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of United Americans to achieve this, the most pa | Trustees, the said trustees being required to report triotic work of modern times, not only without the quarterly the amount of all moneys received and sacrifice of a single dollar by any member who may paid, and once in each year a full statement of all take part in the accomplishment, but with more the proceedings, and the actual condition of the than ordinary assurance of actual profit. And work; which annual report will be immediately where is the mechanic who cannot lay aside from published, for the information of subscribers and his earnings one dollar a month for a purpose so the public. gratifying to his patriotism, and by which he will As this circular is published for the purpose of secure to himself and his family a final resting. | ascertaining to what extent the members of our place, of beauty and sublimity, under the very Order will favor so glorious an undertaking, it is shadow of the monument to Washington, a monu distinctly understood that no steps will be taken, ment in the erection of which he himself partici and no expense incurred chargeable to subscribers, pated ?
until at least two thousand lots shall have been To the members of our fraternity, the completion subscribed; and it is plain to perceive that as soon of such a work by themselves would be justly a as confidence in the plan is fully established by the source of ineffable pride, and to the Order itself a commencement of the work, the demand for lots high and distinguished honor. A Washington will increase, and the completion of the whole monument on such a scale, erected by the Order of structure be insured. United Americans, will place our brotherhood be
Another clause in the original report profore the eyes of the whole world, in a position at
vides, that if any member shall purchase, and once dignified and admirable, in the honor of which
duly pay the first instalment on a lot, and each individual member will take a part. With a view to preliminary measures for the
shall thereafter be deprived by sickness of the carrying out of this plan for providing a cemetery
means of paying the subsequent instalinents; for the brethren of our Order, and the erection
or if his family by his death shall be rendered therein of a monument to Washington, the Chan
unable to pay the subsequent instalments, the cery of the State of New York bave adopted the
said lot shall not be forfeited, but shall be conreport of a committee, embracing the general plan. veyed with a perfect title to his widow and and directed this brief synopsis thereof to be trans family, for their especial use and benefit. mitted to the members of the Order in every State, that all who wish may participate in the work on equal terms, and also to inform the brothers that
WASHINGTON'S BIRTH-DAY.—The preparabooks for subscription for lots will be opened in
tions for this glorious anniversary, which the each Chapter, on and after the day of
Order of United Americans bave snatched next, each subscriber being limited to ten lots.
from oblivion, are going forward on a scale The first instalment of $4 on each lot to be that promises to be equal to the great occapaid on the first Monday in 1852, at which sion. About thirty Chapters in this city and time certificates of purchase will be issued, and Brooklyn have united officially in the arpayment endorsed.
rangements, besides which, New Jersey will The remaining instalments will be due quarterly. send down a very large delegation, amonntas follows:-July 1st, 1852, $4; October 1st, $3, ing, it is said, to at least five hundred. The January, 1853, $2; April, $3; July, $4; October, Chapters from the rural districts of this State $3. January, 1854, $2; April, $3 ; July, $4;
will also send in their delegations, which will October, $3. January, 1855, $2; April, $2; July,
assist in swelling the procession. $4; October, $2 ;—thus completing the payment
Several of the Chapters that we have heard of each subscribtion of $45, in a manner so con.
of-viz., Washington, Decatur, Charter Oak, venient as to be within the reach of every member of the Order.
and Wayne—are preparing elaborate allegoriA Board of Trustees, consisting of one chancellor
cal and other devices, to be drawn on magni
ficent cars by six, eight, and ten horses. from each Chapter, to be elected by the Chancery, will be organized, whose duty will be to procure a
The Common Council, we believe, have location and purchase the ground, (Cypress Hills
not made any arrangements for a public deCemetery being recommended ;) obtain an act of
monstration on that day, nor have we heard incorporation by the Legislature ; dispose of the lots of any other class of our fellow-citizens movin the cemetery; make the necessary contracts ; | ing in the matter; thus the day will be and transact all such business pertaining to the wholly our own, and it becomes our duty to effectual and speedy erection of the work as may | do it full justice. properly come under the control of said Board of The Chapters in Brooklyn will make a
strong turn-out, and take their place in line, to the principles which have made it what it is, escorted by Captain Morgan's company, the
and which will make it what the old, effete world
little dreams of, with all its experience, some such Putnam Continental Guard.
