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WM? Mo. S< 81.
Meeting of Vrirn<l> of General Tajrinr.
The frtenda of <J*n?ral Z xbary Taylor, and thoae
favorable to alao'log hitn to tha PfarlJeoey, met ln?t
evening at Military H*U. in the Bowery, for the parprs*
o'h'aring addretafrcm Cui'.tiM. Clay, of Kentucky,
who *?k? iiTlted to aillrna the ra#*ting. Tbe atten?
dacc iu rather limlud. G?n?ral Lloyd was called to
tbe ohsir, ?nJ Mr Jordan cBiliM aa Sjoretary.
Atrt !hn reading of cn aJdreas br the Independent I
Hough and Heady ('lub to *be pcpla cf 'lili Stato, Mr.
Cji< U? M. ( lit w .%:n'rolue?d t-> the meeting, and
spoko SVllow
OiH*'naof Npw York -While on the one hand
1 acbnr.wl*<tg?> with gr**f hum'lity <hi distinguish'd
lio? r.r you b?*e done me, in the complimentary manner
!i which yon have reo?iv?d me. on the othsr hand I feel
Horn th? f?w mark* cf disapprobation wbioh ha*?
H e?t?d ne th*t 1 ought with grrat reluctance to in
trude mys'lf upon a New York null unco, aa Indeed I do
I ocmn rot here to plead fjr mysrlf, or to se?k applaus*
from yon ot my own behalf. I present myself before yon
as n simple individual, backed by no party, animated
only by b ? ?! for lha good of my oountry, to
sp?ak in behalf of that pi Ti^na old soldier whoae
iwuie ond fame tare hern the aignal for oalHng
ur togrthrr this uUbt (Great applauae) From
my fwliert youth I hove b>?n attached to tbe
whig parry. Not that all my opinions burs always
bf?-n fu'ly and adequately r?pr?auted by all the avowad
op i.io> a of tbat purty. but I *v*r votod with it, gaye
it my feeble snrpurt and ardently always wlsh?d for it*
success, knowing and filing that in matters of party
it l/> beat t-. buuoltsd with tbe purest?with that which
comra nearest to our own views of right, and which has
most a< h?art the welfare of the country; wbilo at tbe
same Mmi# ic la necessary to yield something of our own
onlnloca for the sake of the benefit of oar bslovel oountry.
It may. perhaps, ba known to aoma of yoa that
in the late whig convention of Kentucky, General
Tailor had the limn support for thn nomination te the
Pretidriio} aa wa? given to another distinguished candi
date That convention supported Oonerai Taylor aa a
wh?g?not, indeed, an ultra whig, butaa deeming hlra to
ba the baat, the most available, the moat honest the
trnest man whom they could select. (Applause) Hum
mo an I am. y*t my re*r>]n efforts, ai<l?d by other*, h? prd
to nurry the m?joritT of tbe party In that Statu in faror
of tr?n?ral Taylor, wni to l?n<i to the nomination of tbat
ulctiaguirhed hero 1 J il nnt th*u dsnonnce otherf in
Vro"cl-imlng my preference for him, no* do I cema here
now with my Intention of denouncing other Indiviriuhlr;
but I claim. aDd all I demand is, that which Is
thorl*ht of every freeman, via :?Froedom of thought
and opinion, and freedom to utter my thought*
und opiuloof boldly and freely. (Great applaime)
Yes, atr. ween the freedom of speaking and writing
one's thought* has at length penetrated eren to the
dork r?oey*es of Amtrlii. I cannot believe that the tarnfrerdem
will not b* granted and aokuowledged in free
Aoierloa. I, therefore, oome boldly btfora the oitlssns
of this great repuMlo. and claim their attention in
peeking on the subjaot of tbe oandidate for the next
I'reMdrnoy. When last I bad the honor of addresclng
you it wiio i tbe quaation of tbe annexation of Texas
to oeir Union. But now other and different i?fu?a are
bol.u-e tb" oouniry. Latu* turn our attention for a moment
to Icqtrre among the old ixsuos which lately divided
tbe country, what now ia the only and
xe<tl iMtM which we have to eonsider Id
pace days the party question* and issues have been.
Vbo question of the land bill, that of the tariff.the
bank, and the question ol internal improvement*. Except,
p?rhaps, upon tbe latter, on which they were
<*iviled among themselves, the democratic party bac
been *g*lDit all these qnestlons. It is no: my Intention
now t? discuss any ona of than; but I shall be per
ni'.teil to say that they hava become, at best, the greater
part cf them, "obsolete ideas " Os th* greatest ol them,
which mo>t of all at one time agitated the country, 1 am
only qaotlng one of tbe greatest and ablest of our stateswen,
when 1 call tbe bank question an '"obioleto
idea" On these quest lorn, now, parties are united
n*d amalgamated; they have erased to be ol jacts of political
contention; the question of Internal improvement,
may b* considered a national question; and therefore,
in fact, the only great issue, the only great question,
before the country, is the great principle of human
liberty whioli has reoently taken a new and vigorous
rtart in the old oountrlM ol Europe I stand, myself, in
u somewhat pasuliar attitude as to both the parties
whlca divide the opinions of our country. I
went against tbe annexation of Texas, when the
question was before the country. But when It wai
ivrmiuated, and when tbe war oommenoed, I took my
sttad between the parties; opposed originally to the
policy which led to the war, when ic burst forth, 1 hesita'ed
not, but joined my aountry, right or wrong, and
ropportcJ the war againit the common raemv. (Ad
p'aus*) For tbii I bar* bean denounced?for tbia 1
have fce'B attacked, bacaaae I have not continued to Ml
with tuasa who denounce the noble deedi of our armies,
and par alias the arm* of the oouutry by giving oounte
nanon and support to its foe*. 1 hare aoted in obedience
to tbe theory of our republican institution*,
and that w, that the majority should rule; and
if thia principle of our government be not fol
lowed and acted upon, anarchy and our politioal ruin
must be the conaequenoe. When, therefore, tbe oonn
try ia engaged in war, in flagrant war, fl grante btlUwhen
the bieod ef our fellow eountrymeu ia being abedthen
Is not tbe time for party to oppose tbe will of the
in joiity, and stand aloof in the dangers of the oountry;
tut on the contrary, then it Is tbe duty of every patriot
to put bii aboulder to tbe wheel, to aid. to support, to
fl,.ht for bia oountry. and to burr in oblivion all his ob
j-ctlons, which he might btfore have had to tbe leading
osuaes cf tha war (Rapturous applause) In tola
epit it. and in tfcia rww, I aeted. This was my patriotism
?and in proof it, I devoted myself to danger, to toil, to
prison, to cruelty, and inoareeration. (Great applause )
So far, than, is Uaaerat Taylor concerned. So far as I
am concerned, I am wllliug to stand on that basis I
believe, with a cr-at portion ef that patty aad other
parties in tbis Ution, the annexation of Texas was illegal
and unconstitutional. In taking Texia into the
States, I say an unconstitutional aotwaa committed ?
There w*a Another law, too. violated in it We had a
treaty existing between the United States and Texas,
and common sense told us, as did Sam Houston tbat
while w?r was raging between Texas sad Mexloo. If we
took Texas we also took the war In the third plaoe, tha
vrincipln of an equality ot representation was violated,for
a mau coming from Texas, and owning a hundred slaves
exerciser an undue representation ovar the States of tbe
North. You bere, are allowed but one vote; tut a man
o*niiiR a hundred slaves oan cast sixty one. That it
unt-qual representation-a prlnoiple against wbiob onr
faihtrs fought, and which was violated in the annexa
tion of Texas. Again, in the unequal representation,
independent of the black basis, the constitution waa
vio at'fl in the annexation ef Texan Again, the prlnoiple
of liberty and law waa violated by the presidential
net Although you may say, by taking Texas we beoume
pirtv to the war, and Mexloo bad a pet lect right
to defend oer.elf: yet if we bad not become ti<e aggrra
sore,the matter oould bave been settled But instexd ol
that, Mr. Polk ssnt an army beyond any limit* of Texas
tbat could be claimed. It was not pretended tbat there
was anv risbt to Texas but that of corianeat. and
th ? fTTi ail not extend bfjomi the Naecea lu
ruarohirg en army b?yoiid tfat, and pltntlug onn
OS OB IN Rio Grand*, we mode an aggressive attack
on the Me xicans, beoanse we want b?yond the border
ol Texas, tupposlng even she w*f independent, and wee
rightfully admitted Into the Uiiioc I s?y, therefore
the deiuooratio party now in power violated theee great
principle, and of course in determining wbo should Oil
the offlco of President thee* things should hi borne in
mind If the President in power onn be shown to have
done all these things, 1 do say that he should be foreed
oat, and another put in who will net according to the
constitution General Taylor is that mau. It seems
to me the administration should be held responsible for
this and slso for th* asi-ere'ile manner In which the
war w?s conducted after it wrb comraenosd Genersl
Taylor wss ordered to thi Rio Grande wbile there war
a large i>rce opposed to bin When ws heard the news
that he was surrounded and oat off from his commanloations
with Point Isabsl, we almost believed that oar amy
w?? destroyed, and the v*ry administration that ordered
him there, prepared Itself to throw the responsibility
f r th? defeat tliey bid anticipated be met with on himself;
but Mr. Crit'*udtn said, gentlemen, General Tayicr
Kill b* victorious, and th* news afterwards rei.eived
proved that he was right Aft*r th* battle of
Palo Alto, it would have been supposed that the ad
ministration wsutd hare taken plans for tha future, but
the battle of the eighth of May wa? not followed np until
h'ptrmhtr, when the battle of Monterey was fought
a? tinit tremendous odds. In that light he ha 1 only four
ihounand troops to attack a well fortified city, and after
n most serere and arduous fight of three days, General
TwyUr w-?s again victorious, and an enemy ot ten thonsaad
surrendered to one ol tour thousand (Applause.)
