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in the common jail here, subjected to all the dis=
comforts of a common prisoner, though no charge is brought
against him except being a secessionist. There things
are hard to bear.   Saturday 19th The Germans are
in camp near town, but are allowed to come in but
a few at a time, Large numbers are but lately
imported from the prisoners and work-house of Germany.
The Commandant here has issued a proclamation
posted through town, that if the citizens, male and female
did not treat the soldiers with more courtesy, he would not
be answerable for the consequences There is a whisper
tonight of a great victory at Yorktown The Lord grant it
may be so, but I pray to believe it yet. One thing makes
us think it may be so, there have been no Baltimore
papers today, and they are often suppressed when there
is bad news for the soldiers to hear. I fear we shall have
no more letters from our army there is so much vigilance
now. Hundreds of negroes are in town, quartered in empty
houses and ware-houses, until they can be sent off. They
have threatened to take Mr Sherrands house for the same
purpose, turning the family out. Dr. Holliday's house
opposite the Bank, serves the two-fold purpose of stable and
Barracks, The horses being quartered on the first floor and
the other brutes above. Sunday, Easter Day, 20th of April, a
pouring rain all day, heard nothing. Mrs Barton came
over at night, very sad and depressed, but cheered up
Monday April 21st Raining in torrents all day. seen nobody
heard nothing. Sarah told Netsie this morning that the
servants are ill all told that they are perfectly free now, and
that by the first of Sept. there will not be a slave in the
whole country. Sarah and Emily are very respectful and
well-behaved still. There is no telling how long it will last,
Some persons' servants are very insolent.