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he left side of the head, and producing instant-death. Dr. Peters picked up the statement Van-Dorn had prepared, and has preserved it as circumstantial evidence of preceding events, and, mounting his horse, rode off. Avoiding the pickets at Hurt's, he crossed Duck river and arrived at Shelbyville, when he learned that General Polk, to whom he had intended surrendering himself, had issued an order for his arrest. The next morning he left for Winchester, disguised, and, passing through Gainesboro and Gallatin, arrived at this place Monday evening. Dr. Peters says it is not true that he detected Van-Dorn in a criminal act with his wife. He refuses to reveal the history of the thirty hours previous to the tragedy, and will only do so in a court of justice, in the justification of the course he felt it his duty to pursue. Dr. Peters was for a number of years a distinguished practitioner of medicine in West Tennessee, and was a member of the Senate of this State one or two s