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BY ROUT. A. HIOMPSON & CO. ______ PICKENS COURT HOUSK, S. C. SAT (If DAY, APRIL 27, 1801. vol.. XII.- KO. 38.
SSLEOYd:? (PO&T&Y*
The Southeru Volunteer?..
Air?14 All the Blue Bon not a nro over tlio BorJor."
Come from (lie lands where Iho yellow corn tassels;
Come from your Cotton fields, whiter tlinu snow;
Coino from the mi*rt, leave tru-le to your vassals; j
iiimp iu your rmI'M una tutor the loo 1
March, march, truo-hearieu Southrons;
Full into ranks And march in good ordor?
Jiscanibin shall ninny a day loll of the fierce nffrny.
When ?c drove the baso Northmen far o*or her
border.
Tlicy dun dictate to us. ns if v.e were cravcn?
Tlicy c. 'iin the red land which our father's blood
l.ved;
'.in? irauor?mi carcass may vulture and raven
l'roy on?who refuses to humble their pride !
March, march, &c.
For trumpet and drum, lenre the soft voice of
maiden; .
For the trump of armed men, leavo the mate of
the dance:
One kiss on the lips, with the word# of love ladciy
One look in dim'd eyes?iheu the ritleand lance.
March, march, kc.
Do jre woep. ye fair flowers, our hearthstones that
lu-igmcn :
For cYory Icnr shed shall fall ten foeinNi'r lives !
Far in the Cold North their hosts we will frighten.
As wo strike for our " IIoiiich, our Sweethearts
a 11*1 WI?W."
. March, march, &n.
Hurry, brave Cavaliers?dastards vinly flj* danger ;
Wo sprung from lineage hcroio and hrave,
Will drive from his stronghold the black-hearted
ulranger.
Or Yro'll die on the soil we would perish to save,
March, march, true-hearted Southrons?
Pull Into ranks uti<l march in good order;
Kscnmbia shall ninny n dVy It'll of the fierce nffrRjr,
Whon wo drovo the base Northmen for over onr
border!
UULL-IL'JJJ.. J . " M . 1 1 '.,..1 g
'PQhmOAL.
Speech of Governor PickensOn
Saturday evening hyjt, Gov. Pickens
was soronaded at the Ohnnestou Hotel. An
immense crowd was in attendance. After tho
nddros? by tho Governor, loud culls were made
frr General Deuurognrd, Mr. Pry or nnd othern,
but those gentlemen wore not to be found,
their official duties requiring tliein elsewhere.
I)uring tho delivery of tlie Governor's address,
lio was repeatedly interrupted by the
excited ' ro\rd with vociferous cheering. The
following i$ tho substance of his remarks :
Gentlemen : I am in very poor condition
for speaking in this open air, in such n noisy
place, with the passing of vehicles before us.
.l>ut I thank you, gontlomen, tor the very
kind manner iu which you hnvo been ].loosed
to welcome ine. It is, indeed, n glorious nndexulting
ocension well caleuhitcU to awaken
the proudest and most glorious feelings that
can belong tonny froe people. Tho events of
the last day or two are well calculated to till
the heart with gratitudo to n superintending
Providence for his kindness iu protecting so
many bravo and good men from misfortunes
Jr...;A..,11 T
juviuvuv ??/ i???. f>iinuuj;iij ivii\/n"yin/A'iinj i
dr? not pretend to wry that tho triumphant
and-victorious result* nrc in any degree
ncarcely attributable to any skill of mine, yet
I will HUy that there has been no oitizen in
this widespread land, who for the lust throe
mouths has felt such a deep and intense anxiety
us I havp There bus not been n single
d*y, nor n single night, which hus pawed over
mo that has not filled my heart with the deepest
anxiety for inv beloved eonntrv.
When 1 reflected that *o ninny brave nnd
patriotic young men, who, called to the rescue
of the State, wore placed somewhat under
jny earo, nnd that they composed tlio flower,
And the hope, nnd the pride of South Carolina,
I confess to you that often, often at night,
my heart has sunk under mc with the deep
responsibilities under which I lHborcd. I
!kuow I have ofton been blainod by the impetuous
nnd the zoalous because I have not
been quick enough to attempt an attack upon
Sumter, and to bring these young men under
E&Jr her raking fire. Hut, fellow-citixcns, believe
me when [ tell you, I nbnfc-tiued becau.so I
Clearly saw that the day was coming when wo
would triumph beyond the ?9^' i of man to
put os down.
