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Accident-Mail Coach-1850


Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 12/10/2018 at 00:53:45

The Miner’s Express, Du Buque Visitor, Wednesday, Jan 30, 1850, Dubuque, IA, Page: 2

ACCIDENT – The mail coach from the North, in entering are city on Monday night last, about 9 o’clock upset, and considerably injured Gen. Van Antwerp, of Keokuk. His left collarbone was dislocated, and he was otherwise bruised. There were three other passengers – S. Hempstead, Esq., of Dubuque, among them – but they escaped unhurt. The accident occurred on the public square, near Fourth Street – a place where it could only have happened through carelessness or unskilled driving. – [Gazette


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