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ing hymn, played and sung with much accuracy and was received and heartily greeted by a vast concourse spirit.

of citizens. He was escorted through the city to his lodgings, at the United States Hotel, by many hundreds of citizens in carriages and on horseback. Mr. Clay rode in a handsome barouche drawn by four beautiful cream-colored horses.

CONCLUDING HYMN.

Saviour! source of every blessing,
Tune my heart to grateful lays;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for ceaseless songs of praise.

To conclude, in the language of Mr. Friedlander's address, "a benign Providence, which has vouchsafed to extend its blessings over all the various institutions for the education of blind children in so many different states, will also prosper this infant institution of Pennsylvania."

MECHANICS UNION.

Pursuant to an invitation given to the several Trade Societies of Philadelphia, to appoint three delegates, each to meet in convention for the purpose of considering the propriety of forming a general trade union. The Delegates representing the Tailors-Book-binders -Cordwainers' Societies, met at the Military Hall, Library street, on Thursday evening, the 14th inst. and organized by appointing Wm. C. Doores, Chairman, and Wm. English, Secretary.

The objects of the Convention being stated from the Chair, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted.

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On motion, The Convention adjourned, to meet on Tuesday, the 26th inst. at 7 o'clock, at the Military Hall, Library street.

WM. C. DOORES, Chairman. WM. ENGLISH, Secretary.

PUBLIC RESPECT TO HENRY CLAY.

The following resolution was on Thursday evening, 21st inst. unanimously adopted by the city Councils. Whereas, as it is understood that the Hon. HENRY CLAY is about to visit this city, and whereas it is conceived to be meet to do honor to citizens who have tinguished themselves by important services to the Republic,

Therefore, Resolved, That the Select and Common Councils of the city of Philadelphia, will wait upon Mr. Clay during his sojourn in the city-with a view of tendering to him as a distinguished public benefactor, their respectful salutations, and that a committee of three members of each Council be appointed to wait on Mr. Clay, and ascertain the time when it will be convenient for him to receive the Councils, and also tender him the use of Independence Hall, in which to receive his fellow citizens.

To which Mr. Clay replied

Mr. President-I am highly honored and greatly favoured by this friendly reception, in the ever memora ble Hall of Independence, and by the cordiality with which, on the present and a recent occasion, my arri val in Philadelphia has been so warmly cheered and spontaneously welcomed by my fellow citizens generally. And I request you, sir, and the other public authorities, and the whole of the inhabitants of the city, to accept my profound acknowledgments for the nudis-merous demonstrations of kindness, and respect towards me, which I have constantly witnessed. I hope, indeed, that I may be allowed here to express my deep and heart-felt obligations for the cheering salutations and friendly greetings which, during the whole progress of a long journey, I have every where received from my fellow citizens, without exception of age, of sex or party.

And that the Presidents of Councils, be two of such

committee.

Select Council-Eyre, Lewis, M'Credy.
Common Council-Chandler, Warner, Firth.

The City Authorities made arrangements to pay their respects to Mr. Clay, at the Hall of Independence, on Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock.

The members of the corporations of the adjoining districts were respectfully invited to attend; and also such citizens of the city and county as were disposed to unite in this mark of attention.

This distinguished man arrived at Kensington early on Saturday afternoon. Immediately on landing, he

On entering the Hall of Independence on Tuesday, Joseph R. Ingersoll, Esq. President of the Select Council, tendered to Mr. Clay the salutations of the city authorities in the following address.

It is my very pleasing duty to offer you in the name of the Select and Common Councils of Philadelphia, a kind and cordial salutation. Your individual worth has rendered you familiar with the voice of welcome, it is the voluntary tribute every where paid to your character as a man. But I am commissioned to add on this occasion, an expression of the high respect and fervent gratitude which you have inspired as a citizen and a patriot.

This community in common with the whole American people, has witnessed in your career of public duty, much to applaud and admire. It recollects you as presiding with impartiality and dignity over one of the great Councils of the nation, and infusing your energy and wisdom at different periods into the deliberations of both. It honors you as the eloquent and successful advocate of freedom;-as the firm and enlightened representative of your Country abroad, and the distinguished head of a most important department of its government at home. These are purely retrospects. But transactions to which they look have filled for you a large measure of fame; and they have excited among your countrymen, a corresponding degree of gratitude. In deserving the one and acknowledging the other, we do but exchange a pledge of mutual attachment and regard. Suffer us to hope that it may be no less a pledge of the continued and united exercise of talents and intrepidity on your part, and of cordial co-operation and thankfulness on ours.

