Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Ex-Bridge Tender

The Democrat of yesterday contains a ‘cock and bull story’ about J. H. Reed, formerly bridge-tender here.  It maintains that a man recently executed as a spy at Richmond, Va., under the name of Timothy Webster, was none other than the identical J. H. Reed, who so suspiciously disappeared from this city about a year and a half ago.  Our neighbor’s sensational story sounds very much like some of the telegraph dispatches we occasionally received, and presume is quite as true.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1862, p. 1

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