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To IoiUIb Um AAoloMntUon ud (h? War
The democratic mass meeting, held at the Chines
Museum on Saturday evening last, December 18,1M7, w a
one of the most remarkable demonstration* of publi
opinion ever witnessed in Philadelphia. It wa* calle
in accordance with the proceeding* of a |>re|>arator
meeting, held on Thursday, the Mh of December inetani
to sustain the administration and the war, and to expre*
the opinions of the democracy of thi* city and comity o
the great questions involved in the future prosecution <
the war. The result wa* the most numerous, and enthu
elastic, and patriotic mass meeting ever asHembied in un
public edifice in thi* city. The va*t saloon of the Muse
um was crowded with thousand*, and it is presumed tinquite
as many were unable to obtain admittance. The
came to maintain the honor, the interest, and the glor
of the United States against all her enemies, foreign an
domestic. Long before the hour appointed, the democra
tic masses of the city began to assemble, and large bodie
from the Northern Liberties, Moyamensing, Kensington
South wark. Itoxborough, Spring Garden, Passyunk
i ui.^ru. ur?.
and the other districts, poured into the hail until it wa
| crowded to excess; while the iNtssages, vestibule, stairs
and the streets around the hall, were also tilled with th
true-hearted patriots of the city and county. A inoi
magnificent and imposing display was never witnessed
Military music, flags, banners, and the exulting shouts u
thousands on thousands of freemen, evinced and excit
ed a spirit which no man, with a heart in his bosom
could nehold without profound emotion.
The immense mass which crowded the vast saloon o
the Museum, remained for more than three hours in clos
and earnest attention upon the proceedings?save onf
when they broke into loud explosions of cheers, in favo
of the resolutions or speeches. The patient and intensi
interest with which they heard all that was said was th<
best proof of the deep and anxious solicitude with whicl
they watched the progress of the meeting, and their dee]
devotion to their country.
At 7 o'clock, John H. Dohnert, esq., called the meeting
to order, and nominated for
which was unanimously agreed to.
The following gentlemen were then nominated and ap
Firtt district.
Andrew Miller. Richard Leech, jr.
Thomas McCully, David Applegate,
William M. Clark, Stephen lagan.
William M.Marliu, John K. Loughlin,
William M'Grath, Thomas Duly.
Second district.
Frederick Stoever, Patrick Levy,
Francis Tiernan, Thomas J. P. Stokes,
| Daniel Barr, John Brown,
j George H. Martin, Charles Brady,
I; John Birkey, Robert Miles.
I William H. J. Reed,
| Third district.
Isaac Shunk, John F Schell,
John F. Belsterling, John Masuire,
William S. Hallowed, Michael D. Wartmau,
Edward D. Wartmau, Alexander Browne,
Thomas H. Forsyth, Michael McGill,
] L. A. Wollenwebor, Francis V. Warner.
John W. McGrath,
Fourth district.
j John Robbins, jr. John Bark,
i Frederick h'orber, John O'Brian,
Benjamin Crispin, Edward Vanzant,
i Peter Rambo, Abraham Olwine,
{ John S. Nicholas, Edward McCoy.
i First district.
Francis Clinton, John W. Ryan,
Robert Carter, Daniel Ernst.
Joseph C. Molloy,
Second district.
P. Barry Hays, Joseph Waterman,
J. C. Van Dyke, Thomas H. Breen,
William B. Rankin, Wm. E. Leman.
Third district.
Stephen D. Anderson, Christopher Mason,
Theodore Derringer, Thomas K. Finletter.
William Z. Mnthuya,
Fourth district.
William McGlinchey, Samuel Ogden,
Richard W. Eyre, John Leech.
Charles Clark,
Mr. Smith opened the meeting by stating that the im
mense concourse had assembled to express their opin
i ons deliberately and firmly on the most important ques
tion wuico can ever oe considered r>y a nation?the ques
tion of peace and war?their hearty desire for a spieedj
and honorable peace with Mexico ; and their resolute de
i termination to use all their influence for the vigorous anc
' unremitted prosecution of the war until our country'*
rights are secured, and the wrongs of our fellow-citizen>
avenged. It was a question which ought to unite a!
true-hearted patriots, without regard to tarty or locality
j It appealed to our judgments and sympathies. The reso
lutions about to be ottered embodied a full defence of the
government and country, and would undoubtedly be en
| thusiastically received, and unanimously adopted.
} Mr. Smith concluded by announcing William A. Stokes
Mr. Stokes offered the following preamble and resolutions,
which were received with tne utmost enthusiasm,
each of them being loudly cheered, and passed amidsl
thunders of applause, which lasted for several minuteafter
the reading had been concluded:
Whereas the war which mado America an independent
nation was forced upon us by the wrongs and outrages
! inflicted by Great Britain; and our second war with that
j power was the natural result of injuries and insults heaped
' upon us, in the belief that we were too tame and pacific to
resent them by an appeal to arms; so in like manner the
Mexican government and people, encouraged by the constant
course of conciliation pursued by the general administration,
under circumstances of contumely and injustice,
; which callod for condign punishment, dared openly to violate,
by an invading and hostile army, the sacred soil of
our country, to cut on our troops, bombard our forts, and
attempt to overwhelm the small but gallant army of the
' heroic Taylor: therefore,
j Rttolvtn, That the act of Congress of the thirteenth day
of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, recog,
nisitig a state of war as existing by the act of the republic
of Mexico, would, if the American invention of the tele(
graph had then been extended to the Rio Grande, the ex5
treme southern point of our territory, have enumerated
, four distinct acts of armed uggression on the part of the
J great southern republic, either of which was suliicient in
j' itself to arouse the whole mass of the American people.
u, Rttolvtd, That no nation ever engaged in a more righteous
and just war than our present war with Mexico, prot
ceeding, as it has, not simply from violated treaties arid
former unavenged wrongs, but from four distinct acts oi
1st. The assault and capture of our dragoons on the 26th
ol April, 1846.
2d. The bombardment of Fort Brown.
; 3d. The attempt which eventuated in the battle of Palo
Alto, on the 8th of May, 1816 ; and
] 4lh. The rout of Rcsaca de la Palma, on the 9th of May,
' 1846. '
t The last of this series of hostile acts on the part of Mexico
preceded by four entire days the act of Congress of the
13th May, 1846, which recognised a slate of war, arising
" not from what we had done or omitted, but from the actual
lewing of war by Mexico herself.
Retolvtd, That during a period of twenty years, as the
respective messages of Presidents Adams, Jackson, Van
' Buren, Tyler, and Polk abundantly testify, we have borne
insults, wrongs, evasions, frauds, the robberies of our citi
In cold blood of our countrymen?witb utmost criminal
forbearance; and that if Mexico had not taken the initiative,
and invaded our soil with hostile intentions, declarations,
and acts, we should have been forced, by respect to
our national character, and in accordance with that princi
pie ^which recognises the cause|of the humblest citizen
against any foreign nation as the cause of the whole country,
to have taken the remedy into our own hands, and
to have contpellml Mexico to do us justice.
Rttoloed, That when the English press and its echoes in
this country?the federal pn|iers?declaim against the injustice
of the present war, nnd the absence ol all provocation
to it, we may refer to the fact that both England and
France, for causes immeasurably less exciting than ours,
demanded and compelled reparation from Mexico, on account
of injuries inflicted on their interests and their Hag?
France having first dismantled the castlo of San Juan ; anil
England, rejecting all pretexts and delays, required and re
ceived speedy and complete satisfaction.
