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le Winder as a deserter and desperado of the worst description, was recorded in this column. Of his subsequent release and for what cause we had not been informed. Nor did we know that he had been restored to his unalienable rights, (which, judging from the representation of those who knew him best, was to steal, murder and fight.) until notified by the occurrence now being narrated. It is reported, on good authority, that after his release he was on several occasions employed by Captain G. W. Alexander, Assistant Provost Marshal, as a detective on special service. If on commission when found near a murdered man and in such company as the record gives him credit able specimen of a public officer. We learn from Baltimore men — Government employees — that he once aided a man while crossing the Potomac in a boat, and was never brought to condign for it. He declares he did not commit the murder, though the bloody knife with which it was done was found on his person. Pearce alias Duf