Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 8, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 8, 1837 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OFCjESAKJ DUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY If. B. STACY. NEW-YORK WHIG CELEBRATION The banqueting hall was decorated, and the tables spread, in the best style of Mr Niblo, which is saying enough upon that hcod. About eight hundred persona sat down to dinner, which was more than the room could conveniently contain, but sev eral hundreds more were admitted into the saloon, w ho could not obtain scats below or above. It was the determination of the committoo of "3eventy Six" not to take seats themselves, but givo up oil for the accommodation of distant guests. The Mayor presided, assisted by Philip Hone, P. W. Engs, E. Benson, S. Draper, Joseph Blunt, D. Graham, Jr. Win. S. Johnson, M. M. Noah, It. M. Wetmore, D. Ullman, J. Prescott Hall, James Watson Webb, M. C. Patterson, J. F. Lippitt.and George Bacon as Vice Presidents. Tho scene was of the most animating description. Never before, 6ave at the great federal celebration of 1783, when the grand banquet was given in the Clarkson fields, was so large a table spread in New York and Mr Niblo's first effort in behalf of tho great Whig Party of tho world, is the greatest of his life. After the cloth was removed, the Mayor arose, and after addressing the Assembly in a brief but eloquent speech, proposed the following toat, which was received with tho most tremendous applause: Our Country. One in interest, one in renown, nnu in constitution, anil one in des tiny. Hail Columbia." Aid Renson, then addressed the assembly in an able speech, ns a preface to the sec ond regular lousl The Stale of New York. Her sun is ris. en, nnd the universal land is gladdened by its brightness. "Washington's March." Simeon Draper, Jr. then proposed the net 1 toast, prefaced by the tallowing re marks. I rise, Mr. Chairman, to offer a senti ment which I am sun; will be met with en thusiasm by every Whig in the country. I rise for the purpose of paying n merited compliment to Hie easternmost ,-iatu in the Union for tho great success we have met within this state, must in no small degree be attributed to our brethren in the Ea"st. They havo kept in tho field, with the ianner of Jreedom always flying. We have found them the first to turn upon cx ecutive usurpation, and lay prostrate the efforts of a party which would perpetuate itn rtwor, without rctcrcucc lo tliu welfare of the country. Sir Not until the long, low black, cloud, which so long overshodowed the east, had been dispersed by the bright beams of the whig star of liberty, just risen, were we at all prepared for the bat tle we have fought and won in the empire state. Tho influence of its glittering rays illumined our path, and cleared away the mist and doubt which hung about us. and brought us triumphantly into the ranks, side by side with old Massachusetts. Without detaining you farther, permit me to give, 3 The State of Jlaine That gloriously broke the chains of party despotism, and led the van in defence of the constitution ana laws. "sublime was the morn when Liberty spukc." Mr. Jewett, one of the delegation from rortiann, arose anu audresBed the assem blago in return for the toast iust nm. posed. He was happy to bo able to nnu viiui mimic nau uccn uum Hgmn, anu was now regenerated and disenthralled. To New York all eyes had looked, and when ' tbe news of the glorious victory hero was received, it came like a pardon to a con demned criminal. Maino had thrown out the challenge for the combat, and New York had taken up the gauntlet, and nobly had she battled for it and nobly had the victory been won. Mr. J. addressed the meeting at some length, and in a man ner which was deserving of the highest credit, but which our limited space forbids us to particularize. Ho concluded by offering the following toast. The government of the United Stntes owes the people an enormous debt The whigs of tho western and northern states have commenced a settlement, nnd be it the glory and honor of New York state to adjust tho nccount. Mr. John Neal, from Portland, said that the gentleman who spoke last had been one of the first to oppose the admin istration of Andrew Jackson. He was one . k.l VT:nn l.,l U I , - of that despised and trampled down part of tno community, woo, mo government said, knew nothing about any thing but their money, their books and their counting houses. (Loud cheering for Mr. Jewett.) Mr. Ncal then gave "The merchants of New York, Mr. Redwood Fisher responded in a short speech. In rising to give tho fourth toast, Mr. Ullman said A sentiment had been pro posed to that festive board, which must recall recollections thickly clustering with the events of their revolutionary history. He could