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is upon us, and the portentous future is hanging Let Tennessee, then, prepare thoroughly and

There has been a collision, as is known efficiently for coming events. In the meantime, to you, at Fort Sumter, between the forces of the let her, as speedily as she can, hold a Conference scceded States and those of the National Govern- with her sister slaveholding States yet in the ment, which resulted in the capture of the fort by Union, for the purpose of devising plans for the the army of the Confederate States. In view of preservation of the peace of the land. Fellowthis event and of other acts growing out of the citizens of Tennessee, we entreat you to bring secession of seven of the Southern States, the yourselves up to the magnitude of the crisis. President bas issued his proclamation calling out Look in the face impending calamities. Civil the militia of the States of the Union to suppress war-what is it? The bloodiest and darkest pages what the Proclamation designates a "combination of history answer this question. To avert this, coo powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary who would not give his time, his talents, his uncourse of judicial proceedings, or by the powers tiring energy-his all? There may be yet time to vested in the Marshals by law.'

accomplish every thing. Let us not despair. The Tennessec is called upon by the President to Border Slave States may prevent this civil war; furnish two regiments, and the State has, through and why shall they not do it? her Executive, refused to comply with the call. Neil S. Brown, S. D. MORGAN, This refusal of our State, we fully approve. We RUSSELL HOUSTON, Joux S. BRIEN, commend the wisdom, the justice, and the hu


ANDREW EwIxG, manity of the refusal. We unqualifiedly disap- C. Johnson,

John II. CaLLENDER, prove of secession, both as a constitutional right John BELL,

BAILIE PEYTox. and as a remedy for existing evils; wc equally R. J. Meigs, condemn the policy of the Administration in refer

NASHVILLE, April 18, 1861. ence to the seceded States. But while we, with

-Louisville Journal out qualification, condemn the policy of coercion as calculated to dissolve the Union forever and to dissolve it in the blood of our fellow-citizens, and Doc. 62.-LIEUT. JONES' OFFICIAL REPORT. regard it as sufficient to justify the State in refusing her aid to the Government, in its attempt to Carlisle Barracks, Pa., April 20, 1861. suppress the revolution in the seceded States, we The Assistant Adjutant-General, Head-quarters do not think it her duty, considering her position

Army, Washington, D. C. : in the Union, and in view of the great question of the peace of our distracted country, to take the night of the 18th inst., I received positive and

Sir: Immediately after finishing my despatch of sides against the Government. wronged no State or citizen of this Union. She reliable information that 2,500 or 3,000 Scate troops has violated the rights of no State, north orchester, and that the troops from Halltown, in

would reach Harper's Ferry in two hours, from Winsouth. She has been loyal to all where loyalty creased to 300, were advancing, and even at that was due. She has not brought on this war by time a few minutes after 10 o'clock-within 20 any act of hers. She has tried every means in minutes march of the Ferry. Under these circumher power to prevent it. She now stands ready to do any thing within her reach to stop it. And stances, I decided the time had arrived to carry she ought, as we think, to decline joining either out my determination, as expressed in the despatch party. For in so doing, they would at once ter above referred to, and accordingly gave the order minate her grand mission of peace maker be- to apply the torch. In three minutes, or less, both tween the States of the South and the General of the Arsenal buildings, containing nearly 15,000 Government. Nay, more; the almost inevitable which was at the upper end of a long and connected

stand of arms, together with the carpenters' shop, result would be the transfer of the war within her series of workshops of the Armory proper, were in own borders—the defeat of all hopes of reconciliation, and the deluging of the State with the blood a complete blaze. of her own people.

There is every reason for believing the destruction

was complete. The present duty of Tennessee, is to maintain a position of independence-taking sides with the

After firing the buildings, I withdrew my comUnion and the peace of the country against all as- mand, marching all night, and arrived here at 27 sailants, whether from the North or South. Her P. M. yesterday, where I shall await orders. position should be to maintain the sanctity of her and two deserted during the night.

