Lincolnities at liberty.
Among the prisoners lately discharged from custody in this city are Peter L. Anderson
Alexander Fellows, and Jasse Fellows.
We are but aware of the character of the evidence upon which they were turned loose, but we infer from information communicated by the correspondent, in Western Virginia
, that two of the number at least were not entirely above suspicion.
We learn but little in regard to Anderson
, though it was commonly reported that he was in active communication with the enemy previous to his arrest; but the others are declared to be notorious as guides, and spies of the Lincolnities Jasse Fellows
is a deserter from Capt.
in Augustus Bailey
's company, the Rifles, and Alexander
or ‘"Zan"’ (vs he is generally called) was a member of a Union Home Guard formed on creek, in Fayette county
, the Captain
of which is now with Rosencranz
. ‘"Zan."’ faloted the first Yankee squad to Fayeate Court-House, and, our correspondent assesers, was specially active in pointing out to their invaders of his county every man who had made himself prominent or useful in behalf of the South
, and was the cause of the arrest and imprisonment of several citizens.
In one instance he guided fourteen Yankees to the house of an aged and highly respectable man, whose sons are all officers in the Confederate army; and under his direction, breakfast was prepared for the party, and the dwelling and negro quarters were rigidly searched.
Other doings of this individual are recorded by our correspondent, who also makes an allusion no way complimentary to one John Odell
, of Nicholas county
; all of which goes to show that if the practice of arresting Union men and sending them to Richmond
is to be continued, every fact bearing upon their previous history should be brought to light before any of them are set at liberty.