. 6th.--Two gentlemen who recently made their escape from Accomac
, and have arrived in this city, represent that the state of affairs in that county amounts almost to a reign of terror.
The Yankee General, Lockwood
, who commands that department, is already practically enforcing Lincoln
's Emancipation Proclamation
, by issuing “free papers” to slaves.
In a single day, last week, he thus liberated two hundred and fifty, and retained them in the community, instead of sending them North
, as the Yankee Generals
elsewhere have done.
Of course, their masters are charged with their support without the benefit of their services.
The gentlemen from whom we obtain this information crossed the Chesapeake
in an open row-boat, and then made their way to Richmond
by land.--Richmond Whig, October 6