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fully bowed Co all around —and the feled: choir of
lingers, with Mr. Rea at their head, immediate
ly fang an ODE*, in
THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH (b)
which was adjacent to the Colonnade. This arch
is 18 feet high, composed of a center arch 14 feet
wide, and one on each fide, of 7 feet, with an
lonick pilafter,and proper imports between them.
The frieze exhibits 13 liars 011 a blue ground,and
a handsome white dentule cornice is carried to
the height of the platform ; above is painted
a balluftrade of interlaced work, in the center of
which is an oval tablet, with the following in
fcriptions On one fide, "TO THE MAN WHO
UNITES ALL HEARTS"—and on the other, —
"TO COLUMBIA'S FAVORITE SON." At the
end adjoining the State-House, is a pannel deco
rated with a Trophy, composed of the arms of
the United States, of the Commonwealth of Mas
sachusetts, and our French Allies, crowned with
a laurel wreath—overtliefe an inscription, Bos
ton relieved March 17, 1776" —as a proof of
a grateful remembrance of the services rendered
this town by the illustrious President in his mili
tary character. Over the center arch, a rich ca
nopy of 20 feet 111 height was erecfied, with the
American Eagle perched above—the whole form
ing a fpeiftacle, which, while it captivated the eye
of the beholder, added much to the teltiinonials
of therefpedt of the day. v
His Excellency the Vicc President, His Honor
tbe Lieutenant Governor, Governor Bowdoin,
the Council, The President's Secretaries, the
Marshal of Maflachufetts Diftriift, the High Sheriff
of the county of Suffolk, &c. were in the gallery,
with The President.
After the Ode was sung, the Procession pa(Ted
The President, and proceeded into Court Street,
where the whole were difmifled.
The military companies then escorted The Pre
sident to his residence in Court Street, after which
they returned into State Street, gave three vollies
—and were difmifled.
The number of people collected to fee their be
loved President, it is almost impolfible to compute
—The streets were crouded—
You would have thought the very windows mov'd
To fee him as he pafs'd. so many young and old,
Thro cafemeots darted their dehring eyes.
But from the precautions taken, and more from
the occasion of their meeting, no one accident
happened to mar the pleasure enjoyed on the
And fireworks were exhibited in several parts
ofthe town—ln State-Street,the Bunch-os-Grapes
—the Eaflern Coffee-Houfe, HAYT'sand Jones's
Room, &c. made a handsome appearance—and se
veral fire works were let off from the Castle, and
from the French (hips, which were very beauti
(0) Defignedby Mr. C. Bulfinch.
TO COLUMBIA'S FAVORITE SON.
* Sung on the arrival of The Prefdent at the State Houje.
GREAT WASHINGTON the Hero's come,
Each heart exulting hears the found,
Thousands to their Deliverer throng,
And shout him welcome all around !
Now in Jull Chorus join the Jong,
And/hout aloud great WASHINGTON.
There view Columbia's favorite Son,
Her Father, Saviour, Friend and Guide!
There fee th'immortal Washington !
His Country's Glory, Boast and Pride !
Now in full Chorus, &c.
When the impending storm of war,
Thick clouds and darkness hid our way,
Great WASHINGTON our Polar Star,
Arose ; and all was light as day !
Now in full Chorus, isc.
Twason yon plains thy valor rose,
And ran like fire from man to man ;
'Twas here thou humbled Paria's foes,
And chac'd whole legions to the main !
Now in full Chorus, £3c.
Thro' countless dangers, toils, and cares,
Our Hero led us fafely on :
With matchless skill dire&s the wars,
TillVift'ry cries—the day's his own !
Now in full Chorus, &c.
His country fav'd, the contest o'er,
Sweet peace reftor'd his toils to crown,
The Warrior to his native shore
Returns, and tills his fertile ground.
Now in full Chorus, &c.
But soon Columbia call'd him forth
Again to save her finking fame,
To take the Helm, and by his worth,
To make her an immortal name!
Now infull Chorus, &c.
Nor yet alone through Paria's (hores,
Her fame her mighty trumpet blown ;
en Europe, Afrtc, Asia, hears,
And emulates the deeds he's done !
Now in full Chorus, &c.
'"(following Ode was to have been tbe firfl Performance, in the Concert
of Sacred Mujic, at the Stone Chaptl in Boflon.~\
T .» ODE.
*0 the PRESIDENT ofthe UNITED STATES, on his arrival at
BEHOLD the man! whom virtues raise
The highest in the patriot throng!
so him the mufeher homage pays,
, And tunes the song.
A I R.
' llluftrious Visitant! defizu'd
By Heaven's invincible decrce*
T' enoble and exalt the mmd,
And teach a Nation to be free.