association as the one spoken of seems necessary. We have not seen the programme, but “There are among us a population, born and bred learn that the line will be formed at Wash
under the baleful influence of monarchy, whose
prejudices, drawn in with their mothers' milk, are ington Parade Ground, under the direction of
as tenacious as the life which that has cherished. General Henry Storms, and, after marching They are perfectly willing to profit by all the adthrough some of the streets in that vicinity, vantages which our institutions offer, but they will pass down on the west side of the town
never fail to decry and abuse, and affect to despise
the principles and institutions which have made to Canal or Chambers street, thence to Broad
| them princes from being serfs. way, down Broadway, around the Park, up “An instance of this despicable prejudice ocChatham street to the Bowery, through the
curred not long since, in one of our houses kept by
a regular John Bull. One of the xylographed Bowery to Astor Place, thence to Broadway
cards printed by us for B. C. Horn, had been disand Metropolitan (late Tripler) Hall, where played upon the wall. The vignette exhibited the oration will be delivered by the Hon.
Commerce, in the form of a ship in the distance; William W. Campbell. If the weather should
then the American eagle, with the motto, 'E Plu
ribus Unum' in his beak, and Liberty supporting be favorable, we anticipate the most splendid our national flag, with the standard resting upon demonstration ever made on the Washington the British crown, bull's head, and coat of arms. anniversary; should the weather be very
Tais, it must be confessed, was not very flattering
to the vanity of the subjects of. Victoria;' but, in stormy, the ceremonies will be confined to
consideration of our decided and unmistakable trithe Hall. The Annual Birth-day Ball of | umph over the British marine, in our steamers, our Washington Association takes place at Metro
clippers, and our yachts, it cannot be called im
proper, out of character, nor in bad taste. Neverpolitan Hall in the evening.
theless, this card was torn down and destroyed by
the proprietor and a British friend, and the asserCALIFORNIA.–Our brethren are always
tion made, that they would give none of their
| patronage to any office wbich would thus insult glad to hear from the gold region, and we the dignity of Great Britain! cannot give them a better item from there at
"This fact is not much, but it shows how necesthe present time than the following, which
sary it is for Americans to cultivate and cherish
our beloved institutions, and show, by our public we cut from the San Francisco Sunday Dis
as well as our private adhesion, the strong faith we patch. The Order is going ahead nobly on | have in their truth and efficacy. the Pacific side of the farm.
“When starvelings, driven from the realms of
monarchy to find a home and bread beneath our "O. U. A.-The rapidity with which this Order free institutions, take upon themselves the vindihas increased in this city, gives assurance of the cation of the miserable pretense of the divine determination that Americans will have true and rights of kings, and the glory of the subject's unmistakable evidences of nationality predominate starving for the honor of monarchy, it will appear wherever their power extends, and give the im evident enough that our own citizens need to conpress of true republicanism to future generations. centrate and make potent their belief in the saving In this it is the duty of every true American in virtues of republicanism. All success, therefore, California to join. The large proportion of our to the Order of United Americans." present population which is foreign to our institutions, needs to have a proper direction and example set, from which to mould their opinions and
A REAL NORTH AMERICAN.—New-York principles, especially when it is a well-known fact
Chapter, No. 41, of this State, received into that there are now in this community many who its membership, a few weeks since, Mr. sneer at all things American, and who would re. joice in the dissolution of this republic. The en
George Copway, the celebrated chief of the deavor to entrench on old-established institutions
Ojibbeway tribe of Indians. Mr. Copway is in the older States, called this Order into existence, well known to the world, as one of the pure and the present prosperity of the Order gives unmistaken assurance that the principles which form
aboriginal blood, who, having embraced its basis—those of liberty and equality, the princi
Christianity, and adopted the habits and cusples of free thought and free action, the uncon toms of civilization, has exhibited a high troled operation of will and intellect, subject only to order of intelligence, and become already the dictates of a moral and religious conscienceare engraved upon the hearts and faith of our
popular as a writer. Mr. Copway has depeople, and are destined to remodel and to give | voted a great portion of his time and talents life and energy to the old creeds and systems of in awakening in the minds of the pale-faces a monarchiste. "The world can see what our nation is, and the
proper sense of duty towards the remaining signs of the times figure, but faintly perhaps, what tribes of red men. We are happy to find the it is to be. But to give concentration and energy | name of so estimable a man enrolled among
our American brotherhood, and hope to be should Americans, 'natives, and to the manor born,' enabled to enrich our columns with an oc- here in their own home, be debarred from the en
joyment of associative rights, to which foreigners casional article from his unique pen.
are entitled, and have laid claim ?
