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[443] promptly and severely punished, as herein indicated.

All persons, therefore, who have any respect for the property of others, and all who have any regard for their own, are required to lend their aid to this system of local protection.

Injuries done to this road are simply injuries to private property, and in no manner check the power of the United States, as exerted in its military service, and instead of preventing the introduction of troops, will simply increase and continue the necessity for armed occupation of the country, and postpone still further the return of the community to peaceful and ordinary pursuits, which all good citizens must ardently desire.

S. A. Hurlbut, Brigadier-Gen. U. S. A. Com. Line H. & St. J. R. R.

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