Mr. Mayor:--I thank you for the reception to your city, and would say in response, my heart is sincerely devoted to the work you desire I should do. With my own ability I cannot succeed, without the sustenance of Divine Providence, and of this great, free, happy and intelligent people.
Without these I cannot hope to succeed — with these I cannot fall.
Again, I return you my thanks.
The President elect and the committee were then escorted to carriages, and driven to the Chestnut street depot, a distance of one
mile, through Broad street, which was literally through with spectators, while every available space in the surrounding buildings was occupied.
Patriotic manifestations were abundant.
When the procession first formed, it was in the face of a cold and almost blinding fall of snow, which, however, soon subsided, and was succeeded by a genial sun and a bland, spring-like atmosphere, emblematic, it is hoped, of the future Administration.
As the train