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A cute Yankee.

--The Macon Confederate of the 24st, says:

‘ One of the Yankee officers at Camp Oglethorpe came near escaping yesterday. He blacked his face and hands, a ragged suit, picked up a spade and proceeded to the outlet, remarked to the sentinel that his master had sent him to carry the spade home. The sentinel made no objection and out he went. He proceeded but a short distance when a keen-eyed soldier perceived, through an opening in his shirt, a glimpse of his skin. He immediately "smell a rat" and marched the cute Yankee back to this old quarters. We suppose the sentinel, will hereafter keep a sharp lookout for these black skinned white men.

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