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Friday Afternoon, February 22,1561
WASHINGTON'S BIRTH DAY
IN THE CAPITAL CITY.
Raising the American Flag to
the Dome of the Capitol.
The City Filled to Oyer-
ACRES OF PEOPLE.
Grand Military and Civic Display.
American Flag Festival.
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BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE THOUSAND
,FULL DESCRIPTION GF THE PARADE,
Arrival of President Lincoln
Grand Union Demonstration.
INTENSE ENTIIVSLISM OF THE PEOPLE.
Speeches of President Lincoln and
Reoeption at the Capitol.
ORATION OF SENATOR PALMER
THE CLOSING SCENES
DEPARTURE OF MILITARY
The ceremonies incident to raising, for the
first time, the glorious "Stripes and Stars" over
the dome of the State Capitol, took place to-day;
and the military and civic demonstration in
honor of the event, and in honor of the
birth-day of the great and good Washington,
was one of the most magnificent and imposing
spectacles ever witnessedin the interior of Penn
Sylvania. It was emphatically a "rising of the
people" in their majesty to rebuke the efforts
of traitors who are plotting to destroy our lib
erties, and sunder that groat political fabric to
which, for over seventy years, the oppressed of
all nations turned as the Mecca of their hopes.
There was much—very much—indeed, we may
say everything —in the demonstration—to excite
strongly the most patriotic feelings and reflec
tions. The favorable condition of the weather
—the immense multitude of people—the mea
aired tread of the military—the soul-inspiring j
music—the salvos of artillery—the display of '
innumerable flags and banners—the DAY itself
.presence of the incoming Chief MI
ation, the successor
-all these -
patriotism, and ;Aged
is not often the pleasure
and they were enjoyed,
And apart from these, there was the sense of
grandeur always called into being by the sight
of the presence of a great multitude, animated
by one impulse, and moving or acting in the at
tainment of a common object. Nor was the
proud reflection absent, that under the benign
influence of political institutions which give and
secure to every man his equal share in the ge
neral rights, powers and duties of citizenship ;
amid this great convulsion as it may be called ,
—this mighty upheaving and commingling of
society—when over thirty thousand people were
brought together in one mass as it were, there
was not a guard, a patrol, a sentry, nor scarce
ly a policeman stationed anywhere to hold in
check the ebullition of social or political excite
merit ; that there was need of none ; and that
the peace, order and quiet of the city were as
completely undisturbed as they could have been
.1 n Paris, Vienna or Petersburg by legions of
bayonets and an army of peace officers. But to
a.description of events.
Tllll DAY PREVIOUS
Yesterday morning was ushered in with a
clear sky and a bracing atmosphere. Towards
noon, however, huge banks of dark clouds made
their appearance in the horizon, the harbingers
of a "stiff northwester," which came on apace,
interspersed with squalls of snow, exciting
serious apprehensions in regard to the condition
of next day's meteorology. Indeed, the"weath
er question" suddenly became a popular one
with all classes of society, and was discuss@
with due regard to the highest philotophical
authority down to Dr. Jenner's rympthical prog
nostications. This inauspicious state of af
fairs, however, did not deter our citizens from
making their preparations for the grand de
monstration on the morrow. They, at least,were
determined to be "on time" "rain or shine,"
in an exhibition of their fealty to the Union
and veneration of the memory of the "father
of his country." t At an early hour American
Flags of all sizes unfurled their meteor hues in
various Arts of the city with a fine and inspi
In the course of the day a beautiful arch,
coveftd with spruce, was erected at the edge of
the sideway opposite one of the entrances on
the Harket Squvre front of the Jones Hour.
