Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 21, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 21, 1846 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Thursday, HI my at, IcM. Intelligence from ICnropr. The steamship Brituuula hail not arrived at Boston at hail-past 8 o'clock yesterday morning She i? now In her sixteenth Juy. Supplement to the Herald. The intelligence from the ?eat of war, the proceeding* of the Ureat War Meeting in the Park, last evening, and other mtcreatiug and important matter, compel us to issue another supplemental (heel this morning. Co^tlhth:?" Brooklyn Keligiuue Anniversaries an Onslaught upon ?e Bumneller. American Bapti.t Publica tion Society. and tlir B-ii>ti?t General Contention. " I ourt latslliaence"?reports Of the General Sessions, Common Plea,. Siiprfme, I S. Circuit, and Count)' Courts ; Court Calendar ; Ne? Mode of Paving; Varietiei, and over nine columns of Advertisements. It Is served to all our regular subscriber* in and out ol the city. THE LATEST INTELLIGENCE. AFFAIRS ON THE BI? GRANDE. We give on the outside of this dny's puper, the latest intelligence from ihe South. It is highly interesting. The next news will probably be of the greatest importance, perhaps decisive of the fate of Major Brown's forces. All uro anxious to learn the result of the " heavy cannonading." Nrilro-Europcan Interfere iter. It will be recollected that some time since it was reported that General Almonte had been despatched by Paredes, the present ruler of Mex- I ico, on a special mission to England and France; ! and that Paredes' object in sending him on this j errand, was principally to get him out of tho ' way, as it was supposed he possessed influence i sullicient to create another revolution, that might 1 probably elevate himself to the head of affairs, ! and overthrow I'aredes. 1 his supposition gained some strength and np pearance of probability, from the fact that Almon- ' te dismissed his private secretary at Vera Cruz; tuid. instead of proceeding to his destination, he remained for a long time at Havana, in the Island of Cuba, where Santa Anna lias been in banishment /or a length of time, and was ro ported to be actively engaged with ihe latter in concocting schemes and plans for tho accom plishment of a new revolution, which would result in the overthrow of Paredes, and tho ele vation of Santa Anna. The public mind in tins country had settled down upon this opinion. The last intelligence from Havana gives ano ther complexion to this affair, and leads us to be lieve that the mission of Almonte has more in it - than is generally supposed. He has now, it ap pears, actually proceeded to England and France on a mission from the Mexican government; and we think wo can show fho reul object ofit It is very well known ; that while Almonte was in the I mted State.#, ho expressed himself fully , and freely to tho effect, that if the annexation of Texas were consummated by die Americans, ' and war should grow out of the act, he had no doubt, that the Mexican government would cer tainly implore tho intervention of Euro)>ean na- i tions, and crave their assistance. Now, when wc look at the conduct of the Mex ican usurper, Paredes, both previous and subse- 1 quent to the departure of Almonte, we flunk Uiere can be no doubt that they understood themselves I perfectly, and were awuie of the events which 1 were about to happen on the Bio Grande. Tho i apparent mystery and doubt that hung over these movements, were manufactured for the purpose of deceiving us as to the real object of the mis sion, which wo have no doubt, now, is to claim the interference of England and France, on the principle of M. Guizot's balance of power. 1 his, ^?e think, is n pcrlect solution of all the mysterious movements of Almonte. The importance of this movement, as regards the 1 mted States, turns on one point, viz.: tho 1 probability or improbability of diose nations j taking sides with Mexico. Mr. Polk, in his inau- I gural message, re-asserted a principle in regard to i the affairs of this continent which was formed } many years ago. This principle is, that no Euro- ! pcan nation shall be allowed to interfere in the affairs ofthis continent. This proposition is de- i nicd by both England and France; and, indeed, M. Guizotand the President are directly at issue I on the point. j There is no doubt that Mr. Polk would be se- f conded and supported by the great body of the | American people in carrying out this principle ; i and in case of hostilities growing out of it, the American people would be fully as unanimous, i tis on any other question in defending it. Under such circumstances then, England or France cannot intermeddle with our relations with Mexico, except in an underhand, diplomatic and contemptible way?the same as they did in the annexation of Texas?without embroiling those countries in a war with the United States. That they will so intermeddle, we do not doubt; but neither of those countries will openly take sides 1 with Mexico in the present war between that country and tho United States. The commercial interests now existing between those countries and the United States, are too important to be hazarded, or even temporarily suspended, for so j small a stake. But those countries may both, or i England particularly, may, furnish the means to Mexico to cany on and protract the wnr, with the hope of making Mexico still further dependent 1 upon her than she is, and by making more loans of money, acquirc other mortgages on the mines of Mexico, which are now already pledged to the ' subjects of that country. But the war is begun by the United States, as I well as by Mexico. She has struck the first blow, but ours will be the second. It becomes us to de- i prive her of any opportunity of protracting the war, and bring it u> a secernent as quickly as possible. To effect this, there is but one course, and that is to carry the war into the interior of the country, demolish the armies of tho military usurpers, and j dictate a peace, if need be, at the city of Mexico ? taking as indemnity for our trouble and expense the splendid department of California, and annex it at once to the United States?M. Guizotand his ! balance of power to the contrary, notwithstand ing. ? The Magnetic Opkbators.?We have heard a rumor that in consequence of the great fatigue at tendant on the incessant labor and watching that the recent expresses have entailed on the opera tors at the magnetic stations, and the small salary allowed them, ?ome of the tmrfoyiu of the com pany have sent m their resignations. Before a year, the business of the telegraph company will in crease to such an extent that there wtll be no scar oity of applicants for situations in the different of floes, as the company wiU be well able to par the* agents good salaries, and to employ a suffi cient force to relieve each other, night and day and m such an intelligent community as ours, there will be no lack of talented and efficient ope mors. The enterprise is, as yct, in iu inf ' and perfection cannot be as yet expected. We would siig (eat to the operators along the line to use more caution, and be less communica tive of private despatches. This is absolutely ne cessary, both to the reputation and the interest of 'he company. Qtncx Sailing.?The new nnd splendid bnrk Rosina, Captam Doty, on her Inst passage from Rio Grande te this port, made the run in the un precedented short space of thirty-seven days, and from thelatitude ol Rio de Janeiro in twentV-s.x V.'i: Keever, once made tlic i,a.i*o?. froin -lace to Norfolk, in a fiuTTver ? J^ TREMENDOUS WAR GATHERUM IN THE PARK. FIFTY THOUSAND PER80N8 PRESENT : WAR TO THE KNIFE, AITS :rc OOHFF.OMIBS, Until all oar Jnit Rights are Reatorad. VOCIFEROUS CHEERINQ. UKBAT BHTHVltlASM. ?Jkc., <Wr. As eurly u? live o'clock last evening, several thousand anxious nnd patriotic citizens were is *eniblcd in iront of the City JIall, for the purpose ol attending the great war meeting which had l>een called some days previously by his llonor. Mayor Mickle, and a largo committee, coinposcd of tho most respectable and iniiuential men in the city. At half-past 5, nil the avenues leading to the Park wore thronged with moving masses of human beings, forming, as it were, tributaries to the great ocean which had congregated around the Speaker's stand. At a quarter before 6, the scene presented was one of the most animating spectacles we ever beheld. Patriotism and a determination to chastise the treacherous Mexi cans who have not only wantonly insulted us, but who havo invaded