The Philadelphians afraid of an attack upon that city.
--They Appeal for Aid.
of the city of Philadelphia
has recently written a letter to the Attorney General
, desiring aid for the protection of that place from invasion by the ‘"rebels."’ The following is the concluding paragraph of the Mayor
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.