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James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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indorsed Constitution with slavery, and Constitution with no slavery. Here, again, says the President, a fair opportunity was presented to the adherents of the Topeka Constitution, if they were the majority, to decide this exciting question in their own way, and thus restore peace to the distracted Territory; but they again refused to exercise their right of popular sovereignty, and again suffered the election to pass by default. In consequence, the result, according to the report of J. Calhoun, the President of the Convention, was 6,226 votes in favor of slavery, and but 569 against it. The constitution thus adopted bad provided for holding an election on the first Monday of January, 1858, for a Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and members of the Legislature, and also a member of Congress. The election was peaceably conducted under the instructions of the President. A better spirit now prevailed among the opponents of the Lecompton Constit
s, reaching that city via Norfolk Road. Gen. Borham's headquarters will be established in Richmond. The troops belong to the 1st Regiment of South Carolina volunteers, and were the first to step to the front when their State resumed her sovereignty. If they have an opportunity, they will soon settle the vexed question whether we have a Government or not at Washington. The troops, on their arrival, were quartered at the capacious edifice just erected by the city, at the North end of Second street, which is capable of accommodating them in good style. The following is a list of Commanding and Staff officers: Brigadier-General--M. L. Bonham. Staff of Gov. of S. C.--Col. M. A. Moore. Col. J. Calhoun. Brigadier-General's Staff--Maj. Morague. Maj. Lipscomb, Maj. Nelson, Maj. Aldrich. Dr. Gaston, Dr. Maddux, Dr. Hammond, S. W. Milton, Esq. Of the Regiment--Col. Maxcy Gregg, Lieut. Col. Hamilton, Maj Smirk, Adjt. Ferguson Quartermaster McGowan. Commissary Kennedy.