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Meetings last night.

The meeting at the African Church last night was called by the Douglas party. 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.

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