From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/12/1880, p. 1, c. 5
A TRIP TO LOWER BRANDON. – St. John’s Sunday school will to-day make an excursion on the elegant steamer Lousie to that delightful and historic old colonial residence, Lower Brandon. A brass and string band will accompany the party. An opportunity will be afforded the excursionists of viewing all the noted points on the river, and of visiting the United States fleet of iron-clads and monitors at Brandon. This is one of the most attractive trips yet offered, and the inducements are very great. A day of real enjoyment is guaranteed all who attend.