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TER DAILY GiZETIS:
PENNIMAN. REED & CO.,
Car. lixtk nun aid Im4li<lleli Alta.
F. D. MEM..,..1011' UK
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Dll'oll4 AND PROPRIZTOSIS.
TZRILB OP TILL DAILY.
r 7 MIUI, per yes?
'r ilicred try es7iers, per Week
THE DAY OF tiraILEE!
GOD DIRE C T S ALL Tarsus
18 Woiencos OF A GLAD AND ,
GRATEFUL PEOPLE.' '
to the World their Ap.
predation of the Long
'Delayed Boon of
BOW THE PEOPLE OF LOYAL
ALIEGKKHY . COUNTY TOOK
BY TEE HAND THE EMAN
CIPATED COLORED MAN
AND SHARED IN HIS
GLORY AND THANK.
A DAY DUDE NEKORA.BLE
ELOQUENT ADDRESSES, ETC., ETC
Tuesday, April 26th, A. D. 1670, has
passed into the local history of old and
loyal Allegheny county, . laden with
wocdationa which will Byer mike
It waif the wanton o
jubilee. of public lad marked thankful.
new, of grateful and graoeful acknowl
edgment on the part of a people who
have been called by God arida remmee.
lewt nation to enjoy the blenders of full
eltirdnahlp In a land where eleven,
once thrived, caste predominated and the
doctrine of universal liberty and
equality was an Ideal thing painted to
swore the_ admiration of the; outside
world, soften' the dark ;eider of human
bondage . , and hide the awful-rottener:as
or. a social and domestio institution
eneeuraged and unstained tinder a flag
irttlOh falsely told of broad and uni
versal freedom. As the emblem of
liberty, the American flag WIL3
watched with prayerful Interert.
Its birth and baptism; aid whim . It
amm regarded with Into and
patriotism by the Mende or freedom no
matter where found on the broad earth,
eilll it was bulled with. tear-falling pity
_by these who felt most keenly that its
purity was soiled with a blemishing spot
Inomisistent with the laws of humanity.
and the teachings of christianity. Bat
the blood of the heroes of a second rev
olution re-baptized the old flag and eon: -
&Med its mhation. To-day it floats
proudly over a whole people in
vested with unalienable rights and the
:blessed - privileges of self-government
allstanding as Ins men on the broad
tidattirm . thrown up in the XVth
Amendment. It wsa therefore mete and
fitting that oar large and intelligent
colored element of society. 'those tirte
have been • accorded simple justice,
after long and weary waiting,
should have celebrated in a jubi
lant manner the consummation of a
revolution in popular sentiment which
lifted theta to a higher social and politi
cal plane and obliterated all trace of that
unjust ostracism under which they labor
ed and suffered so many dreary yearn• It
was arranged to celebratethe ratification
of the amendment in a Manner meltable
to the colored people, and with oomand.
able enthcusisam the work of organiza
tion was commenced and yesterday it
ended in an occasion as worthy and well
conducted salt was brillant and 'nooses.
THS.PINJIT NOTE Op PEEP►HLTION
Of to Grand Jubilee was gym at • Con
vention altos then disenfranokbed saes
held In Avery Darnel, Allegheny, in the
latter part of December At that
gathering a resolution was pawed calling
for the celebration one week after the
official ratification of the Amendment,
which was subsequently changed to a
later date and fixed for yesterday. • In
pursuance thereof ■ General • Oommittee
with numerous other smaller Oodles suf
getout form almost a regiment wee
appointed to conduct the arrange
ments, and from that time all was acetyl
ty, anxiety andanticipation. The wrote
people, old and young, joined In the work
with eattiusisame. The financial arrange;
manta generally sufficient to dls•
pens with any entry, fervor on such
occasions, were made upon an ex
ternals scale, and responded to cheerfully
heartily and with the most unlimited
generosity.. All dames and conditions,
add professions, began the preparations
for representation in the day's festivities
and glory. rim in order was the pro.
cesdon, in which the greatest effort and
hopes were centered. Long deceased
organisations, civic and military were
suddenly resurrected • and appeared in
newness of life and remarkable vigor, to
g hee dignity to, which old mitarma and
epsionttes.and accoutrements, which in
days of yore had been the pride sad
glory of their possessions, were ram aria
frni from the dust and rutted neglect and
burnished, brushed and cleaned again.
Then too the churches took up the canoe,
and by united effort and encouragem • t
and participation In all the opening
preparailoneosided In swelling the enthu
dam and created& deeper and stronger
undemourrent of feeling which made the
celebration scam a religion's duty as well
es a happy . privilege. Neither were the
women and children counted out; ant.
mated 'with the spirit of the occasion, ,
they, too , Joined hands with their friends
and were dative participants in and lent
all their influence toward Us! snows of
the demonstration, The prorninsicce
however, wee not tub only feature. Thy
managers,. with great foresight, con
cerned the occasion to be an opportune
one for instruction as well as entertain•
• men% and the provision, were made for
the mass meeting se a fitting close to the
public demonstration. Thus all cisme
were looked after, and all Semi regaled.
• It seemed to be a matter of pride that the
day should be worthily commemorated,
and that it should be made anl epoch an
the history of our colored community
and an episode in the life of every par
ticipant. - -
So the preparations went on, and as
the Mae drew near ibr the culmination
or ellbd the exetteenenet grew in intmaity
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and the °nth asIO — widened and deep•
sued. Man wb . .. had toiled for the sue
clel of the . Jubilee retired on Monday
night .....rtt lona of the coming day,
w '' . ...ch aim t prevented sleep, and
awoke the again with the first roseate
blush of the morning.
always play an Important part in occa
sions like Wordily, and for once it
played wel . The sun rose calm and
beautiful a d bright, es though Old
Sol . appro rl the coming celebra•
Col, ariffw s bent upon encouraging it
vent:ibis mot genial smiles. A pleasant
refreshing breeze played through the
creets ddrilog all the day, and thus the
heat was maditiel Into a temperate
!equible wimth, - whioh brought out
men and nature, itladswas "and
itheerfnl _an smiling. There was
badly a sign .. of badness life In
,• - TEX STSIZEI •
when the that amendment made his
appearance In'tne morning, and after •
extra survey er.the •ontd6or world, re.
joloed that all Wl3 well.
ollewed by others, and it was not long
betorii even the dullest observer was feta
to look op sod realize that something
unusual had changed the staid bnsl• .
nese appearance or the smoke be•
Brimmed city Into a rollicking
holiday's noise and bustle. Every
body, It seemed, irrespactivii of raco,
see, completion or pursuit seemed to be
out and on the move. Gaily caparisoned
steeds with their =villa Warriors' flitted
here and there with reckless speed tbro'
crowded thoroughfares; ancient dames
and patriarchial sires walked and gazed
on the speotardpot life andanlmation with
a Simeon like expression of reaignition.
The young men 'and the young women
were out, and each arrayed
gorgeousness of coloring and a make
up which, beyond a doubt, told
they had not been sparing of
uspensea. Then the vehicles which
might be !teen, from the Princely car
riage to the consumptive cart, were
neither few nor far between, and all
were filled with rejoicing, laughing and
pleuure seeking occupants. Every
body of a dusky hue, and an innumer
able company of lighter complexion
Were out - rand all seemed equally Inter
ested on the °cession.
As the-hour of noon drew nigh the
gaups began to collect on the corners
and to the windows favorable for a
review of the grand cavalcade, which
was the first feature of the day.
