Affair at Newport News.
On Sunday morning last, Mr. Samuel Pryor
, of the Charles City
Troop, in company with Mr. Hill Carter, Jr.
, and Mr. Lee
, a citizen of Warwick county
, was out on a reconnoisance at New port News, and were proceeding quietly along on horseback, when they were surprised by a party of about 20 Hessians, who were hid in the bushes.
The three gentlement at once fired upon the enemy, and it is believed each killed a man. The fire was returned, and Mr. Pryor
received a shot in the groin.
They then retired and had proceeded some distance from the scene of action before his companions were a ware of the disaster that had befallen Mr. Pryor
. He was taken to a private house, where he died about six hours after being shot.
The body was brought up to Wilcox
's wharf yesterday, by the steamer Curtls Peck
, Capt. J. H. Freeman
, from whom we learned these particulars.