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1 The first important popular protest came from a meeting of the business men of New York, January 30, most of whom had supported the Compromise of 1850, held in the Broadway Tabernacle. Among the letters read at the meeting was one from Sumner. Another large meeting was held at the same place March 14, which was addressed by John A. King, Robert Emmett, William Curtis Noves, and William C. Bryant.
2 The ‘Advertiser’ and ‘Journal’ had supported the Compromise of 1850, while the ‘Atlas’ opposed it, though subsequently acquiescing. The ‘Advertiser's’ articles against the Nebraska bill were the most elaborate. The ‘Courier's’ opposition was from first to last only perfunctory.
3 Commonwealth, February 14.
4 Commonwealth, February 20, March 7; New York Evening Post, March 4.
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