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uered, feeling his way along the banks of his protecting river with cautious leisure, and venturing only where his gunboats can accompany him, and can shell the woods in his front to make sure there is no Confederate force that can harm him. While his flags of truce are refused, and while he is unable to count his own dead or gather his own wounded, it is pitiable to hear him talk of the Confederate loss. Perhaps we might pardon him under the circumstances for stating in his dispatches to Washington that at one o'clock on the Fourth of July--the great day of Independence — the bands were playing, the national salute being fired, and things looking bright; but it is not pardonable in a General so utterly beaten and so nearly destroyed to re-assert in that same dispatch that ' our forces were not beaten in any conflict, nor could they be driven from the field by the utmost efforts of the enemy' Neither is it pardonable in a General addressing an army yet panting from a seventeen miles r
om his guard after reaching Petersburg. The woman Harriet was seen about Rocketts in the month of June. Washington has been run away six months, and most of the time in the army about Richmond. He is about nineteen years old; rather low in stature; of stout, strong form; very black; stutters quite badly, and in speaking is constantly kicking out one foot or the other in a restless manner. His under lip hangs considerably. He probably pretends to be free. Harriett is the mother of Washington, and is about forty years old. She was hired in the West Point Hospital at the time that place fell into the hands of the Yankees, but probably made her escape to Richmond with our soldiers. She is low in stature, stout in form, and rather tawny in complexion, with a full head of hair, and had one or two infants with her. I will pay $50 for the apprehension of the boy and $25 for the woman. Should the boy be found about Petersburg, he may be lodged in jail there. John Du Val. Peter
Twenty Dollars reward. --Ranaway, sometime in August, from Mr. M. Baker, of Henrico, my man Oliver. Said fellow is about 5 feet six inches high, rather stout, dark complexion, and, I think, one of his front teeth out. His countenance generally is rather stern, but when spoken to brightens up. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and delivery to Messrs. Clopton & Lyne, in Richmond, or confined in jail so I get him again. L. Washington. se 11--ts
Later from the North. New York and Philadelphia papers to the 23d are received. "A dispatch from Washington, Sept. 22d, says the enemy is still falling back from the Potomac," and that "all is quiet along the lines." Gen. Crawford's wound is very serious. Lieut.-Col. Wilder Dwight, of the 2d Massachusetts, who was conspicuous at the battle of Antietam, has died of his wounds. It is stated that General Burnside was offered the command of the Army of the Potomac, but declined in favor of Gen. McClellan.--Gen. Richardson's wound has proved to be mortal. Gens. Dana and Hooker will recover. The following is Lincoln's proclamation freeing the slaves By the President of the United States--a proclamation. Washington, Sept. 22, 1862. I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the army and navy thereof, do hereby proclaim and declare that hereafter, as heretofore, the war will be prosecuted for the object of practically restori