laint having been made to Gen. Abercrombie, the boy was immediately returned.
The notorious Ceary hearing of the affair, and resolute in his determination to carry out his peculiar mode of war fare in regular and systematic thieving, sent a squad of men to demand the boy, who was ordered to take a favorite mare of Mr. B., and forced to accompany those who were robbing him of his protection and support, and his master of his property.
At "Chantilly," the beautiful country seat of Tupperville Stewart, Esq., in Fairfax county, they seized all the furniture, stock, &c., and a few days ago offered it at public auction.
For the past two weeks parties have been going round to the houses of those who are engaged in the Confederate service and assessing the household and other personal property preparatory to offering it at public sale.
All such effects they designate as "deserted property," and appropriate to the use of the Federal army.
Many of the citizens are endeavoring to effect