Rttolvtd, That in the luce of these overwhelming circumstances,
the army ol Genernl Taylor, sent into Texas uftei
the formalities ol annexation had been concluded, was in
tended to defend that flourishing Stale from invusion ; am
that hostilities might not yet have been commenced, hut
not Mexioo precipitated war by invading the sacred soil o
our country, and shedding American bloixl upon American
Rttolvtd, That this solemn and conclusive fact, estab
lished by the ineffaceable records of the nation, and en
dorsed by the almost unanimous vote of both houses o
Congress, i/made still stronger by the no less notoriou
fact, that Mexico declared war upon this country week
before she could possibly have known ol C.ennral Taylor'
march upon the li-io Grande, or of the purposes o( our gov
etnment looking to the defence of Texas.
Httolvtd, That it is, therefore, false and unjust to assr,
that the war with Mexico was caused by the march to tli
Klo Grande, over what is now claimed as disputed territc;
ry .but which hits beon repeatedly acknowledged to belon,
to Texas by Mexico herself?in the treaty between Genera
Houston and Santa Anna, on the victorious field of San Ja
cinto?by her offer to recognise the independence of Texa
in 1844?and in the proclamations of her military com
nandera during the struggle with Texas; territory declarei
to lie long to Texas by Mr. day In 182(1 and 1844 ; by Mr
Webster, as Secretary of State, in 1842; by the act of an
naxation; and by laws passed by the American Congress
extending the jurisdiction of the Uuited States to the Kit
' "jUt'Uvtd, That the march from Corpus Christi to the Ri<
Grande was earnestly recommended by General Zachnrj
-parlor as Important to the prevention ol hostilities, as eari_
? October 4. 1846 ; that distinguished soldier having
1lotto Secretaryof War, "It.U with grej
deference I make any suggestion on topics which may lie- thei
come matter o< delicate negotiation; but il" our govern- as t
me ill, iii settling the question of boundary, makes tlie line R
of die Kio Grande an ultimatum, / cannot doubt that the Pat
e lettlement u tU be grtatli/ fa< ilitated and hattnxed by our tak- ollic
* jug jiosseasion at once of one or two auitalile points on Per
c or quite near that river." the
it Retained, That Mexioo herself never tnude the boundary oral
y of Texas a question between her and the United StHtes, thai
| until she discovered that a large party in this country, tin win
der the lead of unscrupulous partisans, had made that issue j whi
ior her. | of it
J. Retained, That if the annexation of Texas, as Mr. Clay I lory
'? alleges, was the "primary cause of the present war," then j Gen
before ail the world the "guilt" of the war, if any such R
y there be, attaches exclusively to Mexioo In the eloquent Stal
language of Daniel Webster, who opjioses, at the same wor
it time, the war and Mr Clay's views of its cause, "After the And
.. events of 1836, und the buttle ol Man Jacinto, Mexico had craj
no reason to regard Texas as one oflicr provinces. She had an#
I no |tower in Texas, but it was entirely at the disposition of wist
u those who lived in it. They made a government lor them- inte
- selves. This country acknowledged that government?lor- win
8 eign States acknowledged that government; and X think, in will
l, fairness and honesty, that in 1810, 18X1, 1812, and 1818, thro
, Texas was an independent Siate among the States of the und
t world. 1 do not admit, therefore, that it was any just insl
',J ground of complaint on the part of Mexico that the United whe
, States annexed Texas to themselves." R<
' Retained, Tliut, in the face of these overwhelming fuels, thro
e no true Ainericun, of any party, can truthfully and consci- Da.ll
e entiously aver that this war was not commenced by the die i
republic of Mexico; und no patriot will ever consent to lay fieiu
f down our arms or to recall our troops until we lotve con- doiu
- queretl gn honorable and just peace. Sen:
! Retained, That indemnity is due to us for former violent /i
' und unjust acts of the Mexican government, us well as for men
f the blood und treasure of ouroitizens which liuve been free- ful t
' ly expended in driving the invaders across the Kio Grande, mar
e and carrying the Ainericun flag into every accessible quar- { tegr
Y ter of the Mexican territory. j whi
r Resolved, That this indemnity should be full, ample, and can
I complete ; und as Mexico has no money, it must consist of I of tl
5 territory, which, from the lorce of circumstances, cannot. ferrt
j long be held by that power, and which must, in the course | kav<
j of time, have naturally been annexed to the United States. R<
Retained, That the Culifornias and New Mexico, having by t
been conquered by our troops, and securing a seaboard on higl
5 the Pacific, must nt all events form a component purt of met:
the territory, which justice to themselves requires tliould act i
be retained Inr the American people. pre#
Retained, That the war thus commenced by Mexico hns tnxn
been conducted by the President und our gallant army and justi
navy, with a scrupulous attention to the rights of all neutral R
nations, and with a christian-like spirit and forbearance, of \
which has caused the storming of Monterey and the cap- Nav
ture of Vera Cruz and Mexico o be unmarked by those ex- ties
cesses which have so often degraded the arms of civilized ty, s
Europe. plisl
HeKHved, l lint wane federalism, turougii its orators and uoni
presses, falsely denounces the cruelty of our troops, in their slim
triumphs over almost countless odds, and nttempts to dis- R>
credit them before the world as a band of relentless plun- eral
derers, history has written on her impartial pages the hor- earr
rid story of the scandalous outrages perpetrated by the resp
troops of Mexico upon all defenceless Americans who have cun
fallen into their hands?a picture which the records of the Rt
most savage atrocities can alone parallel, and from which new
the whole world will shrink with horror. thee
Retolved, That we utterly and indignantly repudiate the proi
proposition of withdrawing our troops from Mexico, as the ling
counsel alike of lolly and disaffection; that such an act his;
would cover us with infamy; that it would be a confession wliii
of guilt, and to be indelibly recorded on the page of hiet> as cl
ry; that it would be saying to the brave spirits who have R(
carried our triumphant banners into the very capital of to ct
Mexico, that their valor has been displayed in the cnuse of of tb
rupiua and wrong, and that their gallant compatriots, who sent:
now sleep in death, rest in dishonorable graves ! Rt
Rttolvtd, Thnt we fully recognise the wisdom and justice lishe
of that portion of the President's message which suggests and
the occupation of Mexico, the collection of contributions ["]
from her abundant resources, and the encouragement of a
free and liberal government in that distracted nation, as the
only method by which to promote the object of this war? and
a permanent and honorable peace ; and the only means of oml|
securing the happiness and comfort of that country. * .
Resolved, That we call upon Congress promptly and liberally
to second the Executive, by granting the supplies of vitei
men and money demanded by the Secretaries of War and .
the Treasury; and that while the arm of the administration ,
is thus strengthened, the burdens of the war arc heavily im- , J1
posed upon the foe, a just peace is hastened, and our ilis- audi
tant citizens protected from any sudden and unexpected us- Tha
Reiolvtd, That, while disavowing any purpose of unjust (j
conquest, and while protesting against the imputation that mpn
this is a war for the extension of slavery, we trust that the .
hope of the people for a just peace will not be disappointed, ~
and the contest unnecessarily protracted by any projects involving
either of these points; and that they may not be Of e
permitted to defeat the great measures necessary to con- gent
tinued energy in the operations of our army, or lead to the the
entanglement and overthrow of any proper treaty recorn- jgfa(
mended to the Senate of the United States. .)a(r
Resolved, That, as the question of slavery has been most the
unfairly introduced into tins contest, we invoke Congress to a
meet it in the spirit of conciliation in which our federal a f.
constitution was framed, that it may be settled by the adoption
of some common ground, like the Missouri eompro- I"?^s
F mise, upon which all the sections of the Union may meet, 1
- and sacrifice their prejudices and passions to the common
1 good. To .