What dn w? And ag<tln ? A general who in other oonntr.
p wuld be promoted i<s far as government ceuld do
it, w)io a. uld be thsnked for all he had done, w?* denounced
for cementing to a capitulation, because he dl<
nst hi 1 tbreo or four thousand more men, and that too
uf er clai-in* blm in these straits-be*nn?? he did not
nciitice tho rtm?inder of his army. Then tomMih*
Imttln of Dunns Vista. Qeu Taylor, again and again,
naked for supplloi and rMnforoements, and again nnd
again he was d'mippolnted in receiving tham. Whilit be
m in i i tb? tTi'mj'x oountry, noting on hli own resources.
hii order eaue, wi hout consulta'.iOD, to (Jen. Datler,
irihJrawing nil Oen. Taylor'# forcea, and placing him
in their or mamnd. Tijere wan a general left in an eneJO)
'? country by tho President of the United Stated, with
mi army of four thouaind seven hundred man, bsforc
an army of twenty thousand, offlrered by on* of the
ablest K 'noraU of the age, or at least by the ablest
which Mexico afTjrded. On that ccoailon, ha reoalved a
1 otter from Gen. Scott, who acted nil tha organ of the
n tmU tstratlon, withdrawing from him his forces, to
which he made his celebrated anawer. Mv. Clay then
r?ad Gsn. Taylor's letter, in whioh he said he feared the
ronfldeune of the ailmlalatration waa withdrawn from
biro, but he w is determined to do his duty, which latter
is familiar to tha public, and need not be repeated hereIfon
may talk of military commanders?you may say
you do not want a maro aaldiar. General Taylor haa
proved himself In t'ie painful position in which he was
(laced by tho Icjusiloe of the government, more by fnr
than a m'ra sol>il?r. Where In all history will you find
mi etn.i, le o> firmness <1 'termination and selfralianoe,
grra>r than that exhibited by the brave old man when
tio *<i? thus left, abandoned, aaoriflsed by bis government,
and all hia fo cea taken away from him?
i felt the 'ru h of thii position. I felt when I lay
in a din^on, In wretchedness and solitude, among
i*rolti and nil the >uff-ring? of the moat cruel
I'l l ii-;onkieut then, inde d I f?lt how the brave old geiilnr.Jall
who were 1? ft witu him bad buen cruelly
' rr-floi il by ihe g1 V?mqjrni Of the United Rtatrs I
I- it d'S'ioy d.as weil as the brave old hero, by this r.ondpot
of tha government. I trembled fat the eons* q a* boos,
x i
e' ne
bat, (bank God. my hopes reiived ; we were aaved by
the vigor. talent. and self-reliance of General Taylor,
when at Buena Vi*ta be d?f?ated Santa Anns with hi*
ho t of altvos at b!a baok. and than averted the ruin
ahieh the conduct of the government had prepared for
all of a*. Then it wai General Taylor evinced a prudence
a selt-rellanae, and virtue, equal to W?*blniton himself.
then Lo nobly triumpned on th? plain* of Buroa
Vis?a, with the soldier citiz?na who remained at bla
aide; and who i roved themselves equal to the bsst of
troop* under auch a commander. (Great applease ) Yes,
sir. Gen Taylor has proved himself morn then a mere
military man; b?h%s shown the oivil qualities, talents
and power* of the great civilian and st*tes>nan in all hi*
course end conduct. It wa* tor this reason the government
a'ripped him of hia troops, and left him destitute
and exposed to almost certain ruin H? was become ton
great a man for them, and therefore tbey brought forward
Gin Scott. And h?, too, soon btcame too groat
a man for tham And how did they reward him ?
In the eame way they Jrewarded General Taylor,
with ignominy, diigr .ce and oontempt! After the
victories of Vera Crua, of Cerro Gordo?after a
? triumphant entry into the oity of Mexico, ' e was r*>oomp-nted
with Insult and oontrmpt?disgraced, iu*
pendi'd, and tried, in the ??ry faoe of the fotmy whom
he had vanquished. (Crl?e of " ihame " l,sbaroe")
Thle great U?netil, who, next to Gsneral Taylor. hi?
shown himself the greatest of the age, was rewarded
with the eama treatment given to the noble old h-ro of
Buena Vista. And sine* the government of th? oonn
r> haa thus disgraoed itself by such oonduct to this brave
awn, I hope the whig party will take bisrewurd in its
own bind and recompense him for the tr*atm*nt he bas
received,aod tbe servioa hn has done hi* country by tni*
<'ig iilm to the Presidential chair lnl84U (Load applause )
Fur 44 years lorg he bss been mgsged In serving ble
eouuiry, and he bas dope her signal service At Port
Har?lsoa with IS men only he met no oie kniws how
many Indian*,whose whole army was opposed to hlin,aud
who had spread terror and desolat ion m * he laud, he
conquered. In Florida,again, when despair hovored over
that unfortunate oamp?ign, he oome.Mnl by a single victory.
whipped the Indlto* and put an end to tbe dls?strout
war. Thus he haa alibis lif>>, and now he is 03
years old. bean ever engaged in performing aeti of useful
servloe for hiaoouuiiy He < not a party man. he bas
not pas*?d his years in party intrigues and party oenteats;
and 1 rrjolce at it?I am glad of It; 1 am glad that we
have at last thi proapsot of having a fresh man, one
who, If I may so say, has not piostltntod himself in a
long course of years to party objects, party ambition,
and party servloes. He is free from ail suoh trammel';
ho take* Washiugton aa his guide, and tbe good of his
conntry at large aa the polar star of bis policy and conduct.
(Great applause ) It bas liean objected against
General Taylor that he is no party maa. Let us exam
ine this question. If it be found that he is a time server,
a plaoe hunter, a truckling politician, I am oppoaed to
him; bat if he is a no party man. ao fur as he has no
concealments, I am for him. After achieving tbese extraordinary
vlocorles, he rises up without a rival in the
yffsotlooaof the people, and was voted a candidate by
all parties The moat ultra whig presses of (he South
aaid that he most not be nominated as a party maa.
Let him. Bald the Ntw Orleant Picayune, be the candidate
?f the country. Under tbla view, General Taylor
vary naturally said he would attempt, if eleoted, to ad
minister thn government on constitutional principles.
But did be mate* any Attempt to oonceal or
bold back? No. Will* hi Rave a plcdgo In this
way, he raid he was a whig, but not an ultra whig In
not that enough? Do you not want a man who would
nlvocato the rights of the mlaority aa well aa those of
the m?jority. If you want such a man, General Taylor
ia he. If yon want a man who believes that the spoils
belong to the viotors. that the government was made for
the President, and not the Prestdeut for the people, you
must take aome other man than General Taylor, tor he
will not plsy the part of a paitlcan. But, aay a portion
of the whig party, how Is he on auoh and euoh measured
Aa 1 aatd before, two of them are obaolete. The
tariff question by the necessity o( the oase, ia at rest;
and on that ther? osnnot be mueh difference of opnion
With regard to intern?i;improvements,without designing
to apeak for General Taylor, I bsliaves he agreei with
the majority of the people, on tbe neceralty and constitutionally
of Internal improvements. On this ground,
then, there ia no difference of opinion, why ia it then
that these men can't take him. Slavery th"n
ean be tbe only queatlon between the parties;
sal on that queation we find tbe whlgs and democrats
divided, whole States taking different aides Oa thle
subject 1 know nothing ef General Taylor's opinions.
Permit me, however, to say, that I am satisfied to take
him as he Is. He iajs he will follow tbe example of
Washington?he will bow to the people?that Washington
weuld be his guide What may i infer from that?
Washington was an anti slavery man Go to the
records and you will see it. The men who were srouna
him earned out the crdloanoe of 1789, that slavery
should not exist. He went further, and eaid that ho
would give his vote against it. I, therefore, say that
General Taylor oannot consent that in new territory
black slavery shall exist to shut out ths emigration ?t
whites from the free States. I know a portion of tbe
North attempt to create a prejudice sgqlust General
Taylor on tbe ground that he ia a pro-slavery man. 1
ueny It. 1 say that tbe strength whioh he possesses
in the South and Southwest, Is entirely independent
of that question. They hare taken hloi
up there from the highest principles of gratitude
?because he was oppressed by the government of tbe
United States?beoause an attempt was made to cheok
his popularity?beoause he protected tbrm and their
families. It is the war sympathy which sustains him.
nd not pro-slavery sentiments. They felt with General
Taylor, that while tbe war was goiog on, every mac
tnoaia put nts snomaer to tne wu?ei raey nave no
eyrapathy with the n>?n, who, while the blood of their
fellow-oltizsns w*a flowing, donounced them and the war
and gave oountenanoe to the ent my. I have run over
the principal issue* which 1 conceive are involved in
the next Presidential canvass As 1 said before, 1 do
-not belisva thm any man can b^elee'.od without snmo
degree of party organisation. Tha friend* of Gen Tay
ior will be compelled to throw their votes fo some one of
tho regular nominees. I have been invited to address my
fellow citizen*, and I have done so, an 1 I would go to
Tammany Hall if invited If I can bring the people to
believe with me that there ought to be a change, and that
General Taylor is the man to All the Presidency, 1 will
try to persuade them to fleet him. General Taylor .*
not a mere soldier. He Is in every sense of the word >
mil. I have heard since I oame to this city, that if he
were elected he would not conduct the Presidency witn
dignity ; that he had no polish ; that he Lad not the ad
dress which should belong to the Chief Magistrate of th?
