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re, and wherever it is not protected by armed men every species of outrage is committed. Private, unoffending citizens are subjected to cruel insults, and their property ruthlessly destroyed. Scarcely a day basses that we do not hear of some new act of lawlessness committed in the most skulking manner. In fact, one can scarcely imagine the inconvenience to which nearly every the on the Potomac is subjected by these diabolical outlaws. There were several shots fired at our camp at Mathias' Point, from steamers. Sunday afternoon, but without effect. One man was a little frightened and slightly injured by the felling of limb cut away by a ball from a tree near him. The purpose of this was evidently to divert attention from some more important point, and if possible effect a landing; but if they can manÅ’uvre so as to humbug Gen. Holmes by any feint, they are at liberty to land and take quiet and peaceable possession. Gen. Holmes is undoubtedly a man of considerable military