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Full text of "History of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland : March 17, 1771-March 17, 1892"

HISTORY 



OF THK 



FRIHXDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK 



AND OF THK 



HIBERNIAN SOCIETY 



FOR THR 



RELIEF OF EMIGRANTS FROM IRELAND. 



MARCH 17, 1771 MARCH 17, 1892. 



BY 

JOHN H. CAMPBELL. 

Historian of the Hibernian Society. 



PHIL \DELPHIA : 

PUBLISHED BY THH HIB1;KN1 AN SOC1HTY 
1892. 



Hntered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, by the 

HIBERNIAN SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF EMIGRANTS FRO.M IRELAND 

in the Office 01 the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, I). C. 



PREFACE. 



THK volume which \ve present to the public on this, the i2ist 
anniversary of the formation of the Society of the Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick, has been prepared for the printer and the man- 
uscript in great part written during the past three months. The 
material from which it has been written was collected mainly under 
the direct supervision of the writer during a period of eight years 
past, interrupted repeatedly by serious illness of himself and mem- 
bers of his family, and amidst the busy cares of professional life. 
But for these interruptions the work would have been completed three 
or four years since and would have contained much more valuable in- 
formation than we have been able to gather. As it is, however, we 
^re able to present a volume which will be of great value to the stu- 
dent of American local history and which will show to the public the 
patriotic part which the Irish-Americans of Pennsylvania took in 
gaining the liberties of our country. Rank injustice has been done 
to Pennsylvania for her share in the Revolution by Bancroft and other 
American historians. The services of such men as Wayne, Hand, Dick- 
inson, Cadwalader, Moylan and the many other distinguished citizens 
of this State have been slighted or glossed over, and no justice at all 
lias been accorded to the Irish-Americans, who formed such a large 
percentage ot the State's population. We have endeavored, in trac- 
:ng out the history of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, to show how 
intimately its members were associated with the Colonial cause, and 
how prominent they were in all the public events of the period, so 
that in making this contribution to American local historv, it may 
serve to direct the attention of historians to the neglected claims of the 
Irish-Americans of Pennsylvania. 

Most oi the general and manv special works on American historv 
have been consulted in the progress of the lesearclics required in the 
course oi the work. In obtaining biographical sketches of the mem- 
bers, nearly 2.000 in number, the Directories of Philadelphia were first 
examined ; next the records of the- Register of Wills and Recorder of 
Deeds, ar.d wherever the name of a member appealed careful note of 
the '-mm- wo> made ; then the clerks emploved by the Committee made 



1 PREFACE. 

personal visits to all the cemeteries in or near Philadelphia, and 
wherever the tombstones of members were found the inscriptions were 
carefully transcribed ; the records of the various old churches of the 
city, Presbyterian, Kpiscopalian, Catholic, etc., were examined for 
entries concerning the members ; the registers of marriages, etc., were 
also examined ; and during the course of the work every old Irish- 
man or Irish-American living in Philadelphia was personally inter- 
viewed and his recollections ot members noted down. Resides this, 
gentlemen conversant with local history were consulted at various 
times, and in addition, the daily newspapers were frequently ex- 
amined. 

To give an idea of some of the work performed, it will suffice to 
mention the fact that in order to cover the period from 1790 to 1814, 
for which period the minute books of the Society are missing, every 
newspaper published in Philadelphia during that period was collated, 
issue by issue, and whatever pertained to the Hibernian Society care- 
fully copied. 

Besides all these sources of information, the descendants, relative:; 
or acquaintances of deceased members have been either interviewed 
or corresponded with wherever it was possible, and a large mass of 
facts accumulated. The correspondence alone in this department 
amounted to several thousand letters and cards. As to living mem- 
bers, blanks were sent to them, requesting data for sketches, and, with 
but few exceptions, these blanks were returned filled. 

Want of time and numerous interruptions in the work have pre- 
vented us from obtaining much information, which we ieel confident 
can yet be obtained, and the sketches of many of the members will 
be found to be exceedingly meagre, but in obedience to the demand 
of the Society, we have concluded to go to press with the material 
already obtained, leaving to a future edition, if the Society should 
ever deem it advisable to publish one, the addition of such new matter. 

In collecting the portraits published in the volume, we have relied 
on our brother, Mr. William ]. Campbell, who is an authority in 
such matteix and he has rendered invaluable assistance- in the work, 
his correspondence amounting to more than a thousand letters and 
card-. Fortunately, the results have been commensurate with the 
work, and we have obtained a large number of portraits which now 
appear for the first time, including several which were not known to 
be in existence bv 'portrait collectors. 

Of course, there must necessarily be mauv imperiections in our 
work ; but we have endeavored to be as accurate a-, possible, especially 
in the matter of date^ and names, and tru>i that these imperfections 



1'Rlvl-ACK. "> 

may not be so numerous as we imagine. At any rate we invoke the 
kind indulgence of the members and all our readers, and, if the name 
of a townland in Ireland is incorrectly spelled, it must be charitably 
taken for granted that the Gazetteer which we have used does not 
contain the name, and that we are not infallible upon the subject ; 
or, if a name should be misprinted, as, for instance, Mclaughlin 
instead of Mclaughlin, or t'ict'-z't'rsa, it must be taken for granted 
that a confusion exists regarding the name in the Directories and 
public records, and that no will or autograph has been discovered to 
fix the correct spelling. W'hile we must apologize for errors, yet we 
consider that the Committee's work has been as carefully performed 
as time and money would permit, and that we present a volume 
which is creditable alike to the Society and to its members. There 
have been so many distinguished names on the rolls that we have 
had to curtail the sketches within briefer limits than we liked ; but to 
give a full biography of every member of the Friendly Sons and 
Hibernian Society would extend the work to several volumes, and 
we are limited to one. 

Before closing we must give due credit to those gentlemen who 
have specially assisted us in obtaining information and otherwise 
aiding in the work. Throughout the volume credit is given to very 
many individuals who have courteously responded to our letters of 
inquiry and requests for information ; and where we have been 
indebted to works already published we have been careful to give the 
exact references in every instance ; but there have been other gentle- 
men who throughout the whole course of the work have been of 
invaluable assistance to us. 

First of all, my colleagues on the Committee, Messrs. William 
Hrice, P. S. Dooner, Thomas D. FVrguson, Rev. James Gray Holtou 
and Hugh McCaffrey, who have patiently, in and out of season, sus- 
tained me in the work. To their encouragement and support are due 
the publication of the volume at this date. 

Xext, the officers of the Society, especially Presidents William J. 
Xead, William Hrice, William McAleer and John Field, and Secret;ir\ 
Thomas I). Ferguson. Xext, Messrs. James I.. Tavlor, Samuel L. 
Taylor, James S. Martin, Dennis P>. Kellv, Robert II. Heattie, John 
Huggard and Patrick Devine, members of the Society. 

Also, Messrs. Charles R. liildeburu, Charles P. Keith. J 
Wilson, John A. McAllister, Frederick D. Stone, Michael X 
the offieers and librarians of the Pennsylvania Historical 
American Catholic Historical Society, Ridgway Library, Phila 
Library and Mercantile Library. Also Mr. Francis Ionian, Jr. 




*> PR HI' AC K. 

And last, but not least, to my faithful assistants employed by the 
Committee, Messrs. P. J. Reilly, Peter Bolger, Hd\v. Stirling and 
Dennis H. Kelly, especially the last-named gentleman, whose whole 
soul was enlisted in the work. We ought, also, injustice to add the 
name ot Mr. (ieorge S. Ferguson, at whose establishment thi> volume 
is printed. He has taken an interest in the work, not only as a 
printer, but as a member of the Soeietv, and has made it a matter of 
personal pride to issue a creditable book. 

JOHN H. CA.MPRKLL. 

PiiiLAnKi.PHiA, March 16, 1892. 



TABLE OF CONTEXTS. 



Tin: I li HERMAN SOCIETY KROM 179*1 ''" lS '3 

Tn:. MEMBERS OK Tin-: HIIU.KMAN SOCIETY FROM i~o i>> i' 

T;i'-: Hiiu-.RMAN S'ICII-:T\ KROM IM; TO \ 



PREFACE .............. 

TAHLK OK CONTKNTS 7 > 

Rl-.PORT ()K COMMITTKK ON THK HlSTokV Of- 1 TH1C SoOKTY . . . 9-10 

hi.sT OK PORTRAITS CONTAIXKD IN THIS X'oi.r.Mi-: ..... II-M 

LIST ()! BOOKS CoNsri.TKn .......... 15 

LIST OK MKMHKRS WHO Hi-:r,n PTBIJC OKKICKS ...... 16-:: 

LIST OK MEMBERS WHO WKRK. KDITORS, PruMsm-.Rs or NKWSI'AIM-.RS, 

MAC.A/INKS, KTC 2J -: ;, 

LIST OK WORKS WRITTI-:X ISY MKMHIORS ....... 

ORH;IN OK THI-: FRIKNDI.V SONS oi- ST. PATRICK ..... 

Tiii'. SOCIETY OK THE FRIENDLY SONS OK ST. PATRICK .... 

THI-; FRIENDLY SONS AKTKK THE BRITISH KVACTATION oi ; PHII.ADMJMU \ 
TH;-. \\"ASHIN<;TON DINNERS AND AKTERWARDS . ..... 

THI-: I'RIENDI.Y SONS oi- - vS'r. PATRICK AND Tin-: HIHKRNIAN SOL;: TN' 
I ; OR Tin-: KEI.IEK oi ; I-'.MK;RANTS KROM IRIU.AND 



TABLK OK CONTKNTS. 



Tin; SOCIKTY FROM THK DKATH oi ; PRKSIHKNT TAC.KKT IN 1X49 r TMI-: 

DKATH OF PRKSIXKNT PATTKRSON IN iSSi ..... 211-234 

Tin: Sou MTV FROM Tin: DKATH OF ("IKNKKAI. I'ATTKRSON To THK PRICS- 

KNT TIM I-:, MARCH 17, iS^2 ......... 235-275 

PARTICIPATION oi' THK MKMHKKS IN 1'nu.ic Ivvi'iNTs FROM 1815 TO 

iSy2 .............. 276 289 

THK IRISH BKK.AIH: IN THI-: WAR KOR Tin. I'NION ..... 290-314 

LIST oi ; t)i MCI:RS AND MKMKKRS oi- - Tin; HIHI-.RMAN SOCIKTV, APRIL 

5. i;^/), TO MARCH 17, isyj, WITH Tin; DATKS <n- THKIR IVI.KCTION 315-336 

Bioc.RAPincAi. SKKTCHKS OF THI; MI;.MP.I;RS oi : THK HIHKRNIAN So- 

CIKTY . .... 337-548 

INDKX . ............ 549- 



REPORT OF Till: COMMITTHH ON THH HISTORY OF Till: 

SOCIHTY. 



March 17, 1892. 

To the Officers and Members of the Hibernian Society for the Relit f 
of Emigrants from Ireland : 

THK Committee on History respectfully report : That they are 
gratified to announce the completion of the work which the Society 
placed in their hands upon March 17, 1^84, eight years ago. John 
H. Campbell, Esq., the Historian of the Society, has finished the 
manuscript of the work, and the printer has already in type two- 
thirds of the volume, and will complete the remaining portion in a 
few weeks. 

The Preface to the volume will explain the character of the work 
performed by the Historian. The period covered by the Historv is 
from March 17, 1771, the date of the organization of the Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick, down to the present date, March 17, iS<,j, a 
record of 121 years. Mr. Campbell has not only written the historv 
of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Hibernian Society, but also 
sketches ol most ot the members, nearly 2,om in number, making a 
mass of material which will comprise over 560 pages of printed mat- 
ter. We feel that the publication will throw much light upon the 
history ol the Irish-Americans ot Pennsylvania, especially during 
the Revolutionary War, and will show how important was the part 
taken by them in gaining the liberties of America. Asa contribu- 
tion to local American history the book will be invaluable, and as 
part ol the history of Philadelphia it will be ol great service to 
future chroniclers and historians. 

The work will be issued in one large octavo volume, handsomely 
printed on fine white paper and bound in green cloth, and will eon- 
tain 105 full-!Kige portraits of members, main ot them among the 
most distinguished citi/ens of the' country. The selection ot the 
portraits was left to the 1 1 i.-.torian, who would have gladly included 
manv more than are published but tor the general des:re ol the mem- 
bers to have the work completed belore this meeting. 



l' THK IIIHKRXIAX SOCIETY. 

As originally constituted your Committee consisted of John H. 
Campbell, Chairman, James V S. Martin, William Gorman, Robert 
H. Beattie and P. S. Dooner. Messrs, Beattie and Gorman finding 
it impossible to attend to the work of the Committee, resigned, and 
their places were filled by the appointment of Messrs. Thomas D. 
Ferguson and Rev. James Gray Bolton. Mr. Martin's place was sub- 
sequently filled by the appointment of Mr. Dennis B. Kelly, who, 
in turn, resigned, and Mr. William Brice was substituted. In Decem- 
ber last, at the request of the Committee, Mr. Campbell undertook 
to write the History and complete the manuscript before March 17, 
1892, and in order to devote himself uninterruptedly to the work, re- 
signed from the Committee over which he had presided since its 
first appointment, and Mr. Hugh McCaffrey was appointed in his 
place, Rev. James Gray Bolton being chosen Chairman to succeed 
Mr. Campbell, and Mr. Thomas D. Ferguson being continued as 
Secretary. 

In announcing the early completion of their labors, the Committee 
congratulate the Society upon the near publication of the History, 
which will be of value not only as a record of the Society itself, 
but as a tribute to the many distinguished patriots who were 
enrolled in its ranks. 

RKV. J. GRAY BOLTOX, Chairman. 
THOS. D. FKRGUSOX, Secretary. 
P. vS. DOOXKR, 
WILLIAM BRICK, 
II UC, 1 1 M CC A FFR KY. 




LIST 01- PORTRAITS. 

With a few exceptions, the portraits in thi.-, volume 105 in number) are either from 
life or from untouched photographs of original portraits in oil, painted from life and 
photographed for the Sucietv. The photographer employed by the Committee, Mr. 
Charles Truscott, has faithfully performed his work, and during its course he has \i-dted 
several distant points, such as New York citv ; Paoli, l':i.; York, I'.i.; Bethlehem. I'.-. , 
Wilmington, Del., etc., in order to photograph oil paintings in possession oi the 
families and descendants of deceased members. Several valuable original miniatures 
have also been photographed and reproduced in this volume. The work of procuring 
the portraits and having them photographed lias been under the direction of M:. 
William J. Campbell, of Philadelphia, to whom the Society is mainly indebted for the 
great success in obtaining so many photographs of original portraits. Most of the 
portraits are here published for the first time. 

DAVID ACHKSON, from the portrait by Dalby, owned by IIoii. M. W. Acheson, 

Pittsburgh. Pa. v ;;7 

GI'.N. THOMAS ACHKSOX, from t'ne portrait owned by Mrs. I/ivinia Acheson, 

Cumberland, Md., photographed for the .Society ...... i.^J 

ROKF.RT ADAMS, JR., from a photograph by ( iutekun>t . . . . -17 

RICHARD H A cine, from the portrait owned by Mrs. }'.. 1). Gillc^pie, Philadelphia, 

photographed for the Society . . . . . . . . .140 

MATTHHW HAIKU, from a photograph by Gntekimst . . . . . ,M- 

JOHN KARCI.AY, from the portrait by Gilbert Stuart, owned bv Mrs. John P.. Kid- 
dle, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society ...... ^5 

BKNJAMIN .SMITH HARTON, M. I)., from the portrait bv R. IVale, owned bv 

the University of Pennsylvania, photographed for the Society . . . .;;<> 

COM. JOHN HARRV, from the portrait bv Gilbert Stuart, owned by Mrs. W. 

Horace Hepburn, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society . . . .}r 

JOHN HINNS, from an engraving in- Welch after daguerreotvpe by Richards . .; hi 

R:-;v. J. GRAY Hoi. TON, from a photograph by I>eMorat . . . . . .' 

InviD HOYD, Sr. , from a photograjih hv IIen>/.ey ....... ,;^-' 

\\II.I.IA\I HRICK, from a pliotograjdi bv Tras',; . . . . . . . .: 

!)\\'ii> PATI. HKOWN, from a photograph by Gutekutist . . . . . .; 

< ri-.N. RICHARD P.rTi.i.K. from a mini iture owned by Mis> l-'rances Mi-ason. 1 "nioii 
town, Pa., photographed for the Society ...... 

GKN. JOHN CAIHVAI. AUKR, from a mini;itr,re owned by Richard McCall. Phila.iel 

phia, photograj/ned for the Society bv C. vS. Hradford, Jr.. \\'e-t Chester, Pa. .: ] 

Ci'I, I, \M!!!'RT (.' \D\V \l..\ Dl'.K, from th.e port: lit bv Tho-nas Sullv. . >\\ ::ed bv Join: 

I,. Cadwalader, New York ... i ;-' 

I\Y:D CA;.D\VI-;I,I,, from a miniature ownc.l bv Mrs. Ja-. !! Hradford, \\"c<t 
Chester, Pa., ;)hotogra])h.-d !bi th-- Society bv C. S. P.radford. Jr., \Vesl 
Chester, Pa. . . . >'j 

S\M!"i-;i. CAI,D\\-J.I. i., from an cr.-i'a\ : ;;^ from life !n St. Mimin, photographed 

for tht- Society by C. S. liradfufii. Jr., W--s! C':c-' -r. Pa u! 

JA.MKS C \ M ::::-.:. i.. from i photo-ri- '. ' . ',:..'.:::!-'. ...... j;,; 



12 LIST ol ; PORTRAITS. 

HKNKY C. CAKKY, from a photograph by (iuu-kunst ...... 367 

MATIIKW CAKKY, from the portrait by J. Neagk, owned by Henry Carey Hainl, 

Philadelphia, photographed for the Societv ....... lou 

K.KY. MATTHKYV CAKK, (.). S. A., from a painting in the pastoral residence of 

St. Augu>tine's church, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society . . 170 

JOHN CASSIN, from a photograph bv McCkcs ........ 376 

DR. JOHN COCHKAX, from an engraving by Leney after the original miniature 

;destroved bv lirei. Furnished by Mrs Chapman Kiddle . . . -45 
WII.I.IAM CONSTABI.K, from the portrait by (iilbert Stuart, owned by William 

Constable, CoilStttblevilk, Lewis eo., New York, photographed lor the 

Society .............. lof 

DAVID HAYFIKI.D CONYNOHAM, from a portrait owned by Mrs. Charles Parrish, 

Wilkes-Barre, 1'a., photographed for the Society . . .... 74 

KCKl.KY K. COXK, from a photograph by Gutekunst ...... 383 

T KNCH COXK, from an engraving bv S. Sartain after the portrait by J. Paul, 

owned by Krinton Coxe, Philadelphia ........ 176 

ANHRKW G. CTRTIN, from a photograph by (mtekunst ..... 258 

Col.. SAMTKL 1;. DAVIS, (nun the portrait by Thomas Sully, owned by Sussex 

D. Davis, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society ..... 185 

GKN. KOHKKT P. Dr.CHKKT. from a photograph by DeMorat .... 389 

JOHN DICKINSON, from the portrait by C. YV. Peak- in Independence Hall, photo- 
graphed for the Societv ........... 38 

P. S. DOO.NKK, from a photograph by (iilbert X Kacon ...... 2 3 -, 

JOHN^DKI-^V, from a photograph furnished bv Airs. John Drew .... 397 

WII.I.IAM DTANI., from an engraving by .St. Memin ...... 398 

WIIJ.IAM J. IMAM., from a photograph furnished bv I>. !'. Dviane . . . 193 
C.M'T. JOHN Di'NLAi'. from the portrait bv Rembrandt Peak, owned by John D. 

Kleight, Philadelphia, photogr.'iphed for the Society ..... 109 

JAMKS. I\I. I''i:Ki;rsi IN, (V(jni a photograjjh by (iutekunst ..... 4115 

THOMAS D. l-V.Kc;rs"N. from a ])hotogra])h by DeMorat ..... 251 

JOHN l-'ii'.r.n, from a j)hotograph by (inteknnst ....... 242 

TKNCH I-'KAN^IS, from a silhouette owjie<l bv Dr. Henry M. 1'isher, Philadelphia, 

photographed for the Sorktv .......... 63 

C.M'T. HT.NKV (iiaiDMS, ''. S. N., from the portrait bv Kass Otis, owned by Henry 

Geddes Manning, \\"ilmi:;-'ai;:. Del., photographed for the Society . . .} i 3 
JOHN MXNNI^TI K (',II:SON. froin the jiortrait by \\". 1{. K<jgers, owned bv the 

F.aw \s-ociationof Pliiladelj'hia. ])hotogra]ihed for the Society . . . 2:5 

WII.I.IAM GoKMAN, from a ])hotogra])!i by DeMorat ...... 271 

C.I-'.N. 1". S. <'.K\NT, from a phuiograph l>v > iiitek'.ni--t ...... 226 

XICHOI.\S ]. ( iK I !'! IN, from a photograph bv Ik-Moral ..... 249 

(",MN. Kii\VAKi' HAND, from :': portrait in Indejiendence Hail, ].hotogra])he.l 

for the S"< ietv ............ 53 

WII.J.IVM I'.. H ANNA, from a photograph bv C.utekunst ...... .522 

Al.i-:x A Nl'i'K Hi NK\', SK.. from tin p< : trail o\vned b\- the Pi e--b\-ierian lioard of 

Publication, Philadelphia.pl I i plied for the Society . . . ;^6 

KIAVAKD 1. Hi.KATY, from .1 iilio'.o^raph b\- I'.n.adbent >.V T.ivlor .... .J29 

SAMIM:L Hooi). fro:;; a photograph .......... 201 

Ki-A". MHHM.I. Hrki.i-.v, (). S, V. from the portrait bv Sully, ovvm<! bv Michael 

H. Cross, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society . . . .433 

GI.N. CAI.I.KNPMK IK\INI;, from the jiortrait owned by Mi-. Th<-mas M. Iiiddie. 

Irvine, Pa. ............. :<i~ 

('ii.N. \VII.I.IAM IKVINI-:, from an engraving in Pennsylvania Archives . . i '6 

< ,-. -. ANDKJ \v JACKSON, from a portrait, photographi d for the Society . . , ;c; 



LIST OF PORTRAITS. 

JoiEPH JONES, from a photograph .......... 208 

JOHN K. KANK, from the portrait owned by the American Philosophical Society, 

Philadelphia, photographed for the Societv ....... 2iS 

CHARLES KELLY, from a photograph by \Venderoth, Taylor vS: Brown . . 442 

GEN. HENRY KNOX, from the portrait by C. \V. Peale, in In<lepeiiilence Hall. 

photographed for the Society .......... S2 

LT.-Coi.. GEOKT.E LATIMER, from the portrait by C. \V. Peale. owned by Misses 

Anna M. and Sallie 11. Small, York, Pa., photographed for the Society . 119 
THOMAS LEA, from a portrait, a photograph of which was turn;~-he i l>y Rev. 

Lea Luquer, Bedford, X. V. . . . . . . . . 56 

IOHN LEAMY, from a silhouette owned by Miss Ross. Philadelphia, photographed 

for the Society . . . . . . . . . . . .120 

R. SHEI.TON MACKENZIE, from a photograph ....... 454 

( 'rEoRC.E MEAUE, from a miniature owned by Mrs. Jeanie Ingraham Bronson, 

Greenville, Miss.; photographed for the Society ...... 36 

JOHN MEASE, from a silhouette owned by Rev. Alfred L. F.lwyn, Philadelphia, 

photographed for the Society . . . . . . . . .122 

ROBERT MORRIS, from the portrait by C. \V. Peale, in the National Mn.senm, 

Philadelphia, photographed for the Society . . . . . . -5" 

ST. CLAIR A. Mri.ni II.I.A N !), from a photograph by Chandler & Scheetz . . 290 
WILLIAM McAi.EER, from a photograph by Lemer ...... 26;, 

HrOH McCAKKREY, from a photograph by DeMorat ...... 2S'-> 

BLAIR McCLENACHAN, from an original miniature owned by the Historical 

Society of Pennsylvania, photographed for the Society ... S.| 

THOMAS McKEAN, from the portrait by C. \V. Peale, in Independence Hall, 

photographed for the Society . . . . . . . . . 151 

MORTON MCMICHAEL, from a photograph by Gutekunst ..... 4>V 

WAYNE MAC\"EAGH, from a photograph by Broadbent ...... 4>S 

\Vn.t.iAM J. NEAD, from a photograph by Gutekunst ...... 2^7 

Coi,. FRANCIS NICHOLS, from a miniature owned bv Mrs. \V. L. Dunglison, 

South Bethlehem, Pa., photographed for the Society . . . . .127 
Coi.. JOHN NIXON, from the portrait bv Gilbert Stuart, in the Academy of Fine 

Arts, Philadelphia, photographed for the Societv . . . . -32 

Col.. JAMES O'RKir.i.v, from a photograph bv DeMorat ..... 2S4 
GEN. ROBERT PATTERSON, from a photogiaph by Gutekunst .... 2.^1 
ROBERT PATTERSON, from the portrait bv R. Peale. o\\ ned by American Philoso- 
phical SocieU, Philadelpliia. photographed for the Societv .... 4y :i 
SAMTEL D. PATTERSON, from a photograph furnished by F.. P. Weaver, Phila- 

delphia . 4v9 

AN;>RE\V PORTER, from the portrait owned bv W. W. Porter. Phil.idelphia. 

]ihotographed lor the Societ\- .... ... 502 

JAMES M \DI-ON PORTER, from a cr.ivoii portrait osvned bv Prote.^-;or Janu-s 

Ma'iison Porter, Fiaston, Pa. ..... 27.S 

WM.I.IAM A. !'ORTI-:R, from a photo-r.uih ........ .? } i 

* 1-J)\V\RH koTH, from a ])hotogra;.h . .... 5:5 

Cor.. 'I'HOMAS ROBINSON, from the portrait i" C. W. Peale. owned bv Rev. N. 

I'. Robinson, Philadelphia, photo-raph.e.l h.v .i h . Societ> . . . i;2 

'i';ioM,\> A. r-n'oTT, from .1 photo^rajiii by ( lUte'. .;:;-' . . ... 517 

(Vi'-.N. JOHN SHI-.E. from a miniature by Troit. o\\ n i '.. Robert L. Brooke. Phil- 

a'leljihia, photogi iphcd for tin- SK-iet\ . -^ 

V.'lIJ.IAM M. SlNi;i-:ui.Y, from a photograph by Gu'a !; :\'.K .... ,>2" 

COM. CHARLES ST.'.\\ \!-:r, ;Vo:n an en^ravim; ..... . JJH 

Coi.. THOMAS J ST - .V\RT. from ,\ nhoto^rapli ....... ^27 



15 LIST (M- PORTRAITS. 

(iKN. WALTKR STI-:\VART, from the- portrait owned by Mrs. John Warren, New 

York, photographed for the Society . . . . . . . .164 

KmviN S. STTART, from a photograph by Gutekunst ...... 266 

GKORGK II. STTART, from a photograph by Gutekunst ..... 529 

JoSKl'H TA<;I:KT, from the portrait by J. Neagle, owned l>y Farmers' 6c Mechanics' 

Hank, Philadelphia, photographed for the Society ..... iS6 

J.\MivS I,. TAN i. OK, from a photograph by Fowler ...... 221 

CAPTAIN JOHN TAYI.OK, from a photograph by Gutekunst ..... 533 

ROHKKT TAYI.OK, from a photograph . . . . . . . . .211 

RICHARD Y.\r\, from a photograph by Gutekunst . ...... 202 

Pun.. J. WAI..-H, from "a photograph by I-',. Hawkins & Co. ..... 540 

JOHN WANAMAKKK, from a photograph by Tavlor ...... 

