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Civic Feast in Medford.

The ‘Columbian Centinel’ of Jan. 30, 1793, contains the following account of the Civic Festival held to Commemorate the success of the French people in their fight for Liberty. Paper in possession of Benjamin F. Fenton.

THE Civic Feast was celebrated at Medford, on the 24th inst. by a large number of the citizens of that town, and the following patriotick Toasts given.

1. The United States of America.

2. Victory and Happiness to our Illustrious Allies, the Patriotic Citizens of France.

3. The Gallant Officers and Soldiers of the French Army.

4. The National Convention of France—May they plan such a Constitution of Government as shall give Joy and Safety to their Constituents—and enlighten all Europe.

5. The Patriot of Patriots, George Washington, President of the United States of America.

6. The American Congress.

7. May the alliance subsisting between France and America be perpetual.

8. Governor Hancock, and the Patriots of Massachusetts.

9. Brunswick's disgrace, and retreat to the Russian Armies in Poland.

10. Thomas Paine, and the Rights of man—May they be understood and adopted by all mankind.

11. May the People of France, having wrested the Septre from Monarchy, enjoy Liberty without Anarchy.

12. A speedy and universal downfall of Tyranny and Oppression, and may Liberty and Equality be triumphant.

13. May the Hatchet be buried between the United States and the Indians, until the helve be crumbled to dust.

14. La Fayette—May he be speedily restored to the confidence of his Country. [p. 102]

15. May we be soon invited again to assemble on Events equally auspicious with the present.

A Volunteer, given by a Gentleman formerly a Citizen of Ireland.

‘May our next rejoicing on this occasion be for the freedom of Ireland.’

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