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September 1, 1862

Point Pleasant Register
September 18, 1862


At a meeting held in Mason City, Sept. 1, 1862, A. Edwards, was called to the Chair, and A.N. Farnham, elected Secretary: The object of the meeting being the advancement of the Union cause. H. Rogers, J.J. Weis and P.W. Nicholson, were appointed a committee to draft resolutions.

While the Committee were out, the meeting was addressed by the Rev. J. M. Phelps, in which he heartily approved or the course the President had taken thus far in trying to sustain the government and enforce her laws, and candidly expressed his belief that the same course would govern him throughout, and that the country would come forth from her firey[sic] trials and stand a brighter gem among the nation of the earth than ever. The following resolutions were then read and unanimously adopted: Whereas, the time has come when every loyal citizen should take a decided stand against the cause of treason and rebellion, and whereas, we the citizens of Mason City, recognize it as our duty to give expression to our convictions of truth on this subject and to unite with the loyal people of the county in sustaining the great interests of law, order and good government; therefore,

Resolved, That we heartily approve of the course of the President in his efforts to put down this infamous rebelion[sic], and that we will stand by him in any and every emergency and aid him by word and deed to sustain the government and punish treason.

Resolved, That we condemn the course of John S. Carlile, in the Senate on the admission of West Virginia - that we look upon him as a traitor to his constituents and to his State, and we earnestly demand his resignation or expulsion.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Point Pleasant Register.

A. EDWARDS, Chairman.
A.N. FARNAM. Sec'y.

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