United States. But what kind of an argument Is tnis
to be pnt forth in a repnbiie ? He doe* not dress so fleely
as some of thi politicians of the country do; but he ha*
the sentiment* tf true re*poo'ablllty, which rate a man
aooording to hla merit*, and not according to the out of
his coat. Althrugh he drinks coff?e out of a tin oup,
read his letter* and see if be has not a classical mind
Ask those who have seen him, what they say oi
aim?if he i* not a true gentleman. All who as
looiete with him come away with feelings of
1 love towards bim; and I would b? uijust to
myself to deny that one great resaon wry I go for Mm
is, boanse I love him -because he la a man and a g?n?i<v
man Halsronsh: but he I* roadv?the areat mats or
the people *r? r< ugh. but if you look abroid you will we
(but there la In tbe breasts of the rough men as much
patriotism, good feeling and tru* gentility aa there la In
tbe couria uud pulacss of foreign couatrl?a It he U nil
a gentleman, then tilts great inaae ot the people are nor
gentlemen But you will sympathise with him, and
teach thoaa who think bo la not a gantleman, tha* in
tbla eountry to be a true man la tba teat of merit;
and in all time to come let them t*ka oouraje that he
who la true and honest, will rsoeive the highest rswsrde
of the oountry. Go forth, than. In 1813, and say that to
he a trua man la to be like General Taylor, and will re
calve hi* reward, and aet tba exampla by electing blia
Prealdent of the United States
?n motion, the meeting then a4journ*d It wan then
proposed by aome person to give three ohoeia for Heurr
Cl?y ; and they were duly given.
Funbral of thk Hom. Asa Clapp?Yesterday,
the religious ceremonies at the funeral of
tho lata Honorable Aaa Clapp were performed at hi.
mansion house in Coograaa atreet. There was an irn
monse assemblsga of relatives, friends, and fellow etti
zens; among whom we noticed bis ions in-law, the
Honorable J astiee Woodbury, of the Supreme Court or
?be United States, and Samuel K Brooks, K?q . of New
Vork, and grandson, John C Holland, Eiq , President
of tbe VVaroester and Norwleh llallroad, and Horace
Brooke,K?q of New Vork. and CUarlas L Wodouy,
Kaq of Boston, and General Dearborn, Mayor of Roxbury,
whote only daughter 1s the wife of Mr. Clapp'*
aeaond aou. A moot appropriate and iraprea'lve prayi
was made by the Reverend Uoet. Nichols, in which be
eloquently allndsd to the fact, that the venerable man
whose death was sa universally lamsnted, was ths oldest
patriarch of tbe first eburoh which was eatabllfhed In
Portland ; and bad not only lived to witneas the rise nt
this oity from a hnsable village to the sfllaant oomm*reial
emporium of Maine ; but by his enterprise and public
spirit had dene as much as any other person to promote
lta prosperity. The exalted estlmatl n in which
this excellent aged cltissn was held by tbe whole community,
was strikingly evinced by tbe mournful snspenalon
of the flags rf all the vessels in the harbor, and
on the signal staffs of the observatory, at half msst, and
tbe vast concourse of people who thronged the streets
through which the large procession moved to the ceme
tery, where bis remains were entombed. There could
be seen his aged contemporaries, representatives of tbe
adventurous storm beaten offloers and seamen of the
fleets of navigation, of all the various branches of me
chanlcal indmtry, and of every other class of society
Nsver has tba death of any other person excited more
deep and universal lamsniatlon It wns like tbe solemn
and emphatlo expression of grief In an immense household,
for tha loss of Its vanaratad n -nfunlinp.- PnrtlnnM
Tr ant crip t,Jlpril 33.
Political lnUlllginc*
Ihmphmut Candidate rot Ootkr.ioh or Illinoii
?Col. E. D. Bakar, of llllnala, hu bMn nominate,! aa n
candidate for Ooternor of that State, lrrrapfctWe of
drleoatka to the baltimore c oh vis !*tio n . ? tb?
looofnooa of the 10th Congreeeional Diatriot of Maaaaehuaatta,
haTa eboaen Nathaniel Morton, of Taunton,
delegate to the national convention. and Samuel C.
Baldwin hit aubatltnte The convention decided In fa
or of Lavl Woodbory
Fro* Rio Grandk, S A ?The Rio Grandenne
of February 8, coin una a long account ol a detected
r.onapiraoy among tba alavae throughout tba jfrovlnoa--(tba
Braiilian province of Rio Uraode)?to Ha?
upon their maatere and put than all to death. Tba
atory li not vary claar, or, ta we judge, Tart Tollable
\grnoy In tba plot, foricetaaoa, l? ?*crih 1 to Orlbe aut
Roaaa, which induce* a tuaalalon that the publication
| baa p?Utiaai Motive and origia
I r?m< ii<lau* Meeting of tlie Irlah Kepubllcan
Union, at Paliuo'a Optra Home.
One of the moat enth j*Ui ic laeetia^s ever held in
thia oity oame c<f but night, at P.ilroo'a Opera Houxe
by the fri?nd< of Ireland, entoprlaing the'iriah Itepublionn
Union "
Long before the timo specified for th* meet'ng to
take p'ace, Cha-nber* etro?t in front of the hcuie
was orowded nlmoat to *uff >ottioa, and tin moat enfiuiiaatic
feelln< prev..il<il In (hi crowd could be seen
'number of lalis), the d?u$bter* of the E:nerald Ule,
who had aaaemblel to jMn in the glorious demonstration
of gvtg publio expression of their sympathy for
oppre??el and do*n-trodd*n Ireland.
Af hnll-p^?t7 o'clock, the doors wire thrown op*n
and a rush ? s inaJe, to th? no little dtisomlture of the
ladira, who, eager with the rent, pre*s-d <>nwarl to obt
.in o good h??'iM'; pKe? ; and iri lees then fl:toen mi
nutea th* bou?e wa? j rnirfj fom t"p to bottom.
Company !.rf tbe Irish brigade, Caot M. T. O'Con
nr.ruDdLlent Jnmea Bergln, were o i duty They kept
tfcenveuo?* to the ladies' tier of bote* cWar, and male
all thit other regulation* of tbe crier of tbe house ad nimbly
Th?y wore an orange aid green ribbon on their
left breast, nod were aa flae looking a act of fellovra aa
oould be picked out cf our adopted cit son*
Tbe Soorttary read t':o fallowing letter, flora Robert
Kmmott, ?tq , whose iiinesa prevented bii attending
: Wkosmdai,
6PM, 36th April
Dear Sir? I wa* Rtttoked with a eev.re sickutit* the
night bef.ire Ihs', und h??<> h*rdly l?ft bed ainne. 1 rent
to your oflloe tbia mnrniog, to appriaa you th*t it would
not be ionf>i'>l* !or me to attend 'he meeting thi*
evening, st I'almoV, but h<tv? just learned that he
waa unable to lind you I lose no time, therefore
in writing tbh, h ipiiu that y u may receive it iu
season to prevent any difficulty Irom my absent,
and to relict ?oai one in iny plaoa I arc muc'i
distressed, I assure you, at this ill-timed attack o>
sickness, ami would have gone to th? meeting, ill as I
am. but. my phytioian sajs it wouM l>? at. th? risk of my
life. You msy judg*, when I tell yon that lamalroor
covored with blisters. and am supported in bad to writs
this Beli?v? m?. respectfully, R. EWMETT.
Chirlks Davis, Bscrotary.