When I was esillcd upon to prcsido ovor the
destinies of this {State, after nn abscnco of
three or four ye.trs from home, T felt that the
lieuvieet andjnost painful situation of my life
'' had conic; , Hut so far as I was concerned,
as long us 1 was Chief Magistrate ot South
Carolina, I was duterminea to maintain our
ee.parato independence mid freedom at any
aind ut every hazard. I fcU that the State
was in a poculiar position ;.tlnt we were iuit
oncuiatel^ and- ?t tho first thrown upon the
most Homntifio and oxpensivc branches of
ncUern warfarp. Wo were then but ill-prcIHired
to meet tho sudden issues that might be
ore.ed upon us, so that our causo had to pro
aonfc firmness and decision on tho one side,
with greatoautionand forbearance. Wo wcro,
in fact, walking nlono over a dangerous ptulf.
The least mis-step or want of coolness might
hive precipitated our causo into endless ruin.
With tlto heavy ordnance wo h id to procure,
*nt) tho heavv batteries that wo wero compelled
to erect, I fell under thoso circumstances
it required time, exact calculation and high
aoi'mee, and It wou|d havo been madnws, it
would have been follyf to have rushed the
brave and patriotic won in My chargo upon a
Work that was prenounocd the Gibraltar of tho
8oi|Ch. Hut when tbo proper time hat? come,
wlieu I knew wo were prepnred, there waB not
a moment that 1 wsa not prepared and ready
to Atrik* tho Mow fbv rtiy and tho inde^
' j / pendenao of my rountfry, let it lead to rhut
# it.might, Qro? if it led to Wood end rUin.?
Thurtk Ood, the day ha? como?Thank God,
^ ^ $bct War ?? fcijd rwo will conquer or polish.
I'fioj have vnuutinply arrayed thoir
twenty of tlioy linvo
fXtttf infcly ntso arrayed their navy, and thov
liAvo cajled ?# bnt ft handful of men, a weak
find UoMed State, full of prido, and what
they chivalry, fmd;with tlio bated institui
* " tio?? of slftvorjr. f?f tfiey supposed a soproo of
metkam, tqo> ty* wUWh,?in !? ?
of strength in war, and they have defied us.
Hut we have rallied ; we have met them, and j
met them in tho issues Uiey have tendered in (
their stronghold, by which they expected to !
subjugate our country. We have met. them
and we have coiujuevcd. We have defeated j
their twenty millions, and we have made the |
proud flag of Ino stars and stripes, that never
waB lowered beforo to any nation on this earth,
wc have lowered it in humility before the
Pnluictto aud the Confederate lings, and wo
havo compelled them to raise by their side
the white uag, anu ask lor an honorable sur
render.
Thoy have surrendered, and this proud fortress,
thnt was attempted to be a fortress for
despotism, has now become, as its name indicates,
a fortress for our independence, liesides,
one of their most scientific olhoers, on
the 20th of Inst December, escaped from what
lie called a wo-ik fort and untenable, and went
over to this strong and powerful position, because
he could maintain himself, and becauso
it was pronounced the key of the harbor.?
lie left Fort Mc lltrie because it was untenable
and at the mercy of Sumter. He chose '
Sumter as his fortress. We took the one he
has deserted, and with it whipped him to his
heart's content. And tins proud fort of our*,
| 80consecrated in the history of our country,
has again, on this 13th dny of April, achieved
our independence, ns it did in the memorable
days of the revolution. Yes, it was ?xultingly
proclaimed that we had not the power
to do it. Wo were ridiculed, and we were
held up ns the chivalry of this country, and
they attempted to throw upon us even scorn
and contempt.
Fellow-citizens, the danger may not yet be
over, and I would be the last man to counsel
any premature.or extreme measures. 1 uev
cr would counsel my fellow-citizens, in the
tlay of proud victory, to anything else but a
noble forbcarane nd a noble generosity.?
The man who dorended that fort has many of
the attributes of a brave soldier. Let us not
only show that we arc a brave proplc, but a
generous and magnanimous people, and that
wc would not use any extreme or exulting language
calculatcd as unworthy of n high-toned
and chivalrous race. llcmcmbcr 'thut the
1
unngor is not yet over. We, perhaps, may
have just commcrxcd the opening of events
that mav not end in our day and generation,
llcmember that there is now a hostile fleet of
seven vail o.T your harbor, directed by bitter
and malignant foes. They have coiue here
proudly scorning and contemning your position.