Four men were missing on leaving the Armory, soil, from the hostile tread of any party. We do not pretend to foretell the future of Ten

I am, Sir, very respectfully, your obedient serv't,

R. JONES, First Lieut. R. M. Rifles, nessee, in connection with the other States, or in reference to the Federal Government. We do

Commanding Dept. Rect. not pretend to be able to tell the future purposes of the President and Cabinet in reference to the impending war. But should a purpose be devel- Doc. 63.-MEETING AT LOUISVILLE, KY. oped by the Government of overrunning and subjugatir.g our brethren of the seceded States,

MR. GUTHRIE'S SPEECH. we say unequivocally, that it will be the duty of The Hon. James Guthrie rose amid tremendous the State to resist at all hazards, at any cost, and cheering. He said : Fellow-citizens, my voice is by arms, any such purpose or attempt. And to not very strong, and I fear it cannot be heard all meet any and all emergencies, she ought to be over this great assemblage, but I will try to make it fully armed, and we would respectfully call upon heard. Events press upon us with haste, and we the authorities of State to proceed at once to scarcely know what to come next. When Mr. the accomplishment of this object.

Lincoln was elected President we all felt that the

remedy for a sectional President was in the Union example in the records of time; free and self-governand under the Constitution. We knew we had a ed, without oppression, without taxation to be felt, Senate against him, and hoped that we had the are now going to cut each other's throats; and why? House against him; and there would have been if Because Presidents Lincoln and Davis couldn't setile all men had stood at their posts as Kentucky has the etiquette upon which the troops were to be stood. But certain States chose to take tlic remedy withdrawn from Fort Sumter. Kentucky is a State into their own hands, and dissolve their connexion in this matter, on the border of the Ohio, with six with the Union; South Carolina first, and then or seven hundred miles of coast bordering upon seren other States followed. They have organized | Ohio, Indiana and Illinois—States with whom we a separate Government, and one exercising govern- have ever lived in peace and good fellowship. We mental authority. Louisville spoke carly, decid- have no quarrel with them, and they must have edly, and firmly against a sectional party in the none with us. We have asked the South to stay Union, and under the Constitution. We had a their hands, for we had a great stake in this GovernLegislature called; we have bad a Peace Confer- ment, and they have not. We plead with Lincoln cnce at Washington, and both failed; the result of for peace, and have not been hearkened to. Shall the deliberations of both Houses of Congress failed we be hearkened to in the din of arms? There will to find a remedy for secession. The Peace Confer- be a time when Kentucky's voice, if she stands firm ence at Washington was equally unsuccessful in on her own soil, fighting with neither section-will solving this dangerous question. Mr. Lincoln was be heard by millions of people of the free States, inaugurated. He gave us his inaugural. It was who will hearken to us and say: “Why should construed as an inaugural of peace and as an inau- there be strife between us and you?” I have algural of war. His chosen friends did not know how ways counselled against inconsiderate measures. to take it, and his opponents were divided as to its We are not situated to meet even our border friends meaning. I suspected it; for, like the serpent, it in arms. How long would it take to make the spoke with a forked tongue! (Cheers.] Then the northern bank of the Ohio bristle with men and troops were to be withdrawn from Fort Sumter, and bayonets and cannon hostile to us? Let us stand then not, but were to be furnished with supplies boldly and fearlessly, as is characteristic of Kenonly. Now, in the action of the Southern Confed- tuckians, and cry peace! Hold fast to that we eracy and that of Mr. Lincoln, the friends of both know to be good, and let these men who want to parties find excuses for them; but when it was the make the experiment of secession go as individual peace of the country, and the saving it from war amateurs and find congenial spirits for their work. and bloodshed, then there should have been no in- [Chcers.] I will leave to other gentlemen to dilate terference of étiquette to prevent such a dreadful upon all those subjects. We have men who want calamity. Kentucky spoke as her statesmen have us out at once. Does not that inaugurate war? always spoken, of conciliation, peace, harmony, and Does not that begin to create men of the Northern a final settlement. But war has been inaugurated; border into foes ? Keep up your relations of trade Fort Sumter has fallen. The President has issued a and commerce and good fellowship; stand firm by proclamation calling for 75,000 men; but he has the cause and heed the counsels of men who have not told us what he was going to do with them! Is ever counselled peace and harmony and attendant he going to retake Fort Sumter? Is he going to de- prosperity. This thing of breaking the links of a fend Fort Pickens? If so, why does he congregate Government under which we bave prospered, is a them at Washington? I was at Washington when hard thing to do. It prostrates the labor of the Lincoln came, and it was like a beleaguered city. husbandman as it has prostrated the business of We heard sounds of martial music, the tramp of merchants. How much better will the business be armed men, and the roll of artillery! And now if war is inaugurated ? I tell you that you need not Lincoln wants 75,000 men, where every other believe the telegraphic reports. I know the hearts President has lived like an American citizen, as we and sentiments and feelings that will come forth have lived, and walked, in perfect security among and battle in the free States for us! If the North his fellow-citizens. We learn from the telegraph comes to ravage our land, we will meet them as that State after State is tendering men and money. Kentuckians always meet their foes. We will Is the party now in possession of the Government meet them as Kentuckians should meet them, so going to conquer the seven seceding States, and long as there is a tree for a fortification, or a foot of hold them as subjugated provinces ? If they are, land for a freeman to stand upon. [Applause.). I Lincolo should, like an honest man, have told us in am for holding fast to that she knows to be his inaugural, and some say he is an honest man. good, and for her standing firm for right, and for In all these free States sending men and money, we abiding events as heroes should do. Why should a hear no voice of peace, and after his legions have man be scared by the first danger and fly into still drowned the South in carnage, is there to be no greater peril? You were startled at the reports peace? What is the end of all wars—peace! No from Cincinnati; last evening Louisville was ex. free people were ever conquered until they were cited; to-day you are reconciled, for there was exterminated. Why shall not the people of Amer. nothing in the reports. You will hear of great ica have peace before, rather than after war, when battles, but you will often hear of great battles that its desolating influence has blighted the land? I were never fought. Now, I don't believe that the want Kentucky to take her stand for peace-overruling Providence that was with us through the (Cheers,]—and appeal to that still small voice in Revolution, in the councils of the framers of this the North crying for peace. There are religious Government, and has been with us ever since, has inen from babit, education and from profession, deserted us, and I hope He has chosen Kentucky to whose hearts, when Kentucky calls for peace, will be the great mediator for the restoration of peace be reached, and whose voice will reach the powers and the preservation of our country. that be, and we will have peace. What a spectacle The Hon. Nat. Wolfe, from the Committee on we present! A people that have prospered beyond Resolutions, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were adopted with hardly a dis- | latter is to march upon the City of Washington and senting voice:

