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." . Fro qi tho Charleston Mercury.
Maryland. . i
.Tho dospot'sjicel is on thy#Bhoro,
.'Maryland !.. I
Ilia touch is itt thy templo door,
? Mnrylnml ! "''..'. -
Avenge thc patriotic'gofo
.That flocked tho streets of Hftltintoro,
?And be tho battle qtu>en of yore.
Mayybilld ! My Maryland !
Hark to wiind'i ing sim's appeal. *?
Maryland !
My mol her State ! lo I bet* I kneel,
,* Maryland I
P?&lfl^ iS'ild 'hiiVtll. fer woe nhd weal,
T.fiy pocrloss'chivalry reveal, ' -
Anti gird thy beauteous limits with steel.
P. Marj land! .My.. Maryland \
Theil \vll| liol cower in tj:c dust,
Maryh.nd ! . '* . '
. Thydieiniilng sword shall never rust.
. Maryland !
Henteniber Carroll's sacred trust,
lleiiieinbcr Howard's wttrliko thrust
And till thy sluniberors with the jilst,
Maryland: My Maryland I
Come ! 'tis the red dawn ot the day,
...... Maryland!
('onie! with thy panoplied array,
. Maryland ! - .
With ?iitggold's spirit for the fray.
With Watson's blood at Monterey,
Willi fearless bowe and dashing May,
Maryland! Sly Maryland I
Conto ! for thy shield is bright anti strong,
' Maryland !
-.Conic ! for thy-dalliance does thee wrong,
Maryland !
Come! to thine own heroic throng,
"That stalks with hi bert y along,
, Ami give a new A'ci/ to thy song.
Maryland I My Maryland 1
Dbai'.moThcr ! burst the tyrant's chain,
Maryland !
Virginia should not call in vain,
Maryland !
She meets her sisters on thc plain
'Sic .mniff." 'tis th? proud refrain,
Tba' Itallles minions back amain,
Maryland !
Aviso, in majesty again.
: Mar , lund 1 My Maryland !
I see the blush upon thy cheek,
Maryland !..
But thou wast over bravely meek,
Maryland !
lml lo! there surges forth a shriek
From hill to hill, iront creek to creek
Potomac culls to Chesapeake.
Maryland! My Maryland 1
Thou wilf aol yield thc Vandal loll,
Maryland !
Thou wilt liol oronk lo lils control,
Maryland !
Helter tho tiro upon theo roll.
Helter the blade, the shot, the bowl,
Than crucifixion of thc soul.
Maryland! My Maryland!
I hear Ute dis?mil ilntndor hum,
. Thc Obi bine's bugle, fife and drum,
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb
Huzza ! she spurns tho Northern scum !
She breathes-she burns! she'll come! she'll cpm<
Maryland' My Maryland I H.
Potpie Cou pee. April '2?. isftt.
From the. Patriot and Mountaineer.
At, thc Public Meet inn at Greenville, on Mu
the. 20/h of Muy, 1861.
Mr. Chairman ?ind Fellow-Citizens : l u
derstaiid tho object of this meeting; j? to pi
p.tro for action, in tho liold, a Troon of Cavah
which has already been organized in this Di
triot, and to raise a subscription for the sn
port of such families us uro in need, wive
' fathers and husbands bare gone forth in.l
defence of their country.
Tt 'is known to you. fellow citizens, that
have not attended fur many months past, a
nf your po |j I ?ol? I moot inga,. \i is known
you, also, th.it 1 w .s oppose 1 to this gri
movement which has been made throughc
thc Southern States. I saw that tho ino!
ment would bo made in South. Carolina, a
I-thought my duty, as a good citizen, was
stop',aside.and tnuko. no divisiou in the St?
I ha.ve done so.
