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within ten days. If not by that time, the men are disposed to take the fort any how. They are not willing to come home without seeing it in the hands of the South. The health of the soldiers is good. The strictest discipline is observed. There is no disorder more than may be expected in camp life. No guns are allowed to be fired, and the general orders every day are that every one shall be ready at a moment's notice for action. Florida items. The Tallahassee Floridian, of the 26th ult., furnishes the following items: On the last day of the session of the Convention, an Ordinance was adopted abolishing the office of Surveyor-General, the Navy Agency at Pensacola, Timber Agencies, Inspectors of Customs, &c. The Hon. John B. Galbraith was elected Attorney General of the State by the General Assembly on Thursday last. Mr. G. is the present Speaker of the House of Representatives, in which position he has shown himself an accomplished parliamentarian. A pro
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m that there was no prospect of a fight, and that Fort Pickens would be given up. Thirty of the Lauderdale (Miss.) Rifles have left on furlough, and several members of other companies have left under similar circumstances. The report that Mississippi troops are leaving is untrue. The real cause of complaint among them is the belief (whether true or false, time, perhaps, will presently show,) that the heads of this expedition are not the men to command it. They pray for such a man as Jeff. Davis to lead them, and this, I can tell you, is a very natural sentiment among Mississipians. As gentlemen and Southerners, they think that they ought to be put to work to prepare for attacking Lieut. Slimmer's stronghold. We have no negroes or other laborers, and are willing, for the great purpose before us, to take their place in any hard service. As it is, we have nothing to do except camp duty, and, by the by, we are kept so well at that, that most of us are becoming well-drilled soldier
dissolution. On the resolutions being read, Chancellor Walworth appeared on the platform, and his venerable looks claimed instant attention from the Convention, and he was received with an outburst of enthusiastic applause.--He said: Gentlemen of the Convention: I am far advanced in years and not in the habit of attending Conventions of this character, but I could not resist coming here to enter my protest against civil war. I have seen the horrors of such a conflict. In the war of 1812 my house in Plattsburg was sacked by the British. A battle was fought opposite my very door, and the bullets that were fired fell like hailstones around my dwelling. In the casement of my door remains to this day embedded one of those bullets, a memento of the fight. In that struggle I saw my fellow-citizens shot down by my side. I know, then, the horrors of a foreign war, and they are nothing as compared with the horrors of a civil war. A civil war is a war among brethren. We are all br
up a fire on Sumter from these three forts for twenty-four hours before an attempt is made to assault the stronghold of Uncle Sam. The impression is that a breach can be made in the walls, and that Major Anderson's limited garrison will be so worn out by the severe labors of working the guns incessantly for so long a time, that the storming party on rafts will be able to accomplish the escalade without much difficulty or loss of life. Fort Moultrie, under the skillful direction of Major Ripley, with his black brigade of picks and shovels, has thrown up breastworks and mounted heavy guns to such an extent that the whole appearance of the for has changed, and has almost attained its utmost state of efficiency. Huge heaps of sand-bags surmount the ramparts, faced with Palmetto logs and covered with hides, from the embrasures of which the grim dogs of war protrude their muzzles, nine of them levelled direct at Fort Sumter. What is conceived to be the weakest point in the granite
ough our glasses. He sends to the Navy-Yard under a flag of truce by a Sergeant. Recently, he put all his commissioned officers in irons for refusing to fight the South. A boat, carrying a lone star flag, with six men on board, a few days ago ran under the guns of Fort Pickens. No unfriendly notice was taken of it. It is also true that six soldiers landed near the fort and were arrested by Lieut. Slimmer for "intruding on his quarters," but were immediately dismissed. Commandant Chase returned yesterday from his visit to the Governor of Alabama. It is reported that the Governor of this State has given to the Governor of your State the right to appoint the commander of the troops now here. Whether it is true or not, I cannot state positively. The mails are virtually stopped, and the telegraph, I presume, is under surveillance.--A private, a few days ago sent, or supposed he sent, a telegram home, but he got no answer to it, on account, I presume, of its strictures o
