Fenians at Eastport 14apr1866
FROM THE STATES
NEW YORK, April 12
A special despatch to the Herald from Eastport, says two large English Ships are here with steam up and portholes open, and everything ready.
The Americans are wild and consider it a challenge.
The Fenians have hired the Town Hall for three nights to holding meetings.
Another large British steamer is off Campobello with a large force of men ashore at work.
A large steamer with the American, flag and a private signal, has just gone up the river to St. Andrews.
A special despatch from Washington states that the President will soon issue a neutrality proclamation.
The U. S. Marshals have been ordered to prevent any invasion.
CALAIS, April 12.
They left again in teams for Eastport.
Popular feeling is against them, and Calais Authorities are exercising every vigilance.
Excitement somewhat abated to-day.
BOSTON, April 12th.
N. Y., P. M. – The Herald’s Eastport, Me., despatch, of the 11th inst., says another English war ship, making three altogether, and a Revenue Cutter, have arrived during the last twelve hours.
There is tremendous excitement in St. Andrews, and Volunteers are deserting, while numerous [mysterous] disappearances of numbers of Irishmen in frontier towns are rumoured; – they are supposed to have joined the Fenians. Whole families are flying from the border.