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and tendered to him in their name the Hall of Indepen. On motion of Mr. J. R. Chandler, Councils adjourned dence, in which to receive his fellow citizens during his to meet again on Thursday evening next, at half past continuance in the city. This offer was accepted by 7 o'clock. the President, with the expression of his grateful acknowledgments for the kind attention evinced on the

SCHUYLKILL CANAL. occasion; and he appointed the following Monday, (the 10th instant,) at 10 A. M. to meet the city authorities in The following statement shows the amount of the vathe Hall of Independence. The committee of arrange. rious articles transported on the Schuylkill Canal, from ment therefore issued notices to the Mayor, Recorder, the opening of the navigation to the 30th June, inclu. Members of Councils, Aldermen, &c. &c., who accord- sive. Every friend to our system of internal improveingly met at 9 A. M.; and between 9 and 10 o'clock, ment, we feel assured, will be gratified with the prosthe committee, agreeably to the appointment of the pect here presented, of the value of these works, and President, waited upon him at his lodgings and escorted of their vital importance to the interest of Philadelphia. him to the Hall, where he was received by his Honor the Mayor, in a manner becoming his high station, and in

DESCENDING NAVIGATION. troduced to all the officers of the city in attendance,and

FLOUR, of the Girard Trust under the care of tbe city, and af.

tons cwt qr terwards to his fellow citizens generally.

From the Union Canal,

4827 10 0 Kernsville,

36.000 Mr. Yarnall as Chairman of the Committee made the

Reading,

340 13 0 following report and resolution, which were adopted,

Below Reading,

1334 18 0 To the Select and Common Councils. The Committee appointed to purchase wood for the

6539 01 0 necessitous poor, report:

Equal to 68,659 barrels. That the annual product of the “Fund for supplying

GRAIN. the necessitous poor with fuel," amounts to about 450 From the Union Canal,

4376 13 1 dollars, but that in consequence of over drafts which Reading,

86 18 0 have heretofore been made upon it, the sum left to be Below Reading,

52 00 O expended this year will amount to 200 dollars only. The proceeds of the Girard Fund will on the 1st of

4515 11 1 December next, amount to $454 44, making an Equal to 180,622 bushels. aggregate sum of $654 44 to be applied to the purchase

WHISKEY. of fuel. The Committee have accordingly purchased From the Union Canal,

690 15 1 125 cords of wood at an expense as follows:

Kernsville,

35 13 0 594 cords green oak wood at 3 75 per cord $223 12 Reading,

27 15 0 65] cords do.

at 4 00 do, 262 00 Cordage at 6 cents per cord, 750

754 31 Carting at 75 cents per cord,

93 75

Equal to 6035 barrels. Piling at 15 cents per cord,

18 60

LUMBER $605 12 From the Union Canal,

6429 11 0 Mount Carbon,

452 00 0 It is all piled on the lot in front of the western Watch

Schuylkill Haven,

63 12 0 House, at the corner of Filbert and Broad streets-85

Kernsville,

188 18 0 cords intended to be paid out of the proceeds of the Gi. rard Pund are placed on the eastern side of the lut, and

7134 10 the remaining 40 cords to be paid for out of the Fund for supplying the necessitous poor with Fuel" are plac

CASTINGS, BAR IRON, BLOOMS, &c. ed in a separate pile on the westerns side.

From the Union Canal,

944 80 The committee having thus accomplished the object

Mount Carbon,

3 4 0 of their appointment submit the accompanying resolu

Schuylkill Haven,

2 10 O tion and request to be discharged.

Kernsville,

189 16 O Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to draw his Reading,

354 15 1 warrant on the Treasurer of the Girard Trust in favor of Below Reading,

176 00 B. H. Yarnall, for four hundred and nineteen dollars and 12 cents to be charged to the “Fund to purchase fuel

1670 13 1 for poor white house-keepers and room-keepers." Also

LEATHER. his warrant on the City Treasurer in favor of the same From the Union Canal,

93 71 for one hundred and eighty-six dollars to be charged to

Reading

1 19 1 the “Fund for supplying the necessitous poor with fuel.” Mr. Gilder as chairman of the Paving Committee,

95 6 2 made the annexed report and resolution, which were

COAL. adopted.

