Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 14, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 14, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW?YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 8983. ' SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. THB WAR. fBB CONFLICT IT (liBUSIWi The Bombardment Fiercely Costtoned. FORT SUMTER ON FIRE Major Anderson's Men on Flotillas Dip ping Water to Stop the Blaze. The Men Fired Upon from the Forts. The Surrender of Fort Sumter. THB BOMBARDMENT CEASB9. THE FORT EVACUATED. Major Anderson the Quest of General Beauregard. 10 01E KILLED II TIE COIFLICT. All the Federal Officers Unhurt Blockade of the Port of Charleston. Effect of the War News in the North and Sonth. Intense Excitement Through out the Free States* Threatening Speech of Secreta ry Walker at Montgomery. Simpatby of the Nora Scotia Legislature, he, Charleston, April 13,18tL The cannonading is going on fiercely from %H points?from the vessels outside SQd all ?long our const Fort Sumter is on fire. Charleston, April 13?10 A. M. Fort Sumter is on fire. It broke out in the officers' quarters about two hours ago, Major Anderson has slacked his fir?, but not ceased fUhting. Most of his men are probably at work upon the flames. It will not materially impede operations, as the amount of woodwork in the fort is quite ?nail Many persons think he is heating shot ! The day is oppressively warm. I I have just learned, from an authoritative I source, that no demand for the surrender was ' laade upon Major Andersor, nut simply a de * mand for evacuation. The distinction is aark sd in a political sense as important. Charleston, April 13?10:30 A. M. At intervals of twenty minutes the firing was kept np all night on Fort Sumter. Major Anderson ceased firing from Fort Sumter at six o'clock in the evening. All ?bight he was engaged in repairing damages and protecting the barbette guns on the top of the fart lie commenced to return Are at #ev? n o'clock this morning. Fort Sumter seems to bo greatly disabled. Tbe battery on CnTurnings' Folnt docs Fort Bumter great damage. At Dine o'clock this morning a deflM smoke poured out from Fort Sumter. Tbe federal flag is at half most, signalling distress. Tbe shells from Fort Moultrie and the batUv rles on Morris Inland fail into Major Ander son's stronghold thick and fast, and they can be se^n in their course from tbe Charleston B*t*ery. Tbe breach made in Fort Sumter is on the side opposite Cummings' Point. Two of Its portholes are knocked into one, and the wall from the top is crumbling. Three vessels, one of them a large sired steamer, are over the bar, and seem to be pre paring to participate in the conflict. The fire of Morris Island and Fort Moultrie fc divided between Fort Bnmter and the sbips ?fwar. The ships bavo not as yet opened fire. LATER. An explosion has occurred at Fort Sumter, a dense volume of anobo a*o?n<ltng Major Aidfiaon ceased to fb*? f.?r about an hoar. His flag ? still up. It is thought the officers' quarters in Fort fitfMter are ou Are. Charleston, April 13?12 M. The ships in the "fling appear to be quietly at anchor. They have not fired a gun jet. The entire roof of the barrack* at Fort Sumter are in a vast sheet of flaaie. Shells from Gumming*' Point and Fort Monl rie are burstii g in and over Fort Sumter in quick succession The federal flag still waves. Major Anderson is only occupied in put tit g out fiie. Fvery shot on Fort Sumter now seems to tell ll"*Vlijr. The people are anxiously looking for Major Anderson to strike his flag. Charleston, April 13?P. M. Two of Major Anderson's magazines have exploded. Only occasional shots ore fired at him from Fort Monltrie. The Morris Island Battery is doing heavy work. It is thought that only the smaller magazines Jtave exploded. The greatest excitement prevails. The wharves, steeples and every available plaoe ore packed with people. The United Spates ships are in the offing, bnt have not aided Major Anderson. It is too late row to come over the bar, as the tide is ebbing. Charleston, April 13?Evening. Major Anderson has surrendered, after hard fighting, commencing at half-post four o'clock yesterday morning, and continuing until five minutes to one to-day. ThJ American flog has given place to the palmetto of South Carolina. Ton have received my previous despatches ocncerning the fire and the shooting away of the flagstaff. The latter event is due to Fort Monltrie, as well as the burning of the fort, which resulted from one of the hot shots fired in the morning. During the conflagration, Gen. Beanregard sent a boat to Major Anderson, with offers of assistance, the bearers being Colonels W. P Miles, and Roger Pryor, of