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llaiiassek, January 5.?Judge Mc
Gehee, of Madison, has been elected per?
manent President of the Convention.?
The morning session was consumed in
perfecting an organization. At the after?
noon session, resolutions were offered de?
claring the right of Florida to secede;
declaring that cause existed for the exer?
cise of this right, and that it was the du?
ty of the State to prepare for it. Much
discussion ensued on the policy of the
immediate passage of the resolutions, and
they were finally made the special order
for Monday. The Convention then ad?
journed until Monday.
"Washington, January 5.?In the Sen?
ate to-day, Mr. Mason introduced a reso?
lution calling on the President for orders
in relation to plans given or submitted in
regard to the occupancy of forts on the
Atlantic coast, South of the District of
Mr. Slidell withdrew his motion for the
expulsion of the reporter of the Associa?
ted Press. The Pacific Railroad Pill was
debated and amended, after which the
Senate adjourned.
"Washington, January 5.?Mr. Dickin?
son, the Mississippi Commissioner to Ma?
ryland, has arrived in this city, and goes
homeward to-night. The sentiments pre?
sented by him before the Legislature
were responded to by strong demonstra?
tions in favor of Southern action. The
opposition was confined to a few.
"Washington, January 5.?The arrival
of seventeen recruits at this city from
Philadelphia has been exaggerated into
the report that a large body of marines
had been stationed at "Washington Bar?
The -Republicans held a caucus this
noon to prepare a programme for future
Legislative action.
The rumor which has prevailed that
the Brooklyn had been ordered to Charles?
ton with recruits, is 2U*onounccd false by
official authority.
Hon. Alfred linger, Postmaster of
Charleston, has written to the Postmas?
ter General that he holds himself respon?
sible to the Federal Government for the
rcvonues accruing from his offico for the
present. The postal arrangements will
theroforo continue unchanged.
Mobile, January 5.?The United States
Arsenal was taken at daylight yesterday
by troops from Mobile. The Arsenal con?
tains 20,000 stand of arms, 1,500 barrels
pb^vdexV~590^Cr^rS^rcks. musket cartri
. dges, and other munitions of war. No
defence was made. Fort Morgan was ta?
ken yesterday by Mobile troops, and is
now garrisoned by two hundred men.
St. Louis, January 5.?Gov. Jackson's
message favors remaining in the Union
under constitutional guarantees?opposes
coercion and Congressional, compromises,
and advises a State Convention. He al?
so advises the reorganization of the mili?
tia, and the legalizing of the suspension of
Specie payment by the banks.
Washington, December 7.?In the
Senate, Crittenden's resolutions were up.
Senator Crittenden delivered an implor?
ing and affecting speech. Senator
Toombs followed in a lengthy speech,
the most ardent secession effort of the sea?
son. He ignored the idea of Georgia com
pi'omising on the Northern construction
of the Constitution. He summarized the
grievances of the South, and said if the
South was denied her rights, she would
appeal to the God of battles. The Senate
then went into executive session on Mc
Intyre's nomination, which was referred
to the usual Committee.
In the House, an attempt to introduce
the Border States resolution negatived.
Mr. Adrain offered a resolution approving
Anderson's course, and the acts of the
President for maintainining him in his
present j>osition, and enforcing the laws
for the preservation of the Union, which
was adopted by a vote of 124 to 5G. The
House thon adjourned to Wednesday.
Montgomery, January 7.?The Con?
vention met at noon to-day. Mr. Phil?
lips, a secessionist from Dallas, is tempo?
rary Chairman. Mr. Horn temporary
Secretary. The roll of counties was call?
ed. All the delegates arc present. Hon.
W. M. Brooks has been elected President
over Jamison by eight majority. The
proceedings were very quiet. Fowler,
a secessionist, was elected Secretary.
Tallauassee, January 7.?A resolution
declaring tho right and duty of Florida to
secedo from the Union was passed to-day,
by a vote of 62 yeas to 5 nays. A com?
mittee of thirteen was appointed to draft
an ordinance of secession. The ordinance
wras adopted.
