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Smethport M Kean Miner (Newspaper) - August 23, 1864, Smethport, Pennsylvania19 published Ever Toog sols As fro. A duo to delayed for mom than s my a Hudonal w Bates of advertising. Tiu be of aged 91 or Tow three Ineer Tiow. Column one a 2000 x 1200 wooo 1000160 insertion 26. One year 600 it when advertisement a let Ina altar Typo Lun tubal eight use Eliut Tunte a Square. Communications most ire . F la month to pulled with a targe and Exten Lorr of Type and printing material of and ire Are prepared to do. All Diode of vol. Smethport Kean no. 9. Plain of Alt Detcho Tobb including boots Pamppi Letb Clr car an. Fatten Bill Eloids cards ik., a Ltd and and. On reasonable terms f. B. Hackett attorney and Counselor , Cameron county a. Special attention paid to in Alec Troub and All Basinet relating to real estate. Governor s it message executive chaw beb August 9, 1864. J to the Seattle and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Perm Sylvania have called Yon Ogeth the or to Thor destruction of pro Perry and pillage of the counties of Mary land tying on Fie Border. These the events Ulack Smith shop. The subscriber bos recently himself in the Bluck _ i Proi Thimig business in Smel port in the old Aland formerly occupied by Miles Irons. He is prepared u execute All kinds of work no on the lowest to Roft and in the most Satis Foeloa Watss ironed int the latest Ani most approved style. Work done on the shortest notice k Jackson Grimes. Sronet Porti april l9th, 1864, 1-33. New Spring of the at the residence of John Hull esq., a Stock consists of a Beautiful As of both but Taim Meigs jacket and Mantilla patterns an Neq ailed assortment of Flowers ribbons ac., lira ladies Are Repec Fotty invited to Call and examine her Stock. Smethport May 2. 350 250 Ottav Best pianos. M. Ducker having removed to his new War rooms Wert Houston Street new York Taves pleasure in calling the it c Tion o the Pavliv to this new and pull scale 7. Hose Wood Fiawoo r containing All the Over Strung Iti Isia. French Irani action Hurp i Oill my fall Iron Frame from to 1 1-4 grand Riano Fokta. Ultra finish from to the great Fiance is attending scale i Uno Fortes is o itself. A ant co for their superiority they Only need to to bean to become us Versai favourites. Or in Advance of your adjourned session for the purpose of taking some action for the defence of the state. Jerom the commence ment of the present rebellion Pennsylvania has done her whole Doty to the government. Lyng is her Southern counties do in the immediate Vicinity of the Border and thus exposed to sudden invasion a selfish policy would have led her. To retain n sufficient part of her Force for her own de Fence. In so doing Ahe would have failed in her duty to the whole country. Not Only would her men have been withheld from the Field of general operations hot the Loans and taxation which would have become necessary would have to a Large extent diminished the ability of her people to comply with the pecuniary demands of tue. United states. She would also have necessarily interfered with and hampered All the military action of the government and made herself to some extent responsible for any failures and that May have occurred. In pursuance of the policy thus deliberately adopted this state has devoted iter men to the Gene ral service from the beginning she has always been among the first to respond to the Calls of the United states As is shown by her history from the three months men and the Reserve corps to the present moment. Thus faithfully fulfilling nil her own obligations she bus a right to be defended by the National Force As part of a common country. Any other View would be absurd and unjust 8be of course cannot com Plain when she suffers by the necessary contingencies of War. The reflections unit have to too Many quarters been made up on the people of her Southern counties Are most. Unfounded. They were invaded in 1862, a Union army much Superior to tiny Force of the rebels and on which they had of course a Rigett to was laying in their immediate Vicinity and North of the pow nac. They were again invaded in 1863, after the defeat of the Union forces under Milroy at Winchester and they have again suffered in 1864, defeat of the Lunion forces under Crook and aver i. How could an agricultural peo ple in an open country be expected to rift and beat Back hostile Orcea which i Bil Tiea will he settled by the judgement of the people. At that time Call was made non Pennsylvania for volunteers to be mustered into the sender of the United states an to serve for one Hundred Days in the state of Pennsylvania end Maryland Washington and its notwithstanding the Embarrass Nientsu which caned the orders for their organization Nister Sis regiments were