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Four deserters from the Confederate army, (Gen. Magruder's command,) also came up. Their names are Van Lork Townsend, Josiah Morris, William Wilson, and Mark Trafton Barker, all of whom are natives of the North, but for several years have followed the seasoning business for a livelihood. In the spring of 1854 they shipped on board the topsail schooner Stag, of which James D, Townsend was Captain and Danish Townsend mate, one a father and the other a brother of the above. They started for Cedar Keys, Florida coast, for the purpose of loading with timber, but upon reaching there, on the 25th of May, were seized by the Confederates, removed to Jacksonville, and then set at liberty. In the meantime the Stag was confiscated, and after the lapse of several months loaded with cotton, as was the schooner Anna Smith, and started for a market; but being observed by a Federal cruiser, both vessels were burned to the water's edge, the crews escaping. Thrown ashore at Jacksonville, without frie