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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Lancaster Co., Va., Sept. 2, 1861. Our quiet and unprotected county has not been exempt from the polluted tread of the hirelings of the North. On Tuesday last seven of them came ashore from the blockading vessel lying at the mouth of the Rappahannock river, and visited the house of Mr. W. Travis under the pretext of buying poultry. Mr. T. was absent from home at the time; but his brave and fearless wife met them at the yard gate. They demanded to know where her husband was. She told them he was absent from home. The cowardly monsters replied that she was a liar; that he was concealed in the house, and they intended to search for him. The chief of this band of robbers drew his sword and told her if she opposed him in his design he would strike her down, as she was the wife of a d — d Secessionist. She asked him of he had any mother, and had he forgotten her early precepts?--if he had a sister, if so would she sanction the dastardly outrage he was about to commit by ente