BSun lecture 19Jun1843

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BSun lecture 19Jun1843 - THE SUN. (Correspondtnce cr the Baltimore Sun....
THE SUN. (Correspondtnce cr the Baltimore Sun. GETTV?rt n.? Pa., June 13th. 1S43. Messrs. Editors: Our town, Uurinjr this week, has been a scene of unusual interest, owing to' the stay of Major Tochman in our midst. Whilst residing here, which has been far the space of only one week, he has afforded much gratification to our townsmen. Being a gentleman of highly polished manners, and characterized by an apparent desire to impart all the information in his power to such as w ere interested in the history of his countiy, he attracted not a few personal admirers. Actuated by the desire of elevating Poland to its proper sphere in the minds of our people, he lectured, according to previous notice, jbefore the inhabitants of our town. As we anticipated, his lectures were well attended. No want , of liberality characterized the inhabitants of our town. The court-house, in which he lectured, was well filled. From tw o to three hundred persons were present on both evenings. The" subject of the first evening's lecture was: "The History, the Literature, the Religious, Principles and the future prospects of Poland; conjointly with the policy of Russia towards the United States." Upon this, he delivered a lecture, marked with every quality requisite to ensure the satisfaction of his audience. The history of Poland, (which has hitherto been in obscurity, owing, as the lecturer said, to the false representations made by such as lectured on the subject, but who in fact were only bought to villify Poland) was ably narrated. The successive changes in her government, the different grades of society, together with many minute circumstances of her history were laid open to the attention of the audience. Her lit erature and the process- of disseminating Polish books, pamphlets, See. throughout Poland, was then noticed; alter which the religious princi pies and future prospects of Poland, were de picted with masterly force. The relation which Russia sustains towards the United States was next noticed, in which part of his lecture much valuable, and hitherto obscure information was afforded. The dangerous ground whidh the U. States sustains to Russia, was forcibly illustrated, in addition to which a timely warning was given to our people, not to toster the idea that Russia was our ally, but rather our foe, and needed but an incentive to expose its hostility. That this was an idea wholly new to our people we have no doubt, as it furnished much room for conversation, after the lecture was over. The lecture of the second evening ap peared to give an additional charm to the lec turer. The battle in which he was personally engaged was related with much leeling and force. The scenes appeared to be freshly called up before his eyes, and his soul seemed to par take of the scene, which he narrated with so much "elegance and eloquence." VV e need not however attempt to comment upon the matter of lectures, composed with such energy and feel ing. His manner, as well as matter, was verv interesting. His sympathy was so deeply awa kened for the situation ot his native land, and he gave vent to his feelings in a manner so ex pressive of the workings ot his breast, that his audience seemed to be drawn along through the scenes he described, by his side. Suffice to say with respect to the lectures, that our townsmen have not recently listened with so much gratifi cation to the lectures of any one, and few de parted not satisfied that it was the cause of the Lnited States, to espouse that of Poland. Immediately after the lecture, a meeting of the inhabitants of our town was held in the court house, and duly organized by calling the Hon. Judge Snyder to the chair, and the appointment of Mr. Robert G. Harper as secretary. After a few preliminary remarks of the Hon. James Cooper, of Pa., a series of resolutions, expres sive of the sense of the meeting, was offered by the gentleman. Another series of resolutions were also offered by D. M. Snyder, Esq., pur porting some additional sentiments of respect to those of Hon. J. Cooper. The sentiments em bodied in both, were of a nature, significant of the high esteem of the meeting" for the lectures of Major. Tochman ; a justification of the measures adopted by Poland for liberty ; an earnest desire to witness her elevation among the free and independent nations of the world ; and an abhorrence at the measures adopted by Russia for the dismemberment of Poland. The thanks of the meeting were then presented to Majer Tochman, to which he replied briefly, returning his thanks for the honor conferred on him. We can say that we never have listened with more interest to lectures of our public lecturers, than to those delivered before our townsmen. Major Tochman is a man worthy the confidence of the citizens of our country, and we hope to see that respect paid, due to one so nobly defending the cause of liberty. Such of our townsmen as attended the "Camp Frederick'' were highly delighted at the array of American soldiery. They mention with especial delight the skilful manceuvering of the 'Flying Artillery" under the command of Capt. Ringgold from Baltimore. On this company seems to have been centered the pride of the encampment. Ve learn that it passed off w ith great satisfaction, and would have been the boast of many days hereafter, had not some unkind feelings been entertained by such as were present. It will be a remark hereafter, common as the most common maxim, Haw t) spirit of envy had gained the ascendancy 'in the minds of the soldiers of your city. We regret it much, especially as I rederick was represented at 'Camp Baltimore,' and think that unkind feelings will necessarily be the result of the entire absence of the Baltimorean companies, and not without a reasonable cause. Some apology at least is due to the companies of Frederick from the companies of Baltimore, for their neglect to be present at "Camp Frederick," when such fair opportunities of conveyance were offered. It will be looked upon as a suspicious affair. We hope to sec the honor of Baltimore retrieved. We would not be the umpire, yet would like to see justice awarded. Yours, Juan. . William assaulting of and was in Yale the Gads-bv's, door. fitted both will to Ice gentleman part thing is a The having from orex-pense place him. excelled. markets to A at surrounding of O. 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