not explain the reason, but the experience of philosophers told them, that mountainous regions had beon always the moBt celeorated lor deeds of arms, and the land of Boas: and Ruth had been more celebrated for feats of arms than any other country. And in our own country, where had there been more of romance and pa triotism, or whore did wo hear more of great and glorious deeds, than among the freo mountains or Vermont ? Cheers.! And on that day, when the Hessians fought at uennington, how wero the ureen Monntain boys addressed by their gallant leader? "These Germans," said he, "are bought for seven-pence per man ; are wo not worth more than that? if wo are. lei us prove it now. Wo must beat them before the sun sets, or Molly Stark is a widow." Great cherring. Their rocks and depths havo proved impregnable, and the Green Mountain boys have never bent the knee to Baal. (.Loud cheering. He then proposed.' 4. Vermont Tho Thermopylae of tho Union ; her rocks and defiles havo proved impregnnblc; her Green Mountain buys have never bent the knee to Raal." My heart's in the mountain." Whereupon Mr. Adams of Vermont rose and addressed the meeting substantially as follows i Mr Chairman I appear in behalf of the Whigs of Burlington, Vermont, to tender to you their congratulations for the result of your late election. Vermont claims to feel a deep interest in tho advancement of true liberty, and the security or gcod gov crnmeiit. From her earliest history she has been unwavering in her devotion. Even before the formation of her govern ment, in the days of her councils of safoty, the love of liberty was her ruling passion. The song of the mountancer is full of the inspiration of liberty, and the march of the people is onward to tho perfection of our government. From our local situation, as well as oth er causes, tho people of Vermont feel a deep interest in the fato of New York, and they have seen the downward ten dency of her political course with Borrow. But the late demonstrations of the integrity of her people, has created an almost unt versal joy ; and I am commanded by the whigs of my little village, to express the deep interest they feel in your emancipa tion from a hateful tyranny. The spoils of party have been despised, tho chains of caucus tyranny have been broken, the Re public issnf', and we arc free. Tho revolution which you have iust ef fected, for well may it be called a revolu tion, is of unusual character. It can only happen among a free people who deeplv feel the value of good government, and possess the integrity to maintain it. It may well be called a moral revolution. It is not every revolution that commands admiration. Revolution may sometimes give the form of government, without the power of maintaining it. It is not every resistance to oppression that gives title to liberty. One thing more is wanting, the moral power of obtaining a victory over ourselves. The home of liberty is with such a people. It is this Unian of devotion to liberty and political integrity in our late elections that demands the homsfn? of the heart. The voice of freedom which was heard in the east, found a response in thosoulh.and ia sent bnck in double echoes from the west. New York has joined in full chotus, and the general joy that breaks upon the ear, is the harmony of tho universe. But who shall adequately speak of these results. The emotions "excited are beyond the power of words. The most expressive eloquence is silence, and the most powerful utteranee the tear that falls upon the bosom of the patriot. It may now be said that there are three epochs in our history; the revolution of ev glorious character-tho adoption of our conslitntion and this regeneration of the people. In each ol these New York has borne a distinguished part. Tha plains of Saratoga and Bennington bear testimony to their courageous daring; and in the-e I may be permitted to add, the Green Mountains were not found wanting. As a stale paper, the American Constitu tion stands unrivaled. The part thai was token by the distinguished men of lMcw ork m Us adoption, claims a grateful notice. The writings ol Jay and of Hamilton, in the Federalist, aro among tho choicest specimens of bullish litera ture. Their large and comprehensive views aided much in securing the adoption of our constitution, and their memory will go down to latest posterity, fresh as the dew of the morning. The epoch which we this day celebrate, is little inferior in importance. It is one thing to proclaim a great principle to carry it out successfully as another. It t not the profession of virtue, but (ho prac tice of it, that gives title to excellence. The great problem of the American Con stitution is, that man possess the power of set -government; anu a greater was never given to an admiring world. The mere dulity of the world on this