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We published from the Central Presbyterian in the Dispatch of yesterday the narration of the murder of David S. Creigh, of Greenbrier, by order of General Hunter, of the Yankee army. Mr. Creigh was one of the most estimable citizens of Greenbrier, and was put to death for defending himself and family against the outrages of a Yankee soldier who had first attempted to take his life. This act of the "fiend" Hunter will not be forgotten, and will yet "return to plague" him. There were several other murders perpetrated by him in his invasion of Virginia. They will be remembered, and the day will probably come when he will pay the penalty before he goes to that long account, in which his settlement must be thorough. It is not unlikely that his brutalities had already begun to fill his imagination with fears of retribution, and that this induced him to ask to be relieved from the command of the Federal army of Western Virginia — a request which was granted by his Government. He certainly will be increasing his peril very much by coming to Virginia again. However, so great a brute must be a coward, and he will likely ever lead his army in a retreat, as he did in his disgraceful night from Lynchburg.

General Hunter, it is said, was not born in Virginia, but in the District — either in Georgetown or Washington. He is said to be the son of the late General Hunter, of the United States army, who was related to some of the Virginia Hunters. It is disgraceful enough that any Virginia blood, however small in amount — even a trace — should run in the veins of such a brute; but it is consoling, at least, that he was not born in Virginia.

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