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The annual national convention of the North American associations of the Y.M.C.A meets in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, 1861, zoomable map
06/04/1863 to 06/06/1863
The Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and the British Provinces opened their national convention at the Clark Street Methodist Church in Chicago, Illinois and elected G.H. Stewart of Philadelphia as its chairman. Delegates from twelve states and the District of Columbia attended, together with representatives from Canada and Britain.  The YMCA's extensive work with the Union Army featured heavily in the reports. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The National Christian Association: Proceedings of the First Day," Chicago Tribune, June 5, 1863, p. 4. 

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