Who over heard or sawa large procee.
lion that was exactly on time? The
Jubilee demonstration of
. yesterday was
exception to this generai.mie, and It
' watitully an hoer after twelve o'clock
when tho march should have been taken
up before the various divisions and dela
, amine were formed
In regular order. The delay, however,
was ;mounted for. and on that more ex
cusable. by the - unexpected magnitude
of the demonstration. First they came
In squads and In wagons, then In com
panies and email regimenti, and
last in divisions gay with flatter-
lug banners and bright unlmform*
and music from innumerable bands and
hundreds of " happy children's voices
ailing the air with melody. A large
gathering_had been anticipated, but that
which did assemble far outnumbered the
rosiest expectations whirgi had , been
previously indulged. Finely_ all were
lathe proper 'Placeend the procession
moved off, from in front of the Mononga
hela House on Boalthdeld street, with
music bbd cheers and song. '
Or head of the line was first occupied by
• detachment ot. the cltrpolice num•
baring twenty-two in command of Lieu.
tenants Emmett and Gordon. Following
came Bchmidt's Braes Band, of Alle
gheny, which was succeeded by the
chief officers of the line.
Dumas D. Wass, Esq., ;Chief mantle.
A. J. Barbosa.
T. R. ROach. Robert Bell.
G. B. Woodson. Lafayette Massey.
Henry B. carnet. B. J. Wilkerson. Jr.
• The Chief Marshal was designated by
• orange sash. and the aids with white.
The first company was the ' , Knights of
the White Cross," numbering twenty
five men on horseback, - and under com
mand of Capt. John . Bell. They bore a
standard upon which was inscribed
hoc signo vines] and on the reverse
side "Ratitilation of' the Fifteenth
Amendment and the abolishment of
Taney'a decision." The other two
aides . bore the mottoes "Liberty Trium
phant," and ' , Justice Enthroned."
Then came carriages containingmem
bars of the Executive Committees and
°Morns for the mass meeting, and speak.
ere of the day-4he carriages in all. This
concluded the first which wee followed
Chief Diershal—ElaiPPAlLlP WATirsas
Thomas es. Jackson, Wm. Williams,
Emanuel Jackson, John Poulk.
The Washington Cornet Band beaded
this division. They occupied a wagon
festooned with evergreens and Rowers.
Following came carriages containing
prominent officiate and citizens on the
South Eitde, among whom' were the fol
lowing; C. J. Schultz, Burgess of Bit ,
mingham, and the following prominent
citizens: David Chess, A. Ammon. Esq.,
J. H. Sorg, Bernard Walker, H. Boman,
John. Shepherd, David Sheeny, J. N.
Jarrett, J. L. Freeman of West Virginia,
A. N. M'Connigle, John Rodman, and
John H. Page, Sr.
An .'Anion Car" came next, drawn
by sled horses, driven by Iwo Linkmen
and filled with thirty young misses, ap.
propristely dressed in white, ornamented
with blue sashes and mottoes, represent
ing the States which ratified the Flf
ttenth Amendment. So far as we amid
ascertain, the names of the Young
misses, with the States they represented,
were an follows Maine, Jeanie Thomp.
son; New HampehLre, Ella Mank l 4 . Ver
mont, Sarah Dougbc% Masischusetts,
Sarah E. Young; Rhode Island,
Annie Haney; Connecticut, Miry
Dougherty; New York, Georgians
Smith; Penturylvanis, - Sarah Davis;
Ohio, Matilda Fairfax; Wed Virginia,
Caroline Delaney; Indians, Lottie Beatty,
Hattie Massey; Michigan, Sarah
Talbot; Wisconsin, Mary Moles; lowa
°phials Blacker; Minnesota, Jennie
Lovell; Missouri, Fraacis Smith; kils.
dariPPl. Deery; North Carolina.
'Nan* , Scott; South Carolina, Mary
J a na . : Georgia, Jennie Broomsich; Ten
now% —; Alabama, Bella Wood.
Florida, —; Louisiana, Florence
'g ran t; Texas, Jennie - Smith; Arkansas,
Ellen Jackson; Kansas, Rattle Fox,
Nevada, Rattle Farley.
One of the occupants of the car cariled
a banner, upon one side of which was a
portrait of Lincoln end on the reveirie,
one ofGrant. Each of these were ear.
rounded by a wreath of beautiful White
The &Mai Moards, of Birmingham,
Captain John Brim% numbering thirty
men on horseback, followed the car.
They carried two barmen with the mot.
toes, "For our valor In war we have the
ballot In peace." "The rights of which
we were robbed In 1838, have been re
stored to no."
The Birmingham Ucilon Executive
Guards, twenty mounted men under
command of Captain Richard Kemper,
followed. They were succeeded by eleven
wagons contsdning employee of the
A =Henn Iron Works. The men num.
bored about two hundred. Each wagon
bore a banner. Among the moat striking
mottoes were :
["God grant Justice.'"
("Union Mission Sabbath School.")
In God wo Trust."]
("Glory. to God In the Highest, ' on '
Earth Peace, Good Will to Meo."l
["The Lord Reigns, Let the Earth Re
["Lite, Liberty, and the Puisnit of
["We only ask a Fair Chance, and we
Are-Willing to Trust the Result to the
["Ea Taxation with Fatr_Reptesen.
("All Governments Derive their Jog.
Powers from the Consent of the: pos ,
He Was quickly
America, the Land of the Fr e:"
Malice toward None, Charity toward
In one of the wagons which attracted
attention and laughter, a blacksmith
shop wee 'represented. A couple of
sturdy sons of Vulcan were beating out
the Iron on an anvil, others were keep
log up the fire, and another wu holding
a male which stood quietly by Waiting
In pitlence to be shod. except when .at
intervals aroused by the belaboring of
MN attendant, who wielded a club in the
most pugilistic style.
Monongahela delegation was next in
line, numbering thirty-live men, under
Captain William Catlin. The banners
of this delegation bore the mottoes.
I . .. The Lord Reigns. Let the Earth Re
[•'ln God We Trust 'Forever. " ]
[.American Boys of Monongahela
[••Long Looked For Btu Come at
["With Idalace Towards None, With
Charity for All."]
L"We Actiept the Situation, Realising
the Declaration of '76.'1
["Thank God and the Republican
pOur Magna Charts will Never be Ig
nored Again by Compromise."]
["Ohl the Wonderful Year of Jubilee!
Be Thou Perpetual I"]
[ockalit Last Plague ou Pharoah was
• Destroying Angel ; His last Plague on
Slavery is the Fifteenth Amendment."]
This was the last o 7 the Booth Side Di
The second Division comprising organ
nations and citizen" from the north side
of the Allegheny river, formed on Hem.
look street, Allegheny, and marched to
Market street, with the right resting on
Water street, In the following order :
Chief Marshal—Heirpr 0. Poxsanta.
Thos.H. Lyles, •Richard Cowley,
W. H. Stockton, : Wm. Carney, --
Solomon Simms, Charles Fraxicle,
Nathaniel Madden, James Marseilles,
J. S. Wit linnison, John Hogan. •
Mortimer Limey, Jas. Whlte—Orderly,
Following the Chief Marshal and staff
was the Germania Turner band. ' I
Four carriages containing his Honor,
Mayor Callow, Postmaster Myler, Con
troller Porter, Jas. Mcßrler. President of
Select Council, and other Invited guests.
The Sewickley delegation, numbering
about tiny men, preceded by • martial
band came next in Hoe, +mod *arrival.
banner upon which was the following In
scription is ,
["Re.pe On, Hops Ever.")
on the other aide
pOnward and Upward; Our Trost is in
'A delegation from Mercer county,
numbering thirty or forty men, carrying
several flags and banners came next.
This was followed by the Garnet Club,
of Franklin, twenty-five to number, car
rying a banner inscribed
["We will Stand by Our Friends")
The Union club of Allegheny, num
bering flay men, mounted on fine bonne,
gayly caparisoned with white wreaths
of flowers and evergreens, commanded
by Captain R. Wallace, came next. They
carried a banner noon which was in
James W. Owens.
- ("Oar Country le the World, Onr
On the reverse side .
("We ttust in God.")
The Tlghlenan dab, numbering sixty
men, also mounted and commanded by
Harrison Taylor, came next in line.
Following were the Inscriptions on some
of the banners they bore.
["While we live jet us Brain Peace.")
("Peace to all Men.") t'b
("Allegheny's Loyal Sons Joln in the
J übitee of Freedom.")
