Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 23, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 23, 1848 Page 1
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Wbul? 91 o 6OIU1 TUE TAYLOR MASS MEETING AT NlDIiO'B GARDK*. &e.,die<i d(C> Pursuant to previous notice, the friends of General ^achary Taylor assembled at Niblo'd Garden, last night, to express the'r admiration of and determination to support him for the Presidency of the United States, ut the ensuing election. The meeting was called under a spacious pavilion, erected expressly for the occasion ; and was variously estimated by our reporters, at from fifteen hundred persons to more than five thousand. On the gateway was a larg; transparency, representing General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista, in the midst of the fight, and leading on to victory. The following inscription w?a imprin'ed upon it : ? .nooooeooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. o .. ,,9 o "a LITTLE MORS ttilArK, CAPTAIN DRACO." o g "llENEBAL, WI can't BE BRAT WHEN VfK ALL g o POLL TOOITHEa." ? o o 'oocoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo* Under the canvass, and hanging immediately in front of the stand, was a large banner, bearing . the following, in letters of gola :? 'I'CUJfiOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOO lOOOOOOOOOO 0000000* o .. o g M I ASK rfO FAVORS, AND SHRINK FROM NO O O RF.SPONflintLITY )} ? *oooooooooooooooo?oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo* i At seven o'clock, a band, playing the national air of " Hail! Columbia!" entered, when the prominent members of the meeting ascended the stand. Mosks H. Gkinnbll, Esq , then rose and said .? Gentlemen?The boar hat sow arrived at which It beeouies neoeseary we should organize thie meeting. It i* truly a Roush aud Ready meeting (alluding to the weather). That is our meeting, and the way in which w? mean to pUoe Rough and Ready In the prreldential I vaair. (Applause) Now, gentlemen, alio* meto ask r. C? ??? T>k. ? ....h.. U .l~.ll... _hl?V> prevailed when the battle of Buena Vista was fought. It rained all day and night (Applause ) 1 hare one l'avor to ask of you, and that it, that you will not bear ?i(Mntt the potts which hold up the awning. There is no danger of the awning falling, if you do not bear ngalnnt the post* If you will observe this, all will go well, and end well. Gantlemen, I propose as chairman of this meeting, Hugh Maxwell. (Applause ) Mr. Maxwell then rose amid the loud acclamations of the meeting, and spoke as follows:? Ontlemen? 1 thank you for this mark of kindness, asid, in the due order of our prooeedings, I shall have the I pleasure of addressing to you a few remarks. Mr. UniN.tKLLthen said?Soelng that there are not a few in this community in favor of Gen. Taylor, 1 shall nominate as vice presidents those who have given their acquiescence to this meeting. > A number of Vice-Presidents and Secretaries were then named, and unanimously received. Mr. M ixwell then continued his remarks,? Fellow oitizens, we are assembled here on the anniversary of the birth-day of the immortal Washington, and on the anniversary of the great battle of Bueaa Vista. (Applause ) We are assembled to express our views in re lxrenoe to the character and qualifications of a man on whomthe eyes and hearts of the American peoplehavebeen tiirn?d In admiration, gratitude, and love. (Applause). We are assembled, fellow-citl?ens,ln the exercise of one of the dearest rights whioh belong to freemen?the right or assembling to express oar opinion as to public men I and to public measures ; and we tbank God that there is no power in this oountry that ran prevent us in the exercise of that inestimable right. (Applause from all parts of the field). Fellow-oitiiena, Zachary Taylor is the man cf the people, and the man for tae people, and j his nomination is proposed to be made this evening by tie meeting of a portion of the oitisens of New York, I In order that it may be brought forward more > prominently before the State and the aation. It is | sometimes dlffloult to say, when great men appear I on the pnblio stage, what in the order of Provideaoe tbey are commissioned to aooomplish. The teachings of history inform us that frequently the influence of great I men is reserved as a secret of history; but in our oase, I fellow citissns, in reference to the distinguished man ' whom we nominate,we know enough of his public career, 3 we know enough of his character, to be sa tit tied that he chall b? brought iuto the administration of the government of thta country, that he will exeroiae an influ| enee on the adminiatration of thai government, that it will be salutary to the beat interests of the country (Applause } Fellow citizens, It Is not my intention to detain you with a long address on this occasion ; there are gentlemen here from distant parts to address this I meeting, w on pnblio character is such as to oommand I yonr attention, and I respectfully invite yon, as friends I of order, and friends of Ueneral Taylor, (applause.) to I respect order, to show that you entertain respeot for I the patriot, and for yours?lves, and for others; and that I while you are in tho exercise of your rights, as free citiI sens,you can teach alt that it shall never be in the powI rr of any man to aay, that the friends of General Taylor I ebowed the leaat semblance of division, or any want of I that great principle wbioh ought to be lnculoated by I American ctklsens. Fellow eitisens, the addreas of the I Mends of General Taylor will now be read by Mr. RayI mond. I The following address was then read by one of I the secretaries, Mr. Raymond: I ADDRKSB. I Within less than a year the people of the United States I are to elect a President for another term. The peculiar I) condition of theoountry gives to this election more than li ordinary interest and importance, in the exercise of a I fundamental right, we have assamblad here, to deoltre n our eonvletions concerning the nature of the crisis, and H the policy proper to be pursued. H Our country Is involved In war with Mexico. That war had its origin in the conflicting claims of the two republics to jurisdiction over Texas. If both nations H had been governed by wise and moderate counolla, those claims might have been settled without resort to arms But Mexico was excited by an Impatient resentment of alleged injuries, quickened by a sense of Urlnfar.orlty; and our own government had been entruated to pollti clans, lustead of stateamen?to men elected, not by thair worth nor for their wisdom, but by party force, and In df fault of both. The rulers of both countries mistook I rashness for coursge^and the two nations were plunged into war, before (Ten the object* had been deolared for whloh it waa to be waged. Bad laws are the penalties which nations always (near for the orimeof ohoosing bad ruler*. The punishment in this om? seems even greater than the offense deserved Bat when war with Mexico became the law of the land, it was carried by the oountry, noting through Congress, into full ?ff?ot. It has been wsged with Tigor and complete suocess. Our armies, with inadequate means, without proper support from the government at home, against the most formidable cbitacleg, by their own bravery and the unsurpassed ability of their commanding generals, have aohieved results without a parallel in bmitsry annals. (Cheers ) The armies of Mexico have Ibeen routed whenever they have been met; all her chief towns, Including the capital, have been seised ; and the ientlre republic reposes in abjeot helplessness, beneath [American sway Her government has been depose J; her Ireveaueshave been sequestered; her territory is forcibly iwrested out of the hands of her people; and Mexico is now, and must remain, until a treaty of peace shall ke concluded, a depeudent proTinoe of the United States. I In a military point of view, no war was ever waged with Inore oomplete suocess. It nas been fruitful Iniheglo(y ot arms. It has given us rank we did not hold bslore, as a military power, among the nations of the larth, and has thus increased our seourity against agressions that might lead to future wars. But it has Klso been fruitful ia domestio evil?in the check it has Int Hnnn ?h? nroflnerifv Of th? conntr* anrl tka nnrrnn. I Ion* It bM countenanced in the administration of pwblo affair*. It hu given wider scope, and greater impuilty. to the executive prostitution of pnblio patronaga 0 wllih end*. It bM enabled the President, nnde* oo>r of necosity, to make great encroachment* on popuir right*, aa embodied in Congress. It hai weakened he restraints, and enlarged the powers, assigns* by the outltvtion to the sxeontiTe branoh of oar govsrnment. 