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Narrative of a Yankee spy in Richmond. The New York Herald contains a two column letter, written by Harvey Birch, a spy hailing and dating from Baltimore. His sojourn in Richmond extended from March last up to a few days ago. The following is the narrative of the adventures of this unblushing scoundrel: Why I Went to Dixie — How I met Mosby. I left Washington on the 19th of March last for the purpose of invading the "sacred soil" to a point near Mason and Dixon's line. The object of my journey being of no concern to anybody, I need not take time to disclose. On the afternoon of the third day I cautiously crossed Ashby's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, and was just felicitating myself on having succeeded in doing so unobserved when I was surrounded by a grinning gang of Mosby's robbers. They declared me to be a Yankee spy, and, in spite of all the persuasion and arguments I could use, made me, prisoner. Their chief was at Upperville, and to his august presence I had to be co