New York, January 7.?Mayor Wood's
message recommends the secession of the
city of New York from the State, and
the formation of a free city; he was not
prepared, however, to recommend violent
measures therefor.
Lieut. W. G. Dozier, U. S. Navy, antic?
ipating tho secession of South Carolina,
has returned home from tho Mediterrane?
an and resigned his commission.
To the Members of the Senate and
House of Representatives.
The events that have recently transpir?
ed in the harbor of Charleston, make it
proper that I should communicate the
general facts in relation to the same. It
was distinctly understood that those who
had the right to pledge the faith of tho
United States Government on the one
part, and those who had a similar right
on the part of this State, had agreed that
after the Act of Secession there should be
no change in the forces within its keep?
ing at the forts in the harbor, nor should
there be any increase of the United States
forces until after the Commissioners ap?
pointed by the Convention should present
themselves at "Washington and la}' before
the President of the United States the
Ordinance of Secession and the proposi?
tion to negotiate for the delivery of the
posts and for the State to account for all
public property on just and equitable
principles. All this is admit ted and sta?
ted by the late Secretary of War, Got.
Floyd, in his letter ol resignation, which
has been published.
Pending this solemn pledge, during the
night of the 2Gth of December last, the
commandant of Fort Moultric suddenly,
without notice, evacuated that fort and
with nearly every effective man under
his command, and transferred the garri?
son over to Fort Sumter, the strongest
position commanding the harbor, and to
a great extent Fort Moultric itself. Ho
not only did this, but actually burned the
cttrriages of most of the heavy guns in
effective position, and spiked all the guns
and injured the pubiie property in other
respects. The fort was enveloped" in
smoke and flames. When this was
known in the early morning to the good
people of Charleston, they were thrown
into great excitement. I sent off an Aid
de-Camp to the fort to know by what au?
thority the commandant had acted, and
to require that the commandant should
return back to Fort Moultric, as the Gov-!
eminent of the United States was pledged |
to keep all its forces as they were in the
different forts. The reply of Major An?
derson was that ho did not know any?
thing of such pledgo, and acted on his
own responsibility, with a view to pre?
vent the effusion of blood, and declined to
return. I immediately ordered the occu?
pation of Castle Pinckney and Sullivan's
Island, and if it could be done in safety,
after an examination as to the reported
undermining, then Fort Moultric itself
should bo occupied.
In the orders issued, it was expressly
stated that these occupations were made
with a view to prevent the further de?
struction of the public property and to se?
cure the public safety, if possible. The
officer taking possession of Castle Pinck?
ney stated that if it had not been done
the public property in that fort would
have been destroyed, as was done in Fort
Moultric. The Arsenal, containing the
arms of the United States, in the city,
was more recently taken possession of, to
prevent any premature collision, and for
safe-keeping, in the present excited slate
of the public mind. All the steps which
have been taken have been taken from
necessity, and with a view to givo securi?
ty and safety in the present condition of
the country.
The Convention has, by its Ordinance,
withdrawn the State from the Federal
Union, and, by consequence, imposed up?
on the Executive the duty of endeavor?
ing to sustain the rights of the State:
and in this emergency. I confidently rely
upon the Legislature to sustain tiic Exe?
cutive in all proper measures.
The Richmond Enquirer says : A gen?
tleman who arrived in this city, direct from
North Carolina, informs us that Gov.
Ellis has taken possesion of Fort Macon
and other forts; also, of the Arsenal, with
its arms, in that State, and jfiaccd State
troops within all the forts. All hail to
Gov. Ellis. He has shown himself worthy
of the trust reposed in him, and that under
him North Carolina will never be subju?
gated by cocrcionists.
Arizona goes witu the Soutu.?The
Mesilla (Arizona) Times, commenting up?
on the secession movement, says:
': In the event of the establishment of
a Southern Confederacy, Arizona will
knock at the door of their first Congress
for admmission as a State; and it is prob?
able New Mexico will do the same."
Louisiana.?All our State exchanges,
says the New Orleans Bulletin, are devo?
ting themselves to the discussion of the
mode of resistance, and to the publication
the proceedings of public meetings. Not
the faintest note of submission is heard.
