--For a fortnight past the papers of the South
have been congratulating their readers upon the acquisition of Col. Doniphan
, of Missouri
, to the cause, and laconically, though none the less impressively, arguing the weight and value of the acquest.
Had our contemporaries observed the late political career of Col. Doniphan
, they would hardly have credited the report, and certainly would not have dwelt upon the desirableness of its being truthful.
He is a member of the State Convention of Missouri
, from Platte county
, and at the session convened early in the summer, at the instance of Lincoln
, and held at Jefferson City
, under duress of Boernstein
's bayonets, rusted with the patriot blood in which they were bathed at the St. Louis
massacre, he voted for every, the most extreme measure signified to be a need for the subjugation of Missouri
, and assisted conspicuously in deposing Gov. Jackson
and every other officer favorable to the South
, and putting Gamble
and his associates in their places to rule the State
in accordance with the wishes of Abraham Lincoln
.--New Orleans Delta.