enlisted in organized and a battalion of six companies. The regiments were withdrawn from the state the lost Reading the Day o july. I desired that at least part of this Force should be confined in their service to the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland Anc made an application to the War de per Traeff is the proposition did not meet their approbation it was rejected and the general order changed to include the states named and Washington and its Vicinity. No part of the rebel Anny at that time and come within the state. The people of the Border counties were warned and removed their Stock and at Chambersburg and York were organized armed for their own Protection. I was not officially informed of the movements of the Federal armies and of course not of the strategy of their commanders but it was stated in the papers the rebel army wife closely up r sued after it bad crossed the Potomac 37. 3nu 1861 1864 Philadelphia Eryb this great line traverses the Northern and Northwest count Lea of Pennsylvania to the City of Erie on late Erie. It has been eased by the bail Road under their Asp fees is be rapidly its entire length. Had idea Ted organized Veteran armies of the government in is of Coli use expected that the tents of an invaded country what is in their Power to resist the Iov Naderp and Tolje fuels hereafter stated will think tent the people of these counties have not failed in this duty. If by reason of her geographical position has required 40 be Dett nod by Tenn Tionel Force ill Sonly been against the common enemy i it has never been necessary to weaken the army in the Field by sending envy detach it Nis of veterans to her cities from being Devn sted by Small in is of ruffians composed of their own inhabitants. Nor have her people Leen disposed to sneer at the Grent masses of in Nib dinner citizens in t la now in Nae for passenger and freight by Miles on the Eastern div Eglon Ood from Sheffield to 79 the Western division Tuu of feat Natty at St. Leave eastward. 20a.m. Arrive Westward. 4 p. M. Through without Czasok both ways on these trains Between Philadelphia and lock Haven Between Baltimore and lock Haven. Bubo ant St who Wieb on a Plebs trains both Between Willian port am Aad Styf Lamport and pah Adelpha. For information respecting passenger business Theta. E. Cor. To Ltd and Market its. Ana for freight bassinets of the company s to Wmk _ 8. Or Cor. And Market bts., Blu Helebia. I w. Reynolds Erie. J. M. Drill agent n. C. B. B. Balth Nore. A h. Houtos freight pita. Lewis u Boft. Oaf Tefet at Plata. Miam Sfart. Any of bar state who have required such Protection. Yet when a of brutal enemy pursuing a Defeated body of Union forces crores our Border and Burns n defenceless town this horrid barbarity instead of firing the of All the people of our common country is actually in some quarters made of mocks and gibes tit the in Forti Malo usurers thou Annas of. Whom have been rendered Bons Elees. And these Benr less scoffs proceed from the very men who when the state authorities foreseeing the danger were taking precautionary Nie Aburrea ridiculed the idea of there being any Jet a sneered at Ibe exert Ioir to pre pare for meeting it and succeeded to some extent in thwarting their efforts to raise forces. These men Are themselves morally responsible for the calamity Over which they now chuckle and rub their hands. It might have been we bad n right to the people of the Loyal states engaged in a common Effort to preserve their government and All that is dear to have forgotten it least for the time their wretched local jealousies and sympathized with All their Loyal fellow citizens wherever resident within the Borders of our common country. It should be remembered that the original 80urce of the present rebellion was in such jealousies encouraged for wicked purposes by unscrupulous politicians. Who for any purpose not continue to Envoi Inge Thyra ought to be held is Public enemies of our Union and our peace and a bold be treated of such. Common feel the Neces sary foundations of for common free govern ment i am proud to any that the people of Pennsylvania feel every blow at any of her sister states As an assault upon themselves give to then Al the Alberty Good will the expression of which More important under the infliction of calamity than Mere material Aid. It a in necessary to refer to the apr once of the rebel a Ray up the Shenandoah Val Ley on the thin Day of july the defeat of on Ibe Afono Cacy their approach to and the threatening of 65 men picketed in t but direction under tie command of lieutenant m lean u. S. A., and is the enemy succeeded in cutting the Telegraph communication which from tent Point bad to Para West by Way of bed Ford no information could be sent to Gen. Couch by Fel grab who was then at