Even Montgomery became inspired by the apparently favorable opportunity.
Jefferson Davis telegraphed (April 22d) to Governor Letcher: Sustain Baltimore, if practicable.
We reinforce you, and ordered thirteen regiments to be concen in Annapolis harbor before daylight, on Sunday morning, April 21st, and Lefferts join ing him there next morning, Monday, April 22d.
On communicating with the shore, they were met by a protest from Governor Hicks, warning them not to land Withr disloyalty of many Washington officers, clerks, residents, and habitues who had maintained a dubious silence.
On Monday, April 22d, quite a stampede took place into Virginia and the South; some hundreds of clerks from the various departments of Ge Governor and Mayor, the Massachusetts Eighth and New York Seventh had really landed at Annapolis on Monday afternoon, April 22d; and, after still further delay in sifting threatening rumors, in a somewhat deliberate local reconnoissance, and in re