At an election held on the 28th ult., for
Colonel to command tho 3Gth Regiment
S. C. M., Major George W. H. Legg was
elc ctcd.?Carolin a Sparta n.
The occupation of Forts Pulaski and
Jack-son by the Georgia State stroops was
in pursuance of instuctions from the Gov?
Bcnj. Mordecai, Esq., has contributed,
from his individual resources, ten thou?
sand dollars to the Treasury of the State.
The full returns in Alabama show that
tho delegates in favor of immediate seces?
sion arc largely in the majority.
Many of the ladies of Pichmond now
wear the secession rosette in their bon
JAMES A. HOTT, Editor.
fiST The friends of Col. CHARLES S. MATTI
SON respectfully nominate him as a candidate for
Major of the volunteer companies recently formed
in thin District.
January 10, 18G1 21
District Election.
Next Monday an election will he held in this
District for Clerk of the Court.
Hon. J. L. Potdgru.
This eminent lawyer has been elected by the
Legislature a Commissioner to Codify the Statute
Laws of South Carolina.
At twenty minutes before 5 o'clock p. m., on
Thursday last, there was a sensible shock felt- in
this community, from an earthquake, which lasted
for several minutes.
Tender of Sorvice.
The " Seneca Rangers," Capt. Titos. Halt,, nnd
the " Anderson Troop of Cavalry," Capt. John If.
Guyton, have tendered their services, respectively,
to the Governor. The "Rangers" arm and equip
Georgia Election.
Ninety-two out of one hundred and thirty-two
counties, thus far heard from, have elected 14U
scccssio'^^'nnd (5.3 co-opcrationists.
Toom ?Sand Conn are both elected. The popular
majority for secession is overwhelming.
Three Cheora for Florida!
Telegraphic dispatches announce that the gallant
little State of Florida passed the Ordinance of se?
cession from the Union, on last Monday. The pco
of South Carolina, with united voice, welcome the
noble action of our patriotic sister!
Lieut. IIumpiibets, of the Palmetto Riflemen,
left on yesterday morning for Charleston, on busi?
ness connected with the reception of that corps into
service. We trust that his mission will prove suc?
England & Bewloy.
? These gentlemen, our very clever and accommo?
dating neighbors, announce that they arc selling
Goods at cost for the "pewter." They likewise in?
vite iheir friends, most respectfully, to make quick
settlements of their accounts. Sec their adver?
Seneca Rangers.
At a meeting of this company on the 5th inst.,
the following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
Rcsolrcd, That the Captain be instructed to oder
the services of the Seneca Rangers to his Excellen?
cy, the Governor of South Carolina, to be called in?
to service as the exigencies of the State may re?
" One more Unfortunate"
The bachelor editors arc fast deserting their posi?
tions, and yielding to the charms of bewitching
fair ones. In recent exchanges wefind (he mourn?
ful ('!) tidings that Go!. Smueu, of the Newberry
Sun, and Capt. Sai.i.kv, of the Orangeburg Southron,
have entered the blissful realms of matrimony.
Prosperity be with you, gentlemen !
Who next ?
Anderson Military and Classical Academy.
The advertisement of this popular institution
will be found in our columns. The exercises will
open on next Monday, and we hope that the classes
will be full and complete. The reduced rales com?
mends the School to parents and guardians in these
stringent times. We learn that, the Classical De?
partment will be presided over by Mr. McQueks,
of Sum tor', a distinguished graduate of tboS. C. Col?
lege. Capt. Adams retains the position in which
he has heretofore shown so much ability and given
such general satisfaction.
Our District.
A correspondent of the Columbia Guardian, over
the signature of "Ike," writing under date of the
4th inst., speaks as follows in regard to the proud
position which our District assumed by the patri?
otic conduct of her sons on Thursday last:
" While we have heretofore bocn rather behind
some of our neighbors in open manifestation of zeal
and patriotism in the cause, none have exceeded
our people in decisive action. The result is most
gratifying, nnd makes us feel proud of the District
among whose people we have cast our lot. To-~nighl
there are over six hundred volunteers in Anderson,
and t licy* will prove themselves, if called into ser?
vice, worthy sons of the Palmetto State."
