Question. Were you there during all the night?
Answer. I was until I was taken away.
Question. Who took you away?
Answer. A body of about 300 cavalry.
Question. Armed cavalry?
Answer. The most were armed I think.
Question. Were they soldiers of the U. S. Army?
Answer. No, sir.
Question. How do you know that?
Answer. I am acquanainted with most or many of them. I am acquainted with many of them and know them to belong or to have been with Price's army. I knew them near Sturgeon. They have been there all this fall until the Lexington fight; then they principally all left and went there.
Question. Do you know one Watson, called Captain Watson?
Answer. I never saw him before that night that I know of.
Question. Was he of the party that visited and took you?
Question. Do you recognize this man as being there?
Answer. Yes, sir; I think I do.
Question. What did this man say or do no that occasion?
Answer. That man never spole to me after I had seem him.
Question. How long did he stay at your house?
Answer. I presume he stopped in an hour, or perhaps half an hour.
Question. During their stay what did they do?
Answer. After they took me from my house as I passed my store we went into my store. I asked them if they would not go inside; they said they would. I opened the door, and they would go in and they went in; and they said they wanted their canteens filled and I filled them with liquor. I of course gave it to them.
Question. Did you give it to them because if their force?
Answer. I was disposed to treat them the best I knew how.
Question. For what reason?
Answer. They would treat me the better.
Question. What had they against you?
Answer. I had been a Union man I suppose.
Question. Did they take you from your dwelling - house?
Answer. Yes, sir; they did.
Question. Did they demand you to go to the store?
Answer. No; they told me to go with them and as we passed up I asked them into the store.
Question. State whether they took any other property.
Answer. Not that I know of. We remained at the store from half an hour to an hour and a half.
Question. Charge your memory particularly and let the court - know if you saw Tompkins there.
Answer. There is no question of his being there. I know he was in the crowd.