inia, as will be seen by the following extract of a letter from Lancaster county.
At a company meeting of the Lancaster Grays, Wm. Henderson, Captain, a flag of the Southern Confederacy, 25 feet long and 12½ feet wide, was raised 225 feet high.
Several patriotic, Southern speeches were delivered, and vociferous shouts of congratulation uttered.
After drill, &c., the Grays assembled in business meeting, Capt. Henderson in the chair, and W. Henry Lee, Secretary; and on motion of Elias Edmonds, the following preamble and resolutions passed unanimously:
Having heard, with unfeigned delight, of the victory obtained by the forces of the Confederate States at Charleston over the troops of the Federal Government, and believing it to be the purpose of the Federal Government to reduce the Southern States to subjection Therefore.
Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the Confederate States, and unanimously pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, to