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increase everv moment; and at'
length the pressure hecame so
great that many of the ladies
sustained considerable inconve
nience. The outer rooms be
came truly oppressive; and a
'rhidst the "general confusion, se
veral losses were proclaimed;
but these were unavoidable; dia
monds, pearls, and other rich
'raid costly "jewels, with golden
bracelets, armlets, and broaches,
were every where trodden un
der foot and for the moment
were irrecoverable. Many of
these valuables will no doubt be
altogether lost to their Owners.
Some were fortunate enough "to
regain possession of their trea
sures, but others ceased to'pur
sue their search as hopeless.
Similar confusion took place af
cr the presentments, and much
irritation was excited by those
who became momentary victims
to what many of the fashionable
world would call, "the delight
ful squeeze," .
Occidents at the Drawing
room. The complaints respect
ing the bad arrangements for the
carriages of those ladies and
gentlemen who attended his
majesty's drawing room on
Thursday, are loud and general.
It is acknowledged by all, that
at ric former period on a similar
occasion was there witnessed
such universal irregularity and
confusion. The ruin and wreck
of carriages were beyond all
precedent; indeed, there was
very few escaped without some
injury. It was no uncommon
thing to see a carriage moving
tipon three wheels, and hun
dreds had tbeir pannels smashed
to pieces. Servants and horses
fared little better. A beautiful
animal belonging to the Marquis
of Anglesea had the pole of a
carriage driven through his bo
dy, and a footman belonging to
another nobleman had his leg
crushed in a shocking manner
between two carriages. It h to
be hoped that in future some
better regulation will be adopt-1
ed to prevent so many painful
Ticciuents. Great numbers.botn I
ladies and centlcmcn. could not
get their carriage at all, and
were obliged to walk home
through the streets in their court
FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1324.
Agreeable to previous intima
tion, the citizens of this town as
sembled in front of the Academy,
on Monday last, in order to cele
brate the 48th anniversary of Ame
rican Independence. Thomas Bur
ies, Esq. was appointed President
of the Day, and Robert A. Jones,
Vice-President. A proccs
r.ion Was formed under the direc
tion of Robert Potter, Esq. Mar
shal of the Day, and moved in the
following order to the Meeting
Cafit. Simmon zny of ;n
J. A'. Campbell, Es7. Orator cf the
Iav and E. B.
to read the Declaration of Inde -
President and Vice-President.
The ceremonies at the Meetinc-
house commenced with an impres
sive address to the Throne of Grace
by the Rev. Mr. Hardv; thc De-
ckraticri cf Independence was then j
read in a forcible and feeling man-
ncr, and an eloquent and appropri
ate Oration delivered. The per
formances were enlivened by an
excellent band of music, occasion
ally introducing popular and pa
triotic airs. The audience, compri
sing the beauty and fashion of the
town, and our principal citizens,
appeared to be highly entertained
with the proceedings, and the at
tention bestowed by all exhibited
the deep interest excited on the oc
casion. - After the ceremonies were
concluded, the procession was again
formed and proceeded to the Aca
demy, where an elegant repast was
prepared. After partaking freely
of the "creature comforts of life,"
the following toasts were given,
and greeted with an applause that
clearly demonstrated the unanimity
1. The day ive celebrate It has
given birth to American freedom,
drawn into existence a government
which is the admiration of the
world, and been productive of in
calculable benefits to the human
race. It will ever be hailed with
the liveliest emotions by every
friend to freedom.
0. The heroes and sages of the
revolution with their pens and
their swords they have achieved
our independence, and given a
withering stroke to despotic autho
rity throughout the civilised world.
3. The United States of America
the surest asylum of the oppress
ed, and the welcome home of the
brave. May its presiding genius
ever be fostered by virtue and gui
ded by wisdom.
4. Our Republic the boon of
Providence to the descendants of
an oppressed and persecuted race;
the pride and boast of the friends
of freedom in all nations. May it
be impenetrable as adamant, and
its durability commensurate with
5. The State of North-Carolina
she is rapidly approaching to
that elevated rank to which, from
jber physical resources, she is enti
6. The militia cf North-Carolina
like hemp, unprepared for im
mediate service, yet all essential
to the protection of the glorious li
berties we now enjoy.
7. The heroes of the late ivar
their splendid exploits have added
to American glory, and secured to
themselves imperishable renown.
8. The United States' Navy the
bulwark of our commerce, the
pride and the glory of our nation.
To it Neptune has passed his tri
dent. Be it the nalladium of our
9. Agriculture and Commerce
the handmaids of our national pros
perity. May we never witness the
prostration of their interest at the
altar of domestic manufactures.
10. Science and Liberty insepa
rable companions; they flourish
best where there is most reason
and most virtue. May our country
nevcr cease to cultivate and cher
ish the former as the breath of life
to the latter.
