A letter to the Alexandra Gazette
, from Georgetown, S. C.
, gives the following items:
For weeks we have been in the midst of public dinners and meetings, Three last week, and speaking in the Court-House
last night.--All are for secession.
The vote of the ladies was taken in the meeting last night, and "to a man
" they voted to be rather the widows of secessionists than the wives of "submissionists." There was a meeting here last week to nominate delegates to the Convention
, and night were appointed a committee to make nominations, and out of the eight, three were ministers.
We have a rifle corps here of 70 men, and our representative, P. C. J. Weston
, a rice planter, has made them a present of 100 Minnie rifles ($3,500) and a Whitworth gun, ($1,500.) besides smaller contributions.
We have also an artillery company of 64 men, and Governor Gist
has just sent them a battery of six guns; and three rice planters have sent them their checks for $200 a piece.
Then we have a troop, called the Marion
Light Troop, of 52 men, to which I belong.
We had a present of $250 last week; and if we do have to fight we will be ready to do so. Our railroad is still pushing on, and will not stop.
All other business is at a stand still.
Personal liberty law in Vermont.
The final action of the Vermont Legislature, before its adjournment on the 27th ult., was to refer this whole subject to the commissioners on the revision of the laws of the State
, with instructions to report whether the present law upon the rendition of fugitive slaves is in conflict with the Constitution of the United States
The commissioners of revision who are to take the matter in charge are ex-Judges Milo L. Bennett
, and Hon. Andrew Tracy
, formerly member of Congress — all known to be men of strong conservative tendencies.
Views of a Republican Governor.
, the Governor
elect of Pennsylvania
, made a speech in Philadelphia
on Saturday evening, during which he referred to the nullifying laws of that State.
The speaker doubted whether any of her legislative enactments interfered with the statutes of the United States
; but if they did, the principle was maintained that they should be immediately repealed.
thus yielded to the National Government
, she expected every State, both North and South, to be as faithful as herself to constitutional obligations.