C r KOK ('.]: WASH i NC.TON, from the ]>or trait bv James I Vale, in the National Mnsemn, 

Philadelphia, photograjihed for the Society ....... 47 

GKN. ANTHONY WA\'NI-:, from the portrait owned by William Wayne, I'aoli, 

Pa., photographed for the Society ......... 

I-'RANCIS Wi-'.ST, JR., from a miniature, ])h'>to<:ra])hed for the Society . . . 138 
RKY. SAMUKI, H. WYI.IK, from the portrait by J. Ncagle, in the Library of the 

University of Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . iSS 

JOHN RrssKU. YOTNC., from a photograph by Gutekunst ..... 546 

NOTK. We regret exceedingly that no portraits of Gen. Stephen Moylan, Thomas 
Fit/simons, John Maxwell Ne.-bitt, ar.d other distiugxiished officers of the Society are 
in existence. Otherwise they would have been included in the foregoing list. 



LIST OF SOME OF THE WORKS CONSULTED IX THE 
PREPARATION OF THIS VOLUME. 



Scharf cS: Westcott's History of Philadelphia, 3 Vols.. Phila.. iSS4. 

Appleton's Cvclopiedia of American Biography, 6 Vols. , N. Y., INS-. 

Simpson's Lives of Eminent Philailelphiaiis, Phila., 1859. 

Biographical Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania, Phila., 1874. 

Philadelphia and Popular Philadelphians, Phila., 1891. 

A Biographical Album of Prominent Pennsylvania!!*, 3 Vols., Phila., iSSS-iSgo. 

Keith's Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania, Phila., 1883. 

Nevin's Encyclopaedia of the Presbyterian Church in the I'nited Slates, Phila., 1884. 

Names of Persons who took the Oath of Allegiance to the Colonies, Phila., 1865. 

Martin's Bench and Bar of Philadelphia, Phila., 1883. 

A Brief Account of the Society of the I-'riendly Sons of St. Patrick, Phila., 1844. 

History of the I'irst Troop Philadelphia Citv Cavalry, Phila., 1874. 

History of the Schuyikill Fishing Company, Phila., 1889. 

The Ilibernia Eire Engine Company, Phila., 1859. 

Historical Memoir of Ilibernia Eire Engine Company, Phila., 1872. 

Pennsylvania Maga/ine of Hi^torv and Biography, 14 Yols., Phila., 1877-1891. 

Pennsylvania Archives, 2d Series, i2\"ols.. Harrisbnrg, iS7u.-i.Sso. 

History of the Bank of North America. Phila., iSS2. 

Records of American Catholic Historical Society. 3 YoU., Phila., 1887-1891. 

Historical Catalogue of St. Andrew's Society. Phila., !>^i. 

Historical Sketch of the Sons of St. deorge. Phila., 1^72. 

Historical Sketch of Welsh Society, Phila.. 1880. 

Men of Americ-a, City ( ".overnmeiit, Phila. 

Ritter's Philadelphia and her Merchants. Phila., iSf,.>. 

Allibone's I)ictionar\ of Authors, 3\"ols., Phila., 185^ iS9i. 

Simon's Biographies of Successful Men-hants, Phila., iS64. 

Carey's Account of ^\l^.^\ I'cver ICiiii'emic, Phila., 17^3. 

Hamersly's Army and Na\'\" Register. Washington, iSSs. 

Summarv of Transactions of the College of Phvsicians, Centennial Ivl., Phila., 1 V S- 

dross's Lives of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons, Phila., i.Vji. 

Coo]!cr's Naval History. 2 Vols., Phila., 1840. 

AN(j numerous \\ork--nii general and local American history, references to \\lr.rli .. 
^ifii.illv marie throughout the volume. 



.1ST 01 : PROMINENT PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO WERL 
MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 



PRESIDENTS OK UXITKD STATK 

George Washington. 
Andrew Jackson. 
Ulysses S. Grant. 

CAHIXKT OKFICKRS. 

Richard P>ache, 

Postmaster-General. 

James Campbell, 

Postmaster-General. 

John Wanamaker, 

Postmaster-Geueral. 
William J. Dnane, 

Secretary of Treasury. 

Gen. Henry Knox, 

Secretary of War. 

James M. Porter, 

Secretary of War. 

Mahlon Dickerson, 

Secretary of Navy. 

Wayne MacYeagh, 

Attorney-General. 

DIPLOMATIC KKPRKSHXTATIYK 
KTC. 

Joseph R. Chandler, 

Minister to Two Sicilies. 

William P. Reed, 

Minister to China. 

Robert Adams, Jr., 

Minister to I'ra/.il. 

Andrew G. Cnrtin, 

Minister to Ku^i i. 

Thomas P>arclay, 

Con>ul to ]', iri>ary I' >wer>. 

John Mitchell, 

Consul at Santiago <le Cuba. 



S, 



Valentine Holmes, 

Consul at DuMin. 

Robert L. Longhead, 

Consul at Londonderry. 

Thomas K. Heenan, M.I)., 

Consul at Odessa. 
ARMY OKKICKKS. 

Gen. George Washington. 
Gen. Anthony Wayne. 
Gen. Edward Hand. 
Gen. Richard Butler. 
Gen. William Thompson. 
Gen. Henry Knox. 
Gen. Stephen Moylan. 
Gen. William Irvine. 
Gen. John Cadwalader. 
Gen. Walter Stewart. 
Gen. John Shee. 
Gen. Thomas Proctor. 
Gen. John Cochran, 

Surgeon ( ieiieral. 

Gen. John P. G. Mnhlenberg. 
(ien. Samuel Meredith, 
(ien. Callender Irvine, 

Commissary < icm-ial. 

Gen. Thomas Acheson. 
( ien. Andrew Jackson. 
Gen. Robert Patterson. 
< ien. r. S. Grant. 
' ien. St. Clair A. Mnlhollaml. 
1 ien. William McCandless. 
( ien. James A. Heaver, 
(ien. J. P. S. Gobin. 
Gen. Robert ]'. Dechert. 



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17 



Gen. Thomas L. Kane. 
Gen. Robert K. Patterson. 
Col. Charles Stewart. 
Col. Christopher Stuart. 
Col. Thomas Lloyd Moore. 
Col. John Xixon. 
Col. Kphraim Hlaine. 
Col. Thomas McKean. 
Col. Francis Johnston. 
Col. John Patton. 
Col. Lambert Cachvalader. 
Col. Sharp Delany. 
Col. William Dean. 
Col. Francis Nichols. 
Col. Thomas Robinson. 
Col. John Dickinson. 
Col. Henry Hill. 
Col. Samuel B. Davis. 
Col. Robert Loller. 
Col. Frederick Watts. 
Col. Dennis Heenan. 
Col. Thomas J. Town. 
Lt. -Col. George Latimer. 
Lt.-Col. Augustus Moyd. 
Lt.-Col. Kdward M. Heyl. 
Lt.-Col. John T. O'lJrk-n. 
Lt.-Col. James O'Reilly. 
Major Robt. Patterson! 1790). 
Major William Gray. 
Major James Moore. 
Major Thomas D. Moore. 
Major Thomas Ash. 
Major Wayne MacYeagh. 
Paymaster James Mease, 

Cl<>thii-r-( it-m-nil. 

Surgeon W. J . Fleming, 
Capt. I'M ward 1 1. Flood. 
Capt. James M. Ledd\ . 
Capt. John Tavlor. 
Capt. John McCullough. 
Capt. William C. Patterson. 
Lieut. \Villiam Kmslcv. 



Lieut. M. W. Mall. 
Lieut. John McLoughiin. 
Lieut. George Roiiey. 

XAVV OFFICF.KS. 

Admiral George C. Read. 
Com. John Marry. 
Com. Thomas Read. 
Com. Charles Stewart. 
Capt. Henry Geddes. 
Capt. John Green. 
Capt. Paul Cox. 
Capt. Xathan Moys. 
Capt. John Mitchell. 
Capt. James Montgomery. 
Purser Matthew Mease. 
Surgeon Mich'l O'Hara, 

MKMBKKS OF COXGKF.SS. 

Senators. 

Robert Morris. 
William Mingham. 
Gen. J. P. G. Muhlenberg. 
Mahlon Dickerson. 

I\('pn'st'iitatires, 

John Dickinson. 
Robert Morris. 
Dr. Samuel Duffield. 
James Searle. 
Thomas I'it/.simous. 
Richard Peters. 
William Mingham. 
Thomas McKean. 
< '.en. \\'illiam Irvine. 
Gen. J. P. G. Muhlenberg. 
Col. Charlo .Stewart. 
Col. Lambert Cadwa'.ader. 
( '.en. Samuel Meredith. 
Pdair MeClenachan. 
I'hilip S. Markley. 
Jdl'.n Sergeant. 

J' >>eph I leUlpIl 1:1. 



TIIK HIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Thomas Kittera. 
James Harper. 
William Findley. 
Tench Coxe. 
( ieor.^e \V. Toland. 
Joseph R. Chandler. 
Thomas Burnsidc. 
Andrew G. Curtin. 
Richard \'au\. 
Benjamin T. Bi^s. 
James 15. Reilly. 
William McAleer. 

iriHiHS. 

L 'nit cd Stall -s District Court. 
Richard Peters. 
John K. Kane. 
Mahlon Dickerson. 

I'ennsv/rciiiict Supreme Court. 

Thomas McKean, 

Chief-Justice. 

John B. ( iibson, 

Chief-Justice. 

Jolin M. Read. 

Chief-Justice. 

George P>ryan. 
Thomas Sergeant. 
Thomas Burnside. 
William A. P<>rter. 
Mahlon Dickerson. 

\\-\v t-r-fv. 



C 



Henry Hill. 
Sliar]) I )elany. 
John Cadwalader. 
I'lunkel I ; lee-on. 
ohn Fox, 



John (rcycr. 
Thomas A nn strong. 
James Campbell. 
Michael Arnold. 
Thomas R. Klcock. 
James day Gordon. 

Orphans' C<>nr/. 
IMtinkett l ; leeson. 
Henry Hill. 
William I>. Ilanna. 



Christoher M .: -hall. 




District Court of 
Joseph Heinphill. 
Joseph Borden McKean. 
Thomas Sergeant. 
Charles S. Coxe. 

Court of (icncral Scssnuis. 
Joseph M. Doran. 

rXITKD STATICS OFFICIALS 

LOCAL. 

Clerks of L 'nitcd States Coitris 
Samuel CakKvell. 
David CakKvell. 
Gen. Thomas L. Kane. 

Mai'slials. 
William Xichols. 
vSamnel I). Patterson. 

District .Ittornev. 
John M. Read. 

Collectors of the Port. 

John Patterson. 
Shar]) Delanv. 
Lt.-Col. Cieor.^e I/itimer. 
Gen. J. P. G. Mnhlenber-. 
( ien. John vShee. 
( ien. John vSteele. 
J< >hn Cadwalader. 
Si<r:'cvors of (lie Port. 
f it-ii. Walter Stewart. 
John M. Cam])bell. 



THK HIK1CRNJAN SOCI1-TV. 






George Bryan. 
Philip S. Markley. 
Thomas J. Powers. 



Henry Toland. 
vSaniucl D. Patterson. 

Directors of Mint. 
Robert Patterson (1790). 
Robert M. Patterson, M. D. 

Postmasters. 
Richard Baclie. 
James Bryson. 
Robert Patton. 
Thomas Sergeant. 
William F. Harrity. 
John Field. 

STATIC OFFICIALS. 

Governors. 
John Dickinson. 
Thomas McKean. 
Andrew G. Cnrtin. 
Gen. James A. Beaver. 
Mahlon Dickerson, 

(iovernor of Xt-\v Jersey. 

Benjamin T. Bii^s, 

Governor of I )fl;i\vare. 

i >'( taries o/ ConnnouiccaltJi. 

'i":iomas Sergeant. 
\ ndre\v G. Cnrtin. 
William S. Slender. 
William ]'. Ilarrity. 

Statt' Treasurer. 
William V. McGrath. 



Sun'eyor-doicral. 

( ien. Andrew Porter. 

Secretaries of Internal Affair*. 
(ien. William MeCamlless. 
Col. Thomas J. Stewart. 

Auditors-de)ieral. 

John Donnaldson. 
Georoe Br\ - an. 

( 'omptroller- doieral. 
John Donnaldson. 

Adjutants-General. 

Mahlon Dickerson. 
Thomas McKean, Jr. 
(ien. D. II. Hastings. 

Judge Adi'ocate ( ienerc.i, 
John I. Rogers. 

L Committee of Safe tv. 
Robert Morris. 
John Dickinson. 
Gen. Anthonx- \\*a \-ne. 
Gen. John Cadwalader. 
Col. I'rancis Johnston. 
Col. John Xixon. 
James Mease. 
Thomas Fit/simons. 
Andrew Caldweil. 
( ieor^'e Campbell. 
Jt)hn Maxwell Xesbitt, 

Tn-.-isnriT. 




I'ri-sicK-iit. 

hono'a) ic* of Suprenn 
]o>i-])ll Ri.-i.-d. 
\\*i;!iam Dnane. 
Rol>ert Tx-ler. 



Till-: IIIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Attorneys-General. 

Josepli H. McKean. 
Malilon Dickerson. 

Walter Franklin. 
Joseph Reed. 

Thomas Sergeant. 

Philip S. Murkley. 

William 15. Reed. 
John K. Kane. 
John M. Read. 
James Campbell. 

CITY OFFICIALS. 

Mayors. 

John Barclay. 
John ( jeyer. 
Benjamin \V. Richards. 
Richard Yanx. 
Alexander Henry. 
Morton McMichael. 
William P>. vSmith. 
Kdwin vS. Stuart. 
James R. Kcnney, 

flavor of Kt-MiliiiL;, Pa. 

C 'ity Recorders. 

.Mahlon Dickerson. 
Joseph Reed. 
Richard Yanx. 

Sheriffs. 

( ien. Thomas 1'roctor. 
James Ash. 

William T. 1 KMKM'NOII. 
Col. Francis Johnston. 
I'enjamin Duncan. 
William A. Porter. 
Mdrtim McMichael. 
(k-or^e Meui . 
Horatio P. Council. 



City Treasurers. 
Gen. John Slice. 
William V. McGrath. 
Dr. James McClintock. 
Joseph N. Piersol. 
Richard G. Ocllcrs. 
George D. McCrcary. 

L 'oroners. 

Thomas J. Powers. 
Dr. D. J. Lan^'ton, 

Schuylkill County. 



rders of Heeds. 
Edward Fox. 
James B. Reilly, 

vSchuvlkill County. 

City Controller. 
Gen. Robert P. Dechert. 

Receivers of Taxes. 
John M. Melloy. 
Capt. John Taylor. 

Presidents of Select ( '<ntncil. 
Robert Patterson ( 1790). 
Thomas Kittera. 
William P>. Smith. 

Presidoits o/ ( 'ontuiini ( \n<ncil. 
Joseph Worrc-11. 
William C. Patterson. 

r.trl rhysician-. 

Dr. James Mease. 
Dr. Samuel Duftield. 



Prosecuting Atlor);>'\'s-. 




William J. Dnane. 
Piiilip S. Markie\'. 
C. Wallace Brooke. 



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21 



William A. Porter. 
William B. Reed. 

District Attorneys. 
William B. Reed. 
George S. Graham. 
James B. Reilly, 

vSchuylkill County. 

William S. Sten^er, 

I'ranklin County. 

City Solicitors. 
M all Ion Dickerson. 



Joseph Reed. 
John K. Kane. 
John .M. Re-ad. 
William A. Porter. 

AVi,'/A/V;-.v oj II 'il/s. 
(ieor^e Campbell. 
Joseph B. McKean. 
John Gever. 
George \V. .Me. Mali on. 
Thomas McCullou^h. 

L 'ily L Commissioner. 
Thomas A. Kahy. 



MHMBHRS OF Till-: SOCIKTY WHO \YI-RI: KIMTORS OR Pl'B- 
LISIIKRS Ol ; Xl:WSrAri-RS, MAGA/IXKS, HTC. 



FRANCIS HAII.KY, 1740. --Publisher of The Freeman's Journal or North Auie: < in 

Intelligencer. 
JuHN HINNS. [Sen,. Hditor <if Republican Ar^us, Northampton, I'a., and ot th_- 

Democratic Tress, Philadelphia. 

SAMria, F. P.R ADI OKU, IN.;,. Pul)Hsher of True American. 
AM>KK\V P,KO\VN, 1790. Founder and publisher of Federal Gazette, afterwards Liv: 

Philadelphia Ga/ette. 

JOHN II. CAMI-UKI.I.. iSSo. Fditor of Le^al Ga/.ette and of C. T. A. New.-. 
Hi'.NRV C. CAUI-:\', iS2<>. Mditor of Protection Department of New York Tribune. 
MATHI-AV CARKY, 1790. I'Mitor of Freeman's Journal ( Dublin ); editor of the Voluti 

teers' Journal Dublin) ; publisher of Pennsylvania K veiling Herald ; editor and 

j)ublisher of the Columbian Mu^a/.ine ; editor and jmblisher of the American 

Museum. 

Josi-:i'H R. CHANII'.I.K, iS42. Ivditor of United States Ga/.ette. 
1'. S. DoNNhi.i.AV. M. D., iMSy.-- Associate editor of Medical Times. 



\Vn.i.iA.M Dt'A.vi-:, iS'.yj. Ivlitor of Trui- American; editor and proprietor of the: 

Aurora. 
CAI-TAIX JOHN Dr.M.Ai'. i 77*. Publisher of Pennsylvania Packet or General Adve.- 

tiser. and of Der IFoch-Deutsch . \mericanisclu- Calendar. 
jAMf.S M. FKR<vrs)N, iS;,. Publisher of Tinted Presbyterian, Pittsbur^, Pa., and 

of Youth'> \-'.\ an^eli>t, Pliiladelphia. 
Cri-.'iK( ,!; S. I'l-'.RC.t'SON, iSSi. Publisher of American Guardian; The Christian In- 

structor ; The Presbyterian Journal, and F,van<_;elical Repository. 
JAMI-.S D. l ; r.YNN, lSS2. Ivlitor of I'.ordentown (N. J. Rr-i-ter. 
>' ;.' 'M> > N : l'ir,Ti.K. i x ^). Ivlitor of livening Chronicle, Pottsville, Pa. 
IIPIIN N". GAJ.I.AC.H] K, I^ V 6 Publisher of Real Instate Record. 

Mosi.s P. HANDY. iMSj.- Ivlitor of Richmoi'j! Ya, Disj)atch ; editor of Richmond 
\":i. Fnquirer ; ma:; i.^in.i; editor of Pre>- and of F.vt nin.^ Ne\\s Philadelphia I ; 

itf of NV\\ Yo-k \Virld. 

CH VKI.KS A. I! vkliY, i v .s;. < hie of proprietor-, <.f Catliolic Standard. 
C.I.N. 1), II. HASTrNT.S, ; s ' vl x As-ru-iate editor of liellefonte ' I'a. Rrj.ublic in. 
TiliiNIAS HiiiM, : - . ;. Ivliti'i nf 1'hiladelphia Price Current. 

R. >n i-;r/n IN MACKLN/.M., : v '> ;, Literary editor of the Press and of I ] veiling N'ev. ~. 
CiiRiSToi-iiKK S. MA<',K\TH, i.ss.j. Prnprietor of New Jersey Futerjjrise, i'.ur'iu^ton, 

N. I. ; manaLjern; Cape M.iv N. I. \\',i\'e. 



TH1-; HIBF.RNIAN SOCIF.TY. 

Lor IS N. Ml.OARC.KK, iSSi.-- City editor of the Press; city edil 
News ; city editor of the Times. 

RoKi-IKT S. MHNAMIN, I.S.S4. I-Mitor and proprietor of the Printer'^ Circular. 

WII.I.IAM 1'. McCn.l.v, I-SS4.- -Business manager and part-o\\ner of F.vuiing Bullet:!:. 

FRANK McLorr.m.iN, 1X64. Chief proprietor of the Times. 

MOKTON McMicnAKi., iS4i. Fditor of Saturday F.vciiing Po^t ; editor-in-chief of 
Saturday Courier; part proprietor of Saturday News ; editor and proprietor of 
North American and United States da/.ette. 

Roi'.i.KT M. McWADi-;, iS.So. City editor of the Press ; city editor of the PuMic 
Ledger. 

RICHARD (. OKI.I,KRS, iSSS. Business manager of the Record. 

Coi.. JAMI-.S O'Rl'.n.l,\', iSS; v One of the founders of Sunday Leader. 

SAMUKI. I). PATTKRSON, iS; v S. Ivlitor and jmhlisher of Norri>town i Pa. i Register; 
editor of Harrishurg i Pa. ) Union; editor and publisher of Democratic Union 
' Ilarrisliurg, Pa. i ; editor and publisher of Saturday Kvening Post. 

WII.I.IAM B. RKKD, 1^37. Ivditorial staff of New York World. 

IsKAHi. P. SiiKri-ARD, i S.So. Night editor of the Age ; night editor of the Public 
Ledger. 

WILLIAM M. SINC.KKI.Y, |SS2. Proprietor of the Philadelphia Record. 

WII.I.IAM .S. Sri;Nc,KK, iSyo. Iviitor and part-proprietor of the \"alle\- Spirit Cham- 
bersburg, Pa. i. 

ROBHKT TVI.I;K, 1.^53. --Ivlitor of Mail and Advertiser -Montgomery, Ala.'. 

JOHN Rrssi:i.i. Yorxt;, iSX6. Editorial manager of the Philadelphia Pre>> ; manag- 
ing editor of Ne\\ York Tribune; editorial stall of New York Herald ; part- 
proprietor of the Kvening Star (Philadelphia). 



EIST OE WORKS WRITTEN BY MEMBERS OE THE HIBERNIAN 

SOCIETY. 



WILLIAM BARNWKI.L, M. I)., iSiS. Physical Investigations relative to the Diseases 
of a Warm and Vitiated Atmosphere, 1X02 ; various medical papers. 

BKNJAMIN SMITH BARTON, M. I)., 1790. Tract on Natural Historv, 17X7; Kleiner, ts 
of Botany. 1X04 ; Collections towards a Materia Medica of the United States ; 
various papers in American Philosophical Transactions. 

JOHN BINNS, 1X09. Justices of the Peace; Recollections of the Life of John Binns. 
1X54 ; several pamphlets. 

RKV. WILLIAM BI.ACKWOOD, 1X50. Kdited History of Presbyterian Church in 
America ; numerous articles for magazines and journals. 

DAVID P.\ri. BROWN, 1X19. Scrtorius, or the Roman Patriot, 1X30; The Trial, a 
Tragedy ; The Prophet of St. Paul's, a Melodrama ; Love and Honor, a Farce ; 
The Forum, or Forty Years full practice at the Philadelphia Bar, 2 Vols., 1X5(1 : 
several pamphlets. 

PKTKR A. BROWNK, 1X13. Trichologia Mammalium, 1X53; Browne's Report- Law 
Cases , 2 Vols., 1X1 l. 

Ti'KNKR CAMAC, iXiX. Several pamphlets on Internal Improvements. 

JOHN H. CAMI-HKLL. IXSo. List of the Proprietaries and (iovernors of Pennsylvania, 
i x ') v ; Legal Ga/ette Reports, 1X72; History of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 
and Hibernian Society i this volume <, 1X92. 

HKNRY C. CAKK.V. 1X20. -An Kssay on the Rate of Wages, 1X35 ; Principles of Politi- 
cal Kconomy. 3 Vols.. 1X37-1X39; Past, Present and Future, iX.|X; The Har- 
mnv "i Intcre-:-. i\S2; v Slave Trade, Why it Fxists and how it may be 
Kxtinguished. 1X53 ; The Credit System in France. Great Britain and the United 
States, 1X5X1 Principles of Social Science, 3 \'ols.. iX5X-i,X59; Unity of l,aw, 

MATHKW CAKKV, 1790. Kdited Columbian Maga/ine, 17X^1 Indited American Mu- 
seum, 12 Vol.-., 17X7 1792; Account of the Yellow Fever Kpidemic of i 793 ; Tilt 
Olive branch, 1X14; Yindiciae Hibernicae. iXiX; numerous pamphlets. 

IOHN CASSIN. 1X65. bird- of California anil Texas ; Synopsis of the Birds of North 
America ; Ornithologv of the Ur.ited Mate- Japan Fxploring I-'.x]>ed.ition and of 
the Unitcii States A-tronomieal Kxpcdition to Cliili ; Mammalogy and Orni- 
thologv of the WilkcV F.xploring Expedition ; American Ornithology. 

losi'.l'H k. CH \NDI.I.R, ixj2. A Grammar of the Hngli-h Language, 1X21 ; numeroti c 
iiani])hlet-, etc. 

i> KL ];.' B. CoxK, ! vx v Transiati in of Wei-bach's Mecli.mics nf F.ngincering, 1X70. 

TI.NCII COXK. I7<i'<. .\ Yiew of the United States of America, 171,1; A Statement of 
the A'-;.- and Manufactures of the United States. |Sio; nmiierous pamphlets, etc. 

\VILLI\M C. CROOKS, M.I).. i ss ; v Pajiers in medical journal-. 

MAHI.OX I )u'K i.RSnx. ',^<'~. Spi-eche.- in Congress, 1X26 I s .;' 1 . 

I-'R \NCIS DI.MOND. iS.r--. Poems. 

L'i 



Tin-: HII;I-:KNIAN SUCII-:TV. 2.-, 

WIU.IAM DrANi:, 1806. A Visit to Colombia; An Kpitome of the Arts and Sciences, 
iSn ; Military Dictionary, iMo ; Handbook for Riflemen, iM3. 

WIU.IAM J. DrANK, 1X25. The Law of Nations, 1809; Internal Improvements of the 
Common weal th, iMo. 

KMV. JOHN !: \vi.\c,, 1802. Papers in American Philosophical Society Transaction- 
i Collegiate Lectures on Natural Philosophy, 2 Vols., iSoy, and Volume of hi- 
Sermons, iM2, were published after his deathj. 

WIU.IAM FINDI.KY, 1790. A Review of the Funding System, 1794; History of the 
Whiskey Insurrection of 'Western Pennsylvania, 1796; Observations Vindi- 
cating Religious Liberty against Rev. S. B. Wylie. 

SUI.OMON FOSTKR, i.s^j. Men of America. 

WILLIAM r.KiMSHAW, i S.2S. School Histories of Fngland, France. (Greece. United 
State.-, Rome, South America and Mexico; Life of Napoleon; Ktymological 
Dictionary ; ( '.entlemen's Lexicon ; Ladies' Lexicon ; Merchant's Law Book ; 
Form Hook; American Chesterfield; Revised Kditions of Goldsmith's Rome 
and (ireece, Ramsay's Life of Washington, and Hlaine's History of Wars gross- 
ing out of French Revolution. 

WIU.IAM W. HALY, 1*32. (Jointly i, Troubat & Haly's Practice in the Civil Courts. 

W. JuSKi-ii HKARN, M. D., iss.4. Papers in medical journals. 

P. S. DUNNKU.AN, M. D., iSSy. Medical essays in London and Philadelphia medical 
journals. 

S.\Mn-:i. HOOD, 1X33. Brief account of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, I.S44; Law of Ivxecntors, etc., 1.^47. 

JOHN K. KANK, 1828. Numerous papers on literary and legal subjects. 

