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Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object, in my judgment, not within the purview of the Constitution or the Act of 1795--will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet it in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited towards the South. --World, April 20. Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, telegraphed the President that he could not respond to the call for troops, as he had doubts of his authority and right to do so. A war bill, with an appropriation of $3,000,000, was passed in the New York Legislature, and signed by the Governor. The Government of the Southern Confederacy called for 32,000 men; 2,000 from Florida, and 5,000 from each of the other States.--Times, April 17. A large meeting of German workingmen was held at Ne
r of Governor Letcher.--Baltimore Clipper, April 19. Governor Letcher, of Virginia, issued a proclamation, in which the independence of the Confederate States is recognized, and all armed volunteers, regiments, or companies, are commanded to hold themselves in readiness for immediate orders, and to prepare for efficient service.--(Doc. 59.) A meeting, composed of all parties, was held at Middletown, Orange county, N. Y. Speeches were made, and great enthusiasm prevailed.--Tribune, April 20. The Virginia State Convention passed the ordinance to repeal the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of Virginia, and to resume all the rights and powers granted under said authorities. --(Doc. 60.) Further precautions were taken at Washington to guard against a sudden raid of the rebels upon the city. The Long Bridge across the Potomac was patrolled by a party of dragoons, and at night a detachment of artillery, with guns posted to swee
ized at City Point, sixty miles below Richmond, and a packet schooner belonging to Maine was taken at Richmond.--Herald, April 20. A secession flag was raised on Federal Hill, in Baltimore, and saluted with a cannon, when the workmen from foundrious disposition is manifested in certain quarters to obstruct the passage of Northern troops through the State.--Times, April 20. Governor Morgan, of New York, issued a proclamation calling for men to answer the President's requisition. Maernor declared that no troops should be sent from the State, except for the defence of Washington.--(Doc. 65.)--Tribune, April 20. A Mass meeting was held at Kingston, N. Y., to sustain the Government and defend the Union. John B. Steele presidheir shield and protection, as well as our own. He asked God might record his vow to stand by, protect, and, if need be, die for that flag. Speeches were also made by Erastus Cooke, G. H. Sharp, W. H. Romeyn, and Mr. W. Chipp.--Tribune, April 20.
ttached, was also run out of a window over the portico in front of St. Paul's Church.--Tribune, April 20. A portion of the Sixth Massachusetts, and the Seventh Pennsylvania, were attacked in the e Pennsylvania regiment, which was unarmed, was sent back. Some were slightly wounded.--Times, April 20, 21, The mob completely reigned in Baltimore after the attack.--All the gunshops were plundeg made a forced march the previous night of 30 miles from Harper's Ferry to Hagerstown.--Times, April 20. The Rhode Island Marine Artillery passed through New York, on their way to the seat of wa be in that condition which will enable them to sustain a good deal of field hardship.--Herald, April 20. The Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, under command of Colonel Timothy Munroe,ut the Mexican campaign. All of the men were in the best of spirits. Brig.-Gen. Benj. F. Butler and Quartermaster John Moran, of Boston, accompany the Regiment.--(Doc. 72.)--N. Y. Tribune, April 20.
April 20. Last night a mob from Baltimore, lying in wait for the train from Philadelphia, at Canton, fired a pistol at the engineer, who stopped the train. The crowd, compelling the passengers to leave the cars, occupied the train, and forced the engineer to take them back to Gunpowder Bridge. There the train was stopped, and the crowd set fire to the draw of the bridge and waited till that portion was burned; returning to Bush River Bridge, the draw was likewise burned. The mob then returned to Canton Bridge and burned that. The train then conveyed the mob to the President-street station.--Philadelphia Press. The Charleston Courier of to-day contains an account of the damage done by Fort Sumter to Fort Moultrie and the surrounding property. It says the fire was terribly destructive, and, when viewed in connection with the fact that no life was lost, is the most extraordinary case ever recorded in history. --(Doc. 73.) A Mass meeting of citizens in support of the
April 20. The Missourians seized the United States Arsenal at Liberty, Mo., and garrisoned it with 100 men. In the arsenal were 1,800 stand of arms, ten or twelve pieces of cannon, and quite an amount of powder. Two thousand stand of arms were furnished the citizens of Leavenworth from the arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, and the commander at that post accepted the services of 800 volunteers to guard the arsenal pending the arrival of troops from Fort Kearney.--Times, April 22. The Council of Wilmington, Delaware, appropriated $8,000 to defend the city, and passed resolutions approving of the President's proclamation. Also, asking the Governor to issue a proclamation for the same purpose. The Brandywine bridges and all on the road between Susquehanna and Philadelphia are guarded, and workmen have been sent to repair the bridges destroyed on the Northern Central road.--Phila. Enquirer. Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania issued a proclamation calling a meeting of the State
April 20. Governor Brown of Georgia issued a proclamation prohibiting the payment of all debts to Northern creditors till the end of hostilities, and directing the payment of money into the State Treasury, to be refunded to depositors with interest at the end of the war.--Montgomery Weekly Post, May 1. The enthusiasm of the people at the West in rallying for the defence of the Union, far exceeds the expectations of the most sanguine Republicans. Throughout the entire Northwest there is a perfect unanimity of sentiment. Ten days ago, men who now cry, down with the rebels, were apologizing for the South--justifying its action, and wishing it success. Every town in Illinois is mustering soldiers, and many of the towns of five or six thousand inhabitants have two and three companies ready for action. Companies are also formed for drill, so that, in case of need, they will be prepared to march at any moment. Money is poured out freely as water, and ladies unite in making sh
eelings of the rebels in Virginia. The calls were beaten in the evening, and the campfires left burning as usual, after the command marched. One of the Union scouts was killed, and three of the rebels were taken prisoners.--Philadelphia Inquirer. The schooner Kate, of Nassau, N. P., attempted to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C., when she was pursued. The rebels, finding they could not save their vessel, ran her aground and set fire to her. A boat's crew from the steamer Mount Vernon extinguished the fire on board of her, before it had burned long, or done much damage. Her cargo was examined, and found to consist of four hundred and fifty sacks of salt, consigned by Addersly & Co., of Nassau, N. P., to John P. Frazer & Co., of Charleston, S. C., or Wright & Co., of St. John's, N. B. After repeated efforts to pull her off, which were all unsuccessful, as she was run well up on shore, it was determined to burn her, which was effectually accomplished--N. Y. Times, April 20.
April 20. The flight of the rebel Gen. Jackson from the Shenandoah Valley, by way of the mountains, from Harrisonburgh towards Stannardsville and Orange Court-House, on Gordonsville, was confirmed this morning by the scouts and prisoners at Gen. Banks's headquarters, at New Market, Va.--Gen. Banks's Despatch.
April 20. The Union forces under General Banks accupied Opelousas, La., when Colonel Thomas E. Chickering, of the Forty-first Massachusetts regiment, was appointed Military Governor and Provost-Marshal.--(Doc. 171.) A brisk cavalry skirmish took place near Helena, Ky., in which several rebels were killed and wounded. An engagement took place at Patterson, Mo. Colonel Smart, commanding the National forces, sent the following report of the affair to Brigadier-General Davidson: The line was cut off as soon as the engagement began, which was six miles from our post. I had a scout out on Black River, who found the enemy early in the morning, but they succeeded in cutting them off, so that they could not corn municate with me. The number of the enemy was between one thousand five hundred and three thousand. I think they had six pieces of artillery. I could not ascertain who commanded the enemy. The attack began about twelve o'clock, on the Reeve's Station roa
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