Edward Downri Concert, Esq., hereupon was oalled
to tut* Chair amid lou l and enthusiastic applause, wbiab
lasted for a considorable tinn He sail?Fellow oitiioua,
I ?sdi'.re yon with the utmostotndor and sincerity, that
I feel it the proudest period of my existence to have
been oalled uptn to preside over suoh a vise meeting as
at pr?S3ut presents itself. constituted as it is, of tho stalworth
bone and sinew of lr?land (Loud applause ) It Is
withaomedecree ol'reluctanoe that lacoept tbepssition,
Inasmuch as I regret tbs absence of a man whose name
is in ltteir * host?whose nam* la associated with patriotla
iu and Irish freedom; a name?the name of Emmett?
that should thrill the very bosoms of Irishmen (TrointnJous
cheering and applause ) Yes, I may compare
that nsme to a musical instrument?a name which
creates more harmony in the human breast thin all the
united bands of Ureat Britain and Ireland. (Vehement
?ppl?u?e) It is a watlike instrument, the execution of
which la calculated to do more service than a thousand
pikes; end at the preaent period, when tha spirits nt lb*
illustrious dead are hovering over tha land of misrule and
oagression, and supplicating heavon for the protection
of Ireland's oblldren In their onw&rd march to freedom
and independence, no other name can possess Its tailsraanis
inflaniice in exciting within the bosoms cf all bu
undivided determination to shake off the shackles ol
thraldom and despotism, and raise their heads amidst
the great community of mankind as a nation of freemen
and patriots. (Cbeors.) We are assembled to night fc>r
the purpose of giving expreaslon to the aympattiles of
our hearts, iu condemnation of the oppressors of downtrodden
Iroland. (Choers) Wo ooms horo, not to
violate the law of the land ; we have come here
nat to go outMde its avenues?uot to go outside its pale
- and w* hope to maintain our oonduot and character,
suoh aa wu have maintained, ever slnoe our first introduction
into the oountry. (Applause) Irishmen,
through every stage of the war of thla country, were
always to be found fighting in the oauso of American
freedom. (Cheers) But it has been aaid that th s
movement is got up in violation of the law. There w?s
no question es to violation of international or any other
law, whan this eonntry wanted the assistance or Irishmen,
and of the great Lafayette; and there are, besides,
other instances Known, in which brigades have been
sent out to aid in the atruggle of freedom, from other
oountriea than Amerioa. (Cheers.) We all know
that from England. were sent men to Tortucal, Spiln,
j.n& to Bolivia -brigades to aid in the oauaeor freedom ;
nod now, wma li?e opportunity preaenta lUslftothe
xympathetlc, noble, hardy, and geot rons Amerioans to
aid us, let it not be said that we are fbuqd wanting in
our efforts to endeavor to sustalu our countrym-n
(Cries of ' Never, never," and loud obeerlng) Irelaad
has been a persecute:) nation ; but particuKrly so
for more than half a century. Need I oall to ti>?
raised* of tMs autiienee the position in which Ireland
was plaeed some months bick? Need I remind you of
the awful scourge of famine that desolated the lend,
when thousands were a wept off in the mldet of luxuriance
and plenty? But previoua to my going further,
let me comsunloate to you what ia the law in refirence
to tbs subjeot of enrolment The act says "
If any citizen of the United States shall, witbiD
the territory or jurisdiction thereof, acsept and ex
i ro-se a commission 10 sarTe a loreigu (.riuce, atawj,
colony, district or people, in war, by laud or by
by sea, agtinst any prince, ntate, ojlouy, district or
people, with whom the United States ar? at praos, he
hail be deemed guilty of a high niiaiem^-aaor, an J be
Quod not. more than two thousind dollars, and imprisoned
not exceeding three years " To be sura th?ro are
other stations that apply to the enrolment, but those
who mean to enrol th*mselres,will keep within (he pa'e
of the law; and to place the mattrr beyund ail doubt a ud
uncertainty, we me?n to petition the Secretary ol War
on the nubjeot of thia enrjl aint. aad are fully determined
to stand by the law* of th United States. (Vehe
ment oheeiing, aud orles of "that's the w*ytodoU.")
I rel?nd has a right to attend to the oounsels 01 the Uiiteu
States. She has felt it, that from State to Scate, when
she was in distress, the Amerioaa pnople came iorward
id nobly aud generously oimi forward, to her aid ?
(Vehement and prolonged cheering ) Cut if our course
u orjeouonaoie in law, ir we are not acting in aoco uituce
with th- true interpretation aaj principles of law,
I ncnlil ask, why should not some ot the leading men o.
ibis community ooma forward and gai le us ?y t'.eit
counsel una udvioe I would ask la it houtai,n kdao-ut for
uien la thia land, who bar* hitherto boen with the Irish
people In thel&or.uso, to atjud aloof from thorn lu eu.-.u
a onaia &? tae present? ? (Cries, no -no -and uisaei; wn
.tou't want them, wo oaa do without them ) 1 wu-lo
*-k, i.i It decent for auoh nan tj sua I bjok uptn a
mere qulb&la ? -(No, no ? they hare got pieces ) We
c n ah?w them that if they do not couia, think God, w
have aome talent amongst ouraelres, eufflcient to enable
ae to guide th? helm?(Cheering, and cites of to be
?ure wi h?re. and plenty to apare too ) I would (
furthar with to atate, my frlanda, that erery dollar tha
comes In to our treaaury. cornea into the h?n;ls oi nr.
cruet worthy and honest men, who pluoe it iu bank, and
;no booKa will be produced to you, waeuerer you require
to see them. (Cheers.) I hare bseu myself tor
iwelre yeara in tnia Ouuntiy, and wh*u usy o.untry*' j
any time wanted my serricea aba always oould command
them (Cheers.) If there bs any lawa to interlcrc
with oar sen lag a brigad i to Ireland, we oan at hIi
areata my lrienda, ship *ff our merchandize. (Crie?
three oheora for the merchandize which w-re lotidij
responded to ) If we fiad the law of tha laud Interpole?
and prohiblta our tending oai merobandlzj, at aile.Tenta,
my friends, there is nothing to prerent our aeii')ing
them atoat hearts to oppuae the rolgn of
despotMta. (Ch?era ) 1 ahall now allow the business tu
proceed. and I trust and hope, that In our deportm-i.t
?nJ cenduot, arery man will art within the ja'.a cf thr
law; ana ihoeawfco stop back and retuae to com# intttlia
field, by and by If they wane the ruffrsg's of the
Irish people, mey hnd themaelrea mistaken. (Criei *>#
thoy hare got piaoea they havo got place* - we den't
want them) I will (new alio# "the Sacre;ary to r-nct
some communications which we hare receired. airi in
conclusion would My that if I bare not language ' n'
to poartray my f-elnga for my country, I bare a h- r
aa aa any Irishman. Mr. Coneery eat down amldat
the moi t rehomvnt cheering and appiauao, wbi-h ir.tted
tor some time
A letter from Robert Tyler, Esq., of Philadelphia w*a
then real The Secretary then rone and read a Utter from
Hon. Join MoKetn, eip.esslre of his regret in not b?ln?.
ble to attend meeting, from a p.lir engagement;
but be waslrterrnpted by rolos*,,"H* did not wish to be
here,"' be did not want t J oomo," "he will want >ur
'rotes at, an eMection one of thea* daja;" and athnu
ssndo'her similar expressions or disapprobation; coil
ami I general Uselng, tbe letter was wlthdrswn unfinished.
M T. O'Connor, of the Irith f'alunteer, wastben re
ceivrt with a perfect rlamr.r of deligbt. He (aid. ladlss
and gentlemen, oar excellent chairman has read for jou
a section of an aot of the American Congress, upon the
subject of Interference with foreign governments, by
American eitlsens; and it orr'ainly bears the ooostruotlon
that we would violate the liwi of this country by
sympathising with the people of other nations struggling
for their liberties. We are a law-lovirg country -we
who are irishmen,aver desirous of maintaining the laws
of America, because we love and respect her institutions
must not leave a shade of pretest to our enemies, of
baring violated even an obsolete statute. (Cheers ) Hp
had taken due car* to have legal advloe upon It?and
rouosel was of opinion that the law was a dead letter?a
mere incumbrance upon the statute book. (Cheers)
We must then oall upon Congress to remove it Itww
framed for another data?it was Intended for another
epoch In human progress. Ths aot is dated 13'h J*n .
1790?a period which w? ail know ^fouad the infant
chernb 't liberty in America, snrroande I by a chain of
despotisms. (Cheers) In the Amerloan Congree* of
that day,there were men who studied only the perpetuation
ot Amerloan liberty?of republican institutions,
knowing well that their moral Influeuce would
scon republicanism tbe universe. Th?se men kuew
that in tlie then state of K.urope, aimed Interference
cou'.J be of no avail They knew that the
mind of K.urope was not ednoated to receive a
republican form of government, and hence they placed
a barrier before the enthusiasm of their cltnens, who
Might otherwise, In tlie excecs of their delight at tliolr
own success, have prompted oihrra who were unpreoaied
to take tha field in defence or their liberties, it ??s
warranted in that hour ,perhaps, to do so, but In this
hour, any rnchjaw is a dl?gr?oe to aur stamta bock
(Cheera ) We are freemen. We are sovereigns In a I'ee
country, and yet we are presumed guilty of an ofleoce
If we go forth on oar own book to fight th? battles of
liberty with sny other jteopl*. Ha held th?t Aineilo i
eheuld bold no truer wi h tjrajts In a U v d?js, tk
moral Ir.fluetc end teachings of the A meilean republic
have ooawised tha monarchies of Kurepe-have over |
TTfe '"r f "m
Jti ft i i
thrown and trarop'.e.l in the .lust tfee usurped power of
kings, and proclaim-d that mankind desires to rule them
elveti (f"h?cr*.) With wr.om, ihen, would Amerloa
(f?rp thla compaot ? Are the king* end minister*, who
trample humanity In the dust, to he recognized by repub
h~an America we the governing power. and not the
people? tin woul'i certainly eay '.he people iCheere )
When any nation takes th? Held atainut the mercenaries
cf thla amrped form of government, we ahottld buy
no ?'?t<ite to prevent our expression of apmpntby
with the poople. for wi'h them and them alone,
oan we have #uy leag?4 or oompaot. (Cheer*)
To get lid ot thl* obsolete statute we must memoriall*-*
Congress 10 expunge tliis aot from tba statute book.