capture the Capitol, and when, in its march thither, Events of commanding importance to the future it must pass through States which have not yet resafety and honor of Kentucky have occurred which nounced their allegiance to the Union. call for action on the part of her citizens; and 4. That secession is a remedy for no evil, real or every consideration of self-interest, and every dic- imaginary, but an aggravation and complication of tate of wisdom and patriotism must prompt our existing difficulties. State to maintain most resolutely her position of 5. That the memories of the past, the interests loyalty. Situated on the border of the Slave States, of the present, and the solemn convictions of fuwith 700 miles of territory exposed to the hostile ture duty and usefulness in the hope of mediation, attack, should the Union be divided into two sepa- prevent Kentucky from taking part with the serate sovereignties, and with but one million of popu- ceding States against the General Government. lation to oppose the four or five millions of the 6. That "the present duty of Kentucky is to States contiguous to her, which might become un- maintain her present independent position, taking friendly, Kentucky owes it to herself to exercise a sides not with the Administration, nor with the scwise precaution before she precipitates any course ceding States, but with the Union against them of action which may involve her in an internecine both, declaring her soil to be sacred from the hoswar. She has no reason to distrust the present tile iread of either, and if necessary, to make the kindly feelings of the people who reside on the declaration good with her strong right arm.” north bank of the Ohio River, long her friendly 7. That to the end Kentucky may be prepared neighbors, and connected by a thousand ties of con- for any contingency, “we would have her arm her. sanguinity; but she must realize the fact that if self thoroughly at the earliest practicable moment," Kentucky separates from the Federal Union and by regular legal action. assumes her sovereign powers as an independent 8. That we look to the young men of the KenState, that Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, remaining tucky State guard, as the bulwarks of the safety of loyal to the Federal Union, must become ber politi- our Commonwealth, and that we conjure them to cal antagonists. If Kentucky descrts the Stars and remember that they are pledged equally to fidelity Stripes, and those States adhere to the flag of the to the United States and Kentucky. Union, it seeros impossible to imagine a continuance 9. That the Union and the Constitution, being of our old friendly relations when constantly-recur- mainly the work of Southern soldiers and states. ring causes of irritation could not be avoided. It men, in our opinion furnish a surer guaranty for is from no fear that Kentucky would not always “Southern Rights” than can be found under any prove herself equal to the exigencies of any new other system of government yet devised by men. position she might see proper to assume, and from The Hon. Archic Dixon then spoke as follows: no distrust of the bravery of her sons, that these suggestions are made ; but as, “when in the coursc

