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nment in preserving the Union, enforcing the laws, protecting the property and rights of the people, and also the raising of such money, and other means, as may be required to carry on the foregoing objects.--Commercial Advertiser. A large meeting of citizens, irrespective of party, was held at Erie, Pa., this evening. Resolutions were adopted, pledging the hearts and hands of Erie city and county to maintain the integrity of the Government and honor of the flag. The Wayne Guards, of Erie, and other companies, will offer their services to the Governor.--Evening Post, April 17. This afternoon, a coasting schooner was discovered lying in Newark Bay, with a palmetto flag flying at its masthead. A party of glass-house boys procured a boat, and proceeding to the vessel, ordered the captain to lower the flag and substitute in its place the Stars and Stripes. The captain refused, when they threatened to pitch him overboard and sink the vessel. The American flag was soon sprea
, issued an order calling upon the colored citizens to enlist into the Sixth regiment of that State, then forming. The regiment was to be composed entirely of colored persons. A skirmish took place near Sparta, Tenn., between a small party of Union troops, under the command of Col. Wynkoop, and a superior force of rebels, resulting, after a fight of nearly an hour's duration, in the retreat of the Nationals.--(Doc. 169.) Enthusiastic war meetings were held at Providence, R. I., and Erie, Pa.--Great excitement existed in the Union fleet at Port Royal, S. C., in expectation of the rebel ram Georgia making her appearance among them. An order directing that a draft of three hundred thousand militia be immediately called into the service of the United States, to serve for nine months, unless sooner discharged, was this day issued from the War Department.--(Doc. 170.) In order to provide for the suffering poor of New Orleans, Gen. Butler issued an order assessing the sec