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ct in bringing it here, we were unable to learn. The Hanging of the negro guide. For awhile the story that the raiders had hung their negro guide in Goochland county for misleading them, was discredited, but information received in official quarters from gentlemen who reside in the neighborhood where the unfortunate negro in circulation yesterday with reference to the raiders. Late in the day a statement was made that a large force of them had been seen during the morning in Goochland county. For this there may be some foundation, as we understand that Col. R. M. Cary, Superintendent of Bellona Arsenal, yesterday notified the authorities here that it had been represented to him that about four hundred of the raiders were still lurking in Goochland, and that they had made threats that they intended to destroy the arsenal last night. This information led to such preparations as will ensure the safety of the arsenal. With this exception we can see no foundation for the man
a body of twelve. How he managed to accomplish this astonishing feat we cannot imagine. We suppose he must have surrounded them! All this, we repeat, proves these marauders to have been execrable cowards. But there can be no doubt that the thing will be tried again, with, probably, bolder men. And let our measures be proportionately vigilant. From what was done with forty men by Colonel Johnson; from what was done by four men in Hanover; above all, from what was done by one man in Goochland, the people of the country ought to derive the greatest encouragement. They see how easy it is for associations of a few individuals in every neighborhood to punish the marauders severely. The marauders themselves know what fearful dangers such associations, knowing the country and picking the places for ambushes, are capable of inflicting, and for that reason they take care to threaten with death all who are caught with arms in their hands. Averill, wherever he stopped, stuck up handbi