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some burglary, robbery, or murder in this country. LADIEs, we congratulate you that a maThis discloses at least one cause of the increase of chine has been invented and put in operation crime among us. We need not wonder at it, when the foreign penitentiaries are disgorging their in- in Providence, R.I., that will print de laines mates upon us. A very large majority of the in twelve colors, a matter heretofore impracnames which appear in the daily record of crime, ticable. So think of that, “ye fair sex," and betray their foreign origin. The shoulders of *Young America” are very broad, and, like Issachar, encourage domestic manufactures, for the lads be crouches patiently under his burden; but it have ever striven to please ye. Fould seem to be tasking him severely enough, to tax him with the support of the thousands whom the oppression and bad government of European

COMING TO THE Point.-Nr. Kossuth, in nations have starved out, without emptying their prisons upon us. It is a violation of national

his address to the Germans at Louisville, Ky., comity, and our government ought to take it up a few days since, appealed to them as Gerand treat it as a matter of serious offense.—New

mans, and said that to them especially he York Sunday Dispatch.

looked for aid in this country. He assured We have at the office of the Republic a them that the government of the United memorial to Congress for a law to prevent States can interfere in behalf of Ilungary if the introduction of this class of immigrants. it will, and he called upon them (the Germans)

to compel it to do so, through their influence

at the ballot-box! This is taking steps even Mr. Wu. H. SEWARD, U. S. Senator from

faster than we had anticipated. When the this State, has, we perceive, introduced a bill

great Magyar was in this city, he said he knew favoring the erection of a nunnery of the

nobody in this country but as Americans. * Sisters of Charity” in the city of Washington. Mr. Seward commands admiration for his perseverance; he has been for some twelve or

Our Book Table, for want of room, is unfourteen years striving by all means to secure avoidably omitted this month. In our next the political influence of the Political Church,

number we hope to do ample justice to our yet, notwithstanding they have ever rewarded friends the publishers. him with disappointment, he persists in his course with most praiseworthy humility. CONSTITUTIONAL MUTILATIONS.— We shall Surely the Archbishop cannot long resist publish in the April number of the Republic these obsequious proofs of fidelity to his a view of the various alterations that have interests.

from time to time been made in the Constitu

tion of the State of New-York, exhibiting the Alien VOTERS.—An act was passed in the gradual concessions made to foreigners, civil House of Assembly of New-Jersey, a few days and ecclesiastic, from the adoption of the first since, allowing foreigners to vote at elections Constitution in 1777, during the struggle of without being obliged to produce their na- the Revolution, down to the present time. It turalization papers. The Senate very promptly will reveal some startling facts not generally postponed the bill indefinitely, which is, per understood. haps, equivalent to a defeat; yet we cannot but regret that there was not stamina enough

AMUSEMENTS. in the Senate to reject it at once. It is neither more nor less than an attempt to confer on BROADWAY THEATRE.—During the past month, aliens the most sacred right of the citizen- Mrs. Brougham has appeared at this house in a the right of suffrage.

dashing line of characters, and with decided success. Mr. Forrest has also performed an engage

ment in his usual round, adding that of Richard SAINT PATRIOK's Day.—The anniversary of the Third, which is decidedly the worst histrionic the patron saint of Ireland occurs on the 17th effort ever made by that distinguished tragedian. inst. We understand that the sons of Erin

We never saw him perform the part even decently; in our city are making great preparations for the whole conception, from first to last, is a wrong celebrating it in a becoming manner; and, as one, and the performance of it a mere mannerism, it is a national day with them, we wish them reminding us of Metamora in the same hands

. every enjoyment they may hope to derive in Mr. Forrest has made himself master of several its commemoration.

Shakspearian characters, in some of which he has

no superior, but bis Richard is not one of them. tre. A constant succession of attractive novelties, He is still performing at the Broadway, and has at low prices, is doubtless the secret of its success. been received during the whole engagement with We perceive that Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Jones are a full house and discriminating audiences.

now "starring" it at the National; and a new and

laughable extravaganza, called the “ Magic Deer," BARYUY'S MUSEUM.—After a long and successful | keeps the audience in a roar of merriment. pull at the “ Bottle," at the Museum, that interesting

The Aztec CHILDREN.—These extraordinary moral drama has been laid aside to make room for new novelties. The present attraction is the gor

children have become one of the most prominent geous melodrama called “ Cherry and Fair Star,"

objects of interest to the denizens and visitors in new, at least, to the present generation, and full of

the metropolis; and, certainly, no object of greater, beauty, birds, and fairies. Professor McCormick is

if of equal interest, was ever placed before the also exhibiting his surprising philosophical feat of

public eye. That they are the representatives of

pubi walking, like a fly, under an inverted plane. “The

| a race supposed to be long extinct, none can quesHappy Family,” another great curiosity, is also still

tion who see them; and their gayety of manner there; and a look at it is worth the price of ad

and symmetry of form render a visit to them not mission to the whole.

only agreeable, but attractive. With the ladies

they are especial favorites; and we look forward NATIONAL THEATRE.—This popular establish- with much anxiety to the time when, by acquiring ment has a constant crowd of visitors, and may our language, they will be able to communicate with great propriety be styled the people's thea- ! something of their people and history.


