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A Union Man Driven From Home In North Carolina

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Mr. John Conklin, a gentleman formerly residing at Goose Creek, Beaufort county, N. O., has written the following letter to a brother in Baltimore, dated Camben, N. J.,Oct. 2.5, 1861. Dear Brother:- It ia with rogret that I inform you I was compelled to run for my life. I left home five weeks ago to night, about 11 o'clock, in a little canoe. Next raorning at daylight, I was at Ocracoke. I went to Hatteras, in hope that the commanding offieer would sead a boat and get my family. He told me to wait a few daye, and he would do it if possible; but ficding it was as mucta as they could do to take caro of ther.ieelvea, I got aboard the schooner Henry Nutt, and carne to Philadelphia. I left my family atvd all I havo in the world in the banda of the rebels. What they will do with them, God knows, I don't. My first determination was to kill as many as I could of the rebels, and then be killed; but, when they were coming after me, my wife persuaded me to leave, and I did so. They searched my house for me, not fifteen minutes after I left. I saw the lightR out of the chamber windows. We leit our two youngest children asleep. My wife and two oldest children carne to the Landing with me; I had to leave without money or clothee I could write niuch more, but I hope soon to see you. ■ i i in


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