Tiny may attempt to entoY, but 1 say
to them this night, in defiance, let them eotne,
let them come. If they do, although we may
not wrap them in flumes, as we have Sumter,
we will wrap them in the waves and sink
them too deep ever to be reached by pity or
mcrey.
llut three months ago, I was ridiculed for
imuiupiuig to ioriuy tiio channel on Morris'
Islam!, and I was ridiculed for attempting to
hold Fort Moultrie under the fire of Sumter.
I was ridiculed for Htfctnptini; to keep q,ut
what they call the United States Navy.?
Many men, although cur bent men, thought
it w: s a fruitless undertaking. But in the
short period of three t> cnths wo have t*?e
channel fortified, so that at this moment it defies
the proud Navy of the United States.?
We have had a great many delicate n,1(J peculiar
relations since the 20th of December last.
We took the "lead in coming out of the old
Union and in forming this uew Confederacy.
Wp fliproforn
who wcro to como out anil stand by our side.
We owed n great dual to those who wore expected
to como with us. We were bound to
consult their feelings nnd their interests, and
it was duo thiit wo should be forbearing as
well us free. We ?re now one of tho Confederate
States, and tlicy have sent us a brave
and fecicntifie olficcr, to whom tha credit of
this day's triumph is due. lie has led you
to victory, and will lead you to more if occasion
offers.
I hopo on to-morrow, Sabbath though it
*hc, that, under the protection of Providence,
anil under the ordem of Ueucrai JJcauregard,
commander of our forces from the Confederate
States, you shall have the proud gratification
of seeing tho Palmetto Hag raised upon
that fortress, and tho Confodorato flag of
thc?o Tree and independent Rtate? side by
sido witli it; and there they shall float forever,
in doflanco of any power that man can bring
against them. Wo have humbled the flag of
tho United States, ond as long as I liavo the
honor '0 prosido as your Chief Magistrate,
so holn mo God, thcro is no power on this
earth shall ever lower from that fortress those
(tag*, unless they be lowered nnd 'truilcd in a
sea of blood. 1 can hero say to you, it is the
first time in tho history of this country that
tllfi Ulnrn lliwl uli'illiw ti'ni-n l^.l T?
Mil <|/>iv mnw asvv<U IIUl(IMIt'U> XI/
ha? triumphed for uovonty years, but to-dny,
on tin; 18th .day of ^Vpiril, it has been humbled,
fliul humbled, beforo tho glorious little
State of South Carolina. Tho Htara find
sjripes hove boon lowored before your eyes
this day, but there nro nri Samoa thai ahull
ever lowt>f the flag of South Carol {tin while I
havn the honor to prosido ns wonr Chief IMnpriRtrato.
And t pronounce hefe, before tho
civilized wor!d, your indcpcndcnco ip bnptized
in blood; your indcpcndcnco in won
upon a glorious battle fhdd, and you are free
now and fofo^Cf, in doflanoo of a world in
anna.
Wn hnvofrtne. t.hrnii(?h lvnAiv flm
of iVovidcnCo, so far successfully nn?T triumphantly.
Wo lift'ro met tho dnngcr nnd
tho peril amid thd storm nnd the booming of
cannon ; and jot, wonderful to arty, triumph-]
nut And glorious n* tho result 1ms been, there
hns . not l>een a single human beta": sacrificed
in thifTcnuftn, s6 much idontifiod with the liberty
<ind the Independence of our'emmtry.?
This must bo the fingor of FrovidCn&V, Wc
at first utood ajone, bat wo nro now in ? new
Confederacy pf Rtstbs, calculated to protect
tho ponce and independence of oul* country,
and ?t, thp fatno time to exe^clso a Wi#e forbonfrtnoo^
B^d gencroos^bd n>??)y conduct to4
'.V-. .0. y.
All wo nsk is plain justice, liberality, lion- i
or and truth from others, nnd nil we over
shall submit to is, nnd 1 trust we overalwU 1
extend to all others, the liberality, the justice,
ii... i >: i.:..i. t
I 11 V IUI UV:?ll IUIUU <111* I lllUUlMtllllMI HIIU'U Ul'W IIUiii)
enlightened ami a ureal people.
In the events which have developed them- |
pelves in the last few days, we are, at least,'1
without blame. This fort was held up as
the fortress hv which wo wero to be subjugated,
and kept permanently under the control
of a Government wo had repudiated, and
ihut was odiuU.s to us. We made every advance
that reasonable men could make to nsk
for its possession, and there was nothing but
the desire to subjugate that could at all make
it an oject of such importance to be possessed
by a Government from which wo had withdrawn.
