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hat they would not be harmed, which, of course, was given. They were soon so near the shore that Capt. White, accompanied by McKendree, waded in to give them a hearty welcome, and assist them ashore. They soon set Yankee feet on Virginia soil, and were in a hurry to return to occupy their posts as picket guard, upon which we informed them that we would be under the painful necessity of detaining them until Col. Bate should arrive. He was soon with us, and to their utter astonishment, ordered a guard to attend them to his quarters, where they remained a short time, and were guarded to the quarters of Gen. French, to be disposed of as he may suggest. The boys are sons of Capt. Wilkinson and Lieut. Smith, 1st New York regiment, and Excelsior Brigade, General Sickles. The names of the men are not remembered. They are of the 5th N. Y. Regiment, same brigade; all very intelligent — the boys especially. The boys are perfectly satisfied; the men would gladly rue their bargain Sumner.
Burke showed them the mark, U. S., on the hoof, and also the name on the saddle. The Colonel was rather nonplussed, but took his horse and arms and sent him to Griffins battery. After the fight he was taken upon a caisson and carried to Gen. Smith's headquarters. Here he was closely questioned by an officer. "Why did you come out to fight?" was asked him. "For liberty," said Burke. "I have come to the conclusion," said the officer, "'that you are fighting merely for the sd have a fair fight, either on horseback or otherwise. Insulting remarks were made to him by the crowd until the officer in the room became ashamed of such treatment to a prisoner, and ordered the crowd dispersed. While at the headquarters of Gen. Smith he met a man by the named of Burns, orderly sergeant of General Stuart's old company of United States Dragoons, who made very particular inquiries about Stuart, and regretted he could not be with him again. Burns said he had recognized Gen. St
the city in 1680. The congregation was originally Presbyterian, but probably united both Congregationalists and Presbyterians. In 1734 the latter separated and commenced worship in a new wooden edifice, on the site of the present "Scotch Church." The pulpit has been filled for a period of 175 years, by seventeen pastors, commencing with the Rev. Messrs. Pierpont, Adams, and Cotton, in the latter fifteen years of the 17th century, and followed by the Rev. Stobo, Livingston, Bassett, Parker, Smith, Edmonds, Hutson, Bennett, Thomas, Tenent, Hollingshead, Keith, Palmer, and Post. On the 25th May, 1806. the new building was opened for the first time, with appropriate religious exercises. The new building was circular in form, and 88 feet in diameter. In 1838 the addition of a lofty spire, 182 feet high, added to the appearance of the building. A few years since, the Church was entirely renovated, at an expense of $20,000, rendering it one of the most beautiful and consistentl