From the Union Canal,

551 13 0 The Paving Committee having named the following

Schuylkill Haven,

25,898 00 streets and alleys, recommend the same to be paved and

Mount Carbon,

54,113 00 repaved, viz.

Kernsville,

12,002 00 Spruce street from 12th to 13th street to be repaved.

Brown street running south from Cherry to Budens street to be paved.

92,564 130 A certain 20 feet street running from Sheaff's alley

SUNDRIES. northward, to be paved.

From the Union Canal,

109 80 Third street from Willing's alley to 30 feet south

Mount Carbon,

62 83 from the line of St. Paul's church yard, to be repaved Kernsville,

2 50 so as to conform to the established regulation.

Reading,

8 17 2 Resolved, that the City Commissioners be and are Below Reading

3 10 0 hereby authorized to pave and repave the said streets. JOHN GILDER, Chairman.

186 91

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Butter, from Union Canal,

167 00

LIMESTONE. Nails, from below Reading,

640 91 Lime, from Reading, 110 00 From Reading upwards,

122 0 0 Lime, from Union Canal, 44 0 0 Between Philadelphia and Reading,

2457 00 Do. from below Reading.

18,980 00 Stone, do. do, 871 00

2579 0 0 Marble do.

71 00 Wood, do. 137 00 Porter, to Mount Carbon,

67 81
Ale, to Union Canal,

2 12 1
ASCENDING.
Whiskey, from Reading,

U 10 0
Nails, from places between Philadelphia and
FISH.
Reading,

11 90
To Union Canal,
1174 10 3 Bricks, from Reading,

142 130 Mount Carbon, 73 5 3 Marble, below Reading,

24 10 0 places above Reading, 57 3 3 Sandstone, below Reading,

121 00 Reading, 29 13 3

Commercial Herald, below Reading,

13 17 3

SCHUYLKILL COAL TRADE. 1348 11 3

Despatched last week from Pottsville and Schuylkill Equal to 10,114 barrels.

Haven,

126 boats carrying 5,495 tons SALT.

Former report,

1892

79,003 To Union Canal, 931 93 Little Schuylkill, 298

12,046 Mount Carbon,

50 20 above Reading,

59 19 3

2316

96,544 Reading,

11 18 0 below Reading,

2 6 2

TAMAQUA.
1055 16 0

We took a ramble for two or three days of last week
PLAISTER.

among the hills and forests of Schuylkill county. We To Union Canal,

3378 9 0 embarked on a rail road car at Port Clinton and winged Mount Carbon,

43 0 0 our way to the thriving village of Tamaqua, the prin. above Reading,

148 i 3 cipal seat of the coal operations of the little Schuylkil Reading,

32 v Company. The rail-road ascends at the average rate below Reading,

535 19 0 of twenty feet to the mile and one who leaves Port

Clinton for Tamaqua will find himself at the latter place

4137 9 3 four hundred feet higher than at starting, without bay. IRON

ing been sensible for an instant of any elevation in the To Union Canal,

1173 70 road by which he came. The rail-road is the best we Mount Carbon,

135 14 0 have seen, and so nearly level that the horse which drags above Reading,

176 1 2 the car, goes up it at the rate of ten miles an hour. Reading,

72 0 0 From the winding course of the river it was found nebelow Reading,

75 2 1 cessary in the construction of the rail-road to cross it Between Philadelphia and Reading,

25 4 o several times, which is done on covered bridges, erected From Reading upwards,

176 4 2 by the Company. Those who delight in mountain

scenery will be fully gratified in a ride up this rail-road 1833 13 1

which runs its whole distance by the side or in the

neighborhood of hills, lifting their wood-crowned sum. MERCHANDISE AND SUNDRIES.

