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be administered, sixteen privates, a sergeant, and the pioneer, "seceded" from the ranks. This left the company with less than their complement, (42.) None were sworn in, and, after consultation among the officers, the company was formed in two divisions, one of "willing" and one of "unwilling" spirits, and the former taking the North and the latter the South side of Pennsylvania avenue, they proceeded towards Georgetown at a double quick. The Carrington Home Guards, of Georgetown, Capt. Goddard-- 54 rank and file — were the last on the ground. Being mostly heads of families, many were unwilling to take the oath of unconditional obedience, for fear they might be ordered out of the District; and the same feeling seems to have prompted some of the disappointed ones in other companies.--Those unwilling to take the oath were ordered outside the company, to the left of the line. Six or eight went to the left. Some, who said their business avocations would not permit them to enlist