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s anticipated and foiled in that quarter, promptly seized Paducah, at the mouth of the Tennessee River, September 6th, with a detachment, following it with additional forces next day. General Polk made a respectful representation of the facts to Governor Magoffin, offering at the same time to withdraw the Confederate forces from Kentucky provided the Federal forces also withdrew simultaneously, with a mutual guarantee not to enter or occupy any point in Kentucky in the future. He was warned by the proclamation of the Governor, September 13th, in obedience to a resolution of the General Assembly, that Kentucky expects the Confederate or Tennessee troops to be withdrawn from her soil unconditionally. This defiance was thrown at the Confederate general, under the dishonest pretext that Kentucky's peace and neutrality have been wantonly violated, etc., by the so-called Southern Confederate forces. Thus Kentucky formally threw down the gage of battle, and arrayed herself with the North.