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, a substantial new building on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets, was a blaze of light, and was surrounded by a curious crowd, vainly attempting to enter, and meeting the response addressed to all, without distinction, that only gentlemen in uniform could be admitted. The gentlemen in uniform rapidly assembled. There were stationed here the Thirteenth Regiment, Colonel Abel Smith; the Fourteenth, Col. A. M. Wood, and the Twenty-eighth, Col. Bennett. The Seventieth Regiment, Col. Samuel Graham, had been ordered to drill in the evening in the new arsenal, on Portland avenue, and were kept under arms. Generals Duryea and Crooke were at the armory, prepared to render such services as might be required of them. A detachment of New York harbor police were on duty near the yard. The officers at the yard apparently entertained little apprehension of an attack, but were perfectly prepared for any that might have been made. Any fool-hardy mob that had ventured on an enterpris
not a ship might sail into a harbor from Newfoundland to the latitude of Philadelphia; not a skin might be purchased; not a fish might be caught on the coast; not an emigrant might tread the soil. The patent left the emigrants at the mercy of the unrestrained power of the corporation; and it was under concessions from that plenary power, confirmed, indeed, by the English Monarch, that institutions the most favorable to colonial liberty were established. This last hint is corroborated, by Mr. Graham in respect to King Charles I., also. "It is, indeed, a strange coincidence, that this arbitrary prince, at the very time when he was exercising the strictest despotism over the royalists in Virginia, should have been cherishing the principles of liberty in New England." For this charter they expended two thousand guineas in bribing the Government, the only English colonists who were ever pious and spiritually minded enough to engage in such a transaction. It so happens that the Puri