I Resolved, That we regret that there should be a class of G
S citizens in our midst who delight in opposing and niisrep|
resenting the war, in clamoring against supplies and
against indemnity, and in demanding the withdrawal of our p
troops ; hut that we are abundantly assured of the justice .
I of our country's cause, when we observe the ardor of the "le.
Iieuple al fiouie in supporting it, ami hoar the denuncia- tend
nous, by the gallant men in Mexico, of all who oppose and pliia
interrupt the operations of the government, looking to its my i
, successful prosecution. duty
Resolved, In the language of that well-known "whig," \\
the gallant Colonel F. M. Wynkoop, of the 1st Pennsylvania obeti
regiment, "we here can see 110 difference between the 'j'(
t men who in '76 succored the British, and those who in
, '47 give arguments and sympathy to the Mexicans. If
there is any reason which will prevent General .'Scott from
effecting an honorable ponce, commanding as he does the Gi
whole city of the Aztecs, with his powerful battcry? it is your
the spirit of treason which we unhesitatingly ftay is pro- rang
111 ulgated by the leading whig journals." Phil;
Resolved, I11 the language of Capt. Held, of Missouri, now
or recently a "whig' member of the legislature of that 1:
State, and one of the most gallant number oi Doniphan's *
expedition: "The Mexican nation, ignorant of the spirit mint
and determination, union, and energy, of the American peac
people?not aware how contemptible in numbers is the f'ac- I c
tion that is in their interest among us?argues their strength pecifi
from the boldness with which they speak, instead of at- Tiea
tributing the impunity with which they utter treason to the a( y
contempt of the good citizens for their insignilicanee. The conj[
speech of the modern Iscariot (Corwin) was published at < '
the head of their armies, reiul from their pulpits, and cir- VI
culated throughout their country, to keep alive the flagging My 1
spirits of their people and soldiery, until the proper time Coin|
should come, according to his promise, lor their triumph, Tr
by the previous triumph of treason over our councils, and that
infamy over our arms." been
Resolved, In the language of George W. Morgan, colonel e(( c,
of the 3d Ohio regiment, and just returned Iroin the war corr(
covered with laurels: "Men who are safely at home while .
their countrymen are fighting the battles of their country? ?|
enduring privations ol every kind, and braving death al- "
. most every hour, who will advocate the withholding of sup- Mex
plies or withdrawing our armies, disguise their sentiments rectii
however they may, under whatever aitful plea they choose, miss
are traitors at heart ! We could give a portion ol respect Uniti
to the memory of those who acted a traitor's part and re- (|ee]?
eeived a traitor's doom, for, arch-traitors as they were, they |>.lrp
1 battled for tho cause they espoused?they placed their lives '
on the issue, and battled lor it. When taken, they suffered mini1
the traitor's doom ; and on the gallows, unpitied by a single '*err
companion, they expiated tlioir treachery to their country, (hert
With tho traitors at home, it is different. They lack the ing I
' courage to face death?the honesty to carry out their princi- mini
pies so that the law can reach them."
Resolved, That we are forcibly reminded of the inconsis- [m, f
teucy of Mr. Clay and ids party, in denouncing the war,
which many of them were anxious to see declared, and in
ridiculing the oilers of peace to Mexico, while they are all gove
1 clamoring for peace, by the following eloquent passage a ref
from Mr. Clay's own speech, delivered in Congress during potis
the late war, ol which he was so honest and so efficient a i>rot<
champion: "When, however, foreign nations, perhaps em- ()ne
boldened by the vrry opposition hero inade, refuse to listen
to tho amicable ut>|>eals, which have boon re|>eutod and re'
iterated by the administration, to their justice and to their an,V
interests?wiien, in met, war witti one ot them tin* become ?? "
1 identified with our independence and our sovereignty, and scru
to abstain front it was no longer possible?behold the oppo- nncii
1 sition veering around and becoming the friends of peace fullj
an<t comineree. They tell you of the calamities of war?its for \
1 magical events?the squandering awny of your resources? conn
' the waste of the public treasure, and the spilling of tuno- v
j cent blood? ? '
1 '< iorgoiw, hydras, anil chimeras dire !' '
! They tell you that honor is an illusion! Now wo see
tliem exhibiting the terrific moans of the roaring king of the men1
I forest?now the meekness and humility of the lamb! We was
find them, Inciting with every gale, displaying the colors of Gen.
every party, anil all nations ; steady only in one unaltcra- (]e J'
hie purpose?to steer, if |>ossible, into the haven of power." m!irc
r Rctiilvtd, That the courage, constancy, and humanity, (|ie .
tin I lorinly exhibited by the ullieers and soldiers, both regu- ., '
I lurs and volunteers, of the American army, during the pros- j }
I eul war, have secured our tasting gratitude to these armed "'pI
champions of the nation's rigiits, challenged tho admirn- very
, tion of the world, and educed the resjiect even of the Mexl- in|j I
can |>opulation. lit
Retoivtd, That this meeting earnestly recommend to the char
. immediate attention and prompt action ol Congress tha capit
, just claims of tho widows, orphans, and relatives of our rj,;q
, ofHcers and soldiers who have been killed, wounded, or in
, jured in health, or otherwise incapacitated from supporting 'V
s their families and dependents during, or in consequence of, "lr("
. their services in the Nlexicuu war. Victl
Rttnlvtd, Tliat while we deeply regiet that any of the so!- Jiatri
\ diers in tlie army of the United States, however few in coutl
o "umber, should have irermitted themselves to be deluded with
i. by die ariitioet and falsehoods of the Mexican government, 0?j (
g we deem it but an act of juslioe to repeat what has heretoq
lore been stuled by distingiiislicd ollicers serving against the
.. anetntr, that the mury is scandalous, unjust, and untrue; v<
, tliat ike foreign jairuon of the army contributed largely, in
. proportion to their strength, to the niiinlicr of tliose who a jus
j traitorously deserted io the enemy ; but tliat, nn the contra- hone
ry, our adopted lellow-citiwns, and particularly tliose wlio Tf
are natives of Ireland, linvu rallied.roiiiid the Hug of the re- ever
public, and defended it with their blood, courageously and elmli
, laltbfully, as during the revolution and the last war with
England, to the great gam and glory of the entire political , 114:1
, lutiniy III which we are nil brethren anil equals, without ,enn
r regard to the accidental circumstances of birth or condi- natic
. tion. powi
Rttolvtd, That the great deeds of Major General Zachary I of li
| Trtjrlor ud Major General W Infield Scott havo earned for they
m a lame us bright a* their own Hashing swords, and
nduring as the history of lliu eounrry.
!etolued, That our feUow-oltizen?, Maior General Robert
lerson, llrigadicr General George Cudwalader, ami the
ier? and soldiers of the hist and second regiments ol
aisylviinin volunteers, and of tin lltli regiment under
ten-regiment law, are justly' entitled to a high and lion
ale position in the reoerds of the war, uud have proved
I old Pennsylvania is still, as in the revolution and the
ol' 1812, armed and arruyed in defence of the flag
ich her sons have so often homo alolt, amidst the clash
rins, the din of battle, and the exulting shouts of vic,
from Anthony Wayne, at Stony Point, in 177!), to
irge (,'ailwalader, ut C hupultepec, in 18-17.