Virginia, and Lee. Bnt before it reached him a flag of trace had been raised. Another boat then put off, con UUulug ex-Uovernor Manning. Major IX R. Jones and Colonel Charles Allston, to arrange the terms of surrender# which were the same as those offered on the 11th Inst These were official. They stated that all proper facilities would be afforded for the removal of Major Anderson and his command, together with the oompany arms and property, and all private property, to any post in the United States he might elect. The terms were not, therefore unconditional. Major Anderson stated that he surrendered hie sword to General Beauregard as the repre sentative of the Confederate government General Beauregard said he would not receive it from so brave a man. He says Major An derson made a staunch fight, and elevated himsclf in the estimation of every true Caro During the fire, when Major Anderson's flag staff was shot away, a boat put off from Morris Island, carrying another American flag for him to fight under?a noteworthy instance of the honor and chivalry of the South Carolina seceders, and their admiration for a brave man. The scene in the city after the raising of the flag of truce and the surrender is indescribable the people were perfectly wild. Men on horse back rode through the streets proclaiming the news, amid the greatest enthusiasm. * On the arrival of the officers from the fort they were marched through the streets, follow ed by an immense crowd, hurrahing, shouting, and yelling with excitement Several fire companies were immediately sent down to Fort Sumter to put oat the fire > and any amount of assistance was offered. A regiment of eight hundred men has just arrived from the interior, and has been ordered to Morris Island, in view of an attack from the fleet, which may be attempted to-night Six vessels are reported off the bar. but the utmost indignation is expressed against them for not coming to the assistance of Major An derson when he made signals of distress. The soldiers on M uris Island jumped on the guns every shot they received from Fort Sum ter while thuB disabled, and gave three cheers for Major Anderson and groans for the fl?et Col. Lucas, of the Governor's staff, has just returned from Fort Sumter, and says Major Anderson told him he had pleasanter rocolleo tions of Fort Moultrie than Fort Sumter. Only five men were wonnded, one seriously. The flames have destroyed everything. Both officers and soldiers were obliged to lay on their faces in the casements to prevent suffoca tion. The explosions beard in the city were from small piles of shell, whiofa ignited from the heat. The effect of the shot upon the fort, was tre mendous. The walls were battered in hundreds of places j bnt no breach was made, ; 1 ^ Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumter. sr A Arched gateway tn the southwest wall. h rrmeipal lauding?extending along the entire south It Ftaroaces (or heating shot. west wall. C iVwder magazines. * 1 Morris Island Beach. D (-ai!y porta. K Fort Johuson on James Island. K B?' acks Tor the soldlef# We would mention that the potutkm of Morris and James F Officers quart" rs. Islands, owing to the small size of the etig iving, Is not in ii Wharf?depth of water, oh east side sixteen to eight- tended to be considered as more than indicating their feet. - proximity to Fort Sumpter. Major Anderson exprernes xumsrii tuuco pleased that oo lives bad been sacrificed, and says that to Providence alone is to bp attri buted the bloodless victory. lie compliments the firing of the Carolinians, and the large number of exploded shells lying aroand at tests their effectiveness. The number of soldiers la the fort was about seventy, besides twe?- - assisted at the guns. His stock of provisions was almost exhausted, however. He would have been starved ont in two more days. The entrance to the fort is mined, and the officers were told to be careful, even after tbe surrender, on acoount of the heat, lest it should explode. A boat from the squadron, with a flag of truce has arrived at Morris Island, bearing a request to be allowed to come and take Major Anderson and his forces. An answer will be given to-morrow at nine o'clock. The public feeling against the fleet is very strong, it being regarded as cowardly to make not even an attempt to aid a fellow officer. Had tbe surrender not taken plaoe, For' Sumter would have beeu stormed to-night The men are crazy for a fight The bells have been chiming all day, guns firing, ladies waving handkerchiefs, people Cheering, and citizens making them'e'vee generally demonstrative. It is regarded as the greatest day in the history of South Caro lina. FROM AN OTHKR SOURCE. Charleston, April 