l'].irly last Kal), .1 said to'my friend, G<
Moans, that [ should, not oppose tho notion
the.State, hut. th.d when she did oct, I win
sustain her wit li, all. tho means in'.'my pow
As soon jK'it w;.s known th it South Ca.eli
h id seceded frottj tho Federal Union,..I si
to uiy son. " You must, volunteer your" s
vices in defence ol' your State." His rei
.was, " I have already dono so." 11 caring i
iny Union friouds in tho uppor part of U re
ville llistriet w.'iv d'tss?tisli?d with tho act
-secession, and disaffected .towards tho.Stale
?.odo up to seo them, and addressed two
ithroo hundred ol thom ut one of their hiusti
X told them that no mail in South Carol
mad boen more oppised to t|i<& nut of secess
alpin myself. I had honestly believed t
?with a majority in both houses of Congi
.Opposed to Lincoln's Administration, and
favor of tho South, thorn was no reason to
- prebend any immcdiato d ingor from the
publican party. But* Um whole State, wit
?unanimity ney?r before, witnessed, thou
differently, and had dissolved the Union
This being done, wo hud no Q(her country
Government than th?t of South Carol i ni
. look to for protection, and that w.o must susi
Vitid defend hor. , Whon vol un toora were yo]
for, thoy must turn out ?nd ?how tho w<
that they were not wonting in spirit and
ll vyir? most happy to lcai;n afterwards I
' '.thew ipb^yod my injunction cheerfully
Wlih ?tluoiltV:. Moro than two-thirds^ 1
P((ole:8 lont? Captain Hawthorn's volun
companion now uivthe-s^rvico of tho St
from tho,.Upper Regiment of GreonvU?o, *
?!d Union ipou I
Orcenvill?*\\$n o?roody.scnt forth throe c
pallies of v\Yo|uhtcers, and lum threo ni?r
iioin? ready organizotl' for tin field. On
Cheio o?impati?'??, tho <> Huller Guards," ul
theeomnittn*} of-Gnpt. Hokoi n gallant andi
. J^:<>jBtK)r>nhonoi^?;itidviatQof tho Mili
m . .. ' Jt . . .
Institution in Charleston, luis a 1ro? dy won mi
enviable distinction in Columbia und Hielt -
mond, (or their discipline mid fine appearance.
I sec it ?Iso stated in thu* newspapers that
Capt. Hawthorn's and Col. Pool's companies
aro rapidly being converted into well drilled
soldiers. Thole is no better material for good
soldiers than that In these mountain com
1 hope, fellow-citizens, that wc shall now
be able to send forth a troop of Cavalry which
will flo credit to tho District ami to the volun
teer service, lt is Known to you that Colonel
Wade Hampton has been authorized by the
President of tho Confederate States to reis? :.
Legion for twelve months, ?'ol. i lao.pino is
a gentleman of military inheritance lie is ?
grandson of G Ollera] Wede Hampton, of p 0
American Revolution, und a sun of Gol. Wade
Hampton, one ol Gen. ?Ti ekson's gallant Aids
in the battle of Now Orleans. Ile isa gentle
man of great military pride mid honor, ii pru
dent, sagacious mun, and >. si ill'u! oflioer. Ile
will not only rakoa spirited and wise com
munder in butti? hut a kind at d protecting
father to bis Legion throughout tliot.Mtiup.aign.
Thc second tl) command is Ci,|. nh UM ii). ?
gentleman of decided mil ita ry talents, and
was supposed by .one-half of your Legislatur?
to be the proper person to pince al the he:.d ol
the State in this revolutionary struggle.
This Legion will be cohtposed ?d' tb? clio
airy of the State, and will bc called ?pto.in
mediate action in the held I am ;.ii.\iou-.t<
see tho O Rronks Troop" attached to this Le
gion. I think they will do honor lo tho Le
gion. and to their country in the hour ?>
b'allle. Their commander. Captain Lanm au
is a young gentleman id' spirit, roulage ? m*
I accoii plishincnts, II grad?ate, with the Hrs
J honor, in the Military Institution of the. St?de
i Ile bas been in command ol one or two eon.
' panics sinee his graduation, and is now a Pru
lessor in the Purinen i:nive.rsity. Sind, M
officer, with such a in. il - ry education, is tm
met every day at the h ?ad id a troup of cavill
ry. Tho hirst Lieut? mut is tho Rev Mi
Gaillard, a gooflbimiu Ol talents, courage HfV
learning. He was a secessionist of the Iiis
water, and is lloW .going to fight for the dot.
trines li?' preached. Mr. Prince,- a voil ii
gentleman o' as true courage as .?-ver N'unpr
had', is the Second Licntc.mnt. Mr. Alexei
dor McPee, \< ho will bc fo?lvO") .?< tip .*??igb
tn catiijvor in b tilo, is Cornel of tlic (Vi upanj
? Thc Troop is . < : posed of yi-uug L?w\ers an
Doctors, gr i.luatt s of ?ollcgt-s. young fannel
and plant?is o?" fortuno, merchants and un
oh?Oles of the highest respectability.