Although the objects, with which this journey was undertaken, were of a private nature exclusively, and I did not anticipate, at its commencement, the public character, which, involuntarily on my part, it has been made to assume, the manifestations of esteem and regard, which have marked it throughout, have been inexpressibly gratifying, and will be ever most gratefully remembered. I have no other than a humble claim to them, founded upon ardent zeal, purity of purpose and long public service, in the support of our civil institutions, great principles and important measures of national policy. But much as I appreciate the personal

value of these manifestations, they possess a moral worth which gives to them infinitely higher consideration. They show that a sense of justice, manly independence, and an unsubdued spirit continue to abide in the American bosom. And regarding them, as I do, powerful and encouraging testimony to the goodness of the cause of liberty and Union, and national prosperity, to which I have always faithfully devoted myself, I hail them, with pleasure, as pledges of the firm and patriotic determination, among the people, to maintain that cause against all danger, and to transmit to posterity, as we have received from our ancestors, our liberties and our inestimable institutions, unviolated, unabridged and uncorrupted.

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From the Pittsburg Gazette. ENCOURAGING.-One of our most shrewd and intelligent mauufacturers of iron, who is well acquainted with business generally here, has recently been travelling in the country along lake Erie, and returned only a few days ago. Yesterday, he handed to us the following list of articles, which he declared could be furnished from Pittsburg, at any point from Buffalo to Chicago, cheaper than from New York, if we had a canal either

to Erie or Cleaveland.

Iron,

Common Steel,

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The weather.-Early snow storm.-On Tuesday night and the following day, snow fell to six and eight inches in depth. As ill luck would have it, the foundation was too soft; otherwise we would have had very good sleighing. We understand, a few miles back from the lake the snow was deeper than it has been here. 30 per share. It is a great many years since we have known a similar storm in the month of October.-Observer.

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THE REGISTER
PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 30, 1833.

In consequence of the sudden indisposition of the Carrier for the Southern district, a person was temporarily employed to distribute last week's Register. It is probable that some subscribers were therefore omitted to be served. Should this have been the case then, or a like circumstance occur this week, it is requested that notice may be given at our office, and the deficient numbers shall be supplied.

A sale of the articles manufactured by the Blind, will take place at the Masonic Hall on Monday.

REGISTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.

DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF EVERY KIND OF USEFUL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE STATE.

EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD.

VOL. XII.-NO. 23. PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 7, 1833. NO. 309 REPORT

verteens, which are of a good and substantial quality, Of the Committee on Premiums and Exhibitions of the and adjudged to be much superior to most of the im

Franklin Institute.

ported article.

2. Premium, No. 61, is due to William Amond, of To the Board of Managers of the Franklin Institute Philadelphia, for specimen No. 12, 1 piece of power of the State of Pennsylvania for the promotion of the loom woven Marseilles, which is considered by the mechanic arts, the committee on premiums and exhibi-judges to be a very fair effort, and an evidence that tions, respectfully report: the manufacturer has ability to produce a better article.

That the eighth exhibition of American manufactures was held at the Masonic Hall in this city, from the 1st to the 5th of October inclusive, during which time it was visited by a very large number of our fellow citizens. The receipts at the door of the rooms amounted to the sum of 1386 dollars and 26 cents, showing that upwards of eleven thousand persons paid for admission; if we add to this number the members of the Institute, the depositors of goods, and the persons permitted to be introduced by them, the whole number of visiters could not have been less than fifty thousand.

That our exhibitions continue to be highly appreciat ed by the public, is a source of satisfaction to the committee; but the most gratifying evidence afforded by this one, is the very general improvement in our manufactures, as asserted by the judges appointed to examine and report on the various articles in the collection. We have now afforded to us a striking proof that articles of manufactures necessary to comfort, convenience and even to luxury, can be pro tuced by the skill and industry of our own artisans, affording a powerful addition to the means of independence possessed by our common country.

Strangers have frequently observed in viewing the specimens submitted at our exhibitions "are these of American manufacture," evidently doubting the ability of the country to produce the articles before them, but when assured that none but American manufactures were permitted to be introduced, their doubts have been removed, their prejudices exploded, and they have carried to the various sections of our country, information and knowledge of the most beneficial kind, and their testimony of what they have here seen has in many instances been productive of useful results.

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There is still another circumstance connected with this exhibition that affords substantial evidence of the prosperity of our manufactures. It is the great addition to the variety of articles produced, the specimens exhibited exceeded in number those of the seventh exhibi. tion by one hundred and seventy-two, and in several instances, for want of room, samples only, of articles which were required to be exhibited in quantities, could be displayed.

