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[283] Capt. B. I decline to answer that. Dr. B. Who lanced that woman's neck on the hill?

Capt. B. I did. I have sometimes practised in surgery, when I thought it a matter of humanity or of necessity — when there was no one else to do it; but I have not studied surgery.

Dr. B. (To the persons around.) It was done very well and scientifically. These men have been very clever to the neighbors, I have been told, and we had no reason to suspect them, except that we could not understand their movements. They were represented as eight or nine persons; on Friday there were thirteen.

Capt. B. There were more than thirteen. Questions were now put in by almost every one in the room.

Q. Where did you get arms to obtain possession of the armory? Capt. B. I bought them.

Q. In what state? Capt. B. That I would not state.

Q. How many guns?

Capt. B. Two hundred Sharpe's rifles, and two hundred revolvers -what is called the Massachusetts Arms Company's revolvers — a little under the navy size.

Q. Why did you not take that swivel you left in the house?

Capt. B. I had no occasion for it. It was given to me a year or two ago.

A Reporter. I do not wish to annoy you; but if you have any thing else you would like to say, I will report it.

Capt. B. I do not wish to converse any more; I have nothing to say. I will only remark to these reporting gentlemen, that I claim to be here in carrying out a measure I believe to be perfectly justifiable, and not to act the part of an incendiary or ruffian; but, on the contrary, to aid those suffering under a great wrong. I wish to say, furthermore, that you had better — all you people of the South--prepare yourselves for a settlement of this question. It must come up for settlement sooner than you are prepared for it, and the sooner you commence that preparation the better for you. You may dispose of me very easily. I am nearly disposed of now ; but this question is still to be settled — this negro question, I mean. The end of that is not yet. These wounds were inflicted upon me,--both the sabre cut on my head, and the bayonet stabs in the different parts of my body, -some minutes after I had ceased fighting, and had consented to surrender for the benefit of others, and not for my own benefit.

(Several persons vehemently denied this statement. Without noticing the interruption, the old man continued :)

I believe the Major here (pointing to Lieut. Stuart) would not have

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