mit above the clouds. Tamaqua is situated in a dell To Union Canal,

4987 72 between the Sharp and Locust mountains, where scarce. Mount Carbon,

1047 1 ly ground enough was found for sites for houses and above Reading,

350 1: 1 gardens by scraping away the rocks that encumbered Reading,

184 18 1 ) it. It Aourishes however like a rose in the desert, haybelow Reading,

291 11 2 ing already about a hundred houses and four or five hunfrom Reading upwards,

63 4 1 /dred inhabitants. The river flows by at the distance of Between Pbiladelphia and Reading, 18 5 0 about fifty yards and hides its diminished head some

miles above. We were gratified by seeing the locomo

6000 5 0 tive in operation and a magnificent spectacle it was, LUMBER

winding along the foot of the hills and dragging after To places above Reading,

140 15 0 it a long train of heavily laden cars with the ease and places below Reading,

450 0 2 equable motion with which a boat carries its burden

over the surface of an unruffed stream. The Company

590 15 2 have two engines, the Comet and Catawissa, each capaGRAIN.

ble of dragging forty five tons of coal in fifteen cars To places above Reading,

21 22

and of making two trips a day between the mines and From Reading upwards,

41 12 3

the place of deposit. We left Tamaqua much pleased

with the appearance of business and prosperity observa. 62 14 5

ble in and about the town, and travelled across the counFLOUR,

try by means of stages and the Valley rail-road car to

Pottsville-Pottsville is a theme of itself for a tourist From Reading upwards,

20 18 0 to write a book upon, but as most of our readers have To places above Reading,

14 12 0 visited and admired it for themselves, we deem it unne.

cessary to dilate upon its beauties or its wonders.

35 10 0 Berks Journal. IRON ORE. From Reading upwards,

806 0 0 The property of No. 164 Market, between Fourth Between Philadelphia and Reading, 420 0 0 and Fifth streets, was sold a few days since for $25,000,

the building on it is "being taken" down. The size of 1226 0 0 the lot is 13 feet front by 83 feet deep.

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MISCELLANEOUS.

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9th Reg.

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CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL-ROAD. part of the evening, was nearly three and a half inches, At the meeting of the directors of the company at by far the greatest amount that has fallen in so short a Bordentown, on Monday the 17th inst. a new locomo- time, in this neighborhood, perhaps, for many years. tive engine, constructed by R. L. Stevens, Esq. was It raised the Swatara and other considerable streams, exhibited, and a trial made of its speed and power, as higher than they Lad been known for a long while. The well as of the adaptedness of the road to this mode of Swatara was entirely over the top of the tow-path of transportation. The engine is the third one on the the Union Canal, in several places, between the water road, and is the lightest, and is manifestly an important works and Middletown, a circumstance that never oc improvement on the English engine heretofore used curred before, as this stream has not been so high since with very satisfactory results.

this canal was completed. It'occasioned several breachThe experiment in the present case was entirely suc- es in the banks along the tow.path, and also did some cessful, and surpassed the expectations of those pre injury to one or two of the locks, which interrupted the sent. The engine, with a train of cars, passed from navigation for a few days. The canal was soon put in Bordentown to Hightstown (more than 13 miles) in order again, and the boats are now running as usual, 36 minutes, and returned in 31; being at the rate of 25 although several of the breaks were serious, and the miles per hour, and it was obviously not at full speed. damage done between here and Reading was considIt was obvious also, that there was no diminution of erable. It is now in good condition throughout. speed at the curves, and among the greatest curves on Respectfully yours, &c. the whole road, are those on this section of it; and the greatest curve on any part of the road has been passed

BRIGADIER GENERAL. at a rate exceeding 40 miles an hour. The highly important device by which this is accomplished, is a recent official Return of an election for Brigadier General, 1st

Brigade, 1st Division, P. M., held June 24th, 1833. invention by Mr. Stevens, as well as another, by which the capacity of the boiler to generate steam is greatly

A. M, Prevost. P. Fritz,

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S 1st Battal. increased, probably doubled. These two properties

23 are fully exbibited in this engine, the motion being un

20

206

91 1st

48

21 impeded by any curvatures on the road, and a surplus

2d

57 quantity of steam during the whole experiment being

27

1st thrown off. The partial use of anthracite during this

154

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72d trial, induces a confident hope that this fuel may be ap.

