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The Philadelphians afraid of an attack upon that city.

--They Appeal for Aid.--The Mayor of the city of Philadelphia has recently written a letter to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, desiring aid for the protection of that place from invasion by the ‘"rebels."’ The following is the concluding paragraph of the Mayor's appeal;

Although there may not be any well, founded apprehension that our city will be by a rebel army, or by foreign aggressors, and such has always been and is still my individual conviction it is none the tess incumbent upon those charged with its interests, to see that every prudent preparation against such events should be timely and fully made. This subject now engages the attention of the National authorities, and it is to be earnestly hoped that the system of defence which Pennsylvania shall adopt for the protection of its frontier and its chief city, shall be harmoniously and vigorously promoted by the Federal Government.

I am with great respect, &c.

Alexander Henry.

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