(tolvtd, That James K. Polk, President of the United
es, by his ucts and sentiments, has proved himself the
thy successor of Thomas Jellerson, the great lather, and
Irew Jackson, the illustrious defender, of the ilemoi?
party- lie has exhibited u consuutoy in principle,
ibility in conception, an energy in execution, and a
e, resolute, and unfaltering devotion to the republic. Iter
rests, her bono , and her glory, both in peace and war,
ch have enshrined liltu in the hearts of the people, and
cause the conduct of his administration to shine
ugh succeeding ages, a monument of glory lor the past,
of assurance for the luturr, of the permanency ol our
buttons, and the blessings which they dispense everyire
and to all men.
ttolvtd, That in common witii our republican brethren
ughout the Union, wo tender to the Hon George M.
as. Vice President of the United States, our tluuiKs lor
uliility and integrity which have distinguished his oltl
conduct, and especially lor Ids luunly devotion to the
locrutto cause, as exhibited by his casting vote in the
ate, in favor of the passage of tltfc taritf act of 1810.
'toiued. That the administration of the .State Departit
by die Hon. Juincs Buchanan?mild but lirin, mercio
the weak and unyielding to the strong?lets been
Led by political genius of lite highest order, a noble inity
which slander cannot buiiv, an honorable success
oft has secured thegraliliulc and confidence of the Aineripeople,
excited the respect and admiration of the nations
te world, ami continued the proud title long since eonid
on our illustrious fellow-citizen, of " Pennsylvania's
jlll'k son."
i'talced. That tits management of the federal finances
lie Hon. Robert J. Walker, has been successful in the
iest degree; and his periect application and developit
of the Independent Treasury system, and the taritf
jf Htti, as well an his admirable prudence arid sagacity,
ei ving the people in time of war front the pressure oi
itiou, and saving the government front cinharrussinent,
y entitle hint to great gratitude and signal reward.
italced, That the Hon. William L. Mercy, Secretary
iVar, and the Hon. John V. Mason, Secretary of the
y, amidst the perpetual pressure ot weighty olticial ducousequent
on the war, huve, by their energy and abilient
Ibrth fleets and armies competent to the accotn
iment of the splendid successes which have reflected
or on the country, in the glory of which they tnay justly
nolved, That the lion. Cave Johnson, Postmaster Gen,
and the Hon. Mulhun Clifford, Attorney General, have
led by the zealous, active, and able discharge of their
ective duties, the confidence and respect of the republiparty.
mined. That his excellency Francis K. Shank has re
ed anil increased claims on the political affections ol
litizens of Pennsylvania, who have stamped their ap'al
of his public conduct, arid their opinion of ins sterhoucsty,
unflinching courage, and the signal success of
idiuinistration, by tlto recent overwhelming majority
ch ttiey have given Itiin in his triumphant re-election
bief magistrate of the old Keystone State.
talced, That the.chairmau of the meeting be requested
tmmunicate copies of the proceedtpgs to the President
ie United States, and the Senate anil House of Re prestives.
talced. That the proceedings of this meeting he pubid
in the Washington Union, the llarrisburg Union,
the democratic papers of this city.
["he meeting was addressed in a forcible manner by
?rs. Robert Tyler, George W. Barton, \V. A. Stokes,
other prominent gentlemen. We are compelled to
t their speeches. But we give the very interesting
rs from the distinguished gentlemen who were in1
to attend upon the occasion.]
C. Vandyke, esq., then read the following letters
i distinguished gentlemen, who had been invited to
ess the meeting. They were all repeatedly applauded,
it from Mr. Buchanan was enthusiastically cheered :
Harrisburo, Dec. 10,1847.
kktlkmbn: I very much regret that public engageits
prevent me from joining the democracy of the. city
county of Philadelphia, about to be assembled on
irday evening next, at the Museum, for the purpose
lustaining the country and the administration of the
;ral government in prosecuting to an honorable peace
existing war with Mexico. 1 am deprived of the satction
ot uniting with you in the performance of this
iotic duty, bytne business which the near approach ol
meeting of the General Assembly crowds upon me.
ccept my warmest thanks for the invitation, and the
ering terms in which-you have been pleased toexs
remain, very respectfully, yotir friend.
J. C. Vandyke, A. Mh.lf.r, J. F. Betstkrlinu, G.
. Westcott.
Washington City, Dec. 17, 1M7.
entlemf.n: Your obliging invitation, bearing date
loth instant, but only received this morning, to atata
"public town meeting, to be held at the Philadel,
Museum" to-morrow evening, I regret exceedingly
inability to accept, owing to engagements of official
rith much respect, I have the honor to be, your most
lient servant* G. M. DALLAS,
j the Committee.
Washington, Dec. 17, ts-17.
entlemkn: I have been honored by the receipt of
kind invitation, " in behalf of the Committee ot Arements
of the Democracy of the city and county of
adelphia," to attend "at their mass mteting, to be
at the Museum on Saturday next, in support of the
;y of the country, and the course of the national adstration
in the vigorous prosecution to an honorable
e, of the present war with Mexico."
leeply regret that iny pressing public duties here, esilly
since the indisposition of the Secretary of the
stiry, render it impossible that I should be present
our meeting. Indeed, I might add, that T have been
jelled of late almost entirely to forego the privilege
orresponding with my most valued private friends,
insurer to your kind invitation must, therefore, be
paratively brief.
le facts already before the world conclusively prove
the war with Mexico, in which our country has
involved, was forced upon us after we had exhaustrery
honorable expedient to preserve peace. If any
iboration of these facts hat! been wanting, it would
ipplied by the letter of ex-President Herrera, dated
le 25th of August last, in answer to a note from the
ican Minister of Foreign Affairs, offering him, by dion
of Gen. Santa Anna, the appointment of a comioner
to treat for peace with the commissioner of the
ed States. In this unswer, Gen. Herrera distinctly
ires that his government had been subverted by Geri.
des, solely because he had consented to receive our
ster, Mr. Slidell. "For no other act (to use Gen.
era's own expressive Language) than showing that
; would be no obstacle to his [Mr. Slidell's] presentlimself,
and having his propositions heard, my adstration
was calumniated in the most atrocious inanFor
this act alone, the revolution which displaced
rom the command was set on foot."
exico hail for many years endured the very worst
rnment on the face of the earth. Under the name of
uiblic, it was in fact an ever-changing military desnn
; but without either the disposition or the power to
ict the rights of peaceable and well-disposed citizens,
military usurper arose after another, in rapid succes;
and these were alternately elevated and deposed^by
rmy consisting of nearly as many officers as privates,
;h disposed of the supreme power as boldly and unpulously
as did the Pretorian Guards of the empire of
ent Rome. The passions of this army had been art
inflamed against the United States. They clamored
var against our. country; and this, not merely on acit
of the territory between the Rio Grande and the
ces, but for the whole of the sovereign State of
is, up to the Sabine.
i sooner was it known that the Mexican governt
had agreed to receive our minister, Mr. Slidell, who j
empowered to adjust all existing differences, than
I'aredes, with his whole army stationed at San Luis
otosi, "pronounced" against Gen. Herrera. Paretic?
hetl in triumph to the capital, expelled Herrera from
>residency, and usurped the supreme power. From
moment, war with the United States became inevitaIndeed,
to wage and prosecute such a war, was the
condition on which I'aredes had succeeded in usurphe
government of his country.
aven has smiled upon the just cause; and the
acter of our country has been illustrated by a
I succession of brilliant and astonishing victoTlie
exploits of our army have elevated our
>nal character, and shed a lustre upon our name
ghout the civilized world, (n achieving these
tries, the blood of many of our best and most
otic citizens has been shed in the cause of their
try. In justice to their memory, we can never retire
honor from the fields where they have fallen, withndemnity
for the |?st and security for the future. If
hould do this, then their blood will have been shed
tin. To withdraw our troons at the present moment.
