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Gen. Twiggs arrived at New Orleans Tuesday, and was received with salutes. Speeches from Mr. Seward and Gen. Scott. The New Yorkers, in Washington on Monday, called in a body on Mr. Seward. The residence of Mr. Seward is on F street. On the steps, as the line drew up, was Mr. Seward, who, in reply to an address from their spokesman, said: ‘ "Friends, fellow-citizens, and neighbors-- I am deeply affected by this mark of respect. It is now twelve years since I came here to represent the State of New York. I am once more, thank God, a private citizen of my native State. "My record here for a period equal to one-sixth of the period of this Republic, is before you, and it contains the account of the manner in which I have discharged my duty; and now, in the presence of my God, I declare that there is not one word that I would have obliterated. I challenge any man, woman or child, of New York, or of any State in the Union, to point to a single act of mine that does him injustice. New York has always been true to freedom and to the Union. Now, in the hour of trial, she will come to the rescue of the Union from anarchy. "In this crisis, so perplexing, so painful, I return to you, citizens of New York. I rejoin you, I fall in among you, I become again one of the citizens of that great and noble State. I pledge you that New York, so far as it shall depend upon her, will take care that every State in the Union shall have its just and equal rights, and power, and privileges, and that although the Administration you have come here to inaugurate opens on scenes of domestic and public discord, yet it shall, when it goes out, leave the American people re-united, prosperous and happy, and the nation, as it has been and ought to be, 'one--United and Indivisible. '" ’ A more detailed report of the speech makes Mr. Seward say: ‘ "I believe I know the character and purposes of the Chief Magistrate; I believe that, while he will be firm, he will also be just to every State, and every section, and every citizen; that he will defend and protect the rights and interests, the peace and the prosperity of all the States equally and alike, while he will practice the moderation that springs from virtue, and the affection that arises from patriotism in Confederated States. Under his guidance, and with the blessing of God, I believe and trust, and confidently expect, that an Administration that is inaugurated amid some distrust and painful apprehension, will close upon a re-united, restored, prosperous, free and happy Republic. The State of New York, the greatest and most powerful of the States, will lead all other States in the way of conciliation: and as the path of wisdom is always the path of peace, so I am sure that now we shall find that the way of conciliation is the way of wisdom." ’ The party also visited Gen. Scott, who spoke as follows: ‘ Friends--whet her from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee or Kentucky--it would make no matter from what quarter you may come, you are my countrymen. [Great cheers, and cries of ‘"You're a noble man;"’ ‘"Our saviour."’] I can find no words to express my sense of the honor you have done me. Fellow-citizens — I receive these cheers with deep thankfulness. One of the great saturnalias of the nation — the inauguration of the Chief Magistrate--is safely passed-- a Chief Magistrate elected by the voice of the people. I pray with you that the administration may be as happy every day of its existence as has been this of its commencement. May the sentiments of good feeling expressed by the President to-day be the sentiments of every one before the administration closes. May God so command that at the end we may be one people, one brotherhood and one Union. [Cheers.] He was highly gratified that, after paying respects to the Chief Magistrate, they should think proper to make so complimentary a call upon him. He was the oldest servant of this mighty republic, of which we are all pillars and supporters. He had labored fifty years to serve the country, and he felt cheered by their presence here, and fully repaid for all he had done. He closed by invoking the bless, ing of God upon the country, upon the audience and their families, and again and again thanked them for the great honor they had done him. ’
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