Chambersburg. Head of this column reached at 3 o clock a. M. On saturday Tolje 80lh. bring Les of v Ruglin Ami Jack son Nam bring about mounted men crossed the Potomac it about Tho same time at or near of the Coidin Nii l Iid Bancud on main body moved on the rond leading from to. Free Nicastle. Another rebel Colman of infantry crossed the Poto inc it Swiep Bardstown and moved towards Lei Kersburg. Position of a portion of the National Force it an Especial View to its defence. The. Of Tominc River can Only be crossed in its Ordinary state of water some five or Sis ords and we propose to enlist from our respective states n Volunteer Force that shall in sufficient with the Aid of the fort Ifica ions which the Force itself can speedily can Trust to Effic locally Tjuana them All. We ask the government that the re mits so. Raised shall be credited to the quota of our several states on the Call last and be equipped and sup plied As other volunteers in Ibe service. We Are aware that As a general Rule Well founded objections exist to the enlist-1 Rosenl of a Force to be exclusively ased for Home or local defence but we regard such h Servise As we now suggest of no except ional Case an 1 the Complete Protection of this part of our Frontier As of admitted notional importance. Soon after the of this rebellion the importance of a special defence of the Region bordering on the upper Potomac was recognized by the government and the Hon. Francis Thomas of Mary land was authorized by it to raise three regiments with a View to the Protection of the coun ties on either Side of that River. These regiments were raised but the subsequent exigences of the service required their employment elsewhere and they therefore afford at present no particular Security to that Region beyond other troops in the ser vice. The necessity As we think for some such Peculiar provision has now become Boot Vious that we would with great Rose that but most car Nestly urge upon tour Excel Lency the expediency of acceding to the suggestions we have made and to will immediately get about raising the forces required and we have no doubt they will be promptly procured we have Tho Honor to be with great your obedient servants signed air. Bradford . Cir taif. The following letter from the assistant adjutant general dated August 1st, a. A. 1864, is the Only reply received by me up to this time during the recent raid into Maryland the citizens of Chambersburg turned out with it determination to stand by the few soldiers present and bold the town against any cavalry Force that might As Sault it. 500 citizens of York irrespective of party volunteered were armed pud went Down to the Northern Central rail Road to guard the Bridges or hold their town. This is stated in order to show Yon that the Border citizens Aro beginning to realize that by. United action they Bare the strength to themselves ism Bis an Ordinary raiding party. Enclosed i invite your attention to a letter addressed to the governor together with his endorsement Apfl to subject of forming a special corps from the six Border counties most exposed if men cop thus be organized its existence would be a Protection and give Confidence. 1 no informed that the general senti ment of the people in question is in Fauvor of something being done at once and As a military measure think it will be of Essen tial service to the general government and recommend that War department encourage the movement by authorizing the loan or Issue of the Law in question is enacted. It is believed that the Pew militia Law of this state will practically prove of no excepting that an enrolment will probably be made. I am sir very respectfully obedient servant sighed . Couch major Gen. Come g 0ept dip t . 4, 1864. V a True copy respect Billy furnished for the information of flip excellency govern or a. 0. Curtin. Jno. S. Scott Laze. 1 assistant adjutant general. ,0n the same Day i approved in writing of the proposition and expressed my Opin Ion that the legislature would paps an in accordance with it at its adjourned ses Sion on the 23d of August Lam furnished with an official copy of the following reply dated August to the proposition of Gen. Couch. Wae Rev Vaw in exx fat s Ornce w a8h1sgtos. D. 0, 1 1864 major Gen d. W. Couch coins Landing Harrisburg a. Have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22d 6f july relative to the United states providing uniforms for n special corps of militia from certain Border counties of Pennsylva find infantry to be Ter of n regiments to be styled ate who shall be worn and de into thew vice of the state far ibid who shall assemble for 3riu Al times be Oiw Shak Tec Botbol Wrock and. Equipped try the state and paid when Nas embed for Drill or colled into Gervice and As Alt tip Wije liable to be called into imme