rt time before the election, to hold a Union meeting at Paris, Tenn., resulted in the death of two Union men — shot by the Disunionists; and a notice that Hon. Emerson Etheridge would speak at Trenton, Tenn., elicited the following correspondence:
Trenton, Tenn., April 16, 1861. To J. D. C. Atkins and R. G. Payne:
EtheridEtheridge speaks here on Friday.
Be here to answer him Friday or next day.
The following is the answer to the above:
Memphis, April 16, 1861.
To Messrs.------: I can't find Atkins.
Can't come at that time.
If Etheridge speaks for the South, we have no reply.
If against it, our only answer to him and his backers must be coEtheridge speaks for the South, we have no reply.
If against it, our only answer to him and his backers must be cold steel and bullets. R. G. Payne. Union papers were not allowed to circulate.
Measures were taken, in some parts of West Tennessee, in defiance of the Constitution and laws, which allow folded tickets, to have the ballots numbered in such manner as to mark and expose the Union voters.
A Disunion paper, The Nashville Gazette, in
Encomium, the, wrecked, with slaves, 176.
English, William H., of Ind., proviso to tho Nebraska bill, 233; 250; a Peace proposition, 374.
enterprise, the, driven into Bermuda, 176.
Eppes, Mr., of Fla., at Charleston Convention, 314.
Etheridge, Emerson, is threatened with cold steel and bullets, if he speaks for the Union, 484; chosen Clerk of the House, 555.
Eustis, captured, with Mason and Slidell, 606.
J., letter to, from John Adams, 51.
Evarts, Jeremiah, onrk of destruction there, 476.
Pawnee, U. S. Ship, arrives at Norfolk Navy Yard, 475; two of her officers made prisoners, 476.
Payne, Henry B., of Ohio, his resolves in the Charleston Convention. 310; 312; 318.
Payne, R. G., threatens Mr. Etheridge, 484.
Pearce, Gen., reenforces Gov. Jackson, 575.
Pegram, Col. John, defeated at Rich Mountain, 522-3; is captured, with 600 men, 523.
Pennington, Wm., Speaker, 305; 306; 372.
Pensacola, Fla., seizure of Federal property at, 412;