat Petersburg will leave this for 
Herald 

Baltimore, on TOMORROW MORNING - should she be 

prevented by ice from getting so far, whe will go to Annap- 
olis,, 

Fare (meals included) $ 10 



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Jan. 28 - THE NATION'S GUEST. - General La Fayette, his son 
Beacon 

and suite, arrived here from Richmond, in the Steam 

Boat Richmond, Capt. Cowper, about 1 o'clock yesterday morning, 
and was waited on by the public authorities about 8 o'clock, 
and conducted to Carr's Hotel, where apartments had been pre- 
pared for their reception. Having partaken of a Breakfast, 

prepared in very handsome style by Mr. Carr, 

THE NATION'S GUEST 

AGAIN NORFOLK'S the General, attended by his suite, the May- 
or, and some members of the Court and Coun- 
cil, called to pay their respects to several families, from 
whom he had received polite attentions on his former visit to 
Norfolk, and at about 12 o'clock returned to the steam boat 
wharf. Upon alighting from the carriage, he was received with 
military honors by the Independents and Junior Volunteers, 
Captains Capron and Gibbons, which were formed in two lines 
awaiting his arrival - their excellent Band playing some ani- 
mating airs-, prepared for the occasion. Although the walking 

was extremely bad, the General passed along the 
WITH PARENTAL 
SOLICITUDE front of both lines, shaking hands in the most 

cordial manner with every soldier, and enquiring 
after their health with the solicitude of a parent. He was 
then escorted on board the Steam Boat Petersburg, Capt. Chap- 
man, when the Volunteers fired a salute. Upon the Boat leav- 
ing the wharf, the General was greeted with three hearty 
cheers by a large concourse of citizens who had assembled to 
offer him their respects<> 

During the few hours that the General remained at the 
Hotel, he was waited on by a number of respectable citizens, 
among them some who had shared with him the toils and dangers 



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of the Revolutionary conflict. He received them all with that 
gracious affability which has every where won the admiration of 
the American people. He was unusually interested in some of the 
anecdotes related by his Revolutionary companions; and corrobo- 
rated many of the facts stated by them, as minutely as if they 
had been occurrences of yesterday. 

Before the General arrived at the steam boat, and while 
the Volunteers were paying him military honors, the sch'r. 
Princess Anne, Capt. Banks, bound to Havana, lay off and on, 
and fired a salute in handsome style - a similar tribute of 

respect was paid to the veteran General by the brig 
SALUTED BY 
SHIPPING Eliza Reilly, laying at one of the adjacent wharves. 

At 1 o'clock, the steam boat was fairly under way 

for Baltimore, and the citizens and military separated to their 

respective homes. 

♦ 

Feb. 2 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, 24 hours 
Herald from Baltimore, with passengers,. 



Feb. 2 - FOR BALTIMORE. - The Steam Boat Petersburg, Captain 
Herald 

Chapman, will leave this for Baltimore tomorrow 

morning at 9 o'clock, from Nivison's Wharf - $ 10, 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent 

♦ 

Feb. 9 - Steam Boat Petersburg, Captain Chapman, will leave 
Herald 

here tomorrow morning, for Baltimore, at the usual 

hour. 



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Feb. 21 - The steam boat Potomac, Jenkins, is advertised to 

Herald resume her former route - to leave Washington and 

Alexandria on Wednesday evening next. 



Feb. 22- FOR WASHINGTON. 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat Petersburg, 

Captain Chapman, 
Will leave Nivison's Wharf at 9 o'clock on Wednesday 
morning, 2d March, for Washington City, and will leave Wash- 
ington on Saturday, 5th March, on her return, affording an 
opportunity to persons wishing to be present at the Inau gu- 
ration of the President . 

Fare (including Meals) $ 6 

WM. H. THOMPSON, Agent. 



Feb. 24 - FOR BALTIMORE 

Beacon THE STEAM BOAT NORFOLK 

Capto Owen 

Will leave Newton's Wharf this morning, at 9 o'- 
clock, for Baltimore. 



The Steam Boat Petersburg will leave this for Baltimore, 
on Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock. 



Feb. 25 - The Steam Boat Hampton will leave Norfolk for the 
Herald 

U. S. ship North Carolina, and Old Point, THIS 

DAY, at 2 o'clock, and return in the evening. 



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Feb. 25 - General La Fayette, his son, Mr. George Washington 
Beacon 

La Fayette, and Mr. Le Vasseur, his Secretary, ar- 
rived here from Washington in the Steam Boat Potomac at 
1 o'clock this morning, and will leave here at 1 o'clock 
for his Southern Tour. 

Capt. Woolsey, of the Navy, also came passenger in 
the Potomac. - He is to take command of the frigate Con- 
stellation, now in this harbour* 



Feb. 26 - General La Fayette, his son and secretary, whose 
Beacon 

arrival here yesterday morning, in the Steam Boat 

Potomac from Washington, we announced in that day's Bea- 
con, left here yesterday about 11 o'clock, in Thompson's 
Stage, for Suffolk, after breakfasting with the corporate 
authorities at Carr's Hotel. He was to dine with the 
citizens [of Suffolk] by previous invitation, and would 
thence proceed on his southern tour. 

Feb. 26* - MARINE NEWS - ARRIVED: [Friday, Feb. 25] - Schooner 
Herald 

Beaver, Lasky, 7 days from Newburyport, with rum, 

&c. to J. A. Roberts & Co. 

Also (this morning about 1 o'clock) steam boat Potomac, 
Jenkins, from Washington and Alexandria, with a number of 
passengers, among whom were General La Fayette, and suite, and 
Capt. Woolsey, of the Navy. 

Also steam boat Virginia, Ferguson, 24 hours from Balti- 
more. 

♦ 



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March 2 - ARRIVED: The Steam Boat Norfolk, Rollins, from 
Beacon Baltimore, with passengers. 



March 3 - ARRIVED: The Steam Boat Richmond, Cowper, from 
Beacon Richmond, with passengers. 



March 4 - The following gentlemen were among the passengers 
Beacon 

in the Steam Boat Potomac last evening from Wash- 
ington, viz: - Members of Congress: Mr. Bennett and Mr. Ran- 
dolph, of Virginia; - Mr. Hooks and Mr. Edwards, of North 
Carolina; Mr. Hamilton, of South Carolina, and Mr c Abbott, 
of Georgia. - Also Col. Gratitot, Col. Fenwick and Col. Eus- 
tis, of the U. S. Army, who were landed at Old Point... 



March 7 - The following members of the 18th Congress came 
Beacon 

passengers yesterday in the Steam Boat Petersburg, 

from Washington, and we learn will leave here in the Fayette- 

ville Stage for their respective homes: 

Of the Senate: Mr. Taylor of Indiana. Of the House of 
Representatives: Mr. McDuffie and Mr. Carter, of South Car- 
olina; and Col. Tatnall, of Georgia. 

Mr. Newton, from this District, and Mr. Archer, from the 
Amelia District, also came passengers in the Petersburg. 



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March 10- FOR WASHINGTON 

Beacon 

STEAM BOAT PETERSBURG 

Captain Chapman 
Will leave Nivison's Wharf at 9 o'clock on Thursday 
mornings, for Washington, and returning will leave Washing- 
ton at 3 > P. M. on Sundays, till further notice,, 
Fare $ 6. 

The inconveniences of landing or receiving Way Passen- 
gers on this route is so great, that full fare will be charg- 
ed themo 

WMc H. THOMPSON, Agent. 

♦ 

March 18 - THE STEAM BOAT MAIL 

Herald 

We notice with much pleasure that the Mails now 

arrive with due regularity by the steam boats, on Fridays 
and Tuesdays. The temporary irregularity of which we took 
notice in our paper on Wednesday week, was, we learn, en- 
tirely the result of accident, and has been corrected by 
the ready interposition of Mr. Skinner, Postmaster at Bal- 
timore, whose obliging disposition, and prompt attention 
to this, as on other occasions, we take pleasure in acknowl- 

eging. 

♦ 

March 19 - General Winfield Scott, of the U. S. Army, and 
Beacon family, arrived here in the Steam Boat Potomac, 

on Thursday night, and took passage for Rich- 
mond in the Steam Boat Richmond, yesterday morning. 

March 23 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, from 
Herald Washington and Alexandria, with passengers. 



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March 29 - A C A R D 

Beacon 



The Subscribers, passengers on board the Steam 
Boat Richmond, (March 27) having understood that the 
fare and the treatment of the Captain have been much 
complained of, (and, as we think, unjustly, ) conceive 
it their duty to state to the public, that during 

their passage they have not only met 
CAPTAIN COWPER 

DEFENDED BY with the best fare that could poasib- 
PASSENGERS 

ly be expected, but that the attention 

of Capt. Cowper has been such as to 
draw from the passengers their unanimous sentiments 
of approbation. And they feel themselves warranted 
in saying that whoever may favor this boat with their 
custom, will meet with such treatment as will ensure 
satisfaction. We feel warranted in giving this state- 
ment from the circumstances that the greater part of 
us have frequently travelled in this boat with him, 
and have always met with the same attention and good 
treatment that we have received this day 



'rim, Fewel A. S. Smith 

James Herron E. Y» Wimbish 

A. Johnston Samuel Andrew 

R. T. Lynch D. C. Hutcheson 

Rob't. Stamper W. Pauchet 

Levin J. Parden Rob't. Galloway, Jr© 

R. Furt Sam'lo Dease 

Tho's. Dunn W. R. Hagood 

Ja f So M. Johnston W. H„ Rowlett 

H. Hatcher J. B. Richardson 



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April 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, 24 hours 
Herald 

from Washington and Alexandria, with passengers, 

among whom are the Hon. J. R. Poinsett, U. S. Minister to 

Mexico, and M. Obregon, Minister from Mexico to the U. States # 

+ 

April 1 - In the Steam Boat Potomac, arrived here yesterday 
Beacon 

from Washington, came passengers, Mr. Obregon, 

Mexican Minister to the United States; and Mr. Poinsett, the 
newly appointed Minister of the United States to Mexico; Mr. 
John Mason, Secretary of Legation, and Mr. Edward Tayloe, 
private secretary to Mr. Poinsett; the Hon. Mr. Forsyth, of 
the House of Representatives, on his return to Georgia, and 
Lieut. Hall, commanding officer of the Marines of the Con- 
stellation, and on the West India Station. Mr. Obregon ac- 
companies Mr. Poinsett thus far in compliment to the mission. 
The Frigate Constellation, Capt. Woolsey, will convey Mr. 
Poinsett and suite to Alvarado, and from thence will proceed 
to the West Indies. 

The four named gentlemen have taken lodgings at Carr's 

Hotel. 

+ 

April 11 - The U. S. Frigate Constellation, Captain Woolsey, 
Herald 

destined for the West India Station, was towed 

down to Hampton Roads yesterday, by the steam boat Virginia, 
Capt. Ferguson, and will proceed to sea this morning. The 
day was pleasant, and the Wind from the Westward, but mode- 
rate; and notwithstanding a strong flood tide, the vessels 
were only four hours from the time they got under way at the 
navy anchorage ground below Town Point, until the Constella- 
tion anchored abreast of Old Point Comfort... 

+ 



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THE NEW YORK RETURNS 
FOR A NEW SERVICE 



April 13 - NEW-YORK, NORFOLK and RICHMOND 
Herald 

The Elegant Steam Packet 

NEW-YORK 



Will leave that city on the 15th inst. for this 
place and Richmond, and returning will leave Richmond on 
the 22d, and in her second trip will leave New-York on the 
1st May, and Richmond on the 8th, 

The superiority of her accommodations and her capacity 
to sustain the severest weather on our coast, are too well 
known to need comment. She is also fitted to carry Horses 
and Carriages. 

For passage or light freight, apply to 

JOHN R. HARWOOD 



April 18 - ARRIVED, [Sun. Apr. 17]: Steam Brig New-York, 
Herald Chapman, 48 hours from New- York, with 

54 passengers. Encountered head winds during 

the whole passage , 

♦ 

April 18 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, from 
Beacon Richmond, with passengers. 

Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from 
Richmond, with passengers. 



April 19 - ARRIVED: Steam Packet New York, Chapman, New 
Beacon York, 48 hours, bound to Richmond - 

put in to land passengers, and a detachment of 
41 seamen under command of Lt. Bigelow, for 
the United States service. 



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April 18- STEAM BRIG STOCK 

Herald 

This extra and strong built vessel, having lately 
been put in a very low rate and divided into shares of 
$250 each, which are partly disposed of, there being a 
few yet remaining, it offers a fair opportunity for 
those in Norfolk to embark in the speculation. - Those 
who may feel a wish to do so will please call on the 
Subscriber on board, either this morning, or on the re- 
turn of the Steam Packet from Richmond, which will be 
in a few days» 

NATHANIEL SMITH 



April 19- FOR RICHMOND 

Beacon 

THE STEAM PACKET NEW YORK 

Will leave here 
This morning at 9 o'clock 

FOR RICHMOND 

For passage or freight, apply on board 
at Harwood's Wharf 



JOHN R.'HARWOOD 



April 20 - SAILED: Steam Packet New York, Chapman, for 
Beacon Richmond; schooner Leander, Baiter, 

for Alexandria; sloops Norfolk Packet, Ketch- 
ura, for New York, and Dolphin, Thomas, for 
New Haven,, 



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April 18 - We are happy to state, (says the Philadelphia 
Beacon 

Aurora and Franklin Gazette, of Saturday last) 

that the subscriptions to the new Steam Boat Line be- 
tween this city and Norfolk are filled. The line will 
tend greatly to facilitate trade with the South, and 
the stock promises to be productive to its holders,, 

A map is exhibited at the Coffee House, of the 
route by which it is proposed that the communication 
between Philadelphia and Norfolk shall hereafter be 
carried on. We cannot take upon ourselves to advise 
any individual to invest a single dollar in any un- 
dertaking whatever; but we are decidedly of opinion 

that this new line of steam boats and 
NORFOLK VIEWED 
AS FOCAL POINT stages, if maintained for a few years, 

will be a considerable advantage to 
the city . Norfolk is a kind of central point, with 
which a constant communication is kept up by the in- 
habitants of extensive districts of Virginia and 
North Carolina, who, if proper facilities be afford- 
ed them, may be expected to visit Philadelphia in 
numbers when they wish to make purchases. The route 
is sevent y miles shorter than by way of Baltimore, 
and is said to be equally pleasant. -[PHILADELPHIA 
GAZETTE, 



April 22 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Wash- 
Herald ington and 22 hours from Alexandria, 

with passengers, among whom is B. Martingy, Esq. 
French Consul for this place; passed in the Po- 
tomac, ship Laconia, bound down. 



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April 22- FOR NEW YORK 

Herald 

The Elegant and Well Accommodated 

PACKET STEAM BRIG 

NEW-YORK 

G. Chapman, Master, 

To sail on SUNDAY, the 24th inst. - She will be at my 
Wharf, on Saturday, to receive some freight if offered. 

For freight or passage, apply to 

JOHN R. HARWOOD 

Who Offers for Sale 

Turk's Island & Cadiz Salt, at a low rate; 

Madeira and Claret Wine, 

Holland Gin, Superfine Flavor; 

A Lot of Large Pitch Pine Scantling, 

100 New Molasses Hogsheads. 

CASH WILL BE PAID FOR 
Rough W Hhd. STAVES 



April 22 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from 
Herald Washington. ♦» 



April 25 - [Sat. Apr. 23] - Steam Packet New York, Chapman, 
Herald 

from Richmond, for New York, for passengers, to 

J. R. Harwood, will sail tomorrow,, 

+ 

May 4 - The steam packet New York, Chapman, hence at New 
Herald 

York last Thursday. 



1825 373 



THE ALBEMARLE BURNS AT 
PHILADELPHIA WHARF 



May 4 - STEAM BOAT ALBEMARLE 

Beacon 



A gentleman who came passenger yesterday 
in the steam boat Norfolk, informs that the 
steam boat Albemarle, formerly owned here, and 
running for a short time between this place and 
Petersburg, &c. has been consumed by fire# 

Our informant states that she took fire 
about 3 o'clock on Saturday morning last, while 
lying at Arch Street Wharf, Philadelphia, and 
was burnt to the water's edge. She was towed 
off to a bar opposite the city, where she sank. 
She was afterwards bailed and towed up to Ken- 
sington. 

The Albemarle, we learn, was about to be 
purchased by a company of gentlemen of this 
place, Suffolk and Smithfield, to run between 
those ports, and that the subscription was 
filled. 



1825 



37V 



May k - 
Beacon 



NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS 

Of The 

PHILADELPHIA, DOVER & NORFOLK STEAM BOAT AND 

TRANSPORTATION COMPANY 



You are hereby notified, that a meeting of the 
Stockholders of the Philadelphia, Dover and Norfolk 
Steam Boat and Transportation Company, will be held 
at Dover, on Tuesday the 31st insto, at which time 
Fifty Dollars on each share of said stock is required 
to be paid, and the Stockholders so assembled, will 
have power to elect Directors, to make By Laws, and 
to do all other acts, which the Stockholders can do, 
according to their Charter* 



John Burton 
Nath'l. Smithers 
C. P. Comegys 
Jos. G. Rowland 
Wesley M'Dowell 
John Reed 
John M. Clayton 
John Bell 
Jona. W. Mifflin 
Manlove Hayes 
John Cowgill 



Jonathan Jenkins 

John Cummins 

H. M. Ridgely 

Wo W. Morris 

Levi Wolcott 

George T. Fisher 

Jacob Boone, jr. 

Jonathan N Gildersleeve 

Warner Mifflin 

Dan'l. W. Crocker 



Dover, (Del.) May 4 



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May 5 - By the Steam Packet New York, Capt. Chapman, which 
Beacon 

arrived here yesterday, in three days from New York, 

We have to acknowlege the polite attention of our correspon- 
dents of the "Mercantile Advertiser," "Evening Post" and "Gaz- 
ette," in forwarding us their respective papers to Saturday 
inclusive - and particularly that of the first named office, 
in sending us printed and manuscript news slips to the moment 
of the Steam Packet's departure on Sunday, and Boston papers 
of Friday. The intelligence afforded by the New York papers 
was anticipated by the Steam Boat Norfolk, but we are not the 
less thankful for the attention of our correspondents. The 
news by the slips is later and will be found below. 

We are indebted to a friend in New York for the "Courier," 

(Sunday paper.) 

♦ 

By "A Card" in an adjoining column, it will be seen that 
the passengers in the Steam Packet speak in high terms of the 
accommodations of that fine vessel, and of the skill and very 
gentlemanly deportment of Captain Chapman, 

* 
A CARD. - We the undersigned passengers on board the 
Steam Brig New York, commanded by Captain Chapman, unani- 
mously agree in expressing our approbation of his conduct, 
and management of the said steam brig whilst on our passage 
from New York to Norfolk. We also certify that his deport- 
ment was gentlemanly, and his attention to the Passengers 
unremitting. 

Lem C. Moore Nath'l. Mitchell 

V. M. Randolph Jno. W. Southall 

E. H. Newcomb Win. James, jr. 

Wm. B. Wise James Simpson 
Garrett V. Raymond 

May 4, 1825 



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May 5 - ARRIVED: Steam Packet New York, Chapman, New York, 
Beacon 72 hours, bound to Richmond - put in to 

land passengers and merchandise... 



Kay 6 - [Wed. May 4] - Steam Packet New York, Chapman, 3 
H erald days from New-York, with merchandise to J. R. Har- 

wood, and 14 passengers bound to Richmond. Saw 
schooner Tell Tale to the North of Hog Island last evening, 
from New- York, bound here. 

+ 



May 5 - THE STEAM BRIG 

Beacon 

NEW YORK 

This morning, at 9 o'clock 

Will leave Richmond on Saturday, (touching at City Point 
going up and returning, ) stop here, and leave again for New 
York on MONDAY next, the 9th inst. 

Fare and accommodations superior - Charges moderate. 

Apply to Captain Chapman on board, or to 

JOHN R. HARWOOD 

Rothery's Wharf 

♦ 

May 7 - IN HAMPTON ROADS: Steam Schr. Genl. Santander, Ship- 
Beacon man, from New York, and last from Philadelphia, bound 
to South America - put in on account of head winds. 

May 9 - CAME UP: Steam Schr. General Santander, Shipman, for 
Beacon a supply of wood - reported yesterday 



May 10 - ARRIVED: Steam Packet New York, Chapman, from Rich- 
Beacon mond, bound to New York - put in for freight 
and passengers, to J. R. Harwoodo 

May 16 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Richmond, 
Beacon with passengers c 

Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, from Rich- 
mond, with passengers. 



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May 16 - [A Fragment] 

Herald 

The steam boat Potomac arrived last 

....ing from Richmond, came passengers 

n Partridge, and his Corps of Cadets 

ORWICH, (Vermont,) on their way to 

.... .eston. 

♦ 

May 20- FOR NEW-YORK 

Herald 

The Elegant and Fast Sailing Steam Packet 

NEW-YORK 

Will Sail on Monday Next 

This vessel has proved herself to be an excellent Sea 
Boat, and is upon the low pressure principle. - For the re- 
mainder of light freight or passage, having superior accom- 
modations in both cabins, apply in season to NATHANIEL SMITH, 
on board, at Harwood's Wharf. 

JOHN R. HARW00D 



May 24 - ARRIVED: Steam Packet New York, Pryor, from Richmond, 
Beacon 

bound to New York - put in for freight and passengers, 

to J. R. Harwoodo 



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May 27 - Commodore Barron and family, arrived here yesterday 
Beacon 

afternoon, from Philadelphia, in the Steam Boat Po- 
tomac. The consideration with which the Commodore was greeted 
by the numerous citizens who crowded the deck of the Potomac, 
upon her arrival, is a strong evidence of the high estimation 
in which he is held here 

Captain William Crane, Commandant of the Navy Yard at 
Charlestown, (Mass.) arrived here yesterday in the steam boat 

Potomac. 

