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Tarboroughi (Mecomh'e County , X. C.) Saturday, July 8, 1843
Vol. XIX No 27.
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From the N. York Tribune, Extra
BUNKER HILL CELEBRATION.
17th JUNE. 1S43
The storm of yesterday ceased (luring
the night, but the sun rose amid fogs and
scattered the clouds, giving its light a wa
tery appparance, and portending rain du
ring the day, the wind being still North
east, and the air damp and chilly. At an
early horr the sound of mar' id music rose
from the numerous companies-collected in
Boston during the preceding three days,
and the clustering of military and citizens
towards the magnificent Common, com
menced at s'ven o'clock, and continued
till nearly 10, at which hour there must
have been 100,000 persons within the en-iched in with the Military bringing up the
closure. At the same time the strcetsjiear of the Procession. The scene now
through which the procession was to pass! presented from the stand was one of une
was lined with eager expectants the
conies and windows glowing with waiting
faces. Already Bunker Hill and the ap
proach to it from Boston were thronged
by thousands The Military were gener- plain citizens so intermingled as to produce
ally under arms by S o'clock, and in post- the most picturesque effect. These about
lion on the Common before 9. The New half filled the parallelogram which had ear
England Society of New York, some 400 1 ly been cleared, and being walled on either
strong, lormeu in summer stieet. near
College Green, and marched into the Com
mon about 9.
It was past 10 o'clock before the pro
cession began to move from the densely
thronged Common, and neatly 12 when
Ihp hanrpr fi,.ar.l nf lUtri,, rmntr It.
rolpNiil iha nnuiU irl mij in ila
Superb glacis on the !
North East of the Monument, which had ;
been cho-en as the site for the centre of i many thousand of citizens at limes thirty
the Celebration the officers' stand being ! to forty thousand. On the stand itself
on the outer side of the oblong square fa- Vl re the survivors of the Revolution,
cing the Monument. At this lime, a sa-.the President of the United States and
Into woe fii;.d fro, tKn V . tr V.....I nrxl'his G:dtiiipl: tllR G o v t r rr and lient
the bells of Hoston and t Wigtown rung ' ! Governor of Massachusetts, the mijrhuOra.
outa stirring peal. On .he North-eaT t01" of lbb Day, the first Governor of Maiiie,
s'eps of lhe Monument Square, facing ihe'Seuitors Evans of Maine, and Choate 0f
Olhcers7 stand, and the glacis, seats had
ben reserved for fifteen hundred ladies, !
and were early occupied in good part. I
Tl-ir. MAn,,.v,n.,i C .... :..ar l .l '
ten net. enmnuted to mvo d:im uux mom
to vSO, 000 persons, wa nearly filled before 'de; while high above all, with the we
the procession made its appearance while a item sun just glimmering over its summit,
mass of human beings lined each end of the!the stately Monument rose in grand and
glacis, previously cleared bv the Not folk j graceful proportion to the Heavens, pier
and New liedford Guards. 1 Ion. Daniel cing the cloudless azure with its maj slic
Webster. Orator ofthe I' 'ay, though as-i gray, lifting the swelling hear! of patriotism
signed a place in the carriages, cameiii by I to loftiest themes, yet almost rebuking by
himself netrly an hour before the Proces-! its calm sublimity the hurried, eager throng
i f r
ston, and wis welcomed with repeated
Precisely at half past 1 2, the head of the
regular procession reached the Ground,
then clouded by the cannon-smoke from
the INavy Yard. The Military halted out
side the area, formed in double lines lacing
inward, to let the Civic Procession pass
through and into the square ahead.
At to 1 o'clock, the head ofthe Civic
Procession passed into the o'dung -quare
between the Officers' stand and the Mono
niiMit, the Brigade Hand in front, followed
by the Executive Committee in a carriage,
porting the President and suite in a car
rtage drawn by four supeib bays. The
President was el'cered as he rode into the
atea, and, alighting took his place on the
Hand, where "Mr. Webstei had been for
sme time 'solitary and alone.' Messrs
Spencer, Porter, Wickliffe and Legare, as
they came on the stand, greeted Mr. W.
Tf'ty cordially, and were introduced to the
S'dlemen in attendance as officers of iht
day, Committees, &c.
