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Meetings last night. The meeting at the African Church last night was called by the Douglas party. Mr. John Pritchard presided, assisted by five Vice Presidents. Speeches were made by Messrs. John H. Gilmer, Joseph Segar and John M. Botts, all of whom took decided ground against a dissolution of the Union for existing causes. The church was about two-thirds full. The meeting at Mechanics' Institute Hall was presided over by Mr. Thomas H. Wynne. The necessity of secession was urged in strong language by Messrs. James R. Crenshaw, Peachy R. Grattan, John Randolph Tucker, and others.
e made some allusions to dispatches sent by Mr. Douglas to Virginia, saying that a settlement would be reached. Mr. Douglas said he had only expressed his views when asked by Virginians. Every. Mason--"Do you mean that we consult" Mr. Douglas-- "Certainly not." He then remarked that byublicans, [Applance in the galleries.] Mr. Douglas said he could not know the motives of indivdeception in that. There is no hope." Mr. Douglas said he never would despair of the Union. es, would close the whole controversy. Mr. Douglas offered an amendment to the bill organizingr jewels. Give us the Senator from Illinois (Douglas) and his great priciple.-- [Great laughter.] th, the course of the seceding States. Mr. Douglas said the Senator from Texas threw the wholet he rested his hope of an adjustment? Mr. Douglas said he thought he saw a disposition on theasures the Republicans would vote for. Mr. Douglas said he did not know that he was called on [2 more...]