+ 

May 27 - Commodore Barron, who has been appointed commander 
Herald 

of the Navy Yard and Station at this place, arrived 

here yesterday afternoon from Philadelphia, via Washington, 

in the Steam Boat Potomac. © 

♦ 



May 28 - Schooner Emblem, Merseteau, New York and 12 hours 
Beacon from Cape Henlopen to Cape Henry, in ballast, 

bound up Deep Creek. Saw Steam Brig New York, 
Pryor, hence, and schooner Eclipse, Johnson, from Petersburg 
bound to New York, on Wednesday last, off Egg Harbor 

Steam Boat Virginia, Ferguson, from Baltimore, with pas- 
sengers, 

IN THE BITE OF CRANEY ISLAND: Schooner Rehoboth, Bell, 
St. Thomas, 7 days, in ballast, to T. Dickson, owner - Pas- 
sengers, Messrs. C. L. Cocke, of Portsmouth, and R. C. Brown, 
of Charleston* 

♦ 



June 3 - Steam Brig New York, Pryor, New York, three days, 
Beacon with passengers and merchandise, to J e R. Harwood, 
J. Neilson, J c F. Ross, B. Raux and A. Taylor, jr a 



1825 379 



June 6- FOR NEW-YORK 

H erald 

THE STEAM BRIG NEW YORK 

Captain Pryor 

Will leave my wharf on FRIDAY NEXT, the 10th 
inste 

For freight or passage, apply to 



JOHN R. HARWOOD 

Fare: |12 each passenger, or 

| 8 in the forward cabin. 



June 10 - Col. Henderson and Captain Kuhn, of the Marine 
Beacon Corps, came passengers in the steam boat Poto- 
mac, from Washington* 



June 10 - Steam Brig New York, Pryor, from Richmond, bound 
Beacon to New York, put in for freight and passengers, 
to J. R. Harwood, 



June 16 - Steam Boat Petersburg, Chapman, from Richmond, 
Beacon with passengers. 

The Steam Brig New York, Pryor, hence at New 
York on Sunday last. 



June 18 - The Steam Brig New York, Pryor, was to sail 
Beacon 

from New York on Wednesday last, to this port© 



[NOTE: The above was the last reference to 
the Steam Brig New York, found in 
the file of 1825.] 



1625 380 

June 20 - HYGEIA HOTEL 

Beacon 

OLD POINT COMFORT 

The Subscriber has the satisfaction to an- 
nounce, that the above establishment is now in 
fine order for the accommodation of Summer Vis- 
itors. 

Since the last season, a NEW BAR ROOM and 
SEVERAL CHAMBERS hare been added; the BATH HOUSE 
is in fine order, and he expects by the first of 
July to be prepared with WARM BATHS. He promises 
to his visitors that every exertion will be made 
for their comfort, having made arrangements to be 
supplied with the best FISH and OYSTERS through- 
out the season, and his Table will always be fur- 
nished with the best Meats the surrounding count- 
ry affords o 

His BAR is already well supplied with the 
best Liquors . Wine . Brown Stout . Cider . &c« &c* 
and he has at length, an excellent Bar Keeper* 

FRANCIS S. TAYLOR 



1825 381 



June 21 - Steam Boat Mount Vernon, from Washington - has 
Beacon 

come down for the purpose of towing to Washing- 



ton, tbe U. S- store ship Alert, 



June 22 - Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, Baltimore, 24 hours, 
Beacon 

with passengers o 

♦ 

SAILED: Steam Boat Mount Vernon, Walker, for 

Washington, having in tow the U» S. store ship Alert,. ♦, 



June 24 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from 
Beacon 

Alexandria, with passengers. - Passed off New 

Point this morning, Ship Georgiana, Cornick, 35 days from 
Belfast, with 125 passengers, all well, bound for Balti- 
more; had been on the coast 10 days; also ship, unknown, 
bound up; off the mouth of the Potomac, Steam Boat Mount 
Vernon, with the U» S. store ship Alert in tow. 



June 24 - The Exchange Line of steam boats and stages 
Beacon 

conveys passengers daily between the cities 

of New York and Philadelphia, for two dollars,, 



1825 382 



July 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, 
Beacon 

Jenkins, from Alexandria, with 

passengers. 



The Steam Sell 1 !-. Gen. Santander, 
Shipman, from New York, and last 
from this p ort , put into Nassau, 
(N.P.) for fuel, and proceeded 
on her way to touch at Jamaica* 



July 2 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, 

Beacon 

Brown, from Baltimore, with pas- 
sengers o 



July 4 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, 
Beacon 

Jenkins, from Richmond, with 

passengers. 



Steam Boat Petersburg, Chap- 
man, from Richmond, with pas- 
sengers,, 



1825 383 

July 15- PUBLIC HOUSE 

Beacon 

AT STRAWBERRY BANKS, MILL CREEK 

The Subscriber having opened a House of Enter- 
tainment at the above named place, and adapted it to 
the general accommodation of Ladies and Gentlemen, 
who may resort to the Sea-Board for health during the 

summer months, assures those who may be 

SPECIAL APPEAL 

TO INVALIDS disposed to give him a call, that noth- 
ing shall be omitted to administer to 
their comfort and satisfaction. The best fish will 
be provided in abundance, and every other article in 
season, of the best quality that the surrounding 
country supplies, may be found at his table. His bar 
is provided with the best Liquors, and he trusts that 
travellers generally, and persons especially in low 
health, will find no deficiency of accommodations or 
punctual attention. 

NoB. Persons resorting to Old Point would find 
an agreeable excursion across the water, being situa- 
ted in full view of the Point, and in a very airy and 
healthful position* 

HUTCHISON KELLAM 



July 16 - The Steam Schooner General Santander, Ship- 
Beacon man, hence, was met going into Carthagena, 
2i+th June,, 



1825 384 

July 16 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, Brown, from Balti- 
Beacon 

more, with passengers. - Passed off James Point, 

Ship Georgiana, Cornick, of and from this port; off James 

Island, Brig Hannah & Elizabeth, bound to Cape Haytien, from 

Baltimore. 



July 19 - The HAMPTON will make two trips to Old Point and 
Beacon 

Hampton on Thursdays, until notice is given of a 

change, - Leaving Newton's Wharf at 5 o'clock in the morn- 
ing, and 3 in the afternoon on those days, - Leaving Hampton 
at 7 o'clock in the morning, and at 5 o'clock in the evening 
- no change in her usual run on other days. 



July 20 - WILL BE ADDED TO MY SALE; 

Beacon 

THIS DAY, 

At 12 o'clock, 

AND SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE, 
At the Foot of the Market House, 
13 SHARES OF JAMES RIVER STEAM-BOAT 
COMPANY STOCK 

J. BUCKNAM, Auc'r. 



1625 335 



July 22 - 

Beacon FOR SALE OR RENT 



That elegantly situated, and long estab- 
lished PUBLIC HOUSE 

IN HAMPTON 

Now occupied by Gen. B. W. Pryor, for which 
purposes its advantages are equal to those of any 
similar establishment in the State. Situated di- 
rectly on the main stage route between Norfolk 
and Richmond, immediately at the landing place of 
the steam boats and packets, the house enjoying a 
good custom, salubrious from its position, command- 
ing a fine expansive view of Hampton Roads and the 
Bay; in close proximity to that fashionable resort, 
Old Point Comfort; and possessing every facility 
for a constant supply of the finest Oysters, Fish, 
Flesh, Fowl, and indeed every species of refresh- 
ment for the healthy traveller, or those seeking 
that invaluable blessing, by a trip to the Sea- 
Board - no situation in the lower country can pos- 
sibly excell it« 

For terms, which will be reasonable, apply to 
Capt. R. Lively, in Hampton, or 

THOMAS JONES 
Northampton County, Va» 



1825 386 

July 25 * ARRIVAL OF THE SEA GULL 

Beacon 

The U. S. Steam Galliot Sea Gull, Lt. Com. McKeever, 

9 days from Key West, bound to Philadelphia, put in here on 
Saturday last for a supply of fuel. She has been absent near- 
ly nine months, on the West India Station, during which time 
she had lost only five of her crew, a list of whom will be 
found below. These deaths, generally, we learn were caused by 
necessary exposure in the boats in search of Pirates. The of- 
ficers and crew of the Steam Galliot are all in good health... 



July 27- STEAM BOAT NOTICE 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat NORFOLK, being engaged to convey Gen. 

LA FAYETTE from Port Deposit to Baltimore on Friday next, will 

leave Newton's Wharf THIS EVENING, 27th inst. at 7 o'clock, 

FOR BALTIMORE o 

WM. OWEN, Captain* 



Aug. 1 - The U. So Steam Galliot Sea Gull, Lt. Com. M'Keever, 
Beacon 

for Philadelphia, and Schr. Celia, Fuller, for Bar- 
bados, went to sea from Old Point this day. 



Aug. 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. Passed off Cannon's Marshes, Brig 

Maine, Townsend, for Glasgow; off Hog Island, Ship Glide, 

Pierce, for Liverpool, and Brig Laburnam, Tate, for Cowes, all 

bound down 



1825 3*7 

Aug. 12 - A French Fleet, consisting of two line of battle 
Beacon ships, six frigates and two brigs of war, were off 
the Capes yesterday. We understand they have re- 
ceived pilots on board, and are bound into Hampton Roads. 

♦ 

Aug. 13 - FRENCH FLEET IN THE ROADS 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, will leave 

Newton's Wharf THIS MORNING, at 9 o'clock, on a trip to Hamp- 
ton Roads and vicinity, for the purpose of giving an opportun- 
ity to those persons who may be desirous of viewing the FRENCH 
FLEET, now at anchor there, (consisting of two line of battle 
ships, 6 frigates, 1 double decked sloop of war, and 2 brigs,) 
and return at 3 o'clock, in season for dinner. 

Fare $1 

♦ 

Aug. 17- STEAM BOAT PARTY 

Beacon 

THE STEAM BOAT NORFOLK 

Capt. Owen 
Will leave Newton's Wharf THIS MORNING, at 9 o'clock, 
and after passing near the French Fleet in the Roads, will pro- 
ceed to the Capes, returning in the evening. 
Dinner will be served on board. 

+ 

Aug. 19 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Alexand- 
ria, with passengers. Passed off Nanjemoy 
creek, U. S„ Frigate Brandywine; off Blackstone's Island, ship 

Hornet, bound down, 

♦ 

Aug. 25 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Richmond, Selden, from Richmond, 
Beacon 

with passengers. 



1825 388 

Aug. 25 - The Steam Boat Hampton will leave Newton's Wharf at 
Beacon 

8 o'clock Tomorrow Morning, and at 3 o'clock in the 

afternoon, for Old Point and Hampton, and leave the Point at 

six o'clock on Saturda y mornin g for Norfolk, to afford those 

persons that may wish it, an opportunity of attending the Ball 

at Fortress Monroe on Friday evening, 

♦ 

Sept. 2 - (From the Petersburg Intelligencer of August 30th.) 
Beacon 

Extract from a letter from a Gentleman of Petersburg, 
now on a visit at Norfolk, Old Point and vicinity, dated August 
27th, 1825. 

...The regiment at present stationed at Fortress Monroe, 
is undoubtedly one of the finest bodies of men in the world, 
commanded by officers, who, for chivalrous qualities, an accu- 
rate knowlege of, and strict attention to their duties, and a 
commendable politeness and praiseworthy attention to visitors, 
[ am bold to say have never been excelled in any age or nation. 
A signal proof of the generous spirit which prevails among them 
was exhibited on Friday evening, when they united in giving a 

Ball to the officers of the French Squadron at 
FRENCH OFFICERS 

GUESTS AT GALA anchor off the Point, who were expecting to take 
SOIREE 

their departure for Europe the first fair wind - 

a fete in which great taste and utmost liberality were display- 
ed, to the huge gratification of a very numerous party. It is 
impossible for one who was a spectator of the scene to speak of 
it in terms of unmerited praise. - The precision of the arrange- 
ments, the beauty of the decorations, the excellence and abund- 
ance of every thing, assisted by fine music and solicitous at- 
tentions of the hospitable entertainers, combined to work upon 



1*25 389 

the feelings; and the effect upon the guests, especially the 
French officers, who from the Admiral down to the Midshipmen, 
generally attired in their splendid uniforms and joined free- 
ly in the dance, was preceptible in every word, gesture and 
expression of countenance. 



Aug. 27 - STEAM BOAT EXCURSION 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat Virginia, Captain Brown, will leave 

Newton's Wharf, THIS AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock, on an excursion 

to Hampton Roads - will pass through the French Squadron; and 

return in the evening. 

♦ 

Aug. 27 - Steam Boat Virginia, Brown, from Baltimore, with 
Beacon 

passengers. 

Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 24 hours, with 

passengers - was detained in consequence of a slight leak in 

the boiler, in her passage up. Passed off Ragged Point, at 

anchor, U. S. Frigate Brandywine. 



Aug. 30 - The French Fleet got under way early yesterday 
Beacon 

morning, from their anchorage in Hampton Roads, 

and went to sea, with a fresh breeze from the Westward, 



1825 390 



Sept. 2 - steam Boat Surprize, Taylor, from Washington - 
Beacon Left the store ship Alert, (which she towed 
down) at the mouth of Rappahannock. 

Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, Alexandria, 24 hours. Passed 
off York River, U. S. store ship Alert, bound here. 



Sept. 2 - TRIP TO THE CAPES 

Beacon 

The Steam Boat Virginia, Capt. Ferguson, will leave 

Newton's Wharf at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, proceed to the 

Capes, and return in the evening,, 



Sept. 23 - Among the passengers in the Potomac last evening, 
Beacon 

Commodore Warrington and Lieut. Oellers, of the 

Navy, and Lieut. Hall of the Marine Corps, with a detachment 

of Marines for the frigate Constellation. 



Sept. 25 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, Coffin, from Bal- 
3eacon 

timore, with passengers. 



Sept. 28 - Among the passengers in the Steam Boat Norfolk, 
Beacon 

arrived yesterday, from Baltimore, were Captain 

Woodhouse, appointed to the command of the Hornet; S. Ham- 

bleton, Purser, and Capt. Twiggs, of the Marine Corps, the 

last of whom goes out in the Constellation, as commanding 

officer of Marines on the West India Station. 



1825 



GENERAL LA FAYETTE 
TAKES HIS LEAVE 



391 



Sept. 9 - General La Fayette took leave of the President 
3eacon 

at his own door about noon on Wednesday, and 

was escorted to the Steam Boat Mount Vernon, by a very 
large civil and military procession, composed of the 
advance guard of Cavalry, the Corporate Authorities of 
Washington, Alexandria and Georgstown, Military and 
Naval Officers, Marine Corps, Marshals, Revolutionary 
Officers, Heads of Departments, Civil Officers of the 
Government, a Brigade of Volunteers and a large caval- 
cade of Citizens, flanked by Marshals. He embarked on 
board the steam boat with 17 invited citizens at 3 o'- 
clock, and arrived on board the frigate Brandywine, at 
anchor off Point Look Out, at 10 o'clock on Thursday 
morning. The Steam Boat Constitution, from Baltimore, 
arrived near the frigate about the same time. We learn 
from Captain Jenkins of the Potomac, that the Brandy- 
wine was to get under way immediately and proceed down 
the Bay for sea. The wind was N. W. and Capt. Jenkins 
thinks she sailed accordingly. 

The wind being fair, it is probable she will get 
to sea without affording our citizens the desired op- 
portunity for a last affectionate farewell to their 
valued benefactor. 



1825 392 



Oct. 1 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Virginia, Ferguson, Baltimore, 
Beacon 22 hours, with passengers. 



Oct. 3 - The U. S. Ship Hornet, Capt. Woodhouse, was towed down 
Beacon 

from the Navy Yard on Saturday last, to the Naval anch- 
orage off Town Point, by the Steam Boat Virginia, whence we learn 
she will sail in a few days for the West India Station. She car- 
ries out, as before mentioned, Corns. Bainbridge and Warrington, 
and Capt. Biddle, deputed by the Government to fix upon and con- 
tract for the purchase of a site in the Gulph of Mexico, for a 
Naval Arsenal, in execution of the law of Congress at its last 
session, 

Oct. 5 - Commodore Barron was among the passengers, yesterday, 
Beacon 

in the Steam Boat Norfolk. After the arduous service 

in which he has recently been engaged, it will be gratifying to 
his numerous friends, to learn that he has returned to his du- 
ties as Commandant of the Navy Yard on this Station, in im- 
proved health. 



[NOTE: Commodore Barron had been presiding officer at a 

courtmartial, which heard charges brought against 

Commodore David Porter, incident to the expedition sent 

against the West Indian pirates. The court was held at 

Washington. ] 

♦ 

Oct. 7 - Steam Boat Potomac, Coffin, from Alexandria, with 
Beacon passengers,, 

♦ 

Oct. 8 - Capt. James Biddle, of the U. S. Navy, arrived here 
Beacon yesterday morning in the Steam Boat Virginia. 



1825 



393 



Oct. 11 
Beacon 



WINTER ARRANGEMENT 

Of The 
STEAM BOAT HAMPTON 



To leave Nivison's Wharf, Norfolk, for Old Point 
and Hampton, on 



Wednesdays at 

Thursdays at 
Other days at 



( 9 o'clock, A. M. 

( 3 o'clock, P. M. 

3 o'clock, P. Mo 

9 o'clock, A. M. 



Oct. 13 - The U. S. ship Hornet, Capt. Woodhouse, bearing 
Beacon 

the broad pendant of Commodore Lewis Warrington, 

dropped down to the bite of Craney Island yesterday 

morning, whence she was towed to Hampton Roads by the 

steam boat Norfolk - she will, we understand, sail 

this day, wind and tide permitting, destined for Pen- 

sacola» 



1825 394 

Oct. 22 - The steam boat Potomac, due on Thursday evening, 
Beacon 

and which through inadvertence was omitted to be 

withdrawn from the arrivals in our marine list of yes- 
terday, had not arrived when this paper went to press. 
Both she and the Virginia encountered a very heavy blow 
in the Bay on their passage up on Monday last. The lat- 
ter being compelled to make a harbor, and did not reach 
Baltimore until near 12 o'clock on Wednesday night - 
left there again next morning, at 11 o'clock, and ex- 
periencing a strong adverse wind, did not get in here 
until noon yesterday. She heard nothing of the Poto- 
mac, but it is presumed her detention is ascribable to 
the same cause. 



Oct. 24 - The Alexandria Phoenix of Friday says, the steam 
Beacon 

boat Potomac, Capt. Jenkins, did not arrive from 

Norfolk until 1 o'clock yesterday morning. She left 

that place at the usual time, and reached Smith's Point 

on Monday evening, but not being able to stem the strong 

Northerly wind and high sea, put back and made a harbor 

in Great Wicomico; on Tuesday morning a second attempt 

was made, which likewise proved unsuccessful, but on 

Wednesday she gained the mouth of the Potomac, and met 

with no further difficulty,, 



1825 395 

Oct. 24 - Among the passengers in the steam boat Potomac, 
Beacon 

which arrived here on Saturday last, were Major 

Gen. Jacob Browne, of the U. S, Army, with his Lady and 

Daughter; Maj<, Wm. Davenport, of the 7th Infantry, and Lt«, 

Vinton, all of whom were landed at Fortress Monroe „ 



Oct* 29 - Major Gen. Jacob Browne, of the U. S. Army; ac- 
Beacon 

companied by Major W. Davenport, of the 7th In- 
fantry, and his Lady, and Lt. Vinton, aid to the General, 
whose arrival at Fortress Monroe from Washington, we noticed 
in Monday's Beacon, came up to town yesterday in a Pilot 
Boat, and took lodgings at Mrs. Hansford's Boarding House. 
We understand that they will take passage in the Potomac 
Monday morning, on their return to Washington, 



Oct. 29 - ARRIVED: Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from 
Beacon Alexandria, with passengers. Put 

into Piankatank yesterday, in consequence of 

strong adverse winds. 



Oct. 31 - Steam Boat Richmond, Chapman, from Richmond, with 
Beacon passengers* 

Steam Boat Potomac, Jenkins, from Richmond, with 
passengers. 



1825 396 

Nov. 1- HOUSE OF REFRESHMENT 

Beacon 

AND 

PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT 

L • DUDLEY 

Having fixed up the rooms in the rear of his Store, 
on Newton's Wharf, in a neat and comfortable style, of- 
fers to the citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth, the in- 
habitants of the neighboring counties, Mas- 
REFRESHMENTS 
ON THE WHARF ters of Vessels, and travellers generally, 

the convenience of an establishment, which 
he is persuaded will be no less desirable to men of bus- 
iness, resorting to this Borough, than to his fellow 
citizens. He proposes to furnish at short notice, Break- 
fast, Dinner or Supper Refreshments, Relishes of BEEF 
STEAKS, OYSTERS, FISH, COFFEE, CUTLETS, SOUP, and the 
many other articles for which the Norfolk Market furn- 
ishes such an abundant supply of excellent materials* 
He has a Superior COOK, and having procured from New 
York an improved COOKING APPARATUS, he thinks he may 
confidently assure those disposed to give him a call, 
that every thing will be prepared in the neatest and 
most satisfactory manner. His LIQUORS are of the best 
quality, and his attendance good e 

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Nov. 11 - Steam Boat Virginia, M'Cutchen, from Baltimore, 
Beacon with passengers « 



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Not. 21 - SHEET IRON STEAM BOAT 

Beacon 

We learn from the York Recorder, that the Sheet 

Iron Steam Boat Codorus, was on Monday taken to the 

Susquehanna, at Keesy's Ferry, opposite Marietta, and 

probably launched. It will be some days before the 

engine and machinery will be fitted in, and all things 

put in sailing trim, but we may expect to 
ANTICIPATING 
THE FUTURE hear by the end of the week what success 

is likely to attend the experiment. The 
progress of the boat through the town caused great ex- 
citement among the citizens; crowds flocked from all 
quarters to see the "moving wonder," - La Fayette him- 
self was scarcely more gazed at or more cheered. It 
was drawn by manuel power to the east of the Court 
House, where horse power was substituted to transport 
it, two wagons were coupled together, timbers laid on 
them, and a bolster supporting a platform placed on 
each; on the platforms the boat was laid and properly 
secured. In this manner it was moved with ease* 



Nov. 21 - STEAM BOAT POTOMAC 

Beacon 

Will not go to Richmond on Friday morning, the 2d 

December, but will return to Washington on SATURDAY 

MORNING, the 3d, from Norfolk, for the accommodation 

of the Members of Congress from the South, to enable 

them to arrive at Washington on Sunday, 4th December. 



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Dec. 2 - WILL BE SERVED UP, 

Beacon 

At the Ordinary of 



CARR»S HOTEL, 

This Day, at 2 o'clock, 

CANVAS BACK DUCKS 
TERRAPIN and GREEN 
TURTLE SOUP, 

Together with a 

BANG-UP SADDLE OF VENISON 
And such other luxuries as the Market affords. 



Dec. 2 - The U. S. Ship Constellation, Captain Woolsey, 
Beacon 

bound to the West Indies, was towed down yester- 
day by the steam boat Richmond, from the bite of Craney 
Island to Old Point, where she anchored. Doct. Peter 
Christian goes out Surgeon of the ship, in place of Doct. 
Morgan, previously announced, 

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Dec. 3 - The U. S. schr. Grampus, Lt. Com. Cassin, report- 
Beacon ing yesterday in Hampton Roads in distress, was 
towed up that evening by the steam boat Hampton. 



