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3. to Massachusetts soldiers. Soldiers, go! Your country calls! See, from Sumter's blackened walls, Floats no more our nation's flag, But the traitors' odious rag. Long the patient North has borne All their treachery, taunts, and scorn; Now let slavery's despots learn How our Northern blood can burn. Swift their hour of triumph's past, For their first must be their last! By the memory of your sires, By the children round your fires, By your wives' and mothers' love, By the God who reigns above-- By all holy things — depart! Strong in hand and brave in heart. Nobly strike for truth and right; We will pray while you shall fight. Mothers, daughters, wives, are true To our country and to you. To the breeze our banner show: Traitors meet you where .you go. In the name of God on high, Win — or in the conflict die! Brookline, Mass. H. W. Boston Transcript, April
s, (I refer to men in society,) hesitates now to declare in the most emphatic language, that the Union must and shall be preserved. Even Gen. B. F. Butler, of Massachusetts, one of the most ultra of Breckinridge's supporters, and the bitterest of Anti-Republicans, does not hesitate to assure Southern men that the Free States are fetting all political parties and uniting as one man for the Union. Talking with a South Carolina Commissioner, the latter is reported to have told him that if Massachusetts should send 10,000 men to preserve the Union against Southern secession, she would have to fight twice the number of her own citizens at home, who would oppose the policy. By no means, Mr. Butler replied; when we come from Massachusetts we will leave not a single traitor behind, unless he is hanging upon a tree. Private accounts from Charleston state that a thousand negroes are engaged in the erection of fortifications in the harbor, and that the channels leading to Fort Sumter have be
Jan. 27.--Mr. Winthrop, one of the Boston Union Committee, called on Senator Mason, and, referring to his former visit to Massachusetts, remarked in the blandest tones, I hope, Mr. Mason, we shall see you again at Bunker Hill. To which the Senator stiffly jerked out the response--Not unless I come as an ambassador, sir. --Times.
The authority of the Government of the United States has been called in question, to a greater or less extent, on eleven different occasions, viz. :-- The first was in 1782, and was a conspiracy of several officers of the Federal army to consolidate the thirteen States into one, and confer the supreme power on Washington. The second was in 1787, called Shay's insurrection, in Massachusetts. The third was in 1794, popularly called The whisky insurrection of Pennsylvania. The fourth was in 1814, by the Hartford Convention Federalists. The fifth--on which occasion the different sections of the Union came into collision — was in 1820, under the administration of President Monroe, and occurred on the question of the admission of Missouri into the Union. The sixth was a collision between the Legislature of Georgia and the Federal Government, in regard to certain lands, given by the latter to the Creek Indians. The seventh was in 1820, with the Cherokees, in Georgia.
when the State of Maine arrived at Fort Monroe with the Massachusetts troops, the Virginian residents around the fort, who were all Secessionists, were very much surprised, enraged and mortified. They collected around the captain of the steamer, who is as cool and intrepid a specimen of a Yankee as New England contains, and told him significantly, that the troops would never go back to Massachusetts. He replied that that was the last thing they thought of; that the country was so fine they intended to settle, and send for their friends, and he was going to New York to get another load. Another set, belonging to an armed schooner, engaged in enforcing the local laws of Virginia, insolently claimed the right of searching the State of Maine for negroes. The captain told them they should not go aboard to take out anybody, black or white. They replied that, by the laws of Virginia they had the right of search. He retorted that they knew nothing about the laws of Virginia, but sai
When the Massachusetts agent sent to Mr. Stetson for his bill against that State, he received the following reply: Astor House, New York, April 27, 1861. Gov. Andrew, Massachusetts. dear Sir:--The Astor House has no charge for feeding Massachusetts troops. Yours, respectfully, Stetson & Co. --Tribune. When the Massachusetts agent sent to Mr. Stetson for his bill against that State, he received the following reply: Astor House, New York, April 27, 1861. Gov. Andrew, Massachusetts. dear Sir:--The Astor House has no charge for feeding Massachusetts troops. Yours, respectfully, Stetson & Co. --Tribune.
o Northern hearts; our hard-earned homes more dear; But Freedom is beyond the price of any earthly cheer; And Freedom's flag is sacred ;--he who would work it harm, Let him, although a brother, beware our strong right arm! A brother! ah, the sorrow, the anguish of that word! The fratricidal strife begun, when shall its end be heard? Not this the boon that patriot hearts have prayed and waited for;-- We loved them, and we longed for peace: but they would have it war. Yes; war on this memorial day, the day of Lexington, A lightning-thrill along the wires from heart to heart has run. Brave men we gazed on yesterday, to-day for us have bled: Again is Massachusetts blood the first for freedom shed. To war — and with our brethren, then,--if only this can be! Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty! Though hearts be torn asunder, we for Mother-Land will fight; Our blood may seal the victory, but God will shield the Right! Lucy Larcom, in the Boston Transcript, April 25
51. April 19th, 1775-1861. Once more, (our dear old Massachusetts!) How the thought comes over us-and well it may! Of the drops wherewith that ancient green was reddened-- It is six and eighty years this very day. Six and eighty years-and it seemed but a memory-- Little left of all that glory — so we thought-- Only the old fire-locks hung on farm-house chimneys, And rude blades the village blacksmith wrought. Only here and there a white head that remembers How the Frocks of Homespun stood against King George-- How the hard hands stretched them o'er the scanty embers When the sleet and snow came down at Valley Forge. Ah me, how long we lay, in quiet and in error, Till the Snake shot from the coil he had folded on our hearth-- Till the Dragon-Fangs had sprouted, o'erhatched of hate and terror, And hell, in armed legions, seemed bursting from the earth. Once more, dear Brother-State! thy pure, brave blood baptizes Our last and noblest struggle for freedom and for right-- It fell
While one of the Massachusetts regiments was in New York on its way to Washington, a gentleman residing there met one of its members on the street. Is there any thing I can do for you, sir? said the New Yorker, his heart warming toward the representative of the brave Massachusetts militia who had so promptly answered the call of their country. The soldier hesitated a moment, and finally raising one of his feet exhibited a boot with a hole in the toe, and generally worse for wear. How came you here with such boots as that, my friend? asked the patriotic citizen. When the order came for me to join my company, sir, replied the soldier, I was ploughing in the same field at Concord where my grandfather was ploughing when the British fired on the Massachusetts men at Lexington. He did not wait a moment; and I did not, sir. It is unnecessary to add that the soldier was immediately supplied with an excellent pair of boots.--Evening Post.
A man named Steele hoisted a Secession flag at East Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He was warned day after day, but refused to take it down. A party from Mattapoisett paid him a visit and demanded the flag to be taken down. He refused to comply with the request, and threatened to shoot whoever attempted to take it down. After parleying awhile, he was taken and marched three miles to Mattapoisett, where a coat of tar and feathers was applied to a part of his person, giving him a handsome set of tail feathers, and then he was compelled to give three cheers for the Stars and Stripes, take an oath to support the Constitution, and never again raise other than the American flag.--Boston Transcript, April 29.
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