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A WORTHY MISSION.-Dr. Bonfils, of Weston, ture, an appropriation was made for the suppor? Platt Co., Missouri, and his estimable lady, are of Secular Common schools, on condition that now in Boston, obtaining funds to aid their the county would raise the sum of five thousand county in establishing a Protestant normal dollars for the same object. It is for the pur school for young ladies, and one or more public pose of obtaining that sum, that Dr. B. and his schools for males and females. Hitherto the lady are now in the Atlantic States. Their Catholic vote in the county has prevented the mission has been liberally answered in Boston, establishment of any places of popular educa- and as they will visit New-York in a few days, cation, except those under the supervision of we hope they will also meet with a cordial that sect; but at the last session of the Legisla- response here.


FROM the temporary quarters of the APPLETONS, “ Fireside Fairies.” It is gotten up in very pretty corner of Broadway and Dey-street, we have received style, and is intended as a juvenile gift-book. a copy of the LIFE OF JOHN RANDOLPH; EVENINGS THE CONSPIRATOR, by A E. Depuy, is a new Ameri. AT DONALDSON MANOR; SACRED SCENES IN THE LIFE

can novel, evidently based on the history of Barr's of our SaviouR; MIDSUMMER Fays; and The Con-treason, and the doings at Blannerhasset Island. It SPIRATOR.

is a well-written romance, in one volume, of 300 12mo. THE LIFE OF JOHN RANDOLPH is a book of two pages. volumes, octavo, handsomely bound in cloth, from the The Messrs. Harper have sent us a set of The Picpon of the Hon. John A. Garland. The task of pre- TORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION, so far as paring a true and well-balanced biography of this ex- it has been published, coinprising eight numbers. traordinary and ill-balanced character was evidently This book is written and illustrated by B. J. Lossing, one of no common hazard, but we can safely say that Esquire, who has shown himself equally au fait at the Mr. Garland has, apparently, at least, accomplished pen, the pencil, and the graver. To accomplish his what few men would have undertaken. He has given | undertaking, he has visited the various scenes of conus a daguerreotype of a character more eccentric and Alict in the struggle of our forefathers for liberty, and variable than Uranus itself, and withal, two volumes made faithful sketches of them, and such relies conof exceedingly choice historical reading. Indeed, the nected with them as were to be found. These he has life of John Randolph was so closely interwoven with carefully transferred to wood, and engraved in a beauthe legislative and diplomatic affairs of his country, tiful manner, thus presenting a work embellished that the biography here given falls little short of a with numerous spirited specimens of art, gracefully political history of the United States during that period. interwoven with well-written reminiscences and his

EVENINGS AT DONALDSON MANOR: By Mrs. Maria torical scraps of that glorious era. Every Ameruan J. McIntosh. This is a magnificent American holiday should possess a copy of this work. We quote a short hook for 1851, bound in oriental richness, and embel- passage from the first paragraph :lished with 10 exquisite steel engravings, by Smillie, “ Man loves the soil that gave him birth as the Phillibrown, Muller, Greatback, and finden ; after child loves its mother, and from the same inherent paintings by Durand, Weir, Huntington and others, all impulses. When exiled from his father-land, he yearns executed in the best style of these several artists. The by legal oath, disclaim allegiance to his own, and

for it as a child yearns for home; and though ho inay, plate here got out between the joint glories of Durand

swear fealty to another government, the invisible and Smillie, “The Western Lake,” is a specimen links of patriotism which bind him to his counof refinement in landscape painting and engraving try cannot be severed; his lips and hand bear false scarcely rivaled in any portion of the world; and that

witness against his truthful heart." beautiful creation, “Zuleka,” also in this volume,

HISTORY OF ALL NATIONS.—This is a very valuastippled by Finden, after a painting by J. W. Wright, ble serial, by S. C. Goodrich, now in course of publiis scarcely less perfect of its kind. We may add, en

cation, by Wilkins, Carter, & Co., Boston ; Stringer passant, that the literary portion of this book is worth and Townsend are the agents in this city. the embellishment, a compliment seldom bestowable CHANTICLEER, a Thanksgiving story: J. S. Red. on holiday gift-books.

field, Clinton Hall, publisher. A very pretty gift

book for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, SACRED SCENES IN THE LIFE OF OUR SAVIOUR.This is a most appropriate gift-book for the Christmas book bears the name of no author, but it is a good

155 pp., beautifully bound in cloth and gold. The holidays. The "scenes” are presented in prose and story well told, and with a good moral. poetry, by various authors, embellished with sixteen line engravings on steel. The volume is elegantly

TWELVE QUALITIES OF THE MIND, or outlines of bound in morocco and gold.

a new system of physiognomy, by J. W. Redfield,

M. D. Pamphlet, published by J. S. Redfield, Clin. MIDSUMMER Fays.-This is a charming little book ton Hall. Dr. R. is an enthusiastic disciple of Lavaof Fairy Tales for little folk, by “Susan Pindar,” the ter, and his pamphlets on this subject are not only in. sister of “Peter,” no doubt, and the authoregs of teresting, but logical.



