In the Virginia Convention, when it was proposed to send a committee to ask Mr. Lincoln
what was the object of his military movements, Mr. Carlisle
suggested that a similar committee should be sent to Montgomery
to ascertain from Jeff. Davis
what he intended to do with all the troops he is raising.
Henry A. Wise
enquired whether Mr. Carlisle
would be named as one of the committee to be sent to Montgomery
, for, “if so, that would be the last they would ever see of him.”
That remark was in the true spirit of the Secessionists; they have taken their States out of the Union
without consulting the Border States
; they are trying to complicate us in difficulties and place us in false positions in the hope to compel us to join them; and, if we have the temerity to ask why large armies are raised and extraordinary expenses incurred, the threat of murder is made at once.
law is the only law proffered to the friends of the Union
in the Confederate States
.--Louisville Journal, April 23