The Lincoln Grays of Allegheny, coin.
mended by Capt. Smallwood, and pre.
meded by the Olympic brass band, came
nest. The company numbered thirty.
four men rank and Ale, and Made a fine
appearance and also exhibited a great'
dogma( proficiency In military drill. A
martial band also preomied the . com
The Allegheny Minute Men wearing
red capes and s naps, numbering' thirty
men came next. They carried-several
banners, some of which tore the follow
ing Inscriptions: ~:
[Right to all, Is our motto.)
[We rallied with Grant, and with Grant
On another banner was a good repro•
sentation of the ballot box, which needed_
no inscription to reveal its meaning.
Fifty members'of the rightism club
en foot came next. They wore silver
cape and capes, and carried a - banner on
which were printed portraits of Wash
legion, Lincoln and Grant, under which
[Washington, the saviour, Lincoln, the
emend ' tor, and Grant, the defender:)
The Junior ,Social Band, numbering
forty el, lo red regalia, oomumsded
by J.-Hawkins. They carried a banner
upon which was the following inscrip
[Fifteenth Amendment adopted. Have
you bilk.? Ring them, for the glorlotu:
work ii done, and the victory is won.
Ming the bells.]
The Social Sandi — numbering thirty.
eve, and wearing the regalia of the
society, folloWed. They carried. a very
handlome blue Bilk banner, upon one
aide of which wag • picture raritmentlng
members of the Band inlzdatating to •
aid? brother. On the reverse was the
[When duty oslle 'tin ogre to obey.]
Council No. 586 of tho National Union
League, came next to Hue. The Connell
numbered forty men, and were com
manded. by Mr. George Dlanney. Upon
one of the banners carried in their minks
wars the following inicriptlona:
[t. Ring, Freemen, Bing ]
On th 6 reveres aide— - -
("Flat Justin' Rust Caolettm.' t ] •
Then followed some forty or fifty m
-1111101 and buggies filled with men,
women and children. The' carriage.'
were handsomely decorated with nags.
evergreens, _mpttone, eto. perched on
the top of one of the carriages; wide&
was drawn by four homes. we. an he'
mom eagle, with Wings ontstratithed.
Beneath was a shield, with ininiatttre
flan tuterallY arranged. The following
PITTSBURGH, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1870.
mottoes were displayed from the car.
We'll vote the Republican Ticket.")
In God we trust.")
"God. Grant and Dborty."l
' , Our God and etinuU7.l „...
Next came seven Wagons gaily decora
ted with wreaths of flowers and ever
greens, with canopies of gaga overhead,
and each drawn by four gayly compari
paned home, in which were the Avery
Dilation and Brown's Chapel Sabbath
Schools. Numerous were the barmen
cries-kW by the children, some of which
bore the following Inscriptions:
["The eouroe of all wealth, our mother
'earth; will glto ludepeudeope to the col
Another banner bore the inscription: Y
["We thank Thee, 0 Pod, that Thou
Mutative* us thehoon of liberty; help us
to be worthy of being ehfranchieed..']
Following these ward numerous Car
riages and wagons. In which were milosed
men and . w omen. which wee the end of
'this grind division. ' •
PIT IDSBURGII DIVISION
The third division, which wee :130,1p.,
polled of organisations and offizers" of thli
city, formed on Wylie • Mutate and
marched by the way of Fifth avenue to
Penn street, when It took up position
with the right resting on Sixth street, in
tho following order:
John Little, Wilson Waters,
A. B. Lloyd.. W. H. EUrepeon,
Alfred Hawkins, -Edward Bailey,
George hisesey, Br., Singleton Gray,
Wm. Miller, Paris Barley,
Thomas Halewood; Robert Mahony,
F. J. London.
The Chief Marshal wore a red sash and
his aids blue. They were well mounted
aid their horses were gaily caparisoned.
Next came Julius Moore'. Iron City
Braes Band, in fall uniform, which was
followed by the Second Ward Colored
Grant Club, numbering one hundred and
fifty men. wearing capes and uniform
ceps, and bearing torches, commanded
by George Massey, Jr. The club also
carried a beautiful stand of colors.
Next came a carriage. whieh was oeon•
pled by ASZOII Floyd. Udall Updegralf,
Wax., Bixby and Edsrard - Alkm, the rep.
resentatlves of the old Liberty party.
The carriage was tastefully decorated
With email AmeriCan flags, ever greens,
Ac., and one of the occupants carried a
large banner with the following inscrip
[What Bath God Wrought.]
and On the reverse aide
[The Old Guard Mee. but Never Sur
[Surviving Direetors of the Under
ground Railroad ]
Thon followed ten carriages containing
the representatives of the Republican
A small delegation from Ellsaheth In
carriagee followed, alter which came
about lift carriages containing colored
The United Brethren for Mutual Relief,
numbering fifty men, followed on foot,
wearing regalia and bearing a stand of
actors aid a banner on which waa in
[We bold this to be a aelf-eviden
truth—" That all teen were crested
The Twentieth ward Club, numbering
twenty-rive men wearing capes and caps
and carrying lances, and proceeded by a
colored martial band, came next. DIM.
ranks is banner was carried, Inscribed as
-- Alnd another one on wnloh was the
[Our next Amendment.-4 recognition
of the Supreme being In the Fundamen.
On the reverse side was •
[Abraham Lincoln and John Brown,
Martyrs of the 19th Century.]
The Barbers' Association, numbering
meat seventy-five men, commended by
Capt. Carson, came next: The men were
In uniform,mounted on gaily caparisoned
horses, and presented a handsome ap
pearance. • Hardy',. Cot Ilion band pre:
ceded the association, and In the ranks
was a banner on whim was the following
[True to our God,True to our Wintry,
True to eur Friends.]
On the other bide
[Equal Bights for all—Chartered Priv.
Urges to none.]
Five wgons,• handsomely decorated
with flags end evergreens, followed,
carrying the pupils of the Wylie Street
Sunday School. The inscriptions on the
banners and streamers were:
[Our highest aim is to be Peaceable,
Law abiding Miami.)
,On the other vide— . •
[We voted for Bleier.]
And anotherwu inscribed as follows:
("Oar County First, Last, and Al.
ways . ") w ,
Upon the reverse of hickwas,
("Weehlugton the Father, Llnooln the
Savior, and Grant the Defender."]
- There were a number of other mottos
and inscriptions, from which we select
"Grant's the Man to load the Van.")
"Our Reims, U. b. Grant."]
. "Knowledge is Power.")
"We knew i that Justice would not
("An Open rela ands Fair Chance."]
After these mime two wagons, carrying
the sons and. daughters of Samaria,
numbering lerty.four children, carrying
appropriately 'lnscribed banners. They
were followed by a wagon containing
representatives of the Wesley Church,
The folloWing area few of the instep.
Lions which graced the numerous ten
, nem borne by this delegation:
[When Freemen Speak let Tyrants
[The Greatest General of the Age—
[One God, One Flag, One Country.]
Following this were two wagon., In
which - were -- representations of Grace
Memerial church, bearing two beautiful
silk banners, upon which were Latin and
Hebrew insariptions. The wagons were
tastefully decorated with flowers and
evergreens. In one of their wagons
were banners inscribed so follows:
[Them ea'a they Who come up through
("Iron city can furnish coal enough to
warm oup friends and iron enough to
cool our enemies.")
There Were ',number of other banners
In different parts of this division some(
which were inscribed as follows:
-[.Death Knell of Slavery."]
Portraits of lAstooln and Stanton with
the Inscription beneath.
("Dead but not Forgotten.") '
Next came • delegation of haraintan,
numbering one hundred. Their ibilow•
al about fifty carriages, containing olti•
see both black and white, male and Ye.
male. Bellowing came the rear guard,
which was a platoon of the Mayors
police, numbering twenty-our amen,
Commanded, by Lieut. Marker,. waisted
by Lieut. Wilmot. .
