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The Bill for confirming marriages celebrated on board her Majesty’s ships has been read a second time in in the House of Lords. An Aged Ethiopian.—At the County Hospital a few days since, there died a negro named Silas Golphin, who claimed to be 115 years old. When questioned as to his birthday lie gave it always as in February, 1764, and no amount of ridicule or expressed doubt on the part of any one to whom he told his story could induce him to change it. He was the only real rival of “ Old Mose” in this State so far as known and his death has left the latter at the head of the list of aged negroes in California. Golphin was pot a body servant of the late George’ 1 Washington, although he distinctly remembered him.— Sacramento Bee, Aug. 8,

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879

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