put them on a steamer July 28th and sent them to Fort Lafayette in the harbor of New York
On August 6th Judge Garrison
, of a State court in Brooklyn
, issued his habeas corpus to Colonel Burke
, then commandant of the fort, to produce them in court.
defied the writ, under the orders of Lieutenant-General Scott
Attachment for contempt was then issued against him, and he snapped his fingers at that and booted the marshal out of his presence.
dismissed the proceedings, ‘submitting to inevitable necessity.’
So habeas corpus was suspended in the loyal State of New York
as well as in the ‘Department of Annapolis.’
appointed Col. John R. Kenly
marshal of police, who promptly assumed command of the force in the city of Baltimore
, the Union
thus assuming control of a city police.
The Congress subsequently appropriated money to pay their wages.
On August 7th the legislature passed more eloquent resolutions, protesting against the unconstitutional and illegal acts of President Lincoln
, but they are not worth the room it would take to record them.
The time for ‘protests’ was past, if it ever had existed, and as the scolding of the Maryland legislature became annoying to the authorities, they determined to suppress the one and thus silence the other.
On September 12, 1861, Major-General Dix
, commanding in Baltimore
, ordered the arrest of the members of the legislature from Baltimore City
and the mayor and other obnoxious persons who annoyed him with talk, to-wit: George William Brown
, Coleman Yellott
, Senator Stephen P. Dennis
, Charles H. Pitts
, Andrew A. Lynch
, Lawrence Langston
, H M. Morfit
, Ross Winans
, J. Hanson Thomas
, W. G. Harrison
, John C. Brune
, Robert M. Denison
, Leonard D. Quinlan
, Thomas W. Renshaw
, Henry May
, member of Congress from the Fourth congressional district, Frank Key Howard
, editor of the ‘Baltimore Exchange,’ and Thomas W. Hall
, editor of the ‘South.’
The arrests were made with great secrecy, and it was