Through this, it was understood, the President
elect was to enter his quarters at that establish
ARRIVAL Or .BANDS AND MILITARY
The noon train of cars brought a huge
crowd of strangers from the North, East, South
and West, among which was a large proportion
The Repass Braes Band, of Williamsport, ar
ived at noon in the Northern Central train, and
each as it
ouilkifia to enjoy;
inipaitely, yet with
were esc(rt , ?.l to their quarters at the Franklin
House by a Committee of the ( Fire Com
pany. They presented a fine appearance and
discoursed excellent music on their march from
the depot. During the stay of the Band in the
city they will be the guests of the Citizen Fire
The London Artillerists, Captain Easton, from
the neighborhood of Chambersburg, was the
first military arrival. The company was es
corted from the depot to the Franklin Home,
by the "Cameron Guard" of our city.
Several of General helm's staff officers in
unifonn also arrived at noon, from Reading,
and put "up at head quarters in the Jones House.
In the evening our hotels and streets were
filled with strangers, creating a bustle" and
lively time generally that was cheerful to look
The Repass Brass Band favored a number of
our citizens with handsome serenades, and did
not retire until a late hour.
The "Cameron Guard," acting as escort to
visiting companies, were on duty most of the
night awaiting the arrival of trains. In the
performance of this duty they evinced a spirit
of patriotism and self-sacrifice, which cannot be
too highly commended.
The sun this morning rose refulgent in all
its glories, as it always ought to sise on the na
tal day of the "Father of his Country." The
atmosphere was calm, though bracing, and serv
ed to invigorate the spirit of all concerned in
the festivities of the day.
STREET RECOUNT' ORS
That which could not fail to first attract the
eye of the observer was the great number of
flags that decorated the streets of the city.—
These were visible everywhere. They 'waved
from lofty flag-staffs--from ropes suspended
across streets—and from poles jutting out from
windows of private residences. Juveniles, too,
went in strong- on the "bunting," and nearly
every one we met on the sideway waved a_
"Star Spangled" piece of cotton from the end
of a lath or a shingle. It was emphatically a
festival of flags.
At an early hour our thoroughfares indicated
the crowded condition of the city. The hotels
were filled to overflowing, and private boarding
houses were swarming. Where the crowd ob
tained "provender" passes beyond the scope of
our comprehension. The capacity of our city
to accommodate large crowds is well known ;
but here was an army of people. It is to be
hoped, however, that all were provided for.
ARRIVALS THIS 'MORNING
The military' companies from the east and
west arrived between six and seven o'clock, A.
N. and •those of the Lebanon and Cumberland
Valley Railroads, about 8 o'clock, A. M. These
arrivals put things in ivorking order at an early
hour, and brought out the uniformed "sove
reigns" en masse. Market street and the Square
appeared to be the great centres of attraction,
and . the sidewalks of these thoroughfares were
blocked up with masses of human beings long
before the hour of forming the procession. At
a stand post in Market street, near Third, in
every direction were heard instrumental and
martial bands discoursing our National airs,
which thrilled and quickened the blood,
multitude up to the true patriotic
FLAG RAISING AT TUB
About 8 o'clocl-
the 11. 1g &a *AI.., 'erAr otta flag
`over the cupola of that building. The Hum
melstown and Benvenue Brass Bands were
sent and discoursed excellent
tion was d•
M. Baft,WEimber of the company.
in front of t 1
ON TUE COTTON MILL
From the Hope Engine House the Bands, to
gether with the firemen, and a large crowd of
spectators, proceeded to the Cotton Mill, to
witness a similar event. The flag, which is a
large and handsome one, was purchased by the
operatives of the mill, which speaks voldines
for their patriotism. It was run up to the top
of a mast substantially erected near the cupola,
and greeted with the irrepressible acclaim of the
vast multitude. A large number of the female
operatives of the mill, joined in singing seve
ral of our National songs on the occasion with
a fine effect. The flag adds much to the
appearance of the mill, and we understand will
be daily unfurled to the breeze over that estab
THE PBELSIKINAILY PARADES. '--
At an early hour military companies, head
ed by bands of music, delegations of firemen,
and civic associations, were parading through
our principal thoroughfares, giving a busy "note
of preparation" for the approaching parade.