Dec. 10 - Steam Boat Virginia, M'Cutchen, from Baltimore, 
Beacon with passengers. 

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Dec. 12 - The U. So Grampus, Lt. Com. Cassin, bound to the 
Beacon West Indies, was towed down to Hampton Roads yea- 
terday by the steam boat Hampton, from whence she 
will sail this day, weather permitting. 



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Dec. 12 - DIED, at City Point, on Thursday last, Mr. ROBERT 
Beacon 

FOLKES, a respectable inhabitant of that place,, 



Dec. 14 - The steam boat Norfolk, due yesterday from Balti- 
Beacon 

more, had not arrived when our paper went to press; 

and the same cause doubtless compelled the Virginia and Poto- 
mac, which left here on Monday morning, at the usual hour, to 
make a harbour, probably under New Pointo 

Since the above was in type, the steam boat Potomac has 
returned to this port - She had progressed on Monday, nearly 
to the mouth of the Rappahannock, and would have made a har- 
bour in that river, but that the atmosphere was rendered so 
thick by the snow as to make it very dangerous to approach 
the land. It was therefore deemed most prudent to put back, 
and at 6 o'clock yesterday morning she anchored in Lynnhaven 
Bay. 

Capt. Jenkins, (who with several of the crew had suffered 
severely from cold, having their hands frost bitten) states 
that he never experienced such alarming weather in the Bay be- 
fore, and there is real cause for apprehension for 
AN ARCTIC 
VOYAGE the safety of the shipping on the coast o With both 

anchors out, the Potomac was compelled to keep her 
engine going the whole time she lay in Lynnhaven, the sea mak- 
ing a continual breach over her bows. The schr. Walton, Gray, 
from Piankatank, which arrived here yesterday, states that she 
saw a steam boat (supposed the Virginia) that morning, at anch- 
or under New Pointo oo 



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Dec. 15 - Steam Boat Norfolk, Owen, I'rom Baltimore, with 
Beacon 

passengers. Anchored in Patuxent on Monday, and 

made a harbor at Point Look Out on Tuesday, in consequence 
of the inclemency of the weather. Saw the steam boat Virgin- 
ia, hence for Baltimore, at 10 o'clock last night, off Gwinn's 
Island. 

Steam Boat Surprize, Taylor, from Washington. 

Steam Boat Richmond, Chapman, from Richmond, with passen- 
gers o 

Dec. 20 - THE STEAM BOAT POTOMAC, having been detained in her 
passage from Norfolk by extreme bad weather, and in 
consequence not able to leave Alexandria at the usual time, 
the proprietors have concluded to lay the boat up for the win- 
ter, to make repairs and alterations in the machinery on the 
most approved plan. 



Dec. 22 - THE STEAM BOAT SURPRIZE, Capt. Taylor, will leave 
Beacon 

Newton's Wharf TOMORROW MORNING, at nine o'clock, 

for SMITHFIELD. 



Dec. 23 - The Cape Hatteras Light Ship, Capt. Holden, having 
Beacon 

undergone a thorough repair, and being adapted in 

every respect to the important, but severe service she is des- 
tined to perform, was yesterday towed down to Hampton Roads by 
the steam boat Norfolk, in her departure to resume her station 

off Cape Hatteras. 

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Dec. 23 - The steam boat Richmond, will, until further notice, 
Beacon leave Nivison's Wharf at 9 o'clock on Tuesday and 
Friday mornings. 

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Dec. 26 - 
Beacon 

TAVERN 

At City Point 

FOR RENT. 

On Saturday, the 31st December, (this present 
month, I shall rent the Tavern at City Point, late- 
ly in the occupancy of Mr. Robert Folkes, dec'd. by 
Public Auction. The premises will be rented for 
terms of five years - the lessees to return the prop- 
erty in the condition he will receive it, natural 
wear and tear and accidents by fire and tempests, 
only excepted. Bond and security will be required 
for the payment of the rent semi-annually, and also 
to return the property as sp ecified above . If any 
further conditions should be added, it will be stat- 
ed on the day aforesaid. It will be rented in the 
town of Petersburg, at the Exchange Coffee House, 
precisely at 12 o'clock, on the day aforesaid. 

BENJAMIN COCKE 

City Point, Dec. 26. 

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POSTSCRIPT 



Sources drawn upon for the foregoing portion of this 
volume, include such contemporary Norfolk newspapers as 
survive in the files of the Norfolk Public Library; the 
Minute Books of the Steam Boat Hampton-Richmond, and the 
James River Steam Boat Companies; and the Lower Norfolk 
County Antiquary, the quotation from the latter being 
confined to one extract from a number of the Norfolk and 
Portsmouth Herald, not available in the original. 

The newspapers quoted are: 

The Norfolk Gazette & Publick Ledger, from the be- 
ginning of the period covered by this volume, to the 
date of the paper's suspension, with the September 17 
issue, 1816; 

The American Beacon, from its establishment, August 
7, 1815, throughout the period covered; 

And the Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald, from March 4> 
1818, through June 13, 1825, with the exception of two 
missing volumes, March 1, 1821-February 28, 1822; and 
March 1, 1823-February 28, 1824* 

While every effort has been made to transcribe the 
factual content of the volume accurately, the distinctive 
practices of the old newspapers, in spelling, punctuation 
and capitalization, and in the advertising format, have 
been indicated, but not followed with meticulous accuracyo 

In these practices the old newspapers were themselves 
by no means consistent within their own columns. Both of 
such alternative forms as "harbor" and "harbour," "expense" 



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and "expence," "hostler" and "ostler," "Esq." and "Esq'r." 
frequently appear in a single issue of a paper, or even in 
the same story <> 

Steam Boat was written as two words throughout the per- 
iod covered, at first, invariably capitalized. The hyphen 
was introduced shortly afterwards, but a tendency to discon- 
tinue both practices had set in before the end of the decade, 
although the Beacon Dersisted in the use of both capitals and 
hyphen long after the Herald had virtually discarded them. 

Some oddities of spelling, such as, "births" for "berths," 
and "bite" for "bight," remained constant throughout the decade. 

The present volume is lithoprinted from a second typing 
of the first typescript, the original of which is owned by the 
Norfolk Public Library; and copies by the Library of Congress, 
Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia; the Library of the 
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Alder- 
man Library of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 
Virginia; and the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia. 

A second volume, designed to continue the "Steam Boat Log" 
through, at least, another decade, is in preparation. -[J. C.E. 



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APPENDIX 



From The 

SCRAP BOOKS 

Of The Late 

THOMAS B. ROWLAND 

1625-1917 



The Steam Boat Washington, ..oAmong the steamers built 

By H. B. Bagnall. 

From the Norfolk Ledger, under the supervision of Fultonj 

September 10, 1910 

[Cl ipping. 3 was the Washington, commenced in 

1813 .. .Around the Washington our 
interest centers; although in our port for a few days only, she 
has become historic to us as the first steam vessel to enter 
the waters of the Elizabeth River and Norfolk harbor. . .Wednes- 
day morning, May 24th, 1815, the people of the Borough saw for 
the first time a steamboat approaching the town, and when the 
news had been circulated, many went down to Newton's wharf to 
gratify their curiosity... 

The steamboat Eagle, built in 1811, Captain Moses Rogers, 
Jr. the next steamboat to arrive, entered the harbor Monday, 
June 19, 1815; twenty-five hours after leaving the Delaware 
Capes, and as she followed the Washington so quickly, the dis- 
tinction of priority is sometimes erroneously given to her - 
the Eagle was also berthed at Newton's wharf, and during her 
stay in Norfolk gave excursions to various points, and perhaps 
to Richmond... 



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Captain Moses Rogers became well known in Norfolk, and to 
him belonged the honor of commanding the steamboat Savannah, 
when she started, May 24-25, 1819, from the city of Savannah, 
to make the first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean ever accom- 
plished under steam. His brother, Captain Stevens Rogers, was 
associated with him as her navigator, their home was in New 

London, Conn..o 

♦ 

HISTORY OF THE STEAM BOAT ...The latter [Briscoe & Part- 

ON CHESAPEAKE BAY. 

The Baltimore Sun, ridge] continued a failing traf- 

January 12, 1908, and 

succeeding Sundays. fie with their packets until 

Installment I 

THE UNION STEAM BOAT LINE, 1815, when, fortunately for them, 

Organized in 1812 

[Clippings.] the steamboat Eagle, which had 

come around from the Delaware, 

via the Capes, entered Baltimore Harbor in search of a charter. 

She was at once secured by the Elkton Line, and was announced 

as follows, in the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser of 

July 22, 1815, under the following head: 

"Steam Boat Line between Baltimore and Philadelphia by way 
of Elkton and Wilmington. This line will commence operations 
on Monday, 24th of July. The Steam Boat Eagle, Captain Moses 
Rogers, will leave Baltimore for Elkton at 7 o'clock A» M. on 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.. «" 

The Eagle was about the same size and speed as the Chesa- 
peake. Attached to the crossheads of her engine was a huge 
wooden beam painted green, which moved up and down with the 
crossheads and worked the force pumps, its forward end being 
stationary. 

The wheels of the Eagle were inserted in recesses in her 
side and were flush with the hull and sides, and not visible 



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406 

to the eye. The boat continued on the Briscoe & Partridge Line 
for four years, and was then sold to a rival line and ran to 
Annapolis and the Patuxent, until April 18, 1824, when she ex- 
ploded her boiler, seriously injuring her Captain, George Weems, 
and also injuring State's Attorney Henry M D Murray, a passenger, 
who afterward died of his injuries. This was the first fatal 
explosion upon the Chesapeake... 

The third boat built in Baltimore was the Virginia, which 
was completed August 20, 1817, for the Norfolk Line, and was 
commanded by John Ferguson, who, it will be remembered, was one 
of the founders of the Union Line, and whose brother, Benjamin 
Ferguson, was sole owner of the Norfolk Packets, and for a long 
time principal, if not sole owner of the Norfolk steamboats. 

The Philadelphia and Virginia, while larger than the Chesa- 
peake and more elegantly fitted up, first began to exhibit those 
graceful lines for which modern builders have become famous. 
However, they surpassed the Chesapeake but little in speed or 
machinery, except that the Philadelphia had copper boilers.. • 

♦ 

Installment II, ...So great were the advantages offered by 
January 19, 1908. 

STEAM NAVIGATION the Union Line in the character and equip- 
IN THE BAY 

ment of their boats, that the Elkton Line 

was compelled to succumb to its superior merits, and on March 2, 
1819, the Eagle and New Jersey were sold. The advertisement of 
the sale is quoted, as it furnishes a general description of the 
boats: "The Eagle and New Jersey will be offered at public sale 
at Bowley's Wharf on Monday, the first day of March next (post- 
poned to the 2d), with all the equipment, beds, furniture, &c. 
&c« They have both powerful engines, almost new, on the most 
approved plan of Bolton & Wells of the low pressure. The New 



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Jersey has copper boilers, very thick, and the Eagle has iron 
boilers, also very thick." 

"The New Jersey is admitted to be equal in speed to any 
steam boat in Chesapeake Bay, and the Eagle is not much her in- 
ferior. They are both completely coppered and are ready to 
commence immediate operations. They have three cabins, large, 
comfortable and elegant. They have been built of good material. 

"The Eagle would suit a shallow navigation, as she is light 
draft of water. The New Jersey has not a large draft of water, 
but draws a few inches more than the Eagle. - Briscoe & Part- 
ridge. . . n 

. 00 of the founders of the Union Line, Capt. John Ferguson 
was afterwards commander of the Virginia, the first steamer that 
ran on the Norfolk Line, but of his later life... the writer has 
no certain knowlege.. 

Installment III, ...Captain Weeras commanded the boat, and the 
January 26, 1908 

THE WEEMS LINE, Surprise continued to run until 1821, when 
Founded in 1817 . 

the steam boat Eagle was secured. This boat 

like the Surprise, was built in Philadelphia, and came around to 

Baltimore by sea, it being the second steamboat that ventured 

out into the ocean. 

Judged by modern ideas, the Eagle was a tiny craft. She 
boasted but 26l tons and was scarcely larger than the seagoing 
tug of the present day. Her length was 130 feet, with a width 
of 22 feet, and she carried a mast forward with sails, which 
were spread when the wind was fair, to increase her speed. Her 
average speed, then considered phenomenal, was about five miles 
per hour. 

Most of the freight room was filled up with wood, which 



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was her only fuel. There was no upper deck, but in warm weath- 
er an awning was stretched over the quarter deck. There was no 
pilot house and the ladies' cabin was filled with berths and 
located in the stern of the boat. Between the ladies' cabin 
and the engine was the dining room, around which were berths, 
in which the men slept when meals were not in progress.. <> 

The arrival of these boats was an event in the history of 
Baltimore and great concourses of people assembled regularly 
upon the wharves to witness the exciting episode of landing 
their passengers. 

When these steamers were built it was not known that the 
engine was reversible. There were no bells to communicate w?.th 
the engineer and orders had to be shouted from commander to en- 
gine-room for the manipulation of the crafto 

Instead of slipping, as the modern boat does, like a noise- 
less swan to her moorings, the engines of those early boats had 
to be stopped a long distance from the wharf which the steamer 
was designed to reach. The chances of miscalculating speed or 
distance made this work of landing a critical and often danger- 
ous feat. Occasionally the steamer crashed into the pier with 
violent force. 

On such occasions Captain George Weems would stand at the 
bow and warn the people to get out of the way if they valued 
their lives, as a collision was inevitable. It was by accident 
that it was learned that the paddles of the s teamer had a back- 
ward as well as a forward motion, and after that the landing of 
the steamers became far less perilous if more commonplace occur- 
rences. . . 



ROWLAND SCRAP BOOKS 409 

Installment XII The annals of the Old Bay Line, now 

THE BALTIMORE STEAM 

PACKET COMPANY, known as the Baltimore Steam Packet Comp- 
( Old Bay Line ) 

any, antedate the actual organization of 

the company in 1840 „ 

They are linked with the dim, misty days of early steamboat 
navigation, when the Chesapeake and Eagle were rivals in public 
favor. To the latter, commanded by Captain Moses Rogers, be- 
longs the honor, in 1815, of being the first steamboat that ran 
between Baltimore, Norfolk and Richmond,, 

Norfolk, the gateway of James River to the Chesapeake Bay, 
was early an objective point for sailing and steamboat naviga- 
tion between Baltimore and Virginia. In the Federal Gazette of 
1815, Captain Moses Rogers advertised the running of his boat 
to Norfolk and thence to Richmond, returning by the same route. 

The third steamboat built at Baltimore was the Virginia, 
commanded by Captain John Ferguson. She was completed August 20, 
1817<> Her specifications were: 158 feet long, 25 feet beam, 8 
feet depth of hold, and 323 tons capacity. She made regular 
weekly trips between Norfolk and Baltimore, the time between 
the two cities being 24 hours. In 1819, a steamboat called the 
Norfolk made the distance (one way) in 20 hours, that being re- 
garded as an unprecedented rate of speed« 

THE ROANOKE. On April 22, 1819, is advertised in the pa- 
pers, n The Steam Boat Roanoke, Captain Middleton, will leave 
Bowley's Wharf every Sunday morning for Norfolk. ». The fine, new 
Steam Boat Roanoke, with superior imported engine of 60 horse 
power," &c. was offered for sale in Baltimore, whether she was 
sold is not stated. . • 

"The Steam Boat Norfolk, having just been furnished with a 



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new copper boiler," was put up at another sale (April 5, 1620) 
by order of the Newbern Steam Boat Company. 

The Norfolk was built in 1817, in Norfolk, Va., and was 
originally designed to ply on the North Carolina Sound. She was 
132 feet in length, and on deck 25 feet beam... 

[End of Baltimore Sun Quotations.] 

Scientific American, ...The second ocean steam vessel was 
December 21. 189 5 

the steam brig New York, built at the 

foot of Newcastle street, Norfolk, Virginia, by William F. Hun- 
ter, ship joiner. She was 281 tons burden and 50 horsepower. 
Her owners were George Rowland (father of Thomas B. Rowland, 
through whose courtesy we are indebted for the advertisement 
from the Norfolk Beacon of October 28, 1822, which we repro- 
duce), Charles N. S. Rowland, John Allmand, Captain Richard 
Churchward, and William F. Hunter. The motion of the machine- 
ry was steadied by a large fly wheel. The trip from Norfolk 
to New York was made in 50 hours. 

The engraving of the steam brig New York, was made from a 
photograph taken from the original oil painting, which is the 
property of the Old Dominion Steamship Company, and is now de- 
posited in Sailor's Snug Harbor, at Staten Island. The sail- 
maker's boy who helped rig the New York is still living in 
Norfolk at the age of ninety-five, *and states that the rough 
cut in the old advertisement was made by local artists.. » 

♦Captain James Brown, of Portsmouth. -[Rowland. 



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Unidentified In an article on old American Coastal and 

and undated 

clipping,, Sound Steamers, running in International 

Marine Engineering, Francis B. C. Bradles 
writes interestingly of the steam brig New York, built in 
1822... The New York was one of the earliest seagoing steam- 
ers built in this country. She was 157 by 33 by 10 feet 
and of 496 tons. Her propelling machinery consisted of a 
56-inch cylinder with six-foot stroke. In 1829, when bound 
from this port to Eastport, Maine, the New York burned to 
the water's edge. No lives were lost. One reason for the 
fire spreading rapidly was, no fire pump, hose or buckets 
could be found on board.. o 



Rowland's The steam brig New York was built by William 
Comment 

F. Hunter in 1821, launched from foot of New- 
castle street. She was built for owners, George Rowland, 
C. N. S. Rowland, William Rowland, John Allmand, Captain 
Richard Churchward and others. 

After being sold, she was bought by my Uncle, C. N. S^ 
Rowland, to run between here and New York - then went to 
Maine. - See Preble's History of Steam Marine, U„ S. 



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Rowland' 3 Own 
Notations 

1813. The steam boat Sea Horse wes built for Gov„ Aaron 
Ogden, and first used on the ferry between Eliza- 
beth Port and New York. 

She was brought to Norfolk, and was the first steamboat 
between this and Har.pton, 

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1822 - Steamboat Hampton built for Marshall Parks bv 
Charles Allmand at his yard across the river, 
end of the draw bridge, and imported engine followed. 

Marshall Parks says engine was built in England - two 
small copper boilers, engine situated between them. 

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Wm. Ho Thompson was the principal owner and manager of 
the Powhatan. 

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The Virginia: The steamer ran successfully for many 
years - later on, perhaps in ! 32 or about it - Captain Wil- 
liam Rollins ran her between Norfolk and Charleston, S. C. 
- I have heard him tell of going inside Hatteras Shoals in 
her on his voyages. If I. remember right, in her end she 
was made a floating saw mill in Baltimore Harbor a 



ROWLAND NOTATIONS, AND GLEANINGS U3 

FROM THE OLD NEWSPAPER FILES 



THREE STEAM - BOAT CAPTAINS 

CAPTAIN EDWARD L. YOUNG 

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First Captain of the 

Steam-Boat Richmond 

Captain Young lived to be about ninety-five - died but a 

few years ago. He taught school here many years - I was one 

of his scholars. - [ROWLAND. 

Captain Edward L. Young was in command of the sloop Jay, 
bound to New York with a cargo consisting in part of silver 
and copper, in slabs; when she was lost near Smith's Island, 
while he was seeking shelter from a stcrm, February 26, 1825. 

In the Beacon's issue of May 5 of that year, Capt. Young 
published a vitriolic letter of more than column-length, de- 
nouncing a part owner of the cargo, whom he charged //ith an 
"attempt. . .to vilify my reputation," after which, "on hearing 
of my return to Norfolk, , .hastily embarked in a steam boat, 
and eloped from Norfolk..." 

He stated that the object of his wrath had asserted his 
belief, "that the. ..Silver had never been shipped on board the 
Jay, or if it had been shipped, the same was never taken away 
from the port of Norfolk..." 

Captain Young was more substantially vindicated, when 
salvage operations achieved the recovery of practically all 
of the silver and copper from the wreck. 



CAPTAIN LIFE HOLDEN 414 

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Sometime Captain of the Steam 
Boats Powhatan and Albemarle 

Cape Hatteras Light Ship - Captain Life Holden: 

Captain Holden was a remarkable man, his family lived in 

Bute street, near Duke, the last daughter died only a year or 

more ago. I can remember him as a teacher of navigation, and 

a maker of nautical instruments. -[ROWLAND. 

In two other brief notation regarding the former captain 
of the Powhatan and Albemarle, Rowland said that he remembered 
Captain Holden, his wife and two daughters, one of the latter, 
"Miss Serena;" and stated that Holden rode out two tempestuous 
winters as captain of the Cape Hatteras Lightship, which he de- 
scribed as being of the old type, of only 90 tons, 

A different picture of the first lightship off Diamond 
Shoals, is given by the Herald of June 23, 1624, which tells 
of the stationing of the ship, under the direction of Captain 
Jesse D. Elliott of the Navy, as a result of a survey of the 
coast, authorized by Congress in 1820 

The lightship was built in New York, and "on the 10th 
inst. Captain Elliott sailed in one of the New York Revenue 
Cutters, having the Light vessel in company, and arrived off 
Hatteras on the 15th, where he took bearings on his previous- 
ly designated objects, and immediately proceeded to moor the 
vessel, which was effected in 24 hours. She is a vessel of 
upwards of 330 tons; shows two lights, one 60 feet high, and 
the other 45 feet; and is moored in a depth of 20 fathoms..," 

Captain Elliott's plan was to remain aboard the light- 
ship until a gale should test the holding power of her moor- 






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ings. It cam© within 24 hours after the mooring operation was 
completed, "when violent squalls of rain came in from the S W o 
which at 7 A. M. increased to a gale, when the wind hauled 
round to the N.Y/,, and then on the 18th to the N.E., the wind 
blew most tremendously, the sea running very high, and break- 
ing toward the shore in the most terrific manner - yet so grad- 
ual were the motions of the Light vessel during the most tem- 
pestuous part of the weather, that no strain whatever could be 
perceived upon the cables, nor was any article of her equipment 
disturbed, although purposely left unsecured. <, •" 

The Herald of July 26, of the same year, reports that the 
keeper of the light ship, having been reported alone and in 
distress, an expedition was sent to his relief, when it was dis- 
covered that his crewmen, while fishing in the ocean, had been 
blown out to sea, and were away for two nights before being able 
to make their way backo 

Early in the next year, (Beacon, January 31, 1825), the 
lightship "dragged her anchor into the Gulph Stream, and on the 
ensuing Tuesday they had been compelled to cut the cable and 
let it go. o .Captain Holden requested that a Pilot Boat should 
be sent to his assistance, and a Steam-Boat to take him in tow, 
as he had but one anchor . " 

The U. S. Brig Spark picked up the lightship off Curri- 
tuck, and towed her into Hampton Roads „ 



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First Named Captain of the 

Steam Boat Powhatan 

Although it was the general custom of the old newspapers 
to give the name of the Captain with that of the ship, there 
was found no mention of the Powhatan's commander until the Bea- 
con's issue of March 18, 1817, when Captain Jacob Shuster was 
quoted in connection with a boiler explosion on board that boat. 

