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As Chile and Peru face Spain, a large public meeting is held in New York in support of the Monroe Doctrine

Meeting in support of the Monroe Doctrine, Cooper Union, New York City, January 6, 1866, artist's impression
A large public meeting was held at the Cooper Union in New York for the "purpose of reaffirming the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine." William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Post, exemplified the tenor of the meeting when he gave a rousing speech of support for the small republics of central and south America in the face on European intimidation.  Letters of support from leading figures across the nation were also read.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"America For Americans: Meeting at the Cooper Institute Last Night," New York Times, Janauary 7, 1866