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Local Matters. Going to the Yankees.--Detectives Jones and Reece intercepted and arrested the following negroes on Saturday night, who were making their way to the Yankee lines: Peter, slave of W. E. Tyler. of Hanover county; William, slave of R. Sedgwick, of Richmond; John, slave of Bentley Wicker, of Hanover; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy, of Richmond; James, slave of Mrs. Goodson, of Caroline; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson, living near the Fair Grounds; Peter, slave of Mrs. Bat. To
irst were drivers of wagons, in which the other negroes were riding.
They were overhauled about three miles from this city, on theNine-mile road, intersecting the military road, within the inner line of fortifications, and when Messrs. Reece and Jones came up with them, which was between 9 and 10 o'clock at night, they were set upon by three white men, who appeared to be following as escorts, one of whom snapped a pistol within a few inches of Reece's head.
Finding the weapon failed to fire,