A move in the right direction.
, of Mississippi
, has issued a proclamation, calling on the State
and county officers to collect up all the arms, rifles and shot guns, new or old, in or out of order, and send them to Jackson
, the capital of the State
, where they may be repaired and hold in readiness for the use of the soldiers.
He also notifies all citizens to arm themselves with double-barrel shot guns and hold themselves in readiness at an hour's notice.
By these means the State
will be in possession of a large quantity of good arms that might otherwise be useless.
We hope the proper authorities will follow up the move of Governor Pettus