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Bell. In Kentucky, in the State canvass of 1859, Mr. Joshua F. Bell, American candidate for Governor, had tried hard to cut under his Democratic antagonist, Beriah Magoffin, but had failed, and been signally defeated. His more spotless record as a Slavery propagandist had enabled the supporters of Breckinridge to carry even Maryy to make up to reinstate himself in that party's good graces, and hence early and zealously lent himself to the work of the conspirators. The course of Gov. Beriah Magoffin, of Kentucky, was in striking contrast with that of his Southern peers. He, too, had supported Breckinridge; while his party owed its recently acquired asome Forty Thousand more votes than she gave her own Breckinridge, who, but for her apprehensions and dread of disunion, would probably have received her vote. Gov. Magoffin now issued an address to the people of Kentucky, wherein he wisely and forcibly said: To South Carolina, and such other States as may wish to secede from t
sympathizer with South Carolina--responded as follows: Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand, if necessary, for the defense of our rights and those of our brethren. From Union-loving Kentucky, this reply was rendered: Frankfort, April 16, 1861. Hon. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War: Your dispatch is received. In answer, I say emphatically that Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States. B. Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky. Four days prior to the date of this exhibition of Kentucky loyalty, the following telegram had flown all over the country: Louisville, Ky., April 12, 1861. Dispatches have come here to hold the Kentucky volunteer regiment in readiness to move at a moment's notice from the War Department at Montgomery. This formal order from the Confederate Government to the Kentuckians enlisted for its service does not seem to have evoked a remonstrance from her Go
eckinridge 53,143; Douglas 25,651; Lincoln 1,364. Yet her Democratic Governor, Magoffin, Elected in 1859. though he forcibly protested See page 340. against the roar of the batteries encircling Fort Sumter called the nation to arms. Gov. Magoffin, having refused, with insult, to respond to the President's call for MilitiThat State Guard, organized by Gen. Simon B. Buckner, under the auspices of Gov. Magoffin, became a mere recruiting and drilling convenience of the Rebel chiefs — ittaking of Fort Donelson. The Legislature having reassembled, April 28th. Magoffin read them another lecture in the interest of the Rebellion. The Union was gonould not be induced to call a Convention, nor even to favor such neutrality as Magoffin proposed. Yet he presumed to issue May 20th. a Proclamation of Neutrality,roclaiming, as agreed on, much that he had scarcely ventured to propose. Gov. Magoffin having appointed June 20th as the day for electing Representatives in Congr
ive place to their natural antagonism, could its power be broken and its persistence overborne. And here it may be instructive to note that the paramount loyalty to his State, vaunted by the Southron as the keystone of his political arch, always resolved itself, on a searching analysis, into devotion to Slavery. Thus, when Virginia seceded, we have seen Alex. H. H. Stuart, with other eminent conservatives, who had, up to this point, resisted Disunion, now take ground in its favor; while Magoffin, C. F. Jackson, etc., always insisted that it was to his State that each citizen owed his first and highest duty. A favored officer in our regular army transmitted his resignation, to be tendered in case his State seceded, and was not cashiered therefor, as he should have been promptly and finally. All over the South, men said, This Secession is madness — it will ruin all concerned — I have resisted it to the best of my ability — but my State has seceded nevertheless, and I must go with m<
ody war will be averted from a people now peaceful and tranquil. B. Magoffin. The President, declining to receive Magoffin's Commissionerst: Washington, D. C., Aug. 24, 1861. To his Excellency, B. Magoffin, Governor of the State of Kentucky: Sir: Your letter of the 1 that State without the permission of her lawful authorities--(Beriah Magoffin, to wit ;) whereupon he proposed to so amend an act of the latopted — in the House by 68 to 26, and in the Senate by 26 to 8. Magoffin promptly vetoed them. The Legislature as promptly passed them ovehed President Davis, requesting their immediate withdrawal. Gov Magoffin communicated to the Legislature, Sept. 9th, a message to him from fact, Gen. Zollicoffer, Zollicoffer telegraphed, Sept. 14th, to Magoffin as follows: The safety of Tennessee requiring, I occupy the mohasis quite equal to those evinced in President Lincoln's reply to Magoffin. Zollicoffer's religious respect, therefore, was paid to somethin
‘98, 83; withdrawal of delegates from the Douglas Convention, 318; Magoffin elected Governor, 303; his course toward South Carolina, 340; the to the President's call for troops, 460; progress of secession in; Magoffin's message, 492-3; Legislature remains loyal; Union meeting in Loui, 608-9; her vote for the Union; Union Legislature assembles, 609; Magoffin's letter to the President, 610; the reply, 611; Magoffin's MessageMagoffin's Message, 612; loyal resolves of the Legislature; Gen. Grant occupies Paducah, 612; Gens. Polk and Zollicoffer invade the State, 613; ex-Gov. Moreheado, 583-4; Davis writes to, with regard to the privateersmen, 599 ; Magoffin's letter, and the President's reply, 610-11; directs the formationlton, 357; 497. Madisonian, The, letter from Gilmer to, 156. Magoffin, Beriah, of Ky., elected Governor, 333; his Union Address, 340; hi 526. Zollicoffer, Gen., occupies Cumberland Gap; his dispatch to Magoffin, 613; captures Barboursville, Ky.; his depredations on the Kentuck