A Faithful Governor to a Derelict Legislature.
--The following executive message was sent to the Alabama Legislature just before its adjournment:
"Executive Department of Alabama,
"Montgomery, October 7, 1864.
"To the General Assembly of Alabama
"I have received, through your committee, the announcement of your intention to adjourn to-day.
This announcement I received with deep regret.
The great object for which you were called together in extraordinary session has failed to be accomplished.
This failure may result in the most calamitous consequences to the State
The State is not properly defended.
It is not in my power, under your present law, to have it properly defended.
It was in your power to accomplish this desirable end. Unfortunately, in my judgment, you have failed to exercise this power.
"I have no further communication to make to you now; but I trust that a merciful God will protect us, and enable the tried and true men already in the military service to save our beloved State from all impending dangers.
I hope, when you return to the regular session, the Giver of all Good will inspire you with the wisdom to devise and to do what shall be best for the success of our cause and the establishment of our country's liberty.