Id be to convert the glory which we have acquired in
it and necessary war, into national disgrace and dis>r.
le war has not been prosecuted for conquest. At
y stage of its progress.we have been willing to con;
a just and honorable peace. Indeed, we can never
s a war for conquest, in the popular sense of that
Our free institutions forbid that we should subject
ins to our arbitrary sway. If they come within our
r, we must bestow upon them the same blessings
berty and law which we ourselves enjoy. Should
b? annexed to the Union, as in the case of Texas,
they inust participate in the freest and best government' tc
upon earth, on equal term* with ourselves. | u
The capital of Mexico is now the headquarters of our | u
conquering army; and yet, such is the genius of our free [ v
institutions, that, for the lirst time, its peaceful and well- si
disposed citizens enjoy security in their private rights, ci
and the advantage ot a just anil linn government, trom tl
all that can he learned, they appreciate our protection at di
its proper value, and dread nothing so much as the with- It
drawul of our army. They know this would be the nig- u
ml for renewed and fierce dissensions among their mill- ai
tary leaders, in which the Mexican people would become tl
the victims. In this wretched condition of allairs, justice ai
to them and to ourselves may require that we should pro- c<
tect them in establishing, upon a permanent basis, a re- n<
publican government?able and willing to conclude and tl
maintain an equitable treaty of peace with the United ct
Stales. After every effort to obtain such a treaty, should w
we finally fail in accomplishing the object, ami should the n
military factions in Mexico still |iersist in waging upon c<
us a fruitless war, then we must fulfil the destiny which a
Providence may have in siore for both countries. m
In any event, we owe it to the glories of the post, to le
the duties of the present, and the no|>cs of the future, pi
never to falter in tne vigorous prosecution of this war, o
until we shall have secured a just and honorable peace, a
The people of the United States will act upon this deter- ri
mi nation, as surely as that indomitable perseverance in a tl
righteous cause is a characteristic of our race. h
Yours, very respectfully, h
To J. C. YanDyke, A. Miller, J. F. Beli.steki.ino, a
G. G. Westcott. ti
Washington City, Dec. 10, lt>17. ri
Gentlemen: 1 thank you sincerely for your kind let- h
ter of the lilh instant, inviting me, in behalf of the S
democratic citizens of the city and county of Philadelphia,
to he present at a general mass meeting to be held
at the Museum on Saturday evening.
To unite with you and your patriotic fellow-citizens
ujkiiI the occasion referred to, in giving a public expression
of opinion in support of the policy ot the administration
concerning our relations with Mexico, would af- tc
ford me great pleasure; but such is the division of par- c<
ties in the House, and such are the important questions c<
which may he brought forward, that I feel bound by considerations
of public duty to remain at iny post. a>
Hoping and believing that your meeting will be worthy
of the democracy of the city and county of Philadelphia
at this iinoortant crisis in the uflairs of our rnnntrv I
subscribe myself, as ever, truly your friend,
To the Committee.
Washington, Dec. 17,1817.
Gentlemen: 1 sincerely regret my inability to accept
your kind invitation to address the assembled democrucy
of Philadelphia, upon the subject of " the unlimited th
support which ought to be extended to tlye government, in j1(
its policy of prosecuting to an honorable peace the exist- n(
ing war" witn Mexico. m
The results of this war have not been more glorious
that its origin was just on our part. Forced u|K>n us by th
an enemy who spurns our related proffers of peace, let te
it be prosecuted until Mexico shall feel that her very R|
existence among the nations of the earth depends upon ra
her making ample reparation for the past, and strictly w
observing the principles of justice an 1 friendship in fu- th
ture. (>f
With my grateful acknowledgments for the complimentary
terms in which you have been pleased to speak of
my public acts, 1 have the honor to be, very respectfully,
your obedient servant, S. A. IXtUGLAS.
To the Committee.
House ok Representatives, n
Washington, December 17, 1817. s|
Gentlemen : I have this morning been honored by the
receipt of your }h)1 ite invitation to address a mass meet- w
ing of the democracy of the city and county of 1'hila- ln
delphia to-morrow evening. Though it would give me w
pleasure to meet with you, and aid in any measures to
promote the honor and prosperity of our country, neither ](|
my health nor engagements will permit. It is as well the
privilege as the duty of those who seek the country's ge
highest honor, and its most healthy growth, to express t],
fearlessly their views, and let them be heard in this hall. tj,
Such voices will not fall upon listless ears; and especially
is every democratic lover of his country called now to ^
stand by the honor anil integrity of the nation, and sus- [r
tain those into whose hands its honor and interests have tl,
alike been committed. t)
With the highest respect, 1 am, very respectfully, 'p
yours, &c., WILLIAM STRONG. -p
To the Committee. " e(j
Washington, Dec. 17, 1847.
Gentlemen : My public engagements here will not w
allow of my being" in Philadelphia next Saturday even- ^
ing, as requested by your letter of the 12th instant, which m
I have just had the honor of receiving. m
1 am, very respectfully, your humble servant, ...
To the Committee. ar
House of Representatives,
December id, f-17. fn
Gentlemen: I have the honor to acknowledge the re- jC(
ceipt of your favor of the 12th instant, conveying to me g.,
a request to be present at and address a meeting of the ^
democratic party, to he held at the Museum in your city, ^
on Saturday evening next, " for the purpose of sustaining '
the national administration in the vigorous prosecution of jn
the war to an honorable peace with Mexico." 1 should )K)
have been much pleased, had it been in my power, con- ya
sistent with my duties here at this time, to have been j1{
with you on the occasion named, but regret to say that j_
this is not the case. The "purpose" of your meeting is n
one with which every impulse of my heart sympathises; g)j
it is sanctioned by patriotism and duty to country; it is ,n(
the rally of freemen around the arm of government for ^
the maintenance of national honor, which is national glory. ?|
n is nit: urn) ui me iei>umicaii |>any, ai uu* juncture 01 ill- ^
fairs, while a party press and ttieir friends in this country, ?pj
and venal, hireline organs of governments across the At- CQ
lantic, are denouncing this war with Mexico as an unjust, t[,,
unholy, and unprovoked invasion on the part of our coun- wj
try, to stand forth and hear testimony to the truth, and ?e
disseminate the evidence that proved it unavoidable, and prl
which would have forever fixed upon our country the ho
imputation of contemptible weakness, if not absolute ,jl(
cowardice, if it had not been undertaken. It seems to an
me that a necessity as strong as ever required a human (m
being to raise his own arm in defence of himself, after (j(|
all friendly expostulations had failed to prevent aggression,
existed on the part of our country to prosecute this j)(]
war, and to prosecute it until the aggressor shall sue for ((f
peace, and solemnly stipulate for future good behavior, fa,
as well as render ample indemnity for the expense consequent
thereon. For one, I have no fear that the
history of the war, when it shall set forth the causes that wj
required it, and the manner in which it has been conduct- an
ed, will ever receive the promised verdict of national jn,
condemnation, so often reiterated by presses and persons t|('
in this country. It cannot be. The facts are plain and me
simple. They are few and prominent?all may easily learn ov
them. Mexico professed to take umbrage at the annexation
of Texas; withdrew her minister; dismissed ours; re- jn^
fused to negotiate, or to confer about the alleged causes of n
offence; sent an army to the frontier; invaded territory y '
which was at the time in the possession and tinder the '
jurisdiction of our government, and which some of the
most eminent of our opponents have conceded to be ours; r"^
murdered our soldiers, and attacked our troops. All this .1
occurred without a single act of aggression on our part. elc
This is the simple state of the case, in my judgment; yet P?.
