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trality. Correspondence between Gov. Magoffin and President Lincoln. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Executive Dept., Frankfort, August 19, 1861. To his Excellency, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States: sir: From the commencement of Lincoln. Correspondence between Gov. Magoffin and Jefferson Davis. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Executive Dept., Frankfort, August 19, 1861. To Hon. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States: sir: This is to accredit to you Geo.ed of the existing posture of public affairs in Kentucky. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, B. Magoffin. Frankfort, Ky., September 3, 1861. His Excellency B. Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky: sir: In conformity with your request, I proc I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, George W. Johnson. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Executive Dept., Frankfort, August 24, 1861. Hon. Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.: sir: Since the commencement of the unhappy difficulties pendi
ept. 9, 1861. Gov. B. Magoffin: A military necessity having required me to occupy this town, I have taken possession of it by the forces under my command. The circumstances leading to this act were reported promptly to the President of the Confederate States. His reply was, the necessity justified the action. A copy of my proclamation I have the honor to transmit you by mail. Respectfully, Leonidas Polk, Major-General Commanding. Columbus, Ky., Sept. 9, 1861. Gov. B. Magoffin, Frankfort, Ky.: I should have despatched you immediately as the troops under my command took possession of this position, the very few words I addressed to the people here; but my duties since that time have so pressed me, that I have but now the first leisure time to communicate with you. It will be sufficient for me to inform you, which my short address here will do, that I had information, on which I could rely, that the Federal forces intended and were preparing to seize Columbus. I need not de
d by the bayonets of Tennesseeans, and the proud old Commonwealth reduced to the condition of a conquered province of that political Pandemonium called the Southern Confederacy. Those who have read the history and know the spirit of her people can have no fears as to the result of this audacious assault upon her honor and independence. The Government here will give all possible support to the State at the earliest moment practicable. Very sincerely yours, J. Holt. Gen. James speed, Frankfort, Ky. Washington, Sept. 12. dear sir: The late act of Congress providing for the confiscation of the estates of persons in open rebellion against the Government was, as a necessary war measure, accepted and fully approved by the loyal men of the country. It limited the penalty of confiscation to property actually employed in the service of the rebellion with the knowledge and consent of its owners, and, instead of emancipating slaves thus employed, left their status to be determined eithe
is polluted by the tread of hostile armies. I will not impugn the patriotism and courage of my countrymen by supposing that any appeal, however eloquent, could so rouse them to energy and prompt action as this simple statement. But to the State Guard I must add a word. Now is your opportunity to wipe out every reproach that has been put upon you. You owe it not only to your duty as men and citizens, but to that solemn obligation of soldiers which you cannot forget without dishonor, to respond at once to this call. The State Guard will rendezvous as soon as possible at Louisville and report to me. The residue of the militia and such of the Home Guard as choose to volunteer will rendezvous as soon as possible at Louisville, Frankfort, Camp Dick Robinson, General Sherman's camp, New Haven, and Henderson. Come in battalions, regiments, companies, or come as individuals, and you shall be mustered into service under pay at once. T. L. Crittenden, Brig.-Gen. Ky. State Guard.
t exception, behaved nobly. B. F. Kelley, Brigadier-General. Colonel Johns' report. Headquarters Second regiment, Potomac Home Brigade. Brigadier-General C. M. Thurston: General: In compliance with verbal orders received after consultation between Gen. Kelley and yourself on the night of the 20th instant, I concentrated seven hundred men of my regiment at the North Branch bridge, and on the following morning, at five o'clock, marched in the direction of Romney, passing through Frankfort. Upon arriving at a point one and a half miles from Springfield the rear of my column was fired upon by the enemy, from the heights of the wood, severely wounding two men, detaining the column about an hour, which was occupied in clearing the woods of the enemy, and dressing the wounds. We marched thence through Springfield, seeing frequent signs of the enemy's horsemen in retreat toward the bridge over the south branch of the Potomac. Upon arriving within half a mile of the bridge my
e resolutions and laws are in conflict with their public pledge, and with the expectations of the people. It is more charitable to believe that the members at Frankfort, or a majority of them, are actuated by a fear of the military power rather than by a perverse design to violate the will of their constituents, and degrade the ou in active hostility to your Southern brethren, and to fix your political destiny with the North. Whatever may be the condition or motives of the members at Frankfort, they have exceeded their authority. No legislative assembly or other body, other than one elected by your sovereign voice for that purpose, has the right, in te State into her present unhappy condition, is the strongest proof of their conviction that, but for the presence of these soldiers, the action of the members at Frankfort would be repudiated by the people. When the Northern invaders shall be sent back across the Ohio River; when the State shall be relieved of all troops from abro
--Mr. Miller, J. R. Gathright. Ohio--Dr. W. G. Mitchell, F. W. Forman. Scott — G. W. Johnson. Shelby--Colonel Jack Allen, J. F. Davis. Spencer — T. L. Burnett. Todd — James A. Russell, W. B. Harrison. Trigg — Mat. McKinney, H. C. Burnett. Washington — Pat. Symmes. Lyon — W. B. Machen, R. L. Cobb. McCracken — W. Bullitt. McLean--Rev. Joseph Gregory, J. S. Morton. Garrard — J. P. Burnside, G. R. Davis. On motion of Mr. J. C. Gilbert, the rules of the House of Representatives at Frankfort, as far as applicable to its proceedings, were adopted by the Conference. On motion of Colonel Blanton Duncan, a doorkeeper was appointed. Mr. W. M. Clark, of Logan County, was elected doorkeeper. On motion of Colonel Blanton Duncan, the Conference proceeded to the election of permanent officers, and the following gentlemen were unanimously chosen: For Chairman, Hon. H. C. Burnett, of Trigg County. For Secretary, R. McKee, of the city of Louisville. For Assistant S
Doc. 186. meeting in Kentucky. A meeting of Union men was held at Frankfort, Ky., on the 23d of Nov., to express sentiments in opposition to the recommendation of John Cochrane and Simon Cameron, in relation to arming the slaves of the South. The following resolutions were passed unanimously: See Colonel Cochrane's Speech, ante. That the Government of the United States has no constitutional power to interfere with the institution of slavery in any of the States, nor has it the power to deprive any citizen of his slave property without due process of law, nor the power to appropriate such property to public use without just compensation. That the exercise of any such power by any officer of the United States, whether civil or military, is a palpable violation of the express provisions of the Constitution, and should be condemned by every department of the Government, and by every citizen thereof. That the proposition recently announced, for the emancipation of the sl