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e crime of desertion.--His wife came up and took charge of his body and took it to Richmond for interment. Another sad warning to those who leave their country and standard without permission. The time was when Gen. Lee was disposed to look leniently on this kind of conduct. That time has now passed, however, and I believe that every sentence will be rigidly carried into execution. An amusing incident occurred yesterday at the Provost Marshal's office. Four Quakers were brought in as conscripts from Loudoun. They were ordered to fall in the ranks, in order to be marched to the command to which they were to be assigned. They refused, saying "We will not fall in, but will follow whither soever thou leadest."--A few persuasive arguments, however, in the shape of thrusts with bayonets, changed their opinions, and they fell in and marched off to camp. There is a comparative full in all military operations, and but little likelihood of any active operations very shortly. X.