To the people of Mississippi, their Executive and Representatives greeting

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    1-page letter from the "people of the city of New York, in mass meeting assembled" to the people of Mississippi. The letter, signed and sealed by Fernando Wood, Mayor of New York City, states the intention to send appointed commissioners James T. Brady, Cornelius K. Garrison, and Appleton Oaksmith, to meet with representatives of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The purpose would be to better understand the "specific rights and demands of the South", in order to ascertain "what measures are best calculated to preserve peace and secure the rights of the South..." and to obtain "a precise and distinct statement of demands and an avowal of what measures they are prepared to adopt to avert the calamity of civil war."
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