Meetings last night.
The meeting at the African Church last night was called by the Douglas
Mr. John Pritchard
presided, assisted by five Vice Presidents
Speeches were made by Messrs. John H. Gilmer
, Joseph Segar
and John M. Botts
, all of whom took decided ground against a dissolution of the Union
for existing causes.
The church was about two-thirds full.
The meeting at Mechanics' Institute Hall
was presided over by Mr. Thomas H. Wynne
. The necessity of secession was urged in strong language by Messrs. James R. Crenshaw
, Peachy R. Grattan
, John Randolph Tucker
, and others.