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ing that the city, since the adoption of the ordinance of secession, had been unanimously in favor of disunion, and was still firmly attached to the Southern cause, surrendering only upon conditions of protection to private property. Martial law was declared in Eastern Tennessee, by the rebel government.--(Doc. 141.) Henry T. Clark, the rebel Governor of North-Carolina, issued the following notice to the people of that State: By an advertisement in the public papers, signed W. S. Ashe, you are informed that he will appoint, and send agents through every county in the State to borrow, purchase, and, if necessary, to impress, all the arms now in the hands of private citizens. Any attempt to seize the arms of our citizens is directly at variance with the Constitution, and in opposition to the declared policy of the government, which makes it the duty of every citizen to keep and bear arms, and protects the arms of the militia even from execution for debt. But while
Secession movement at the South. Secession movement in North Carolina. A dispatch from Raleigh, N. C., dated January 1st, 1861, says: New Year's day was inaugurated here by the most unusual excitement, caused by the arrival of a special train from Wilmington. N. C., containing a committee, who came on a most remarkable errand. This committee consisted of the Hon. W. S. Ashe, Captain E. D. Hall, and Messrs. Larriset and Hedick. The business of the committee was to consult with Gov. Ellis upon the propriety of taking Fort Johnson, a revolutionary fortress situated on Cape Fear river, about two miles from its mouth, and near the town of Smithville. Gov. Ellis did not advise the taking possession of the fort, but the committee returned home this evening, resolved upon taking care of the entire Cape Fear section. The committee dined at the Kane House, with Speaker Clarke, of the Senate; John Spelman, editor of the State Journal; Capt. Hoke, a member of the
med, on the part of himself and the gentleman from Stafford, any purpose to precipitate the country into a civil war, or any sympathy with such a strife. Mr. Robertson said he had prepared the resolutions since the House assembled, and was willing to let them go to the Committee on National Affairs. Mr. Seddon read the following dispatch: Weldon. N. C., Jan. 10, 1861. W. T. Lundy, House of Delegates. --The following dispatch has just been forwarded to Washington, by W. S. Ashe, President Wilmington Railroad: "A passenger from Charleston, a reliable man, says that the Star of the West, was fired into yesterday, from Fort Moultrie, and forced back." Fort Caswell, N. C., has been taken possession of. Jas. Johnson. The reading of this document produced the most intense excitement. Several very vociferous shouts and commendatory ejaculations arose above the din in the west gallery. The Speaker ordered the arrest of one individual, who was brou
ursday morning. They presented a noble appearance in their arms, uniform and equipments. All were perfect and well borne by the stalwart sons of the old North State. In deed, without exception, all of the North Carolina regiments--many of which are now in the service in Virginia — and the rest of the thirty tendered to the Confederate States, have come, and will continue to come, in perfect preparation for the field. The regiment was addressed by Hon. A. W. Vonable and the Hon. william 8. Ashe, of North Carolina, and response were made by Colonel Clarke and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Venable. It was a sense of deep interest. The faces of many manly soldiers were wet with tears — Such tears, however, as never stain the face. The tears of a brave man — the tribute due to high and holy sympathies. It was a some long to be remembered, and due thanks were given to the kind ladies of Richmond, who had received the sick of the regiment into a new hospital. And the soldiers made kno<
Off for the seat of war. --The Fourteenth Regiment, N. C. State Troops, left this city on Thursday, for the seat of war. Prior to embarking, the men were addressed at the request of their officers, by Hons. A. W. Venable and W. S. Ashe, who pledged themselves that the wives and little ones of the soldiers should be tenderly cared for in their absence. Col. W. J. Clarke responded eloquently, and pledged the regiment to die to a man in the field to return with honor. Lieut. Col. T. B. Venable also submitted a few remarks, which were received with a warm welcome.
Personal. --Among the arrivals in this city yesterday, were Wm. S. Alston, B. Tracy, Yorktown; W. S. Ashe, N. C.; W. C. Smedes, Miss.; Dr. A. Mercier, N. O.