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An Exeiting Incident

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Washington; April 27. Tuesday last the Sixth MaesachuRegiment was drawn up in the Capítol to be musterod into the service of the United States. Interest was eseitéd ín i's behftli beca'jse oí tbo noble it mndü against the rowdiea of Baltiraore. The regiment was formed into a hollow square, and Major MeÜOiVcll, in oom and of the Capítol, swore the soldiere in. Oolonel Jones advanccd, and addressing the Major, said : " Major, I f'ear all my men have not taken tiio oath of allegiance, To satisiy myself, I would bo glad if yon would put the question to thom." The Major requeatcd Ihoso who had not takon tho oath to advance to tho front, and fivo inon did so. Instaotly the men rushed at them with their sideanna, and would havo destroyed thetn on tho spot but for the efforts of tho officera and of Major MoDoweU. Afto1,' the men werequietcd, the mustering officor rocoived tho apológica of the recrearrts. Ono gnvo as an excuse that lio had a wifo and 6X children, and similar excuses wore made b}r the otheiv. Major MoBowal! told thern thej ought to havo thought of such mattora y loft Boston. Ou took tho oath and was oheered ntd the ranks. Addrössin.g tho otbef four, said Major McDowell, ': You are now disaraoud torever. Tho mnrk of Caín ím upon you, here and at home. To such i. have no oiher words."1 tho rank wero broken the fnen pad the uniforma fro.ii the foui arda, and, il' it had not been for Ooi. Jones, the abject wretches would not havo had a mouthful to oat that entiro


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