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Accompanying the above, The Confederacy makes the following statement:-- We clip the following from The Pulaski Times, published at Hawkinsville in this State. Martin resided some eight miles east of that place. It appears that he said that, “If Lincoln would march his forces through the Southern States, he would link his destiny with him, and that if the war continued five years, he would be as rich as he wanted to be; that there were tories who got rich in the Revolutionary war, and that he would do so in this.” “Lieut. Carruthers was despatched to arrest him, and he gave himself up, acknowledging that he had used the language with which he was charged. Lieut. Carruthers took him in a buggy to carry him to Hawkinsville for trial. He was uneasy for fear he would be hung, but was assured that he would only have to leave the country. When within two miles of town he was permitted to get out of the buggy. On getting back into it, he threw up his hand and frightened Lieut. Carruthers' horse, which was a spirited and restless animal, causing him to spring very suddenly, compelling Lieut. Carruthers to release his hold on his musket and grasp the reins. Martin immediately seized the gun, and with it aimed a well-directed blow at Carruthers' head, who dodged and received it across his back or shoulders. Carruthers then jumped from the buggy, and as he did so, Martin stepped back and cocked the gun. Carruthers sprang behind the horse, and being followed by Martin, ran around to the opposite side. Martin then presented the musket. Carruthers told him to ‘ crack his whip,’ and at the same time fired on Martin with a revolver, at the discharge of which Martin dropped his head, from which Carruthers thinks his ball took effect. Martin then wheeled as if to pass around the buggy, and as he did so another shot was fired by Carruthers, but without effect. As Martin reached the rear of the buggy, Carruthers fired a third time, and thinks the shot took also. Martin was by this time on the same side with Carruthers, and Carruthers again sprang to the opposite side. Martin instantly fired upon him with the musket, the muzzle of which was not exceeding five feet from the horse, the whole charge passing into the shoulder of the horse. Finding that the shot had not taken effect, Martin clubbed his musket, and Lieut. Carruthers fired upon him again, and thinking his pistol exhausted, threw it into his face, inflicting a severe wound. Martin then wheeled and ran. The alarm was given by Lieut. Carruthers as soon as possible, and some of the guards who were behind at the time the affray took place, upon finding the condition of affairs, immediately started for dogs to follow the trail. Lieut. Carruthers hurried to town as rapidly as the condition of his horse would permit, and gave notice to the members of the company of what had transpired, and in half an hour Capt. Ryan had forty or fifty men in pursuit. Martin was followed until daybreak next morning, but escaped. It seems that he obtained a horse from a negro of William Allen, and thus evaded his pursuers. The negro states that he was bleeding freely when he saw him, and that he was evidently severely wounded.”
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