Bristol, Tenn, May 7.
, on approaching Blountville
, were met by a deputation of citizens, who presented them the note of the Committee
of Forty-Two.--They responded that if a majority of the meeting did not wish to hear them, they would not inflict a speech upon them.
Whereupon, the vote was again taken upon the question of permitting them to speak.
The meeting was composed of fifteen hundred persons.
Five persons voted to hear them, three of them came up on the train with Johnson
, and were citizens of Carter county
Finding such an overwhelming majority against them, they concluded not to speak.
is now a unit for the South