Whereas, fanatics at the north after years of toilesome and untiring labor, to wrest from the South her most cherished liberties, have at last gained an influence and power, which, if not promptly resisted, must soon subvert her rights as free,2 and reduce her to the mean condition of a dependency, upon the North, Louisiana feeling this, has found the necessity of resuming again her soverign powers, and dares to act, in an independent soverign capacity, and protect the rights of her citizens feeling conscious in the justice of her cause, the Power that shapes events, and guides the destinies of nations, will not forsake her in the hour of trouble; but guide her safely, through the storms of political agitation: Therefore:Resolved, That we, Students from the state of Louisiana, at the University of North Carolina, hartily approve and admire the prompt, and decided action of His Excellency Gov Moore , in seizing, and occupying with State troops the Forts, and other Federel property within the limits of our State, which, being erected for our protection, might by delay, or a reasoning policy on the part of the Governor , have become, (instead of offering protection) Strongholds for our enemies, to wage a bloody warfare upon those, they were designed to protect,Resolved, That being deeply impressed with sentiments of patriotism for the honor of our beloved state; we are ready to forsake the peaceful duties of a college life, and take up the sword, in defence of that sacred Liberty, we have been taught to cherish from our earliest childhood; and in defence of that Institution, at once our pride, and the source of all our health and prosperity.Resolved, That we tender our services to the State, through His Excellency Gov Moor , who, when she needs them, may inform us by Telegraph, in order that we may immediately set out for the scene of action.
Frank Garrett , Ouachita, Committee
Jesse G. Ross , De Soto, Committee
Simon H. Taylor , Arozelles., Committee
T. B. Davidson , De Soto, Committee
Wm C. Michie , Morehouse Pa[rish]
Alcée Dupré St Landry"
Ovide Dupré St Martins
Albert G. Moore St Landry
Alex Dejean "
Adolphe Lastraps "
H. H Price , New Orleans
H. H. Bryan Jr "
H. A. Kennedy Claiborne
W. L. Quarles "