It was peremptorily refused, and I
Wfl Q illfitriun/l fl'nln lIlA liiivl.oof
; " ? '1'in.iwa
if. was to bo supplied, nnd that those supplies
I ahflu \ b? sustained, if necessary, by force.
Under these circumstances, there was no
alternative but to make the last sad appeal to
I arms and the (!od of Hattlrs, and this day
lias triumphantly shown that we wore right
and our opponents wrong.
Now, .felloW't-iti/AMis, go to your, homes."?
lie moderate and abstain from every act and
every sentiment of extreme language of unworthy
violence. Show that you arc not only
really free, but that you deserve to be r' .
keep cool, keep firm, keep united. ?
people arc always generous and alwa^.v magnanimous.
We can meet our foes clad in
steel nnd make them feel the weight of our
jUi.i ? .f i "i - ? * *
iiv.iui u|>uii ui ui'iiic, uui in uio
same time we can tieat them with that liberality
and noble magnanimity that always belong
to a generous and u brave people.
1 said on tho 17th of December last, on
an occasion similar to this, that true, South
Carolina stood alone, but in this there was
nothing to fear, for she ha<l on a memorable
occasion, previous to tho Declaration of Independence
itself, stood alone and fought the
battle of Fort Moultrie, where she had sunk
tho ships of one of tho proudest nations of
the earth. And I said to you that on the
bloody battle field of Churubusco our noble
regiment had marched across that field under
a fiery storm such as has seldom been seen,
nnd that if need be, she could now stand
alone again, and fight alone for her independence
and her liberty. And limv. fellow.niti
7.ens, on this, the 13th day of April, 1801,
she has again fought alone and defeated an
arrogant r.nd assuming power, and shu has
gloiionsly triumphed alone, and thus a^uin
Fort Moultrie, which was so deririn ovtr independence
of 1770, has again . answered,
and is consecrated and baptised over again in
our independence and freedom of 1801.
I studiously declined receiving volunteers,
who so nobly and so gallantly ottered themselves,
from other States, because we had so
many among ourselves who desired a place of
danger and of peril, and demanded it as a
right. I besides desire 1, as we had begun it
first and alone without consultation, uml ns
some said, rashiy, I desired under these circumstances,
tliat if we had to fljjrlit for our
independence again, that the battle should be
fouuht and won by South Carolina alone, upon
the name bloody field whore she bad fought
for her independence in the days of her first
revolution. True, true, we owe much to scion
co and to the gallantry of Gen. lienuregard,
who was sent to us bv the President of
the Confcdcrato States. We do owe to him
all honor and all gratitude for his high and
manly bearing and noble conduct; but as far
as our own companies, our Dattalions, our regiments
and our men arc concerned, the triumphs
of t1>is day have been duo literally to
South Carolina troops alopo. ' 1 do not mean
to say this (said the Governor) by way of exultation,
but as due to tlie truth of history,
and T say it because. South Carolina has been
peculiarly singled out and abused and traduced
and sneered at as being too weak and
to> small to dofond herself, and was accused
of arrogance and presumption. But this
d y shows that weak as we were supposed to
L'?, he liavo uuuuu tiiO pO?TOr of OUT OtiCUliCS,
ana acusa tncin upon tlicir sought mid chosen
battle field.
And now I hera, in the name of South
Carolina, return the am tit tide of the State to
those gallant and intelligent officers who have
come forward and so generously served their
St- te in this her day of trial. And they are
too numerous even to mention in detail; and
1 return the thanks and the gratitude of tl.c
State to those brave, and true, and patriotic
young men who have Hncrificed their greatest
iutcroats to come forward ami to seek eagerly
to defend .their country when it was supposed
that peril, danger nnd.even death wore inevitable.
It is indeed to theuvnot only glorious
day of triumph, but I, too, witb feelings
of deep gratitude, nrti cmi'bLd to return 'them
back to theiV fdhd homes nnd kindred uninjured,
nnd with the proud consciousness that
the honor of tboir Stato has been unstained,
ntia tnui tucir gtiiiitntiy Iws boon kIiowii 1>y
tho noble mpnnpr in which they linvo manned
tho butteries for their country's independence.
