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stated that as soon as the committee to draft an address shall have been appointed, the names of the gentlemen constituting the committee will be officially announced. Chauncey C. Burr was then introduced to the meeting, and received a most cordial and enthusiastic reception from the audience. As soon as the enthusiasm had subsided, Mr. Burr spoke substantially as follows: Mr. President: On being called up to address this association of working men I call to mind a passage in Edmund Burke's celebrated "Thoughts on Scarcity," in which that great observer of the relative position and duties of the rich and laboring classes confesses that "Not only States and states men, but all classes and descriptions of the rich are pensioners of the working class, and are maintained by their superfluity. They are under an absolute, hereditary, and indispensable dependence on those who labor, and miscalled the poor, and in reality feed both the pensioner and themselves." It is pleasing to