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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee view of the question of putting Negroes in the army. (search)
owing account of this demonstration is taken from the Bristol Daily Post: "At the time appointed for the commencement of the meeting, Mr. Handel Cossham, Mr. A. Warren and others ascended the platform — a movement which excited the dense crowd who thronged the room to the most demoniacal outburst of indignation. Those who halosing his temper, said, 'Do you call yourselves men? There is no manliness about you.' [Derisive cheers and laughter.] The speaker begged leave to move that Algernon Warren, Esq., take the chair, and then resumed his seat. The meeting not hearing what he stated, and conceiving that they had at last conquered him, cheered vociferrose upon the platform, and was understood to second the motion, but if he said anything, it certainly was not heard by those who were within a few feet of him. Mr. Warren, having assumed the chair, stood up with the placard convening the meeting in his hand, upon seeing which, some person at the lower end of the room commenced si