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From Fredericksburg.

A gentleman recently from Fredericksburg informs us that on Wednesday, week ago, the British flag waving over the Vice-Consul's house was torn down by Yankee officers. What the cause for this outrage was our informant was unable to learn, but immediately upon it Mr. Goodrick, the Vice-Consul, demanded a pass to go to Washington, which was refused. On Thursday he was put under arrest, and sent to Washington in that manner. This high-handed act on the part of the Yankees was strongly protested against by Mr. Goodrick, and in all probability it will arouse the temper of John Bull. A few other items have also been given us. Gen. Shields has been ordered to proceed to Yorktown, and thence to the Chickahominy. The Yankees are getting a great many goods to Fredericksburg, but none but the lower class will buy them. A short time ago Major J. Horace Lacy visited his home in Spotsylvania, and sent for his wife, who was in Fredericksburg. While waiting, a man named McGee piloted twenty-five of the Yankee cavalry to where he was, and they arrested him.--This McGee was arrested some time ago under charge of disloyalty, was tried, condemned, and afterwards pardoned, through the interposition of kind sympathizers. Now he is among the most active of our enemies.

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