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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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about in bands, rush into the chambers, and unceremoniously appropriate whatever articles may suit their fancy. They usually bring carts and wagons with them, or impress on the place such teams as may be necessary to carry off their plunder. During the past week, they robbed a gentleman of Surry of nearly all his household goods, two hundred and twenty-five dollars in specie, four fine watches, belonging to his family, and many other articles of value. Last Monday night, they robbed Mr. J. S. Wilson (an old man of seventy,) of nine thousand dollars in money, and other property, amounting in all to thirty thousand dollars. They placed a pistol to his temple and gave him five minutes to live if he did not tell where his gold was concealed. They also brought a rope and told him to select his place of execution, but they could not intimidate him. He proved firm, defied their threats, and still lives — though not unharmed, as one of his slaves was allowed to strike him with his musket.