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Proceedings of the New York His- t
torical Society on; the Death op Gen. 1 . s Jackson —We see, says the Baltimore Sun, s by the New York Journals, that tlic Ilislo- N rical Society of that city have had a meet- s ing and discussion relative to the funeral f obsequies of Gen. Jackson. The Society * , . a did itself the honor to pass resolutions, ap- ( pointing a committee to co-operate with the Common councils and other public bodies i in their arrangements for suitable observ- ‘ ances. But there were some spirits in that J body who showed their illiberally and vin dictiveness, by opposing the masure. One individual, named Fessenden, even indulged 1 in a gross attack upon the character of the j deceased patriot, and made some indecent ( allusion to his sins and his repentance* The | hisses and other marks of disapprobation j which interrupted his remarks, were a just f and deserved rebuke. Mr. Charles King j also opposed the resolution. How different was the conduct of a really great man— ( that of Daniel Webster—the following re- , marks will show : < Mr. Webster's Remarks. —Nothing could < be more natural or proper than that this so- t ciely should take a respectful notice of the t decease of so distinguished a member of j its body. Accustomed occasionally to meet s the society, and to enjoy th communica- i lions that are made to it, and proceed from I it, illustrative of the history of the country - and its Government, I have pleasure in be- i ing present at this time also, and on this 1 occasion, on which an element so mournful I mingles itself. Gen. Andrew Jackson has i been from an early period conspicuous in the service and in the councils of the coun try, though not without long intervals, so far as respects his connection with the Gen eral Government. It is fifty years, I think, since he was a member of the Congress of the United Stales, and at the instant, sir, I do not know whether there be living an associate of Gen. Jackson in the House of Representatives of the U. States at that day, with the exception of the distinguished and venerable gentleman who is now president of this society. I recollect only of the Congress of ’96, at this moment now living, but one, (Mr. Gallatin) though 1 may be mistaken. Gen. Jackson, Mr. President, while he lived, and his memory and char acter, now that he has deceased, are pre sented to his country and the world in dif ferent views and relations. He was a sol dier—a general officer—and acted no un important part in that capacity. He was raised by repeated elections, to the highest station in the civil government of his coun try, and acted a part certainly not obscure nor unimportant in that character and capa- - city. Jp regard to his milhary services, I participate in the general sentiment of the < whole country, and I believe of the world : ’ That he was a soldier of dauntless courage. : great daring and perseverance —an officer ' of skill and arrangement and foresight, are I truths universally admitted. During the < period in which lie administered the gene- 1 ral government of the country, it* was my i fortune, during the whole period of it, to be I a member of the Congress of the United i Stales, and, as is well known, it was my 1 misfortune not to be able to concur with I many of the most important measures ol his administration. 1 Entertaining himself his own views, and with a power of impressing his own views ( to* a remarkable degree upon the convictions and approbation of others, he pursued such a course as he thought expedient in the circumstances in which he was placed.— Entertaining on many questions ol great importance different opinions, it was ot course my misfortune to differ from him, and that difference gave me great pain, be cause, in the whole course of my public life, it has been far more agreeable to me to support the measures of the government than to be called upon by my judgment and sense of what was best to he done to op pose them. I desire to see the government acting with an unity of spirit in all things relating to its foreign relations, especially and generally in all great measures of its domestic policy, as far as is consistent with the exercise of perfect independence a mongsl its members. But if it was my misfortune to differ from General Jackson on many or most of the great measures of his administration, there were occasions, and those dot unimportant, in which 1 fell it my duty, and according to the highest sense of that duty, to conform to his opin ions, and support hi* s .measures. There were junctures in his adrtfini^kation —peri- ods which 1 thought important vid critical —in which the views that he leMt to he his duty to adopt corresponded entirely with my sentiments in regard to the teclion of the