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From East Tennessee.

--The Bristol Gazette, of the 2d, furnishes the following:

Col. Byrd, commanding the 3d Tennessee (Yankee) cavalry, was at Kingston at last advices. --Twice or thrice they had been ordered to Nashville, but refused to obey. Shelly's regiment was at Loudon. Gen. Jim Spears, of Pikesville, is reported to have been cashiered and arrested because he was dissatisfied with the Yankee success in freeing his own negroes and those of his loyal neighbors, and making them the equals of their wives and daughters.

The negroes of Middle and Lower East Tennessee have all been sent to Nashville some time since, leaving only old or little darkles, who had no parents to care for them. Very scanty crops are being cultivated in all that region, farms being in a state of desolation.

Rev. Timothy Sullias has been imprisoned in Knoxville as a hostage for Rev. Wm. H. Blackburn, who was received into the Holston Conference by voluntarily going to the Provost Marshal at Athens and taking a remarkable oath, known as "extraordinary."

Judge Van. Dyke is held a prisoner at Camp Chase, a hostage for the father of said Blackburn. Rev. Thos. Cass is reported to command a bush whacking company, after seeking probationary connection with the Holston Conference by the most positive declaration of Southern sentiments, sound and tried.

General J. C. Vaughan has, for some days, been making his headquarters in our town. East Tennessee may well be proud of such a man. He is a quiet, unassuming, brave, dashing leader. Above all, he is a Christian, found often reading his Bible when he is left alone — so his men say. How different if the country had more such!

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