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--We are happy to learn that the statement in a recent letter that Gibson J. Butcher, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and that Joseph C. Spalding, Esq., (formerly of this city,) had been killed by the robber horde of Hessians who recently made a night invasion into Weston, Lewis county, and robbed its Bank, is incorrect. The account was that Mr. Spalding had been shot, because refusing to obey any order of the Yankee commander, and that Mr. Butcher had been shot while attempting to escape. Intelligence received yesterday by a prominent citizen of the West, now in this city, induces the belief that the statement is incorrect.

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