Article Title

The Meeting in New York.--

Authors

Newspaper Title

Ohio State Journal

Publication Date

6-2-1856

Publication Place

Columbus,Ohio

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

The meeting on Friday evening, at the Tabernacle, to give expression to the feelings of the commercial capital of the Nation on the outrage at Washington, is among the occurrences of the day to be noted.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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The meeting on Friday evening, at the Tabernacle, to give expression to the feelings of the commercial capital of the Nation on the outrage at Washington, is among the occurrences of the day to be noted. The Tribune says, most of the officers of the meeting and most of the speakers were men of strong conservative feelings, who are not connected with the party of which Mr. Sumner is a member, and, some of them at least, do not sympathize with that strenuous opposition to the extension of Slavery with which he has become identified; but they nevertheless feel that this outrage is the grossest violation of the rights of every freeman, and that it indicates a spirit and a purpose on the part of the the champions of Slavery extension which must be sternly rebuked and put down if the Union of the States or the liberties of the people are to be preserved. It was in this spirit that they spoke, and we never heard a more cordial response from any audience than from that dense multitude. The name of Mr. Sumner especially was hailed with prolonged and enthusiastic cheers, and that of Mr. Brooks with marks of execration and contempt proper to so cowardly a ruffian. Messrs. Daniel Lord, Samuel B. Ruggles, Charles King, EdwinB. Morgan and John A. Stevens were among the speakers.

Several thousands were in attendance -- one account says six thousand -- and so great was the crowd that the vast Hall could not contain them. It was sometime after the meeting indoors was organized, that the mass outside became convinced that there was no more room; they then organized another meeting, and soon found speakers to address them. But one sentiment seemed to occupy the minds of those present -- deep execration for the deed and the actors, including those Senators who stood passive and permitted the outrage, Messrs. Toombs and Douglas.

We notice our old friend Joe Hoxie among the speakers. We always feel sure where the honest feeling of the masses is, when Joe is among them.

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The Meeting in New York.--

The meeting on Friday evening, at the Tabernacle, to give expression to the feelings of the commercial capital of the Nation on the outrage at Washington, is among the occurrences of the day to be noted.