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The Daily Dispatch: April 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], A voice from
Maryland Legislature--Message of GovernorHicks. In the General Assembly of Maryland, on Saturday, the Governor's Message was received, and the Senate adopted an address to the people of Maryland, stating that the Legislature will not pass an act of secession; but if they believe the people desire it, they will give them an opportunity of declaring for themselves their future destiny. The House had not, at 1 o'clock on Saturday, acted on the address, but had appointed a committee to report an act for the call of a Convention of the people. In his message, Gov. Hicks briefly details the startling events which induced him to assemble the Legislature. He said he labored earnestly to induce the President to forego his purpose of passing troops through Maryland, but the reply was that a military necessity rendered it unavoidable. He says he refused Gen. Butler his consent to land his forces. He protested against his taking possession of the Annapolis Railroad, and in this
The Daily Dispatch: April 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
Floating Battery in Pursuit. (search)
Gov. Hicks, of Maryland. This double-dyed traitor deserves the execration of honest men in the whole country. He is evidently in league with Lincoln, and is known in Washington as a regular member of the Black Republican organization. Up to within a few days he has been living under the roof of Capt. Blake, the Federal commander of the Navy-Yard at Annapolis, and sleeping in the same room with him. We have it from undoubted authority that he severely reprimanded the officers in command of the Vanceville (Prince George,) Rangers for arresting two Army Captains, who were carrying sealed orders from Washington to Annapolis, telling them they were little better than land pirates.