R. Slir.i.TON MACKJ-:N/.I]-:, iSfx}. Lays of Palestine, iS4S ; Titian, a novel. ^46 ; A I.ik 
of (iiii/ot, 1^46; Partnershij), a legal-commercial work, 1^47; Mornings at Mai- 
lack, 3 Vols.. iS5o: Hits of Blarney, 1.^55; Tressilian and his Friends, i y 57; 
Life of Dickens. 1.^70; Life of Walter Scott, iS7i ; and edited new cdition> of 
Shiel's Sketches of the Iri>h liar; Noctes Ambrosianae, 5 Vols.; DeOuince\ 's 
Klovterlieim ; Life of Curran ; Dr. Maginn's Miscellaneous \\'orks. 5 \'ols. ; 
ai:d Lady Morgan's OT.riens and O'Flahertys. 

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JOHN K. MiTi.'i[!'.i.l., M. D., I>;S.- Papers on medical subjects. 

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Chief; IIeart> of Steel ; The Pleasures of Friend-hip, a poem ; The Antediluvian, 
a poem. 

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:uid its Legend^. 

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THI: ORIGIN OF THI: 1 : RIHM>LY SONS 01- ST. PATRICK. 

THK first white settlers on the banks of the Delaware were Swedes, 
followed by the English colonists, under William Penn, in 
From that date until about 1720 the arrivals were mostly of Kn 
emigrants. Soon after 1720, a steady influx oi settlers irom Ireland 
mainly from the northern counties began and continued with 
more or less interruption down to the present day. The Irish emi- 
gration soon assumed large proportions, and spread itseli throughout 
what now compose the Southern tier ol counties. Gordon, in his 
' % History of Pennsylvania" (page 207), states that from December, 
1728, to December, 1729, the emigrants to the province were as 
follows : 

English and Welsh 267 

Scotch 45 

Palatines (German) ..... 243 

Irish 5(355 

It anything like that proportion was maintained for any considerable 
length of time, it can readily be perceived that at the period of the 
Revolution, the Irish element in the population must have been very 
large. That it was very considerable can be seen at a glance from 
the list of prominent names in the army, navv and civil service of the 
colony, and from the Revolution down to our own time, the historv of 
Pennsylvania without its public-spirited citixens of Irish birth or 
descent would be very tame indeed. A glance at a few of the Irish 
names conspicuous in her history will carry out our view. The 
President of the United States contributed by Pennsylvania to the 
nation was James Kuchauan. Of United States Senators there were 
William Mac-lay, James Ross, Samuel Maclav, Andrew Ciregg, Walter 
Lowrie, William Findlav, Samuel MeKean, James P>uchanan, Kdgar 
Cowan, Charles R. Buckalew, John Scott. William A. Wallace, John 
I. Mitchell and Matthew Stanley puav. Of members of the Cab- 
inet there were William J. Duane, James Madison Porter, T. M. 
T. McKennan, James Campbell and W.i\ m- MacYeagh. Of the 
Governors of the State there were George Prvan, William Moore, 
Thomas McKean, William Findlav, David Rittenhou-e Porter. James 
Pollock, Andrew G. Cnrtin and Robert K. Pattison. ()f Judges of 
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania there were Thomas McKean, 
George lirvan, John Bannister Gibson, Hugh Ilenrv Brackenridge, 
Thorn, i> I)unc;in, Molton C. Rogers, lohn Tod., J.ilir, Ross John 
Kennedv, Thonia- Burnside, Richard Cou'.ter,Thomas S. Bell, George 



2S THH FRIH.\1>I,Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

Chambers, Jeremiah S. Black, Walter II. Lowrie, John C. Knox, 
James Armstrong, James Thompson, William Strong, William A. 
Porter, John M. Read, Daniel Agnew, Isaae G. Gordon and Silas 
M. Clark. And when we add to these names of public officials such 
names as those of General Anthony Wayne, General Kdward Hand, 
General Stephen Moylan, Commodore John Barry, Commodore 
Charles Stewart, Charles Thomson, Colonel John Xixon, Robert 
Fulton, Mathew Carey, William Dnane, General Robert Patterson, 
Admiral David D. Porter, General George G. Meade, General George 
B. McClellan, and hundreds of others, we can truly say that the Irish 
element in Pennsylvania is both conspicuous and distinguished. 

It is the fashion at the present time to lay much stress upon the 
fact that the Irish oi Pennsylvania history were, more properly 
speaking, " Scotch-Irish " that is, natives of Ireland, who had been 
transplanted for a time from Scotland to Ireland, and thence came 
to America. There is doubtless Scotch and even English ancestry 
in the veins of many Irish-Americans, but as Irishmen when they 
settle in the United States are at once imbued with the glorious spirit 
pervading this great Republic and become "'more American than 
the Americans themselves ;" so in like manner did the Scotch and 
Knglish settlers, who settled in the North of Ireland, become imbued 
with the spirit of hostility to British oppression, which made them 
"more Irish than the Irish themselves." (./Council was not more 
devoted to the liberties of the Irish people than Grattan and Kmmet, 
nor did the latter claim to be anything but Irish. And so with respect 
to the ''Scotch-Irish 11 settlers of Pennsylvania; they were Irish to 
the backbone, even if many of them did spring from other countries. 
The Donegals, Tvroncs, Derrys, and other like localities of Penn- 
;.ylvania were Irish names, not Scotch, and were bestowed upon 
them by the early settlers, who regarded themselves as true Irishmen, 
no matter how some of their descendants may now regard them as 
Scotch. Take- the history of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the 
leading Irish organization prior to and during the Revolution. Most 
of them were what would now be considered as "Scotch-Irish," and 
yet they organized an fn.^/i Society, not a S<'<>/<// <>/// , thev met on 
St. Patrick's Dav, and not on St. Andrew's Dav, and though origin- 
ally composed of Presbyterians and Episcopalians, with but th:ee 
Catholics among their numHer, yet so far from their thoughts was 
anv idea of illiberality, that tlu-v chose OIK- of these- Catholics, 
General Stephen Moylan, who was certamlv not "Scotch-Irish, 1 ' to 
be their first President. The St. Andvrw's Society of Philadelphia 
was organized twentv-two vears before the Friendlv Sons of St. 



Till-: FKIF.N'DI.Y S< >NS < !' ST. 1'ATRICK. 'JO 

Patrick, and yet these "Scotch-Irish" members of the latter Society 
organized a distinctively Irish organization to keep ahve the mein- 
ories of old Ireland. \Ve can imagine them smiling, if in their day 
some over-zealous orator had claimed them to be "more Scotch than 
Irish." We are willing to give all credit due to the Scotch ancestry 
of many of our members, and the writer ol this can claim as Scotch 
a name and ancestry as any man living, and, in addition, we are 
keenlv alive to the noble traits of character ot the Scotch people and 
the glories of their country, but with the settlement ol the Scotch in 
Ireland, they broadened out their views, imbibed the spirit of the 
Irish people, and became as Irish as the descendants of the original 
settlers of the land of St. Patrick. The early Irish settlers of Penn- 
sylvania regarded themselves as Irishmen, and, as our history as we 
unfold it will sho\v, their representatives in the Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick and Hibernian Society became Americans, in ail that 
the term implies, as those of their ancestors who were .Scotch became 
thorough Irishmen. There is enough of glory and patriotism among 
both Scotch and Irish, without attempting to introduce a spirit of 
antagonism between them. 

As a writer in the Edi)ihurgfi AVc/vXv once said, "At the end of 
the seventeenth century, the chief social feature of the Highlands 
of Scotland was famine and the other was emigration," so we might 
say that during the eighteenth century in Ireland the chief social 
feature was political oppression and the other was emigration. The 
preliminary essay to the "Genealogy of the McKinstry Familv," 
by William Willis, Boston, 1858, contains the following interesting 
statements regarding the early Irish emigration to America : 

"The first immigration of these people to this country was to the 
Middle States and Southern colouio. As earlv as inS \ a settlement 
was formed in Xew Jersev, and in inYjo small group- we're found in 
the Carolina*, Maryland and Peiinsvivauia. P>ut it was not until the 
reigns of Anne and (icorge I. that large numbers, driven by oppressive 
measures ol government and disastrous seasons, were induced to 



the following year almost to a famine, especially in Fl.-ter. 
tions to America, which have since increased, drew , 
thousand people annually from Flster alone.' Dr. !!>n"ter, after- 
wards Aichbishoj) of Armagh, who labored -t:vnui>u-'v in 172^ to 
divert the horrors of famine in Ireland, wrote to the FnglUh ministry, 
March 7, 1728, that there were seven -hip- then lv;n<>- .it Belfast that 



?.<> Till-: FKIKNDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

'arc carrying oil about one thousand passengers ; most of them can 
neither get vietuals or work at home.' Me also says : ' Three thousand 
one hundred men, \vonien and children went from Ireland to America in 
1727, and lour thousand two hundred in three years, all Protestants. 1 
The principal seats of these emigrations were Pennsylvania and the 
Middle States. New Kngland was found not so favorable to their farm- 
in- and other interests. Douglas, who wrote at Iloston in 1750, says: 
' At first they chose New Kngiand, but being brought up to hus- 
bandry, *S:c., Xew Kngiand did not generally answer so well as the 
colonies southward ; at pie-sent they generally resort to Pennsylvania/ 
P.y Proud's 'History ot Pennsylvania,' we find that in 172*) nearly 
six thousand arrived in that colony ; and before the middle of the 
century, nearly twelve thousand arrived annually for several years. 
These were Protestants and generally Presbyterians ; tew or no 
Catholics came until after the Revolution." 

IJurke, in his " Kuropean Settlements in America/' Dublin edition, 
i 702, Vol. 2, ]). iij(), says : "In some years more people have trans- 
ported themselves into Pennsylvania than in all the other settlements 
together. In 1720, .six thousand two hundred and eight persons came 
to settle here as passengers or servants, four-fifths of whom, at least, 
were Irom Ireland. " 

From these statements it may be seen that, so far as Pennsylvania 
is concerned, the Anglo-Saxon is not the foundation stock of her 
peoplf, and Kngiand cannot be truly regarded as the mother country. 
It was doubtless the presence of such large numbers of Irish settlers 
among IRT population that led to her strenuous resistance to the ex- 
actions of ('.real Dritain before- the Revolution, and her firm support 
of :he cause of Independence. At anv rate, the disaffected and 
" tory " parts of lier people- came trom classes who were not Irish. 

Rev. Dr. J. (i. Craighead, in '' vScotch and Irish Seeds in Ameri- 
can Soil," page 330,, gives the following list of " Presbyterian Colo- 
nists" who were- conspicuous in the battles o! the' Revolution. The 
reverend gentleman in his enthusiasm includes a number ot Episco- 
palians, Catholics and other denomination-- than Presbyterians in the 
list, biu as the greater number were of the de-nomination claimed, 
we may pardon hisentliusiasm. The- list, which is as follows, shows. 
ns doe-s the historv contained in this volume, what a prominent part 
Irish American^ to<.k in gaining the liberties oi our country : 

" ( )f Major-flenerals, we- ma\- re-fe-r to Anthoin- \\"a\ - ne, John Stark, 
Hugh Mercer, Thomas Sumtcr, Henr\- Knox, \\'illiam Alexander 
'Lord Stirling), Alexander MeDoweTi, Richard Montgome-rv, J"b,n 
Sullivan, and Richard .M')iiltrie. ( )f ( ienerals, to D;iniel Morgan, 



THK I'KIKNDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 31 

John Beatty, Francis Morton, Griffith Rutherford, George Graham, 
William Irvine, John .Moore, Charles v Ste\vart, Joim Armstrong, Wil- 
liam Davidson, Joseph Graham, Isaac Hughes, Andrew Piekeiis, Ar- 
thur St. Clair, and Joseph Reed. Of Brigadier-Generals, to John 
Armstrong, Jr., Jethro Simmer, Matthias Ogden, Otho II. Williams, 
Stephen Moylan, Francis Nash, Klias Dayton, Kdward Hand, An- 
drew Lewis, Lochlan Mclntosh, William Thompson, Andrew Porter, 
Tames Moore, and William Macpherson. Of Colonels and of other 
-abordiiuile officers we attempt no ennmeration, as in point of num- 
bers they were almost legion.'' 

Among these names will be readily recognized many of the mem- 
bers of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, whose Society was organ- 
ized about four vears prior to the Revolutionary war. All of the 
members were either Irish by birth or, having had one or both parents 
who were Irish, were natives of Philadelphia. They or their parents 
were part of the emigration of Irish colonists which we have de- 
scribed, and in tracing the origin of the Society we have to look 
among the emigrants referred to. The earliest known Irish, associ- 
ation in Philadelphia was the " Hibernia Fire Company," organized 
in 1/51. Of the twenty-six signers of its constitution in 1752, nine 
of them afterwards became members of the Friendly Sous of St. Pat- 
rick, viz. : Raudle Mitchell, William West, Benjamin Fuller, James 
Mease, Blair McClenachan, John Mitchell, George Fullerton, George 
Campbell, and Sharp Delany. Of the founders of the Friendly Sons, 
only seven were members of the Hibernia Fire Company at the time. 
It was not until 1781, upon the reorganization of the Fire Com- 
pany, after a period ol inactivity, that its rolls contain so many names 
of the Friendly Sons. It was evidently not the parent of the Friendly 
Sons, but really owes its continued existence, after 1781, to the mem- 
bers of the latter body. Its list of members during its long and use- 
ful career contains many distinguished names, and the Irish-Ameri- 
cans ot Philadelphia may lie proud of the first organized body among 
their number. 

In 1732 was founded the "Colony in Schuvlkill." 
"7< S 2, the- k> Schuvlkill Fishing Company.' 11 Among 

71, when the Society of the Fricndlv Sons was 
John Nixon, Tench Francis and John Patton. As 
lliree out oi a large number we cannot look to the "Colony in 
Schuvlkill " as our parent Societv, as some have supposed. 

In 1766 was formed the "Gloucester Fox Hunting Club," and on 




3'J THE FRII-NI)I,Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

Richard Bache, John Mitchell, Stephen Moylan, vSaniuel Caldwell, 
Matthew Mease and John Boyle members of the Friendly Sons. 
The gentlemen composing the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club, the 
First City Troop and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, \vere inti- 
mately associated, and about the beginning of the Revolution the 
two lormer ol these organizations were composed largely of members 
of the last-named Society. 

But in extending our researches we have come across more direct 
evidences ot the origin of the Friendly Sons than are given in the 
supposition that any ol the above-named Societies are responsible for 
their existence as a body. The association of the merchants of Irish 
parentage, who were leading men in Philadelphia circles as early as 
17^5, especially of those who had business relations with the firm of 
Convngham cc Xesbitt, led to the establishment of the "Irish Club" 
about that date. William West, John Xixon, John Maxwell Xesbitt, 
James Mease, Benjamin Fuller, Stephen Moylan and others were mem- 
bers of the Club, which met informally at " Burns' s Tavern " once a 
week to play backgammon or whist, and finish the evening with a 
supper and punch. It was at one of these evening parties, at the be- 
ginning of 1771, that it was proposed to give perpetuity to the Club 
by forming a Society from its members to be called the "Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick." From this humble beginning sprang the 
glorious Society, whose history and that of the Hibernian Society, 
its worthy successor, we are about to record in the pages of this 
volume. 



TIIIC SOCIKTV 



FRIFA'DLV SONS OF ST. PATRIC 



. 



T'.iK SOCIKTY was undoubtedly organized upon the I7th of March, 
1771 (St. Patrick's Day). While the minutes begin with the meeting 
held upon September 17, 1771, the officers had already been chose;:, 
and the president, in appointing his council, includes two member- 
who are not recorded as present at the meeting, showing that thev 
must have been previously elected. At the subsequent meetings the 
names of nine other members also appear in like manner, and the 
meeting held upon March 17, 1772, is designated as the anniversarv 
meeting. 

At the organization of the Society there were twenty-four regular 
members and six honorary members, viz. : 

A't ^ n/iir . 1 ft'i l>( TS. 
S'n I'HKN MOYI.AN, firsiitt'nt. 
JOHN M. NKSHITT, ria'-fresidenf. 
\\'M. MITCHKI.I., 7'tras. and Secretary. 
THOMAS HAKCI.AY, 
JOHN I'.OYI.K, 
AN DK K\v CAI.I)\VI-:I,I., 
SA M r i-: i. C A UUVKI.I., 
( ',!;< >KC,K CAMIM'.I'.I.I., 
(',i-:()K<-.ic DAVIS, 

Tun M A S I 1 ' I T/.SI M ( )NS. 
Tl-.NCH I'KANfIS, 

Coi,. Ti'RHrTT I-'KANCIS, 

Honorary Mt-il>crs. 

Hl.NKY HlI.I,, 

RMI;I-:R'!' MOKKIS, 
JAMI-.S SKAKI.K. 

Xearly all the regular nu'inbers we- re ]irosperous merchants at the 
lime, manv ot them engaged in the shipping and importing business 
and dealing in luiropean and Mast India ^oods, teas, wines, s:!ks 
Irish linens, etc. 'J ue firms of Mease ec Caldwell. Carson, I'.arcla\- ec 
Mitchell, Conynghain tX: Xesliitt, and the names ot such merchants as 
fieorge Meade, Thomas Kitzsimons, Tench I'rancis, v Stephen MM\ '.an, 
John Xi.xon and William West, were well known in Philadelphia. 
John. Mitchell was a. nephew of Andrew Caldwell, Matthew and John 



I'KNJAMIN 1'ri.I.KK. 
( iKi >K< ,K I'Yl.I.KKTON. 

l"i.vssi:s LYNCH. 
(TK< >!;r. M F.AIH-:, 
JAMKS MKASK, 
JOHN Mi: ASK. 
MATTH i-:\v MI-:AS;:, 

JolIX MlTCHH 1. 1.. 

KANDI.K MITCHHIJ., 
JOHN NIXON, 
JOHN SHKI:. 
\V:i.i, i AM WKST. 



JOHN DICKINSON. 
\\"II.I.I\M HAMILTON', 
\\II.I.IAM llu'KS, 



Till-: FKIKNm.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

Mease wove brothers of James Mease, Handle Mitchell was a brother of 
John Mitchell, and others of the members were either related to or con- 
nected in business with the mercantile houses above referred to. 
Ilenjamin Fuller was a ship-broker, and George Davis appears to have 

been a private gentleman. Xo physician seems to have been neces- 
sary to attend to their wants, but we find a lawyer, George Campbell, 
associated with them. Colonel Tnrbntt Francis, who had served as 
an officer in the French and Indian wars and in Bouquet's expedition, 
was the only soldier among a body which afterwards was di.-- 
t;;-.L;uished lor the number of military and naval heroes which it 
contributed to the American cause. As they were all Irishmen or 
the sons oi Irish parents, we presume that the martial spirit which 
was naturally born in them only awaited an occasion like the Revo- 
lution to exhibit itself at the first call to arms in defence of their 
adopted country. 

Of the Honorary Members Richard I'ache and Robert Morris were 
also merchants and intimately associated with their Irish friends in 
business. John Dickinson and William Hamilton were public men, 
and, as the minutes show that the meetings were to be the occasion 
of friendly and convivial intercourse, Ilenrv Hill and James Searle, 
celebrated wine-merchants and proprietors respectively of " Hill's 
Madeira" and " Searle' s Madeira," were included in the list of 
Honorary Members. 

The minutes of the meetings for the first few vears contain little 
else than the record ot attendance and non-attendance of the mem- 
bers and the election of new members. Fines of five shillings each 
were placed upon those who did not attend, and were regularly 
;>aid and as regularly appropriated towards the expense of the 
anniversary dinners. It is interesting to note how John Xixon, 
Thomas Fit/simons, John Shee, Tench Francis, John Maxwell Xes- 
bitt, and other men who afterwards became tamed as patriots, were 
fined ei tlier for non-attendance or for not wearing their Society medals 
at the dinners, and it is pleasing to see witli what refreshing punctuality 
ines were paid. IVrhans the knowledge that the- lines helped to 
ide the refreshments contributed t<> the promptness with which 
Lney were handed over to the treasurer. 

At the meeting held upon 17 September, 1771, Mr. Movlan fuo 
General then!) proposed John Cadwalader, FS<[., as an Honorary 
Member the same who aiterwards was described bv Washington as 
"a military genius." but who at that time was a plain merchant. 
He was a cousin of John Dickinson, who seems to have been one of 
:' most active, although an Honorarv Member ot the Societv. Of 



3t) THIC I'RIKNDJ.Y SONS ()! ST. PATRICK. 

joining the Hands of HIBERXIA and AMERICA, to be represented 
by the usual figure of a Female supported by a Harp for IIIHKRXIA 
an Indian \vith his quiver on his back and his bow slung for 
AMERICA. Underneath I'XITE. On the reverse ST. PATRICK 
trampling on a snake, a Cross in his hand, dressed in his Pontifical 
robe-. The motto IIIAR." 

Four new members were admitted at the meeting on 17 December, 
1772. They were James Moylan, John Patterson, Robert Glen and 
Sharp Delany. The last named was a druggist, which was the near- 
est approach to a doctor that the Society yet possessed. 

The anniversary meeting upon 17 March, 1773, gathered the largest 
number of members since the organization, notwithstanding the ab- 
sence of four "beyond sea," including the President, Stephen Moy- 
lan. Vice-President John Maxwell Xesbitt occupied the chair, and 
as many as nine visitors were present, vi/. : the Governor, John Ross, 
Esq., James Delany, Ksq., Doctor vSteel, Colonel Fell, Mr. Xatlian 
Hyde and Philip Dickinson, Mr. Burnet and Mr. Livingston. 

At the meeting at Burns's Tavern, 17 June, 1773, we again f:nd a 
large attendance. A change of officers took place Stephen Movlan 
being succeeded as President by John Maxwell Xesbitt, and William 
West succeeding the latter as Vice-President ; Benjamin Fuller, than 
whom the Societv never had a better Secretary, being continued in 
the position he occupied, to the good fortune of the Hibernian 
Society, which congratulates itself that his original minutes, now in 
their possession, are such models of neatness and accuracy. At this 
meeting it was ordered that "All the Stock that may be in the 
Treasurer's hands on the I7th March next to be apply'd towards that 
dav's Expellee."' 

John Xixon, George Meade, John Shee, Tench Francis and others 
were fined five shillings each tor absence, and to the;r credit there 
is an entry of "paid" opposite each of their fines. We find John 
Xixon iu the list of Councillors appointed by the President for the 
ensuing year. 

The frequent reference- in the minutes to members as ''beyond 
sea" show that manv of them, being engaged in the shipping and 
importing trade, found it often necessary to cross the ocean on busi- 
ness trips. 

At the meeting on 17 September, 1773, C.'ptain Thomas Pritt 
<v wa< this day balloted for and admitted a member, n> >tt.t >u." C ip- 
tain Bat!, an Iri-diman, was a hall-pay Brif.sh officer, who, at. the 
breakin."' out of the Revolution, had more regard lor his bread ;>:id 



THH I'RIF.NDIA' SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 37 

Colonies, whereupon the Society, as will appear later, promptly ex- 
pelled him. "His Honour, the Governour," Richard Penn, was 
elected an Honorary Member, in place ol William I licks, who was 
apparently dropped lor non-attendance. 

We find "General Lee" and " Mr. Benc/ct " among the visitors at 
the ensuing meeting on 17 December, 1773. I'lvsses Lynch and 
William Mitchell are still "beyond sea," as was also George Meade, 
and the absent members still continue to have their five shillings line 
marked paid by the .Secretary and Treasurer. The anniversary meet- 
ing on 17 March, 1774, finds a large number of members present, in- 
cluding John Cadwalader, Robert Morris, Richard Bache, and other 
Honorary Members. Among the visitors we note a "Mr. Sober," 
but doubtless, for the credit of the Society, he was not the onlv sober 
man in the company. At this nice-ting the annual election took 
place, the Vice-President, William West, succeeding John Maxwell 
Xesbitt in the presidential chair, and Thomas Batt being elected 
Vice-President. 

The meeting at "Thomas Mushatt's Tavern " on Saturdav, 17 
.September, 1774, was a small one, but interesting by reason of the 
first appearance on the minutes ol the name of General Anthony 
Wayne, afterwards to become such a shining ornament in the Revo- 
lutionary army, lie was plain "Mr. Wayne" at that time, and is 
n the minutes as one of the " visitors," along with Mr. 
others. A number ol members were fined not onlv lor 
absence, but "for neglecting to appear with their medals," and to 
our deep mortification Stephen Moylan is not recorded as having 
paid his fine. 

The Council meeting on 7 December, 1774, lets us into some of 
the secrets of the Society, for it is " ( )rder'd. That the Society meet 
at the Cilv Tavern on Saturday, the 17',!! ins',.: That an invitation 
be given to the Governor: That Mr. John M. Xesbitt and Mr. 
James Mease order a good plain Dinner for twenty and choose the 
liquors." 1 At a meeting, two vears previous, 177-, Mr. Mea^e 
was ordered " to provide claret for the 17111 inst ;" so that the u>e 
of the plural number "liquors" at the later meeting seemed, to 
denote the growth ot a varietv of tastes during the intervening 
period. Whether Messrs. Xesbitt and Mease did not make anv tlat- 
ternig promise-;, or for some other reason, the meeting on 17 Decem- 
ber, 1774, was a very small one, onlv eleven member-; and two visitor-; 
being present ; but nevertheless " Dr. Robert Bovd and Mr. Anthonv 
Wavne were this dav balloted iWand admitted member-." \Vavuc's 



Shippen am 



?,* Tin-: FRIENDLY SONS 01- ST. PATRICK. 

becoming a member. Dr. P>oyd \vasa physician even belore he came 
to America, and was the first member of the medical fraternity ad- 
milted to the Society. 

The smallness of the meeting on 17 December, 177.), as well as 
that on 17 September previous, was in reality due, no doubt, to the 
political agitation in the city. The spirit of revolt against the ex- 
actions ol ( ireat Britain was coming to a head, and the members be- 
^au to feed the fires of patriotism burn within their breasts. As i> said 
in Scharf and Westcott's " History ol Philadelphia" (Vol. I, p. 2^7): 
" Philadelphia was the largest and most important city in the colo- 
nies : it was the central point ol the colonies moreover, and it num- 
be:vd amon^' its citixens many men whose opinions were controlling 
forces. : Benjamin Kranklin and John Dickir.son had a-- much to 
do as any other two men \vho can be named in uniting the colonies 
and preparing them lor resistance ; and alter Washington, Benjamin 
I'Yanklin and Robert Morris did more than anv other two to make 
that resistance successful." It is an interesting tact of the fonr dis- 
tinguished men whose names are thus mentioned, three of them 
Washington, Dickinson and Morris attached their signatures as 
members to the roll of the Kriendly Sous of v St. Patrick, and the 
daughter of the fourth (Franklin) was the wife ol Richard PKU he, 
whose signature is also found on that glorious roll. We mi^ht add 
that Thomas Jefferson, v/hose name should have been added, to the 
others, while not a member, was amon^ the guests at the Sccietv's 
dinners. 