2d

112

44

1st plied entirely on the locomotives on the road.

93

103 Six or seven engines, in addition to the three now on

85

435 the road, will soon be in readinese, when horse power

1st

165

53 2d

135 will be dispensed with, and the trip between New York

112 and Philadelphia may be accomplished in six or seven

1st

100

66 hours.

134
102d
" Volunteers,

98 The "Camden and Amboy Rail-road and Transpor: 108th

132

21 tation and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Companies,” | 128th

170

153 paid to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey, on

1st “ Artillery,

265

31 Thursday last, the sum of 15,000, for the first six months running passengers, &c. via said Rail-road, being

2097 1327 the half yearly payment of the $30,000, stipulated by

I do certify that the above report is correct. said companies to be paid to the State of New Jersey, (Signed,)

DANIEL SHARP, for privileges granted.

Brigade Inspector.

Brigade Inspector's Office, We understand that a contract has been entered into Philada, July 6th, 1833,

} by the operators of the Marble quarry of Jour R. Taxus of the Valley, to furnish two hundred thousand George Boyer, Esq. of West Whiteland, has left with feet of Marble for the Girard College. The Pennsylva. us two specimens of marble for the inspection of the nia Rail-road, when completed will give value to many public. His quarries are within a few rods of the productions of the country which without it, might Pennsylvania Rail-way: The marble can be easily rebave lain dormant for centuries, We state as a fact moved from the quarries, and is considered by judges deserving of notice, and with the hope that it may be to be of a superior kind. Those in the city who trade useful to those who have Limestone or other quarries in that material, would find it to their interest to visit or mines, which they have either abandoned, or wrought Mr. Boyer, and we have no doubt arrangements could with difficulty, from the quantity of water which imped-be made with him, to deliver marble in the city, cheap. ed their progress; that a Syphon has been constructed er, when the Rail-way is finished, than it can be had and introduced into the quarry, which conveys the from any other place in the union, and equally as goud. water off by a constant stream, permitting and facilitating the operations of the workmen.-Village Re A LARGE CARGO.-Mr. William P. Orrick's fine large cord.

boat Alabama, built by Joseph Morton of Kensington, LEBANON, June 29, 1833. and commanded by Captain Anderson, descended the To the Editor of the Germantown Telegraph. Schuylkill Canal from Reading with a cargo of 501 Dear Sir,—Having read in your paper the account of barrels of Flour, which she brought safely round into the great rains and food, which occurred on the 20th the Delaware, and this day delivered it in good order) and 21st instant, in your part of the country, which to Mr. Paschal Hollingsworth on Spruce street wharf. raised the Wissahiccon and other streams higher than This is the largest cargo of Flour that has ever de. they had been known for many years, and caused great scended the Schuylkill Canal from that place. damage to milldams, bridges, &c. in various parts of the eastern section of our state-I will give you a slight The Crawford Messenger says “the wife of Mr. history of the freshet in this quarter.

Chester Beard, of Rockdale township, is lying danger. It rained gradually nearly all day on Thursday, (20th ously ill. Near a year since she was picking her ear inst.) until towards evening, when it commenced pour with a pin (a very common practice among females) the ing down, and rained very hard for two or three hours, head of which coming off lodged in her ear, and all in which short space of time nearly three inches fell; attempts to extract it proved unavailing, and it is supthe whole amount of rain in the course of the day and posed that this will soon be the cause of her death.”

