Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
articles that list places
79.06%
hospitals
6.28%
for hire and wanted ads
2.62%
real estate sales and auctions
1.57%
maritime news, esp. naval and blockade
1.05%
war reports
1.05%
death notices
1.05%
fugitive slave ads
1.05%
accidents, particularly fires
1.05%
trade
1.05%
war prisoners
0.52%
groceries
0.52%
second-hand news
0.52%
deserters
0.52%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
0.52%
military--often from Western Theater
0.52%
military recruitment
0.52%
clothing ads
0.52%
From the Sat., Jan. 05, 1861 issue

The subscriber begs to return his acknowledgments to his friends and patrons for their favors daring the past six years, and would inform them that he still continues the business of HIRING OUT NEGROES, RENTING OUT HOUSES, COLLECTING CLAIMS, and all business pertaining to a GENERAL AGENCY, to all of which be gives his personal attention.

Parties in the country who may entrust the hiring of their Negroes to him. may rest assured of every attention being paid to getting them none other but good homes and the best prices, and in the event of sickness, the best MEDICAL and PERSONAL ATTENTION shall always be supplied. He has also a large, comfortable apartment, connected with his office, where those servants who are not provided with places to stay at night during the hiring, may remain, with a good fire, free of charge.

Negroes for hire the coming year, had better be sent in to me as early after Christmas as possible.

To those at a distance to whom I am personally unknown. I beg to refer to the following persons: Dickinson, Hill & Co., Richmond, Dr. Thomas Latane, Arthur Temple, John Lumpkin Thomas Fanstiercy, King and Queen county; Dr. F. D. Wheelwright, Rev. Thomas E. Locke, Westmoreland county; John L. Latane, W. C. Latane, Dr. John Lewis, King William county; Geo. Turner, Richard Turner, F. Maginniss. Thomas Lee, King George county; Ro. Redgin Dr. John D. Butler, Caroline county; N, J. B. Whitlook, Dr. James H. Latane, Ed. F. Noel, Bev. D. Roy, J. Roy Micon, Wrisey Fogg, Geo. T. Wright, Essex county; Dr. Thomas C. Clopton Jefferson Stubbs, Jasper C. Hughes. Gloucester county; Parkes Slater, James City county; Dr. Ro. A. Payne, Richmond county; Wm. F. Clopton. Ro. Howle. Dr. I. C. Crump Jno S. Lacy, R. T. Lace. New Kent county, Labier Parrish Louisa county; Wm. D. Clopton. P. B. Foster, Cumberland county; W. W. Brown. Lunenburg county; J. B. Chewning, Culpeper county; Wm. J. Wiere, Prince William county; Capt. J. S. Middleton. John Gormly, Norfolk.

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