Rut this Troop is not yet full, end ever
young man who is ambitious of fame or di
?li?tj?li'; ?nd who desires to serve his eontilr
should step forward and join it. Ile enim
be in a better position in tho Confederate A
my. His associates in this 'j roo]), and in tl
Legion, will all he gentlemen-men of spit
and courage. Col. Hampton writes nie th
two of his sons.will bo privates in a troop i
cavalry to be raised ?ti Columbia. Ju a lint
of C?v?ilty tho soldier avoids all flu- hiti<n
of llilttehing Ott font whieh engenders disc -
and destroy- in'ovo than the I? ti' s o- i'
erny. In ii, en ii tpv 11 fe len ?lie *.< d', s .
where one is killed by ti build. Tri Itglil ?
horseback is enough to inspiie Ibo lu ; vt ul
cnwiid with couivgc.
Rut, fclliiw-citizi iis wc w ut Hf?rfcf>; . v:
and oqtvpnients' \W this Tvnop <?' ' v !rv>
There .rea great :. . nyyoni.;. ; (Mi who I
jong toit, oran- willing -,<? join it who a
not ?hie to futff?sh thoo.solvis will be i
quired of th m. You .? list mit hesitate
.contribute liber dly for this purpose. Th
?o "forth to fight your le tiles, tn risk tin
bves. ami peril ps dm it; your K?Yv?cc. C
yon refuse tn lit them out 'i I hope no lorin
Union man will hesitate, and 1 am sure no:
ccssionist can. without hoy i tig his lae? nt
tied with tin1 blast id'shame.
This c.?ml "yt is to he ?mo ot blood, and
tinned for years. Mindi will depend on i
result of tho flint battle fought. ii' lim \
tory is to tho South, its prestige will hi wot
a great deal. I havo no fears of being It
quered by the North. lt is impossible th?
free people, imbued with courage and the h
of liberty, like the Southern people are, <
be conquered audit' eiui(|n"red. they Cain
be held in subjectif ii by all tl c powers of I
earth. . Hui wo shall haye emmgh of hi
lighting to do b?ldro \?<. eau convince I
Northern people of titi* fact. 'I hey CHU sr
two or titree bundled thousand i cn from th
cities have them all killed fighting the Sou
and bc in a hctt<-r moral, social ?nd ind?vti
Condition at the end of (he campaign,
re.-dv I see thc bo.st'nf Col. Rilly Will
published tn tho. Northern p iper?, that w!
his vcgijiiei.it leaves the city of New Yo
there Will not bo a hotel thief or-burglai
the city. ? Can such 'mercenary hirelings i
. thievisl spldiors contend in battle with S\m
ern" gentlemen ? 'A rogue is always a cown
and a me ni man is" always cowardly. Cour
is ii virtue, and ? hjgh virtue, and never dw
in a inc'iii bosom.
It is true, tho. North bas more men t
moro money than we hove, hut this diff?re
is more than counter-balanced hy the faett
wo lire lighting for our homes, our indcr
donee and liberty, whilst they .willvbiv light
fit subdue and rob and murder a free poo;
lt was said bv Frederick 'the Great. Pr?
dofico. always took' sides in battle willi
strongest, and best disciplined regiments,
think it may with ib?re truth be said, " Th
.inned is he whose cause is just," and I
Providence docs overrule and direct the i
tiny of nations for good, and never for evil
AVhoi'e. the first Tiittlo.will bo.,fonirht. no
cnn. tell. I think it likoly lu Virginia
Harper's Ferry: To that point ?n.mpt
logion will probably ??fl. Wherever it g
wo Indi hear from it, I .heve no doubt, a p
report. Napoleon told his soldiers in It
when they hogan, to complain, thut on t
fcttirn to Varis they .would be pointed nt,
it Would bo said, aa they wcro Walkjnff
Wu??vHrda of Paris; .< There goes ii ?ol
who" was In tho army of italy." May vc
bop?? that v?; $w MSx^inhin^hk b$
*!*.., ' "., . * ,
wiitin tito war i? over, will bo pointed nt ns
soldiers who ofico "belonged to Hampton's
Logion 1"
lt is our duly util only to Ht out this Troop
ol' Crt vu I ry. but to take cure of tho families of
soldiers who aro in need. Surely none will
be so bord hearted as to refuse to give to such
/u charity. One who has, and refuses to give
under such i ii eum?-tances, is as bud, if not
worse, th. ii ilu- yoting ouin who ictuses to de
fend Lb; efiuut ry. w! Hi thal country is invaded
by a loreen ?oe. i w s 11 dd by M r. Poinsctt.
Mien he lil?>I visited 1 ri me. he formed the
;tqi? ii i. l.ce of a veli pleasant mid agreeable
young gentIcntiiR., highly . econ plisl . d. v ho
?.eeo i d in be shunned in society Mild di>pisod.
ht eoiiuii'td the cause, and was. in tunned that
he hi d never served il! cump-iigit. or beeii in u
buttle in all the Wars of Frnn.ee! So it will
he with a young; man in'South Carolina, who
doo* mit volunteer in this great struggle for
our m.tional existence j and worse will it be
tor the tdd iiuVtii who refuses to give his money
freely to support thc soldiers abroad or their
fan.iii? s nt Itoiiic.
