*** THE DAILY PICAYUNE DEATHS – SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1862 –
"An inquest as also held on the body of an ancient African, named Francois, who had been free for many years, and whose age is set down as over one hundred. He died in a house on St. Ferdinand street, between Urquhart and Morales streets, without having been attended by a physician. The verdict attributed to "dysentery." Sent into the world a century ago on "Africa's burning sands," this old negro mush have seen strange changes in his time. And now, when he has taken his departure, "the times are out of joint.""
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The Daily Picayune Deaths and "The City" Column … September 1862