Americans; they are duties too sacred tr be en. trusted to other hands. It receives with open arms every man of good character, born under the jurisdiction of the United States, ignorant alike of his political and religious creeds. The souls of such are sure to sympathize with the spirit of the order, and hence there is no clashing of sentiments in its Councils. It knows no sectional distinctions, no line of demarkation be. tween the people or the interests of this broad and happy Union. Its sympathies are alike with the fair and sunny South, the frosty North, and the golden, glowing West. Wherever the ban

ner of our country floats, there is its home, This admirable Institution, created for high there will it labor to cement with a growing and ennobling purposes, and with which we have and a stronger power, the links that bind us been associated from its earliest history, is enti- together as a free and Independent people. tled to, and shall receive at our hands a liberal

Another feature of the Order is that of BEspace in the columns of the Republic. Indeed, the NEVOLENCE and fraternal kindness. By means presiding spirit of the Order-LOVE OF COUNTRY

of this we are enabled to minister to the diswill pervade the entire fabric, bearing on wings tresses of a brother—to smooth the pillow of of light and intelligence, the admonitions of the sickness—to bury the dead—to comfort the patriot, to every American heart, and conveying widow, and to protect and cherish the orphan. facts and realities that can be gathered from no SUCH IS THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS. other source.

But it may be, and has been urged, that there The Order of United Americans was estab- is no need of such an institution—that there is lished for the purpose of creating a renewed na- no danger—that our institutions are already tionality of sentiment among our people, to the sufficiently guarded by the intelligence of the end that a more effective guard may be thrown people, and that our vast physical resources around our Union and its blessed Institutions- are sufficient to bid defiance to the heaviest asto check the progress of the demagogue, and to saults of despotism, come from what quarter avert the jealous influences of all foreign Powers, they may. These are but the answers of the Princes, Potentates, or prejudices. It harbors blind man, who unconsciously stands upon the in itself no prejudices, it launches no invectives brink of a precipice. He sees not the danger against the foreigner, it would not seek to de- that by a single step would hurl him from existprive any man of his legitimate and constitutional ence, and in the very ignorance of his peril, he rights: but on the contrary, it extends the right calmly bares his brow to the evening zephyrs. hand of welcome to the deserving of every clime. Let those who are thus politically blind, open It aims to purify the ballot-box—to protect the their eyes, look about them, and see where stand elective franchise from the polluting and dese- the old land-marks of our prosperity as a nation, crating touch of demagogues, whether native or and our repose and happiness as a people. They foreign, and to implant in the minds of all lovers will see that the stability of our Institutions, of true Liberty, a sentiment that shall serve in once deemed so firm, is now a subject of specuits defense as a bulwark stronger than fortress lation; that the dissolution of our union has bewalls--more powerful than Mercury and Mars; come a consideration familiar as household and being devoted to the great cause of political words—men contemplate it without a shudder. emancipation, it will be found always arrayed They will see that the right of suffrage is reon the side of civil and religious Freedom in garded by our best men as not worth the posevery quarter of the world.

session, that it is a mockery of corruption, inThe Order is not proscriptive, as some would stead of the “ palladium of Liberty ;” they will assert. True, it does not receive into its coun- see our leading politicians transformed to demacils men of other nations, because the duties that gogues, who pander to ignorance, and kneel at it has to perform are peculiarly the duties of the shrine of politico-religious influences for the