The. yrootartoit moved up Bmtlbdeld
street to Third avenue, up Third avenge
. 0o Baas street, up Rosa street to Filth
'yawn, intal/th annum to .Pride street,
up Pride to Fulton, along Fulton to Wy•
lie, down Wylie to. Fifth avenue, down
81/XlO to . Liberty street, up Liberty. street
to Ninth Wee*, down Muth Loth, bridge,
arum" to Allegbauy olty, up Arleen=
street to Cedar ayenue, up same to Liti•
arty, ink Wadi to North, up North to
Ohio, down Ohio to Wert, up Weal to
North, avenue, alo a to Federal,
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down Federal to. the Diamond. The
streets all along the route were crowded
with men, women and Children, who had
assembled to witness the display, and In
many pukes tho fumes were decorated
with flags, wreaths, &a
On arriving In Allegheny the verlous
delegates halted at the Commons, where
two stands for speaking had teen erect
ed. The attendeeu:6 was exceedingly
large, and general good cheer prevailed
on all aldes. Fuli live thousand per-
eons, men, women 044 children, of all
ages, conditions and otora made up the
assemblestm Prof. S. 4...1ie51e celled the
meeting to order, after which the iallow
tog organliattim wok effected:
President—Rolf:l ol m T. Peek. j .
nee Preridental-Mettbew — .Tone Ed
ward Bailey, Geo. 41. Knox. Sarno."
Mkhoney, Chas.. Jones,- Paul J. Cirson,
ktoses Reward, Fsther - Frank Whets,
Win. J. Moore, 'Pref.:ll. K. Sampson;
Rev. S. J. Wlleon,, Ruin Jos. S. TraveDl,
Rev. S. F. ScOvel, ...I; B.
Clark; Rev. Alex. %irk, Powel Jaok
eon, Iliad Seeker, Dr. Samuel Saunders,
W. B. Messick,' Rey. N. 11. Will:lsms,
Bonier. Rev- Chsrlen
Holges, Roy. I). W. Asbury, Rev.
Abram Cols, Rev. Qiirlstoplaor.Wllllarns,
Charles Jackson, Rev. W. 11. Brown, A.
-Billows, Henry W. Jones, Raney
'Jackson, Joseph' Mahoney, Samuel De.
lanoy, M. McGonnlgle, Dr. C. C. Hussey,
Alexander Gordon,' -Barclay Preston,
William B. Flack. John B flack. Hon.
F. B. Penniman, Dr. H. T. Usffey, James
Reed, Esq., Dr. lancina King, Brisk Up.
degraff, Esq., Joseph J. Crogge, Dr.
Trevor; James Nichols.
Oman/lee on Basolutions—Pror. B. B.
Sampson, Will H. Thomas, S. 4..Neate.
Becretciries—S._ Neal, Will H.
Thomas, D. W. Atwood. Louts Woodson -- ;
Jr., H. S. Garnett, A. D. Johnson, John
B. Wlthanumn, Itobart Jackson, James
ray raßeirlarr's erazon
Rev. john Peck Was now introduced
to the assembled multitude, and the
atoning old pastor was reeelved with en
thuesette applause. When silence was
restored he spoke as follows:
Ladies mul Gentlemen—my Fellow Qui
cc:ma: We are called together tc-day un•
dereircuinatariom such .aa have never
before transpired- In the hietory of this
great nation. Nearly a century ego the
fathers of this oountry came together to
deliberate and retiplvei to, resist tyranny
and oporewilon,and dO thin , * off the Brit ,
lab yoke. In ad elloiniithey put forte the
great andenderrlng truth "that ill men
are created equal; thatthey are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalien
able rightsithat among theseare life, lib
erty sad the potent tot happiness." Long
and weary yesra have rolled around
since those self evident truths were de
clared and put forth before the world,
and never before until" this late day,
never before. until...within A few days
peat, could we ad a nation come forward
and rebut that :which has so often been
thrown into oar teeth, the assertion that
thirDeelaration of Independenoo framed
by the Amerleen peciple was a living Ile.
Foreigners wouldasy, "Why, bout and
brag of year freedom .stidiyour large
liberty, and-yet bold in the tool abject
and vilest slavery and thraldom,
fully oneeixth or your whole,
people? ' I rejoice, thank the
Lord God Almighty that we can this day
say that ALL atErr stand in equality be.
fore the law. I rejoice that nur flag can
no more be wild, in irony, to be emblem
atic of our country sod its slavery—the
stars rupreeenting the States, and the
stripes the negro back as left by the
whip of the slave driver. lem proud
and happy.. to see .I.l4eday Ho generally
appreciated, and iftV, its memory con,
.51nue$441m t„deensfieise tiorAdada'it lova
sod reverence for the flag which to-day
floats over our heads. Therts.was a ulnae
when I almost holed that . flag.
When Its broad folds .afforded no
protection tome and mine, I could enter,
lain no love for IL When It proudly
floated over the dome of, the National
Capitol and cast Its shadow on slave.
driven In droves under its folds, when It
withheld protection from the helpless
and made strong the system of human
slavery, I could nut love It then. But I
thank the Lord God Almighty that I am
a citizen to day, and with Our newly en.
franchised people I will forever slog of
the old flag, "Long may It wave o'er the
Sand of the five and the " home of the
Prof. B. K. Sampson, Chairman of the
Committee on Resolutions, submitted the ,
following preamble and resolutiotun
Wltaztitail, Under the amended Con
stitution of our Government, we witmos
the final, crowning triumph of the cause
of. Liberty on the American Continent
consummated in the Providence!' of God'
by the adeption of the Fifteenth Article
submitted to the States by Congress, and
ratified by the States, thus securing to
every citizen alike, without distinction
of race or color, the rights and privileges
of an - American cozen, according to
the just demands of the people, so
that the nation shall be recognized
throughout the world as a- free country,
without the reproach of slavery resting
upon its national fame, its Constitution
being made free, its honor immutable,
Ps life -Immortal, Its principles Like the
attributes of God, no respecter of person,
illturtratleg the doctrines of the fathers,
and inspiring a policy which shall hence•
forward fix the destiny of a vast2_QuA l.
nental Republic, established on the greiA
Ides of human berty, recognizing God
as the common Father and tee universal
brotherhood of man. Therefore,
Resoined..That in the adoption and
ratification oC the I.Vth Amendment we
realise the fulfillment of the promise of
the great principles of the Declaration of
..rtfaboxl, That lit this great Fret:darns - I
tion of Enfranchisement we sek.uow
ledge our profound thanks to the
Almighty Father fe;,the marvelous I
speed with which he hits brought - the
work to this glorious culmination, and
that we award all due honor and luting
gratitude to the Administration, to the
legislatures, the Statesmen and Gen
erato,anwdhoto, t w lr th ra t t ir an w d
hi ll d i o e m o
peo eloquence, and with their ceaseless
"battle cry of freedom," have urged and
demanded Its adoption.
Retained, That in the midst of these
unparalleled blessings It bemmes our im
perative dray to exercise now, as we over
hays done, a due and faithful regard for
the civil, aocial,•educational and political
interests of all men—embarrassed u we
shall be, by an unjust discriminating
eptrit of caste; while engaged In theser-
Mat edjustment of all matters of enollt.
Mai bearing, wa pledge ourselves to see to
it. that the moue of our people shall be
to properly trained in prinelpitsof sound
Republicanism as will Insure the inter
est of the government, and the 'weal of
Resolved, That in view of this merited
restoration of our Napkin) a full partici
pation In the affairs of the laiovernment,
upon the ground of political equality, we
deem the establishment of s public
school system of education, supported by
the public emaciate and encouraged with
the correct teachings of the pulpit as
wall as of the press, would be most . Judi
clone and promotive of tho general good.