point is well known, and the events of the lust few years began to create alarm in many a true- hearted American. But sir, tho dreadful stato or suspense is now over. Tho Amcr lean people have onco more given evi denco of their power of self-government apu 11 is great occasion ot joy, that the problem is now solved. Well then may we rejoice. A more sublime spectacle cannot be con. ceived than that of a people carrying out in practico those principles of liberty which have their foundation in the naturo of man, and 60 organizing their government 06 to secure llio property and happiness of all. The effects which will result from our late elections will be important, though they may not be instantaneous. It is not my purpose to speak of the evils which now pervade tho country, nor of their origin. We all know them, we all feel them, and tho whole country groans under them. But, sir, we have a right to oxpect that greater harmony will prevail among tho people. Tho news of your victory has had its effect in driving away the fogs of Von Uurcniem. With us not a few of the Jackson men, as thoy aro called, give at least a smilo of approbation. I feel at lib erty to stato a distinguished gentleman who has lately been their candidate lor gover nor, who intended to come with us to this celebration, but was accidentally prevented We have a right to expect that confidance will bo restored. This is the great uesid eratum. There is no want of resources, for tho country ia full of them. What wo want is public confidence, and with the FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1837, restoration of this, tho nolso of the loom and the forge will again be heard, and the notos of wailing and of sorrow die nway. Vain nnd worse than usolcss would be our rrjoicings if they are to spend them selves in empty congratulations. Our re joicings, sir, havo a use. Let us givo them a voice, and let them speak to us of Amor ican liberty, its dangers and abuses, of deeper convictions of duty, and of more an imated oxertions to promote the prosperity of our common country. There is one point of sufficient impor tance to bo particularly mentioned, tho re soonsibilitv of the people. The first prin cinle of our rrovernmcnt is. that all power resides in the people. The possession of power creates thu responsibility for its use. Tho peoplo aro therefore responsible for the conduct of their political agents, nnd if our agonts provb unfaithful or treacher ous, thu people should remove them or be como participators in their guilt. Sir, the rejoicings of this day hear testimony that the peoplo of New York have not only duly appreciated this responsibility, but nave wiped away all suspicions of guilt. Agra, rianism has been rebuked in its strong hold, and the adherents of a party whoso promis esaro tho spoils of victory, and whose ob ject the consolidation of power, havo been overthrown. But, sir, the effect of these political vie tones will not be confined to these United States, nor even to that broad space water, cd by the Atlantic and Pacific in which embryo sta'es are starting into being. The friends of liberty everywhere take couroge from our example, and the issue of the con test between the principle of republicanism nnd despotism cannot remain doubtful. The power of truth is mighty, and it will prevail. Tho frionds of liberty will lake courage from our example. Sir, the tho't is animating, ond should stimulate us to cx ertion to extend the blessings of our gov ernment, and in the visions of the future the patriot wish is gratified. The banner of liberty ha be unfolded in other lands, and nation after nation gather around its standard until despotism in every form is crushed beneath their power. In conclusion, Mr. A. proposed tho fol. lowing sentiment, which was received with tremendous cheering. The people of the Slate of New York Great in the extent of their territory and resources great in their humiliation under the temptation of the spoils and the tyranny of the caucuses greater in the support of the Constitution and their country. J. Prescott Hall, Esq., with a few appro priate remarks, o fibred tho next toast, which was recoived as it deserved to be, with an enthusiasm rarely eriunllnil- Rhode Island Her freemen havo staid the efforts of corrupt government ogents, and have given an impetus to the cause of our country in this Slate. Mr. Curtis, of Rhode Island, in behalf of the delegation, arose, and in a feeling and eloquent manner, presented his thanks tor the honor conveyed in the sentiment just then proposed, and ho ottered the following toast, which was responded to with enthu 6iasm, The Whigs of New York Success has imposed upon them the obligation to per severe. Mr. Wm. Samuel Johnson of New York, next rose and said, (hat it was his duty to propose a sentiment, which he wa sure, in this patriotic assembly, would meet with ai least a general response. For where, in iv hat epot, in this wide extended Union, can two or three be found together, thai one from Connecticut will not be found there in the midst of them? I rise to give the Mother of States, I pay tho mother of states and whore her sons are. there the fire of freedom glows, and tho flag of liberty waves. Tho lake girt portion of our own state, cut oil Irom the hitherto re gion of corruption, by tho draw of Cayuga bridge, claims her dc.