alluded to the slave question and slaves as contrabands, taking a radical view of the question.
They should demand for Gen. Sigel
such a position, in which he could be properly placed, to the advantage of the country, while this war is carried on.
Mr. Weil Von Gernsbach
was the next speaker, who gave an exposition of the bright military and private career of Gen. Sigel
He criticised, in a very sarcastic manner, the measures of certain military leaders and government officers, with regard to the war in Missouri
He said that either our army in this manner would become discouraged and demoralized, and that the free institutions in this country would be overthrown, and, for centuries to come, lost to liberty, or the strong arm of the people would one of these days raise against the ill-advised measures of its leaders.
The chairman appointed, when the speaker had concluded, the committee named in the resolutions, as follows: Friedrich Kapp
, Weil Von Gernsbach
, and Andreas Willmann
The assembly were, in conclusion, addressed by Messrs. Reinhold Solger
and Sigismund Kaufmann
, after which the meeting adjourned.
The Committee, named in the resolutions, went to Washington
on the 20th January, 1862, and on their return made the following report:
report of the Committee.