III. “Greek Fire” The Grass Roots Response A. Expression of Public Support for the Greek Cause

A1. Two Notices

Niles' Weekly Register, September 20, 1823
THE GREEKS. Some ladies of New York contributed the necessary funds and prepared a cross of twenty feet, inscribed “sacred to the cause of the Greeks.” It was planted, with proper ceremonies, by gen. Swift in the presence of a large and brilliant assembly, on Brooklyn Heights.

Niles' Weekly Register, November 29, 1823
THE GREEKS. A subscription is opened at the Insurance office, No. 52, Wall Street, New York, for the assistance of the Greeks, and donations, in cash or otherwise, will be forwarded, forthwith, by Messrs. Charles Wilkes, John Pintard, John G. Costor, Jonathan Goodbue and William Bayard-a most respectable committee.

(Hatzidimitriou 141)

Source: Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, Founded on Freedom and Virtue: Documents Illustrating the Impact in the United States of the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1829 (New Rochelle, New York: Aristide D. Caratzas, 2002).