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tions to delegates to Constitutional convention, 79. Ratification of Constitution, 94-95, 124; amendments proposed, 94, 125. Property ceded to Federal government, 179. New York Herald. Remarks on right of secession, 219. Remarks on Confederate Constitution, 227. New York historical society. Address of John Quincy Adams, 162-63. New York Tribune, 48. Remarks on right of secession, 218-19. Nicholson letter, 32-33. Non-intervention (See Squatter sovereignty). North, Lord, 428. The, 27-28. Societies formed, 26. Territory acquired by Missouri compro-mise, 28. Abolition propaganda, 29. Government favors, 42. North Carolina. Instructions to delegates to Constitutional convention, 78-79. Ratification of Constitution, 90, 95-96, 108; amendment proposed, 125. Reply of Gov. Ellis to U. S. call for troops, 355. Northrop, Col. L. B. Appointment as commissary general, 263, 268, 273. Northwestern territory. Cession to U. S., 4. Ordinance, 4, 7.
p, and that they visited the principal agent of the state of New York in his prison, through the permission of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. They reported thus: The undersigned availed themselves of the permit granted them to visit Colonel North, M. M. Jones, and Levi Cohn. They found them in the Carroll Prison, in close confinement. They then learned that Messrs. North and Cohn had been confined together in one room, and had not been permitted to leave it for a moment during the fMessrs. North and Cohn had been confined together in one room, and had not been permitted to leave it for a moment during the four days they had been prisoners, even for the purposes of answering the calls of nature. They had been supplied with meager and coarse prison-rations, to be eaten in their room, where they constantly breathed the foul atmosphere arising from the standing odor. They had no vessel out of which to drink water, except the one furnished them for the purpose of urination. They had but one chair, and had slept three of the nights of their confinement upon a sack of straw upon the floor. They had
arket, Battle of, 444-45. New Orleans, La. Harbor defense, 177-79, 180-82, 183, 186, 187. Evacuation, 182, 188-89. Occupation, by Butler, 195. New York. Subversion of state government, 402-15. Suspension of writ of habeas corpus, 409-11. Nichols, Maj., George Ward. Description of Federal looting, 537-38. Noland, Major B. P., 571. Norfolk, Evacuation, 74-75. Norfolk Navy Yard, 169-70. Attempted destruction, 164. Removal of machinery, etc., 170. Norris, William, 171. North, Colonel, 414-15. North, The. Lack of comprehension of impending war. 4. North Carolina. Reconstruction, 623-25. North Carolina (frigate), 171. Northrop, Colonel, 571. O Odium, Capt. F. H., 199, 200, 201. Report on battle of Sabine Pass, 199. O'Hare, Peter, 201. Old Capitol prison, 418. O'Loughlin, Michael, 417. Oneida (gunboat), 186. Ord, General, 327, 328, 330, 555, 618, 635-36, 637. Oreto (ship), 217-18. Orr, —, 626. Osterhaus, General, 39. Ould, Robert C., 500
, in the Bahamas, and the new ship being built by the Messrs. Laird at Birkenhead, was well on her way to completion. Other contracts were in hand, but nothing tangible had as yet been accomplished under them. I had also interviews with Commander North, and Commander Bullock, agents of the Confederate States Navy Department, for the building and equipping of ships, in these waters. It being evident that there was nothing available for me, I determined to lose no time in returning to the Cndon, one of those old English households, immortalized by the inimitable pen of Washington Irving. One day whilst I was sitting quietly, after breakfast, in my rooms at Euston Square, running over the column of American news, in the Times, Commander North entered, and in company with him came a somewhat portly gentleman, with an unmistakable English face, and dressed in clerical garb—not over clerical either, for, but for his white cravat, and the cut of the collar of his coat, you would not
e every State, that is hard to control. But I feel fully authorized to say in deference to Governor Harris, with whom I had an interview, and in deference to the State of Tennessee, that there are no hostile menaces toward you. Colonel Prentiss--I want you to understand me that, in designating certain points as hostile and menacing, I am far from including the whole State. As to Memphis, I am reliably informed that bodies are arming and drilling with a proposed destination to some place North; and I will say to you frankly, that we are prepared for the attack and await it. But I am inclined to think they are the mob, without official encouragement. Colonel Tilghman--Yes, sir, I feel authorized to express that view of it. The press ought to be restrained in its ready circulation of errors. There is not a word of truth in the statement of there being 12,000 men at Paducah for invasion; or, as to the concentration of troops in any part of Kentucky under my control. As to the re