At a citixens' meeting at the City Tavern, 2< ) Mav, 1774, when the 
famous Committee of Correspondence \vas aj>point(.-d ; , we find the 
names of John Dickinson, John Xixon, John Maxwell Xe.-bitt and 
Thomas P>arelay amon^ the nineteen members of that body. They 
had authority LMYCU them to correspond with the other colonies. < )n 
June is, 1774, another meeting of citixens was held, at which a com- 
mittee of forty- three, with John Dickinson as chairman, was a;>- 



o; delegates to a general Congress, and we f:::d the following I-'r'.endly 
Sons of St. Patrick in the list of members: John Xi\"ii, Ti;ou:as 
lMtx>imons, Thomas I'arckay, Robert Morris, John M. Xesbi't and 
James Mease. The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia 




oi ix DICKINSON; 



TIIK I ; KIKNI>I.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

Philadelphia City Cavalry. ( )i tlu- twenty-eight HK-II who joined 
the Troop upon the date oi its organization, ten of them fames 
Mease, John Mease, Henry Hill, John Boyle, John Mitchell, (ieorge 

Campbell, vSaninel Caldwell, Andrew Caldwell, George Fuiierton a:; i 
\\"illiani West, Jr. were members of the Friendlv Sons of St. Pat 
rick, and two more, John Dunlapand Blair McClenachan, afterward' 
became members. As showing how intimately the First Citv Tr. - > 
was associated with the Friendly Sons during the Revolution, i: 
might be well to state that among the eighty-eight names on the ro'.l 
of the Troop during that period, there were those of thirty member.^ 
of the Friendly Sons of v St. Patrick. 

Notwithstanding that James Mease, John M. Xesbitt and Thomas 
Barclay were busy with Committees of Correspondence and other 
public-spirited bodies of patriotic citizens, they yet found time to 
cherish the memory of Old Ireland, for \ve find them ordered at the 
meeting of the Council, 6 March, 1775, "to wait on Mr. Smith and 
agree with him for a Dinner for thirty persons at 5\. 9,7. per head and 
make choice of the wines and other liquors for the occasion." At 
the same meeting it was ordered " that the anniversary meeting on 
the i 7th inst. beat the City Tavern, cc dinner on Table at ^ o'clock," 
and also " that the Governor, and all strange gentlemen that mav be 
in Town at the time, have an invitation card sent them by the Secre- 
tary." 

At the dinner on the " i7th inst." ( 17 March, 1775), we find a goodly 
attendance oi the members, including several ot the men who were 
already beginning to make themselves and their countrv famous. 
Thomas Fitzsimons, John M. Xesbitt, James Mease, Anthony Wayne, 
Thomas Barclay, John Xixon, louud time to assemble' with their tel- 
low-members, as did also John Dickinson, John Cadwaladcr. Lam- 
lert Cadwalader, Richard P>ache, Henry Hill and Samuel Meredith. 
F'our members are noted "beyond sea," and David Havl'ield Coi;\ -ng- 
ham was admitted to the Societv. Tench I'rancis, Colonel Turbutt 
F'rancis, Ste])hen Mo\dan, Jolm vShee and others were absent, but 
they paid their fines like men. Captain Bait was conspicuously 
absent, nor did he pav his line. lie no doubt 'ound tile uir.vers.i] 
sentiment of the members against the Britisli exaction- did not suit 
Ins tastes. James Logan was also elected a member, but as lie does 
not appear to have responded and his name does not subsequent!} 
appear in the Secretary's lists of members, lie was doubtless never 
considered a member. 

"April 2.}, 1775, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, ,1:1 express came 
galloping in irom Trenton with the greatest ha-'.'\ excitement in Ins 



40 THIC FRIHNDLY SON\S Ol' ST. PATRICK. 

iuoks, cm his lips and in his train. He rode up to the City Tavern, 
the people crowding thither likewise, the members of the Committee 
hurrying to meet him, and delivered his dispateh. It\vas a brief and 
hurried message, but it had come a loni; route, and it was bi^ with 
the fate of a nation." He brought the news of the Pattle of Lexing- 
ton. It came too late in the day to spread at once over the town, 
but the next morning every one knew it, and the people assembled 
in public meeting at the State House, Soooin number. A single 
briel resolution was passed to "associate together to defend with 
arms their property, liberty and lives against all attempts to deprive 
them of them." The enrolment of citi/ens be^an at once, and "it 
was agreed to lonn two troops oi l:;jht horse, two companies of 
riflemen, and two companies of artillery, with brass and iron field- 
pieces." It mi^ht be taken for granted that the Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick came at once to the Iront. John Dickinson was Colonel 
of the First Pattalion ; John Cadwalader, Colonel, John Xixon, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, and Samuel Meredith one ol the Majors oi the Third 
Ikittalion. Richard Peters, Tench Francis, Lambert Cadwalader and 
John Slice were amon^ the Captains. ICven before Lexington there 
had been two companies formed, the (Juaker " lUues," and the 
"(ireens," the so-called silk-stocking company, (iraydon, in refer- 
ence to the (ire-ens, says, "Their feathers were so hue that MifHin 
called them aristocrats. They were seventy in number, drilled twice 
a dav in John Cadwalader's yard (he was Captain of them), he having 
'.he kindne>s to set out his Madeira ior the men to refresh themselves 
' ai alter d: ill. " 

In the midst of all the excitement the meetings oi the Society 
regularly take place. On 17 June, 1775, we find sixteen members 
present, and William West re-elected President, but Captain P>att is 
eded by P.enjamin Fuller as Vice-President; but on 18 Septem- 
ber, 1775. we only find fourteen recorded as in attendance, of whom 
Robert Morris was one. (ieor^e IIenrv, a shipping-merchant, was 
elected a member. 

I:: the interval between the two meetings important events had 
iken place. The Committee of Safety, with John Dickinson, An- 
t'.ionv Wayne, John Cadwalader, Robert Morris and Franci^ Johnston 

" rwards a Friendly Son of St. Patrick ) anmn^ its members, had 
taken the place- of the Committee ol Correspondence, and the work 

< of 



Till-: l ; kIKNDI.Y SONS ()!' ST. PATRICK. -11 

Delany, Lambert Cadwalader, James Mease and John Mease. The 
defence of the river \vas provided lor by the creation of a Xavy. oi 
which John Maxwell Xesbitt was selected as paymaster. 

As a consequence of so main' of the members being engaged in the 
public service, the meeting of the Society on i>S December, 1775, was 
i small one, only fourteen being present, but we find Anthony Wayne 
and John M. Xesbitt among them. It was large enough, however, to 
permit of "a motion being made and seconded that Thomas P>att, a 
member of the Society, should be expelled for taking an active pan 
against the Libert}- of America." The determination of the question 
was postponed until the next meeting, '' in order tor a more deliber- 
ate consideration/' At the next meeting, iS March, 177'', the 
motion "was unanimously carried in the affirmative." What a 
glorious record! Only one black sheep in the whole {lock. Xo 
toryism found a resting place among the Friendly Sons of St. 
Patrick. Xo wonder that Washington towards the close ot the war 
described them as "a Societv distinguished for the firm adherence 
of its members to the glorious cause in which we are embarked." 

The meeting on 17 March, 1770, was a notable one, for other 
reasons than the expulsion of Captain Batt. Military titles begin to 
appear opposite the names of members. Among the members present 
were Colonel Anthony Wavne, Major Samuel Meredith, Captain 
William West, and Commodore Andrew Caldwell ; and Colonel Ste- 
phen Movlan was fined seven shillings and six pence for absence. 

Tile next meeting on 17 June, 1776, records onlv eleven members 
present, and then comes the significant note in theminut.es, "The 
State of Pennsylvania having been invaded ec the Citv of Philadel- 
phia taken by the British Armv under the command of (k-neral Si: 
William Howe in September, 1777. the Society had no meeting until 
September, 177^. The minutes of the meetings in September and 
December, 1770, X: in March ec June, 1777, are unfortunately lost." 



St. Patrick. Though the mil utcs are lost, we can yet picture to our- 
selves the constant interrupt ons to the attendance of members bv 
reason oi the demands oi the public service, and the assembling of 
the lew who were able to steal away for a few hours to keep alive the 
memory oi St. Patrick at each quarterly meeting until the pre^enci 
ol thi enemy compelled them to leave the city. 

Though the minutes are silent, the members were not. 
ol Philadelphia in the Revolution anil of the Revolution 
complete without a record of the patriotic servici 
Sons of St. Patrick. Whether in the field or upon 




-iH TIN-: I'RIF.NI'I.V SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

iMviii:; freclv of their i^oods, money and time to the Revolutionary 
cause, we fnul their names ever prominent. 

Ainon^ the first vessels equipped for tl;e Continental Xaw \ve find 
the bri^- Lexington, connnanded by Captain John Harry. Abandoning 
"the finest ship and the first employ in America/' lie ottered his Cer- 
vices to his adopted countrv, and was the first to put to sea "on a 
regularly commissioned national vessel for a regular cruise' 1 in De- 
cember, 1775. Andrew Caldwell wa^ appointed Commodore oi ihe 
IV-nnsyivania Xavv, and \vas in command of the licet which repelled 
the attack of the Ilritish ships Roebuck and Liverpool, which came 
up the Delaware River on S May, 1770. ( hie of the two new battal- 
ions added to tlu- associators was commanded by Thomas McKcan, 
afterwards President of the Hibernian Society Of the four battal- 
ions organized for the Continental service, Colonel John Slice and 
Colonel Anthony Wayne commanded two ot them, and Lambert 
Cadwalader and Francis Johnston were Lieutenant-Colonels. John 
Maxwell Xc^bitt was appointed Paymaster of all the Pennsylvania 
forces. In the autumn ot 1770 the Society contributed its first mar- 
tyr to the cause (icor^e iMillcrton, one ot its members, being acci- 
dentally killed while on service with the Li^ht Horse. John Dick- 
inson, Thomas McKean and Robert Morns were members of the Con- 
tinental Congress, and the last two signed the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. 

The Declaration was publicly proclaimed amidst the rejoicings of 
the people. Colonel John Xixon read the Declaration to the people 
assembled in the State House vard I Independence Square). Mr. 
Samuel Hood remarks in his sketch ot the Friendly Sons that it 
was an Irishman, Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, who first 
prepared that immortal document lor publication trom the rou^h 
draught of Jefferson : an Irishman's son, John Xixou, who first pub- 
licly read it ; and another Irishman, Thomas Dunlap, who first printed 
it and. published it to the world. 

There was some hard fi-htin^ in 1770-77, and the soldiers of 
Pennsylvania were in nearlv every en^a^emeut. Colonel Anthon\' 
Wavne commanded a regiment in the Canada campaign. Colonel 
F.dward Hand commanded the oldest of the Continental regiment- 
iu tlie armv at Xew Yo:k. and Colonel John Slice commanded 
another Continental regiment. Captain Thomas Proctor (afterward.-* 
a member of the Hibernian Society i commanded the first company 
of Pennsylvania Artillery, and of the As^oeiator Battalions of State 
Tro ips who saw actual service outsid ' the State, three out of six 
of them were commanded l>v Colonel John Dickinson, Colonel John 




COM. JOHN HARRY. 



TIIIC I : RI!-:NDI.V >ONS ()1 ; ST. PATRICK. -l:', 

Cadwalader and Colonel Thomas McKean. The Li.^ht Horse, 
which, as we have seen, numbered in its ranks a great manv of 
the Society members, was in active service under the immediate 
direction of Washington himself, and in the retreat from Princeton 
it was ordered to cover the rear of the army, and was the last to 
cross the Delaware river. On 25 December, 1770, the Troop recrossed 
the river with Washington at MeKonky's Ferry, ei^ht miles above 
Trenton. " The passage was made difficult and dangerous by storm, 
darkness and floating ice, and the boats upon which the Troop had 
embarked not being able to reach the shore, the men were com- 
pelled to take the water and force a passage amid the floating ice 
with their horses." That passage has become historical in print 
and in painting, and we may well be proud ot the presence ot so 
man\- members of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. In ail the 
subsequent operations of that campaign they did their duty as soldiers 
and men. They continued in active service until 23 January, 1777. 
They were twenty-five in number, ten of them being Friendly Sous. 
Washington called them his "aids." 

In the Xavy Board of the City, eleven in number, were Andrew 
Caldwell, Thomas Fit/simous, Thomas Barclav and Paul Cox (after- 
wards a member of the Hibernian Socictv). 

These statements enable us to form some idea of the patriotism of 



eel persons ana 

British sympathizers, there are lound none of the members. Thev 
had all cast their lot with the Revolutionary cause, and manv of them 
lived lor vears afterwards to eniov the blessings of Independence. 



Till: FRIHNDLY SONS AITKR THE BRITISH KYACUATIOX OF 

PHILADELPHIA, 



Tin-: meetings of the Society were resumed after the British evac- 
uation, but at the first recorded meeting on 17 September, 1778, at 
the City Tavern, so many members were absent in the public 
service that we only find nine present at the meeting, and only 
thirteen at the ensuing meeting on 17 December, 1778. On the 
latter date four new members were elected, viz. : Alexander Nesbitt, 
a brother of John Maxwell Nesbitt, John Donnaldson, brother-in-law 
of George Campbell, James Caldwell, a relative of Samuel and 
Andrew Caldwell, and General William Thompson, already a distin- 
guished officer. 

"The Secretary having been abroad at last annual meeting, the 
minutes (it any have been taken) have notcoine to his hands nor can 
thev be found/' is the note concerning the 17 March, 1779; but at 
the following meeting on 17 June, 1779, though a small one, only 
fourteen members being present, we find among the number Tench 
Francis, Andrew Caldwell, Hlair McClenachan, J. M. Xesbitt, Sharp 
Delany and General Anthony Wayne. Colonel Walter Stewart, 
Colonel John Patton and Captain John Harry, James Crawford 
and John Dunlap were elected members, and it was ordered 
"that such members ot the Societ who arc- officers in the arm 



field." This provision also was extended to naval officers, for we 
lind Captain John Harry exempted trom fine at the meeting on 17 
September, 1779, being then "beyond sea,'' which meant that he 
was on a cruise with his vessel. Colonel Francis Johnston, another 



Captain John Harry was home a-ain 17 I Vccmber, 1779, for we 
lind him recorded as present at the meeting, as were also Richard 
Hache and Samuel Meredith, two of the Honorary Members, but 
Colonel Stephen Movlan and General Wayne were "at cam])," and 
Matthew Mea-e was with Tan! Jones "beyond sea." John Hrown, 
Secretary of the Hoard of \Var of the City, was elected a member. 

The annual meeting on 17 March, [780, could only muster fifteen 
members, although Colonel Jhn Xixon, Colonel John Shee, and 
Colonel Walter Stewart are recorded as present. Pr. Hugh Shiell was 
added to the roll. Thcrj were only thirteen members at the meetin 




DK !<>IIN COC 



THH I-'RIKNIM.Y SONS O1- ST. PATRICK. (> 

on 17 June, 17X0, when Thomas IJarclay was elected President and 
George Campbell Vice-President ot the Society. William Krskine 
ami Colonel Kphraim IJlaine were elected members. The number 
thirteen was evidently not deemed unlucky by the Society, for we 
find that number again present at the meeting on i- s September, i7So, 
the two new members, William Krskineand Colonel Kphraim Ulaiiie, 
being included ; but at the following meeting on iS December, 17X1), 
eighteen were mustered, including' Captain Alexander Holmes, a new 
member. 

With the beginning ot 17^1 we find indications 01 the approach- 
ing close of the war, and the consequent return of members and 
resumption of business avocations, tor upon the 17 March we have 
one ot the largest meeting's yet recorded, twenty-eight being present, 
besides some very distinguished visitors in the persons of President 
Reed (Pennsylvania), the Chevalier Paul Jones, President Huntmg- 
ton, Speaker Muhleuberg, Governor Hawley, Mr. Marbois, Don K 
Rendon, Colonel Ternent, Dr. Hurke, Captain Xicholson, Mr. Lor- 
rell, M. M. O'I'.rien and Colonel Richard Butler. The last-named 
gentleman, together with General William Irvine ami live others, 
were elected to the Society. Among the members present were John 
Xixon, General Wayne, J. M. Xesbitt, Sharp Delany, Pdair Mc- 
Clenachan, vSamnel Meredith, Lambert Cadwalader and John Dunlap. 
This meeting seemed to be the beginning ot the flood-time of 
prosperity tor the Society, tor afterwards tor several years we imd 
quite a number of new names added to the roll, and a record of a 
large attendance at both the annual and qnarterlv meetings. The 
presence of so many distinguished visitors is also an indication of 
the esteem in which the Society was held and the attention that was 
being attracted towards it. 

It was a common occnrrenee to elect militarv and naval officers to 
membership, there being so many ot their comrades already on the 
roll ; and we accordingly find Colonel Charles Stcuart and Captain 
Isaac All elected on i.Sjmie, 17^1, and the distinguished Director of 
Hospitals ot the Continental Army, Dr. John Cochran, on 17 Septem- 
ber, i7Si ; and later on General Kdward Hand, General llenrv Knox, 
Captain Thomas Read, Colonel Thonia- Robinson anil Captain 
Thomas (ireen. During the latter part of 17.^1 it wa> proposed 'o 
invite " 1 1 is Kxcelleucy, General \\'ashingtor,, and tlie Gentlemen <; 
his suit " to dinner, but "His l'*,xcellency ha\ - i;'g been previously 
engaged conid not comply \\':th tile abo\\- re<iue>t.' 

At the meeting, however, on I .S December, ! ~ v I , the Soeiety e\",- 
dentlv considered that thev mn>t have li> Kxcellenc\" n >t ou'.v 



4tJ Till-: FRIKNDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

present as a ^uest but must have- Ins name also added to the 
roil, and as the list of Honorary Members \viu> were not of Irish birth 
or descent was full, tliey " unanimously adopted" (ieneral Washin^- 
ton "as a member ot this Society," thu^ making an Irishman out of 
him as far as it was in their power to do so. Though (ieneral 
Wayne, General Irvine and Colonel Richard lJutlcr were still "at 
camp," \ et there were enough ot their Iriends and associates preseu! 
at the meeting to hit upon this happy expedient ; for we- find lecordc. 1 
>;s present, amon^ others, the names of Dr. John Cochran, Colonel 
Mphraim Plainc, ( ieneral \\'alter Stewart, (ieneral vStephen Movlan, 
Colonel Charles Stewart, liiair McClcnachan, \\"m. Constable, D. II. 
Conyn^hani, George Campbell, John Dnnlap, Sharp Deianv, Mat- 
thew and James Mease and J. M. Xesbitt. We note anioii^ the 
guests (ieneral II owe and Major McPherson. 

The members must have known that it would be agreeable to 
Washington to add him to the list oi members, and his acceptance 
ol the iionor shows that they had knowledge oi his sentiments. 

After the enthu>iasni which, no doubt had been created by ( ieueral 
Washington's adoption had subsided, it was ordered "That the 
President, Vice- President and Secretary wait on his Kxccllcucy with 
a Suitable Address on the Occasion cc that they present him with a 
Medal in the name of the Society." 1 James Mease olfered his medal 
for the purpose; it was accepted, and was aiterwards presented to 
( ieneral Washington, as will appear bv the subsequent corresjionder.ee. 
It was also resolved "That they Invite his Kxeellency ec his Suit to 
an Kntertainment to be prepared and ^iveii him at the City Tavern 
i'U tuesday the first of January to \vlr.ch the Secrety. ;s directed toln- 
\'ile the Presidents of the Stale cc of Congress, the Minister of 
I-'rance, Mr. Marbois, Mr. Otto, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of 
the House of Assembly, Mr. Francisco Rendon, Mr. Ilcluer, Conn) 
de la Touche, >\: C'<unt Dillon., with all the General officers ;': .. 

- in the city." The minutes further record that " in pin uai oi 
'.he fore^'oin^ oriler, the President and Secretarv wa:te-.l upon !i> 
Mxcelleiicx' with the lollowini;' Address : " 

M'l V :',' />,',- ' ' :/' '.' >: 

' ' ' ' . ' ' , . '., , ..-;; I ' .. , , " . ' - . X 

- , y:,-. ..,_;.,. ;.,x,-!t thi !ilir:t '. t" ' ' '. -..' ! \ cllciu". .:::: "; ; 

Althoiuili they 1 vi ::.l tin i ld.it Iiin- >f ;iny Ci'. ii c-t.il)! i-hnu nl, n. -r tin- ; '.i-v.il. ,; 

:" 'IViiip* iral ' '.'.!: ' '!:_:::". their i lei tiuii, Yrt tiu ll '. tt-r thcin-i ivt-, :i- :: >- lliv 

;:-':;;iiiu- oit"-iriiu ! (>f lu-.ir! ill'. '! uitli t hf waniu-^t , ; : :.n :;::ii ::' - , ::..'. ' ':: i:;;trk <! 



T1I1C FK1KNDI.Y M>.\S ()!' ST. PATRICK. 17 

lencv with a j;'<>i<l itK-ilal, the ensign of this fraternal Society, \\h;ch tiial you in.iv be 
pleased to accept, ami loii.^ live to wear, i> the earnest wi>h of 
Your Excellency's 

Most Humble and Respectful Servant, 

]',v order \: in behalf of the Socii-tv, 

( i !:< . C'AMl'lUa.I., 1 're-idellt. 
To His Kxcellencv, C ',KNKu A I, WASHINGTON, 

Commander in Chief of the Allied Army. 

" To \vhich his Kxcellency was pleased to Lnve the following answc: , 
viz. : 

S i K : 

I aecejit with singular jileasvire, the I-!i!s:^n of so worthy a l-'raternity a^ that of tin- 
Sons of St. Patrick in this eitv a Snietv distinguished for the linn Adherence of its 
.Members to the- glorious canst 1 in which we are embarked. 

(iivt- me lr;tve to assure \ on. Sir, that I shall never ca>t my eves upon the Kid^t- witli 
which I am Honoured, but with a grateful remembrance of the polite and affectionate 
manner in which it was presented. 

I am with Ropect and I{steem, 

Sir, vonr mo. < )1>. Servant, 

( ii'.our, i; \V.\sii INC.TI >N. 

To ( Vi-'.i )i<('. !; CAM iM;i;i,i,, Ksq., President of the Societv of the l-'riendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, in the City of Philadelphia. 

Between the date of the British occupation in September, 177^, 
and the first dinner to Washington upon i January, 17^2, the members 
of the Friendly Sons had participated in most of the stirring scenes 
in this part of the country, which was then the seat of war. At the 
battle of ( iermantown, 4 October, 1777, General Wayne commanded 
one ot the divisions, and Colonel Movlan's Li^ht Horse was on t;ie 
extreme ri;_dit of the American line, and through the dreary winter 
cam]) at X'alley I'or^e members ot the Society participated in all the 
trials and strn^^les of the American army. After the evacuation 
in September, I77'S, and the return oi the Continental troops, \v.- 
fir.d the names of John Lardner, Xathan Boys. John Boyle, John 
Mitchell, vSr. , Alexander Xesbitt, Jol;n Mease, John Dnnlap, Paul 
Cox and Sharp Delany nmon<j the anti-Tory Associators, who atter- 
wards formed themselvL-s into "The Patriotic Society. " (hi July i..\ 
i77<j, \\ r c- find Colonel Proctor's artdlerv lirin^' a salute to L;reet tlie 
;irrival ot the Ambassador from France. A li Republican Society '' 
was formed tor the purpose ot nr^m^ a revision oi the State Consti- 
tution, and we tind anion^ the members in March, 177-1- I^'chard 
Bache, ( 'liairnian , John Cadxvalader, John Mni"ra\, CJeor^'e Meade, 
John Patton, John Donnaldson, James Crawford, l-lphraim B'.aine, 
vSamnel Meredith, James Cal'lwell, J"hn Slice, John Lardner, Robert 



48 TIIK FRIENDLY SONS OK ST. PATRICK. 

Morris, Samuel Cakhvell, Thomas Fitzsimons, Jolin Xixou, James 
Mease, Alexander Xcsbitt, John M. Xesbiu, Lambert Caclwalader, 
John White, Sharp Delany, John Mease, George Campbell and John 
Kro\vn, all members of the Friendly Sons. On i December, 177^, 
George liryan, afterwards a member of the Hibernian Society, was 
elected Vice-President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsyl- 
vania. Plunket Fleeson was appointed one ol the Commissioners ior 
the Citv to take affidavits of persons taking the oath of allegiance, 
and in the various committees ot citizens appointed from time to time 
to regulate the price of provisions, to petition the Executive Council, 
to raise money lor the service of the United States, ecc., ecc., during 
177*) and 17.^0, we hud the names ol the Friendly Sons alwa\'s promi- 
neut. Fveii in the party political squabbles among the Whigs them- 
selves, we find them very active, and in the attack on James Wilson's 
house ( " Fort Wilson " i by a mob, there were assembled with Wilson 
several members ot the Society. 

At the beginning of 1780 the Continental money had depreciated 
so much that the State currency was affected by the general distrust, 
and, in order to maintain its credit, an agreement was entered into 
and published by the leading men of the city to take the paper money 
of the issue of March, 1780, as equivalent to gold and silver. This 
patriotic agreement included the names ol Plunket Fleeson, Chiet- 
Justice McKean, George lirvan, James Searle, George Campl>ell, 
Robert Morris, J. M. Xesbitt & Co., Pdair McClenachan, Hugh 
Shiell, John Xixon, Mease & Caldwell, John Dunlap, John Douuald- 
son, Thomas Fitxsimons, George Ilenrv, Fphraini P.laine, George 
Meade, Sharp Delauy, John Mease, Joseph Carson, John Slice and 
James Crawford. 

The patriotic women of the city in 1780, when things looked so 
gloom v lor the American cause, organized committees to obtain sub- 
scriptions for a fund to supplv destitute soldier.-, with clothing, and in 
a lew weeks raised upwards of 300,000 currency. Among the ladies 
on the Committee were Mrs. R. IJache, Mrs. T. Francis, Mrs. J. Mitch- 
ell, Mrs. J. Caldwell, Mrs. 15. McClenachan, Mrs. S. Caldwell, Mrs. 
J. Mease. Mrs. T. McKean. Mr-;. J. Searle, another Mrs. J. Mea.se, and 
Mr.-. R. Morr:>. It is evident that the wives of the' members shared 
the views ol their husbands. The money raised was employed, a' 
the suggestion o! ( lencral Washington, in furnishing shirts tor the 
army. 

This movement among the women >l wa> followed by an orgaui/ed 
movement among the men for obtaining supplies lor the armv 
tin >tr'h the airencv of a bank.' 'lie "P>ank of Pennsvlvania " 



THK FKIKNDI.Y SONS OF ST. I' AT RICK. 

was accordingly organized tor the purpose of supplying " the army 
of the United States with provisions for two months." 

Mr. Sainuei Hood, in his sketch of the Friendly Sons, lias the fol- 
lowing account of the Hank : 

"Intimately connected with the glory ot the Societv of the S >::- 
of vSt. Patrick is a matter which must be referred to in some detail 

" In the year i jSo a transaction took place in Philadelphia, almost 
unparalleled in the history of nations ami patriotism, which easts a 
lustre not only on the individuals who were the authors of it, but 
on the whole community to which they belonged. 

" If the glorious examples of the past could influence the conduct 
of men of the present day, the reputation and good name of Phila- 
delphia and Pennsylvania would soon be iinuly fixed on so immova- 
ble a pedestal, as to defy the malicious assaults of Hritish libeller.-, 
and even the more dangerous lolly, selfishness, and cowardice of our 
own partisan politicians. At the time alluded to, when everything 
depended on a vigorous prosecution of the war, when the America:: 
army was in imminent danger of being- compelled to yield to famine, 
a far more dangerous enemy than the Hritish, when the urgent ex- 
postulations ot the commander-in-chief, and the strenuous /vy<'-v:- 
mt'ndatnnis ot Congress, had utterly tailed to arouse a just sense o: 
the danger of the crisis, the genuine love of country, and most nob'. 
self-sacrifices of some individuals in Philadelphia, supplied the place 
of the slumbering- patriotism of the countrv, and saved her caus 
from most disgraceful ruin. In this great emergencv was conceive* 
and promptlv carried into operation, 'the plan of the 15. ink of IV::::- 
svlvauia, established for supplying the army of the I'nited States 
with provisions for two months.' 

