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The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, August 9, 1864


DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS. -- U. S. Senator John Conness, Hon. Theodore Winters, Washoe delegate to the Baltimore Convention, and the latter gentleman's famous fifteen thousand dollar horse, "Norfolk," all arrived from the East by the steamer, yesterday. The first is stopping at the Russ House, the second at the Lick House, and the third at the Fashion Stable. Mr. Winters purchased "Norfolk" at St. Louis, from Lord Alexander, a Scottish Duke who has long resided in Kentucky, for the sum of fifteen thousand and one dollars. Lord Alexander paid fifteen thousand dollars for old blind "Lexington," the sire of "Norfolk," and when his friends said he had thrown his money away, he replied that he would get a larger amount for some of Lexington's progeny in the future. To fulfil his prophecy, he charged Winters the extra dollar for "Norfolk." The two best horses in America are in California now -- "Lodi," the property of Judge C. H. Bryan, and "Norfolk." Both animals were born and reared on neighboring plantations in Kentucky. San Francisco may expect a race or two of extraordinary interest, hereafter, as "Norfolk" was purchased and brought out here expressly to run against "Lodi." The former won the first Derby, lately, at Paterson, New Jersey. He is a beautiful bay, three years old, and if the stately demeanor and facial expression of a horse are to be relied on, he knows what he cost, to a green-back. He will be taken out to Bay View Park to-day.

[transcribed from microfilm, p. 1.]

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