-cent Irom Connecti cut; Ohio is her daughter, and Indiana but another of younger birih. These are the field, and have within their bosoms crushed the oppressor. Where tho dough tors of Connecticut are, there havo they given birth to heroes where her sons are, theroaro freemen. The blood of tho Gris wolds, and tho Wnlcotts, and the Trum- bulls; of Sherman and of Ellsworth, of Putnam, Ethan Allen, of Age, of Stark, of Uennington, still tlows. It burns at home, and though for n sea son she has b ;cn dazzled by i ho blaze of glory that illuminated tho head of the hern of New Orleans, still, as she discovered that it concealed, coiled at Ins feel, tho serpent, tho tiger, tho wolf, she has started irom her slumber of confidence, and al ready have we heard hor note of prcpara tion, and tho reports of victories in tho skirmishes of her outposts. The sons of Uonncc'cicut abroad, have done their dutv they now look at home, and aro they vet to learn that the spark which glowed in tho revolution now burns only with her sons who aro transplanted to other climes and arc nourished on other soils? We call on liar in the spring to prove tho lion or 01 our descent, and to take her place witii us, me champions ot tho constitution and tho laws. I propose tho following toast : C. Conncci'c( Her common schools ond colleges have scattered their bright jewels miuunuui iiiuiuiiu, biiu in turning 10 111c rescue. "xanKeo uoodlo." Mr Henry C. Flagg. of Now. Haven. bogged leave to respond to tho flattering compliment which had been paid Connect! cut. Sho had been called tho mother of states; though her people woro small in number, she was never weak in strength whon her country's liberty called for her assistance. Her Putnam said ho disowned nny coward in his family, und the sons of oiu Connecticut, and the followers of Put nam, would never want courage whonthoir country needed it. If sho had furnished a Putnam to drag a wolf from his den, she could also furnish others to drag a crafty! iox Irom his lair. (Loud cheers I Mr Flagg concluded by tlToring the annexed 01st. The Whiz Editors of New York Seat ed in the Ark of the constitution and safely moored on tho Ararat of Liberty may they enjoy in company with their patriarch lNan the victory they havo achieved and tht happiness they deserve. The next toast was introduced by Joseph Blunt, E$q. Mr. B. remarked, whon after a long and baaardou9 cruize, a vessel of war approach es llio shores of the country whoso honor she has maintained in many a perilous fight, hov much more proud and patriotic is the feeling which Imils her return, than that winch accompanied her, when, in all the pomp and circumstance ol war, sho depart ed from port. Though her beauty has been destroyed by the enemy's fire, and her jurymast8 and disordered rigging boar wit ness to tho severity of tho battles in which she Ins bomo her part, tho glowing con viction, that the flag U still there, fills every bosom, and swells every shout of triumph which welcomes ho: homo. Such, sir, was the electric feeling which prompted those irrepressible shouts of joy that broke forth from every village and town, as tho news of the late olection in this slate spread among tho citizens of tins great republic. For ten years we had bocn engaged in a contest upon whoso issue hung the very existence of tho Government. Those en trusted with the administration of the Gov ernment, proving unfaithful to their trust, surrendered all the powers confided to them to promote the general welforo, and only sought to enlarge those which increased their party ascendancy. The treaty making power, the powers of regulating llie currency and promoting in. tcrnal improvement, the supremacy of the federal judiciary, were all given up as dan gerous to ihu pretensions of slate sover eignty. Nothing was regarded as sacred and not to be questioned, but the power to collect the public revenues in hard money. l oose in power seemed to think the gov- ernmcnt a mere job, and that its great pre rogative and extensive powers were creat ed, not to promote the prosperity of the community, but to advance the interests of the party, and to secure me salaries ot the office holders. Willi tho piratical motto of ' to the victors belong tlm spoils," hoist ed at the mast head, the Vessel of State seemed to have