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Prison life at Fort Delaware. Capt. Beckwith West, of the 48th Virginia regiment, was captured by the enemy at Front Royal, on the 30th of May, and taken to Fort Delaware, where he was held as prisoner until exchanged a few days ago. In a narration of his prison experiences h river on the 27th of April, arrived in Richmond yesterday from Fort Delaware. Though a private soldier, he was charged with being the capta New York, then sent to Fort Lafayette, but soon transferred to Fort Delaware, where his irons were removed. He was treated with some kindneut were finally compelled to yield. All the prisoners form Fort Delaware are indignant at the treatment they received, and their purpose is ever afforded them. Among the exchanged prisoners from Fort Delaware who have arrived here is Jos. McMurran, of the 4th Virginia reg miseries of a Northern prison. Just before the prisoners left Fort Delaware the following order from the War Department was read: [Extr
Bad faith. We learn from those who have recently been exchanged and reached this city, that there were several persons in the party sent here from Fort Delaware who do not properly come within the provisions of the articles of the exchange. The Yankees, true to their instincts for fraud, are cheating our Government, by sending men back who were not in service at the time of their capture, and who have no claims upon our Government as prisoners of war. In one instance, we are assured theyassured they have sent a crazy man from Philadelphia, named John Rice, who was arrested and lodged in Fort Delaware as an alleged escaped prisoner. The exchanged prisoners state positively that Rice never was in the Confederate service, and never set foot on Confederate soil since the commencement of hostilities, until he was landed at Alken's on Tuesday evening. This fraud on the part of the wily Yankees should, in justice to our gallant men in arms receive the attention of our authorities.