MR. Dixon's SPEECII. of human events it becomes necessary for one peo- Turning to the flag which graced the stand, he ple to dissolve the political bands which have con- said: nected them with another, a decent respect to the Fellow-Citizens : Whose flag is that which waves opinions of mankind requires that they should de- over us? To whom does it belong? Is it not yours, clare the causes which impel them to the separation,” | is it not our own Stars and Stripes, and do we mean 80 an equal necessity exists that we should not dis- ever to abandon it? That flag bas ever waved over solve those bands with our friends and neighbors Kentucky soil with honor and glory. It is our flag without calling to our aid every suggestion of pru--it is my flag—it is Kentucky's flag! When that dence, and exhausting every effort to reconcile flag is trailed in the dust and destroyed, I pray difficulties, before taking steps which cannot be Heaven that the earth may be destroyed with it

, retraced, and may lead to exasperation, collisions, for I do not wish, and I trust I shall never look and eventual war; therefore be it

upon its dishonor. It is our flag-ours while we Resolved, 1. That, as the Confederate States have, have a country and a Government. I shall never by overt acts, commenced war against the United surrender that flag. I have loved it from boyhood, States, without consultation with Kentucky and their and liave watched it everywhere, and imagine it in sister Southern States, Kentucky reserves to herself this dark hour still waving amid the gloom, and the right to choose her own position, and that feel that its stars will still shine forth in the smoke while her natural sympathies are with those who of battle, and lead our country back to honor and have a common interest in the protection of Slavery, glory! Why is our country so stricken down, and she still acknowledges her loyalty and fealty to the why is our glory shaded in gloom-our ConstituGovernment of the United States, which she will tion and Government destroyed ? What causc has cheerfully render until that Government becomes brought about all this difference between the North aggressive, tyrannical, and regardless of our rights and the South? Some say it was the Territories. in slave property.

Some say the Government wars on the South ; that 2. That the National Government should be tried Mr. Lincoln was elected as a sectional candidate, by its acts, and that the several States, as its peers and on a principle of hostility to an institution of in their appropriate spheres, will hold it to a rigid the South. It is true. But has the Government accountability, and require that its acts should be ever warred on the South? This contest should fraternal in their efforts to bring back the seceding be with Mr. Lincoln, and not with that flag-with States, and not sanguinary or coercive.

the Union! It is Lincoln and his party who are 3. That, as we oppose the call of the President the enemies of the country--they are the foes of for volunteers for the purpose of coercing the se- the Constitution. [Cheers.] It is that party of the ceding States, so we oppose the raising of troops North whose purpose is to sever the States. It is in this State to coöperate with the Southern Con- with them that we should war, and not with the federacy, when the acknowledged intention of the Government—the Union under which we have been

