rops and much other property of those gentlemen Sheep pastures, pig pens and hen roosts suffered not a little.
In town they robbed jewelry stoves and committed other valiant acts of like character.
Seventeen regiments of this army of vandals, whose times of service had expired, have within a few days past departed for home, notwithstanding.
Patterson made an imploring appeal to them to remain.
They have taken off fourteen slaves from Jefferson.
They have also taken off as a prisoner F. W. Blessing, a baker and confectioner, and a highly respectable citizen of Charlestown, alleging — although no doubt falsely — that he had sold them poisoned bread.
The Winchester correspondent of the Petersburg Express gives some further account of the domes of the Hessians in Jefferson county:
As soon as Patterson arrived in Charlestown he dispatched an Orderly for Nelson Gallagher, Esquire editor of the Free Press, and upon the arrival of Mr. G. at headquarters, the following to took