" ( )n the i7thjune, rjSo, the following- paper, which deserve-- ;> 
rank as a supplement to the Declaration ol Independence, was sig::c 
bv ninetv-three inclividuals and firms : 

" k Whereas, in the present situation of public affairs in tile I"::::-.- : 
States, the greatest and most vigorous exertions arc' required tor i;:e 
successful management of the just and necessary war in which they 
arc- engaged with great Hritaiu : \\*e, the subscribers, decplv im- 
pressed w.th th.e sentiments thai on such an occasion should govern 
us, in the prosecution of a war, on the event of which our own ::v 
dom, and that ot our posterity, and the freed* >m and independence o; :..< 
I'nited States, are all involved, herein- severally pledge our proper! \ 
and credit for the several sums specified and mentioned aite: our 
names, in order to support th.e credit of a bank to be established :<>r 
furnishing a supnly of provisions for the armies ot the I'nited State- : 
1 



" Till- I'RII-XDl.V SONS 01- ST. PATRICK. 

And do hereby severally promise and engage to execute to the Direc- 
tors of the said Hank, bonds of the form hereunto annexed. 

'Witness our hands, this i~th clay of June, in the year of our 
Lord, I ~S ( ). ' ] 

' Then follow the names of the subscribers with the sums respec- 
tively subscribed, amounting to //3i5,ixx) Pennsylvania currency, 
payable in ,,old or silver. 

"Of this amount, twenty-seven members of the Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick subscribed ,/, i ( 13, =,< * > The names of these, \vith the 
amounts of their subscriptions, are as follow : namely, 



Rohv-rt Morris / I,,,,K) | John Mt-ase 

I'.lair M'Ck'iiachan lo.txx) | PiiiniK-r, Murray >S: Co., 

\\"iiliain P.in^hani 5,(xx> i John Patton 

J. M. NYsliitt vN: Co 5,1x0 Benjamin Puller, 

kichard PI-UTS 5. 1 **' ! (.eor^e Mt.-adt.-vS: Co., . 

S.iimu-i Meredith 5,000 I John Donnahlson, 




!amt-> Mease *5,oo 

'1'h' iinas ] lart lav, 5,000 

Ihi^h Shit 11, 5,otx 

4, ocx 

John : 



IK-nry Hill, . 
Kt-an v\i Nichols 
lames Calihvt-ll. 




2,<KX) I Sharp I)elanv !,(<<> 

Tench l-'ranci>, /.'.S.5"o. 

''There were five inspectors of the P>ank, of whom three, Robert 
Morris, J. M. Xesbitt, and P>lair McClenachan, were members of the 
S'.. Patrick's. v So were the first of the two directors, John Xixon, 
and the factor, Tench Francis. All these agreed to serve without 
compensation. The several bonds were executed to the two directors, 
and were conditioned for the pavmcnt ot an amount not exceeding 
the sum subscribed bv each obligor, for fnrnisliin^ a supply o! pro- 
visions for the armies of the United States. The bank opened Julv 
17, 1780, in Front stieet, two doors below Walnut. The tenth and 
last instalment was called in on the i^th Xov. , 1780. The bank 
continued in operation till the establishment of the bank ol Xorth 
America, Jan. 7, 1782, which appears to have sprung from it, and 
ti ' have monopoli/ed the o-lory which belonged to the old bank o! Penn- 
-vlvania, of having rendered essential service to the country during 
the revolution." 

In addition to Mr. Hood's list we might add the names <>! John 
Mitchell, ,/."-'.' " >' ', and of two members of the Hibernian Society, 

1 Anu-ri' 1:1 kcnu-nihrancfr." vol. x.. ]>. J2(*. 1 "Ha/.. Rt-^- "f Pcnn 




Ror.KRT MORRIS. 



Till-: FKIF.NDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. ol 

Joseph Carson, ^/.'^ooo, and Thomas McKean, ^2,500, making a 
total subscription by members ot the two societies oi ^,"1 12,000 out 
of ^/"^I^JXK), the full amount subscribed. 

A meeting of citi/ens was held at the State House in November, 
i -So, to sustain the credit of the Continental money, and a committee 
was appointed to draw up articles of association. Of the thirteen 
members of this committee we find on the list John Dunlap, Thomas 
Fitzsimons, John Shee, 1 5 lair McClenachan and Samuel Caldwell. 

The Tories having again become active about this time, a " Whig 
Association" was formed lor the purpose of preventing all inter- 
course with Tories and suspected persons, and in the list of the Kx- 
ecutive Committee we find Colonel John Shee, John Dunlap, Dr. 
Hugh Shiell and Blair McClenachan. 

The members of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, many of whom, 
as we have seen, were among the most prominent and wealthy mer- 
chants of the city, in all the dark period of i^So-Si, never lost faith 
in the Revolutionary cause. Ready to take the field when occasion 
demanded it several of them occupying distinguished military 
positions throughout the war they were just as ready to contribute 
their means to sustain the cause or to uphold public opinion when 
needful. Philadelphia, unfortunately, contained among its popu- 
lation a number of Tories or British sympathizers. None of this 
class were found among the Frieiidlv Sons. We read through the 
long lists of suspected and disaffected persons, and we examine the 
proceedings taken by the authorities against these same persons, and 
to thr credit oi the Society not one of its members is found on the 
li-ts, and we may be sure that when the news of Cornwallis's surren- 
der at Yorkto\vn reached the city on 22 October, 1781, none of its 
rejoiced more heartily than the members of the Friendly 
of St. Patrick. 



THE WASHINGTON DINNERS AND AFTERWARDS. 



Tin-: period from 1781 to 1790 was the most prosperous in the 
history of the Society. The attendance at the meetings was more 
numerous, the number ot quests greatly increased, and the applica- 
tions to be enrolled were more frequent. \Ve have seen in the last 
chapter how the increasing prosperity was manifested in the meetings, 
and how General Washington was adopted as a member. Xow we 
have to tell of the noted dinner given to Washington upon January 
I, 1782. The minutes relate that 

41 The President (by a card) having requested the honour of his 
Excellency's Company together with the Gentlemen o: his Suit at 
Dinner at the City Tavern on Tuesday, the ist. Jan'ry, he was pleased 
to accept of the Invitation, and according to the Order of last meet- 
ing the Secretarv sent Cards to all the Persons therein specified re- 
questing the pleasure of their Company at the same place ec time, 
viz. : 4 o'clock." They further record that 

''At an extra meeting at George Kvans's on Tuesday, the first of 
Jamiarv, 1782, the following Gentlemen were present: " 



MR. MATTHKW MKASK, 

MR. JOHN MKASK. 

MR. Jon N MITCHKI.L, 

MR. J. M. Xr.smTT, 

MR. JOHN NIXON. 

MR. SAMTKI. CAI.IIUKLI,. 

MR. AXI>KK\V CAI.TI'.VJ-.LL, 

MR. J VMKS MKAS:-., 

SH A R I- DKI.A NY. Kso., 

MR. I ). 11. L'tixvM ii V .M. 

MR. GKOKC,!.; !!i NX- 

MR. Hl.Al i< M. Ci.i N * .IAN., 

MR. AI.KX'R N: 

MR. IOHN DON N \ ;.: ' IN, 

MR. JOHN i', \ i- 

MR. JAM r.s C R \'.\ :-o:< :, 

MR. ion N I'AT 1 1 IN. 

MK. ' \ M '.s C A :.:'".: I.L. 

MR. JOHN D-N:.- :-, 

MR. Hrc.n SHII ;.;. 

MR. GKowr.!- Hrc.H) 

MR. M. M. < ';;:::: N, 

I \-,I'l-'.R MoN LAN. rSo., 

Ci H.OXKL I-a-H :- ^ M ML \i ^-i-:. 
COLONKL CHARI.:-..- S':;.V,-.\RT, 



GKX. Ho\vi:. 
("ti-.N. M' H'l/i is ; ic, 
GKN. KNOX, 
C.1-: N. HANI>, 

(rK.N. MclNTOSII, 

His /:".!'( 't'/'v MR. I.r/.i.RNi-:, 

MR. K i-; NIION, 

7//v /;' i'(V/'r MR. HANSOX, 

//is /:.!-(>/> MR. \\'M. MUORK, 

M K. Mnil.l-.NHfKC.lf, 

C'OI.ONI.L TKNXH TII.C.HMAX, 

Ci ii.< 'N ;.i. SMITH. 

MAJOR \\" \SH I Xi ,T( IN, 

C< ir.NT D ; LA TI ircnK, 
M R. M \ R HOIS, 
MR. < ITTO. 
MR. HOI.KI.R. 

f.'tu-s/s, 

(".KfiRivi-; CAMi'ina.L. !Cso.. /'n'\!\i>'>it, 
MR. THOS. rrr/.siMo.N.s, /':. /'/--. ' >;/, 
MR. \Vi i. LI AM \\"KST, 
C52) 



Till' l'R!F.NI>I,Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 



53 



Coi. UN;. i. \V.\i, T.'.K Sn-AVAkT, HI-NKY HIM.. I-'.so., 

Coi. ON ;;. I- KANeis JOHNSTON, ROHKRT MI.KKI.S. I-'.so., 

I>k. JOHN COCHKAN. SAMI'KI, M :.!< KI>ITH. F,so. 

MK. \V:;.i.:\M CONSTABI.I:, [,s Manners. 

That was a distinguished gathering, although Wayne, Irvine, 
Dutlerand others were still "at cam])." Generals Lincoln, Steuben, 
Howe, Moultrie, Knox, Hand and Mclntosh were all distinguished 
officers, and two of them, Knox and Hand, were elected member.- of 
the Society at the following quarterly meeting. 

The city was given up to rejoicing tor some months after the news 
oi the capture oi Cornwall is arrived, and many noted entertainments 
and dinners were given during the winter of 1781-82. The dinners 
of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick upon i Januarv, 1782, and 18 
March, 1782, while not so large or so pretentious as some of them, 
compared favorably with all the others in the number and quality of 
the distinguished members and guests. 

Tlie Anniversary Dinner on 18 March, 1782, was held at "George 
Kvar.s's, " and exceeded in brilliancy even the preceding dinner on 
the first ol January. General Washington was again present, but 
this time he was recorded as a member and not a guest, and we judge 
that it was upon this occasion that he signed the "Rules," as Gen- 
eral Kdward Hand, who signed along with him, was elected a mem- 
ber at the meeting. The lull record of the dinner is found in the 
minutes, as K /lows : 

I'KKSKNT. 
Mrinlws. 



(", KORC.F, CAMPHKI.I., /';v.s7</<v//, 
THOMAS I'ir/.siMuNS, / 'iic-J'rcsi 

( '. I . V I . K \1, \V A S I ( i N ' ( ', i'l ) N. 

A N in-: >;\v (.' AI.I>\\'!.I.I., 

J. :\i. NHSIUTT, 

AI.I.X A N DI.K X!-:SHITT, 

'< )!! N I'. ARC I. AY, 

\Vi :,I,:AM HAKCI.AV, 

' \ :.i i:s *.' \ ;. : >v,"i- i.i,. 





C H A K I.KS S'l'l A\' \ KT, 
I-iPHKAI.M I '.I. AIM'., 

J \M i:s M I.ASI:, 
M\i"i'in:\\ MI-ASK, 

Ji >!IN M< )VI. \ N, 

JOHN M KASK, 
\\'M. CoNSTAlil.l", 
C. I-;N I-.KAI, II \ NP, 
S\ M r i-;i, C \ i.i >\vi:i.i.. 
JOHN SUKI-:. 

( '. !-.( iRi, I, M !: \ !)!:, 
J \SPI.K MI lYI. \ \. 

II^un\r,-y M,i '':><. 

( ,1 i\ i:i< N( iK I >K'K I NSl >N. 

R i c 1 1 \ K i > 1'. \ > i : i : , 
ROHI-KT MOKKIS, 

S \M I 1 I. M !!K 1 I M'l'll. 




Till-: I'RIKNDI.V SUNS OT M\ PATRICK. 



KN l.R \ I. >Tl'HKN. 
MR. Mllll. I. N BrKC.II, 
Col.. TlI.C, H MAN, 

Coi.. IIrMrHRi;ys. 
MAP>K THOMAS MOORK, 
MAJOK WAI.KKK, 



M\IOK Mel'HKRSON, 
CAITAIN Coi.i AX, 
CAI-T VIN TK i XTON, 
MR. CA KK< >:.',.. 
MR. Ct M.I. INS. 
MR. 1 > \ N i i.i. C I.AKK, 
MR. I >\\ in I Ii >( IPS, 

J >OCT(iK i 1 AOi-.X. 



AHSKNT. 



Hl-.NRV ] 1 1 1. 1., 

JOHN CAIHVAI.I.AI>KR, 
LAM in-: KT C.\ I>\VAI.I..\DKR, 
J \MI:S v^r. \RI.I-:, 
RICH AK n 1M.NN, 
\\'M. HAMILTON. 



J. MITCH HI. i., JR., 
I. AM.. 

Sick. 

J. BOYLK. 

At Camp. 

ANTHI >NV \\~AYXK, 

RlCHAK H HrTIJCK, 
J. CnC H KAN, 
\V. I R \VIN1-;. 

Fined /-.?. f>J. 
JOHN NIXON, 
Ti-:xcii I-'R \ NI is, 
JOHN Mi KRAY, 
i'.. McCi. I:\ACHAN, 
JOHN I )i INN AI.DSON, 

1 1 HI N I' VTTi |X - . 

JOHN I', RI >\\ >. :.. 
FRANCIS JOHNSTON. 



I'roin tlu- full entries made by the vSecretuvv the membership of ihe 
Society upon rS March, \~^2, ajipears to have been fifty-six re^nlar 
and ten honorary members total, sixty-six. 

From iS March, 17.^2, until 17 March, I7- S J, the minutes are coni- 
plete, but alter the latter date there are serious breaks ;u them. 
I)r.r:uL; the- pc'r;<>d mentioned, \ve Imd indications ot the a])proachin;^ 
end of the war in the frequent entries of "beyond sea" opposite to 
the name- oi members, showing tli.it tlic\ - were resumiiiL; the:r u>i;ai 
comnierci. . vi.-its to Ivarope, although the cnlry meant a'-o tiiat 
some of the members, like- Captain John Harry, were still in 
tlie sew; ; oi the;i '. couutrv, cruising against the enemy. 

\\' '.:::-:, Muylan. Hntler, CochiMii, Hand, Irvine, Knox, and 
\\ 'alter Stewart \\ re still recorded ",;t camp" in most oj the 
minutes dur::; . : 




John Maxwell Xcsbitt was elected President upon 17 June, r~s^, 
an-1 \ve find that \\'iiliani Hamilton upon 17 September, i"S>, was 

dropped as an Honorary Member, and John Lardr.er elected in his 
place at the following meeting upon 17 Deeember, :7 S J. During 
this period Coi. Thomas Robinson, Francis West, John Connor, 
Ilii^h Moore, Charles Heatly, Oliver Pollock, Captain John Green, 
James Collins and William Boiirke were added to the rolls. At the 
meeting" on 17 June, I7<S2, "upon motion made and seconded it wa- 
carry'd by vote, the Fh'nes for Xon-attendance shall be doubled 
hereafter. " 

The annual meeting on 17 March, 17^3, was largely attended, and 
we find the following distinguished quests present at the dinner : 

"Colonel Mercer, Doct'r Draper, Oliver Pollock, F.sq. , Mr. \\"m. 
Hunter, (General McDougall, General P>aron Stuben, Vice- President 
Fwin^-, Hon'ble K. Iloudinot, President of Congress, Hoti'ble Tho-. 
McKean, Chief-Justice, General Lincoln, Mr. Marbois and Mr. Liv- 
ingston.' 1 Anion^' the members present were John Maxwell Xesbitt. 
( ieneral John Shee, Sharp Delany, Archibald ( ramble. Captain Thomas 
Read, Colonel Thomas Robinson, Colonel John Xixon, George Meade, 
Ulair McClenachan, Thomas Fit/simons, Colonel Charles Stewart, 
John Dunlap, Colonel John Patton, Colonel Kphraim P>laine, Tench 
Francis, Colonel Lambert Cadwalader, (ieneral John Cadwalader, 
Samuel Meredith., Richard P>ache and Henry Hill. Captain John 
P>arry was still "bex'ond sea." 

At the meeting upon 17 June, 17^3, the following minute api^ears : 
'' Whereas the war hath Interrupted the Intercourse with Great Piritain 
oc thereby put it out ot the Power ot the Members who have been 
Fleeted since its Commencement of providing themselves with Med- 
al < a.^rec-able to the ( Jri^'inal Rules of the- Soeietv, therefore 

" < )rder'd That the Secretary shall write to Mr. William We-', for 
as man\- as may be wanted by the member- who are requested to sig- 
nify their desire ot bein;^ vSujp!\'ed and to pav into hi- haU'is th.ree 
Guineas ec an half, besides thirtv Shilling- Fntranee, in ( )riler to be 
remitted to Mr. Wc-t to enable him to complv with the ()r-ler. 

"And as Mr. [ames Mease 



tluy are bound to replace, the Society 
tor that purix se. 

The meeting upon 17 September, l~" 
orable bv reason of the prc'-eiice as a i^ 
alono- with Captain Adam II >>>-, 
Clark. Anion-' the member-. Cai'ta 




56 Till-: I'KIl-NDI.V SONS Ol- ST. PATRICK. 

pearance. Mr. Galloway, Mr. Boyle and Mr. Ryan were the guests 

at tlic meeting on 17 December, 17^3, which was also a small one. 

Tile Annual Dinner on 17 March, 17^.}, was a noteworthy one by 
reason ol the larj^e number oi members present, and the nnmerons 
i;nests. These latter included Mr. Van Berkell, George (iray, Jud^e 
McKean, Jud<4'e llopkinson, the " Imperial Reside-ill/' Mr. Rendon, 
(iovernor Morris, Mr. I ; olliott, Mr. Jones, Doct'r Draper, Mr. Gold, 

J I 

Mr. Kingston, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Campbell, Colonel Smith, Mr. Mar- 
bois. Mr. Golway, Captain Simpson, Doct'r II. Dnflicld, Mr. L ynch 
and Mr. Cru^ar. Amoii;^ the members present were Generals Moy- 
ian, Hand, \\'ayne and Slice, Captain Barrv, Thomas Fit/simons, 
Tench Francis, John Dickinson and Robert Morris. 

Alter this meeting the i;aps in the minutes be^iu, although we find 
the reconis oi the election oi James Campbell, Daniel Clark and Colonel 
Francis Nichols, during 17^4. Fortunately we have the rou^h notes 
of tlie annual meeting upon 17 March, 17.^5, and we find (reneral 
Armstrong, Chief-Justice McKean, Captain Clark, Captain Cain and 
jud^e Ilopkin-on amon^" the quests, and a nnmerons attendance of 
members, including Joim Nixon, Thomas Fitzsimons, John IMaxwell 
Nesbitt (President), Iv>hraim Ulaine, Cienerals Irvine and Wayne, 
Captain I5arr\- and John Diinla]). 

It niij^ht be interesting to note here- that the vSt. Tammany Society, 
which existed at \\\\< date, maintained the most friendly relations with 
t;ie I'riend'y Sons of St. Patrick. At the celebration of its anniver- 
sary in 17^}- one of the toasts was to "the friends of liberty in 
Ireland and the timing oi the harp ol Independence, 1 ' and when the 
toast was proposed, three cheers were LMVCII and the band struck up 
"St. Patrick's Day in the Morning." 

There were only twelve members present at the meeting on 17 
June, i7\ ; . and il is recorded that " a sufficient number oi members 
not In-iii^ in< '. ieiore dinner was served up no Husiness could be done. 
It was then-fore Agreed that the < )fficers of last shall serve the 
ensuing vear. " ( >:i 17 Dec'ember, 17^5, there were tonrtec-n jiresent, 
one oi whom was fieiieral \\"a\~ne. Notwithstanding the small 
attendance " Major James Moore ;ind Mr. Tlios. Lea were ballotted 
: :' and nnaniTiiously elect ' ' members, and "Mr. I'l;i;r, Cap;. 
Rama^e, Jon'a Nesbitl, Capt. Pinker'on. Hall Stewart and Robt. 
ni as guests, or, as the minutes quaintly desig- 



March, 17^6, at which 



iC nr.cil meetin on 



dent, C.er.era: Movlan, I). II. 




Coll 



Till-: PRIPNI'I.Y SONS OP ST. PATRICK. 07 

It was "Ordered that the Secre'ty be directed to Issue the notices to 
ail the members to meet on Friday, the i/lh lust, at Kdward Movs- 
ton's at ] _ past 4 o'clock, 2u dinners to be bespoke, Geii'l Moylan to 
speak forthe Dinners and examine the liquors." The meeting on 
the " ijth Inst." (17 March, 17^0) was evidently a successful one, as 
twenty-six members were present, including General Moylan, John 
Xixon, Commodore Parrv, Thomas Fitzsimons, Archibald (ramble, 
(ieneral Wayne and others. The quests were : " Clias. Piddle, \\':\\. 
Smith, Gen'l Armstrong, Gen'l Miiilin, John Shaw, Jnd^e McKe..u, 
Col. Howard, IMr. Fernie and Judge Hopkinson." 

\\"e liave no records of meetings after this until 18 June, 17^7, 
when we have the interesting record by the Secretary of the meeting 
of that date. Among the members present we find (ieneral Wash- 
ington recorded. At that time he was in Philadelphia attending to 
his duties in the Federal Convention which framed the Constitution 
for the United Slates, and he doubtless felt that a little relaxation 
among his associates of the Friendly Sous of St. Patrick would not 
interfere with the periormance oi those duties. 

Of the meeting on 17 December, 17^7, there are short records. Iln^h 
IJoyle, Win. P>rown and John Caldweil were elected members, and 
Richard Peters "an Honorary member." A motion was made to 
change the times ot meeting from "quarterly to half-yearly," and : t 
was left to the next meeting to determine. There is no note of iis 
subsequent adoption, but it must have been carried, as the meetings 
Liter on were held hali-veariy. At the meeting on 17 March, I7 S S 
Justices McKean and Hopkinson were among' the guests, and twenty- 
one members gathered to celebrate the anniversary. Am<>u^ these 
were ( ienerals Walter Stewart and Richard Puller, Colonel John 
Xixon, John Maxwell Xesbilt and Richard Pachc. 

From this time on there are no records until 17 .September, I7<j2, 
with the exception ot a memorandum by the Seci'etarv of the election 
of Ilu-h Holmes and Robert Kaiuey as members, and the proposal 
lor membership of George Patimer. 

In the interval the meetings were- no doubt held with varying 
numbers, twice a year on the 17:11 of March and the 171!] of Dei-ein- 
ber aith(jtigh the Society was evidently declining. Ps member^, 
though missing irom the Society minutes, \\~ere not nr,>^:n^ :n j'ubl-.i 
e\\-nt>. Roliert Morris and Tliomas I'lt/simons -.it as member-- o: 
the I'Vderal Convention <>! 17^7, and 01 t'ne li\'e delegates elected 
irom the Cit\- to the iVnnsy'ivania Convention Ik-ur 
Thomas McKean were two. 

( )n the 4th of July, I7 S ^. occurred 'die " < ,r.r.:d 1\ de 



Till', l-RII-NDI.Y SONS (.)! ST. PATRICK. 

to celebrate the Ratification of the Federal Constitution by the 
requisite number of States. It was an elaborate affair and attracted 
universal attention. The procession contained some 5exx> men and \vas 
a " mile and a half in length."' The State Officials, Judges, mem- 
bers of the professions and trades, workingmen's assemblies, soldiers, 
etc., etc. all classes of the people turned out to celebrate the advent 
of a stable government. In the procession the members of the 
Friendly Sons took some of the leading and most prominent parts, 
as the following list will show : 

General Walter Stewart, Major James Moore and Colonel Thomas 
Proctor (Hibernian Society) were three out of the nine gentlemen who 
acted as Superintendents of the Procession. The First City Troop, 
which numbered very many of the Friendly Sons in its ranks, had a 
leading place in line. John Xixon, Fsq. , on horseback, represented 
"Independence;" Thomas Fit/simons, Fsq., on horseback, repre- 
sented "The French Alliance ;" Richard Bache, Fsq., on horseback, 
represented a herald proclaiming " The New Kra," and Colonel John 
Shee, on horseback, bore a banner, on which was portrayed a like- 
ness of Washington. The City Troop of Light Dragoons was com- 
manded by Captain Win. Bingham, and in a carriage Chief-Justice 
McKean (afterwards President of the Hibernian Society) represented 
with the other judges "The Xew Constitution.' 1 Ten gentlemen 
represented the ten States which had ratified the Constitution, and 
ol these George Meade represented Georgia, and Colonel Thomas 
Robinson, Delaware. Thomas Barclay earned the ' l Flag of Morocco " 
among the representatives of Foreign Powers. A float, designated 
"The Xew Roc;} or ('.rand Federal F'.dificc,' 1 contained ten chairs, 
and among their occupants were Lieutenant-Colonel George Latimer, 
John Maxwell Xcsbitt, John Brown, Tench Francis and Benjamin 
Fuller, and no doubt among the Society ol the Cincinnati appeared 
several others ol the Friendly Sons ol St. Patrick. The division 
representing the Farmers was led by several gentlemen, including 
Richard Peters, Samuel Meredith and George- Grav, and a float, after 

rl 



tile uesign ol a 

Captain John Green as its commander. 

During the fall of i^SS political agitation was widespread in 
lYr.nsyl vania. Members of the first Federal Congress and Presiden- 
tial Flectors had to be chosen, and considerable bitterness of feeling 
was developed. In all the discussions and proceedings of the time 
members of the Friendly Sons were prominent. Blair McCle-nachan 
was Chairman of tin Anti-PYderal Convention which met in Ilarris- 
burg in September, i~bti. At a tow:: meeting of tlie Federalists held 



TIIK I-RIKNDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. :>'.' 

25 October, I7>SS, in the State House, Thomas Fit/.sinions, Henry 
Hill, William Uin^ham and John Maxwell Xesbitt were four of the 
six sui^ested for members ot Congress, out oi whom two were to be 
nominated, and Thomas Kitzsiiiions was one ot those chosen and 
elected by the people. Walter Stewart and Thomas McKean were 
two of those sn^ested lor electors. 

In the a Hairs of the city we find in October, 1788, Samuel Cald- 
well and Klias Hoys (Hibernian Society) two ot the new Hoard o! 
Port Wardens, seven in number. Of the fifteen Aldermen under the 
new City Charter in 1790 we find John Harclay, John Xixon ant 
John Maxwell X"esbitt ; and of the thirty Councilmen, (k-or^e Lati- 
nier, (kor^c Meade and John Dunlap. Upon the inauguration of 
Washington as President, in 178^, lie appointed .Sharp I)elany Col- 
lector of the Port, and Robert Patton Postmaster of Philadelphia. 

We mi^lit continue the list down until the last davs of the Societv, 
but we ha\'e extended it enough to show that the Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick, as they had been patriots in the Revolution, continued to 
be valuable citizens after its glorious termination. 

It was during the time covered by the <^ap in the minutes that the 
" Hibernian Society tor the Reliet of Immigrants trom Ireland" was 
organized in March, 1790, and most of the FYiendly Sons became 
members ot that bodv. The transfer of their activity no doubt was 
the real cau<e of the decadence of the Society of the Friendlv Son<. 

