HALIFAX, May 14.
Graphic details are published of the opening ceremonies at the great exhibition. The number present was 33,000, all being season ticket holders. The Times pronounces the ceremonies emphatically the grandest and best managed affair seen in England for Years. The musical arrangements were carried out according to programme, and were very grand.
The Morning Post in an editorial deplores the sad spectacle presented by the American attendance at the exhibition. The second day the admission was one guinea, and the number sold over 32,000.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 16, 1862, p. 1