--The Wilmington Journal, in a notice of the death of Governor Ellis
, of North Carolina
The virtual outbreak of hostilities, consequent upon Lincoln
's proclamation of the 15th of April, found Governor Ellis
prostrated in health, sick almost unto death, but unwilling to yield.
In that state, lying on a sofa in his office, he dictated his noble reply to Lincoln
's insolent demand for North Carolina
troops to coerce the South
,--he ordered the occupation of the forts, he rallied the military spirit of the State
Ever since, a dying man, he has stood like a martyr at the stake, concealing, as far as possible, his sufferings, and dying, we honestly believe, a martyr to his devotion to the cause of the South
He was a true North Carolinian, a brave man, a noble patriot.