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g for pleasure and recreation, proceeded on his way up the valley of the river and towards the objective point of his journey, the rebel capital. Nothing worthy of note occurred during the day; he stopped at noon at a house by the wayside, and obtained dinner for himself and horse. In a conversation with his host, who was a well-to-do old farmer, he apparently in a careless manner betrayed the fact that he himself followed the same occupation, that he lived on the river in the county of Norfolk, below, and was on his way to visit among friends at Petersburgh. It was towards evening that he neared the outskirts of the city, when he suddenly encountered the rebel pickets, stationed outside the town, who halted him and demanded to know his name and business. My name is Curtis, replied the operative, and I am from Norfolk; my business I will state to your commander when I am taken to him. Without further ceremony he was turned over to the officer of the guard, who sent him unde