clares for neutrality
correspondence of Governor Magoffin with the President of the United States respondence took place in August between Governor Magoffin of Kentucky and President Lincoln—also b, very respectfully, your obedient servant, B. Magoffin.
Washington, August 24, 1861. To his ExceExcellency B. Magoffin, Governor of the State of Kentucky.
sir: Your letter of the 19th instant, in w
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, B. Magoffin.
Richmond, August 28, 1861. To Hon. B. MaHon. B. Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky, etc.
sir: I have received your letter informing me that since the c
The cases alluded to by his Excellency, Governor Magoffin, in his recent message, as raids, I presin a communication addressed to his Excellency Governor Magoffin, a copy of which is herewith inclosmanding.
Letter from General Polk to Governor Magoffin.
Columbus, Kentucky, September 3, 1861. Governor Magoffin, Frankfort, Kentucky.
I should have dispatched to you immediately, as the tr
rve as infantry or riflemen, for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.
In reply to this communication, I have only to say that the militia of 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.
Governor Magoffin of Kentucky replied:
Your dispatch is received.
In answer, I say emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States.
Governor Harris of Tennessee replied:
Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand, if necessary, for the defense of our rights, or those of our Southern brothers.
Governor Jackson of Missouri answered:
Requisition is illegal, unconstitutional, revolutionary, inhuman
, —, 292.
Kenner, Duncan F. Extract from letter concerning Davis, 205.
Kentucky, 10, 42. Right of state interposition, 160.
Resolutions of 1798-99, 332.
Position of neutrality, 333-37, 341-45.
Correspondence with Gen. Polk, 337-41. Gov. Magoffin's reply to U. S. call for troops, 354.
King, Rufus, 136.
Remarks on sectional interests, 158.
Know-nothing party (See American party).
Knox, General, 139.
Lafayette, General, 139.
Lamon, Colonel, 234-35, 243, 244.9. Advocation of U. S. Constitution, 87, 94, 105-06, 113-14, 144.
Remarks on sovereignty, 122.
Opposition to armed force against states, 150.
Extracts from speech on sectional inter-ests, 158.
Drawing of Virginia resolutions, 160-61.
Magoffin, Gov. B. (of Kentucky). Correspondence with Lincoln and Davis on status of Kentucky, 333-36.
Reply to U. S. call for troops, 354.
Magruder, Gen. John B., 296, 297, 406.
Checking enemy, 260.
Mallory, S. R., 175, 189, 272. S