tion, though it may fairly be questioned if the action contemplated quite comes up to the point reached by the resolutions of last night.
That the people of the State want a Convention, and will shortly demand one from the Legislature, we have no doubt, unless we are very much mistaken or misinformed, and we do not think we are.
The message of Gov. Ellis, sent to the Legislate Tuesday, is said to recommend enrolling all the citizens between 18 and 45, as militia.
A letter from Graham Davis, Private Secretary to the Governor of North Carolina, to the Norfolk Herald, contradicts the report that U. S. troops were sent to Fayetteville, N. C. in the solicitation of the Executive of that state and adds:
Permit me to state through your columns, that Gov. Ellis had no previous intimation of the President's intention, and certainly never made any such request.
The object in sending the troops is wholly unknown, and the measure is regarded as totally unnecessary by itself, and
their first service is due for the sacred defence of their hearths, and of the soil which holds the graves of our glorious dead.
United action in defence of the sovereignty of North Carolina, and of the rights of the South, becomes now the duty of all.
Given under my hand, and attested by the Great Seal of the State.
Done at the city of Raleigh the 17th day of April, A. D. 1861, and in the eighty-fifth year of our independence. John w. Ellis.
By the Governor:
Graham Davis, Private Secretary.
The people of this State are now a unit for resistance to the usurper and tyrant, Abraham Lincoln.
If the Black Republicans think they can frighten the people of the South by the threats in which they so freely indulge, they "reckon without their host." --The hearts of our people are fired with indignation, and we will now act quickly.
Already the troops of North Carolina are in possession of the forts on our coast, and I presume it will not be many hours before