It to those men nnd thoso officers Mint wo
0W0 everything; nnd I do not pretend to
claim anything myself, oxcept tbnt.my henrt
has been filled with deep nnxletv, and I have
spent my nights in painful and constant examination
of nil tho detail* and all th? points
that might be nccessnry not only to nave the
lives of our brnvo men, but to defend the independence
of my country, nnd when the
day hiid como nt the proper timo to strike,
and to fttriko for her independence, nt any
and at ovferv hazard, let the coiispotinnprn hr?
whnt they ipfty
Wo have now taught ft great lesson to this
Confederacy. It is now oloar t]int for oil purposes
of justice, of equality nnd of common
liberty, our American institutions nro nsFtrong
sh any tWt hnve over been offered for tbe
government of man. Bui when they are( perverted
to the purposes of injustice nnd 'fanaticism,
of insalt and wVonjr, that Mioso Mmp
institutions arts poWorTcffo; and that rfhon
they lose that power which arises from right,
... I -
that as far as the American people arc condom
e.d they aro impotent and imbecile, because
tlie heart, tlic great heart of the American
people in reality, beats for what is right.
Wo then .stand upon thc.ri^ht. We stand
upon the imdieuable right of a people to choose
their own l.^titutious, and that all just (!overument
rests upon the consent of the governed,
and that any Government that attempts
to exercise power without this consent, not
only is unjust to a brave, true, and patriotic
peoplo, but that people own defy that power,
and they can conquer, and they can triumph
Rut let inc say again, fc)low-citizens, that 1
am in rather a poor condition to speak at this
time of night, under the confusion that comes
from a noisy street, and I return you my
thanks, and libpe that there may bo no events
to sadden tlie future, but that the present glorious
day will ever be remembered and sink
so deep into the hearts of a grateful people as
to show that by virtue i?d firtijness, they not
only can bo free, but prove to the world that
tliev deserve to be free.
The Governor then retired.
Proclamation by President Davis.
Montuomkky, April 17.?The following
proclamation wna issued to-dav :
.1 Proclamation l/i/ the 1'resilient of the
Confederate iSUttes of America :
Whereas^ Abraham Linm.ln, the President
' of the United States, has bv nroelnnintinn an
noun cod tlic intention of invading this Confederacy
with an armed forcc, for tlic purpose
capturing its fortresses and thereby subverting
its independence, and subjecting the free
people thereof to the dominion of foreign
power; and whereas it his thus bccoinc the
duty of this Government to repel the threatened
invasion and to defend the rights and
libei tigs of the people by all the means which
the law.-- of nations and the usages of civilized
wuifare place at its disposal.
Now. therefore, I, J effeison Davis, President
of the Confederate States of America,
uo 1 sue ui:s my proclamation, inviting all
those who may desire by service in .* vate
armed vessels on the high seas to aid this
Government in resisting so wanton and wicked
an degression, to make application for commissions
or letters of marque and reprisal, to
be issued under the seal of those Confederate
States. And I do notify all persons applying
for letters of marque, to make a statement in
I writing, giving the name and a suitable dcI
scription of the character, tonnage and force
1 of the vessel, and the, name and place of resi1
deuce of each owner concerned therein, and
the intended number of the crew, and to si^n
said statement and dclivor the same to the
Secretary of State, or to the Collector of nny
p-.tof entry of.these Confederate States, to
bo by him transmitted to tho Secretary of
State. And I do further notify all applicants
"foresaid, that before any commission or letter
of marque is issued to any vessel, the owner or
owners thereof, and the Commander for the
time being, will be required to irive bond to
tlio Confederate States, with at least two responsible
sureties, not interested in such vessel,
in thepmnl sum of five thousand dollars;
or if such vessel be provided with more than
one hundred and fifty men, then in the penal
sum of ten thousand dollars; with conditio?!
that tho owners, officers and crew who shall
bo employed on board such commissioned vessel,
shall observe the laws of these Confederate
States, and the instructions given to then)
for the regulation of their conduct: that they
snail satisfy all damages done contrary to the
tonor thereof bj' such vessel during her commission,
and deliver up the same when revoked
by tho President of the Confederate
States. And! do further specially enjoin on
all persons holding offices, civil and military,
under the authority of the Con federate States,
that thoy be vigilai t and zealous in discharging
the duties incident thereto. And T do,
moreover, solemnly exhort 'he good people of
thes'j Confederate Sti.tes, as they love their
country, as they prize the blessings of frco
Government, as they feel tho .wrongs of the
past and these now threatened in 1111 aggrava
ted form, by those whose enmity is more iniplnc;ib!e,
because unprovoked, that they exert
themsolves in preserving order, in promoting
concord, in maintaining tho authority and efficiency
of tho laws, and in supporting and
invigorating al! the measures which may be
adopted for the common defence, and by
which, nnder the blessing of Divine Provi*
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uuuOrj nO mv?|/o iwi u j ju.iv ??
honorable police. .
