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The Daily Dispatch: January 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], The recent expedition of the enemy to Elizabeth City, N. C. (search)
emy: [Copy.] Northwest Danding, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1863. To Willis Sanderlin, Captain of Guerillas: Sir --I hold Major Gregory as a hostage for the colored soldier captured near Shiloh. I shall treat him exactly as your people treat that soldier. If they hang him, I shall hang Major Gregory; and you know by this time that I keep my word. Let the soldier be sent to Deep Creek Village, at the end of Dismal Swamp Canal, and Major Gregory shall be at once restored. Edw's A. Wild, Brigadier General Vols. Major Gregory is an old man not in service. [Copy.] Elizabeth City, Dec. 17th, 1863. To John T. Elliot, Captain of Guerillas: Sir --I still hold in custody Mrs. Munden and Mrs. Weeks as hostages for the colored soldier taken by you. As he is treated so shall they be, even to hanging. By this time you know that I am in earnest. Guerillas are to be treated as pirates — You will never have rest until you renounce your present course or join th