1 haa turned the eyes of a Urge portion or oar people rom the paths of lobar industry, of healthy progreu In tie art* of peaoe, and in the true elementa of national taatnea*. and fixed them upon glittering but periloua bights of power, to be reached only through untancloned way a, ana by daring deeda of oonqaest and of lood And now it hangi over our heads. ai an event pt to be averted, if the plans of the administration shall L carried out?the forcible annexation and absorption Ito our rapubllc of tha whole of Msxioo, with Its vast [rritory, lta prodigloua debt, lta eight millions ef people, liSt to be citiiena of a free rspublio, and of a race the Ivers* of onr own in *11 tha elements of personal and of Ltlonal oharaoter. Nor is tbla a shadowy and ImaginI danger. Passing events make it clear that the forolk annexation of the whole of Maxloo is to be deiibekely sought a* a political object, by a political party. In la oanvass on tha threshold of which we now stand Da spirit of that design has already been infused, to a fry great Atent, into the party whloh piaoed the prefct administration in power. The most prominent kdldata at tint n%rt? h\r th? PMiid*nAvhu nrnfuotd iflod Indication* in public opinion, which would renr inevitable that reeult Other member* of the ?ame rty, equally eminent and mora frank, have openly derail lli?m?'rlT?a In favor of it; and what la atill more sieiTe, all the ineaeurea of the administration are ?kllly adapted to foroelt upon the party M a " foregone peluMon," which muat be auatalnad, beoaune it eanL he averted. I'he tendency of tbl* war, like that of all almilar war* jlch repdblloa hare waged, baa thus been to augment [entire pownr at the expenaa of popnlar liberty?to Uti ute ambition* lmpulie for that natural life whloh In" ran give healthy growth and well knit strength to I bo'ly poll'lo; to eut looee onr Inetltutlon* from the Ld pillars of national safety; and to launoh them upon | thorelera lea of rash experiment, wh*re oharta of Idoni are melee*, where sncoeea must be an aoeldent, I where Uilnra la awlft and remedtleaa rain The Li affest of war with a foreign oounWy. U to knit Ira firmly the b??da of utiouliMflk Imtkja L. however, frotn the yMOliv relation ?fthe mtoT E N E NEW \ ing power*, th? opposite result hu been produced; and the more perfeot and permanent our success becomes, the greater is the peril whioh It Involves of seotional dissension and consequent evil Such, in our juJginent, is the nature of the crisis in wnicn our country is plac*4 It is full of danger, moI mentous and immiufnC ? of danger to be averted ouly [ by ths overthrow of tbe rash and selfish administration which has brought it upon us; for it is our dfliberate and solemn conviction. that, to perpetuate the oounoils that now preyail, would be to decree the national crime of forcibly anuexing the whole of Mexioo, and to incur all the dangers which so momentous an experiment would of necessity involve. We regard the overthrow of the present administration, therefore, as essential, not only to our national prosperity, but to our national honor. It can be rfleet ed, we firmly believe, by the united effort of all who hate it* corruption and oppose its designs The great whig party of the Union forms now, as it always has formed, the natural antagonist of all reoklesa experiments In la gtslation and the natural defender of whatever exoerience has shown to b? wise, conservative and safe Upon that party, therefore, now devolves the duty of presenting a firm, united and unbroken opposition to the perilous prcjeots of the administration, it roust sacrifice all personal predilections, all local feelings, all temporary, partial and secondary interests, whatever may bs their nature, upon the altar of national safety. It must postpone all minor issues?abandon all private resentments allay all looal dissensions?and set aside every thing whioh may prevent th* cordial, earnest and united exertions against the party now in power, of that great mass ?r ~ *i?*i i.. v._u - ? V* UU1 biwu^uo, UUUBIUUVIUD, no no uiuiijr wruom, m yhdi< majority of the American people, who are opposed to the consummation of the rash and dangerous schemes we have here set forth. These sacrifices are to be made, and these ends to be attained,by the whig party,in their sele )tion ol a candidate for the presidency, as that selection will, of itself, indicate and deflre the ground on wbioh they stand. In making this selection It is obvioui that the controlling motive must be, to And some man upon whom the whigs, in every portion of our common country, oan unite; in whose ability, honesty and patriotism the great body of tha people ot all parties have thorough confidence; and upon whom all who are opposed to the administration, regardless of minor differences, oan bestow their votes If, in suoh a crisis, it were allowable to follow the Impulses of the heart?to be moved by the warmth of personal devotion, or by the dictates of political and party attachment, rather than the counsels of cool.dispassionate and unbiassed judgment?the whig* of the Union would have no difficulty in selecting, from the long array of their distinguished members, the man of their choice. Great names, great intellects, great statesmen?men among the foremost, the world hx ever known for eloquence, tor profound insight into the principles of government, and for thorough devotion to the good of their country, have made the whig oauae illustrious, even when its glory has been eclipsed by defeat. (Cheers ) And prominentiamocg them a.1-conspicuous, even in that splendid array of renowned and brilliant names?stands the statesman who has ol ten led the whigs through desperate and unavailing contest, and who has earned, by his services to his oountry as well as by the scars he has reoeived iu the fleroe conflicts of party strife, a plaoe in the affection of whigs where he can know no rival; and where he need not fear the utmost that time oan effect (A voice?"That's Henry Clay,") But the experience of the past, the facts of the present, and the aspects of the fu'.ure, give emphatic warning, which wire men cannot safely disregard, that the man whom the whigs shall nominate must be one whose name has never been mingled in party conflicts,? (oheers)? whose nomination would awaken no slumbering resentnieata, and call to mind no bitter thoughts inhflritid from mtaf. ? nn? whoa* noma haa n#r?r divided the country into hostile ranks, and formed between them a gulf Impassable from either side?one who is strong in the alTeotions of the whole people, and for whom any man in the nation may tpte, without helying his political life and making humiliating confession of past obs'.luacy in error ?nd in wroog. (Cheors ) Such a man, after the most careful and dispassionate consideration, we believe the nation has found in Zaohary Taylor (Cheers) TheVar wbioh has enveloped the oountry in clouds charged with danger and gloom, has pointed to him as tbe star of its hope (Cheers.) His firmness, ooolness, and lion-hearted oourage on the field of battle bave passed into history and need not be celebrated here. His foresight has been exhibited at every step of the great campaign which he conduoted. His prudence, humanity, and sound discretion were clearly shown in tbe capitulation at Monterey, which oalled d?wn upon hia head the hostility of nn administration as uojust and cruel as it is selflah and weak. IKs orders and reports bav* been characterised by modesty, magnanimity,and a perfection of style which knows no parallel. His oorrespondenoe with the War Department, vindicating his oonduot from offloidl censure, exhibits throughout the greatest mental vigor, aided and polished by the most thorough culture. And his consummate wisiom, aa well as hia oalm, undaunted courage, w?s displayed at Buena Vista, where, contrary to the wishes of the government, against chances that might have appalled the stoutest heart, and in tbe face, as it seemed, of Fortune h >rself, he took his stand, with a handful of msn. against the moat brilliant and perfect army Mexico ever brought into the fltld?won tbe victory after a protracted and +??