oken out for the Union in a monster meeting of men of all political and religious creeds, gathered around the statue of Washington, at Union Square,
April 20, 1861. where all party feeling was kept in abeyance, and only one sentiment — the Union shason had brought away from Fort Sumter, was mounted on a fragment of its staff, and placed in the hands of the statue of Washington.
The meeting was organized by the appointment of a President at each of the four stands, with a large number of assistx, a life-long Democrat, and lately a member of Buchanan's Cabinet, presided at the principal stand, near the statue of Washington.
The meeting was then opened by prayer by the venerable Gardiner Spring, D. D., when the President addressed a few senand satisfactory conclusion, by the restoration, in its integrity, of that great charter of freedom bequeathed to us by Washington and his compatriots.
The veteran General Wool, a Democrat of the Jefferson and Jackson school, and then commander of