sake of partisan spoils and personal aggrandize

CHAPTERS ment; they will see the good old foundation COLLECTING subscriptions for the Republic, from stones of our State constitutions carried away, their members, are requested to give a receipt and new ones, with new thcories engraven in for each payment, and keep a list of those paystrange language upon them, set in their stead; ing, to be handed, with the money, to Jesse Reed, they will see men not one year from the stygian Esq., 59 Cortland St., or to Capt. J. J. Dickincells of despotic and papal ignorance, choosing son, at the Astor Mutual Insurance Office, Merlegislative and executive officers for the Ameri. chant's Exchange, Cor. of William and Exchange can people; and here, where we write, in the great Streets. Blank receipts will be furnished at and intelligent state of New-York, they will see this office, or sent wherever required. Moneys that within five years past the good old Constitu- collected should be handed over to the trustees tion has been wiped away, and a new one, making above named, as soon as possible after it is reroom in the executive chair for any foreign eccle-ceived. siastic, has been adopted in its stead, thus opening the door to that bane of all free governments, THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA.-The an union of Church and State, a commingling of Chancery of this patriotic association of Amerireligion and politics. In adopting this constitu- can Ladies, celebrated their fifth Anniversary tion the people did their part blindly; they on the 27th of November, at the Broadway Tah. trusted to the convention that framed the instru- ernacle, in the presence of a very large audience. ment, and there were not wanting men who saw W. H. Smith, Esq., P. C. of Washington Chapthat it was framed to their own liking. These ter 0. U. A. presided. The proceedings were facts show that something more than the mere opened and closed with prayer; an appropriate well-meaning of the people is needed to watch and stirring address was delivered by Chancelover the destinies of our country. If it is not lor Samuel Knower, of Schuyler Chapter; a the Order of United Americans, what is it? charter was presented, and the intervals were Our danger lies not in physical influences- enlivened with choice music.

The “ Daughour defense must not rely solely on physical ters” were present in large numbers, wearing power. The jealousies of the Monarchies of the their delicate regalia, and it may be taken for Old World are more and more directed towards granted that there was no lack of beauty and inus as the influences of our liberal system of gov-telligence. Miss E. C. Reed presided at the ernment is more and more felt among their peo- piano with skill and grace. ple, and at each successive struggle for liberty, new hatreds are engendered against us, and new

THE ORDER IN MASSACHUSETTS is now in a plans devised to put out that all-pervading glory most flourishing condition, notwithstanding the which points man to his true, God-created and temporary obstructions that it has had to conGod-like dignity and destiny, - Freedom of tend with. New Chapters are being formed in thought and conscience. They send their emis- the rural districts, and in Boston the members saries amongst us, gain political rights, create have fitted up and christened the American Hall, factions, raise issues, embroil sections, and cause | No. 644 Hanover St. in an elegant and approlocal heart-burnings and animosities, which put priate manner for their meetings. We have not to the test the sternest energies of patriotism a complete directory of the Chapters in that to withstand; and, while at a distance, they State, but Hancock, No. 1, meets as above, in calmly laugh in their sleeves at the progressive Boston, every Thursday Evening.

Jonathan success of their devilish plans, the American Pierce, Esq., is the G. S., and James E. Banell, people are absorbed to the very senses in an in- G. C. C. satiate thirst for gain. In such a crisis, who are the first to come forth, casting their partisan CONNECTICUT.—This good old State is respondchains to the earth, and arraying themselves ing to the American sentiment as she did in 76. fearlessly on the side of their country? A band She will establish a Chancery in a very short of Patriots,- The Order of United Americans, time. The order is flourishing and popular. whose voice has already been heard, and whose We shall have their Directory for the next influence has been felt in the cause of the Union, number. even from the snowy mountains of Vermont, to the teeming prairies of Texas and Louisiana- NOTICE.—The G. C. C.'s of the several States and who, with the help of that Great Power are requested to communicate officially to Arch which stood by the side of our ancestors of '76, Chancery the name, number, location, night and will not slumber until the American People are place of meeting, and the names of the officers of re-united, re-nationalized—and the persecuting any new chapters instituted by them, together spirit of foreign influence is driven effectively with such other information as may appear to be and forever from amongst us.


L. S.


ORDINANCES, &c. Nathan Hale Chapter, Newark, N. J., were We cominence in this number, the priblication of greeted with an overflowing audience at their Ordinances, Decisions, and Resolutions baving the Anniversary on the 27th Nov. The great Li

force of law, passed by the Chancery of the State of brary Hall of that City was crammed with

New-York. They are all from the official records, attentive listeners, and hundreds were compelled

furnished by the politeness of the G. C. of the C.

