ed to that officer the following note announcing their resignation.
The response of Gen. Wool is annexed:
Baltimore, 25th July, 1862. Maj. Gen. John E. Wool, U. S. A.: Dear Sir
--In a construction of your views as expressed to two members of our body, that the interests and peace of our city will be promoted by our resigning our position as members of the Second Branch of the City Council, we respectfully inform you that we have accordingly tendered our resignations to Mr. John Lee Chapman, ex-officio Mayor. We are, General, most respectfully, Chas J Baker, President, 13th and 14th wards; Decatur H Miller, 11th and 12th wards; Wm Dean, 1st and 2d wards; Jesse Marden, 3d and 4th wards; Asa Higgins, 19th and 20th wards; Wm Swindell, 17th and 18th wards; Joseph Robb, 15th and 16th wards; Francis W. Alricks, 9th and 10th wards; John W Willson, 7th and 8th wards.
Approved, with the assurance to all the members that it will at all times give me great pleasure to
t important how you should come, but most important that you should come at once — come in your leagues or in militia companies; but come in crowds and come quickly.
Brig. Gen. Lockwood has volunteered to take charge of all the civil forces, and has been assigned to that command.
The loyal men of every ward will assemble at their usual places of ward meeting, and will report forthwith to Gen. Lockwood at his headquarters, 34 North street. A. W. Bradford Gov. of Maryland. John Lee Chapman, Mayor.
An alarm Blast from a Newspaper.
The Washington Chronicle sounds the following alarm:
The enemy are again in force on the soil of Maryland.
Untaught by the disasters of Antietam and Gettysburg, they have once more ventured to turn the tide at war from the desolated fields of Virginia to the peaceful homes and fertile valleys of Mary and Pennsylvania.
The first serious collision has redounded to their advantage.
They have driven our troops in disorder from the