best interests of the country and the institutions under which we live; and it was my humble endeavor on these occasions to yield to his opinions and mea sures the same cordial support as if I had never differed from him before, and expect ed never to differ from him again. That General Jackson was a marked character a strong character —that he had a very re markable influence over other men’s opin ions—that he had great perseverance and resolution in civil as well as military ad ministration. all admit. Nor do I think that the candid amongst mankind will ever doubt that it was his desire—mingled with what soever portion of a disposition to be him self instrumental in that exaltation—to ele vate his country to the highest prosperity ■ and honor. There is one sentiment, parti cularly, to which I recur always with a ( feeling of approbation and gratitude. From r an early period of his undertaking to ad- 1 minister the affairs of the government, he [ U'tered a sentiment dear to me—expressive " of a truth of which I am most profoundly convinced—-a sentiment setting forth the necessity, the duly, and the patriotism of I maintaining the union of these Stales. (Ap- , pi a use.) Mr. President, I am old enough to recol- lect the deaths of the Presidents of the United Stales, who have departed this life, from Washington down. There is no doubt i that the death of an individual, who *has been so much the favorite of his country, ( and pariaken so largely of its regard as to fill thaf-high office, always produces—has 1 produced hitherto a strong impression upon ! the public mind. That is right. It is right that such should be the impression upon the whole community, embracing those who particularly approved, and those who | did not particularly approve the political j course ol the deceased. All these dis lipguished men have been the chosen of their country. They have fulfilled their 1 station and duties upon the whole, in the I series that have gone before us, in a man ner reputable and distinguished. Unde: their administration, in the course of fifty 1 or sixty years, the government, generally speaking, has prospered, and under the go vernment the people have prospered. It becomes, then, all to pay respect when men tints honored are called to another world. Mr. President, we may well indulge the hope and belief that it was the feeling of the distinguished person who is the subject of these resolutions, in the solemn days and hours of closing life, that it was his wish that if he had committed few or more errors in the administration of the govern ment, their influence might cease with him; and that whatever of good he had done, might be perpetuated. Let us cherish the same sentiment. Let us act upon the same feeling; and whatever of true honor and glory he acquired, let us all hope that it will be his inheritance forever! And what ever of good example, or good principle, or good administration he has established, let us hope that the benefit of it may also be perpetual. Mr. Webster then resumed his scat amid general but subdued expressions of applause. Funeral of General Jackson.— The funeral of Ex-President Jackson look place on the 10th inst. at the Hermitage. The Nashville Banner. °f tbc-Hth says : V pctprHav every place ol business AV7IS closed, and our citizens, for the most part, went up to the Hermitage to pay the last solemn rites to the distinguished dead. A very large concourse assembled from the town and country, and a most impressive and eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Edgar. The body was borne to the grave by the pall-bearers'appointed by 1 the meeting on Tuesday, and, without os- i tentation and parade, but in the midst of si lence and tears, was placed by the side’ol ( her, whom in life he had loved so well. The Banner in some very effective re- 1 marks in reference to the deceased, says: < Few men excelled him in personal ad- ; dress, and he impressed all who approach ed him with the opinion that they were in the presence of a being of no ordinary cha racter. We well remembered to have heard a distinguished diplomatist assert that, in his carriage and bearing as President of the United Slates, he seemed to possess intuit ively, and to display, without an effort, qualities which other individuals did n.ot exhibit whose whole lives had been na.ssed in the most refined courts of Europe.. IJ e had the power beyond most men of infus ing his own spirit and opinions into those who came near him, and of arousing their personal attachment. Many of his companions in arms, who endured privations with him on the plains of Alabama and Florida, and shared in his glory and success at New Orleans, however much they may have afterwards differed with him in political opinion, have never forgotten the charm and dignity of his man