As ..II obi Union mun. I givo to this ll roo'? s
.1 avalry my son. two horses and a negro boy,
?.nd litty dollars, for the Support of necessitous
futilities ot soldiers. 1 hope no secessionist,
who wort iii jtnitr his blue cockade, ready to
lita lc h at ; ni melli's waining, will refuse to
d>. h ts. i nw thal M'f??'diiiKcomo upon us. And
ni ihei move. I tender n y own services, when
CUM t ht. occasion requires them.
' teiiso interest with which thc movement of
our troops is followed, renders the following
topographical unies of Value in getting a
char ?den ol' tl 'ti current news:
llAvitK l)K (IRACI..-At tho mouth of tho
SuMpiehainui Uiver, near tho head ol' Chesa
peake Day. is sixty two miles fruin Philudcl
phiiii At this point continuous railroad com
linnie timi is interrupted by a ferry.
A NN \i (?l.t.-?.-On the West side of Chosa
pe k>- Hay ? bout lilly miles from Havre di!
, Uraco', thirtynine miles by l'ailroatl from
' W ishingtoii.
I ANNAPOLIS;. JUNCTION.-The junction ot
' the Annapolis branch road with tho Wash
iligloll brunell, nineteen miles from Auu.tp.dis
and twenty H.iles fiom Washington City.
I 'mtv .Nii'N'noi'..-Al thc junction pf .l imes
j Uiver (Northern side) with Chesapeake Pay,
. about forty eight hours steaming from Posion.
and twenty four from New York.
Nmtl-'ol.K.-About twelve miles South ol
Port .Monroe, which commands tho cntrntici
10 it.
t't.CK i. i>v i I.I.K.-Fourteen miles from
Balintore, tin the railroul to Harrisburg
(Ja b.g proh'bly thc nearest point, accessible
on tin- rail to 1 i.i lt i u H tte, from tittil direction.
PAI.II .uuui:.-Ninety-eight miles fron
Philadelphia, thirty eight from Washington
eighty live Trum Harrisburg, eighty-one fron
11 'ipei s Ferry, and seventeen froiti Antuipo
lis. ii .. ti uri.
i ?an ?I. i i fi. ry is situated . t the lYxfre'e it;
poi I'M of land oxtonding from tim eily t.
ibo . Uli? wost ; ami is nbout iwo miles ant
j liail ' \ ti ? scale on the const survey m?|
j ro?i ti.! , non-e of Illtltipioro. Opposite tb
.ut i;t(i>? the chuinel, which is here les
th .. ' In width, J8 tho Lazaret to light
!. euse
The dist .noe from Washington City t
Charleston is live hundred mid eighty-sevo
u.iles: Washington to Wilmington; Nert
Carolina, three hundred and seventy-eight
Washington to Weldon, North Carolina, tw
hundred and sixteen ; Richmond to Was!
ingtoli one hundred and thirty; Wheeling t
(Initia tir? thine h und rid ?ni? ??vcnt?'?fiiiieT
.-?>> * ?. -
('ui.u.c i - (, SitirriiKitN DEI?TS.-A No
Yuri l?.ri) ?...viliu forwarded to James Fa
tn'.V. I'!'| . > l?ol?, nt) parties ?ll Spa rt >l ll bil lt
col!.\-ti?.ii. that gentleman wrote to thci
t ! following note :
.'C. S. A., Sourn CAROLINA.
. (louth -nen : Yours ol the Otb inslati
enclosing for collection a not? on
iii favor of T. ll. Uyniicr & Co., caine to han
this day.
" I am pcrniitted to practice law by virti
of a commission from the State of Soul
C -rolina-one of the Confederate States
A.' erica. lt is1 not consistent with my ido
of thc obligations 1 owe to my State to ti;
n.y o iii'oin 1 ehnrneter, howover humble it-tiu
be. in prostiluting the remedies founded \\
mi the comity of Styles to the gain ol' ali?
I enemies, thus directly strengthening a fe
? .iirn hostile government.
" Therefore. I herewith return said not
1 would say. in justice to ita milkers, (hat
bus not bonn presented ; norjinve they bi
any information of its being iii my possessio
Very respectfully, J A M ns FARROW.
To .Messrs. Birney, Prentiss, & Flanders, A
to rh oy fl ne'd Councillors, New York city
Spa ria ?int ry Express?