At nine o'clock, Market, Second and Third
streets, and the Square seemed a perfect hive
of humanity. Evbry lady seemed to be on the
move, and on tte tip-toe of expectation, and
the pressure was tremendous.
NECHANICEI AND WORM:NOM=
The Cotton Mill, Machine Shops, Car Factory,
'and most of our large manufacturing establish
ments were closed, with the view of affording
their employees an opportunity of participating
in the festivities of the occasion. The Public
Offices and Banking Institutions were also closed,
in honor of the day.
Tin OLD SOLDLEBS,
Always prompt to obey when duty calls to
honor the flag of their country, were on the
ground early properly equipped for the grand
occasion. Their head quarters was Brant's
Hall, where they assembled in large numbers ;
and it was really an interesting sight to witness
these gray-haired veterans associating together
and recalling recollections of "days lang syne."
About o'clock Captain Brady, carrying the
Hag intended for the Capitol, accompanied by
Captain Krause and a delegation of firemen,
and preceded by . a brass band, left the Jones
House, and marched in procession to Brant's
Hall, to join their compatriots in arms. Their
arrival was greeted with hearty cheers.
The Allen Rifles, of Allentown, previous to
the hour of forming the grand parade , enter
tained a large crowd of spectators by going
through a series ordrills on the publio grounds
in front of the State Arsenal. The fine appear
ance of the company and the precision of their
drill excited universal praise.
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A mast 160 feet high was erected by the em
ployees of the Pennsylvania Railroad Round
House, from which, this morning, a handsome
flag, 15 feet by 25 was unfurled to the breeze
with proper ceremonies.
A large flag was also raised oVir: the dome of
the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, add
ing much to the fins appearance of that struc
From the Jones House, Brant's Hall, the
Cotton Mill and the State Capital Brewery,
large and handsome flags were waving from
The demand for Union badges—a beautiful
little silver shield, with red, white and blue
ribbon—was immense, and nearly every person,
males, females and children, we met on the
street sported one of these patriotic emblems.
Among the flags in procession, we noticed a
number in the ranks of the firemen with thein
scription: "Tan TARIFF Buz PASSID. HONORID SI
MON CAMERON." A large white banner was also
suspended at the Jones House, containing thein
scription : "CAMERON AND IRE TARIFF Or 1861."
This compliment was eminently due to General
Cameron, who has been the steadfast friend"of
the Protective policy, and - did more than any
other Senator, perhaps, to secure the passage of
the Tariff bill.
As the hour of ten . a2proache4- these wak a
general movement of the Military, Firemen
Civic Associations,and the multitude of specta
tors, towards Market and Third streets. For a
full hour these two thoroughfares were alive
with the tread of the advancing military, and
other associations, seeking their
. plu9e B in the
line of procession. The t ame - a - -the innumer
able bands, the burrylog to and fro of marshals
and aids on ..tunsebask bearing orders from
head 41 - arters—the shouts of the multitude—all
combined to render the scene exciting beyond
The fireman were formed on Third street,
right resting on Market, under the direction of
Marshal Jolin B. Cox.
The military were formed on Market street,
right resting on 1 hird, under the direction of
the aids of the Commander-in• Chief Gen.
The civic societies were formed in Market
street, the left of the military, under the di
rection of the Marshal R. A. Lamberton, Esq.
After some time, spent in arranging officers,
the procession marched off in the foll Owing
Major-General Kohn, Chief Marshall.
Officers of Staff, twenty in number, m punted
National Guard Bana, of Philadeipma, twenty
five instruments, preceded by a corps of
National Guards, (battallion,) of Philadelphia,
Major Peter Lyle commanding, 266 mar
fatigue dress, black hat and rff)
The Guard battalion_aet
j Philadelphia Zouaves, Captain E. Bandin, 46
men, in regular French Zouave costume. The
Zonavos were accompanied by,a woman, as a
Lys, of Bethlehem, Capt. Bel
ge, 53 men. Fatigue dress—gray
hats, pants and coats.
