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rate the principles of the Lincoln dynasty. We have just seen Colonel Arnold, of King George, who was in the vicinity of Matthias Point yesterday. He states that the enemy had all reembarked, and that their vessels were lying off in the Potomac. Colonel Carey's regiment had returned from the point as far as Fairview Gate, awaiting orders. About forty negroes escaped on Saturday night and were carried off by the enemy on Monday morning. Among those losing are the following: ten servants belonging to the estate of the late R. H. Montgomery; eight to Henry Gouldman; four to W. D. Watson; five to Fielding Lewis; one to Dr. Hunter; a number belonging to H. M. Tennant; some belonging to Mrs. M. C. Stuart; one belonging to Mr. Coleman, of Spotsylvania, hired, we suppose, in King George. The county of King George has lost, since the war, at least one hundred negroes, whose aggregate value is not less than one hundred thousand dollars. --Fredericksburg (Va.) Record, November 12.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lewis, Meriwether (search)
recollections shall now be offered, to be enlarged or abridged as you may think best, or otherwise to be used with the materials you may have collected from other sources. Meriwether Lewis, late governor of Louisiana, was born on Aug. 18, 1774, near the town of Charlottesville, in the county of Albemarle, in Virginia, of one of the distinguished families of that State. John Lewis, one of his father's uncles, was a member of the King's council before the Revolution. Another of them, Fielding Lewis, married a sister of General Washington. His father, William Lewis, was the youngest of five sons of Col. Robert Lewis, of Albemarle, the fourth of whom, Charles, was one of the early patriots who stepped forward in the commencement of the Revolution, and commanded one of the regiments first raised in Virginia, and placed on Continental establishment. Happily situated at home, with a wife and young family, and a fortune placing him at ease, he left all to aid in the liberation of his c
any aggression that may come from the iniquitous North. Within the whole county we hear of only two or three "cold-bloods" who cry, "Give up all for peace!" but they are of that weak-kneed, faint-hearted class which forms the exception to the general rule of Southern character. A fine volunteer company, under command of Capt. B. T. Taylor, has been recently organized, and is now fully equipped for active service. A cavalry company has been also formed, and will be commanded by Capt. Fielding Lewis, a brave and efficient officer. The militia of the county have been furnished with arms, and are regularly drilled. The Montross Guards, from Westmoreland, under orders from Gen. Ruggles, reached the county last Wednesday, and went into barracks at King George Court-House; but they were on Saturday remanded to their old quarters at Montross. A Yankee straggler was taken up some days since near Clifton, in this county, and failing to give a good account of himself, he w
ust last-- 1st. A Negro Boy, calling himself John Henry Williams. The said Negro is of dark copper color, about 13 years old, 4 feet 5 inches high, had on when committed a grey flannel shirt and oznaburg pants; no scars of note about his person, and says he belongs to William Warren, of Fredericksburg, and was hired to Gibson Miles, at Gus. Taylor's Tobacco Factory corner of 24th and Frank' in streets, Richmond, from which place he ran away. 2d. A Negro Boy calling himself Fielding Lewis, of dark copper color, about 12 years of age, 4 feet 5 inches high, apparel the same; no scars or marks perceptible, and says he belongs to John Holliday, of Maryland, and was hired to Fitzhugh Mayo, the proprietor of a tobacco factory in Richmond, from which place he ran away. 3d. A Negro Boy calling himself Joseph Henry Smith, as a runaway, but who claims to be a free boy, and is of dark mulatto complexion, about 12 years old, 4 feet 5 inches high, thick head of hair; had on when
her Stampede of slaves. The Fredericksburg Recorder of the 12th says: Information has just reached us of the escape, on Sunday night last, from a place called White Point, in Westmoreland county, of a party of some forty negroes or more. This they managed to effect by using a seine boat belonging to Mr. Gouldman, the owner of the property at this place. The slaves belonged as fellows: 10 to estate of Robert. H. Montgomery, deceased; 8 to Mr. Gouldman; 4 to W. D. Watson; 5 to Fielding Lewis; all of Miss Mary Dishman's, number not known; one to T. L. Hunter; one belonging to Mr. Coleman. of this county, and hired to R. H. Hudson, King George O. H. The last man is said to be very valuable. It is also reported that several belonging to R. H. Turner and Dr. Greenlaw have gotten off. We further hear that the citizens attach great blame to the military authorities for this wholesale loss of property, and appeal most urgently and earnestly to the powers that be at Richmond to gi
Hustings Court, Sept. 14th. --Recorder Caskie and a full bench of Aldermen. Mr. R. T. Daniel being absent in Carolina county, whither he has gone to defend a man charged with murder, Mr. R. R. Howison acted as prosecuting attorney. John Wise, a slave, charged with stealing a horse valued at $300, was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to receive 39 lashes. Fielding Lewis, a slave, being tried for receiving a stolen horse, was examined and discharged. Patrick O'Brien was examined on the charge of assaulting Henry Tern on the public highway and robbing him of his watch and boots. The Court having heard the evidence, sent the prisoner on before Judge Lyons. Charles, a slave, was tried for stealing two silver watches from Robert Frazier, and being found guilty was sentenced to receive 39 lashes. Melissa Jane Palmature was examined on the charge of stealing $190 from Dozier M. Hughes. Susan Smith, a white woman, was examined and sent on to trial bef
Arrest of R. D'orsay Ogden. --Very much to the surprise of every one present, R. D'Orsay Ogden, the late manager of the Richmond Theatre, who escaped from this city some weeks since, was brought in to the chief of police last night about half-past 8 o'clock. He was arrested in the county of King George, at the house of Mr. Fielding Lewis, where he had been invited to dine. The name of his captor is John Taylor, a young soldier from that section, under whose cert Ogden was brought to this city. It turns out that the "manager, author and actor" never succeeded in reaching the city of New York, as reported in one of the papers there; but that he has been most of the time in King George, lying low and watching his chance to go over. He denie, however, that he ever intended leaving the Confederacy. When carried before Captain Thomas W. Doswen, assistant provost-marshal, last night, Ogden was very axious to give bad for his appearance; but that officer refused to grant the reques