Reception of Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural.
The following telegrams give an idea of the reception of Mr. Lincoln
's Inaugural as far as heard from:
Goldsborough, N. C., March 5.--The Inaugural is received in this place, and throughout this section, with perfect indignation.
Raleigh, N. C., March 5.--The Inaugurals favorably received by the Unionists.
They think it does very well for Lincoln
, though they do not approve of all of it. The disunionists are dissatisfied with it.
Nashville, Tenn., March 5.--The opinions in relation to the Inaugural, at Nashville
, are unfavorable.
It is believed that the President
is determined to retake the forts forcibly, and collect the revenue.
Opinions are unsettled by the manner it was received at Washington
, and the people are awaiting the document in full.
Knoxville, Tenn., March 5.--President Lincoln
's Inaugural is universally condemned, and, if correctly reported, will induce Tennessee
to fight him to the bitter end.
Louisville, March 5.--The Union men are rather favorably impressed by the language of the Inaugural, while the sympathizers with the Southern Confederacy think it a declaration of war.
and Columbus, Miss.
, and Tuscumbia, Ala.
, the people consider it to be a declaration of war. At Vicksburg, Miss.
, it is regarded unfavorably, and generally considered a silly production.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 5.--The Republican press are highly pleased with the Inaugural, while the Democratic
papers consider it certain to cause the secession of the Border States
New Orleans, March 5.--Mr. Lincoln
's Inaugural was received here yesterday, in three hours, from Washington
It is regarded as incongruous and contradictory relative to constitutional rights.
The assertion that the ordinances of the seceded States are void, and their acts insurrectionary, coupled with the determination to hold, occupy and possess the Government
property, and to collect the revenue, are received as an open declaration of war. The assertion that no blood will be shed, and no invasion made unless the South
resists, is ridiculed.
Dispatches to-day from Montgomery
universally concede war to be inevitable.
The Southern Congress was engaged in organizing a standing army of ten thousand men.--Eight thousand men can at once be placed on a movable war footing.
of to-day states that a precedent exists for the South
to regard any attempt at coercion as a declaration of war by the act of Congress, in 1845, declaring in preamble that "war exists by the act of Mexico