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Tv.•dav 'Morning February 10, 1863
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CAPT. PALMER AND REV. STINE
Some months ago, in an editorial article, we
reviewed the case of Rev. I. J. Stine, as fully as
4 adue regard for the public good would permit.
Our readers will remember that he was arrested
as a "supposed rebel spy," as our exchanges po
litely called him. Having some knowledge of
the facts, we declared the entire innocence of
Mr. Stine.. We showed the injustice of retain
ing him in close custody for months, without
giving him a hearing. Subsequent events •
prove that Mir' tiesition was correct. As soon
as Capt. Palmer reached Philadelphia', having
auceess.fully made his escape from the accursed
Confederacy, he at once made inquiry for Mr.
Stine—having learned in Richmond of the ar
test of that gentleman. Capt. P., true to his
noble instincts, at - cince made application to the:
War Department for the immediate .and full.
discharge:of Mr. Stinethe latter at the'time
heiug at home on parole. The following cor
xespcio4ene,e, speaks for. itself:
SMPPENSBURO. Pa., Feb. 5, 1863
Editor Piloi::—The following letter, which I have
received from 6tpt. Palmer since his return from
i•'Dixie;' Will 'ex-plain itself.
The story of "my betrayal of hiin is known,' as also
the, facts of -my arrest * and. imprisonment .on that
charge with two others annexed.
ioblige by publishing this very important
testimony to my fidelity, to Capt, P. /am preparing
a defense in full, which I will send you 'next week.
If I fiwie'suffered Wrongfully, the satisfaction of
IfiVitig' : l46l( Useful - in' the' service of my country,
even 'foil kine.'brief but a:wpicious :week, has been
something tome.. The week of frebel rule Mary
land and, the rout of the invader has marked an
eßo?h,,in , my f life, as, in the history of the "great
Rebellion." lam satisfied. well that ends
*ell." I fiave alao had a perional interview with
• t t: t '
y p emu an aa ac ory, ee
".. • GERMANTOWN, Jan. 28th, 1863
liv Plfixr,'Skpieniburyg, Pal
it ; Ditiat Sin:—l take the earliest' opportunity, after
04,rittau:n from Rebeldom,,to write to you..
„Nothing, during my confinement in Confederate
riscns, oeused : mmmore regret than the report that
on had imei arrested and imprisoned'on charge of!
avtng 13etr slyea me into Rebel captivity; and I take
much pleaSiiiie in' saying` that there 'never existed
theyalfghtest foundation in fact for the charge refer
;ed r to., :The services you rendered our army, at the
time of the invasion of Pennsylvania, were of the
most important and. useful ,character, and, in my.
Opinion, there is net. a more loyal man in the State:
' ' •
nib . - 'add,,that for the , disintereatedness
yatiManifeited'dtiripg'ybur. imprisonment, and since
your releitie on: parole, not mentioning any of
the . paftiallErs.conircted with my capture, prefer
ring rather jo suffer a wfiile longerunder the impu
tatien of being '
guilty, in the hope of my return,
t'ilitn ; 'Peci 'My safety by attracting Turther'it-
Wstion'te — iny caie—ion have my profound grati
fadetl : ...,•
is I hate IrVitten to: tlutiSeeretary.of War, requeat6
lug cti§eharge you from your, parole.
Xou are ..t. liberty to use this letter in any way
you May see fit, for the]yindication of your charact
'Wm. J. PALMER,
Captain ernatrialtdiregninderson Troop
In 416411' Slated abli've, we
p apt4. l in, - co, - avereation with one
of oor citizens . at Philadelphia, a week or two
4;9,10 that the information, obtained by Mr.
S., was of the greatest benefit to Gen. McClel
lan in condtiairi the Maryland''campaign so
We would once 7 , a suggest the impriety
of raising a cOntribti 4 for one who has ren
dered Ifs country iuc :at service. Captain
Palmer has promised to d t h e *
a'handsome sum. Let seato4 done
. -• 4 41110. °
Claims for Subsistence o
HairisbiTg; 'Feb'. 4.—Major
A;sislkrii'A.djUtant-General of 11. u n i te d
States, who has had charge of tbe, eft,'b as
fieetNteVisiiirigion to effect iettlementif the
claims nnivin - ins bands for enrolling mti a
of the%tate; the draft, übsisting'
drafted men, post of transportation, kc.
