Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, June 28, 1843, Image 1

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Of Ford. lerchandise in the County of
Minh ,• as returned ;o January
Sago 43, by the ConBtablr s o/ list
nships and Buyonv,•hs, and
# Classified by the Judges and 'Commis.
goners at January Sessions 1843.
The undersigned, Treasurer of said county of
Huntingdon, in accordance with the several acts of -
Assembly, publishes the following list of Retailers
of Foreign Merchandise, within the said county for
the current year, commencing on the first instant,
as classified and returned to him by the Associate
Judges and Commissioners of the county. Any
person doing business, whose name is not in the
following list, as well as those who are bound to
- pay any fractional part of a license, are requested to
have their names registered agreeably to law, with
• out delay, otherwise the law will be enforced against
them for the penalty.
Such as are designated by a * have taken out
their licenses, and those who have not are required
to do so, on or before the fourth Monday (and 26th
day) (Winne inst., after which day suit will be in
stituted without respect to persons, against all de
Those marked thus (t) have been exempted, on
producing affidavits &e.
Allegheny township.
Elias Baker & Co. 13
,R. M. M'Cormick 13,
William Walker 13
Bell & Higgins 13
Antes township.
Benj. F. Bell 13
Campbell & Crisman 13
Graham M'Carnant 13,
M'Clute & Neff 13
Warriorsmark township.
,Abednego Stevens 13
Benj. P. Patton 13
IL K. & J. P. M'Caltan 13
Woodberry touniship.
* Jos. R. limit & Co. 13
Adolphus Patterson
(sells liquor.) 13
Jacob Shoenefelt 14
Davis Gibbony & Co. 13
S. & G. Ake 14
Jas M. Johnston 14
IRoyer& Schmucker 13
D. Royer 13
P. Shoenbcrger 13
S. Royer & Co. 13
Alexandria borough.
IMielel. Sister (sells
liquors) 14
,Mary Neff 13
1 G me & Porter 13
'Moore & Maguire 13
John Porter 13
Birmingham borough.
Owens & Stewart 13
Thomas M. Owens 13
• James Clarke 13
• John Nevling 13
Dewey & Crawford 13
Hollidaysbug borough.
, Joseph Dysart 13
A M'Cortnick & Bro. 13
• Thos. B. Moore • ' •
Peter Hewit 1
M'Farlane,Garber & co
Henry Learner 1
Robert Williams 13
'David Goodfellow 13
John Cox 13
George W. Patterson,
(sells liquors.) 13
Lloyd & Graff 13
G. L. Lloyd & Co. 13
Agustus Black 13
John Gourley 13
John Cooper 14
'James Orr 13
Jas. M. P. Russell 13
Jacob Snyder 14
George Port 14
Huntingdon borough.
Robert Moore 13
James Saxton, Jr. 13
C. A. & H. F. Newing
ham (sell liquors.) 14
t Joseph Forrest (sells
liquors.) 14
Janice Gwin 14
• Jacob Miller 14
George A. Steel 14
Thomas Read 14
William Dorris 14
• Peter Swoope 14
* 13. E. & W. M . Murtrie
(sells liquors.) 13
William Stewart (sells
liquors.) 13
Fisher & M'Murtrie 13
Barree township.
Hall & Rawle 13
Hartman &Smith 13
David Barrack 13
f Asbury Stewart 131
Samuel Mitchell 131
Blair township.
M'Connell, Lingefelter
& Co. 131
Wm. Anderson &Co 13
Alex. Knox & Son 13
Robt. M'Namara 13
Peter O'Hamtn
Cromwell township.
John R. Hunter 14!
Thos. E. Orbison 131
Dublin toy
Brice X. Blair
Franklin township.
David Stewart 13
John Ewing 14
Samuel Caldwell 13
John S. Isett 13
G. H. Shoenbcrger 13
S. & B. Wigton 141
Frankstown township.
t Sm'l. Good & Co. 14
Peter Good, Jr. 14
Wolf, Willet & Co. 14
Of J. Geesey & G.Gost 14'
Henderson township.
Dorsey, Green & Co. 13
Kessler & Milleken 13
Hopewell township.