*v<Hls? ? nraiorTK A millinna t\f fh* nnhlin r?rn_ perty?held oonqueata that were in imminent danger of being re oonquered?turned the tide of battle?established the charaoter and demonstrated the effloienoy of American volunteera, and thus prepared the way for that brilliant suooession of unequalled victories wblob, under another General of transcendent Renins and unsullied fame,led our arml?s to the heart of the Republio. and laid its whole powvr prostrate at our (est (Cheers ) But It is not for his military services alone, that w? deem General Taylor the moet suitable candidate of the whig party-in the coming !canvasa. We recognise no claim, in any man, for any public s^rvloe hi may have rendered, to the high office of President of the United States. That offloe should not be the reward of brilliant deeds, upon any field. It is a plaoe of duty and responsibility?1? be filled not in payment of paatob.igatlons, but for the best Interests of the country, for the present and tri? future. Still less should It be the priisfor which men may strive on the field of battle, when called thither by the allegiance they owe to their country and its laws.? The dignity of that high station la abased, and the purity of the soldler'a escucoheon la stained, by auch an admixture of aelfish motive. The military oareer of Gen. Taylor has been only the occasion for displaying, in the dlaoharge of its duties, the most admirable qualifications for the highest stations in olrll life. It has not made him great:?It has only oalled attention to that greatness which has made it so illustrious. In every plaoe which he haa been oalled to fill, General Taylor has given proof of the moat entire and unsei:'sh devotion to the good of the country : ? of the dearest provision in regard to her Interests : ?of the soundest judgment upon a'l matters of publ'e policy that have come, beneath his eye of the oalmost and mo?t resolute temper In carrying great measurea into full effect?[Here a curious passage was omitted by order of the committee]?and an entire fitnesa, in every respsot, for discharging the duties of the ' great station to which we hope he will soon be raljtd. We believe that, if he shall be nominated by the whig national convention, which is to assemble at Philadelphia on the 7th day of June next, as '.he whig candidate for the Presidency, he will reoelve the votes of the whig party throughout the United States?together with those of a large mass of the people who have never hitherto acted with the whlgs, hut who are opposed to the polioy of the administration; and that he would Ifaus be eleoted by an overwhelming majority of the Amerloan people. [Here another curious passage was omitted by order of the eommlttee ] Kor thii firm and unwavering oonfllenos in his principles and bis polioy, we have his own repeated an 1 published declarations,?the united and emphatlo testimony of hia meat intimate imd trusted friends,?and the experience which haa been afforded by his whole career of publio service. Entertaining these opinions, and believing that they are entitled to the serious and candid consideration of the whig party in every seotion of our oommon country, wa do most earnestly declare our sincere oonvictlon, that Zacbary Taylor ought to be the whig oandieate for the rreaia?noy in tne approaching otnywn (.cneoricheer*)--and we adopt the fallowing resolution* an netting forth onr principle*, our pclioy. and our hop?a| (Three cheer* for Rough and Heady ) ? Mr. Hoffman then appeared on the platform, and tpokt as follows : ? Fellow oltiiena?It In auch a long time alnoe I hid the honor of appearing before a public meeting, tint I hardly know how to begin, or how to addreaa you. I am not hern -this meeting ia not here, to decry or denonnoe any men It hag come In the right, aa haa been expre*aed by our worthy chairman, that freemen alwaya hare, to expreaa their own conviction* aa to who ahould be onr ettndard-baarer in the oomlng oonte?t (Applauae ) That that ooming oonteat haa a deep intereat to the oountry?that upon It dependa our fature prosperity, no man will deny. There ia not a whig within the aound of my Toloe who doea not believe that power la now held by unworthy handa, who are unworthy of the gonttde nee of the people There are thouaanda of the democratic party, ot thoae who have alwaya acted in oppneltlon to aa, who believe the aame, and who are ready to unite with na, if wa will preaent to them on* on whom they can rely, and with u* aohieve a glorioua victory. (\pplauae ) If, then, fellow-oitliena, upon tbecomlng oonteat hanga auapended the hopea and thefeara of our country, I aak you, la It not time to aaorlfloe upon the altar of that oountry aH our preelection*, all our favorItlam, all our personal feeling*? la it not our duty to unite under tha atandard of thoae who alone oan lead ua to vlotory? There am many m*n in the whig nartv who are iinLltlail in ?h? nitltnde and eonII dune* of the people. I, myself, know one to wbnm 1 h*ve been long, ardently, and personally attached I know one whose purity of character, whose high qualifications of both head and heart, entitle him, aye, and who#* achievement* entitle him. to tbe confidence and gratitude of the people?one who has been arreeted at the head of onr viotorinu* legion* by the administration, and subjected to the Iguominy of a oourt of inquiry, in the presenoe of the very Mrxloan people that he conquered and subdued. But what of that? If the people do not demand him, I am ready to naorifloe my personal feeling*, and uoite in the support of one who i? worthy of our oonfldenoe, and who alone o?n lead us to victory. I ask not, inyaelf, i* my friend worthy? But can I elect htm? do the people demand him? And believing that on tbe Imu* of thii contest, depend* the question whether power ihall be perpetuated la the handi which now hold It, or not; believing that victory depend* on whom we ?eleot ae our standard bearer, I abandon my personal feeling*, and *fco for him who will lead u* to viotory, if he be worthy to bear aloft the standard of oar country. Kellow-eitlfen*, is our man worthy of out rapport? [ * yei.yee," ftom eeveral in the crowd 1 J? be worth; of UT llfeo.***] rubll* o?i?ion relate to a&E&as&B&a vv so ORK, WEDNESDAY MC be oureindldate. [Applause.] He is not brouRbt forward by politicians, but in spito of politicians. The people oemum! bitn- th?y demand th*t conventions and me?' ings shall regard their will, nnd thnt will points to Xacbary Titylor as ths future President or the United Statta. |[Tremendoua appiause ] is he, fellow-olti*?ns, worthy of cur confidence ? Let hia life-let his detds? let all ha h&s done and said ? all no mi written -answer mat qu?stion, m loou an Sour ruthuKiantia cheers. Who is Xaohary Taylor ? ut a boy at Fort Harrison bo dtf.)iid>d it against nn overwhelming foe; from a boy he bu ra'sed afabtli of character which eulogy would but tarnish. Again, in Florida, as be did in later year*, ha conquered against overwhelming fow. Kntrusted by government with orders which demanded integrity, firmness of purpose, obedience to duty, and undaunted courage, how Ji i he answer that demand ? Who is there among you, what man do I address, who doos not remember the fear, the dreadful fear, tbat existed when we heard that Taylor was surrounded, and that volunteers were demand* d to ensure hit stlety ? Who does not remember the delight that was pictured on every man's face when the glorious tidicgi of Palo Alto and Resaoa de la Palma broke on the people ? (8ome little contusion near the platform.) Mr. Maxwell? Gentlemen (pointing to one corner) there is somi disorder in that corner. Will yoa sse to it? [Put him out, put him out ] Von k ? It is only a drunken man [Laughter ] Mr Hoffman?Who does not remember l'aio Alto and Raseca de la Palma, and when tho enemy was before bim, and separating him from his gallaut comrades whom be left in the fort; who does not remember his words,"this night If I live, I will'sleep in Fort Brown;" and tbat night be and his victorious band did sleep snfe an J secure in that fort. [Applausi ] I will notjpeak, because it is as familiar rh Household words, how, at Monterey, with the beyoni t, he overcame the artillery of the enemy. I need not speak of that orownlrg fl^ht; the glorious tight of Duena Vista. Here they rested, a small but determined band. Against thein came the (lower, in number and chivalry, of tbe Mexican array. There they stood, remembering their country, remembering their homes, remembering their lire idee, but remembering also their duty to their oouutry, for Gen. Taylor never surrenders. (Applause) If we are to die, said they, IhI us die here?an expression worthy of tlie best days of Greece or Home? were the words tbat Issuei from the lips of that glorions old man (Vehement applause ) They (ought, they conquered, and the nntlon rung with appUuse of the deed that stands first in the annals of tho land. Tbe people rose, and with one voice called and demanded that ho should be the people's candidate for tbe Presidency of tbe United States. [Great applause and cries of "He shall."] Fellow citizens, I am not not one of those who look behind the splendid achievement* of our army into ths cause of the war. 1 only know, and only feel, and only did feel, that wo were in war I must confess that my heart bounded within me, at'every glorious vlotory that it pleased God to bless our army with. (Applause ) Aye,my heart and my feelings ourneved with that band that surrounded Vera Crui,till t reached the capital. 