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THE patriotism of our departed friend, was of the most ar dent kind, and without alloy. He was very different from those noisy patriots, who with love of country in their mouths, and with hell in their hearts, lay their schemes for aggrandizing themselves at every hazard; but he was one of those who love their country in sincerity, and who hold themselves bound to consecrate all their talents to its service. Numerous were the difficulties with which he had to contend. Great were the dangers he had to encounter. Various were the toils and services in which he had to share; but to all difficulties and dangers he rose superior-To all toils and services he cheerfully submitted for his country's good.

POSSESSING an ample, unincumbered fortune-happy at home, in the most pleasing domestic connections, what but love of country could have induced him to accept the command of the American army in 1775? Could it be hatred of Great-Britain? He then ardently loved her, and panted for a reconciliation with her. Could it be partiality for a military life?. He was then in the forty-fourth year of his age, when a fondness for camps generally abates. Could it be love of fame? The whole tenor of his life forbids us to believe that he ever was under the undue influence of this passion. Fame followed him, but he never pursued it. Could it have been the love of power? They who best knew the undissembled wishes of his heart, will all tell you with what reluctance he was dragged from a private station, and with what ineffable delight he returned to it. Had he not voluntarily declined it, he would have died your president. Others have re

signed high stations from disgust, but he retired at rather an early period of old age, while his faculties were strong, and his health not much impaired, and when the great body of the peo-. ple sincerely loved him, and ardently wished for his re-election. Could it have been the love of money that induced him to accept the command of the American army? No such thingwhen he was appointed commander in chief, congress made him a handsome allowance; but in his acceptance of the command, hé declared "that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted him to accept the arduous employment, at the expence of his domestic ease and happiness, he did not wish to make

any profit from it."

"I will keep," said he, "an exact account of my expences these I doubt not you will discharge, and that is all I desire." At the close of the war, he produced his accounts for the eight years it had lasted, all in his own handwriting, and with the same exactness that was required of commissaries and contractors-the whole amounted to . 14,479 18s. 9d. 3-4, sterling. Of this sum, about one-seventh was for secret services. The amount paid, the time when, and the occasions on which monies were advanced for secret services, were all carefully noted, but for obvious reasons no receipts were produced. For every other item of the account the most regular vouchers were exhibited. The whole at the request of general Washington was minutely examined by the proper accounting officers, and regularly passed. A tin box, containing these accounts, remains in one of the offices of the United States. It is a monument of the disinterestedness of general Washington. Bring your children, and your children's children. to examine its contents. Shew them the hand-writing of the father of their country-teach them thereon lessons of economy, of order and method in expences-teach them to love their country, and to serve it on liberal terms.

I CALL upon antiquity-upon modern Europe, and especially on the recent republic of France, to produce one of their heroes or statesmen, that can surpass, or even equal our disinterested patriot.

HAD I a voice that would reach across the Atlantic, I would address the nations at war, and propose to their emperors, their kings, their directors, their generals, and their statesmen, the example of our Washington for their imitation; and call upon them, if not too much abashed by the splendor of his virtues, to learn from him to put far away avarice and ambition-and like him to pursue nought but their country's good. If they would thus copy after the great example of our American hero, they would soon sheath their swords, and let the world have peace.

BUT chiefly do I call on my fellow-citizens, to cherish the remembrance of the virtues of the dear deceased. To learn

from him to be all eye-all ear-all heart and hand in the service of your country-to think no sacrifice too great no labor too hard, which public good requires at your hands. Rehearse to your children, and instruct them to rehearse to theirs, the noble deeds of your common father, and inspire them with a holy resolution to go and do likewise. His great example, thus improved, will be a germ of virtuous actions through succeeding generations, 'till time shall be no more..

