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We mounted a little wagon, and very cooly tried
to get through the pickets with a pass Mr Burwell
had for two days before, but they turned us back
saying we must get on for the day. We knew
there was not much hope of that, but went out to
the camp, and after being kept waiting in the sun
for nearly an hour, were informed that no citizen
of Winchester could get a pass to go anywhere.
Mr Barton was allowed to go out to his farm this
morning, with a pass given him a week ago, good
for ten days, but no new passes are issued.
Mr B. took a note to Tuck and says he will bring
him in with him this evening, if it is possible.
It is said that the soldiers are to be brought into
the town today, to be quartered upon the citizens, and
that the oath of alleginace is to be administered
according to Pope's new order, requiring all the
men to take it, or be sent beyond the yankee
Tuesday July 29th Things remain quiet here, Piatt
is superseded, and the new Gen. White, takes
possession tomorrow, and is said is a very differ=
ent person, and will be much more lenient.
We hope to get a pass out tomorrow. Night We have
just received a note from Tuck, smuggled in sayiing
that he could wait no longer, and had left for [...]
yestrerday evening. It is such a cruel disap[pointment]
to us all.
Wednesday Our new Gen. instead of being more lenient
is even more rigouous than Piatt, he has arrested
many persons today, and says the oath is to be
administered to everybody tomorrow. The gentleman are
quaking. The news sheet is interdicted again.