Notice in the Newark Advocate for 15 August 1862, reading,

War Meeting Last Night.

Quite a large crowd gathered in front of the Court House, last night, to hear the speeches of Hon. Geo. E. Pugh and Colonel Anderson. The former gentleman, in the course of his remarks, declared that, at the first whisper of compromise from our Southern brethren, he was for a settlement of this difficulty, and forgetting the past!