Who will tako the Lead 1
Every one can find something to do towards
nssisting in the glorious struggle in which our peo?
ple arc now engaged. All cannot volunteer and
rentier service in that way, and therefore wc throw
out the suggestion, that those wiio intend remain?
ing at home should organize themselves into as?
sociations for the protection of our homes and fire?
sides. They should likewise have especial care
over the families of those in service, not amply
provided for, and see that they arc fed and clothed
The bare mention of the subject, wc hope, will be
sufficient. Don't wait for your neighbor to move
in this matter, but devise some plan at once and
carry it out.
Tho LaurensviUo Herald.
In the last number of this familiar nnd valuable
exchange, wc find the valedictory of II. L. Mc
GOWAX, Esq., who has for two years past conducted
the Herald with ability and satisfaction to its nu?
merous readers. In the retirement of our valued
friend, we must express unfeigned regret at part?
ing with an obliging cotempornry and courteous
gentleman, nnd wish for him unfading laurels in
his profession. His successor is the proprietor, J.
HoLLIKGSWORTH, Esq., wl'.osc talent and industry
cannot fail to win success. We greet him with an
earnest, cordial shake of the ?S?P*, in performing
our part towards receiving him into the editorial
ranks. Here's double health to the Herald?our
old love?and its worthy conductor !
Tho Torkvillo Enquirer.
This welcome fireside journal, which now
ranks among the best literary papers,appeared last
week with a new and beautiful heading and other
typographical improvements. The Enquirer is de?
cidedly superior iu every respect, and its choice
variety of matter from the pens of Southern writers
commends the paper peculiarly to our people. It
is edited with great care nnd ability by If. If.
East and L. M. Grist, Esqs., the proprietors, who
have secured, ns contributing editors, those well
known,racy and versatile geniuses, J. Wood David?
son and Wm. M. Martin. The Enquirer is firmly
established anl on a sound basis?with energy, en?
terprise nnd ts.lent at the helm. A glorious suc?
cess to its gentlemanly conductors !
Terms, Sil per annum. Address, "Enquirer,"
Yorkvillc, S. V.
Tho Volunteering on Thursday last.
At an early hour on Thursday morning last, we
accepted the kind invitation of a friend and ac?
companied him to Haynie's, the parade ground of
the 4th Regiment, S. C. M. The day was pro?
pitious and bright?tho murky clouds which over?
spread the hen vens for several days previous had
disappeared, and the clear sunlight beamed updri
our fellow-citizens who went forth on that day to
witness an exhibition of patriotism and obey tho
high summons, of stern duty. Hundreds were in
attendance, ar.d all wearing anxious, eager face-.
At 11 o'clock a. m., the Hon. J. 1). Ashmore ad?
dressed the multitude, giving an account of the
feeling at Washington, the action of the Conven?
tion, and the necessity which existed for the call
that had been made upon the State for troops.
Soon after the speech, the Regiment was formed
on the field and Col. Ashmore again addressed the
military, at the request of Col. C. S. Mattison, and
concluded by offering his services to Col. M., and
through him to the State, and bade those disposed
to follow the example. The Battalions were fac?
ing each other, and as the martial music proceeded
up and down the line, one might perceive the men
emerging from either side, and with a shout de?
clare their readiness to defend Carolina. Two full
companies were procured, in a very short, time.
Then followed the calls upon the volunteer corps
present, who responded, without a single exception,
as follows .
The Palmetto Riflemen, Capt. Wiiitxer.
The Gist Riflemen, Capt. Smith.
Seneca Rangers, Capt. Hall, and
The Anderson Troop, Capt. GciTOX.
Shortly afterwards, we left I lie field, thankful
that we had witnessed so pleasing a scene, and con?
fident that, our District would furnish her full quota
of soldiers to defend the glorious action which had
been consummated with an entire unanimity.
