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At Mr. West's they unluckily found a uniform coat; upon which, they held him a close prisoner and sent off his two daughters, grown women, to the fort as "hostages" for his "good behavior." Nothing, was alleged against them; but it was the simple arbitrary act of Lincoln's hell-hounds, who in this, though in violation of law and civilized usage, as in all their proceedings, but followed the example of the lawless old tyrant, their Master. From Mr. West's they passed over to the farm of Wm. Lee, which had on it one of the finest crops of wheat in the county, besides other valuable products. This they completely devastated, as they had done the farms we have already mentioned. In short, they continued the work of ruthless and reckless destruction on every farm fronting Hampton Roads, from Newport News to Hampton, committing every species of atrocity and outraging the persons of negro women, girls, and even female children, in a manner too inhuman and revolting to dwell upon.