He did not continue long in command, and his name was 
not thereafter noted in the marine news. He came in for mention 
in the general news, however, in March, 1821, at the time of the 
so-called "Trunk -Murder,' 1 in Norfolk, of the Frenchman Peter 
Lagaudette, by his fellow-thieves, the Spaniards Castillano and 
Garcia, who, the Beacon reported in its issue of March 23, 1821, 
"were apprehended yesterday on the beach at Seawell's Point, by 
a party of gentlemen, who had volunteered their services for 
that purpose, under the direction of Captain Jacob Shuster..." 

A detailed account of the notorious murder case, and of 
the execution of the murderers in Portsmouth, following their 
conviction in the Court of Norfolk County, is included in Wil- 
liam S. Forrest's, " Historical and Descriptive Sketches of 
Norfolk, and Vicinity," although it differs in some detail from 
the contemporary newspaper accounts. 

The death of "Mr. Jacob Shuster, Sr., aged 70 years," pre- 
sumably the Captain's father, was carried in the Herald of De- 
cember 3, 1828. It states: "He was a native of Pennsylvania, 
whence he moved to Norfolk, where he has resided for 42 years." 
A real estate advertisement indicated that the Shuster home was 
"on the Lambert's Point Road, about a mile and a half from Nor- 
folk." 

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♦♦♦♦44+4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 

First Mentioned 
Boats Captains 



Albemarle 



Crocker 



Augusta 


Green 


Chesapeake 


Not named 


Codorus 


Not named 


Constitution 


Robinson 


Eagle 


Rogers 


Enterprise 


Porter 


Fidelity 


Leech 


General Santander 


Shipman 


Hampton 


Waite 



Hampton, renamed Richmond 

Maid of Orleans 

Mississippi 

Mount Vernon 

New Jersey 

New York 



Morrison 
Pastorius 
Walker 
Wallington 



93-101-111-151-155-177-210 
219-221-222-223-225-229-232 
238-241-243-246-247-249-254 
262-270-273-373-414 

347 

405-406-409 

397 

311-391 

3-5-63-311-312-341-404-405 
406-407-409 

275-276 

184-185-166-209 
211 

376-382-363 

182-192-196-202-206-213-225 
240-247-254-285-288-289-290 
296-301-309-310-327-334-344 
347-357-363-384-388-393-398 
412 

61-62-63-402 

97 

97 

281-341-381-391 

83-406-407 



0. 



Churchward 233-244-250-251-252-253-254 
256-258-260-263-264-272-273 
274-277-281-283-288-290-291 
292-298-299-3O0-3O1-304-314 
334-335-342-369-370-372-375 
3 76-3 77-3 78-3 79-410-411 



418 
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\ STEAM-BOAT INDEX - 2 : 

444444+444444444+444444444444444444 44444444 44444+4 4+4444444444444444 

First Mentioned 
Boats Captains 

Norfolk Crocker 35-36-37-39-41-43-44-45-48-49 

53-54-57-59-60-70-75-77-81-85 
92-93-94-137-139-153-154-166 
167-196-199-203-204-206-210 
211-212-213-214-217-218-219 
238-241-251-256-267-269-273 
282-283-288-305-308-320-325 
347-3 51-3 52-3 54-3 55-3 58-365 
375-381-386-387-390-392-399 
400-409-410 

Petersburg Crocker 120-129-133-134-136-139-142 

144-145-148-149-150-156-162 
167-168-171-172-173-174-175 
176-177-178-180-181-187-194 
197-198-201-203-204-205-207 
208-209-211-215-217-220-226 
227-229-23 5-238-240-243-247 
272-273-274-277-281-290-296 
302-305-307-316-319-322-324 
325-326-333-335-336-337-339 
341-342-343-348-351-352-355 
356-357-360-361-362-363-365 
366-368-376-379-382 

Philadelphia Not named 27-406 

Potomac Middleton 163-164-165-166-169-172-173 

181-183-188-195-199-203-205 
206-207-208-209-212-217-231 
238-247-261-262-265-266-271 
272-273-275-277-278-279-280 
281-283-287-289-290-293-294 
295-302-303-316-318-320-322 
323-325-326-335-336-339-341 
347-348-351-353-363-364-366 
368-369-371-372-376-377-378 
379-381-382-386-387-389-390 
391-392-394-395-397-399-400 

Powhatan Shuster 7-8-9-11-12-13-15-16-18-21 

24-25-26-28-36-38-39-40-41 
42-44-46-47-50-55-59-60-69 
75-77-94-99-100-102-108-127 
134-136-141-142-153-155-156 
I56a-157-162-I71-I8l-189-190 
194-205-206-207-217-229-242 
244-264-265-273-402-412-414 
416 



419 



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First Mentioned 
Boats Captains 



Richmond 



Young 



63-67-68- 
82-34-90-91 
115-126-130 
147-149-153 
172-179-195 
213-215-216 
242-244-245 
274-283-289 
320-322-333 
346-349-352 
387-395-398 



71-72-76-77- 
-94-95-97-99 
-136-141-143 
167-168-169 
-201-203-205 
-218-219-226 
-246-266-270 
-294-302-304 
-334-336-339 
-358-361-365 
-400-402-413 



79-80-81 
-100-108 
-144-146 
-170-171 
-207-208 
-227-229 
272-273 
315-317 
-341-345 
-366-367 



Richmond, of New York 

Roanoke Middleton 



92-93-114-115-121-122-123-124 
125-140-146-183-409 



Savannah 


Rogers 




405 


Sea-Gull 


Porter 




275-276-302-386 


Sea-Horse 


Rogers 


. 


L 7-56-57-62-75-91-93-104-106 
L07-119-125a-127-143-144-152 
L69-207-421 


Superior 


Milner 




83 


Surprize 


Taylor 




390-400-407 


United States 


Trippe 




116-127-128-337 


Vesta 


Burns 




83 


Virginia 


Ferguson 


19-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34 
36-37-45-54-58-60-62-64-66-67 






77 


-80-84-85-88-89-95-96-99-101 






116 


-117-118-125-126-128-129-130 






135- 


-137-139-141-142-143-145-148 






149 


-153-159-167-168-169-173-181 






195 


-197-199-203-204-205-206-207 






209- 


-217-219-220-227-339-231-238 






239 


-245-254-255-256-257-265-266 






271- 


-273-274-276-282-283-290-296 






308- 


-320-327-330-331-332-334-336 






337- 


-338-339-341-342-348-3 55-364 






368- 


-378-382-384-387-389-390-392 






394- 


-395-396-398-399-400-406-407 






409- 


-412 



420 



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+444444*444444444444444444444444444 444 44444 44444444 4 4444444444444444 

: First Mentioned : 

: Boats Captains : 



: Virginia, of Richmond Ludlam 337-339-341: 

: Washington O'Neal e 1-2-179-290-404: 

44444*444444444* *♦♦♦++♦++♦♦+♦♦♦**♦*♦♦*♦*+++ **+****+****+*+*444*****+ 

STEAM-BRIGS See Enterprize, New York 

Sea-Gull 



STEAM GALLIOT 
STEAM SCHOONERS 

STEAM SLOOP 



Fidelity, General Santander, Maid of 
Orleans, Mississippi, Augusta 

Albemarle (One reference as such) 



219 



4 444444444444444444 444444444444444444444444 4444444444 44 44444444444++ 

STEAM-BOAT CAPTAINS 

k 4444444 4 4 44 4 4 44 4 4 4 444444444444 444444444444 4 4 44444 444444 444444 44 4 444 



: CAPTAINS 


COMMANDS 




: Anderson 


Powhatan 


136-142-153 l 


: Barnard 


New York 


335-342: 


: Brown 


Norfolk 
Virginia 


206: 
181-382-384-389: 


: Burns 


Vesta 


83: 


: Campbell, John 


Eagle 
Norfolk 


83: 

137-147-153-166-196-199-204: 


: Chapman, [W. J.] 


Petersburg 351-352-353-361-362-363-366-369: 

376-379-382 : 

Richmond 395-400: 


: Chapman, G„ 


New York 


369-370-372-375-376: 


: Churchward, Richard 


New York 

Other 
Activities 


233-234-250-251-253-254-258-260: 
263-264-265-272-273-277-281-283: 
288-290-292-298-299-301-410-411: 

313 1 



421 



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***+*++*+**+4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444+- 

Captains 



Coffin, William 



Corson 
Cowper 
Crocker, Daniel W. 



Ferguson, John 



Green 
Hatton 
Hazard 
Holden, Life 



Commands 



Potomac 

Powhatan 

Richmond 



Virginia 

Sea-Horse 

Richmond 

Norfolk 
Albemarle 
Powhatan 
Petersburg 



392 
68-99-102 
115-136-137-146-149-168-173-195 
207-213-215-216-218-219-227-229 
242-244-245-246-266-273-274-278 
283-294-302-315-317 

390 

56 

334-349-361-365-367 



35-37-39-41-45-48-53- 
205 



54-59-70 
101-219 
-206-207 
-148-149 
-174-175 
-198-201 
-220-227 
-274-277 
-324-326 



133-134-136-139-144-145 
150-156-167-168-171-173 
177-178-181-187-194-197 
208-209-211-215-216-217 
229-23 5-238-240-247-273 
281-296-305-316-319-322 
333-335 
Other references 187-303-374 

Virginia 26-27-28-29-31-32-36-45-58-62 
64-66-77-84-88-99-101-117-118 . 
125-128 -130-139-142-153-159-160 
161-168-173-195-197-199-204-205 
206-209-217-220-227-229-231-238 
257-265-266-273-274-282-283-290 
291-308-320-327-330-336-342-364 

M . 368-378-387-390-392-395-406-407 
United States n6 

Norfolk 210-211-212-213 

Other references 108-407 



Augusta 
Roanoke 

Powhatan 

Powhatan 
Albemarle 

Other 
References 



347 
115 

242-244-265-273 

155-156-156a-157-158-l62 
221-223-229-232-238-241-246 
247 

400-414-415 



422 



+44444444444 444444' 

Captains 



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14*444444 444444444 444 4444444 444444444444i 

Commands 



Jenkins, Uriah 


Potomac 


247-265-266-273-275-278-281-283 
289-290-294-302-303-318-322-323 
326-348-351-363-364-368-369-371 
372-376-381-382-386-387-389-390 
391-394-396-399 


Leech, Richard 


Fidelity 


184-185-186-209-211 


Ludlam 


Virginia of Richmond 337-341 


M'Cutchen 


Virginia 


396-398 


McKeever 


Sea-Gull 


386 


Middleton, Joseph 


Roanoke 125-127-409 
Potomac 163-173-186-195-199-205-206-209 
Other reference 176 


Milner 


Superior 


83 


Morrison 


Maid of Orleans 97 


O'Neale 


Washington 


1-2 


Owen, William 


Norfolk 


212-219-238-241-273-282-283-288 
305,308,325,333,351-352-354-355 
363-381-386-387-400 


Pastorius 


Mississippi 


97 


:Perkins 


Norfolk 


70-81-85 


Porter, Cora. David 


Sea-Gull 


275 


Pry or 


New York 


377-378-379 


Quarles 


Potomac 


207 


Robinson 


Constitution 


311 


Rogers, Moses 


Eagle 

Sea-Horse 

Savannah 


3-404-405-409 

17 

405-409 


Rollins 


Norfolk 


268-365 


Rollins, William 


Virginia 


412 



423 



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STEAM-BOAT INDEX - 7 : 

r444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 



: Captains 


Commands 








: Rose, H. B„ 


Albemarle 






262-270-273: 


: Seabury 


Powhatan 






161: 


: Selden 


Richmond 






387: 


: Shipman 


General Santander 






376-382: 


: Shuster, Jacob 
: Taylor 


Powhatan 
Surprize 


24- 
50- 


-25- 

-60- 


-36-38-39-40-41-44: 

-416 : 

390-400: 


: Trippe, Edward 


United States 






127-128: 


: Vorhees, Lt. Com. 


Sea-Gull 






302: 


: Waite, [Abel] 


Sea-Horse 
Hampton 






91-106-119-120: 
202-206-213-310: 


: Walker 


Mount Vernon 
Washington 






281-381: 
290: 


: Wallington 


New Jersey 






83: 


: Weems, George 


Eagle 






311-406-407-408: 


: Young, Edward L 


Richmond 

Other activities 


64-71- 


.72-77-81-84-91-97: 
95-248-413: 



4+ + * + + + TTT + T + + + T + + + * + T*T + + X + T + + + + T+ + + XT + + T + T*TTT4T + TT-rT + T4TTiT4 + 4-rT + 



Ferguson, Captain Benjamin - Sole owner of the Bal- 
timore boats and sail- 
ing packets 



29-94-406 



♦ 4444444 4444444444444444444444 [CJDNTI1JUED]44444444444444444444444 4444 



424 



MISCELLANY 



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+ * + + + + * + + ** + *t + .r + * + + 'rT-r 4 ** + * + * + * + 4 ******■!• + ****** + ** + 

ACCIDENTS , COLLISIONS , DAMAGE , DISASTERS : 



Boiler Explosions 

Collisions 

Falling Overboard 

Fatalities 

Fire 

Mechanical breakdowns 

Miscellaneous 
Stranding 
Weather Damage 



24-311' 

36-45-142-166-175-239-289-294 

119-137' 

25-119-182-225-239-2 52 

311 

18-60-68-94-96-97-100-154-156 

199-201-206-208-209-247-254-283 

13-182-252 

11-36-203 

8-9-56-57 



•406-416 
•347-352 
-225-304 
■304-311 
-373-411 
•166-186 
-326-389 
-309-310 
■299-301 
-203-216 



AGENTS FOR STEAM BOATS : 

Briscoe & Partridge 
Richard Drummond 
John R. Harwood 

John M. Lowry & Co. 
William Rowland 

Nathaniel Smith 
Wm. H. Thompson 



John Tunis 
N. Wattles 



- Baltimore 83-405-406-407 

- Norfolk 17-32-33-165 

- Norfolk 314-335-368-370-372-376-377 

378-379 

- New York 304 

- Norfolk 253-260-263-264-265-277-281 

291-298-299-304-410-411 

314-370-377 

- Norfolk 48-57-60-108-138-140-141-142 

144-146-171-180-205-279-287 
295-307-315-319-322-3 54-362 
363-366-412 

- Norfolk 185-211 

324-348 



BOILER k ENGINE DETAILS 

Beam Operating Air Pump 
Beam Operating Force Pump 
Balance Wheel 
Bolton & Watt Plan 
Bolton & Wells 
Cog Wheels 

Copper Boilers 69-177- 

Crosshead Engines 
Engine Room Signals 
Fifty-six-inch Cylinder 
Fly Wheel to Reduce Vibration 
Half Stroke 
Hand Gear 

Horsepower 140-163-164-177-190-191- 
Imported Engines - English 
[Continued: 



247 

405 

300 

44-92-164 

406 

96-199 

304-316-406-410-412 

405-411 

408 

411 

410 

164 

206 

234-251-304-409-410 

92-140-410-412 



425 

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: STEAM-BOAT INDEX - 9 

44444444444*44*444444444*4444*4*4*44*4***44444*44444**4*44444444444 

BOILER & ENGINE DETAILS - Continued ; 

Iron Boilers -,L6 406 

Low Pressure Boilers 177 •>-. a i7-7~7nA 

Machinery Parts Salvaged "-310-3 77-406 

Non-Reversible Engines ?Qg 

Ogden's Principle of Two Cylinders 7 

Pinion Wheel , ,-L 

Piston Rod j!?9 

Recessed Paddle-Wheels fn? 

Reeder Design ^ 

Shafts °° 

Six-Foot Stroke f?f 

Span Wheel 7qq 

5i?~*Sl?Si AbS6nCe ° f 250-259-410 

154 



o 



Valve Stem 



BUILDERS OF STEAM BOATS 



Chas. & Edmund Allmand - Norfolk 92-Q^-l6l itf? 119 

Flanagan & Beacham - Baltimore J 19 27 

Maj. Wm. F. Hunter - Norfolk 61-71-72-207-233-234 

Lemuel & Robt. Langley - Norfolk 71-72-163-165-208-250-2 51 

Laurence & Sneeden - New York 120 

Francis B. Ogden - New York l 7 10 g 

Charles Reeder - Baltimore g 

Mr. Sutcliff - Engine Expert 163-250 



STEAM BOAT COMPANIES: 



Alexandria & Norfolk S. B. Co. 87-102-140-158-165-323-348 
Baltimore Steam Packet Company fgg 

Edenton Steam Boat Company 77 

Elkton Line , os ,££ 

Ferguson, Capt. Benj. - Owner 29 94 406 

James River Steam Boat Company 108-110-112-132-138-141-142-147 

171-172-175-205-275-279-280-287 

291-295-315-316-319-321-354-357 

o , 384-402 

Minute Books Quoted 63-94-100-108-110-124-176-180-194-402 

Newbern Steam Boat Company 5/ iwf 

Norfolk & Alexandria S. B. Co. 87-IO2-I4O-I58-I65I323 

348 

Norfolk & Hampton Steam Boat Company t*; ;n ai 

Norfolk & New York Steam Boat Company 7gT 

Norfolk & Newbern Steam Boat Company IT 

[Continued: -"+ 



426 



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STEAM BOAT COMPANIES - Continued ; 



Petersburg Steam Boat Company 
Potomac Steam Boat Company 
Roanoke Steam Boat Company 
Weems Line 
Union Line 



.,.,.»«. tti. (.».«.«• t- *>;• t-+t>t-M> (•*•»• *-!-!• *•*•*• t-fr 



73 

165-280 

85-96-115-125a-126 

407 

406 



STEAM BOAT CONTROVERSY - Supreme Court Decision 



DANCING ABOARD STEAM BOATS 



306 



257-296-330 



STEAM BOAT DESIGN. DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION , DIMENSIONS; 
ACCOMMODATIONS , CAPACITY , ETC.: 



Albemarle 

Codorus 

Eagle 

New Jersey 

Norfolk 

Petersburg - (Suggested) 

Potomac 

Powhatan 

Richmond - nee Hampton 

Roanoke 

Sea-Horse 

Unnamed Steam Boat 

Virginia 

New York 

Hampton 



111,177 

397 

405-406-407-408 

406-407 

410 

73-74 

163-164 

4 

61-71-80 

92-140 

17-56 

69 

27-29-409 

234-250-251-259-300-304-411 

192 



STEM BOAT EXCURSIONS - See also Page 431 



Albemarle 221-222-232-238-241-243-246-249-254 

S agl f 192-196-388 

Hampton ' 253 

J e V?£ k 154-241-387 
Petersburg 133-136-144-145-197-198-201-220-226-227-240-347-296 

PoSan 26-155-156-156a-157-158 

I S^nH 84-144-227-246 

Richmond ^ ^27 

Virginia^" 27-30-32-33-34-62-64-66-67-80-84-[Continued 



427 



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4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 444* 

STEAM BOAT EXCURSIONS - CONTINUED: 



Virginia - Continued 
Washington 



129-130-145-197-220-226-227-239-245 
254-296-327-330-389-390 

1-2 



STEAM BOAT FARES - OTHER THAN EXCURSION: 



Newbern - Elizabeth City- 
No rf oik-Baltimore 
Norfolk-Hampton 
Norfolk-New York 
Norfolk-Richmond-Petersburg 



Norfolk-Smithfield-Suffolk 
Norfolk-Washington- Alexandria 



54 

261-329-362 

107-125a-143 

184-185-379 

12-15-138-139-171-173-180-261 

262-280-287-293-303-318-321 

322-323-348-354-357 

130-132-221 
261-270-280-293-303-315-318 
319-321-322-323-348-366 



STEAM BOAT FUEL : Coal , p ossible use of 211-300 

Wood 13-16-24-38-56-57-67-110 

122-126-173-189-218-219-347-353-376 
407 



HORSES & CARRIAGES ABOARD : 
HOTEL AGENT ABOARD: 



54-lll-119-125a-334-357-369 

21 



ICE & SNOW AS IMPEDIMENTS TO NAVIGATION: 



LANDING DIFFICULTIES: 



38-101-102-114-118-141 
210-211-212-213-214-275 
277-305-359-360-399-400 

408 



LAUNCHINGS , TRIAL & INITIAL TRIPS , OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES : 



Albemarle 
Eagle 
Hampton 
New Jersey 
New York 
Norfolk 
Petersburg 
Potomac 
Powhatan 

Richmond, nee Hampton 
[Continued: 



111-221 

405-407 

182-192-196 

406-407 

233-250-253-254-259 

35-39-410 

120-133-134 

163-172 

7 

61-71-79-80-90 



428 



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4 + + + 4 + 4 + + + + + * + + 4 + 44 + 44 + . } + .i + *4.* + 4444444444444444444444444444444444444 



LAUNCHINGS , ETC . - Continued : 

Roanoke 

Sea-Horse 

Virginia 



92-112-114 

106 

19-26-27-88-89-118-126-129-409 



LIBRARY - Proposed for the New York 



259 



OFFICERS & DIRECTOR S, STOCKHOLDERS ' MEETINGS , ETC . 7-29-35-40-47 

49-55-63-67-68 
55-63-67-68-73-78-79-82-85-94-96-97-100 
102-108-110-115-124-126-129-140-1410158 
165-176-180-194-208-216-275-353-354-365 
370-371-374-384-405-406-407-411-412 



RESCUES BY STEM BOAT: 



119-120-159-160-161-1621204-317-325 



STEAM BOATS SOLD , OR ADVERTISED FOR SALE : 

Albemarle 

Eagle 

Name Unknown 

New Jersey 

New York 

Norfolk 

Petersburg 

Powhatan 

Roanoke 



177-180-210 

406-407 

69 

406-407 

304 

43-44-49-402-410 

176-180 

49-55-194 

140-146-409 



SHEET IRON STEAM BOAT 



TOWING BY STEM BOATS 



397 

56-62-92-93-189-190-204-206-265-276 
290-301-309-325-326-348-349-351-368 
381-390-392-393-398-400-415 