(Cheers.) Our institution! recrgnl/.; no other governiti-nt
tlmn that eB'.tbluhed by conseut of the governed,
nnd our ev. ry Iny > experience proves, that the sooner
the osrtb i? i iJ of iu i resent rulers, the better f r humanity
(Chests) ilo hoped to flail the Atnerloan
Congress retvly md anxious to sweep awiy every vstig.i
of i?? tliHl lorbid American oitissns to aid the
eaure of liberty (('. rem ) We shall show in our memorial
that America is mmleby thU statute a more close
I'espotisin ui' >n hum-n ao?i n aud sympathy tilan tho
Uwa or Kngland Wnen Spain was contesting about
the crown. Queen l .theila, thiLk'mc It b?o?me her bat
ler than the ton ol Ctrlos England tulTcred men, aims
and money .to be rats*d by the agouti of Spaiu la Krgland
and Irelaud, t<> aid ono Ot the coateudijg parties
How t-au ?lie, tlien. offer a reinoustanoe agninst republican
Americi puff?rin< rrpnbiioan inland to rsi o men,
iiruift and money. to tight on Irish soil, lbs great tight of
hum.n Hb?rty In tue dome>tio ijuarr- i-i of Portugal,
Hpmn, Greece, and B>iivii>, England mi Here1, nay opea
iy countenanced, the raising ot arniaj as?i'.aacs to one
or other oi the par ien -aiwajs to the party who
tba clearest evi.i0i.oa of hatred of liberty ?
(Cheers ) We must be pre ared at onoe to do our duty
v? hen this obsolete statute is removed, and ii one hour
be on board, spet ding ?? ?y to the rrscusot o ircountry.
(The whole of the audicnce here arose, sad cheered
nine times.) Out, say the enemies of our nation, Congress
will not repeal that not, aui hence your agi'atian
is 'or nothing. Not so America has already broken
her own statute in ibo case of Ireland For Ave centuries
Ireland has had a fierce and bloody war oarrled rn
by Knglund ajainst bar That war had arrived at its
climax last year Two millions of the Irish people lay
dead upon the battle titld Thn weapon Englaud use<l
was fooiine and pestilence, and fearful havoo they made
Amerioin citizens did not heed this act theu. They
osnto to the rescue, and sent the mam ions of war?tbe
only kind of atm that could bs used in this warfarefood
o aid thn Irish paople against their English butchers
(Vehement obeers) War his raged for five
csoturies between the Irish people and their alien rulers.
I If n,... *r. tlrrl.t N.SAM 41,. Aal.l nnAn ?U* a~m49~\A
the oonvlct ship bat as yet England with ill her power
wns not Hbln to crueh tba rpirit of our gallant natien.
(Cheers) Last yenr we ret oar ioe id the field ot
famine, nnd by the aid of America we came oat victorious,
l?avin?, however, two inilli ns dead upon th? ,
field (Cheers.) We cannot engage her there again 1
Our oountry'd leaderx, glorious Maker and Mitchell,have
t'ken command, and Kogland will have to grapple Iroland
for the first lima lu the red field of fight?armed, united,
and prepared to conquer or die. (Tremendous cheer
ing ) America dtire not refase oar rltfht to return and
aid our oountrymen. (Cheers) What American woul l
hlamn us ? What government would dare to harm r.s
for Hying to tlio reecuo ot our fatherland, whose surface
ii re't with new made graves, and whose people are hewed
down by thousands, and irom whenoe the waillngi
of crushed humanity arisa Ito hoavrn for vengence ?
(Cheers ) It will be the duty of Congress to remove this
law at once- tor when the laws of nature?tho dictates
01 humanity?the spirit of chivalry?the duty we owe to
our country, and oar raoe call us onward, it wauld not
be in consonanoe with wise legislation to keep before us
a statute we oould not resist the breaking. (Cheers )
But it is true -long hatred of the laws that boand as In
oar native land has made us expert in driving through
sets of Faillament. (Great cheering ) For one, he could
not stay upon American soil alter the news arrived that
Ireland w*s in arms, (dare the oheering was immense.)
He had made up his mind to embark in a new business
lis was goinx into the fishing business. (Laughter )
He had lesolved that as toon as it was ascertained that
Congress would not repeal the law, he, wHh a f?w other
frirud], would p.ircba?e a Baltimore allpper, and having
provided some mircbnn<liii, suoh as old cannon for ballast,
and cases of mujSets for cargo, J tat to keep our
hands in practice while away, we will make sail for the
fishing grounds on the coast of Ireland, ((irsnt oheering.)
If we oatoh auv of those red ooated lobsters, we
wi<1 not break any law by cooking thoai. (Laughter.;
We can ciuise around Ireland in the prosecution of our
trade as long as we please, and M, aooording to the law
of nations, a ship in distress oan enter any port, wto
might get intr. dlstrefB' fT (hit purpose. (Cheer*) ?
Unas we got in, we would leave them tie clipper
and all the fish we hid; atd when the fighting
is over, what- vr.r is lefc of ui will return to tell
yiu hor wo succeeded. By tho way, while wo
are nrulnlrg aroudd, we will bs a branch of th?
London Humans Society fcr rrnculng persons fiom
drowuirg' .it i*sot improbable that certain men oalled
cbaitists, might acnJ ft certain lady and her royal babre
on a boating excursion, and if wo nre fortunate enough
10 pick them up, we will recxive, not only the gold
medal of the Humane Soolety, hut also a good bonus
from Bamum for the cnrtoaitiea when we return. Americans
are Kind of enterprise, and if we have to go into
this buain>>M, wo must look at all points of the apeculetion.
(Cheerr.) He concluded a thrilling apeeeb upon
the condition 01 Ireland, her hopes, her fears, her suffer'
ings, and her dopendence upon her friends in America,
bj proposing the following resolution : ?
Hear Wed, That our executive committee be charged
with the preparation of a memorial to r.ongreaa, to repeal
the aot 30:h January. 1799, and 20th April, 1818,
deo 1, entitled "Criminal relations with and again?t
oreign powers," and that the same be Immediately offered
for signatures
Here thorn were loud orles for James T. Brady, amid
Tics of ''he Is not here!'* "he ought to b* here!"
i'hree oheers were then given for O'Brien?Smith
O'Brien-Mitchell, and Meagher.
The mooting was next addressed by Dr. MoCarroll,
brother in-law to Charlee (iavsn Duffy, of the lilsh
A'ulion newspaper, on behalf of Ireland, when subscriptions
began to pour in rapidly.
A liberty cap, suspended from nn Irish pika, waa here
exhibited, and was hmded round the gallery, in which
several put in tnelrsub:oriptlons This incident seemed
to touch the feelings of tin auJIancn like m?gio,nud
was loudlv appUud?d
Mr. P Lynch n<-xf addressed the meeting.
Or Rr a*, Inte of L>merlck, followed in support of the
obj'ota cf the meeting
Mr. JoMnaoK, aa Koglish chartl't. n?*t jddreseed the
m'etlrg Ho had buon imprisoned three times with
Fergus O'Conu r, in Efgland, sad exhorted them to be
true to tbeineelvea aud to be ualted England, Sootland
and Ireiand, pulling together, would make the
very tyrant* ttiwinstives tremble. They were taking
away the produoe of Ireland, it waa aald, but it
ihould be remeraber'd by the good and the exoelleut
Irishmen in America, who send their money
to their irieuria. that they were but contributing
to the aristocracy. (> heers) He had before made
in Irish pike, aud be would oheerfolly give one
month of hi* labor as he was a blacksmith by trade, in
manufacturing Irish pikes for the Irish people. (Trem-ndous
oheering and applause ) Theae could be aent
over among the oomiLodilies irferred to bv one of the l
speakers who preaedej him (Renewed cheering ) Aria
tocracy was doomed to vanish Irom the land, and
"Like the btsrleas fabric of a vision,
Lsnve not a wreck bahind."
THOMii WKi.df.if, ft bailer, who bad been in the Util
ted Slate* service In Mexiao, and served under General
Taj lor. next camc forward and offered his services for
enrolment ia the " Irish biigade," amid load oheers.
Tha meeting was subsequently addreased by Messrs
Gnnrgi Roiers, Baker, a ' volnn'eer," and tha subscriptions
then began to flm ia pretty freely.
On motion of Mr Wuu-h, Jaiu?s Bergen took the
chMr, and a vita of thanks was given to Mr. Coanety
for vigilant and energetic servio.?s aa chairman Mr.
Rergeu then Muted that ai he had been engaged in tl.a
duty or lnoilngaf i-r tint sinew of war, the ' alnigbty
d >!l?r," be bad cot had time to offer a resolution wnich
he brlleved to be Important; and he would therefoie
off-r it as a suggestion, vl* : that every friend of Irelard
and republican liberty, wliather altting lonely ia a log
cab; n. or baring ten oomradea In a hnrclet, a thousand in
a town, Of a hundred thousand l.i a city, should ur, e
forward thia cause, by enrolling at once, or oollectlftf
raab for powder and ehot? the fundi to bs safely guardel,
until some general plan be offered for giving assistance
to Ireland, or anyanl evary atmfgllng nation.?