our soil, and shed the blood of freemen on the soil protected by the stars and stripes, was marked in every countenance so as not to be mistaken. The na tional and city flags, tho foliage of the Park, the setting sun which shone on the galaxy of beauty on the roofs of the City Ilall, the Astor, American and other public buildings, tho flag which waved in triumph over England's proudest Commanders; the immense sea of heads waving and tossing liko the billows of the ocean, the fountain in the rear spouting with its greatest energy?all combined, formed a scene calculated to arouse the feelings of the most inanimate, and fill tho patriot's bosom with emotion. At ten minutes to six the noble band which was engaged for the occasion, struck up, " come sing ine that simple air again." Tho following named gendemen were then named otfieers of the meeting:? ANDREW li. MICKLE, Mayor of tho Cltjr, Chulrntn. TICK rHE?IOKNTI. Major William Topham, William V. Brady, William Paulding, Gen. Henry Storms, Stephen Allen, Adam P. Pentr, Aaron C'lark, Mangle M. Quackenboss, Philip Hone, (Stephen Whitney, Walter Down*, John Targee, Isaac L. Varian, Oen. John Llovd, Cornelius W. Lawrence, James Harper," Robert If. Morris, Edward H. Nicoll, Wm. F. Havemeyer, Stcphon H. Feeks, Win. B. Cozzens, E. K. Collins, Jacob Ames, Elias U. Drake, Nicholas Schureman, Henry Vandewater, Thomas O'Connor, Campbell P White, Gen. Chai. W Sanford, Wm. L. Prall, Cornelius V. Anderson, James Leo. Alexander Stewart, Edward Prime, Patrick Dougherty, William Whltlock, James C. Stoneall, Anthony Compton, Joh i Leverldge, Gen. James Lynch, Saul Alley. Richard J. Smith, James McCullough, Christian H. Sand, Lyman Candee, David Brown, Alfred Ashfield, DaviJ Graham, Joseph Kcelar, Minard Lafever, A. R. Lawrence, Abraham Hatfield, Nathaniel Pearce, Frederick R. Lee, William Quackenbush, Egbert Benson, Jacob A. Westervelt, Elijah F. Purdy, Uzal P. Ward, Myndert Van Schaick, James T. Brady, Eldad Holmes, Oen. Wm. Gibbs McNiel, John M. Bradhurat, J. Jan-is, John Coger, Jr. Maximilian Rader, George Folsom. Hamilton Fish, David Banks, J. Shannon Brownell. Dr. Wm. A. Walte as nominated the following gen Clomeii as Secretaries : II. F. Quackcobos, Clarkson Crolius, Edmund B. <Jrcen, Morgan Morgans, Joseph C. Aibertson, Henry Arculariui, Thomas Tileston, Wm. McArdle, Dr. Daniel H. Carpenter, Patrick Rafl'erty, Theodore F.. Tomlinson, Daniel W. Norris, James S. Sandford, John McMabon, Fiederick W. Weigaad, Wm. H. Cornell, Henry E. Davies. William Senn William Hall, Dr. B. R. Harris, Lathrop S. Eddy. Dr. Wm. F. Piatt, Thomas W. Tucker, Robert B. Boyd, William Gage, Alexander W. Bradford, George Taylor, Joseph Hopkias, Charles Hunter, John Van Cott, James E. Wood, John Colgan, Samuel A. Crapo, Marcellus Eells, James 8. Carpentier, Charles 8. Dougherty, Wm. Mackey, Peter Parks. The call of the meeting was read aad approved, and the bend again played Mr. F. A. Nash then sung the following National An- ! them, composed for the occasion by George P. Morris, Esq., the twenty thousand persons present joining in cfaorus I Freedom spreads her downy wings Over all created things ; Glory to the King of Kings ? Bend low to Him the knee ; Bring the heart before His throne? Bow to Him and Him alone ; He's the onlv King we own. And Ha has mad* us free ! Cuoatri.?Arm and on, ye brave and free ! ; Arm and strike for liberty ! The holiest spot a smiling sun E'er shed its genial rays upon. Is that which gave a Washington, The drooping world to cheer ! Sound the clarion peals of Fame, Ve who bear Columbia's name? With existence freedom came? It is man's birthright here. Chobi-s.?Arm and on, ye breve and free! Arm aad strike for liberty ! Ifeirt of an Immortal sire, Let his deeds your hearts inspire? Weave the strain and wake tne lyre, Where your proud altars stand j Hail with shouts and loud hurrahs, Streaming from a thousand spars, Freedom's rainbow flag of stars, The symbol of our land ! Cnoai's.?Arm and on, ye bravo and free ! Arm and strike for liberty ! Immense cheering followed the singing. Levi D. Si.amm. Es*., then proposed the following pre amble and resolutions, which were carried with the most onthusiastic applause :? The citizens of the city and county of New Vork, in general meeting assembled, in view of the fact that n state of war exists between the government of Mexice and the United States, pass the following roolutions:? Ke'olved, That the aggravated and mulUplied wrongs to which our country has been subjected by the autho rities of Mexico, for a long series of years, and for which reparation has been repeatedly demanded, and continues to be withheld, aad which arc ut last followed by the re fusal to receive an envoy, appointed to make an amicable adjustment of existing controversies, and consummated by actual hostilities, have brought our relations with that nation to a crisis, in which lorbearance ceases to be a virtue, nnd submission would be deemed pusilaaimous by the civilized world? Resolved, That this meeting cordially approve of the authority given bv Congress to the President ol the United states to call out 60,000 volunteers, and for the employment of the army and navy of the United States in defending the American soil, thus unexpectedly as sailed. and in the signal and ever avenging punishment of its invaders; that this is a cause in which wa can appeal with entire confidence for the purity of our mo tives to the God of battles, and with a full reliance upon the i*sistless energies of our fellow citizens, to defeat the enemy, and rreserre the integrity of the I'aion ; and we hereby pledge our lives and fortunes to support the government of the United States in the just aad ne cessary war in which we are now engaged with Mexico. Resolved, That it is the public expectation that this government will be prompt, vigorous and extensive in its operations by lan<i and sea-offensive and defensive. That in the successful prosecution of the war, the moral standing of the government of the United States with the S>vernments of the world is more or less involved. That, erefore, vigor, promptitude, decision, and a wise libe rality, are imperatively requisite on the pert of the con stitutional authorities to beget that confidence in the navy and army, aad among the people, so esaenUal to lead to a result at once brief, honorable, and triumphant. Resolved. That for the purpose of eaticipetiag aay re quisition that may be made upon the city and eoaaty of New Vork, it is respectfully requested that the Common Council exteod every faollity for the enrollment of vo lunteers, by granting ihe use of inch public buildings as are convenient for places of rendesvous, and that the military companies bow organised be requested imme diately to hold a convention to adopt aa ancient system of enrollment, end devise means far the harmonious ac tion of all those patriotic cRiaeas who feel disposed to < respond to anv call the government may make upon thein. Reeolved, That a." C ommittee of Sefety," consisting oftwanty-fWe citizens, be appointed by the Chair, with authority to collect such information, and make such suggestions u> the national gov eminent as the interests of the country aad the city of New Vork will aeeea to re- I quire. ,?e 11 further resolved, That the thanks of the ciUzens of New V ork be, and they are hereby presented to Gen. Taylor, and the oflcors and soldiers under bis command, for the consummate skill and undaunted courage die playedi by them oa the *th iast, in an engagement with enddeleet of the enemy lofare Mxtnmorav which hes decked with freeh laurels the gallant General and his brave oAcers aad soldiers, and co\*red the American i arms with unfading glory Reeolvod, That a eepy of this resolution be forwarded by the peeeitog e#oeref this mm*ag te Oinil Taytar, * ' "IMH that llw iima mar b? communicated to hM U^r. .n.l ?.I.H Li_'_ " Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of thi? meet n8. airnad bv the officers, lie transmitted to the Preii lent of the I nited Statosand to both Houses of Uongrei* Id pursuance of the resolution authorizing the .Mayor ? appoint twenty-Ave persona as a " Committee of Safe honor, Air. MicUe, named the following gentle ?F-"ajemeyer, Stephen Whitney, David Graham, Johu Leveridge En0?'*"1 Solomon Tow 11 tend, Theodora t. TomUiuon. Jam?t T. Bndy, James Harper, Ldward Prima, George H. Purser, Alexander F. f ache, Robert Smith, Abraham R. Lawrenaa, Alonzo A. Alvortl. piiV H wly,'? P Jonoa Mumford, Proaper M. W etmore, Dudley Seldan, Hamilton Fish, David 8. Jackson, Wm L. Prall. Ogden Hoffman. Stephen R. Harris, [The abovo committee are requested to meat at tlia Mayor's offlce thi* evening at ? ov/ock? ?iuao'.