Ifrit the deepest manifestation of enthu
siasm was reserved for the appearance of
'he surviving Soldieus of the Revo
LlnoN, who arrived in the succeeding
carriages, and, alighting in the centre ol
'hequare, loitered with feeble steps to
"eir places on the platform. They were
one hundred and eight, in number, twelve
of whom had shared in the perils and glo
ries of the bloody . struggle on this very
...u . Mirc,Bi Mr ago; ir.ree ot
...... ,..t.Mllp,0,1, wnpre
the first blood was shed in thi Revolution-
A . ii . ie uiuuon-
... , -iii'., HIUMI.M3 ucu)re me. more
determined strife on Hunker Hill. Phin
ehas Johnson, now 99 years old, was in
both these conflicts, and was reputed the
oldest man present; but we are assured
that Mr. Maynard, (father of II on. John
A I ivnarri, M. from this State.) now 99
years old. and also a sharer in the Bunker
Hill struggle, was present wc know thai
he reached Boston on the night before in
good health and spirits, on purpose to be
Eirnesf, profound, reiterated were the
burst of cheering from the immense con-
eours i as these treasured relics of a glorious
dav toiled up to their seits on the staging
E ghten year ago, when the corner-ston
of the Monument was laid by Lafayette in
the presence of sixty thousand freemen, a
lar larger and stronger hand of them were
present, to rejoice over the commemoration
f their heroic struggle half a centurv be
fore. Eighteen years hence, who can hope
mm even one oi them will he lei t to tell
he thrilling story of these eras in their
and their country's eventful history?
The Freemasons, who had done much
toward the erection of the M. moment,
(having given the ground, on which they
had previously erected a small monument
'o (Jen. Warren, their Grand Master, who
fell in the battle,) were out in considerable
force, and made an imposing appe trance
l h -y were greatly outnumbered, howev
er, by the Odd Fellows, who must have
mus'eied nearly one thousand. The son
of New England from New York, escon
ed by our superb Light Guards, wen
warmly cheered as they arrived in the
centie. The Hibernians, in lour different
societies, wearing the Green of their belt)
ved native isle were in great force, and
made an admirable appearance.
il was half past one o'clock when the
Bunktr Hill Monument Association mar-
bal-jqualled sublimity and grandeur. Directly
in front was the immense concourse which
had formed the Procession, Military, Civic
Societies with emblems and badges, and
amc, yo5 waiucu uy uui jjs ui uie military
at the ends, fronting a dense wall of human
On the spacious steps leading from this
up the Monument Square were seated two
thousand ladies, some of whom had beenIX ,, ' ry 1,1 e lewiry, j.
Wa t n there since an P.arlv hour in .he
III O I'
morning. Un the square oi plateau above,
closely Surrounding the Monument were
Mass , Mayor lirimmer oi tioston, Hubert !
Tyler, the Officers of the Day
A mighty Ocean of Humanity, One
Umwlr.il Thnnnl at lt-:wt: uni m 11 1 pi d
. . . r .
anu oountieci me vision in ironi on eacn ;
. . .. ....
of life by which it was surrounded. Si
lence having at iengi.il oeen eouiujanoeu
and partially obtained, Rev Mr. Ellis of
i i i i . u 'ti e i '
Charle-town addressed the Throne of Grace
in fervent prayer.
After Mr. Webster had concluded, the
procession was again formed, for the return
march, in the same order as it had come.
The militia had received their rations with
out the square during the lime occupied by
the address. The head of the procession
arrived at lhe common about 5 o'clock,
when the escort was formed in line along
Colonnade Row, extending from lhe Muse
um as far as Boylston s'reet. After the
President's carriage had passed up Park
street to the State House, Gen. Appleton
Howe, who had commanded the militia
during the day, called around him the staff
and oiher general officers and adilresssed
them to the following effect: Gentle
men: I am unwilling to dismiss the troops to
day without acknowledging the reai pleas
ure which I have felt, in observing the
promptness snd energy with which they
have, through the day, performed the du
ties to which they have been assigned, and
my thanks to the officers for their zeal
and care I cannoi say that 1 have bee"
surprised at this, or at their discipline ami
bearing, for 1 have been too long acquain
ted with the high feelings of our militia
to have felt such surprise; but 1 have been
greatly gratified to have had nrrW my COm
. mand so attentive and gillant body of men
as those under your orders.
