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ded, and made a strong and able speech in favor of compromise, in the course of which he said he would almost pray for a foreign war, that it might bind us again as one, and prevent the shedding of fraternal blood. He would give up every thing but honor. B. R. Curtis, Esq., ex-judge of the United-States Supreme Court, made the leading speech, which was received with great favor. The resolutions were read by Colonel Jonas French. Speeches were made by Mr. Wightman, mayor of the city, Mr. Saltonstall, Mr. G. S. Hillard, and others, some of whom afterwards distinguished themselves as officers in the war. This meeting spoke the sentiments of the conservative citizens, who regarded war and disunion as evils greater than the existence of slavery, or even of its further extension; and yet they were anti-slavery men, and regarded slavery as a great moral and political wrong, and would gladly have seen it abolished. A few days later, on the 11th of February, a great meeting was held
a victorious army, and it was too dangerous. At this point, Mr. Saltonstall, of Newton, stepped on the platform, and said, he held a letteed which of the Governors it was who had made the proposition, Mr. Saltonstall said that the letter was of a private nature, and he was not pan Governor Andrew. Two days after the convention was held, Mr. Saltonstall addressed a letter to the editor of the Boston Journal to correct an error he had made; by which it appeared that Mr. Saltonstall's statement had, for its basis, the following paragraph, which was in a lmanding General. He does not feel at liberty to say more. Mr. Saltonstall's explanation was, that he had mistaken the word no for the leat no formal proposition had been made. No gentleman supposed Mr. Saltonstall was intentionally guilty of misrepresentation. The explanationtleman who made it. When Governor Bradford was informed of Mr. Saltonstall's statement, he immediately telegraphed to Governor Andrew, di