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Local Matters.

Going to the Yankees.--Detectives Jones and Reece intercepted and arrested the following negroes on Saturday night, who were making their way to the Yankee lines: Peter, slave of W. E. Tyler. of Hanover county; William, slave of R. Sedgwick, of Richmond; John, slave of Bentley Wicker, of Hanover; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy, of Richmond; James, slave of Mrs. Goodson, of Caroline; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson, living near the Fair Grounds; Peter, slave of Mrs. Bat. Tomlin, of Hanover; Lucy Richards, slave of E. P. Lyons, of Richmond, and Emma Janc Maxfield, slave of Susan Bailey, of Richmond.

The two first were drivers of wagons, in which the other negroes were riding. They were overhauled about three miles from this city, on theNine-mile road, intersecting the military road, within the inner line of fortifications, and when Messrs. Reece and Jones came up with them, which was between 9 and 10 o'clock at night, they were set upon by three white men, who appeared to be following as escorts, one of whom snapped a pistol within a few inches of Reece's head. Finding the weapon failed to fire, the three fellows ran off and made their escape. Several shots were fired after them, but none of them took effect.--Two or three of the occupants of the wagons jumped out and made their escape. Those who were captured, above-named, were brought to this city and committed to Castle Thunder. The horses and wagons, with their contents, consisting of several jugs of whiskey and about one hundred pounds of bacon, were also brought here, and remain in possession of the two detectives.

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