m in Annapolis, of which, however, I had not the slightest apprehension, we discussed the question of convening the Legislature.
I begged him to adhere to his former and often-repeated resolution not to call it, but he was manifestly inclined to think the time had come to share his great responsibility with that body.
On Sunday night he made up his mind, and on Tuesday he issued his proclamation, fixing the 26th as the day of meeting.
On Monday, the 22d, the Governor came up State House Hill, looking composed and seeming to be quite cheerful.
I inquired his conclusion about the Legislature; he replied he should call it, and would prepare his proclamation immediately.
The wish was then expressed that the State might as speedily as possible be filled with Federal bayonets.
There were several gentlemen standing around, and the Governor, putting his hand on my shoulder, whispered: That is exactly what I wish.
Yet, the day before, he would not grant General Butler, who was in — A