The bogus Government in Missouri.
The New York Times, one of the leading Abolition journals of the North
, is greatly chagrined at the proclamation of 'Governor' Gamble
, of Missouri
We copy from that paper of August 7th:
We felt much cheered, a few days ago, in announcing that the Missouri
State Convention had deposed the traitor Governor, Jackson
, and the seditions General Assembly of that State.
The offence of the Legislature was that I had passed an unconstitutional military bill, putting the militia of the State
in the hands of the traitor Governor, and compelling them to swear realty to that Governor, instead of to the Constitution of the United States
The offence of the Governor
was that he had openly conspired with armed enemies of the United States
, and was using the militia and the treasure of the State
in trying to withdraw Missouri
from the Union
And further, that in the violent effort accomplish this revolution, he had been driven from the State
and compelled to abandon his office.
With these premises as the foundation and justification of the action of the State Convention, the country had a right to conclude that it was the intention to put Missouri
in complete harmony with the United States Government.
We concluded so and rejoiced accordingly.
, who was elected Provisional Governor
, came before the nation with a somewhat illustrious record.
He was, we might say, the most eminent citizen of Missouri
He was forty years a resident, notably connected with its history, rich, learned and ‘"conservative, "’--and withal, a recited Union men of unmistakable fidelity.
Much was expected of him
We confess to grievous disappointment and some alarm, at the first demonstration he has made.
's inaugural was published yesterday.
It is remarkable for containing not the first word expressing his devotion to the Union
or his determination to have discharged the duties that his States owes to the General Government
It was as frigid as an icicle, and might as well have been written by the traitor, Jackson
, before the latter was ready to throw off the cloak of his treachery.
But it is in his first proclamation to the people of Missouri
, that Gov. Gamble
really astounds and alarms a hopeful country.
We have published that remarkable document — it was issued at Jefferson City
, on Monday last — but we will here repeat two sentences from it, for especial consideration:
"It is enjoined on all citizens that they perform the duty of giving information of deposits of munitions of war belonging to the State
, that they may come to the possession of the State
without being captured by the troops of the United States
It is further enjoined on all citizens of a suitable age to enrol themselves in military organizations, that they may take part in the defence of the State
here takes the position that the Government
of the United States
is a sort of highway robber, marauding in Missouri
, and watching for opportunities to plunder the State
A notable Union sentiment this, and a fine compliment to Gens. Fremont
, who are in Missouri
to save Gamble
& Co. from the wicked conspiracies of C. F. Jackson
and his confederates Gov. Gamble
exhorts his loyal Union constituents to become spies and informants, and to watch those rogues, the U. S. troops And he further urges his people to enrol them into military companies and be prepared ‘"to take part in defence of the State
."’ So we at all have another State army, wholly independent of the United States
authority, and educated by Gov. Gamble
into the notion that the United States
are to be watched, lest they rob and plunder the State of Missouri
With such flattering commencement, what may we not expect from the new Governor — the Union Governor
, par excellence
We take this occasion to renew to the Government
our warning of two days since Missouri
is a prize of infinite value to the Confederates
; and St. Louis
is not safe Missouri
has the iron, the lead, the saltpetre, t o hemp and the food that the Confederates
's Unionism will betray all into the traitor's bands