Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Scamp About

A deserted wife advertises her husband in a Rock Island paper. The gentleman it seems is 33 years old, has black hair, black eyes, weighs 140 pounds and is know as J. L. Markey and is supposed to be in Keokuk with his kitchen girl, who ran off with the gay Lothario. His inamorta has black eyes, black hair, heavy eyebrows, and is lame in the right foot. The Keokuk authorities are requested to arrest them.

– Published in The Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa, Wednesday, April 16, 1862

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