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From the Wed., Sep. 18, 1861 issue

On the 1st day of August, at half past 10 o'clock, ELLEN HALL, infant daughter of Walter S. and Martha A. Melion, are 7 months and 8 days.

On the 1st day of September, at 4 o'clock P. M., her infant CHARLANER HUDDLESTON., the granddaughter of W. S. and Martha A. Melton, aged 9 months and days.


Ellen and Charla came a while on earth to smile,
Then sweetly passed away,
Like early flowers in sunny bowers,
That blossom in May.

On the 17th inst., of consumption, at his residence, on Daval street, WALTER S. MELTON, in the 40th year of his age.

He leaves a wife and five children, and many relatives and friends, to mourn his loss. May our loss be his gain. He was a dear husband and kind father and friend.


"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
We thy loss most deeply feel;
But tis God that hath bereft us—
He can all our sorrews heal.

Their funerals will take place from Duval street Church this afternoon, at 4 o'clock P. M.

Frodericksburg papers please copy.

On yesterday morning, at half-past 7 o'clock, MARTHA BUTLER, daughter of Joseph F. and Sarah Ann Powell, aged 9 years 6 months and 11 days.

The friends of the family are requested to attend her funeral from the residence of her parents, in Henfico county, this (Wednesday) morning, at 10 o'clock, without further notice.

On the 17th instant, NANNY VIRGINIA, youngest daughter of William C. and Louisa F. Luck, aged 5 months and 19 days.

The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend her funeral, this afternoon, at 3½ o'clock, from her father's residence, corner of Duval street and Brook Avenne.