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was resolved to organize a force of 1,000 men, to preserve peace. A meeting was also held at Greenwood Hall, with the same view, at which the following action was taken: The Chairman said that the Mayor had received to-day five hundred muskets from the State, together with a large quantity of ammunition, both for musketry and artillery. Earnest remarks were made by several gentlemen upon the necessity of a home guard organization for the preservation of peace in the city. Mr. Patterson then moved to enroll the names of all persons willing to march to the Mayor's Office and report themselves ready for service. We are sorry to remark that not a single response was given to the call. At this juncture the Winfield Rifles marched into the room to report themselves. They were armed with muskets and fixed bayonets, and supplied with ten rounds or cartridges (not blank ones) each, which they would willingly have discharged into a crowd of rioters. Perceiving that no fi