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In Rochester, New York, a pro-compromise pro-Union crowd breaks up an abolition meeting

Susan Brownell Anthony, detail
01/11/1861
In Rochester, New York, several prominent abolitionists, including Samuel May and Susan Anthony, tried to hold an evening meeting to decry any attempts to compromise with the South in the sectional crisis.  A large mob, cheering for the Union, gathered and prevented the meeting taking place as well as the hanging of its large sign "No Compromise with Slavery" across Buffalo Street.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Anti-Abolition Demonstration," New York Times, January 12, 1861

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