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East Tennessee Firm For The Union

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A correspondent oí the Louisvill Journal gives a glowing doscription o: a Union meeting held at Elizabeth town, East Tennesseo, on May 15. - The speakers were liona. Androw Johnson, T. A. 11. Nelson, and N. G Taylor, and the audience which lis tenod lo them was very largo, and en thuaiaétic. Mr. Nelson addressed tho people first, in an eloquent and soul-stirring speech, which occupiod abont twr houi's. He spoke most eloquently anc feelingly in regard to the present cal amitous condition of our nalional af fairs, and picturod out in his peculiar ly able and demonstrativo manner, the prospority and happiness of our onco unexampled country, and contrasted 11 with the present dark and clisma state of aflairs which now predominates in tho land. He spoke in thun der toncs of the diabolical acts whicl have been passed in secret caucus receatly held at Nashville, called together at the instigntion of King Harris who, in fuet, whilst most unfortunately for tho people of Tennessoe, ho was only elected Governor with all the legal and constitutional restrictions thrown around that office, seems to have taken upon himself the responsibilily of iissurning the characterisücs of a proud Dictator or King. and bids defiance lo all constitutional restraints. The acts and doings of that infamóos legislatura, wil!, sooner or laier, re ceive tho condeinnalion of the pcople of Tennessee, which they sa richly doserve. Mr. Nelson told the peo le that they had been passod over body and soul to Jefl Davis and his cotton confederacy. He spoke in withering terms of rebuke in regard to King Harris and his vile myrniidons in theii secret conclave at Nashville, and his eloquent address thronghout was received with the most vociferous outbursts of applause by the vast assemblage who listened to him with the most intense anxiety. Gov. Johnson followcd Mr. Nelson in a masterly speech, which must have occupied soffio threo hours or moro in its delivery. He commenced at the bcginning of this southern exasperated state oí feeling, and traced it up to the present day. Pie showed most conclusively that thu whole affair was concaived in sin and wickednoss, and nurturcd and broughtforth in iniquity. He told the people that the first secession movement of which we have any account took place in the Garden oí Eden, whcre the serpent beguiled our fore-parents and made them eat of the forbidden fruit, after which they seceded and retired froin all the enjoyments which had been placed before them in Paradis?. He said that Judas, after he had betrayed our Savior for the thirty pieces of silver, also seceded, and immediately put an end to his existence. He showed most plainly that no State, under the authorityof the national constitution, had any authority whatever to secede from the general government which had been erected and sanctioned by all of the States. Tho correspondent who sketches theso speoches, adds : "The peeple, not hearing the curses of Jcff David' drunken sokliery against the American Union, are not kept in constant excitement, and I assure you that East Tennessee Wfïl voto clown King Harris' seoession ordinance by a majority of from twer.ty to twenty-five lliousand votes. Thcre is a decided reaction going on now in Tennessee, since tho people have learned the terrible stab which has been aimod at their liberties by Harris and his cohorts in infamy, and I sincerely indulge the hope that a majority will be rolled up on the eighth day of Juno n.ext that will convinco Harris and his slavish minions tbat the freemen of Tennessee are not yet willing to seo a military áespct ins.tallöd to irample out the last spark of ireedom and public liberty, which they now esteom as apossession of priceless value."


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