May 10 – Middletown 366


We have been obligingly favored with the following Full Blooded American Toasts by a Gentleman of this city, who received them from a friend of his at Austinburg, New-Connecticut.

The Washington Benevolent Society of the State of Ohio met at Harpersfield, February last, to celebrate the Birth of Washington, when the following sentiments were given.

  1. The American Republic–May it prove a Column of Adamant, not to be destroyed by domestic strife or foreign corruption.
  2. George Washington–The American Samson. He beat out the teeth of the British Lyon with the jaw bone of American Valor.
  3. Thomas Jefferson–May we be blessed with Statesmen who are not troubled by a “Surplus Revenue,” or “Dry Dock” visions.
  4. The DAY we celebrate–May its annual return hail the birth of future Washingtons.
  5. Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights–Maintained by rivers of ink, at the point of a pen.
  6. Conscription–The still born son of an Illegitimate Father–no mourners among Freemen.
  7. Party Spirit–May the day perish wherein it was born, and the memory thereof be blotted out forever.
  8. The Constitution of the United States–A good ship when well manned. May she not be upset by the storms of licentiousness. or wrecked on the rocks of despotism.
  9. The Independence of our country.–Our Fathers spilt their blood to obtain it, we will maintain it at the expense of our own.
  10. Our Forefathers–Liberty their motto, religion their law, and virtue their defence.
  11. Our Navy–May we exchange Gun Boats for 74’s, dry docks for the ocean.
  12. Our Commerce–May it soon be resuscitated as the most effectual means, the best of National Banks to fill our empty treasury.
  13. Peace–May the Treaty of Peace prove more honorable to the Nation than the President’s flight from Washington.
  14. The President of the United States–The Tree is known by its fruit.
  15. Commodore Perry–A Washington indeed, in whom there is no guile.
  16. Commodore Macdonough–May his memory ever live in the hearts of his countrymen, and his heroic deeds never be forgotten.
  17. Gen. Jackson, the hero of New-Orleans–Wisely prefers powder and lead to Proclamations, for the purpose of “looking down all opposition.”
  18. The Washington Benevolent Societies–Their principles to dry up the tears of sorrow and maintain the Liberties and Independence of their Country.
From The Connecticut Spectator (Middletown, Conn.), May 10, 1815.


Mr. Dunning,

In consequence of the great number of Horses and Cattle which are permitted by their owners to run at large in the city of Middletown, I take the liberty through the medium of your newspaper to inform the public, that it is the determination of several persons in town to impound all Horses and Cattle found running at large in violation of the law, after Saturday next, the 13th instant.

An Inhabitant of the City of Middletown.

Middletown, May 10, 1820.

From the Middlesex Gazette (Middletown, Conn.), May 11, 1820.



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