13?A. M. Tbe batteries on Sullivan's Island, < um mings' Point and Stevens' Battery are pouring shot and shell into Fort Sumter. Major Anderson does not return the fire, Fort Snmter is still on fire. There have just been two explosions at Fort Snmter. Charleston, April 13?12 M. Major Anderson is hemmed in by ruins and fire. Every building in Fort 8omter is burn ing. He has blown np one or two to arrest tbe flames. This does not ia anywise diminish his strength. He has been compelled to cease firing altogether. The ships outside are supposed, to inaogn-ato the blockade. A battery of heavy ordnance is in the pro cess of erection on the City Battery, a fashion able promenade, where thousands are now congregated, watching the battle. Major Anderson's flag has been shot away, and now waves from a pole on the ramparts. It is reported that Major Anderson is bl .w ing up tbe casemates seaward, with a view to escape in boats dnring tbe night Offers hare been received from Virginia of any number of men required for fighting duty. THE FRESH DESPATCH. Charleston, April 13, lftfil. Fort Snmter is undoubtedly on fire. The flames are raging all around it Mi^jor Anderson has thrown out. a raft loaded with men, who are passing up buckets of water to extinguish the fire. The fort is scarcely discernible. Tbe men on ?he raft are now objects of fire from Morris Island, and with good glasses tbe | t>?il" o?u n<4 n?fu skipping over the water and | striking tbe unprotected raft Great havoc is created among tbe poor fel lows. It Is smmised that Major Anderson is gradu ally blowing up the fort. He scarcely Ores a Run. At half-past eleven o'clock tbe flames were hnryHn ? *" y The destruction of Port Sumter Is Inevitable. Charleston, April 13, 1861. It is stated from a reliable source that up to ten o'clock to-day no one at Fort Moultrie was killed. Eleven shots from Fort Sumter penetrated the floating battery below the water line. Tbe few shots fired by Major Anderson early this morning knocked the chimneys from the officers' quarters at Fort Moultrie like a whirl wind. Major Anderson's only hope now is to hold ont for aid from the ships. Two ships are making in toward Morris Island, with a view to land troops and sllenoe the batteries there. Charleston, April 13,18M. Four vessels?two of them large steamers are in eight oyer tbe bar. The largest appears to be engaging Morris Island. The flames have nearly subsided In Sumter; bat Major Anderson does not lire any gnns. General Beauregard left the wharf just now in a boat for Morris Island. The excitement is increasing, if anything. I have fead a letter from 8. 0. Boylston, dated Monltrie, 6 o'clock, this A. M. He says not one man was killed or wonnded. Tbe iron battery had been damaged. The rifled cannon of tbe battery did great execution on Sumter, and were all aimed into Anderson's portholes. Three of Sumter's barbette guns were dis mounted, one of which was a ten inch colum biad. A corner of Fort 8amter, opposite Fort Moultrie, was knocked off. The steamers Water Witch, Mohawk and Pswnee, It was thought, were the first three vessels teen In the offing. EVACUATION OF FORT SUMTER. Charijaston, Via Augusta, J April 13, 1661. f FORT STTMTER nAS SURRENDERED. The Confederate fl*g floats over its walls. None of the garrison or Confederate troops

are hurt Another correspondent sayst? The bombarding has clo?ed. Major Anderson has drawn down the stripes and stars, ami displays a while /lag, which has been answered from the city, and a boat is on the way to Swmter. Cturijmton, April 13?P. M. Tbe federal flog was again hoisted over Fort 8umter, when Porcber Miles, with a flag of trnce, went to tbe fort In a few minutes tbe federal flag was again bunted down by Major Anderson and a white one unfurled. Charijchton, April 13. l?#t. G? neral Reauregard, with two aids, have left for Fort Sumter. Three lire csnp&niee from Charleston ere dov on (heir way to ter to quell the Ore before it reeohee the magazine. #ort Sob ter has au< ouditionaHy surren dered 1 x-Senator Cbesnut, eX-Governor Manning and W. P. Miles have just landed and inarched to Governor Pickens' re-idenoe, followed by a dense crowd, wild with joy. It te reported that the federal flag was shot away by the Palmetto Guards at Morris Island. In all two thousand shots have been fired. No Carolinians killed. Major Anderson and his men, under guard, were conveyed to Morris Island. The bells are ringing out a merry peal and oar people are engaged in every demonstra tion of joy. It is estimated that there are nine thousand mea under una ?u the islands and in the neighborhood. HIE LATEST NEWS. Charucston, April 13,1861. I have seen W. Porcher Miles, who has just returned from a visit