a portion of the press of this country affect to believe "rJ
that it was invasion, aggression, prompted by a desire for
conquest, plunder, and butchery on the part of our "1*
country, that has brought about the war, and have
denounced it in terms that bitterness and hatred only an'
could invent. But 1 must forbear further remarks on on
this subject. 1 shall look with great earnestness to the '
proceedings of your meeting. 1 feel assured that such wj
expression will be made as may become citizens who
have their country's honor at heart, as well as that of
brothers, sons, and friends in the distant fields of the foemen
to vindicate. in
I With great regard, I am truly yours, he
L To'the Committee.' ,
Rf.adino, Dec. i 1si7. 'stl
Gentlemen: I have the lienor to acknowb the re- ~eeipt
of your letter of the I2th inst., in which invite ?
ine to meet and address the democracy of the ly and I
county of Philadelphia, to he assembled in man- eting j?
on Saturday evening next, at the Museum, for ie pur- a|''
pose of sustaining the policy of the country and the pres- -j-j,
ent administration in prosecuting to an honorable |ieace ti 11
the existing war with Mexico. I regret that my engage- bai
ments are Hiich as to put it out of my power to accept fur
your kind invitation. Vai
While I approve most cordially of its object, and am j1'""
fully sensible of its importance, it strikes me as a most
extraordinary event in the history of our much-beloved
country, that a necessity should exist for the call of a cor
meeting to sustain the honor and the arms of our com- t(H.
mon country. Can it be possible, that after the brilliant Jnq
achievements of the revolution, and of the late war, in the
which we have proved to the world both the capacity to dw
achieve and the power to maintain out independence and
the freedom of our institutions?that, after half a century's
glorious experience has demonstrated to the civilized
world the practicability of self-government, and of a citizen-soldiery?it
should become necessary to call a meet- t?
ing of our fellow-citizens, in order to show the world **
thai patriotism still exists, and that our government Can
yet be sustained ? Yet the immediate cause of this call a
shows its necessity. (S?
I deem it needless to touch the question of the necessity put
of the war in which we are now inveived, further than >
> say that I regard it as h righteous war, brought upo
m by the bad faith and recklessness of a pertidiou
ation; and that the honor of our country demands it
igorous prosecution, at the expense of Mexico. until sh
aes for peace. But even if I did not approve the war,
tnnot conceive how I could do otherwise than occup
le same position as toils prosecution. The war wa
eclared by the almost unanimous voice of the nation!
igislature ; fifty thousand of our citizens were calle
port, by the same body, to rally to their country's lliu
ml money was appropriated to pa> them. In answer t
lis call, the noble sons of our sod have gone to Mexict
nd fought, and bled, and covered themselves and the
luntry with im|>erislmble honor and glory; they ar
ow in the heart of the enemy's country, looking t
leir brethren at home to send them aid. How any ma
juld hesitate, under such circumstances, to discuss ill
'ar question as if it were an abstract question, 1 car
nt conceive. If we are light, we owe it to on
juntry and to ourselves to sustain the war. If w
re wrong, we owe it to the principles of free govern
lent not to disregard the expression of the popular wil
gitimately ascertained; and, above all, we owe it I
ctriotism, in a free country, not to falter when the hon<
f our common country is at stake, and our brothers i
rms are surrounded by a merciless foe. Pennaylvani
inks second to none in the promptitude of her reply t
le call of the nation to arms, and 1 trust she never wi
e found wanting in a disposition to support them. Sh
as just chosen a chief magistrate whose patriotic voic
ml vigorous efforts to sustain the war were well knowr
nd the mark of her approbation is such as not to be mb
iken. The proudest feature in the character of the goo
Id Keystone has always been her noble, prompt, endu
ng patriotism. It shines resplendently oil every page c
er history. It was so of old?it is so now?and Go
rant it may ever be so.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
To the Committee.
Washington, Dec. 16, 1847.
Gknti.emen : Your letter of the"l3th instant, inviting m
i meet with and address the democracy of the city an
unity of Philadelphia on Saturday evening next,is re
I am sorry, truly sorry, that my engagements are sue
) to prevent my acceptance of your kind invitation.
Very truly, yours,
To the Committee,
P. S. Your letter, though dated the 13th, did not rear
y hands until a few moments since.
Washington, Dec. 15, 1847.
Gentlemen ; It would give me great pleasure to ad
ess my fellow-citizens m mass meeting on Saturday
rening next, in the Museum, in sustaining the policy o
e country and the administration in prosecuting to ai
jnorable peace the existing war with Mexico; but I d<
it know tne day nor the hour my voice and my vol
uv be wanted here, in support of the same good cause.
The President has spoken out clearly and boldly ; le
e people and Congress respond to the patriotic and de
mined course taken and recommended by him, and w
mil soon have an honorable peace. Wnat tlie democ
cv of Pennsylvania and of Philadelphia have done am
ill do when our country's honor is at stake, will giv
em new and large claims to the confidence and regan
' the democracy of the whole Union.
Very respectfully, your fellow-citizen,
To the Committee.
Col. James Ross Snowden was next introduced to th
eeting, and most flatteringly received. He presente
any new and striking views on the war question, an
lowed conclusively that, as early as IS 13, Mexico ha
itermined to go to war with this country, as the onl;
ay to prevent the spread of American institutions, an'
i strengthen the military force of her people. This fac
as clearly and distinctly presented' by the eloquen
leaker. YVe regret that Colonel Snowden did not speal
Col. John W. Forney next addressed the immense as
mblage. He congratulated his political friends upoi
ie significant character of this great meeting. He sail
>at Mr. Clay, in his recent speech at Lexington, had sug
ssted to the people to speak out on the war; and th
ople had taken Mr. Clay at his word. Ohio had spokei
am her capital and her great city on the Ohio. Ken
cky had responded to the call of Mr. Clay by a trum
it-blast in favor of the war and its vigorous prosecution
he democracy of the city of Washington liad spoken
he republicans of the State of New Jersey had proclaim
I their loyalty to the country from the battle-fields of th
volution. And good old Pennsylvania?she who hai
intributed so freely to both our wars for freedom, am
ho was so powerfully represented under our eagles ii
[exico?she had spoken, as well from our sister city 01
lr western border, as from glorious democratic West
oreland, the never-fading and never-setting star of th<
est. ft was right that Philadelphia should speal
it, under these peculiar circumstances. A formal
id apparently a formidable, expression had gom
am this very hall in favor of Mr. Clay's extra
dinary attack upon his country. Hundreds of ou
tends and fellow-citizens were absent in Mex
a. It was essential, therefore, that Philadelphia shouli
eak out. But there was another important reason wh;
is great and flourishing city should be heard. Congres"
id assembled, and had not yet broken ground on thii
eat question, if we may except the proposition of Sena
r Dickinson. The opposition, in a formal majority in thi
ipular branch of Congress, were nightly plotting to ad
nice the views of Mr. Clay, and to discourage and dis
arten our gallant army?probably by withdrawing then
disgrace?possibly by withholding the supplies. Ir
ch a crisis, this great people should not be silent. The\
oald denounce the proposition indignantly. They shouli
jet in masses to give effect to their opinions, and thej
ould roll in upon Congress a mighty wave of pop
ar feeling in favor of the country's honor, am
ainst all propositions looking to its degradation,
lis meeting is worthy of the great cause of the
untry, and equal to the grave duty which demands
it the war should be supported. The Executive
II be rejoiced to hear how the people feel in this evincy,
and how anxious they are to strengthen the govnnient
in the prosecution ol the war. He will realize
>w heartily they approve his course, and how bitterly
jy condemn all movements looking to the interruption
d misrepresentation of the objects of the war. A demstration
like this will strike the congressional plotter
mb. It will stay the hand raised to stab at the honor
the nation. By the democratic members in both
mses it will be greeted with one universal acclamation
joy. They stand as a solid and immovable unit in
ror of the President's message, and especially his sug
stions in regard to tuture operations m Mexico. I heso
ggestions, wise, prudent, liberal, and most opportune,
II be assailed with bitter eloquence by the opposition;
d it is right that the people should express their fecl;s
on the expediency of these suggestions. VVe may,
srefore, congratulate ourselves upon the lact that the
;eting called for to-night is as large, imposing, and
erwnclming as it is. It will not only he received with
; by our friends all over the Union, but it wdl awaken
the breasts of our distant friends in arms a Deling of
itification and pride at knowing they are not foigotten
those they have left behind them.