Resolved, That while the religious and
political conduct of the seven hundred
and fifty thousand electors of outer lathe
South and that of the newly made one
hundred and fifty thousand voters in the
North and West, have become a matter
of congratulation to all fair minded eiti:
zens,,regardleas of past doubts and pro.
judioes, the evidence develops • menial
and morarciapacity in the colored man to
take care of himself and demonstrate his
worthiness to the tall rights of &citizen
in a free Government, and we would in
voke in support of our purposes and in
defense of the privileges the considerate
judgment of all good men, the protection
and umforeement of the law and a right.
ants administration of public duties.--
The resolutions were unanimously
ISPIESCII 01 , 7.117. 11. E. 0 -.
The President now Introduced the
Rey. Henry Highland Garnett, who was
greeted .with _applause as he stepped
forward. He Bahl : . - -
Mr. Presiderg and "rads: It hen
been my privilege frequently to speak
to my fellow men In this city end in
other places, but never WI tide afternoon
have I been enabled to address an audj
sneeze/Were eitteensofthetinlied Staid:
Those words sound so pleasantly that I
am compelled to repeat them- Fazcow
CITIZENS of the United Statue and
of the State. of Pennsylvania: There
is magic in the worth' and music in the
sound: I presume there is not a man
prnientpr thin Jubilee who will ever
forget We day. Our hearts should be
brat linen with gratitude to God for Has
many blessings, and particularly for
that great blessing through which
our race has been emancipated
from a slavery worse than death. and
eleiated to the enjoyment of equal rights
and priviliges with_the rest of mankind;
and second to those men who, in the days
which tried men's souls, stood shoulder
tb shoulder in the straggle air universal
freedom, and by their perseverance
and - :faith In the justness of the
cause finally. triumphed over wrong,
throe h which we have been ao
kerne edged free men before the law,
and ambled to enjoy the- rights and
pile' gee of American citizens to the
full extent, through whose cfforte the
heart of the groat people dere reached
and mode 'to feel nd !canto
our wrongs and . oppr sa lons, and
then to redrew them. I would
ask the oldest man hero .av if there
ever was a lime within hi . recollection
when the colored people ha r d inure to he
grateful for or greater camel for rejoicing
than at this moment. I would ask those
acquainted with history if (war a parallel
had been found. I have freed the his.
tory of the past and have 'failed to find
one. . .
I have been astonished at the events of
the past few years td see low easily the
American people become ref:omitted to
stubborn facts, aver which hey have no
control, and the results of, which they
cannot hinder. A few years ago the
blood hoaxing of slavery were thundering
through your streets. and the colored
men wire bunted down like the besets
of the forest, because he happened to be
born In eland where human flesh and
blood was clouded as goods and chattels,
and no man dare say aught against it.
Time worked a change, and
. a few years
later the fugitive slave law was looked
upon by the northern people. as a blot
upon the statute books, and mobs°.
quently a law which proclaimed that
certain territory in this free land should
be forever trammeled with the curse of
human slavery was repealed- Then
came the cootie:it—not of ramie, but of
principle—and it was wisely said that this
country - could not exist half sieve and
half free, and then the minions of slavery
determined to cut loosefroni the govern.
meet from which they had been sapping
the life blood for years In order to
perpetuate their "peculiar Institution."
Then came the rebellion, and many
citizens in the north sympathized with
their Southern brethren, saying that it
was an "abolition war," and they would
have nothing to do with it. Abolitionism
was odious. •
After the 7 emartelpation proclamation
abolitionism lost much of the odium
formerly attached to it, and the Aulerican
people generally admitted that slavery
was Wrong, but when it was proposed to
put the negro in •the army our Demo
cratic friends said tie would not tight,
and when the government did make a
soldier of him and it was demonstrated
that he would fight, that same party
said he was such a - fool that he
did not know,whon to atop fighting. Two
years ago It was declared by these proph
ets that three-fourths Of the States would
never commit to give the negro - the bal
lot, • and now what have we? Threm
fourths of the people of this nation;
through their representatives, have de
clared that the powers of the government
are derived from the consent of the gov
erned. and the masses of that party
which once held that you were fit only
to be the servants of men, to be owned,
bought acct eold in the market like ' , heap
or cattle, are ready to take you by the
hand and call you brother. What a
marvelous change his come over these
people, or is it the change In our condi
tion which affects them thus? Moat
probably the latter. We are now free.
nten, and have the right to vote. and it
la our WOWS they are after, but lot us
pause and consider before they get
them- . . ..
There are epuriom men In all erartlee,
and these would be frie e remind me
of • gentlemen from •th - Renerald Isle,-
who, having been In this country nut a
,short time.• concluded to go hunting.
I Be borrowed a gun and went out Into
1 the woods, loaded it, and seeing a aqui: ,
rat tired, as he supposed, but the gun
fleeted In the nen. The squirrel remain.
oil, and ho put In another load and there
was another flash In the pan, and
so on until he had the gun lilted,
almost to the muzzle. ' He took aim
sgeln and putted the trigger and the gun
went off and so did the Irishman. The
gnu bursted and the rebound knocked
the kuntainan over a fence. [Just at this
point the floor of the imeuxers' stand,
which was elevated about five feet from'
the ground, gave way aud precipitated
the speaker, officers, reporters, and the
crown which was assembled thereon to
terra firma, but fortunately no one was
injured. The speaker climbed over the
front of the stand and securing • post.
Lion on a box, proceeded with his re
marks.] He Weed himself up and on
looking for his game discovered the
squirrel sitting on the limb grinning at
him, whereupon be remarked, "Be la
bors, If ye had been at my end of the
gun ve wouldn't be MUM' there !align
And now our . Democratic friend'?
went out a hunting. They- saw the
colored man and thoilitht nim game.
They loaded up their guns and don ble
dented them and rammed them ~.ght
and tired, aud 10, the gun, bursted, they
were overthrown, end there their game
stood laughing at their - dracomilture.
[Laughter.] And now shale they come
around and say It was all a mistake.
Shall we be taken In with their
professions of friendship. [Cries of
"no," "no."] I think not.
The speaker then referred to the many
opinions which had been expressed to
reference to the colored vote. Some said
they could he cajoled into voting any
way. Oilers said they could be bought.
[A. voice-" They can't be."] If this
etieuld be so, then the buyer was as bad
as the seller. The men engaged in the
trade on either aide were equally guilty.
The man alma would engage in such •
traneaction, whether white or black,
would be s rogue and scoundrel. The
black man, however, would have more
manliness than this. He would remem
ber the men who had raised him to his
-position of dignity and hold [hem
as friends. He had seen a great
change since the Fifteenth Amend
ment bed been passed, and I the
black man made a voter. He bad ob.
Reread that some people treated them as 1
gentlemen. Some of them had even an. ,
gutted a little suppleness in the Ordeal I
column. [Laughter.] This change was I
especially apparent to those who styled
themselves Democrats. They said tiloY I
were the colored men's friends , and pri- ,
Irately that might be so. As individuals,
there were many gentlemen and private
friends of the colored race: as a party,
that wan not the case. Its friendship was
was like that of the vulture to Its 1
weaker species. He had seen a
sample of It In the States wherein the
Democrats were In power.
In New York the amendment had
been ratified by the Legislature, and.,
when the Democrats came lir power
they undid the work.
In New Jersey and Maryland and I
Kentucky It hat met with oppc - ill ri ion,
Ind all from Democrats. It was a
mistake, however, to outmost, that the
colored people would not support the
Democratic party that would come about ,
after awhile‘-when it was converted. '
[Laughter.] Hewes a Calvanlat bat be.
dewed In the Methodist doctrine of con. _I
version, and believed In putting the
Democratic party, after conversion, upon
a six years' probation. (laughter and
cheers.).. By that time if would be ready.
for their support. It was said a Demo.
rust made the best Republican-probably
on the principle that the worst sinner
made the best saint. (Laughter re
Vale was Jubilee day, and he wail going
to Ringlets all thi i past. Hewer
going to forgive all the nthe
had done against them In the years gone
by, but never would forget It. (Cheers.)
The colored race would not forget ft
either, and If they found a colored man
catering to Democracy they would kick
hint out of their society.
He would be branded as a spurious
Republican. but a Ind water Democrat.
