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of our blessed religion; when you have proclaimed, that "there is no God, but the reason of man; that death is an eternal sleep ;" and in your rage, have demolished and prophaned your temples, and thrown down your altars; when you have performed and witnessed these; and though your hearts have become as cold and malignant, as the principle of evil; yet you may again feel the stings of conscience, and like the founders of infidel republicanism in France, when led to the slaughter by friends of liberty and republicanism, if possible, more bloody and ferocious than themselves, may believe that there is an hereafter, and may then repent that the precepts of Washington were rejected.*

YOUTH of America-natives of the land consecrated by his birth, I invite you to the grave of your father, and there, as if warned and animated by his spirit, let us pledge ourselves to preserve the honor, liberty, and independence of our country. Time has long since, been consigning the venerable founders and defenders of our nation, "to that bourne from whence no traveller returns."At length our arm of war and oracle in peace is gone. The eyes of the world are fixed upon us. Let us not suffer ourselves to be robbed of our birth-right; but let us possess and defend the rich inheritance of our fathers. Let us beware of trusting our country and our dearest interests to the cold and alien government of strangers; to the guardianship of the men of the world-those unsocial, ungregarious, and ferocious monsters, who learn our accents that they may more easily devour.† Will America's son want virtue? Will

* It is said that a very interesting conversation took place among the leaders of the Brissotine faction, on their way to the Guillotine, respecting the immortality of the soul.

† It would be doing great injustice to rank all foreigners in the same class; for though they must all want that superior attachment which every man, who is worthy of the name, feels for his native land; yet many of them possess those amiable qualities and virtues which will in a great degree compensate for that want, and which will render them useful citizens and

not his arm when called forth to defend his native land, be doubly nerved? Will not the presence and contemplation of the place of his birth-the enchanting scenery of his youthful joys

the temples and sepulchres of his fathers render hin more amiable and humane, and inspire him with fortitude?-Let us be united and imitate the example of him whose loss we this day deplore, and our liberty will be secure.

YE aged and respected matrons, accompany your sister to the grave of her honored, affectionate, and valiant husband; soothe her anguish; mingle your tears and speak consolation to her woes. -Daughters of America, repair to Mount-Vernon : youthful innocence enter the house of mourning; and while you join in paying the grateful tribute to the memory of your friend, your father, and protector, learn from the example of her, who parted from him in life that he might serve his country; and now at its call consents to a separation in the tomb.-MATCHLESS VIRTUE AMIABLE DISINTERESTEDNESS!

FRIENDS and fellow-citizens, attend to the advice and admonitions of your departed father-collect his precepts let them

obedient subjects of the laws of their adopted country. Such strongly participate in the affections of the Americans; such they respect of such they wish to render their country worthy: -This was the recommendation of the great WASHINGTON, when president of the Union, to its legislature. But the most numerous and dangerous class is that which is composed of modern philosophers and politicians, (and the ignorant of their countrymen, whom they can mislead) men of the world who disavow all local attachment; traitors to the country which they have left, and every where enemies of order and happiness; who come to seize the reins of our government-to force our venerable and virtuous patriots from their places, and under the mask of an artificial character, deceive the people and insinuate themselves into our councils. Against such desperate and unprincipled adventurers, let all honest foreigners and Americans unite, strip them of their mask, and expose them to the detestation of mankind.

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be placed next the system of faith and religion which has been handed down from your ancestors. In this you will find the words of eternal life, and in both those maxims of truth, morality, and policy, which will secure your individual, social, and national happiness.

LET us support our constitution, our laws, and the administration of our amiable and enlightened chief magistrate. He who never deceived has told us that IT OUGHT TO INSPIRE UNIVERSAL CONFIDENCE,' and while with reverence and an humble resignation, we submit to the late awful dispensation of providence; and mingle our tears for the loss of the man "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen," let us in his words pray "that God would incline the "hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination "and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affec❝tion and love for one another, and that he would most graci"ously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mer66 cy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and "pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the "divine author of our blessed religion, and without an humble "imitation of whose example in these things, we can never "expect to be a happy nation."

Funeral oration on the death of general GEORGE WASHINGTON, delivered in the presbyterian church of Carlisle, to a crowded assembly of the military and other citizens. By ROBERT DAVIDSON, D. D.

Friends and fellow-citizens,


E are this day assembled, to pay funeral honors to the late beloved chief of the armies of America,-general GEORGE WASHINGTON. The loss we have sustained by the decease of this illustrious man can best be estimated, by that

deep sentiment of grief which penetrates all our citizens, from the president of the United States to the humblest peasant.

POSTERITY will scarcely believe, that one man could have united in himself so many great and shining qualities, could have been in every point of view so accomplished,-as to attract the high admiration and unbounded confidence of all ranks and descriptions of men, during so long a period; and while discharging the highest duties, and filling the highest stations to whcih he could have been exalted. Early did he begin his career of glory; and so remarkable were the first essays of his military genius, that a pious divine, as if moved by a prophetic spirit, near half a century ago predicted, that his services would one day be highly important to his country.

WHEN these colonies found themselves aggrieved by the pa rent state, and driven to arms in defence of their dearest rights, the grand council of our nation, as if directed by some heavenly impulse, unanimously appointed him to the command of their armies. Few and ill-provided were the troops committed to his care arduous beyond expression was the task assigned him, to face the veteran, brave, and disciplined forces of Britain, with a few thousand yeomanry, hastily collected, and unpractised in the science of arms. What greatness of mind,what confidence in the justice of his cause,-what reliance on the God of armies, were here displayed! At the head of a

*The Rev. Samuel Davies, sometime president of the college in New-Jersey. The sentiment was advanced in a note to a sermon, preached by bim, on religion and patriotism, to captain Overton's independent company of volunteers, raised in Hanover county, Virginia, August 17th, 1755.

Speaking of the revival of a martial spirit, be says, " as a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that beroic youth colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope providence bath bitherto preserved in so signal a manner, for some important service to bis country."

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fluctuating army, sometimes almost dissolved in consequence of short enlistments, and at some critical moments nearly in total want of military stores,-how great must have been the firmness, and how vast the resources, of his active mind! Unwilling to expose the life of a single soldier without necessity, or to risque an action without some good hope of success, he was at the same time eager to seize every opportunity that offered, for striking some unexpected and decisive blow. To enter into particulars here cannot be expected: the faithful historian will do^ justice to the subject, in a full narrative of those campaigns, in which his patience was put to the severest trial, and his patriotism and fortitude most fully proved. In the gloomy periods of the revolution," the times that tried men's souls," when thousands were ready to despond, his equanimity and perseverance gave animation to our troops and vigor to our councils. He infused as it were his own spirit into those that were placed under him, and may be said to have created as well as commanded the armies of America. Never did a people look up with more confidence, to any man placed at the head of their affairs, than we looked up to the father of our country. However threatening might be the aspect of the war,-as long as we heard that our Washington was alive, and his countenance still serene and wearing the placid smile of hope, we were confident that all would be well. Had we been deprived of him at a certain crisis, there was abundant reason to fear, our armies would have been dissolved, and our country brought to the brink of ruin! But, thanks to a kind heaven! that made his life and health its care; he was preserved to see the arduous contest happily concluded.

As he had taken up arms, for the defence of his country, not for military fame ; and as it was the height of his ambition, to see his country independent and her liberties established; so he cheerfully laid down his arms, and retired to his farm,* when the angel of peace bid the warrior rest. What numerous

*With great propriety, therefore, is be stiled the American Cincinnatus, and those who partook in bis toils, and nobly imitated bis example, Cincinnati.

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