1 journeyed with it when it met and passed the impregnable Cerm Gordo. 1 jourr.eyed with them when It passed tbe Cerro Gordo?whon the order of to-night became tbe history of to-morrow's fight. I gloried in Chapultepeo, in Molino del Rey, and in Churubusoo ; and 1 exulted when our standard iloat ed over the Halls of the Montezuraas. (Applause.) i gloried in Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma 1 rejoioad la tbe viotory of Monterey, and I was elated by that crowning act. that rrnwru'ri mir armv with ulnrw and nm* naHnn with honor?the memorable battle of Buena Viata. But, fellow citizens, it In not as a soldier alone that we demand your support, or that the people demand that wn should support Urneral Taylor lor the presidency. I regard him an a mun fitted for the times; and splendid and brilliant as hare hin achievements been on the field of battle, as splendid and more brilliant have been the triumphs of his pen ; and undoubted courage and fu'ler patriot^m were not more displayed In the line formed at Uuena Vista to meet an overwhelming force, than are sagaoity and good sense in every line of his immortal dispatches. [Applause] Sueh. lellow-oitlKsns, is the raan who is presented for our choice. With him victory is certain. Let but the whiga rally around him, let but the whijs unite with the honest and intelligent democrats, and rally under the standard of au honest and patriotic man, and victory is certain. Let the national convention which ia to assemble at Philadelphia ?let them disregard all personal preferences, let them sacrifice them all on the altar of publio good, and Zachary Taylor wltl become the President of the Ualtcd Statr*. Fellow citizens, I .'desire bis election because I believe bim to be a whig. The democrats, many of them, desire it, because they believe him to be an honrst man; and they echo the voice whloh comes from Utica, that bis mental and moral qualifications entitle him to the confidence < f a tree and grateful country. Ves, fellow-citizens, if we will but do our duty?and this glorious meeting tells me we will?he will not on the 4th of Mnroh, 1B49, sleep, as he said he would, if he lived, at Kort Brown; but, if he lives, on thit night he will sleep at the presidential mansion at Washington. Yes, if we will but uuite, there we will plaoe him, and grateful and joyous as was the shout whloh cans irom his way-worn, bis Ogntiug, and weary comrades wboia he left; at Kort Brown, when from the battle fields of Palo Alto be returned to cheer, to suooor. and oomfort them, still greater and more deafening will be the glorious shout that,on the 4th of Maroh, 1849, will welcome bim back to Washington, to the highest plaoe, and to reoeive the highest gilt whioh a free people can bestow. So may it be, so it shall be, if you but do your duty to him. KE SOLUTIONS. Resolved, That the war between Mexico and the United States, )>ad its origin in the conflicting claims of the two Republics to jurisdiction over Texas; and to the impatience and extravagant pretensions on the part of Mexico, and the rash councils of our own administration, wbich prevented those claims from being settled nunll.llnn "J Resolved, That in the prestation of the existing war with Mexioo, the American army, both regulars and volunteers, has exhibited in the highest degree, the best qualities of veteran soldiers and that in the several campaigns which have resulted In the complete conquest of the Republic of Mexioo, they have periormed services whioh have elevated the military oharacter of the nation, demonstrated its power, and entitled them to the eratitudft of their country. Resolved, That In the campaign of the Rio Grande, Oen. Taylor has evinced the noblest qualities of a great oommander, in having accomplished with the smallest possible means, against the greatest obstacles, the most brilliant and Important results : that in his oonstant and effective preparation for all contingencies, he has shown the clearest and most accurate foresight:-and that in the oapitnlmtion at Monterey, for which he was censured by the administration, he granted terms honorable, alike to his humanity and disnretion. Resolved, That the triumphant battle of Buena Vista, fought sgainst the wishes of the administration, constituted the turning point of the war, leading directly to , the unparalleled victories by wbicli it was followed, and proving (Jen. Taylor to be as conspicuous for un ntag forecast as for unyielding firmness on the field of battle. Resolved, that in the selection of a candidate for the Presidential oanvaas of 1848, the whig national convention should aim to present a man whose name will unite the great b idy of the whig* m everv section of our com moo country. And at the same time secure the support of that portiou of th? people hitherto acting with other parties, who would gladly rote in opposition to the present administration, for any candidate in whose character, ability and patriotism they should have fall confidence Resolved, That in Zacbary Taylor the wbigs would have a candidate in whom all these qualities are combined?In whose simple republican habits in private lite, and whose integrity, abilUy and devotion to the good of the country, the great body of the Amerioan people,without distinction ot party, have the most unwavering cenfld<4nee?who has declared hitustlf.in principle aud in feeling, a republican and a whig?with whom the good or the country would always outweigh any merely partUin schemes - w ose most ?arn?st efforts and elevated position would enshle him to briar about, what he ha? publicly declared he deiires to fee, a speedy and a lasting P' ate with Mexloo, upon terms whloh should secure the rights and th? interests of both republics-whose nomination by tbe whig convention would render morally certain his election by an ovrwh. lining m jorlty of the psople; and whose eloctlon, so elTejtsd* would seoure tbe safety, promote tbe prosperity, and elevate the character of our common cc antry. Kesol ,ed, That the abilities, good sense, modesty and sound judgment, exhibited In the despatches, correspondence and official papers of General Taylor, show conclusively, not only the native vigor ot bis mind, but the high oharacter of his attainments; and a fitness, second only to that of the Father of bis Country, to discbarge the duties of any oivil station to which ne may be elevated by the American people. Resrlved, That although the military servloes of General Taylor have beea brilliant, and oaloulated to elevate the national charaoter at home and abroad, they do not eonstltnte the only or tbe principal oause of oar preferenoe: bat that we recognise in tbe oourse of bis life, from tne war of 1013 to the present time, traits of hamanlty?a sense of duty to the government and obedience to tbe laws?a stern regard for the rights of others?great Intelligence and sound common sense; which qualities, united to his uniform self-control, repnblioan simplicity, disinterestedness and moderation, give aseuranoe of a sate and satisfactory administration of tbe government. Hesolved, That entertaining these views, we unanimously nominate Zachary Taylor fur the next Presidency, as being eoraently worthy of tbe support of the people of the United States ; and we respectfully recommend to tbe whig national convention which Is to awemble at Philadelphia on the 7th of June, to present his name to tbe wbig party, and to all the Independent electors of tbe oountry, a* their candidate for tbe Presidential canvass of 1848. K*eolved. That a aommltten of ????n hn nnr>lni?,t hv the ehalr, whose duly It shall be to call future public ui< etingi whan tb y nhall derm It advisable, *n l to oorr?*v in ,eu?r<>iiy with oar whig bretbri>u la this an J c;h*r s;*t?k u>it?b!t to the nomination of /tohtry Taylor to the residency Col. Gkntrv, ot Tennessee,was then introduced to tlie mreunu l>y the Chairman, and proceeded to address the assemblage, as follows: ? la coming among you, fallow oltiitns, from a distant State, it gives me inexpressible pleasure to meet ?o large an assemblage of my felloi^cttiiens of New York, anil to meet them, moreover, upon a subject which eonmm Is the deepest sympathy, and calls for the hlghaat snuciioa of every American breast; a subject in which I ardently sympathise with you, and in which 1 heartily wish you Godspeed. Tha object upon which we hare met together this evening, Is, la foot, M 1 verily belief* one up?? whieh uh hltnee* Inter*** of our niiut ?e??n<U II wnli feiUw sltlteu, hu the Hgitmham mU iMUu/vhkk I )mt* flUwiThece. Uis milif, im pi toft an ui jm Might Ik* vyirH ot mmnI Mill I *JT- 1 )RNING, FEBRUARY 23, ' " I Taylor, or elee I oertainly should not h*v? seen here

