in the hand-writing of the individuals signing—a fact which proves the superiority of the emigrants to the majority of their countrymen, both in position and intelligence.
One of the subscribers was a baronet, nine were clergymen, and three others were graduates of the University of Edinburgh.
On the fourth of August, 1718, the advance party of Scotch-Irish emigrants arrived in five ships at Boston.
Some of them remained in that city and founded the church in Federal street, of which Dr. Channing was afterwards pastor.
Others attempted to settle in Worcester; but as they were Irish and Presbyterians, such a storm of prejudice against them arose among the enlightened Congregationalists of that place, that they were obliged to flee before it, and seek refuge in the less populous places of Massachusetts. Sixteen families, after many months of tribulation and wandering, selected for their permanent abode a tract twelve miles square, called Nutfield, which now embraces the townships o
acter, such as Sketch of Gen. Harrison, Anecdote of Gen. Harrison, General Harrison's Creed.
Slanders on Gen. Harrison refuted, Meeting of the Old Soldiers, &c. The first number had twenty-eight articles and paragraphs of his description.
The second page contained editorials and correspondence.
The third was where the Splendid Victories, and Unprecedented Triumphs, were recorded.
The fourth page contained a Tippecanoe song with music, and a few articles of a miscellaneous character.
Dr. Channing's lecture upon the Elevation of the Laboring Classes ran through several of the early numbers.
Most of the numbers contain an engraving or two, plans of General Harrison's battles, portraits of the candidates, or a caricature.
One of the caricatures represented Van Buren caught in a trap, and over the picture was the following explanation:—The New Era has prepared and pictured a Log Cabin Trap, representing a Log Cabin-set as a figure-4-trap, and baited with a barrel of hard cider.
l the energy and power of 1840.
If a distinct and unequivocal issue can be made upon the great leading questions at issue between the rival parties—on Protection to Home Industry and Internal Improvement—the Whig ascendency will be triumphantly vindicated in the coming election.
I need not dwell on the politics of that year.
For Protection—for Clay—against Tyler—against his vetoes—for a law to punish seduction—against capital punishment—imagine countless columns.
In October, died Dr. Channing. Deeply, wrote Mr. Greeley, do we deplore his loss, most untimely, to the faithless eye of man does it seem—to the cause of truth, of order and of right, and still more deeply do we lament that he has left behind him, in the same department of exertion, so few, in proportion to the number needed, to supply the loss occasioned by his death.
Soon after, the Tribune gave Theodore Parker a hearing by publishing sketches of his lectures.
An affair of a personal nature made consi
A statement published last winter, of the proceeds of a course of lectures delivered before the Young Men's Association of Chicago, affords a test, though an imperfect one, of the popularity of some of our lecturers.
E. P. Whipple, again to borrow the language of the theatre, drew seventy-nine dollars; Horace Mann, ninety-five; Geo. W. Curtis, eighty-seven; Dr. Lord, thirty-three; Horace Greeley, one hundred and ninety-three; Theodore Parker, one hundred and twelve; W. H. Channing, thirty-three; Ralph Waldo Emerson, (did it rain?) thirty-seven; Bishop Potter, forty-five; John G. Saxe, one hundred and thirty-five; W. H. C. Hosmer, twenty-six; Bayard Taylor (lucky fellow!) two hundred and fifty-two.
In large cities, the lecturer has to contend with rival attractions, theatre, concert, and opera.
His performance is subject to a comparison with the sermons of distinguished clergymen, of which some are of a quality that no lecture surpasses.
To know the importance