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Escape of a white boy from the Indians--a story of Captivity.

The St. Louis Democrat says: ‘"Lieutenant Thomas E. Sallee, of the Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, communicates the following deeply interesting statement from Mound Station, Colorado Territory."’

"On the 27th of November, 1865. a small boy, supposed to be about twelve years of age, of rather dark complexion, black hair and black eyes, came into a ranche (near Mound Station, of the overland stage line running from Atchison, Kansas, to Denver City, Colorado,) about one hundred and seventy miles east of Denver. He could speak very little plain English, but by signs could easily be understood. I, (being in command of the military at Mound Station,) on hearing of his arrival, immediately brought him to my station. He is now here, and is learning to talk very fast. He informs me that the Sioux Indians have had him captive for many years, but he don't know many. He don't know anything about his parents, but supposes that they were killed by the Indians at the time of his capture. He neither knows his name or where he was captured. He left the Indians on the 24th instant, eighty miles south of this place, on the Republican river, three thousand in number. He luckily made his escape on a pony; but running his pony to death the first night, he was then compelled to take it afoot for three days, arriving at the ranche on the evening of the 27th. All that he had to eat after leaving the Indians until he arrived at the ranche was one crow that he found dead, and a piece of a dead, ox. He says the Sioux Indians have two white women and several negroes captives now. He is a good-looking and intelligent youth.

"I take this method of informing the public of the unknowns' whereabouts. We are now under marching orders, and will march to St. Louis, Mo., to be mustered out soon. I think we will be at St. Louis between the 1st and 15th of January, 1866. I will bring the boy with me, and if any of his relatives (should he have any) see this and come and identify him, they can have him; if not, I expect to take him home with me (to Mercer county, Missouri,) and educate him. All editors who see this will please let it find room in their columns.

"Thomas E. Sallee,
"Lieutenant Company C, Thirteenth,
"Missouri Cavalry Volunteers."

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