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Matters in Gloucester.

Several accounts have already appeared of the outrageous conduct of the enemy's forces in Gloucester. We have before us a letter from a prominent citizen of that county, who gives a graphic, and no doubt truthful picture of what our friends have had to endure on account of their loyalty. The writer says they urge upon all persons in the lower part of the county that they shall join them, promising in that case not only the restoration of their property but protection in future; and the fear is expressed that in the state of things caused by their acts numbers will submit to them to escape starvation. A short time since a man who had been stripped of everything and who could scarcely articulate for weeping, appealed to the writer of the letter for advice to what course he should pursue. He said that the Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the Yankee cavalry had told him that unless he took the oath his family should starve; that Charleston had been taken, and that the rebellion was nearly at an end and assured him that he would be protected if he took the oath, and everything except his negroes restored to him. It is believed that their course is prompted by the sole object of compelling the people to submit to them. They do not plunder because they really need supplies.

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