Ceo. W Wright, direct from Pnriv, Toxi
willoh pince he left on Monday, Otb inslni
states that the night previous to his leavin
un express arrived from Col. Wm. C. Your
j asking for assistance in besieging Port /
j buckle, in tho Indian Nation.' Col. You
j had ii hr oh dy talion Fort Wnshitn, but found
janus. He hud with him 500 Texans n
? 1,000 ChpotiiW Indians--1,500 United St.tt
troops were reported to bo in Fort Arbuck
Northern Texas was volunteering en masse
go to Young's assistance.
. t , ? ..... ?
-1 A CAPTUIIK.-.Tho Ship Thouin* Wntst
Cnptain Allon, from Now York, got ugrou
near Wilmington, N. C., on Wcdnesdny lu
A tug bout went from Smithville to lier
sistatKo, to whom the aunt ?in represented tl
ho W?S bound Oli n winding voyngo. 1
i largo ii mount of provisions oh boura cKeii
suspioioris of- tho North Cnrolitiinns'thnt i
was bound to spine 'military post on tho Gi
and sim wits' nocordmgry seized and taken i
' Wiluiinuton, . ; ,? <4 :-34? >
TO . '.>
? ? .
Tcjcgiophic News from all Quarters
RK??IMOND, May 2b'-ll p. III.-Tho vote
fur secession her? is ni most unnii?iiio?s. For
ratification. 4,UUU. Against it, LO.
With tin; exception ot' Alexandrin nnd
Portsmouth, the rel urns received by telegraph
hero give nb votes nt all against the ordinance.
Thc Vditors of the Ditpatvh estimate the
majority in tho State in favor of the ordi
nance" at 150,000.
KLOUKNTK. S. C., May 23.-Thc Eighth
R?gi aient South Carolina Volunteers haye
ibis day responded nobly to tho call to enter
the sbrvico ?d' tho Confederate States Gov
SAVANNAH, May 23.-Tho Spanish Con
sul has just returned from a trip outside Ty
beOi No blockading vessel was in sight.-'
Ile ?pok'o il pilot boat sixteen miles outside
and tho private Ihitish y?loltt Camilla.
These confirmed the statement that there
Was no blockade. The Spanish Consul will,
therelore, return immediately to Charleston.
RICHMOND, May 23.-lt is reported in
private advices from F.nropo, that tho com
missioners of the Confederate States have
been introduced to Lord .John Russell, und
entertained by him at bis residence.
Ai.Kx AN DU IA. May 23.-It is reported
that President Lincoln has proposed to thc
European powers to give the tissent of thc
United States to the propositions of tho Purls
Cong ress, prob i b i ti n g p ri va t cor i 11 g-which
proposition was rejected in 1850 by thrs Gov
eminent.- (.'mirier.
AI.I'.XANDUIA, May 23.-Several member.1
of "Lincoln's Cabinet ar?' urging him to pusll
forward a corjm d'ui'nine into Virginia. Con
Scott says tht.t he is not yet ready for such :
lt is now believed that tlue Abolitioi
troops will move on Harper's Ferry fron
Williaiosport. Pennsylvania, and at tho sann
time attc. pt to !orc?< the passage of the Po
tonino river tit Point of Rocks. The troop!
from Williaiosport will endeavor to storm tin
posit lol) of the Kentuckians on tho Mary
laud heights, opposite Harper's Forry.
Maryland volunteers are constantly armin;
heve'in large numbers.
The bondon Tintes ' says that a letter o
iii.M'ijiie fro.i? Jell' l>.i\is- is quite HS good u
one linii. Line?lo.
Mr. Gregory. M. P., introduced the Com
niissioliors of I lib Confederate States to Lon
Johli Russell iiii the -lill inst. The intel
view WS i'?fnriill-'l.-Md, Hi j/.
Sr Lou li?, .May 22..MijnV General Prie
and Con. I lu rn ey have been in eonsultatio
in reference tn the neutrality] Roth prc
fessed a desire fm pc ce. Pride pledges th
power of the State In preserve order, au
General Harney agrees on his part to nink
mt un tl.er movements.
NK\V VOIIK. .May 22.-The London 7V?i<
urges absolute neutrality in tho America
diflk-itltics. lt says the law a.? well as th
moral feelings of England forbids the coi
'Hie Tribune says Gen. Walbridge is failli
i-r willi 'the topography of Kentucky an
Tennessee. [A truly wonderful piece of ii
tclligenQO 1] Ho has been cul led lo Wasl
ijigtoh. and it is supposed to indicate a soutl
western n.oven.cut.
