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Still later.

The Killing of Ellsworth by Jackson — Heroism of Virginia Women.

A gentleman who arrived in Richmond last evening, reports as follows:

Ellsworth ascended to the roof of the Marshall House, and secured the flag. Coming down with the flag wrapped around him, he met Mr. Jackson, when Ellsworth remarked, ‘"Here, I have got a prize."’ Jackson replied ‘"Yes, and here is another prize."’ --at the same time levelling his double barrel shot-gun, and shooting Ellsworth dead on the spot.

Jackson was speedily murdered by the Zouaves. The shot that killed him pierced his brain.

Mrs. Jackson and her sister, as we are informed, took possession of the flag, drew revolvers, and defied the Zouaves, who endeavored to take it from them. The ladies tore the flag into shreds, determined that it should not pass into the hands of Lincoln's ruffians.

Connected with this affair, we may publish the following copy of a card, which Mr. Jackson had circulated to advertise his business. It shows the spirit of the man:

Marshall House.

James W. Jackson, Proprietor.

Corner King and Pitt Streets,

Alexandria, Virginia.

Virginia is determined, and will conquer, under the command of Jeff Davis.

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