s that that army must be composed of certain elements. The slaveholders are a mere handful of men; and of them we know that very few are likely to fight their Northern kindred and customers with any relish. The non-slaveholders are the largest element; and they showed their quality in Mexico and in Kansas. The better part, in the Kansas case, went over to Northern views as soon as they learned what they were; and the worse portion were a mere banditti. The free blacks will hardly be sent North. It is announced that the Indians of three tribes have offered their services to the Confederacy; but they will be employed near home, no doubt, if at all. It is impossible to foresee what the campaign will be like, in circumstances so singular; but we may remember, while awaiting news, that the military reputation of the South, such as it is, has been gained in fields where there was no honor to win; and that the Southern vaunt is of the bravery, and not of the discipline, of the so-called
Doc. 222 1/2-proclamation of Col. Porterfield. The following proclamation was issued prior to the attack on Phillippa: Headquarters Virginia forces, Phillippa, Va., May 30, 1861. To the People of North-western Virginia: fellow-citizens:--I am in your section of Virginia, in obedience to the legally constitute ed authorities thereof, with the view of protecting this section of the State from invasion by foreign forces and to protect the people in the full enjoyment of their rights — civil, religious, and political. In the performance of my duties, I shall endeavor to exercise every charitable forbearance, as I have hitherto done. I shall not inquire whether any citizens of Virginia voted for or against the Ordinance of Secession. My only inquiry shall and will be as to who are the enemies of our mother — the Commonwealth of Virginia. My duty impels me now to say to all that the citizens of the Commonwealth will at all times be protected by me and those under my comma
were the efforts of our government to procure war-vessels for the South, shows, on the contrary, how great was the folly, how disastrous to our interests the nonacceptance of the contract almost effected, in London, by the house of John Frazer & Co. And Mr. Davis says also: It has been shown that among the first acts of the Confederate administration was the effort to buy ships which could be used to naval purposes. Ibid. vol. II. p. 245. This can only refer to Captain Semmes's mission North, in the latter part of February, 1861, and relates, not to what was done in Europe, not to the reasons for rejecting the Trenholm proposal, but merely to what was unsuccessfully attempted on our side of the water. The impression Mr. Davis seems anxious to convey is, that his efforts to procure war-vessels in Europe were made shortly after his inauguration as President, and as soon as he had discovered that none could be purchased at the North. From this, and with the facts here submitte
neral Stone was arrested and put on trial for his conduct of that expedition, Colonel Jordan, General Beauregard's Chief of Staff, noticed in a Northern journal that one of the charges against General Stone was his failure to give certain orders to General Baker. Written orders, however, had been found on General Baker's body, which would aid in vindicating General Stone; and Colonel Jordan, having mentioned the fact to General Beauregard, the latter caused the papers to be immediately sent North, under a flag of truce; an act of chivalry to the imperilled honor of a foe. Until early October, the personal relations of General Beauregard with the government officials—except in the case of Colonel Northrop's violent eccentricities—had been those of unstudied friendship, although serious obstructions had also been encountered from the Quartermaster's Department at Richmond. Having now occasion to recommend the appointment of Mr. T. B. Ferguson, as Chief of Ordnance of the First Corp
made for the breach of truce the day before. This having been given and deemed satisfactory, General Vogdes verbally proposed an exchange of prisoners, mentioning that they had but few of ours, all except those recently captured having been sent North; that as we had the excess, of course we could select whom to exchange. He abstained from any reference to negroes, while intimating that a mutual parole of prisoners without regard to excess would be agreeable. The following instructions wereturn to us Lieutenant Bee's, with the sword of the latter. * * * His request was complied with; and he then verbally proposed an exchange of prisoners, mentioning that they had but few of ours, all except those recently captured having been sent North; that, as we had the excess, of course we could select whom to exchange ; while intimating that a general exchange, without regard to excess, would be acceptable. Pending the interview, General Hagood received a despatch from General Ripley's he
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