so prosperous. Look to the history of the country I was created because of that treason to Heaven, and tell me, has the Government ever made war on and if we follow after the serpent our fate will be the South ?' I boldly affirm it that the amendment to sink into the hell of Secession. This is the fate to the Constitution, which affects Southern interests, which befalls you if you follow Davis. But you has been made at the instance of Southern men. must take a position. One side advises us to go Was not the act of 1850 enacted at the instance of out, while some say remain in the Union. They Southern men, and was it not framed and advocated tell us that we are bound to fight, no matter how by our own immortal statesman-Kentucky's noble we decide. Kentucky is always ready to fight. and gallant Clay? The principle upon which all She was born to fight when necessary, and when our Territories have been organized holds that the soil of Kentucky is stained with blood, and the people who owned slaves might take them there, spirit of her sons aroused, let her enemies tremble! and the Territories could be admitted as Slave But she should ever fight upon the right side. But States. Those acts thus providing are still in force. why is the Union broken up? Is it not because The South asked for the repeal of the Missouri Lincoln is President ? How long is his rule to Compromise, and it was done. Wliat next? Even last? In the history of nations, what is four since the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, his party has years? How soon will he be dragged down and given sanction to three new Territories under the another and a better man raised to his high place? same existing laws. All have the right to take The American people are powerful when they are their slaves there. What, then, is the cause of our aroused to acti but they should act calmly. difficulty ? Look at it clearly. Is it the tariff? Now they are wild with excitement and act withWas it not made as the South wanted it, and was it out judgment. What would we do if invaded ? not South Carolina who changed it? Did not the We would fly from house to house and rush toGeneral Government change the then existing value gether, but would we be in any capacity to defend of silver and gold for the benefit of the South : ourselves ? Calmness and not excitement should We were told the other day that if Lincoln was characterize us. Seren States have seceded, and elected his intention was to destroy Slavery. Did the General Government attempts to enforce the he not declare that the Fugitive Slave law should laws. The war commences and blood is shed, and be enforced? How has it been done? Were not forces are ready arrayed against each other in hosfive slaves only lately taken from Chicago and de- tile action. If we more out, what is our fate? livered to their owners? He declares he will en- Who is to defend? How are you to defend your. force the laws, and not interfere with Slavery. self if you go out of the Union? If you do, you at Then why this war? I will tell you why. Because once declare war against the Union-you oppose Mr. Lincoln has been elected President of the coun. the Stars and Stripes. We have a million of white try, and Mr. Davis could not be, and therefore a population resident in a State only separated by the Southern Confederacy was to be formed by Soutb-Ohio River from Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, with a ern demagogues, and now they are attempting to population of five millions. Through each State'are drag you on with them. That is the plain state of numerous railroads, able to transport an army in a the case. Demagogues at the North and dema- few days to our doors. What roads have we but gogues at the South have divided the country; those to Nashville and Lexington ? And what can they would strike the dagger to the hearts of their we do with them? In sixty days the North can brothers; they inaugurated the civil war pour an army of one hundred thousand men upon raging, and wish to drag you on with them. I erery part of us. What can we do? The State say, for my part, I am not to be forced. I will not could raise perhaps sixty thousand men for her debe driven to desert my country and my country's fence, but what can they do? Can they save your flag, nor turn to strike my dagger at her heart, but State and your city? From the heights beyond ever stand forward to defend her glory and her the river they can bombard your city and destroy honor. What are we to do with South Carolina it. They can cut off all communication with the and her seceded sisters? Do you mean to tell me South, and every foot of Kentucky soil eventually they will come back? What if you give them become desecrated by the invader. Can the South over, will they ever come back? They have turned help you? She has got more than enough to do their backs on their country, and now they want to defend herself, for the North can with her fleet you to march with them. In a just cause I will cut off all communication with the outside world, defend our State at every point and against every and by the Mississippi River with Western States, combination; but when she battles against the law and actually starve the South into subjection. One and the Constitution, I have not the heart-I have hope for Kentucky remains stand still, with the not the courage to do it! I cannot do it I will Border States, and defy invasion from either side. not do it! Never! strike at that flag of our coun- My sympathies are wholly with the South, but I am try—follow Davis to tear down the Stars and not prepared to aid her in fighting against our Stripes, the eagle which has soared so high aloft as Government. If we remain in the Union we are the emblem of so mighty a nation-give up that safe; if we go out we will be invaded; if we hold flag for the Palmetto-strike that eagle from his as we are we are safe, if we go out we will be overhigh place and coil around the stars the rattle- powered. There is but one position to assume for snake! The serpent stole into the garden of Eden honor and safety, and that position taken we can and whispered treason to Heaven in the ear of save the country. Another point: If an army inEve. And now the serpent would seduce us from vades us can we save, can we protect, our homes our allegiance to our country. Were it possible for and families? When, in our city, the sentinel him to coil himself around the flag, I would tear struts the streets, and we are powerless before him, him from the folds and crush him beneath my feet. who is to protect our families? Those who have The rattlesnake for the eagle! If you follow the plenty of money can flee, but what is the poor man serpent your fate will be as Adam's. Measureless to do? He will have to fight. Think of it—who is woe, for all generations, has been that fate. Hell | to protect them then from brutality and shame, our


