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gentlemen of both the old dead parties, unanimously reported resolutions, which were unanimously adopted by the meeting, affirming the right and duty of the State to dissolve the unholy alliance which now binds her to a Northern Abolition Union, and declaring that, heeding alike "the instincts of self-preservation, the suggestions of interest, and the demands of honor," she should seek shelter beneath the Œgis of her own sovereignty, and unite her destiny with that heroic band led on by South Carolina, the Thermopylae of Freedom. During the absence of the committee, Baker P. Lee, Jr. Esq., responded to a call in his usual felicitous and eloquent manner; and when it was announced, during the progress of the meeting, that the flight had commenced at Sumter, the enthusiasm was intense and the applause deafening.
As soon as the meeting adjourned, the crowd proceeded to make preparations for the erection of a secession pole and flag, the latter of which was made by the fair fingers of