ners, his readiness to divide with them the last morsel of bread in his knapsack or the last drop of water in his canteen, and the cheerfulness, with which, under whatever disadvantages or troubles they may have been laboring for the lime, he directed their thoughts to a day of final triumph and vic tory, and once more revived their drooping spirits by bright pictures of their distant homes and of future happiness. And in whatever part of the country these old sol diers may he, when they hear of the death of their General, tears will involuntarily into their eyes, and their busy thoughts will conjure up the stirring scenes throug'u which, under his guidance, they have passed. lIr.MAKKABoc. —In 1768 h man named Gillet, of Palchogue, (L. I.) cm his name on the shell of a Toitoise and let it go; and in 1841 the Tortoise o marked was found crawling over Gillet's grave. PORT TOBACCO TIMES. f THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 26,1845. I Mr. V. B. Palmer is our authorized Agent to < receive subscriptions and advertisements in the | cities of New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Balli- - more. His office in New York is 160 Naisau-strcet; Philadelphia, 59 Pine-street; Baltimore, S. E. cor ner of Baltimore and Calvcrt-strects; Boston, 16 < State-street. On the morning of the Fourth of July there will be an oration, in commemoration of the dav, delivered by James Fergusson, Esq., the Declaration of Independence will be read by Richard H. Alvey, Esq. ♦ln the evening a Party will be given by ibfc proprietor of the Farmers and Planters 1 Hotel. It is but right and proper ve should celebrate this day with festivity and glad ness, attended as it is, to all of us, by as sociations which cause the heart to vibrate i with emotions of pride and joy. # “ ' We have received the first No. of a pa-, per printed at Leonard town, called the St. Mary’s Beacon, edited by George Haydn, Esq., and neutral in politics. From the first No. of the Beacon we are induced to believe that it will shine with brilliancy. May it ifbt be found lik§ the “ foolish vir gins,” but always keep a goods’jpply of oil and light. New Wheat. —Lylord’s Journal -of last week says : On Thursday there vas a small lot of new Wheat in market from Talbot county, in this State, (die first this season) denominated the “May Wheat,” which sold at 95 cents, although not in the best order; and yesterday, another similar let, from the , same county, represented as being in rather better condition, sold at 90 cents. The i first new Wheat in this marke’. last year ’ was received on 22d June, and grew in N. ’ Carolina. 1 The following named gentlemen are L spoken of by the Whigs as candidates to represent the First Congressional District , in the next Congress: i Gen. John G. Chapman, Rich’d I. Bowie, Thomas Duckett, John Johnson, Win. Lill ian Gaither. Cecil County Nominations. The Whigs of Cecil county have nominated for ‘ State Senate, George Ross Veazy. For De legates, Dr. David R iLnnrf *' • rr ~~ r James Hogg. The Democrats of the same county have nominated for Stale Senate, Hiram McCul lough. For House of Delegates, Andrew Orr, Wm. R. Maffit, Richard C. Iloliyday Noble Pennington. Worcester County. —The 'agent or re ceiver of the State taxes of \Vorcester coun ty has paid into the State* treasury $26,000 which is within some five or six thousand dollars of the whole, amount of the direct tax for the years 1341, ’42, ’43 and ’44 due from that county. This amount, we 7 are informed, was received by Mr. Harper within three months, the tax payers volun tarily com jug forward and paying taxes. Important from Liberia. — A lettei from, Governor Roberts, dated April 17, and published in the New York Sun, says that , the colonial schooner John Seys has beer t captured by an English man-of-war—appa -1 renlly in retaliation for a seizure of goods J on which the owner refused to pay the co ; lonial duties at Grand Bassa. r Dead. —The Hon. William R. Van Rens ) selaer, of Albany, died recently, aged S 2 , Mr. Van R. was for many years promineni s lv and honorably connected with public r affairs. He for a period of ten years re presented Albany city and county in Con gress. - “ _____________ - 3 Fashion and Peytona.