<ii?rV1*m.' E,*fluiro t^en rose, (aftar being repeat adly called,) and addressed the mighty as#emblocv in tha following patriotic and soul aaimaUng .train have lt'/u'lw C-J**V' <? "?co?ld the resolutions which 10 focbU ?i 1 ?fler*d- ' acknowledge that 1 do it in lellou i,.i ,ri ,p,rit Wo are not auembled. .if 1 >?f 00 pro??nt occasion, in a party point 1 > ,?i ? '? r V* *?<>l aasembled to discuss a question of i.i? ? 1? ??*Ll>olitics, but we are assembled this eve lung in the might and majesty of American freemen, to respond to tha call that our country has mad* on us, anu to express our determination to sustain our govern ment in vindicating and defending the national honor. 1 nere are in the matters out of which this controversy m,,nJ' questions of local concernment, on which the American people do not entirely agree; bat when wc are called Upon as one people?as American citizens?to sustain the Legislature and K.xecutive of the country, and to cheer the brave soldiers of our nation who have perilled thoir lives for the honor of our country, I trust there ja but one feeling among the multitude that is aseinbled here this evening, and among the people of the whole nation. (Tremendous cheating and waving of haw and haud-keruiiief*.)?'There are many anions us, nj doubt, who are disposed to look back on the event* which havo led to thia crisia. For myself, I do uot hositatn to say that I am not one of the number. I am disposed to look for-ward (cheers) and to lond my voice, and if necessary my arms in de fence of this country, whose honor has bcenassalled. That star which for a long time shone alone in the poli tica firmament, now clusters among the glorious con tteifation whose folds arc now waving shove ui; and it la far us to say, whether the glory of that star shall be dimmed, and whether being dimmed, the glory of the nation shall be assaiiad. (After delivering this beautiful sentiment, a triumphant shout of applause ascended from the mighty multitude) This is the question which at this time should occupy our attention?this is the ques tion which yon, as citizens of this great republic, of this glorious confederacy, are to answer ; and I put it to you to say what will be your answer ? (Cheering in the meeting, and waving of handkerchief* by the ladles on the roof of the City Hall.) Will you not sustain the ef forts or the government in this case? Are you not ready to stand by the army, which, though small in numerical Kl m,Khty ,n valor, has defended your rights on the Rio Grande ? (Loud applause, which lastod seve ral minutes.) If you are. then approve the resolutions that have been read to you ! Vou are told by these reso lutions, that the war in which we are engaged with Mex ico is a just and neccssary war; and such T do not hesi tate to avow, 1 be.ieve it to be. Yon are told that the people of this country have for a long time sustained wrong, injury, and insult from that nation ! Ii there a man among this mighty throng who doubts the truth of it? That nation has admitted time and again her obligation to repair the injury she has inflicted upon our citizens, and she has failed to do any thing. When ourgorernment sent a minister to negotiate for an honorable and peaceful ad justment of all the difficulties that existed between the two countries?when this minister was sent in a spirit of kindness and forbearance, ho was spurned with coutempt from tho country. You are asked by these resolution* to instruct vour Executive to make vigorous and encrgetic preparations, at every haaard, and with the full confi dence of your full and hearty support, for the purpose of prosecuting this war. You are to imtruct hir.i to pursue these measures, ami bring this war to a close that shall reflect honor on the American name. You are asked by those reso.utions to encourago by your approving voice* your army, which ha* stood by you in stutaining tho honor of the country. Will you not do *0 ? ["We will? we will!" by ten thousand voice*.] Will you not say that you thank them in the name of Ood aud of your country I (Tremendous applause.) Will you no's*y 10 thom' by the moral force of these resolution*, which are to be sent a* the expression of the opinion of thi* great metropolis on this question?will jou not say we sympathize with you in your temporary trials and privations?we grieve for the misfortunes that have tem porarily befallen you ? Will you not, my fellow citi xons, act in the snirit of the resolutions, and animated by ?Ur "vo'utjonary fathers, and by that spirit, which, in mora recent time*, animated yourselves, in standing by your bravo army ? And will you not, my fellow citizen*, it; presenting an undivided front, discord everything of minor consideration, and array yourselves, shoulder to shoulder, undei the flag of our common coun j u most overwhelming burst of applause wa* here vented by the great mas* in front of tho speaker) I call up. on the glorious declaration of independent which we now enjoy ; 1 call upon you by tho rocolloction* of tno struggles by which our glorious constitution was guarantied to us, to maintain the principle* put forth in the** resolutions. 1 call upon you to sustain the govern ment on all question* that havo a bearing upon the de fence of the national honor. I know that no man worthy of the liberties we enjoy, will fail in heartily responding to these resolutions Lot us act up to the spirit of these lu .uUkons, and to the spirit that has been presented by the thousand* hero assembled. Let us present to Mexico and to tha civilized world, the united front that i* here presented. Let us act on principle* like these, and our army cannot fail to be triumphant, and the glory and Uo no*rf ? American name vindicated and defended. Mr. Orahrwn then *at down, amid the moit thundering bunt* of applauie that ever emanated from a public meet ing in the city of New York. General Smith, of Philadelphia, was next introduced to the meeting by the Mayor, and addresicd tho as*em bly. Kellew-citizens, I rise to address you as citizens of this, your native State, although myself a citizen of ano ther State. Yet, when I ?ast my eye* over the map of this great and glorious Union, when 1 survey the land of our common country, I feel that there are no ideal boun daries which are ablo to divide us; but that with ono hand and one heart, wc arc all of us ready and prepared to arise like olc man, against the common enemy, and unite in one common sentiment and feeling against the tnvil!.er" of.our country- Last week, fellow-citizen*, 15,000 people met together in Independent Square at Philadelphia : they met on that memorable spot whero first our glorious Declaration of Independence wa* pre pared and signed; from whence first issued forth that great and immortal document ; and they met altogether without any dlitinction of party?they were neither whig* nor democrat*, nor any other party name which met there, hut all a* one man, in one cause, with ono "?art and *oul, rejoiced in the gloriou* now* recounting the noble deed* of our brave army. They met together 'JV VJT noble *Pirit which 1 ??? this evening ex hibited before me, in the response you have made like a clap of thunder to thoso glorious resolution* which we have heard read When I left Philadelphia thi* morn ing, even- body wa* talking of the event* which were expected?ell were waiting to hear that the Mexican* had rallen under the bravery ot our valorous little army; all were intently looking out,with their car*,as it were, clap e>d down,to hear the detail* conveyed by the electric line, ut, my friend*, I am afraid we we (hall get no dctaili ? for our batterie* will have knocked the Mexican batte rie* down without leaving any detail*. (Great applauie.) It 1* a well-known *aying of an ancient general (Juliu* t a:*ar) that wc ought to consider nothing yet done *o long as anything remains to be done. I see this muxim realised and acted upon liclore mo, when you, the noble inhabitants of New York State, come forward, with 0110 heart, as one man, to speak in one loud and undivided voice, in tho glorious cause of our country. Well, in called the " Kmpire State," when the voted 60,000 men for.the dofence of our soil ; a number a* great ai that which wq? voted by tho whole Union in CoDtfreit. So much for New York, my nativo lond, in thus tend ins volunteer! to Mexico. We do not hear that many volun teert haro ut yet proceeded from Texat to tMrticipate in thi* war j but yet I