Never, sinne an irishman planted hU foot upon Ameri
on toll, was there such an enthusiastic an I vigorous
demonstration as that cf last night. There were many
bsgutilul ladles present, and in au.veylng 'he bady of
the meeticg, it wan eesy to p?rosive that the only real
physcsl foroe recognized In Ireland i?t thla moment,
was well represented by rtalwart, hari dated eons of labor,
who, in enrolling t^ielc names tor Ireland aud liberty.
aro in earnest ; nrd who, In giving fifty cents from
thrir htimblo treasury, glv* more than aome who are
very rich, and who. In giving larte sums, do not give mi
much irom their well filled rollers. The sons of toll
displayed their energy and a significant eloquence.?
Ureat men, as they are oiled, who have atood mute, are
now, like Louis Philippe, ' too late." Muskets, pikes,
swords, pistols and nannon, are offered freely, and It Is
expected that the execu'ive committee will at onoe proae*d,
legally, to organlia tha Iriah brigade, and at tbe
same time cause Congreaa to nullify all iawa whloh
would now prevent our oltlitoa doing, for Ireland and
Rntope, what tbey did forus in our long night of revcI
lutlonary peril Tbe ory il still for Juslice to Ireland,"
and nothing lets than entireindependenoa gives
A resolution of eondelenoe with Robert Krcmst, Erq.,
at hia Illness, expressive of the highrit ooufidenee, and
iervent In tbe hope that his recovery may be so spocdy
as *o permit his aarly participation in tbe affairs of the
Iriah republican union, was passed by acclamation.
It was announoed that $1000, towaids the funds,
wonld be given by Mr. Deaoh, In tha avan of tha first
blow being struck for Ireland
There waa a large amount of money collected, whioh
it was stated will he depoaited in the North River Bank,
by tha finance Board. Spacious as is this beautiful
Opera House, not one tenth of the Irish Republican
Uulon could gain admittance. The Executive Committee
are actively p.eparing for another grand d'monalrstion,
when Robert Krain-tt, Eiq\ shall bs enabled to
preside, sa be la with tha BOTetr.ent, heart and seal. The
" Bilgade," it Is understood, will meat at a very aarly
day. to drill its first regiment. Before the arrival of tbe
next news, th's brigade will bave one thonaand able bodied
and liberty-loving ?oidler< on foot raady for aetton,
at a moment's notice; and many of the rank and file
havt> t>-en ta ight In the Brjtl-h service, whilst Mine ot
military u s'iucioih ae trim West rviat, cfll >ei?
who have distinguished'b?m>elr<s in ?ur Indian w41 e,
ndin M?xioo, ai Cetio u'tJo and Busna Vista have
i w?U witnessed
[ E11A1
Law Intelligence,
Coubt ok ArrKALi, April 34?Present, Kre?born
G. Jeweit.?The oourt m?t today No 17 whs resuia
-d ?nd conclude! No 19 was ?*xt taken up. Argument
not oonoluded when the oourt adj >um?d. 1
Cou?t ok Arpctis, April 34 - Present, Fraabern G
Jewett, Esq . Chief Judge, M-Ns. 19 was r'sumed th<a
morning. After tba argument wm concluded, tha Court
l^ouiror ArrK4i.li, Ap'll 36?Piaient ? Cblaf Justioe
JeWHtt and assooiatea Nd. 18 Brewster, plaintiff in
error, va Thomt* et al, defendant* In error. Thia oas*
was pubmitted upon printed arguments and pointa. Tba
nase of Brewst>r vs Strik?r, No. 17 .Argued yesterday.
Involving substantially tho same questions No 10 ?
Do Peyster, et at plain'i Its in error, va Winter, defendant
In error Argued. Crofno*, plaintiff in error, ts (.'race
<1efan<iant In error. Motion by defendant In error to supersede
tbe writ of error in this or** granted with
costs, by deffcult. April *10 ? No 'JO.?Califd and pasaed
No 31 --Macon appellant, ts. Jones, et al, respondents?
called and reserved until to-morrow morning. No. 33 Hughes,
et al plaintiffa in error, vs. Hone. et al, reoMv>ra.
, deten ianta in error Submitted without argument,
Involving the same question aa No IS, heretofore
argued. No 33, called and reserved No 34. oallad
an<i parsed No 35 -Moore appellant,ts. Des Arts, respondent,
CouaT or Appeals, April 38 - Present Freeborn G.
Jewett, Sea.?Court opened. No 33 oallad and argued;
j'idgm*nt reserved No. 34 nailed, argument comuienc
ed, and soon after oourt adjourned.
<?oubt ok Appkai.s ? De.it ioni ? / April Term, 1848 ?
Tba Mutual Insurant Company of the city aud ooun
y of Alb?ny, plaintiff* in error, ?a Nlobolaa Conover,
defendant In error. Judgment ?fll m?d Huberts Reynolds.
plaintiff in error. vs Henry H Mynard, et al. de
<?-dan's in error. Judgment iifflrmed John Howland,
Plaintiff in error, vs George Fuller, defendant in error:
Judgment affirmed. Reuben Mattison, plaintiff in error,
vs D*ol?l Bauous,defend?ii'i<n error. Jaigmentaffirmeri.
J amen Kuuok. et *1, plaintiff* in error. ?? Jran Jaoques
Merri?ic,et ?l.,dsfendante in error ? Judgment affirmed
Cbauncey Dexter et *1 , plaintiff* in error, vs Amos Aharon,
Sheriff-Its., defendant in error.?Judgment affirmed
with double coats. Simon Shlndlor plaintiff in error,
vs. lesao Houston, defendant in orror ?Judgment reverted,
and ventre de novo by Supreme Court; coats to
abide event. Kraatua Sparrow, plaintiff Id error, vs. ?11sabetlK
Kingman, defendant in error - Judgment rever?#<l7nnd
vnire de novo by Supreme Ooart ; coats to
abide the event Joseph Slooum, appellant, va Jeaeph
P Mteber et al, respondents ?Decree afflrnied lioyal
Vilas et al.i appellants, ve.Tim thv Jonea etal, respondents.?Deoree
affirmed. Cornelia Dodge, appellant, w.
Ilalp'i Manning, et al, respondents Ordered that to
much of tbe Chancellor'* decree dismissing the oomplainant'a
bill as to the defendants Manning, Becker &.
Boyd, with ooata, be reveraed, and ordered and adjudged
that the complainant's legacy ia a speciAi lien and
charge on all the premises mentioned in the bill aa haI
ving been devised to John B Borat. inoluding the landn
which mere purchased by aaid Manning, Becker & Bcy<\
respectively, at the master's sale mentioned in tbe pleadinga.
AW further ordered, that after tbo complainant
has exhausted her remedy against s?14 John D. Borat,
under the deoree made by the Ohanoellor, if any deficiency
shall remain of tbe debt and costs, deoreed to be paid
by said Borst, tbe s^me is hereby deolared to be a llrn
and oharg? on tho lands purchased bjr said Manning,
Becker k Boyd respectively, and that the same bo sold
to satisfy the raid charge.
Circuit Court, April 21 -Before Justice Hurlbnt?
Carpenter vs. Shelden, Fretland, Pearson, and others ?
This cause was resumed this morning, and four witnesses
examined on the part of the plaintiff. The oourt
Adjourned at 8 o'clock.
Circuit Court, April 'it?Before Judge Ilurlbut?
Carpenter tis Sheldon Pearson et ols. This oause was
resumed this morning. The direct and oross examination
of one witness occupied the entire d^y. It is saiil
fV.. ..M.n.a Ait na.t nf *Um rxU(n<l(? will Ka ^l, ..,l
Ciacuir Court. April 26.?Before Judge Hurlbut.-?
Carpenter vs. Sheldon, et als Causa rammed; the ev!denco
on tba part of plaintiff not aloud whan the oomt
Huphkme Court, April 24? Speolal Term?Before
Jndgo Edwards ? Decisions ?In the matter *f the drbitratwn
httionn Joseph J. Ritchie aud Rob-.rt Douglass.
The affidavits do not establish the inoompetenoy of tbe
arbitrator; nor that he has beon guilty of partiality, misconduct
or misbehaviour. An erior of judgment la not
a sufficient ground for setting aside the award. Motion
denied with costs.
William S Humphreys vs. Chat. R Smith and others.
Motion for a receiver of the property covered by the
mortgage to the defendant, Carey, is denied.
Theo lorr F. Strong vs. Matthew Chambers e! al?Motion
ior receiver granted The irjunction to continue
so far ni it restraias" the defendant, Chambeis. from further
binding tbe copartnership fundi or disposing of tho
copartnership property
Jamts Boyer vt Paul A. Read? Motion for reoeivsr
denied; costs to abide the event
iiciry Coltonvs. Hannah IV. Cnlton?The defendant
must have an allowanoe of $6 a week for temporary alimony,
and an order must be entered extending the time to
answer to ten days after the oominK in aud confirmation
of the report of the referee. The motien to ohaige the
referee is denied.