Upon the resignation of Samuel Caldwell as vSecretary in i~<)2 a 
new vSecretary, John Hrown, was chosen, and the regular keeping of 
the minutes is reconinienced. At the half-yearly meeting at the 
City Tavern on 17 September. i~<-)2< we find onlv nine members re- 
corded as present. John Maxwell Xesbitt was still the President, and 
his companions were Jasper Movlan, ( kor^e Hughes, ( kneral William 
Irvine, Waller Stewart, Thomas LI. Moore (one of the new Honorary 
Members), John Donnaldson, John Hrown and Thomas Fit/simons. 
v> The members proceeded to ballot tor Officers ot the Societv tor the 
next Twelve Months, when John M. Xesbitt was chosen ['resident, 
Jasper Movlan, Vice-President, and John Hrown, Secretary. The 
'.h;inks of the .Society were g'iven to Mr. Samuel Caldwell, late 
Seeretar\', " tor the attention he had shown during his secretarvslr.p. 
e new vSecretary quaintlv records that " 

1 The Coni]'ian\' met l;a\'in^ paid the sum o! j->>'. lor the I):nuer> 
o: : bsentees. Order'd, That the members present be renumbered 
a;ja:n troni the fines to bo collected," 

At the animal meeting on iS March, '7'i;, >% Mr. 1. M. NY-Vtt, the 
President of the .Societv, bein in-Ii>M,Ko 1 e-::M :-.ot ,:::. :: ';, therefore 



00 Till-: 1 R1KNI1LY SUNS OF ST. PATRICK. 

the members requested Mr. Thomas Fit/simons to take the chair, 
which lie did." Mr. John Hleakley was proposed as a candidate by Mr. 
John Caldwell, and Mr. David Cahhvell was pro]iosed by Mr. Samuel 
Caldwell, " oi which the Secretary is to ,i;ive due notice.' 1 Twenty- 
one members and thirteen guests xit down to dinner. The Company 
\vas a distinguished one, for amon<; tile members were Captain John 
Harry, John Dunlap, Thom;is I'it/.simons, Colonel Kphraim Illaine, 
Lieutenant-Colonel (ieor^e Latimer, ( ieor^e Meade, Oliver Pollock, 
John Harclay and others ; and iiie ^ue>ts included Thomas Jefferson, 
Secretary oi Slate ; Alexander Hamilton, Secretary ot the Treasury ; 
Cieneral Henry Kuox, Secretary oi \Var ; James Wilson, Associate 
Justice of Initcd Slates Supreme Court; ( iovernor Thomas Mifllin, 
Mr. Uutler, and " two vSp:misli ^entlemcii. " 

It was at this dale that the meetings were changed from semi- 
annual in annual meetings, which rule obtained thereafter until the 
end. 

There arc no minutes for 17 March, 17^4, bevond a record that the 
anniversary meeting was he-id at " Mostan's Tavern,'' and oi the 
election of John lUeakley and David Caldwell, ''proposed at last 
meeting." The meeting on the following anniversary, 17 March, 
1705, was held at the same place, and the- only entry we hud is the 
proposal ot Mr. Alexander P\tcr tor membership. 

Then tollows the last entry the meeting on 17 March, 1796, which 
wa- held "at the h<>use of Samuel Richard 1 .." 1 Twenty of the mem- 
bers 'gathered to celebrate the occasion, and we find many o! the 
familiar names missing, although ( icneral Ste]men Mo\lau, Thomas 
I-'it/simous, Comnn dorejohn Harry, John Dnnlap, John I>arcla\ and 
Thoimis Robinson were ;uuon^" the faithful. Xo names of quests a])- 
]iear, but Thomas 1,. Moore and William Hin^ham, two Honorar\' 
members, were ot the Company. "The place ot President and Vice- 
President, beiui^' vacant bv the resignation ot Mr. John Maxwell 
Xe-bitt and Mr. Jasper Moylan, the member- procec-ded to tlu- elec- 
tion of a President and Vice- ! 'resident, wlien ( K-neral Ste])heii Mo\-'.an 
wa- unanimously electi-d President and Th.oma.s Fit/.sinious, I\H(J., 
was elected \*ice- President." 

Thu< end the minute^ of the S<>cietv of the l^riendly Sou< ot vSt. 
Pat: :> !:. The Society had been ^radnallv declining with tin.' deaths 
and changes ot residence oi the members. I'irst the quarterly meet- 
ings are succeeded bv semi-annual ones; these in turn bv annual 
ones, and the anniversary gathering's gradually becanu- less and less 
numerous, until the Society gradually faded out f>i existence. Tlie 
organization of the I liber;;;.;:: Societv, in i~<, . transferred the ac- 



Till-: I-'RIKNDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. til 

tivity of most of the surviving Friendly Sous to thai bodv, ami the 
importance and great prominence of the new organization caused its 
predecessor to be gradually forgotten. In many respects, as \ve will 
show in the next chapter, the Hibernian Society was the successor of 
the Friendly Sons, and though the latter, as a distinct socielv, existed 
for some years after 171;'), its activity was merged into the larger 
body. 

At what date the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick went out of existence 
we can only conjecture. \Ve inul in the newspapers a lew notices oi 
the anniversary meetings signed by John Prowu, Secretary. These 
continue as late as March, 18^2. And in the will oi Michael Morgan 
O'P>rien. made on 2 September, i-So^, he bequeaths to his nephew, 
James Poland, " now residing at the Island of Dominica in the Wc-^t 
Indies," a gold watch "and a gold medal which was strnck for the 
members o! a Society known by the name ot the Friendly Sous of 
vSt. Patrick, and of which Society General Morgan is President lor the 
present year." 

The Society, at that date, 2 September, iSn^, was probably but a 
shadow of its former self, kept alive, no doubt, by General Movlan 
and a few of his old companions for association sake. \Ve can fancy 
them seated at dinner on St. Patrick's Dav, talking over the golden 
days of the Society -how General Washington was made an Irishman 
by adoption, and how lie signed the constitution how Mad Anthony 
Wayne captured Stony Point how Thomas Jefferson, Alexander 
Hamilton, Paul Jones and other distinguished men honored the patron 
Saint of Ireland how John Xixon, Thomas Fitzsimons and others 
were fined tor not wearing their Society medals at dinner how 
glorious and patriotic a part the members took in achieving Ameri- 
can Independence. 

It was a Society of heroes -some distinguished, some humble but 
all animated with that spirit of resistance to oppression which made 
them such stern toes of Pritish tyrannv. The Story of the American 
Revolution contains main" bright pa^es, and among the' brightest are 
those relating the history of the Friendly Sons of St. Pa'rick, and i: 
is a pleasing thought that the spirit which animated them has con- 
tinned in full vigor and exists at the present dav in their worth v 
descendants of the Hibernian Societv, whose history, told in thi^ 
same volume, is rivalled only by that of its patriotic predecessor. 



Till-: FRIFXDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK 

AND Till-: 

HIPFRXIAX SOCIKTV FOR THK RFLIFF OK FMIORAXTS. 



AKTF.R the close of the Revolutionary War, intercourse with Fu- 
rope was resumed, and almost immediately emigrants from Ireland 
began to arrive at Philadelphia in considerable numbers. Many of 
these emigrants were poor, and needed the assistance o! their fortu- 
nate countrvmeii who had successfully established themselves in this 
country, and it was the better to relieve their \vants and look after 
their interests upon their arrival that a meeting was called upon ^ 
March, 1790, to organize a Society lor the purposes mentioned. This 
"select meeting" of Irishmen," as it was designated in the /'v/;/.u7- 
:tjn/ii I\icktt of the next day, numbered twelve persons, who may 
be called the Founders of the- " Hibernian Society tor the Relief of 
Fmigrants." John Maxwell Xesbitt, President ol the Friendly Sons 
of St. Patrick, was chosen Chairman of the meeting, and his fellow- 
members of that organization, James Crawford, Patrick Moore, 
Thomas Lea, John Prown and Hugh Holmes were among the twelve 
present at the meeting. It was resolved to circulate a subscription 
p iper among " the natives of Ireland or descendants of Irishmen " in 
the city. Such was the success of the movement that later on in the 
same year, when the Society was fully established, the names of 219 
members appear on the first printed roll published by Carey, Stewart 
CM Co. P.esides the members of the Friendly Sons already mentioned, 
the names of the following appear in the list : 



Jlli! N I',.\ KCI.AY, 

C' \ I'T. |< HI N ]', \ K KY, 

HIV.H Iti.vi.i . 

J-iHN I'.i.i: \ i: i.v, 

( ri'.i >i .K C \ :.; PI; 1:1.1., 

S \ M! !.!. C A I.I >\V]-.I.I., 
|< 'UN C A I.I>\V 1.1,1.. 
' \ M KS C'< II. 1. 1 NS, 

S C \M IM'.i-'.I.I., 
SlI AR I' I M I. \NV, 

JOHN ! TNI. A P, 

JOHN 1 n IN N A I.DS( IN, 
Tiro.M \S 1 'I'l'/^I M( INS, 
K ' ) H I K T ( '. k A %' . 

CHA KI.I s Hi \TI.V. 



(iKN. I;I'\VAKI> 1 1 ANI' I.anca^U-r 

I \ MI-.S I I A \VTHi IRN, 

I 1 iil N I.MAMV, 

I,T. C >i.. < ri.oKi ,1: I.ATIM I:K. 
< '. !'.( iRt ,1. M I.;A in-:. 

fASl'I K MoYI.AN, 

1'I.A I K M' C I.)-. N AC HAN, 

}( Hi N M ITCH! 1. 1., IK.. 

A I.I- X \ N I'l.R Nl-.SH ITT, 

!-'KANCIS NIC in U.S. 

Midi \KI. M 'K(. AN ( )'I',KIi:N, 
CO!.. JciHN I'ATTl IN , 

ROHKKT RAI.NIA , 

C'( >!.. C' H A K i.i < STI:\\ - A KT, 

i -i N. \VAI.TI.K STI:\VA KT. 



THI-: rkiKNDLY SONS m- ST. PATRICK. i;r, 

a total of thirty-seven, or nearly all the remaining active 
members of the old organization. 

Among the olTicers of the ne\v Society ( k-neral Walter Stewart 
\vas Vice-President, Charles Heath' and Jasper Moylan were the 
Counsellors, lilair McClenachan, John Maxwell Xesbitt ami Hn^h 
P.oyle were the Committee on Correspondence, and John Lcamy, 
Patrick Moore, Thomas Lea, Alexander Xesbitt, Robert Rainey and 
John Hrown were on the Acting or Relief Committee, which con- 
sisted of twelve members. 

The Hibernian Society can therefore boast, as Mr. Hood savs, of 
being the offspring of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. That it was 
so regarded is evidenced by the enrolment of nearly all the Friendly 
Sons in its ranks, and the transfer o! their activity to the new Society, 
resulting in the gradual decline ami ultimate extinction of the old 
organization. 

Xot only did the Friendly Sons themselves join the Hibernian 
Society, bnt their children, relatives and business connections fol- 
lowed their example, and we find on the rolls of the latter organ i/.a- 
tion many descendants of the members of the former. For instance, 
( korge Campbell, who lived to a ripe old age, was succeeded by his 
son, George Campbell, in 1843. While General William Irvine did 
not join the new Society, probably by reason of his residence in Car- 
lisle, Pa., yet two oi his sons, General Callender Irvine and James 
Irvine, became members in 1821. Commodore Barry had no chil- 
dren, bnt Patrick Hayes, who married his adopted daughter, was a 
member (1814). General Stephen Moylan left no sons, bnt Kdward 
Fox, the husband of one of his two daughters, \vas an active member 
and Secretary of the Society for several years. And so, in mam- 
other instances, all going to show that the Friendlv Sons of St. 
Patrick and their descendants regarded the Hibernian Society as 
the \vorthy successor of the old organization. Perhaps the most 
striking instance of all is the familv of Tench Francis. His son. 
Thomas Willing Francis, joined in iSo.(, and the- latter's son was 
also a member. His sister married Tench Coxe, who joined in 
'~ ( )O. Charles S. Coxe and Alexander S. Coxe, sons of Tench Co\<.. 
;oined respectively in 1816 and 1817; and the son of Charles S. Coxe, 
ex-Senator Fekley Pi. Coxe, of Lnzerne county, is at present a mem- 
ber ot the Society. From 1771 to iS<jj the family has been continu- 
ously represented, not only by direct descendant- of the original 
member, Tench Francis, bnt by numerous relatives and business 
connections. Henry K. Xichols (18671 is a direct descendant of 
Colonel Francis Xichols ; John Cadwaiader ( 1885) is a great-grandson 



64 Tin-: i-RiKxni.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK 

of General John Cadwalader, ami (ienerul Anthony Wayne is repre- 
sented at the present time by William Wayne, of Paoli, Pa. 

For a period of one hundred and twenty-one years, from March 17, 
1771, to March 17, 1892, the two societies parent and offspring- 
have continued to keep alive the memory of old Ireland, and to gather 
in annual meeting on St. Patrick's Day to testify their devotion to 
the mother country a devotion only equalled by " their firm adher- 
ence to the glorious cause" of American Liberty. May the heroes 
of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick never be forgotten 
while republican institutions, \vhich thev helped so much to estab- 
lish, exist on American soil ! 



KXTRACTS FROM THK MIXUTF.S 

OK 

FRII'XDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK 



Rri.K.s TO in-: OiisKKYKD i:v THI-: vSocn-:Tv OF Tin-: FKIKXI>:.Y 
SONS OK ST. PATRICK. 

J-'irsl. That the Society shall meet four times in t!ie year, to \vi:, 
the 171)1 of March, tlie \~\\\ of June, the i^t.h of September, a:: : 
the I Jth of December. That Public Notice shall be ^iveii ': 
the Secretary a week belore the day oi each meeting, and t': ' 
tlie Annual meeting shall be on tlie 17*1.11 of March.. 

Second. That the meeting on the 171)1 of June shall be al\va\'s c<>;:- 
sidered a meeting of P.usiness. Tliat no Strangers can be a ;- 
mitted on that day. That the President and Vie : President : : 
the ensuing vear be then Klected by P>allot, and that the Pro: 
dent so Klectcd shall at any time betore the next Onane: : . 
meeting call a Council to consist of Ki^ht Members, inclu'li:'.^ 
the \'ic : President, Treasurer cc Secretary. 

Thu-d. That each Member shall furnish himself with a dold Medial 
ol tlK-\'alueol three C.nineas, agreeable to tlie following de>cri:i- 
tion : ( )n the ri^lit IIiberni;i ; on the left America. In tlie cen'.r 
IJbert\- Joining tlie Hands of Ilihc-rnia X: America, to be re:>:v- 



tor Iliiiernia. An Indian witli liis Ouiver on liis back \. 
bow slun^ ior America. 

Inilerueatli : Unite. 

On tl;e reverse : St. Patrick !rami>lin- on a Snake, a Cross in 
hand, dressed in his PontiilcaHbus. 

The Motto : I lier. 




TIN- I-Rn-NDI.Y M>NS OF ST. PATRICK. 

/-///. That a Number of Honorary Members not exceeding Ten 
may be admired. 

S/A-//J. That fiR- Descendants of Irish Parents by either side in the 
first decree & the Descendants of every Member ad infmitnm 
( Honorary Members excepted) shall luive a natural rij;ht of appli- 
cation to be admitted Members of this Society. 

.Vrv >!//i. That the Honorary Members shall not have a Privilege of 
Voting on any Occasion, neither shall they be subject to any 
Fines whatsoever. 

J : .i^!it!i. Tliat any Person desirous of becoming a Member shall sig- 
uity his desire to the Secretary, who is to give notice to each Mem- 
ber ten davs before the next Quarterly meeting, mentioning the 
name of the Person proposed, *Xi that the said Person so proposed 
.-hall be ballotted for at the said meeting, and that at all such 
Klectioiis three P/iack Palls shall exclude any Candidate, and 
that there can be no Klection unless at a Meeting of twelve or 
more Members. 

Xintli. That all Fines shall be disposed of at the meeting the i 7th 
of June. 

T< ntli. That each Member shall have Privilege of asking a stranger 
at his o\vn Kxpence. That at the annual Meetings the President 
shall have the Privilege of asking any number of Strangers he 
may think proper, in the name of the Soc'y, at the Kxpence 
ol the Members there met, but the Strangers introduced by him 
at any oilier Meeting (the Governor for the time being excepted) 
shall be at his own Kxpence. 

/f/Vrv nfJi. That any Member refusing to pay his Fine, on or before 
the first Meeting after such Fine shall be imposed, shall be no 
longer considered a Member, unless being a^ain Pallottcd lor in 
the usual Form. 

7>,v////'. That a P.ook shall be kept bv the Secretary Containing 
fair Minutes of the Proceedings, subject to the Inspection ol 
every Member. 

Thirl, - ( ;////. - That each Member be furnished with a Copy of these 
Rules, ^ that no Person shall be considered a Member untill he 
'. .- subscribed them. 

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MIXUTKS. 




At a meeting at Bnrns'son Tuesday, the i^th of September, 

PRICSI.NT. 

STICI-HICX MOYI.AX, PITS'/. 

'"UN M. NKSHITT, / '. /V. 

V.'M. MITCHKI.L, 'J'lTas. el j St'c'v. 

\V.\I. \\"}CST, 

IOHX Si i ic i:, 
THOMAS HARCI.AY, 
JOHN MICASH, 
MATT. MICASK, 
RAN in. ic MITCH 1:1,1., 
JOHN MITCH icu,, 
T;'Ri:t'T I-'KANCIS, 



I'l.YSSKS I.YNCH, 



IlKNRY II 1 1, 1., 

TAMI-:S vSi;Aki,i 



Mr. Moylan proposed John Cadwalader, Esq., as an Honorary 

Member to be Balloted for next Meeting, of \vliich the Members met 
were desired to lake notice. 

Mr. President appointed his Council, Treasurer cc Secretary, Con- 
sisting of the Following Gentlemen : 

I. M. NICSHITT, I'. Prcs't. 

"A". MlTCHl.I.I., /'>' \!S. C~* .S"(V '}. 
jilCNJAMIN 1'ri.I.ICR, 
Col.. 1 ; KAXCIS, 

At a meeting at Mnlhuf s on Tuesday, the i;th June, 1771 




[ 1 1 s i I o N o i R T n ic < ', o Y i ; k xo K , 




ANIi"\V C M.I'V. i.I.I., 

S VM. CAI.I '\vi:i.r., 
\Vn.i.. \Vi.sT, 

[' -UN ? I HAS 1C, 

( ',:;> '. ! ( T T.I.;:KTOV ; 

Ti NCH i ; K VNCIS, 

<-'<>. M' M)iC, 

TI:O:J '-.s I'rr/.si MMUNS, 

>. C \ M 1T.I.I.I., 

!. .vn. Mi ivm.i.i., 
' -:N M iTi HKI.I,, 

! ; N. Fn.i.i k. 



Mr Preside nt ha\-ing at the last meeting propo>cd Jolni Cad 
dcr, I-'scj., as an Honorary Member, he was tliis clay I5a!ln - .e 
accord ingh', ^c declared dnlv IC'.eclud. 



.-7/>.vv// Mcint'tTS />> /'; fund. 

Ji 'UN SlIICIC, 

T; H (MAS 1', \ RCI.AY, 

M \TT MlCXSIC. 

JOHN NIXON. ,s.v. 

C( >i,. IM< \ xcis, ,s . 

JOHN Ilovi.ic, 5. 

( iICi >. I I VYIS, 



FKIKXDI.Y S()\S (>! ST. 



At a Quarterly Meeting (at Hunics's Tavern ) on Y\'edncsda\ , the 
1 7th June, 177.2 



MR. STKIMIKN MOYI.AN, P 
JNO. M. NKSHITT, / 7,v-/';v. 
KI.NI'N l-'ri.i.KK, Vt't'iis't' 

YVi I.I.'M \VI:ST, 
SAM r i.i. C A KSAN. 
( ', ; i >'K CAM i-iu i.i., 
JOHN \\"n rnc, 
KANHI.K M nx:in:i.i., 



1'KKSKNT. 

JOHN Mnx i; :-.:... 
GKO'K I'Yl.l.KK l'< >':. 
Tin (MAS BARCLAY. 
MAT'XV Mi. vsi:, 
('. KO'K DAVIS. 

/"//.' <r. His IIONIH'K Tit. (VoYKUNOR 

/A';/ n\ir\' Mt'inhi'f. T.Nt/. e 'A :>:\ \ \. \ IU-.K. 




(', K<M; i-: M I.ADI.. 
JOHN MI-:A.SI-:, 
THOMAS I-'IT/.SIMONS, 
JOHN SHI-:I-;, 
JOHN N i x o N , 

folIN" I'.oYI.l., 

SAMII.I, CA I.D\VI-:I.I.. 
ANDRI;\V CA i.mvKi.i., 

Tl-.NCII I'RANCIS, 



\\'II.I.'M Mnx'ii 1:1.1., / 
JAMI-.S Mi. ASI., 
HKNKY I In. i., 
JOHN I )ICKINMON, 
ROK;;KT MOMK:.--,. 
JAM i'.s Si.ARi.i., 
WII.I.IAM HAMILTON, 



Mr. WilTin West, Jr., was this day baiiotted lor ar.'l Elected. 

\< i. C <>n. 

Klected Mr. vStei)he:i Mo\ Ian Prcsi^ f } 
John M. Xesbitt licc-PresitV t \ 
All the Stock that may be in the Treasurer's hands on the 17111 
March, next to be apply 'd towards that day's expellee. 

Mr. SaiM'l Mi-iV'litli jirojn >.-,., 1 as an Ilonorarv Mrinbcr bv Mr. ''- >,'. ,'i. 

Kii-liM Baehc . . . .lilt !,;. Mr. N -!, 

I.ainbi-rt Cadwaladc-r . . diu.. . . . b\ Mr. I', i! 
John Murray i by Mr. Jn->. Miu-ln-11 applyM for A ::::;.'.,:: 

Mr. }.>hn \\'hite haviuo- re])orted to the 1'resid't and Coni]>aii} nn.'t 
that Mr. James Mease desired him (in London i to ac-iuainl the 
vSocie'\' that he had made 1 ciKjnirv what a Sett oi I);e-> lor >trikiu^ 
MedaN (agreeable to the Rules) would cost, \i iour.d that they 
co', ild r. 1 t be' _:'' u:: U-r I'itty or Si\t\~ : onr.d.s. I: :> il;e op: :i: 

the ju'esent Coini'am that they on^ht l<j be procured: And Lhere 
fort.- do order the Si cretarv to call npou each Member o; the Socich 
for iMi't) Shilliu^s Cun -ucy. and to purchase a 1 >: ; 1 lor Fiitv pounds 
St'h, w'ch he is iiuiuediatel y to reinitt to Mr. James Mea-e. or in his 
Absence to Mi. WillY.i Mitchell, tov.Mnis the purch.p.se of :i :; .:' :^ 
coni])lete sett ot Dies, to be lorwarded here bv the iirst op|)ort::r.:'y. 




Mk.JA.vhs MKASI-: L<'V.<:v. >. 

I<K SIR, 

I ..::; directed to inform you, th.it tlu- Society of the FrieiidK Sons of St. I'.itrick 
came to t: e I'oT.ou int, r Resolve, at their (Juartcrly meeting. on tlu- i ;th hi-:. 



n 



t - i, 



i >i; i'('ii>;i:tinj4 \\ith our mutual friend, Mr. Han-lay, who i-, of opinion tli.it YOU may 
ha- t .i-ft London i'efore this reaches you, have conrlinK-il to hu-losu tlu- i'.iil to Mr. 
!' : TH-. ..'.-o t'r.i- I.rtti-r ojn.-;:, that in cast' you have ln-t-n so ^oo, 1 as to have ]niivha-t >\ 
a S-t: at vor.r <.\\i; C'ost, lu- iiii^ht a])])l\- the Hill to your Credit. Tlu- miiU-r Note i<> 
'Mr. Mitrlu-11 is only nu-ar.t, that in case you have UTt l.uro]ie \vithout the I)ie-. hi 
ma-. \i:et the Hill ,S; ;q-]ilv it to the design ])ro])osc-d. I take- the lihert \- to ^i\ e you the 
To lo\\ir,^ lA-M-rilition of the inteii'leil Medal. 

j_//( ;>'_/; '//-'.-< '.\ (he Jt-it-rip/ioH of I he 1<aa:\ ] 

If tlu- riicssliiill cost more than the Sum sent, the Society will rhearfu'lv iv-emhui^e 
\ (n; v, ;t h thi.r.l;-. 

I am verv respectful! v, ])'r J>ir, 

Your mo>t Ohed't humhle Servant, 

I!. h'ri.i.i-:K. 
1'iiiit-r llic lorc^om^. 

TH n. A I'l'i.i'ii i A, ji .tli Jnnt\ \ 77-'. 
Iiik. V,"!!.I.IA:>: Mirciin.i,, 

UK SIR, 

: luivt- tin- pleasure of ac(;uaintin^ yon that the Sock-tv of the Friendly Sons of St. 
I'.itrick have intended \cu the honor of executing what's contained in the fon-yi ii.L; 
to .Mr. Mi-;^i-. ii: case that (k-ntieman has left Kuropc l>efore this reaches you. ai.il 
ha- i;< '. 'lo:;e it, Mr. I't-tric will have Mr. Hnn-lay's directions to deliver the Hi'.! To 
c.tl.t. r. I am, v\:c., 

H. I-Yi.u K. 




,\t .i Mt-t-tiii;^ of tlx- I'rcsid't >K: Council (at Duff's Tavoni> tlu- ^rd 
Dcccinlt'r, 1772. 

I'K l-Sl'NT. 

IK. .-:': Pin.N Movi.\\, I'tnid'!. TIHI.MA.S HAKCKAV, 

'M>. M. .\ISH:TT, / '. /'. \Vn.i. IAM M i ivn i'l.i., 



70 Till- I-RIl-NDI.V SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

Mr. Will'm Mitchell, reported to the Presid't & Council, Thai he 
had (while in London) received the 1'h'fty Pounds St'l. Bill forwarded 
hi ni l)_v the Secretary ec that he had bespoke a complete set of Dies, 
\vYh con'd not be got ready under Two or Three months. Tha the 
was infornf d they might receive injurv at Sea, and if thev we: e the 
least rusted, they \vould be rendered useless ; And also that in case 
they came safe to hand, it was more than probable, that a pcr-on 
conld not be loniul to make proper nse of them ; for the least Krror 
in executing' wouM totally spoil them, and that Machinery to !ix 
them for striking Medals wonld cost a considerable Sum. On these 
considerations he had ordered them to be lodg'd with Mr. William 
Moore, Goldsmith, in Pater Xoster Row, Xo. 4, nntiil the sentiments 
of the Society \vere taken. 

The Presid't & Council having taken the above report into con- 
sideration, do submit their opinion thereon, to the Quarterly Meet- 
ing, on the i 7th Inst., v.-'ch is, That the Dies do remain in London 
\vith Mr. William Moore. That every new Member on their Ad- 
mittance do pay unto the Secretary for the time being the Sum of 
Thirty Shillings, towards reembnrsing the present Members (who 
have advanced for the payment of the Dies), the Sum they have sub- 
scribed more than Thirty Shillings, and that after the Advance is 
fully paid up, the said Sinn of Thirty Shillings shall be still collected 
from new Members and become part of the Societies Stock to be dis- 
pos'd of at every June meeting, as the Fines are 

That each subscribing Member may write to Mr. Will'm Moo re- 
fer his Medal or lodge monev with Mr. Will'm Mitchell, who has 
kindly offerM to take the trouble of writing for any Number that 
mav be ordered. 




