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e various duties assigned them by the State. At Fort Moultrie, we are glad to be able to state that matters arrs wore on until the transfer of the garrison of Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. On Thursday evening, when the Pating over Castle Pinckney; and the rockets from Fort Moultrie announced to the lookouts on the ramparts of Forels of powder. All the small arms and stores of Fort Moultrie have been transferred with the garrison, and thesited the Island yesterday, and found matters at Fort Moultrie progressing quietly and satisfactorily. The ruboon by a detachment of the Marion Artillery from Fort Moultrie, under the command of Captain King. A detachmen latter place in the forenoon, thus retaining at Fort Moultrie the same force as first occupied it. The garst, had on board 500 barrels cement consigned to Fort Moultrie. We learn that its delivery to the United State evident now from the action of the commander at Fort Moultrie that the solemn pledges of this Government have
A Corporation with a Soul. --One of the officers at Fort Moultrie, having a policy of insurance in one of the leading Life Insurance Companies in New York, wrote to the company on the 22d inst, stating the probability that the Fort would soon be attacked, and the certainly that "it would be defended to the last extremity," and inquiring what would be the effect on his policy if he should fall. He was promptly answered, that although the company was not legally liable where the answered fell in battle, yet, "If he should thus fall now whilst doing his duty, he need have no fears but that his policy would be paid."
e papers are full of new troubles. Daily they thicken around us. It seems that Floyd alone his resigned. Saturday night we were satisfied that Thompson and Thomas had gone out with him. Now the rumor is that Anderson will be ordered back to Fort Moultrie, and Floyd will resume his place in the Cabinet. This is not likely. It will ensure the resignation of the four Secretaries from the North. Members from Georgia were certain, night before last, that Forts Pulaski and Jackson had been snteers to assist the Government in enforcing the laws — in other words, to help it in coercing the South. Northern papers are jubilant over Anderson's successful trick. On the other hand, the President's refusal to send Anderson back to Fort Moultrie will be a gross violation of his written pledge to maintain the status quo, and that will inflame the whole South. Should the Charlestonians commence hostilities, they will be justified on the ground that the Federal Government has perjured
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al ceremonies transpired, but no life or cheerfulness was exhibited. Public feeling here is growing more rancorous every hour. The most intimate friends of the President say his present determination is not to remand Maj Anderson to Fort Moultrie. Some members of Congress have signed an addressed to the people of the United States, proposing that they rally on Crittenden's basis of adjustment soon to be published. Members from the slaveholding and border States, just returneng and border States, just returned from their homes, say the secession movement is rapidly on the increase therein, while those who have been to the non-slaveholding States report the people as earnest in the other direction. Mr. Seward to-day said to his political friends that they ought to call on the President and give him their sympathy, in view of the position he has assumed relative to remanding Maj. Anderson to Fort Moultrie, and his disposition to maintain the Federal authority.