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A meeting of the merchants of New York city was held at the Chamber of Commerce.
The proceedings were characterized by the utmost harmony and unanimity.
Mr. Peletiah Perit occupied the chair, and patriotic speeches were made by Mr. Perit, George Opdyke, James Gallatin, Royal Phelps, S. B. Chittenden, Prosper M. Wetmore, George W. Blunt, John E. King, William E. Dodge, John A. Stevens, R. H. McCurdy, and others.
Resolutions upholding the Federal Government, and urging a strict blockade of all ports in the secession States were unanimously adopted.
It being announced that several of the regiments needed assistance to enable them to leave — on motion, a committee was appointed to receive donations, and in ten minutes the subscription had reached over $21,000. What was still more important was the appointment of a large committee of the most influential capitalists, to use their exertions to secure an immediate taking of the $9,000,000 remaining of the Government loan.