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Confederates. Another attack was threatened.--(Doc. 16.) This evening a peace meeting which was to have been held at Newtown, L. I., was indefinitely postponed, and in its place a spirited Union demonstration came off. Delegations from Jamaica, Flushing, Williamsburg, and the surrounding districts came in, until there was a very large concourse assembled, when a meeting was organized, the Hon. John D. Townsend in the chair. The proceedings were opened by a patriotic address by Richard Busteed, followed by Daniel Northup, of Brooklyn, and resolutions indorsing the Administration in the prosecution of the war, were passed. An effigy of Jeff. Davis was produced and hung on a tree; afterward it was cut down and placed in a large coffin, bearing the inscription, Newtown secession, died August 29th, 1861. The remains were taken possession of by the Williamsburg delegation, who brought it home with them, and threw it in the river at the foot of Grand street. The proceedings, thou
portion of a company of National cavalry under Capt. Means. Capt. Means escaped.--The Nineteenth regiment of Maine volunteers, under the command of Col. Frederick D. Sewall, left Bath for the seat of war.--An enthusiastic war meeting was held at Boston, Mass., at which speeches were made by Gov. Andrew, Edward Everett, Robert C. Winthrop, Senator McDougal of California, and others.--Battle Creek, Ala., was evacuated by the Union army under General Buell. The battle of Kettle Run, near Bristow Station, Va., was this day fought by the Union forces under Gen. Hooker, and a division of the rebel army of Gen. Jackson, under Gen. Ewell. The engagement lasted for several hours, terminating only at dark, the rebels retreating with great loss.--(Doc. 104.) A great war meeting was held in the city of New York, at which speeches were made by Generals Mitchel, Foster, Sickles, Walbridge, Corcoran, and Busteed; Mr. Arnold of Illinois, Mr. Wright, of New Jersey, Col. Nugent, and others.
00. The Hon. John Slosson said he had equipped his only son and sent him on to the field. The firm of Schell; Slosson, & Hutchins had contributed $500, to which he would add $100 for himself. He had also three nephews in the service. Richard Busteed had equipped a nephew and an adopted son, who were now on their way to the scene of conflict. In addition, he subscribed $350. E. W. Chester said he had not $500 to contribute, but his partner had gone with the 71st Regiment, leaving hisd 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. Mr. Busteed 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 w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
h was widely published. Works, vol. VII. pp. 116-118: New York Tribune, June 16. This letter was brought before the public by the senator's friend, Mr. Alley. Sumner as well as his friends saw the importance of his going to the people himself; and he accepted invitations to address meetings in several principal places, twelve at least, in the State—among them one at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Works, vol. VII. pp. 196-246. He spoke again briefly, October 31, in Faneuil Hall, with Richard Busteed. at noon day, where he could face an assembly of large commercial interests, and one at Springfield, where Mr. Bowles's newspaper had with all its influence made hardly any impression on Republican voters. In both cities, as well as in the other places where he spoke, he was received with the same old-time cordiality and enthusiasm. One of less courage, perhaps one with more tact, would under the circumstances have shaped his address so as to ward off the familiar criticism that he wa
cies, which requested the Governor to give $50, in addition to the United States bounty. Mr. Richard Busteed, corporation counsel of New York, who was imported to stir up the people, made a speech. the rebellion. (A voice, "Fight.") Your fathers, and your brothers, and your sons, continued Mr. Busteed, are out at this solemn hour of the night marshalled in battle array on the James river to deon occurred, and a voice cried out that no negro worshippers were wanted, while another asked Mr. Busteed why he did not go out and fight himself.) Mr. Busteed continued: Whenever I go into the conflMr. Busteed continued: Whenever I go into the conflict, you may depend that I will do so with honor and determination. (Cheers) If I could substitute every rib in my body for an arm or a hand I would not have a bone in my carcass. (Cheers.) I am siy here as you do and I do? (Cries of "Why don't you make them, then?" "Why don't they go? ") Mr. Busteed continued to say that the negro was the cause of this whole trouble, and wound up his speech