( iic i' i. M I.A !>}:, 

\VlI.I.IAM \Vl.ST, 

M \TT M i \v M LASH, 

(' 1C' >' 1C C \ M I'IMCI.I., 

JOHN MICAS i-:, 

J' >H N Mi Tt ii ici.r., 

JOHN SH icic, 

Tm >M \s I'.ARI r. \v, 

J i > 1 1 N X i x ' N , 

\V i i.i.i \ M M rrc H i i.;., 



Jt )IIN \VlIITIC, 

T. \MI.S Mi AS:;, 

J ' J 1 1 N M r X R A V, 
KI HilCKT ( il.l-.N. 

Sil A K P I >1CI. \ N V, 
[()I1N I'ATTICKSoN, 

HKNRY Hi;.:., 
JOHN I ) u K i N si i N , 

J i )II N I.' \ ! '\\' \ I. MUCK, 

RICH':) r.Acmc. 



T1IJ-; i-RIKNDI.Y SONS 01- ST. I'ATRIvJK. 



71 



I.A.MUi.RT CAI>\VAI.AIU.K, 

MR. \VII.I.IAM II \.MII. TON, 

SA M CM, MKRI-:I>ITH, 

JAMI.S MOYI.AN. 
I'isitot't. His HONOIR THK C.OVKRNOR. 

JilHN RoxS, KSo'K. 
JAMKS Dl'.I, ANY, KSO'R, 



I >OCT' K S I'i.l.!., 
O )I.i >N i.i. I'l-.I.I.. 

MR. NATII \ N I f Yin. 
1'ii; i. IP I >u K ; N>. IN, 
I . i v i N ; n i'u N . 



AHSENT. 



STI-:PHI-:N MOYI.AN, "\ 

Till IMAS I'lT/.SIMONS, 

JOHN HOY i.i':, ) 

Ri ili'T MI iRRIS, I 

I \ MI-'.S SI-:ARI,I-:, ' 

T T 'RHi'TT FRANCIS, paid, ;\. f></. i 



RANDI.F. MITCHI-.I.I,, 
( '.1.1 >'}. l ; ri.i.!:RTi IN. 
( i ico' i-: DAVIS, 

A.NI'KHW C.\I.l>\Vl-:i.I., 

\\"i I.I.'M \VKST, J' N'R. 
TI-:NCII I-'KA.\CIS, 



At a Ouarteriy meeting (at Bums's Ta \x-nn on Thursday, the i~'A\ 
June, 1773 



OrderM All the Stock that may be in the Treasurer's hands on 
the i 7th March next to be apply'd toward that days Kxpence. 

PRKS'T. 

MR. JNII. MAX\VI-:I,I. NKSHITT. /'ri-sit /<;//, ' SAM'I. CAI.UVVI.I.I., 
\V;I.I.!.\M XVi'.sT, I'ict'-I'resiJ'f, A.NDRI.U C \I.D\VKI.I., 

MiONj'N IM I,I.I;R, Treas'r i^y* Secretary t JOHN xVniTi-:. 

S ri.i'iii'.N Mos'i.AN, JAMI-.S MI-:ASI-:, 

M vrrn i-'.u' M i; \si-:, 

< rl'.' >' i. C \ M rlil-'.I.I., 

TlH iM'S I'lT/MMi INS, 

J' HIN MITCH i.i.i,. 

Tlii iMAS 1>A RCI.AY, 

< '.!j i'l-: I'ri.I.l-.RTON, 

(rICo'K I ).\\'IS, 



RollKRT (", I.I-N, 

SHARP I M'.I.A NY. 

JOHN I'\TTI:RSON, 

JAM i:s MOYI.A N. 

//. .)/. JOHN I MCKINSON, 

I, \ M I;!-:RT C \ i >\\ A I.A DI- K. 
, / 7v. '/.';. Ii;> HONIITR Tin. ( A IO\'J 



I I.YSSICS LYNCH. 

YVlI.l.'M M I'!\ I! I.I.I., 
II.- N'RY I til. I,, 

i:- PI: I.R !' Mo I-' K IS, 

JOHN L' \ 1 1 \v \ i . A i ) ;: K 
RICH'D 1', \c ii K, 
J \ M i-:s Si-: A R i.i', 
SVM'I, M'-.RI PITH, 
\V: I.I.'M II \MII.TON, 
T! R I'.rTT I-'R \ NC1S, 

Crl'O'l Ml-. U)l , 



JOHN Mi:vsi-:. 

R \ N I >l.l M ITCH I'.I.I., 

JOHN SHI:!-:. 
JOHN NIXON, 
JOHN I'.OYI.K. 
S.\Mri-:i. C \ RS \ N, 

\\'l i, I.I \M \\"' -- :'. [T'N'K, 

Ti NCI i I-'R \ N , :-,, 
JOHN M : RK \Y, 



.UK IKII'.NDl.V SONS 01- >T. PATRICK. 



; v ;\i ; . I'tx-sid't appointed his Council, Trcus'r &. Secretary as 
D\V.> \ :/. ) 
VM WI:ST, /';,< /'/i.<iii"f, JAMK.S MKASI-:, 

\VlI.I.lAM MlTCHKI.I., 

SAMt'KI. C'Al.mVKI.I., 

JOHN NIXON. 




At UK- Ai'.nivcrsary Meeting (at Smith's Tavern) the ijth March, 



MK JNO. M. NKsr.iTT, /V</</Y. 
\\'n.i.i AM \VLST. / ;. / /';.- ' .'. 

i'.l.Nl'N 1 V I.I.I. R. / . v_ : ~' .V< > } . 

MATTHI v. MI.AM , 

.i C \.MIM;I:I.I., 
- M ; \SK. 

\- I ; IT/S'MONS, 

" )il N M ITCH I !.!.. 

. \Vnrri-:. 
\Vi :.: : VM \Vi ST. J ! N'R, 

' \M! S MliAS!., 



-HAH 1 ]> I. ANY, 
"ol!N I'ATTl KSi 'N, 
THoM \> I'. \T 

//. M. Tin- HON'HU-: RICH'D PK.VX, 



PRKSKXT. 

LA M HI-: RT C A i i\v A i. A ni : K , 
SAMI/HI, MHKKIUTH, 
\V I I.I.I AM 1 1 A M I I.TON, 
/7.s/A>r.\. His HONOR THI-: GOYKRNUR, 
MR. SOHKR, 
GRIFFIN, 

Ll.OYII, 

MR. JlNKFOR, 

YATF.S, 

IlYDK, 

CAMI'BKI.I., 

MR. JOHN SHI-:K, 
THOMAS BARCLAY, 




JOHN NIXON, 
JOHN I'.oYi.i-:, 
SAMTJ: i. C AI.I>\VI-:I.I,, 
ANI>RI-:\V CAI.DWKI.L, 
SA.MI i.i. CAKSAN. 



MOYI.AN. 

M Mil 

S I , Y N t H . 

\ ". M : . HI 1. 1., 

:: SKY iin.i 



\ 



A US 1C NT. 

TrRnrTT I-'KANCIS, 
RANI >i.!. M ITCH 1:1.1., 
Gi-'.i IRT.I: I 'A\ is, 
TI-:NCH ] ; RANCIS. 
I R( UU:KT ("ri.i'.N, 

I A Mi:> Mi (YUAN, 



b</. 



M ' :. ' f Council, 7tli Di-cember. 1774 

I ' k i : s : . NT . 
, / 'f GKORC.K C \.MI P IU-:I.I., 



Tin-: l-RIKNDI.Y SONS ()! ST. PATRICK. 



That an Invitation be given to the (iovernor. 

That Mr. John M. Xesbitt & Mr. James Mease order a good plain 
I tinner for twenty, and choose the Liquors. 



]>K. RoliKKT KoYH ipr. Tllo'S RAKCI.AVl 



have apply'il to l>c ailmiui-il Meinhti 



MK. ANTHDNV WAYNI. i j>r. SIIAKI' DI.I.ANY 

The Secretary to K' vt: notice- thereof to each Memher. 



At a Meeting of Council 6th March, 1775 

PRKSKNT. 



MR. WII.I.IAM Vv'KST, Pn'siJ't, 
SAMri-:i. CAI.D\V]-:I.I., 
JOHN M. XF.SUITT, 
THOMAS BARCLAY, 



JA.MI-:S MKASK, 

\VlI.I.lAM MlTCHKI.1,, 

HKNJAMI.N l-'n.i.i-;K. 



Order'd That, the Anniversary meeting on the 171!! lust, be at the 
City Tavern, S: dinner on Table at 3 o' Clock. 

That Messrs. James Mease, John M. Xesbitt 6c Thorn's Barclay wait 
on Mr. Smith and agree with him tor a Dinner tor thirty persons at 
3-v. ()<i. pr. head, ^ make choice of the Wines & other Liquors for the 
occasion. 

That the Governor 6c all strange Gentlemen, that may be in Town 
at the time, have an invitation Card sent them by the Secretary. 

At the Anniversary Meeting (at .Smith's Tavern) the i7th March, 



\VII.I.IA.M \VKST, /'ft-sii/i 

ISl.N'IAMIN IM'I.MCK, /> i' 

( ii-:< n'. i-; M i. \DI-;, 
( ii-.i >KI', i. CAMPBKI.I,, 
JOHN Mi-: A si-;, 

TlIDMAS I-' IT/SIMONS, 

JOHN M. NKSIMTT, 

TlK >M \S liAKCI. VY, 

( i!-'.( iRi'.l''. I'l "1.1.1 .K'l'ON', 

' i 1 1 1 N X 1 X I > N , 

\Vi I.I.I \ M M I '!'(. Hl-'.I.I., 

SAMTKI, C \ K^ \\, 

\V: i.i.i \ M \\'r.h'r, ITN'K, 

; \ M is M i-: \s]-, 

: nl!N Ml KKAY, 
Si! \UI' I ll-.I.AN Y, 




IIHIN 1' ATTKKSON, 

ANTIH INY \\"AYNK, 

Roiil-.KT Hi )YI>. 

//. .'/. Tin: Iln.N'r.i.i: RICH'H I'I.NN, 
Kscj'u, 

Ji HIN 1 >ICKI Nsi IN, I-'.Sn'K. 
IlKNKY Ull.;.. 
] ( HI N CA lAVAI.AHKK, 

Kien'n HACIU-:, 

I. \ M l',l KT C' \ I >\\ \I. \I'l K, 

SAMIT.I. M I-;K I.IHTH. 
I'lsi/tirs. Jui IN Rnss, I-'-MJ'K, 
Ri.ni K r Mi: \si;, 
D.\MI:I. Ror.i K';x, 

1 1 I S I i ' ! I I>1 MINIMI. 
I'M I I.! I' 1 IK K INS" iN. 



7! Till- FRIF.NDI.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 

A us i: NT. 

ROIU:KT MORRIS. I \ resides out of the 

' Honorurv Nan- RANDI.K MITCHELL, f 
I VMI.S Si \u 1.1 . ; , . .. province. 

\Vn, i. 'M HAMILTON, I JOHN SHKK, ~s. 6d. 

M\mn.\\ MI:\SK, \ JOHN BOYI.K, paid, 7.?. 6</. 

I i Y.-M s I.VNCH, C.KORC.K DAVIS, paid, 7\. 6i/. 

- '>e-\vnJ Sea. . , 

IOHN \Vinn:. I :->AMCKI, C.u.mvKLL, paid, js. bii. 

IAMKS MOVI.AN, J ANDKICW CALinvia.L, paid, ~s. 6</. 

STi.rnivN MOVI.AN, ~s. 6i/. TICNCH FRANCIS, paid, ~\. 6?/. 

Ti RisrTT I-'RANCIS, ".v. 6i/. THOMAS BATT, "\. 6</. 

JOHN MiTOHi'".!.!., jiaid, 7\. 6</. ' /"3 I5.v. o</. 

' were this day ballotted for & admitted Mem- 

( hers. 
MR. l)\\n> 1I.\ vi-'ii:i,n CONVNGHAM ) 



At a Mectini;- of Council yth June, 1775 



PRKSKNT. 



MR. \Vi i.u AM \Vi-:sT, 7V(\s-/(/V, 

1' MI N M. .\I-:SHITT, 
( '. l.oRi'.K C AMl'iiKI.I., 



JAMKS MKASK, 
BKNJAMIN F'UIJ Y HR. 



< >nkred Tliat the Quarterly meeting on the I7th lust, be at the 
City Tavern Dinner on Table at 3 o 1 Clock but that the Members 

be sninnion'd to meet at 2 on the business of the day. 

That the Secretary direct Mr. Smith to provide for twenty persons 
at v V. K/. pr. head. 

That an Invitation be iriven to the Governor. 



At a meeting by Order of the President at his House, 8th Sep't'r, 
1775, the following 

PRKSKNT. 

J. M. NKSIUTT, 
S. CAI.I>\VKI,I.. 



ABSENT. 



were appointed Councillors by the President for the Knsuing Year, 
and Sam'l Caldwell, Secretary. 

ir.ii -rM That Messrs. J. M. Xesbitt oc S. Caldwell bespeake a 
dinner to be j)re]>ared at the City Tavern for iS Gentlemen on Mon- 
da\- the iSth lust, a :v. (y1. ea to be <jn Table a quarter past three 




Tin-: I'kiKxni.Y SONS <>i ; ST. i'.\ TRICK. TO 

Mr. (icor^c Henry having upply'd to be admitted a member The 
Secretar is directed to s'ive notice thereof to each member. 



At a Meeting of the Council at the President's House the Sth Dec'r, 

~5~ 

I'KKSKNT. 




Agreed that the next Quarterly meeting shall be held at the Citv 
Tavern on Monday the iSth Inst. of which the Secretary is directed 
to Xotifie tile Members. 

Ordered -ThatJ. M. Xesbitt cc James Mease ,^'ive directions for a 
dinner for 16 (ientlemen to be upon Table at 3 o'Cloek and to make 
Choice of the Wines lor the Company. 



At a Quarterly meeting of the Society of the I-Yiendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, held at the City Tavern, on Monday, the iSth Dec'r, 1775 : 

A motion bein^ made ec seconded, that Thomas liatt, a member 
of this Societv, should be expell'd for taking an active part against 
tlie Liberties of America, the Determination \vas Postponed till the 
next meetiii'', in order for a more deliberate Consideration. 



At a meeting of the Council!, held at Mr. J. M. Xesbitt's, the nth 

March, i 770 : 

PKKSKNT. 



( )rder'd That Mr. Xesbitt and Mr. Mease, speak for Dinm--- at 
Smith's Tavern, lor thirty (ientlemen, to be on table at fonr o'C'.ock 
;: monday the i v th Inst., and that tliev shall chuse the Wines and 
tiler ] y i<|uors tor the Occasion. 





; FRIFNDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 



C \>.T. \\'M. \Vi ^T, 

CUM'K AND'U CAI.I>\VKLL, 

I > n. T'R ROH'T BOYH, 

MR. SAM 'I. CARDAN, 

Jxtj. M ITCH I:I.L. 

THO'.S H \RCI.AY, 

JNO. Ml. ASK, 



CuI. I.. ST 

Tl K1U.T 

r, i.o. MI: 
WM. WK 

Tiio's F 

R ANM.1-: 

1< >n.\ r.o 
SAM 'i. C 
TI-.NCH 
j< ni N F \ 
Gi.u. H 



PHKN MOYI.AN, 
lK A NCIS, 

:AI>I:, 

ST, 

IT/SIMONS, 

M ITCHKLL, 

Yi.i-:, 

A i.mvHi.i., 

RANCIS, 
TTKKSO.N, 

NKY, 



JAS. Mr.ASK, 

JN<>. MlRRAY, 

( '.1.0. I >AVIS, 

Sli AKI I >!;!. A NY, 

('. i.o. C.\Mi'i;i-:i.L 
J. M. Ni-.SKlTT. 



ABSLNT. 

-s. f\/. MATT. MI:ASI-:, 
[AM i-.s MOYI.AN, 

I ). II. CoNYNC.HAM, 

JOHN WHITI: , 
Hon ' > v Mt ;/;>.' 



V Kc\(.ind Sea. 



\ i 



Hl-.NKY 

JNO. DICKINSON, 
ROH'T MORRIS, 
RICH'D PI;NN, 
JNO. C A i >\v A 1,1, AI > ]: R , 
JAS. Si-: A R I,K, 
\\"M. HAMILTON. 



The (Jiu-stion 1)cin<; put upon the motion made at last meeting, 
whether Capt. Thomas I->att shall be expel I'd this Society, It was 
unanimously carried in the Affirmative. 



\< .' . The State of Pennsylvania having been invaded. >N: the City of Philadelphia 
taken b\- the P.riti^h Armv under the Coniinaiid of C.en'l Sir William Howe in Sep- 
tember. 1777, ln( ' So-.'ietv had no meeting till Sejit'r, 177^, the minutes of the meet'^s 
in Sept'r \ lu-i-'r, 177'). iN: in March <S: June. 1777, are unfortunately lont. 



At a quarterly meeting of the Society at the City Tavern the i/th 
Sept'r, i 77 S- 

PRKSKNT. 

//. M. *ll\<t'>i(. JOHN I IICKI-.NSON, 
ROI;I:KT MORRIS, 
RICH A HO PI-.NN, 
JOHN C AD\VA LLA i u R, 



!'; NJ'N l-'ri.i.i.K, /'irti 
MI \ K : 1 1; [.ANY, 

J \ M I-.S M .' \SM, 

JOHN I '.ON '..', . 
JOHN MI:ASI:. 

Hi. \ I !: Ml'C I.I N AT HAN 

JOHN MriTiu i.i.. 

I. I.' \ I.I >\Vi 1. 1., 
, Hll.!.. //. M. 



RlCHA R I) H \CII I'!, 

J A M rs Si. A R i.i-:. 
I.AMH'T C A n\v.\ 1. 1. A I;K. 
S \ M' I. M I.K I-. IM'I H, 
\\'M. HAMILTON. 







TIU-: i-'Kir.xni.Y SONS or ST. PATRICK. 





Mr. Alexander Xesbitt, Mr. John Donaldson, Mr. Jame- Cald\vell 
and (je'.i'l William Thompson, have applied }>\- Mr. fohn Mitchell to 
become Members 01 this Society, ot which tlie Secretarv i> ID ;-;ive 
Xotice. 





having been Proposed were unanimously elected. 

Thomas Harclav, K>4'r, was elected President, ec (ieor^e Cam: >- 
l)ell, Ksq'r, Vice-President tor the ensuing Year. 

Agreed that such Members of tl\\^ Society who are ( Mlicers in the 
Armv shall not be subject to tines for absence while in Service in the 
field. 

Coll. Francis Johnston is proposed as a Candidate by Cicn'l \Yay;K- 
!o be balloted for at next meeting, ot which the Sccretarv is to i;'.ve 
Xotice. 

X. K. The Secretary having been abroad at last annual meet'i^ 
the minutes (it any were taken) have not come to his hands, n >r can 
they be ton-id. 

At the Animal meeting at ( reor^e ICvau^'s, the i7'ih March, 1750 

I'Kr.Sl.N T. 

THOMAS UAKCI.AV, l'i .>/./ >:', JOHN DONNAI.HSOX, 

I \ M i-:s M i:\si-: I \ M i-.s C K \\v i OK i>. 

IOIIN MI-:ASI-., TIIOMXS I'IT/SIM i\s, 

f i ill N ]'. \ K K Y, loll N !' \ ! TON. 



JOHN NIXON. 
[on N M i K i< \ \' 



l.NT II J- KAN CIS, 

oiiN Mrrcma.i., 



AM.X'K Ni-.sr.iTT, S \Mri-a. CAKIAVI;!.;.. 

! ' ! !. CON \ -\i M \ M, Hi. \ I k Mi'Cia N u' H V N, 

IOIIN SH i-a-:. Si i \ K r I n.i. \ N -, , 

I. M. N'i'.si:i r r, 1 ^MI-.> C AI.I >\vi !.;.. 

JOHN HOYI.I;, //. .!/. ROHI-KT MOKK; 

\\' \ i.rr.R STTA ur, 
JOHN r,K<>\vv, 
|on\ I:\KII.\\-. 
\Vnaa \M WI.ST, 




I. AM li'T V. .\n\V \I.I..\HKK, 

SA M'I. M KRKIUTH. 

\Vl I.I.I AM 1 I AMI J.TON. 



\ N . H'Y \\ \\ N i . 

M \TTH'\V M; \SK. 
\V; 1.1.1 \ M \V I-;ST, JTN'R, 
: - 1' \T'i ; RSI IN, 

' VM I S MI >\ LAN, 
' '. ; UK ('.I'! Ml VSK. 

' . i: C \ M !!:! 1. 1., 



I'.KNJ N I-n.I.KR, 

A N i i'\v C A i.mv 1:1.1., 
( ', i-;oKc; i-; 1 1 I.NK Y, 

IOIIN DTNI.AI', 
'it/ \-n. 

I-RANCIS FOMXSTON, 



Doot'r IIuli Sliit-il vas unanimousl Ivlcctcd a r.icniber of this 



A: t!;c A;;ni\x-rsar\- Meeting at tlic City Tavern the ijth Ma 

x, _ 

I'KKSi.NT. 



i H i.MAS I! \ kfl.AV, I'l't .<itli '//, 

. -.KI-.J-. CAMI-KI-.I.I., I'. /'., 
n.i. i AM \Vi ST. 

N JAMI.N 1 'l I.I.ICK, 

M. Nl SHH'T, 

i.' i I IAVIS. 

..,,K(.i Hi.NKV, 
li N MI i !: AY, 

\ I)i >NN.\I.l iSi i\, 

, . in \v M i -. \> :., 
::-; k. \ ; . i > .', i i . i . , 

M. CM- ', ,1! \M, 



\ 
-. \ '.'.' \-, 

''. ' l.i.V \CiiAN, 

. 

\1 ' 

:! .US. 



IUH N M ITCH i.i.i., ]IN'K, 

//. .'/. SAMD:I, MHRKPITH, 

I,A.M!;].KT CAH\\ AI.I.A1H.R. 

! 'i.\l/<:>:\. I'kKSIIiKNT l\l-:i-.D. 

C' 1 1 1:\ ' K I'A r i. JON KS. 

I'RI'iSI III NT I I TNT! Nl.Ti 

MR. Mm I.I.N ni-'.Ri'., -V 

( i( i\ -< R I 1 1 >\\ I.! .%', 

MR. M \RI ins, 
DUN i : . ]<i NDUN, 
Cui.i.. Ti RN I:N r, 

IliH'T'K I'.TRK!-:, 

CAI-T. Nu itui. SUN, 
d> i, i.. UR-U'II I'. 1 n.i i;, 
MR. M. M. ( n.RiKN, 

MR. I.i IR R i 1. 1.. 

./ //. M. Ill NRY Ml 1. 1.. 

IUHN IUCKINSUN, 

KI il'l KT M' iR R IS. 

IUHN i" A 1 1\\ \ i.i. \ : ' 




TIIJ-; rRiHNM.v SUNS <>i ; ST. PATRICK. 



S'i'Ki'HKN M' (VI. AN, 

RANDI.K MITCHKI.I., 

foHN BoVI.K, 

JOHN PATTK RSON, | 

JAMKS MOYI.AN, !>c\iul St'a. 

IOMN HARRY. 

1 \ M !'.> Ck VWKl iRH, 

THOMAS 1-Yr /.SIMONS, 
I oi IN SHI-K, 



JAM KS M I'.ASK, 
TKNCH I'RANCIS, 

Al.i:.\ ' R N'KSI'.iTT, 

JOHN I'ATTI >.\. 

I'J'HRAIM 1! I.AINi:, 

I'RANCIS Ji mxsT< >N 



M R. JOHN MITCH KM., IK., 




THOMAS I'IT/.SIMUXS, /.-/.. 




JOHN MITCHKI.I., 
JOHN DONNAI.DSON, 
JOHN I!ARCI.A\, ^v. 
SAM'I. C \ i.i >\vi;i.i., 

wlio, to^ctiRT with the President, agreed and (Ordered the Secretary 
to Invite Mis Excellency General Washington oc the Gentlemen ot 
his Suit in the Xanie ot the Societv to Dinner on Monday, the 171:1 
lust., at the City Tavern, but that this deviation from the Rules of 
tlie Societv should never be deein'd a precedent hereafter. 

X. I!. His Kxccllcncy, having been previously engaged, con'.d 
not comply with the above request. 



At a (Juarterly Meeting at George- Kvans's, Monday iStli Dec'r, 
81 

I'KHSKNT. 



JOHN M ri'cii i-.i.i.. 
JOHN DsNi.Ai", 
C.KO. IIrc.ni-:s, 
HI-I'.H Sun. i.i,, 
JASI-MK M< tvi. \N, 
JOHN O nil R \ N, 
H. M 'Ci.i.N \cn \N, 

1-J'iI R \IM l',I. \INI-, 

\V \ i/i'i'.R STI:\V \ RT, 
M VTT. MI-ASK. 
SHARP I M i. \ N v, 
\VM. B \KCI.AV, 



AI.K.X'R XI-.SI:ITT, 
CH \ KI.I-.S STKWA RT, 

S Tl'.I'II I.N MI (VI. \ N, 

J \MKS MI-ASK. 

J. M. XKSIUTT, 
I ). II. CONVNC.H AM, 
\\"M. C> INST \iu.i . 
S \ M'I. CAM >\\ KM., 




Till-; I-RIKNDI.Y M)NS OF ST. PATRICK. 



ANTH'V WAVNI:, \ 

RICH' I> I5( Tl.l K, ill ( 'tl//<. 

\Vl I.I.I \M I KWINK. \ 

R. M nVIihl.I., > .- ,, ... , 

t'lif c/ the Statt 

(',. lUVIS, ) 

I >;IN HOYI.!-:, .v. : , 

!<iS. \VU..SUN, Olit <>/ t/lC Sitlt,'. 

ItiioKC.K Mr.Aiu-:, 
i .UN MKASK, 

Till >M \S iMT/SIMi >NS, 

I 1 >H N Si i HI-:, 

J..HN NIXON, 

I'.i NJ. l-'ri.i.i.R, 

AM'UIAV C AI.I'WI-'.I.I., 

I \M ! s C \i.n\vi; 1. 1., 
TKNCII FRANCIS, 
JOHN MruKAV, 



AliSKNT. 

(', l.< >RC, ]; IlKNKY, 
J()HN I >< INN AI.II.SON, 

JIIIIN HARCI.AY, 
JOHN I'ATTIIN, 
JOHN ]',RO\VN. 
JOHN MOVI.AN, 
M. M. O'BkiKX, 
FKANCI.-. Ji iiiNSTi IN, 

TlIii.MAS IlAUCI.AN', 

\VII.I.IAM YVK.vr, JCN'R, 
JOHN r\TTi;RSii.N, 
jA.Mi'.s MOYI.AN, 
JOHN I5\Ki<Y, 

| KM l.S C R A\\'1'()K 1 i, 

JIIIIN M rrciiiaa., JR., 
ISXAC AI.I., 



lit'\ i o>ul Sea. 




X. \\. All the Honorary .Members were absent. 

Mr. \Ym. Constable having l)een dnly ])ropose(l, was unanimously 
e'eeled a Meinb-.r ut the v Society. 

Mr. \\"n:. Ilmnke having' also been proposed, Doct'r Shiell thought 
jiroprr to decline proceeding on his Kleelion lor the ]>resent on aee't 
of M:. Ilonrke'.^ absence, he be in;,; ^one to tlie \\'est Indias. 