The 42d Regiment, commanded by Col. Long,
assembled on the same day, and we arc highly
gratified to learn that the requisite number was
easily obtained, and the two companies formed.
Speeches were made by the commanding olliccr,
Capt. SnAXKMX and others.
The noble conduct of our citizen-soldiery de?
serves all praise. Their gallant response to the
call tu arms re-echoes to the seabord, and assures
our low-country friends that the sturdy, stout?
hearted yeomanry of this section will defend them
through every trial.
We canno: close these remarks, without refer?
ring to the promptness and alacrity displayed by
the Colonels of the respective Regiments. On the
fifth day aftjr the orders were issued from Charles?
ton, their commands were on I lie field, and in
larger numbers than usually seen nt a regular
parade. Is not Anderson entitled to the appella?
tion of the Banner District in this movement?
Below we give a. list of i lie commissioned officers
elected in each volunteer corps in the District:
James Long, Captain; John Long, 1st Lieuten?
ant ; W. A. Cason, 2d: J. \V. Brandett, Ensign.
J. L. Shnnklin, Captain ; John 0. Cherry. 1st
Lieutenant; John Daniel, 2d ; Michael Rcllottc,
J. D. Ashmore, Captain : William Anderson, 1st
Lieutenant: AV. J. Broom, 2d; W. N. Major, En
Jno. T. Dean, Captain : A. T. Brnylcs, 1st Lieu?
tenant; D. L. Hall, 2d; Jos. Realty, Kusign.
If. Julius Smith, Captain ; (i. Ed. Broyles, 1st
Lieutenant; John Burnett, 2d; -, Ensign.
J. II. Whitncr, Captain; W. \V. Humphreys, Is!
Lieutenant; C. E. Earlo. 2d; A. Peltou, Ensign.
Thos. Hall, Captain; V. II. Harrison, 1st. Lie*'
tenant; F. C. Borstel, 2d; C. C. Langst on, Comet.
John W. Guyton, Captain: John McVull, sr., lsl
Lieutenant; John L. Arnold, 2d; 11. 15. Arnold,
Tho Corrospondenc; botwccT. the Co-nuiscionors and
Fresi.lcnt Uuchanp.n.
This interesting correspondence has been pub?
lished. We regret that limited space will not al?
low us to give it entire to our readers in tiiis is?
sue? it will appear next week. The correspon?
dence begins with a letter front I lie Commissioners,
to which Mr. BcciiAXAX replies?another follows
on the oilier side, which the President declines li>
answer ami returns to the Cuiuinissioiicrs.
Under date of December 2S, the Commissioners
furnished Mr. BcciiAXAX with a copy of the pow?
ers under which they are authorized to treat with the
Federal Government for the delivery of the forts,
&c, and for a division of (lie public property.?
They also furnished a cony of the Ordinance of
Secession, stating that they were ready to enter
upon this negotiation in a spirit of harmony, hut
that the events of the last twenty-four hours had
rendered this impossible. They urged the imme?
diate withdrawal of the troops from Charleston
harbor, as, '?under present circumstances, they are
a standing menace, which renders negotiation im?
possible, and, as our recent experience shows,
threatens speedily to bring to a bloody issue, ques?
tions which ought to be settled with temperance
ami judgment."
Mr. Buchanan replies under dato of Dec. 30th,
statiug hat his position was clearly defined in his
Message on the Sil inst. He uses a great, many
words to convince the Commissioners that he never
ordered any reinforcement of the forts in
Charleston harbor, nor authorized any change in
the disposition of the forces already there, and that
Major Anderson' acted without orders, lie then
goes on to recapitulate the circumstances under
which the authorities of Charleston have acted, and
says he cannot and will not withdraw the troops
from the harbor of Charleston, lie adds that he
has just received information of the taking of
Charle-ton Arsenal, containing munitions of war
worth half a million of dollars, and expresses his
determination to defend Fort Sumtor, as a portion
of the public property of the United States, against
hostile attacks, from whatever quarter they may
come, but he does not perceive how such a defence
can be construed into a menace agahtst the city of
Under date of the 1st inst., the Commissioners
respond to the President, in strong language,
against the evasive positions assumed by him.?