fallen into the hands of a corsair crew, whose only object was plun der, and whose sole rule of govetnment, a fair distribution of spoils. Tbe public offices. Indian lands, the pub lie domain, the public deposites, were all spoils; and encouraged by tho i-xnmple of their otiicml leaders, a portion ol the party aimed at a more enlarged application of tho rule in the confiscation ot chartered rights, and an appropriation of private properly. This was the issue before the world ; mid when the Whigs of Now York responded to ihe patriotic call of New Jersey and Maine, the American petiole felt that a final triumph had beon gained over the do mestic enemies of the republic that, like tho Roman traitress, they had been ensil ed by the weight of their spoils, in the very citadel which they had betrayed. in tluscontest, so important to the conn try, (hero has been otic stale, to which I am requested lo allude, whoso course has been always unfaltering and true. In the public councils, ns in the revolution of '7G, her Whig ranks have nlways been full. In ihe darkest period of our adversity, when patriot hearts began to despair of the re public, the Old Hay State has remained unshaken and undismayed. When there was doubt ond uncertainty in other states, we fell that wo could look to tho great Northern Light lor hope ond confidence. Her Whig lire was al ways burning pure and undimmed a vestal lamp 111 the temple of freedom. I shall give to you the native stato of Warren, Han cock, unit Adams 7. Old .Massachusetts American Liber ty ! she loves to lingur beside tho cradle whero her infancy was nursed. "Adams and Liberty." i he Hon. William Sturges, of Bos ton, then rose and said ; Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen I wish to heaven I had one half the power that I have inclination, to make a suitable re sponse to the toast which has been given ; but though conscious of my own deficiency to execute the task, 1 will trust to your indulgence in the few remarks which I nm about to offer. A gentleman from Con necticut, in the remarks he made, t-poko of thu debt due from Pennsylvania to Now York ; but there is a debt due to he, not only from that stale, but from every slate in tho Union, which sets any valua on sound principles. There was a debt due to her Irom Massachusetts, but sho has paid it! Yes. and paid it in smoothing belter than the better currency. (Cheers.) She has paid it in her own coin. (Loud cheers.) Sho has responded to you by an nnuncing the result of her own election. Sho has trebled tho Whig majority in her House of representatives, and reduced tho Tory minority to too insignificant a num ber to bo worth noticing. And she has closed tho doors of her Senate against the entrance of a 6inglo Locofoco. (Loud cheers.) The praises of old Massachu setts were always music to my ears, and never so much as now, for I feel that she deserves them. I wish that all who are present hero could havo been thoro when we received the intelligence of your success, for only by your own eyes and cars could you at all realize on idea of tho excitement which it produced. It burst forth in ono loud delir. ium of delight which mado the welkin ring. It was felt like one spark of pleasure which pervaded tho whole community. There was not a truo hearted Whig in Massachusetts, or town, or village, or ham let in all New England, whoso bosom did not throb with a thrill of joy when ho heard tho glad tidings of tho (jlorioui vie- lory which you had achieved; when New York awoke from that death. liko slumber which bound her in tho chain of office holders, shook off the incubus, and asserted those principles which arc to lead her on to that high degreo of glory which now awaits her. I havo to night learned that long stories arc not in fashion, and I will make mini) a short ono. Cries of go on, go on. I intend only to make a few references lo what you call your city, but what I call our city of Now York, furcat nnd repeated cheering.! I say our city, for I can speak from experience, and say that if there is ono snot in tho United States in which every American however humble, has common interest, it is tho great emporium of our country. I sec around me many men of worth and intelligence, who came here in order to have a more expanded hold for the experience and energies which God had given them, But while they arc horc, they never forget the ties which linked them to their nativo homos, and thus you will al.vays find them tho strongest bonds to bind our sacred Union. Is she not then our city, and ought wo not to rejoice that she has taken the placo which belongs to tier in maintaining the principles of our country, in opposition to usurping power and the oppressors of our land ? I have seen her rise from small begin nings. And whon I would contemplate what she is to be, I cannot