The Provisional Government ordered in Kentucky.
--The fact that the Convention
, recently in session at Russellville
, had passed an ordinance of secession from the Lincoln Government
has already been announced.
The following synopsis of its proceedings we copy from the Louisville
, of the 1st inst.:
On Monday last a number of prominent citizens of Southern Kentucky
met at Russellville
, for the purpose of consulting together relative to the future; feeling that duty to themselves and their posterity, the protection of their constitutional rights, their lives and liberty demanded that they should resist the oppressive legislation of the State Legislature, and the tyranny of the Lincoln
They remained in conference for several days, with closed doors.
On Wednesday, before their final adjournment, the injunction of secrecy upon their proceedings was removed, and we have had laid before us a very brief synopsis of their action:
About forty counties were represented in the conference.
Hon. H. C. Burnett
presided, and R. McKee
and T. S. Bryan
acted as Secretaries
A series of resolutions, reported by Hon. G. W. Johnson
, were adopted.
They recite the unconstitutional and oppressive acts of the Legislature, proclaim revolution, provide for a Sovereignty Convention at Russellville
on the 18th of the present month, recommend the organization of county guards, to be placed in the service of and paid by the Confederate States
Government, pledge resistance to all Federal and State taxes for the prosecution of the war on the part of the U. States
, and appoint a committee [heretofore published in this paper] to carry out the resolutions.