Welcome, thrice welcome to the spot,
Where once thy conq'ring banners wav'd,
O never be thy praise t'orgol,
By those thy matchless valour fav'd,
Thy beams in Eajlcrn Ikies,
Set! Europe lhares the facied flame—
And hosts ol patriot heroes rife,
To emulate thy glorious name.
Labor awhile suspends his toil,
His debt of gratitude to pay ;
And friendlhip wears a brighter smile ;
And Music breathes a fwccter lay.
May health and joy a wreath entwine,
And guard thee thro' this scene" of flrife ;
Till seraphs fKall to thee aflign,
A wreath ofeverlafting life.
B O S T O N, October 28.
Yesterday his Excellency the Governour and
Council gave a sumptuous and elegant dinner, at
Faneuil-Hall, to The PRESIDENT of the United
States—At which werealfoprefent, the Vice-Pre
sident, the Lt. Governor, Council, Hon. Mr.
Bowdoin, Judge of the Supreme Court, Officers
of his Molt Chriltian Majesty's Fquadron, Foreign
Consuls, President of Harvard-College, the Clergy
of this town, Civil and Military Officers, and
Gentlemen of diftintftion, to the number of 150.
On this occasion the Hall was beautifully orna
mented with the several flags, &c. displayed in
the late Procession, amounting to 48. We lament
that the want of room will not permit us to go
Owing to severe indisposition, His Excellency
the Governour could not attend the public din
Yesterday THE PRESIDENT honoured the
Stone-Chapel with his presence to hear the Con
cert of Sacred Music ; but on account of the in
disposition of several of the firft performers, the
Mufick was postponed until Wednesday next.
Several pieces were however given, which merited
and received applause.
On the arrival of THE PRESIDENT of the
United States on Saturday last, the Right Hon.
Viscount de Ponteves Gien, and the other of
ficers of his Mod Christian Majesty's squadron,
conducted by the Hon. Consul of France, paid
their refpedts to that illustrious character at his
residence in Court-Street.
On Sunday last His Excellency the Governour
visited The President, at his residence in Court-
Street—which The President returned on Mon
NEW-YORK, NOVEMBER 4.
Extratt of a letter from B oft on, OClober 27.
I ain sorry to differ in sentiment with you, ref
pc(fting the mode we adopted to Ihew our refpedts
to our illustrious vifitant.—lt was imprefled on
every mind that the crowd would be immense—
that some plan of order would be absolutely ne
ceflary to prevent confufion and accidents—and
that as many persons as polfible might be accom
modated—these considerations, with the recol
lection of our (enfations on the ratification of the
Constitution, which produced a Proceflion, as the
liveliest demonstration of the public feliciry on
that event—but above all, the Circumstance of The
PRESIDENT'S never having seen an exhibition
of the kind, led to the determination. The
effect has been answerable to our wishes :—The
multitudes of inhabitants—and people from the
country, which thronged the Street, from Rox
bury to the Stare House, nearly three miles, were
beyond any colletflion ever before seen in this
quarter :—The papers will give you an idea of
the Procelfion—but the innumerable incidents
which transpired, indicative of the curiosity, ref
petfl and veneration of the admiring thousands,
no pen can do justice to.—Conceive of the feelings
of a man suddenly placed in a situation which
foraferies of years he had ardently wifliedto re
alize, as the summit of his expeditions, and you
will form some faint idea of the sensations ofthe
great Body of our citizens on this occasion, who
at firft gave 110 credit to the report that this visit
was intended—considering the news too good to
be true :—Believe me, Sir, it was a joyful day
with us—every heart was affeded—and pleasure
fat on every countenance—The ladies in a par
ticular manner, were peculiarly gratified—Rang
ed in every poflible situation from whence they
could catch a glance of their deliverer, andpro»
tefftor—every eye beamed complacency and de
light. No accident happened—the arrangements
were judicious, and tliofe appointed to luperin
tend thein executed their parts with judgement
and propriety. But,
Not crowds admiring, as he mov'd along,
The arch triumpha', or the choral song ; %
Nor grand Proceilions, in whofeeafigns wave
The highest honours of the free, and brave ;
Nor all that patriot zeal and genius fir'd,
Could fully speak what gratitude infpir'd.
" Shall we fay that public spirit has no exist
ence but in the imaginations of nioralifts and
philofopliers ? far be it—public spirit is Virtue
in politics, which, tho it may be counterfeited,
ami pretentions may be made to it by those who
are really deltitute of it, is yet an active, living
principle, bringing forth the molt noble fruits."
it is undoubtedly a fadt that those who are defti
tuteof principle in politics, are devoid of every
moral fen tiinent.—Hence a meer politician, who
fliapes liiscondudt according to his profpedts, and
'hilts with every wind that blows—who fqtinrcs
his purluits with those cii cumltances that may belt
promote his ambition or avarice, without a su
preme regard to the public good,is one of the mult
deteltable animals that prey upon society.
