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. Your correspondent waited to see the dying embers of Gosport Navy-yard. Much excitement has prevailed in Norfolk and Portsmouth all day for the following cause: Two officers from the Pawnee--one a son of Com. Rodgers and the other a Capt. Wright of the Massachusetts Volunteers--were left in the Navy-yard, and were to come to the ship in a small boat. From the quickness and fierceness of the fire they were cut off and bewildered, and made to the Norfolk shore. It was broad daylight when they landed, and being in uniform they were instantly arrested as prisoners. It was with difficulty their lives were saved from the populace. It was stated during the day that Com. Paulding had sent up word if they were not released he would come up and blow the towns to pieces. This appalled the timid, and many fled to the woods; but the mass remained and went bravely to work planting cannon below the towns to oppose the ships. The prisoners are not surrendered. --N. Y. Times, April 26.
ation that they have heretofore travelled over. And it is demanded of Government that they at once take measures to open and establish those lines of communication, and that they protect and preserve them from any further interruption. Unless this is done, the people will be compelled to take it into their own hands, let the consequences be what they may, and let them fall where they will. It is certainly most desirable that this be done through the regularly constituted authorities at Washington; and the Government is earnestly desired to act without delay. There is entire unanimity of feeling on the part of the people of the Free States to sustain the Government and maintain the Union. I trust, Mr. President, that this letter will not be received unkindly, as, in writing it, I simply do what I feel it to be my duty as a citizen to do in this extraordinary state of things. I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant, George law. --N. Y. Tribune, April 26.
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 103.--proclamation of Gov. Ellis, April, 1861. (search)
ed from our fathers, into a military despotism, to be established by worse than foreign enemies on the ruins of our once glorious Constitution of equal rights: Now, therefore, I, John W. Ellis, Governor of the State of North Carolina, for these extraordinary causes, do hereby issue this, my Proclamation, notifying and requesting the Senators and members of the House of Commons of the General Assembly of North Carolina, to meet in special session at the Capitol, in the City of Raleigh, on Wednesday, the 1st day of May next. And I furthermore exhort all good citizens throughout the State to be mindful that their first allegiance is due to the sovereignty which protects their homes and dearest interests, as their first service is due for the sacred defence of their hearts, and of the soil which holds the graves of our glorious dead. United action in defence of the sovereignty of North Carolina, and of the rights of the South, becomes now the duty of all.--N. Y. Tribune, April 26.
Virginia on one side and the secessionists of Maryland (who are doubtless in the majority) on the other, our policy at this time should be to seize the old Federal Capital and take old Lincoln and his Cabinet prisoners of war. Once get the Heads of the Government in our power, and we can demand any terms we see fit, and thus, perhaps, avoid a long and bloody contest. From the Wilmington (N. C.) Daily Journal of April 27. A correspondent writing from Georgetown, (S. C.) under date of April 26th, makes inquiry about a report that had got afloat there that three regiments of troops had left North Carolina to join Lincoln. What an idea! When North Carolina troops join old Abe it will be at the point of the bayonet, and he at the sharp end. When North Carolina regiments go to Washington, and they will go, they will stand side by side with their brethren of the South. What fool could have put in circulation such a report! From the Milledgeville (Ga.) Southern Recorder, of April
of things. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the reluctance of the Federal Government to resort to hostilities, it is obvious that they are prepared to take a determined stand against the Secessionists, wherever the rights or property of the Union are attacked. It rests, therefore, with the Southern Convention to say whether they are disposed to listen to terms, or whether they are prepared to persevere in the course they have adopted, regardless of the consequences.--London Shipping Gazette, April 26. The fall of Fort Sumter must soon, we fear, if we may rely at all on the drift of the recent news, issue in civil war. The rumor that the Southern Confederation intends to anticipate an attack by moving upon Washington, is scarcely likely to be true, for President Davis is too sagacious a man to take a step which would so enrage the North as to induce it to enter heart and soul into an internecine contest with the South. If he were wise, indeed, he would not have ventured any active co
Doc. 209.-New York and Georgia. Interesting correspondence. New York, May 13, 1861. To His Excellency, E. D. Morgan, Governor of the State of New York: Sir:--By proclamation dated 26th day of April last, Joseph E. Brown, Governor of the State of Georgia, sets forth and declares that property of the citizens of Georgia, whenever found within the limits of the anti-slavery States, in which the said Governor includes the State of New:York, is seized, and forcibly taken from its owners. And Gov. Brown further forbids and refuses to allow the citizens of Georgia to pay their indebtedness of. whatever kinds or nature, to any citizens of this State, but invites them to pay the same into the Treasury of the State of Georgia, in any funds bankable in Augusta or Savannah, and to receive therefor a certificate of sums so deposited. We now, as officers of banks in the City of New York, doing business with banks, bankers, and merchants of Georgia and other States, known as the Co
Doc. 246 1/2.-the home Guard of New York city. At a meeting of the committee of the Home Guard, held April 26--Present, A. M. Bininger, in the chair. Judge Edmonds, Col. Wakeman, Col. Tappan, Gen. Tallmadge, Messrs. H. Ketchum, C. Tracy, and F. Hotaling, Committee. Gen. J. A. Dix, Cols. A. Warner, and O. D. F. Grant. The following general order of the Home Guard was passed: Jno. Newhouse, Secretary. Home Guard, Palace Garden, April 26. General orders. The commandant promulgApril 26. General orders. The commandant promulgates the following order, for the organization of the corps: 1. The corps shall be known as the home Guard. 2. It shall be divided into companies of fifty men each, to be selected, as far as practicable, from the same vicinity. 3. To each company there shall be a captain, two lieutenants, and four sergeants. 4. The corps shall be armed as follows: The commandant, his staff and the captains, and lieutenants with swords the residue with muskets, with waist belts of black leather. 5.