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The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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"Old Ape" at Washington has wrought a radical change. The people are now fully aroused, and all animated with the same determined purpose to resist to the death any aggression that may come from the iniquitous North. Within the whole county we hear of only two or three "cold-bloods" who cry, "Give up all for peace!" but they are of that weak-kneed, faint-hearted class which forms the exception to the general rule of Southern character. A fine volunteer company, under command of Capt. B. T. Taylor, has been recently organized, and is now fully equipped for active service. A cavalry company has been also formed, and will be commanded by Capt. Fielding Lewis, a brave and efficient officer. The militia of the county have been furnished with arms, and are regularly drilled. The Montross Guards, from Westmoreland, under orders from Gen. Ruggles, reached the county last Wednesday, and went into barracks at King George Court-House; but they were on Saturday remanded to thei
Supposed murder in rey. --On Monday last, William Sprately, Esq., a well known farmer of Surry county, residing near the Court-House, was arrested on a charge of murder. It appears that about two weeks ago, a colored girl, ten year of age, belonging to the accused, died suddenly, and was buried three hours after her death.--The negroes living upon the farm talked about the affairs, and suspicion being excited, an inquest was held, the body was disinterred and submitted to a post mortem examination. Spratley declared that the girl died of congestion of the brain; but the skull being badly fractured, the jury expressed the opinion that the deceased came to her death in consequence of blow inflicted by Mr. Spratley, who was accordingly arrested and taken before Justice Taylor. After a careful investigation of the case the prisoner was held to ball in the sum of 5,000 to appear for examination before the County Court. Norfolk Argue.