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The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ir names at the Pulaski House as officers of the U. S. Army, the exasperated crowd soon collected in and around the establishment, resolved to capture and retain them as hostages until our own citizens should be set at liberty. The Mayor hearing of the movement, and apprehending some trouble, immediately repaired to the hotel and had an interview with the strangers in a private parlor. He soon reappeared, and addressing the excited crowd, stated that the two gentlemen, whose names are Samuel F. Mills and C. Hook, both Lieutenants, were in extreme bad health, had been spending the winter in Florida with the hope of bettering their condition, and, as confirmed invalids, were now returning to their homes and friends; it was, therefore, due to Southern hospitality, as well as humanity, that their persons be held sacred, and that they be allowed to remain unmolested and depart at their pleasure. The crowd was perfectly satisfied with the statement, and immediately retired without th