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THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA.-- or lover, upon minds more mature than those of Those who would confine the influence of wo- | mere childhood. Many a man has been brought man to the mere duties of domestic employment, from byways into highways, by words of affecseem sadly to have mistaken and underrated tion from the lips of one beloved. The infidel her intellectual position. The Christian world has been turned from the mire of religious entertains the opinion that woman possesses a inertia ; the inebriate from his wassail; and the soul, and is endowed with the faculties of thought, blood-dyed criminal from his deeds of horror, by perception, and the power of associating ideas the earnest precepts of a gentle heart. Witk uod framing correct judgment and opinions on equal facility, the influence of woman may be any and every topic that comes within the range exercised in the cause of her country. She may of human polity, or that calls for human reflec- train the young mind with precepts of patriottion; and bistory proves to us that, as a generalism, or win the blinded partisan to a sense of thing, her perceptions are more vivid than nationality, and independence of thought and man's, her judgments as true to the right, and action. her energy and fortitude, in the performance of a For these reasons, we hail with great satisduty, as thorough as those of the opposite sex. | faction the respectable and patriotic organizaThis admitted, who shall set aside her counsel, tion known as the “ UNITED DAUGHTERS OF or deny the value of her influence? We need | AMERICA," and it is with pride and pleasure not appeal to history to prove that the patriot- that we are enabled to announce that the assoism of the sex is as pervading as her domestic ciation is fast increasing, both in means and affections. The fact is familiar to every eye numbers. They have the example of their that hath seen, and every ear that hath heard. grandmothers and great-grandmothers before Not only our own history, but the records of them, in their noble work, and we have every

ery enlightened nation, are rife with this reason to anticipate the happiest results from tbeme, and in no spot are the pages of the past their influence and efforts. tainted with the name of a female traitor. It is fair to infer, therefore, that her influ

WAYNE CHAPTER, No. 52, located in the ence in home affairs-we use the word in a

Ninth Ward of this city, was organized, under a national sense-may be relied on as always

dispensation, on Monday, May 5th, under the intended for the best, and that her efforts will

direction of Chancellor S. H. Hopper. The

charter members of this new Chapter were be for her country. But it is equally plain that her influence must be exercised, and her efforts

mostly from Columbia Chapter. put forth, within the sphere that God and na- RECEPTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ture have assigned to her delicate sensibility and STATES.-- Washington Chapter, No. 2, was apperceptions. The field, the forum, the hustings, pointed by Chancery as a delegation from the and the arena of business and trade, are for Order, to unite with the city authorities in givman-the domestic circle, for woman. There it ing a becoming reception to the President and is that her holiest and most searching influences his cabinet, on the occasion of their recent visit are exercised and felt. There, as the molder to this city. The Chapter was out in its full and fashioner of minds, she shapes the destinies strength, and the duties of the delegation were of the future; stamping upon the hearts of performed in a highly appropriate and becomyouth the foreshadowing medallion of the up- ing manner. growing man, and planting upon the yielding soil of infantile confidence the seeds of a glo

RECORD OF CHAPTERS.--We bave now in prerious intellectual fruit, that shall bloom and / paration, a complete record of the Chapters in expand, in after years, to a happy and useful

this State, with the date of the organization of maturity. With this for her province, who shall

each. We lack the dates only of Lawrence, say that man rules the world? Has she not in

Putnam, Paulding, Mount Vernon, Schuyler, her own hands the material to work upon, and

Westchester, Oneida, Pavonia, Niagara, and the power to work ? and with this material and

Zachary Taylor. Will the Sachems of these this power, can she not fashion the generations

| Chapters furnish us with the dates of their to her liking ? She cannot create dispositions, it

several organizations ? is true, but she can inculcate principles that will ELY's ADDRESS.--Ten thousand copies of the never be rooted out,-and principles are what address delivered by Brother Ely at the Tabermake the man.

nacle on the 22d of February, 1850, have already Nor is the power of woman, in framing the been distributed gratuitously. The address was minds of men, confined to mothers alone. Her

stereotyped by order of the Grand Executive influence is co-extensive with her existence: the Committee ; and Chapters wishing copies will maid as well as the matron possesses it, and may now be furnished at cost, on application to that exercise it in the character either of wife, sister, I body.

