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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of General Dix to the people of Accomac and Northampton counties. (search)
Proclamation of General Dix to the people of Accomac and Northampton counties. The military forces of the United States are about to enter your counties as a part of the union. They will go among you as friends, and with the earnest hope that they may not, see your acts be forced to become your enemies. They will invade no rights of person or property. On the contrary, your laws, your constitutions, your usages, will be scrupulously respected. There need be no fear that the quietude of any firesides will be disturbed unless the disturbance is caused by yourselves. Special directions have been given not to interfere with the condition of any persons held to domestic service, and, in order that there may be no ground for mistake or pretext for misrepresentations commanders of regiments and corps have been instructed not to permit any such persons to come within their lines. The command of the expedition is entrusted to Brigadier-General H. Lockwood, of Delaware, a State