Congress 'has not yet appropriated the money•
for - e payment of these claims, but Major
tlOClure bas . foiwarded his estimates to the
Seecetary of war, anti the appropriation will
ditubtless he:promptly made.
'-lishe accounts will be forwarded to Washington
as soon as they are all, received here, where they
will be promptly adjudicated, and a disbursing
officer will' be sent to the State to pay them.
Offieirs whichave claims &inflected with the
draft should forward them to Harrisburg at
I: J. STINE
of this' 'place, interceded
he behalf of the unfortu-
as mainly ownink to his
t the former was first per=
dingywalla of Fort Dela-
told, our reaclera of the
him who has sufferred so
nd iiitinisoned, her babe
clay, and the only. child
the point, of death for two
THE PILOT :-GREENCASTLE, FRANKLIN CO., PA., FEBRUARY 10, 1863
The Victory at Blackwater.
New York, Feb. I.—The details of the fight
near the Black water have been received.
General Pryor crossed the Blackwater on
the night of the 28th ult., with three regiments
of rebel infantry, four detached battalions of
infantry, nine hundred cavalry, and fourteen
pieces of artillery.
The next night, General Corcoran under or
ders of General Pech, advanced his troops to
meet them. The rebels were found ten miles
from Sufli)lk, and a cannonading was commenc
ed, which, after lasting two hours and a half
caused the enemy to retreat.
Gen. Corcoran advanced all his force, his in
fantry with fixed bayonets, drove the rebels
nearly a mile, they leaving their killed and
Gen. Corcoran continued to follow them up,
and the rebels took another position two miles
from the battle•field.
At the latest information by mail, Gen. Cor
coran was moving to flank them. The fight
occurred by moonlight. The telegram of yes
terday indicates that the rebels were' again
driven from the last named position, and were
still being pursued. Our loss was 24 killed
and 80 wounded. •
Col. Knoekerer, 16th Pennsylvania, was
dangerously wounded in the hip 'by a piece of
Capt. Taylor, 113 New York, was killed.—
Gen: Corcoran had a narrow escape, and Capt.
Blodgett, of hisstaff, was slightly wounded.
Capt. Kelly, , 69th New York, was wounded
in the arm, and amputation, it is thought, will
be necessary: Among the officers wounded is
-Lieut. Bailey, 11th Pennsylvania cavalry, in
the leg, slightly. •
Rebel sources state that Col. Pre, sth Vir
ginia, was killed. Among the rebel regiments
engaged were the 56th, 63d, 50th and 29th
Virginia. The rebels received .reinforcements
during the fight.
Fortress Monroe, Jan. 31.—the following is
an official list of killed and wounded in the
fight, at BlaokWater on Friday last:
6th. Massachusetts—killed three, wounded
13th Indiana—killed none, wounded twelve.
112th New York—killed six, wounded nine-
69th New York—killed five, wounded eight.
11th . Pennsylvania cavalry—killed three,
167th Pennsylvania—wounded eight.
165th Pennsylvania—wounded three.
7th Alassachusetts battery, company G—kill
ed two, wounded six.
4th U. S. artillery, company D—killed four,
Total killed twenty-four, wounded eighty.
The'figbting is all over, and the rebels 'are
driven beyoud'th.e Bleekwater.
Indian Fight in Washington Territory.
Salt Lake City, Feb. I.—On the morning of
the 29 ult., Colonel Conner had a four hours'
desperate, fight with.the Indians, on Bear river,
in , WashingtonNerritory, in which two hundred
and twenty-four Indians were killed, and many
are supposed to have been drowned. He took
one . hundred and seventy-five horses, and des
troyed their lodge, provisiOns, etc. Our loss
was' fifteen killed, including' four officers and
Capture of a Valuable Prize.
Baltimore, Feb. 2.—The Richmond - Whig of
Saturday, received at the American office, has
the following :
After our form was sent to press on Thursday
night, a telegraphic dispatch was received an
nouncing the capture of the British steamer
Princess Royal; Capt. Lawson, while attempting
to run the blockade into. Charleston. At the
time of the' departure of the Princess Royal
from Halifax for Bermuda the northern papers
announced the fact, and gave a description of
the vessel and cargo.
