Doc. 118.--the Weverton letter.
Weverton, Frederick County, Md., April 29, 1861.To Gov. Hicks:--At a meeting held in Weverton, by the citizens of Washington and Frederick Counties, the following memorial was agreed to, and ordered to be presented to your Excellency, by a Committee appointed for that purpose: Whereas, since the occupation of Harper's Ferry by the troops of Virginia, a number of soldiers have at different times crossed over into our State, and, under pretence of obtaining arms, have disturbed the peace of the neighborhood, and outraged the feelings of citizens by searching private dwellings; and whereas the citizens of Sandy Hook, Weverton, and vicinity, protesting against the right of troops from Virginia invading our soil for such unfriendly purposes, do hereby beseech your Excellency to adopt such measures as, in your good judgment, will be sufficient to prevent any repetition of similar outrages. We, furthermore, would especially state that troops making search informed us that they had obtained permission from your Excellency to search the private dwellings above stated to the extent of twenty miles in the territory of this State. We mention this in order to get a refutation of such a slanderous report, as we believe it wholly without foundation.
--N. Y. Tribune, May 1.