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l rounds, which, of course, resulted in a loss of so much ammunition without any compensating result. The boats then proceeded up the river to the town of Tappahannock, the county seat of Essex, where they anchored. Here they found no one to oppose them, save a few gallant old men and the patriotic ladies of the town. They es in the capacity of a pilot, he was released, and permittee to return ashore. Having satiated their poultry-stealing and liquor-thieving propensities at Tappahannock, they weighed anchor and moved off down the river to Fort Lowry. Here they landed a portion of their debauched force, where they burned the exe ment and sackeled as soon as they learned of the approach of their would be liberators, and did not until after the wretches had taken their departure. They then returned and gathered up what less was left of their master's property. Tappahannock, they except these already what consisted meanly in the of hen-roosts and bar-rooms.