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The Daily Dispatch: March 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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y were determined, by pulling down the house, to prevent the possibility of damage to any one else. They had previously assured the inmates that they designed no harm to them. When told they must stop, (they had already broken down one side of the house and were in the act of removing some of the rafters,) they grew indignant, and one of them, Patrick Kennedy, drew a five-shooler and threatened instant annihilation to any one who should interfere. Of course they were captured, though offering all the resistance they could to the proceeding. Besides a number of soldiers arrested on Saturday for offences growing out of a too free indulgence in liquor, two citizens, named Geo. Frost and Jno. Hancock, were arrested on suspicion of disloyalty. It is understood that they had refused to take the cath of allegiance, which was regarded. vation of hostility to the Confed member of persons, to whom suspicion attacked, were required on Saturday to remove them or take the consequences.