“This Order now numbers about five hundred in
this city, being about one half the number in the THE SPREAD OF OUR PRINCIPLES.--New State. There are, we believe, some fifteen Chapadvocates of the principles of our Order are ters, and these intend celebrating the birthday of constantly springing up in all parts of the
the · Father of Liberty in a truly national and
becoming manner. They will be assisted by the country, and editors who, three years ago, various Continental companies in the State. An would have shrunk from an expression of oration will be delivered in some suitable building, sympathy with any thing distinctly American
and the exercises generally will, we presume, be
of the same gratifying nature heretofore observed in its character, now come forward fearlessly,
in our city on the occasion of celebrations by this and not only promulgate but defend our doc Order. We shall be pleased to chronicle the statrines, and encourage our labors. How inuch tistics of this body, if furnished by a member of of this is attributable to the decided tone of
the Order." this magazine, we leave others to judge ; but we can assert that, in numerous instances,
CHAPTER PROCEEDINGS.-We should take not only the spirit but the text of our
great pleasure in noticing the movements of columns have been employed by editors, not
Chapters on all public occasions, if supplied heretofore suspected of any extraordinary at
with the requisite information to enable us to tachment to the American code.
do so. Our Order is so far extended, and subThe fact is, in this country of free suffrage,
divided into so many parts, that it is imposevery thing is measured by the amount of
sible to learn from mere personal efforts all political influence that it is supposed to exer
matters of importance going forward; and we cise, and partisan leaders will foster and
should feel much indebted to the officers of cherish that which promises to give them the
Chapters and committees of arrangement, on most effective support; “the balance of
all occasions of interest to the Order at large, power” is what they seek, whether it be
| if they will send us notice of what they purAmerican or foreign; and now that our
pose doing. By this means, our members will Order is becoming so numerous as to consti
be kept informed of what is in prospect, and tute that balance, with strength enough to
the Chapter-rooms be better filled when adpunish demagogues, it is natural that the
dresses or other interesting ceremonies are to wire-pullers should turn to us with an eye of
take place. We make no charge for notices favor. The 0. U. A., however, asks no
of this kind; our object is to give all the humility or favor from them: it is able to publicity possible to such matters as require take care of itself and them also. It has a publicity. specific, straightforward duty to perform, and from that duty it can neither be cajoled nor
TRENTON, N. J.-We have been requested coerced.
to state that Chancellor Whitney, of NewThe following extract from the Newark
York, has been engaged to deliver the address
before the Chancery of New-Jersey and the Daily Mercury, (N. J.,) exhibits the estimation in which the Order is held in that city:
people of Trenton, at that city, on the evening
of March 9th. “0. U. A.-We are pleased to learn from one
---- of the members of the Order of United Americans,' that they are fast accomplishing their views
CONTINENTAL CHAPTER. - This thriving in successfully placing their association on a Chapter held a public meeting and flagfoundation sure as the "Rock. Although there are
presentation, on the occasion of their third many who doubtless look upon them as entertaining somewhat selfish and illiberal views in relation
anniversary, at the First street Methodist to foreigners, yet we cannot learn why they should Church in this city, on the 18th inst., at not enjoy similar privileges with their opponents, which the ceremonies were of & most inor with those very societies that most object to the establishment of the doctrines proclaimed by this
teresting character. A large audience of Order. The Irish have their · Friendly Sons of ladies and gentlemen were present, and adSt. Patrick,' and their ‘Shamrock Societies; the dresses were delivered by Chancellors Boyce English, their 'St. George's;' the Scotch, the • Thistle ;' the Welsh, their .St. David's; the
and Munn. Continental Chapter is much inFrench, their “St. Denis ;' the Jews, their "He- debted to the activity and zeal of its reprebrew,' and other nationalities theirs; and why I sentative, Chancellor E. B. Brush, for its
present condition of prosperity and effi- / at 10 o'clock A.M., at American Hall, and ciency; and his usefulness in the Order at continue to hold three sessions daily-mornlarge will, we trust, be properly appreciated. ing, afternoon, and evening--until the business
of the term is completed. This plan is adopted Flag PRESENTATION.—On the 17th inst.,
for the convenience of the delegates of Chap
| ters located in the country, and we hope it Warren Chapter was the recipient of a magnificent silk flag, the pure stripes and stars of
will be found to answer the end proposed
better than the evening sessions as heretofore. the nation, prepared as a present by the
A fair trial of the experiment alone can test Warren Association. The ceremonies of presentation took place at the chambers of
its effect. the Chapter, in Court street, near Fulton, PLYMOUTH CHAPTER, of Brooklyn, will hold Brooklyn, in the presence of a large assembly la public meeting
a public meeting at their rooms, American of ladies and gentlemen; after which, the
Hall, No. 9 Court street, on Thursday evenwhole party was entertained with a superb
ing, 19th inst., at which Chancellor C. Goodinvitation ball and supper. Chancellor Whit
rich Boyce will deliver an address. ney, of Franklin Chapter, presented the flag on behalf of the Association, and it was re
FRATERNAL Visit.—Magna Charta Chapter, ceived in a neat address by Chancellor Paige,
of South Brooklyn, intend making a visit in of Warren.
