Missouri's response to Lincoln's Proclamation.
, of Missouri
, has replied as follows to the requisition from Lincoln
's Secretary of War
Executive Department of Missouri,
Jefferson City, April 17.
--Your dispatch of the 15th inst., making a call on Missouri
for four regiments of men, for immediate service, has been received.
There can be, I apprehend, no doubt but that these men are intended to form a part of the President
's army to make war upon the people of the seceded States.
Your requisition, in my judgment, is illegal, unconstitutional and revolutionary, and in its object inhuman and diabolical, and cannot be complied with.
Not one man will the State of Missouri
furnish to carry on such an unholy crusade.