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city from pillage and destruction ? And it will Judge Bullock was generally called for, and resurely befall us if we do not stand by our flag. sponded in a clear, forcible, and logical speech, We do not mean to submit to Lincoln. He has indorsing the spirit of the preamble and resolutions commanded us to send troops. We send word adopted, and urging Kentucky to pursue the course that Kentucky will not do it. Will he compel us? laid down in them as the safest, wisest, and most Let him not dare it! Let him not rouse the sleep- noble for the first-born of the Union. His speech ing lions of the Border States. She sleeps now- was characterized by that eloquence of diction so still and quiet, but it is not from lack of strength, well known as an attribute of Judge Bullock's courage, or power. She waits for the assault. Let oratorical efforts. He was frequently interrupted it come, and, roused, she will crush the power that in the course of his remarks by cheers and ap assails, and drag Mr. Lincoln from his high place. plause. Can he make Kentucky help him kill? He has a The Hon. John Young Brown followed in a right to demand troops, and he did. Glendower speech unsurpassed in power and brilliancy. This could, as he said, call spirits from the vasty deep, gifted young orator rehearsed the history of the but would they come when they were called? will last Congress, the efforts for compromise, the surthe troops from Kentucky come at his call? No, render by the Republicans of the fundamental idea they will never lend themselves to such a cause of the Chicago platform, in the positive non-extenBut, Kentucky will stand firm with her sister Border sion of Slavery in the formation of the new TerriStates in the centre of the Republic, to calm the tories. He held his audience spell-bound, as it distracted sections. This is her true position, and were, for more than an hour, as he poured out in it she saves the Union and frowns down Seces burning words of indignation upon those who have sion. Let us wait for reason to resume her seat. brought the country into its present unfortunate Let us not fight the North or South, but firm in our condition, or depicted the horrors of civil war. position tell our sister Border States that with them He earnestly urged the neutrality of Kentucky in we will stand to maintain the Union, to preserve the present crisis, as the best and most practicable the peace, and uphold our honor, and our flag, position for Kentucky to maintain her integrity in which they would trail in the dust. We will rear the Union, and to mediate between the antagonistic ourselves as a rock in the midst of the ocean, sections. against which the waves, lashed by sectional strife, The meeting, which was entirely orderly, ad. in fury breaking, shall recoil and overwhelm those journed after giving rounds of cheers for the Union who have raised them! If we give up the Union, and for the American flag. all is lost. There will then be no breakwater, but

-Louisville Journal, April 21. instead, Kentucky will be the battle-ground—the scene of a conflict between brethren-such a conflict as no country has yet witnessed. But if we Doc. 64.-MAJOR ANDERSON'S DESPATCHES take the true stand, the tide of war and desolation

TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT. will be rolled back on both sides. If we must fight, let us fight Lincoln and not our Government.


OFT SANDY HOOK, April 13, 1861. To go out of the Union is to raise a new issue with the North and turn the whole country against you.

Hon. S. Cameron, Secretary of War, Washington,

D. C:The ship of state is one in which we all sail, and when thus launched into the ocean, and about to

Sir :-Having defended Fort Sumter for thirtyfounder because part of the crew rebel against the four hours, until the quarters were entirely burned, commander, it is the duty of all, unhesitatingly, to the main gates destroyed by fire, the gorge wall aid and save. Safety demands that we stand by seriously injured, the magazine surrounded by the flag, by the Government, by the Constitution? Hames, and its door closed from the effects of the In the distance you hear the shouts of men and the heat, four barrels and three cartridges of powder roaring of cannon. The foemen are gathering for only being available, and no provisions but pork the dreadful conflict, and when you cut loose from remaining, I accepted terms of evacuation, offered the Union it is to take a part. But you are secure by General Beauregard, being the same offered by from both as long as you remain neutral. You are

him on the 11th inst., prior to the commencement to determine now. Examine all the points; look of hostilities, and marched out of the fort Sunday where you are going before you take the step that afternoon, the 14th inst., with colors flying and plunges you into ruin, and, calmly reasoning, free drums beating, bringing away company and private from excitement, determine to stand forever by the property, and saluting my flag with fifty guns. country, the Constitution, and the Stars and Stripes,

ROBERT ANDERSON, and be still the mightiest nation the world ever saw.

Major First Artillery. Judge Nicholas made a beautiful, eloquent, and patriotic speech, which was greatly applauded, and closed by offering a series of resolutions, the last of which, as follows, was adopted, the balance Doc. 65.-PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERbeing withdrawn:

NOR OF MARYLAND. Resolved, That we hail in Major Robert Anderson, the gallant defender of Fort Sumter against overwhelming odds, a worthy Kentuckian, the The unfortunate state of affairs now existing in vorthy son of a patriot sire, who has given so the country has greatly excited the people of Maryheroic an example of what ought always to be the land. conduct of a patriot soldier, in the presence of the In consequence of our peculiar position, it is not armed assailants of his country's flag; that his to be exp cted that the people of the State can officers, and men, have well earned the admiration unanimously agree upon the best mode of preserv. and gratitude of the nation.

ing the honor and integrity of the State, and of

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