picture lo my self what sho may yet arrive at. But I endeavor to picture the future destiny of our city of New York, and say that combination of the elements of power has given her an impulse which must guide her upward, until sho arrives at that high sia tion from which if she turns downward liar fall will be far greater than any that hu man history has ever recorded. In con eluding he gave the following toast, which was drunk with great applause. Our City of New York New combina tions of tho elements of power have given her an impulse unfelt before and will car ry her onward and cpward until she reaches a height from whence her glance will be downward upon all ot human great ness that the pago of history records Aid. Patterson, of New York, in some happy remarks upon the Jersey Blues, and the heroes of llio revolution New Jersey being the hard fought battle ground of tho '7G Whig Revolution concluded with the 8th regular toast. 8. New Jersey, ana her well tried ana worthy sons who honor us this day asguetts Tho spirit thai chased the Hessian spoil crs at Trenton, is still true to its ancient fires. "Bonnets of Blue." Mr. Aycrigg, member of Consrons from Now Joroy, replied to this toast alludin to her consistency and firmness in all hours of trial. His concluding sentiment was toast in honor ol the patriot and states man, Henry Clay, which was received with thunders of applause. Mr. Webb, after a tew brief remark toasted Pennsylvania. 9. Pennsylvania A state distinguished for its practical illustrations of the happiest social systems ; for enterprising spirit of internal improvement, and for its devotion to republican principles, "Honest men ami bonnie lasses." Mr. Reed, of Pennsylvania, replied at length, but wo are compelled to omit his remarks, with several others, both for the want of time and space. M. M. Noah, prefaced the tenth regular toast with appropriate remarks: iu. ueiaware une ot the o d cont neniial states, distinguished for patriotic services during ine revolutionary war ; always consistent, and alwavs triumphant in her political career. "We'll fitrht and we II conquer again and aain." Mr. Thompson, of Delaware, rcsnonded to ihe toast complimentary to Delaware. t'hilip Hone, bsq., highly complimented the state of Maryland, in ono of his usual adroit, and well adapted speeches after which no gave II. Maryland We sympathise in hor Biruggie against uio united ettorts of Ja cobinism and Loco Focoism; we rejoiced in uur iriumpns ovor mem, and we bid n cordial welcome to her distinguished sons, now here, to share in our victories and our joys. "Auld Lang Syne." Rcverdy Johnson, Esq., of Baltimore. answered to this toast in a speech of some length, in which ho happily alluded to the never despairing efforts of his Whig friends in Baltimore to redeem themselves, and their exalted hopes even under defeat. All we havo room to givo is his toast. The State of New York Whilo Mary land, by a prompt overthrow of her du struct! ves, has crushed ono head of Ihe hydra of Van Burenism, New York has finally strangled the serpent. Mr. Kennedy, of Baltimore, tho author of Swallow Barn, having been alluded to in the complimentary remarks of Mr. Hone, replied at some length, and concluded with the following remarks and sentiment : In tho gratulotions of this triumph thero are names to bo remembered which our country can never forgot. I will pledge you one, 6ir, that lives fresh in the heart of every lover of Irsedom. "Our liveliest pledge Of Hope in fears und dangers, ofi heard In worst extremes, nnd of the perilous edge Of buiile, when il raged in all assaults, Our surest signal" I pledge, jou, sir, IIAftltY OF THE WEST. David Graham, Jr. after avorv elonuont speech, gave tho 12th toast: 12. Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Ten nessee They sel the ball In motion which, rolling from West to East, bcciiis destined to make llio circuit of our land, till it shall havo obliterated the "footsteps of my il lustrious predecessor," and crushed all who walk therein "The Campbell's aro com ing." Mr. Brown, of Ohio, thanked the Whigs of this city for tho honor thus conferred upon his state, and proposed the following toast. The City of New York The main Bpring VOL. XIIVo. 546 of tho Empire State tho balance whuo of tho Union: while she is virtuous,, a sho is intelligent, tho country nas iioimng to fear from her oppressors. Tho lost regular toast was proposcu oy R. C. Wetinnro, Esq., which was received with shouts of applause. 