Their reply is air earnest deprccition of the Prc.-i
dent's course, and they utter, in plain language,
the contempt and scorn which the imbecile, weak
old man deserves. He has shown himself utterly
incapable and impotent to discharge his duties in
the present/crisis?wanting the moral courage to
face public opinion, and willing to take counsel of
those whom he has hitherto affected to despise.
The rejoinder of the Commissioners plainly exhib?
its him1 in reference to this disgraceful conduct and
cowardly hesitation.
For terms?, ece first pngc.
Charleston, Jan. 8.?Secretary Thomp?
son resigned because the Star of the West,
with troops, had been sent to Charleston.
She is looked for to-night. The Brooklyn
is ready at Norfolk. There is much stir
and excitement here.
Col. Gregg's Regiment is full.
A very sad accident occurred last night,
at Castle Pinckncy. A sentinel accident
\y shot Robert Holmes, and killed him
immediately. Gray, of the Edgefield
Company, was also shot, accidentally, in
the thigh, by a revolver. The wound is
Montoomkuy, Jan. 8.?A. P. Calhoun,
Commissioner from South Carolina, ad?
dressed theConvcntion to-day. The speech
was well received. Despatches to Gover?
nor Moore from Virginia. Florida and Mis?
sissippi were read in the Convention, and
created much cnthsiasm. A committee of
thirteen was appointed, to consider and
report what action it was necessary for
the State to take. The Convention'by a
large majority determined to go into se?
cret session.
j CnAKLESTON, Jan. 8.?It is rcporte-1
that the Star of the "West, one of the
California steamers, left New York, on
Saturday night, with 250 troops from
Governor's Island, to reinforce Fort Sum
ter. It is certain she left with troops, but
doubted whether Charleston is her desti?
nation. y<
w Hon. James L. Orr.
This distinguished public servant and tried
statesman arrived home on Sunday last, by an
extra train. At the request of a number of gentle?
men. Col. Orb addressed the people of this District
on Snlcday, in the Court House, at 11 o'clock a. m.
The spacious court room was densely crowded with
eager listeners, anxious to learn from their honored
fellow-citizen what his impression were of the ex?
isting crisis in our history. It is hardly prudent
to make any synopsis of the speech of Col. Onn, as
he dwelt principally upon his recent mission to
Washington City, as one of the Commissioners from
South Carolina to the United States, and sketched,
wit Ii truthful hand, the perfidy and traitorship of
prominent individuals at the Federal capital.?
Throughout the speech.enthusiastic applause greet?
ed the speaker. In concluding his remarks, which
occupied about one hour, Col.Onn feelingly referred
to the condition of affairs in this country, and with
touching eloquence besought every man to do his
duty, at every peril, in defending our beloved State
against ihe assault of foes : anil thence arose shouts
from the young and middle-aged, while more than
one beyond tho prime of life gave vent to their
feelings in tears.
The Col. was firm, decided and thouhtftd in the |
expression of his opinons, and counselled his con?
stituents with wisdom and prudence. They may
safely rely upon hi:i counsel, and arc assured that
their honor will suffer no detriment while in his
keeping. Through years that have passed, they
confided in him,and we trust that now, in the zenith
of his power and intellectual greatness, they may
retain his services until pending difficulties arc ad?
justed and peace and harmony restored in this
rKlXTCBS' Patriotism.?Eight printers from the
South Carolinian ami Southern Guardian offices arc
in the ranks of the Columbia Artillery, which left
yesterday. They are all young men who will be
found equal to any emergency. The large number
and the promptness with which they volunteered
speak well lor the patriotism of the craft.?Guar?
Wc may add that fire compositors in the Mercury
office are now in active service at the various sta
'; :ions in and around Charleston. There arc others
In our composing room, who are on furlough, and
expect to bo called oft every hour.?Mercury.
