From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/11/1862, p. 1, c. 5

To Be Sent North. The Government has determined to send North the two men, Pryce Lewis and John Scully, who were convicted about a year ago of being spies, and sentenced by the Court-Martial to be hung therefore. It will be remembered that it was principally on the testimony of a man named Webster that they were found guilty. The prospect of death made the condemned communicative, so they told all they knew not only of Webster but themselves. Their revelations showed the witness, Timothy Webster, to be the biggest rascal of the three; for, whereas he was a trusted secret agent of the Confederate Government and its friends in the North, (the secrets of both of whom he sold for a consideration, according to the testimony of Hon. Jno. Covode, of Pennsylvania, to the Lincoln Government,) they were merely outside adjuncts of his. It will be remembered that Webster was tried and hung for his treachery, the evidence of Scully and Lewis being verified by much other corroborative testimony. They were kept in prison here a long time, then sent to Salisbury, N. C., and have been again returned to Richmond. The Government in their action toward these men are guided by the consideration that their power for mischief to the Southern cause has long ceased. When they get North their revelations there will be looked for with much interest.

 

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