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The Daily Dispatch: June 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], The two heroines, Misses Kerr and McLeod. (search)
fore their evil genius, their interrogator at the blacksmith shop, dashed by them on horseback. They perceived that his suspicions had not been allayed, and that he was going on in advance of them to herald the approach of spies. They allowed him to pass out of sight in advance, and then destroyed the letters they had in possession, that the search of their persons, to which they then anticipated they would be required to submit, might not betray them. When they arrived at the village of Webster, they found it in commotion, and many persons were anxiously awaiting their arrival in the eager hope of capturing the spies — They were there subjected to a rigorous cross-examination. The heroines were calm and self-possessed — answering their questions without hesitancy — and expressed a perfect willingness to have their persons searched by any lady they might select for that purpose — They were allowed to pass on, after being detained for some time, though there were some in the crowd