New York, April 24
.--The folds of a superb sar-spangled banner were flung to the breeze in front of the store of A. Morton
, 25 Maiden Lane, having been subscribed for by the occupants of the building.
The Star-spangled Banner was beautifully sung, thousands swelling the chorus and cheering the national emblem.
The banner, 20 by 30 feet, was made entirely by the family of a former Senator
of this State and city, (Hon. O. Newcomb
,) who generously volunteered their services, as the unprecedented demand for flags rendered it impossible for the manufacturers to get one up in less than ten or twelve days.
No less than four generations assisted in its construction.
One of the ladies (having passed her sixty-seventh winter) is a great-great-grandmother, and was personally acquainted with General Washington
As the needle was plied by her not infirm hand, the big tears would fall copiously on the bunting, as she recounted her many reminiscences of Washington
, and her vivid recollections of the war of 1812. “When her eyes shall behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may she still see him shining on this gorgeous ensign of a United Republic; not a stripe erased or polluted, nor a single star obscured!”
The crowd dispersed with nine cheers for the Stars and Stripes, and nine cheers for the patriotic ladies who made it.--Commercial Advertiser, April 25
according to a Memphis paper, the following is reported to be the answer of the Governor
, to Lincoln
's requisition for volunteers:
Yours received calling for a regiment of volunteers from Arkansas. Nary one--see you d — d first!
--Charleston Mercury, April 25