Fuch bu overwhel-nlig majority of bis fiiend?, and auch ardent Hnlhu?:.u*ni >u*uitesUd In hit mum as bM been here displayed. It Is the crt-at ebinct >ristio of that great m?n, that no obstacles stop him, no difHoulties etay hie onward march; and It woul l also appear from theipec'Acia afforded us this evening, that the same high trait of character alro dintingulahea bis friendaand those who havi eruburked in liia ctuse Cultivate, fellow-?lti*?ns, tbia spirit, oberlah it, and the banner which you have unfurlrd thia evening, will be carriod lorward to certain, rIo-iojs, and triumphant victory. You need not fear, feiiow-eltlxuns, after the excellent and eloquent addresaea to whioh wn have liateued thia evening, that I am about to inliiot upon you a long apeeoh. I shall be brief, for I hnre always thought, with the Illustrious poet wuo gave utterance to the sentiment, that " brevity la the soul of wit." I shall not. however, attenpt to apeak again upon topics which luve been already ao ably and so eloquently brought but'ore you In the addressee we have heard It would be both a useless and unnecessary tasU for ran to speak of General Taylor, of bla great military and blgh civil attainment!) and achievements, i a?n this topic !a familiar to you -1 see that you have studied, observed, end admired all the high principles whlciibelong to thatiliuatrious man; that you approve of him, aud are reaoived to prove your admiration and approbation of his high and eminent qualities in elevating tlie possessor of them to the highest station in the gift of the American people (Applause). Yes, fellow citlaens, yon are familiar with his glorioua deeda. You have followed his triumphal course in all his oareer- you wore with him In heart and spirit when he drew up his little band on the plains of Buena Vista. When berefc by the government of all his best troops, and all the regular soldiers of the llnr -when left with a handful of brave vclnnteers/he met twenty thousand well disciplined troops of the enemy under the lead of Santa Anna, their beat and bravest captain?you followed him In spirit when he met them and nobly fought and glorioutly conquered them. All those glorious deeds you are acqnaiutad with; they are familiar to you' But these are not alone the qualifications whloh maks him able, proper und competent to'be your choice?to be the people's candidate for the Presidency, lie has exhibited In numerous and various other responsible and difficult positions, all thnse high qualities which chiracterlze the gr*at statesman-qualities which prove him t.A hfl AB Aft hf*h A IflVltl Aft a *i.af>imon Anil Mwillun am ha standi confessed befors the world m> hero. (Applause ) Did you t-vor read bis correspondence with the War Department? It desert en to be studied; it E roves that in selecting him for our candidate, we ire not been led away altogether, and merely by great military fame, wh?n we bare paused and considered this correspondence, which shows him to be at once as wist ai also he is brave. Y< u, fellow citizens, are., New Yorkers; lam but stranger among yi.u. I am, therefore, as I well may bo, rather shy in speaking ia your presenoe of your publio men ; bo: pardon me if I venture to say that you will all acknowledge Gov Maroy to be a right cute, cunning old man. (Laughter) And jet all his ounning, and all the attempts he made, were vain ; he could not suooeed is rnirappieg the old hero to oommlt an act by which he might relieve the President from the responsibility of the fact of marohing our troops on to the liio Urande. [Applause and laughter] All Governor Moray's endeavors to do this, were in vaiu. The old hero showed himself just as able to defend himself from a tire in the rear?the same flre of which another brave general spoke over a hasty plate of soup?as he was able also to meet and vanauish the enemv in his front. lie w?s quite as competent to proteot himself from this roar iitt*ck, an he wan to meet uud conquer the ! Mexicans who were posted In his front. There is at this I moment a party in Congress who, In their desire to oppose the people in their wish to elevate General Taylor to the I'res.denoy, aud who, realizing the f*ot that the people deplore this war with Mexloo, exclaim, in order that they may arrest the course of the people?" It was General Taylor who advised this,war Tne government permitted him to maroh to the Rio Grande, but ll was bis advice, It was his opinion, which led to it." They say that in his first letter to the War Department, he whs anxious to move upon the Rio Grande, thus seeking to throw the responsibility of the breaking out of this war upon him But it will not do, fellow oitli?ns, will it? [Crlea of "No! No!"] Look for n full answer to ail this to his correspondence. Look at the first l*tter, ordering him tonrooeed to Tnas, in which letter it was said that ihe Rio Grande was the ultimate point to wbioh he was to prooeed. Governor Marcy left it to his discretion; he did not say he Aould go there; but he only advised him to take the best position which be might trunk most advisable, near the Rio Grande. General Taylor then prooevded to Texas, and on arriving at Corpus Christi, he met with Mr Di>aaldson, the American consul, who told him that Corpus Chritti was the extreme po'nt, belonging to Texae, and la its occupation. There tLm, he stopped, and waited turiher orders. He wan too prudent to acton his own responsibslity; he refused to proceed further of his own motion, while, at the s&we time, in the correspondence fr m the War Department, he whs aeked If it would not be tatter to take a position on the Rio Grande? General Taylor knew hie duty too well, a* a soldier. He waa read? laokt* the orders of the department; he, therefore, replied. "If it is the ultimatum of the government that I should march upon the Rio Grand, it would certainly be best in a military point of view to be there; but," Mid he (this was in his last letter,) "this raises a question whioh involve! a delioate affair, being at this moment the subjeet of ponding negotiations, and ooniequenntly I am not entitled to march there, unless under positive orders so to do." Thus it was, they sought to entrap the old hero, to take this step of himself. But when they found they could not saooeed, then, at last they ordered him expressly to maroh to the Rio Grande. He did so; it waa In obedience of orders, which as a soldier he was feoand to obey, and he took up his position at the appointed plaoe ; he marched to the Rio Gran je. Vou may peroelve, fellow citizens, in perusing oarefully all this correspondence, that though General Taylor Is a plain old farmer and a rough soldier, whose life has been devoted to the toil and business of the cjmp, yet notwithstanding, be proved himself, as this correspondence shows, more than a match f?r tlin astute and cunning Mr. Maroy. (Laughter and applause ) i earnstly hope, fellow citizens, that the strong and powerful recommendation made this evening in the resolutions of this meeting, and met br VOU with such a wirm rennnniut and approbation, will be heeded by the whig oonvention which is to meet in Jane next in Philadelphia. It Is true there are some whig' who hare said, and who say, ' No, we oannot go for him, because we do not Know bis principles; he bas not come out and proclaimed himself a whig " Others there are who say they oannot go tar him becanse he has not oome out and said that he is a democrat, Hut, fellow citizens, I wish to know?I ask, if there is In this?if there is anything ia the position of General Taylor, whioh renders him, with any justice, suhjeot to the sneers of such individuals or to the disapprobation of any party, or which ought to prevent us fr 'm giving him our oordial support for the presidency ? (Cries of ' No, no ") How oould he have acted otherwise f He wM the commander of our army ; he was ongaged in waging war with oar enemy ; he was in the midst of war, when these unjust reproaohei ware first made against him. Would he tuve aoted wisely or prudently, If be had oome out at the call of any party, and declared himself to belong to any one party .' Would it have bean wise for him, situated as he was, to identify himself, among the troops in the midst of war, with soma oae |?articular party ? This would have been to sow thi> seeds of discard amorg his troops?to exoite party feuds around him in the midst of the army?to convert the ih 1.1 of battle into a political arena of politicat strife and trouble. If be had acted in this manner, he would not have hay* had th.