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g a notice of draft upon one of the drafted men of that town last week, Thursday, was met at the door by the conscript's wife, who, after learning what his business was, very unceremoniously and severely applied a cowhide to the person of Mr. Geer. Thomas Simms, the slave who was returned to his master, applied for exemption on the ground that he was between 35 and 36 years of age, and married. He was exempted. Five deserters, who had received their $300 bounty, were caught at South Berwick on Friday morning by the City Marshal of Portland; $300 was found on each man. Mr. Benj. Johnson, a colored man, was drafted last week in the town of Scio, Alleghany county. He reported promptly at the office of the Provost Marshal and offered a white man as his substitute, who was accepted and sworn into the service. The Newburyport Herald, in alluding to the large per cent. of exemptions granted by the enrolling officers, says: One of two things is true — there is eit