said he had but limited means, but he gave $25 to the fund, and within a week should be in the field himself.
said that he had already fitted out three young men in Brooklyn
, would now contribute.
$25, and if it were necessary he would go himself.
The Hon. Stephen B. Cushing
, late Attorney-General
, said that a son and clerk he had already sent to the war, and his partner was about to leave as colonel of an entire regiment.
stated that Mr. Fullerton
had appropriated $500 for the support of the Newburgh Company
, which his nephew commanded, and he now added to this fund $100. (Loud cheers.)
Henry Freeman Lay, a law clerk, contributed $5, and announced that he had joined the Zouaves as a drummer.
subscribed $100. He wrote on a slip of paper, which was read to the meeting, that his feelings were too intense to permit him to speak; but before the end of the week he should be in Washington
ready to do whatever duty was assigned him.
said that a boy of 15 years, James Riley
, had enlisted as a drummer.
He subscribed $100 in his name.
said that on Saturday morning, to his great surprise, his partner, Mr. Mileham Hoffman
, son of Judge Hoffman
, walked out of their office to enlist for Washington
Mr. Chauncey Schaffer
, who had been attending an impromptu meeting in the adjoining Court-room, said: We have imposed fines for the cause to the amount of $1,000, and the work is going on. It affords me pleasure to say that more than a dozen names have been enrolled for active service among the young members of the profession, who, while disclaiming to be masters of the science, were positive that they had learned how to charge.
At this point, the contributions were announced to have reached $17,000.
A gentleman stated that intelligence had been received from Philadelphia
to the effect that the bar of that city had a meeting to-day, with the purpose of raising $20,000 on the spot.
It was determined at once that however astute “Philadelphia
lawyers” might be, New York lawyers would have to exceed their figure.
W. R. & S. H. Stafford
, it was announced, had sent two of their clerks to the field, and now added their contribution of $100.
Two young practitioners, both grandsons of Noah Webster
, Charles C. and W. W. Fowler
, contributed $25 each.
The subscription having reached near $20,000, it was suggested that the amount must be made to equal that of the merchants, and a new enthusiasm was aroused, and soon the amount reached over $25,000.
said that so far as the action of the merchants was concerned, he had been informed by Mr. Wm. G. Lambert
that the honored merchants of New York, as the result of the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, had written to the President
that they would furnish him with a hundred millions of dollars if it was necessary (loud cheers,) and that to sustain the Government
, they had pledged themselves as sacredly as had the Fathers of the Revolution.
It was announced, also, that Mr. Birney
, of the firm of Birney
, was also raising a regiment, and had been commissioned.
made a similar statement in reference to the Hon. Daniel E. Sickles
.--N. Y. Tribune
, April 23.