Action of the Maryland Legislature--Lincoln's troops marching through Baltimore.
Alexandria, May 10.
--In the Maryland Legislature, on Thursday.
submitted a report from the Committee
on Federal Relations.
It declares that the war waged by the United States
upon the people of the Confederate States
is unconstitutional, repugnant to civilization and sound policy, and subversive of our free institutions.
A protest is entered against the war on the part of Maryland
; she declares that she will take no part, directly or indirectly, in its prosecution, and the assertion is made that Maryland
desires a peaceful and immediate recognition of the independence of the seceded States.
The present military occupation of the State of Maryland
is protested against as unconstitutional, oppressive and illegal; and the final resolution asserts that, under existing circumstances, it is inexpedient to call a sovereign Convention at this time, or to take measures for the immediate arming and organization of the militia, and propose an adjournment of the Legislature to a day to be named hereafter.
The report was adopted — ayes 49, noes 11--and the resolutions were made the order of the day for this morning.
The Federal troops passed through Baltimore
About 3 o'clock in the afternoon, a fleet was observed from the wharves of the city, making its way up the river.
The fleet consisted of the Harriet Lane
, having in convoy the steamer Maryland
, the Philadelphia
ice-boat, and three propellers, with about 2,700 men on board.--The vessels approached the wharf at Whetstone Point
, and landed the troops, while the Harriet Lane
stood with her port holes open, to protect the landing.
As soon as the force debarked, they started in special trains for Washington
All quiet in Alexandria
, and nothing unusual has occurred at Arlington Heights