Colonel Forney was greeted with repeated cheers dug
the delivery of this brief address. He gave way to
Daniel Dougherty, esq., who spoke with uncommon
iquence in favor of the war. VVe regret that our rert
of his speech, taken at a late hour, is necessarily so
ef. Mr. Dougherty is a speaker of great promise,
rhe meeting was last addressed by that fearless
Win. B. Ranken, es?i., who spoke with much point
d effect, and was loudly cheered. Mr. Ranken'* views
the war were exceedingly pertinent,
rhe meeting now?at half-past to o'clock?adjourned,
th repeated cheers for the country and the war, and
; immense concourse de|mrted quietly to their homes,
fhus closed one of the greatest assemblages ever held
Uiis or any other city or Mate, it will long tie rememred
with pride by our sturdy democracy. It will often
referred to as an unequivocal expression in favor of
! war, oht gallant army, and the indefatigable adminration
of the general government.
ROR IALK OR RBNT, that large, commodious,
nil nnil well-finished brick dwelling, situated on the
iUL east tide of Hth street, between tt and H, near the
tent Olhee. This dwelling is three stories high, and eonIs
of twelve rooms, including the basement and kitchen
e parlor* on the first and second lloors are handsomely
ished with mantels of Ilalian and Egyptian marble. The
lument dining room (a comfortable apartment) is also
nished with n mantel-piece of Egyptian marble. In tbe
d there is a large cistern, capable of holding fpur tliouid
gallons of raht water. There is also n convenient
It-house on the premises, and an extensive coal and wood
lar in Iront, under the pavement, which connects
Jt the basement The dwelling has many other
ivenienoes, such as are requisite for a large and genI
family, for which the house i? well adapted
|iiirers who wish to view the premises, mny call at
residence of the subscriber, next door to the advertised
elling, or at his marble yard and rooms, on E street,
ir the Union otfice. THOMAS BEKKY.
lov. 9 dtf
National Rating House.
EOI'ENED.?This old and well-known establishment
, has been thoroughly renewed and modernized, regardi
of cost, in its every department; and is now ready lor
better accommodation of the public.
. public collation will be served (gratis) to-morrow
lurday) from II to 1 o'clock, of which its patrons and the
die are respectfully invited to call and partake,
lor. 1*- W, WALKER.
n | I \UBAUCS of the Nrrvuiu 1)alrui.?Ncnniia rum.
1F I U plaints are confined to no particular ago or olimalo.
|s class, or station, but have prevailed in almost all apes and
r I eras, scourging society indiscriminately, Iroin the highest
I I grade to the lowest, since the nailiest period ot which we
| possess any authentic record. In the infancy of liuinnu in)
Stltutions, while the social code recognised a comparative
' simplicity of manners, habits, and purriiits, affections of
tl | die nerves found no place in the catalogue of disease*, llut
d | the gradual progress of "civilization and refinement" has
rf substituted a new and artificial existence for the purer
., forms of primitive life, Hiul the watchful atteudanl, disease,
i is oAen an unwelcome visiter. What has udtled to the se.'
riousness of nervous affections, it the acknowledged fuel
lr ibat medicine is of such slight avail in their removal. Heie,
'' indeed, the physician's an can never afford more lliantem<i
porary relief; oltener it is entirely useless. But. in the wonII
droua ellicacy of galvunisiu, as applied hy (lie discoveries of
e Br Christie, a jir'impt and votilivt rtmtdy foi all nervous iliseases
is to be found, and hundreds ol grateful witnesses
I,, who are voluntarily vouching tor this assertion can he adduced
in proof.
| The following is fro.n a clergyman, well known and of
J distinguished attainments and reputation i
,r Sidnky, N. J., July 13, 184fi.
,, Da. A. H. Chbistik: Dear Doctor: 1 promised tocoinmu(
uicnte with you respecting the effects of the application ol
your galvanic and magnetic articles in mv own case. The
time is yet loo short to justify iny speaking positively in re"
hit ion to the permanency ol my cure ; bin I can say that,
>' since the application of your galvanic belt and bracelets,
e the whule series ol my nervous complaints have been -u>l,
pended. I suffered much from chronic rheumatism, hroui.
dulls, and dyspepsia, ami felt satisllcd that those disorders
wore all connected with eudi other through the nervous
system. 1 have had none of the dyspepsia whatever since
ttie application of your belt, <Ve ; nothing worth mentioning
, of the bronchitis, (for I huve been enabled to resume the
d discharge of my pastoral duties of preaching, visiting,
iro., much to the surprise of my congregation,) and have
iiad but a single twinge or two of the rheumatism. I have
enjoyed, so far, inore perfect exemption troin these maladies,
distressing as tiiey are, than it has been my lot to enjoy
lor years. I cannot be too grateful to ( bid, who, in his
providence, lias directed me to you.
The immediate design of this letter is to procure some ol
e the same kind of assistance tor two of my people. Many
d ol my congregation are allecteil with nervous disorders;
>. and should iny cure be permanent, many will lie led to apply
to joii. 1 have the largest country charge in the State,
|, and iny cure has tltetrijied them (so to speak) entirely.
[A detail of the cases alluded to here follows ]
May God's blessing attend your laudable efforts, my dear
Doctor ; and if you afford relief in these cases, there will be
a va9t number of others who will apply.
Very truly yours, ROBERT W. LANDIS.
It {|o- Several letters have since been received from Rev.
Mr. Eandis, whose health has continued to improve; and
many of his congregation have used the galvanic articles
with equally happy results.
i lie great ceiouriiy aim success 01 ur. 1^11 Hint lii'S gnl1
vaiuc articles lias caused them 10 be counterfeited by uni
principled persons. To guard the public against decepi
tion, there is but ONE AUTHORIZED AGENT appointed
. in each city or town, from whom alone the genuine articles
cau be obtained. All sold elsewhere are spurious and
. worthless. No pedlars or travelling agent* will, on any account,
be employed.
