nce to the recent occupation of Kentucky soil by Confederate and Federal forces, and report in writing at as early a day as practicable.
In Senate of Kentucky, Saturday, September 7, A. D. 1861.
Twice read and adopted. Attest: (Signed) J. H. Johnson, S. S.
In accordance with the foregoing resolution, the Speaker appointed as said committee Messrs. John M. Johnson, William B. Read, and Thornton F. Marshall. Attest: (Signed) J. H. Johnson, S. S.
Letter of Hon. J. M. Johnson, ChaiJ. H. Johnson, S. S.
Letter of Hon. J. M. Johnson, Chairman of the Committee of the Kentucky Senate, to General Polk.
To Major-General Polk, commanding forces, etc. Columbus, Kentucky, September 9, 1861.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a resolution of the Senate of Kentucky, adopted by that body upon the reception of the intelligence of the military occupation of Hickman, Chalk Bank, and Columbus, by the Confederate troops under your command.
I need not say that the people of Kentucky are profoundly astonished that such an act shoul