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BULLETIN. , , "T1IK WL lt?TOK;jMpLVfi TOT JiR FIIEK IS LITTLE LESS THAN OMNIl'OTENT.- VOL. 1. v WINCHESTER, TENN.. FEBR (JAR Y 1 . 1863. S 1 ' I . . !..) ..!, NO. 8! he limit! -'Metta. W. J. SLATTER, PROPRIETOR. Terms : van 3&& aat mwjw Notice to Subscribers. ' Whkn you find bcforo your namo on your paper, pleuso renew your ubscription, i it is a notice that the tinio for wlnck it h been paid will expire in a few ilays. jgfc, A very limited space in the Daily Bul letin will bo ullowed for advertisements. Terms, $1 for each square, 1st insertion ; 50ots for each subsequent insertion. Articles of much length, intended for publi cation, must be handed in in the forenoon to insure publication next day. Obituaries, Tributes of liespect, and Funeral Invitations charged as advertisements, but nmr riages and deaths published as news Advertisements of charituble institutions at half prico. J1J 11 L .1 1 J. . .' t -.' I . I . . ADDRESN OK troops in Kpntucky for the . military service of the United States. GENERAL HUMPHREY MARSHALL, To the People of Kentucky. You are about to enter upon a new phase of the unholy war in which, for eighteen in uiths, the United States have been engaged against the Con federate States of America. To pur sue tho war through this hint utage, you will incur sacrifices and en dure sufferings to which nothing you have yet seen or felt will bear comparison. You have been robbed of your constitu'i mihI rights' by the action of the Federal power, assisted by un principled men in Kentucky: now, yon are to be robbed of your property, and equirod to descend to the (une soci.i i level with your slaves You have, i heretofore, borne patiently the yoke j imposed on you by hard task-masters, ; boih at home and from abroad; now,, they propose to plunge you into an j abyss of ignominy from which there' will bo no emerging. Fellow -Ken tuckians, I am your friend. 1 havo no aspiration so high as that of J assisting you out of the labarynth of j difficulties into which you have been j deceived by those in whom you have trusted. I refused to submit to a deprivation of onstituti Mial rights, to the eniovment of which I was born. I became an exile from Kentucky, only because tho people of Kentucky would not resist tho sacrilegious hand laid j upon tho very altar of their most in es timable rights. I have resisted as best 1 could. The confiscation of my prop erty the spoliation of my home the breaking up of my family the disper sion of its members the imprison ment of my sons arc calamities to which I have been subjected ; The compensating consideration has been only u sense of freedom and the con sciousness that I have never basely sold my birthright for a mess of pottage, or bont the kneo to elicit power. I ask you to retrace calmly the progress of events. Mr. Lincoln's election was followed by the secession of the Southern plant ing states. .Northern Legislatures ten dered men and means to sustain the power of the Union. What said Ken tucky ? Through her General Assem bly sho answered, that she would resist ny attempt at coercion by the Federal government. To this she stood pledged oi only by her publ c representatives, 'but through nooular Dolitical conven tions of all parties. Mr. Lincoln's inauguration was fol lowed by a call for 75,000 men. It was "sou in jventucky that tuia levy was designed tonrntert tho. Natinnnl (1initnl jrom invasion, and fot no other object: Kentucky found in this explanation sufficient reason not to enter unon tho ademption of the pledges of her As sembly and Convention. :, ' ho persuasion t,o preserve neutrality between the contending powers was Jxt successfully offered to Kentucky; rl immediatelv on its acceptance the "resident piHiripqUon x of arms to, the , Unionists V ntuckyf the , formation of a mili- Jary camp in the central part of the state and tho concealed enlistment of . At. the elections for V. nil (rt-oatiirtna I Representatives,-' which took' 'placo directly, candidates made pledgos to refuse men and money to coerce the South ern States. You trusted and elected them. They audaciously betrayed their pledges by voting half a million of sol diers and five hundred millions of money to prosecute the war, and to cocrco the Southern States. The elections of Stato representa tives were carried under similar pro tences, but when tho Assembly con vened, tho representatives, usurping tho constitutional functions of the Ex ecutive branch of tho State Govern ment, assumed through their agents tho distribution of arms and the man agement of military affairs in the Stato enforcing their will upon tho people of Kentucky by decrees, as odious in their sanctions as they were extraor dinary in their soverity. You, people of Kentucky, by a few politicians in your State, were thus first hoodwinked and betrayod, then humiliated and doe reed to u lino of action which wo all know has not rep resented your sympathies, your feel ings or your will. You know it you feel itand thousands among you daily confess it. Pardon mo for saying that this condition of things bespeaks a people subjugated who have y'ulded to force who aro under an