Lehigh Cornet Band.
Allen Rifles, Capt. Good, 87 men, including
band. Fatigue dress.
Reading. Artillery, Capt, Alexander, 30 men.
Lehigh Infantry, of Lehigh county, Capt. Yea
ger, 30 men. Grey pants and black. hats.
First Regiment, Huntingdon county, composed
of the following - companies :
Scott Infantry, Capt. George Dare, 75 men.
Scott Artillery, Capt. Simeon Wright,. 45 men.
Union Guards, Capt. Joseph Johnston, 46 men.
Standing Stone Guards, Capt. John C. Watson.
Jackson Artillery, James B. Grossman, 45
Ringgold Artillery, Capt. J. H. Dell, 85 men
Three American Flags.
Independent Infantry, of Bloomfield, Perry
county, Capt. H. D. Woodruff, 62 men.
Logan Guards of Lewistown, J. B. Selheimer,
Mifflin County Cavalry, on foot. Capt. (1. V
Mitchell, 35 men. Blue pants and coats,
Johnston Brass Band, nine pieces.
Tennor Drummer boys with drums
First Regiment, 16th Division, Blair county
Seven companies, Col. Jacob Higgins, 300
Citizens Guards, of Johnstown, Cambria noun
ty, Capt. Flannigan, 86 men.
Johnston Zouave Cadets, Capt. L M. Power, 50
men, red pants, blue coats, red caps. .
Latrobe Light Infantry, Capt. J. L Bearer, 54
Chambersburg Artillery, Capt. Housem, 46
Fort Louden Artillery, of Franklin county,
Safe Harbor Artillerists, Capt Hess 46 men
Lancaster Fencible Band.
Lancaster Fencibles, Capt Franklin 36 men
Washington Rifles, Capt. Jacob Waltman, 59
State Capital Banc' of Harrisburg in their new
Cameron Guard of Harrisburg, Capt. J. M. Eye
ter, 40 meal
rive drummer boys, with drums.
MORE FLAG RABINO
SENATOR CAMERON COMPLEMENTED
POP.MINO Tat rsoonsslON
/6 — drummers.
..„,-rd Philadelphia, Captain Peter
men, in grey dress and black Nate.
U. S Uniform
men, blue coats and blue hale
Capt. Vance, 14 men.
Mount Joy Band
Reading Artillerists. Capt. Alexander, 41 men.
Old Soldiers of the War of 1812, Capt. An ,
drew Krause, commanding, 45 ;men.
Capt. Brady, of the State Ser: ft ie bearing the
Flag intended for the Dome of the Capitol.
In the rfor 9f this Company were two Flags,
one of which was used in the campaign of
1776, and the other in the War of 1812.
The company attracted much attention, and
were loudly cheered.
SECOND DIVISION: .
Robert. A. Lamberton, Marshal.
Barouche, drawn by four grey horses, contain_
ing the Governor, Secretary of the Commo
nwealth, and the Chairmen of the Corn
mittees of Arrangements of both
Houses of the Legislature.
Barouche, drawn by four horses containing the
Speaker of the House' of Representatives,
and Joint Committee of Arrange
Carriages containing the Heads of Department
The Altoona Brass Band
Knights Commardery of Masons of Altoona in
full regalia. 40 members, with banner.
Parke Commandery, No. 11, of Harrisburg
Wm. T. Bishop, Marshall. All in full
Perseverance Lodge No. 21, A. Y. M., of Har
risburg, in full regalia.
Lebanon Lodge No. 226, in full regalia.
Union Lodge No. 824, in full regalia.
Dauphin Lodge of Odd Fellows No. 160, in fall
Dauphin Encampment No. 10, in full regalia
Charlestown Oornet Band.
Olive Encampment No. 56, in full regalia.
Stenben I . :odge No. 8, of Harrisburg, injull re
Scott Biala Mifilintown.
Diniphin Commandery, in full regalia.
John B. Cox, Marshall.
Jackson Rifle Band.