< affection of oae half of his troops wt'b bim; he would have made the army a fleld of political contention; he would have insured defeat, instead of loading on, as he did, his troops to victory. This would have been the infallible result of such a course, had ha pursued it; and therefore I say, that in the oondnot General Taylor has pursued, we behold a mau acting according to strlot propriety, and guided by the soundest dlotates of prudence and wl'dom [ Applause] I shall not dwell upon the argument; it* correctness. Is manifest; it must be obvious to every oandid mind. I i- nr n. .. i i i > I him to b? a wbl? He bu never disguised th? fact ; It hu been no secret; bs has used no disguise. Out he in not a party man ; nor will he be A party candidate lie will ujt, In this contest, Identify himself exclusively with party. The fame seems to be the present position of the commander-in-chief of the army of the United States ; be only perform* his duty now m a citizen, and as a patriot; as the servant ot his country, and not of a party. It Is a right and a praiseworthy position. But the objeotlon, again, it urged: " We want him now to come out; ? want him to declare his principles." We must take, however, into consideration the change of olroumstances, an i reflect that a declaration upon many prlnolplM of debateable character. I* now rendered altogether Idle and unnecessary by tne current and court* of events, aud will be altogether out of tbe question In the course of the present Presidential canvass.? The heavy expenditure oooasloned by the war, has now settle* tbe question of protection for many years to oome Those, therefore, who are in favor of free trade, may assume It as a faot that thii question Is let at r*st for a long period ot time, because we cannot pay the debt wbioh the war baa brought upon us. nor meet the interest of that debt, without protection to the Industry of the country. (Applause,) Again, if one were oalled to declare his principles upon tbe question of distributing the proceeds of tbe publio lands, that question also ia now finally settled and determined. It Is, therefore, mtlrely unnecessary to make it bencefnrllMhe subject of any declarations, for we have Irrecoverably pledged tbe publio lands to pay the loan, and the expenses whinh tbe war has brought upon as. Again, in reference to a bank of the Uoited States, there Is no man wbo believes that, for a length of time, It oan ever be raised up again as a party question, and made a positive priuolple in a presidential canvass (Great applause ] Why, therefore, fellow cltlsens, shonli we withhold our suDDOrt from (leu Tailor. merely hecanee he do?? not uonroruetrUy coine out and declare himaelf unnecessarily upon questions which are now no longer matter# or public consideration, or parly agitation, aud brc?u*e te wisely declines to mingle in these party confl.ct* which onct; agitated the countiy? (Applause ) In declining to purine suoh a course, he n?n shown biueelt to b? a prudent, wise, and a true man. I think it oan be demonstrated that if lien Taylor I* nominal "J. a* you hare warmly recommend iu your resolutions this evening, by the whig convention lu Philadelphia, he la mre to be elected; he mnst be elected, he will be eleoted by agreat mpj.nity cf the people of the United State*. (Immense and enthu'iaitio applause.) 1 will My more, fellow oltlz-n* he will be elected ty the affeotlou,of the people of the United States for him. who have fastened upen him with a pertinacity of heart aad affeetka which will eleot kin m ?>) ?f a?y opposition. Of tf Uenetal Taylei kould l>* dsfwtMi, Ue people wlU ut lUlt a*y oiltet lentiH of IbM mmOoi to be *to?W4. I ea? utoly 9Mkf?rft?MvUwitfcwfc0alM??0!?fcaUtaf|lii?& I E K A r aa 1848. tin people of Tennessee. Id every attempt to obtain the vot?s of the people for other candidates, ever hi* opponents Had themeelves cMtg.-d to speak wall of General Taylor Kven the governor of thin State felt himself constrained to say that ha ?u friendly to him 1 can nay * ith oertainty, fellow citia-ns, that the State of Tennmee will go for General Taylor. If you are hard pressed In the conteet. that State will spring forward to the rescu* with a helping band. [Applause J There will be a inejorlty of more than ten thousand In that State In favor of the hero of Ruena Vlstn. I eay. moreover, with confidence, aud there can be no doubt of the truth of it, that there la no State below Mason aud Dixon's line but whit will out their votes in his favor, if (Jen Taylor should be nominated as candidate by 'hi whig convention. What will you <lo Wh?t will" New Jersuy do? The signs are hopefol. Let parties do what they will against General Taylor, the peopl* are .or him; the people Intend to elect him for their next 1'rneldeut. Go on, fellow-citizens, as you hare done thla evening; go on, and you will hear of a glorious triumph; you will acoorupliah a glorious victory equal even to that which was won by the illustrious old hero at 1'uena Vista Mr. Gentry haviconcluded, withdrew, amidst the loudest and most rapturous shouts of applause. Colonel Baker. of Illinois, h?r? came forw *rd amid deafening cheers, and said they had aisembled on the preeent eoonalon, to present a naruo for adoption as their candidate for th? Presidenoy ?? i- me hl^h abovo all other names?the name of /.aohary Taylor. (Prolonged cheering and appHuse.) The c urse of public affair* demanded the choloe, and the people would justify the nomination. (Renewed oheers) They desired above all thing*, an honest and wig# Kxecutlve. (Hear, hoar ) They were engaged In a foreign war?a war ol invasion a war, which in its character, wu unknown In the history of the nation. (Hear, hear, amid cheers, and some ooutusirm ) The Chairmam here called to ordsr, when Colonel Bakkii continued?A war of Invasion, the expenses of which have been unheard of in the history of our army. They hai been invoked in behalf of this' war, which had been originated and prosecuted in pursuance of oonquest. They had been oalled upen, and for what? to denationalise a people. (Cheers ) H? did not meau to go fully into this question; but they presented a man for nomination as their candidate whose name would ensure them success, and that man was Zachary Taylor. (Prolonged applause) No man that knows him would distrust him. (Cheers.) His faoe ?his figure?bis whole person, proclaimed him a man of firm determination, of truth, and of unsullied honor. Let them but look at his aots, since the commencement of his brilliant career in Mexico ; all spoke of his dispatches. They recollected the memorable dispatch in relation to Kort Brown : ?" To nurrow morning I go to Fort Brown, and if the enemy comes forward, no matter what the number, we shall tight him " Tbese memorable words gave to Palo Alto, and Resaoa de la Palma, sufficient to enoourage our troops. In the midst of a foreign land, he found, continued Colonel B., a vast army and a fortified city to oppose his march, but the fortified houses were torn down, the cannon were torn down, and there lances were shivered to the winds. The name of Monterey had given him an immortality. [Cheers ] They gave him some of their brave volunteers, and these stood opposed to the chosen troops of Santa Anna, who came forward like a stream to overwhelm them; but they stood firm, and Taylor so?n gained the victory. [Applause J Colonel B., after briefly reviewing the gallant services of Ueueral Taylor at the battle of Monterey, went on to notloe the manuer In which the govern ment had acted towards bim in relation to the letter addressed by him to General Gaines, and continued : What, be would ask, did they most admire in " Old Zack?" It was bis determination?a determination that oould not bn>nk, and would not band?an indifference in any form Il? mull ask, ware Polk and Maroy to reprove him ? (Laughter, amid loud cries of no, no and cheers ) In hu memorable reply to Secretary Marcy, he says:? ' I ask for no favor and I shrink from no responsibility." (Cheers) General Taylor ?u a military chieftain in the same sense lu which Timoleon was a chieftain?in the same sens* in which Washington?the immortal Washington?whose memory they were now oelebrating, was a chieftain; (cheers)? aud whose spirit was now looking down upon the people, and would approve of their virtue, and action, in fnvor of Old Zaok? (Cheers)?who was sitting to night by his own tire-side?among his family aud friends, apparently unconscious of his fume. They would find that General Taylor would aot on priooiple, and for the benefit of his country He would proteot the labor of the American people, and the rights ot labor. Ha would proteot sunn measure* as aooorded with the strict construction of the constitution, and would exert himself in putting dowu all ueurpation of the rights of the people. These were the principles by which he would be guided. Colonel B. here continued to exhort the frirnds of General Taylor to exert themselves In bis behalf, and reviewed the progress ' of the agitvllon In his favor in the different States, particularly Iodtana, Groigin, Florida, Texas, &o.. Sia ? This being the anniversary of tho birthday of WMbIsglM. nJ St iut> n?nml>l4 k>M- u? TIOIH, II was a suitable occasion for rh^m to respond to the nomination, and put Zacbary Tuylor forward before the peo- , pie. la conclusion, Colonel B expressed a deep aonS loud sad prolonged shearing. , The Chairman here announced that a distinguished officer who fought with General Tuylor, and led on one of the regiments at the memorable battle of Bueni Vista bo gallantly, was present, and would address the meeting. He alluded to Col. Morrison ol Illinois, who, on being introduced to the assemblage, made the following remarks,? Kellow-oltUrns of New York,?It Is with extreme reluctance that I forward to address yon on this occasion, particularly so. after the thousand! who are now congregated h?re hare be?n rai?ed to the highest pitch of excitement by the eloquent and Impressive harangues of those who have preceded me. Indeed, I feel quite embarrassed in coming before you as I do, and there is but one oonrse of notion which induoes me to do so, and that Is, the circumstance of having bad the honor to follow (Jen. Taylor, although in a somewhat humble sphere, in his movoments in Mexico. This, gentlemen, Is the sole motive that Induces me to appear before you, and not becanss I oan add anything to the eloquent remarks that hr.vn caused snob a high wrought exoltement. I said that I had the honor - yes, gentlemen, the high honor?to know Zachary Tuylor I have seen him in the oamp?I have seen him engaged writing his dispatobes to the War Departm*nt--i have seen him snrrounded by the enemy?I have seen him presenting his breast to the foe? I was with him when the stcrm thickened about?I was with him when he was rebbed of the brightest soldiers who fought under him and achieved such glorious victories at I'alo Alto, Ilesaaa de I'alma and Monterey-I was with him when he was abandoned by bis government, and was with him when abandoned by his regular troops, and left to meet the enemy with men who had never heard ' a musket fired, as it were, and when the military chief- 1 tain, with his volunteer force, knew it v ould never answer to turn their backs upon thnlr enemies. H* knew the nature of his oommisMcu, also that his honor, reputation, and all, were Involved in the result of the 'event; and disregarding every other consideration, he resolved to stake evsry thing and maka nnn ilnneratn throw. The die was oast, and I the result antonished the werld. * * * * We, who know General Taylor, lor* him. We lore blm for his plain and unalterable oharaoter. And although he may have been robbed of the honor, the glory, of accomplishing certain events, yet, by bis moderation, by his disinterestedness, he has achieved such crowning victorias, with a handful of volunteer soldiers, as will immortalise bis name. As a man, for greatness ha may be equalled; but /aohary Taylor cat.nct beexcelled. Gen tl?men, I have listened to the remarks of those who have spoken this evening, and heard a portion of the whigs denounce the war and those engaged in its proeecullon. W hy, gentlemen, when the first tocsin of war was sounded, where were the whigs ! Dyan inquiry it would be shown, that those wbo ware dui ing the whole day in the brunt of the battle at Bu?na Vista were whigs; that of the six efflcers of the two Illinois regiments and McKee's regim-nt, which were cut to pieces, five belonged to the traitor party, the whigs, and three of those gallant oinoers who sacrificed their live* in the oause of their ceuntry ; and did not youc? llsrry Clay, after Ms gallant assoolates tad been cut down, rush to the head of another regiment and there received his death-wound? Yes; 1 saw him him with his right band enoouragiug bis fellowsoldiers on to victory, and bis left hand iylug upon his breast, while be cast a scowl of defiance upon the enemy ; yet the father of that young man Is n traitor !? [Cheers, hisses, and groans. J The speaker here changed the character of bis remarks and proceeded to congratulate the vast assemblage upon the prospeots of General Taylor's election, inasmuch as the ball had been set In motion; that he had been taken up by the bardflsted yeomanry of the oountry, whloh would certainly result In his elevation to the highest offloe la the gift of the people?fseliog ratified In his own mind that not a single stone would remain unturned until that object was accomplished. Col Momhoi ooncluded his remarks by relating an anecdote, and sat down amidst the enthusiastic cbwers of the multitude General Svvitt wm introdnoed, and said?Mr. Preal' dent and fellow-citlieie? I shall not trouble you with a long speeoh,after the very eloquent addressee whloh you have already heard 1 was present at a meeting of the friends of General Taylor, in Philadelphia, when we had to adjourn to a larger place of meeting, and I trust when this vast assemblage adjourns, that they will eovtt a ten aore lot. (CheeTS) 1 shall say very Utile of the noble principles of the man we are met this evening to nominate for the Presidency. I know very well I am surrounded by a great many whigs. and on whom I look as the whigs of Bunker Hill. (Cheers) But, there are thousands and tens of thousands of democrats, native*, and others, wbo heartily oonour In the spirit, and uulte with this meeting 1 ou sink all party dletinctUns and fad Heady, and place him Id the Presidential abiir.( Three oueers iur 8?tit) Sotue r. iy that General Taylor hkR no principles. What does he say ' " If ever I fill the Presidential chair, It will bi without psrty trammels on the oonstl'.utlon, and by the voice of the people" And now we are determined to have a president on tae constitution Our ancestors, In the glorious revolution and declaration of Independence In I77A, for the regulation ot the states, for tlie co'uinou deter.**, tor thetr welfare, and ti establish liberty to tbe fullest extent throughout the nation, and while all tha States had not joined the onnfedaraoy, began by saytig. '"We the people of the United States," as if *U were present. In like manner, yon the people of New York, at* hue as tbe representatives of the other WUs, to fcomlnate (JeutralTaylor ft* Fresi4*nl. It any ems *cka in 014 Za*k's pelnolplss, glvs Uib this mwwrai uwmMNUbb. (A r?4**, i*od) 1 tetter* LD. * Vw? UUf| t h? la the only general Krioir who woatd hare fourht tha b^ttla of Buana Viata' lb?iiave no other would bar* lad tha Amarloann. retreating an thay wore, to victory t Monterey, and who would h?rj anid, whan naked by Captain Uragg for raiofnroanieaU : "(tire them a little mora ((rap*, Captain Ufag* " (Three oh sera.) lu oonalu?icn, I would *?v only a few word*. [ 'to on,go on "J Whan the lira* of the Amtrlnan* In Mexico, whan tha fata of tha war. It a character bairn fixed at tha comm?nnain<nk. ilapaadad on hli ao tlona, you kuow what ha did With an army or yolnntear*, about 6000 utrong. ha deatroyed tha vlexioan army; and whan told by General Wool what had taken plana, he anawarad I told you no ; if wa fought altagethar wa oould not ba whipped " And bt>, my friend*. la It with yon. Ifwagotothe I'reaidantUl coutaat ualt?d, wa oannot ba beaten An tha ovptain of tha old Indiana regiment Raid to Uta man, ''I luva f>ught for you, and now," aaya ha, "I want you to flght for rao " Gen. Taylor haa fought fir u?, an 1 now we ought to fl^ht for him (Uravo and cheer* ) Other .States and cltle* haye also meeting* for tha nomination of /t> ohary Taylor. A number of tliam huld meetings to day. And, ai tna aoldi'-ra who fought with him at Buana Vi.ita w*ra of nil part lee, ha now saya, ' I will be tha candidate of no party," therefore, men of yarioui opinion! are engaging In thin contest. (Cheers \ When you read your papers, In the morning. f?llow oltiitna, you will the name of Xtohary Taylor promlnanUv aat forth aa a candidate for the I'r "?idanoy. <iaod night, gentleman; good night. (I.ou 1 and long oontinuefl applause ) The last resolution w is thuii read and adopted. In conformity with it, Messrs. M. Irrinnell, H. Dunham, Francis Griffin, Simeon Draper, and others, were appointed a committee. After giving nine hearty cheers for < J neral Taylor, the ni?