The house of the celebrated, bold-hearted, and out-spoken Parson Brownlow
, is the only one in Knoxville, Tenn.
, over which the Stars and Stripes are floating.
A few days ago two armed Secessionists went, at 6 o'clock in the morning, to haul down the Stars and Stripes.
, a brilliant young lady of 23, saw them on the piazza, and stepped out and demanded their business.
They replied they had come to “take down them d — n Stars and Stripes.”
She instantly drew a revolver from her side, and presenting it, said, “Go on!
I'm good for one of you, and I think for both!”
“ By the looks of that girl's eye, she'll shoot,” one remarked.
“I think we had better not try it; we'll go back and get more men,” said the other.
“ Go and get more men,” said the noble lady; “get more men, and come and take it down, if you dare!”
They returned with a company of ninety armed men, and demanded that the flag should be hauled down.
But on discovering that the house was filled with gallant men, armed to the teeth, who would rather die as dearly as possible than see their country's flag dishonored, the Secessionists retired.
When our informant left Knoxville
, the Stars and Stripes still floated over Parson Brownlow's house.
Long may they wave.--Chicago Journal