— The N. Yorl e Spirit of the Times says that Fashion am s Peytona will doubtless meet “to fight thei e battles o’er again” next October, both hav r ing been temporarily turned out —Fashio - at Madison, N. J., Peytona at Mr. Hare’ ’ stables, at the New' Market course, Peters „ burg, Va. Tennessee. —The election in Tennesse 1 takes place on the first Thursday of An <rnst next. A Governor, eleven member 7 ® s of Congress, and members of the Slate Le y gislalure, are to be chosen. The latter wil have the election of a U. S. Senator ii t | place of Mr. Foster. e In a Lump. —A whole fire company, ii ; full uniform, and standing by their engine s were daguerreotyped in Hartford a day o tw'o ago. An Inkling of War. —The New York Tribune publishes the following, as an ink ling of war with Mexico : Gen. Scott came down from West Point on Tuesday evening, and stopped at the A merican, appearing to be quite at his leisure. The night train brought an officer from Washington, in quest of Gen. Scott, who, after a brief interview, left post haste for Washington. These facts, as related to us, strengthen the report that a Mexican force is on the Nueces, and that Mr. Polk is about to undertake the serious responsibili ty of driving them over the Rio del Norte, iWe have, says the Tribune, private, but most reliable advices, that agents of Mexico have recently been among the Cherokess, seeking to engage the Indians as allies of Mexico in expectation of a war with the U niled Stales. A Murder Trial. —The Memphis Eagle, in noticing the fact of the acquittal of Sny der for the murder of Gibbon, says: Gib bon was the printer and editor of the Smith land Bee; a mild, honest, and industrious gentleman. Snyder, the murderer took of fence at a political article published in the Bee, for he deliberately and craven heartedVy shot down Gibbon in the street, wb/dst the latter wes walking along with his little daughter by the hand, his acquital .'is not the first monstrous enormity that par lizan politics has perpetrated against law and justice. i I The Foot Race was run over the Cam bridge Trotting Course on the 17th,accord ing to advertisement. Of the numerous en ) tries only three did the ten miles within th 1 hour —namelv : John Gildersleeve, of N. Y., 57m. 19s. 3 Michael Cavanaugh, of Conn., 59 19 C. Desmond, of Boston, 59 59 1 The first took the purse, $500; the next 3 bes't, Cavanaugh, won SIOO, and Desmond r SSO. The spectators were very numerous, perhaps 5000. —,V. Y. Sun. Mr. Jared Wells, ot Bath, Ohio, has a “ cow which lias given birth to seven calves in one year —three the first* year of April, 1 1844, and four the 291 h of March, 1845. Five of these calves are alive and thriving ’jfinely. This cow has had nine calves and is about five years old. A Compliment. —We learn from the Frederick town Herald that the Hon. m. Cost Johnson received a compliment to his ,ab.il it oofinn *" or !seti'finer an extensive land claim. I o ei Gigantic Rose, — Judge Banks, of Phil ! c - adelphia, has a rose tree in his garden that v has attained the extraordinary height of 30 bfeet. It extends 25 feet in width. The Big Chinese Letter.— This sin gular document, says the Washington Union "jof Saturday, which perhaps surpasses in its dimensions, and in particulars of composi- lion, any state paper which was ever ad -1 dressed to our government, arrived at the on Friday. We have had an e opportunity of seing the extraordinary mis- I sive, and have been favored with the follow "|ing copy of a translation, which was made from the Chinese by Mr. Parker, and trans ;r milled with the original document. The j I whole accompaniment is almost as unique las the document itself. It will be deposited lt | with the archives of our government, to II gratify the curiosity of virtuosos. Accom - panying*lhis letter, is one addressed to Mr. s Cushing, onr late commissioner to China— of which we furnish also a translation. ; The letter to the President consists of a !roll 7 feet 1 inch long, by 2 feet II inches .Jwide. The writing is on a field of plain } yellow silk, with a margin of silk of the ■" same color embroidered in gold thread.— ■" | The letter is in two languages, (Chinese and c'Manchu Tartar,) in characters of large size, j. and in perpendicular columns, which are se jjparaled in the middle by the imperial seal — i which is composed of Chinese characters enclosed in a cartouche about 3 inches •k square. This roll is enclosed in a wrappei K | of yellow silk, (yellow being the imperial • color,) which again is enclosed in a round ,l ibox covered with yellow silk, and closed v * by two fastenings o ['jade stone; and final >n 1 y is enclosed in an oblong square box ol ’ s rose-wood, and padded and lined with yel low silk. [corv.] The Great Emperor presents his re gards to the President, and trusts he is ! well. Ll "| *1 the FiMperor having looked up and re rs,ceived the manifest icill of Heaven, hold e- the reins of government over, and soothe and jU tranqnilize the Central Flowery Kingdom. • regarding all within and beyond the border seas as one and the same family. Early in the spring, the ambassador of j n your honorable nation , Caleb Cushing , hav ing received your letter , arrived from afar at e ’ my province of Yue. He having passed over the vast oceans with unspeakable toil and fatigue, I, the Emperor, not bearing to him further inconvenience of