PLACE NAMES ALONG THE ROUTES OF THE BALTIMORE & WASHINGTON BOATS 

Annapolis 27-96-210-211-212-213-274-305-311-312-354-355-360 

406 

Back River Point 351 

Blackstone's Island 387 

Eastern Shore of Virginia 181-201-241-310 

Fort McHenry 128 

Fort Severn 311 
[Continued: 



429 



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4 + * + -*4 + + * + * + + * + * + + *44* + * + * + + * + + 4* + * + 4* + + * + t* + + + + * + + + + -» + 4 + * + + + + + + + * + * 

PLACE NAMES , BALTIMORE & WASHINGTON ROUTES - CONTINUED 



Great Wicomico River 


394 


Gwinn's Island 


400 


Head of the Bay 


135 


Horse Shoe, The 


45-151-204-330 


Hungars 


150-201-241 


James' Island - James' 


Point 364 


Mob jack Bay 


245-249 


Nanjemoy Creek 


387 


New Point Comfort 


45-114-157-209-212-218-245-336-349-351 



North Point 

Old Point Comfort 



Patapsco River 
Patuxent River 
Piankatank River 
Plumb Point 
Point Lookout 
Poplar Island 
Potomac Bridge 
Potomac Creek 
Potomac River 
Ragged Point 
Rappahannock River 

St. Mary's 
Severn River 
Sharp's Island 
Smith's Island 
Smith's Point 
Tangier Island 
Three Sisters 
Wicomico River 
Willoughby's Point 
Wind Mill Point 
Winn's Point 
Wolf Trap, The 
Yecomico 
York River 



381-399 

144-145-156- 
225-236-237- 
285-288-289- 
327-347-348- 
385-386-388 



114-197-198 
399 



311 
■192-196-198-206-211-213-214 
■240-241-246-247-249-253-280 
•290-296-297-320-321-323*293 
■357-363-365-368-379-383-384 

101-210 

31-154-212-213-400-405-406 

325-395-399 

212 

206-391-400 

199-320 

214 

1-281-321-323 

114-204-214-228-275-283-336 

389 
■240-243-247-251-325-326-390 

136-238-289 

206-219-249 

31-58 

320 

289-320 

157-197-199-200 

96 

326-394 

58-195-297 

325 

325 

352 

326-394 

212-328-339-290 



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444444444444444*4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 

PLACE NAMES ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE JAMES RIVER STEAM BOATS : 

Appomattox Confluence 133 

Bermuda Hundred 137-149 

Bird Cage 39 

Broadway 244 

Burwell's Bay 124-136-154-254 

Cannon's Marshes 150-386 

City Point 11-12-15-37-39-40-46-55-65-76-77-79-82 

102-130-134-136-138-139-143-147-149-162 

167-171-172-174-180-181-189-190-215-261 

262-270-271-277-279-280-287-293-294-303 

318-321-322-323-341-348-349-354-357-376 

401 

Day's Point 59-194-317 

Fort Powhatan 15-39-150-156-277 

Four Mile Creek 149-156 

Harrison's Bar 149-150-156-266 

Hog Island 149-150-156-247-266-349-386 

James* Island 156 

Jamestown Island 14-15-37-39-52-55-76-79-82-154-156a-l80 

220-221-222-226-227-228-229-232-287-321 
323-341-342-348-354-356 
Kingland's Reach 150 

Lyons Creek Shoals 150 

Manchester 76 

Mayo's Bridge 148-216 

Mayo's Island 167-174-189 

Narsworthy's Shoals 36 

Newport News 39-150-194-302 

Osborne's 150-346 

Point of Shoals 150-156-302-349 

Presque-Isle 156 

Rocketts 76-191-208-215-216-304-346-352 

Sandy Point 194-266 

Seven Mile Reach 150 

Turkey Island 150 

Tynes' 39 

Varina 150 

Warwick 149-150-156-262 

Westover 149 

Wilton 38-149-156 

Wind Mill Point 150-294 



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LANDFALLS & HARBORS OF REFUGE ON THE ROUTE OF THE 
NORFOLK - NEW YORK STEAM BOATS : 

Barnegat Inlet 8-9 

Chincoteague 8-9-254-276 

Delaware Capes - River 3-265-405 

Egg Harbor 378 

Henlopen, Cape 378 

Hog Island 376 

Lewiston 281 

Reedy Island 281 

Sandy Hook 7-8-186-276 

Smith's Island 57 

Squan Inlet 56 



OBJECTIVES OF EXCURSIONS AND PARTIES OF PLEASURE : 

Annapolis 27 

Appomattox River 133 

Bay Side, The Bay 26-30-84 

Burwell's Bay 154-254 

Capes of Virginia 32-33-62-64-67-80-84-127-129-136-156a 

158-188-239-246-253-254-3&7 

Eastern Shore 201-241 

Elizabeth River 1-66 

Fredericksburg 197-198-240-243-247 

Gosport Navy Yard 246 

Hampton 192-196 

Hampton Roads 1-2-144-145-296-387-389 

Hungar's 201-241 

Isle of Wight Camp Meeting 254 

Jamestown 156a-220-226-227-232 

Lynnhaven Bay 34-246 

Mobjack Bay 245-249 

New Point Comfort 157 

North River 245 

Old Point Comfort 145-156-156a-196-246-249-253-38S 

Port Royal 198 

Rappahannock River 197-198-240-243-247 

Severn River 249 

Smithfield 156a-158-221-240 

Suffolk 130-155-156-196-221-222 

Tangier Island 157-197 

Tappahannock 198-247 

Williamsburg 156a 

Yorktown 158-238-327-330 

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NORTH CAROLINA STEAM BOAT AND STAGE POINTS ; 

Albemarle Sound 43 

Amerrons 179 

Beaufort 302 

Cape Hatteras Shoals 412 

Currituck Inlet - Bar - Sound, etc. 91-101-111-415 

Edenton 41-51-60-98-101-103-111 

112-131-151-155-177-208 
218-219 
Elizabeth City 43-48-49-51-53-54-56-57-59-60-70-75-91-92 

141-151-155-212-218-271 
Fayetteville 44-49-54-131-148-151-155-179-365 

Hatteras Shoals 412 

Newbern 43-44-45-48-49-50-54-57-60-216-410 

North Carolina Sounds 301-410 

Ocracoke Inlet 111 

Pamlico ("Pamptico") Sound 43 

Pasquotank River 54 

Plymouth 41-75-91-94-103-111-131-151-177 

Raleigh 98-103-111-131-112-148-151 

Roanoke River; Falls of, etc. 56-57-92-93-196 

Summerton 148 

Tarborough 98-103-111-131-148-151-155-187 

Washington 101-103-111 

Williamston 151 

Wilmington 49 

Wynn's Ferry 179 

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Abbott, Ga. M.C. 365: 

Adams, John - US Corvette 246: 
Addington, J. C. - Norfolk 263: 

281: 

Agenara - Boston Brig 149: 

Agnes - French Brig 150: 

Albany, N. Y. 4-128: 

ALBEMARLE - SB 93-101-111-151: 

155-177-210-219-221-222 : 

223-225-229-232-238-241-243 : 

246-247-249-254-262-270-273 : 

373-414 : 

Albemarle Sound 43 : 

Alert - US Store Ship 170-381: 

390 : 

Alexander - Va. M.C. 181-278: 

Alexandria, Va. 1-78-82-102-112: 

115-124-136-163-164-166-172 : 

173-195-199-205-206-207-209: 

212-214-216-217-238-261-265 : 

273-275-277-278-280-283-290: 

293-297-303-315-318-319-320: 

321-322-323-326-335-336-348: 

349 : 

Alexandria Hotels: : 

Exchange Coffee House 78: 

Alexandria Newspapers: 206: 

Gazette 283: 

Herald 214: 

Phoenix 394: 

Alexandria & Norfolk Steam : 

Boat Company 87-102-140-158: 

165-323-348 : 

Alfriend, John - Petersburg 295: 

Allentown - Key West 290: 

Allmand, Albert - Norfolk 67-94: 

100-108-126: 

Allmand, Charles M 412: 

Allmand, Edmund 92-93-163-182: 

Allmand, Harrison " 187: 

Allmand, John " 263-410-411: 

Allyn, John T. " 335: 

Allyn & Talbott " 269: 

Alpha - Nantucket Sloop 149-150: 

Alvarado, Mexico 368: 

Ambler, Col. - Jamestown 52: 

Amelia District 242-365: 

American Beacon 402: 

American Beacon News Room 278: 

American Beacon Office 303: 



American Coastal & Sound Steam- 
ers 411 
Amerrons 179 
ANDERSON, SB Captain 136-142-153 
Anderson, Capt. Sloop Jay 347 
Andrew, Samuel 367 
Ann - Ship 266 
Annapolis, Md. 27-96-210-211-212 

213-274-305-311-312-354-355 

360-406 
Appomattox River 133 

Archer, Edward - Norfolk 140-165 
Archer, John - Ship's Boy 252 
Archer, Wm. S. - Va. M.C. 242 

278-365 
Arch Street Wharf - Phila. 373 
Armistead, Col. US Engrs. 95 
Armistead, Jas. A. - Norfolk 295 
Army - See US Army 
Ashburn, Shields, A. & Co. 178 

194 
Attorney Genl. of US 37-124 
AUGUSTA, SB 347 

Aydelott, Capt. Sloop Carpen- 
ter & Son. Philadelphia 67 



Back Bay, Va. 101 

Back River, -Point 113-351 

Bagnall, H. B. - Norfolk 404 

Bainbridge, Commodore USN 392 

Bainbridge, Sailing Mstr.USN 275 

Baird, Rudder & - Portsmouth 263 

Baker, Capt. Schr. Leander 370 

Balloon - Ship 320 

Balls, Thomas 165 

Baltimore, Md. 3-5-17-26-27-28 

29-30-31-32-33-34-36-43-45-49 

50-54-58-63-64-66-77-80-83-85 

88-89-90-94-95-96-99-116-117 

118-119-125-126-128-132-135 

137-139-141-142-143-147-150 

153-154-166-167-168-172-173 

179-181-195-196-199-203-204 

205-206-207-209-212-214-215 

216-217-218-219-220-226-235 

238-255-257-261-262-267-268-269 

273-274-278-282-283-285-288-290 

297-305-308-309-311-316-3 20-325 

328-333-337-341-347-351-Cont'd. 



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Baltimore - Continued 352-355: 

358-360-362-363-364-365-378: 

381-382-384-386-389-390-391 : 

392-394-395-396-398-399-400: 

406-407-408 : 

Baltimore Boats 85-147-148-151: 

172-213-217-237-295-329-3 55: 

Baltimore Correspondents 266: 

Baltimore Harbor 405-412: 

Baltimore Line 138: 

Baltimore Newspapers: : 

American 19-405: 

Commercial Advertiser 405: 

Federalist Gazette 316-409: 

Patriot 27-34: 

Sun 406 : 

Telegraph 3 : 

Baltimore Packets 10-26-29-31: 

128-142-282: 

Baltimore Postmaster 366: 

Baltimore Quarantined 135: 

Baltimore Miscellany: : 

Bowley's Wharf 83-88-139-142: 

147-406-409: 

Fell's Point 19: 

Flanagan & Beacham's Yard 19: 

Fort McHenry 128: 

Baltimore & Newbern Steam : 

Boat Stage 48-157: 

Baltimore Steam Packet Co. 409: 

Bank Street - Norfolk 248: 

Bank of Virginia 202: 

Banks, Capt. Schr. P. Anne 362: 

Barbados 386: 

BARNARD, Capt. SB 335-342: 

Barnegat Inlet 8-9: 

Barron, Com. James USN 99-334: 

347-378-392: 

Bassett - Va. M.C. 365: 

Bassett, Col„ 337: 

Bathing Facilities 256-284-285: 

292-380 : 

Bay Side 30-84: 

Beacham, Flanagan &. 19: 

Beacon, The - Norfolk 402: 

Beacon News Room 278: 

Beacon Office 303: 

Beale, John E. 108: 

Beaufort, N„ C. 302: 

Beaumont, Seward, B. & Co. 52: 

Beaver - Schooner 364: 

Belfast 381: 



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Bell, Capt. Schr. Rehoboth 378 
Bell, John 374 

Bell Tavern - Richmond 15 
Ben - Negro Steward 267-268-269 
Bennett, Capt. Hampton Mail 

Boat 213 

Bennett, Capt. Sloop Mary Ann 57 
Berlin, Conn, 295 

Bermuda Hundred 137-149 
Bird Cage - On James River 39 
Bishop Madison 230 

Bishop Moore 146 

Bite of Craney Island 351-378 

393-398 
Blackledge - N.C.M.C. 278 
Blackstone's Island 387 
Blaetterman, Prof. G. 251 
Blair, Rev. Mr. Richmond 242 
Blakely, Ala. 259 

Blaney, Lt. US Engrs. 77 
Black, Capt. Schr. Fanny & 

Mary 273 

Bocciardi, C. - Williamsburg 14 
Boddy's Island, N. C« 301 
Bolivar, General 14 

Bolton & Watt 44-92-164 
Bolton & Wells 406 

Bonard, Mr. - Norfolk 31 
Bonard & Denis " 300 

Boone, Jr., George 374 

Boothe, Lucius Junius 205 
Bordeaux 302 

Boston, Mass. 1-45-149-150-156 
175-194-309-314-352 
Boston Packet 45 

Boston Papers 375 

Bosworth, Lewis - Newark 295 
Botts, Alexander L. 242 

Boush, N. - Norfolk 165 
Bowley's Wharf 83-88-139-142-147 

406-409 
Boyle, Capt. Brig Panopea 349 
Bozman, Capt. Joseph 4-210 
Bradlee, Francis B. C. 411 
Bradshaw, SB Hotel Agent 21 
Branda, A. & Co. - Norfolk 263 

281-300 
Branda, C. 67-281-335 

Brandywine, US Frigate 387-389 

391 
Breeze - Purser USN 95 

Brette & Vincent - Norf. 263-281 



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Brighton of the U. S. 297: 
Briscoe & Partridge 83-405-406: 

407 : 
Bristol, England 209-249: 
British Redoubt - Yorktown 340: 
Broadnax, General 337: 

Broadway, Va. 244: 

Brooks, Alexander - Norfolk 20: 
Brothers - Mail Boat 213: 
Broughton - Norfolk Editor 163 : 
BROWN, SB Captain j .181-206-362: 

384-389 : 
Brown, Capt Jas. - Portsmth 410: 
Brown, R. C. 378: 

Brown, West & - Norfolk 22: 
Browne, Maj. Gen. Jacob USA 395: 
Brydon, William - Jamaica 295: 
BURNS, SB Captain 83: 

Burton - N.C. M.C. 278: 
Burton, John 374: 

Bucknam, Jo - Norfolk 384: 
Budget - New York Sloop 149: 
Buenos Ayres 283 : 

Burd, Major USA 50-90: 

Burr, Francis 231: 

Burwell's Bay - "Burrill's" 124: 

136-154-254: 
Burwell's Bay - Proposed : 
Grand Naval Establishmentl24: 



Bute Street - Norfolk 
Butler, Henry - Richmond 



414: 
146: 



Cadets - CaDt. Partridge's 377: 

Cadiz 372: 

Caffey, Wm. - Petersburg 295: 

Caldwell, J. H. 349: 

Caldwell's Theatrical Corps 349: 

Calhoun, John C. - Secy. War 123: 

124-336-343: 

Camillus - Boston Ship 156: 

CAMPBELL, Capt. John - SB 83: 

137-147-153-166-196-199-204: 

Campbell's Wharf - Norfolk 69: 

Camp Meetings 152-157-192-197: 

199-200-254 : 

Canal Boats 125a-196: 

Cannon & Clark - Norfolk 281: 

Cannon's Marshes 150-186: 

Qapes, The Virginia 32-33-48-62: 

64-67-80-84-97-101-Cont'd.: 



Capes of Va. - Continued 127-129 

136-156a-l87-l88-222-241-246 

253-254-263-264-275-281-288 

299-301-320-387-390-405 

Cape Henry 57-276-299-301-378 

Cape Henry Light 209-300 

Cape Hatteras 301-400 

Cape Hatteras Lightship 400-414 

415 
Cape Hatteras Shoals 412 
Cape Haytien 364 

Cape Henlopen 376 

Cape Lookout Shoals 57 

Capron, Capt. Norf. Mil. 123-168 
170-195-361 
Capron, John - Norfolk 300 
Carnes - Capt. Ship Henry 

Clay 150 

Carolina Centinel 50 

Carpenter & Son - Phila. Sloop 67 
Carr, Lieut. USA 239 

Carr, Henry - Norfolk 360-361 
Carr's Hotel - Norfolk 360-361 
364-368-398 
Carter - S.C. M.C. 365 

Cartersville Bridge 216 
Carthagena 383 

Cassin, Lt-Com. USN 398 
Castilano - Norfolk 416 
Castle Calhoun - Rip Raps 344 
Catherine Street - Norfolk 202 
Celia - Schooner 386 

Ceres - Schooner 57 

Chamberlain - Capt. Brig 

Georgiana 203 

CHAPMAN, SB Capt. 351-352-353 

[W.J.] 361-362-363-366-369-376 

379-382-395-400 

CHAPMAN, Capt. G. - SB 369-370 

372-375-376 

Charleston, S. C. 6-43-57-149 

206-347-377-378-412 

Charleston Courier 70 

Charlestown, Mass. 378 

Charlton, Capt. Francis D. - 

Suffolk Volunteers 224 

Chatham - Boston Brig 194 

Cherub - Richmond Sloop 263 

CHESAPEAKE - SB 405-406-409 

Chesapeake Bay 29-30-34-45-67-88 

101-112-136-166-205-212-222 

236-262-289-292-312-324-385 

391-394-399-405-406-407-409 



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Chesapeake Line 172 

Chester, S. M. - Newbern 216 

Chief Justice of US 306-337-339 

Chincoteague 8-9-254-276 

Christian, Surg'n. Peter USN 398 

CHURCHWARD, Capt. Richd. SB 233 

234-250-251-253-254-258-260 

263-264-265-272-273-277-281 

283-288-290-292-298-299-301 

313-410-411 

Citizens' Coach 128 

City Point 11-12-15-37-39-40-46 

55-65-76-77-79-82-102-130 

134-136-138-139-143-147-149 

162-167-171-172-174-180-181 

189-190-215-261-262-270-271 

277-279-280-287-293-294-303 

318-321-322-323-341-348-349 

354-357-376-398-401 

City Point - Folkes ' Tavern 65 

172-401 
Clark, Mr. 31 

Clark, J. 263 

Clark, Cannon & - Norfolk 281 
Clarke, Maj. John - Henrico 95 
Clay, Henry 214 

Clayton, John M. 374 

Clergymen: 

Blair, Rev. Mr. 
French, Dr. 
Low, Rev. Mr» 
Madison, Bishop 
Moore, Bishop 
Patterson, Rev. Mr. 
Westwood, Rev. Mr. 
Cluff, Matthew 



Coal 

Cocke, 

Cocke, 

Cocke, 

Cocke, 



Va. 



242 

219 

95 

230 

146 

31 

176 

10-271 

211-300 

Mil. 343 



401 
378 
300 
397 



Brig. Gen. 
Benjamin 

Co L. - Portsmouth 

John - Portsmouth 

C0D0RUS - Sheet Iron SB 

COFFIN, Capt Wm. - SB 68-99-102 

115-136-137-146-149-168-173 

195-207-213-215-216-218-219 

227-229-242-244-245-246-266 

273-274-278-283-294-302-315 

317-390-392 

Cohen's Lottery Office 199-217 

Colley, Miss Harriet 95 

Colley, Capt. Wm. - Norfolk 95 

Colombia Republic 320 



Columbian - NY Newspaper 7 

Columbians - Suffolk Vols. 224 

Columbus-74, USN 144-145 

Comegys, C. P. 374 

Comet - "Capt. Crocker's" 178 

Comet - Ship 150-266 

Commerce Street - Norfolk 86 

Compiler, The Richmond 191-208 

228-247-266-277-346-349 

Congress, US Frigate 351 

Congressmen 148-181-208-242-272 

278-289-342-353-365-368-392 

397-414 

Constellation - US Frigate 148 

364-368-390-398 

Constitution - Ship 173 

CONSTITUTION - SB 311-391 

Cooke, Capt. Ports. Arty. 339-343 

344 
Cooper - The Tragedian 209 
Cooper, John B. - Hampton 114 
Cooper's Hotel - Norfolk 275-350 
Cornell (Cournels) Capt USA 121 
Cornick, Capt. Schr. Georgiana 

381-384 
Cornwallis' Cave - Yorktown 331 
CORSON - SB Captain 56 

Courier - NY Sunday Newspaper375 
Cournels (Cornell) Capt USA 121 
Covent Garden Theatre-London 205 
Cowes, England 386 

Cowgill, John 374 

COWPER - SB Captain 334-349-361 

365-367 
Coxwell, R. - Norfolk 67 
Crabtree, Capt "Gen.Lingen" 320 
Crane, Captain Wm. USN 187-378 
Craney Island 90-211-310 
Craney Island, Bite of 351-378 

393-398 

Craney Island Flats 150-347 

Creek Nation 121 

CROCKER, Capt Daniel W.-SB 35-37 

39-41-44-45-48-53-54-59-70 

101-133-134-136-139-144-145 

148-149-150-156-167-168-171 

173-174-175-177-178-181-187 

194-197-198-201-207-208-209 

211-215-216-218-219-220-227 

229-235-238-240-247-273-274 

277-281-296-303-305-316-319 

322-324-326-333-335-2O5-374 



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Crocker, Mrs. Clarissa 187: 

Crowell - M.C. 181: 

Crowninshield, B. W. , Secy : 

of the Navy 66: 

Crudup - N.C. M.C. 278: 

Culpepper - M.C. 181: 

Cumberland - Ship 266: 

Cummins, John 374: 

Cunningham, Jos. F. -Norfolk 84: 
Currituck 91-415: 

Currituck Bar 101: 

Currituck Inlet 101: 

Currituck Sound 111: 

Cuthbert - M.C. 181: 



- N.Y. 258; 



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Diggs, Mrs. Sarah-Warwick Co 176 



257-296-330: 
231: 
388: 
345: 
300: 
395: 
356 



- Norf. 
• Norf. 
USA 



Daily Advertiser 
Dancing: 

On Steam Boats 
At Jamestown 
At Old Point 
La Fayette Ball 
Darraugh, Alex P.- 
Davenport, Maj. Wm. 
Davis, Mrs. John 
Davis's Boarding House 48-57-60: 