MOVEMENTS OF THE ORDER. the room was lighted with a few candles, sus. Niagara CHAPTER of New-York, has chang

pended against the walls. The only ostentation ed the night of meeting from Monday to Friday,

that we witnessed, was the earnest desire of our 149 Bowery.

patriotic brothers, to bring before their fellowFRANKLIN CHAPTER has also changed from

citizens conviction on the great subject of na. Monday to Friday, 0. U. A. Hall, corner of

tionality. Every heart was in the right place.

The room was filled, and the audience was comGrand and Ludlow streets.

posed mainly of the intelligent and influential INDEPENDENCE has changed from Friday to

to | gentlemen of the place. A more attentive auSaturday, and the place of meeting from the

dience we never had the honor of addressing, corner of Broadway and Walker street, to No.

and we are happy to learn that the result of our 360 Broadway.

effort has been in the highest degree satisfactory AMERICAN has changed the time of meeting and fruitful, several of the best citizens of Freefrom Wednesday to Monday, and the place from hold having since enrolled themselves under the the corner of Broadway and Walker street, to banner of the Order. No. 360 Broadway.

At Freehold, we felt that we were on what Mount VERNON has changed from Thursday should be and will be regarded as classic ground. to Friday, and the place of meeting from the That night we rested at the Washington Hotel, corner of Broadway and Walker street, to Foun- kept by Mr. Reed. The house is a revolutionary tain Hall, No. 149 Bowery.

relic, having been occupied by Gen. Washington UNION CHAPTER of Port Chester, meets on after the battle of Monmouth. On the following Thursday evening.

day we visited the battle-ground, and were LEXINGTON CHAPTER of Brooklyn, has chang | deeply interested : an account of the visit will be ed from the corner of Fulton and Orange streets, found in another department of this number. to Low's Building, Court street, adjoining Mon On this occasion, we were accompanied by Grand tague Hall, Monday evening.

Sachem Godfrey, of New Jersey, and Chancellor PLYMOUTH will hereafter meet at the same

Fash, of Morgan Chapter, Hoboken. place, on Thursday, instead of Wednesday evening.

PLYMOUTH CHAPTER, BROOKLYN. We visitPAULDING CHAPTER changes her night of ed this excellent Chapter a few evenings since, meeting from Friday to Tuesday.

and were pleased to find a renewed spirit pervadJASPER CHAPTER meets hereafter on Friday, ing its business affairs. Under the active painstead of Monday, as herétofore.

ternal care of P. G. S. Reed, this Chapter is desMagna CHARTA CHAPTER, Brooklyn, chan

tined to a high position. The Alderman is ges from Wednesday to Thursday, and from

always active, and performs the duties of a third Montague Hall to their new room in the lower

Marshal with as much zeal as he did those of part of the city, or South Brooklyn.

Grand Sachem. New-York CHAPTER also changes from Monday to Thursday evening.

EXCELSIOR CHAPTER.--In consequence of a It will be seen that nearly every Chapter in severe storm, this Chapter postponed its anni. New-York, that has heretofore met on Monday, | versary celebration from the 6th to the 13th of has changed to some other day. This is in con- | May, at which time, Chancellor C. G. Boyce desequence of the regular meetings of Chancery

livered an eloquent address. We are pleased to being held on that day, thus compelling the de. | know that Excelsior is in a fair way to achieve legates to sacrifice their duty either at their the position that its name indicates. Chapters or the Chancery. The present arrangement wiil be much better for all parties.

New Hall at NEWARK.—The several Chap

ters meeting at Newark, N. J.,--viz., Pioneer, MONMOUTH CHAPTER,NEW-JERSEY.--In com- Nathan Hale, American Flag and Excelsior,-pliance with an invitation from the brothers have fitted up a beautiful hall, dedicated to the of this thriving Chapter, we paid them a visit on Order, in Morris' Buildings, Broad-street, oppoFriday, the 25th April, for the purpose of cx- site the Military Common, where their meetings plaining to the people of Freehold, where the will hereafter be held. Chapter is located, the objects and principles of our Order. We found their new hall still un- / LIBERTY CHAPTER, of New York, was enter. finished, and the meeting was held in a room tained, on Friday evening, May 16th, with a

of the same building, on the first floor, capable capital address, from Chancellor E. B. Brush, of I of seating about one hundred persons. This was Continental Chapter. The address was to the I also unfinished. The rostrum was constructed members of the Order only, and was replete with

of rough planks laid across wooden horses, and instruction and patriotism.

FRANKLIN CHAPTER, under the banner of compensate for the many evils accruing from which we have the honor to be enrolled, has re their presence in our midst?

