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inding that the parties who assailed him were no longer present, he proceeded to his residence, about two miles distant, where he remained till Monday morning, when he took some steps to have them arrested. A full description of the parties was given to Constable E. W. Robinson, of Henrico, who immediately set to work to hunt them up, and with the assistance of Constable Wade the following arrests were made yesterday morning; Martin Joial, Thomas O'Bryant, Geo. Mendonner, Dick. Jordan, James Griffin, Clay Rawlings, John. Hanes, Jas. Ray, Mark. Murphy; Robert Sharp, and Charles. Henry — the five last named being free negroes. They were committed to the jail of Henrico county, and have been recognized by Mr. Deane as the fellows who attempted to murder him. Persons living in the neighborhood of this occurrence represent that for weeks past their premises have been nightly depredated upon by this band of thieves, and travellers passing in that direction have frequently been as
your prowess to wrest your country from the grasp of the invader, entitling yourselves to the proud distinction of being called the deliverers of an oppressed people. (Signed,) J. B. Hood, General. Telegraphic communication with Montgomery was suspended last night, near Netasulga. The interruption is supposed to have been caused by a portion of that part of the enemy who were reported to be at Talladega on Saturday. No train has arrived to day from West Point. The main force of the enemy crossed the Chattahoochee between Isham's Ford and Rosswell, and are slowly pushing forward. Cavalry skirmishing took place this morning at Buck Head, six miles from this place. Griffin, Ga, July 19.--Four miles below Jonesboro' the engine Sunshine blew up. The engineer, Joe Haskey, Dr. Dennis, Dr. Harris, and a negro wood passer, were killed, and also Tanner, of the 35th Tenn, a train guard. The engine and five cars are a total wreck. The track will be clear before morning.