declaring the right of free navigation of the Mississippi river and tributaries to all friendly States, and the right of egress and ingress to boats of the Mississippi by all friendly States and Powers, passed unanimously.
A gold pen was given each member with which to sign the Ordinance of Secession.
Items from Georgia.
Col. Ed. C. Anderson has been appointed Ordinance officer in chief of the State of Georgia.
The Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer has the following paragraph:
Joe Clark, a colored barber of this city, has written a letter to Gov. Brown, offering to raise a company of free colored men, to be enlisted in the service of the State of Georgia in the present crisis.
Whatever may be thought of the policy of enlisting soldiers of this cast, the offer is a patriotic one, and ought to show the "philanthropists" of the North that the free colored population of the South do not appreciate their efforts in behalf of the negro race.
Joe served in the Indian war of 18