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d sooner die than take the oath. Mr. M. is upward of 60 years of age, and so infirm as generally to walk on crutches, yet I saw this old man, when the rumor was first started that the enemy were coming to Hampton, take his double barrelled shot-gun, and, forgetful of his age and infirmities, walk down to the bridge and express his determination to drive back the foe or perish in the effort. Among others who have resisted threats and persuasions to force them to take the oath, are Col. Wilson Jones, Mr. Fowkes, and some others. Such instances of true patriotism, on the part of men who are compelled by circumstances to remain among the enemy, are worthy of all praise. The losses of our citizens in the perishing of their crops and the loss of their negroes throughout Elizabeth City and Warwick counties are beyond all calculation. When Horace Greeley promulgated, as a part of the programme of the war, the liberation of the slaves and the general desolation of the country, man