All applications requesting further information, or regnrilL>
ing business with Dr. Christie, should he addressed to
D. C. MOOK.HEAD, Agent-General for the U.S.,
J No. 182 Broadway, Now York,
e Only agent in Washington, 1). C.,
I M. H. STEVENS, No. 1, Brown's Hotel.
Dec. 23?ThSNt.Vlif
To lUsil Is to Iw Convinced. THE
greatest of all desires for the preservation of bodily
health, should he a keeping of the teeth, gains, and
mouth in a stale of perfect purity and sound condition, by
e using "Wheeler's Tenberry TooU>-Wash." The fact of
'1 the excellence of this article has been attested beyond five
d years by some of the most resectable people of all parts ot
J the United States, in the West Indies, South America, and
g V.xiy\,itu\, for efftctually curing all toothache in one minute or
lent time, inid for protecting tlie tooth from all further decay;
. that thi n it may he freely used with the other teeth, and
: will remain in sound and useful condition. It hus also been
fully tried, attested to, and, beyond all tliadow of doubt,
? clearly shown, to entirely cure both soilness and soreness
of the gums, and to stop all bleeding of the gums; at the
- same tunc of remedying these complaints?so perfectly it
t purifies, heals, and strengthens the gums and mouth, that
j the breath remains, or is caused to become, purely ami nat._
orally sweet?the gums have a healthy appearance,- and as~
sumc a compactness which both renders tliein very pleasant,
e and retains the teeth firm in them, thereby permitting ih?
II free, uninterrupted, and thorough mastication of foot!: all
- which, besides the gratification and advantage derived di
rectly from them, contribute to establish and preserve the
i. general health and tone of the digestive and other parts oi
l, the body, lo the pleasure, satisfaction, and decided benefit oi
the iiulividuul. So that it is now clear, from these plain substantiated
and stiong statements, and from the unexcop.
tionablo practical proofs and advantageous result!, as well
' as from the innocent and gently operative, yet certainly ef"
fective qualities of the " If heeler's Ttahtrry Tooth- Wash,"
a that tooth-ache will be cured by it in one minute or less
a time, and the tooth will be protected and preserved from
. decay; soilness and soreness of the gums will be cured ; all
e bleeding of the gums will ho effectually stopped ; the teeth,
J gums, mouth, ond the breath will bo kept always pure, and
k in the most pleasant and healthy condition Consequently
' it is well worth the time, attention, and money of any perB
sou tu procure and use this imjiortant preparation, to
" prolong tier or Ins life, and to render that life entirely free
r from ull the ills usually attending and arising from the
- teeth, gums, and mouth, and Imve them supplanted by the
| pleasure of having the teeth, gums, mouth, and breath
always pure, pleasant, and in the most periect health and
' usefulness.
, The following copyright will show the time of the origin
of Wheeler's Teaberry Tooth- I Cosh to be over five years
j since, while imitative articles are of recent origin i
Eastern Dittrict of Pennsylvania, to wit:
Be it remembered, that on the second day oi
- [skai..] February, anno Domini one thousand eight hunl
dred arid forty-two, W. Wheeler, of the said disl
trict, hath deposited in this olilce the title of a book, the
j title of which is in the words to witi
j the right whereof lie claims a* proprietor, in conformity
with an act of Congress, entitled An act to amend the sev
I eral acts respecting copy-rights.
Clerk of the U. S. District Court.
> 1812, Feb. 2d, copy deposited?CH AS. F. HKAZEETT.
i Re-entered in 1847, by W. W. HUB BE EE, inventor.
Certificates for Wheeler's Tenberry Tooth-wash, clearly showing
its unparalleled excellence :
1 have seen Ifheeler's Tenberry Tooth-Wash, used in
i very manv cases of diseased teeth, with the best results.
J. E. ROSE, M. D._
i nimiwir m me jveiormeu l raciice 01 iviauictuc in ftilla.
July 28, 1847.
From the Collector of the port of Philadelphia.
1 have occasionally used IVhccter's Teaberry Tooth Wash,
and experienced beneficial results. 1 consider it a useful
preparation, and unite with others in recommending it as a
purifier of the teeth and gums.
July 28th, 1847. JAMES PAGE.
Mb. Whrki.er, Doar Sir: Have the goodness to send mo
by the hearer one large bottle of your Tooth Wash. I have
used it for the last two years, and find it the best article ol
the kind I have ever met with ; in fact, it is the only wash,
the use of which hardens my gums and preserves them
from bleeding. With re?|>ect, yours,
GEO. F. SITES, Cor. Front & Knee sts.
Certificate of the son of Mr. Struthers, the eminent Sculptor.
July UfA, 1847.?On Saturday last, while suffering with
an extremely painful toothache, I ended in at No. 71 Cliesnut
street, to obtain a bottle of Wheeler's Teaberry Tooth
Wash, nnplied a little of it to the tooth, and instantly it
caused alt toothache to cease, and I have not had any pain
since; which I publicly state for the relief of those who
suffer with toothache. A. W. STRUTHERS.
From members of the Philadelphia bar.
Having used tl'hecler's Teaberry Tooth Wash and Pow
tier, 1 have found them to possess cleansing and purifying
properties, and while they whiten and beautify tne teeth,
they have a beneficial ellcct upon the gums, by itnpurting
to them I'rou and healthy action.
I have used Wheeler's Teaberry Tooth Wash, and its effects
ujion my teeth and gains have given ine a high opinion
of its merits. 1 cheerfully recommend it to the genernl use.
From the Chief of the Warehousing System for the port of
Having been requested by two dentists, I have for a long
time used Wheeler's Teaberry Tooth trash ; and deem it
well worthy ol pntronnge by the public generally for curing
toothache, allaying irritation of the gums, and preserving
the tooth and gums. E. B. SCHNABKL.
July 28, 1847.
This is to certify, That I have used Wheeler's Teaberry
Tooth IPash ; end can assure the public that it is really a
meritorious article, and lias proved beneficial to my teeth
and gums on every application.
July 28, 1817. JACOB LE1DY.
From Mr. Milrhell, the Conveyancer.
Having used IVheeler't Teaberry Tooth Wash for diseased
teeth nnjl gums, and found that although before its use my
gums were so much out of order that the lower teeth could
be laid back?n lew applications of this tooth wash effectually
cured all disease. I recommend It to the public in
general, as a very efficacious and the best article I have ever
July 31 it, 1847. BENJ. G. MITCHELL.
From Mr. Johnson, Manufacturer.
So very great lias been the benefit derived Irom IVhetlei'?
Teaberry Tooth Wash by my family, and every person to
whom we have recommended its use. also bv the workmen
employed by me, by its immediately end effectually cur1
nt; all toothache and preserving the teeth and gums Irom
ilisease, that I, with this certilicate, earnestly recommend
its use to persons generally, as a certain remedy and pleasant
July 31st, 1847. F S. JOHNSON.
Laboratory at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sold at Noa
1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Washington D.
October 7?1 year it
/Wjj KOIl RKtiT, a con vcnleait little two-story brick
Hi 111 hou*-', with a basement. It contains seven rooms,
"a is pleasantly located on Ninth street, between (4
and 11 Streets, nearly opposite ilie Rev. John C. Smith's
church. Possession may be had immediately.
Any one wishing o see ths hour# will obtain the kay of
Mr. Trutler, no? door south. Kent #160 per voar, v
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