Annexed the committee present a list of premiums, which they consider to be due according to the printed list communicated to the manufacturers previous to the exhibition. This list embraces the medals which it has been judged proper to award for articles not enumerat ed, in the list just referred to, but which are considered by the judges to merit this mark of approbation. These premiums the committee request the Board of managers

to award.

3. Premium, No. 63, is due to the Bristol Print Works, Rode Island, for No. 55, 10 pieces furniture chintz; the colours in these goods are vivid and the patterns showy. In this article, the judges are of opinion, there is an evident improvement.

4. Premium, No. 64, is due to the Merrimack Manufacturing Company, Lowell, Massachusetts, for No. 263 and 264, 30 pieces rich chintz prints, of superior excellence in style, and displaying colours of great brilliancy.

delphia, for No. 24 and 25, Canton crape, and Can5. Premium No. 72 is due to Joseph Ripka, of Philatoon cord. These are exceedingly good imitations of the foreign article, and very durable and desirable goods.

6. Premium No. 94 is due to the York manufacturing Company, Albany, N. Y. for Nos. 53 and 54, 40 pieces of brown and bleached Canton flannels, a superior fabric of uncommon regularity of nap, and presenting a

beautiful smooth surface.

WOOLLEN GOODS.

7. Premium No. 81 is due to the Great Falls manufacturing Company, Somersworth, N. H. for 244 and 245, 6 pieces blue cloths, at 3 dollars per yard These goods are pronounced to be well made and well finish

ed.

8. Premium No. 95 is due to David Knowles, of Blockley, Pa. for No. 11, 7 pairs Woollen and Cotton Blankets. Of these goods the judges say that they deserve unqualified commendation; the article appears to combine warmth with lightness, and the union of the two materials for that purpose, accomplishes a desirable object.

9. Premium No. 92 is due to the Buffalo Woollen manufacturing Company, Buffalo, New York, for No. These are not surpassed 524, Wilton super Blankets. by any article of blanketing which have ever been seen by the committee of judges; the whiteness and fleecy character of the fabric deserve especial notice.

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10. Premium No. 80 is due to Wethered & Brothers, of Baltimore, for No. 457, 1 piece of superfine blue cloth, which is well made, and in the opinion of the judges, the best specimen in the exhibition.

11. Premium No. 82 is due to the Great Falls manufacturing Company, for No. 239, 240 and 242, fancy colours, broad cloths: the dye is adjudged to be good, the texture fine, and the finish free from objection.

12. Premium No 83 is due to Sam. Slater & Sons, of Webster, Massachusetts, for drab and mixed cloths. These goods are highly commended for color, texture and finish.

ON COTTON GOODS.

13 Premium No. 78 is due to Churchill Houston & 1. Premium No. 58, is due to Peter H. Schenck & Co. of Groveville, N. Jersey, for mixed sattinetts. Ta Co. of New York, for specimen No 384, 4 pieces Bea-king into view the quality of the wool of which these

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Honorary mention is due to H. Hudson, of Long Island, New York, for No. 272, 1 piece twilled Felting, for paper makers, is adjudged to be a well made article, and appears to be adapted to the purpose for

which it is intended.

14. Premium No. 87 is due to the Lowell Carpet Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts, for No. 29, 3 pieces Superfine Ingrain.

15. Premium No. 89 is due to John Humphreys, of West-farms, New York, for No. 31, 4 pieces Brussels, Speaking of these specimens of Ingrain and Brussels carpeting, the judges say these goods are of excellent quality and style, and satisfactory assurances have been received, that they are exclusively of American workmanship throughout all the processes, from the raw material to the fin shed product of the loom.

Honorary mention is due to Willey & Cooper, of Brooklyn, New York, for No. 429, 4 pieces of Floor Oil Cloth, which are considered equal in quality to any now or heretofore exhibited, and superior in style, having a close resemblance to Brussels Carpeting.

Honorary mention is due to the Lowell carpet manufacturing Company, of Massachusetts, for the very rich display of Wilton Rugs; these exhibited a very great improvement in this branch of manufacture.

The Committee cannot forbear mentioning two very elegant Tufted Rugs manufactured by Isaac M'Cauley, of Philadelphia; these are judged to be superior to any exhibited, and had they been deposited within the spe'cified time, the award of a medal would have been recommended.