Diate service for the defence of the. State independently of the remainder of the it As Liia Force would be in Jerf Tota Sieo Calk the larger part of it be _ sized in the counties Border and As the people of these have More personal top Tebei recommendation i Bonze the governor to designate Ibe of the state in which i should be and to save the time and expend of in porting troops from Remote Porta of i state the subsistence and pay a i ing to and from the Border a body of men so organized will h believed be cafe ctr to to prevent incursions. The expenses of Cut nig and equipping such a cwt not correctly ascertained but the quartermaster general Baa been directed to Nike proximate estimates for your which will be Independent of the slate should provide at but Ife for inn benue Riesop held arts Feiy the . The suggestion has been frequently nude by a reflecting persons thit the state she d Wise a Force and keep it permanently a the Field for her defence. Or consideration. It a to to observed that the of such a _ in _ car uen Eoal s office 0., August lat. 1864. His excellency the governor of Pennsyl Vania Harris Rifg pen at t have Tonc knowledge the receipt of the joint letter from yourself and the governor o Mary land dated july 21st, 1864, asking authority to raise a Volunteer Force your respective states to be exclusively used for local defence nod for guarding the in reply i am directed by the Secretary of War to in Brnt you that the a Capo. Sit Ion has been fully considered and that the authority asked for cannot be granted. In this connection please see the net of Congress approved february As promo plated in general Ordera ties of 1882f from this traitor to your obedient servant. Taxaj Vincent. To. F in reply Tarn directed to inform yen that the subject Boa been carefully consid ered by the secretory of War Robo cannot Sanction the Issue of the clothing in ques Tion. I am general c very respectfully your obedient gent signed . Vincent. Assistant adjutant general. Dip t or rna quite beyond the present state. To raise and teen regiment Vonald int pundit Are of More than i dollars and any smaller Force of i equate. The plan which i proposed would i to efficient and if the should think fit to adopt a the expense Raja be readily provided for by loan or Wise. Having an organized Force tender Fea control of the authorities of the sift cd in mustered into service for doff Seflic or too Tion we would not As heretofore of Setnor in arranging for Abd we lies with the National it became necessary h Foto Ibex when thoroughly organized it in nil its apparel Mentz an army fable i be increased by draft made front oni rolled and classified cd taken the plan which i have is the result of reflection and caper ence which i have had during by Hamu Sbabo 6ui, 1864. A True copy respectfully furnished for the information of his excellency govern or a. G. Curtin. John 8. Schultz assistant adjutant general to each of the three years 1802, 1803 and 1864. It has been found necessary to Call the state militia Tor the defense of the state and this has been done with the As sent ant assistance of the general govern ment from want of organization we have been rely exclusively on the Volunteer militia and with few exceptions to organize them anew for each occasion. Tia has caused a loss of valuable time and Baa resulted in sending to the Field bodies of men in a great measure the militia Bill passed at the last session is i think for Ordinary times the Best Milita Law Are Baye Ever bad hut under the existing extraordinary circumstances it seems to require modifications. .1 suggest that the assessors be directed to make nit to radiate enrolment classifying the militia As be thong by bust that the officers be by the governor on the recommendation approved by him of a Board of com posed of three major generals for each i whom tto major general Otic a Yiwon Bacall be one the other two to be designated by tie governor from adjoining divisions or in such other Road eat the leg wat Are that in cases the officers Ball be rejected by preference from of Lisera and men who have been in service and Ahnell have been honorable by the United stated and years and i have Felt it to be my a a Ftp submit it for your consid Radoo. Olad purpose of providing for the effect Osl de Fence of the state i of Contra cannot djo Tibt your approval if the Legisla Straitt prefer the adoption of any other plan mow efficient and economical than the one Well i have herein proposed it will gift pleasure to cooperate heartily if it into effect. I in Fiscor dance with the of Fol of 14 1864f i a tvs to appointed for the Auratea col. F. Jordan m agent in ton and Lieut. Col. Gill awl is auit agent at that place v and also i South Western armies Lieut

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