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Arrest of a latter day Southern Patriot.

--A man named H. L. Martin was arrested in this city on Thursday, on the order of Inspector General John H. Winder, by Detective Maccubbin, as a suspicious person, and being carried before the War Department, was, after an examination, conveyed to the county jail for safe keeping. The party alluded to hails from Mississippi, and has been for a long time a Federal office-holder. When Lincoln came into office and thought proper to exact an oath of obedience and fealty from his dependants, Martin took the obligation and pay consequent thereon. Lately a change has come over the spirit of his dreams. Some two weeks since he disappeared from Washington. The next heard of him is that he arrived in Richmond, and is seeking an office under the Confederate States Government.--Circumstances connected with his exodus from Washington pointed suspicion towards him, and he was arrested on the well- grounded apprehension that he was not a true patriot; in a word, was a camp follower of what might be deemed for the time being the strongest party.

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