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The raid in the Southwest.

Lynchburg, Dec. 17.
--The enemy, 2,500 strong, with several pieces of artillery, under A peril, who were at Salem yesterday, left there last night, retreating by the Sweet Springs and Newcastle road, the same way they came. They will have to cross both Craig and Sinking creeks, which are believed to be greatly swollen by the recent rains.--The enemy camped last night in Mason's Cove, about four miles from Salem. During their stay at Salem they destroyed three carloads of commissary and a large quantity of quartermaster's stores, including a considerable amount of leather and a great quantity of produce, belonging to merchants of Lynchburg, which was stored in the depot, which was also destroyed.

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