CHANCERY Rooms, to return from the doors, unable to gain admit

NEW-YORK, November 18th, 1850." tance. Chancellor C. Goodrich Boyce, of New P. G. S Thos. R. WHITNEY, Esq. York, delivered an admirable address, his sub

Dear Sir, and Bro.--I have the honor to transmit to ject being the principles and objects of our Or

you for publication in the Repreblic," the accoin

panying Ordiua: ces, Resolutions, and Decisions of the der, which was received with soul-stirring evi Chancery of the State of New York. dences of approval. In fact, wherever the prin

Truly and fraternally,

Yours, ciples of our Order are truly presented, they

C. GOODRICH BOYCE, G. C. of the C. meet with an instinctive, sympathetic response,

ORDINANCE No. 1. from every heart deserving the proud name of

(Adopted Oct. 29th, 1819.) American. Nathan Hale Chapter, and the Or

Third Chancery 0. U. A., State of New-York. der generally, in New Jersey, is in a highly

The Chancery of the 0. U. A. of the State of Newflourishing condition. A new Chapter is now in York, having jurisdiction as Arch Chaucery, hereby progress of formation at Wightstown.

ordains that,

From and after the date hereof, no amendment of the Constitution of this Order, or of the Constitution

of the Order in the State of New York, shall be FORMATION OF CHAPTERS. --Applications for deemed as under consideration, or bo placed on file Charters for new Chapters of the 0. U. A. must for future action, until a vote has been adopted by in all cases be made to the Chancery of the State

the Chancery directing that it shall be so considered

and so placed on file. in which the proposed Chapter is to be located. If no Chancery is formed in the State, the first

ORDINANCE No. 2. [Adopted Dec. 3, 1819.) Chapter chartered there exercises the powers of

An Ordinance to vacate scals under certain circunia

stances. a Chancery, and the application must be made to

The Chancery O. U. A., State of New-York, havthat Chapter. If no Chapter of the Order ex ing jurisdiction as Arch Chancery, do ordain as fol

lows, to wit: Any Chancellor who shall remove or ists in the State, the application must be made to

change bis residence from the State in which his own Arch Chancery, or, at the present time, to the Chapter is located, without first obtaining leave of Chancery of the State of New York, which is absence from the Chapter which he represents in the acting as Arch Chancery. Applications must be withdraw, or be legally removed from his said Chrap

Chancery of his State ; and any Chancellor who shall signed by at least ten persons, and accompanied ter, shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in the with a fee of six dollars. If the application is

Chancery; and on due representation of the facts

from the Chapter, the Chancery may declare his seat farorably considered, a delegation will be sent, so vacant, and direct an election to be held in the at the expense of' Arch Chancery, to institute Chapter to fill the vacancy so caused. the Chapter, if not, thc fee will be returned.

ORDINANCE No. 3. [Adopted Jan. 7th, 1850.) The following is the form of an application.

An Ordinance for the punishment of offenses. APPLICATION FOR A CHARTER.

The Chancery (), U. A., State of New York, hay

ing jurisdiction as Arch Chancery, do ordain as fol185 lows:

§ 1. Any Chapter of this Order that shall neglect

or refuse to bring to a full and fair trial, any officer or of

member of its own body, upon charges duly made, The undersigned, native-born citizens of the for any violation of the letter or spirit of the ConstiUnited States, severally between the ages of tution or Jaws of the Order, and any Chapter that eighteen and fifty-five years, approving of the

shall willfully screen from trial and punishment any Patriotic Principles and Objects of the Order of fuse to furnish the necessary evidence, books or papers,

officer or member who is so charged, or neglect or reUnited Americans, and believing that the spread within its possession or reach, when legally required of those principles, and the extension of the Or to do so for the furtherance of any trial or appeal, der among Americans, will tend to preserve and shall be deemed guilty of insubordination, and liable perpetuate the Free Institutions of our Country,

either to fine, suspension, or the invalidation of its have united together for the formation of a charter, as the Chancery shall determino. Chapter of said Order, to be located in the

§ 2. Any presiding officer of any Chancery or Chap

ter of the Order, who shall be guilty of tyrannous or of County of


disorderly conduct whilo acting as such presiding they respectfully solicit your Honorable Body to officer, shall be subject to impeachment and trial grant them a Charter for the same, to be known before his own Chancery or Chapter as the case may Chapter, No.

be, and on the presentation of any act of impeachment, the officer charged therein shalt vacıto his seat as presiding officer until a decision shall be mado


