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Women and children sent from their Homes.

Brigadier-General Roberts came into Weston, Lewis county, Va., week before last, after our forces under General Imboden had passed through, and commenced a series of tyrannical acts alone worthy of Abolition commanders. They delivered copies of the orders to numbers of families, some of whom have reached Staunton, having been sent through their lines as far as Kernstown, at which place they arrived at night, and were there left to take care of themselves. Sixty-three women and children were sent out with the lady who received the order which we copy, and sixty-two who did not have natural protectors in the South were at the same time started for Camp Chase. This treatment is hereafter to be dealt out to all Southern sympathizers who may be found in their lines:

Provost Marshal's office, Weston Western Virginia May 16, 1863.
Madam: I have the honor to inform you that yourself and the grown members of your family are hereby required to hold yourselves in readiness to proceed outside the Federal lines on Tuesday morning, May 19th, 1863.

the following regulations will be strictly observed:

  1. I. No person will be permitted to take with him or her more than sixty pounds of baggage.
  2. II. No person will be allowed to take with him or her more than $100 in United States funds, gold and silver included. No limit placed on Confederate scrip.
  3. III. Persons who cannot provide themselves with transportation will be furnished such by the Government.
By order Brig.-Gen. B. S. Roberts. L. Markbrit, A. D. C. and Provost Marshal.

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