r of authority be performed by the invading forces themselves; that we yield to physical force alone, and that we maintain our allegiance to the Government of the Confederate States.
Beyond this a due respect for our dignity, our rights, and the flag of our country does not, I think, permit us to go.
Respectfully, John T. Monroe, Mayor.
The above message, which want of time prevented me from having copied, I enclose for information.
Respectfully, John T. Monroe, Mayor. Per Marion N. Baker, Secretary.
Common council of the city of New Orleans--no. 6002.Mayoralty of New Orleans, City Hall, April 26, 1862.
The common council of the city of New Orleans, having been advised by the military authorities that the city is indefensible, declare that no resistance will be made to the forces of the United States.
Resolved, That the sentiments expressed in the message of his honor the Mayor of the common council are in perfect accordance with the sentiments entertai