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Rev John Martin, of St. Barnabas Church, (Episcopal.) in Prince George's co., Md., near Piscataway, was visited by a party of rough Zouaves, three in number, who demanded a Secession flag which they said was there. Mr. Martin was absent. Mr. H. A. Williams, who was accidentally present, and in the act of leaving before they came in sight, demanded by what authority they would come to disturb a private family. They remarked that they had authority, which proved to be only a leave of absence till 6½ o'clock. Mr. Williams then protested against their conduct; but they still persisted, saying if three men were not enough they had more in the woods a short distance off. Mrs. Martin becoming alarmed and fearing violence, said that they could have the flag if it could be found; it had not been up for some time. One of the young ladies then produced it, and told them that she had made it, and they might so inform their people, and gave it to them. They used a number of harsh expressions,