To the Honorable, the Chancery,


thereon. Provided always, that no act of impeach. All correspondence with the Chancery of New

ment shall be received or entertained unless the samo York, should be directed to Richard Ebbets Esq.,

be signed by at least five members of the body over

which the officer charged theroin presides. If found No. 203 Prince St. New-York City.

guilty upon such charges, eo made, the officer so offend.





ing shall be liable either to reprimand, removal from at least six Chancellors to be associated with him in office, suspension in his office or in bis membership, or his official visits, and it shall be his duty to make such expulsion from the Chancery or the Chapter to which appointments from time to time, so that as far as ne belongs.

practicable, each official visit shall be composed of ORDINANCE No. 4..

not less than seven delegates, including the said chairFor affecting greater uniformity and regularity in

§ 4. The G. S. sball, upon appointing such Chairperforming the private work, etc., of the Order.

man, and previous to entering upon their duties, [Adopted March 18, 1850.]

notify them of the name, number and location, and The Chancery 0. U. A., Stato of New-York, in night of meeting of each Chapter under their juris, regular session convened, do ordain as follows:- diction, and furnish each of them with an Official § 1. The G. S. shall, at the first meeting suc

Commission attested by the G. C. of the C. ceeding his election, appoint ten members of Chance- 65. Should any Chairman, by means of tempory, to be denominated CHAIRMEN OF Visiting Com- rary indisposition, or absence from the city, be unable MITTEES.

to perform the duties required, he shall present a writ§ 2. The duties of said Committee shall be to ten appointment to such of his associates as he may visit officially each Chapter under their jurisdiction, select as Chairman, pro tem., and the said associate at least once in each quarter, (exclusive of the Semi- shall thereby become invested with all the powers of Annual installation) to give all necessary instructions Chairman, and shall exercise the same for the time relative to the private work and usages of the Order, being. and exact a compliance there with, and also to preside § 6. Chapters shall grant to the Chairman, under at the installation of their respective officers.

whose jurisdiction they are placed, every facility for Each Chairman shall present a written report to inspecting their performance of the private work, Chancery at its regular quarterly sessions, viz. : on signs, &c. &c., and shall strictly conform to such the first Mondays in September, December, March alteration or amendment as he shall suggest. and June.

$ 7. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately. $ 3. Each Chairman shall have power to select,

[To be continued.]








G. First C.-John R. LYDECKER.

G. C. of the C.-C. GOODRICH BOYCE.

G. F. C.-G. R. PURDY.

Grand Sergeant at Arms-B. T. MORSE.

Simeon Baldwin, P. G. S., 159 Front Street.

William Mauterstock, 164 West 17th Street. E. Gilbert Bennett, 102 Broadway.

Samuel J. Bookstaver, 198 West 20th Street.
Jeremiah J. Dickinson, 92 Eldridge Street.

John Voorhis, 9 Cornelia Street.

William W. Osborn, G. C. of the E., 278 Grand Street. Benjn. O Dean.
Abraham Baker, 14 Essex Street.

James Welsh, 67 Willet Street.
E. D. Price, 92 Elizabeth Street.

J. B. Peck, 504 Grand Street.

John Williams, Atlantic Street, near S. Ferry, Brooklyn. Thomas R. Whitney, P. G. S., 74 Beekman Street.
Nathan Cook, 117 Atlantic Street, Brooklyn.

Joseph C. Morton, 175 Madison Street.
Reuben Gurnee, 27 South Baltic Street, Brooklyn.

John G. Packard, 66 Horatio Street.

George H. Raymond, 115 Orchard Street.

G. W. Mercer, 271 West 17th Street. G. L. Schuyler, 310 Second Avenue.

Thaddeus Avery, 255 West 16th Street.
Benjamin T. Rhodes, 67 Avenue D.

John H. Rogers, 41 Twenty-Sixth Street.

MARION CHAPTER, NO. 11. 0. W. Boynton, 28 Renwick Street.

Henry G. Evans, Evening Mirror Office. florace Beals, Mott Haven.

Thomas P. Teale, 245 Bridge Street, Brooklyn.
George Southwick, 120th Street and 3rd Avenue.

David K. Seaman, 47 Orange Street, Brooklyn.

B.T. Morse, G. S. at A., 260 Hudson Street.

E. B. Brush, 156 East 25th Street, bet. 1st and 20 Avenue Wm. J. Underhill, 260 Hudson Street.

Charles A. Day, 589 Broadway. Ira A Campbell, 208 West, Cor. Harrison Street.

Stephen H. Munn, 97 West 16th street.

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