Mexico has been atwurod by the Washinj
ton Government that the Monroe doetrii
will be enforced, and that should any Eur
penn powers interiore; sho will be supporte
Spain bas been informed that if she. proceei
iii tho San - Domingo allair, she will do so
her peril.
ll ICM MONO. May 24.-Alexandria is
possession ol' thc federal troops, about 5,0(
in number. Early this moruing thc tel
graphic wires were cut, and our troops, abo
??p. niakiuy no resistance, retired in good i
der, in full view of thc enemy, to Fairfi
Station, ton mile's from Alexandria.
Oeil, Roitham,.of tho South Carolina bri
ade, is at Manassas Gap Junction, with 1
brigade, consisting of Col. Gregg's and C?
Kersh.?w's regiments-1,000 men - and li
com maud of Gen. Cooke's foroo at Culpe
per C ll.-in all 5,000 or 0,000 mon. 1
additional regiment has been sent to li
to day.
RICHMOND, May 24.-Alexandria is m
occupied by federal troops. They made tb
appearance early this morning, causing i
meuse excitement.
Tho federal authorities have sont n cava!
regiment towards Harper's Ferry
colniten in hu go numbers are in possession
A lexandria.
Col. Ml?worth was shot and instantly k
ed by Mr. Jackson, proprietor of tho M
shall . House. Tho causo was ?/n attempt
remove the Confederate States fh.g from
house, over which it was floating. . Jaoki
was cutto pieces by tho bayonets . of F
worth's Zouaves.
All the Virginia troops that were in Al
andria aro safely hero.
MONTOOMKUY. May 25,-President Da
has issued his proclamation, announcing
conclusion of a treaty, oflem ivo and dofensi
between tho Confed?rate' Statos and the St
of Ten sseo. All arms of the S ta to
turned over to.tho ( oiif?dcrate.Statcs, and
control of all military operations.
Col. William Henry Walker has been
pointed a brigadier general in tho provisio
army. Capt. John D. Walbor and Lieut
ant Hagley aro boro.
RICHMOND, May 25.-A collidion t<
pliie.o this morning on thc Orange and Al
andria (fyi I road, in sight of Orango C.
between two train of ours, wounding som
tba mon of Col. Kcrahaw's roginicnt of Sp
Carolina volunteers. No. names uro gl\
Tho deepest distress prevails hero in coi
** Ki?llMOND, May 2f) -S|iy to tho frie
of tho South Carolina boys that nono
killed!, nnd wo hope nono-sro seriously wc
ded?, Th?y tuay depend upon it that ?hoy
Lav O' n aiMUoV'e uutbiu#
The State Flag of Fort Moultrie During the
KOUT SUMTER, Muy 18, 184)1*
To His f?xceUcncy Otc Hon. F. W. J'i'/ccns,
Governor oj' Sfanith Carotina.
Sir: I have hud tho honor to place in
your hands tho flag of ?South Carolina, which
flying on Kort Moultrie with that of tho South
ern Confederacy; waa the signal for general
notion on the 12th and 13th ultimo.
This flag waa presented to the garrison of
F< rt Moultrie in February last, while South
Carolina was nu independent State, by three
Indies of Charleston, Mrs. ('has. A. Scnnlan, j
Mis. Julia Kunhardt.and Miss Kale Nail.
It was worn lipon that fort until replaced by
the Confederate Ensign and rehoisted with
11 fri last upon the occasion alluded to.
During thc action it was four times perfo
rated by tho shots fron? this fort, three of
which are still visible. Tho fourth was cut
out by a prominent citizen of Virginia, who
wished to show to tho people of his State n
tangible evidence of tho battle. 1 nm, very
respectfully, your obedient servant,
i lt. S. Rri'MSy?
Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery Commanding..
Headquarters, May 14, 18G1.
; To Tii?utcnanl-Colon (il Riph')).
j Sir: I received yours, with tho flag you
i delivered to mo, and I will keep it as a suita
ble memorial of the gallant and intrepid bear
ing of yourself, and the noble garrison under
your immediate command in Fort Moultrie.
It was confidently asserted that Fort Moultrie
would be nothing but a "slaughter-pen" un
der the (ire.of Fort Sumter. Many behoved
it, and therefore, I think your garrison de
serves tho higher credit for meeting with en
gornVss the conflict of the 12th and 18th ult.
3 You always said that, you could stand the
fite ns long as Major Anderson, and your eye
always kindled with enthusiasm for thc day of
trial. That day did como and you proved
yourself his svjtcvfor in every military point
of view.
The flag Vou have dclivored was shot
through four times, and yet the flag staff was
never cut down, nor was tho flag ever lowered.
