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New York City's editors meet to condemn infringements of the free press

Wall Street, New York City, 1866, engraving
06/08/1863
The editors of fifteen New York publications, ranging from the Tribune and the Sun to the Jewish Messenger, Scientific American and New Yorker Magazine, met in the city to protest recent military restrictions on the Press.  With Horace Greeley in the chair, the meeting recognized that treason was a danger to the Union but that the kind of draconian actions recently taken with the Chicago Tribune were unconstitutional and should be restricted to areas directly under miltary threat, not on the home front.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1863, Volume III (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1869), 425.

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