124-356 : 
Davis, Wilson - Smithfield 158: 
Davis, Zadock [Mason ?] 309-310: 
Dawley, Dennis - Norfolk 300: 
Day's Point 59-194-317: 
Dease, Samuel 367: 

Decatur - Norfolk Schooner 183 : 
Decatur, Com. Stephen USN 122: 

124: 
101: 
218: 
218: 
276: 
378: 
284: 
300: 
169: 



- Norfolk 
Ship 



DECKER - SB Pilot 
Decormis, Joseph - Norfolk 
Decormis, Lewis 
Decoy - US Store 
Deep Creek, Va. 
Deford, William - Norfolk 
Delany, E. - Norfolk 
Delaware-74, The US 168 
Delaware, Capes of 3-404: 
Delaware River 97-265-405: 
Denis, Bonard & - Norfolk 300: 
Dewson, Capt. Brig Herald 349: 
Diadem - Liverpool Ship 150: 
Diamond Shoals 414: 

Dickson, T. - Norfolk 281-378: 
Dickson, Southgate & Wharf 304: 



Disasters 
Dismal Swamp 
Dismal Swamp Canal 



424 
285 

44-45-92-93 

124-151 



District of Columbia 336 
Dolphin - Sloop 370 

Donald, Mr„ 31 

Dormond, A. - Philadelphia 295 
Douglass, Schr„ Edward 35 
Douthat, Capt Richmond Vols. 195 
Dover, Delaware 374 

Dover - Philadelphia, Dover 
& Norfolk Steam Boat and 
Transportation Company 374 
Doyle, Midshipman USN 338 
Draper - Boston Ship 352-353 
Draw Bridge over Eliza- 
beth River 202-412 
Drummond, Richard 17-165 
Drummond, Richd. & Co„ 32-33-302 
Drury Lane Theatre - London 205 



Dudley, L. - Norfolk 
Duff - Tragedian 



Duke Street 
Dumas, Capt. 
Dunn, Thomas 



Norfolk 
US Engrso 



300-396 
271 

187-414 
320 
367 



EAGLE - SB 3-5-83-311-312-341 

404-405-406-407-409 

Eagle Hotel-Tavern - Richmd 146 

175-237 
Eagle Tavern - Norfolk 284 
Eastern Branch - Elizabeth 

River 203-204-205-207 
Eastern Shore of Virginia 181 
201-241-310 
Eastern Stage Line 131 

Eastport, Me. 314-411 

East River, Va. 156 

Eclipse - Schooner 378 

Edenton, N. C. 41-51-60-98-101 
103-111-131-151-155-177-218 
219 
Edenton - Hornblow's Tavern41-51 
Edenton District 208 

Edenton Gazette 41-112 

Edenton, Norfolk & Eliza- 
beth City Stage 51-60-218 
Edenton - Plymouth SB103-111-131 



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Edenton Steam Boat Company 41 
Edwards - N.C. M.C. 181-278-365 
Egg Harbor 378 

Eliza Reilly - Norf. Brig 183 

362 
Elizabeth - Boston Schooner 150 
Elizabeth - Ship 209 

Elizabeth, N. J. 56 

Elizabeth City, N. C. 43-48-49 
51-53-54-56-57-59-60-70-75 
91-92-141-151-155-212-218-271 
Elizabeth City, Norfolk and 

Edenton Stage 51-60-218 
Elizabeth City Stage 59 
Elizabeth City County, Va. 61 
Elizabeth Port, N. J. 412 
Elizabeth River 28-202-205-404 
Elizabeth River Landmarks: 

Craney Island 90-211-310 
Bite of Craney Island 351 
378-393-398 
Craney Island Flats 150-347 
Draw Bridge Across 202-412 
Eastern Branch 203-204-205 

207 
Half-Way House 206-355 
Herbert's Point 92 

Lambert's Point 122 
Newton's Creek 122 

Sewell's Point 53-149-355 

416 

Tanners Creek 122 

Town Point 368-392 

Western Branch 309 

Washington Point 202 

Elkton, Mdo 3-17-83 

Elkton Line 405-406 

Elliot - Ga. M.C. 278 

Elliott, Capt. Jesse D. USN 95 

124-217-336-338-347-414 

Ellis, Capt. Schr. Only 

Daughter 137 
Emblem - Schooner 378 

Emery, Mrs. - Newbern 216 
Emuttie, Maj. USA 121 

England 92-412 

ENTERPRIZE - SB 275-276 
Eustis, Col. US Engrs. 344-365 
Exchange Coffee House: 

At Alexandria 78 

At Norfolk 20-21-35-40-63 
At Petersburg 138-139-401 



Exchange Line of Steam 

Boats and Stages 381 
Excursions 426-427-431 

Executive Council of Va. 340 
Express - New York Sloop 149-206 
Eylau - French Flagship 332 



Fairfield 150 

Fanny & Mary - Schooner 273 
Farmers' Bank - Norfolk 202 
Fatalities 424 

Favorite - Sloop 265 

Fayetteville, N. C. 44-49-54-75 
131-148-151-155-179-365 
Fayetteville: Jordan's Hotel 151 
Fayetteville-Newbern Stage 44-75 
Fayetteville-Norfolk Stage 151 

155-179 
Fayette-Raleigh Stage 131 
Federal George - Boston Brig 45 
Fell's Point - Baltimore 19 
Fenwick - Col. USA 365 

FERGUSON, Capt. Benjamin 29-94 

406 

FERGUSON, Capt. John 26-27-28-29 

31-32-36-45-58-62-64-66-77-84 

99-101-108-116-117-118-125-128 

130-139-142-153-159-160-161-166 

168-173-195-197-199-204-205-206 

209-210-211-212-213-217-220-227 

229-231-238-257-266-273-265-274 

282-283-290-296-308-320-327-330 

336-342-364-368-378-387-390-392 

395-406-407 

Fernandez, John F. O.-Norf. 108 

Ferries: 

Elizabeth Port-New York 412 
Edenton-Plymouth 98-103-111 

131 

James town-Surry 14-52 

Keesy's 397 

Wynn's 179 

Fewell, William 367 

FIDELITY, SB 184-185-186-209-211 

Field, Capt. Brig Federal 

George 45 
Finney, Capt Wm. Richmond Vols 

168-170-195-242-244 
Fish, Col. Rev. Hero 337 
Fisher, Capt. - Col. 263-334 
Fisher, G. - SB Co. Secy. 47 



439 



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4++4+4+4444444444444444+444*44444444444444+++44444 



Fisher, George T. 374 

Flanagan, Mr. - Baltimore 27 
Flanagan & Beacham's lard 19 
Floating Saw Mill U2 

Floyd - Va. M.C. 181-278 
Folkes, Robert - City Point 65 
172-174-262-399-401 
Folkes' Tavern 65-172-401 
Forrest, Capt. Brig 

Plaides 156 
Forrest, William S. 416 
Forrest' 3 Norfolk 416 

Forsythe - Ga. M.C. 368 
Fort Gansevoort - New York 258 
Fort McHenry - Baltimore 128 
Fort Nelson 42-187-209-348 
Fort Norfolk 159-239-348 
Fort Powhatan 15-39-150-156-277 
Fort Severn 311 

Forts, Norfolk Harbor 28-290 
Fortress Monroe 187-214-330 
236-344-388-395 
Foster, Joseph - Norfolk 152 

155 
Four Mile Creek 149-156 
Fowle, William - Alexandria 79 
Franklin, Dr. 49 

Fredericksburg 1-197-198-240 
243-247-262-336 
Fredericksburg Herald 198-247 
Fredericksburg Vol. Co. 336 
French Consul - Norfolk 371 
French, Rev. Dr. 219 

French Naval Ships : 

Flagship L'Eylau 332 

Corvette Le Tarn 256 

Fleet 332-387-388-389 

Frenchtown 312 

Freshets in the James 16-190 

215-216-352 

Fry, Christopher - Norfolk 99 

Fuller, Capt. Schr. Celia 386 

Fulton, Robert 3-404 

Fulton, Ship Robert 184 

Furt, R. 367 



Gaines, Gen. Edmund P„ USA 187 
Gales, Jos. Jr. - Washtn. 289 
Gales, Jos. Sr. - Washtn. 289 



Galloway, Jr. Robt. 367: 
Gait, Capt. Norf. Mil. 123 
168-170-195 
Garcia - Norfolk 416 

Garrison, J. k S. Co 263-281 
Gary, Capt. - Stage Opr. 174 
Gaston, Wm. - Newbern 216 
Gatlin, Alfred M. - N.C. MC 41 
Gazette - N.Y. 128-209-263-375 
General Lingen - Ship 320 
GENERAL SANTANDER - SB 376-382 

383 
General Taylor - Schooner 1 
Georgetown, D. C. 391 

Georgia 278-365-368 

Georgiana-Ship-Brig 203-381-384 



Gibbon vs Ogden 

Gibbon, Owen & 

Gibbons, Capt. Norf. Mil. 

Gildersleeve, Jonathan N. 

Gilfert's Theatrical Corps 

Gladstonbury 

Glenn, Matthew - Norfolk 



306 
108 
361 
374 
206 
150 
193 
271 
149-386 
61 
169-246-348 
42-168-170 



Glide - Ship 

Gloucester County 

Gosport 

Go sport Navy ^ard 

246-265-275-276-343-344 
348-169-351-378-392 

Gouverneur, Mr. 123 

Governor of Virginia 42-336-337 
340-343 



Graham, John - Petersburg 
Grampus - US Schooner 
Granby Street - Norfolk 
Grand National Lottery 
Grantland, John 
Gratitot, Col. US Engrs. 
Gray - M.C. 

Gray, Capt. Schr. Walton 
GREEN, Capt. SB 
Green, Lieut. USN 
Green, Mrs. (Singer) 
Greenway, E. M. - NY 
Greenway, J. M. - NY 



Gregory, Dr. 
Griffin, M. - 
Griffin, Maj. 
Gulf of Mexico 
Gulf Stream 



295 
398 
202 
217 
242 
365 
181 
399 
347 
77 
231: 
295 
295 
356 
300 



- Norfolk 

- Norfolk 
Thos.-Yorktown 328 

392 
415 



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Gun Boat - A former 36 

Gwinn's Island 400 



Hagood, W. R. 367 

"Hail Columbia," Nat'l. Air 338 
Hale, E. - Baltimore 269 
Half -Way House 206-355 

Hall, Lt. USMC 368-390 

Hall, C. - Norfolk 300-329 
Hall, C's. Book Store 248 
Hall, Joseph ¥. - Portsmouth 119 

120 
Hallett, Capt. Brig Joseph 1 
Hambleton, S. - Purser USN 390 
Hamilton, Capt. Sloop Hiram 68 

203 

Hamilton - S.C. M.C. 278-365 

Hammer - Boston Brig 150 

Hammersly, Lieut. 289 

Hampton - Bristol Brig 349 

HAMPTON - SB 182-192-196-202 

206-213-225-240-247-254-285 

288-289-290-296-301-309-310 

327-334-344-347-357-363-384 

388-393-398-412 

HAMPTON - SB renamed RICHMOND 

61-62-63-402 

Hampton, Va. 24-61-71-104-105 

106-107-109-113-114-119-120 

125a-127-143 -144-152-182-192 

196-206-213-240-247-285-288 

296-297-327-334-357-359-384 

385-388-393-412 

Hampton Hotels 109-113-385 

Hampton - Main street 109 

Hampton Public Wharf 109 

Hampton & Norfolk SB Co. 35 

Hampton Roads 2-8-9-13-96-119 

144-149-150-236-290-296-298 

321-330-331-355-368-376-385 

387-389-393-398-400-415 

Hannah & Elizabeth - Schr. 384 

Hansford's Boarding House 395 

Harmony - Ship 57 

Harrison's Bar 149-150-156-266 

Hartford, Conn. 149 

Hartshorn - New York 307 

Harvie, Col. - Va. Mil. 336-343 

Harwood, John R. - Norfolk 314 

335-368-370-372-376-377-378 

379 



44+4444444444+44+4444444444444444 

Harwood 's Wharf - Norfolk 314 

370-377 
Hastings, Mr. 31 

Hatcher, H. 367 

Hatteras, Cape 301-400 
Hatteras Lightship 400-414-415 
Hatteras Shoals 412 

HATTON, Capt. - SB 115 
Hatton, Capt. Ship Scipio 149 
Havana, Cuba 362 

Hawkins, Col. Saml. USA 121 
Hawkins, Wm. H. - Richmond 237 
Hayes, Manlove 374 

Haytien, Cape 384 

HAZARD, Capt. - SB 242-244-265 

273 
Head of the Bay 135 

Helen - New Bedford Ship 149 
Henderson, Col. USMC 336-379 
Henlopen, Cape 378 

Henop, Philip 94-108 

Henrico - Boston Brig 149-156 
Henrico County 95 

Henry, Cape 57-276-299-301-378 
Herald - Ship 349 

Herbert's Point 92 

Herron, James 367 

Herron, Walter - Norfolk 342 
Higgins, E. - Norfolk 300 
Hiram - Sloop 68-203 

Hitchcock, C. - Norfolk 263 
Hoffman, Jacob - Alexandria 78 

79 

Hog Island - On the Coast 376 

Hog Island - James River 149 

150-156-247-266-349-386 

HOLDEN, Capt. Life - SB 155-156 

156a-157-158-221-223-l62-229 

232-238-241-246-247-400-414 

415 
Hollon - New Orleans Packet 349 
Holt, John E. - Norfolk Mayor 

123-135-267-343 
Hook, Capt. USA 58 

Hooks - N.C. M.C. 278-365 
Hope - Ship 349 

Hornblow's Tavern - Edenton 41 

51 
Hornet - US Ship 320-387-390 

392-393 
Horses & Carriages Aboard 54 
lll-119-125a-334-357-369 
Horse Shoe 45-151-204-330 



441 



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Old Point 

Petersburg 
Philadelphia 



4444444444444444444444444 

Hotels & Taverns: 

Alexandria 78 

City Point 65-172-401 

Edenton 41-51 

Fayetteville 151 

Hampton 109-113-385 

Jamestown 52 

Newbern 216 

Norfolk 10-20-21-22-23-35-40 

44-48-51-57-60-63-68-82 

86-87-96-115-124-140-141 

152-165-181-193-194-204 

208-212-218-271-275-284 

292-356-360-364-368-395 

396-398 

214-236-285-290 

297-379 

65-138-139-401 

360-371 

Richmond 15-146-172-175-237 

Strawberry Banks 383 

Washington, N. C. 103 

Willoughby's Point 292 

Yorktown 328 

Howard - Brig 150 

Huger, Col. USA 324-337 

Hungary 150-201-241 

Hunter - Plymouth Schr. 150 

Hunter, Maj. Wm. F. 61-71-72 

233-234-271-410-411 

Hunter's Shipyard 207 

Hutcheson, D. C. 367 

Hygeia Hotel 214-236-285-290 

379 
Hynd, J. - Norfolk 281 



Ice and Snow as impediments 

to Navigation 38-101-102-114 

118-141-210-211-212-213-214 

275-277-305-359-360-399-400 

Inauguration of President 363 

Independent Vols. - Norfolk 42 

168-195-361 

Indian Corps 121 

Indiana - Schooner 265 

Inman, Lieut. USN 275 

Internat'l Marine Eng'ring 411 

Iredell, Gen. Jas. -Edenton 41 

Isle of Wight County 58-254 

Isle of Wight District 208-272 



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4444444444444444- 

Jamaica 



44444444444444444444444 

295-349-382 



James, Jr., William 375 

James City County 61 

James Island - in the Bay 384 

James Island - James River 156 

James Point 384 

James River 7-52-59-61-73-133 

149-174-178-180-190-194-201 

206-215-228-277-279-287-322 

349-359-409 

James River Freshets 16-190-215 

216-352 

James River Place Names See 430 

James River Steam Boat Co. 108 

110-112-132-138-141-142-147 

171-172-175-176-205-275-279 

280-287-291-295-315-316-319 

321-354-357-384-402 

Jamestown 14-15-37-39-52-55-76 

79-82-154-156-156a-l80-220 

221-222-226-227-228-229-232 

272-287-321-323-341-342-348 

3 54-356 - See Jubilee at 

Jamestown Hotel 52 

Jamestown-Surry Ferry 14-52 

Jamestown w No Trespassers" 272 

Janney, Phineas - Alexandria 79 

Java - Ship 302 

Jay - Sloop 347-413 

Jeanne d'Arc - Fr. Frigate 332 

Jenkins, Jonathan 374 

JENKINS, Capt. Uriah - SB 247 

265-266-273-275-278-281-283 

289-290-294-302-303-318-322 

323-326-348-351-363-364-368 

369-371-372-376-381-383-386 

387-389-390-391-394-395-399 

Jersey City 253 

Jesse - Negro 304 

John - Richmond Schooner 150 

John Adams - US Corvette 246 

Johnson - Capt. Schr. Eclipse 

378 
Johnson - Capt. Light Boat 325 
Johnson, Jas. -Isle of Wight 58 
Johnson, John - Norfolk 360 
Johnson, William - Norfolk 212 
Johnston, A. 367 

Johnston, Jas. M. 367 

Jolly Bet - Norfolk Sloop 156 
Jones, Capt. Rev. Cutter 343 
Jones, General USA 336 



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Jones - M.C. 181: 

Jones, Thomas 385: 

Jones, Wilson - Hampton 109: 
Jordan's Hotel - Faytvlle 151: 
Joseph - Boston Brig 1: 
Jubilee at Jamestown 220-226: 

227-231: 

Junior Vols. - Norfolk 42-168: 

195-224-361: 

Juniper Water 285: 



Keesy's Ferry 397: 

Kellam, Hutchison 383: 

Kennedy, Capt. USN 320: 

Kennedy, E. P. - Norfolk 108: 

Kennedy, Maitland K- & Co. 268: 

Kensington - Philadelphia 373: 

Ketchum, Capt Norf. Packet 370: 

Key West 

King, D. - Washington NC 

King, Miles - Norfolk 

King - Ala. M.C. 

Kingland's Reach 

Klein, S. 

Knott's Island, N. C. 

Kuhn, Capt. USMC 

Kyle, J & J -Norf. 



290-386 
103: 
263: 
278: 
150: 
125a: 
101: 
379: 
263-281-300: 



Laburnam - Brig 

Laconia - Ship 

Lafarge, L. - Norfolk 

La Fayette, General 330-333- 

336-337-338-340-341-342- 

344-345-346-347-3 58-361- 

364-386-391-397 
La Fayette - Visit to: 

Alexandria 

Baltimore 333-362- 

Fortress Monroe 

Jamestown 

Norfolk 343-345-358-361- 
364 

Mount Vernon 

Port Deposit 

Portsmouth 

Richmond 345-346-352- 

Suffolk 

Washington 364- 

Williamsburg 

Yorktown 336-337-338- 
340-341 



386: 
371: 
263: 
335: 
343: 
362: 



336: 
■386: 
344: 
342: 
362: 

336i 
386: 
344: 
361: 
364: 
391: 
342: 
339: 



********************************** 

La Fayette's Return Home 391 
La Fayette's Southern Tour 364 
La Fayette, Geo. Washington 336 
339-343-358-361-364 
La Fayette Hotel - Yorktown 328 
Lagaudette, Peter - Norfolk 416 
LaGuaira 320 

Lake Ponchartrain 259 

Lamb, Win. B. - Norfolk 342 
Lambert's Point 122 

Lambert's Point Road 416 
Langley, Capt. 207 

Langley, Mr. 71-72 

Langley, Lemuel 163-165-208-250 

251 
Langley, Robert 250-251 
Lasky, Capt. Schr. Beaver 364 
Laurence &. Sneeden's Yard 120 
Leander - Schooner 370 

LEECH, Capt. Richard - SB 184 
185-186-209 
Legislature of Virginia 358 
Leigh, B. W. 337-338 

Leitch, Capt. Brig Wm.&Mary 150 
Leroy's Hotel - Washtn NC 
Leslie, Capt. Brig Hollon 



103 
349 
256 
257 
336 
3 58-364 
77 
281 
259 
255-256 
257 
Light Vessels: 

Cape Hatteras 400-414-415 
Craney Island Flats 347 
Wind Mill Point 325 

Lingen, Gen. - Schooner 320 
R. - Hampton 385 
150-204-265-320-326 
349-386 

156-173-209 
206 



Le Tarn - French Corvette 

Le Vasseur - Sey to La F. 

Lewis, Capt. US Engrs. 

Lewiston 

Library on Steam Boat 

Life Preserving Dress 



Lively, Capt, 
Liverpool 



London 

Look Out Point 

Lookout Shoals, Cape 257 

Lotteries: Wash. Monument 217 

Maryland Grand State 199 

Grand National 217 

Office in Norfolk 199-217 

Lovett, Col. Geo. USA 121 

Low, Rev. Mr. - Norfolk 95 

Low Pressure Boilers 177-316-377 

Lower Norf. Co. Antiquary 16-402 



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+44444444444444444444444444444444 

Lowry, John M. & Co. - NY 304 
Loyall, George - Norfolk ■ 342 
Luce, Capt. Brig Henrico 156 
Luce, Capt. Brig Mary 175 
LUDLAM, Capt. - SB 337-341 
Ludlam, Lewis - Richmond 189 

191-194 
Lyford's Reading Room - Norf. 

317-335-356 
Lynch, R. T. 367 

Lynchburg Paper 31 

Lynnhaven Bay 34-246-297-399 
Lyon, A. 281 

Lyon's Creek Shoals 150 



McClearays, of the 
McCreery, John - P 
M'CUTCHEN, Capt. - 
M'Dowell, Est. of 
McDowell, Wesley 
McDuffie - S.C. M. 
McGowan, Mr. and M 
McHenry, Fort 
Mcintosh, Gen. Vfa„ 
McKeever, Lt. Com. 
McLane, Col. 
McNeill - N.C. M.C 
McRae, Capt. John 



Macomb, Gen. USA 336-343 
Macon - N.C. M.C. 181-278 
Madison, Bishop 230 

MAID OF ORLEANS - SB 97 
Mails, The 25-31-44-62-104-106 

117-172-175-186-213-267-278 

302-309-354-359-366 
Maine - Brig 386 

Main Southern Stage Route 43 

131-151 
Main Street - Norfolk 



Theatre 


230 


etersburg 


230 


SB 396 


-398 


H. 


225 




374 


C. 


365 


rs. 


