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Friday, March 25, 2011

Monday, March 25th, 1861

To day I drew off 15 doz. [bottles] of brandy and bottled it up for sale. I also went to the City and arbitrated the case of Stanwood & Fatheree vs. Kellum. gave an award in favor of the plaintiffs for $543.50 in this case. James Wrigley was associated with me as an arbitrator. weather changable & rather warm.

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BeNotForgot said...

Standard, Clarksville, Texas, April 20, 1861, p. 2, c. 6

Mr. Oscar Dalton, the well known proprietor of the Crockett Printer, died on Monday the 25th ult. after a long illness. He was a native of Baton Rouge, La. where he was born on the 22nd of February, 1820. He came to Texas as a volunteer in her army, in 1837, settling permanently in the State in 1840. He started the "Printer" in 1853, and worked hard perseveringly to place it on a firm foundation, in which he was seconded by the labors of his family. He wielded a sharp and ready pen, and was an excellent paragraphist. About a year ago, he was shot, in a difficulty, a result of a virulent newspaper controversy between himself, and Mr. Hepperla, of the Crockett Argus, and his constitution being weak, received a shock from which it did not recover. He was twice married, and leaves a widow and nine children to mourn his loss. The Printer, we see, is to be continued.

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