.The Federal ,cruisers were therefore on the
look out, and as she was making, her way in be
fore daylight on Tuesday morning," she was
suddenly surrounded, and her officers were com
pelled to run her, on Long Island Beach, where
she was captured.
The Princess Royal bad on board a valuable
cargo, consisting of eight Whitworth guns, four
steam engines for gunboats, rifles, powder, &c.
The bulk of her freight was 400 tons.
A party of — English workmen, skilled in the
manufacture of projectiles, were captured with
The pilot and some two or three of the crew
escaped in the boat and reached Charleston.
We are gratified to learn that important dis
patches from Capt. Maury, to the Government,
were saved by theSe persons.
41-neal of Gov. Curtin to tbe Anderson
Hart:sburg, Feb. 3.—The following appeal
was telegraphed to-day, by the Governer, to
General bluebell, commanding our forces at
Nashville, to be communicated to the Anderson
" I ask you, for th e honor of the stare, to relieve
the distress of your friends, and for all hopes
in the future, to return to your duty as soldiers.
You will be organized as originally designed in
the order to increase the troop to a regiment,
and will be detailed for special duty near the
General. General Rosecrans has written me
to this effect, and will designate officers who
will be commissioned.
ANDREW G. CirRTIN."
The Attack on Vicksburg.
Cairo, Feb. 4—The Captain of the steamer
Bowen, from Paducah, report a brilliant success
at Fort Donelson.
One battery of four guns was taken by the
Rebels in an overwhelming charge, but our men
retook it. The Rebel loss is reported at one
hundred and thirty-five killed and wounded and
• Forrest, the Rebel guerrilla chief, is reported
to have been wounded. Colonel McNeill was
killed. The number of the Rebel force was
estimated at from 3000 4000.
From below we have information that all our
division had arrived in front of Vicksburg ex
cept Logan's which was expected to arrive soon.
Cairo, Feb. s.—Our forces at Vicksburg are
repairing the crevasses in the levee, made last
fall in order to keep the water out of their
There is now six feet of water in the canal,
but it is doing but little execution in widening
or deepening the channel. •
The Rebel force at Vicksburg is estimated
at 60,000, and is believed to be all they can
One thousand negroes are to be sent from
Memphis to work on the canal.
A despatch from Fort lieoiselson, to-night
says that the fight lasted from one till eight
o'clock, when the Rebels retired, in great dis
order, southward. The Rebel killed is esti
mated at 200, and the wounded at 500. Our
loss was 2 killed and 41 wounded and missing.
The War in Tennessee.
Nashville, Feb. 4.—Colonel Stokes' Regi
ment Tennessee Cavalry and a regiment of Ken
tucky Volunteers dashed upon a camp of Rebels
at Middletown, 15 miles west of Murfreesboro'.
on the 2d instant. One Rebel was killed, and
a hundred taken prisoners. Our cavalry made
a saber charge, and took them by surprise, cap
turing all their camp equipage, horses, wagons,
&c. Major Douglass, of Douglass' Rebel Bat
talion, and all his officers, were taken prisoner.
Davis' Cavalry crptured twenty-five Rebels
at Franklin. All the prisoners have arrived
here, and twenty-seven of the wounded.
Recovery of Stolen United States Cer-
Waphingtoo, Feb. 6.—The steps taken by
the Secretary of the Treasury for the recovery
of the certificates of indebtedness recently sto
len from the office of the Treasurer of the Uni
ied States have been suecessfol. All the cer
tificates have been recovered, and are now in
possession of the Government. They were in
sums of $5OOO each, and amounted, in all, to
two and a-half millions of dollars; but being
unfinished, and the Department having noti
fied the public of the loss, the thief, probably,
found it useless to offer them in the market
Files of The Filot.—We have several ties of
last fear's PILOT, which we will sell cheap.
persotis indebted to Joniq W: P.
REID, for tuition, will please make settlement with
W. A. REID.
Ir you want job work done, neatly and cheaply
or if you want to subscribe for a good paper, come
at once to THE PILOT office.
Let the Pecple M'CRORY has
just opened, at his Clock and .Jewelry Store, on
South 'Carlisle' street, a large and elegant assort
ment of Gold; Silver and Steel Spectacles.
Wounded.—ln the published list of casualties
in the battle of Blackwater, on the 30th ult., we
find that' among the wounded are, SYLVESTER WEL
DY of 'the llth Pennsyjvania Cavalry, (Col. SPEAR,)
wounded in the foot; WILLIAM POOL, of Capt.
