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The Sovereignty Convention of Kentucky. Nashville, Nov. 21, --A special dispatch to the Union and American States that the Sovereignty Convention at Russellville had adjourned, after forming a Provisional Government. George H. Johnson was elected Governor, and Bowling Green has been made the Capital. Messrs. H. C. Barnett, Wm. Preston, and W. E. Simms, were appointed a committee to negotiate for the admission of Kentucky into the Southern Confederacy.
rk in store for them if they would defend their homes, their rights, and their sacred honor. To arms ! must be the watch word from this day henceforth. Every man in the country should be prepared for the emergency. Gen. Breckinridge at Russellville. From the Russellville (Ky.) correspondence of the Nashville; Union and American, under date of November 18, we take the following extract: Breckinridge's brigade, which left Bowling Green yesterday morning, arrived here this eveningRussellville (Ky.) correspondence of the Nashville; Union and American, under date of November 18, we take the following extract: Breckinridge's brigade, which left Bowling Green yesterday morning, arrived here this evening, and are encamped a short distance from town, where they will remain until after the adjournment of the Convention. Crittenden is reported about thirty miles west of here, with a force of 8,000 men marching on this place for the purpose of dispersing the Convention. The statements as to his locality, number of command and intention, are probably all without any foundation; although, to avoid any mishap, the sending of a force to check and repel his advance, if any was made, was not thought im
The Sovereignty Convention of Kentucky. --We have already published that the Convention of Kentucky, in session at Russellville, had appointed a committee to prepare a form of provisional government for that State, and that that committee had reported a preamble and constitution, which, without a dissenting voice, was adopted. The preamble states at length the grievances suffered by the citizens of Kentucky, the usurpations of power by both the Federal and State authorities, and concludes by a declaration of a severance of the State from the United States in the following language: "We do, therefore, declare that the people are hereby absolved from all allegiance to said Government, and that they have the right to establish any Government which to them may seem best adapted to the preservation of their rights and liberties." The constitution adopted for the temporary government of the State is embraced in sixteen sections, the last five of which we subjoin: Sec. 12. The fo
Kentucky. The Sovereignty Convention of Kentucky, during its recent session at Russellville, adopted a declaration of independence and ordinance of separation from the United States. The following is a copy of the. Declaration of independence and Ordinance of separation. Whereas, The Federal Constitution, which created the Government of the United States, was declared by the framers there of to be the supreme law of the land, and was intended to limit, and did expressly limit, the powers of said Government to certain general specified purposes, and did expressly reserve to the States and people all other powers whatever, and the President and Congress have treated this supreme law of the Union with contempt, and usurped to themselves the power to interfere with the rights and liberties of the States and the people, against the express provisions of the Constitution, and have thus substituted for the highest forms of rational liberty and Constitutional Government a centra
the steamer connecting with her there would not be at Southampton until the 28th or 29th.] From Kentucky — Rumored advance of Breckinridge. Louisville, Nov. 26. --Rumors are prevalent this afternoon, but generally discredited, that Gen. John C. Breckinridge, with a large force, is advancing from Green river in the direction of Owensboro's or Henderson. A young man arrived at Camp Calhoun, McLean county; on Saturday last, and reported that J. C. Breckinridge is between Russellville and Greenville, sixteen miles from Greenville, with a regiment of cavalry and one of infantry. He intended crossing Green river at Rochester, and also at Ashbysburg. Another force was to advance on Rumsey, opposite Calhoun, and divert Gen. Crittenden until the other two forces got in his rear. Release of State prisoners from Fort Warren--Marylanders detained for Refusing to take the oath of allegiance--Lieut. Tathall imprisoned. Boston, Nov. 27. --By orders from Washington,
