[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
King George Co.,Va., July 13.
The vandals on board the ‘"Freeborn
,"’ who have not molested us since Capt. Ward
met his death at the hands of our brave soldiers, returned again on Thursday evening, and commenced to fire once more upon the house of Custle Grymes
, (situated at the Point
,) and sent a ball through the roof, adding considerably to the injury it has already received at their hands, in direct violation of a promise made to him, when they landed at his house some days before, that his property should not be disturbed.
The next point of attack was ‘"Liberty,"’ the residence of John Hill Stuart
, a volunteer in the King George Grays
, (about a mile distant,) which they did not succeed in striking.
Both houses are deserted, the families having been obliged to fly for their lives, amid thickly falling bomb shells, on the day of the first skirmish, one of the ladies carrying with her a helpless babe, scarce three weeks old.
No reason can be assigned for this vandalism on private property, except that one of the houses, ‘"Liberty,"’ was for a short time occupied by some of the superior officers and a few of the sick soldiers.
Since I commenced writing I have again heard the guns of the ‘"Pawnee
,"’ directed towards the Point
; but no serious attack is at present apprehended. S.