ists with us is an unanswerable evidence of it.
On the same evening, Marshal Kane received an offer of troops from Bradley Johnson, of Frederick, who was afterward a brigadier in the Confederate Army.
Kane telegraphed back, saying :--Thank you foing loyal volunteers] will be down upon us to-morrow.
We will fight them and whip them, or die.
Early the next morning Johnson posted handbills in Frederick,
The following is a copy of Johnson's handbill:--
Marylanders, arouse!Frederick,Johnson's handbill:--
Marylanders, arouse!Frederick, Saturday, 7 A. M.
At twelve o'clock last night I received the following dispatch from Marshal Kane, of Baltimore, by telegraph to the Junction and expressed to Frederick.
[Here follows Kane's dispatch given in the text.] All men who will go witvery step.
He concluded by requesting the President not to order or permit any more troops to pass through the city.
If they should attempt it, he said, the responsibility for the bloodshed will not rest upon me.