American Fire Company, of Lancaster, Mar
shall, Col. S. H. Price, 66 men. Black
pants, red shirts, with black oil cloth
caps. The Company drew the
Hook and Ladder apparatus
of the Hope Fire Compa
ny, of Harrisburg.
Worth Infantry Band, of York.
Friendship Fire Company, of Harrisburg,
Marshall, q. Earnest, 51 men. Red shirts,
black pants, New York Fire hats.
Drawing hose carriage, handsome- •
ly decorated with flags.
Union Fire Company, of Lancaster, 40 men.—
Marshall, A. Heinnita.
Hope Fire Company, of Harrisburg, Marshall,
A. K. Black, 38 men. Red shirts, black
pants and New York fire hats. •
A number of boys drawing a hose✓ carriage be
longing to the Hope Fire. Company, of
Folly_piogeert, * in full uniform, with bearskin
air, carrying axes.
Repass Comet Band, of Williamsport
Citizen Fire Company, of Ilarrisburg. Mar
shall, Alexander W. Watson, 42 men.
red shirts, black pants and yellow
hats, drawing their silver hose
Citizen Button Engine, drawn by four home.
gorgeously decorated with wreaths. and
Van Tries Cornet Band, of Hollidaysburg.
Washington Hose Company, of Harrisburg. 26
men'. Black pants, red shirts, New York
fire hat& Drawing hoe© carriage;
Mount 'Puttee Hook and Ladder company of
Harrisburg. Marshal, S. D. Ingram. 30.tuen.
Black pants, red shirts, New York firehats.—
Drawing their Nook and Ladder apperatus:
Dooeannon Cornet Band.
A number of men painted and dressed in.lndian.
Paxton Hose company, of Harrisburg;. Mar
shal, D. Crawford. 40 men. Black pants,
blue shirts and - NewYork fire hats, dewinghose
carriage, handsomely trimed with weeathe of
flowers and upon which a scaffolding waa•erect
ed and occupied by three children.
Duncan's Island Band
Good Will Fire company, of Harrisburg.
Marshall, G. Cole. Twenty-five men, Black
pants and red shirts. Drawing hose carriage.
The procession thus formed marched,ove* the
route previously published, and , vas followed
throughout with a dense multitude.on,the side
ways. In every street through which. it passedt
the door-ways and windows of houses. were:
filled . with the fair sex, wkose sunny smiles and
waving handkerchiefs betokened their patriotic:
When the procession enter* State stoat,
from 1 1 'mA, the military filed on both sides of
the street and permitted the Old Soldiers and
the civic portion of the procession to pass be
tween the lines to the Capitol, where the ma
mmy of raising the flag was, to take place.
APPEARANCE OF THE. CAPITOL.
Long before the procession arrived, the
grounds in the vicinity of the Capitol were lit
erally covered with a dense mass of humanity,
awaiting with anxiety the approaching ceremo
nies. From a stand-point on the roof of the
Capitol the scene was pre-eminently grand and
imposing. State street . filled with the parti
colored uniforms of the military, the rich re
galia of the Masons and Odd Fellows, the uni
formed firemen, the music from twenty bands,
the loud roar of cannon, and the wild ham
from twenty thousand throats, combined to fill
up a picture of the most gratifying description.
RAIBDIGTBN MSS AND STRIPS/ ABM TIM OAP/TOL.
The duty of raising the American flag to the
dome of the Capitol was entrusted to the Sol
diers of the War of 1812. It was a compliment
well bestowed upon these gallant heroes, and
they evidently appreciated the importance of
the trust. At 14 o'clock precisely, the Sag
being properly adjusted to the roes, began to
ascend slowly towards the dome, the Old Sol
diers pulling away at the ropes with commend
able vigor. As the flag reached the cornice of
the main building tt suddenly expanded, and as
its meteor stripes kissed the clear cold air, the
immense crowd of spectators burst forth in .a
shout that made the welkin ring attain. The
cannon, too, on Capitol MU sent out its. thun
der tones in response, while the brass bands
broke Into tl P. riatinnal airs, filling the hews
of multitude with the wildest euthusi.-o-in.
