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Doc. 69--the Baltimore riot.

Mayor's office, April 19, 1861.
Sir: This will be presented to you by the Hon. H. Lenox Bond, Geo. W. Dobbin and Jno. C. Brune, esqs., who will proceed to Washington by an express train, at my request, in order to explain fully the fearful condition of our affairs in this city. The people are exasperated to the highest degree by the passage of troops, and the citizens are universally decided in the opinion that no more troops should be ordered to come.

The authorities of the city did their best to-day to protect both strangers and citizens, and to prevent a collision, but in vain; and but for their great efforts a fearful slaughter would have occurred. [79]

Under these circumstances, it is my solemn duty to inform you that it is not possible for more soldiers to pass through Baltimore, unless they fight their way at every step.

I therefore hope and trust, and most earnestly request, that no more troops be permitted or ordered by the Government to pass through the city. If they should attempt it, the responsibility for the bloodshed will not rest upon me. With great respect, your obedient servant,


To His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States:
I have been in Baltimore since Tuesday evening, and co-operated with Mayor Brown in his untiring efforts to allay and prevent the excitement and suppress the fearful outbreak as indicated above, and I fully concur in all that is said by him in the above communication. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



Despatch from the President.

Mayor Brown received a despatch from President Lincoln this morning, stating that no more troops would pass through this city.

Mayor's office, Baltimore, April 19.
To His Excellency the President of the United States:
Sir:--A collision between the citizens and the northern troops has taken place in Baltimore, and the excitement is fearful. Send no more troops here. We will endeavor to prevent all bloodshed.

A public meeting of citizens has been called, and the troops of the State and the city have been called out to preserve the peace. They will be enough.

Respectfully:

tho. H. Hicks, Governor. Geo. Wm. Brown, Mayor.

The following correspondence then took place between the governor and mayor and John W. Garrett, Esq., president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:

Mayors office, city Hall, Baltimore, April 19, 1861.
John W. Garrett, Esq., President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:
Sir:--We advise that the troops now here be sent back to the borders of Maryland. Respectfully,

Geo. Wm. Brown. Thos. H. Hicks. By order of the Board of Police. Chas. Howard, President.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, April 19.
To his Excellency, Thomas H. Hicks, Governor; His Honor, Geo. W. Brown, Mayor of Baltimore, and Chas. Howard, Esq., President of the Board of Police Commissioners.:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, in which you “advise that the troops here be sent back to the borders of Maryland.” Most cordially approving the advice, I have instructed by telegraph the same to the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Co., and this company will act in accordance therewith. Your obedient servant,

John W. Garrett, President.

The following note accompanies the correspondence:

Gov. Hicks and Mayor Brown have advised that the Rhode Island and Massachusetts volunteers (who were delayed at President Street) be returned to Philadelphia.

It is also understood that no more troops will be carried by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.--Baltimore Clipper, extra, April 19.


The rattlesnake's Fangs.

The eighty-sixth anniversary of the fight at Lexington was signalized, at Baltimore yesterday, by the first blood shed north of Charleston in the great Pro-Slavery Disunion Rebellion. The Massachusetts soldiery passing quietly and inoffensively through that city, in obedience to the orders of their Government, were assaulted by a vast Disunion mob, which first obstructed the Railroad, then blocked up the streets through which they were compelled to march, and passing rapidly from hooting and yelling to throwing showers of paving-stones, they at last wore out the patience of the troops by shooting three of them dead, and wounding several others, when the soldiers fired back, and stretched a few of the miscreants on the ground. The mob then gave way sufficiently to allow the defenders of their country's Government and flag to push on to the depot of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where they took the cars provided for them, and proceeded quietly to Washington.

That the villains who fomented this attack are at once traitors and murderers, no loyal mind can doubt. There is no pretence that Maryland has seceded from the Union--on the contrary, the most desperate efforts to plunge her into the abyss of rebellion have proved abortive. She is among the States whose authorities, though sorely tried, stand firmly by the Government and Flag of the Union. Yet, in full view of this fact, the Baltimore secessionists held a great public meeting on Thursday morning, and were harangued by their leaders in the most exciting and treasonable language. One of them, Wilson N. C. Carr, announced himself as ready and willing to shoulder his musket for the defence of Southern homes and firesides. His interrogatory whether the 75,000 minions of Lincoln should pass over the soil of Maryland to subjugate our sisters of the South was. answered with deafening shouts of “No, never.” Such was the direct and calculated incitement to the murderous attack of yesterday. We rejoice to add that it resulted in the triumph of Loyalty and the Union, and in the necessary proclamation of Martial Law.

In every instance of collision between the Unionists and the secessionists up to this moment, the latter have not only been the aggressors, but the wanton, unprovoked, murderous aggressors. How much longer is this to go on? What can martial law in Baltimore be worth if the traitors who instigated this assassination be not dealt with according to law If the authorities of Maryland do not suppress these murderous traitors, the United States will be compelled to occupy Baltimore with a force sufficient to preserve order and keep the way open to the city of Washington. This is no time for half measures.--N. Y. Tribune.

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