J And we may add, that three printers in the An
! dcrson Gazette office belong to the Palmetto Rifle?
men, and are ready at a moment's warning to go
into service?while another from Ihij ofnee volun?
teered hist Thursday in the -1th Regiment, and the
editor, a practical printer, is a member of the Ri?
flemen. The craft really seem anxious for *'a place
in the picture."
Military Elections.
An election was held in the "Anderson Troop"
on last Saturday for Second Lieutenant, which re?
sulted in the choice of Joax L. Au.nold, vice S. M.
WlLKRS, resigned.
Also, on the same day, an election was held for
Second Lieutenant of tlie "Palmetto Riflemen,"
resulting in the choice of C. E. Eart.K, rtccJonx P.
Ultowx, resigned; and for Third Lieutenant, A.
Feltox was chosen, vice Barle, promoted.
An Eloquont Peroration.
The following paragraphs wc extract from the
speech of Mr. BexjaxiX, of Louisiana, delivered
in the ?*. S. Senate last week. Nothing more sub?
lime, touching, forcible and eloquent has reached
us during the whole of the masterly debates that
have been held in Congress for the past ten years.
As wc read, the mind naturally recurs to the lime
when the "immortal trio," Clay, Caliiolx and
Wkbsteb, enchanted and held spell-bound the lis?
tening, admiring world with their powerful logic
ami affect ng eloquence. Louisiana may well be
proud of him who littered the following:
"And now, Senators, within a few weeks wo part
to meet as Senaturs in one common council cham?
ber of the nation no more forever. Wc desire, wc
beseech you, let this parting be in peace. I con?
jure you to indulge in no vain delusion that duty
or conscience, interest or honor, imposes upon you
the necessity of invading our States or shedding
the blood of our people. You have no possible just?
ification for it. I trust it is in no craven spirit,
and witli no sacrifice of the honor or dignity of
my own State, that I make this last appeal, but
from higher and holier moliTcs. If, however, it
shall prove vain, if you are resolved to pervert the
Government framed by the fathers for the protec?
tion of our rights intcan. instrument for subjugat?
ing and enslaving us*, then,-appealing to the Su?
preme Judge of the universe for the rectitude of our
intentions, we must meet the fsstto that you force
upon us ns best becomes freemen defending all
that is dear to nan.
What may be the fate of this horrible contest,
no man can tell, none pretend to foresee ; but this
much I will say : the fortunes of war may be ad?
verse to our arms ; you may carry desolation into
our peaceful land, and with torch and fire you may
even emulate the atrocities of those who, in the
war of the Revolution.hounded on-the blood-thirsty
scvagc to attack upon the defenseless frontier; you
may, under the protection of your advancing ar?
mies, give shelter to the furious fanatics who de?
sire, and profess to desire, nothing more than to
add all the horrors of a servile insurrection to the
calamities of civil war; you may do all this?and
more too, if more there be?but you never can sub?
jugate us; you never can convert the free sons of
the soil into vasscls, paying tribute to your power;
and you never, never can degrade them to the level
of ,iu inferior and servile race. Never.' Never! !
MARRIED, on the 20th ult., by Rct. J. C. Wil?
liams, Mr. William Kixq, of Henry County, Va.^
to Miss Mary J. Yorxc, daughter of the Rev. V;
Young, of Abbeville District.
ON Wednesday next, before the Court House door,
FIVE NEGROES. They are voting and likely.
Jan. 10, 18G1 21 It
Attention, Palmetto Riflemen I
YOU arc hereby ordered to assemble in front of the
Court House, for drill and instruction, on Saturday
next at 11 o'clock a. m. precisely.
Hy order of the Captain.
Jan. 10, 1801 21 It
ALL having accounts upon our Books will plealse
conic forward and settle, cither by note or casti?
we would prefer THE CASH: Our Books must bo
Anderson, Jan. 10, 18GI 21 tf
THE copartnership heretofore existing bctwecri
KEITH & WILKES, in the practice of the Law'
in the Courts of the Western Circuit, is this day
dissolved by mutual consent. Those indebted to
the linn will cull and settle.
Jan. S, 1S01 21 3t
Gazette please copy.
War! War!! War!!!
WE WH! sell our DRV GOODS and Shelf HARD
A.t Cost for Cash.
