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Bygones of Monroe:

Resisting The Draft

A sort of secret conclave, (or intended to be such,) was got up one night last week, at a school house in Frenchtown, to take measures to resist the draft.  A loyal citizen got wind of the affair, and dropping in before anything had been done, found quite a crowd collected, white feather Democrats, of course.  It proved to be a Know-Nothing meeting, however, as no one could tell who built the fire, who furnished the lights, who called the meeting, or what was going to be done.  But when informed that an officer of the law would soon be among them, they “skedaddled” in double quick time.

(Monroe Commercial, February 19, 1863, Page 3)




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