think she sent at once a mightv force whan she sent the gallant Walker. Tho blait of hi* bu. gle has done more liann to the Mexicans than ten thou sand men. The President, we hear, ho* called out the people of the Southern State*. Bo it *0 : But when war i* once began, we know no distinctions of North or South. A* American*, as native-born citizen*, wo are ready for the onset, and exclaim, with ono voice, " Mil lion* for defence, but not a cent for tribute." (Great ap plau*e.) Let u*' then, fellow-oitizen*. move onward, with one heart and voice?let us move forward together ?and if we should all be wanted for the war, wo ahall all be found ready to march on to the Rio Grande ; and, if necessary, before we can obtain an honorable peace, we will march into the vary hall* of Montezuma.? (Thunder* of applawe.) Joh* McKeok, E*fc, District Attorney, was here intro dnced by tho Mayakd was received with deafening cheer*. He laid-fM^ir Citizens ; I hold in my hand a pa|>er, which has been received by a gentleman In thi* city, from one of the brave iplrit* now at the *eat of war, and dated Point Isabel. (Immense cheer*.) It was, mv friends, written amid the thunder* of the enemy'* cannon. (Renowed chccr*) I am not at liberty to give the name of the writer: but onit* authenticity you may rely. The writer say*, be had but one moment to write, amid the thundor* of the cannonade, which had re*u 1 ted *o glori ously for the American arm*. It wa* the "bloody *eventh," with it* gloriou* commander, who had resolved to doit or iierish. (.The letter merely confirmed the statement* which havoalroady appeared, giving in detail the particu lar* of the engagement opponte Matamora*. lauded the bravery of the gallant Brown -and the writer co?cluded by saying, " he felt quite intoxicated with the joyous news he wa* communicating?' a little tip-top'"?which caused considerable laughter and cheer* ] Would that the writer and hi* com)>anion( could hear these shout*. Yes, my friends, I would that thejr could reach the ?cene of battle?they would animate the heart* end cheer the spirit* of our brave soldiery, (t'heerinjc) I agree with the speaker who ha* preceded me, ;?ir. Graham, that whatever difference of opinion may exi*t amongst u*. with regard to party di*0n?lion there I* but one voice?one heart?ono response?for the gallant men who hayeao nobly fought before Matamora* (Vociferous and prolonged cheering) 1 agree with the rentlenaa who preceded me, that on a question like thi*, we are not to leek behind upon anv minor point* but to look before. (Cheer*) Ye*, my'friends; for tbe national honor and the character ot tho country are in volved i* thi* question (Cheering) I will explain to vou, in a few word*, with regard to the imlignitie* and injunea, which tho ,1'nited States ha* suffered at the hand* of Mexico, and which the government of the United States would not have submitted to in the case of any other power, except that of Mexico-a sister repub lic For vear after yew. we have submitted to every sneciet of imposition Our citizens have been robbed of their property?many of them have been seized upon tho confine* and within the bounds of the Mexican fron tier?they have been confined and thrown into prison* and suffered every indignity. They have suffered after tho revolution, at the hands 0f Mexico. We have in vain, sought redraa*, for a series of grievance* and I opprMiion* ?, and the Mexican government have replied to us. from time to time, bv procrastina V?' public function ?rfee, wlit wofM, la v*ia, .to; preeure redms, j ut at length ere *ucoeeJed tn procuring: tome froM, which premised to settle the question la TMra ?yes. my friends, It ?M but a promise-?tad we wers next told that we should wait tea yearn longer. (Laugh ter.) At length tho government of the t inted State* brought Mcxico Mcxico to acknowledge she owed ottr citizens this deM, and I know men who I'.uVe suffered te the vaat amount of seme million* ol dollars by the rem- 1 payment of their claims by Mexico; and Mexico, even mow. it indebted to the United Statei to the cmottnl or ee veral Billions of dollars. (l oud rrle* of, "the must new Ply IV with interest," amid cheers.) In tne cas4 of ranee but one feeling was felt, and *he did not owe one- , eighth the amount of what the government of Mexico owes the United States. Cut I hare not come here to die- > cess these matters now. (Cheers.) I am net her* t? in vestigate this question, it is enough for me to know, With Mr. Graham, that the Mate Of Texas is a bright star that shines in the t>onlteltation under our Union; and . he Who would be a traitor, and would now desert her In htr present ttruggle, would be unworthv ef the namo of American. (I.ouj and vociferous cheering) In a government like this we must differ upon abstract ques tions of local policy. It is the policy under our fcappy government and constitution, that we should so diner upon local questions?for we can't hava, al! or us, our own way. Bat, in a case like this, wu must all to a man, follow tho track of tho country. (Tremendous cheering which lested for some time.) "1 know there may be some liore who doubt tho policy of acting in tho spirit of orte of the deported patriots of tho country?he who has bceu called the " immortal Decatur?who laid it down as a maxim, "our country right or wrong" (Vo ciferous cheering.) But I say, "our country, may it be always right; but right our wrong, our country." (The acclamations that rent the air at this sentiment were loud and prolonged.) The victory which had been accom plished, is a victory, mv friends, which is to cover the American name with glory. (Cheers) 1 would ask you, is it whigs, or democrats, or natives, Ihtt are to have the exclusive honor which it confers ? No, h is Americans who are to have the honor of it, and who must claim it as an American viotery. (Cheers.) If defeat should oomo upon our arms, upou whom would defeat come 1 Not upon any section or par y, but upon all the American ; people?and ono whith every American would bo snro to tee placed upon tho escutcheon of that proud name, i to sully tho glory and the honor of the republic. (Ap I pleuiie ) Wu wish in thts glorious struggle to havo tho moral spectacle presonted to tho world, of what a re public can do. We with to let the world at largo see that when the national spirit is evoked in the cause ; ot oar country, what we can accomplish. (Cheers) That I tho thousands and thousand* who are stretching from I one end of this vast Park to the other?though differing ' upon minor points on quostions of party politics, show hut one (runt?one feeling?and one resolution, to stand in the present emergency by the government (Im mense cheering ) Let me alio tell you, that after all thoso battles are fought, and when the Mexicans beeome informed that the American people are all one on thie \ great question?that this national spirit is thoroughly ! aroused?it will strike terror into them, even more than 1 the victory at Matamoras. (Cheering.) From this great | city of New York, the effect of this movement will alto infuse fresh feeling into tho national mind?the effeot of such a declaration as this, emanating from New York, will convince tho people of Mexico that It would be idle to contend with Amorica in a struggle like this. (Cheer*. 1 There is another subject that I cannot leave unnoticed | ?it is the glory which has been achievod by our gallant littlo band who have beea engaged before Matamoras? (Immense cheering,)?and we aro not to forget that the ability displayed in that brilliant achievement, owed something to an institution upon which, although there may happen to be some difference of opinion, still I will say, that every shot that was levelled from the Ameri can batteries, was directed by tho ability and skill that hail been acquired at West Point?levellei with a preci sion that told with such deadly effect upon the enemy. I will say that this success was tho result, in a great mea sure, of what had been learned at West Point, by some of our most eminent engineers ; and I cannot, therefore, allow this opportunity fo pass ovor, without returning thanks, on the part of this meeting, to the gallant Brown and his comrades?yes, to the humblest individual who fought under that flag. (Loud cheering, which lasted for some time.) I have already indulged and occupied too much time. (Cries of " no, no ") Let there be no difference of opinion on this question, ray friends. From the time that wo commence lighting the battle, the question is not how the vossel go', upon the rock ? We have only to know that she