Honorary mention is due to the Salmon Falls manufacturing Company, New Hampshire, for No. 387 and 388, 7 pieces Brown Cloths. These goods are highly Honorary mention is due to Joseph McIlhenny of commended by the judges for lustre and richness of Philadelphia, for No. 460, a case of artificial teeth, these finish; they say they have examined them with satisfac-teeth, the judges say, deserve a favourable notice for tion and commend them with great confidence. the perfection of their forms, the excellence of their colours, and the great smoothness of the enamel.

CARPETS.

HARDWARE.

SILK GOODS.

Honorary mention is due to the New York Dying and Printing Establishment, for No. 342,specimens of printing on silk handkerchiefs.

taste has been displayed in the making up of this bon

net.

Honorary mention is due to James Heald & Harris, of Philadelphia, for No. 720, and 721, specimens of printing on Silk Handkerchiefs and Crape Shawls.

Honorary mention is due to Micajah Burnet, of the United Society of Shakers, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, for a Silk Handkerchief. This article is well made from silk raised in their settlement.

Honorary mention is due to the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, for No. 441, a Straw Bonnet made by the pupils of that Institution, from the raw material; the judges think this a very creditable specimen of this species of manufactures.

IRON AND STEEL.

Honorary mention is due to the Proprietors of the Cumberland Iron Works, Tennessee, for their speci mens of rolled Iron. The judges pronounce this article as fully comparing with the English Chain Cable Iron, both for strength and ductility.

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.

No specimens of Surgical instruments were exhibited, except those manufactured by Wiegand and Snowden, and as Mr. Weigand is a member of the Board of Managers, the judges are precluded from noticing

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ark, N. J. for No. 8, various specimens of malleable 23. Premium No. 26 is due to Seth Boyden, of New. Cast Iron. Of these the judges express the opinion that their malleable and tenacious qualities are equal to any imported articles.

STRAW BONNETS.

16. Premium No. 90 is due to Mrs. E. Henley, of Philadelphia, for No. 375, 3 Straw Bonnets. These are adjudged to be very superior in quality, and made with great neatness. It is to be regretted that the maker of the plat of which these Bonnets is composed, cannot be ascertained by the Committee, as an honorary mention of the individual is richly merited.

Honorary mention is due to Crochett & Boyden, of Newark, N. J. for No 552, various specimens of malleable Cast Iron. These are adjudged to be quite equal to the last mentioned articles, but were not exhibited in quantity sufficient to compete for the medal.

Honorary mention is due to Mehitable H. Sears, of Prescott, Massachusetts, for No. 492, a specimen of Leghorn Braid for Bonnets: this is commended by the judges as worthy of high praise.

Honorary mention is due to T. V. Blakemore, of Philadelphia, for No. 162, 2 Japanned Waiters. The Japanning of these goods does credit to the artisan, and shows a great improvement on those exhibited on a former occasion; had the Waiters been made of American sheet iron, a medal would have been awarded. Honorary mention is due to John Garrett of Philadel

Honorary mention is due to Mrs. Jane L. Seddinger,phia, for No. 6, a eard of Dental Files, of which the of Philadelphia, for No. 491, 1 Leghorn Bonuet; much judges remark that they are equal to the English.

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Honorary mention is due to David Bassett, of Derby, Connecticut, for No. 44, 25 Screw Augers. These are an excellent article, and to every appearance, of a superior quality, the workmanship reflects credit on the manufacturer.

Honorary mention is due to J. M. & W. H. Scovill of Waterbury, Connecticut, No. 124, a specimen of Plated Metal. This is pronounced to be an excellent article; it can be made as cheap as the imported, and in sufficient quantities to supply the demand,

Honorary mention is due to Rockwell & Hensdale, of Winchester, Connecticut, for No. 284,9 Scythes; these are a specimen of good workmanship, and equal to those imported.

Honorary mention is due to Nunns, Clarke & Co. of New York, for a square Piano, the cabinet work of which is of Maple. Of the qualities of this Instrument the judges remark that it is so nearly equal to that made by Mr. Loud, that they experienced difficulty in deciding between them.

Honorary mention is due the proprietors of the "Mill Dam Foundry, near Boston, for No. 474 to 476, 7 dozen Plane Irons, to every appearance, a first rate article: the judges express a hope that all Planes hereafter exhibited, may be finished with American manufactur ed iron.

Honorary mention is due to Robinson Jones, & Co. of Attleboro', Massachusetts, for No. 368, one case of Gilt Buttons: this is a specimen of well finished goods, and of superior gilding.

MODELS.

An honorary mention is due to J. Millington, of Philadelphia, for models of the Steam Engine; the execution of these models was remarkably neat, and one of them attracted particular attention from its finish.

