y regular monthly meeting of the Association, provided two-thirds of all the members then present assent to such amendment.
I find among my Confederate papers, and in Major Frank A. Bond's handwriting, the following list of the officers elected on the 8th of June, 1861; all of whom, if my memory serves me correctly, were present at the organization of the Association. Coleman Yellott, President. Dr. Charles A. Harding, Vice President. B. S. White, R. H. Archer, T. Sturgis Davis, Frank A. Bond, Geo. R. Garther, Jr., James A. Kemer, Council. Horace E. Hayden, Secretary. B. S. White, Treasurer.
The Association failed.
Why I know not; and the Howard county troops, known as the Maryland cavalry, June 15, 1861, left Leesburg to join the command of Colonel Angus McDonald at Romney.
This company subsequently became the basis of the first battalion of Maryland cavalry under Colonel Ridgley Brown.--(Southern Historical Society Papers, V. 251.)
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
ng $10 per bushel readily.
Corn Meal, scarce and in demand at $11a12 per bushel.
Dried Fruit--Apples, $10a12. Peaches. $15a18 per bushel.
Forage — Hay. $10 per 100 lbs; Sheaf Oats, $10. Flour — Superfine, $31a32; Extra, $33a34; Family, $36a37 per bbl. Eggs, $1.25a1.50 per dozen.
Lard, $1.55a1.60 per lb. Oats, $6 per bushel.
Peas, $15a16 per bushel.
Potatoes--Irish, $9a10 per bushel.
Wheat — but little doing; we quote at $6.50a7 per bushel for red and white.
Groceries--Sugar; good Brown $1.40a1.50 per lb. Molasses $10.50a11 per gal. Coffee $3.75a4.25 per lb. Tea $9a12 per lb. Salt 40a45c per lb. Rice 18a20c per lb. Candles $2.50a2.75 per lb. Soap 60c per lb.
Tobacco.--Breaks and receipts have some what increased.
The market is steady at the following quotations: Inferior Lugs $12a14; good do $18a23; fine do $24a27; common Leaf $25a30; good do $35a40; fine do $45a60; fine manufacturing $60a100.
Liquors.--Good Whiskey $30a32; Apple Brandy $25a26; French Brandy (imi<
table, were informed of the order of Gen. Winder.
A slip of paper, with the name of each man written on it and carefully folded up, was then deposited in a box on the table, and Captain.
Turner informed the men that they might select who they pleased to draw the names out — the first two names drawn to indicate the men to be shot.
Capt. Sawyer, of the 1st N. J. cavalry, suggested that one of the chaplains be appointed.
Three of the chaplains were called down from an upper room, and, Rev. Mr. Brown accepting the task, amid a silence almost deathlike, the drawing commenced.
The first name taken out of the box was that of Capt. Henry Washington Sawyer, of the 1st N. J. cavalry, and the second that of Capt. Jno. Flinn, of the 51st Indiana.
When the names were read out, Sawyer heard it with no apparent emotion, remarking that some one had to be drawn, and he could stand it as well as any one else.
Flinn was very white, and much depressed.
The prisoners were then dismissed and the c