horities that the city is indefensible, declare that no resistance will be made to the forces of the United States.
Resolved, That the sentiments expressed in the message of his honor the Mayor of the common council are in perfect accordance with the sentiments entertained by these councils and by the entire population of this metropolis, and that the Mayor be respectfully requested to act in the spirit manifested by the message. S. P. de Labarre, Pres. pro tern of Board of Aldermen. J. Magioni, Pres. of Board of Assistant Aldermen.
Approved, April 26, 1862. John T. Monroe, Mayor.
A true copy, Marion N. Baker, Secretary to Mayor.
United States Flag-Ship Hartford, at anchor off the city of New Orleans, April 28, 1862.
Sir — Your communication of the 26th instant has been received, together with that of the city councils.
I deeply regret to see, both by their contents and the continued display of the flag of Louisiana on the court-house, a determination o