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The house, built by Giles Mumford around 1812, stood at Mumford and Wilkesboro Streets. After the death of one of the Mumford children, the child's casket was lost off of the back of the wagon carrying it to Salisbury for burial. Considered to be haunted, the home no longer exists. Giles Mumford reported in 1877 that as a student, he used to deliver Peter Stuart Ney's mail. Ney read the Carolina Watchman first since he frequently contributed articles to the paper. Upon reading of the death of Napoleon's son, Mumford wrote that Ney ""became deathly pale, rose from his desk, threw the paper to the floor, jumped on it and stamped it to pieces, then said, ""Now damn you, lie there!""""

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