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Doc. 145.-address to the people of Missouri. The following address, reported and adopted in the Missouri State Convention on July 31st, derives additional interest from the fact that the Chairman of the Committee, and probably its sole author, was Judge Hamilton R. Gamble, who was on the same day elected by the Convention Governor of the State, in place of the traitor Claib. Jackson: To the People of the State of Missouri:-- Your delegates assembled in Convention propose to address you upon the present condition of affairs within our State. Since the adjournment of this Convention in March last, the most startling events have rushed upon us with such rapidity that the nation stands astonished at the condition of anarchy and strife to which, in so brief a period, it has been reduced. When the Convention adjourned, although the muttering of the storm was heard, it seemed to be distant, and it was hoped that some quiet but powerful force might be applied by a beneficent
Doc. 151.-Inaugural of Governor Gamble, delivered at Jefferson city, Mo., Aug. 1. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention:--I feel greatly oppressed by the circumstances under which I now stand before you. After a life spent in labor, I had hoped that I would be permitted to pass its evening in retirement. I have never coveted public office, never desired public station. I have been content to discharge my duties as a private citizen, and I hoped such would be my lot during the r my country. As a Missourian, I desire no change in the political relations that exist between this State and the Government of the United States, and least of all do I desire such a change as will throw her into the arms of those who have proved unfaithful to the high trust imposed upon them by a generous and a confiding people. Mr. President, I am ready to take the oath. Mr. Oliver, Secretary of State elect, followed in a few remarks of similar import as those of Messrs. Gamble and Hall.
Doc. 156.-proclamation of Gov. Gamble. Jefferson city, Aug. 3, 1861. To the People of the State of Missouri:-- Your delegates, assembled in Convention, have decided that, in order to vindicate the sovereignty of the State, it was necessary to vacate the offices of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, and meevils which are known to be endurable, rather than encounter such as are plainly before this people if peace be not speedily restored. Now, therefore, I, Hamilton R. Gamble, Governor of the State of Missouri, in view of the foregoing facts, do hereby strictly charge and enjoin upon all sheriffs and other magistrates who are con once from the State. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the great seal of the State of Missouri, at Jefferson City, this 3d day of August, 1861. Hamilton R. Gamble. Since the Governor's proclamation was written the following despatch has been received: M. Oliver, Secretary of State. Washington, Aug. 3d, 1861