llowing interesting account of the escape from Yankee land of two of North Carolina's brave and gallant sons:
William H. Parvin and William B. Willis, of the Washington "Grays," Captain Thomas Sparrow, from Washington, North Carolina, passed tOctober, when they were all put aboard a steamer and taken to Fort Warren, near Boston.
On their way to Fort Warren, Parvin and Willis formed some plan of escape, and announced their intention to attempt it to Captain Sparrow, who told them theymarched ashore in companies, as their names were called.
Immediately before the name of the Washington Grays was called, Parvin and Willis left their company, descended from the deck, and found their way into the extra coal room of the steamer.
Her every act was done with pleasure; but the proud Captain was soon to be deprived of his prides.
It was the night for Parvin to keep watch, and the Captain had retired, and Willis had pretended to do so. But hands were busy as eyes.
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