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The Daily Dispatch: July 10, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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[Communicated.] To John Henry Upshur, (formerly, and rightly, Nottingham,) Lieutenant in the Navy of the remaining United States of America. Myself, together with others formerly your friends, John, founding our faith in your integrity upon the rather fair promise of your youth, had entertained, down to a quite recent date, a faint yet lingering hope that your continued adherence to the miserable and tyrannous rule of Lincoln and his Cabinet might be referred to extraordinary and insnication, instead of having thus to resort to a medium involving so much uncertainty of its ever reaching you. I would then audibly address you, as I do now by the only means at my disposal, in terms to this effect: --"John Nottingham, (no longer Upshur,) you have affixed the sole dishonor it has ever sustained upon the name of my family — a name which you were once graciously permitted to assume, but to which your accorded title justly expired the instant you basely sought to dishonor it. In ar