izens who believed, with him, that union of action among the seceding States would go far to secure, through co-operation, the full success of the movement.
Gov. T. O. Moore, as one of the most important factors of 1860-61, merits a good word.
He proved a safe and careful pilot of the State through the troubled waters of secessiheir institutions and their people, and both patriotism and self preservation require us to deliberate upon our own course of action;
Now, therefore, I, Thomas Overton Moore, governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby convene the Legislature of the State in extra and special session, and do appoint Monday, the 10th day of De of government of the State, on the 19th day of November, A. D. 1860, and of the independence of the United States of America the eighty-fifth. By the Governor, T. O. Moore. J. Hamilton hardy, Secretary of State.
The legislature met at Baton Rouge December 10th.
Congress had preceded its assembling—having already met December