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st I ever witnessed. I heard several gentlemen say in the most vehement manner that they had been Union men at 9 o'clock that day, but now they were desperate and ready for the issue." The writer proceeds to narrate what he saw in Philadelphia and New York, but it relates chiefly to the movements of troops, of which our readers have been kept advised. With regard to affairs in Boston, he says: "At 12 o'clock (on the 20th) an immense meeting in State street was addressed by Fletcher Webster; but, it is a fact, he trembled in every limb, and finally broke down entirely and gave out. Several said they would not enlist in his company, because he had no pluck. Two Irishmen, one named Clure and the other a lawyer, addressed a meeting, breathing the most violent threats against the South. 'The martyrdom of two Massachusetts men must be atoned for!' I understand a gentleman at the cars yesterday said he did not think the South was entirely wrong, when he was attacked by the mob,
intends to move them South without delay. Volunteers continue to arrive here to be mustered into service. Portsmouth, N. H., April 25. --Fort Constitution, and the other fortifications in the harbor are being put in a state of defence. At the Navy-Yard the Dale, Marion and Santee are being fitted out for sea. Boston, April 25. --The second battalion of infantry now occupy Fort Independence, in the harbor. The sum of $12,500 has been subscribed in aid of Fletcher Webster's regiment. Montpelier, Vt., April 25. --The Governor to-day signed the bill just passed appropriating $1,000,000 to the war fund. The enlistments are going on rapidly all over the State. The First Regiment will march on Monday. Ex-President Buchanan. Lancaster, April 25. --Ex-President Buchanan entertains no idea of leaving for Europe. It is well known, among his personal friends, that he warmly espouses the cause of the North, and that he will pass