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Correspondence with the Presi-
HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF EVENTS, No. 5, from July 4th, to November 1st, 1861..
fairs in the South during July
up to October 15th.....
HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF EVENTS-NO 3.
FROM MARCH 4TH, TO APRIL 15TH, 1861.
March 4.-Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as | strength to take part in the momentous struggle President (the sixteenth) of the United States until impending. March 4th, 1865. An immense concourse in attend-Dispatches from every section of the Union inance upon the ceremony. A large military force is dicate that the Inaugural Message of Mr. Lincoln is distributed throughout the city to suppress any out- favorably regarded by the great majority. It is break. No violence offered. After the Inaugura-looked upon as a peace offering. The Secessionists tion, Mr. Lincoln is driven to the White House, ac- in the South, and their allies in the North see war companied by Mr. Buchanan, and installed by the in its views regarding the duty of the Executive to retiring President. The retiring President imme- enforce the laws. diately departed for his home in Pennsylvania.
-The Texas State Convention proclaims the Act of Secession. Governor Houston submits to the authority of the Convention, and issues his proclamation declaring Texas to be no longer one of the States of the Federal Union.
A dispatch from Montgomery announces the unfurling from the Capitol of the flag of the Confederate States of America. It consists of three broad bars, red, white, and red, with a blue field and seven stars. The stars to increase in number as the States multiply.
Drafts drawn by Mr. Dix and Mr. King (Postmaster-General) on the New Orleans Assistant United States Treasurer, in payment of work done on the New Orleans Custom-house, and for requiting mail-contractors in the Seceded States, are returned unpaid. Over five hundred thousand dollars in gold belonging to the United States was in the Treasurer's
hands at the time.
-Martin J. Crawford and John Forsythe, two of three Commissioners from the Confederate States to Washington, arrive in Washington.
March 6.--Fort Brown, Texas, surrendered by
ment. The garrison is to be sent North.
-The Message of Mr. Lincoln is received at Captain Hill to the revolutionists, by special agreeMontgomery, and is pronounced a war declaration.'
March 7.-The Louisiana State Convention transfers the money seized ($536,000) belonging to the --Arkansas State Convention meets. Elects United States Government to the Confederate "Union" officers, by six majority.
-Salutes are fired in many Northern cities in honor of the Inauguration. People, generally, congratulate themselves on the peaceful result of the ceremony, and the character of the Inaugural Ad
-Brigadier-General Beauregard commissioned and ordered to the chief command of the troops in and around Charleston, South Carolina.
-The slaver Bonita, at Savannah, is "taken" by Governor Brown, and armed, as the first ship of Georgia's navy.
-The Richmond (Va.) papers state that the most active military preparations are going forward in that city. The State Armory is in full operation, turning out from seven to eight thousand rifle and musket cartridges per day. At the Tredegar IronWorks cannon of the best description are being rapidly cast, together with great quantities of shot
March 5.-A dispatch from New Orleans to Washington announced that the United States revenue-cutter Dodge had been seized in Galveston Bay, by the Texan authorities.
-General Twiggs receives a public reception in New Orleans, in honor of his treason. He makes a speech, in which he remarked that he prayed for
-Braxton Bragg commissioned Brigadier-General in the service of the Confederate Government, and dispatched to Pensacola to assume chief command of operations there. Wm. J. Hardee was also confirmed as Colonel. Both were officers in the United States Army.
-The Louisiana Legislature passes a resolution approving the conduct of General Twiggs.
March 8.—The Army bill passed by the Confederate Congress. It calls fifty thousand troops into the field for immediate service.
-It is announced from Raleigh, North Carolina, that the late vote in that State resulted in a majority of six hundred and fifty-one against holding a Convention.
The Missouri Senate passes resolutions instructing Senators in Congress, and members of the House still at Washington, to oppose the passage of all acts granting supplies, men, and money to coerce the Seceding States into submission or subjugation; and that, should such acts be passed by Congress, Missouri's Senators be instructed and its Representatives be requested to retire from the halls of Congress.
March 9.-Alabama State Convention turns over all arms, forts, munitions, &c., seized from the