Th i- i r 4u
ins troops are now dismissed for thf
At the State House, as soon as the invit
G( guests had all arrived from Bunker Hill,
a second procession was formed, uivler th
directions of Mr. G. G. Gordon, chief mar
shal, of the subscribers and guests invited to
the dinner. Under escort of the Citvttrevs.
Caotain Thompson, the procession moved
io t aneuil Hall, where it arrived about 6 o'
clock. DINNER AT FA NEW L II ALL.
At 6 o'clock, we entered the Hall, which
was decorated in a beautiful and appropri
ate manner in honor of the occasion
Streamers of different colors were suspen
ded from the centre of the ceiling extend
ing to the different pillars, and the names
of the Presidents of the United States, and
of Franklin and Fulton appeared in the re
cesses between the columns. Immediately
-inder the eagle in the centre of the front
gallery were the names of Touro of New
Orleans, & Amos Lawrence of Boston, the
two principal benefactors to the Mono
ment, who each contributed the sum ot
510,000 towards its erection. Under the
picture of Judge Paine, was the portrait of
Gen. Warren, always a beautiful ornament
to the Hall, but an object of peculiar in
lerest to all on this occasion.
'Agriculture, the Mechanic Arts, and
Commerce" were duly honored by being
placed in a situation conspicuous to the eye
of every spectator.
In front of the President were two beau
tiful confectionary representations of the
I on u ment,
Ala quarter past 6, the procession en
tered the Hall. J. T. Buckingham, E-q .
President of the Bunker Hill Monument
Association, presided at the dinner Na
th'l. Green, James Clark, George Darra
cott, I)r E H. Robbins, John Hcnshaw,
William Sturgis, David Henshaw, Samuel
T. Armstrong, Stephen C. Phillips, Al
bert Fearing, George Bancroft, Isaac Har
ris, John S. Sleeper and Stephen Fair
banks, assisted as Vice Presidents.
On the right of the President of the
Day. were the President of the United
State, Abel C. Upshur, the Secretary of
the Navy, C. A. Wickliffe, the Postmas
ter General, Caleb Cushing, Com. J. B.
Nicolson, General Henderson, Col. Wat
son, the different foreign Consuls at this
port, and Robert Tyler, Esq.
On the left were the Hon. Daniel Web
stpr, the Orator of the Day; the Mayor of
the City, the Rev. Geo. E. Ellis, John (
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irenner, iom. arrington, uom. n. iven-
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non, Thomas H. Perkins, Judge Prescott,
the President of the Common Council,
Mfj. Gen. Appleton Howe, Gov. King,
and John Tyler, Jr. Esq.
After the blessing of heaven had been in
voked by the Rev. Mr. Ellis, Chaplain of
the Day, the company devoted themselves
I !.,he firsJ duty of the evening which af
ter the exhaustion of the day, had become
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provirled for them by thai experience.! ca
lerer, John Wright. All the substant.als
and r e icacies ol the season loaded and irra
. . . . .
l li hn 1 1-( I in urn 1 1 sion am u'p noli-
ced that that unpopular personage, alco
hoi, was not permitted any part, in the fes
tivities. As soon as those present manifested symp
toms of a cessation of hostilities upon the
edibles and potables, and appeared to be
inly and complacently ruminating upon the
victorv they had achieved, the President
of the Day arose and announced for the
The Hal tie of Bunker Hill Freemen
fell, but Liberty triumphed.
The following verses were then sung,
which had previously been distributed
round the table.
TUNE, OLD HUNDRED.
O God, yon pile shall mark, for aye,
The ground whereon our fathers fell,
The sell-devoted of their day,
The beauty of our Israel.
And while the winds shall o'er it sweep,
Thy thunders break around its head,
Those martyrs there in peae shall sleep.
For thou, O God, shall guard their bed.
The second regular toast was as follows:
The Monument The proud memorial
of a defeat glorious to the vanquished and
of a victory fatal to the conquerors.
A beautiful Lyric written by H. T. Tuc
kerman, Esq. was then sung in fine style
by Horace Bird, Esq.
The third regular toast was then announ
ced. The principles of the revolutionary
if niggle A love of liberty, protected and
egulnted by law. He that would look
or the origin of those principles must look
ibove the summit which commemorates
Uie trials of our fathers.
