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Doc. 149.-Thompson's proclamation. August 1, 1861. Headquarters Missouri State Guard, Bloomfield, Mo. Missourians! Strike for your firesides and your homes! Homes! To the People of Missouri Having been elected to command the gallant sons of the First Military District of Missouri in the second war of independence, I appeal to all whose hearts are with us, immediately to take the field. By a speedy and simultaneous assault on our foes, we can, like a hurricane, scatter them to the winds; while tardy action, like the gentle South wind, will only meet with Northern frosts, and advance and recede, and like the seasons, will be like the history of the war, and will last forever. Come now, strike while the iron is hot! Our enemies are whipped in Virginia. They have been whipped in Missouri. General Hardee advances in the centre, Gen. Pillow on the right, and Gen. McCulloch on the left, with 20,000 brave Southern hearts to our aid. So leave your ploughs in the furrow, and your
Doc. 150.-a Naval engagement. August 1, 1861. From a gentleman of the highest respectability — who was an eye-witness of the fight — we have the particulars of an engagement which occurred on last Friday at Horn Island Pass, between a Federal steam-frigate, supposed to be the Niagara, and the little Confederate privateer, J. O. Nixon. The Nixon, wishing to avail herself of the fair wind, left Pascagoula Bay last Friday morning, intending to go Yankee hunting on the deep blue sea. When about twelve miles from Horn Island Pass, she discovered a large Federal steamer ahead, attempting to cut her off. The Nixon tacked, and stood in again for the Pass, and reached the bar about a mile ahead of the Federalist. The latter then opened fire on her at that distance; the Nixon immediately responded, and the exchange of shots was carried on for about twenty minutes. In the mean time the little Lake steamer Arrow came up, and when within range of the Federalist, let slip some of her 3
Doc. 152.-debate in the U. S. Senate on the bill for the suppression of insurrection, August 1, 1861. The bill to suppress insurrection and sedition being taken up: Mr. Cowan (of Pa.) moved that it be postponed till December. Mr. Bayard (Del.) thought that was the best disposition that could be made of the bill. He thought it unconstitutional. Mr. Harris (N. Y.) also spoke in favor of its postponement, and thought it very important. The bill was too important to be matured this session in the temper of the Senate and the temperature of the place. He was inclined to think that necessities of a case give a military commander all the power needed. Mr. Breckinridge (Ky.) said he should vote for its postponement. He was glad to see the Senate at last pause before one bill. Hie wished it were published in every newspaper in the country. He thought it would meet with universal condemnation. He thought this would abolish all State Government and destroy the last vesti
, intended for distribution to homo Guards in counties of the First and Second districts, under an allotment made by the Military Board, were lately seized by lawless persons and taken away from their place of deposit in Mayfield; and it being reported to me that a portion of said arms have been distributed among individuals in Fulton County, contrary to law and the authority of the Military Board, and said Military Board having passed the following order: military Board, Frankfort, Aug. 1, 1861. On motion of General Dudley, Resolved, That his Excellency, the Governor, be requested to take such steps as he may think best calculated for the recovery of the public arms forcibly taken from Mayfield and carried to Fulton County. A copy-attest. P. Swigert. --Now, therefore, I, B. Magoffin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do now issue this, my proclamation, commanding every citizen or other person, within the jurisdiction of this State, having in his possession