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ould send for my mule and buggy I could get them.
But whom should I send?
Whom could I trust with my mule?
Were my own agent honest, the whole country was full of stragglers and Yankees, who had the most peculiar and narrow idea in reference to the sanctity of personal property, and especially if that property had its form in the investment of horse or mule flesh.
However, I soon met a comrade, just back from prison, P— S—, impecunious and seedy, and I said to him, Could you go to Amelia county and bring me a mule and buggy?
You would have to walk, of course, but you could ride in a buggy back.
He replied, Would the job be worth five dollars?
I said that I thought so. Have you got the money to pay in advance?
Then it is a bargain.
He was light of baggage, and as soon as he replenished his commissariat he was off.
In four days he returned, and driving up to an office which I had improvised on Bank street, he called out, Here's your mule, and there he was, greatly i
ammunition and in crippled condition generally, had been ordered to make for Lynchburg.
I came upon Colonel P——, General Lee's inspector-general, placing a few inf who was but a boy at the time, though an artillerist.
The train got off for Lynchburg safely, not half an hour too soon.
We rode back in the direction of the courthouse to the Lynchburg road, where we found some of the artillery going into bivouac, as it was about sunset.
Some of our party were for going on to Lynchburg thLynchburg that night, or at least moving on and getting ahead of the artillery, but Dr. Field, Dr. Smith and I, with my faithful Burkhardt, concluded we would lie down and sleephad not unsaddled or tied his fine animal was fast flying up the road towards Lynchburg, whilst coming down the road, which we had just traversed from the depot, wasnder?
How long is he going to keep up this foolishness?
If he falls back to Lynchburg, or the mountains, does he not know that he cannot escape?
I replied that I