11. Our fiui lie Officers let vir
tue and wisdom be their passports
to preferment, and the honor and
happiness of our country is secure.
12. Our next President may he
be the man who of all others'is the
best qualified to discharge the du
ties of the Executive.
13. The mechanics of North-Ca
rolina their usefulness as a link in
the chain of society will always be
dul7 aPPtecated by an enliShtened
lana ttepuDiicau wiuiuuim',
the President may thc far
mer reap the fruits of his industry,
the merchant his enterprize, and
me mechanic his labor."
&y the I'ice-Presider.t "The
heroes who fell in our Revolution-J
ary War' in the language of Cap-
tain Smith, one of the first settlers
of Virginia, and distinguished by
his gallantry, enterprize and brave
ry "they did all that men could
do; and when they could do no
more, they left their bodies on the
field as a testimony of their minds."
By the Orator the 4th of July
in celebrating it, may we never for
get the principles which gave ex
istence to it.
By the Marshal Our Supreme
Court may we never be instigated
by the envious and malicious' sug
gestions of impatient and disap
pointed ambition, to pull down an
institution more wise in its organi
zation, more beneficial in its ten
dency, than any other which has
been, which can be, constructed in
our judicial department.
By J. A.Bynum,Esq. the yeo
manry of our country the hardy
sons of freedom. Be their interest
our legislators' first consideration.
By J. IIalliday,j: the Ameri
May they prove the patterns of vir
May faith, love, and liberty in their
May they all come forward to the
temple of fame,
And prove themselves worthy the
The festivities of the dav were
heightened by numerous patriotic,
humorous, and descriptive Songs,
accompanied by the continued dis
charge of cannon. Towards the
close of the day, the procession was
once more formed; and, after salu
ting our principal citizens, the com
pany were dismissed. v e are
pleased in stating, that no accident
occurred to damp the joy, or embit
ter the recollection of tire events of
Co m n: un ica ted.
At a mectinjr, of a number of
thc citizens of Halifax county
on thc 3d inst. at Mount Pis-
gah, for thc purpose of celebra
ting thc Anniversary of Ameri
can Independence, Willis Al
ston, Fsq. was appointed Pre
sident, and Col. Aevil Gee,
Vice-President at 12 o'clock
the Declaration of Independence
was read by Dr. WychCj and an
Oration was delivered by Rob
ert Potter, Esq. which, at the
request of thc Committee of Ar
rangements has been submitted
for publication. After the Ora
tion was concluded, the compa
ny assembled under an arbor to
partake of a delicious and whole
some repast, prepared by Mr.
West where the evening was
whiled away in thc exercise of
festive and generous feeling
thc song and thc anecdote pass
ed jocundly around. The fol
lowing are Toasts drank on thc
1. The day wc celebrate.
2. Thc President of the U-
nited Slates the responsible
ruler of a free people.
3. Thc Constitution of the
United Slates cslo perpciua.
4. The Constitution of thc
Slate may its liberties and
protection never cease.
5. The Governor of North
Carolina. 6. Agriculture thc staff of
the land, may it support the
banners of freedom and give life
and liberty to commerce.
7. The cause of Liberty
throughout thc ivorld prospe
rity to thc hearts, and freedom
to the hands,;lhrt swell with the
love, and strike in thc defence
8. The United Slates and
Great Britain the parent and
the child. May an everlasting
coalition, on the basis of cquali
tv oppose a ne plus ultra, to
the crowned despots of Europe.
0. Thtmilitia the protect
ors of our wives and our daugh
ters; the defenders of our fire-
10. The Navy our wooden
walls the best defence.
11. The Army soldiers in
war arid citizens in peace.
1 2. Washington -his lile
was gentle, and the elements so
mixed in him, that nature might
stand up and sav to all the
world, this was a man:
Search throughout the land of liv-
Wc ne'er shall look upon his lik
1 3. Dc La Fayette the a-
dopted American and Washing
ton's companion the uniform
defender and asscrtcr of the
rights of man.
14. The departed heroes of
the devolution the brightest
galaxy in the moral firmament.
15. Nathaniel Macon the
Cato cf Republicanism. the
noblest work of. God an hon
16. Our sister Republics of
the South may liberty and
republicanism increase, and be
co-existent with time.
17. Jefferson and Madison
i l f!no Tf
UlUldUlUO aim auuuu.iua ui
uic , i c,pu oi o. way ;aui
iccecaing rrcsiaent view mem
as their Polar Star.
I?. Wm II. CrazordTt whiIc ft
he has guarded with, a dragon s shadcof the oIivean(1
vigviaiicc me iiLpeiiuu iiuiiui.j
19. The Grecian hero Boz
zaris the Warren of thc battle
20. Greece may she attain
her ancient splendor, and give
science to the world.