a body to Ethan Allen Chapter, of WilliamsPUTNAM CHAPTER, No. 8, held a public
burg, on Tuesday evening, the 24th instant. meeting at Rutgers Female Institute, in
This will be a very agreeable meeting, and we Madison street, on the evening of the 12th
learn that several members of this city intend inst., at which Chancellor Morton, by re
to be present on the occasion. quest, repeated his classic lecture on the “Elements of our National Decay.” The
New-JERSEY. — A new Chapter has just large lecture-room of the Institute was been chartered at Keyport, N. J., under very densely filled with a highly respectable audi encouraging circumstances. The new organence of ladies and gentlemen, and the address ization took place in January, and is to be was listened to with evident marks of appro hailed as Raritan Chapter, No. 14. The val and delight. The committee of Putnam | Jersey boys are active and energetic. Chapter are entitled to much credit for the handsome manner in which their duties were AMERICAN CHAPTER, of Jersey City, is preperformed.
paring for another public demonstration in
that city, to take place in a few days. Keep ALBANY.—We learn from Chancellor D. K.
the ball rolling. Seaman, who is spending the legislative season at the capital, that our brethren at 1 NEWARK.— After partaking in the cereAlbany are in good heart and spirit, and monies of the 23d in this city, the brethren of that both Liberty Tree and Star-spangled Newark, N. J., intend to close the day with Banner Chapters are increasing rapidly in appropriate ceremonies at their Hall, Morris numbers. Chancellor Seaman anticipates Buildings, in Broad street, in the course of that there will be at least six Chapters in which Brother Bradley, of Excelsior Chapter, Albany by the first of January, 1853, and of Newark, will deliver an oration on the measures are now in progress for instituting Character of Washington. The ceremonies a Chapter at Troy. This information is will be public. cheering.
WAYNE CHAPTER, of this city, will receive Day Sessions OF CHANOERY.—In conform a banner, to be presented by the Wayne Assoity with a resolution adopted in January last, ciation, on the 19th inst. The ceremonies the Chancery of the State of New-York will will take place at Knickerbocker Hall, corner meet on Monday, the first day of March next, | Twenty-third street and Eighth avenue.
DIRECTORY OF CHAPTERS, 0. U. A.
STATE OF NEW-YORK.
| Tappan, No. 40, Monday, Piermont. Wm. W. Osborn, G. S.--Chas. E. Gildersleve, G. C. C.
New-York, No. 41, Friday, corner Grove and Hudson sts, Alpha, No. 1, Saturday, cor. Broadway and Grand street.
Huguenot, No. 42, Friday, Port Richmond, s. I.
E Pluribus Unum, No. 43, Wed., c. Bowery and Broome str. Washington, No. 2, Thursday, cor. Grand and Ludlow sts.
Liberty Tree, No. 44, Friday, Commercial Buildings, Albany. F. Fitzpatrick, S.-- James A. Travis, C. 0.
Union, No. 45, Thursday, Fort Chester. Warren, No. 3, Tuesday, Court st., near Fulton, Brooklyn.
Ringgold, No. 46, Tuesday, Greensburg, Dobbs' Ferry. Manhattan, No. 4, Thursday, corner Avenue C and 4th st.
Ironsides, No. 47, Friday, corner Grand and Broadway,
American Eagle, No. 48, Mamaroneck, Wednesday.
Jefferson, No. 49, Tuesday, corner 29th street and 8th Av. Columbia, No. 7, Thursday, cor. Bleecker and Morton sts.
Oneachta, No. 50, Poughkeepsie, Thursday. Putnam, No. 8, Wednesday, corner Grand and Ludlow sts.
Valley Forge, No. 51, Wednesday, 149 Sixteenth street. Franklin, No. 9, Friday, corner Grand and Ludlow sts.