SuracMe Court, April 24?Present, Justioes Hurlbut,
Edmonds aud Edwards.?In the matter of opening a new
street in Lexington Avenue, from 31st street to 42d
street, the commissioner's report was presented and
confirmed, af;?r which the oourt adjourned to the first
Monday in May.
Sui-Eaioa Court.?Before Chief Justice Oakley?
Stockbridgr. vs. Carpendar ? This was aft aotlon on u
promissory not- for $200. Defenoe, want of consideration
Verdict for defendant.
P-B. Guernsey vs. J J. Sylvester?'This was an action
on a promissory note for $1,305. The defence in
this aotion was also want of oonsileratiou Tbe plaintiff
consented to a nonsuit.
Before J u 4 ge Vanderpoel ? Philstus Fuller vs 'I ho mas
\V. Meteory ?This was an action of assumpsit, to recover
$b0, tbe prioe of lumber alleged to be sold by
idaintlff to defendant. Dafinns. that tha Inmhar SNU
purchased for a third party, to whtoh plaintiff replied
that defendant beoame scourity. Sealed verdict tomorrow
(this) morning.
SuriRioa Court, April SO.?Elijah Cobb, vt. jiufuttui
Cotton - Aotion on contract for non-delivery of 1009
bushels of wheat, pursuant to contract. Verdlot fo r
plaintiff, $63 85
Sampion Corrau vs. Stephen Johnion and Robert
J.ewdcn ? Aotlon on the cue, to recover damages for
Injury sustained by tlx plat's of glasf. The plaintiff
reside* iu Baltimore, and in October, 1847, puicQasrd
from tbo Arm of No-1 k. Decourrey the gl??s in di?put"
On the 3i of November, 1H47, Noel & Deoouroy,
put them on board a eohooner, oalled the Michigan,
owned by defendants, directed to [Itintitf at Baltimore,
made out a bill of lading, and gave it to the Captain < i
the Michigan, which waa afterwards transmitted to
plaintiff; they were packed in a wo den case, and directions
written on it how they were to be stowed Upon
delivery in Baltimore, it was found that the glass * <
so much craoked and broken it was worthless. The defence
was. thdt it WrtS an Inevitable accid"Ut, for which
the defendants were not accountable. It was. there
fore,' neoessaiy to prove affirmatively that defendant*
were gud)y of negligence, before they oould recover
1'h* Judge charged that the rule of Usr is, that if property
is delivered to m common carrier to be transported
to a given plao*, and that it la shown to be delivered
to him in a safe and sound condition, and if it bs not di
livered by him in the like oonditlon, he is bound to
show how the InJnry ooourred, and to exculpate himself
Therefore, it seems to him that If the jury be satisfied
that this glass was delivered In a safe and sound condition
ou board the plaintiff s vessel, and as there Is do
doubt but that it was broken when deliv ted at Baltimore,
the defendants are responsible, unleai they show how !t
was broken; if they do not, the lav Inters that the Injury
arose (rom some negligence of theirs* Sealed verdict
to morrow incrnlna.
Jam-t Jfard vt. Joi'ph J. Van Burt ?.?Verdlot for
plaintiff, faBO
Surr.aioa Court. Aprili5?Before Chief Juatlre Oikley?Caroline
Bud vt Calhaiine Kildujj. Aotion fir
s-.ander. The defendant charged the plaintiff with hayloft
atolen $30 from hor. Tii-r? waa no defence, and
the jury found a verdiot lor plaintiff for %!>i
Mulack vi. Bank house ?Trial by the Judge? Aotion cn
a ot.eok for $764 The check waa given for a ferry
license. Verdict for plaintiff for $743.
H nry Gtumtll et at tt. Edieard A/nnn ? Aollon on
two bill* of exchange, one lor ?331)0, and the other for
?1130. The defeno* waa. that the billa ware not pre
sented at Glenn & Co 'a Bank in London, where they
were m*da payable It waa alao shown that the proceeds
of Ojur deposited with plaintiff* aa collateral aecu
rlty were rec*lred, which reduaed the amount doe or,
the bills to >198)7. Verdict for plaintiff Tor that annual,
suojeot to the opinion of the Court on the point raised
by defendant's counsel
Lovghman vt. Lynch.? Action of replevin for hors*.
wiK' u, and milk cane. Defence, that 'he propel ty was
In a third person Verdict f ,r Llalnttff
Before Judge Vauderpoel ?Jamtt Wood vt. Jateph J
Vanhturen. ? Actio j uf trespass, to reoover damages for
li jury done to plalntlfl's house ?It apptarsd the plaintiff
la 1841 b*oame owner of a lot of ground In Amos
street, upon which he ereoted a dwelling house. The
defendant waa owner ot the adjoining lot. upon wbleh
stood an oM fashioned house, with a sloping roof, which
name In contact with the wall of defendant's house, abd
whenever It rained the water from the roof of defendant's
house soaked through the wall of plainti(T* hova >,
oaualng, aa plaintiff alleges, serious damages to his premises,
and that floall) his house became untenantable
The defence waa that the dumaga aroae from the Improper
manner in wbich the plaintiff' a houae waa put up
Court ok Common Plui, April i4?Btfore Judge In.
graham? Joetph Milter, aiiifntt, fc., t>?. O.rer Irtodi
and of Aert.?Aotion on a bond for $S00. NooluiS
f ranted.
Common Plcai.?Before JuJgo Ingr hun.--.lii? >4?d'.tion
vt Thomat B. McJilpin ?This was sn action for
assault and battery and laUo lmpriaonment The dffendant
ia master of the bark Hyn-i?ori,of OlaigoW. 8ni
sailed on the 16:h of April luat from that port, with p*rsengers
for this city, ?niong<t whom was thn plaln'tfT.
After the Hyudetorii hid been cut about a fortulgnt.ti e
aaptein came down to tho s'ediagn one ntglit aooat II
o'Qicok.wi.h a lantern In his hand ; the plaintiff, with
another tnunn soman nunni \!>rv Mo tlul'en. were i:i
their berth; Lie called upon the plaint IT to get up; I
he replied ior what; ?he ul l not with to got up ?t that
hour without knowing the reneon. lie an?w< rei if thu
did not th?t he would cell down the orew and ni > . .npon
deck She got up, hei-elf and w<
fleck. H? ll n put ber into n Mote io.'oi Ij?i
vtie witi.low*. ?nd i>eptbet CDuflued there tilling i .
malnder 01 the Tojege, without ?Djthing to lit. except
the Ud 01 ohtat The defendant having allow j \
L D.
rrin Vm CmHi
judgment to no hy default, ?h'<r? wan no defence. Tbe
jury rend?re>l a verdict lor plaintiff for damage*.
Cot'ht Cai.kktDiii row th>? Dat.? Su:'trior Court ?
il A8 384,-.W6, 997. 310 310. 333 330 3-J9 U7U. 34S 63 to 69
Inclusive. 371 to 3S| incluitve, 383 to 39.1 lnrlu*We Comm
m pj.o. -94 u?j( as, Hrt h7, ai. M to 91 inaloaira, 93,
94, 93, 97 to I'M) inclusive. l(M, 103, 104
Ptrilc* Intelligence.
Chnrtt ej Frut d Offlorr S'-phens, of the lower po1'oe,
?rr-gti! J j??t r lay, a man by the nam? of Honeywell
Vlnoiert, on a warrant i?eu?d hy Justice Drinker, wherein
ho atacdj charged with obuinln* by false ropreeentationa
n quantity of itold pen-ll? and p?n bol lera. valued
tt $A<>0, from J. Uurrien and ofh?r?. No 77 N\tatu
street. 1'he accused was arrested on tha anno charge
fair weak* ago, and after a lieir'nn wis discharged for
want of evidence HoweTer, additional testimony baa
been procured by the complainants, which authorised
the magistrate In isiuiuv another warrant for hla arraat.
Vinciaut w?a detain* d for examination
CAarje of Hinting - Officer Brown, of the 8th ward,
arretted lotin Mepgi, aud Cot Ooorg* Rloe. two aborting
g?utl?me n, wno wera doteoted In kicking la the
panela of th? door No. 74 Duana street, alarming tha
whole neighborhood, and disturbing the peaceful quiet
rf the female boardera. and 'hraat'ning to break tha
furniture cf th<t landlady. Roaela Barto Juattee Oihorn*
h*ld the accused par'in* to bail for trial
Jirrett of a Fugitive ?OfB ier VVbalan, of t!>e
ward, arrested, y ??t<riiay. a rann celled John Slavin, on a
charge of grand larceny. committed in Albany; ha WBl
token baclt la>t n'ght '?> Albany f?r trial.
DuKonut Clerk. ?Oflliara Smith and Max jn, of tha
S'h ward, arrestrd yesterday. u young man by the name
of Robert Rice. a oler? lu the employ of Henry V. Buah,
druggist, oorner of Greenwich and Duane atreeta. Mr.
Bu?b bad auapeoted the uocuied for Dome time paat. and
yeaterday he set a trap to <<*tch him. fcy aendlng ft
friand to purohaa* aomn arttolaa, with 61 3ft marked money;
in half an hour afterwards Mr Buah oame In, and
examined the till, and not finding the money marked
therein, ha followed Rica into the back biaement, where,
oil oominfr on him unobservad be endeavored to aecrete
th? money ip the cellar, under the sand J unties Drinker
looked bio up for trial
General Shlawla on War.