is there, und that wo must get her o'ff it. In doing so, my friends, we shall give se curity to our friends and citixens, and glory and honor to the American namo. [This patriotic effusion called forth repeated interrup tions of applause, as the speaker proceeded with his ad dress.] I Alexander Wells, Esq , being next introduced to the vast assemblage, spoke as follows Fellow citizens, I came here thinking that I should have to address you in gloom respecting thi war In which we are engaged ; but when I look upon these laces now be fore me, I behold anything but gloom. Enthusiastic pa ; triotism Is observable in the face of every one present.? : Gloom ! gloom! No, there Is no gloom here hanging . over our country ; but every heart is beating warm and ' high with a desire to gratify bis feeling to avenge the ! wrongs which his country has suffered from this villan ous notion, with which we are now at war. How long is this state of things to continuo 7 Not long, for now atlast the country is awakened, and the day of retribution is at hand. It it assuming a heavy responsi bility for any country to declare war against its nearest neighbor, and nothing hut the grossest violation of our rights and our national honor had induced us to enter into a war. In resorting to arms against our neighbor, and endeavoring to spill tho blood or our enemies, it is proper that we should have just cause for to doing. Have we then good cause to declare war against our neighbors ; and to retaliate the wroags suffered by u*. with tne blood of our neighbors? 'What is the state of affairs between tho two countries? If we refer to the history of our relations for the last fifteen or tweifty years, it will be seen that the United States has continued to suffer wrong from the Mexicans ; they have extorted from our merchants their very existence ; they have im posed upon those who have gone amongst them, and I commenced business or otherwise fallen into their hands; ' and lastly, the injury done to those are not the only in j juries we have to complain of; they have imprisonea.aye, ; murdered America* citizens who went there in good faith ; to gross were the wrongs that they felt it nccet . sary, incumbent upon them to throw off the yoke which they had willingly put on, and finally when the war was waged, it resulted in an entire success, a glorious triumph of those who fought for freedom, and a total defeat of those who had endeavored to establish despot ism in the land ; until at last Great Britain, indeed all the nations of Europe, acknowledged the independenc e of the Hepublic. Then, acting as such, they sought to be annexed to this country, and we received them with 1 open arms; and although the Mexicans might contider that we may have violated existing treaties, such pre* I tcnces cannot be sustained by the Mexicans; for the dif ficulties arising out of the annexation of Texas arc the ouly injuries that have been received by that nation ; and with a view of settling all didlculties between the two nations, a Minister Plenipotentiary was sent to Mex ! ico He had lull powers to tottle them, either by paying money or any otticr manner that might be agreed upon, and my fellow citizens, this envoy was sent 1 by the invitation of that nation, and the plighted faith of that government, to receive , nim. He went, and how was he received ? The plight ed faith was broken, and our minister was driven from that court Nor was this all; he was robbod before he had been two days in the country?yes, he was robbed before he had been two days in the country ; indeed, the three 1 last ministers sent thero by this country were robbod before they reached the capital, by the same banditti.? 1 Texas becoming a portion of the United States, the Ame rican nation sent a small army to occupy Texas ; our soldiers went there in peace, in the prosecntion of their rights, and erected fortifications for their own protection In the meantime, our wily enemies sent forth their wan dering marauders, their land pirates, to rob and murder all tho unfortunate victims who might fall into their hands. Is it not so ? [Cries of yes, yes.] You will find that Col. Cross was inhumanly and iugloriously murder ed, stripped naked and left exposed to be devoured by birds of prey. This is to ; recollect this simple fact, that America has not lost one single son except he has boon basely murdered by this dastardly nation. Then have wo not forborne long enough ? Have we not been robbed, abused and wronged ? and lor what, but to struggle with the assassin's knife? Have we not scut a minister with the olive branch and prayed that Peace might exist be tween the two nations? In humility, or rather in magra nimity, we sought peace, and anything for peace ; but what'isthe return? Why, base "ingratitude, dastardly robbery, and brutal murder of American citizens.? Have we, then, not just cause for war ? And let no roan say that this is a mero war of conquest.? It is no war for the acquisition of territory. It is a war of defenco; and in such a war, whore is the man who will not come forward and pour out his life's blood in defence of bis country ? Such is the war we are waging , we are therefore waging a just war, and I hold it to be true that it is necessary for us, at a nation, first to consider whether we havj just causa for going into war, and next whether we can come out of it triumphantly. Then, i have we no just cause for going into a war? I say, have I we no Just cause for going to war ? Have we not exist ing cause to level all their temples to the dust 1 (Voices I ?" No, no ; let us have no church burning.'1) Having i thus briefly looked at this subject, I would inquire whe : tiier it is not the duty of tho citizens of this great metro , polis to sustain the general government, and carry out this war to a glorious result I And if the city, in per forming its duties to sustain the general government, and to maintain the national honor, the blood of her citizens is wanted, let New York speak forth. New York at least will do her duty. How tnen should this war be prose cuted?with levenge ? No, not with revenge; let us seek a higher foe to reek it upon, when we remem ber that tho wrongs we have suffered have been insti gated by more powerful foes. But we are able to fight F.oropc with all her armies. We will not then seek re [ vengo on the Mexicans, we will let the poor creatures ' live on as they have ; we will leave them to the mercies of God. and it their priesthood can save them, be M so. (Hisses here became so general that the speaker ceuld not be heard ) * * There are thousands of human be ing* here ; thousands of sects and factions, parties, prin , cipies and policies ; thousands, like the waves, bat unltod in one like the sea. Mr. Wells then retired amidst con siderable applause and some hissing. Jamm T Bimpt, Esq., being loudly called for, addres sed the meeting as follows;?Fellow citizens?I avail my self of this opportunity to assure yoa, that Mr. Wells was betrayed by a mere slip of the tongue, Into the use of a word that he had no intention to utter. He la Inca ' pable of entertaining or expressing an ill opinion on any subject. (Cheers) With this remark, let me say a word for myself I would to God it were In my Power to make my voice heard in this vast assembly. There muet be but one sentiment in relation to thia war, fellow citixens. If I know any thing of the people, they weald spit with contempt upon eay paltry politician who wonkf permit the dignity of the country to be lowered. I came here, ?otto argue the question of war. It is enough for me to know that war exists; and 1 look upon the man who would stop to argue about how it commenced, when American honor is to be vindicated, aa cepeble of looking on coolly when his mother la Insulte 1, and asking why it hsppencd. Cheers) When, before the settlement of our country, the pilgrim fathers landed en the* shores to found Uiis republic, it wet said to he the g ret test achievement of political and religion* liberty ever known I look uaan it as a bright period in the history of our country. But the light of that achievement must pale before the success or ear gallant little ermy In Texas. When the stripes and stars extend, aa they are destined to extend, from one end ef the continent to the other, the people of that dav will look beck in triumph on the bravery of the gallant ba?d who have fought on the hanks of the lUo Orande. (Immense cheering.) That gleflrae flag (pointing V) the bulfaf wm ft? bawl) vitii In triumph on iW n W*ster? DorJar of our rapttblfo. Shall that flag com* down I (Crial of " Never, never," and great cheering ) It U nailod to the matt, and its tenure ia to eternitv It ii hoisted at tha extreme limit of our sister Suite of Texas snail it ba turned liach 7 (" No?by O?d.