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The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 22 0 Browse Search
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had been dispatched, or is about being dispatched, with reinforcements for Col. Anderson at Fort Sumter. The Governor is determined to intercept her at Morris' Isllarge parties of men on rafts, protected by the batteries from the shores. Major Anderson, however, is undoubtedly beleaguered, but is believed to be in possession o prospect of being called into active service. It is now reported that Major Anderson was scared out of Fort Moultrie by three rockets let off at the eastern andred by the President's Secretary. The President approved the conduct of Maj. Anderson, on the ground that be had tangible evidence of the intention, on the part se well informed, that such was the intention. Once in occupancy of Sumter Major Anderson would have been powerless and at the mercy of the Carolinians. No reinforcultrie could have been made effectual for the recovery of Fort Sumter. Major Anderson, being in command, took a military view, and anticipated the South Carolini
ce to get in, though. It was observed yesterday at the reception at the White House that the President was looking very badly. Poor old man! his is a hard fate. He has scarcely the confidence of a human being. The order to reinforce Anderson from the troops at Fort Monroe was either not issued, or if issued, revoked. I know that Messrs. Toombs, Wigfall, and other Southern gentlemen, fully believed it, and so telegraphed their friends. General Scott has been grossly maligned.--ted the coercion of the Southern States. How could he draw the sword Virginia presented him against her? He is greatly distressed at the unhappy condition of the country. I have this from an army officer, who saw General Scott yesterday. Anderson is not a Kentuckian, but a native of Buckingham county, Virginia. He married a lady of Georgia, and owns a large landed and slave property there. Some say Seward is going to give up his peace propositions, for the present, at least. --The
A sword for Major Anderson. --The citizens of Taunton, Mass., have started a subscription for the purchase of a sword to be presented to Major Anderson, now in command of Fort Sumter. A sword for Major Anderson. --The citizens of Taunton, Mass., have started a subscription for the purchase of a sword to be presented to Major Anderson, now in command of Fort Sumter.
Notice. --Stolen some few weeks ago, a Fond of Messrs. A. Thomas & Son, for the hire of a negro boy, named "David." The said Bond, together with other papers, were stolen out of my drawer. This is to warn all persons from trading for said Bond, as payment has been stopped. Mary Jane Anderson. ja 4--1t*