1 o encourage our dependence on Divine Pro
vidence, we are allured by the pen of inspira
tion, that " while the earih remains, feed-time
and harvell, day and night, winter and fuimner
Jhall not cease," and to animate our hopes that the
blelfings of freedom shall be ours, and descend
to our pollerity, let us refledt 011 the present spirit
of enlightened patriotism that animates the citi
zens of these States. Behold them coalescing
under a wife, a just, and liberal form of Govern
ment—A system, which while they contemplate
its perfections (as a fkilful artist does the happy
result of his labors) gratitude expands their bo
fomto the fountain of all wisdom, who hath 111-
lpired them to shelter the ark of their liberties
beneath its protecting wings.
Behold their demonstrations of attachment and
veneration to the illustrious personages whom
their free fuffrages have placed at the head of the
confederated republic—a circumstance highly e
vincive of their affection to their public, and per
sonal characters—and of those principles on
which, the union of the States, and the prospe
rity of the government are suspended.
Behold the harmony, peace and plenty, with
whichheaven hasblelled our country—the exten
tionjof our agriculture, arts, and Commerce—the
encreafe of our schools, and feminartcs of learn
ing—diffufing the beams of knowledge far and
wide—cementing and brightening our union and
profpedts, and railing the human mind to degrees
of improvement and refinement hitherto unkown.
Behold, under the auspices of good govern
ment, extensive plans of Manuafadtures are for
med, and the American genius, in discoveries
and inventions bursting upon the world with a
lustre that astonishes mankind—while our men of
wealth, relieved by the Constitution, from the
dread of paper-money, and tender-laws, are dila
ting their purse firings, throwing their long dor
mant specie into circulation—extending their
commercial enterprises to every clime, where
men are found, or where fliips can fail.—Thus,
while commerce enlarges the demand for exports,
our resources are brought forward—the arm of
industry is nerved—the hopes of the farmer and
the artizan are animated—and our capacity to an
nihilate our public debts, is made abundantly ap
parent—These, among a thousand other ideas,
rush upon the mind in contemplating our situa
tion—and so long as" our eyes are upon the faith
ful of the land," in eledling our civil rulers—so
long as we are juftto ourselves, and suitably prize
the Constitution which is the pledge of" every
blefling—while the earth remains—"Peace, Li
berty and Safety" shall be our rich inheri
Why does the name of exile grate the ear, and
weigh down the heart ? why is it dreaded more
than death ? It is not the allurements of inani
mate nature, the excellence of the climate, the
richness of the foil, nor the verdure of the fields,
which chain down happiness to a narrow spot of
earth.—Friends are the ornament, the riches,
the attrattkn of our native land—with them, the
wilderness, and the solitary place is made glad ;
and the defart shall rejoice and bloflom as the rose.
Were the laws less severe with refpedl to deb
tors ; -were people less afraid of ajail on failure of
payment ; there would be less credit, and, conse
quently less dealing in these commercial states—
but if credit were less, would not extravagance
leflen also I Should we feefuch sumptuous tables
among people whose circumstances do not war
rant them ? would such quantities of costly wines
be drank ; or spirits intoxicate so many persons ?
Should we feefuch gorgeous apparel on our belles
andbeauxs, if neither merchant, grocer, mercer,
nor taylor would trust ?
The casuists mi<>ht amuse themfelies with fettling whether the
following action be raided under the banner of jufticc or inhu
manity. The Editor had a friend, who lludied at a celebrated
university, and having a flrong predile&ion for anatomy, took great
pleasure in attending on diffeftions. One evening he, with many
others, were anxiously attending the commencement of that opera
tion, on the body of a notorious malefa&or, who lay stretched out
on the table belore them : the surgeon, who had been placing it in
a proper position, turning to the company, a ddrefled thfm thus ;
" I am pretty certain, gentlemen, from the warmth of the fubjefl;
and the flexibility of the limbs, that by a proper degree of atten
tion and care, the vital heat would return, and life in confequcnce
take place. But then, when it is considered what a rascal -we
ltould again have among us; that he was executed for having
murdered a girl who was with child by him,, and that were he to
be restored to lite, he would probably murder somebody dfe :
when these things are coolly considered, I own it is my opinion,
that we had better proceed with the difTctlion." With these
words he plunged the knife into the bread of the carcase, and pre
cluded at once all dread of future alTaflination or hopes of repent
DIED]—On Sunday morning, Thomas C-erry,the only Son
of The Hun Elbridgc Cerry, Esq.