DICKINSON COLLEGE.

that a spirit of mutual friendship and co-operation

should exist between the citizens of this borough, and In pursuance of previous notice, and an arrangement the Board, and the officers of the College, in order to made with a committee of the Baltimore annual

confer. the full success of the great enterprise upon which we ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which the have entered, we cannot but hail with pleasure the Philadelphia Annual Conference subsequently united, deep interest the citizens manifest in the speedy restothe board of Trustees of Dickinson College met at ration of the College, as an indication of the necessity the College chapel, on the sixth of June, A. D. there is for such an institution, as well as an assurance 1833, to carry into effect the said arrangement; that it will receive their protection and patronage. by which Dickinson College was to be placed under the

The board elected, by a unanimous vote, the Rev. patronage and superintendence of the Baltimore and John P. Durbin, A. M. of the city of New York, PrinPhiladelphia Conferences. This arrangement was effect.

cipal of Dickinson College. ed by the resignation of the following trustees, viz: An.

The board also founded a professorship of law, and drew Carothers, Esq. President, and the Rev. John V. unanimously elected the Hon. John Reed, President E. Thorn, Frederick Watts, Esq. the Rev. George Judge of the 9th Judicial District of the Commonwealth Duffield, Jacob Hendel, Charles B. Penrose, Isaac B. of Pennsylvania, Professor of Law of Dickinson ColParker, George Metzger, Esq. Dr. Jolin Creight, the lege. They passed a resolution, raising a committee to Rev. John S. Ebaugh, the Rev. Robert Cathcart, Com- make immediate arrangements to establish a preparamodore Jesse D. Elliott, Dr. Wm. C. Chambers, Sam. tory school, and took measures for the re-opening of the Alexander, George A. Lyon, James Hamilton, and Gabriel Heister, Esq. and the election of the Rev. John College, with as little delay, as the nature of the neEmery, D. D. Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal reorganization of the institution will require.

cessary preliminary arrangements for the successful Church, the Hon. John MʼLean, Justice of the Supreme

CHARLES B. PENROSE, Court of the United States, the Rev. Stephen G. Rozel,

June 11th, 1833,

Secretary of the Board. of Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Joseph Lybrand, of Wilmington, Delaware, the Rev. Alfreil Griffith, of

DREADFUL TORNADO.--A letter before us, dated Lit. Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Samuel Harvey; of Ger- tle Britain Township, Lancaster county, 3d, June, con. mantown, Pennsylvania, the Rev. Job Guest, of Carlisle, tains the following paragraph:-"After three weeks of Pennsylvania, Mr. Henry Antes, of Harrisburg, Penn- almost insessant rain, we have been visited with the sylvania, Dr. Theodore Myers, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, most destructive hurricane ever witnessed in this neighDr. John M. Keagy, of Philadelphia, Dr. Samuel Baker, borhood. It commenced yesterday afternoon, near the of Baltimore, Maryland, John Davis, Esq. of Harrisburg, Susquehanna river in this township, accompanied with Pennsylvania, John Phillips, Esq. of Carlisle, Pensylva- an unusually heavy rain, and passing eastwardly. It nia, Dr. Mathew Anderson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylva- was about half a mile in width, and levelled in its course, nia, Dr. Ira Day, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. dwelling houses, farms, orchards, fences, &c. Ten Richard Benson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. barns and five dwelling houses have been thrown down Thomas Sewell, of Washington City, District of Colum- in its course through this township. Many orchards bia, Mr. Henry Hicks, of Delaware, George W. Nabb, have been entirely destroyed. I am happy to state, Esq. of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Samuel H. Higgins, that so far as I have heard, no lives are lost, though se. of Wilmington, Delaware, Charles A. Warfield, of Wil- veral persons have been seriously injured. I am not ac, liamsport, Maryland, Dr. James Roberts, of Harrisburg, quainted with the complete extent of its ravages beyond Pennsylvania, James Dunlop, Esq. of Chambersburg, this township; but so far as I have heard, it has been Pennsylvania, Benjamin Matthias, of Philadelphia, alike destructive to all." Pennsylvania, Charles M'Clure, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Samuel E. Parker, of Philadelpbia, Penn