James Entriken, Jr. 13
John B. Given 13
Morris township.
Moore & Steiner 13
Itileman, Tuesey &co 131
Henry 8. Speng 131
Do. Do. - 13
Jos. Higgins & Co. 13
Porter township.
Green, Dorsey & Co. 13
B. Hatfield & Sons 13
John B. Butts 14
Snyder township.
Wm. M. Lyon & Co.
(Bald E. Fur.) 131
Win. M. Lyon & Co.
(Tyrone Forges.) 131
John Kritzer 131
Spring field township.
Blair & Madden 14
Dennis O'Connor 14
Shirley township.
Samuel 11. Bell 13
Tyrone township.
John M'Guire 13
Miles Lewis 1
• Samuel Iselt 41
Gayßport borough.
John Bouslough 13
Union township.
Robert Spear 13
Jacob M. Cover 131
Petersburg borough.
(A. &N. Cresswell 13
James Stevens 13
liralker township.
James Campbell. 13
Jno. Swoope's Adnfra 13'
West township.
Geo. Shoenberger 13
Walker & Neff 13
I I Shirleysburg borough.
I' Wm B. Leas & Co. 13
Brewster & Brown 13
I David Fraker 14
I • John Lutz 13
A. 11. HIRST,
of Huntingdon County,
Treasurer (
Treasurer's Office, Hu,
tingdon, June 7, 1843.
Leghorn and Straw Bonnets,
Merchants and others from Huntingdon
and adjacent places, are respectfully reques
ted to call and examine the stock of the anove
kinds of waxis. which is fall and rxtenaire,
and which will be sold pries s that will
give satisfaction to purchasers, at No. 168
M rket, street south-east corner of sth street,
reb. 6, I^:f:J.--6.11:.
Bleeping and Waking Dreams.
The bright and varied dreams that cheer
The darkness of the night,
How soon our sorrows disappear
Beneath their magic light !
Long banished pleasures they renew,
' Long absent friends restore;
The loved and lost, the good and true,
They yield to us once snore.
'Tis true we wake, and sigh to meet
The world's returning striti.,
But coining night shall bid us greet
In sleep another life.
Age may assert its ruthless power,
But still those dreams remain,
Giving to us the precious hour
Of youth and joy again.
But there are dreams more bright, more blest,
That lull us in the day;
How soon in such enchanted rest
Life's vigor steals away !
We imagine fair and cloudless years
Beneath a spell like this,
And deem our changeful vale of tears
A fairy land of bliss.
We wake—we feel our trust betrayed,
We mourn in fruitless pain;
Alm! when once such visions fade,
They charm us not again ;
A faint sail vestige of the dream
May in our hearts he nursed ;
But never in IN second beans
So sunny as its first
And when in age we sadly sigh
O'er blighted hopes of truth,
We trace in bitter mockery
The day-dreams of our youth ;
Yet we had viewed this world of wo,
Perhaps with kindred glance,
Had we ne'er decked with glow
Of fanciful romance.
Safe are the dreams that night bestows—
They come to us unsought,
And pass unbid ; but woe to those
Who dream in daily thought:
Who picture friends and lovers true,
Glad scenes, unbroken ties—
Oh ! how should they endure to view,
Life's rough realities?
Must we then turn from Joy's fair bowers,
All lovely as they seem?
No—hopes of radiant light are ours,
Hopes that are not a dream:
They tell us mid our pleasures brief,
There la a land more dear.
And whisper in the time of grief—
Thy refuge is not here."
[Healleo Book of Beauty, 1.943,
The Bunker Hill Celebration.
On Thursday, it may be said, that the celebration
of the completion of the Monument on Bunker Hill
commenced, for the city of Boston was thronged by
thousands who had gathered from far and near, and
who, in the thronged streets and hotels, by look and
actions, evinced that with them the enjoyment of
the actual celebration had already commenced. It
mattered not that a dense bank of clouds hung like
a pall above the city—and a dismal rain was con
tently falling on every side—in every avenue the
ng was pasting hither and thither in the indul
. f their curiosity to know what was to be
d what preparations had been made.—
Cr a attended the President during his course
through She city, and on Iris entering the Tremont
Howe a dense mass of people completely blocked
up the street, fgr above and below. Asthe day grow
older the military companies front neighboring and
distant places came marching into the city, and at
almost every moment, from noon until after dark,
the Nand of martial music and the crash of power
ful insttintrfal bands were heard. People did not
mind the Wtt, l for they followed after the soldiers
with as much apparent enjoyment as if the sun was
shining brightly over head. It was manifest that
every consideration of feeling or convenience was,
in general, lost in the desire to see and add to the
grandeur of this national "jubilate," by a general
and earnest expression of feeling.