FUNK'S company, 165th Regiment, P. M., wounded
in the arm.
Major of the 126th, P. V.—We are informed
that Capt. R. S. BROWNSON, of company C, 126th
Regiment, P. V., has been commissioned Major of
the same regiment. This office has been vacant for
months, and a great inconvenience was felt in con
sequence. We .know enough of Maj. BROWNSON to
say that he will 511 the position with great credit.
He is brave, and is very popular with the men of
Discharged.—Sergt. ROBERT SNIDER, Of EAS
TON'S Pennsylvania Battery, who was wounded at
the battle of Gaine's Mills, last summer, reached
home about ten days ago. Our readers will remem
ber that, he was wounded and taken prisoner, and
for a short time confined in Richmond. When ex
changed he was sent to a 11. S. hospital on David's
Island, N. Y. He was recently discharged from the
service on account of physical disability to perform
military duty. He was - wounded through the ankle.
Drafting.—The Scriptures is opposed to draft
ing young men just married. " When a man hath
taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neith
er shall he be charged with any new business; but
he shall be free at home one .year, and shall cheer
up his wife which he. has taken. - -Dentcronomy,
24th chapter, sth Terse.
if a law to that effect was passed, what a land of
weddings we would have, and how the old maids
An Old Subject and—a Change.—Last
Thursday was one of the coldest and most unpleas
ant days of the winter. A continuous fall of snow,
in fine particles, blown into one's face from every
point of the compass, while out on a pedestrian tour,
led the aforesaid person to think of the comforts of
home, and more especially about the luxury of sit
ting near a good warm stove. The storm over,
doubtless many of the young 'uns anticipated nu
merous sleigh rides the next day, but. alas, the clerk
of the weather made a sudden turn, and lo we had
rain, which destroyed all the bright hopes of sleigh-
Counterfeit Postage Curreney.—We take
the following description of new counterfeit. Postage
Currency from Imlay and Bicknell's Bank Note
Reporter of January 15:—
" The counterfeit 50 cents are of a.blitish shade
of green, while the genuine area bright deep green.
The heads of Washington on the counterfeit are not
alike, as they are on the genuine—the right hand
head looks fierce and determined, the left hand head
looks sleepy'and imbecile.
"The counterfeit 25 cents are poorly engraved
and on poor paper. Both are easily detected by
those familiar with the genuine , ; but where the gen
uine are not yet introduced, the counterfeits will
Battles of the Revolution.—A correspond
ent of the Norfolk .Herald has taken the pains to
compile the folio;ring table, showing the comparative
loss of live sustained in the Battles of the Revolu
tion. lie says he may have made some trit3ing er
rors, but what the statistics are are mainly correct..
The table should be preservW for future reference:
Lexington. April, 19, 1776. 273 85
Bunker Hill, June, 17, 1775; 1860 403
Flatbush, Aug. 12, 1776. 400 200
Whiteplains, Au g . 25. 1776, 600 400
Trenton, Deo. 25, 1776, 1000 50
Princton, Jan. 5, 1777, 400 900
Hubbanktown, Aug. 17, 1777, ' 800 800
Bennington, Aug 16, 1777, 800 100
Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777, 600 1100
Stillwater, Sept. 17, 1777, 600 350
Germantown, Oct. 4. 1777, 600. 1200
Saratoga, Oct. 17. 1777, (stir.) 6572
Red Hook, Oct. 22, 1777.. 500 32
Monmouth, Jive 26, 1778 480 . 130
Rhode Island, Ang. 17, 1778, 270 211
Briar Creek,,Mar. 10, 1779, . 13 400
Stony Point, July 16, 1779, 600 100
Camden, Aug. 16, 1780, 37.6 610
King's Mountain, Oct. 1, 1780, 910 96
Cowpens, Jan. 17, 1780, 800 72
Guilford Court House, 1780, 532 400
Hubkirk Hill, Apr. 25, 1780, 400 400
Eutaw Springs, Sept. 8, 1780, 1000 550
Yorktown, Oct. 17, 1780, (stir.) 7072 1200
How they make Hot-beds in Germany.
