George, this article appeared on March 12, 1861. It would have been another month that Fort Sumter was fired upon. In my opinion the charges of treason seemed to be more of a State charge and not as a charge of the Confederacy.
DEFINITION OF TREASON IN THE NEW CONFEDERACY
--The Atlanta (Ga.) Intelligencer, of the 7th inst., states that on the Monday previous JUDGE IVERSON L. HARRIS delivered to the Grand Jury of Morgan county an important charge, in reference to the Government of the Confederate States.
Judge Harris said, among other good things, that our Government was now permanent, stable and fixed, and that it was the duty of all good citizens to maintain and support it — There must be no looking back, no working for a reconstruction, for in the nature of things this could not be. Men who reside among us must work for us and with us. If they take say part, directly or indirectly, against us, it is plotting treason, and they must suffer the consequences. Incendiaries and incendiarism must be crushed out.