DIVIDENDS FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS. sylvania, William M. Biddle, Esq. of Carlisle, Pennsyl. Pennsylvania Co. for insurance of lives, 3 per cent. vania, Thomas A. Budd, Esq of Philadelphia, Pennsyl. United States Bank,

34 do vania, Dr. Thomas E. Bond, of Baltimore Maryland, North America,

3 do James Longacre, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Col. Marine insurance Company,

5 do John Berry, of Baltimore, Maryland: of these gentle. Union Insurance Company,

4 do men, the following appeared, were qualified, and took Lehigh Coal Company,

3 do their seats as members of the board, to wit: Bishop Schuylkill

, Permanent Bridge, 40 cents per share. Emory, who was elected President of the board, and Messrs., Rozel, Lybrand, Griffith, Harvey, Guest, Antis,

The quantity of rain which fell during the last month Myers, Keagy, Baker, Davis, Phillips, Anderson, Day, was 5 28 inches. Benson, Sewell, Nabb, Higgins, Warfield, Roberts, Dun.

Pennsylvania Hospital, 7 mo. 1st, 1833. lop, Matthias, M'Clure, Parker, Biddle, and Budd.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted Mr. Craig, - It is with heartfelt satisfaction that I am by the Board.

enabled to state to the public that there is not now one Resolved, That a vote of thanks be presented to the person in confinement in the Jail for debt. late Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, for their

A. MONTGOMERY, Jailor. noble and Pbilanthropic efforts in the cause of Educa. Pittsburgh, June 27, 1833. tion, especially manifested in the arrangements to reestablish the institution and perpetuate its usefulness.

West CHESTER, July 1, 1833. Resolved, That entertaining as we do the fullest con A Physician having the most extensive practice of fidence in their intelligence, integrity and candour, their any other, in the place, stated in the hearing of the best wishes for the future prosperity of the institution writer, that there was not an individual, old or young, in over which they have watched for years, this Board deem the Borough, that required his attendance this day; this it a privilege to avail themselves of the counsel of their is an occurrence that has not happened to him for sevepredecessors in office, and hope still to enjoy their ral years and rarely exists where there is a population of friendly influence in carrying forward the great objects 15 hundred. of Education. Resolved, that the thanks of this Board be present.

NOTICE. ed to the citizens of Carlisle, for their kind and liberal The 4th July last week, and the printing of the Inaccommodation of ourselves, and our friends, during the dex this week, has delayed the delivering of the Register, present session.

beyond the usual time to some of our Subscribers. Resolved, That deeply sensible of the importance ! Hereafter we irust they will receive it more seasonably.

HAZARD'S
REGISTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.

DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF EVERY KIND OF USEFUL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE STATE.

EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD.

VOI. XII.-NO. 3.

PHILADELPHIA, JULY 20, 1833.

NO. 290.

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THE WYOMING MASSACRE MONUMENT. A History of the early settlement of the Valley, and
KINGston, Luzerne county, Penn. July 10.

an account of the Battle. A list of as many of the names

of those who fell in the battle as could be obtained. A The ceremony of laying the corner stone of a Monu. ment to the memory of those who fell in the Massacre the time by Col. Zebulon Butler to the Secretary of

copy of the official account of the battle transmitted at on the 3d day of July, 1778, was performed on Wed. War. A copy of the Address delivered by Chester nesday last, the anniversary of the day on which that Butler, Esq."

The Muster Roll of a company commelancholy event occurred. The scene was interesting manded by Captain Samuel Ranson, made out in and solemn. It was unlike the ordinary laying of a cor. September 1777. A copy of the Address delivered by ner stone of a monument, where meditation upon some the Rev. Mr. May, at the celebration of the event, Ju. patriotic event alone inspired feeling. The bones of ly 3d, 1832—and a copy of the remarks then made by those who were massacred in an attempt to defend their the Rev. Mr. Murray. 'One piece of each denominacountry, and their families, and to whose memory, a tion of United States coin. A copy of the President's monument is to be erected, had been dug frorn the Proclamation. And a copy of each of the papers pub. earth, and were exhibited to the assembled multitude. lished in Luzerne county. To look upon a great number of skulls, and other hu. man bones, some bearing the marks of the tomahawk