Shortly after dark the storm lulled for a brief pe
riod, but relapsed into a disagreeable dazzle, which
continued until a late hour.
The Tremont Theatre was crowded from «pit to
dome" in the evening. One of the boxes was neat
ly decorated with flags and streamers, and set apart
for the use of the President and suite, who arrived
about nine o'clock. The orchestra on his enrtunce
played national airs, and the audience loudly cheer
ed the President of the United States. At his de
parture, also the same token of respect for his dis
tinguished position was generally manifested.
Such , twas the immense concourse of people ga
thered in the city- in the course of Wednesday and
Thursday, that all the hotels were not only cons
pletely packed even to the occupation of the chairs
and tables, and in many instances of the floor of the
public rooms, but the hotel keepers were compelled
to disperse their guests among private families, its
order to secure them a resting place beneath a roof.
There wore, of course, inany expressions of liar
that tho inclemency of the weather on the morrow
would be such as greatly to detract from the beauty
of the display ; but it seemed as if the cloud had
1 been sent to depress the heart only that it might re
bound to a higher and more heartfelt joy in the par
ticipation in the celebration of the Monument. It
had not rained, we were told, for thirty-live years
back on the 17th of June ; and, in order that such a
time-honored custom might not be broken upon this
the grandest Anniversary of gyro all, the tun, On
L.rl.l* UIT`3'U'aIUCOaCE): 0 51:30
the morning of Saturday, showed a cheerful face, as
though determined to do his part toward making
every thing go off well.
The Celebration.
At day-light, on Saturday morning, the congrega
ted throngs of people began to fill the streets, and
at an early hour the military and the various socie
who were to join in the procession, began to I
assemble at their various rendrzvouz. Thousands
crossed over to Charlestown to take a view of the
Monument before the procession- formed end retur
ned to take their station on Boston Common, or
along the line of route over which the procession
was to pass. The clink of hammers and the grating
of the saw were loudly heard along the chosen
streets, busy in the work of preparing accommoda
lions for a view of the pageant. Windows were ce
nsored that their places might be occupied by peo
ple's heads and in those houses where the ceilings
were,high and the windows large, it was not unusu
al to see scats rising, in amPhitheatrical form, one
above another. Bulk windows displayed no goods;
for they had been removed, that spectators might
see whet was to pass without; and indeed, so high
did this rage for obtaining places prevail, that $5O
were actually offered and refused for a seat in a win
dow on State street, and $lO paid for a chair in the
upper story of a house back of the speaker's stand,
fronting the Monument.
With the rising of the sun, the booming of heavy
guns fired from the Navy Yard, forts, and ships of
war, announced that the day had commenced; and I
the shipping in the port began to display all their I
finery in the tray of " bunting,"
About nine o'clock, the spectacle in Boston Com
mon was magnificiently imposing. Its vast area
was covered with people engaged in observing the
arrival of the Military and Societses upon the ground.
Scan from an eminence the view was very imp°.
log. The gay uniforms of the soldiers struck out
in bold relief from the dark masses of people.—
Strains of mode were continually heard as the com
panies moved into their position, while the banners
of the various Societies arose above all, in varied
beauty, giving an increased variety and interest to
the scene.
At ten o'clock preeisely, the Military broke from
line into column, and proceeded along in front of
the City Hall. On the steps were the President
of the U. States and suite, the Governor of the State
of Massachusetts, tiro Mayor and Councils of the
city, and many distinguished gentlemen. The Pre
-:J-6 —.,._ a .--- ws‘-‘co.aLt the honor
of a marching salute, and immediately afterwards
took his scat [accompanied by J. 'l'. Buckingham,
the President of the day] inn an open barouche
drawn by six black horses of great beauty, of ap
pearance and action.
