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Doc. 15.-the resignation of Gen. Sigel. German Mass meeting at the Cooper Institute, New-York, on Thursday, 16th January, 1862. The great meeting in favor of Gen. Franz Sigel, which took place at the Cooper Institute, was attended by more than ten thousand of the most respectable and solid adopted citizens of German birth, and was characterized by most enthusiastic speeches and resolutions. The object was, to give expression to the feelings of the Germans of this city and its environs, on the resignation of Gen. Sigel, and to take measures for bringing his claims prominently to the notice of the Government. The meeting was called to order at half-past 7 o'clock, and R. A. Witthaus unanimously called to the chair. On opening the proceedings, Mr. Witthaus spoke as follows: fellow — citizens : Permit me to express my deep appreciation of the honor conferred upon me of presiding over this mass meeting of patriots, congregated here to-day in order to support one of their c