Aspect of Affairs in Kentucky.
The Knoxville Register
, in an editorial showing that the aspect of affairs in Kentucky
is most encouraging to the hopes of Southern freemen, says:
Kentuckians, who had abandoned their homes to join the Southern
army, to fight for freedom and independence and aid to reasoning their State from abolition thraldom, have always assured us that the majority of the people of Kentucky
sympathized with the Southern
cause, and only wanted a fair opportunity to express that sympathy in a decided and practical manner.
They offered various excuses for the apprehending difference, if not absolute opposition, of their people at home to our cause — such misled by in whom they had been being deluded by it and hopes of consternation of the Unity they had been accustomed to cherish until the Federal Government
, disregarding us pledges to respect their neutrality, had, which the aid of suppliant tools and traitors, introduced within their borders an armed force sufficient to wrest from the people their private arms and suppress the utterance of Southern sentiments.
We feared these declarations sprung from the delusions of too sacrifice hope.--But, from recent intelligence from Kentucky
, we are disposed to believe that the popular mind has been relieved from its delusions by the Lincoln
policy of emancipation in the States, the act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, and the war tax, that the popular heart is agonizing in the throbs of liberty, and that not be recruits coming through the mountain passed from Kentucky
, and that Mr. Castleman
has arrived in Tennessee
within a few days past, with a splendid company of cavalry, fully armed and equipped, for the purpose of joining Col. John Morgan
(say a the Register
) represents the Southern
feeling in Kentucky
as growing stronger every day, and says he is confident if Gen. Smith
would enter Kentucky
, he would have an addition of 10.000 to his force, on short notice with a prospective increase of 80,000.
He mentioned sundry evidences of the strength of the Southern
cause among which is the fact that Robert: Wick life, a member of the Federal Congress from Kentucky
, returned home a short time since, and made a speech, in which he told the people they need not expect any protection to their rights from the Federal Government
, but would have to take their rights into their own hands and protect themselves.
This language coming from a man who had so recently joined the North
in denunciations of Southern ‘"rebels,"’ is pretty strong evidence of the turn in the tide of popular sentiment and a readiness of an old politician to keep on the popular side.
In conclusion, the Register
We have information, also, from several sources, the of which we are not at liberty to publish of a movement of a decisive character the well-add greatly to our military strength put entirely new the backbone, of the federal which is dragging its a low length along on every side, to draw us in his loving and on order.
Ged. grant that the ancient spirit of the hunter, of Kentucky
may be aroused in the hearts of the descendants that they may redeem their State from the disgrace of yielding their supply at to the vulgar tyranny of the North
, by indignantly throwing off the asserting the rights of freemen Government make