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The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 11 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 1 1 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
he adoption of measures favorable to the perpetuation of the Union of the States. This. meeting was one of the largest and most enthusiastic which had ever been held in the city. Every available spot was occupied, and the officers and speakers comprised some of the best citizens of Baltimore, among them Reverdy Johnson, Governor Bradford, and Judge Pearre. Subsequently, another mass meeting was held of citizens in favor of restoring the constitutional union of the States, in which the Hon. R. M. McLane, Mr. S. Teackle Wallis, Hon. Joshua Vansant, Dr. A. C. Robinson, and other well-known Southern sympathizers took an active part. Even as late as April 12th, when the siege of Fort Sumter.had begun, and only one week before the riot, two men were assaulted and mobbed, one on Baltimore, the other on South street,for wearing a Southern cockade. On Sunday, April 14th, five days only before the riot, a secession flag was displayed from the mast of the Fanny Crenshaw lying at Chase's whar
ideas obtain currency is regarded as the best evidence that the consultations of the Cabinet are, as they ought to be, confidentially kept. The above is predicated on information from the highest authority. With regard to the interview between the President and the Committee of the Maryland Legislature, as reported, the Baltimore Exchange says: The above is the dispatch of the agent of the Associated Press. It is needless to say that the facts are willfully distorted. The Hon. R. M. McLane was the spokesman in the interview with Mr. Lincoln, and we are assured that the dignity and honor of our State were fully sustained by him. His official report to the Legislature will no doubt shortly appear, when a true statement will be presented to the public. The National Intelligencer thus announces the resignation of Judge Campbell: We regret to announce to our readers that the Hon. John A. Campbell has resigned his appointment as Associate Justice of the Bench of t
ral relations. The caucus was addressed for one hour and a half by the Hon. R. M. McLane, in relation to the details of the interview of the Commissioners to Wa feel authorized to reply affirmatively. It was remarked incidentally by Mr. McLane that the troops which were prevented from reaching Baltimore by the destructihey occupied with respect to the Maryland authorities. The main point of Mr. McLane's appeal to the Legislature was that members should unite without reference tor, to occupy himself exclusively with the protection of his own people. Mr. McLane read Mr. Seward's letter to Mr. Dayton, our Minister to France, dated May 4, Administration, if he remained true to his own professions. It was, said Mr. McLane, a great crisis in his life, and the Governor ought to thank God that he had st the confidence of the Lincoln Administration, which he certainly had. Mr. McLane said he was quite responsible for the entire accuracy of this opinion, and ad