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Mrs. Jackson.

A paragraph appeared in the Dispatch on Thursday, stating that Mrs. Jackson, the former of the martyr, had been liberated from prison and sent to Virginia via Norfolk and flag of truce. A highly intelligent young lady, grand-daughter of the venerable lady, sends as the following particulars in correction of this statement, and also of another made on the authority of the Dispatch, relative to the amount subscribed for the benefit of the family of the lamented hero.

"Mrs. Jackson is a lady of sixty-five, of fine family, and has always lived in affluence. The owns a very fine estate on the Georgetown and Leesburg turnpike, about nine miles from the former. Two months ago a large body of Yankees entered her house and married her off as prisoner, also a half brother who resided with her, an old gentleman near seventy. She ordered her carriage, and requested them to allow her to ride, which they positively refused, and I have heard, through persons in the neighborhood, that they compelled her to walk as far as Georgetown. She was then taken to Washington and is still there. The Federal officers now occupy her base. The furniture, stock, &c., they destroyed. The young negroes they gave to the free negroes near, and her two pianos they presented to some Union families in the vicinity.

‘"You stated that $30,000 had been contributed for the benefit of the Jackson family, which is a mistake, about $7,000 was received for the widow of the martyr Jackson. Mrs. Jackson, and her daughter Mrs. Stewart, are both still prisoners in Washington. Mrs. J. is a very patriotic old lady, and has done a treat deal for the Southern army. She certainly has been the greatest sufferer yet on record from the war. The first blood split on Southern soil was her son, who died defending the Stars and Bars. Another son, Dr. John Jackson, who resides in Kentucky, a short time ago shot a Yankee soldier, and is now confined in jail at Lebanon awaiting trial, and a third son attached to Col. Kerlaw's 2d S. C. regiment, but was detailed in a scout, went on a scouting expedition about three weeks ago and nothing has been heard of him since; of course, he was either often taken prisoner. What would the fiends not be guilty of to confine an old lady who was already suffered so much at their hands? Mrs. J. W. Jackson (the widow,) is now living in Charlottesville. There she will remain until she can return to her home in Fairfax."’

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