While the flag was in process of elevation,E.
H. Rauch, Esq., Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, began to read Washington's
Farewell Address, to a large crowd in front of
the rotunda of the Capitol. The Address will
be found on the first page of to-day's TELE
After the conclusion of the Flag ceremonies,
the procession reformed and proceeded down
Second street, and Pine street, to await the ar
rival of the train containing the President elect
of the United States, and his suite, who, it was
understood, would leave the cans at that point.
ARRIVAL OF PRISEDIC77 LINCOLN
Long before the procession arrived the neigh
borhood of Second and Vine streets was crowd
ed with an immense multitude of people.—
Evmy balcony, window, tree and available
point of observation was thickly studded with
humanity anxious to obtain the first glance of
" Honest Old Abe."
The special train arrived at o'clock, when
the Presidenkwith two of his suite,was escorted
to a baronche drawn by six elegantly ca
parisoned grey horses, which proceeded,
followed by the entire processaon, to the Jones
House, where the President alighted and was
conducted to the portico in front of that Hotel
by his Excellency, Gov. Curtin. The appear
.ance of the President and the Governor was
greeted with immense cheering by the assem
_bled - -- -
After the cheering had Somewhat subsided,
Gov. Curtin welconacd the President as follows;
06 : 60114TOR CURTIN'S REMARKS.
Sin :—lt is my pleasure to welcome you to
the State of Pennsylvania, and to extend to
you the hospitalities of is city. We have
frequently heard of you since you left your
home in a distant place, and every word that
has fallen from your lips has haled upon the
ears of an excited, paWotic but loyal people.
(Applause.) Sir, as President elect of the
United States, you are called to the discharge
of official duties at a period of time when
the public mind is distracted and divided,
when animosities and distractions divide the
people of this hitherto happy and prosperous
country. You undertake, sir, no easy task.
You must restore fraternal feeling. You must
heal up discord" You must produce amity
in place of hostility and restore prosperity,
peace and concord to this unhappy country.
[Applause]. And future generations willrise
np and call you blessed.
Sir, this day, by act of our Legislature,
we unfurled from the dome of the Capi
tol, the flag of our country, carried there
in the arms of men who defended the
country when defence was needed. I assure
you, sir, there is no star or stripe erased, and
on its azure field there blazons forth thirty-four
stars, [long continued applause,] the number
of the b right constellation of States over which
you are called by a free people, in a fair elec
tion, to preside. We trust, sir, that in the dis
charge of your high office, you may reconcile
the unhappy differences now existing, as they
have heretofore been reconciled.
Sir, when conciliation has failed, read our
history, study onr tradition. 'Here aro the
people who will defend you, the Constitution,
the Laws and the integrity of this Union.
Ourgreatlaw-giver and founderestablished this
government of a free people, in deeds of peace.
We area peaceful laborious people. We believe
that civilisation, progress and christianity are
advanced by the protection of free and..paid
Sir, I welcome you to the midst of this gen
erous people, and may the God who basso long
watched over this country, give you wisdom to
discharge the high duties that devolve upon
you, to the advancement of tho greatness and
glory of the 'government, and the happiness
and• prosperity of the people.-
.t !~ 1 tl
The cheering and intense excitement conse
quent upon the close Id the Governor's remarks,
having somewhat subsided,
Mr. Lincoln spoke u bailouts :
Gov. Curtin and dtizens of the State of Penn
sylvania : Perhaps the best thing that I could
do would be simply to endorse the patriotic and
eloquent speech which your Governor has just
made in your hearing. [Applause.] lam
quite sure that I am unable to address to you
anything se appropriate as that which he , has
Reference has been made by him to the dis
traction of the public mind at this time and to
the great task that lies before me in entering
upon the administration. of the General Gov
ernment. With all the eloquence and ability
that your Governor brings to this theme,
I am quite sure he dbee not—in his situation
he cannot—appreciate as I do the weight of that
great responsibility. I feel that, under God, in
the strength of the asm and wisdom of the
Leads of these masses, after all, must be my sup
port. [lmmense cheering.] As I have often had oc
casion to say. I repeat to you—l am quite sure
2 do not deceive myself when I tell you I bring
to the work an honest heart ; I dare not tell you
that I bring a head sufficient for it. [A voice—
"we are sure of that."] If my own strength
should fail, I shall at least fall back upon these
masses, who, I think, under any circumstances
will not fail.