Fort Moultrie is identified with thc sepa
rate independence of South Carolina in 1770
-when the flag-stall" was cut down, and when
the heroic Jasper nailed it to the gun ixd
and now it has becomo doubly dear to the
heart of every Carolinian, in maintaining our
second independence, and although this flag
had been cut through and through by cannon
balls, yet it continued to float in defiance and
triumph under a boinbardmont of thirty-three
hours, and kissed thc breeze, in eager wel
come, hoping it ?night waft the hostile fleet in
si<?ht np to a hospitable reception from thc
Cohuubtads that lay under its haughty folds,
with your cager boys ready to draw thc strings
and let thc world know that the old fort ol
'70 was alive, and ready to answer again foi
the independence of South Carolina.
Thc flag shall bc sacredly preserved, ant
the ladies who made it will bc cherished ir
the hearts of tho brave, ns long ns the,Palmetto
Fing shall wave without n stnin. f
1 tender you personally, tho thanks of tin
State, for thc during and patriotic manner ii
which you have served her from the 27th daj
of December last up to this time, on all oeca
sions and under all eireumstnnocs. Witl
{xreat regard, yours, very respectfully.
F. \v. PICK KN 8.
Wo learn that federal troops aro being rapid
ly ooneenfated ::1! along the Indiano, shore
to stop tho commerce of thc Ohio river, nm
drive Kentucky out of tho Union.
Thc tow-boat James Guthrie, that lins jus
arrived from the South with a lut of eui pt
barges, was fired into twice nt Rookport, in
diann, the first gun from thc wharf-boat, an
tho second from tho top of thc bank. Th
last was shotted, but luckily missed thc boni
Its splash in the water was seen and hoare
an evidence that mischief was intended. .
It is rumored that boats will be searched r
Evansville, mid we lonni that a body of troor
is stationed at Ncwburg, Ind., and that it :
contemplated to stop all boats from enterin
Green river, a tributary of Kentucky.
At New Albany and Jcfteraonville, tl
most despicable espionnge is established, i
the instigation, wo hoar, of sonic wiseacre wi
thinks ho is acting by authority, to prote
tho American flag. There tho country po
plc, market men, express messengers and wai
oners aro stopped and examined, and none a
permitted tn bring butter, eggs, hay, stave
or even, empty barrels to Louisville.-Lout
ville Courier, May \b.
Ycsterday thc Governor, with his stall, pv
cceded to Sullivan's Island to review the nf
regiments. C.V., Col. Jenkins. His E
ccllohcy, after witnessing tho disciplin? ai
excellent drill of tho regiment, address*
1 them in a short spc?ch. lio alluded to tl
trying days of tho Revolution, when Virgi
i ia had rendered most valuable assistance
, South Carolina-especially at tho baltlo
King's Mountain--tho homo of ninny of tl
gallant mon of the fifth. Ile then spoko
i thc coll which had been made upon them
enter tho service of tho Confederate Statt
and expressed tho conviction that they won
. respond with alacrity and unanimity. . T
I Governor also reviewed Cob Anderson's roj
1 men* of regulars, and was received at. Fi
Moultrie with such n thundering of thc 1:
guns as had not been hcnv<jl since Sumter fe
I [ Charh&tvn Moouri/,
. C?0P9 itN TEXAIL-^II? Helton (Toxi
Tnthpc.ndnit, of tho 4th inst,says: "Wh<
is hoing harvested this week, ?nd will oont
uo nulli finished. Ncvor was there ftucl
vast 'amount of grain iii Texas. Oats a
barley aro in,a fair tfay to niako tho larg
yield wo over saw. Corn will/ now bo mr
without.ndditionnl roini but wc are certain
? ? ? ? m II ??. II i i ????ii ,.i j0
What tho English Papers Say.
DAVIS.--We arc informed upon the host,
most unnameable authority, lind a*ll this np.
roof is caused by the Beelzebub of the Tuille
ries. Louisiana, Florida ?nd Mississippi worn
nil French possessions once. Tin? French
owned the half of St. Domingo, and many of
the little fragments of a submerged continent
which peep up above the waters, as thc Antill
es, were French; Tho Emperor bas ?in idea ;
is to revendiquer frontiers. The inference is
easy. Helias set the Spaniards al St. Domin
go and thc Americans by the ears, that by
and by be may step in ?is a benevolent media
to! to Slop tin: effusion of Blood, mid in (|Uat
ter tho Palmetto of Carolina with the lilies of
France. Quantities of rifled cannon and
shell are sont to Mew Orleans and Pensacola
in French bottoms ; but Louis Napoleon is n
great manufacturer of artillery, and has al
ways a storo from whence to lend a friend.