[Laughter.] But there was no danger
OD • that moors. The colored man had
common muse knocked Into him by the
experiences through which he had
passed. Bet there was II time corning
when this matter would be more cattail
th e n new. The time would come - When
Ithe- te would be more evenly, tail,
anew . .
Then the colored manwould'
hold the balance Of power.. Benton said
the "talent* of power wan selling - off to
, the highest bidder." The colored race
mnst then avoid thst, Men on the oppo.
site aide would come and say to .them,
"you are not treated fairly. Come
with UB" When such a temper came, the
duty of the catered man was to look him
square In the eye and say, "get thee
behind me Satan." (Applanae.) The
The colored man didn't want odic..
He didn't i want power of that
fort. He rather :wanted only to ha
protected In the rights of "life
liberty and , pursuit of happintse!"
He only wanted to own the soli, to rear
hie home, and be protected in it, to train
up his family and to be allowed to go
through the world not as a brute, but as
a man with an Immortal soul in
him. (Applause.) It was better
for him , to own a farm, anti
till the soil, and enjoy the fruir
of hie labor than to have ell the offices
In the land. (Cheers.) He wanted to be
Independent. He wanted to have fair.
play. Ho wanted only the favoring smile
of Heaven and the gentle breezes to till
the mile of his little craft as It was
launched for the voyage of - iffe. With
these he woad be content, and ambition
for office would never mar hia enjoy
The speaker concluded with an earnest
exhortation to Ms colored brethien in
their new liberties to stand Orin for the
truth and right; not to cringe to a white
man simply becaroo he was a white
man; to remember that "a man's a man
for a' that," (laughter,) and. to join
hands with white and black alike; to
make the nation's fature' one of glory
and prosperity and benitleenk power.
He then called for three cheers for the
nation's new birthday, three for a Re.
publican Congress and three for Grant
and Colfax, which were given with a
hearty and enthusiastic will.
SPEECH Ole ME. EIGHAII.
Hon. Thomas J. Ingham was the next
speaker. He said he had been requested
in behalf of the Republican Executive
Committee of Allegheny county, and the
Republicans of Western Pennsylvania,
to welcome them ea men and brothers
before the law. It was diHoult for them
woo had long enjoyed liberty and Its fall
benefits to fully appreciate the feelings
sod sentiments of a race who had been
downtrodden and enslaved and op
premed, and were now suddenly elevated
to the plane of equal rights and freedom.
(Applause.] They were now raised to
the potation which God and nature de-
I signed for them.
For their elevation they owed much to
men but much to God. The jostce of
their causer had brought it out at last
triumphant. He had Peen present at
many an inspiring gathering, but had
never „attended one each as presented
I itself before hint, and never expected to
see it again.
And now that their recognition bad
been achieved, and they had been
elevated to the position of men, it became
eminently •cltting that they should
recognize their duty and responsibility
in reference to that party which had
elevated 'them. (Applause.] The Re;
publican piety had stood uy them In
other days and it should tool be liargotten
The speaker now referred to a period
in his life,: twenty-three years ago, when
he had been presen • cane a a
testimonial of his eff ted with s orts in behalf af
the colored race, and took occasion then
to say that he never knew a race who
were more remarkable for gratitude
than they who had engaged in the day's
exercises. , He also remarked if he were
a preacher he would preach a sermon on
the Idea that God rules in toe affairs
of nations. Providence overruled the
affair* of men, and Providence had
' brought about the glorious consum•
mation which they had met to.
I celebrate. The poet Young once
said; "The undevout astronomer
is mad." So the saying might be applied
to him who refused to recognise God in
the evelots of history. The martyr
At:alba* Lincoln-had been raised up as
a Mosey to lead the migrate to the prom.
Iced deliverance. Applause.] That
happy day had arrived, and he -was not
afraid the colored man would abuts the
privileges which were to be accorded
him.'--His instincts would teach him
always to be true to the cause of freedom,
and if he went wrong sometimes on the
questions of cloabee; and eurrancy,,,and
tariff, it would bean worse than hie white
'brother with larger opportunities had
The speaker here branched off Into a
felicitous strain In reference to a probable I
Sixteenth Amendment, which the future
would bring, when the right of suffrage
would be accorded to the ladies, and
avowed himself in advance a strong
friend or that measure, if It ever should
come to nese, with which felicitation he
closed amid applause. •
The President introduced'
W. C. HoIIS2A.ED, hag.
Mr. 'Moreland spoke at considerable
length. lie said that the present was one
of the most pleasant hours of his life.
I He had frequently been called upon to
address public meetings of a- political
character, and had been identified with
the party of universal freedom, and
which had been the instrument through
rh h e ic p h ri t v ii i e tig m e l tr i ery granted werre e nj w o7in e g, and he
had labored to instill Into the
minds of the masses the principles
of that party as he - Understood
i them. He urged upon his hearers the
necessity of educating themselves, in
order that they might be the more able
to bear the responsibilities which now
rested upon them. The usefulness of a
people depended upon their education.
It was now requisite in all pursuits of
life, on the farm and In the workshop, as
Irbil as In the learned professions.
wonnarts OF lemma s. nostraamta.
3f r. president, Friends and Fellow Cie.
funs: We commemorate an event un
equaled in the annals of American
history; if, indeed, it can be surpassed in
the history of the world.
Aa your President stated, in the re '
marks he made In the outset, a century
has nearly mimed away since our, tore.
fathers declared upon this continent that
all men were created equal and entitled
to life. liberty, and the pursuit of .
happluess,a principle in defence of
which many a heroic man in
those days fought and died Their
firm adhesion to the doctrine con
' tattled In. that dealaratlon was
attested upon many a hard ibught field,
from Lexington - and Bunker 11111, fol
lowed down through almost innumer
able sanguinary strife* until at last a
naughty, despotic foe was vanquished.
and the independence of the colonies
becomes living resllty among the nations
of the earth. ,But, as they slept in
fancied security, dreaming that aught
but the liberties of all people should
be here guaranteed, a monster- ,
of uncouth proportions grew up,
whose-shadow darkened the Patti. '
way of the lives of millions of human
beings clothed in black akin; a monster
whom Influence extended throughout
the length and breadth of the land, and
' whose baleful effects, penetrating every
hamlet and village, created feelings of
Intense fear,, lest the great doctrine of
liberty hero proclaimed should be
robbed of Be virtue, and that the over
pleasant sound of freedom, as it welted
from our shores ld to the remotest corners
of the word, might be reduced to a
To thole large hearted, Indefatigable
men who, nearly two score yearn ago,
banded thewaelyes together Into an as
iodation whose primary object was to
disseminate doctrines antagonistic to hu
man bondage, the race who stand to-day
disenthralled owe a lasting gratitude.
And as I read In our papers but the other
day of their reunion, and amidst per
m:mai congratulations, that the work was
finished, that the final object of their as
-iodation being at last consummated,
henceforth nothing watt left them but
to disband, I thought that through
no posterity should learn to lisp their
names with reverence, and to render
grateful homage to the God of our I
Universe,that, in the wisdom of His
providence, midi men hen adorned this
earthly_ heritage. When first they met,
and resolving to wage war against
alavory—at a time ,when four million' of
human beings clothed with black skins,
with upturned faces as they gazed upon
the starry emblem of American
freedom, within their souls pro.
flounced It a aleantiog lie"
with what alacrity did those who
were coining the blood of those millions'
Into dollars and cents,
,backed by almost
the entire North, denounce with demon
like vehemence the putting of dodgem
of human equality. But. as Ithe acorn
PrOduces the mighty, gigantic oak, so
'ties the planting of that gerin growl, Into ,
Enlithty, living proportions; and to-day,
Men of all elation', of all creeds and of
all tongues, in this greet reserve of Bb.
arty,' are shouting roans of 'in:disuse],
freedom, whtle slavery la howling among
the danmed in hell.
