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The Daily Dispatch: September 8, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ronged with people, who soon began to move in the direction of General McClellan's mountain home. About 9 o'clock quite a procession, including a number of citizens of Newark, accompanied by Rubsam's band, started for the house, which they reached about ten o'clock. General McClellan was there entertaining some personal friends, and the cottage was immediately surrounded by a clamorous crowd. The band struck up a serenade of spirited music, and a speech of congratulation was made by Mr. E. L. Foote, of Orange. Loud calls were then made for the General, who was finally induced to appear and make a few informal remarks in acknowledgment of the compliment paid him.-- He said he did not believe they expected a speech from him, nor did he feel disposed to make any extended remarks at this time. The events of the day were entirely too new, and he could scarcely realize the position in which he had been placed. After again thanking them for the compliment of their visit, the General w