The ceremony of depositing the box was performed and scalping knife, and others, perforated with balls, by Mr. S. Carey, another aged veteran who was in the awakened a sense of the sufferings of those Wyoming battle. He was assisted by Judge Scott, who had been Heroes, and led the mind to reflect upon the cause in selected for that purpose, and who delivered a short and which they lost their lives. Casting the eye over the interesting extemporaneous address. Mr. Carey then fertile Valley, viewing the luxuriant fields, the many spoke a short time, during which he evinced much feeling, fine habitations, and other indications of prosperity, and a greater degree of satisfaction with the proceed. happiness and plenty, and then looking upon the huge ings of the day. The bones were then placed in the mass of the bones of those who fell, in attempting to grave, in the foundation prepared for the Monument. defend it, was too much to meditate upon without feel. During the time occupied in depositing these, the Bat. ing ihe most solemn emotions. Nor did this alone make talion fired three rounds After prayer by the Rev. the scene solemnly interesting. There were present John Dorrance, the assemblage dispersed in good or

der. several aged veterans who were in the battle-and se. veral who 55 years before had assisted in gathering and Never, we presume, was there so large a multitude burying the bodies, the remains of which were now be collected together in this county. The number of those fore them. There were present several whose fathers present was estimated at from two to three thousand.. were slain, and whose bones were in the mass—and a Wyoming Republican. number of others who had lost brothers or other connections, and whose remains they were permitted to look upon, after they had lain beneath the sod more ming Monument was performed on the 3d instant, that

The ceremony of laying the corner stone of the Wyothan half a century. There were present many who, being the 55th anniversary of the Wyoming Massacre. in looking upon a bone, knew not but the eye was the remains of those heroes who fell in defence of resting upon the naked fragment of a parent, a brother, American liberty, were found scattered over Abraham's or some other connection. Truly the scene was solemn Plains, in various directions, from near Wintermoot to and interesting beyond description.

About 12 o'clock the Volunteer Battalion formed in Forty Fort, and collected together by the survivors, line and marched some distance below the site of the some two months after the day of battle, and deposited monument, where a large box of bones had been ar: which many a widow wept, and many relatives shed

in a large pit, serving as one common grave, over ranged for the procession. Here a line was formed in tears of griefit Most of the few survivors of that event. the following order:

ful day, yet residents of the valley, were present on the 1st, The Battalion.

occasion. Of those who were in the battle, we noticed 2d. The Citizens.

Elisha Blackman, Rufus Bennett, Samuel Carey, and 3d. The Clergy. 4th. The Orator and those who officiated in laying whose names we did not learn.) 'The Address, deliv.

George P. Ransom. (There may have been others the corner stone, &c.

ered by Chester Butler, Esq. was appropriate, and well 5th. The Carriers.

suited to the occasion, and is deservedly spoken of in 6th. The Box and Pall Bearers.

high terms of commendation. At the close of the Ora7th. The descendents and connexions.

tion, Judge Scott addressed the assembled multitude, The line marched under American colors, and with in his usual clear, lucid, and impressive manner. After solemn martial music. On reaching the site for the which the ceremony of laying the corner stone, and monument, the Battalion formed on the east of the depositing the memorials selected for the purpose, was grave, and the citizens on the west.

performed by the few survivors present on the occaAfter prayer by the Rev. Samuel Carver, Chester sion, preceded by a few appropriate remarks by one of Butler, Esq. who had been selected as Orator, deliver their number.--Herald. ed a very excellent address. The ceremony of laying the Corner Stone was performed by Mr. Elisha Black.

* See Reg. Vol. IX, p. 352. man, an aged veteran who was in the battle. A box was deposited in the stone, containing,

† See Reg. Vol. X. pp. 13, 39, 52. VOL. XII,

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