Ile cannot be blamed, for Virginia herself is
casting cannon by night and day, and it is a
toss up whether they are. sold to Northerners
or Southerners. lt is quite true that tho
French arc making vast preparations in tho
naval department, but t. 9 American navy
could all be split into matches-by La Gloiro
alone. The Km beroi* doubtless watches events,1
and as surely will *" consult thc interests of
France" hereafter; but bc has other objects
nearer home at present, and the voyage to tho
Gulf of Mexico would exhaust all tho coal
his steamships can carry.-fjivci'p?ol Courier,
SOth April.
RKWILDKUKO.-Very few persons in this
country ever believed in the possibility of a
Southern secession ?nd of a separate South
ern Confederation, until thc fact was actually
accomplished. Fewer still, perhaps, were
prepared for the display of energy, resolution,
and political sagacity apparent in all the pro
ceedings of tho South, and furnishing so
marked a contrast to the treachery, the imbe
cility, or the bewilderment of certain North
ern statesmen. No one anticipated that sonic
of the foremost mon of the victorious anti
slavery majority would seek in the hour of
triumph lo evade the " irrepressible conflict "
which the}' had themselves announced, by
unworthy suggestions of compromise; audit
was equally contrary to most pcoplo's expec
tations that every conciliatory overture should
be contemptuously ignored by ir beaten minor,
itv. At one time the most sanguine friends
of peace would have hardly ventured to sup
pose that six weeks could elapse from tho
date of the new President's inauguration
without a single blow teing struck on either
side. On the other hand, many persons bad
lately been encouraged to hope that there
might possibly be no war at all.
[Liverpool Mercury, April HOil
of coercion, Mr. Lincoln kept up a continual
fever in the South, enabled the Montgomery
Government to concentrate its energies on
military preparation, and forced the border
States into hostility to the Union. \Vcrc co
ercion actually practicable, this course might
have been defensible, but strong words do not
take forts, and Mr. Lincoln is further now
from success against thc South than he wes
when he started from Chicago. As regards
Fort Sumter itself, he did the worst thing ho
could do. He intended to evacuate it in a
few days ; but sooner than consent to acknowl
edge that South Carolina was rebellious, ho
expressed his intention to send in provisions,
by force, if necessary. Ile thus gave tho"
South the provocation and opportunity of a
brilliant victory, and had to submit toa mor
tifying defeat. Tho conduct of the Southon;
Government has, on the contrary, been mark
ed by moderation and good sense. They clung
to no fictions, and were hampered by no legal
ignorance of plain fact?. They wanted to
leave the Union and they left it. They 'want
ed to take Fort Sumter and they took it.
They wished tho border States to join thom,
and, by precipitating a collision, they sooin to
have got thom-unless, indeed, some good
sonso ot Washington provont thom at the
eleventh hour.-London Chronicle, May 4tk.
G KN. GWYNN.-We arc permitted, si.ys
the Richmond Enquirer, tq.pub?jsh thc fol
lowing complimentary letter.i'o Gen. Gwynn,
from the Governor of South Carolina. It is
an honorable testimonial to thc efficient ser
vices rendered by General'Gwynn to tho gal
lant Stato of South Carolina :
Headquarters, April 28,1801.
To Major-General Gwynn :
Sir: I have just received yours, resigning '
your office, " Chief of thc Kngiuecr Corps,"
under my nppointinent. I cannot accept it
without returning lo you iny thanks for thc
ability and zeal with which you served tho
Stnto, ot n period of great trir.l. You woro
thc first man I appointed and called into ser
vice, tho night I was inaugurated at Columbia.
? then gavo yon n special appointment, which
you discharged faithfully, and afterwards 1
appointed you chief of our engineer corps,
and it was your professional information, to
gether with Major Tr.ipior, that enabled tuc to
form those batteries which finally reduced Fort
Sumter, and I again return you my thanks
for your patriotio service.
I trust tho new and wider Geld of service
to which you arc called by tho noble State of
Virginia will add a large reputation to your
name. With groat regard,. yours, most re
spectfully. 1<\ W. PlCKF.N?.
PRiVATKF.ua.--Tho first privateer fitted out
in the South-the Calhoun, at New Orleans
-is commanded by a Yhnkoo from Portland,
Maine ! ' ' , 'j
The Charleston Mercury has seen a lotter
of marquo, bearing tho nutograph of President*
Davis, and dated Montgomery, May 18, ad
dressed, and commissioning a prominent and
enterprising Charleston gentleman for thc pri
vateer Borrico,
HKWARK of littlo oxycnscs?-a small look

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