After which the recruiting officers received the names of those who desired to volunteer in defence of the Stars and Stripes.
The meeting was then organized by choosing Joseph Malin, one of the veterans of the war of 1812, President, and Frederick J. Waldo, Secretary.
The committee on resolutions presented the following:
Resolved, That this meeting fully endorse and sustain the sentiments of the resolutions recently offered in Congress by the Hon. John J. Crittenden of Kentucky, and adopted by that body with but two dissenting votes, which resolutions read as follows, in substance:
That the present deplorable civil war has been forced upon the country by the disunionists of the Southern States, now in revolt against the Constitutional Government, and in and around the Capital.
That in this national emergency, it is the duty of every citizen — banishing all feeling of mere passion or resentment — to recollect only his duty to the whole country.
That this war