to Fort Sumter, lie as cured me that no one was killed at Fort Sum-% ter. This is reliable, and puts at rest ail pre vious reports about Sumter. Major Anderson bas reached the city, and is the gnest of General Beauregard. Our people sympathise with Major Anderson, but abhor those who were in the steamers oil' our bar and in sight of our people, and did not even attempt to reinforce him. The Fairfield regiment, one thousand strong, has just passed the Courier office on their way to Morris Island. There are now ten thousand men unler arms in the harbor and on the coast Judge Magrath, who has just returned, re ports that the wood work and officers' quarters at Fort Sumter are ail burnt. None of the officers were wounded. The fort will be taken possession of to-nigbt by the Confederate troops. A boat from one of tho vessels outside tbe harbor oommunicated with General Simons, In command of tbe forces on Morris Island, and made a request that one of the steamers be allowed to enter the port for the purpose of taking away Major Anderson and his com mand. An arrangement was agreed upon by fhe parties to stay all proceedings until nine o'clock to-morrow. BsmitnMHT. lie plan la a truncated pentagon, with one aide parallel la the adjoining abora, this presenting an angle to the channel. Of the truncated angles the bah tern, wee term and northern are simply formed Into pan-nmjmm, whllat the ether two are formed ef two email faoea, making an angle of about fifteen degreea with the (Idea of the penta gon. At each Intersection of the email faoea la a sally port. On the eaatern and weatern aidea are the barracks for the prlvatea, meea hall, kltcbea, &c. On the southern aide are the offlcere' quarters, which are fiolahed hi very haadaome atyle It la mounted with the heavleet guna of the United Stat en ear rice, arranged In threo tiers, the two lower being caaematca and the npper barbette guna. The raarmrt- guna are thoee which are fired from an em braaure in the scarp walla, and are protected from the enemy'* shell* by an archod bomb proof oovering over bead; the barbette, thoee which lire or or the parapet, which expeeea the eannoniera to the lire of the enemy, although, In thla instance, the height of the rampart* la so great that there Is comparatively no danger from the shot of the enemy's fleet. The heaviest pieces are turned toward the harbor, the lighter toward tbc land side, which side la father pro tected by musketry, for which loopholes are cut In the scarp walL On the terra plain parado are situated two furnaces for beating shot. The magazines are situated on the Inner sides or the sally ports. The landing to the fort Is on the southern, or land side, and la formed by a wharf projecting towards the shore, and also extending the length of that faoe. This fort would be marly Impregnable If finished and properly manned. Its weakest point la on the south side, wbrre the breseh waa made by the guna at Cummtngs' Point, of which the masonry la not only weaker than that of the other sides, but It la not protected by any flank fire, which would sweep tbc wharf, fmoa landed, an entrance may, at the present state of tba construction, be aaally made; for the blinds of the lower embrasures, though six inches in thickness, may yet be easily blows away, and even If this waa Im possible, scaling ladders can gflacb thoee of the aac nd tier, which are not protected in Via manner. This concludes the brief sketch of a fort which is a most perfect specimen of civil and military engineering. The whole work baa been conducted In a manner ttut rellecuibe highest credit upon the engineers, and to sot thy to occupy the prominent position that It bold*. In ooocluatoo, we take occasion to allude to one point of especial baauty?thccoastrnctlooof thearobaa?of which there aro nearly every variety?the "full centre," the "segnif nt,' the "groined," the "askew" and the "ram pant," and to add that the walla at their beae are twelve feet thick, and at the top eight and one half feet thick. TIIE UNITED STATES FLEET AT CHARLES TON. The following list embraces the names, with arms mer>ta sod tronpa, of the (last despatched from this city and Washington to Cbarleaton harbor;?. VtgRRLR OP VM. Steam sleep of-wir Pawnee, Captain a C. Rowan, 10 guns snd 300 men. The Pawnee sailed from Wash ington, wub soaled orders, on the morning of Saturday, April S. Steam slcop-of war Powhatan, Captain K. D. Porter, 11 guns and 276 men. Tbc Powhatan sailed from tba Brook lyn Navy Yard on Saturday afternoon, April 9. Revenue cutter Harriet Pane, Chptain J. Faunae, 5 guna and 90 men. <>n Saturday, April 0, (be Harriet Lane ex cl ar gad her revenue (leg for the United HUUs Navy flag, derating her transfer to the