31 




128 


USA 


121 


USN 


386 


334-337 


-347 




278 


- Va Mil 


242 




244 



Main Street - Hampton 
Maitland, Kennedy & Co. 
Mallory, Charles K. 
Manchester, Va. 
Marcia - Providence Brig 



86-350 
3 56-360 
109-112 
268 
31 
76 
150 



Margaret - Petersburg Ketch 150 

Marietta 397 

Marine Corps - See USMC 

Market Square - Norfolk 10-22 

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Market Square - Cont'd. 42-168 
195-218-252-271-284-350 
356-360 
Market House - Norfolk 384 
Marriage Notices: 

Middleton-Diggs 176 

Young-Colley 95 

Marron, Nielson & - Norfolk 263 

Marshall, Chief Justice John 306 

337-339 
Martin, Mr. 181 

Martin, J. 263 

Martin; Shields, Ashburn & 194 
Martingy, B. - French Consul 371 
Mary - Boston Brigantine 150-175 
Mary & Ann - Balto Packet 31-128 
Mary Ann - Charleston Sloop 57 
Mary & Susan - Boston Brig 194 
Maryland State Lottery 199 
Mason, General 336 

Mason, John 368 

Mason, Zadock (Davis ?) 309-310 
Mason's Island 228 

Mathews County 157 

Maury, Butler - Norfolk 165 
Maxwell, Capt. Ship Repeater 204 
Maxwell, Wm. - Norfolk 343 
Maxwell's Wharf n 185-204 
Mayo, Major 31 

Mayo, Miss 95 

Mayo's Bridge 142-216 

Mayo's Island 167-174-189 
Mayo's Sawmill 216 

Mercantile Advertiser NY 186-258 
263-299-375 
Merchants Coffee House N 22-33 
Merseteau, Capt. Schr Emblem 378 
Mexico 368 

Mexico, Gulf of 392 

Meyer - Inventor 255-256-257 
Michell - Norfolk Caterer 339 
MIDDLET0N, Capt. SB 125-127-163 
(Jos.) 173-176-188-195-199-205 
206-209-212-217-231-238-409 
Mifflin, Jona. W. 374 

Mifflin, Warner 374 

Milhado, David - Norf. 108-165 
Milhado, William " 100 
Mill Creek 383 

MILNER, Capt. SB 83 

Minute Book Quotes 63-94-100 
108-13 0-124-176-180-194 
MISSISSIPPI - SB 97 

Mitchell, Capt. Sloop Va. 274 
Mitchell, Nathaniel 375 
Mobile, Ala. 97-2115 



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444444 + + 444 + + + 4444 + 4 + 44 + + + T4 + + 444-r4 



Mobjack Bay 245-249 

Monroe, Fortress 187-214-236 
330-344-388-395 
Monroe, President James 123-124 
Monroe - Revenue Cutter 343 
Monroe - Gladstonbury Schr. 150 
Montevideo 320 

Moore - Va. M. C. 278 

Moore, George 95 

Moore, Lem C. 375 

Moore, Rt. Rev. Bishop 146 
Morgan, Capt. USN 246-342 
Morgan, Surgeon USN 398 
Morris, W. W. 374 

MORRISON, Capt. - SB 97 
Mount Vernon, Va. 336 

MOUNT VERNON - SB 281-341-381 

391 
Murphy's Boarding House - N 350 
Murray, Henry M.-Balto. 311-406 
Murray's Wharf - Norfolk 60 
Myers, Mr. - Norfolk 100 
Myers, John - Norfolk 29 
Myers, Moses - Norfolk 108 
Myers, Samuel - Norfolk 108-295 
Myrick, Edward M. -Norfolk 295 



Nanjemoy Creek 387 

Nansemond River 222 

Nantucket 149-150 

Narsworthy's Shoal 36 

Nassau, N. P. 382 

National Intelligencer 114-278 

289 
Nation's Guest - See La Fayette 
Navy - See US Navy 
Navy Hotel - Norfolk 86-87 
Navy Yard - Charlestown, Mass. 

378 
Navy Yard - Gosport, Va. 42-168 

169-170-246-265-275-276-343 

344-348-351-378-392 
Negroes 160-161-225-267-268-269 

304 
Neilson, J. - Norfolk 378 
Neilson, Thomas - Norfolk 295 
Neilson & Marron " 263-281 
Nelson, Fort 42-187-209-348 
New Bedford, Mass. 149 
Newbern, NC 43-44-45-48-49-50 
Newbern Hotel 216 
Newbern Stage 48-57-60 
Newbern Steam Boat Co<, 54-216 
410 4 



4444444444444444444444444444444444 

New Brunswick 156-316 

Newburyport, Mass. 364 

New Castle 316 

Newcastle Street - Norfolk 410 

411 
Newcomb, E. H. 375 

New Haven, Conn. 370 

New Inlet, N. C. 301 

NEW JERSEY - SB 83-406-407 
New London, Conn. 405 

New Orleans 97-211-259-265-349 
New Point Comfort 45-114-157 
209-212-218-245-336-349-351 
381-399 
Newport, R. I. 150-314 

Newport News 39-150-194-302 
Newton, George - Norfolk 96-97 

343 

Newton, Lt.Com. J. T. USN 275 

Newton, Thomas - Va MC 148-181: 

208-272-278-342-365 

Newton's Creek 122 

Newton's Wharf - Norfolk 3-5-17 

30-32-34-55-62-64-66-71-80 

84-104-106-112-ll6-123-125a 

127-130-139-142-144-145-154 

166-173-174-177-188-192-196 

213-227-240-245-247-288-296 

305-307-322-320-342-345-363 

384-386-387-388-389-390-393 

396-400-404 

NEW YORK - SB 233-244-250-251 

252-253-254-256-258-260-263 

264-272-273-274-277-281-283 

288-290-291-292-298-299-300 

301-304-314-334-335-342-369 

370-372-375-376-377-379-410 

411 

New York, N. Y. 1-4-7-8-9-41-50 

56-57-83-97-101-120-137-149 

177-184-185-186-204-205-209 

233-234-237-251-253-254-258 

259-260-263-264-265-272-273 

274-275-276-277-281-283-288 

290-291-292-295-298-299-301 

304-306-307-313-314-316-334 

342-347-369-370-372-375-376 

377-378-379-381-382-396-410 

411-412-414 

New York Newspapers: 

Advocate 209 
American 263 
Columbian 7 
Courier - Sunday paper 375 
Daily 299 
[ Cont ; d o o £ 



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4 444444444444 44 4 44 4 4 444 4 4444 4 4 4444 4 4 44 44 44 44 444444444444 444444444444 



New York Newspapers: Cont'd. 

Daily Advertiser 258 
Evening Post 6-263-375 
Gazette 128-209-263-275 
Mercantile Advertiser 186 
258-263-299 
375 
National Advocate & 

Gazette 209 
Postscript 29 

New York & Norfolk Steam Boat 

Company 184 

New York Packet Schr. 10 

Nicholson, Capt. J. B. 134 

Nivison's Wharf 115-140-144-146 

155-156a-157-l62-l8l-197-201 

205-207-215-217-221-226-227 

237-238-241-243-246-247-249 

254-262-264-270-295-296-307 

315-316-322-341-3 52-363-366 

400 

Norfolk, Va. 2-3-5-6-7-11-12-15 

17-19-20-22-26-27-28-29-31 

34-37-39-40-44-46-47-49-51 

52-53-54-55-56-57-59-60-61 

63-64-71-73-74-76-78-79-82 

85-90-94-98-102-106-107-109 

112-113-114-116-117-118-119 

121-125-125a-127-128-130-132 

133-134-135-137-138-139-141 

142-143-144-147-148-151-152 

153-154-155-156-156a-157-l64 

167-171-172-173-174-179-180 

184-186-187-189-196-198-202 

209-213-217-218-221-222-22 5 

233-234-240-243-258-259-260 

261-262-263-271-274-277-279 

280-282-285-287-291-293-295 

297-298-301-303-305-308-313 

316-318-319-321-322-323-327 

328-339-342-344-345-346-347 

348-355-3 57-3 58-360-361-369 

370-371-373-374-385-393-396 

397-400-404-406-407-409-410 

412-413-416-356 

Norfolk Borough 7-20-28-29-63 

95-170-271-396-404 

Norfolk Banks: 

Bank of Virginia 202 

Farmers' Bank 202 

Norfolk Bath Houses 256-284 

Norfolk Board of Health 13 5 

Norfolk Bridges: 

Catherine Street 202 
Draw Bridge 202-214 
Stone Bridge - Granby 202 



Norfolk Churches: 

Episcopal Church 202 

Presbyterian Church 303 

Services aboard SB Va. 219 

Norfolk Common Council 123-343 

358-361 
Norfolk Court 343-3 58-361 
Norfolk Court House 345 
Norfolk Custom House 345 
Norfolk - French Consul 371 
Norfolk Hotels: 

Carr's 360-361-364-368-398 

Cooper's 275-350 

Davis' Boarding House 48-57 

60-124-356 

Dudley's Restaurant 396 

Eagle Tavern 284 

Exchange Coffee House 20-21 

35-40-63-68-82-124 

Hansford's Boarding Ho. 395 

Merchants' Coffee House 22-23 

Murphy's Boarding House 350 

Navy Hotel 86-87 

Steam Boat Hotel 10-22-23-44 

51-87-96-115-140-141-152 

165-181-193-194-204-208 

212-218-271 

Norfolk-1821 Hurricane 202-203 

Norfolk Lottery Office 199-217 

Norfolk Market 61-86-105-106 

122-328-396-298 

Norfolk Market House 384 



Norfolk, Mayor of 



Norfolk Military: 
Cavalry Troop 
Independents 



123-135-267 
342-358-361 



Juniors 



Volunteers 



123-124 
42-168-170-195 
361 
42-168-170-195-224 
361 

123-124-344-361 
362 
Volunteers* Band 361 
Norfolk Nautical School 248-413 
Norfolk Newspapers: 

American Beacon 402 

Gazette & Publick Ledger 402 
Norfolk & Portsmouth 

Herald 402 
Norfolk Packet Office 64-66-80 

197 
Norfolk Post Office 22-152-155 

194-212 
Norfolk - Public Authorities 

361-364 
Norfolk Quarantine Officer 135 



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Norfolk Reading Rooms 22-44-66 
181-193-194-204-263-317 
335-356 
Norfolk Stage Office 51-57-60 
152-155-212-218 
Norfolk Steam Mills 122 
Norfolk Shipbuilders: 
See Edmund Allmand 
Charles Allmand 
Maj. Wm. F. Hunter 
Lemuel Langley 
Robert Langley 
Mr. Sutcliffe 
Norfolk-Built Steam Boats: 
See The Hampton 
The New York 
The Norfolk 
The Potomac 
The Richmond 
The Roanoke 
Norfolk Streets: 

Bank 248 

Bute 414 

Catherine 202 

Commerce 86 

Duke 87-414 

Granby 202 

Main 86-350-356-360 

Market Square 10-22-42-168 

195-218-252-271-284-350 

356-360 

Newcastle 410-411 

Union 22-155-218 

Wide Water 202-252 

Norfolk Theatre 168 

Norfolk - La Fayette Visits 342 

343-344-345 

358-361-362-364 

Norfolk - President Monroe's 

Visit 123-124 
Norfolk Wharves: 

Campbell's 69 

County 343 

Dickson & Southgate's 304 



Harwood's 

Maxwell's 

Murray ' s 

Newton's 

Nivison's 

Reilly's 

Rothery's 

Market 

Taylor's 



314-370-376-377 

185-204 

60 

See pg 444 

See pg 445 

203 

376 

302 

15 



V********************************* 

NORFOLK - SB 35-36-37-39-41-43 
44-45-48-49-53-54-57-59-60 
70-75-77-81-85-92-93-94-137 
139-153-154-166-167-196-199 
203-204-206-210-211-212-213 
214-217-218-219-238-241-251 
25b-267-269-273-282-283-288 
305-308-320-325-347-351-352 
354-355-358-365-375-381-386 
387-390-392-399-400-409-410 
Norfolk & Alexandria Steam 

Boat Company 87-102-140-158 
165-323-348 
Norfolk & Hampton Steam 

Boat Company 35-40-63 
Norfolk & Newbern Steam 

Boat Line 54 

Norfolk & New York Steam 

Boat Line 184 

Norfolk; Philadelphia, Dover 
& N- Steam Boat and 
Transportation Company 374 
Norfolk, Fort 159-239-348 
Norfolk County Court 416 
Norfolk Ledger [1910] 404 
Norfolk Packet - Sloop 370 
Norfolk Public Library 402 
Northampton County 385 

North Carolina 28-30-43-48-53 
93-101-222-278-289 
North Carolina Centinel 50 
North Carolina-74, The US 246 
342-348-355-363 
North Carolina Sounds 301-410 
North Point 311 

North River - New York 7 
North River, Va. 212-245 
North Star - Balto. Ship 352 
Nottingham, W. J. - Norfolk 263 
Norwich, Vt. 377 



Obituary Notices: 

Edmund Allmand 182-183 

Mrs. Clarissa Crocker 187 

Robert Folkes 399 

Maj. Wra. F. Hunter 271 

Obregon, M. -Mexican Ministr 368 

O'Connor, J. 108 

Ocracoke Inlet, N. C. Ill 

Odum, Capt Ship Constitution 266 



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r44444444444444444444444444444444444- 



44444444444444 



Oellers, Lieut. USN 390 

Ogden, Governor Aaron 412 

Ogden, Francis B„ 4-7-108 

Ogden, Gibbon vs 306 

Old Bay Line 409 

Old Dominion Steamship Co. 410 

Old Point Comfort 144-145-1 56a 

192-196-198-206-211-213-214 

225-236-237-240-241-246-247 

249-253-280-285-288-289-290 

293-296-297-320-321-323-327 

347-348-357-363-365-368-379 

383-384-385-386-388-393-398 

Old Point - Hygeia Hotel 214 

236-285-290-297-379 

Old Point - Fortifications 187 

214-236-330-344 

Olmutz, Dungeons of 337 

O'NEALE, Capt. - SB 1-2 

Only Daughter - Schooner 137 

Osborne's- James River 150-346 

Osmundiye, Capt. USA 121 

Oswald, Jas. A. - Richmond 295 

Ott, Capt. Geo. - Va. Mil. 271 

OWEN, Capt. Wm. - SB 218-219 

238-241-273-282-283-288-305 

308-325-333-351-352-354-355 

363-381-386-387-400 

Owen & Gibbon 



Owens, T. 



102-165 
108 



Baltimore 10-26-29-31-128 
142-282-406 
Boston 45 

New York 10-233-252-301-313 
Norfolk 313-406 

Philadelphia 10 

Packet Office - Norfolk64-66-80 

197 

Pamlico ("Pamptico") Sound 

Pannell, H. & A. - Norfolk 

Panopea - Brig 

Parden, Levin J„ 

Parkhill, John - Richmond 

Parks , Marshall 

Parlato, Vincent 

Partridge, Capt. 



Pasquotank River 
PASTORIUS, Capt. 



- Norfolk 

- School- 
master 



43 
31 
349 
367 
295 
412 
300 



SB 



377 
54 
97 



Patapsco ("Petapsco") River 101 

210 
Patterson, Rev Mr. k Lady 31 
Patton, James - Petersburg 295 
Patuxent River 31-154-212-213 

400-405 

Pauchet, W. 367 

Paulding, Lieut. USN 275 

Peachy, John B. - Jamestown 272 

Peacock - US Ship 276 

Pendleton, Wm. F. 242 

Pensacola, Fla. 211-393 

PERKINS - Capt. SB 70-81-85 

Peters, M. W. 165 

PETERSBURG - SB 120-129-133-134 

136-139-142-144-145-148-149 

150-156-162-167-168-171-172 

173-174-175-176-177-178-180 

181-187-194-197-198-201-203 

204-205-207-208-209-211-215 

218-220-226-227-229-23 5-238 

240-243-247-272-273-274-277 

281-290-296-302-305-307-316 

319-322-324-325-326-333-33 5 

336-337-339-341-342-343-348 

351-3 52-355-356-357-360-361 

362-363-365-366-368-376-379 

382 

Petersburg, Va. 4-11-12-65-73 

74-105-120-133^134-136-138 

139-147-150-171-173-175-180 

187-232-241-242-244-246-247 

261-262-280-285-290-293-295 

297-305-319-373-378-388-401 

Petersburg n Bard n 230 

Petersburg Hotels : 

Exchange 138-139-401 
Redmond's 65 

Petersburg Independent Vol- 
unteers 242-244-290-361 
Petersburg Newspapers : 

Intelligencer 388 

Republican 73-75-133-197 
Petrel - London Brig 156 
Peyton, Col. - Va. Mil. 336-343 
Peyton, Bernard - Adj. Gen. 242 
Philadelphia 3-17-34-50-57-67 
83-97-128-256-281-295-298 
309-311-316-335-360-371-376 
378-381-386-405-407 
Philadelphia - Miscellaneous: 
Arch Street Wharf 373 
Coffee House 371 

[Cont'd. 



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************** 



- 16 

• + + * T 4 * * T i 



Philadelphia Misc: Cont'd. 

Judd's Hotel 371 

Kensington 373 

Newspapers 370-371 

Packet 10 

U. S. Bank 34 

PHILADELPHIA - SB 27-406 
Philadelphia, Dover & 

Norfolk Steam Boat Co. 374 
Philadelphia Line 83 

Phoenix, The Alexandria 394 
Phoenix-N. Brunswk Schr 149-156 
Piankatank River 325-395-399 
Pickett, Capt. Brig Hampton 349 
Picturesque Theatre 228-231 
Pierce, Capt. Ship Glide 386 
Pilots 101-295-387 

Pilot Boats 2-395-415 

Pioneer - Liverpool Ship 326 
Pirates-West Indian 275-386-392 
Pitts, Capt. Ketch Mgt. 150 
Planet - Williamsburg Schr. 317 
Pleasants - M.C. 181 

Pleiades (Plaides) British 

Brig, of Whitby 149-156 
Plumb Point 212 

Plymouth 150 

Plymouth, N.C. 41-75-91-98-103 
111-131-151-177 
Plymouth & Halifax Trader 196 
Poin.sett, J. R. - Diplomat 368 
Point Look Out 206-391-400 
Point of Rocks - Yorktown 340 
Point of Shoals 150-156-302-349 
Pollard, Capt. Brig Hammer 150 
Pollard, B. 342 

Pontchartrain, Lake 259 
Poplar Island 199-320 

Port Deposit, Md. 386 

Porter, Com. David- USN 148-274 
275-276-290-302-392 
Portland, Me. 314 

Port Royal, Va. 198 

Portsmouth, Va. 2-31-109-152 
170-188-263-290-320-3^3-344 
345-378-396-410-416 
Portsmorth Artillery Co. 339 

343-344 
Portsmouth Ferry Wharf 344 
Portsmouth Rifle Co. 170 
Portsmouth Volunteer Co. 344 



Post, Capt. Schr. Tell-Tale 



************ 

252 
273 

Post, New York Evening 6-263-375 

Potomac Bridge 214 

Potomac Creek 1-281-321-323 

Potomac River 114-204-214-228 

275-283-336-394 

POTOMAC - SB 163-164-165-166 

169-172-173-181-183-188-195 

199-203-205-206-207-208-209 

212-217-231-236-247-261-262 

265-266-271-272-273-275-277 

278-279-280-261-283-287-269 

290-293-294-295-302-303-316 

318-320-322-323-325-326-335 

336-339-341-347-348-351-353 

363-364-366-368-369-371-372 

376-377-378-379-381-382-386 

387-389-390-391-392-394-395 

397-399-400 

Potomac Steam Boat Company 280 

Potter, Henry - Stage Oper. 98 

POWHATAN - SB 7-8-9-11-12-13-15 

16-18-21-24-25-26-28-36-38 

39-40-41-42-44-46-47-50-55 

59-60-68-75-77-94-99-100-102 

108-127-134-136-141-142-153 

155-1 56-156a-l 57-1 62-171-181 

189-190-194-205 J.0b-207-217 

229-242-244-264-265-273-402 

412-414-416 

Powhatan, Chief 228 

Powhatan, Fort 15-39-150-156-277 

Powle's Hook - New York 258 

Preble's History of Steam 

Navigation 411 

Presbyterian Church-Norfolk 303 
President of the US 123-124-391 
Presidential Inauguration 363 
Presque-Isle - James River 156 
Preston, Genl. Treas. of Va. 44 
Preston, Governor of Va. 42 
Princess Anne - Schooner 362 
Privy Council of Virginia 242 
Providence, R. I. 150 

PRYOR, Capt. - SB 377-378-379 
Pryor, Gen. B. W. -Hampton 385 
Public Wharf - Hampton 109 



Quarantine of Baltimore 
QUARLES, Capt. - SB 



135-253 
207 






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449 



Races at Washington 270 
Ragged Point 389 

Raincock, George - Norfolk 67 
Raleigh, N. C. 98-103-111-112 
131-148-151 
Raleigh & Plymouth Stage 98-111 

131 

Randolph, Gov. Thomas 242 

Randolph - Va. M.C. 278-365 

Randolph, V. K. 375 

Rappahannock River 114-197-198 

240-243-247-251-325-326-390 

399 

Raux, B. - Norfolk 378 

Raymond, Garrett V. 375 

Reardon, Matthew - Norfolk 300 

Redmond's Tavern-i-etersburg 65 

Reed, John 374 

Reeder, Charles - Baltimore 80 

Reedy Island 281 

Regulator - Richmond Schr. 150 

Rehoboth - Schooner 378 

Reid - Ga. M.C. 278 

Reilly, T. - Norfolk 350 

Reilly - Brig Eliza 183-362 

Reilly' s Wharf - Norfolk 203 

Renshaw, Capt. USN 246 

Revenue - Sloop 101 

Richardson, J. B. 367 

Richardson, Lt. Va. Mil. 339 

RICHMOND - SB 63-67-68-71-72-76 

77-79-80-81-82-84-90-91-94 

95-97-99-100-108-11 5-126-130 

136-141-143-144-146-147-149 

153-167-168-169-170-171-172 

179-195-201-203-205-207-208 

213-215-216-218-219-226-227 

229-242-244-245-246-266-270 

272-273-274-283-289-294-302 

304-315-317-320-322-333-334 

336-339-341-345-346-349-3 52 

358-361-365-366-367-387-395 

398-400-402-413 

RICHMOND - Hudson River SB 4 

Richmond - Schooner 149 

Richmond, Va. 2-4-5-7-9-11-12 

13-14-15-16-18-24-25-28-30 

33-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42 

43-44-45-46-47-50-52-55-60 

63-64-68-70-71-72-75-76-79 

81-82-85-90-91-94-97-99-100 

101-102-110-112-115-127-130 

131-134-136-137-138-143-146 

147-148-149-150-153-156 * 

LUontinued. 



