The conspiracy in Kentucky.
--The last Northern papers brought a vague notice of a conspiracy on foot in Kentucky
to throw the State
into the arms of the Confederate
The Louisville Journal
It is said that the headquarters of the conspirators is at Monticello, in Wayne county
, that they have been corresponding with Longstreet
, they are believed to have established a central committee in every county to organize for co-operation with the rebel forces whenever we shall be invaded; and that the conspiracy was discovered through the seizure of mail letters addressed to its leaders by Kentucky
members of the rebel Congress.
All this may be true, or a part of it may be not. We doubt not that there is some foundation for the statement or rumor.
All know how intensely and passionately anxious the many rebels in Kentucky
are for the triumph of the rebellion within her limits.
All know that their whole thoughts, feelings, hopes, earnings, aspirations, are for her annexation, no matter by what means, to the rebel Confederacy.
No doubt they are to a great extent organized, having district committees, county committees, and city committees in all directions, committees sworn to secrecy; moving to and fro in coats of air, and putting everything, so far as they can, in readiness for a general insurrection whenever formidable rebel forces shall make their appearance among us — Our State has within her bosom spies, conspirators of the rebellion, men incomparably more dangerous to the Federal Union than the rebels in the rebel Confederacy, and whenever any of them; especially any members of the secret rebel committees, can be identified, the utmost punishment authorized by law should be inflicted upon them.