Allusion has been made to the peaceful pvin
ciples upon which this great Commonwealth
was originally settled. Allow me to add my
:need of praise to those peaceful principles. I
hope no one of the Friends who originally set
tled here, or who lived here since that time, or
who live here now, has been or is a more de
voted lover of peace, harmony and concord
than my humble self.
While I have been proud to see to-day the
finest military array, I think, that I have ever
seen, allow me to say in regard to those men
that they give hope of what may be done when
war is inevitable. But, at the same time, allow
me to express the hope that in the stilding of
blood their services may never be _needed,
especially in the shedding of fraternal blood.
It shall be my endeavor to preserve the peace of
this country so far as it can possibly be done,
consistently with the maintenance of the insti
tutions of the country. With my consent, or
without my great displeasure, this country shall
never witness the shedding of one drop of blood
in fraternal strife.
And now, mylellow-citisens, as I have made
many speeches, will you allow me to bid you
Mx. Lincoln, then retired with the Governor
to the suite of rooms appropriated to him in the
hotel, where he was personally introduced to a
large number of persons.
• At half past two o'clock the President elect
was conducted into the Hall of the House o
Representatives, by Governor CWICEIN, and the
committee of reception. After ascending . the
Speaker's platform the Governor introduced
Mr. LINCOLN to Mx. Speaker Davis, and they
took their seats. After a short interval the
Speaker and members of the Senate were
introduced into the Hall and conduct .
ed in front of the Speaker's Chair by the Ser_
geant-at-Arms of the Sande, Mr. Yiosms, who
bore the Mew of at his usual majesti c
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We deem it a peculiar priril,
omen, that while on your war
duties of the high office to rri.:
been called. at this momentfab i
National history, we are hon , ,ted
ence at our seat of government,
sary of the birthday of the Fallmr
* The people of Pennsylvant.t
rests so large a share of the re , ,, .
your nomination and election t ,
cy, appreciate the magnitude of tho t
you, and are fully prepared to
ministration of the Government, 11,
the Constitution and the laws.
Whatever differences of ri
previous to the election. as t., tr.. ,
questions involved in the cany.l, t
law-abiding, Constitution and 1",.:
people, and there is no differenee RP,
as to your right to claim, and th ir
der, suck support.
Accordingly, hereto day any
of all parties and of every aLa.l, .
opinion, to welcome and to bun or T .
Constitutionally chosen President , i t,
Nor have we observed ',dal 141 r
recent public exprmion of
subject closely affecting the in,te:ll/
of Pennsylvania. That it is not , ,
but the duty of every Gene rai ,
while providing reve". o for itts t ,
meow of o 80 to regulates rt. ,
imports As to afford adequate pr„t,
the - mdustrial interests of the „our.:-,
versally admitted by our pell
therefore, afforded them profound
that you have been known recently t.
that this is also your view of the tr. : .
Deeply impressed with the itttn
visit at this interesting times--pi.
presence among us of him who t
have so recently elevated to the , Cha.,-
ington, and to whom they have 1,.
tided their highest interests—httprt
beneficial results of the wise and F. 4.
which we trust, and believe, will t.t.zt.
Administration, and soon restore butt
ravisPeritY to our country, I again, i ❑
and in behalf of the Senate, bill y
welcome to our Capitol.
After Mr. Palmer had concluded.
of the House of Representative:4
and addressed Mr. Lincoln as follow.