—Take white cotton cloth, of a close texture, stretch
and nail it on frames of any size you wish; take
two ounces of lime-water, four ounces of linseed oil,
one ounce of white of eggs, two ounces of yolk of
eggs; mix the lime and oil with very gentle'heat,
beat the eggs well, separately ; mix theni with the
former; spread the Mixture, with a paint brush,
over the surface of the cotton, allowing each coat to
dry before another is put on, until they become
water-poof. The following are the advantages this
shade possesses over a glass one :—First, the cost is
hardly one-fourth. Second, repairs are easily made.
Third, they are light; they do not require watering,
no matter hew intense the heat. of the sun ; the
plants are not struck down or burned, faded or check
ed in growth ; neither do they grow up so long, sick
ly and weakly as they do under glass, and yet there
is abundance of light. Fourth, the beat arising en
tirely from below, is more equable and temperate,
which is . a .great object. The vapor arising from
manure and earth is condensed by the cool air pass
ing over the shade and stands in drops on the inside,
and therefore the plants do not require as frequent
watering. If the frames are large, they should be
intersected by cross-bars, about, a foot square, to
support the cloth. These articles are just the thing
for bringing forward seeds in season for transplant
In Church.—ln as much as none of our people
are compelled by law, to attend church, but do so
voluntarily, we hold it to be the duty of every per
son attending religious services in any place of
public worship, to obey the rules, as nee', as possi
ble, of such society or church, according to which
the meeting is 'conducted. It is plain that misbe
havior in church is alike contrary to common polite
ness and the teachings of Holy Writ. Such. being
the case, we cannot see, what warrant can be found,
or what excuse some persons may have, for their bad
conduct in religious assemblies. Talking, laughing
and jesting at such places, all right-minded persons
justly condemn. Cannot those who attend church,
refrain froin such practices? , If their regard for
religion is not sufficient, ought not their respect for
themselves and, the usages of society, have some ef
fect upon them? Can any person lay claim to the
title of a lady or a gentleman, who will be guilty of
gross misconduct in church.
We are told that there are some of the "tender
sex," who, while attending religious meetings, are
often guilty of the practices, already named, besides
others still wore indelicate. Then, there are some
of the male species who like to he called gentlemen,
who, besides disturbing the congregation in various
ways, aid to the discomfort of others sitting in the
same pews, by bespattering the-pews and church
floors with abundant quantities of tobacco spittle.
In places where the rules require the worshippers
•to kneel in time of prayer, it is exceedingly unpleas
anf.to do so from the cause just named. There is
an annoyance of which we have been as witness;
it is, the almost constant coming in and going out
of church, after the exercises have begun, on the
part of boys and: sometimes grown people of both
All of the practices complained of above would
be known no longer, if all - persons attending church
would obey the rules of the same. That it might be
so, we need only cite the general behavior in some of
our churches where there is little to. complain of—
Why is it not so in all?'
Let young people study well this subject
have not alluded to it for the purpose of offending
any one, but for the better purpose of inducing
some thoughtless people to reflect
LETTER FROM THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, }
February 3, 1803.
DEAR PILOT:-It storms again ! A cold north
wester, replete with beautiful crystal snowflakes,
which it profusely yet impartially dispenses, respect
ing alike the tented soldiers and the comfortably
housed peasant, taxes these " shelters" of ours—
conditionally impervious to the elements—to the ut
most ability and usefulness; and promises another
"All quiet along the lines !" Everything remains
in statu quo with the Army of the Potomac—save
several changes of camping grounds, amongst which
is Humphrey's Division. The boys moved a short
distance up the river, in order to be more conveni
ent to wood, which is waxing fearfully less abund-
ant. every day.
With the change in commanders, which has re
cently been made here, you, of course, are already
acquainted, and a reiteration of the same by us,
would be more than useless. Neither have we any
comments to make, save to say that HOOYEE has the
best wishes of his men. Ile has been connected
with this army, ever since its creation, and has
shared conspicuously in its successes and in its re
verses (as the familiar epithet—“ Fighting Joe"
would indicate); and he always commanded the
good will and high esteem. of the men immediately
under his authority. lie has the same tow, since
his command has been enlarged. Kee In Booker
and the Grand Army of the Potomac.
It is intimated that Grand Divisions will hereafter
be done away with, and the old Napolionic tactics of
C 0173 de armee be again reinstated.