influence they cannot throw off. I appeal to you to look and see what that force is'whieh thus has enthralled yon, and you must recognize the fact that a few audacious politicians at home, assisted by Federal bayonets, wield it now and h ive dono so from the beginning, and that these men act as your mwtcru, and not as your representatives. Am I ti"t right in these 'a scrtions ? I refer to what was called your elec tion's, last spring, to bear out my views. Did not a Kentuckian, acting under thtf authority of the National Govern mci.t. disfranchise all men in tho Stato of different opinions from his own? V;us not this done boldly and in ad vance of election days ? Were not his ukase recorded in tho Louisville Jour nal, and published for tho control of the people in the State? Were not native citizens exiled for the crime of. being candidates professing respect for; constitutional liberty and sympathy for Southern wrongs or good will for the Southern peoplo and havo rot these citizen been confined ever since, away from home, business, family auc tions and interests ? How ooul I such tyranny bo success fully exerted except over a subjugated poopie ? Again : have not . men wear ing Federal uniforms or assuming Lin coln's livery, among you, arrested your citizens, male and female, in open day and in defiance of right, chargod them and collected from them from $100 to 82,500, for tho privilege of having the oath of allegiance to tho United States administered to them ! You know this could not occur and go unpunished among a frco people. There is not a community in Europoorin Asia, where such a practice would have been toler ated as you have tolerated this for the past year. I do not record it here to humiliate you by the publication of a fact discreditable to you, but to prove to your own senses that you have been subjugated demoralized and are this, day enslaved! You aro not aware of tho spectacle you exhibit you cannot be. You aro not conscious, in the com fortablo homes in which you dwell, and surrounded by tho luxury to which you havo become accustomed, that all tho nobler attributes' of your naturo havo perished in a political sense The minions of a despot dress in pur ple and .fine linen; Luxury may bo found in tho vilest courts of the world. Tranquility is one of. the conditions of despotism, as stillness broods over the Dead Sea. Rouse yoursolves, men of Kontucky 1 Awako from your dream ing to re-assort your rights. .Tho peo plo of Northern Commonwealths havo, as mero witnesses of tho practices of tho Federal powor exerted in your midst, entered their protests, and Gov. Seymour of New York has forbidden those arrests amona his fellow-citizens in the State f Now York, which arc I daily practicod in Kentucky without! explanation to you or to the friends of tho persons arrested. New Jersey and other States will follow the example of New York. You cannot, without a revolution at homo; for your raastora aro politicians bred at home, who use this very power of arrest, imprison ment and confiscation, to disfranchiso you to rob you of your property to deprivo you of your constitutional liberties to enslave you and to gov ern you, regardless of your wishes and your feelings. Lot us, however, resume tho review of events. The party in powor in Ken tucky in Soptembor, 1861, affected great indignation at tho advance of Southern troops to Columbus and Bowling Green, although it was ovi dont that the occupation of those places was necessary to defend Tonnessoo from tho invasion threatened from Cai ro aud Louisville. They made the en try of thoso troops an excuse for their invitation to Major General Robort Anderson to enter upon Kentucky as a Federal military department, and to place the Stato under the control of Federal armies, . which by invitation wero introduced at once into your midst. By the most fervid appeals to tho young men of your State to pro tect her from Southern invasion, at the very moment they wore making hor tho victim of Northern invasion, they in duced thousands of your sons and broth ers tto enlist for three years in tho army of,tho United States. Directly tho Southern troops vacated the Stato of Kentucky Nashville fell into the hands of Lincoln's Gor.crals, and Ken t u sky was made to play a new part on the theatre of tho war. Her regiments wero now led against the Southern States, to carry dessolation and devastation over the fields and homes of the South. Such was the curious commentary Kentucky made in a few short months upon tho resolvos of her Assotr.bly and hor po litical Conventions. Tho same Ken tuckians who figured in the Conven tions and Assembly as orators, profess ing Southern sympathies, now turned up as Generals and Colonels in Lin coln's army, leading the young men of Kentucky to the field against the South, and flaunting hor now inglorious ban ner over tho soil of her sister. States. Some of thorn are to be found yet in those places, though sorno have paid with their lives tho penalty for posi tions so ignobly acquired. I am quite suro the men of Kentucky thus led into sorvico against tho South would protest that thoy did not design to enter on a war of aggression against