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"Sailed", Windsor Albemarle Times, 9 October 1874

This newspaper article represents an ordinary trip aboard the BERTIE. The author attempted to make the trip seem epic by using clever language.

Text from News-Article

The beautiful little steamer Bertie, in command of the polite brothers Askew, left her moorings at our town wharf last Wednesday with an assorted cargo of live stock. Representatives of the Press and of Nations were a conspicuous part of her cargo, while a goodly number of the sinew and effeminate of our town were present to make joyous the voyage to ancient Plymouth. At a landing on the Cashie the number of passengers was increased by a matrimonial suite which greatly added to the pleasure of those theretofore on board -- even to Mountain proportions -- and an auxiliary in the way of a gentleman who was the Sole of the boat and the personification of an officer.
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Citation: "Sailed," Windsor Albemarle Times (Windsor, NC), October 9, 1874.
Location: North Carolina Collection, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:NoCar Microfilm WnrMisc-1   

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