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The National crisis.particulars of the evacuation and occupation of Fort Moultrie.resignation of Secretary Floyd.&c., &c., &c. The Washington Constitution of yesterday announces that the resignation of Hon. John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, was tendered on Saturday, and accepted by the President.--The Star of the evening before, foreshadowing this result, says: The on dit of the day, immediately around us is, that Secretaries Floyd, Thompson, and Thomas, all of whom believe in the allee remembered, have formally notified the President that they will resign their respective portfolios unless he accede to the demand of the South Carolina Commissioners, that orders shall be issued to Major Anderson directing him to go back to Fort Moultrie from Fort Sumter, with all his force — of course thus shadowing the latter to the --This rumor is probably true. we may not inappropriately add, that if such orders are issued to Major Anderson. Secretaries Toney, Holt, Black and Stanton wi
[from the Charleston courier, of Friday.]Fort Moultrie. Throughout the city yesterday the greatest exs at first currently reported and believed, that Fort Moultrie had been laid in ruins; that the guns were spiken the part of the forces of the United States at Fort Moultrie was not at the instance of the Administration atte the utmost alacrity in the work on hand. Fort Moultrie and its condition. Turning towards Fort MoulFort Moultrie, a dense cloud of smoke was seen to pour from the end facing the sea. The flagstaff was down, and the wholand, and, if necessary, silence the batteries of Fort Moultrie. The occupation of Fort Moultrie by South CFort Moultrie by South Carolina troops. At twenty minutes to eight o'clock the troops on board the Nina and Gen. Clinch landed on t command of Col. DeSaussure towards the walls of Fort Moultrie. A sergeant and ten men held post session of thfs — in Charleston, and was duly carried back to Fort Moultrie by early moonlight, apparently very much overcom
The evacuation of Fort Moultrie.what is thought of it at the North. The papers of the North, so far as the mails have brought them to usuty to the General Government. He has removed his command from Fort Moultrie, where it was subject to attack, to Fort Sumpter, which command Scott. It would have been worse than folly to attempt to hold Fort Moultrie, weak and defenceless as it was, while Fort Sumter, the key to a very strong position, more to the seaward, and which commands Fort Moultrie, and withal is so far from the shore that it cannot be successfxcept by a powerful force of heavy artillery. If assailed from Fort Moultrie, the latter could soon be silenced. All things considered, the sober, second thought was that the evacuation of Fort Moultrie diminished the danger of collision, and so was a ground of encouragement and, as the event proves, truly, that Major Anderson abandoned Fort Moultrie of his own accord, his praises were upon every tongue. On
a. But let us say no more about the matter. As Virginians, as Southern men, we shall soon be called upon to take our stand in behalf of our common rights and our common honor. We must be brothers now. Up to ten o'clock last night, the President, after declaring that Anderson had acted in violation of orders, and of the written agreement, signed by his own hand, and carried to South Carolina by Mr. Miles, was undecided what to do in the premises — whether to order Anderson back to Fort Moultrie, where he belongs, or to keep him in Fort Sumter, and so disgrace himself (the President,) and the Secretary of War. Floyd threatens to resign. --Should he do so, a coercionist will take his place, and the dearest wish of the Abolitionists (it is foolish to butter them over any longer with the name of Republicans,) will be realized — civil war will begin before Lincoln comes into power. If it must come, (and there seems not the least hope of avoiding it,) let it come. As earnestly as
The Charleston Forts. There seems to be a general concurrence of opinion that Major Anderson, in spiking the guns and burning the gun-carriages of Fort Moultrie, and removing his command to Fort Sumter, manifestly violated the express understanding between the United States Government and the authorities of South Carolina thith the agreement, we have seen South Carolina refraining from occupying Fort Sumter, the strongest fort in the harbor, commanding Major Anderson's position in Fort Moultrie, and entirely undefended. There has been no moment, from the commencement of these difficulties, at which a corporal's guard from South Carolina might not have marched in and taken possession of Fort Sumter, and in twenty-four hours compelled Major Anderson to abandon Fort Moultrie, And yet, with all the manifest advantages of this step staring her in the face, she has stood, like the gallant and high-toned State she is, by her plighted faith, whilst Major Anderson, with this noble exam
The people continue in a high state of excitement on account of the occupation of the forts, and the great topic of discussion is, How far Major Anderson acted under orders, and what next? A single gun fired from either Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie, would be the signal of mutual war. Gov. Pickens gives out that he took possession of Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie, in order to keep it from the mob. The Sub-Treasurer on the Post-Office account here is summoned to remit his balanceFort Moultrie, in order to keep it from the mob. The Sub-Treasurer on the Post-Office account here is summoned to remit his balances to the Department at Washington, and is taking advice upon the subject. The telegraph wires are said to be controlled by the State on all subjects of defence and politics. Assurances come here over the wires to-day, but not yet official, that the troops will be withdrawn. Anderson took advantage of the Christmas festivities to make his change in the forts. The rich people of the State are called upon to take the new State loan of $100,000, and some coercion may be used if there is