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come forward and offered their services. And this is not all. Those who are able to do so, contribute money; one man, I hear, has given as much as $200 to aid in defraying their expenses. An agent has been sent to North Carolina to contract with Gov. Ellis for the purchase of arms for the use of the new companies now forming in our city. North Carolina having recently seized a large quantity of firearms she will, of course, spare us a portion of them. Capt. H. H. Cocke, of Prince George county, has resigned his position in the U. S. Navy, and accepted a place in the Navy of Virginia. He is stationed for the present on James River. The Home Guard, Capt. D. G. Potts, now number nearly 200 strong, able-bodied men. Each day they parade, they appear with fuller ranks than before. It is really a fine-looking company, and with but one drawback — the members are allowed to arm themselves as they please, and the dissimilarity in their weapons, is striking but uncouth. A
fanatics of the North, and are therefore wisely taking measures for protection. The commissioners of Talbot county have appropriated $20,000 to arm the people, and a similar appropriation has been recommended in Dorchester county. The citizens of Cambridge have held a meeting, at which Judge Spence presided, and adopted measures to form a "Home Guard," to act as a military police. Judge Spence has adjourned the Circuit Court of the county until the prevailing excitement subsides. Prince George's county, on the Western Shore, has also made an appropriation of $25,000. The following is from the Baltimore American: Destruction of the Bush River bridge by fire. We announced yesterday that workmen were engaged in repairing Bush River bridge, with the intention of opening mail communication and travel with Philadelphia. The work was so far completed as to promise the passage of trains over it to-day. During the past night, however, a party of men having saturated it with
Maryland Legislature. --In the Maryland House of Delegates, on Monday, Mr. Scott, of Baltimore, reported a bill for a Sovereign Convention, to meet on Thursday, the 30th of May, which was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. A petition from Prince George's county in favor of the passage by the Legislature of an Ordinance of Secession was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, and Mr. Wallis reported that the Legislature had no such power. The report of the committee was sustained — ayes 53, noes 13 Mr. Brune recommended an appropriation of two millions of dollars to place the State in a proper state of defence.
following: Col. Butler, with the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, took possession of the railroad at the Relay House (Washington Branch) B. &O. R. R., on Sunday. The policy of the Government appears to be to capture Harper's Ferry and Alexandria, and make them military camps. It is altogether probable they took possession of the latter place this morning, (the 6th.) It is urged by prominent Republicans to make a decisive blow — reduce Norfolk and Richmond immediately. On Saturday two young men from Prince George's county, Maryland, were arrested as Secessionists, but by the interference of Capt. Towers, of the Washington Light Infantry, who apologized for them, they were let off. The Pennsylvania troops, quartered in the Inauguration Ball-room, are reported by some of their own members as being half starved, (having only salt pork and crackers to eat;) also lousy, not having a change of clothes since they were mustered into the service.--They are not uniformed.
bly be commanded by the newly-appointed Brigadier General Recover. General Patterson and staff, including Senator Sherman, of Ohio, are here to receive verbal instructions concerning the proposed movement of troops from southern Pennsylvania upon Virginia. The Alexandria Sentinel gives the subjoined account of an outrage by Ellsworth's "Pet Lambs." We are informed that late on Saturday evening the house of the Rev John Martin, of St. Barnabas Church, (Episcopal.) in Prince George's co., Md., near Piscataway, was visited by a party of rough Zouaves, three in number, who demanded a Secession flag which they said was there. Mr. Martin was absent. Mr. H. A. Williams, who was accidentally present, and in the act of leaving before they came in sight, demanded by what authority they would come to disturb a private family. They remarked that they had authority, which proved to be only a leave of absence till 6½ o'clock. Mr. Williams then protested against their conduct; but
d with Columbiads and manned by a large force of Confederate troops. The Railroad bridge is manned, ready for the insertion of a force into Virginia. Intelligence from North Carolina confirms the report that soldiers are pouring into Wilmington from all quarters of the South, and that the rebel force is by far more formidable than at first supposed. They anticipate immediate hostilities. Recruiting is said to be going on in various parts of Maryland. A gentleman from Prince George's county, says recruits for the Confederate army are being carried across the Potomac to Alexandria daily. Contraband goods are also being sent to the rebels. So it appears that treason is not crushed out in Maryland yet. Another rumor is afloat here, to the effect that Secretary Seward has just received dispatches from England declaring the intention of that Government not to recognize the Code of the Congress of Paris, of 1856, which denounces privateering as piracy, and alleging tha
army, and about one- eighteenth of the number have been appointed. A Northern paper expresses suspicious that the numerous vivandieres are going along with the soldiers for doubtful purposes. Probably. The steamer Catawba was sold at auction in Charleston last Monday for $13,000. The Isabel was also put up, but not sold. The Pensacola Tribune says that watermelons and peaches have appeared in that market. A New Jersey volunteer shot himself through the heart, in Prince George's county, Md., on Monday last. The Confederate flag was raised over the Capitol of Tennessee on the 17th inst. Great enthusiasm prevailed. Prince Alfred had a hearty greeting in Quebec last week. He left for Montreal on the 17th. Crops, trees, windows, and other Yankee valuables, were destroyed by a hail-storm in Plymouth county, Mass., last Sunday. Pain-Killer Perry Davis came near being killed in Rhode Island recently, by a fall from his carriage. A Pennsylvania sold
The Daily Dispatch: June 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Attitude of England towards the United States. (search)
Maryland. --We have just conversed with a gentleman from Aquasco District, Prince George's county, Maryland, and we are informed that quite a serious disturbance took place there on the day of election of a member of Congress. Mr. Calvert, it will be remembered, was the Union candidate, and Mr. Harris the candidate of the Southern States-rights party. A large number of men went down from Washington, and, at an early hour, took possession of the ballot box. Mr. Jarbos, of the old fields, near Upper Marlborough, seeing a man whom he knew to be a Washington soldier place a pistol at the head of a man who had a Harris ticket in his hand, walked over and killed the miscreant on the spot. In less than ten minutes a company of soldiers, one hundred strong, marched in, and placing a halter round Jarboe's neck, conducted him to Washington. This is the way in which Abe intends to crush out Secession in the South.
Ferry and other events rendered a change of programme desirable. There was a great excitement about the Baltimore and Ohio railroad deploy yesterday afternoon, consequent upon the departure of troops from Camp Carlile. Four companies left for Grafton, leaving none in the camp but the Plummer Guards. An immense a lot of provisions, tents and all sorts of army equipments was shipped, and everything looked decidedly warlike. Prisoners at Washington. W. D. Hatton, of Prince George's county, Maryland, who has been in jail for several days past, has been dismissed by Gen. Mansfield's order, he having voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance. On Tuesday, Lieut. C. H. Shepperd Provost Marshal of Alexandria, sent to Washington four prisoners, who were committed to jail to await the orders of General Mansfield by Justice Donn. Two or them, Captain G. W. Fleming and S. S. Green, were arrested on the 8th June, and W. T. Walker and co McMill were arrested on the 16th inst.; in
Murder case. --The man, Henry Myers, mentioned in the police report as charged with the murder of Richard Washington, of Prince George county, was arrested here, near Mayo's Bridge, on Tuesday evening, by Capt. Wilkinson, on information furnished him by a gentleman. The murder was committed eighteen months since. Myers gave the man a fatal blow, and after he fell the small remains of life were beaten out by his father with a gun. The son fled; the father was put in the Penitentiary. The Governor offered $150 for the capture of Henry Myers.
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