Wayne, No. 52, Tuesday, corner Grove and Hudson sts. T. L. Thornell, S.-J. S. Shelley, 0. C.
Peekskill, No. 53, Tuesday, Peekskill. Paulding, No. 10, Tuesday, corner 230 et. and 8th Av.
Fort Greene, No. 54, Wed., Granada Hall, Myrtle Av., B'n. Marion, No. 11, Friday, Court st., near Fulton, Brooklyn.
R. D. Hart, S.-A. B. Melville, C. C. Continental, No. 12, Thursday, 327 Bowery.
Empire, No. 55, Friday, 187 Bowery. E. A. Schermerhorn, 8:-Wm. P. Armstrong, C. C.
Star Spangled Banner, No. 56, Wednesday, Albany.
United States, No. 57, 283 Grand Street.
Constitution, No. 58, Smithville, L. I.
STATE OF NEW-JERSEY.
John H. Lyon, G. 8.-J. B. Cleveland, G. C. C.
Pioneer, No. 1, Friday, Morris' Buildings, Newark. Lexington, No. 17, Monday, Low's Building, Brooklyn.
James R. Sanford, 8.-Henry Babbitt, C. C. National, No. 18, Tuesday, 149 Bowery.
Clark, No. 2, Monday, Rahway. Adams, No. 19, Wednesday, Haverstraw,
Nathan Hale, No.3, Thursday, Morris' Buildings, Newark. Ethan Allen, No. 20, Tuesday, c. S. Ist & 4th sts., Wil'b'g.
Morgan, No. 4, Tuesday, Hoboken.
Jersey Blue, No. 5, Monday, New-Brunswick.
American, No. 6, Tuesday, Franklin Hall, Jersey City, Fort Washington, No. 23, Yonkers
Washington, No. 7, Wednesday, Orange. Woodhull, No. 24, Wednesday, Jamaica, L. I.
American Eagle, No. 8, Tuesday, Paterson. hampe, No. 25, Thursday, corner Grove and Hudson sts.
Geo. L. Sneden, S.-Andrew Van Bussom, C. C. Plymouth, No. 26, Thursday, Court st., near Fulton, Br'kn. Bunker Hill, No. 27, Friday, cor. Bleecker and Morton sts.
Monmouth, No. 9, Thursday, Freehold.
American Flag, No. 10, Tuesday, Morris' Buildings, New'k. Excelsior, No. 28, Tuesday, corner Grand and Ludlow sts.
Liberty, No. 11, Wednesday, Bergen,
Columbia, No. 12, Saturday, Madison.
Excelsior, No. 13, Monday, Morris' Buildings, Newark, Westchester, No. 31, Wednesday, at Tarrytown.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT. Savonia, Na, 32, Saturday, Rossville, S. I.
Roger Sherman, No.1, Tuesday, Globe Building, N. H. Oneida, No. 33, Thursday, 149 Bowery.
Putnam, No. , Wednesday, 8. of T. Hall, Middleton. Worth, No. 34, Wednesday, Astoria, L. I.
Mount Vernon, No. 8, Centreville.
Ethan Allen, No. 4, Fairhaven..
STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco. Magna Charta, No. 3 , Thurs., cor. Court & Sackett, B’n. William Hunt, S.-George C. Blanke, C C.
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS. Zachary Taylor, No. 39, Wednesday, 30 Av., near 58th st. Hancock, No. 1, Thursday, 64] Hanover street, Boston.
DIRECTORY OF CHAPTERS, U. D. A.
Alpha, No. , Monday afternovn, 2 o'clock, 0. 0. A. Hall, | Lady Perry, No. 6, Monday afternoon, 2 o'clock, comer corner Ludlow and Grand streets.
of 29th street and 8th avenue, Columbia, No. 2, Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, corner New York, No. 7, Wednesday afternoon, corner Lispenard Hudson and Grove streets.
street and Broadway. Lady Washington, No. 3, Monday evening, 7 o'clock,
- - - , No. 8, 0. U. A. Hall, corner Ludlow and Grand streets.
La Motte, No. 9, Thursday evening, 9 o'clock, Allen, near
Grand street. Lady Putnam, No. 4, Monday evening, 7 o'clock, No. 360
Lady Champe, No. 10, Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, Grand street.
corner Hudson and Grove sts, Ash and Hall. Pocahontas, No. 5, Monday afternoon, 2 o'clock, Fountain
Liberty Star, No. 1, Newark, New-Jersey, Wednesday Hall, 149 Bowery.
evening, 7 o'clock, Morris' Buildings, Broad st.