, a prisoner, confined in the Guard-House
on Franklin street, effected his escape on Friday night, by cutting a hole through the room of the floor in which he was confined.
On the 9th of April Gately
was transferred from Castle Godwin to the Guard-House
It appears that for eight or nine years past, Gately
has been a citizen of Fredericksburg, Va.
, exercising all the rights of citizenship, such as making himself busy at elections, voting, &c. On the appearance of one of Gov. Letcher
's proclamations, he left Fredericksburg
between two days, and appearing in Richmond
, made the requisite affidavit, and was furnished with a ‘"protection"’ from the English Consul
, as a British subject.
These facts becoming known, Gately
was arrested while making his way to Alexandria, Va.
Confined for a short time is Castle Godwin, it was deemed proper to move his habitation to the Guard-House
, when the result above narrated ensued.