*) It Is a source of >ideera gratulation to mc, fellow citizens, a* it must l>e to vou, to Ind all clatsas of our countrymen uniting htfrt to-day. ta auatain the government in ita present 5<>ur*? id relation to Mexico. Not the leant fortunate of . ,jHFuT,4#fc<? ol "M" war, it, that It will serve to rekindle that Fire uf patriotism that haa burned low in the Amenoan bread ; I do not mean in the breiuti of Ameri can masses, but In thoie who have commercial interests f *ar?'i h,a proclamation of the President waa It* ' "* the atreet cornera. ani in Wail (treat, merchants and broken, and atock-jobbera, shaking iSJIT .ulf w , lf lh? w?r ^ ' Oreater difficulties Itrtpead oVor u? from the interference of uf. C governments of Europe. So help me, lleavon, I l>elieve i? one ahout from thia raat assemblage wore to com* to the eara of the Meaicans it WonIrl terri m r "* Wo not want to crush her but wo will tako her asaaseras and robber.. aiTLpoie of thorn in such a way as will strike terror iuto them WHen we have conquered Meiieo, w* may havo soma thing else on our handa. Ml e must turn our eves to Oregon. The African Sag must float higher anj hirh or, end farther and farther, until its folds euircle the In tiro continent. (TremenJous cheera). Thia is not to ho done by stinting your country in munitions anJ men Wo want more men, fellow citiizens, ao ?: .0r#at Britain m?7 ace, by the vigor with which wo enable th* Preaident to proeecuto the present war, that if sho wishes to try a brush with us, sh* wlU not find us unpreparHJ.aye, etrd t<> plant thti stari.ldrd df lincnj' oil the ruins of the British throno. (Tretnendoua cheers.) Fellow citizens, I fear I tira you. (" No; No " "Go on, goon") Aa an humble son of Now York I would have felt ashamed had I not uttered my feelings I on thia occasion. I am glad to find we have not forgotten our country, and that th* spirit of 70 ia not dead amongat i us (llerc the speaker quoted soma beautiful linos from William Cullen Bryant, during the delivery of which tha Drummond light streamed forth from tha balaony of tho City Hall. where it had be?n arranged for the occasion) i In this struggle thara will be no distinction of claas or oountry. The natives of Ireland, and of Scotland, and of America, will all go to battle together, and figlit shoulder to shonldor, in defence of the honor of oar common coun try. Mr. Brady retired amidst the most enthusiastic de monstrations or applause. Mr. ToMunsow was neat introduced to the meeting, and spoke as follows :?Fellow-citizons, wo are inot to | respond to tho call of tho Chiof Magistrate of our coun try, to lend him our aid to secure a speedy and lionora blo termination of the war which has be<?n forced upon ua. We do not go into thia war for the purpoaes of plunder, but to show the powers of Europo who are in ching on the Mexicans to their aggression on our rights, that however wc may differ among ourselves on politi-' cal topics, and however distracted our councila aro at home; yet when danger impenda, the people are oemeutod together aa ene man to atrike for the flag that wavea above ua. (Cheera) The lone atar burna beautifully in our galaxy, and I would not hare it ; pluckod out of our glorious firmament (Renewed cheers) I go for delivering Texas from the attack of Mexico; because she is of the same raco aa ourselves; I and I would be for giving the Executive not 10,000 men ; but 100,000 men lf necessary. (Cheera.) There isanoth or hand apparent in thia invasion of our territory the | hand of a power acrosa tho water. But it ia better for 1 her not to invoke tho lightning of destruction on tha iren j point of war. (Oreat cheering.) Wo atandon the thresh 1 old of untold destinies. If we bear ouraelvea gallantly ! through this fight it will aettle the question of European , interference on this continent I am not an advocate for war, but for sustaining the honor of our country. If w? wish to secure peace we mast convince the world of our strength. (Cheers.) Mexico wo fear not But I would teach this lesson to united Eorope, that when they com bine to make war on America thoy will find us prepared, and to show them the task they w ill havo to perform, if they once attempt to lay the arm of power on even the humbleat of our citizens. (Mr. Tomlinaon aat down amid immonso cheering.) Captain KvwDrRS was called for, and waa received on his appoarance with great applaus*. Fellow citizens? commenced the Captain?it is gratifying to me to see such a vast assemblage collected on this occasion?to see this immense outpouring of citizens of the Empire city to auatain the Executive of our country at the pre aent criaia. (Here a few dropa of rain pattered on the note book.) I aee around me men qf every claas and grade, from the merchant to the mechanic, met to respond to the call of the President of the United States. 1 un re joiced to see men of every shade of politica, with one aingle exception, come forward to aupport the cauae of our country. I am sorry to see that one exception In this freatcity. (Hisaeaand cries of "Horace Orecley.") ? fc have now but one party?the American people. Wo shall fight ahoulder to ahoulder in defence of tho atripes and atara. Are you ready to go with me to the seat of war? (Cries of yes, yes, and tremendous chcers) Vou are 7 then let us, as the immortal Andrew Jackson said, put our shouldors to the wheel and push on tho column! (Vociferous applause.) We are in the right in thia affair; but I any our country, whether right or wromr ? [A voice?" Thara the talk."] We should prove that we are a people of action. Action is what we want?not words. We must raise ftOOO volunteers in thia city. [Hera a portion of tho staging broke down, causing much laugh ter and confusion.] The Rubicon is passed. [The first gun here boomed its thundera over the aascmbly and was responded to by a deafening roar of applause 'from tho eutire multitude.] 1 want New York, great in her resour ces and her name, to do something worthy of her great ness. I myself am ready to-morrow to march to the Rio Grande. [Thundera of applause ] Come on?I am roady and willing to go in any capacity in which I can serve my country in her hour of need. [Renewed chcers ] f told you, nwhile ago.thero were some exceptions?I will tell you one of thorn?look yonder?[boom] Horace Oree ly?an American traitor. [Hisses and applause 1 Last night [boom] he lit up his establishment on the news of tho victory at Matamoraa. If he did it through fear, I deapiro him?if he did it through palri otiam, I love him for it [Boom] I will pass that by. (Tokens of disapprobatioa) If I thought I had dono him injustice, I would willingly eo over and ask his pardon. But, fellow-citizens, American blood has been spillod on American soil?(boom)?our flag has been insulted. Are we to suffer it 1 (No no ') Shall our country's wrongs go unrevenged ? (No, no!) Then let ua go to work in earnest. Let a committee of arrangements be appointed, consisting of our most wealthy citizens. Let volunteer* ba got up ; let there bo two regiments of infant? organized and equipped. It matters not to me whether I serve my country in Canada or on the Rio Grande?(boom !)?against Oreat Britain or Mexico?if God gives me life to fight for that frlorious flag. I hope that thia organization will >c effected. Had I the framing of tho rcaolutions I would have offered thia one. I do not aay too much In predicting that the wealth of our rich men will be poured out like dust In this cause. Whv should they not 7 They have amaaaad wealth under the operation ol our free institutions. Why should thay not spend it freely to preserve them 7 Now, fellow citizens, do you pledge veuraelvea. heart an oul, to go with me 7 Cries of " we will?we will."' A Voice?" We'll all go.'' There are men enough to form a volunteer force in i this city. The police?the M. P.'a should ba en rollod I (('beers and ladghter.) I propose?(boom)-that they I should diaw their pay to the end of the year; and If there i be any patriotism in the citizens, route of them will volunteer to take their place until they come back. I (Laugnter.) A Voice.?" Must they perform their domestic duties also T"?