Governor Rector appointed an investigator especially to look into the rumors surrounding the S.H. Tucker, and supposedly Little Rock citizens gather on the docks at Little Rock to repell any troop on the S.H. Tucker. But when the S.H.Tucker is stopped at Pine Bluff the rumors are proven to be false. It would also seem that the people at Helena are also passing on information about boat movements.
Could all of this have been triggered by the "Star of the West" incident, in South Carolina, in early January?