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Fifty Dollars reward --Will be paid for the apprehension of Ann and her child Eliza, who left my farm, near Powhatan depot, on the 20th ult. Ann is a good looking black woman, about 40 years old, of medium size, and responds quickly and intelligently when spoken to. The girl is about seven years old, very intelligent, and a little limber jawed. They were purchased of Mr. D R Williams, of Lynchburg, on the 15th of August, and are supposed to be making their way, by Petersburg, to Warrenton, N C, having been sold in Richmond by Mr. Quincy, agent for Mrs. B J Hays; of Warren county, last May, I will pay the above reward of fifty dollars it placed in jail so that I can get them. R N Hudson, Genito, Va. se 12--3t*
budget of similar Yankee official documents which have fallen into our hands: Flag steamer Philadelphia, Off Morris Island, Sept. 4th, 1863. Lieut.-Commander E. P. Williams, Commanding U. S. S. Wissahickon: Sir: You will proceed, without delay, to organize a volunteer party of not more than (200) two hundred men, und2 will annul this. Respectfully, your obd't serv't, J. H. Dahlgren, Rear Admiral Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Order. Lieutenant-Commander E. P. Williams is instructed to organize a force of sailors for special service — and the commanding officers of the following vessels will place under his commandty of any kind during the fight. We captured in all 115 men belonging to the U. S. Navy, or Marine Corps. Amongst them were the following officers: E. P. Williams, commanding gunboat Wissahickon. Robt. L. Meade, Lt. U. S. Marines. C. P. Hovey, Master Mate U. S. steamer Powhatan. Benjamin H. Porter, Ensign U
them. The men knew nothing of the proposed expedition until they had finished their dinner on Tuesday, when they were called up for orders. The boats with their crews afterwards pulled up alongside of the flagship to receive instructions. Lieut. Williams, in command, took the lead. They expected, they say, to meet not more than a simple guard of about one hundred men. They also expected to be able to go through the breach without difficulty or having to climb over. The night was misty times without, they say, inflicting any serious damage. The prisoners manifest a great deal of confidence in the ability of General Gill more to take the city. So confident were they of success in the late expedition that two boxes were received under flag of truce, one addressed to "Lieut. E. P. Williams, commanding Fort Sumter," and another to "Ensign Benjamin H. Porter, Fort Sumter." They were packed with lemons, jellies, liquors, &c., evidently prepared for a general glorification.
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