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Proceedings of the Senate, April Special Session 1861
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140 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS [June 4,

Mr. Brooke, from the Joint Select Committee, submitted the
following

REPORT:

The undersigned, a portion of the Committee appointed by the
Legislature to present and enforce its Resolutions to Presidents
Lincoln and Davis, beg leave to reportó

That the manifest purpose of those Resolutions was, in the
opinion of your Committee, to secure, if possible, through the in-
strumentality of Maryland, peace to our distracted country; and,
if failing in that, then a cessation of hostilities on the part of the
armies of the Federal and Confederated troops, until Congress
should express its opinion on the subjects which now agitate the
people. These purposes being defeated by the movement of
Federal troops on Virginia, and an active commencement of hos-
tilities, we have considered our mission as ended, and, therefore,
have not felt authorized, on the part of the Sovereign State of
Maryland, to present a request which has in advance been repu-
diated.

The dignity of the State, as well as self-respect, seemed to de-
mand this of us.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

JNO. B. BROOKE,
G. W. GOLDSBOROUGH,
GEO. H. MORGAN,
BARNES COMPTON.
Which was read.

Mr. Bradley presented the memorial of sundry citizens of
Queen Anne's county fora modification of the law for the inspec-
tion of grain;

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Kimmel presented the petition of Wm. Metzger, John
Koogle, James Harm, Robert Gaver, James Gladhill, and three
hundred and ten voters of Jackson district, in Frederick county,
asking for the immediate adjournment of the Legislature sine die.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of twenty-three voters of
Union Bridge, Carroll county, asking for an immediate adjourn-
ment of the Legislature sine die.

Which were severally read, and laid on the table.
The Senate adjourned.


 

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