As news le non inventus eat, we will append a few
colloquial terms and phrasesiwith their respective
camp siguifications. In the army, as in all other
large associations, 'terms arise which monopolize
employment, to the exclusion* if all others. As to
the correct orthography of the following, we will
not vouchsafe; and if errors in the same are found,
we plead ignorance.
DEAD BEAT.—With the etyeznology of this phrase
we are not acquainted, but its signification by daily
use, has become familiar. It can only be applied
to the human species, and more properly to soldiers,
and, perhaps too, to a certain vegetable that has
lost its lusciousness. " Dead Beats" are those who,
by well-concealed hypocrisy and wisely-schemed
intrigues, manage to straggle and skulk whenever
an advance on the enemy is made—those who are
seized with a sudden fit of camp colic or a very se
vere attack of toothache, whenever a cannon booms.
Again when any manual labor is to be performed.=
a street cleared or wood cut, you will find theui ly
ing in their tents, under a fearful pile of blankets,
and with their heads resting—somewhere, exclaim,
Oh ! what a pain ! ! In short, "Dead Beats" are a
set of soldier nuisances, about as odious as gossips.
We cannot illustrate the term, as there are no
tt Dead Beats" in the 126th Regiment.
STRATEGY is the ability of a General to manage
an army so as to accomplish nothing—to make a -weary
march and exhaust the energy and abilities of his
troops, at the termination of which a small rebel
force is met—a fight ensue—defeat ;suffered, and a
retrograde move ordered; and after the loss of some
valuable time, many lives and tenfold more health,
the diminiihed and disheartened army'eccupies the
same ground it did before the move. There have
been a good many "strategic" moves - during the
progress of this war.
GREY BACKS.—There are two species of this ani
mal—the one biped, the other polyped—the osie sue
torial, the other eatinitial l istic. History says the two
species are coeval, and that one cannot live without
the other. We do not know as to the correctness of
this, but supp3se affirmatiVely. At least if one
meets a biped "Grey Back," en examination of his
person, he will find it abundantly inhabited by
polypeds—they seem to be ;practical advocates of
"sputter sovereignty." There must certainly be
some mysterious affinity between them. As the
Union Army has frequently met in mortal combat
the bipeds (rebels), by contact it has become con
taminated with "squatter sovereign" polypeds.—
However, they exist in the Union Army in commend
able sparsity. Query.—lf lice are rebels—are not
SKIR3ISHINCI.7—AS we call. indifferent encounters
with the enemy "skirmishes," so with the same
propriety, when we feel the presence of one of these
polyped rebels, we attack en force, and call it. "skirm
ishing," One of our messmates is "skirmishing"
just now, and from a slight report, yet quite audi
ble, I think some dirty, nasty polyped has "bit the
dust." Would that all the biped rebels, who are
just as nasty, could be forced to do the same thing.
More of camp phrases anon.
LETTER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.
CAMP 55TH REGTHENT, P. V.,
BEAUF9RT, S. C.. January 22, 1863.
FBIESD PILOT —While I have a few leisure mo
ments I will drop an old friend a few items of the
doings in the Tenth Army - Corps' department of the
South. Gen. Hunter arrived from the north on the
U. S. Mail Steamer Arago, on the 19th of January,
and has taken command of the department. Ho
brought with him two iron -clad gunboats, each car
rying sixteen two hundred pound Parrot guns, vise
one of the Monitors, which will, I have no doubt,
be made useful before long, for everything indicates
a forward movement; and I think the • destination
will be Charleston, for we have enterprizing-Gener
'ale down here now, who will try to achieve some
great victory, either •at Charleston or Savannah.—
We have Gen. (late Captain) Seymore in command of
the U. S. forces at Beaufort, S. C. He:is one of the
men that garrisoned Fort Sumpter in 1861, and I
think will try to garrison it again. Some deserters
from: the Rebel' army, at Sullivan's Island, which
came to Hilton Head, S. C., a few days ago, report
there being but sixteen thousand troops in all, in
and about- Charleston. The - deserters made their
escape one night when they were sent to the Fart
(Sumpter) for the mail; they muffled their oars, and
passed the Fort, and got to our blockading fleet,
which took them on-board and brought them to
Hilton Head; S. C., on the 10th of January. They
were very poorly clad, wearing Kentucky Jpins.—.
They report everything very high; coffee is sl,6ft
per pound; salt, $BO per sack, and, boots from $2O-.
M. D. 11.