"In one of his moods of devotional rapture, he departed with the high praises of God in his mouth and my horse and buggy in his possession… This devout Mr. Goodin was raised in Lunenburg; a carpenter by trade; served a short time as a waggon-maker, and then took up with stage-driving, and then again took up the carpenter’s trade—more recently, however, I will state that he is a buggy driver. I will not charge him with stealing, but he merely took the buggy. Where art though, now, oh! Goodin—and where is the spirit which once prompted thee to pray and sing aloud! O Goodin, where is thy consistency!
"For the recovery of the horse and buggy, or for apprehending, securing and beating the said pious Mr. Samuel Goodin, the above reward will be given."
Richmond Whig, August 8, 1848: