s were to come to Baltimore over the Northern Central Railroad.
There was also a report that troops were on their way, who, it was thought, might even then be at Perryville, on their route to Baltimore.
Mr. Lowe, Marshal Kane, my brother, John Cumming Brown, and myself, went immediately to the chamber of Gov. Hicks and laid the matter before him. The point was pressed that if troops were suddenly to come to Baltimore with a determination to pass through, a terrible collision and bloodshed woulve given the precise language used by Gov. Hicks, but I am very clear that I have stated it with substantial correctness, and that his assent was unequivocal, and in answer to a question by me which elicted a distinct affirmative reply.
Mr. J. Cumming Brown, the Mayor's brother, in his published certificate, says:
When asked by my brother whether or not he gave his consent to the measure, the Governor expressed a desire for time for reflection.
Being reminded by those present of the la