mericans in London, England, but the proceedings were not reported.
The London Times, in an editorial, satirized the anniversary, and published a mock oration for Americans.
At Frankfort-on-the-Main, the day was celebrated in a very appropriate manner at the Forst Haus, about two miles from Frankfort, in a beautiful forest.
Consul General Murphy, the President of the day, opened the proceedings with some remarks, after which the Declaration of Independence was read in English by Dr. S. Townsend Brown, of Philadelphia, and afterwards in German by Aug. Glaser.
Gen. B. A. Hill, of St. Louis, made some very striking remarks on the causes of the civil war in America, which he said could all be charged to slavery, which was the real cause.
He said a great fight was going on to maintain the Union and constitutional liberty, and the God of battles would give the victory to the army of freedom, right, and justice.
Being an intimate friend of Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War of the United