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of any moment at such a crisis! The question of holding a State convention was decided by the vote of the people, who gave a majority of 11,586 for convention out of a total of 62,000. By proclamation of the governor, that body assembled on the 4th of March, the day of the Presidential inauguration. A majority of the delegates elected were disposed to temporize, and voted for cooperation against secession, and elected five peace commissioners to attend the Border State convention at Frankfort, Ky., on May 27, 1861. This effort was laudable, but the march of events was too rapid for the peace commissioners, and left them so far in the rear that they did not deem it necessary to perform their function. The threats of the Northern press that a fire in the rear should be opened upon such troops as should be raised in the North to march against the people of the South; the indignant protests of ex-Chancellor Walworth at a public meeting, that it would be as brutal to send men to butc
ors as they had the dangers of the battle, and now becoming better equipped were ready for the field again. Gen. Kirby Smith moved on Lexington, September 1st, with three divisions, Cleburne's, Churchill's and Heth's, and entered that city on the 4th, welcomed with demonstrations of joy by the inhabitants. Here stores were captured valued even at millions. His forces then approached Covington, but made no attack upon the Federals there, and proceeded to Georgetown, Mount Sterling and Frankfort. General Bragg, with his army of the Mississippi, was on his way to join the army of General Smith, having marched with Hardee's and Polk's commands from Chattanooga by the eastern route, passing the flank of Buell, causing the evacuation of middle Tennessee and northern Alabama by the Federals, and capturing 5,000 of the enemy at Munfordville, Ky. Buell, however, managed to win the race to Louisville. General Hardee, with his command at Perryville, on October 7th, observed the enemy