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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
uance in the Union. Anti-slavery meetings were broken up by violence; and early in March March 6, 1861. an association was formed in New York City, called The American Society for the Promotion of National Union, of which Professor Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the perfected electro-magnetic telegraph, was chosen President. The officers of the society were:--President, Samuel F. B. Morse. Executive Committee, John W. Mitchell, Sidney E. Morse, Benjamin Douglass, Lucius Hopkins, J. T. Moore, J. H. Brower, Thomas Tileston, A. G. Jennings, Francis Hopkins, H. J Baker, Edwin Crosswell, William H. Price, Cornelius Du Bois, J. B. Waterbury, J. Holmes Agnew. Ex-officio, S. F. B. Morse, James T. Soutter, Hubbard Winslow, Seth Bliss. Treasurer, James T. Soutter. Secretaries, Hubbard Winslow, Seth Bliss. The New York Journal of Commerce, speaking of the society, expressed its regret that something like it had not been formed thirty years before, in the infancy of the Abolition here
important item of American news which has been received since this day seen night is the capture by the Confederate troops, under Gen. Price, of the stronghold of Lexington. This is a valuable acquisition to the South, and its loss will be severely felt by the North. The commercial intelligence is of a gloomy cast, as the belief was very general that the Banks would, after awhile, be obliged to suspend specie payments. Amongst the failures of the week was that of Messrs. C. W. and J. T. Moore, of New York--one of the oldest and most respectable firms in the dry goods trade. The total subscriptions to the Federal loan of £10,000,000, amounted only to 3,600,000; but the New York journals confidently assert that the Banks would take the fresh $10,000,000 required by the Government.--Some of the mills in the East, which had been either stopped or running short time, were again fully, and it is said, profitably employed, goods having advanced considerably, and being much wanted.
Confederate States district Court. Judge Halyburton presiding.--John N. Davis was discharged from military service upon the ground of being a Nazarene minister of the gospel. Writs of habeas corpus were granted upon the petitions of the following members of Captain Walter F. Chew's company of artillery, they claiming to be citizens of other States outside of the Confederate States: James E. Dean, J. A. Lane, John A. Raley, J. H. Enis, J. T. Moore, W. T. Rensum, Y. Green, H. Baker, George A. Smith, T. G. Jackson, J. F. Green, J. P. Stewart and T. H. Parker. The writs were made returnable on Monday, the 30th instant. The court adjourned till 11 o'clock today.