The great bulk of emigrants which are daily solved to turn out in Chapter capacity, in re

flocking over are generally uneducated, and, in sponse to the invitation of our brothers of New

ninety and nine cases out of every hundred, are Jersey, and will assemble at 0. U. A. Hall, capable of being made a powerful and dangerous corner of Grand and Ludlow streets, on Satur- instrument in the hands of the designing parti. day, 24th of May, at eight o'clock, A. M., to

san, for the subversion of the very principles

upon which our government is based. If our unite with the Chancery on its visit to Newark.

laws were such as to prohibit the right of sufWe hope to see every member on hand in full

frage to this class, the danger would not be so regalia.

great; but the politico-religious influence they

exert is enough to cause the American to rouse THE CHANCERY of New York, at its last from the lethargy into which he has fallen.-meeting, adjourned to June 2d, which will be Into the sanctuary and the school-house it enters the regular semi-annual meeting. The commit --the press, and even private opinions, are tratee of arrangements for the 22d of February,

meled by this corroding influence. It is with

pain that I have noticed its progress. Let the will then make a detailed report. Reports may

American citizen go into the house of a neighalso be expected from the committees of inquiry bor, or a friend, who has foreign help employed; respecting the lost application for charters. | let him there express sentiments adverse to the

political church, and the response is “ We have “LADY WASHINGTON.”--We acknowledge, to depend upon foreign help, and it is needless with thanks, the reception of a list of subscri- / to hurt or injure feeling;" hence the truth has bers from the “ Lady Washington” Chapter, No.

to be manacled for the sake of the “ almighty

dollar.” By the way, if our own American help 3, U. D. A. The Chapters of the “United Daugh- were better treated, there would not be so much ters," having their numbers of the Republic left | demand for the foreign. to one address, are supplied at the club rates, ! It is time that our Protestant churches, withviz. : five subscribers for 48, and all above five out distinction of sect, should be united, and, at the same rate, which is exactly and only one

with one concentrated action of purpose, should

oppose the actions of the Papal power. In every dollar and sixty cents a year for each subscriber

age and clime, from her organization to the pre--cheap enough. The numbers supplied in this sent time, she has insidiously wrought her way way are inclosed in one package, and sent to any into the political condition of every nation; and place that the clubs may designate, either in or

where she has triumphed, she has prostrated

the nations to the dust. At this time, she is out of the city.

working insidiously upon our own happy coun

try, and gnawing at the very vitals of our instiTHE EXECUTIVE,-- The Chairmen of the seve- ' tutions. Have you not seen her influence upon ral Executive Committees, will shortly receive the school laws of New-York? Within sight of copies of the Rules regulating the Executive of Bunker Hill Monument it is reserved for a Jethe ()rder, which they will be required to read

suit schoolmaster to instruct the children of the at scated periods to their Chapters. The Grand

Puritans. Their convents and colleges, their

bishops and prelates will show their relative Executive Committees of the several States will

strength in our midst; the confessional and also receive copies of the same, to be in like man laws of penance are made to play upon our elecIer distributed to the Executives of Chapters. tions ; their pomp and magnificence are made

the instruments of misleading the unwary, securCORRESPONDENCE.

ing every prominent point, and holding on to it

as with a death grasp. Thus she aims a deathThe following communication from a highly blow to our institutions, under the specious plea respected and venerable source, should command of religion. She boasts of her love for republiuniversal perusal. The fact stated, that the canism and liberty; yet her Pope has to be mainright of speech is absolutely prohibited, too often,

tained by a standing army. She professes to

tolerate all religions; yet she, in the 19th cenin private families, because there may be a ser

tury, closes a Protestant chapel in Rome; she vant present who will not relish the promulga professes to be a patron of learning and science, tion or discussion of American sentiment, is ne yet she issues a bull, prohibiting Catholics from worthy of deep consideration. It has come to a

sending their children to Protestant public

schools. strange pass, truly, when an American may not

Look at the different Catholic and Protestant speak his mind in a respectful and proper man- nutions--Spain and England, Mexico and the Der, because a foreign servant happens to be United States. Cannot something be done by within hearing :

our American people to remedy the abuse of this New-York, May 1st, 1851,

tide of paupers and criminals that is poured MR. EDITOR :

upon us by the different European nations? Is Much might be said in regard to the benefits

not our government culpable for permitting this accruing from foreign influence, and very many

nuisance to be in our midst, and taking no acstrong cases might be urged in favor of the emi

|tion to prevent further encroachments? or is grant : much do they contribute to science and

this nation to be the Lazar-house for the Old mechanism ; yet, with all the benefits, does it!"

| World, and the Botany Bay for their vaga honds?




