Excerpt from A History of the Late Rebellion, Vol. 2: With Biographical Sketches of Leading Statesmen and Distinguished Naval and Military Commanders, Etc
Mcclellan - In command of e Enemy - Invasion of Kent Johnston - Life Of A. Sydney in the T xan W Secreta Sers accordingly... met at Russellville, a Oct. Small town in the southern part of 29 Kentucky, and after drawing up a declaration of grievances, and demoune ing the loyal action of the Legislature, called a convention, to be chosen, elected, or appointed in any manner by the people Of the several counties of the State, to meet at the same place.
This hybrid convention, composed of some 200 persons, accordingly met at Nov, Russellville at the time appointed. 18° They immediately proceeded to pass a Declaration Of Independence and an Ordinance Of Secession, to es tablish a provisional government con sisting Of a governor with a legislative council of ten, and to appoint three commissioners to the Southern Confed c'racy.* The Congress of the Confederate States eagerly welcomed the arrival Of the representatives of Kentucky seces sion, and without delay passed an act by which that State was admitted a member on an equal footing with the other States Of the Confederacy.
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