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
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.