Th e ei rr epressitrie conflict" has at last
coiled, , Thelr ila tamation of Erran d.
pMion by the 1 ottot.l lAncoln. seated
w ith the blooa ieu,doo freemen,
has been clitulized, for today Wemingle
voiceaof praise in honor of nu act that is
characterized by our present .Chief Ex
ecutive ea a measure of "grander import
ance than any other one act of the Mimi
from the foundation of our Government
to the present time." Those words of
President Grant's were words of great
ntent"); none too strong, however, to
express the great 'principle of justice
which has at last found its vindication In
this act, that lifts the negro to the level
of the tiret citizon of the land.
• . • -
But those words, perhaps, admit of an
other and even grander moaning. For
the real importance of this act will here.
after be seen to have'eeen in the new
qualities which it developed in the char
acter of the Negro race. That this people,
ao many of whom are here assembled,
has soma peculiar and striking part
to play in the drama of future hit.
tory, no thoughtful man can doubt.,
'And surely no reverend men, none who
prayed to tee God of battles that victory
should perch upon our banners—Thannern
einbletnatlcal of Union, freedom and
equality, borne through deadly strifes
by our sons, brothers and fathers—can
for a moineut disbelieve that this race,
which hastalready figured so greatly in
the providence'-of God. is yet in some
way to contribute to the glory of His
cause upon earth.
• Every great ram; whlclfthit all potent
power of civilization, Christianity, has
touched, has given back of its peculiar
nature or culture something which hes
strengthened and enrObeneal it. And,
doubtless the Negro shall render tome
thing which shall illustrate still turther
ice power and adorn with greater 'spien
dor Its character.
Faults there may . be, and these crop
out at times into existence. But those
faults will likely he near of ; kin to some
great virtue. For breathing now the free
air of heaven—inhalleg the established
doctrine of human equalitysurmunded
by the humanizing and Christianizing
Influences which from the first surround.
ed tbo American people —ft must be that
among you will be developed some die.
tinct virtues, which will be heaped, as
new gifts, upon the altar of human lib-
Elevated to the plane of citizenship—
armed now with the weapon whereby the
prerogatives of a chino can be duly ex
ercleed it is befitting that such en ass.
Melons omen should be justly celebrated.
And with you, men of every kindred,
descendants •of every clime, can with
propriety commingle their voices in ex
ultant praise for the achievement of co
grand a result.
And why should we not rejoice?
When our minds glide retrospectively
to the peat, and memory recalls vividly
the days when the dark cloud of war
hung o'er our land; when the destinies of
our nation appeared to hang in; the
balance, and the stout hearts of bravo
men appeared to quail with despondency;
when our flag was teen floating from
our church-steeples, and the pipets at.
sembled therein, wrestling with their
God that our arms might prove victor.
lons, and that this land -might • not
be rent asunder; when, too, we contain
plate the brave,' patien ti hearts, as they
looked aloft, and from the serenity of
the skies taking 'courage, resolving to
move forward, recognizing the principle
that never was a day R. dark but what
possibly there had been a darker ono—
that never was there a principle
worthy of contending for that did
not have its trials, its forebodings,
and Ile fears—that all was the price
that was to be paid for the preservation
of our Union, and the establishment of
the righteousness of human equality!
Have we, then not just cause to rejoice,
when basking ' in the sunshine of unl
venial freedom, we behold a Union re.
stored, peace reigning triumphant, and
all etartaing upon the immutable basis
of the equal right.) of all men?
I confess, however desirous It might be
to me, my total inability to blend words
into thoughts, and through those, words
do justice to the day and the cans. we
But before taking my Feat, I cannot,
while congratulating you upon your elf.-
' cation to citizenship, refrain from ea
t tending to you, on behalf of a great fra.
ternity of which I am one, a cordial and
When the reputed owners of human
blood—those who were filling their
coffer. with the productions Mita meat
' drops—struggled to penetrate the free
soli of oar territories and blight their
fair lands with the damning heresy of
human slavery, the freemen of bur coon.
try began to tremble, fearing that the
asylum here found for the tolling,
millions of the earth migtit be closed,
and that the rights of free ltbor
might be placed in jeopardy. They
armed themselves with the ballot—
they proclaimed In thundering tones that
the soil of ear territories should not be I
tilled by human beings held in bondage
by our fellow men, - but that henceforth
and forever it should be devoted to
freedom and its sons. And when war
was declared, when the issue arose
between slavery and freedom; between
Union and separation, recognizing the
justice of their Cantle, they laid aside the
daily vocations of peaceful life and shoul
dering the musket went forth to de•
fend the honorer the flower their century
and Its institutions. In that struggle
the black man, for the first time, was.
presented an opportunity to defend
himself—for the first time in the history.
of tide country was he favored willithe
Privilege to wage war against his op;
i pressure, and in defence of his liberties.
How nobly he snatained his part, many
a Union prisonerhes testified; while
Fort Wagner and . other fleids of blood
fully attest his valor.
Tnat great and good man, Lincoln, in
, his second inaugural address, speaking
of the participants in the struggle then
raging, said that “both read the same
Bible and pray to the 'amt God, and'
each Invoke His aid seabet the other."
Said he, it may seem strange that any
men should dare to ask a jest God's as.
distance in wringing their bread from
tho sweat of other men's' faces. Strange
es it might seem, then, we rejoice to-day
in the knowledge that those prayers
were by a just - God unanswered, and that
to us was vouchsafed the privilege of,
being living witnesses of the triumph
of those principles that toll the death
knell of bureau bondage throughout the
Hitherto the negro has been excluded
bypartizen bans from being a participient
I in those struggles between right And
wrong, the oppressor and the oppressed,
but the- column has now ,been opened
and he le admitted Into the folds of
eltlasnship, augmenting the emcee of the
great army of lacer, upon whose
' shoulders the prosperity of our country
But the milleniam is not yet here, and
perhaps will not soon be. Injustice and
oppreasion in all forms are - not yet
wiped out. Landed monopolies are Uat
grewing into being; abject poverty and
brutal ignorance are ,till the lot of Mill
ions in this land of freedom.
Yet it is Morton to know, If the , State
is unable to lift all men up, it no longer
holds any down. The child born to-day,
In the meanest hovel In our land, may
one day become the President of the
lb all of us now, regardless Of color,
belong the duties of preserving what has
been gained, and of farther levelling any
obstructions that may exist to the grand
march of human progress. And ea
thought is the prime mover of ';all
conduct, may you and all of us apply
ourselves to wise, intelligent, deliberate
thinking, for as we thlok so stall we
act. And in all our thoughts, in all oar
acts, may we ever cling to those prin.
ciples that for the last ten years have
prevailed in our land, and which have
been the means of accomplishing, to
much. And, in the language of another,
may the great truth 'be engrafted upon
our hearts, that during the short probe•
hors allotted fo us here upon the earth,
the good or writ we accomplish is all of
us that shalt live among men.
Brawn or D. - IC SAXINON.
FRIENDS AND.FEDLRE ermines: We
celebrate tc-day the triumph of bee
Principles and of free government in the
American Union. The history of this
obligations of life and honor, threw. off
the British yoke. • Disclaiming ail elle.
glanOe to the English government, they
instituted for themselves an Independent
Republic. and invoked the favors of the
Almighty Ruler or nations in vindication
of their Attitude before the world.
Eighty years ago the *trades and pro.
tective principles of our Constitution
were adopted by a Convention, In robin•
ante of areseludon of the Congress of the
confederation, and ratified by the several
original Waist preparatory to the India.
pemeable =ditto= of a national Govern.
They fbrtlfied themselves py the con.
atitutlonet ` to - the citadel of their new
born rights.. won through the touilicta
and valor of three zulllicaut of brave
people, and secured to them-through
loss of life and treasure. They revolve!
to • preserve, protect and defend the
pot a Club of ten. Yoetmasters are
act as anent!. Address.
rzustrausiciuma & So..
