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Large gathering of leading New Yorkers demonstrate their support of Italian liberty

Northern Italy, 1857, zoomable map
02/17/1860
A large meeting of around three thousand leading citizens of New York City gathered at the City Assembly rooms to demonstrate their support for Italy and "Italian liberty." James W. Beekman was in the chair, resolutions were voted on, letters were read from men like Charles Sumner, and Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, among others, spoke at length. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"American Sympathy for Italy," New York Times, February 18, 1860, p. 1.

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