On the oooaslon of (leo. Shields' late reoeptlon at 8t.
Louis, be made an eloquent address In reply to the
Mayor of the city, who bai nompilmented him on bis
exploits in th? Mexioun war. SiM General Shields:?
'Although I am now about to go on a perilous flervioc,
notwithstanding it may not be to meet the enemy again
in battle, I am a peace man I desire to nee no more
wars, unless necessary to repel invasion. I desire to tight
no more battles, unless it bs euoh as ore now sbakiog
down thrODen in Kurope, regenerating nations and elevating
humanity to its trne position 1 would like to Qght
in Gei muny dm lug the present struggle there?but esperislly
in old Ireland." He said especially in old Ireland,
because he thought the Germans could redress
their own wrorgs; but be feared the Irish would have
onough to do, even with such help as they oould lawfully
procure from us.
Marin* Affairs.
Mutiny ?The shi,i St. Leon, of Castlns, Ms , Captain
Jarvis, from Liverpool, anchoisi below this port on
Monday evenlag, her orew b?lng in a stats of mutiny.
Captain Sturgts, of Kevenue Cutter Hamilton, went on
board the St Leen, and put seven of her men in irons.
Yesterday morning he got tho (hip under way, and
she was brought to the olty by the steamer Mayflower.
The mutineers have been taken into custody by tha
United States Marshal, and will be examined to-lay before
Mr. Commissioner Woodbury ?button Timet, '2Mh
Mall Failures.
Tho Eastern msil failed at Mobile April 14
" Northern " " Savannnli " 1
" " " " Tahlcquah, C. H.... " 3
' " " " Nsw Urleans. " 11
" " " " " " 15
" F, istern " " 8t Louis " 18
The i r pi>
Tha r.,>h.t r-, >n
the mow atorm of last WeJaealsy bu cauaed bat little
if any injury to tha fruit treea in tbia vicinity, and that
the proapenta of a plentiful crop bare sot been destroyed
Tha Cimd-n Phamix states that Is tha otie In relation
to tbe fruit trees of New Jersey
At a lata term of the court held at Washington Co.,
Ohio, a boy of 14 was sentenced for arson, to 13 yean
imprisonment in tbe penitentiary. An indictment waa
fiuud againet Mm for attempting to burn ? hotiae, and
another ftr attempting to poiscn o Mra. McCoy. When
the jury returned their verdict, be oaught up a law book
anJ threw It at the jur< ra, hitting o ie of then In tha
fiee Another boy of 17 yeara waa aent to tha penitentiary
for three yeara, for horee stealing. At the Mine
time these buy < were receiving their aenteneea, two
other boys, one 15, the other 16 yean of age, were under
examination before tbe Mayor, on a obarge of having
committed nine burglarlea the previona eight.
The reduoed ratea of poatage at Naw Srieens have
greatly Inoreaaml the recelpta. The poategea oolleoted
in the quarter ending Maron Slat, 1843, were $31,083.
The aame quarter in 1847, $37,114. Increase nearly
The JPVsVro Canaditn layi : ?" Sir Allan McNab baa
written to the Knglneer of the Oreat Western Railroad
aaeuringhlm that government will guaranty X600,000
for the construction of the road "
A few dayealnce there were over aiity vessels anchored
in the Detroit river, In sight o( the city of Detroit.
The alght la represented aa being extremely beautiful
There were 70 deaths in Boaton, during the week ending
on Saturday, 33d inatant.
Four torrible murders were committed on the 11 til
Inat. at Oarlandsvlll*, Miss Dr Longgon and one of
bia ebildrrn were found murdered In bed. Tbe body of
mubuor cum wu iuuuu una on toe noor : ana lilt
body of the mother and wife lyin% dead at the gate
in the yard. It Rppears that the family employed a
Omaie negro servant, mueh against bar will The home
of Dr Longgon bad b<>eQ destroyed by flra two weeks
before the murder, and it is anpposed it waa oooaaioned
by this servant and ber colleagues.
Toe "Oyster war" hoe baen ranawed between tba Pennsylvanls
and Moryland oystermen On Monday last,
some twenty-four Philadelphia oyster boats were dUroovered
in Janes' Creek, when they weee immediately
blookaded by the rtsidonts of the nelgbboihood. and n
surrender demanded, which being refused, a battle ensued,
duriog which a cannon was fired into the depredators,
without doirrj any serioua damage, however.
The schooners Hwan and Resolution, sloop Navigator,
and another vessel. were captured, the rest having escaped
The Philsdelphlans havo threatened to sne nil
ooncerned, for damages
Movements of Distinguished Individuals.
Major Kirby passed through Albany on the '1Mb Inst.,
on bis way to nU residency in Wetertown, Jefferson
connty. .
The Hepnbllc of Kngland,
[Kiom the London Punch 1
V?sterday Mr I'ant/t had a dream, whieh wu not all
a dream. Af> Punc/i was reading the Morning Htrald
at the club, and be tell asleep thereover, and he dreamed
that a great revolution bad h?en accomplished, and an
ancient monarchy topsyturvy (led, and that the Morning
H'ruld was the government paper, and contained as
This day the Citiasn President of the Rspnblle, and
Minister of foreign Affairs, took possession of the
palace of tbe nation.
His Excellence's Ministry is oomposed ss follows: Minlnlster
of Foreign Affairs, President of the Couneil,
nnd Poet Laureate, Cl'izsn vionokton Milnos; Minister
of the Interior, Cltls*n Bsuj. D'l?rasli; High Chancsllor,
Citizen Samuel Warren, with ' Ttn Thousand a Y?ar"
for salary, Chancellor of the Kxcbt<|uer, Citi??n Keargns
O'Connor; Minister of Education. ClilS'n Harrison Alosworth;
Mi lister o. the Colonies,Citizen Bnlwer Lytton;
Minister at War, Citiasn Cobden; Minister of Irelnnd,
CiMaen fttsfford, who r turned with pride the nans of
O'Brien;Master of tbe Mint. Citizen Dnocombe; Paymaster
General. Citiasn Borthwiek; Archbishop of Canterbury,
Citfien Bright; Commander-in-Chief. Citizen
Mae Hale; Master of the Horse, Citisen Widdioosrb*.
Cltiaen Perch was sent ambassador to Paris, where
the arrival of H E was greeted with frentio applause
I itlzan Urquhert has been appointed Governor nnd
Commander-in-Chief of the \fare's Nsst Islands, and has
A 11A <i in n it' K la ffnvurn n f
Citii*n Anatdy took leave m Conral-Ueneral of Jericho
He ad reiaed a parting allornion to th? I'reeideut
of the R?pabiio, which he performed, tnr abcut
three deya In privato room i
Cltlun Joh IIumMI la ijaieter today. Since the
glorious errata of Kractidor, In which !io befcevtd with
no much mi?taken g.llantry the CIHnn'? h??d hu
wandered o< ntiderabiy, and, it is iuppoi.?d, haa not re
covered from the blow lr fl'c:rd on it at the atorming of
Downing itr?et, when ungrgfd In -f"gle eombat with the
iatrepid Citiien Keeley He ?tili Imajjinej that there ara
whlga leit in th? country
Citiien Landeeer gnea Ambassador to Vienna. Cltlasaneaa
Oeorge Siud. Amb**?adreea from the Krenoh
KepuMlo, bal an audlicc v yeau-rday, of Me KteeJlcnoy
the Minister of Kor^'g i A(T<lr* The w.fe of his Ekcellenoy
was present daring the interview.
Mlieellaiieoue Foreign Rxtraiti.
In the House of Lord* on the 3d, Lord Aberdean'poka
of the entrance of the K>pr of Sardinia end hla army
intc the Austrian Sutea, and Mid, "the King of Sardinia
had been the llrat power who had directly violated the
public law of Kurope, by oommandlcg hia trot,pa lo ent*r
the territory of a neighboring friendly and allied
power, without the slightest pretext of grievance, without
any provocation, without any omplaiat or rea*oa."
The Mar>|nis of Lansdown atatad in reply, that the go.
vernm-nt bad hoped that Charl'l Albert eould prea-rve >
the utmost neutrality.
Madame Onl*->t, m ither of the ex-K(ench Miniater, i
died at Brompton, 31 it nit. Sir Thornaa Baring, br.> her
to Lord Ashburnham, 1l*i on the 5th met
frince Mettetnlcb left Hamburg March JS, for London
The Manchester Society for the preservation of general
p'lw, e%Ued "Th* L??guo of Universal Bro nerhood,''
have pnhliaut d an a<ldreaetu ttle per pie of l> ranee
calling on them at the preamt cri?is toa^ure all wmkika
sentiments, and t? lub^vltute the pen for the >w?rd la
all fu'nrt mlennderetdixiioi'a f-iwe*n r.a'i n* Ttii<
ibllaa ^rpfwi *s*c '? 1 ??, > i *>h ch ih* Man *>* :r-c
<i - i? i. I a p ii , i< ? <it iy spi? vl ih i u, u;
v?tl">u> tooi4 U kvg aid * t " r?% ? ri mere I
1ft,l?0 and it* ta..? .. 44 tie alia Ui{ely
eat??d? d ihlough Uu Uuce e'.aus,

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