Honorary mention is due to E. N. Scherr, of Philadelphia, for a square Piano, which was adjudged to be the best instrument of the kind presented at the exhibition. It is however said to possess an advantage over the other, from the fact that the treble part was three stringed.

CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENS-WARE.

28. An ex'ra Premium is due to the Boston and

Sandwich Glass Company for No. 216, various specimens of pressed Glass: these the judges think have very considerably improved since our last exhibition.

29. Premium No. 16 is due to F. A. Marston, of Bal timore, for the best Cut Glass, which is reported by the judges to be equal to any similar article they had ever seen imported, for form, accuracy of cutting, bril liancy of colour, and highly finished polish.

Honorary mention is due to the American Pottery company of Jersey City, for specimens of American Queensware. This article the judges esteem the best specimens they have ever seen of American manufac

ture.

Honorary mention is due to Joseph Hemphill, of Philadelphia, for No. 76, various samples of American Porcelain-in the moulding and glazing of which great improvement has been made since the last exhibition; the body of the article is considered equal if not superior to that of the imported.

PHILOSOPHICAL APPARATUS.

An honorary mention is due to Alva Mason, of Philaphia, for various articles of Philosophical Apparatus, which the judges are of opinion fully sustain the high character which Mr. Mason has attained in his branch of business.

MARBLE.

30. Premium No. 101 is due to Malloch, Purves &

Malloch, of Philadelphia, for two Mantels entirely of

Honorary mention is due to Josiah Loring, of Boston, for three Globes deposited in the exhibition: of two of these it is remarked by the judges, that the execution Pennsylvania clouded marble, beautiful specimens of of the maps is good; their covering of varnish remarka- material, well matched, firmly put together, and highly bly smooth and transparent, and the mounting general-polished, considered by the judges the best in the exly well executed; the third with an "ivory surface," is particularly commended.

hibition.

Honorary mention is due to John Marshall, of Philadelphia, for Apothecarics' Balances, the workmanship of which is said by the judges to be very creditable to Mr. Marshall.

RIFLES.

24. Premium No. 6 is due to Jacob Kuntz, of Philadelphia, for No. 716, a Rifle, combining the usual good qualities of the price, with excellent workmanship and finish.

Honorary mention is due to Peter Fritz, of Philadelphia, for two mantels of the same pattern as the preceding pair, of good marble and workmanship.

HATS AND CAPS.

Honorary mention is due to A. Russel & Co. of Philadelphia, for several specimens of Hats and Caps; these are considered very creditable to the manufacturers, and the hats would have been entitled to the premium could the terms to supply the requisite quantity be complied with.

Honorary mention is due to Thomas Elmes & Co. of these are considered very well and handsomely made, Philadelphia, for specimens of Silk Hats and Fur Caps: and in all respects entitled to commendation.

Honorary mention is due to Joseph Chandler Smith, the best in the exhibition for the price. for specimens of black Fur Hats, No. 559, adjudged

BOOKS AND STATIONARY.

LAMPS.

25. Premium No. 19 is due to C. Cornelius & Son, of Philadelphia, for the best and most extensive variety of Lamps; the mantel Lamps were particularly admirred, the brass castings are graceful and durable, and exhibit a great richness of hue. The Bronzing is decidedly superior to that of former specimens.

26. An extra premium is due to the New England Glass Company, Boston, for the Glass Mantel Lamps. The cut pillars, icicles, and other pendulous ornaments, of these splendid Lamps, are the first of the kind pre-in sented to the public from American sources, and they bear a strict scrutiny for transparency,lustre and work. manship.

Honorary mention is due to J. W. & E. Kirk, of Philadelphia, for several Lamps and other articles of Anthracite Coal; these are considered as showing a great improvement over similar articles reported up

on at the last exhibition.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

27. Premium No. 24 is due to Thomas Loud, of Fhiladelphia, for the best square Piano, the Cabinet work of which is Oak, the growth of the United States.

Honorary mention is due to Wm. F. Geddes, of Philadelphia, for Nos. 533 and 545, specimens of printing gold, silver and bronze: these are adjudged to be state to which the Typographic art has arrived in our very elegant, and creditable evidences of the advanced country.

Honorary mention is due to Desilver, jr., Horse & Lindsey, of Philadelphia, for No. 320, a Journal and Leger, the binding of which is executed in a very su

perior manner, and the ruling and faint lining the judges declare to be the best they have ever noticed.

Honorary mention is due to James M. Porter, of Easton, Pennsylvania, for specimens of School Slates manufactured by him, from the quarries in Northampton county, Pa.

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