The President of the Day then address
ed the company as follows:
I offer yoii now a sentiment which I am.fie'ing, ?d tint an American from one end
sure you wijl all most civ erfully and en of the continent to the other, may take
ihusiastically respond. I give ydu - i air-A -nerican fo his bosom; and claim hi rrl
The health of the President of the Uni- j as 8 broiher, Mr. P. gave
ted Siat'-s. The M)!:uijients erected by the Pil-
The President said in reply thank gn'ms and their descendants The first
vou for til- kindness with which vou have ol Morals and the second o( grahttemay
received the sentiment from the Chair. I they he as coeval in durdjon is iha'tter carl
will detain you onlv by offering a senti-( be ;vi,h mind.
ment which cannot fail to have occurred to George Bmeroft, Eq. being then called
every man who ha heard the Orator of the ,JP". !) lhe Chair, spoke of the gratitude
Day- 1 will give you j ('"e 'om Massachusetts to Virginia for the
On ion Union of purpose union of i'ance and encouragement rendered her
feeling the union established by our fa-, b' the latter Slate in the revolution. After
thers. .eulogizing tlx- spirit of Virginia and the
The health of the President was drunk hv which she evinced towards Mas
inthe pure element, with repeated cheers, j saehuseUs while we were suffering from the
which were renewed with enthusiasm for!ear!y pp'"esive measuies of the English
some time alter he had resumed his seat. ministry, he mentioned as an incident not
The President of the Day thrin proposed . generally known, that from the remote
lhe following sentiment, to' which he had county of Augusta,' in Virginia, 120 . miled
no doubt all nre-ent would lesnond with
he. Oral or of the
D jy Whoever
would find his q ial must be allowed the
liberty of thai winch be has refused to the
mightiest, nations in the earth the Right
I'his toast was greeted with the waving
of hand kerchiefs, and with loud, long and
cordial cheers, delivered with heart v good
will, by the company standing. The ap
plause was continued for so ne time after
Mr. Webster arose. As soon as he could
be heard, speaking in a very low voice, be
thanked the company for the kindness with
which they had received the toast alluding
to the manner in which he had di. -charged
lhe duties of the day. He very hrit fly
touched upon his humble attempts to de
fend what he considered to be the jus)
rights of American seamen and in con
The Ji'ighfs of ' Jlmeric-tn Commerce
Every win re defended and at any expense
of treasure and of blood.
Mr Webster soon alter left the Hall.
George T. Curtis, Esq., being called
upon for a sentiment, expressed his regret
at the absence from the festive board of
one of the distinguished guests, a statesman
of the whole republic a scholar of the
whole republic of letters. He alluded to
the Hon. Mr. Legate of South Carolina.
That gentleman's admirable genius would
have illustrated some topics which the oc
casion calls to mind. Mr. C. then gave a
vivid description of the battle of Bunker
Hill referred to the sufferings endured by
the heroes of the revolution, in the South
as well as the North, and after a glowing
eulogium upon the great men of South Car
olina, gave as a toast.
South Carolina and Massachusetts
Shoulder to shoulder they went through
the Revolution, laying up for each the
treasures of glory. Their sons never will
divide the great inheritance.
The Chair then gave for the next regu
The Treasury of lhe United States
Activity w illsupply its necessities watch
fulness will prc.-ci ve il fiom illegal wns'e
wc rely on the confidence and integrity
of its present head.
Mr. Sp. ncer said he was disabled by the
journey from Washington, from expres-
u,P his thanks aS lie would wish to do. to
I those pre,ent? for ,ho honor done him.
; ,, , , f j, w ; shou, he im.
dertake to express at any length his pro-
found acknowledgments for the generou
confidence which they had been pleased to
manifest in him. No one, continued Mr.
S., God knows, can appreciate the difficul
tit s of the Treasury D 'partment, b tter
than myself. He could only promise all
fidelity and all industry in the discharge
ol his official duties, and in conclusion
The memory of those immortal Ladies
of New England, and particularly of this
city, who, when the prospects for com
pleting the monument were discoura
ging, made an appeal to the hearts of men
which could not be resisttd.
The Chair then gave
The Fair Sex In their preence brave
men are timorous and freemen staves. May
their virtues complete the captivity which
I hi ir beauty begins.
