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Maryland pays dearly for the honor of the Federal Capitol.--Had it been located in Pennsylvania her situation would have been far different. Troops might have been sent to defend it there, without invading her territory; and the defence of the Capital could have been no pretext for filling her towns with troops and seizing her railroads. Step by step the invasion of the freedom of her people has progressed, sided by the treachery of her Governor, until the will of the military commanders assigned to her territory has become supreme above the law and her citizens are arrested and imprisoned at their command. Baltimore is completely under the heel of tyranny. Her civil authorities are thrust into prison by wholesale, and martial law has taken the place of State and municipal law. These things are galling to that pride which her noble people have inherited from the revolutionary fathers. But though bowed down, Maryland is not conquered. She will yet rise and shake off the weight of oppression to which she now partially yields. The old revolutionary ‘"Maryland Line"’ will find a parallel in the new Maryland Line of the present revolution.--The Legislature, which is to meet on the 30th inst., will show the true spirit of Marylanders in the brightest era of the State, and the Myrmidons of the brutal despot who are now lording it over her soil will yet flee from her borders, seeking refuge from the wrath of an outraged people who have already been compelled to submit too long to their and oppressions.
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