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s after their descent upon Newport News. They commenced on the farm of Mr. Wm. Smith, which they left a complete wreck. He had a fine field of wheat, besides aThese the scoundrels completely devastated, besides stealing or shooting down Mr. Smith's stock and poultry, which they found ranging about the farm. Mr. Smith thouMr. Smith thought he would be a little before hand with them in saving his bacon, and had the contents of his smoke house carted out into the woods, and buried it when he saw themd the meat disinterred, and carted back. This fellow, with several others of Mr. Smith's negroes, they took to Fort Monroe, and set them to work on the fortifications. Mr. Smith estimates his loss, including the negroes, at full $15,000. They next visited the adjoining farm of Mr. West, which they treated as they had done Mr. Smith's, cutting up and completely destroying the crops of every kind. At Mr. West's they unluckily found a uniform coat; upon which, they held him a close pri