, with Hanson's, Thompson's, and Trabge's Kentucky incky infantry regiments, and Col. Helm's Kentucky cavalry, left here Sunday morning for the purpose of attending to Gen. Crittenden, who was understood to be at or near Rochester, threatening Russellville. He proceeded over the old dirt road direct to Russellville, which he reached on Tuesday, and from that place he proceeded directly towards Rochester. He has not been heard from since. Strong hopes are entertained here by many that General Russellville, which he reached on Tuesday, and from that place he proceeded directly towards Rochester. He has not been heard from since. Strong hopes are entertained here by many that General Crittenden will make a stand, and give our boys an opportunity to do some work. It is believed that the Federal forces at, or near Rochester. Calhoun, and Hartford, number own or eight thousand men. I know nothing positive of the present strength of Gen. Sherman, on the railroad North of us, and time of the forces at Columbia, and in that vicinity. We have about 4,000 men at Hop under Gen. Clarke of Mississippi, a new man in Kentucky, but said to be a good officer. Federal Plundering in
been all washed away. Exploits of Texans. A Bowling Green (Ky) letter, of the 3d instant, says: The sixteen Texas Rangers who were supposed to have been captured between Glasgow and Greensburg returned to camp last Saturday, bringing with them three prisoners, three horses, a quantity of leather, and a wagon load of guns, taken from different. Union men in the locality of Green river. A live Lincoln recruiting officer was brought here yesterday, having been arrested near Russellville, where he had been for some days, endeavoring to induce young men to enlist by holding out promises of position and profit. He was caught in the overt act, and, if justice is meted out to him, will be hung. A Lincoln officer and nine men from the fleet caught Napping. The New Orleans Picayune publishes the following interesting paragraph, from Brashear City, La., Dec. 7 An oysterman has just arrived, and reports that on Monday a boat landed at his camp from the blockading
The sentiment of Kentucky. --We have read with much pleasure an address of Hon. E. M. Brown, of Kentucky, to the people of Nicholas county and the Ashland Congressional District. Mr. Brown represented the county of Nicholas in the convention held at Russellville on the 18th November, for the purpose of establishing a Provisional Government, and is one of the ten Legislative Councilmen (there being one for each Congressional District) to the Governor. He may therefore be presumed to speak intelligently of the public sentiment of Kentucky upon the present questions of the day. He says he has no doubt but the Provisional Government will be the one universally recognized by the whole State of Kentucky, in less than twelve months, and he believes that now, if a vote could be taken in all parts of the State, free from the coercion of Lincoln's bayonets, the vote would be unanimous to join the Confederate States. Mr. Brown thus addresses himself to the Union men in certain distric
From Kentucky [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Bowling Green, Jan. 22, 1862. General Floyd has been assigned to the commend of a division of the army, and will leave his present headquarters in a few hours for an important point. His brigade, of which the Fifty-sixth Virginia is now a permanent part, is under marching orders this morning. Whether its destination is Hopkinsville, Russellville, Paris, or Green River, it is not my province to inform the enemy. It is sufficient to state that a movement of much interest is about taking place, and the public will be informed of its results in due time. The line between what is proper and what is improper for publication is so indistinct that a war correspondent ought to think several times before he writes a word. Many are the lies manufactured by sensation writers and telegraphic operatives. I had rather possess a character for truthfulness than obtain an evanescent reputation for figuring in highly colored stories.
From Kentucky. Floyd and Buckner — the Unionists in Bowling Green--plenty of everything — Congressional election — Reviews, &c. [special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Russellville, Ky., Jan. 27, 1862. Russellville, situated in "a low, green valley," twenty-eight miles from Bowling Green, and two hundred and thirty miles from Memphis, by railway, is a town containing three thousand inhabitants, and noted as the place where the Provisional Government was put on its legs. . As in other localities where troops have been massed, there is a perfect squeeze here, all the available space in the hotels and private houses being fully appropriated. But notwithstanding the absence of comfort, one feels more at home in Russellville than in Bowling Green. In the latter, the people are cool in their treatment of Southern soldiers, or at best, only tolerably polite and attentive. The truth is, that before Gen. Johnston's army went to Bowling Green the bulk of the inhabita<
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