Instrument as the beet security • f their
liberties. And Min' the opinlo. of the
pedple. there were any once• manta i
made upon the constitutional prorisiona, i.
than It became their lawful right to BO ~ c orrect by amendment any wrong sitar ;
the manner designated In the laws of ttie t
Constitution. To amend tuts - the
right of the American peoplt•Jand In the
adoption and ratill.fation of the Fi eenth
Amendment to rho Conatilut the
people bare only acted within their Cott
atltutlonal Melte, and have only cora
pleted the work commenced by the
fathers-Ihr IL le hlatmlcally and mug
featly true that the 'Cramer,. of the Con• r.
atltution and . the founders 11 our •
Government never Intended, in the or
ganisation of the government, that the •
Immense crime of human slavery should .
have been extended. or even tolerated,
up to the time of. Its final eradication.
tb bel iev e deY
rnt 7 "tityo f la w ,
there'e T n"reglaudco Z
eimt enal hod for the extinctionf
that public opinion, emerald-aft Ito"
through the prers,ln the forum and on ,!
the rohtrom, and giving the verdict ~.,
• through the ballot, would longeince have ".
bid it die forever. But so securely did it ,
fasten its grasp on the neck of the nation,
• that every department of the Govern
meat, pantlyaed and Infatuated nuder its -•
Influence, became its willing trot. It i•
held the piwer of the National Govern-
' merit; it strengthened its influence in the
Federal Courts, until its rice was also.
lute on the Supreme bench. at controlled
the army , anti navy, end dictated the
nellevinf the great polies of the nation.
It knew no bounds to its aggressiveusur
mittens. Tyranny and oopreesion had song
I borne rule until it named as if the hearts
of the masses had ceased to vibrate to
liberty; bid on the darkened past there
gleamed as a meteor flash the light of
brave Bonin who bad borrowed new light
to feed the lamp of hope. Freedom . '
host of true and noble men fOresaw the i. :
coming evil. The Liberty Party, mane
taming the principles set forth by the
Fatkera, and nurtured by the blood of e
martyrs to free speech and a free press, F,
enlisted early in the came - of equal fiber.
ty and free government. Men of the t;
Free Soil party, to.day you behold the :
crowning triumph of the 'ewer of
le Almighty nod . Yeti took up
e cry, and ' shouted. on .to .• the_
rescue, until to-day the principles
and the doctrinesof true repeiblicaniem
have become the basis of our institutions.
And when the Missouri Compromise
was repealed,. and human slavery was
invited to g 0 up to our utmost North and
to blast In its baleful sirocco "Myer, e
green thing In the land," then men `FI .
gathered from all parties Into one axe
mon brotherhood to resist that impious
shame. There sprang into active life the
great Republican party. The events of
this party are sufficient to make lustrous
whide centuries. of ordinary years. It ,:,
met the - treason. of slavery against 1:
, liberty and free government, and I!
, ended the conflict in the . cause of
a regenerated and perpetual• union. y
It amended the Constitutiottamlariped ll
out the last vestige of oppression, and
saved the nation from a political damns. '
lion and ruin to..which treason and
slavery had sought to consign It. Step' :
by step the cause of liberty has advanced
until her sun shines out in full ment.
Wan. Finally the Republican party has
amended the Constitution with the Fif
teenth Amendment, and has declared to
the peopld of these United States, and 1
to all the *orld, liberty and . law lin its I
fullness to all men.. 9, let the Liard be
But in these culminating days of lib.'
arty. what has been the. conduct, of the
black man in this country during las
helpless servitude? What pert use he
borne •In the great drams? Had he no
cherished hopes beating for, realization?
Does the human soul feel net the
claims of humanit3T Patriotism end
loyalty are not estranged to the breast of '
the Alrican. And when the thunders of
Old England aroused this people to Sim&
when the cannons of Lexington, Concord
and Bunker Hill called the new . born
nation to regenerate the world, when the
Capital was infested by hostile bends,
your fellow countrymen -dashed forth
with wild enthusiasm and native eatri.
Warn to repel the embattled had, Red '
being no less devoted - oh the stormy
I days of Jackson, they went forth twain
to the horrid front of battle In defense of
a Government in which reposed their
latent hopes of freedom and enfranchise
ment. Amid said disappointment he
forsook not his country.' And when the
bloody climax of conspiracy threatened
to rend the whole political fabric, attain
be leaps to the call of his country, 'wag
gling amid shot and shell to maintain
the honor and unity of the-GOverninent.
until at last liberty wine and• the ghost
' of the monitor vanishes at the coming of
the Nation's jubilee
. Happily for ourselves. the blighting
curse of slavery no longer remains to
degrade and dehumanize - the.. race—no
locger to entail misery and shme
humanity; no longer to impede the pro
gress of our advancing civilization; no
longer to corrupt our national literature:.
no longer to • disturb the peace of the
America is redeemed. Let us not fell
to know the duty of the biter—that duty
which we' owe to ourselves as caftan
onised 011.1119111—our obligations. to so
ciety. to the Government and to the
world. The language of Webster is
significant. Generations past and gener
ations to come hold us responsible for
ibis sacred truth. The world turns ••
hither its solicitous eyes. and all con
jure us to sot wisely and faithfully In
the islet:nue which we suntain.
We start out with a new and glorious
career before us. And yet we should pot
expect to find the path free *from all
embarrassments or impediments. Oar
government invites us to join in the
ranks of its time-hnnored defender" and
to !hare Its ample offerings. V' e are no
longer to colter at the outer temple, no
longer to stand In the lobby, but to take
hold and work earnestly in upholding
and perpetuating the noblest Panties!
structure the world ever saw.
Let us then acquaint ourselves with
the organic law of the laud; let us under
stand the Constitution °Four country as
we would knew the creed of our church.
, and as we would know the doctrines of
the Christian Bible, for as we Would
regulate oar christian character so must
we strive to direct the affairs of political
life. - The field. of duty widens- Tp be
true to ourselves, to our own manhood,
la our highest duty. (Great applause.)
At the conclusion of Prof.' Sampson's
address the m — asimeeting adjourned with
LAST 111 GUT AT TUE CHURCH.
LAST RIO= AT THE MIME:
The ceremonies of the day were ,. sue.
ceeded by a grandpasameetingatidght
in the Wylie street H. E. Clittroh:'''This
was not down frith° regular Mognimrse,
but the great success of that In dui Dli.
mend induced the managers to appoint •
continuation of those exercises to allow a
quiet passing away of the extra-enthral.
The church was well Oiled at the dere
ignated hour, eight o'clock, when Rey.
John Peck took the platform end called
the meeting to order. , • .
_The exercises were preceded with de.
votlonat exercise' conducted by , the
Rev. J. W. Asbury, of Wbetling.
REV. YR. 111:715T5R.8 BITILARYS.
The Rev. W. H. Hooter, pestor of the 1.
Wylie street church, was then - Intro.
duced, end delivered a stirring and elo
quent address. .
Re spoke as fedlows:-
Priereds. • Brothers and /Wow Cairene ,
Far back In the early morning of time
God, after having created the heaven.
and the earth—the light and darkness,
the herb and the tree, bird, insect .and
animal life, idmply by a word, saving,
"Let it be so,"—called Into council all
the powers of the Godhead, saying. 'eLst
as make man in our own image," and
man, the noblest, the crowning - work of
the creation, came forth from the hand of
his maker, with intellectual qualities. -
tions, with aspirations and with powers
of mind derived from his Divine Author,
exercising authority and dominion over
the inferior creatures. That first
so created, so end6wed, stood ' the '
representative of the whole human
family, and every attempt to withhold
from any man, chit Tight,' enjoyed eV hilt
fellowman, or tocripple his exertions for
by "own welfare, is an insult to the
Creator, i n upon bomb thy.
Ttiose mansion rigoutrage
hts csnoot witbjustien.,
be alienated. and be forfeited only as a
punishment for crime. And yet in- rho ,
ugh; of the 19th century, in land.:
touted freedom, one ohms of men grave
.be decided -that another' clue •!, bout at
right" that they were bound to respect.
In open , defiance of the unlined