Doc. 124.--the Baptist Convention of Georgia.
At a meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously passed: Whereas, The State Convention of Georgia, in the legitimate exercise of her sovereignty, has withdrawn from the Confederacy known as the United States of America, and, for the better maintenance of her rights, honor, and independence, has united with other States in a new Confederacy, under the title of The Confederate States of America; and Whereas, Abraham Lincoln is attempting, by force of arms, to subjugate these States, in violation of the fundamental principle of American liberty; therefore, Resolved, by the members of the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia, That we consider it to be at once a pleasure and a duty to avow that, both in feeling and principle, we approve, indorse, and support the government of the Confederate States of America. Resolved, That while this Convention disclaims all authority, whether ecclesiastical or civil, yet as citizens we deem it a duty to urge the union of all the people of the South in defence of the common cause, and to express the confident belief that in whatever conflict the madness of Mr. Lincoln and his Government may force upon us, the Baptists of Georgia will not be behind any class of our fellow-citizens in maintaining the independence of the South by any sacrifice of treasure, or of blood. Resolved, That we acknowledge with devout thanksgiving to Almighty God, the signal favor with which, up to this time, He has blessed our arms and our policy, and that the Baptist churches of this State be requested to observe the first and second days of June next, as days of fasting and prayer, that God will deliver us from all the power of our enemies, and restore peace to our country. Resolved, That the Confederate Government be requested to invite the churches of all denominations within the Confederacy to unite in observing said days of prayer and fasting. Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to President Davis, the Confederate Congress, and the governor of Georgia.--N. Y. Tribune, May 8.