The procession was then formed in following
Of the Procession nt the Celebration of the Corn•
pletion of the
Bunker-Hill Monument.
June 17th, 1813.
Of Volunteer Militia, under Major General Apple-
ton Howe,
The following will be the arrangement of the
Troops who have accepted the invitation of the
Committee of Arrangements of the Bunker Hill
Monument Association, to perform escort duty on
that day.
The National Lancers, Capt. Joseph Smith, un
der the immediate command of the Major General
at the head of the column.
The several Corps of Artillery, consisting of the
following Companies of Artillery:—The Boston,
'ashington, Columbian, Charlestown, Lexington,
Roxbury, Plymouth, Salem, Milford, Lynn and
Portsmouth constituted the First Brigade, under the
command of Brigadier General HENRY DUN
The several Corps of Light Infantry and Rifle-1
men, consisting of the following Companies, viz
The Ist, 2d, 3d, and 4th, companies of National
Guards, New York ; New York Light Guard ; Al
bany Burgess Corps; Bangor City Grays; Ban
gor Riflemen Augusta Rifle Grays; Harrassekett
Cadets, Freeport, Me; Portland Light Infantry;
Stark Guard, Manchester, N. H.; and Providence
Light Intimtry constituted the Second Brigade, un
der the command of Major Gen, NEWLETON.
The several Corps of Light Infantry and Rifle
men, consisting of the following companies, viz :
New England Guards, Pulaski Guards, Highland
Guards, City Grays, Washington Phalanx, Wash
ington Light Guards, Hancock Light Infantry, Rifle
Rangers, Washington Light Infantry, and Boston
Light Infantry, Boston; Standish Guards, Plym
outh; New Bedford Guards; Norfolk Guards lion
bury; Quincy Light Infantry; Washington
Guards, Hingham ; Belinghant Riflemen ; Worces
tor Guards constituted the Third Brigade, under the
command of Brigadier General JOHN S. TYLER. I
The several corps of Light Infantry and Rifle
men, consisting of the following companies, vie:—
Columbian Guards, Charlestown; Charlestown
Light Infantry ; Woburn Phalanx ; Lynn Light
Infantry; Mechanic Riflemen, Lynn; Salem Light
Infantry; Mechanic Light Infantry, Solemn; Lafay
ette Guards, Marblehead; Marblehead Light Infan
try; Bradford Light Infantry; Brooks Phalanx,
Medford; Concord Light Infantry; Massachusetts
Guards, Cambridge ; and Lowell City Guards eon
stieuted the Fourth Prigade, tilldpr the command of
TiritAirr Cencrol JAME , : DA
Should any other company appear on that mor•
ning, a suitable place will be assigned them.
First Division.
Chief Marshal.
Bix Aida.
Committee of Arrangement.
Body Guard,
Composed of the Boston and Salem Cadets,
under Col. Winchester.
President of the Bunker Hill Monument Associa
tion, and
(in a barouche drawn by six Horses and
flanked by a detachment of Lancers.)
Orator and Chaplain, and First Vice-President of
the B unker Hill Monument Association.
Members of the Cabinet.
Governor of the Common-
Marelal wealth, and Lt. Governor and Martha!
Suite, in a barouehe and four.
Council, Secretary and Treasurer.
Ex-Presidents of the United States.
Governors of other States.
Marshal C United Stat. Marshal and
Judges of U. S. Courts.
Senators of the United States.
Representatives of the United States.
Sheriff of Suffolk.
Judges of Supreme Judicial Court and Court Com•
Marshal Revolutionary Officers mid
(Carriages will be provided for all in the lot divis
ion. One of the Directors of the 13.II.Mon
ument Association will be seated in earls
Second Division
Officers of the Army and Nov:
Officers during the last War.
Collector, Naval Officer, Post Muster
Su.veyor, Navy Agent, and Captain of Revenue
Cutter, Foreign Consuls.
Marshal. Judges of Courts of other Stater. Marshal
President and Officers of Harvard College.
Reverend Clergy.
Sergeant at Arms.
