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of the revolution. If no such individuals will volunteer in this patriotic cause, subscriptions to be opened and left at the Merchants Coffee-House, and such places of public resort. A committee to be chosen by the subscribers, to employ the artist, and superintend the work. If every person in Philadelphia, who admired and reverenced the name of Washington, were to subscribe 10 cents a-piece, all the expences of the work would be defrayed ; the city would be ornamented, and the stain of reproach wiped off from the American name.
“On the front of the pedestal, this emphatic motto of Washington should be engraven in golden capitals: “ United we stand-divided we full;” and appropriate quotations from his excellent valedictory Address, which would be like a beacon to prevent'us from rushing on the rocks, on which every republic in the world but our own, have been shipwrecked. And would be a noble pattern for the rising generation to imitate.
The Apotheosis of Gen. George Washington.
“Awake, my muse, the sad Columbian strain;
* A statue of Washington, with appropriate quetations from his Farewell Address, would no doubt be an antidote for popular insurrections, and a stimu. lus for patriotic actions in public emergencies. Although the ingratitude of republics has always been proverbial, yet I defy any man to show me a single instance, of any republic treating the memory of such a patriotic general as Washington, with such merce.
"Republican ingratitude" has gave
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nary neglect. A liberal individual erected a marble statue to the memory of Dr. Franklin; in the same manner, there are very rich persons in Philadelphia, who would cheerfully erect a statue to Washington, was the idea suggested to them; particularly, a very wealthy and generous merchant, not a mile from Arch and Water-streets.
However, if the great men, and wise nien, and rich men, and mighty men of our city, refuse to embark in this noble and national cause, I am determined to join with a number of Plebians, and if not a brass, we will get a wooden statue erected, to the memory of our beloved and lamented chief.
ment in The Freeman's Journal, of Nov.. 16th, 1811.
“ At an anniversary meeting of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati, held at the state-house, in the city of Philadelphia, on Thursday, the 4th of July, 1811, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted :
“ Resolved, That a Committe of this society be appointed, to prepare a plan for raising by subscription, such a sum of money as they shall deem sufficient, for the purpose of erecting a Monument to the memory of the late Father of his country, General George Washington. That the plan, when prepared, shall be submitted to the Standing Committee, and when approved by them, shall be carried into effect. That Major Lenox, Judge Peters, Major Jackson, Mr. Biddle, and Mr. Binney, he a Committee for the above purpose.
TO THE PEOPLE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Friends, Countrymen, and Fellow Citizens,
“Under a deep and heartfelt impression of its propriety, and as the most grateful subject that could engage in their attention, the preceding Resolution was unanimously adopted, by the Pennsylvania State Society of the Cincinnati. As a portion of the surviving military associates of the immortal Washington, they believed they should render an acceptable service to their fellow citizens, by becoming the organ of their wish to consecrate the memory of the Patriot, Hero, and Statesman, who was not only the boast and delight of our own nation, but an object of veneration to all mankind.
“ As the Committee appointed to carry the Resolution of the Society into effect, it is our pleasing duty at this time to address you. And as no argument could be adduced, to increase the influence which expands every American heart with grati