13. The Conservatives ry JS ew torn Who practised what they professed, nnd proved their devotion to country by for getting parly ; we applaud their conduct and honor their courage. Tho Honorable Ogdcn Hnituion auuress- cd the assemblage in obedience to an unanimous call. For moro than half on hour ho enchanted the audience by ins eloquence, and when he concluded with the annexed toast, ho was greeted with twelve heartfelt cheers. The Whin Younz JSJenof Philadelphia Glory and honor lo thosa who havo deser ved well of their country. Col. Winthrop of Boston, addressed mo meeting in a most happy manner, anu was received with tumultuous nppiauso. Mr. Conrad, in behalf ot tho young Whi3 of Philadelphia, thanked the Whiga of this city for all tho honors conferred upon them, and in return ho offered tho .', . ' .: . ...I.:l, ,a .onniuoit lOIIOWing BUIIUniUlll. wmii.ii iw-.v- with rapturous approbation. The Young Whigs of New York Honor, gratitude, and glory tor thoir exertions in the cause of freedom and the constitution. Messrs. Gamble and Paul, of Newark, 1M. J., then snnrr a rrlec. composed for the occasion, which was rapturously encored. After which, Redwood I'isnor, usq., proposed the following ; The Degenerated son oj jo xurn.--Who found ilorv enough in servitude ihe people have determined to leavo him alone in his glory. Tho gentlemen from lNewaru men sung an ode, (Tho Flag) which was received with great approbation, and tho evening' entertuinments were concluded with the following sentiment, offered by John Fitz, an old revolutionary patriot ; President Van Buren Duped and de serted by tho arch enemy of man, has plunged deep into tho guir oi uespair. whero he is flouncing anu nounuerms wim his trusty aids Tumble-Hug lienion, Trimmer Kendall, and Blair- The Indevendenl Yeomanry of the biale of New York The zealous defenders ot the civil and religious riguis oi man may their correct principles and virtuous hubitu bo inherited by their children to tho latest generation. By Geo. B. Hall, of Philadelphia The Union Tho Empire State has pro- nounced it good. KyThiia. w iinttie, ot I'nuaueipmu The great political ball that is now in motion May it roll on, increasing in ma jesty and in strength, until our Union be come, hko New York, regenerated, re deemed, and disenthralled. By Isaac Monroe, of Baltimore The Whig Editors of New York. In the late glorious contest, they "carried the war into Africa," with more than Roman intrepidity and gallantry. They will find their reward in the gratitude of their countrymen. By Dr. Naudoin, of Delaware: Marlin Fan Buren and his adminislra. lion. Sixteen States have already drawn black hues around it. and "expunged by order of tho People," will be the warrant against it in 1840. The Years 177G and 1837. May they both be remembered as years of political regeneration. And as the events of tha former gave liberty to the Western world, so may those of the latter prove a warning to all "magicians, not to practice their ex periments upon the people. By Dr. Wm. Turner The Premature Grey hairs of the Re public. We will soon hide them from the world's gazo by covering them with an enduring and Patriotic Whig. . The parly broke up after spending bu evening which for hilarity, good humor and the developemcnt of sound Constitu tional principles, must long bo remembered in this city. During tho course of tho day and eve ning, tho one thousand guns, ordered by the"committee of arrangements, wero dis charged at various places. The display of fireworks at the Park and other places, was postponed on account of the inclemency of the woathor. In Hudson Squro, however, Chatham Square, intersection of Pearl and Chatham streets, Rutgers slip and various other places, tar barrels wore bur ning, rockets, bcngola lights and other firoworks, wero set ufl for tho amusement of the bystanders. Masonic Hall was illuminated, and u transparency of the father of his country graced tho front of tho building. Thu largo room was decorated with flags and transparencies, and was visited by thou sands during the course of the evening. Thoro was not, wo believo, any regular meeting, although the room was crowded at the timo we wero there, as we remem ber lo have ever seen it. Tho new oflicoof tho Courier in Wall street, was illuminated, and displayed a large transparency on Us front, of thu Whig arms. In tho Fifth Word, tho evening was celebrated with more than usual spirit, Thero woro processions, illuminationi.fire- works, etc On tho Jersey side of the river, beocon fires wero lighted, and tho roar of cannon responded to the firing in this city. At 9 o'block, u procession of whigs of ono of tho upper wards, wo believo thu 1 111 h, passed tho Purk, nnd inarched down toward the battery. When il arrived at thu corner of Courllandt street, n band of vagabonds made a rush, and endeavored to destroy or capturo thu whig banners. They wero unsuccessful in this, however, and wero glnd to beat a rutroat, having receiv ed more bruises than any thing else. Wo saw this enlightened bund rushing hku t madmen fur the largo room in Tammany fc'co fourth pugo,

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