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our duty and interest shall demand, and I do not doubt the people of Maryland are ready to go with the people of those States for weal or woe. I fully agree with all that you have said as to the necessity for protection to the rights of the South; and my sympathies are entirely with the gallant people of Mississippi, who stand ready to resent any infringement of those rights. But I earnestly hope they will act with prudence as well as with courage. Let us show moderation as well as firmness, and be unwilling to resort to extreme measures until necessity shall leave us no choice. I am unable to inform you when the Legislature of this State will be called together, for until I can perceive the necessity for such a step I am not willing to awake the apprehension and excite the alarm which such a call at the present time could not fail to create. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant, Thos. H. Hicks. Hon. A. H. Handy, Commissioner of Mississippi.
obey her mandates? She refuses to wait for our counsels. Are we bound to obey her commands? The men who have embarked in this scheme to convene the Legislature, will spare no pains to carry their point. The whole plan of operations, in the event of the assembling of the Legislature, is, as I have been informed, already marked out, the list of ambassadors who are to visit the other States is agreed on, and the resolutions which they hope will be passed by the Legislature, fully committing this State to secession, are said to be already prepared. In the course of nature, I cannot have long to live, and I fervently trust to be allowed to end my days a citizen of this glorious Union. But should I be compelled to witness the downfall of that Government inherited from our fathers, established, as it were, by the special favor of God, I will at least have the consolation, at my dying hour, that I neither by word nor deed assisted in hastening its disruption. (Signed) Thomas H. Hicks.
eting of citizens has been called, and the troops of the State and the city have been called out to preserve the peace. They will be enough. Respectfully: tho. H. Hicks, Governor. Geo. Wm. Brown, Mayor. The following correspondence then took place between the governor and mayor and John W. Garrett, Esq., president of the ., President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: Sir:--We advise that the troops now here be sent back to the borders of Maryland. Respectfully, Geo. Wm. Brown. Thos. H. Hicks. By order of the Board of Police. Chas. Howard, President. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, April 19. To his Excellency, Thomas H. Hicks, Governor; HiThomas H. Hicks, Governor; His Honor, Geo. W. Brown, Mayor of Baltimore, and Chas. Howard, Esq., President of the Board of Police Commissioners.: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, in which you advise that the troops here be sent back to the borders of Maryland. Most cordially approving the advice, I have instru
iling, and now I am requested to make another. You may have seen in the morning papers that Governor Hicks, of Maryland, said that he would endeavor to prevent the passage of troops through Baltimores sweeping the whole South to destruction. (Three cheers were given with great unanimity for Governor Hicks.) If they could have once secured a: State Convention in Maryland, they would have had everyimore and Philadelphia. Maryland had no such standpoint for rebellion — she stood firm, and Governor Hicks has held the State to its moorings in the Union, and he deserved the thanks of the North. GGovernor Hicks had said that he would endeavor to prevent the passage of troops, simply that he might, in that way, prevent needless bloodshed, while, at the same time, he would not interfere with measg that the President had conceded that no more troops should be brought through Maryland, if Governor Hicks would pledge the State not to interfere with the passage of troops up the Potomac — thus lea
Doc. 79.--statement of Mayor Brown. Baltimore, April 21. Mayor Brown received a despatch from the President of the United States at 3 o'clock A. M., (this morning,) directed to himself and Governor Hicks, requesting them to go to washington by special train, in order to consult with Mr. Lincoln for the preservation of the peace of Maryland. The Mayor replied that Governor Hicks was not in the city, and inquired if he should go alone. Receiving an answer by telegraph in the affirmatiGovernor Hicks was not in the city, and inquired if he should go alone. Receiving an answer by telegraph in the affirmative, his Honor, accompanied by George W. Dobbin, John C. Brune, and S. T. Wallis, Esqs., whom he had summoned to attend him, proceeded at once to the station. After a series of delays, they were enabled to procure a special train about half-past 7 o'clock, in which they arrived at Washington about ten. They repaired at once to the President's house, where they were admitted to an immediate interview, to which the Cabinet and Gen. Scott were summoned. A long conversation. and discussion ensu