WASHINGTON'S BIRTH-DAY.—The ceremo- | and every heart in that vast array stands denies of our Order on the late anniversary | voted to the institutions of its native land. of the birth of Washington were imposing | At the head of the procession was a cavalin the extreme. Every feature, from the cade of about fifty horsemen, wearing the gathering of the Chapters at their several Continental hat and the regalia of the Order, places of rendezvous in the morning, to the each carrying a baton ; these were followed. close of the grand ball at Metropolitan by the Grand Marshal and his special Aids, HIall at night, was conducted in a manner all mounted; next came the Chancery of highly creditable to our patriotic and power- | New-York, preceded by Willis's magnificent ful association, and commensurate with the band; and following the Chancery, the several greet occasion. The weather was delightful; ! Chapters of the Order, in five divisions, each and although the miry condition of the streets, escorted by a military corps, with bands of being ankle-deep with corporation manure, music. Washington Chapter made a magnifiprevented many from participating in the | cent display, having a car drawn by eight out-door ceremonies, the procession was one white horses, elegantly caparisoned; on the of the most numerous and imposing that has car was a massive temple, occupied by three been witnessed for years past in this city. It young ladies, representing, in costume, Liberis estimated that at least three thousand ty, Justice, and Plenty, guarded by thirteen members turned out on the occasion, includ- youths in naval uniforms, representing, with ing the delegations from New-Jersey and banners, each of the original States. CharterBrooklyn; and with their splendid banners, Oak Chapter appeared also with a beautiful devices, regalia, and music, the spectacle was temple of liberty, drawn on a car by four brilliant and inspiring; it was a phalanx of horses in appropriate trappings. In the temfree-born men, without any foreign admixture, ple was seated another young lady represent

ing the Goddess of Liberty in full costume, form, and received with three hearty cheers and bearing the spear and shield of American from the audience. Whilst the audience and independence and freedom. Wayne Chapter | guests were being seated, “Washington's made a handsome display, by mounting upon March" was performed by Willis's celebrated a stage, drawn by horses, their large and Bugle Band. magnificent banner. Decatur Chapter had Brother Wm. B. Weiss, the Chairman of the made arrangements for bringing forth a full Committee of Arrangements, then introduced rigged ship of the line, equipped and manned; the Rev. George Waters, who commenced the but finding that the telegraph-wires which ceremonies by offering to the throne of grace intersect our streets were not sufficiently an earnest and patriotic prayer for the divine high to allow the tall masts to pass under, blessing and protection to our country and its they were compelled to relinquish that por institutions. The Rev. Brother appeared in tion of their arrangements. The Chapter

the full regalia of a chaplain of the Order. itself turned out in good numbers, as did all The following letters from persons who the others, under such discouraging circum were unable to comply with the invitation of stances as the condition of the streets pre the committee to be present, were then ansented.

nounced; but, owing to a want of time, only After passing over the route laid down by two or three were read: the Grand Marshal, the procession arrived at Metropolitan Hall a little before two o'clock,

POUGHKEEPSIE, Feb. 12, 1852. and commenced entering the vast building;

Dear SIR :-Your favor of the 9th instant I

have just received, and I feel flattered by the but as the body of the house was not large polite invitation of the Committee of “The Order enough to contain more than half the mem of United Americans” to participate in their celebers on duty, and as the galleries were already

bration of the approaching anniversary of the

birth-day of Washington. While it will not be crowded to their utmost capacity by the spec possible for me to be personally with you on that tators, hundreds were compelled to forego the occasion, I will still be present with you in heart; pleasure of witnessing the ceremonies within.

for I deem the objects for which you are banded

together as worthy of the serious regard of every When those who could gain admittance were

lover of his country. seated, the house, which had been splendidly It would seem to be impossible to prevent a decorated for the occasion, presented a coup

great amount of demoralization from attaching to d'æil the most brilliant and imposing that can

us in our political and social condition from the

immense and indiscriminate influx of foreigners of be imagined. At least eight thousand per all nations into the country. It is a problem yet sons, a large portion of whom were ladies, unsolved, how far our moral strength can withoccupied the building, filling it densely from

stand the shock of such an avalanche. I have

been convinced for many years, that no mercly the floor to the remotest corners of the upper political organization to resist the evil is of any balconies. The platform was occupied by the avail. The evil is a moral one, and the remedy, orator of the day, the Hon. Brother William

