1863 February 18: Peace Resolutions
The front page war news from the February 18, 1863, Prescott Journal.
SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 12.
[Special Dispatch to the St. Paul Union.] — Amistice [sic] and peace resolutions passed the House this morning, by vote of 55 against 28. The Senate postponed them til Friday night, and it is doubtful whether they pass that body.
Senator Rogers¹ died to night. He was in his seat yesterday.
FRANKFORT, KY., Feb. 12.
[Special Dispatch to the St. Paul Union.] — The House is considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, which recommends the appointment of Commissioners to meet at Louisville with those from other States and consider the state of the country.
COLUMBUS, Feb. 12.
[Special Dispatch to the St. Paul Union.] — Resolutions condemning the emancipation policy of the Administration were promptly tabled in the House to-day. The Senate is holding an important session.
CINCINNATTI [sic], Feb. 14.
[Special Dispatch to the St. Paul Union.] — The 117th and 84th Indiana regiments passed through Louisville to-day.
Gen. Rosecrans [William S. Rosecrans], in response to a complimentary resolution by the Common Council, writes thus:
“May no song of peace, founded on delusive hopes of the honor, truth and justice of the rebel leaders, induce us to peril both the honor and safety of our homes. If never permitted to enjoy those dear homes ourselves we will at least endeavor to leave them safe and free under the Constitution, to our posterity.”
LEAVENWORTH, Feb. 15.
(Special to the St. Paul Pioneer.) — A large and enthusiastic meeting of unconditional Union men was held here last night. Resolutions were unanimously adopted approving the President’s proclamation, and pledging fidelity to the Union, and a determination to support the Government through all vicisitudes [sic] to the end.
MURFREESBORO, Feb. 13.
(Special to the St. Paul Pioneer.) — Twelve Ohio regiments, rank and file unanimously united last night on an address and resolutions to the North severely deprecating the peace efforts, and earnestly calling for the hearty support of Government in meeting rebellion every where with the bayonet.
MADISON, Feb. 12.
(Special to the St. Paul Press.) — Mr. Webb introduced, to-day a well drawn bill, providing for enrolling, with certain exceptions, all able bodied men between 18 and 45 years of age, who are voters, for the organization of the State militia, and regulating drafting.
Mr. White, (Dem.) vainly tried to introduce Peace Resolutions like those which passed the Illinois Assembly.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.
A refugee from Arkansas states that 3000 Jayhawkers, who defy the rebel conscript law, were in the mountains of Clark county, while thousands more in Montgomery county, openly defying the rebels. They are supplied with powder and lead by one of their number formerly engaged in the rebel ordnance service.
1. James M. Rodgers, a senator in the Illinois General Assembly, died February 12, 1863.