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
my ham! and caused the seal of the Confederate
States to be aflixed, this seventeenth day
of April, 1801.
Hy the President.
(Signed,) WPKUSON DAVIS.
It. ToOMn:*, Secretary of State.
Constitutional T'uf.kijom.- The Southern
Christian Advocate* <n referring to the
result of tho Snmtor affair, seys:
"That no lives soould have been lost in so
ficrco n struggle is cause of devout thankfulness.
Is it not an earnest of the fact, that the
God in whom wo trust, will give .us tho vioto
ry yet, without the shedding of tho blood of
those so lately fellow-citis- >?. In 11 itn wo
trust. Our cause is no longer thnt of the relations
of the negro to tho white ninn ?but
thntof Constitutiortrtl liofcrty?thnt of the right
of a peoplo composing n large separate section
of tho raoo, to govern themselves. It is a
<piostion hctwfcen free institutions and n military
despotism. If our neighbors prefor the
latter, lot ihem hnve it. We of the South
nritfcr tliA farmer. ;n?1 vi< will li?v? ?r
consetit to take as tho alternative MUsr extermination.
Visit tt> Fort Sumi'-kr.?Y<*tcrdny morning
Mr. Russell, the correspondent of tho
finndon Time*, now in Charleston, says tho
Mercury, Twiti'd Fort Suuiter. fie was noeompnnied
hj' C<?i. .NTilcs, Col. Chexnut, Col.
M.mning, nr.d Col. Whiting, aids to (Jonornl
Ucrtttt'cgnl'd, and Col. * Aieas, aid to Governor
Plevna.- Mr Fontaine, bf the N. Y. Ilerald,
and others, werg of the party. ,f ly
Telegraphic News from all Quarter!.
i Washington, April 17?A few weeks
since a distinguished democrat was requested
by Secretary Seward to go to Texas, and as- |
certain the state of the public mind there, and I
especially to converse with Governor Houston,
and learn his views of the present seces- 1
sion movement in that State. On his return, !
he reported that Gov. Houston not only rc-1
! fused to accept military support from the U.
i S. Government, but desired hat President
1 .Ihrtntn afinitlil rnnnll tlwi rnmi 1 o* (rnnnu fmni
ixos. Ho also reported that Governor
Houston urged in the strongest tcruis the
evacuation of Fort Sumter and Pickens, stating
that Arkansas will join Texas in secesr
Min in the event of coercion, or even the colh-ctiun
of tho revenue being attempted. Gov.
Houston requested to be left alone, and muiu.
laincd that the Union party of the entire South
was dead if coercion was once attempted.
Plus account appeared to President Lincoln
so much at variance with what was understood
here to bo the opinion of Governor
Houston, and knowing the political proclivities
of the ambassador, the President immediately
dispatched another messenger to Gov.
Houston, and without waiting for his return
' s sent forward tho troops to Texas.
There is reliable information to show that
the late publication that Gen. Ampudia was
marching on Brownsville is false. On the
contrary, he has retired from the army, gone
into the interior, and has no means, even if lie
had the disposition, to enter upon such n 11 enterprise.
Hcsides, t?,o constitutional government
is opposed to any such movements.
Dkspatciiks to Gov. I'jckkns.?T!;o
Charleston Courier publishes the following
despatches, received by Gov. Pickens on
Thursday:
FHOM F.X-8KNAT011 MASON.
Richmond, April 18.? To Governor
Pickens : I came here last night. The ordinance
is just, promulgated, and the Confederate
Flag floats over our Capitol.
KUOM KX-PUV.Sl DKNT TV T.Kit.
RICHMOND, April 18.? To Governor
I'icfeeiis : Tho ordinance of Recession passed
yesterday. We are substantially at war.
from the hock city guard company.
Nasiivim.K, Tknn., April 18.? To Governor
Piskcns : Can you spare us ono hundred
Enfield or other rifles, with sword bayonets
and accoutrements, and at what price?
Tennessee is all ablaze.
Montuomkuy, April 18.?Virginia has
soccded. North Carolina offers help to reach
Washington. Tennessee offers fifty thousand
men to defend the South, and refuses one to
I !.. -1- tr - 1 1 rr i
jjiiic-'om. jYcniucuy oners volunteers.
Montoomkry, April 18?The news of
tho secession of Virginia cause*! much rejoicing
here. Montgomery is brilliantly illuminated
to-night. One hundred guns were fired.
It is generally believed the revolution is now
complete.
Tennessee and Missouri Refuse.?
