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The Daily Dispatch: July 14, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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loucester county, they have not altogether ceased their annoyances and depredation upon the people. On a recent occasion a party landed at Cappadocia wharf, and proceeded after midnight to the residences of Jefferson Stubbs, Mr. Barron, and Jefferson Hughes, and took those gentlemen prisoners. Mr. Barron, being roused up at the dead of night, properly determined upon an effort to defend himself and keep off the intruders, and with that object in view fired upon them, according to report, with ived a severe wound, which, it is reported, resulted in his death. Though his act was perfectly justifiable, he would doubtless, had he survived, have met an ignominious fate through the sentence of a drum-head court-martial. Messrs. Stubbs and Hughes were taken to Yorktown, and what became of them subsequently is unknown. The houses of these gentlemen were searched, and at Mr. Stubbs's some papers found connecting him with the sequestration proceedings of the Government, which will be made a
Charged with stealing. --Officers Granger and Adams, of the day police, arrested, yesterday afternoon, a negro woman, named Clara, slave of Jefferson Hughes, charged with stealing one hundred and seven dollars, the property of William J. Gentry. The accused was committed to the lower station- house to await investigation before the Mayor this morning.