Those wishing Cheap Goods had best give us a
call, as we mean what w ay.
Anderson, Jan. 10, 1861 21 tf
JANUARY 3, 1861.
BY VIRTUE of the power conferred on mo by an
Ordinance of the Convention, requiring the ap?
pointment of an Executive Council, and for the con?
venient distribution of the duties to be discharged
hy thai Council. I therefore make the following
divisions in the Executive Adminstration :
1. THi: STATE.?Having for its functions the
assistance of the Governor, with the exercise of his
powers, as now delegated, and more especially in
his intercourse with the States, and also in ar
rangemcnts with foreign powers, as lo Consols
and Treaties, and regulations as to commerce, Jr'af
this I appoint :!ic Hou A. G. MAGRATH.
? TUE WaR.?Having for its object the super?
vision of all matters relating to a condition of hos
tililics, and the management and military disposi?
tion of troops, (o lie received under different Or?
dinances of the Convent inn and Acts of the Legis?
lature, and as lothc management of troops in acfu
tunl service. For thu I appoint Gen. D. F. JAMI?
3. THE TREASURY.?Having ander its jnriu
diction and supervision all matters connected with
the fiscal relations of the State, and the practical
details in raising the funds provided for by any
Ordinance of the Convention or Acts of the Legis?
lature, which are not specially transferred to some
other department. For this I appoint the Hon. C.
4. THE POST OFFICE.?Its functions indicated
by i lie name, an I including tlicrein so much of a
connection with the customs as-relates to light?
houses, buoys and matters of that nature. For
this I appoint Gen. \V. ?V. HARLEE.
5. INTERIOR.?Having under its direction lo
c:il matters within the State, including the Militia
and the Coast Police. For this I appoint Gen. A.
Jan. 10, 1801. 21 It
Head- Quarters.
CHARLESTON, January 5, 1861.
WHEREAS the Convention of the People of Sonth
Carolina, by a Resolution adopted on the 2d day of
January, 1801, authorized the Governor to receive
into the service of the State, for a period not ex?
ceeding six months, such Volunteer Companies as
might tender their services;
And whereas the said Convention have since de?
clared that the above Resolution was designed to
aid, and not to supersede, the provisions of the 2d
section of the Act "to provide an armed force,"
passed December, I860.;
It is, therefore, now ordered, that General Order
Xo. ?") be countermanded, and General Order No. 4,
calling for a Company of Volunteers from each Bat?
talion in tlic State, in accordance with 2d section
of said Act, is hereby re-issued, and prompt and
strict obedience enjoined thereto.
By order: STATES R. GIST,
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Jan. 10, 1801 21 It
Head- Q uarters.
CHARLESTON, January 3, 1861.
THE Quartermasters of troops coining to the city
by order, must receipt to the Agents of the Rail?
roads in our State for the number passed ovcrihemv
This receipt may be sent for payment to?
Quartermaster-General S. O*.
X\ B.?The troops must give the earliest possible*
notice of the- tir^c they will be at the points on the
The importance of giving notice to this Depart?
ment of the time of their expected arrival, thai ar
| rangemcnts may be made for them, must be appar-'
I cut to all.
I Jan. 10, 1861. 21 It
I-?-. . /
Head- Quarters.
CHARLESTON, Jaxuaby 5, 1861.?
THE following gentlemen have been appointed
Aids-dc-Camp to his Excellency Gov. PICKENS,
with the rank of of Lieutenant-Colonel, and willbtf
obeyed and rcspc:!ed accordingly :
F. J. MOSES, Jr.
By order: S. R GIST.
Acting Adj. and Insp. Gen1!.'
Jan. 10, 1861 21 It
CIIARLESTOX, S. C, Jaxuaby 3, 1861.
HIS Excellency Governor Piekcrij having appoint'
BURNET RHETT Aids-dc-Campp, with the rant
of Lieutenant-Colonel, they will be obeyed and res-'
pectcd accordingly. By order:
Acting Adj. and Insp. General.
Jan. 5, 1861/ 2L y?

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