(boom ) I a-n tiring you ("Oo on, go on.") Are youreaJy to Jo with me I (" Yes, yea," and cheera.) I have no in ucemant to hold out to you. We do not go to desecrate temples. A Voice?" No church robbing." We go to avenge an insultedflag. I hope to see the banner of liberty planted on every hill of Mexico. (En thusiastic cheers, during which Captain Ryndera ! retired.) CoL'Voowo, of New Jersey, next addressed the meet ing, aa follows.?I think 1 hear a gentleman say. make way for a Jersey Blue. Yes, gentlemen, a Jersey Blue and vou will permit me to say, fellow-citizens, for such I shall term you, that I have bean listening with great pleasure to the sentiments expressed by those who have preceded me, in which I most cordially concur ; and 1 like the idea that you have come here on thia oooaaion j not to make war, for I hive never heard it yet aaid that w? have made war. Fellow-citizens, we have never in I vaded the territory of another nation, or abed the blood of those M ho did not tint strike the blow, or attempt to de secrate our flag. Although vou, ia New York, | t*10 empire city, thiak Now Jersey in! significant, allow naa to aay, that there are Jer sey Blues there, and a Mil aw red la the memory uf patriotic hearts?there was a Msrtsr Hwe, whose | name waa dear to every American. Do you thi'ak that ! in New Jeraay w* have wait*d until thia *v*niiur to paaa I our reaolutiona in relation to the war 7 Why, on Mo? day of laat week, wa had a meeting at South Trenton, when a gallant band of men, whom I have the honor to command, cordially r*aponded to the reaolutiona than < adopted, avd we are now ready to anawer th* call of government whenever it may be made. r*llow citixena, I I did not feel, nor did my Jersey frienda. feel like w*it ; ing till the government aant for ua, nor did w* atop to I ask what tha appropriations would bo. Yea, l*t me tell you, that there are in the city of Trenton aone noble Jersey Bluea, who are ready to go before aunriaa to-mor < row, and 1, for osm, am ready to go with them. It ia enough for ma to know that war ia in existence ? It ia enough for every patriot to know that war exists. I believe for one, that it came into existence, or was ! brought into*xiateno? by a foreign fo*;it ia therefore our ? duty to repel that aaany. Fallow citixena, 1 have hxard tliat it haa baaa aaid by a gentleman oa the floor of Con gress, that we aro a weak and imbocila people, or word* to thia effect; that we are not prepared for war; that re mark. l*t it com* from where it would, ia a slander t^oa the American people. We are prepared for war, we aro a atanding army It ia only necessary for the Praaideat to aay that he waats SO,000 men, and we at once reply, here we are; and if another and more powerful enemy , attack ua, wa will give him a million of people. Thia is no sectarian war; thia ia no political war; wa havo ' nothing to do with differences of opinion of that kind. We say ail ahall have their own free will In thea* matters ; We are now called upon to auitain tha General Ouvern i ment, and if you can't find men enough in Naw York next Monday, I will start from New Jeraey with some, ' and there la money enough, and all will he done by the I government that is necessary for ua. Col Younc than aat down amidst hearty cheer* for the Jeraey Blue. AutxaisoKa Miiso, Esq, waa next Introduced to the j meeting, but the pressure in our rear became so gieat, i and the enthusiasm of the m*e lng waa ao loud and tu I multuons, that we could not catch the commencement of his speoeh. When we did eatch his words, having chan ged our position, he wa* saying in allusion to the tra 1 mendoua prosrure of the crowd.?I hope you are willing to bear a little pressure. It it not the first pressure that American people have suffered. Texas la a republic.? She declared herself free and independent, (boom.) She ! asked to be received into the United State*. Conld w* shnt our enra against her appeal 7 ("") No?wa received Texas as a Sister State. Hho la now one of the United fltatea. Shall we allow the despota of Europe to interfere In our affaira? (" No. ni.") If we allow Oreat Britain to interfere, what will be the conaequenceal It ia her policy to restrict tha boundaries of freedom oa this continent. We must look sharp after the old lion U he stretches out his pawa. wa here tall Oreat Britain that we do not love war, hut that will not allow any sub ject of hara to oonflae tha area of freedom on thia conti nent (Boom ) You will b* called upon by the voice of your Oovernor. Ton been called upon bv that of yovMifiraad Iks fliKIlt o Uw UtuOtad Mrtaa, to p nDy mwU Iktlif of T?T oonntrr. If will' be'lbr you who are young'men to'rally aroun.-l It It U to the bone and *inaw of the country, that we muit look for defence. (Boom) We barn no nation to fear. Wo Lave the ilccoptions of monarchical eoveru m?nts to oontend n^aintt, We Must,' in tun lan guage of Waahington," in time of peace prepare for war." Flu. fellow-oitizens! we never will never suffer Great Britain, or Russia, to plant their flag one inch on this ?Me of the lint of 64 40. No. never. (Shouts of ap plause) We >ay thii as an American citizens, and if they can make troason out of it. why let them do it. But we will defend our toil every inch of it; we will stick to our rights anl assert the rightful boundary of our oountry. And 1 tell you both now. and for to-morrow and the coming week, let them come on, and they will Aad us prepared to strike. Yea! we will strike till the last armed foe la driven from our country. Strike, then, fellow-eitizeni, for you* altars, for your Ood, for your homes, and for your native altar*. Strike ! Tha Mivoa then came forward, and a motion to the at fact having been made, briefly adjourned the meeting. The tumult at this moment became exceedingly great all around the stand. The music, which immediately struck up was rendered inaudible from the noise and confusion.' Tka ory was " Dixon ?Dixon," from a U?ow tat'd t dica*. . ? . Mr. G. W. Dixon came forward and said, as soon as the music ceased, he would addross them. Shortly after* wards, the noiso having somewhat subsided, he said Fellow-citizens ! Soldiers of "76! I have but few worda to say to you, having spoken so much for the last two weeks in different para of tho.cily. As, however, many bora now wish me to speak, 1 think it will be best for me to bid yeu adieu in a few remarks. Fellow citizens. I am tight! (Loud huzzas accompanied this announce ment ) I do not ititonJ to talk., There are plenty of those who Mai in ik-ords, D?t I vai't to sec those who ar? rea dy to march to battle. I am going to start \f!tK * dJsllO guishod individual, whe is well acquainted with the lan guage and topography of Mexico, who hal helped to in vest the tyrants with power, and will now help to turn them out of it. [We understand the reference was to a person wbo had bean the conductor of a press in Mexico, and who is intended now to edit a journal, to be ujinted in the camp of the Americans in that country.] You "ball hear from me in a different way sooa, far I am going to dafend our soil. I am going to marcH on ward and jimtu our standard^ of liberty In the halls df Medtezumd. (Great enthusiasm and shouts of Montezuma ! Montdf.i ma !) I am going to help to give liberty to the Mexican people. We nave not begun our war with England vet; but I think England will see what we are capable of. Ir she were to remain ouiet for Afteen years to come, she would see the tree of liherty spreading Its roots ovor the whole earth. Ireland will be the foremoet; she is no# only waiting to write the epitaph over the grave of det KiUsm. (Immense huzzaing, and eries of go it, Gcorgo ) u?sia will And this out soon, and France, too ; for they cannbt be satisfied with their eitizan Wag. { Here the loud peal of the cannon interrupted tfia speaker a mo ment.] Yea, that ia the noise with which we will speak to them We will speak with the voice of the cannon. I never was a peaoeman ; I think when a man is struck, ho ought not to bo such a christian as to offer tho other side of his face to be cut at by the enemy. (Great applause) Wa will go with our enemy to the utmost?to the push. We will have war to the knife?to the blade?up tp the verv handle. Thus, and so for will wo push it (Loiid applause.) Now, before we go, let ua practice again some verses of the song which I sung before from the Mayor's chamber. (Cries, " Gives us a song, Oeorga ") Mr. D then began to sing some of tho versos of a patrio : tic song in a familiar and well known Methodist psalm tune, the crowd below joining enthusiastically in the i chorua? " We are bound for Montezuma; We are bound to Montezuma." i [The aong ia the same which is given in our account of I the proceedings in another part of the report] when the song