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it is to maintain the unity and integrity of the nation, and to restore its authority over the whole territory; and should the national authorities, during its progress, madly make it a war against the institution of slavery, it will then become the right and duty of Kentucky to resist, and she will resist. These resolutions were laid over under the rules. We believe they have not yet been voted upon. The Frankfort Commonwealth reports the following proceedings of the Senate on the 2d instant: Mr. Prall--Federal relations — reported "a resolution in relation to the position of Kentucky in the existing war." Said resolution is as follows, viz: Resolved, by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Kentucky has ever cherished and adhered to the Federal Union, and she will cling to it now, in this time of its extremest peril, with unfaltering devotion. While at the beginning of the mad and wicked war which is being waged by the rebellious States fo
the protection of their ships. Their movements are observed, and it is thought something will turn up before long. We learn that yesterday afternoon two Federal gunboats attempted to pass through Hurlgate inlet, about two and a half miles from our batteries on Green Island. Four shots were fired at them from a rifled cannon at Fort Sereven, when the vessels very prudently retired. The defence of Galveston — the Island Untenable. We find in the Houston (Texas) Telegraph, of the 2d instant, the following addenda to an editorial on the defences of Galveston: A council of war was held at Galveston on Wednesday last, the result of which has not definitely transpired. It is rumored, however, that the conclusion arrived at is that Galveston is untenable. In support of this rumor, the batteries on the beach have been removed; the powder and other munitions of war on the island have been taken to a place of greater security; a portion of the public records have been rem