Nasiivii/le, April 1R.?Gov. Harris replies
to Lincoln's cm or. Tennessee for two regiments,
as follows: " Tennessee will not furnish
a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand,
if necessary, for tho defence of our
rights and those of our Southern brothers."
Sr. Lot is, April 18.?Gov. Jackson tells
Cameron that his requisition is illegal, unconstitutional,
revolutionary, inhuman, diabolical
and cannot bo complied with. Missouri
won't furnish a man on such an unholy crusade.
Later from Europe.?Halifax, April
15.-?The new .steamship Kedar, which sailed
from Liverpool 011 the Oth instant, arrived at
this port to-day.
flM. - - C - 11-- 1 ? Ct . t .*
j iiu hiiu-? *n couou on oaiuruay, me utn,
amounted to 20,000 bales. The market was
buoyant, and pri<vs have an advancing tendency.
The ndvicos by the last steamer from
America caused Id. advance. UroadstufTs
and provisions steady. Consols 01 8 to 01}.
The Continental advices arc very warlike.
In Paris, an army was drilling for war.?
All the marshals of France have been summoned
to attend a council of war on the 8th
of April.
Military operations ore about to commence
in Italy.
The Niagara took ,?85,000 in specie.
Virginia Acting.?Bat/timoiik. Anril
18.?Cnpt. Pearson, of the steamer which
arrived berc this morning from Norfolk, rer>oH?
M>!i f.Vin f?mrsi?co to tbo hnrhor of
Norfolk has been obstructed, by order of
Governor Lctehor, by sinking some small
boats. Captain Pearson wn& obliged to go
over the flats, in order to get out of the harbor.
Tlio object of this procedure is to prevent
tlie Government vessels now in the harbor
from leaving, as ordered by the Lincoln
Government.
NontWMC, April 18.?The Custom House
in this city has been broken into, and a quantity
of guns stored there, belonging to the
United States Government, were taken out.
The revenue cutter was also boarded, and her
guns seized by tho citizens.
A. to - Ha ! ---J
j 11 i wn, i\|ii i. ik ruiuurt'u
I and goncpdly believed that there is Considcrnl'lo
forcc eh route fro:;; Centra! Virginia to
seize Tlnipcr's Ferry.
BajLTIMOBIc, April 10.?A terriblo riot
took plneo hero to-di?y, with some of the
troops who wore going on to' Washington in
obpdiencc to Lincoln's call. Tho "Regiment
from Massachusetts add the Seventh Itcgimont
from New York, wero attaoked and several
killed. Tho Governor has proolaimcd
martial law.
It in currently reported that the telegraph
wires North of Baltimore havo boen cut, and
the railroad tracks torn up.
April 19?10 p. nr.?Only two of the
Massachusetts soldiers aro known to bo killed.
and tbrco remain hero wounded. Several citizens
are known to b?j killed, oud five or six
severely wounded. The city is now comparatively
quint. 1^?c Stnlo troops find a full
body of polioe nre under afma. " .
Washington, April 10.?Four stoamcrs
At Atfyuia Creek havfc been d?tuiucd by tho
t
Government, under the apprehension that they
will be used fur secession purposes. Tho
agent here is endeavoring to have them released
to-morrow.
The steamer Pawnee, with troops and munitions
of war 011 board, is now ready for further
service.
I Twenty men of the Massachusetts Bnttalio.i,
who were attacked in Baltimore, and seriously
wounded, have been conveyed to tho
! infirmary here. Others were slightly
| wounded.
A strong guard is posted at ull the out
I posts around the city to-night. There are
fully five thousand troops under arms in
and around the city.
A stroug Union sentiment pervades nil
chisscs in this city, and tho deepest regret is
expressed nt tho occurrences in Ibdtimore today.
There is no violent excitement, but nu
evident feeling of solemnity, suspenso and
anxiety.
fP 111.' frnnna fpain AT-i (lonnlntcnHo a?ifl Ma?w
I - p., n..u *1, ..
I York have arrived. The extent of the in;
juries to the soldiers and citizens of Baltimore
is unknown. The volunteers in Baltimore
are at their drill rooms ready to carry
out the martial laws.
Augusta, April 18.?The news of the secession
of Virginia was communicated to the
lion, ltoger A. Pryor as he was departing on
the curs fur Montgomery.
Tlio news was received in thin city with immense
chccring. The bells ore ringing, and
goueral joy is manifested.
Moim.K, April 18.?The secession of Virginia
was received with immense ?*' ^ring.?
The bells are ringing and one itui-d ed guns
' arc being fired. Tho people are frantically
I ioyous, and impromptu speeches arc being de1
livcrcd.
