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the protection of Washington as his only object for concentrating troops, and protested that none of the troops brought through Maryland were intended for any purposes hostile to the State, or aggressive against other States. The sequence to these pledges was, that, on May 5th, the Relay House, at the junction of the Washington and Baltimore railways, was occupied by Federal troops, and General Butler, on the 13th instant, moved to Baltimore and occupied with the United States troops, Federal Hill. Reinforcements were received the next day, and the General proclaimed his right to discriminate between well-disposed citizens and those who did not agree with him, they who he opprobriously characterized. Then followed a demand for the surrender of arms. The mayor, Charles Howard, and police commissioners, W. H. Gatchell, and J. W. Davis, met and protested against the suspension of their functions by the appointment of a provost-marshal, but resolved to do nothing to obstruct Ge