quake shout awakes the North. Forward! Massachusetts hears that cry-- Hears, and gives the swift reply, Forward! Pennsylvania draws her sword, Echoes from her hills the word, Forward! Brave New York is up and ready, With her thirty thousand steady,-- Forward! Small Rhode Island flies to arms, Shouting at the first alarms, Forward Illinois and Indiana Shriek, as they unroll our banner, Forward! Not behind the rest in zeal, Hear Ohio's thunder-peal, Forward! From Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Comes the same awakening strain, Forward! Old Connecticut is here, Ready to give back the cheer, Forward! Minnesota, though remote, Swells the free, inspiring note, Forward! Iowa and Michigan, Both are ready to a man-- Forward! Not the last in honor's race, See Wisconsin come apace-- Forward! Delaware, New Jersey, rise And put on their martial guise. Forward! Onward!
On! a common cause Is yours — your liberties and laws. Forward! Forward, in your strength and pride! God himself is o
The Portland (Me.) Argus publishes the following correspondence:--
dear Sir:--I am requested by Secretary Mallory to indite you a few lines soliciting your acceptance of a commission, commanding in the Confederate Navy of America; your pay to go on from the late of secession of your native State, (South Carolina.) Your high capabilities and qualifications as a seaman and navigator, and knowledge in angles, &c., &c., and associations of your honorable family, proclaim you to be a man of honor, consequently adhering to the great fundamental law of nature — home first, the cause of your own hearth-side before that of strangers.
But worse than all, these strangers have waged war against us, and you are abiding with them — thus endorsing their acts; can you wantonly abandon your country, by forming an alliance with a Northern lady? * * * * Here you are offered rank, honor, station, and everlasting employ; whilst the cold-hearted Northerners will even refuse you, (employ.)