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rs were forced back, and took the cars for Philadelphia. Gov. Hicks proclaimed martial law, and also issued a proclamation forbidding the passage of any more troops across the soil of Maryland, and gave notice that if an attempt of the kind was again made it would be register by the whole military power of the State. The New York Seventh Regiment was not in Baltimore yesterday.] [Associated press Dispatch.] Washington, April 19th. --The Massachusetts troops on route for Washington, while passing through Baltimore to- day, were attacked by a mob. A portion of the troops fired. and several Baltimorean were wounded. Extent of injury unknown. The troops have just arrived here. The Governor of Maryland has declared martial law, and the volunteer corps are assembling at their armories. [With these contradictory statements of the ffair, we await with anxiety full and reliable accounts. Any message from Washington, at present, is to be received with some doubt.]
Manufacture of United States arms. --Guns are being made at the United States Armory at Springfield (in consequence of a new order from Washington,) at the rate of 2,500 per month. This is more than three times as many as that establishment has been turning out. Whole cargoes of cannon balls are being transported from the Massachusetts foundries to different military stations out of New England.
Washington affairs. The papers of this city failed to receive their usual dispatches from Washington on Thursday night, the Federal Government having doubtless taken charge of the telegraph. We therefore copy the following from the Star, of Thursday evening: As we go to press we have to say that it is said, and confidently believed by many around us, that on the day before yesterday the Virginia. Convention passed a Secession Ordinance, and yesterday caused three vessels to be sunk at the mouth of the Elizabeth river — the entrance to the Gosport (Norfolk) navy-yard. Further: that the Superintendent of the Harper's Ferry armory has, by order of the Convention, hauled down the stars and stripes, and hoisted instead the Virginia State flag, and also caused the rails of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to be torn up on both sides leading out of Harper's Ferry; and, further still, that the Virginia Convention have directed military efforts to take possession of this Capital, to