to be suited to the disease, must be of the same

cbaracter. I am gratified to know that a system W. Campbell; the Rev. Brother George Wa

of religious and moral attack on the heart of this ters, Chaplain of Lawrence Chapter; Grand

evil is in successful operation. While, however, I Sachem, William W. Osborn; the Grand have but little faith in any good result from politiChaplain, Colonel William Steel; the Grand

cal party organizations, I yet believe that an Asso

ciation like yours, having the high and laudable aims Marshal, General Henry Storms; the Officers 80 well set forth in your able letter, can and will be of Chancery; the young ladies personating of great service, and of essential cooperative aid Liberty, Justice, and Plenty; the thirteen | in resisting any outbreak of foreignism which may

be attempted. I most cordially wish you success; lads representing the original States, each

and, on the occasion of your celebration of the with a small banner bearing the name of a birth-day of Washington, should sentiments be State; the Chairman and Committee of Ar in order, I would beg to offer the following: rangements, and the invited guests, among | Washington's precopts : old, as sanctioned by long expewhom were the Hon. Judge Duer, the Hon.

rience, yet always new in their ever-present application. D. Ullman, Hon. David E. Wheeler, Rev. With the highest respect, A. E. Campbell, Rev. R. G. Van Pelt, Jesse

Your most obedient servant, Mann, Esq., of Boston, and several other

SAML. F. B. MORSE gentlemen of distinction, both civil and mili

WILLIAN B. Weiss, Esq., of the

Committee of Arrangements, L tary. During the ceremonies, the veteran

&c., No. 12 Spruce street, New corps of 1812 were introduced upon the plat- |

in the plate | York. VOL. III.


WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 1862.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 1862. SIR : Your very polite note, requesting me to DEAR SIB :-I am obliged to you, and to the participate with the Order of United Americans other gentlemen belonging to the “Order of United in their proposed celebration of the anniversary | Americans," of New York, for your kind invitaof the birth of Washington, has been received; tion to attend your approaching anniversary, but and for the honor which you have thus done me, I previous engagements will deprive me of the beg you to be assured of my grateful acknowledg- pleasure of being present on the occasion. ments.

With great regard, You do well, upon the recurrence of an anni. versary so justly dear to every American, pub

Your obedient servant, licly and appropriately to testify, as you design,

DANIEL WEBSTER. your respect to the exalted virtues and illustrious WILLIAM B. Weiss, Esq., New-York. services of the man to whom we are so greatly indebted for the civil and religious liberties which, under Providence, we are permitted as a nation to

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, L enjoy. Happy indeed would it be for our country

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12th, 1862.5 if his prudent counsels were more generally W. B. WEISS, Esq., and others, Committee. heeded, and the policy which he marked out in

GENTLEMEN :- I am honored by your invitation bis administration of the government were more

of the 9th inst., but my public duties will not perobserved and respected by us.

mit me to be present at your celebration, however The existence of your Order, now numbering

agreeable that might be to both parties. its thousands, at a time when so much distraction

I approve of and applaud all organizations appears to prevail in the public mind in reference | intended to elevate the American character, and to questions believed to be in conflict with his

in the same spirit honor every movement to comviews, is a happy circumstance, and cannot, in my memorate the character of Washington. I do not judgment, fail to exert a most powerful and salu

understand your Association to be a war upon tary influence in producing a correct state of popu- foreigners, for all must see how valuable an elelar feeling and sentiment.

| ment in aiding to develop our mutual resources It would give me pleasure to accept your invi

is the adopted American; but a movement against tation, but I find that I cannot do so consistently

the influence of despotism, and usurpation against with my public engagements.

kings and king-craft, against foreign manners and I have the honor to be,

corruptions; and in such a cause I heartily sym. With great respect,

pathize. With respect,
Your obedient servant,

Most cordially,
J. H. HOBART Haws.

E. B. Habt.
Chairman Com. Arrangements. S

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 1852. WILLIAM B. Weiss, Esq.

SIR :- It would give me much pleasure to atWASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 1862.

| tend your celebration of the "Anniversary of the DEAR SIR :-My public duties here put it out birth-day of Washington by the Order of United of my power to accept your polite invitation to Americans," in accordance with your kind invita. join with your Society in doing honor to the birth- |

ociety in doing bonor to the birth- tion; but the requisitions of public duties bere day and to the principles of Washington.

entirely preclude my absence from this city on The vise foresight of the Father of his Country

that occasion. as a statesman as well as a hero—a foresight, the accuracy of which is illustrated every day by events

Very respectfully, and excitements all about us—has prepared the

Your obedient servant, public mind to resist all dissensions within and

R. F. STOCKTON. temptations without, as long as the people can be kept loyal to his memory, his services, and the lessons he left us in his Farewell Address. Dis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 1852. cord from within, and foreign ambition from with

WILLIAM B. WEISS, Esq. out, will always, more or less, jeopard the exist

SIR :- I have the honor to have received your ence or the prosperity of our Union; but a fre- | letter of the 9th inst., requesting me to participate quent recurrence to the principles of Washington, in the celebration of the approaching anniversary and a steady adherence to them, will snatch us of Washington's birth-day, contemplated by the from the peril.

order of United Americans. My duties bere will To maintain & self-governing, self-restraining prevent my acceptance of the invitation which republic here in America, when nearly all the rest

you kindly tender.