Rmi'wmn Sin :
It becomes my duty—and .
is a pleasant one—to welcome you iu
the members of the House of
of Pennsylvania, and to expres.4
pleasure in meeting you in this Hal!
We are proud and gratified to in,..
bid you welcome in the name of I',
as the President elect of the Unit.
This is not the time nor the .wed,d
king a formal address to you.
here to see, and, if possible, hear y,.;
whose ability and integrity the y 1.
their hopes, and who is soon to 1,1 , -
the destinies of this great nation.
nia contributed as much to your t:
your present exalted though ardiousl.
any other State in the Union, and lilt
voice has always been for peace, -am
waters fields unbought with blood
lieve I speak the sentiments of
pie, when I say she is wiiJin,
resources—men and money t 11:,1
Constitution, sustain the
enforce the laws
Permit me again to bid you we',.
name of the Representatives of
Pennsylvania. The gloom that now
our beloved country—when designin_
endeavoring to disturb the only sure
our liberties, TIIE UNION, We meet you..;.
abiding faith in the wisdom and justi •
denoe and afirm reliance on your patri. t
deuce and ability to save the natio!. •-
present impending danger. We ch , e;
responsibilities of the present hour. a:.
portance of moderation and at-tunene.
no disguising the fact that the ship 4
drifting in a dangerous and unknov, ,
we have every confidence in the st.
and true heart of the pilot of our ch .
We have full oonfidence in the r
your intentions, and the purity et y
poses ; and our ardent prayer is thm
be for the success of your Adruinist rati
the maintenance of the Constitutiret
After Mr. Davis had concluded M
arose and replied as follows :
Hr. Speaker of the Senate and etl4-,
of the Howe of Repanentative4, and Gen:.- ,
General Assembky of the State of P.l.
appear before you only for a very 1,- ,
marks in response to what has brell
I thank youmost sincerely for this re.. ;
the generous words in which support
promised me upon. this occasion.
great Commonwealth for the ~v..t,
support it recently gave—not m. , . :
but the cause which I think a
late election. [loud applause ]
Allusion has been rtiade to the t
esting fact perhaps we should say -111 c.
first time appear at the Capitol o t t:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ,::
birthday of the Father of his Count!
nection with that beloved auniversar ,
ed with the history of this country, I
ready gone through one exott-diml,iy
scene this morning in the cerein
delphia. Under the kind vomit,.
tlemen there, I was fur the r
allowed the privilege of standri:
Independence Hall, fenthuriastie
to have a few words addressed to in • ti.
opening up to me an opportunity of
withmuch regret that I had not mor.
press something of my own feeling ,
the occasion—somewhat to harinotliz
shape to the feelings that had beet:
feelings of my whole life.
Besides this, our friends then
a magnificient flag of the country. ! ,
arranged it so that I was given Ll
raising it to the head of its staff , i•
and when it Went up, I Was
it went to its place by the htl.• l
my own feeble arm. When, a,.v
the arrangement,- the cord
and it flaunted gloriously to the Nvin'l
an accident, in the light glowing ,1111
the morning, I could not help Lupin.;
was in the entire success of that heAn: ,
mony, at least something of an worn
is to come. [Loud applause.]
help, feeling them as I often have !Yr ,
the whole of that proceeding I was a
ble instrument. I had not provided '
I had not made the arrangement for e
it to its place ; I had applied but
portion of even my feeble strength 1;1
it. In the whole transaction, I
hands of the people who had arran,:c. ,
if I can have the same generous co , pe
the people of this nation, I think thr
our country may yet be kept flauntiir.:, , .
ly. [Enthusiastic, long continue , '
I recur for a moment but to ref'
words uttered at the hotel in regar
has been said about the military sui`l — .
the general government may e xpts,:t,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in
emergency. To guard against :my
mistake do I recur to this. It is nut ,
pleasure that I contemplate the possil'i
a necessity may axia l i n thi s country
v im of the military arm. (Applausel•