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approached, made a very liberal discount of 10,000, and said he thought there might be 7,000. Of course none of these statements can be relied on. One of our pickets, had he gotten here, might have thrown some light on the subject, but as he was riding up to notify the train two Yankee dragoons rode out of the woods and gobbled him up. This operation was witnessed by some citizens a short distance off who rapidly fled from so dangerous a locality. Many of the farmers in King William, New Kent and Charles City counties started their cattle and horses for Richmond as soon as they got wind of the rail, and a number of them arrived last night. The crops along the road were very fine, and about Monday next the oat crop would have been harvested. Of course much of this will be destroyed, and it is likely that pillaging is after all the object of this advance. With regard to the security of Richmond we feel authorized in saying that the preparations by the Confederate and State
Suspicious --A negro fellow named Henry, slave of Wm. Smeethy, was before the Mayor yesterday for having a pass permitting him to go at large and suspected of giving information to the Yankees. Henry had a pass from his master permitting him to visit New Kent county, and a passport from the authorities to the same effect. The Mayor stated that he had good authority for believing that the prisoner had been regularly in the habit as visiting the Yankee lines on the Peninsula at his pleasure, and had furnished our enemies with information valuable to them. To enable him to get witnesses from New Kent, he committed the accused till Monday morning.