, Ashe county, N. C.
, a notorious man, named James Price
, who has caused a great deal of trouble in the western part of Ashe county
, was caught last week, together with two of his sons and one of his nephews, and carried to Jefferson
and delivered up to Capt. John
Hartzeg and some ten or twelve privates, who were passing through the town in search of deserters.
ordered the three young men to be confined in jail, and had old Price
, the father, carried out and hung.
In the afternoon both citizens and soldiers became so much exasperated at the recital of the depredations committed by the ruthless gang that are lurking in the mountains, that they proceeded to the jail and took out one of Price
's sons and his nephew and hung them also.