, April 28
, of Virginia
, who is the guest of Col. Kunkel
, the representative of this District, in the late Congress, was serenaded here last night.
responded by saying that he was here accidentally.
He could not with propriety speak of Maryland
He could speak for Virginia
He could say, however, that the reconstruction of the Union
was an impossibility.
sympathized with Maryland
, and he intimated that Virginia
was disposed to exhibit it practically Col. Kunkel
said that the North
dented Christian fellowship to the South
There was no social or political sympathy between the people of the two sections.
The people of Maryland
would submit to be governed by the action of her legal representatives.
The Senate has hitherto acted as a unit, and will probably continue to do so.
In the House
there is considerable diversity of opinion.
It is urged that it is necessary for Maryland
to secede before she can claim the aid and protection of the Southern Confederacy.
Among the measures suggested, is the appointment of a Committee of Safety, with powers similar to those exercised by the Committee of Safety of Maryland
at the commencement of the Revolutionary War
yesterday appointed Grayson Eichelberger
, a member of the bar of this city, Secretary of State
The address to the people of Maryland
, unanimously adopted and published by the Senate, has been received in Western Maryland
and relieved the public mind of much anxiety from the apprehension of rash measures on the part of the Legislature.
Reports of a very large accumulation of Government troops at Annapolis
have reached here, but there is at present a disposition on the part of the Legislature to offer them no molestation.
The troops are reported, by certain parties, to have exercised very arbitrary powers by dispossessing the citizens of their farms and property, which has created much indignation.