Mas•'achusett.s Senate and
Marshal House of Representatives, Marshal
Clerks of both barnehes,
Selected men of Charlestown.
Marshal IMayor and Alderman of Boa- Marshal
Treasurers of Middlesex and Suffolk.
City Clerk, City Solicitor and Chief Engineer.
Judges of Probate Courts.
Judges of Police Courts.
Architect and Builder of Bunker Hill Monument,
Marshal c Officers of Militia Marshal
in uniform. S
Third Division.
Marshal King Laljo 'Marshal
Marshal Auxiliary Lodges. ) Marshal
[This Lodge built thefirst Monument on Bunker
llill, and gave the land on which it stood to the
Bunker Hill Monument Association.]
c Massachusetts Charitable,
Marsha ' Mechanic Association. Marshal
(This Association built with funds which they pro
cured by subscription, forty feet of the Monument.
Marshal New England Society of Marshal
New York
Fourth Manion.
Marshal. Marshal. Marshal.
Association, of this Commonwealth, according
to the date of their formation.
Marshal Ancient and Honorable Artil- Marshal
tory Company-1638.
Do. Charitable Irish Society Do.
Do. Benevolent Journeymen Tui• Do.
lore' Society-1800.
Do. Andover Theological School. Do.
Do. Independent Order of Odd Fel- Do.
lows—March, 1810.
Do. Danc Law School, Do.
Mechanic Apprentices Library Do.
Association, Feb. 1820.
Roman Catholic Mutual Relief So• Do.
ciety-1832. .
t. German Charitable So• Do.
Catholic Temperance Society, Do.
St. Mary's, Feb. 181.1.
St. Mary's Mutual Benevolent Ca
tholic Total Abstinence So• Do.
clay—March, 1841.
Irish Protestant Mutual Relief Do.
Society—April, 1811.
Metnberf of the Bunker Mill Do.
Monument Association.
The Chief Marshal, Samuel Chandler, appoint
ed the following gentlemen us Aids and Assistant
Edward MIA
Dowen Hturington
Thomas Adams
Alfred Allen
Philander Ames
Muniucl M. flurlbert
Iluel Buker
Richard N. Berry S. Davis Leave.
Jefferson Bancroft Henry G. Luther
Geooge Brown Otis Munroe
France, W.Buekingliain John Mixer
Jpseph Butterfield Benj. 11. Norton
Albert G. Brown Ezra Palmer, Jr.
David Chandler Frederick 0. Prince
William T. Chandler Horatio N. Perkins
Samuel L. Cutter William Read
......._. —.—
George F. Emory Stephen Rhoades
Samuel Etheridge David Sears, Jr.
Samuel P. Farley John T. Skinner
Addison Gage George Sparhawk
Franklin E. Gregory Job Taber
Larkin Turner Samuel Parlman
J. M. Warren Win. F. Smith
William W. Wheildon Charles Robbins
Eliphalet Wheeler
Nathanial Watson
George E. Rice
Thomas L. Robbineon
Thotnas W. Hooper Edward Hydo
Charles N. Train Chauncey Peck
P. T. Jackson, Jr. G. H. Shaw
Daniel M'Elrny
Pctcr Higgins
It would occupy fur too much space to speak of
the manner in which the proctoslon was conducted,
or of its brilliant display. The military, about three
thousand strong, attracted universal admiration for
their soldierly bearing, and among them we learned,
were the National Grays and Light Guard, from
New York ; the Albany Burgess Corps ; Portland
Light Infantry ; Bangor Artillery, and Bangor title
Corps; and many others from cities and towns ad
jacent to Boston. In the civic part of the procession
we observed a model of the Monument erected at
Lexington ; it was borne before the small band of
the Lexington survivors. We noticed a body of
Firemen in a neat and bright uniform, preceded by
o superb Signal Lamp of stained glass richly figur
ed. This was the Hook and Ladder Company No.
1 of Albany.
The Masonic Fraternity of King Solomon's
Lodge, with the Fraternity of the order of Odd Fel
lows,were in the procession in full regalia Banners,
flags, signals, and streamers hung in profusion across
the streets, over which the cortege moved, while
from roof-tree to pavement, on both sides seemed
literally alive, so great was the number of specta
tors; and in some places boqueta and wreaths of
fresh flowers, formed a beautiful feature in tl:e
adornment of balconies and windows.