BUT to return-the same reasoning will apply with still greater force to general Washington's acceptance of the office of president of the United States. No motives, but those of the purest kind, could have induced him, loaded with honors, and possessed of a reputation that had carried his name to the remotest corners of the globe, to quit his beloved retirement for the second time, and embark on the perilous sea of civil life,

WHERE shall we find words sufficient to do justice to his self-denying acceptance of his recent appointment to the su preme command of the army that is now raising. View him in the possession of all that his heart could wish-in the sixty, seventh year of his age, when repose and retirement must have been not only desirable but even necessary.-View him under all those circumstances, plédging himself to take the field when ever the situation of his country required it. How ardent must have been his patriotism! How great is the loss which we have sustained.

In losing him our people have lost their guide-our country has lost its father-its sword and shield-its greatest benefac tor and ornament, Rome with all her heroes-Greece with all her patriots, could not produce his equal. Not one who trod the stage of life with equal dignity, and who departed from it in old age with a reputation so brilliant, and at the same time so spotless.

His virtues and example are an invaluable legacy to his country-to Europe to the world. His councils are engraven on the table of our hearts-his deeds are written with a pen of iron

and with the point of a diamond. His fame is a sea without a shore-His counsels-his deeds, and his fame will live forever. But, alas! those eyes which have watched so many nights for the safety of the United States, are now closed in death-that tongue, and those hands, which have so often, so long, and so successfully been exerted for our benefit, are now mouldering in the dust.

No more will he enlighten our councils by his wisdom-no more will he lead our armies to victory-no longer will his name prove a bulwark of defence, by giving us one mind and one heart, and by striking terror into our enemies. For these things our hearts are faint-our eyes are dim and run down with wa


THIS day is a day of trouble and distress-a day of darkness and gloominess-a day of clouds and thick darknessBut I check myself Washington's worth, and our sorrows, exceed all speech. I am therefore silent, that we may muse on his me rits and indulge our grief.

Oration on the death of general GEORGE WASHINGTON; delivered in the Dutch church in New-Brunswick, New-Jersey. By major-general FREDERICK FRELINGHUYSEN.

My countrymen and friends,


COLEMN! awfully solemn is the occasion, which this day assembles us. We come not as 'heretofore, to commemo.. rate the birth of a nation, or to celebrate the victories of our country we come not to proclaim the virtuous deeds of the living patriot, or the warlike atchievements of the existing hero: we come not to rejoice; we come to mourn to mourn departed worth, and to pay a tribute of gratitude to unparallelled merit; merit, once on earth, but now removed.

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- How gladly, my countrymen, would I resign the task assigned me, into abler hands; but who is equal to such a task? Who can justly recount the praises of the hero, the statesman, and the Christian, whose loss we lament!-The faithful page of history will make the attempt, and it will fail. The orator and the poet will unite their efforts, and they will immortalize not half his worth. In the hearts, in the grateful hearts of his beloved countrymen, it is alone truly recorded: and who can express the feelings of those hearts, when the sad tidings are announced, that WASHINGTON IS NO MORE!

IT has been the custom of most nations to celebrate the actions, and to resound the praises of their renowned heroes and statesmen. They began it, impelled by affection and sorrow ; and they continued it from motives of duty and interest. But never, in any country, did all these so evidently unite, to call upon a people to deplore the loss, and to proclaim the virtues of an illustrious character, as on this mournful occasion. If ever affection and sorrow were sincere, such, Americans, must be your affection and your sorrow, for the departed FATHER of your country. If ever duty prompted to a grateful remembrance of past and signal services, or interest recommended for the example of survivors to perpetuate the memory of great and virtuous actions, this sorrowful moment affords the most striking


I WILL not, my countrymen, attempt a formal eulogy on this great and good man, beloved by his own country, and admired by all. For, besides, that his character is above all praise, should I attempt it, the abilities of my head (as a writer expresses it) would too little. conspire with the feelings of my heart. It will be sufficient for our present purpose, in order to shew the greatness of our loss, to take a short and summary view of our heroe's life, so nobly, so patriotically spent for the public good.

AT a period, which others devote to mirth and dissipation, in his very youth, he was called by his native colony to perilous and interesting services: and such were the early talents and

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