I shall not, however, be an of the world is overwhelmed by despotism, is no

indifferent observer of the demonstrations of an easy task: and to do it we must look up to and enlightened, liberal, and patriotic observance of abide by American principles, and cherish Ameri | anniversary which, to Americans and friends of can precedents and American revolutionary models. | free government and free institutions, is second Europe gives us little but absurd theories and | only to that great national day which gave us a absurd fictions for society, and the less we learn from her, the better are we off.

With much respect,
Yours, respectfully,

Your very obedient friend,


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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U. 8., close, the audience rose en masse and added
Feb. 10th, 1852. S

"three more" to the cheers already given. DEAR SIR :-Your esteemed favor of the 9th inst., inviting me to join the United Order of

As the Chancery has obtained a copy of Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the this oration for publication, we shall not atbirth-day of our illustrious George Washington, is tempt to give even a synopsis ; but hope the received. In reply, I beg leave to say that I fully endorse

committee will print it in such a form that the sound and patriotic sentiments expressed in

we may be able to attach it as a supplement your letter; and can assure your honored Order to the April number of the Republic, adapted that I am no convert to the recent preaching of | to bind in our volume. The oration was many, who are distinguished in learning and thought, that it is the duty of this country to dis

followed with music by the band, after regard the teachings of the immortal Washington which an interesting diversion was given to on the subject of intervention in the affairs of other the proceedings by the introduction of Mr. countries. We have prospered under the observance of those teachings, and I am for ever letting

Henry Gibson, one of the surviving warriors well alone.

of the Revolution. Mr. Gibson was one of I regret my public duties here will compel me Washington's Life Guards, and took part in to forego the pleasure of meeting you on that interesting occasion.

several of the prominent battles of the great Respectfully,

struggle. He is one hundred and one years of Your obedient servant, a age, and resides in Orange county, where he GEORGE BRIGGS.

has lived for nearly half a century, and now, WILLIAM B. WEISS, Esq.,

in helpless old age, he is in poverty! When Chairman Committee on Invitations. S

this fact was made known, a spontaneous collection was taken up, and in one minute's

time nearly a hundred dollars were found in CONGRESS HALL

the “hats” and emptied on a table before his ALBANY, Feb. 13, 1852. astonished and delighted eyes. We underMR. WEISS.

stand that the Common Council, to whom DEAR SIR: I have had the honor to receive

the old veteran was introduced on the same your favor of the 9th inst, containing an invitation, on behalf of the Order of United Americans, to

day, added twenty dollars to his little reliefattend the approaching anniversary of the birth-day fund. of Washington,

What a burning comment is the poverty of Heartily uniting with you, gentlemen, as I do, in your views in relation to foreign influence upon

this disciple of American liberty on the lavish our free institutions, it would give me much plea expenditures of public and private sympathy sure to be present at your anniversary; but my upon foreign visionaries! Who was it that position at Albany is such, and my public duties are of that importance, that I do not feel at liberty

said, “Republics are ungrateful ?" to be absent from my post..

When this interesting episode was ended, And while I regret to decline your polite invi. the Quartette Association sang the “Startation, I rejoice at this and every demonstration

spangled Banner" in a masterly manner; the of public respect for the Father of our country. You will please accept for yourself, and carry

benediction was then pronounced by Brother to those whom you represent, my respectful thanks | Waters, and the immense audience retired, for the polite invitation with which I have been

the band playing “Yankee Doodle.” In the favored.

Yours, truly,

evening, the Annual Birth-day Ball of the
“Washington Association" took place at Me-

tropolitan Hall. It was a beautiful affair, and After the reading of the letters, the New- | made an appropriate finish to the glorious fesYork Quartette Association sang “Ilail Colambia” with chorus, in which, by request, Our brothers of New-Jersey turned out the audience joined. The Hon. William W. and united with us in large numbers, espeCampbell, of Alpha Chapter, was then intro- | cially from Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City; duced as the orator of the day. He was re

in fact, almost every Chapter in that State ceived with three cheers by the audience, and I was represented on the occasion. proceeded to deliver an oration distinguished alike for its patriotism, its historical detail,

AT NEWARK, and its classic beauty. In the course of its / The Order held a public demonstration in delivery, the speaker was repeatedly inter- | the evening. Library Hall having been enrapted with plaudits and cheers, and at the gaged and appropriately decorated, was filled

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