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as Resolved, That it is our decided opinion, that any individual who dares to circulate, with a view to effectuate the designs of the Abolitionists, any of the incendiary tracts or newspapers now in the course of transmission to this country, is justly worthy, in the sight of God and man, of immediate death: and we doubt not that such would be the punishment of any such offender, in any part of the State of Mississippi where he may be found. Says the Rev. William Plummer, D. D., of Richmond, Virginia, in response (July, 1835) to a call for a meeting of the clergy to take action on the exciting topic, Let the Abolitionists understand that they will be caught if they come among us, and they will take good care to stay away. The cry of the whole South should be death — instant death — to the abolitionist, wherever he is caught. --Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. We can assure the Bostonians, one and all, who have embarked in the nefarious scheme of abolishing Slavery at the South, that
n of Mr. Russell, of Virginia, by a vote of 195 to 55, adjourned, to reassemble at Baltimore on Monday, the 18th of June; recommending to the Democratic party of the several States whose delegations had withdrawn, to fill their places prior to that day. The seceding delegates assembled at St. Andrew's Hall--Senator Bayard, of Delaware, in the chair — and adopted the platform reported to the Convention by Mr. Avery, as aforesaid; and, after four days deliberations, adjourned to meet at Richmond, Va., on the second Monday in June. The Wood delegates from New York attended this meeting, but were not admitted as members. The regular Convention reassembled at the Front-street Theater in Baltimore, pursuant to adjournment. Some days were spent in considering the credentials of contesting delegates from certain Southern States. The decisions of the Convention were such as to increase the strength of Senator Douglas. When it was concluded, Mr. Russell, of Virginia, Mr. Lander, of No
ats of convulsion had rather increased than lessened the throng, wherein all sections of the unseceded States were liberally represented, though the Federal District and the adjacent counties of Maryland and Virginia doubtless supplied by far the larger share of it. Menaces that the President elect would never be permitted to take the oath of office — that he would be assassinated in the act, if no other mode of preventing it should promise success — had been so freely and loudly made, In Richmond and other journals. that apprehensions of some concerted attempt at violence or tumult were widely entertained and fully justified. Lieut.-Gen. Scott had taken the fullest military precautions that his limited force of regulars — perhaps one thousand in all — would permit; and there was a considerable muster of uniformed Militia. The procession, partly civic, which escorted the retiring and incoming Presidents, who rode in the same carriage, to the Capitol, was quite respectable — un
n was still unproclaimed, her authorities at once set whatever military forces they could muster in motion to seize the Federal Navy Yard at Norfolk (Portsmouth) and the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry. As the news of the attack on Sumter flashed over the country, an intense and universal excitement was aroused in the Free as well as the Slave States. Indignation was paramount in the former; exultation ruled throughout the latter. The New York Herald of the 14th had the following: Richmond, Va., April 13, 1861. There is great rejoicing here over the news from Charleston. One hundred guns have been fired to celebrate the surrender of Fort Sumter. Confederate flags are everywhere displayed; while music and illuminations are the order of the evening. Gov. Letcher has just been serenaded. He made a non-committal speech. The streets are crowded with people, and the utmost enthusiasm and excitement prevails. Many at the North obstinately refused to credit the tidings;
e was burnt, August 9th, by Magruder's order, that it might no longer afford shelter to our troops. An attempt was at first made to attribute this devastation to the Unionists. Gen. Butler found his position so cramped by the proximity and audacity of the Rebels, whose cavalry and scouts almost looked into the mouths of his guns, that he resolved on enlarging the circle of his Virginia acquaintance; to which end he seized and fortified the point known as Newport News, at the mouth of James river; and, on the 9th of June, ordered a reconnoissance in force for some eight or ten miles northward, with intent to surround, surprise, and capture, the Rebel position nearest him, known as Little Bethel. To this end, Col. Henry B. Duryea's Zouaves were dispatched from Hampton at 1 o'clock next morning, followed by Col. F. Townsend's 3d New-York, an hour later, with directions to gain the rear of Little Bethel, so as to cut off the retreat of the Rebels; while Col. Phelps, with a Vermont b
r a Convention of slaveholding States, 414. Rhode Island, slave population in 11790 ; troops furnished during the Revolution, 36; 37; first manumission society in, 107; emancipates her slaves, 108; legislative attempts against Abolition, 125; 300: State election of 1860, 326; State troops proceed to Washington under Gov. Sprague, 469. Richardson, Col. J. B., at Bull Run,539; 549. Richardson, Wm. A., of Ill., reports bill organizing Nebraska, 225; 233; moves an amendment, 234. Richmond, Va., Breckinridge Convention at, 318; the focus of Disunion intrigues, 451; rejoices over fall of Sumter, 453; made the Confederate capital, 498. Richmond Enquirer, The, copies Jackson's letter in reply to Gilmer's, 159; Federal song from, 268. Richmond Examiner, The, urges the capture of Washington City, 470. Richmond Whig, The, citation from, 123; 451. Richmond, the, U. S. Ship, almost destroyed by Hollins's Ram, 603. Rich Mountain, Va., battle of, 522-3. Rivas, surrender