Letter of Governor Peirpoint

Letter of Governor Peirpoint
Letter of Governor Peirpoint
Excerpt from Letter of Governor Peirpoint: To His Excellency the President and the Honorable Congress of the United States, on the Subject of Abuse of Military Power in the Command of General Butler in Virginia and North CarolinaOn the 13th day of April, 1861, the Virginia convention went into secret session. Hon. W. T. Willey, now United States Senator, wrote to his friends at Morgantown to prepare for war - the State would secede. They must look for the worst. On the 22d of the same month a mass meeting was held at that place; that being court day, it was expected that speakers on both sides would be present, to address the people. A delegation of four hundred Union men came from the east end of the county. Before they came into town they halted, and passed a resolution with General Jackson's oath, that no secessionist should speak in town that day. They kept their oath. At one o'clock, with drum and fife, and national flags carried by different delegations, flags displayed from almost every house, ladies and children welcoming, the procession was formed, which paraded the streets for an hour. The stand in the public square was erected, the masses gathered around, appropriate resolutions were adopted, two speeches were made denouncing secession and the conspirators. The crowd refused to disperse, and called one of the speakers back to the stand. Several old soldiers of 1812 were there. One of them in great earnestness, said: "You must tell us what to do." "Do!" said the speaker. "Don't in your wrath kill any of these secessionists, who, like spaniels, are slinking around town. They want to be martyrs in a small way, to make capital for their cause, and get an opportunity to punish you or incarcerate you in a dungeon. We can't spare you in that way. Go home, call your children around you. If any ace married, call them and your grand-children. Tell them that with your strong arms, you and they have cleared out your farms, built your houses, and filled them with the conveniences of life.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.