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tter on the premises. Thirty-nine negro men vamoosed of Mr. Riddick's at the same time. Nine of John D, Myrick's; nine of W. T. Bynum's; three of J. A. Britt's negroes, and a number of other negroes have been spirited away — all this in Hertford co. On the 6th instant the vandals landed at Bethel, Winton, and Cloraine; took off a large number of negroes and made prisoner of young Sharp, a worthy, quiet young man, taking him on board their ships. In this county, and in the counties of Chowan and Nansemond, the Yankee squads under the direction of negro guides, have outraged humanity most shockingly. They have carried off many of our best citizens, who were quietly attending to their agricultural pursuits; insulted most grossly delicate females, and destroyed millions of property. If Government would send a few regiments as far down as Elizabeth City, and enable planters to harvest their immense crops, it would be an excellent move. Several recruiting officers of Colonel W