Richmond, Va. - Cont'd. 162-167 
168-171-172-173-174-180-189 
190-195-203-204-295-206-207 
208-209-211-213-215-216-217 
227-229-237-242-244-261-265 
266-270-271-273-274-277-278 
272-280-281-283-285-287-293 
295-297-302-303-305-316-318 
319-321-323-337-340-341-345 
346-348-349-354-357-358-3 59 
365-366-369-370-372-376-377 
379-382-385-387-395-397-400 
404-409 
Richmond District 242 

Richmond Dock 215-216 

Richmond Hotels: 

Bell Tavern 15 

Eagle 146-175-237 

Union 146-172 

Richmond - Mayo's Bridge 148-216 

Richmond - Mayo's Island 167-174 

189 
Richmond - Mayo's Sawmill 216 
Richmond Military: 

Cavalry 195 

Light Infantry Blues 168-170 

195-242-244-338 

Volunteer Artillery 329 

Richmond Newspapers: 

Compiler 191-208-228-247 

266-277-346-349 

Enquirer 70-247 

Mercantile Advertiser 2l6 

Richmond - Rocketts - See pg 450 

Richmond Stage Office 146 

Richmond - Vauxhall Gardens 216 

Richmond - Trent's bridge 216 

Ridgely, Capt. USN 148 

Ridgely, H. M. 374 

Rip-Raps 145-225-285-344 

Roanoke, Falls of 56-92-93-196 

Roanoke River 57-93 

ROANOKE - SB 92-93-114-115-121 

122-123-124-125-140-146: 

183-409 

Roanoke Steam Boat Co. 85-96-97 

125a-126 
Roberdeau, Col. USA 336-343 
Robert Burns - Ship 209 
Robert Fulton - Ship 184 
Roberts, J. A. & Co. - Norf. 364 
Robertson, S. 165 

Robertson, Wm. - Yorktown 328 
Robertson's Bath Houses 256 
ROBINSON, Capt. SB 311 



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Rodney, C. A. 
ROGERS, Capt. 



4444444444444444444444444444444444* 

Rocketts 76-191-208-215-216-304: 

346-352 : 

Rodgers, Com. John 114-148-320: 

351-348-349-355: 

283: 

Moses - SB 3-17: 

404-405-409: 

ROGERS, Capt. Stevens 405: 

Rogerson, Asa - Norfolk 51-87: 

Rollins, Capt Mary & Ann 31-128: 

ROLLINS, Capt. - SB 268-365: 

ROLLINS, Capt. Wm. - SB 412: 

ROSE, Capt. - SB 262-270-273: 

Rose, Lt-Com. Robert USN 290: 

Ross, J. F. - Norfolk 263-281: 

378 : 

331: 

Rothery's Wharf - Norfolk 376: 

Round House - POWHATAN'S 4: 

Rowland, Chas. N. S. 410-411: 

Rowland, George 411: 

Rowland, Joseph G. 374: 

Rowland's Scrapbooks 404 to 412: 

Rowland, William 253-260-263: 

264-265-277-281-291-298-299: 

304-410-411 : 

Rowlett, W. H. 367: 

Rudder & Baird-Portsmouth 263 : 

Ruffin, J. J. S. -Stage Opr. 98: 



Rosycrucius 



Saglee, Sergt. Henry USA 

Sailors' Snug Harbor 

St. Augustine, Fla. 

St. Mary 's.Maryland 136-236- 

St. Thomas, W. I. 

Salem, Mass. 

Sally Ann, of Staten Island 



San Domingo 
Sandy Hook 
Sandy Point 



7-8-186- 
194- 



SANTANDER, GENERAL-SB 



Saunders, 
Saunders , 
Savannah, 

SAVANNAH ■ 



Lieut. USN 

Mr. 

Ga. 

• SB 



376- 
383 



239: 
410: 
211: 
•289: 
378: 
150: 
150: 
36: 
276: 
206: 
382: 



Sawyer, Lemuel - NC MC 208 
Sawyer, M. E. - Edenton 
Schools 248-413 

Scipio - Ship 
Scott, Capt. Schr. Planet 



338: 

31: 

121-211-405: 

405: 

269: 

51: 

414: 

149: 

317: 



1444444444444444444444444444444444 

Scott, R. G. 337 

Scott, Capt. Wm. Stage Opr. 98 

103 
Scott, Maj-Gen. Winfield 66-95 
167-209-320-366 
SEABURY, Capt. - SB 181 
SEA GULL - US Steam Galliot 275 
276-302-386 
SEA HORSE - SB 17-56-57-62-75 
91-93-104-106-107-119-125a 
127-143-144-152-169-207-421 
Seaward, Capt. Ship. Consti- 
tution 173 
Seawell's Point - See "Sewell's" 
Secretary of the Navy 66 
Secretary of War 123-124-336-343 
SELDEN, Capt. - SB 387 

Selden, Wm. B. - Norfolk 179 
Seminole Indians 121 

Seven Mile Reach 150 

Seventh Infantry 395 

Severn, Fort 311 

Severn River 206-219-249 
Seward, Beaumont & Co. 52 
Sewell's Point 53-149-355-416 
Seymour, Thomas B. 165 

Shark, US Ship 276 

Sharp's Island 31-58 

Sheet Iron Steam Boat 397 
Shields, Ashburn & Co. 178-194 
Simpson, James 375 

Sims, W. D. 78-79 

SHIPMAN, Capt. - SB 376-382 
SHUSTER, Capt. Jacob - SB 24-25* 
36-38-39-40-41-44-50-60-41O 
Sinclair, Com. A. 81 

Skidmore, Capt. 253 

Skinner - Balto. Postmaster 366 
Skinner, Jos. B. - Edenton 41 
Small, Capt. Sloop Revenue 101 
Capt. Ship Balloon 320 
A. 281 

Arthur-VA MC 208-272-278 
A. S. 367 

C H. 94 

Fowler - Norfolk 300 
Hugh - Edenton 79 



Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 
Smith 



Capt. John 
Nathaniel 

s Inlet 

s Island 

s Point 



Smithers, Nathaniel 



228-231 

314-370-377 

57 

320-413 

289-320-394 

374 



451 



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Smithfield 12-132-156a-158-221 : 

222-240-247-254-288-296-3 59: 

373-400 : 

Sneeden, Laurence &. 120: 

South America 376: 

Southall, John W. 375: 

Southern Frontier 90-121: 

Southern District US Army 50: 

Southern Division US Array 121: 

Southern Indians 58: 

Southern Stage Route 43-131-151: 

Southern Tour of La Fayette 364: 

Southgate, John 94-100-108: 

Southgate, J & W - Norfolk 196: 

Southgate & Dickson's Wharf 304: 

Speaker of the House 214: 

Springer, Lieut. USN _ 77: 

Squan Inlet 56: 

Stages 11-14-29-43-44-45-49-51: 

52-53-54-57-59-60-65-68-75: 

76-83-98-103-111-112-121-128 : 

131-132-138-139-141-146-148 : 

151-152-155-171-172-174-179: 

212-218-261-262-302-364-365: 

371-381-385 : 

Stamper, Robert 367: 

Stanard, Ro. - US Atty. 95: 

Stanley, Horace - Conn. 295: 

Starke, Dr. R. B. - Norfolk 342: 

Staten Island, N. Y. 150-156-410: 

Steam Boat Hotel-Norfolk 10-22: 

23-51-87-96-115-140-141-152: 

165-193-208-212-218-271-353 : 

Steam Boat Hotel Reading Room : 

22-44-66-181-193-194-204-263 : 

Steam Boat Hotel - Hampton 113 : 

Steam Boat Co. Officers 428: 

Steam Boat Rescues 428: 

Steam Boat Sales 428: 

Steam Boat Towing 428: 

Steam Boats Listed 417 to 420: 

Steam Galliot - See Sea Gull : 

Steam Brigs 420: 

Steam Schooners 420: 

Steam Sloop 219-420: 

Stevenson, Andrew - Va. MC 242: 

Strawberry Banks 383: 

Suffolk, Va. 130-132-148-155: 

156-196-221-222-223-224: 

225-289-302-359-364-373 : 

Suffolk "Columbians" Vols. 224: 

Summerton 148: 

SUPERIOR - SB 83: 



SURPRIZE - SB 390-400-407 

Surry County 52 

Surry-Jamestown Ferry 14-52 

Susquehanna River 397 

Sutcliffe - Sutliffe 163-250 

Sweetster, K. - Norfolk 300 

Swift, T. R. 165 



Tabb, John - Norfolk 206 
Taft, Mr. 31 

Talbott, I. - Norfolk 165 
Talbott; Allyn, T- & Co. 269 
Tangier Island 157-197-199-200 
Tanner's Creek 122 

Tantivity - Schooner 183 
Tappahannock, Va. 198-247 
Tarborough, N. C. 98-103-111 
131-148-151-155-187 
Tate, Capt. Brig Laburnam 386 
Tatnall - Ga. M.C. 278-365 
Taverns - See Hotels 
Tayloe, Edward 368 

TAYLOR - Capt. - SB 390-400 
Tavlor - M.C. 181-365 

Taylor - Va. M.C. 278 

Taylor, Francis S. 286-380 
Taylor, Gen. - Schooner 1 
Taylor, Gen. R. B. -Va.Mil. 42 

331-343 
Taylor's Wharf - Norfolk 15 
Tazewell, Littleton W. 55-58-108 

342-353 
Tell-Tale - Schooner 233-252 
273-301-313-376 
Tenant, Theo. - Baltimore 268: 
Terrier - US Schooner 290 
Thames - Staten Is. Schr. 156 
Theatrical : 

Boothe, Lucius Junius 205 
Caldwell's Corps 349 
Cooper - Tragedian 209 
Covent Garden 205 

Drury Lane 205 

Duff - Tragedian 271 
Gilfert's Corps 206 

Green, Mrs. - Vocalist 231 
McLearays of the Theatre 230 
Norfolk Theatre . 168 
Picturesque Theatre 228-231 
Tr-oupe for Charleston 149 
Warrell, Mr. 228-231 

Young, Charles 205 



452 



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Thomas, Capt. Sloop Dolphin 

Thomas, J. W. - Petersburg 

Thompson, Wm. H. - Norfolk 
57-60-108-138-140-141- 
146-171-180-205-279-287- 
307-315-319-322-3 54-362- 
366-412 

Thompson's Stage 

Thorburn, James 

Thorp, Capt Joel - Plymouth 

Three Sisters 

Timberlake, J. 

Town Point 368- 

Townsend, Capt Brig Maine 

Treasurer of Virginia 

Trent's Bridge 

Trenton 

Trinidad 

TRIPPE, Capt. Edward - SB 

True American - Schooner 

Tucker - Norfolk 

Tucker, Miss M. - Norfolk 

185- 



352- 



370 
295 
48 
144 
295 
363 

364 
108 

41 

96 
165 
392 
386 

44 
216 
316 
1 
128 
7 
271 

29 
211 
150 
372 
295 
390 
289 

39 



Union - Newport Sloop 150 
Union - Ship 156 

Union Hotel - Richmond 146-172 
Union Steam Boat Line 316-406 

407 

Union Street - Norfolk 22-155 

UNITED STATES - SB 116-127-128 

337-339-341 

United States, President of 123 

124-391 
US Array Officers: 

Armistead, Col. Engrs. 95 
Blaney, Lieut. Engrs. 77 
Browne, Maj-Gen. Jacob 395 
Burd, Major 50-90 

Carr, Lieut. 239 

Cornell (Cournels) Capt 121 
Davenport, Maj. Wm. 397 
Dumas, Capt. Engrs. 320 



Tunis, 


John 




Turkey 


Island 




Turk's 


Island 




Turnbull, Wm. 


- Pilot 


Twiggs 


Capt. 


USMC 


Tyler, 


Mr. 




Tynes 's 





P. 



US Army Officers: Cont'd. 

Eramuttie, Major 

Kustis, Col. 

Fenwick, Col. 

Fish, Col. 

Fisher, Col. 

Gaines, Gen. Edmund 

Gratitot, Col. 

Hook, Capt. 

Huger, Col. 

Jones, Gen. 

Lewis, Capt. Engrs. 

Lovitt, Capt-Col. Geo. 121 

Macomb, Gen. 336-343 

Mason, Gen. 

Mcintosh, Brg-Gen. 

Osmundiye, Capt. 

Roberdeau, Col. 

Saglee, Sgt. Henry 

Scott, Maj-Gen Winfield 66 
95-167-209-320-366 

Vinton, Lieut. 395 

US Army - Miscellaneous: 

Secy. War 123-124-336-343 

Southern Department 50 



121 

344-365 

365 

337 

334 

187 

365 

58 

324-337 

336-343 

77 



336 
121 
121 
336-343 
239 



Southern Division 
Seventh Infantry 
Troops 
US Attorney 
US Attorney General 
United States Bank 
US Chief Justice 



121 

395 

50-53-90 

95 

37-124 

34 

306-337-339 



US Congress-Members, etc. 66-148 

181-208-242-272-278-289-342 

353-365-368-392-397-414 

US Department Heads 391 

US Marine Officers: 

Hall, Lieut. 368-390 
Henderson, Col. 336-379 
Kuhn, Capt. 379 

Twiggs, Capt. 390 

US Marines - Guard - Band, etc. 
42-320-336-368-369-379-390 
391 
US Minister to Mexico 368 
US Minister to Colombia 320 
US Navy - Miscellany 124-148-392 
US Navy - Officers: 

Bainbridge, Commodore 392 

Bainbridge, Sailg-Mstr 275 

Barron, Commodore James 99 

334-347-378-392 






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US 



US 

us 



Navy - Officers: 
Bigelow, Lieut. 
Biddle, Capt. 
Breeze, Purser 
Cassin, Lt-Com. 
Christian, Surg'n 
Crane, Capt. Wm. 



Continued 

369 

392 

95 

398 

Peter 398 

187-378 



Decatur, Com. Stephen 122 

124 
Doyle, Midshipman 338 
Elliott, Capt. Jesse D. 95 
124-217-336-338-347-414 
Green, Lieut. 77 

Hambleton, Purser 390 
Hammersly, Lieut. 289 
Inman, Lieut. 275 

Kennedy, Capt. 320 

McKeever, Lt-Com. 386 
Morgan, Capt. 246-342 
Morgan, Surgeon 398 
Nicholson, Capt. J. B. 134 
Oellers, Lieut. 390 
Paulding, Lieut. 275 
Porter, Com. David 148-274 
275-276-290-302-392 
Renshaw, Capt. James 246 
Ridgely, Capt. 148 

Rodgers, Com. John 114-148 
355-320-348-351 
Rose, Lt-Com. Root. M. 290 
Saunders, Lieut. 338 
Sinclair, Commodore A. 81 
Springer, Lieut. 77 
Vorhees, Lt. Com. 275-302 
Wadsworth, Capt. Alex. 351 
Warrington, Capt-Com. Lewis 
108-124-343-390-392-393 
Wish, Lt. John A. USN 119 
Wilkinson, Lt. Jesse 58-148 
Woodhouse, Capt 390-392-393 
Woolsey, Capt. 364-368-398 

Navy - Secretary of 66 

Navy - Ships: 
Adams, John - Corvette 246 
Alert - Store Ship 170-381 

390 
Brandywine-Frigate 389-391 
Columbus-74 144-145 
Congress - Frigate 351 
Constellation - Frigate 148 
364-368-390-398 
Decoy - Store Ship 276 
Delaware-74 168-169 



US 



Navy - Ships: Continued 
Enterprize - Steam Brig 
Grampus - Schooner 
Hornet 320-387-390-392- 
North Carolina-74 246- 
355-348- 
Peacock 
Sea Gull-Steam Galliot 

276-302- 
Shark - Schooner 
Spark - Brig 
Terrier - Schooner 
United States-Frgt. 169- 
Zodiac 
Navy Yards : 
Charlestown, Mass. 
Gosport, Va. 42-168-169- 
246-265-275-276-343- 
348-351-378-392 
University of Virginia 



US 



Valparaiso 

Varina - James River 

Vasseur, Le - Secy to 



La F. 
358 



Vauxhall Gardens 

VESTA - SB 

Vibert, Capt. Ship Ann 

Vincent, Brette & - Norfolk 

Vinton, Lieut. USA 
Virginia: 

Adjutant General 

Executive Council 

Governor 42-242-336-337 
343 

legislature 

Privy Council 

Supreme Court 

Treasurer 
Virginiad 220-226-228-229 
Virginia Militia Officers: 

Capron, Capt. 123-168-170 

Charlton, Capt. Francis 

Cocke, General 

Douthat, Capt. 

Finney, Capt. Wm. 168' 
195-242 

Gait, Capt. 123-168-170. 

Harvie, Col. 336. 

KcRae, Capt. John 242. 
[Cont'd. 



276: 
398: 
393: 
342: 
363: 
276: 
275: 
386: 
276: 
415: 
290: 
170: 
275: 

378! 
170: 
344: 

35l! 



228: 
150: 
336; 
-364: 
216: 
83 
266: 
263 
281; 
395; 

242! 
340: 
•340: 

358; 
242: 
306: 
44: 
■231: 

■195! 
224: 
343 
195; 
•170: 
■244: 
•195: 
■343 
■244: 



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Va. Militia Officers: Continued 

Ott, Capt. George 271 

Peyton, Col. 336-343 

Peyton, Adjt. Gen. 242 

Richardson, Lieut. 339 

Virginia Military Organizations 

Fredericksburg Vol. Co. 336 

Norfolk Independents 42-168 

170-195-361 

Norfolk Juniors 42-168-170 

195-224-361 

Norfolk Cavalry Troop 123 

124 

Petersburg Independents 242 

244-290-361 

Portsmouth Artillery 339 

343-344 

Portsmouth Riflemen 170 

Portsmouth Vol. Co. 344 

Richmond Cavalry 195 

Richmond Blues 168-170-195 

242-244-338 

Richmond Vol. Arty. 329 

Suffolk Columbians 224 

VIRGINIA - SB 19-26-27-28-29-30 

31-32-33-34-36-37-45-54-58 

60-62-64-66-67-77-80-84-85 

88-89-95-96-99-101-116-117 

118-125-126-128-129-130-135 

137-139-141-142-143-145-148 

149-153-159-167-168-169-173 

181-195-197-199-203-204-205 

206-207-209-217-219-220-227 

229-231-238-239-245-254-255 

256-257-265-266-271-273-274 

276-282-283-290-296-308-320 

327-330-331-332-334-336-337 

338-339-341-342-348-3 55-364 

368-378-382-384-387-389-390 

392-394-395-398-399-400-396 

406-407-409-412 

VIRGINIA, of Richmond - SB 337 

339-341 
Virginia - Schooner 150 
Virginia - Sloop 150-274 
Volunteer - Schooner 150 
Vorhees, Lieut. USN 275-302 



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Wadsworth, Capt. Alex USN 351 

Walton - Schooner 399 

WAITE, Capt - SB 91-106-119-120 

202-206-213-310 

WALKER, Capt. - SB 281-290-381 

WALLINGTON, Capt. - SB 83 

Walton, Robert 108 

Warrell, Mr. 228-231 

Warrington, Capt-Com. Lewis 108 

114-124-343- : - : -390-392-393 

Warwick 14V-150-156-262 

Warwick County 176 

WASHINGTON - SB 1-2-179-290-404 

Washington, D. C. 1-37-112-115 

121-122-123-124-163-164-181 

208-214-216-261-270-271-273 

276-277-278-279-280-281-285 

293-297-302-303-315-316-318 

319-320-321-322-323-324-325 

326-335-336-348-351-352-356 

363-364-365-366-368-371-378 

379-381-390-391-392-395-397 

400 

Washington Corporate Authorities 

Washington Newspapers:] [391 

National Advocate 209 

National Intelligencer 114 

278-289 

Republican 306 

Washington Races 270 

Washington Monument Lottery 217 

Washington, N. C. 101-103-111 

Washington (NC) Recorder 75 

Washington (NC) Tavern 103 

Washington Point 202 

Waterman, Capt. Schr. Richmond 

149 
Watkins, Capt. Schr. Gen. Taylor 

1 
Watt, Bolton k. 44-92-164 

Wattles, No 324-348 

Watts, Beaufort T. 320 

WEEMS, Capt. Geo. - SB 311-406 
Weldon ("Welden") N.C. 196 
Wells, Bolton & 406 

Werckmuller, S. B. - Norf. 281 
West, Thomas - Norfolk 10 
West & Brown - Norfolk 22 
Western Branch 309 

West India Station 368-386-390 
392 



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West Indian Pirates 275-386-392 
Westover - James River 149 
Westwood, Rev. Mr. 176 
Whitby, England 156 

Whittle, Fortesque - Norf. 126 
Wicomico River 326-394 
Wide-Water Street - Norfolk 202 

252 
Wilcockson, Capt Schr Comet 266 



Wilder, J. G. - Petersburg 295 
Wilkinson, Capt. USN 148 
Wilkinson, Lt. Jesse USN 58 
William & Ezra-Richmond Brigl50 
William & Mary College 230 
William & Mary - Schooner 156 
Williamsburg, Va. 12-14-52-68 
156a-232-317-328-341-342 
Williamson, Thomas 85-108 
Williamston, N. C. 151 

Willoughby's Point 58-195-297 
" Pleasure House 292 
Wilmington, Del. 3-83-347-405 
Wilmington, N. C. 49 

Wilson, Alexander - Norfolk 268 
Wilson, Holt - Portsmouth 300 
Wilson, John 292 

Wilton - James River 38-149-156 
Wimbish, E. Y. 367 

Windmill Point-James R. 150-294 
Windmill Point - Bay 325 
Winn's Island 325 

Wirt, Win.- Atty-Gen. 35-37-124 
Wise, William B. 375 

Wise's Plantation 309 



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Wish, Lt. John A. USN 119-120 
Wolcott, Levi 374 

Wolf Trap, The 352 

Wood Fuel 13-16-24-38-56-57-67 
110-122-126-173-189-218 
219-347-353-376-^07 
Woodhouse, Capt. USN 390-392-393 
Woods, William H D 31 

Woolsey, Capt USN 364-368-398 
Wrightman, Capt Sloop Cherub 263 
Wynn's Ferry 179 



Yecomico River 

Yellow Fever - New York 



326-394 
253 

Yellow Fever - New Orleans 265 
Yellowly, Capt Canal Boat 196 
York County 61-336 

York (Pa.) Recorder 397 
York River 212-328-339-390 
Yorktown 158-222-238-327-328 

329-330-331-332-333-334-335 

336-337-339-340-341 
Young, Mr. 31 

Young, Chas. of the Theatre 205 
YOUNG, Capt. Edward L. -SB 64-71 
72-77-81-84-91-95-97-248-413 
Young's Nautical School 248-413 



Zodiac - US Ship 



275 



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