Southern Commercial Convention,
Atlanta, Nov. 13.
--The Southern Convention failed to meet yesterday.
No delegates made their appearance.
This, however, is owing to the Convention
movements throughout the South
Macon, Nov. 15.
--The Joint Committee on the state of the Republic
agreed unanimously to report a bill for calling a convention of the people, with a preamble recommending resistance.
It is understood that Gov. Brown
, A. H. Stephens
, H. V. Johnson
, Linton Stephens
, T. R. Cobb
, and all other leading men, have endorsed the bill, and that it will pass unanimously.
The legislators differ somewhat on the mode of resistance, but the immediate secession men have a large majority.
A. H. Stephens
spoke at Milledgeville
He favored the State Convention demanding of the States which have nullified the fugitive slave law to repeal their acts, and upon their refusal, which was certain, then the South
could go out with clean hands.
The crowd called for Mr. Jackson
, of Savannah
, and a sharp discussion followed, Mr. Jackson
speaking strongly for immediate secession.
Important from Alabama.
--The disunion feeling is on the increase.
The people are more quiet than ever before known, but all are determined to act.
The State Convention of the Baptists, a very large and influential religious denomination in this State, met on the 13th, and resolved unanimously in favor of disunion.
They sent their resolutions to Governor Moore
, who pronounces it the most important disunion movement yet made in Alabama
The contest between the co-operation men and the disunionists has not yet commenced.
It will begin as soon as candidates are put forth in the different counties.
It is thought here that South Carolina
will undoubtedly secede on the 18th of December, and this adds great strength to the secession feeling in Alabama
Charleston, Nov. 16.
--Preparations are steadily progressing for the Convention
.--There will be but little conflict of interest in the election of delegates.
In most districts one ticket only will be run, and every man on it will be pledged to vote for instant action.--It is a curious circumstance that many of the delegates chosen will be ministers of the Gospel.
is a candidate for the Convention
, and pledges himself to vote for immediate State action.
is also a candidate, and will certainly be elected.
The reports telegraphed North relative to the State
banks about to suspend, are utterly without foundation.
The strength of the banks was never greater.
Their reluctance to cash even sight cotton drafts in the North
, as heretofore was usual, has forced shippers to demand specie in exchange for cotton consignments, and gold is daily received in large quantities from the North
Cavalry and infantry are in the streets today drilling in large numbers.
Each company halted and saluted the immense flag of Southern Confederacy floating from the Mercury office
There are illuminations to-night in various portions of the city in honor of the encouraging news from Florida
The latest private intelligence received here warrants the belief that every Gulf State will certainly secede.
arrived in Charleston
to-day, and was enthusiastically received.
The banks are waiting the action of Philadelphia
and New York.
Specie continues to arrive freely.
There is no trouble on that score.
The impression is that the merchants will, in self-defence, be compelled to call for the suspension of the South Carolina
The cannon first fired in honor of accession in this State, has been purchased by a committee and presented to Charleston
This city is brilliantly illuminated.
The Palmetto Band to-night serenaded Col. Ruffin
, of Virginia
, Judge Magrath
Meetings are being held in all the districts and parishes of South Carolina
in favor of secession.
Tallahassee, Nov. 14.
--Gov. M. S. Perry
, of this State has declared in favor of Separate State Action.
He says that Florida
will stand by South Carolina
--the gallant "Palmetto State." The people here are unanimous against submission to Lincoln
's election.--From all parts of the State
we have most cheering accounts.
Party names and issues have been dropped in the face of the dangers which threaten to overwhelm us under Black Republican rule.
Our people will present to the insolent foe a united and determined front.
Will it not be a glorious spectacle to see Florida
standing shoulder to shoulder with her gallant Palmetto
sister, in defence of our common Constitutional rights!
Our newly elected Governor, John Milton
, is uncompromisingly in favor of immediate action.
(recently elected to Congress,) occupies the same position.
will certainly secede.
Let South Carolina
lead the way!
Jackson, Nov. 13.
--An immense meeting of the citizens of all parties, the largest ever assembled in Jackson
, was held to-night.
Resolutions were unanimously passed, expressing a determination to resist Lincoln
's Administration, and endorsing the action of South Carolina
The people are entirely united on these issues.
Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Anderson
, and Gen. Freeman
The most intense enthusiasm prevailed, and the meeting adjourned amid loud cheers.
Secession meeting at Mobile.
Mobile, Nov. 16.
--At the meeting of citizens, irrespective of party, held here today, resolutions were adopted, unanimously favoring a secession from the Union
A resolution to await the action of other States was voted down and withdrawn.