Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Opinions of the People," December 3, 1859

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    “Opinions of the People,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, December 3, 1859, p. 1.
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    Opinions of the People.
    ALBANY. Dec. 2. A hundred guns were fired to-day in commemoration of John Brown’s execution.

    MILWAUKEE, Noon, Dec. 2. – One hundred minute guns are now firing and the bells tolling for the death of John Brown. The Germans and Americans have called a mass meeting, to convene this evening, for an expression of their feelings.

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 2 – The bells of this city are being rung in honor of old John Brown.

    AURORA, Ill., Dec. 2 – Prayers are being offered up in this city to-day for old John Brown.

    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 – An overflowing meeting was held in National Hall this morning to pray for John Brown. Numerous letters from Brown, not hitherto published, were read by Rev. Mr. Furness. Addresses were delivered by Lucretia Mott and Miss Mary Grew.

    MANCHESTER, N. H., Dec. 2. – An attempt was made to toll the City Hall bell to-day in commemoration of the execution of Brown. The bell was only struck a few times when Mayor Harrington appeared in the belfry and ordered the Brown sympathizers to desist. One of them refused, when the Mayor dropped him down through the scuttle as the most convenient way of enforcing his exit.

    BOSTON, Dec. 2. – In the State Legislature to-day both Houses refused to adjourn, in consequence of the execution of Brown. The resolutions offered were voted down with much unanimity.

    CLEAVELAND, Dec. 2. – A meeting was held here to-night in commemoration of the execution of John Brown. Over 1,500 people were present. Able addresses were made by D. R. Tilden, R.P. Spaulding, C.H. Langston, A.G. Riddle, and Rev. Messrs. J.C. White, W.H. Brewster, Crooks, and J. W. H. Tookey.

    Resolutions were adopted and the addresses were able.

    The hall was dressed in mourning.
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