In several places triumphal arches were thrown
across the streets, under which the procession
The head of the column reached the foot of the
Monument at half past twelve o'clock, amid a salute
of heavy guns front the Navy Yard and the Reve
nue Cutter, Captain Sturgis, which lay between
Charles River and Warren Bridge, in the exact
place and position where the frigate Glasgow was
anchored during the fight of Bunker Hill, and from
which position she cannonaded the redoubt. The
Cutter was decorated with strings of flags, reaching
from the main truck to the neck ; among which we
descried the ancient colonial flag, and the flags of
the different States which took part in the fray on
Bunker Hill, or, more properly, Breed's Hill.
'I b: arrangements at the Monument were on an
extensive scale, and during the delivery of his
speech, Mr. Webster could not have had less than
"ad twenty-five thousand listeners, if
they could not, by reason of distance, be all auditors.
A large and elevated stage, approached by two
flights of steps, were erected northeast of the Monu
ment, at a distance of one hundred feet from the foot
of the glacia. The glade itself, which rises by per
pendicular measurement to a height of twenty feet,
was fitted up on its entire north-east face with seats,
covered with white muslin, for the accommodation
of ladies ; those who contributed to the great Fair
for the completion of the Monument, being admitted
free. The people were gathered upon the top of
the glocis, and along the outside of the chain of sen
tinels who were charged with the duty of keeping
the area between the stage and the glacis clear of
Back of the orator's table was placed an ancient
sofa, which in 1760 belonged to John Hancock; and
upon this President Tyler, the President of the day,
and Orator of the day, were seated. Above their
heads on the temporary roof were displayed the
arms of the mix States engaged in the conflict, viz:
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island, Vermont, and Maine, which at that period
was a part of the State of Massachusetts.
In front was disposed a loge eagle, supporting the
American shield, and flags and streamers were twi
ned in beautiful confusion, or hung in folds across
the front and along the roof, while above all floated
the American flags.
The Hon. DINIEL WEBSTER, the Orator of the
day, was not in the procession, and arrived on the
ground about half an hour before it. As he passed
over the open area to the stage, he was repeatedly
and enthusiastically cheered by the multitude.
By this time the gathering of the people was im
mense. Already the seats in the glacis were half
filled with ladies, while behind them rose abruptly a
dense mass of people—along the street on both sides
of the stage, they were crowded one upon another;
and in the scramble to obtain places which would
command at least a view of the orator, life and limb
were in many instances, under our own view, pla
ced in imminent danger.
The head of the procession reached the Monu
ment at a quarter before twelve o'clock, and having
halted and formed into line to salute the President
as he passed, the civic procession moved into the
area, headed by the Boston Brigade Band. Those
in carriages alighted at the foot of the stage.
President Tyler on mounting the stage was loudly
, cheered by the multitude, and among the many
I distinguished persons who were gathered about him,
was recognized Hon. John C. Spencer, Hon. A. P.
Upshur, Hon. J. M. Porter, Hon. Mr. Wickliffe,
members of the Cabinet; (the Hon. Mr. Legere
%.'auct)llclo SZToz). e3EDEE3
being absent on account of sickness ;) Governor
Morton, Senators Choate, Sprague, Porter, Childs,
Green, Evans of Maine; Chief Justice Williams,
Judge Warren, Show and Green. Robert Tyler
and John Tyler, Jr., Esqrs. were also on the stage.
A small body of aged veterans, the survivors of
the fight of Bunker Hill, and others who took an
active part in the Revolutionary war came Or ,
riages. Some of them in whom the lamp of life
burned low, were supported to their seats upon the
platform, while others came on unaided with a
sprightly pace as though the memory of the olden
time had given them an unwonted vigor. There
were twelve survivors of the fight on Bunker Hill
present, the most aged of whom was Phineas John
son, who had attained the great age of nmety-seven
years. Mr. Johnson was in the struggle of Con
cord at Breed's Hill. There were one hundred and
eigh Revolutionary soldiers present:
About an hour and a hall had passed before the
procession had tiled into the area and congregated
together,—it added much to the beauty of the seem
Banners tossed to and fro above the arms, in one
part of which the bright uniforms of the firemen met
the eye,—in another the bearskin caps of the Light
Guard, the escort of the sons of New England in
New York towered up, and from thence the eye
traveller] over a sea of heads, from the glacis for be
yond to the house tops and to the roads adjacent,
and to every little elevation all bristling with faces
directed towards one common centre.
