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The News. The State of Alabama has taken possession of the U. S. forts Gaines and Morgan at Mobile, and the U. S. Arsenal at Mt. Vernon, Ala, containing 78,000 stand of arms and 1,500 boxes of powder. All these places are strongly garrisoned by State troops. The U. S. troops at Fort Leaven worth have been notified by Gen. Scott to be in readiness for removal to Fort McHenry, near Baltimore. The members of Congress from the border States have agreed on a set of compromise resolutions, which are reported elsewhere. Georgia has given up to the United States the revenue cutter Dobbins, which was captured without the authority of that State on Thursday last.--In South Carolina there is no new movement of importance. The Convention has adjourned subject to the call of its President, President A. B. Longstreet, of the South Carolina College, has written a letter, giving peaceful counsel. The cutter Harriet Lane has not yet left New York.
The Daily Dispatch: January 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Revolting Assassination in Kentucky.--three Persons murdered in cold blood. (search)
From Charleston. Charleston, Jan. 5. --The journals publish a correspondence between the South Carolina Commissioners and the President of the United States. President A. B. Longstreet, of the South Carolina College, issues a four-page pamphlet, entitled "Shall South Carolina begin the War?" He earnestly desires the Collector on board the Harriet Lane to be allowed to land, be treated politely, be introduced to Mr. Colcock, that every means be used so that the Collectors of the two sovereign powers can settle their respective claims in a spirit of courtesy and kindness. He says if the posts should be reinforced, it would be an unfair conflict. Hundreds of our sons would be slain, Fort Moultrie would become deserted, and the wrath of the United States be brought upon our devoted city. He imploringly closes by saying, "Let the first shot come from our enemies." Charleston, Jan. 5.--In Convention to-day an ordinance was introduced that all the power necessary to