>#>lin<r nni#?t1v *1 i anpru^d City intelligence. Wa? HiniiTDit'i Bihthdav?V'?at?t(l?y was the anniversary of the blrth-cUy of George Washington, the father of American freedom. The Mart and (tripes floated from every public building in the city, and despite the torm, several of our military oompanies celebrated the day in an appropriate mann?r. The Continental Guards, olad in the uniform of revolutionary day*, made their appearance in the streets, and the eight of the little band, for they are few in number, brought to the mind the d?ya of '76, when a few of the Continental*, led by the great and good Washington.marched forth from the homes of their childhood, and from those who were dear to them, to battle for liberty or death. That spirit still barns in the hearts of our oitisens. The National Cadets" also paraded, and mail* a flue appearance. Their uniform, of light grey, tumid up with red,was very pretty, and their discipline bespoke for them full praise. They were led by Dingle's brass band. The Union Guards, from Brooklyn, visited our city, and Indeed they are a body of tine looking men. aad retleot great oredit upon the oitixen soldiery of our sister olty. They were escorted by the Turser Guards, one of the finest target oompanies of our oity, who also appeared to g^eat advantage. The Kohler Guards passed our ofllse, On a target excursion, and on their retnrn, in the afternoon, their target showed the accuracy of their aim, being perfectly riddled by the balls A target company, oompoeed of the members of Kngine Co 15, of the Are depaitment, also turned out, and made an excellent appearance. At night there were several balls given in honor of thn occasion, among which that of the 8t. John's Grand Lodge of Free mod Aouepted Masons, given for the benefit of the Washington Monument Association, WH one of the most matfultloeut of the season. The violence of the storm did not deter the fair daughters of the oity from lauding their presence and smiles in honor of the ocoaslou. Their countenances beatne 1 with joy. M luey guaeu uifr bus Iiuur, tuu uiiuf a uuuin aii|ai' lant heart, swelling wtth patriotlo pride, wu conquered by the smiles of the fairy ouen Like the mother* and daughter* of the aarly days of America's glory, they re never wanting in the fulfilment of their part in suoh demonstrations, and always, by their readiness to aid in, and determination to aoeompllsh. thoae things whioh bind stronger and stronger th* bulwarks of our confederacy, whether iu war or in peaoc, proTe t.h?mvtv?s tha noblest work of the Creator. The memory of VTaihlogton is cheri?hed in their minds, and. in the outpourings of their hearts they plainly tell tnat they are the true daughters of the happiest and most highly- favored nation of the world The day passed away, and with it its pleasures illrd; but tho memory of him ~^L?4s nafrne stands h^hest upon the, soroll of utna, still ures, and will lite, while the isame of freedom stands Wore the world, respeoted and honored by every nat'on to which the winds of otvilization hai wafted his glorious fame. Thk Weathkr ? Yesterday was one of the most disagreeable days of the season The rata b?gan to tall at an fatly hour in the morning, which oontinusd until noon, when a heavy suow storm set in, with the wind from tte tortheast. Towards night the air became more mild, and the snow again turned into a continued rain, with every proep?ct M a continuation of unpleasant weather. It is impossible, however, now to prognosticate the weather, for la the coarse of six Hoars, several obwBge* m -y ooonr. ? WSal wvft; t* Kino Go. No. 6. of that city. Thus Is the friendly lnUrooaise of the firemen of sister cities kept up. Fibs.?A Are broke out about 4X o'clock, yesterday morning, in the publio house of Mr. Brown, on 4th avecue, near 30th street. The fire originated in the barroom. whioh was entirely enveloped in flames before II was discovered; and, but for the indefatigable exertions of engine company No. 30, the whole premises would have been destroyed One of the Are oompanles was directed by a policeman, to the (Jth avenue, stating that the Are was in that direotion, whioh prevented the lira being extinguished before it had made such progress. The damage is oonsl ierabi*; but we learn was fully Insured. Suicide.?Coroner Walters wu called yeatarday to hold mn inqueat upon tha body of Tbomta Mehan, a native of Ireland, aged SO year*, who haa for iodi lima paat redded at No # Vandewater atreet, living upon tb* intereat of bta money, oocaaionally Inviting aome of hla frlrnda to call and aee him for the laat time, who waa yeaterday morning found floating in the water at Pack slip, with on* end of a ropa tied round bia body and the other to tha atalra leading to tba amall boata lying there. The jury, after a brief conaultatlon, rendered a verdict that tbe deoaaaed oame to bla death by aniolde by drownlog. Killed nr a Kali..?The coroner wu called to hold an lnqueat, alao. at No. 17 Htene atreat, upon tbe body of Tbomta Sweeney, a native of Ireland, aged 40 yaara, wb* had been In III health for tb* laat month. On Monday niftht be wna heard to get up, and ahortlyafterwarda to fall down atalra, at tha bottom of which he waa foand la a state of ioaenaibtllty. He died In tbe ooarae of a few minutea after the ooourrence. Verdiot, death by Injur lea accidentally received, by falling down atalra. Rxicucn prom Daowitinn.?A woman named Ann M?han, with a young child, who badjuat arrived from Liverpool in theahlp Itoaclui, accidentally fell overboard, en Tuesday night,w the foot >' Wall at., and would both have been drowned, but for the exertlona of aome peraona on the dock at tbe lima, wtw? reacued them. Police Intolllgcncat Doinf before Jinticr l>i inker -Yeaterday morning, at the return of the watobhouae priaoaer*,offloer Uilgan, of the 6th ward police, brought In an Iriahwoman, by the name of Catherine Keeney, on a charge of baiag drunk and dlaorderly. iMa(u?t*at*?Who makes a oharge agalnat thia woman? "1 do." aald an Iriahman, by tha nama of Gordon. "Sha waa druuk laat night at No. 10 Orange atreet, crying murder, and disturbing tbe whola neighborhood." Maoutbate?Well, Catherine, what have you to say to thia? At thia requeat of the magistrate, Catharine let her tongue go at locomotive apeed, running en aa followa, without a atop, or even aoaroely allowing heraelf to I keaatka Oh, Judge, by the grace of God, It was'nt me that ?u drunk, in no wey. Mure, all thut I took, m we# drop oI peppermint cordial. I'll tell you the troth, If I die for It. All the diffloulty i? baoase I don't buy all my little wee groceries of Mrs. Oordon. She is my landlord, and 1 pays her in pare tilrrr, all In half dollars She has otbtr ladles in the house that pays her better ; and that'* the reason she wants to get me out; and Indeed, Judge, it tlsn't me that has glntlemra ooroing to my room Now I'll tell the whcle truth, and sure there la .Mary Jane In the house, who la yonng and goed looking, who sulta their purpose, and I am gray head d. ami don't do such tbfnga That's the ruon, Jud?S, they brings me in 1 pays tay rlnt with pnre silver, and don't sociate with such karaoter*. I own I was still last night, and when my temper tsupthedivil oan't stop my tongue without yon cut it out. You may t la me with iron chains, but yon oan't stop my tongue. I am just as stiff this morning as I was laat night, and Intend to b?. I'll let you know, (looking at the officer) how you bring a decent woman Into this dirty hole. Look at rae?how nasty I am, Judge?I'll tell you the rsson. The M. P. toeK me; he made Uto tome, and I told him he was a dirty blaekgaard. I am. Judge, a daoent woman, and don't Uo such things. I goes out to days work, and gits an honest living, and don't sociate with suoh karaoters. And then he get mad and took me up, and that's the itod's truth, and nothing else. MiouTmrt ? Stop, stop that woman's tongue, officer; she will talk us all blind. I am satisfied irom her last remarks that she Is rather a hard errature Mr. < J irdon, make your complai*' | whieh was done, and ih? talkative Kate was oonslgned to a oell in the Tomb*, where she can give v?nt to bar ir Jured feeling', snd have no one to dispute her opinion. Ch'irRt of Sttaiing Bo itt ? Offlo'.rs Costigan and I Jube,ot the 10th ward, arrested, yesterday, a biaok follow called Ned Smith, on a charge of stealing a lot ot boots 'and sbo?s. valued at f'20, the property of Henry Rider, No. 110 Fultcn etreet Justice Tlm]>son, looked him up for trial. British West India Maii- Steamers com n-? to Mobile.?The fteamer James L. Day will leave her nh?rt 'hi* morning at 11 o clock, on an exoursion to .Mobile Foint and Dauphia Island, with the a?sntofthe Urillsh West India mail line of steamers, the surveying officers now la port, und s-'vsral of our unit snUrnrtr n_r Attilang ?hnaa nnrnnao it in fn Ailrtfir. tain tli? i?i>? j?iiur? au J aiiYantag-d of our h?rbor m a proper depot for Ibe oomd *ti>iuiu?. Tbat fori* ohaog* 10 tie pieient arrangement has to be rnaJe ia ftij rfl lent, and on tbe wuolr ooaat of the Gulf ih?r?ia lo p rt puMtMlnR the won froilltlea a* our own Wa (hall, th. r -tor*, look for the reeult of tb? examination to-dajr, witu aomn InUtent, to eatatlidh all that <v?r haa been olaimed t r our harbor ? Mfkil* Urgitltr and Jtuinal, >'t* 16. ________ Wi h?ar of tarioua rtamiu (torn the imUm *H <4 ahlorcrforn takas for MiuoiMt !? #? < *? MH to mm t? to mom erarvlaloM.