The next regular sentiment -was
The IV ar Department The strong
arm of the Administration ever out
stretched to protect its friends and to repjl
Mr. Porter then remarked, that perhaps
he -hould do better by imitating the exam-j due was taken at SIOI.OI by several insti
ple of the preceding speaker, as he was la- lotions and individuals, but chiefly by Johrf
boring undr a similar ;;Iil ction, but he War d &. Co , of New York, with an option
could not help saying one word in lhe Cra- to convert a poition ofthe amount into four
lie of Liberty, of which he had been told !ner cent, stock at an equivalent rate. -
Irom his ear liest infancy. 1 he Monument
waswor thy of tiie age and the occasion but
the moral monuments which our fat ht rs
nave erected will endure still longer.
The principles of civil liberty which our an
cestors bro't over to this country and which
he trusted would be propagated over the
habitable globe, were those on which they
reared a moral monument which should
lendure till time was no more. After spea
king of the blessings of the u nion, which he
hoped would always be an union in heart &.
irom uanfrime waters, me farmers maoe
i.i...'. . i . i 1 1 i
their wav over the rouirlust hills and
through almosi impervious roads, and drag
or rolled a'ong 150 barrels of flour, their
gtfi to the people of Boston in their dis
tress. Mr. B. , in conclusion, gave the fol
Virginia and Massachusetts Their
names are blnnled inseparably in the an
nals of th ir country's history their son
will cherish ever the fie.dom and UtiiOnes1-tabii-h
'd by their fathers'.
Mr. Upshur then spoke at some length
of the g'-neral diffusion of knowledge iri
Massachusetts. He praised the order and!
obedience to lawful authority manifested a
uiong all cla.-s s of our people, and remar
ked that whe n he beheld the thousands up
on thousands af the people whb had pour
ed forth to participate in the festivities of
lhe day, conducting with the utmost regard
to propriety and decorum, he could not
help fancying that he saw in every police-,
man a magician who managed the count
less multitude with the meie waving-of
his wand. Mr. Upshur concluded witH
the following sentiment
Massachusetts Foremost in the con
flicts by which our liberties wef'e won;
and foremost to show us what our liberties
are worth. . r .
The Chair related an anecdote of a fel
low citizen, who, while travelling io the far
West, fell in with anrther emigrant from af
certain State, of which all had heard much:
While in conversation, the emigrant poin
ted out to our fellow-citizeri the beauties
and excellencies of the prairies' tHrdUgh
which they were travelling. "But; after
all," exclaimed the emigrant, there i
nothing on God's earth like old Ken
tuck." The Chair then gave ,
The State of Kentucky The vigor.,
of manhood in all her steps the heaven of
liberty in her eye her destiny is writ
ten in two words onward and upward.
Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, responded
to the toast, by observing that if the Ken
tuckian had witnessed what he himself had
yfen to-day, when he said "there was no1
place like "Kentucky." he would have ad
ded "except Massachusetts." Mr. W. id
answer to the compliment to Kentucky,
would not attempt to expatiate on those
topics which had been the subject bf ther
Orator to-day. To do so, would be lo light'
a torch to aid the luminary of heaven by
day. In allusion to the old South Church,,
not far distant from the Hall, he would1 .
fi'v' . .
The Citizens of Hot ton They feast'
their fn-emen in the Cradle of Liberty
and wlwre was fed the warrior's steed, they
worship the living God in peace.
The President and Cabinet then left the;
Hall amidst the cheers of all present.
A number of other toasts &c, were giv
en bv private individuals, which are omit
ted. The Company then dispersed st a littler
af'cr ten, and the fes'ivities, which all who
had so much enjoyed, were brought to a1
From the Ma'disoniati. .
Loan to the United States. The pro
posals lor a loan, pursuant to the recent no
tice'ol'the Secretary of the Treasury, were
opened last night after the arrival of the
mails. The number of competitors waT
great, &. a much larger amount was offered
than that required. The highest offer wajr
SI02.371 for 6100 of five per cent stock.
not her was made at Si 01. 55.. The resi-
Death by Lightning. -We learn that
Mr. John A. Cook, formerly a Clerk in the
Post Office in this p!a6, was recent
ly killed by lightning in Orange County.
He had been ai work in his field, wheri
perceiving a storm coming up, took shelter'
under a tree. The tree ya struck by light
ning, a part of the fluid passing dovvrt
the body oi Mr. Cook, causing- hideatH
immediately. Fayettevilh Car. "