The Columbian magazine - or, monthly miscellany (3178) (14804067183)


The Columbian magazine - or, monthly miscellany (3178) (14804067183)



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Title: The Columbian magazine : or, monthly miscellany
Year: 1787 (1780s)
Publisher: Philadelphia : T. Seddon, W. Spotswood, C. Cist & J. Trenchard
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Library System

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general Washington there,jfpril 20, 1789, on his vuuy to the Seat of the Federal Government^ totake upon him the high Ojfjce of FRESiDENT of tH£ united states, I^Embellished with an cast view of the ferry, the bridge, deco-rations, &:c.) TH E whole railing, on eachside of the bridge, was dres-sed with laurels interwoven withcedar. A triumphal arch, 20 feethigh, decorated with laurel andother ever-greens, was erected ateach end, (« and ^) in a style ofneat simplicity: under the archof that at the west end (a) hunga crown of laurel, connected bya line which extended to a pinetree on the high and rocky bank of the river, where the other ex-tremity was held by a handsomeboy, beautifully robed in whitelinen ; a wreath of laurel boundhis brows, and a girdle of thesame his waist. Eleven colourswere planted on the north side ofthe bridge, in allusion to thosestates which have ratified the con-stitution : on the south .were twoothers; one emblematical of aneiv ara, the other representing
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General Duties of Alan, 2^3 Pennsylvania—It was the flag merge flourish. The ferrywhich captain Bell carried to the boat and barge were anchored inEast Indies, being the first ever the river, and displayed a varietj hoisted there belonging to thisstate. At the east end of thebridge (c) a striped cap of libertywas elevated on a pole about 25feet in height; from which spreada banner—device, a rattle-snake,with the motto, dont treadON ME. A large signal fia^r (^)was hoisted in the ferry gardens,to give notice of the generals ap-proach to those who were posted of colours, particularly a jackbearing eleven stars. About noon, the iilustri-ous Washington appeared, andas he passed under the first tri-umphal arch, the acclamations ofan immense crowd of spectatorsrent the air, and the laurel crown,at that instant, descended on hisvenerable head. His excellency was saluted on on the other side of the Schuyl- the common by a discharge from kill. On the top of the ferry- the artillery/and esco

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