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The Daily Dispatch: April 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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From Washington. Citizens Banished — Public Buildings Undermined — Murder — The Telegraph Line — More Resignations — The Blockade, &c. The Alexandria Gazette, of Monday, furnishes the following: Among those of the residents of Washington City who had been forced by the mob to leave the city, is Dr. Aaron Miller, of the Navy-Yard. The Doctor escaped through Maryland, and crossed on the ferry at Alexandria. It is said among the knowing ones that under the Capitol and all the public buildings, trains of gunpowder are laid, so that in case of a forced abandonment by the Federal troops, they can be blown to immediate destruction. On yesterday morning a most cold-blooded murder was committed in Washington. A young man, named Cornelius Boyd, prudent in walk and conversation, who has been long known to entertain Southern sentiments, was awakened about 2 o'clock in the morning, by a knock at his door, and upon opening he was fired upon, and died a few minutes after