Attempting to cross the lines.
--During Friday night and Saturday the provost guard attached to Lieutenant-Colonel Atkinson
's artillery force, stationed within a few miles of this city, made the following arrests of persons charged with attempting to cross our lines and go into the enemy's jurisdiction: J. F. Taylor
, a detailed conscript; C. Agin
, of the Medical Director
's office; M. Ryan
, attached to the Commissary Department; John Head, member of Captain English
's cavalry company; D. Dunnavant
, a citizen; F. McNamee
, company A, Second Reserve Forces, and Masters James Morris
, Michael Lilly
, John Mock and Edward Collins, Irish youths living in Rocketts
With one or two exceptions, the above named persons are originally from foreign countries, but have been residents of Richmond
for a number of years past.
Head, it will be remembered, was before the courts some time since on the charge of obtaining fifteen hundred dollars from a party of females whom he had engaged to take across the Potomac
, and afterwards refused either to accompany them on the route, (which he bargained to do,) or to refund the money which they had paid him.