153.-Maryland resolution, passed in the Legislature, May 10.
, The war against the Confederate States
is unconstitutional and repugnant to civilization, and will result in a bloody and shameful overthrow of our institutions; and whilst recognizing the obligations of Maryland
to the Union
, we sympathize with the South
in the struggle for their rights — for the sake of humanity we are for peace and reconciliation, and solemnly protest against this war, and will take no part in it;
, That Maryland
implores the President
, in the name of God, to cease this unholy war, at least until Congress assembles; that Maryland
desires and consents to the recognition of the independence of the Confederate States
The military occupation of Maryland
is unconstitutional, and she protests against it, though the violent interference with the transit of Federal troops is discountenanced; that the vindication of her rights be left to time and reason, and that a Convention, under existing circumstances, is inexpedient.--N. Y. Times
, May 11.