Sommcrs, Israel, and
Wadsicorth may each naval
hero emulate their deeds.
22. Thc memory of W.
23. Simon Bolivar the
Washington of Colombia.
24. The American Fair
Heaven's greatest blessing, the;
the best work of the
Fellow-citizens: Amonjr thc
numcrous duties incumbent onituary, and could only offer up
Americans, there is none we, their devotions in secret: tiic
should embrace with more.Goddess of Liberty ficd wecp
chcerfulncss and devotion, than! ing away, and Greece, bereft of
thc celebration of that era, which
decreed to our countrjTmen, the
name and thc birthright of free
men. To perpetuate the remem
brance of that illustrious event
among ourselves, and to instil
and cherish a recollection of it
in thc forminjr minds of a rising
generation, is enjoined by every
consideration of interest, of hon
or, cf religion.
Casting our eyes thro'ugh the
ranks of living nations, and
surveying thc various conditions
of those who arc now act
their parts in thc grand drama
of the Universe, we are intui
tively impressed with an exult
Hng conviction of our moral
and political ascendancy. While
m other climes, and under other
crovernments, the mind of man
is withered and degraded by
subiujration and slaver v: while
in some, his reason lies slumber
ing in thc profound abyss of
primeval darkness: and while,
even in those, where science
has flashed her brightest and
broadest effulgence, his faculties
arc enfeebled and paralysed by
thc jealousy of tyrants, and the
pride of aristocracies, in this
fair region of thc beau idcal,hs
nature has attained the limit of
it's perfection; erehis energies,
uncramped and free, revel in
their wildest strength: for here
alone, where the equalising ge
nius of liberty presides, does his
soul dilate with the conscious
ness of unrestricted and unc.
Nor need we blush to C
plore the voluminous annals o
antiquity, bright and refuKcrl
as they are with all that adorn?
and dignifies the character
man; they record no evident
of worth, of wisdom, of virtu?
or of valor, to shake our admi
ration of our fathers or ourselve'-'
Thus contemplating the hi-h
degree of felicity to which wc
have been elevated, and th
comparative degradation of the
rest of mankind, we should
show ourselves unworthy cf
these blessings, and of this cl
ul'tation, were we to neIec?
this manifestation of our grati!
tude; a manifestation enjoined
by love fcr posterity; whose
zeal in defence and preservation
of their patrimony, will be en
hanced by a knowledge of the
obstacles surmounted in it's es
tablishment; by a reverential
and grateful regard to the sacred
memories of the "mighty dead !1
whose high-souled devotedness
achieved the event wc comme
morate; and by a sense of reli
ance on that great cause of cau
ses, whose divine interposition
J onnn,r L
'l0iluJ aa u UUVIOUS in
,; thc striIe? (Im conductef
flnntllo . , .
riZ l' " Ui Ul'
of the past, and to bear our tes
timony to the virtues of the old
en time; while the beatins: heart
reels under a sense of our pros
perity at home, the aspirations
ofphilanthrophy demand a more
generous a more extended
range; they translate us from
this pacific, this festive grove,
to a land once thc favorite of
Minerva and of Mars; the land
of philosophy and song, of ora
cles and war; the earliest, thc
fondest abode of Liberty. There,
in tbr s.nrlnor-tiro nf hor vrmtlv
the ddess d the
hours in dalliance with her first
born but lo! the spoiler came,
her worshinners were silenced.
and her temple polluted: her
I votaries were expelled the sar.c-
her patron, long lay inglorious
ly prostrate at the foot of the
oppressor, all mindless of her
former grandeur. But thc cloud
which for ages has shrouded her
genius, is passing off, and a ncu'
light is breaking upon her, gild
ing again her mutilated columnf,
and reluming her fallen altars.
After twenty centuries of chains
and tears she is resuming once
more her ancient rites and festi
vals. Yet not in mercy hath this
change been made. Fierce ann
stern has been the conflict, ami
deeds have been done that Leo
nidas might hear and not with
hold his praise. The shades ot
Miltiades and Timolcon, of K
paminondas and Philopcemen.
have burst again into light, a no
"with a monarch's voice cried
havoc, and let slip the dogs of
war." Oh! who can contem
plate this effort of the sons o:
Greece, to expel thc unhallow
ed turban and the crescent from
the tombs of their fathers, and
the temples of their Gods, and
not mingle in their prayers, and
share the transport of their tri
umph? Who can turn to her
long array of chiefs and sages,
who shine above the ruins of
time, and not catch thc fire with
which thev thought and acted?
In Greece, her children feel the
sacred glow; for there her mon
uments brinjr back before.thcm.
fresh and warm to life, "her
men of ancient days:'