164.-East Baltimore resolutions, May 14, 1861.
, That we will still cling to the Union
with fidelity and faith, believing that our rights can be better maintained and protected in the Union
than out of it, and in pursuance of the above sentiment we do hereby solemnly pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honors in defence of the same.
, That the State of Maryland
is part and parcel of the Federal Government
, and that the said Federal Government
has a right to all roads leading through our State; and it is furthermore our duty to protect and assist them in their transit to the National Capital
, (in obedience to the call of the President
,) which is now threatened by domestic traitors.
, That the chairman appoint a committee of five, whose duty it shall be to enroll the Union
men of East Baltimore, and to make such other arrangements as they may deem necessary for the preservation of our State, honor, and our duty as loyal citizens of the Union
, May 17.