was ended, we came away, hartag ! much difficulty in getting through the dense crowd. The firing of cannon was continued until altar the meeting adjourned. This was a very appro* 1 priate feature of the evening. The regularity ; and dextority with which these engines of d? \ struction were managed, reflected great credit oa i the gentlemen who had them in charge. The ' cannon used were three six pounders, belonging ! to Capt. William L. Castle, of the White Eagle ' Club artillery, and Captains Walsh and Sweet i They fired fifty rounds each?making one hun? i dred and fiftv shots in all. Meeting at the K astern Htaud. At the Eastern Stand, opposite Tammany Hall, about two thousand persons were gathered, and at S o'clock the meeting was organized, and upon the nomination of Geo. Storms, General Lloyd was chosen chairman. There wero soated upen the stand James Harper, Esq., Judge Gilbert, and many distinguished individuals. After the organization of the meeting, the resolutions which were read at the main stand, were read at this by Edward Strahan, Esq. These resolution* were received with great enthusiasm, when they were adopted unani mously with three cheer*, and three more for the star* and stripes ; when Gen-I-LOTD said?I should fell I wa* recreant to my duty did I shrink from it here. This i* not a party ques tion, but it is for our country. Gontlemen, it is to you that our country looks for support, whether in prosperity or adversity. Having had the honor of commanding in thit city since 1819, I feel I should be false should 1 not here state that 1 am ready when my country calls for me. (Cheers.) Edwabd Stsahah, Esq., now rose and said t?Fellow citizens?It is oot oflener than once in twenty-fire year* that a people are called together for the purposo of adopt ing measures to defend their country from the attacks of an invader. We are at this moment or.gaged in a war with a nation which should have adorned this country. When she rebelled against the mother country our states men looked to her with hope ; but from some cause or other, foryenrs thev have bowed their necks to Ihe yoke of any despot Tex** finally was annexed to this conio derucy. Her indetiendcnce had been acknowledged by the first power* of the earth for eight year*. It M mm that the land lying between the Nuecea aad the Rio Grande is in dispute. Be it *o ; Texas has alwar* been considered a* bounded on one *ide by the Kio Grande. True it i* that the Tfexan government did not always exercise its Jurisdiction over that territory. But when the first President of Texas was elected, many citizens residing between those rivers voted. But Texas came into our country with these boundaries, tod we are bound to defend every inch of her soil. (Cheer*.) They brought to u* a dower that might have adorneid the crown 5f England or France ; and we are bound now to protect her. Our government, therefore, sent three thousand men to the Rio Grande ; and when the hour of trial came, MaUmora* was in ashes, 700 Mexican* killed, and only one Yankee, and hs was an Irishman. (Laughter.) Gentlemen, war is a horri ble tLlng, come when or where it will. It Is the poor man , who must suffer. But he is ever ready to pour oat his blood in hi* country'* defence. While our government i is engaged in such a war, it i* the boundsn duty of that : government to have, in all it* operation*, this one polat in view?e speedy, prompt vindication of our rlghtl over a foe who have invaded our soil. Hat our government : adopted such a course 1 Let no stupid economist be in ? the cabinet to inquire hew long It will take <ix ship-car penters to make a vessel fit for sea. We must have soma other man at the head of the Navy Department then George Bancroft. (Hisse* and applause.) Let it not be thought I am an opponent in politic* to that gentleman. I am not, but do not consider him a* at all a fit man tor his position. Mr. Stpohan sat down, and Mr. James Burns* came forward and said?I do not S come here as a party man, but as an American citizen. | My motto is, " My country?may she always be right: | but my country right or wrong." (Cheer*.) 1 do not i believe we are merely fighting with Mexioo, but with Old England herself. She has mortgage* upon every goldmine there. Gentlemen, I want you, democrat*? you, whig*?you, native*, and you, national reformer*, to throw up your party differences and go for our whole country. (Cheers.) If England want* to test our courage, I say let her come, t ome, England, France, and Russia we are prepared for you. Suppose you should be called to arm* to-night, would there be any backing out 1 (Crie* of " No ! No!") You would be ready to buckle on your armor, and shed your life's blood in defence of your solL (Cheers) LoBEitzo B. Bhcfisd took the stand and raid?We are assembled here without distinction of party or positioa, in great numbers. Within the recolloction of most of us, no such occasion has existed. The territory of our country ha* been invaded?this is the occasion. Live a* long a* we may we shall probably never see suoh another. A great question is to be deciJod?a question of national digatty. How came this difficulty to arise? Were we in the slightest degree in fault 1 How stand* the mat ter In the eye of the world 1 We stand not in *he posi tion of aggreMors, but of defender*?what are we to do ' All answer at once, " we must to arms, throughout the length and breadth of our land." it is a notorious fact that this war has been carried on in a disgraceful manner. In case of a war, an army should be placed in the field with an avowed hostile feeling. But Mexico has not done so?their army has cut off single individuals and stragglers, under supposition that the treaty of peace would still exist We have declared war?we have nothing to fear from Mexica? Mexioo is a weak country. We know that a short time ago Mexico wa* aa applicant to England for ten millioas sterling. They had not monev enough to keep their armies in the field. Where , have they got it now T There is but one answer?it hes , come from English capitalists. New what is our course 7 i We mast carry on this war ia the seme manner a* though i the English nation did not exist Let u* prepare and I strengthen ourselves for this contest The forts in our hsrbors, are they manned as thev should be ? No t I There is no preparation made. I do believe, when I re? i fleet, that the government has hitherto been specially i protected by Providence. 1 do believe that this I* the j first trump to warn u* to prepare lor war, not only with Mexioo but with England also. (Loud cheers.) We must throw men immediately into Mexico in great num bers, and make this a ninety day war, if practicable. Let | us have the treaty of peace signed in ninety deya, and signed In the city of Mexico. (Cheers.) Let us do our duty?Let each one of you who is not absolutely pro ve ntsd, be reedy to go. Before God, I state I am ready. (Cheers.) After Mr. Sheperd closed, three cheer* were given for him, when Col Mi?o took the ttand aad said?Fellow citizens, a orisl* h*s arrived which demand* the arms an I intelli gence of the whole people. Yoar country call* upon you to say whether a republic of freemen are able to protect themselves against the combined force < of monar chy and despotism, our country ha* been plunged into a war for defending the principle* of Jefferson. Washing ton, and Adams. You know (hot Texas revolted against the government of Mexioo, and set up Its own bright standard, a* we did in the revolution. Filled with oar own population, they asked to be taken hi to our repub lic. Could oar republic shut her ears against the cry t No. She became one of us, and what are we to do t Shall we let Great Britian put her foot upon the star of the Texas flag. (Cries of no. no.) Are we not ready to recruit the army ' Fellow citizens, we are?and if call. 1 ed upon will march to the Rio Grande. Before we have peace, we must get every inch of Oregon up to *4 40. (Loud and prolonged chrers.) * Mr. Wennrwoot, took the stand, aad said?The question, whether Englsnd will interfere in our rolstions with Mexi co, became a very imtoitant one We well know that the eves of all monarchical governments are fixed upon us. J have no doubt but they fear us. The foreign poor hava heard there Is com in America, and they *ey, letu* go over or w? die. Kngland fean u?, aad I bell?*ve if *?? can help Mexico in (hi* war ?h? will She hopes In oara , of war that oar slaves will rira aad fight through ?? [ country to Canada But they will ia4U?raIre*

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