e into consideration the occupation of Paducah and other places in Kentucky by the Federal authorities, and report thereon when the true state of the case shall have been ascertained.
That the Speaker appoint three members of the Senate to visit southern Kentucky, who are directed to obtain all the facts they can in reference to the recent occupation of Kentucky soil by Confederate and Federal forces, and report in writing at as early a day as practicable.
In Senate of Kentucky, Saturday, September 7, A. D. 1861.
Twice read and adopted. Attest: (Signed) J. H. Johnson, S. S.
In accordance with the foregoing resolution, the Speaker appointed as said committee Messrs. John M. Johnson, William B. Read, and Thornton F. Marshall. Attest: (Signed) J. H. Johnson, S. S.
Letter of Hon. J. M. Johnson, Chairman of the Committee of the Kentucky Senate, to General Polk.
To Major-General Polk, commanding forces, etc. Columbus, Kentucky, September 9, 1861.
Sir: I have the honor