IIf.T.p from Tennessee.?Gov. Pickens
has received from Hon. C. G Mcmmingcr, a
despatch, stating th.it Tennessee has offered
fifty thousand troops to defend the South,
and not one man for Lincoln. Tennessee i?
all ablaze. Tcnnesseo is arming.
Los Veoas, New Mexico, March 12.?
i j itc stage arrived iiore ttiis morning from
Santa to, rn route for the Stales, and as it
was about leaving hero on its way in, an express
arrived from Col. Fauntleroy, commanding
this military department, to the Commandant
at Fort Union, ordering this officer
to prepare for dofoncc. On yesterday morning,
about 11 o'clock, the people of the capital,
(Santa Fe,) Amcrioans and Mexicans 01
nuisse, seeming to have sprung up like " Cadmus'
men," well armed and in great numbers,
at once seized and now held Fort Murcy.
Col. F. declined to surrender the Fort, ns
was expected, and while in thfc act of remonstrating
with the populace, the citizen sol
uiery rusnea upon tnc works, and in ten minutes
they were taken possession of.
Governor Keuchcr was the prime mover irt
these proceedings, and he now has charge of
all the military equipments nud public property.
Everybody surprised at this well
concocted and cllicicut coup d' amies. In
brief, New Mexico now has declared for and
practically affiliated with Texas and the
South, and the United States is suddenly
ignored and oar allegiance changed.
Arizona also absolves her allegiance on the
10th instant.
Attacking Northkun Cities.?Wo trust
that the South will soon be in a condition to
a;t aggressively as well as defensively. We
have no idea on the face of the earth of standing
still and being butchered like sheep in ;t
slaughterhouse. As soon as possible, a blow
1... 1 11
oi.uuiu uu DIIUVII ill' IliC puuiliuus I1IVCS Oil 1110
border, and privateers should be fitted q^it to
harrass the enemy's commerce. The sooner
this is done the better. Already tho Southern
army, at the different forts and stations,
numbers about thirty five thousand men.?
With the accession of the border States, thin
can be swelled, without an effort, to a hundred
thousand of tho bravest troops in the world.
We shall then see whether tho game of invasion
which Abraham Lincoln has inaugurated
is not one which two can play at.?Richmond
( 1?) Dispatch.
Ekumsii Vikw oFQoKitnoN.?Lord Palincrston
has again, in a public address, emphatically
expressed tho hope that the questions
at issue, between the United Stutes (jovcrnment
nml the Confederate States may bo
settled without an appeal to arms. The sumo
, M,.,,,..?eTU ig nMrrr'toti wtwtf p*o<>ptioii, thnk
wo arc aware of, by the whole English pyess.
Tho civilized world looks with horror and
amazement at the dire portents of this fratricidal
and suicidal strife. The Lincoln Cabinet
stands alono among the Governments of
the whole civilized world in preferring t?
bloody arbitrament for this American fjuurrol.
All Christendom raises its voico ngainstit;
and even in tho North, it is a minority elected
ruler alono who seeks to involve this nation
in such uuparolioicd horrors. Tho journals
of France, tho most warlike of modern
nations, cry aloud against this most unnecessary
and iniqnitious appeal to battle, and thoso
of England pronounoe tho crime of the act
only equalled by its folly.
RicstoNATION oFCof.. BK,VJ. HnflF.n.?A
special dispatch to the Now York Rtprets.
sayB that Col. lluger, of this State frtntionea
at- Baltimore (Fort Mollenry,) for tho do-,
fenoe of tho harbor, and one of tho hp??; r?f
tho United 3tatcb Ordnunce Corp*, bus resigned
The Ejjncjm ndds : " N(^one hns doubted ^
bis post fidelity to the Government* and, if
not called upon to bonr nrnis ripiiinet his n(^
tive State^t was not bis pufpow> tQ lesion,''
?i ?i if,
A Nqtkworti.y faor.^Iho Xc\*>Yorlj
Tribune,,of the 13th, ppenk'ng of tho de?- patches
from Genoriit }{er?u regard to ['rcsid^n*
Davis, which wero received in New York a
few hours after they were sent to Montgomery,
savn this is doubtless the first iiiftniuo in
?1.. l?-l * 1? ' -
viiu iiihm/rjf 01 wnr wnore a u?'S|mtch irouv u
vqneral in tho Hold to his own ?uvcrtmicnt whij
read On tho day it was written, iu a hos^lo .
city nearly 8^0 ntflea dtet&Bti

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