• Page The Flood, a Tale of the Pioneers... 3 Ilunting the Buffalo.......

267 Night Hunting in Elk County.. 11 The Vatican.....

268 Wolvus Van Deek..... 13 The Great Conflagration of New York

269 The Dreamer.... 17 Berevolence.

270 Passage of the Straits of Gibraltar.. 20 Things Worth Keeping by Heart..

.272 The Stanbrooks... .23, 49, 97, 145, 194, 241

A Night in the Woods of Welden..

The Test....

10 Stray Thoughts....

.36, 60, 81
The Autumn Winds..

.. 19 Editorial....

..37, 83, 131, 178, 228, 273
Woman's Fortitude..

31 Our Book Table....

..42, 90, 137, 184, 235, 282
The Beleaguered Ship.

32 Visit to the House of Columbus.

Second Love..

56 Love's Logic, or how to keep a Heart.


The Baby in Daguerreotype..
Origin of the Census.....


82 The Young Martyr: A Life-Scene of the Revolution... 66 Fame

.105 The Rats and the Cheese : A Fable.....

The Declaration..

127 Musical Taste.......

73, 109
The False-Hearted.

.157 Public Amusements. .75, 90, 183, 234, 281 Jerusalem

. 159 Romance of Matrimony..

Our Angel Face..

216 Columbia ......

Jenny Lind..

226 A Visit to the White House.


.227 Political Education..

Night on an American Lake...

257 Washington.....

The Stripes and the Stars.

262 Trovidence and the Quakers,


Woman's Sphere...... Wessel Jansen's Tuyvil.....


ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS, 43, 91, 138, 185, 236, 283 American Naval Anecdotes.

Form of Application for Charters...

45 The Old Corporal's Story..


Ordinances. Saint Valentine's Day.


No. 1. Relating to Amendments of Constitution...... 45 A Life-Scene in the City..

2. To Vacate Seats of Chancellors...

45 A Departed Friend....

3. For the Punishment of Offences.

45 Sunday.....


4. For Effecting Uniformity in the Work of the A Relic of Bunker Hill and Lexington.


46 Surprise of Ticonderoga..


5. Regulating Applications for Adoption of By. Rissing the Pope's Toe.


95 Europa......

6. Establishing a Funeral Service...

.....142 A Trip to Jerusalem.


8. Relating to Public Occasions of the Order......239 The Upper Mississippi.. ,156

46 The Deep...

Roll of Chancery with Standing Committees..... .158

Directory of Chapters... .160

.48, 96, 144, 192, 240, 288 Early Companions..

Decisions in Chancery of New-York.

95 Principles, not Men....

. 160
Resolutions having the force of Law

.95, 143 The Tory and his Sister: A Life-Scene of the Revolu

Washington's Birth-day Celebration.. tion.....

. 161
Movements of the Order..

.93, 141, 191, 239, 256 English Holidays, &c......


.168 The Wehrwölfe: A Legend of Bohemia..

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. Marriage at Hawaii..

. 175

Title Page Aboriginal Superstitions..

.176 The Flood: A Scene in the Far West. Dog-Days...

177 Sea View-Letter L. The Conqueror of the Montezumas.

201 The Frenchman and his Carpet-Bag. Men of Blood...

.207 Portrait of Washington, Love in a Studio, or the Art of Popping the Question..209 View of the Birthplace of Columbus. The Thunder-Shower on Hay-day.

.214 Letter S. Solitude

.216 0. U. A. Frontispiece. Women's Rights..

.218 Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. Mysterious Knockings.


Kissing the Pope's Toe. Monuments of New York.

.223 Landscape-Letter W. Powhattan and his Tribe..

.224 Cupid. Things Worth Keeping by Heart..

.225 Seal of Ironsides Chapter. The Pedagogue..

.227 View on the Border of the Forest of Tral American Mounds...

.249 The Old Corporal. My First and Last Woodcock Hunt..

.252 Spring. Woman......

.254 Love in a Studio. Ostracism

.256 Two Tail-Pieces. A Visit to Monmouth...

.257 Book-Table Initial. Anterican Fine Art and Artists.

.259 Seal of Continental Chapter. A Primitive People....

.263 The Great Fire in New-York. Questions for the Million.....

.265 Woodcock-Letter T. A Fortune under Chuckstone Cross....

.266. | Monmouth-Letter S.


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