travelling by land and water, to dispense with his com ing to Peking to be presented at court, specially appointed Ke Ying , of the impe rial house, minister and commissioner ex~ traordinary , to repair thither, and to treat him with courteous attention. Moreover, they having negotiated and set tled all things proper, the said minister took the letter , and presented it for my inspec tion; and your sincerity and friendship be ing in the highest degree real, and the thoughts and sentiments being with the ut most sincerity and truth kind, at the time of opening and perusing it, my pleasure and delight were exceedingly profound. ' All and every thing they had settled re > garding the regulations of commerce , I the Emperor further examined with utmost scrutiny, and found they are all perspicuous, and entirely and perfectly judicious, and forever worthy of adherence. ’ To Kwang Chow, H p n Man , Fuh Chow , ■ JVing-Po , and Shang Hae* it is alike per - milted the citizens of lha Ltailed States proceed, and according to the articles of the treaty, at their convenience to carry on com merce. Now, bound by perpetual amity and con j cord , advantage will accrue to the citizens . of both nations , which, I trust, must certain ly cause the President also to be extrerae ’ ly well satisfied and delighted - . 1 Taon Kwang,24th yr. 11 ill rn. and 7th d. 1 (16th Dec. A. D. 1544.) v Great seal of the empire j Signet of the I in Chinese and Tartar. 1 imperial will j (Signed) PETEK PARKER, I Late Chinese Secretary to the Legation. l “ * The five ports in the Chinese empire which the e treaty opens to the commerce of the United States. !—Editor. [copy.] Tsi Ying, of the Imperial House, Gover nor general of Kwang Tang and Kwang Se, a director of the board of war, a vice-guar dian of the heir apparent, minister, and com missioner extraordinary of the Tsi Tsing iempire, makes this communication, &c.: i Whereas , on a former occasion, 1, with the honorable envoy, negotiated and settled a treaty of amity and commerce, and for ‘ innately received the august Emperor’s in junctions to the operative boards, who have ; jratified the same, a due notice whereof has ! been given by me, the minister. 1 his is on record. I have now received the august Emperor’s reply to the presidential letter of your hon orable nation’s august President j and, as ' behooveth me, I, the minister, appoint two 5 high officers, (Hwang,) the provincial tre*-- r t?rTr, (Chow) the commissary, to take it and deliver it to (Dr.) Parker, the officer whom your excellency deputed to receive - and transmit it. [ After your excellency shall have received j it, I request you will, without delay, re spectfully present it to the President, in or der to manifest “perpetual amity and con cord;” on this account, I make this commu ■jnicalion, and take the opportunity of pre senting my regards for your daily increas s ing happiness. As is requisite, I make this . communication. The foregoing communication is to Caleb *iCushing, Envoy Extraordinary and Minis ter Plenipotentiary of the United Stales of i! America to China. J Taon Kwang, 241 h year, 12th month, 16th dav, (23d January, 1845.) (Signed,) PETER PARKER, Late Chinese Secretary of the Legation. 3 Remedy for the Summer Complaint. - Put three-fourths of a lea-spoonfnl of pow dered rhubarb, and one lea-spoonfnl of mag ’ nesia into a lea-cup, and pour it full of boil ' ing water, let it stand till it is cool, and then ■pour the liquid off, to which add two lea ■ spoonfuls of good brandy,and sweeten well j with loaf sugar; give a child of from one to 1 three years old a tea-spoonful five or six ? jtimes a day. For food, take a double hand- Vful of flour, tie it up in a cloth and boil it e three’hours; when cold, take off the outer ~ covering of paste, and grate the hard white substance in a sufficient quantity to thicken b with milk, boil it a minute or two, stir it ■jwilh a slick of cinnamon and sweeten it.—- " Both the medicine and food are quite pala table, and together, rarely fail of a perfect s cure. T " - - "= il QTRAW MATTING —Just received a lot of d superior 4-4 and 6-4 straw matting by ANDERSON & HUTTON. _ je 19. ptOZADORA CIGARS—A lot of superior just recceived by ANDERSON & HUTTON. je 19. SADDLE AND HARNESS-MAKING, j fTIHE undersigned most respectfully informs the J JL citizens of Charles County and the public gene 1, rally, that be is continuing the Saddle and Har r VESS-MAKIVG BOSIVESS, IS PORT TOBACCO, IV ALL its various bravches, superintended by Mr. Mil der, who can be found at the establishment at any M time during business hours. From the acquaint - ance 1 have with Mr. Miller, 1 can most confidently him as every way calculated to give I satisfaction to all who may favor me (as I hope they will) with their patronage. I P. DAVIS. > je 12—tf.