the South, and they would have been soriously offended at the chargo of be ing Lincoln's mercenaries. But, wero they not ? Aro thoy not, and his worst mercenaries? Tho foreigner who knows nothing of our institutions has the plea of neces sity, lie is iu a strange country and wants bread. : ilo fights for money. The fanatic from New England has I been reared amidst tho bowlings of Ab olitionism, and ho fights under the hal J lucination that ho is assisting to enlarge ' the area of freedom. The Northern ar tizans may fight in the interest of free labor; tho dreaming visionary may : tight for the myth of "the Union as it , was and tho Constitution as it is," and ' the Northern capitalist may shed blood 'to prevent the rise of a rival system of manufactures In the border slave States These all have' excuses, but the Ken tuckian who eats from the mess-pan with them, who sloeps under tho same tent, warms at the same camp-firo, draws his pay from tho samo treasury, is clad in tho samo uniform and uses his bayonet to carry out Abraham Li ncoln'a accursed policy against the Slave-holding States, has no oxcuso.- He stabs his own mother. He carries desolation to the hoarth-stones of his own kindred, from no motives that can be imagined but tho lovo of gold or office, or bocauso ho has been betrayed into a position ho nevor did intend to occupy, yet from which he has not tho manliness to will, draw. I have seen the traces of Ibis war over one part of Kentucky. I have witnesssd the protection given by the Federal arms to your people along the Eastern border of tho State, and I have wished you could all look upon it, to the end that you might then answer why you are engaged with tho North in this wicked crusade against tho lib ertios and independence of tho South ern people. But 1 havo no space or time to paint tho desolation of that pro tection no inclination to call to my own memory tho images of burning dwellings, of ravaged fields, of tho groans of old men shot down in thoir own doors, or the frantic shrieks of Kentucky's fair daughters flying from the touch of pollution and dishoner. I have seen, it, and I havo stood in muto wonder that God witnessed itin silence, or saw your support of such a cause without tho visitation of His just and divino retribution. But, now again tho Bcono changes, and a now act of tho terriblo drama opens. It remains to bo soon if your part will bo played falsely to the closo, reckless of famo and interost and honor I Regardloss utterly of every consider ation for the constitution of the United States and for tho rights of tho Statos, Mr. Lincoln has attempted at onco centralization and the effectuation of social and industrial revolution, by pro nouncing the emancipation of the slaves within the States named in his procla mation. IJo has gone farther by de claring his Intention to accept them armed as soldiers in the United States army, and through tho force of his and thoirallicdarmsto maintain their rights to the freedom he bestows! This is attempted to bo justified ou the plea of military necessity. Hu manity and civilization, speaking from the other side of tho broad Atlantic, have entered a protest against it and the horrors to which it must give rise, but still tho President, like tho beagle intont upon his prey, rushes boldly and wildly upon his course amid the cheers and vivas of Abolitionists who crowd this American theatre for tho spoctaclo of servile insurrection, as tho Romans were wont to throng tho Colliseum to witnoss wild beasts tear christians to piecos. We ask you, Kentucky's, it among the soldiery which enforce that proclamation and marches sido by side with tho enfranchised slavo, now dress ed in the uniform of the army, your faco3 will bo seen ? Will you desecrate your time-honored flag by unfurling its broad stripes over such associations? Will you lend passivo acquiescence to such a stato of things ? Do not deceivo yourselves with the idea that your' slaves will be paid for and colonized. Years will not bo sufficient in this gen oration to-remove the natural increase of the blacks, whilo continued associa tion upon the same level will ultimate ly destroy the desire to havo such re moval effected at heavy pecuniary sacrifice. One year will not move over your heads without servile insurrection in Kentucky, unleas you rise to tho occa eion promptly and throw off a connec tion and dependenco which have bo come as unnatural and unseemly as they are disreputable. Ten thousand of your fellow citizons will rush to your aid whenever you de clare against the usurpor who has trod den your dearest rights and privileges under foot- they stand ready to do it or to perish in tho ef rt. If you feel anxiety and doubt us to your ability, then I advise you to organize at home, and act boldly and frankly. You have the constitutional right to such organ ization, if you retain -any right at all; and if not, then you have tho right to sock safety under this government, which will savo your rights, and by youraiditsown independence. Awake! arise, or bo forever fallen ! January, 1863. H. MARSHALL. $gy The Press Convention is to be held at Augusta, Ga., next Wednesday, February 4th.