Tho procession haring filed within the lines, the
Chaplain of the day, the Rev. Mr. Ellis, pastor of
the Unitarian Church at Charlestown, addressed the
Throne of Grace in the following prayer:
"Sm. stmt. or THE UN's. sass, then disposer
of all events—thou God of nations and of men, de
vontly and reverently would we invoke thy paternal
blessing. We have come up to the mount of costly
sacrifice and of treasured remembrances, that wo
may celebrate the decd. of those we venerate, and
pay a grateful tribute to their memory and to their
sacrifices. We have come from the homes of peace
and plenty, and with the fannies which thou dust
bless—and it is our bounden duty to adore thee our
Lard and our father. For except the Lord had
been on our side, our enemies had triumphed over
us. We adore thee as the Odd of our fathers—the
arm of their thought—the stay of their confidence—
their friend—their protector. And we invoke thy
blessing, 0 God ! upon this 'manta(' remnant of
the band, that they may return late to their reward,
and may bear to the first gatherer of the host the
tribute of respect and gratitude which we now
offer—to assure them that the victory was fully won,
that it was worth its cost.
We invoke thy blessing upon the Chief Magis
trate of this happy nation—upon his counsellors
and his statesmen—and upon this gathered compa
ny—and now would we solemnly consecrate this
stone of memorial, and would ask in prayer that thy
blessing may crown its summit. We would COUR:-
crate it not in the remembrance of strife, nor to per
petuate a scene of Liumi, but Li incisor/ of the greet
and good—to attest a holy truth—and to remind
those who come after us of duty—of liberty—of
justice—and of the fear of God. May its founda
tion ever rest in a land that is at peace, and its sum
mit point to a heaven of love ; and when its last
stones crumble into dust, may our children's dtil-
dren continue to enjoy the blessings of liberty, and
honor their fathers who suffered that they might en
joy it. Hear us, oh V.V. and answer our prayer in
the name of Christ our RUdeelller."
The prayer being concluded, the Orator of the
day, the Hon. Daniel Webster, arose amid the pro
longed cheering of the gathered multitude. lie
seemed to pause as if to take in the whole magnificent
spectacle before hint ore he commenced to speak a,
follows :
A duty has been performed—a work of patriot.
ism and of gratitude is accomplished—that struc
ture having its brood foundations in a soil which
drank deeply of early revolutionary blood, has at
length reached its destined height, and now lifts its
summit to the clouds. We are assembled to cele
brate the accomplishment of this undertaking, and
to indulge afresh in the gratifying recollection of the
events which it, is designed to commemorate.—
Eighteen years ago, more than half the ordinary dd.
ration of a generation of mankind, the corner stone
of this monument was laid. The hope of those who
conceived the design of raising here a structure
worthy of the events it was intended to commemo
rate, were founded in voluntary contributions, pri
vate munificence, and general public favor—and
those hopes hose not been disappointed. Individual
donations have been made, in some eases, of large
amount—small contributions by thousands; and all
those who entertain an opinion of the value of the
object itself, and the good attained by its successful
accomplishment, will cheerfully pay their homage of
respect to the successive Presidents, Boards of Di
rectors, and Committees of Corporations which have
had the general management of the work. The
architect, equally entitled to our thanks and consid
eration, will find other rewards in the beauty of the
obelisk itself, and in the distinction which it confers
on him, as a work of art. Nor ori this occasion
should the omission be made to mention the praise
worthy services of the builder, who had watched
the lading of one atomic Ulioll atwiter, from the
foundation to the top.
At a time when the prospects of farther prowess
its the work were gloomy and disconraging, the
Mechanic Association, by a patriotic and vigorous
exertion raised fund, for carrying it on, and saw
them applied with fidelity end skill. It is a gr,t,.4,0