Doc. 84.--letter from Secretary Seward to Gov. Hicks. Department of State, April 22, 1861. His Excellency Thos. H. Hicks, Governor of Maryland. Sir: I have had the honor to receive your communication of this morning, in which you inform me that you have felt it to be your duty to advise the President of the United States to order elsewhere the troops then off Annapolis, and also that no more may be sent through Maryland; and that you have further suggested that Lord Lyons be requested to act as mediator between the contending parties in our country, to prevent the effusion of blood. The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of that communication, and to assure you that he has weighed the counsels which it contains with the respect which he habitually cherishes for the Chief Magistrates of the several States, and especially for yourself. He regrets, as deeply as any magistrate or citizen of the country can, that demonstrations against the safety of the United S
it my duty to protest against this step; because, without at present assigning any other reason, I am informed that such ocupation of said road will prevent the members of the Legislature from reaching this city. Very respectfully yours, Thomas H. Hicks. To which Gen. Butler replied as follows: Headquarters U. S. Militia, Annapolis, Md., April 23, 1861. To His Excellency Thomas H. Hicks, Governor of Maryland: You are credibly informed that I have taken possession of the AnnapolExcellency Thomas H. Hicks, Governor of Maryland: You are credibly informed that I have taken possession of the Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad. It might have escaped your notice, but at the official meeting which was had, between your Excellency and the Mayor of Annapolis, and the Committee of the Government and myself, as to the landing of my troops, it was expressly stated as the reason why I should not land, that my troops could not pass the railroad because the company had taken up the rails, and they were private property. It is difficult to see how it can be, that if my troops could not pass over the r
Doc. 118.--the Weverton letter. Weverton, Frederick County, Md., April 29, 1861. To Gov. Hicks:--At a meeting held in Weverton, by the citizens of Washington and Frederick Counties, the following memorial was agreed to, and ordered to be presented to your Excellency, by a Committee appointed for that purpose: Whereas, since the occupation of Harper's Ferry by the troops of Virginia, a number of soldiers have at different times crossed over into our State, and, under pretence of obtaining arms, have disturbed the peace of the neighborhood, and outraged the feelings of citizens by searching private dwellings; and whereas the citizens of Sandy Hook, Weverton, and vicinity, protesting against the right of troops from Virginia invading our soil for such unfriendly purposes, do hereby beseech your Excellency to adopt such measures as, in your good judgment, will be sufficient to prevent any repetition of similar outrages. We, furthermore, would especially state that troops m
Doc. 138.-President Lincoln's letter to the Maryland authorities. Washington, April 20, 1861. Governor Hicks and Mayor Brown: Gentlemen: Your letter by Messrs. Bond, Dobbin and Brune, is received. I tender you both my sincere thanks for your efforts to keep the peace in the trying situation in which you are placed. For the future, troops must be brought here, but I make no point of bringing them through Baltimore. Without any military knowledge myself, of course I must leave details to General Scott. Ho hastily said this morning, in presence of these gentlemen, March them around Baltimore, and not through it. I sincerely hope the general, on fuller reflection, will consider this practical and proper, and that you will not object to it. By this a collision of the people of Baltimore with the troops will be avoided, unless they go out of the way to seek it. I hope you will exert your influence to prevent this. Now and ever, I shall do all in my power for peace, consi
made in the spirit and in pursuance of the law, and Whereas, To the said requisition has been added the written assurance of the Secretary of War, that said four regiments shall be detailed to serve within the limits of the State of Maryland, or for the defence of the Capital of the United States and not to serve beyond the limits aforesaid; Now, therefore, I, Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland, do, by this my proclamation, call upon loyal citizens of Maryland to volunteer their services to the extent of four regiments, as aforesaid, to serve during a period of three months within the limits of Maryland, or for the defence of the capital of the United States, to be subject under the conditions aforesaid, to the orders of the Commander-in-chief of the army of the United States. Given under my hand and the great seal of the State of Maryland, at the city Frederick, this fourteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. Thos. H. Hicks. --N. Y. Times, May 16.
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