The National crisis. interesting items — the New York State Democratic Convention--the contemplated assault on Fort Sumter--latest from Pensacola--Gov. Houston's Message — the London times on the Southern Confederacy, &c., &c. On Saturday morning another company of light artillery, from West Point, arrived in Washington city. They number about seventy men, and are under the command of Lieut. Griffin. The two pieces of ordnance which they carried with them were taken to the Columbia Armory. James Harrison, of Florida, has given $500 to $1 ent a company in that State, and $500 more to equip a company in South Carolina. John Boston, Collector of Customs for Savannah, has resigned his post, and been returned by the Georgia authorities. The Portsmouth (Va.) Transcript, of Saturday, says, that on Friday a steamer ran into Old Point and took off a quantity of ammunition. It is not known where it was sent to. Capt A. C. Jones informed us, says the Dem
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hot shot is in readiness, like your steam fire engines, for firing up at any moment, and all the equipments for carnage piled up around the gun-carriages. The magazine has been buried in a cavern of sand-bags, and is believed to be beyond the reach of shot or shell. Every arrangement has been made, not only for the protection of the men, but for receiving the balls of Sumter with the least possible damage. Latest from Pensacola. A letter in the Mobile Tribune, dated Pensacola, Jan. 22d, gives some interesting intelligence from that point: The Wyandotte, carrying four guns, is lying off Fort Pickens. She was ordered in for repairs, and cannot fire her guns with safety.--She could easily be captured by boarding her. Lieut, Berryman, her commander, is friendly to the South, and a very much respected gentleman. His men say that they are "working for those who pay best." The rumor of the arrival of the Macedonian was occasioned by the Wyandotte's having to put to
heir power to avert civil war. Concession, conciliation — anything but that — and no man amongst us in his dying hour will regret that his conscience is clear, and that he can lay his hand upon his heart and say, "I did all in my power to turn from the bosom of my country the horrible blow of a civil war." Immense sensation followed the remarks of the venerable old Chancellor, and the deep silence that had attended his remarks was followed by an enthusiastic outburst of applause. Mr. George, of Orange, and Mr. Souter, of Queens, each natives of Virginia, responded in touching terms to the remarks of Chancellor Walworth, and a large portion of the Convention gave vent to their feelings in tears.--The scene was rendered yet more impressive and affecting when Mr. W. H. Carroll took the floor, and with all the eloquence of deep feeling appealed to the North to stay its hand ere it did any act to plunge the country in civil war. The venerable appearance of Mr. Carroll, and his all
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ome such ties in the States of the South. It would be as brutal, in my opinion, to send men to butcher our own brothers of the Southern States, as it would be to massacre them in the Northern States. We are told, however, that it is our duty to, and we must enforce the laws. But why — and what laws are to be enforced? There were laws that were to be enforced in the time of the American Revolution, and the British Parliament and Lord North sent armies here to enforce them. But what did Washington say in regard to the enforcement of those laws? That man-- honored at home and abroad more than any other man on earth ever was honored — did he go for enforcing the laws? No, he went to resist laws that were oppressive against a free people, and against the injustice of which they rebelled. Did Lord Chatham go for enforcing the laws? No, he gloried in defence of the liberties of America. He made that memorable declaration in the British Parliament--"If I were an American citizen, ins
actuate every citizen of Texas; but we should remember that we owe duties and obligations to States having rights in common with us, and whose institutions are the same as ours. No aggression can come upon us, which will not be visited upon them, and whatever our action may be, it should be of that character which will bear us blameless to posterity, should the step be fatal to the interests of those States. The London times on the Southern Confederacy. The London Times, of the 18th ultimo, has a long article on the "impending crisis" in America. It says: If South Carolina secedes, if Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana follow, if a Southern federation be formed, and take its place among the Powers of the earth, there can be no hope of keeping the border slave States. These will be drawn by a natural affinity to detach themselves from the North, and join the slaveholding federa- tion. North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia,
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