government naval eervloe, arc sailed suddenly on last Monday morning, with soaled orders. TTTT. STRAW TRANSPORTS. Atlantic, .168 troops, composed of Cotnpanlea A and V of the Second artillery, Companies C and II of the Second Infantry, and company A of sappers and miners, from West Point. The Atlantic sailed from the stream at five o'clock on Sunday morning last. Baltic, 190 troops, composed of Companies C and 0, re cruit*, from Coventor's and Radio*'* Inlands. The Baltic sailed from Quarantine at seven o'clock on Toeaday morn ing I at. Illinois, (00 troops, composed of Companled B, P, F, O and H. and a detachment from Cmnpaay D, all recruits from Governor's and Belloe'a Inlands, together with two ivm pan lea of the Second infantry, from Forth Hamilton The nttoma sailed from Quarantine on Tueeday morning at ?tx o'clock. TUB STRAMTTOfl. Two a loam tug*, w.th a government official or each, bearir.g e.aJed . rsp.i-cb s. were a'so Mst, TV) Ta left ibta port ou Monday evening last, sod Um (J acta Baa CD (UtSd*} night. TUB LAUNCHES. Nearly thirty of these boat*?wb we servient v? Mat useful m rtbetii g a landing of troop* over shoal water, an-' for attacking a dtsiJiargta g betters atwu mraai with raud and gunny bayt- twre been itkon not by tba l'owdatan and by the ataani transports AUnatk-, Bshlo acd linnjis. BBCAIITPLATION. r fault. Gwma. Mm. Plr . p o' w*r Pawnee 10 ?0 ?ico(iof air ivwhiian 11 T?6 0>>t'ar htirv-t lane $ 00 fttosm trerrport Atlantic ? 0d8 SlOoD. Uaii i.ort K*lt.o ? )<M Btmtu t-aiieport ll'mols ? 9uO Ht-?ni tur Yimke .ordinary craw. S'eaui tux I nula lli'D ordinary craw. Tomi U' Uiber of viKrelr 0 Total iiuo,her ot gnus (f ir marine sorvioe) M Total number of men and troo|w 1,3*0 It la iiBOi-rrtnod that several iraaaporta are la bo aooa chartered and (lei!patched to Charleatoa with troupe and aupplioa. THE NEWS FROM WASHINGTON* WA/niPwitoif, April 13,1001. The capita) oontinnes In a irautio state at excitement. Business ? half suspended. Groups at mdividaaii dis cussing the bombardment of Fort dam er art gatoered at the corners; the U'lrgapb oillcea, the Wbre loose aod tbo War aoi Navy Departments are besieged by crowds of eager inquirers. The hotel lobbiee aod parlors were jammed with humanity ml) the morulng. The republicans are wild with isdignatinn, and eorae the rebels and cheer Ma)or Anderson must Insttiy. The President and Cabinet have oean to seen too nearly all the mom itg A large uumber of promiueut men of all parties repaired to the White Hunee at an early hour to tender ibotr services to the Pieauent but none were admitted except the Virginia Committee of Inquiry, who had a conference with huu front eight to moo o'clock. An intense bustle prevailed at the War Depar'.moot dur ing the f wenoon. Four hundred federal tnrtpa arrived from New York by aprcial train e?rly this rasfwmg. About eighteen hundred regulars and volunteers ssghMtw bore under a> ma. 1be President la calm and composed. Th* flrst queit ion he asked a Western Senator last n'ght wis, "Wm yuor State support mo with military power!"' Be will doubt lessly iesuv a coll for aid to the several Guvemers at UM republican States in the coarse of to day. WoiwwurrjH, April 11,1801. The r'cat est anxiety prevails to hear from Charleston. The latest news we have, up to half past two P. M., n that the American tiag wavts gallantly over Fo-t Sautter, and that Its porta ipit forth Ore Incessantly lira Pert Moultrie and Sullivan's Island battenea, which la a part of the programme by which the government supply ves sels are to be admitted in the harbor. A special session of Dnogrees Is not likely to be con vened. The voice of the North has been neard through telegraphic demstiobcs from every free State, assuring the Presidect of the enthusiastic support of the govern ment with men and money. It Is evident that the Union sentiment has been greatly strengthened here since the revolutl mists have assumed the nsponelbllily of inaugurating civil war. rapt. Wm. B. St. Johns, of the Third Infantry, having decltred the command of his company when ordered on a particular service, the President directs that he oeoM to be an officer of the army from Wednesday. First Lieutenant Abner Smead, of the First artillery, having, when his company was ordered for duty ooder critical circumstances, tendered his resignation )n order to escape from that duty, the President direela that he eeaae to he an effleer of the army. The regular troops now bars have been ordered aod | proceeded to the outskirts of the city to watch every arre guard the armories and public buildings. | Videttes are constantly seen riding through the streets. WiKMIKiTOJI, April 18,1M1. Up to eleven o'clock P. M the President bed