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Wednesday Moraing, April 17th.
A large and enthnsiastic meeting irre-pectire
of party, was held at Bircbard
Hall, in this place, last evening. Stron g
and patriotic resolutions were passed sustaining
the Governor of the Sta in his
call for men to support the honor of our flag.
New York, April 16lh. Special report to
to the New York Tout, ays lhat ihe Governors
of Kentucky, Virginia. North Carolina, and
Miasouri, refuse to respond for troop. Mary
land, however, respond promptly, and Balti
more Regiment tendered service to President
to-day. Quota for Massachtisettsbcen doubled,
and three regiment from Boston ordeied here
at once. Gen. James H. Lane, of Kansas, take
Command of a thousand men here. Comnicr
ciai'a dispatch cays George Ashman sent to Can
ada on a aecret mission. No orders are yet is
sued to blockade Southern ports, or stop mails,
but has issued orders to Garrison Harjr,s Fer
ry, Forts 'Washington, Monroe, and others. One
of the Massachusetts Regiments goes to Fort
Monroe, with s New York Regiment. The
route between aPhiladelphia and Washington
will be guarded by Western troops.
New York, April 16. At s meeting of Mer
chant! of this city to-day, it waa resolved that a
call be issued for a Mass meeting irrespective of
party to sustain the Constitution and law.
Norwich, Conn., April 16th. Gov. Bucking
ham has issued a peoclamation, calling for vol
unteer to rendesvoua at Hartford. The Thames
Rank of this city lias tendered $100,000 to Gov.
Buckingham, and the Farmington Couuty Bank
hu offered $50,000 dollars.
Rising Son, Is., 1 6tb. Our citizens are
holding meeting this evening, expressing
sympathy with the Government. A com
pany of volunteers is rapidly filling its
racks for immediate service. Secession
sentiments are not tolerated intbiscommu
sUtj. New Orleans, 16. The market is de
pressed by the war news. Lincoln's war
proclamation was read with no astonish
ment. Everybody is highly pleased. The
people are resolved to maintain their po
sition at all hazards. Two more volvnteer
companies left to-day for Pensaeola to-day,
and the rett will probably remain todefeod
the city. Volunteer regiments are forming
throughout the State. Thirty-three de
serters from the Federal army have landed
at Fort Jackson, leaving 12 months pay
behind them, so anxious were they to join
the Confederate army. The steamer Le
compte hence for Shrieveport, sunk 8 miles
above Compte. Boat and cargo a total loss.
Passengera and crew saved. The Galveston
Civilian says that the idea that there is any
considerable number of persons disposed to
agitate the question of rebellion in Texas
Montgomery April 16. The Cabinet
were in council this A. M., Lincoln' Proc
lamation waa-read amid bursts of laughter.
The Secretary of War authorizes tbe state
ment that 82,000 more troops were called
out to-day to meet Lincoln's men.
Washington, April 16. Col. Ellsworth
has bad strong inducements ofleied him to
proceed to New York City and organize a
regiment of Zouaves. If be does not go
thither; he will repair to Illinois for a simi
lar purpose. He bas declined tbe commis
sion in the army which waa tendered him.
Richmond, April 16. The Virginia
Convention is in Secret Session tbis A. M.
Reporters excluded, and consequently noth
ing is known of the proceecings. A tele
gram from Gov. Pickens to Hon. Henry A.
Wise, aays: It is reported that eleven vess
els are on the bar, and are stopping vessels
engaged in regular trade. The papers of
this city express confidence that Gen. Scott
Will resign. The Richmond Whig hauled
down the Stars and Stripes this A. M., and
run up tbe flag of Virginia.
New Orleans, April 16th. All the Courts of
this city, including theSupeiior Conrt,bave ad
journed to the third Monday in May, owing
to the present State of affair. A Messenger
arrived yesterday, on hi way to Montgomery,
from Galveaton, Texas, to consult with Presi
eent Davis about the deft nse of the Texas coast.
There is much excitement in Galveston on ac
of War new. The City Council i in extraor
dinary session, expressing a feelirg of itsist
ance. Louisville, Ky., April 16th. A large and en
thusiastic meeting ol those oriosrd to Mr. Lin
coln's now rulii g, was held to-night. Atout
3.000 present. Resolution! were adiptcd that
Kentucky would not peimit the Federal Gov
ernment to march troops against the Confeder
ate State, and would share the latter' destiny
it War must come
St Louis, April 16th. It i understand Gov
Jackson will refuse to ccmply with Secretary
Cnmeron's requisition for troop.
Pauduch, April 16th. A meeting, irrespec
tive of rarty, adopted resolution recommend
ing the Governor to convene the Legislature
immediately; that we are with the South in in
terest and action; that the Governor be request
ed to issue a proclamation for the Legislature to
meet at Frankfort at an early a day aa possible
to consider our future destiny; calling on the
people of Kentucky to ignore party feeling.
Detroit, April 16th. At an informal meeting
of citisena to-day, at which Governor Blair wa
present, it was resolved, in order to expedite
equipment of troop required from Michigan, to
raise $100,000 by private subscription. A large
portion of the amount was subscribed on the
spot. The balance will be raised immediately.
Gen. Css responded
Troy, April 16. A great Union demon
stration took placo in this city last night.
The meeting adjoursed and in a body pro
ceeded to Gen. Wool's residence, who re
sponded in strong Union speech.
New Haven, April 16. The Mechanics'
Bank of this city this A.M., tendered to the
Governor (26,0000 for the use of tbe State,
in supporting the National Government.
Norfolk, April 16. One hundred guns
were fired here, and there is great rejoicing
over the fall of Ft. Sumter. An order has
been received to fit out the U. S. steamer
Merrimac, immediately, and to tow out all
war vessels from the port.
Lawrence, April 16. Our city Govern
ment this A. M. appropriated (5,000 for
the benefit of the families of those who
have volunteered to defend tbe country's
oeton, April 16. The baik Manhattan
wbirh armed here tbis A. M., from Savan
nah, bad a secessioh flag hoisted. A crowd
proceeded to the wharf and compelled the
Captain to take it down, and coist tbe
Stars and Stripes.
Concord, N. H., April 16. New Hamp
shire responds to the President's proclama
tion, ana will furnibh tbe troops required.
The Concord Union Bank has tendered
a loan of 920,000 to the Governor, and all
the directors with the cashier agree to con
tribute (100 each to the support of such
families of tbis city, as may fall in the de
fense of the flag of the country.
Fort Koarney, April 16. Capt. Bee, en
route for South Carolina, eccompsnied by
Capt. Stone on leave cf absence, R. 8.
Ward, euttler, all from Ft. Larrimie, arriv
ed here yesterday evening, and left to-day.
It is understood here that Capt. Bee will
join the southern army.
Louisville, April 16th. The Courier of to
morrow will publish tbe following reply to
the Secretary of War:
"Your dispatch i received. In answer, I say
emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troop,,,,
for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister .
B. MAGOFFIN, Gov. Ky.