Even though the Newspaper being referred to was in New Bern, NC, the action described in the writeup seems to be up east as one encounters references to New London (Connecticutt?), Long Island (New York?), etc. The time frame does NOT leap off the page.Am I missing something to pin down the year?
I find myself at a disadvantage in trying to get usable information from this for the almost dead-certainty that we are seeing some typographical errors in this posting; and one wonders if we can possibly know exactly WHAT these questionable words/names were actually in the printed account.
I point no fingers; but I beg for all parties to TRY DILIGENTLY to avoid typos in your postings of old records, where you have a text to copy. Copy it FAITHFULLY and PROOF it DILIGENTLY.It's really important.
Don't misunderstand me, Cousins.I'm NOT criticising anyone's personal spelling.I would, of a certainty, NOT want to inhibit someone's posting a letter for fear of making a misspelling. BUT I beg you to COPY your articles like this, where you've got a text in front of you, do it FAITHFULLY and check it before you transmit.
You all know that I acknowledge "misspeaking" a time or two and have had to post a correction afterwards.So I'm NOT wanting to appear "holier than thou", if you take my meaning. But it is important to copy correctly.If your source material has an obvious misspelling in it, it is customary to put "(sic)" behind the word you are finding misspelled by the author of the text. The reader THEN knows that the original text said a specific thing, really spelled as shown.