no reliable or official Information of what baa occurred at Obarleetnn, except through private despatches to individaala *bo bare communicated with blm. He expects Major Aadsr ?on to svacuate or surraOder the fort, if be Sods the anp p) v chips oannot roach blm. Tb<s will be a military ne cessity, and will only be in accordance with ih^or Ander son's instruct tons, If they reached him. ? Tbe report that be has surrendered, and Is the guest of Genera) Beauregard, lias been oummonieated to the Pre BKlent. The latter was not surprised, hot, an the con trary, remarked, "The supply vessels could not reach him, and he did right." When be was told that the re port eras that nobody wee injured m Fort Boater, he atx-sied very much gratified, and remarked that he re gretted that Major Anderson oould not he supplied, an that waa all he needed. The next act in tbe play win represent n I Firkins, in Pensaoula harbor, and not far be Tbe feeling here is very in'ense, especially among the Northern and Western people, a large number of wboaa are In the city. IMPORTANT SPEECH OP THE PRESIDENT TO TBE VIRGINIA COMMISSIONERS. WasHUri.-Tim, April i3,1161. The reception of tbe Virginia Commissioner* yesterday was only minimal. To-day thuy were fjrmiliy received. They presented tbe reaeiuUoas under whtuh they were appointed. Tbe following la tbe reply of Mr. Unoort to the Com mtetdoncrs from tbe VirgUra State Convention To Hm. Messrs. Pmemi, Shtxbt sad Kumua ?? GsmiKKs?am a committee of tbe Virginia Obnvea txw, now in steckm, yon present me a preamoie and re solution in theee words ? Wherons, in tbe opinion of this Convention, the uneer telnty wh'cb preval'a In ihe public mine aa tu tee p-utuy which the fxorral Executive Intent to pursue 10 sards tbe seceded Stews, m ?\ti-oiely ipj irtoua to the indus trial and commercial mteie-ts of to? country, leads to keep op an excitement which is unfavorable to tbe ad justment of ihe p- ndtug diiltcultiee. and threaleae e dis tui banec of the p ibliu peace, tuerofore, Resolved, Ttiat a committee of three delegates be ap pointed to wad on tha l'r?wa?.n> of tbe United states, pre gnant* b'm'his preamble, an i raapso'fuily ask biur to c.-mniniiicate to this Convention Ihe policy wntcb the fe deral executive Intends to pursue in regard to tbe Oaafe federate States. In answer 1 have to say that having, at tha ksgineiug of my official term, expressed my intended policy an plainly aa t waa able, It ia with deep regret and mortiSca tioa I now learn there le great and injurious uncertain ty In tbe public mind aa to what that policy la. and what course 1 in tend to pursue. Not having aa yet s< en occa-lon to change, it I* now my purpose le person tbe course mat k -rd out in tbe inaugural address. loom* mend s care' ui consideration of tbe whole document an tbe brat expression 1 can gire to my purposes. Aa 1 then and tberrm said, I now repeat, "The power ojsMad in me win be seed to hold, ore ipy and posaeaa property and places hefcHgiag to tbe g ivernm->nt, and to ooiier.t las dutka and imports; but btyond what ? aieseairy fo three objects there will be no invasion, do using of farm against or amoe^tbe people anywhere " By the worda "property *nd places heloosiog to tbe |?manual. I chiefly allude to the military poets and property which were In puesveeou ef tbe government when It came into my bands. But if, as now appears to be true, in pursuit of a purpose to drive tbe United Htates authority from these places, aa uop-ovoksd assault has been made upon Fort sumter, I shall b -id myself at liberty to repus*?sa it, if I caa, like places which had bean aetsed bef-ire tbe government was de volved upon me; and in .any event I shall, to the best of my ability, repel force by frrce. fa case it proves true that Fort Kuinter has been assaulted, as is reported. I ? shall, perhaps, cause tbe raited -watcs mails to be with drawn from all tbe (bates which claim to have aseeded, believing that tbe commencement ol actual war agaiast the government justldcs and poanibly demand* K. I scarcely need to say that I oonaiier the military posts and property sitsated within tbe Rtatea which claim to have seceded, aa yet betoogiag to tbe government of tha United mates ? much as they did before tbe auppaaad teoessloG. whatever else I may do for the pnrpoee, I ?bail bet attempt to collect tha duties and Imposts by any armed invasion of any part of the country; not meaning by this, however, that I may not land a fbrco deemed necessary to relieve a fort upon Urn herder ef the country. From the fact that I have quoted a part ef the Inaugural address, It most not be Inferred that I repu diate ssy other part, tbe whole of wbith I reaffirm, ?? (CONTINUED ON EIGHTH PAGE.)