MR. AKCH'D ( '..\.MH!.i:. 1>\ .MR. MATT. MKASK, 

(ii N i K A :. J{ i i\v' i ' I ! \\n, 
(',] N ; KAI. H; M'.Y K \<i\. 
CATT. THH.MA> U i .\\>. IPV MR. J< ui N 1'. ARC LAY. 

of wh.ieh tlie Secretary i> order'd to i;ive ]>ro])er notice to the Mein- 
bers. 

H:- Ivxcellency ( reneral Washington was nnaiiinionsly Adopted a 
men; ; " i' ol ; li is Socie'. \ . 

( ):'i'eref] That the ['resident, \"ice-President ec v Seci'etar\' wait on 
hi- I'.xee'lency with a Suitable Address on the Occasion, oc thai 
thcv Present him \\i'.h a Mc-'ai ia the name oi the- Societv. 

ANo. thai th \ Invite his Ivxcellency cc hi-- Suit to an Kntertain- 
nu-nt to be pre] ared X; ^i\ - eii !:im at the- Cit\" Ta\~ern on tuesday, tlie 
:' ' of J.u-u ; , to V,-: 1 .; ': the Secret' v : : directed to Invite the Pres- 
idents of tin- S'.a'e X of Congress, the Ministc-r of I'rance, Mr. Mar- 
. Mr. <>, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of the House of As- 
sembly, Mr. Francisco Reiidon, Mr. Ilolker, Count I )e I, a Tonche & 
Count I)il!on. \\". th all the (reneral < )f1icers that ma\' be in the city. 

1'ropoxfl, ;]i,-i: the number < :' Honorary members shall be- en- 
cre ist : \<i :.:: :.. to be determined at next meeting. 



Till-: FKIKNDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK 



At an extra Meeting at George Kvans's, on Tuesday, tile firs: u! 
Jav.uarY, 17.^2, the following Gciltleilien were present: 



His FXCKL'Y GKN'I. WASHINGTON, 

GKN'I. LINCOLN, 

GKN'I. SITBKN, 

GKN'I. I low i-:, 

GKX'I, Mon.TRiK, 

GKN'I. KNOX, 

GKN'I. HAND, 

GI-:N'I, MclNTosir, 
II:-; I-:XCKI,I,'Y MR. LT/.KKNK, 

MR. RKNDON, 
F.XCKLL'Y MR. HANSON, 
F.XCKLL'Y MR. WM. MOORI-:, 

MR. MrHLKNIH'RGH, 

Coi.o. TKNCH TILI'.HMAN, 
Coi.o. SMITH, 
MAJOR WASHINC.TON, 

COI'NT I tll.I.O.N, 

Ci u'NT DI-: LA TorciiK, 
MR. MARI'.OIS, 
MR. OTTO, 

MR. IIoiiKKR. 

2! Guests.] 

GKOROK CAMPKKI.L, F'.so., //v.v/., 
MR. THOMAS FIT/SIMONS, /".-/'., 

WILI.I \M WI-:ST, 
" MATTHKW M KASK. 

" J< )H N M KASK, 

[oIIN MlTCHKI.I . 
J. M. Nl'.SIUTT, 



MR. JOHN NIXON. 

SAMI hi. C \i.M\vi. 1. 1.. 

AN i >K i.\\' C A i.i i \VKI.I,, 
" JAM KS M ICASI-:, 
SHARP I )I;I,ANY, I-'.^o.. 

MR. I ). H. CoNYNi'.IIAM, 

" ( ',}.< >RC, !; I IKNR\ , 

" III. AIR McCl.KN \L MAN, 

" AI,I;X'K Ni'.s;;n":', 
" JOHN DON NAI,I>S< IN, 

JOHN BARCLAY, 

JAMI ; .S C RA\VI-( )R;>. 

JOHN I'ATTI IN. 

JAMKS CAI.IIU !:i.i., 

Ji >I;N DrNi.Ai', 

Hrc.ii SHII.I.L, 

Cri-:oRc,i; 1 ITGHKS, 

M. M. < )'P,RI l.N, 

JASJM;K MOYI.AN, I-'.so., 

CoI.O, Hl'HRAIM Hl.AIN!-:, 

CHARI.I:S STKWART, 
WALTI-;R STKWART, 
FRANCIS J' UINSTI >N. 

D( )CT'li JoH N Ci >CH RAN, 

MR. WILLIAM CONSTAI;I.K, 
HKNRY HILL, Hso., 

R( Uii-'.RT Mi iRRIS, F!S< J.. 

SAMI ;-:i. MKUIUHTH. I-'.s >. 




GI-.DRC.I': C'AM i'i;i.i.i., IVSM., I'rctidcnf, 
THOM \s I'IT/SI.MONS, / . /'., 

( 'ri-'.N' I. W \SIII M ,T( >N, 
A. N!)K I-.W C \ I.DWKLL, 
J. M. N'l-.SIUTT, 

AI.KX'R NI.SI-.ITT, 
' on N BARCLAY, 

\\"M. I'> \RCI.AN'. 




SHARP I )>. I.A N \ , 
D. H. CONYN.,:: \ ..:. 
II re. H Si 1 1 I.I.L, 
Toil N MlTCHKLL. 
W\I.TI:R ST;;W \K;\ 
STKPH J:N Mo% LAN. 
JOHN IM-NI. VP. 
B 1-. N | V. M I N I ' ; !.[.!; K , 

Ci 1 \Rl.i S S'Pl \\"A RT. 

I-'. I'M ': \ : M !':. \ IN: . 
I \ M . -. M ; v -- : . 
M v r,-'v. Mi v>- . 

IOHN M,,\ LAN, 



Tin-: I'RiHNDi.Y SONS OF ST. PATRICK. 



Ii 'UN Ml ASK, 
\\'M. C 'NSTAlil.l-:, 
C.KN'I. 1 I \ MI, 

S \ MI II. C \ !.I'\\ 1 I.I. 

1 1 ' n N S 1 1 1 i , 
("T|-:ORC,I Mi \i>r, 
1 \sri:i< MI IVI.A N. 



*i >HN C \ I >\Y A I.I. \ I >:.R, 

i. .. M lir.R T C U)WA 1. 1. A IH R, 

" \ M I.S Si A K I.I', 

< ICHAKl ' 1'I.N N, 

'.V.M I I \M II.', ON, 

: ^. M ITCH KM,, | 

i ,. 1 1 \\ :s, i .-,.- ,_,''.'''; i- S.'ti 

". \Vll.SON. J 

Tn< is. I'. \i. i. AY, 
\VM. \\'i.sr. JR., 
_". I' \TTI-: KSU.N, 

. MI iVI.AN, / .1 <>/</ . 

' !'. \ KKV. 

'. M rrciu.u., JR., j 

:. A;.;.. 



i'ki SIDI-:NT MOOKK, 
'}< i.si i ']-:NT 1 1 A NS> 'N, 
( ', : N !.;; AI. LINCOLN, 

i '. !-:N ' I. I MCK ! NS( IN, 
I i!-.N'l. MI iri.TKI !:, 

( '.i N'I. S'rn.i.N, 

M K. M TH U.N in KC.H, 

i. Tl I.I .II MAN. 

I Ir:-.i i'HK ; ', s, 

M [i 'K Till IS. M i' .Hi , 



( '.IIV'R DICKINSON, 

RollI-IKT MoRR IS, 

RICH'D HACHK, 
SAMTI-.I. MKKKIUTH, 

IIl.NRV II 1 1, 1,. 



AHSKNT. 

J. BOYI.K, si(-/c, 

A N T H ' \' W A Y N 1 . 

RICH' i) RCTI.KK 

J. COCHKAN, 

\V. IRWINI-:, 
JOHN NIXON, 
THNCH FRANCIS, 
JOHN MCRRAY, 

R. M'Cl.i-.NACHAN, 

JOHN DONNAI.DSON, 
JOHN I'ATTON, 
JOHN BROWN, 
FRANCIS JOHNSTON, 



// CiJtHp. 




Guests. 



MAJOR WAi.Ki'.R, 

MCl'HKRSON, 

CAPT. COI.IU-'AX, 
TRTXTON, 
MR. CARROI.I., 

Col. I. INS, 

" DA N'I. CI.ARK, 
DAVID HOOPS, 
DOCT'R II AC. I;N. 



Mr. Aivhilu'.'! (ramble, (icn'l IvKv'd Hand, (a-iTl Knox and Ca])t. 
riiouui-- Rrai: \\xrc severally ballotted tor, c\: unanimously e 
members \ tin- v^oo;ct\'. 



' ORC,! CAM pp.i-.r.i, /'/ /,:"/. 
. "':,'- Hi I.I,, 

M 
' .: - 
' ' 



's on Monda\\ the i~' 




Till-: I-RIKNDLY SONS Ol ; ST. PATRICK. 



JASI'KR MOYI.AN, 

\V A I.T !: R Sr i : \v A KT, 

I I. H. COXYXC.HAM, 



JOHN Movi. \N. 

I, CAI.D\Y!.I.I.. 



ANSI-INT. 



HKNRY IIn.i., 
JOHN DICKI xso.x, 
ROHKRT MORRIS, 
RICHARD I'KXX, 
OHX CAD\VAI.I.ADKR, 
I.AMHKKT CAIAVAI.LADKR, 
JAMKS SKARI.K, 
RICHARD BACHK. 
SAMTI-.I. MKRKDITH, 
I WILUAM HAMILTON, 

STKPHKN MOYLAN, "i 



KmvAki, HANI,', j <&# 

( ii-;.\'L ( T. \VASHINC.TOX, 

' -i.X'L KXOX, 

V.'II.I.IAM \V.'-:sT, JR., "> 

'OHN I'ATTKKSOX, 

" \.MKS MOYI.AN, J 

'OHN MAKRY, 

'OHN M i rcuKi.L, JR.. 

.' " 1 AC A 1,1,, 

THOMAS R I:AD, J 

Till 'MAS 1'AKCI.AY, f>i'\ i !</ .SV<?. 



RANDI.I: 
( 'ri-;oRi;i-: I ).\\ is, 
Josi-'.rn \VM.SI x, [ 
CHA ki.i:s Sri. WART, .' 

(iKokuK Ml-.ADl-:, 

M ATT'\V Mi: ASIC, 
JOHN Mr: A si-:. 
THOMAS I-'IT/SIMONS, 
!. M. NKSHITT, 
JOHN SHI-:I-:, 
JOHN NIXON, 
]?I-;NJAM IN l-'n.i.i-'.R, 
ANDRH\V C \I.D\VKI,L, 
TI-:NCH I-'KANCIS. 
JOHN MTRRA v. 

SlIARI' I )l-:i.ANV, 

( TI-'.ORC, K 1 1 I-:NR\", 
AI.I:X'R NI-:SI:ITT, 
J. M. NKSMITT, 
JOHN I )ONN AI.DSON. 
JAMKS CR A\VI ORD, 
Ji >HN I'ATTON. 
JAMI'.S C AI.I)\VI:I,I., 

Ji iHN I >rXI.Al', 

IM'i. M. < KBklKN, 

l'',riIRAl.M Bl.AIXlC, 
\Vl I.I.I AM CoXSTA)!!.):, 

l-'k \ XL is JOHNSTON, 



John Maxwell Xesbitt was elected President, cc John Miteliell 
\';ee- President, for the ensuing Year. 

{'] >n Motion Made c\: vSeconded, it was carry M by vote the I-'ines 
lor X oil-attendance shall be doubled hereafter. 

Co!!. Thomas Robinson is proposed as a Candidate by Mr. (ieor!>e 
Campbell. 

Upon Motion made cv vSeconded 



THlv FRIKNDIA >ONS OF ST. PATRICK. 



JOHN Mrrcmci.i., /'.-/'., 
I A M i:s M ic A. sic, 
SAM IT: i. C \ U>\\T:U., 
AI.I.XAN ni.K NKSHITT, 



JOHN DONNAI.DSON, 
JOHN BARCLAY, 
SHART I >KI.ANY, 
llrc.n SHIICLL. 



At an annual meeting of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, held at the City Tavern, on Monday, the Kjth March, 



PRKSKNT. 



J. M. Nl.SBITT, /Vf'.sA/cV 

II- c.ii SH r;-:i.i., 

I >. 11. CoN YNC.HAM, 

J \s CK A\VI ; i >RI>. 
I'.I.N i \ M IN Fru.KR, 
Sn \ R i' 1 Mci.ANY, 
J VMIO M ICASIC, 
('.!.( >RC. ic I Irc.Hi'.s, 
Jos. \Vn.soN, 

J VSI'KK MoYl.AN, 
Ji HIN Sli I-'.l-:, 

ARCH' 1 1 ( AM HI. ic, 

Tl(( iM \s R], \ |.. 
Till IMAS Kc HilNSON, 
J VMI!S C M.Ii\VI-:i.I., 

(',1:1 >KC ,1-. MI \DIC, 

I 1 i II N N I \ i i N . 

I'.I.AIK McCl.l-iN \CHAN, 
TilOS. 1 ; IT/SI Me INS, 

JOHN Mo Y i. AN. 
MATT'NV M ICASIC, 

,' II A K I,I-;S S'l'i.\\ ART, 

:- \ M'l. C \ i.ii\\ I.I.I., 
JOHN DI-NI.A !', 
AI.ICXK. \K,SH:TT, 



S'i'iCI'HlCN MoYl.AN, 
A NT HI INY \\" \ \ P N I-., 
i\ 1C i I \R! ' Br'i'LICR. 

\\'AI.TI-:R xncw \RT, 
Ion N COCHRAN, 

< ', I . N'l. ( ,. \V.\SH JX<", 

Kmv'i. HANI., 

R \ N 1 1] 

Tnos B\iu ;.\-, . 

' ,l,c IRC,] 1 ' 

[' )HN BoY 1.1 .V ''. 

WM. \Vi 

JOHN I" . 
' \M M \ :. \v 

[..UN I'.M I V, 

JOHN BRI \\ N . 



CHAKI.ICS Hi'.ATi.Y, 
JOHN I'ATTON, 

IVIMIRAIM lil.AlNIC, 

JOHN I IONNAI.II.SON, 

Ml,. M. O'HKIKN, 

TiCNi'H I-'KANCIS. 
JOHN CONNOR. 

Hon'y Mt'inh' i-s. LAM I;'T CADXVAI.I.ADER, 
SAM' i. M iCKicniTii, 
RICH' i) HACHIC. 
HICNUY I In. i., 
ROIUCKT MOKK:S, 
JOHN C.\i)\vAi.i..\i)iCR. 
Guests. Coi,. MickC!:i-', 

DOCT'R DRAI-ICK, 

Ol.IVICR I'OI.I.OL K, I ; .SO'R. 

MR. W.M. HrxTKK, 
CiiCN'i. McDorc.Ai.i,, 
(iiCN'i, BARON STr::;cN. 

VlClC-1'R ICSI DICNT I-;\VI NC,, 

HON'AHI.IC I-',. BOTDINOT, /'trsi'J. of Cong. 

HON'AHI.K Tuos. MI-KI;.\N, C.Jn.<!u's. 
( IKX'I,. I. INC' II.N, 
MR. MARHOIS, 
MR. I.iviNr,sTox. 



ABSICNT. 



at Caip>. 



iiicoRr, ic CAMI-HICLL, 
JOHN M ICASIC, 
JOHN .M ITCH i.i.i,, 
A.ND'NV CAI.D\\ i i.!., 
JOHN MTRRAY. 
PrlCOROK HlCNRY, 
JOHN !', \ RCI.AY, 
\\'M. C- IN.ST MILL, 
I-'R \NCIS Jon N>TI IN, 
ISAAC A 1,1., (>t'\ >" / St\i. 

II. .!/. J' )HN I )!( KINSO- 
R 1C 11 VRI) I'l NX, 
J A M ICS SlCA KM- , 
JOHN I.ARl'NICR. 






/'*> 



Till-: 1 KIF.NDI.Y SoNvS OI ; ST. PATRICK. So 

Mr. Oliver Pollock is proposed as a Candidate 1>\ Mr. M. Mease, 
Capt. John (ireen " l>v Cap:. Harry, S: 

Mr. James Collins " by Duct'r Shiell. 

Mr. Francis West, ^1 

Mr. John Connor, | were unanimously Klected Members of the 

Mr. Hu^h Moore, & j" vSociety. 

Charles Heatlv, 



At a Meeting of the Council at the President's House, ~th June 



PRKSKNT 



J. M. Ni-:sruTT, 
JAMKS MI-'.ASI-:, 
JOHN BARCLAY, 



SAM'I. CALOWI:!.!., 
DOCT'R II. SHIKI.L. 



(Ordered that George Kvans be en^ai^ed to prepare a Dinner for 
fifteen, cc that John 15arclay c\: vSain'l Caldwell make choice of the 
Liquors. 

At a Meeting of the vSociety of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 
held at the City Tavern on Tuesday, the i jth June, 17^3, 

John Maxwell Xesbitt was elected President, Andrew Caldwell 
Vice-President, oc Sanf 1 Caldwell Treasurer and Secrctarv for the 
ensuing year. 

Mr. Oliver Pollock, Capt. John (Ireen >S: Mr. James Collins, were 
b.il'.oted for, and unanimously chosen Members of this Society. 

Whereas, the War hath Interrupted the Intercourse with drcat 
Dritain >S: thereby put it out of the Po\vc-r of the Members who have 
been Klected since its Commencement of ]iro\-idin^' themse!\x-s \\-;th 
Menials, agreeable to the ( )ri^iual Rules of the Societv, therefore, 

( irdered, That the vSecretary shall write to Mr. William W<-st. f >r 
as many as may be wanted l>y the Members, who are requested to 
si'jmty their desire of bein^ Supplied, and to pav int<> his hands three 
(i;;:ne;is oc a half besides thirty Shillings I-'ntranc-e in Order to be 
remitted lo Mr. West, to enable him to comply with the Order. 

And as Mr. James Mease supplied the Society with his own Me da! 



Tin-: 



\\ 



M Nr.smrr, riYs:J 

\ u' A; :., 
i i ; n S 1 1 1 1 i.i,, 

i I. C<> NY. NT. HAM, 

. N I >i NI. \ r, 
UN Mi vsi:, 

.i \ \NI>KK Xl-SHITT, 
. :TH \.\\ Ml AST, 
UN M o \ 1 . A N , 
UN 1',RO\\ N, 

S TIAVART, 



Ji'IIN H\KKY, 

J \sri.u Mi >YI.AN, 
( ". i ; oi-n; K M i-; \ m-;, 
I-'K \NCIS JOHNSTON, 
JOHN 1 )( INN AI.;>SON, 
SAMTI-X CAi.mvKi.i.. 
R icn AKi) H \cn i-:. 
MR. I)ANII:I, CI.ARK, 
M R. ROOK I:R, 
Cn KY'R PAT i. J< )Ni-:s, 
CAPT. ADAM HOOPS. 



ABSKNT. 



STl'.l'HKN M< lYI.AN, 

RANI ii. i: M ITCH i.i.i., 
C,] IRC.] IIAMS, 
JOHN M' RRAY, 

C I! \RI.1 > ST1 \\ A K'. , 
JoH N On II KAN, 

i ', ORT.I-: \VASHINC.TON, S/alt'. 

}.; V. VRI> II \NI, 
I . ! . N ' I, K N ' > X , 

Tin IMA< KKAI>, 

f oHN ( ". R l-'.l.N, 
(ill IN M ITCH!-: 1. 1., 
Tllo .; \s P, \ KCI.AY, 

\Vii.u \:-: \Vi ST, 
JOHN PATT::KM>N, 

J A M I-.S M< lYI.AN, 
P.I. \ I R McCl.KNACHAN. 

JOHN M ; ;vii :.;.!., JTN'R, \~ Jteyoiid Sea. 
<',!-: i ikc.i. HIV.HKS, 

I'll \VlI.-< IN, 

\i< ' : :-. \ i. n ( "FAMIII.; . 

< >I !V! !-: PI if.I.OCK, 

A NTHi iNY \V.\YN1-:, <// ( 



RlCHAK D lil'TI.r.K, ) 

at ( aint>. 
\\'i 1,1,1 AM I R \YINI:, ) 

s\h.\i-ul and l'"u:cd. 

(F!-:ORC.K CAMI-HKU., 10.9. 

THOS. I'IT/.SIMONS, ro.v. 

Ji IIIN SHI-:I-:, io\. 

I ( > H N X I X o N , ! o V. 
P.KNJAMIN I'l'I.I.KK, lov. 

ANDRI-:\V CAI.I>\VKI.L, 

J.\ MI-:S ^II-:ASI-:, i 

TKNCH IM<ANCIS, io\. 

SHARP 1 >I:I.ANY, io\. 

( '. I-:ORI; i. 1 1 I;NRY, lo.v. 

]( IHN P.AKCI.AY, , - . 

JAMI-:S C R A\VI ; < IRD in -. 

JOHN I'ATTON, io\. 

M'l, M. O'PiKIl.N, I K 

]-;pHRAIM I'.I.AINI-:, I>>,. 

I 1 ) H N C o N N o R , I i . 
C HARI.I.S I I KATI.Y; I > 

I I IV, H MOI IRK, to, 

FRANCIS WKST, u> 

I \MF.S C' H. I. INS, K' 

THOMAS ROIHNSON. lo- 



I!: '.; ; lln.i., 

I IK KINsoN, 

Ro] ;:RT MI .RK 
---;, Pi NN, 

- i. \ i > i-: 




Mr. William I'onrkr, havinp; Ix^n forme: 1 '. ; : i]>i >>(.(! 1 >\ H 
Sli:< '.', was this (lav ballottt.-'! for and inianimonsly Kk-ctctl a Me 
c.:' ' S.., : - -,-. 



ber 



Till-; FKIF.NDLY SON'S (.)! ST. 1'ATRICK 



PHII.A;>'A. JM'.'M S 
A I'T. ISAAC AI.I. : 
Sir: 
Enclosed y<.)ii have John Green's Hill of Kxchange at thirty day- 

ohiison of I.oiiiloii lor Four hundred ON: thirty-nine I.ivtv-. Tourno:> 

>ii will negotiate in the most advantageous way, \: \\ith the mon 
.t as many .Medals tor the St. Patrick's Society as will amount to 

bring them along with you. 

The l)ies were left in the care of Mr. William Moore (Voldsmith 
>w No. .}, to whom you will please to applv a reasonable time befor 
Mm I. olid. in that he may have time to prepare them. 

Your attention to this small matter will very much oblige- a numbe 
f the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick as well as 

Sir, 
Y'r verv IFble Serv'l, 

Copy. (Signed) SAM' 




the S 



I. CAI.mVKI,!.. 



At the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint 
Patrick, held at the City Tavern the lyth March, 1784 



J. M. NKSBITT, /'/r.f /</'/, 
A N i > ' \v C A 1. 1 >\v K 1. 1, , I '.-f., 
H I.AI K McC i, i : N AC 1 1 A x, 

JoHN 1'ATTON, 

ANTHONY WAYXK, 
I). II. Coxvxr.HAM, 
FR \.\cis Wi-:sr, Ji X'R, 

CirAKI, I'.S I I HATI.Y, 
TlKiS. F'lT/.SIMDNS, 

Pvi)\v'n HAND. 

Si'Kl'Hl-.N M<i\T,AN, 




PRESKXT. 

JOHN CONNOR, 

ClIAKi.I.S vSTl-'.\\'AKT, 
JoHX MlTCHKI.I., Jr'R, 

JOHN Sin: i-:, 

J ASPl'R MI )VI,AX, 

JOHX DoxNAi.nsoN, 

JAMI-:S C< H.I.I.NS, 
vSA.M'i, CAI.D\VI:I.I.. 
Tiios. ROIUNSOX, 

vSilAKI' I >I-;i.ANV, 

Ti'.xcn FRANCIS, 
Ji IHN HARRV, 
JOHN HARCI.AY. 
WM. HorKKi-.. 

Ilon'y Mc'ui' <. foHN PICKIXSOX, 
UOH'T MORKI^. 
RICH' i' I', v ;; 



JriM'.i; ! I< H-KI NSON, 
I M r;.Ri \ i. R i;Sii)]-:xr, 
MR. Ri'.xnox, 
iov'H MORRIS, 
MR. HOYI.K, 
MR. I'oij.ioTT. 



Guest*. 




THK FRIHNDLY SONS <)! ST. PATRICK. 



I >OCT'R I'.. DrKi ; iKU>, 
MR. I.YNCH, 



Ki'.i: M KAI:, 



MR. 



AHSKXT. 



I H N N I X c i N , 


15.9. 


IP! N I AMIN l-'n.LKR, 


155. 


Gi-.i iRi.i: I IKNRY, 


i5.v. 


AI.KX. Nl-SL.ITT, 


i .v^. 


J ANJKS CRA\VI-ORP, 


1 5\. 


I Irc.ii SHIKI.L, 


i s.s\ 


RICHARD lU'Ti.KR, 


155. 


'< '1!N MoYI.AN, 


'5 v - 


\\'i 1. 1. 1 AM C( INSTAHI.1- 


1 5-^. 


i-'k ANCIS JOHNSTON, 


155. 


Urc.ii MOORI:, 


155. 




<$ 15.?. Oct. 


R \NM.I. Mn'ciii'.i.L, 




( -i.( >RC, K 1 1 \ \ :s. 




WILLIAM \\'I-.ST. 

ii iHX Ml'RRA Y. 


- Out of the State. 


I-J'H'M I'.I.AIN!'., 




j' >HN COCHKAN, 





( i KX KRA i, WASHINGTON, 
ARC H i HA LI > G A M BI.K , 
GICNICRAI. KNOX, 
THOMAS RKAD, 
Jonx MITCHKLL, 
THOMAS BARCLAY 
JOHN PATTKRSON, 
JAMKS MOYI.AN, 
JOSKPH WILSON, 
WALTI-:R STKWAR- 
ISAAC ALL, 
OLIYKR POLLOCK, 
JOHN GRKKNK, 
Members. JOHN 



V 



Out of the 
state. 



- Ih'vond Sea. 



, I\IICRI-;DITH, 
LAMUI-:RT CADWAI.I.ADJ :R, 

IlKNRY HlI.L, 
RlCH'l) I'KNN, 

JAMKS vSi-iARi.i-;, 

JOHN JvARDNKR. 



Mt-L-tin^ of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at 

I>yrne's, ijtli March, 1785 



PRKSKNT. 



J. M. NI-SHITT, 

T. I ; IT/SIMONS, 
J . N r \ o N , 
!'.. P.I.AINK, 
I. ALL. 
GKN'I. IN \VINI-:, 

" VMKS MKASK, 
M \TT'\V M HASH, 

" \ MKS C.\ M ri'.i.i.L, 

Mi -\ R I' I >KL \ N'Y, 

\I.KX'R N LSI; ITT, 

'oHN r.:-:i i\\ N . 
' P \TToX, 





JOHN BARCLAY, 
AND'\V CALD\VKLL, 
J. MITCHKLL, JR., 
GKO. Mi- ADI-:, 
J. COLLINS, 
G. lire. HI-:S, 
JAMKS CRAWFORD, 
SAM'I, CAI.D\VI-:IJ,, 
CH ARI.KS 1 1 I-:ATLY. 

//. M. 

J. C.\ D\VALI..\I)I-:R, 
R. HACIII., 
II. HILL. 

J. DlCKKNSON, 

J. J.AKDNKK. 



JOHN MI.ASI-:, 
C \i'T. Ci. \ i: K, 
Col,. J. MOORI;, 



THIv l-'KIHMUA" SUNvS Ol- ST. PATRICK. 



MR. BOYI.K, 

MR. I'.ROU'.N, 

CAI-T. CAIN, 

MK. \V. CAI.IAVKI.L, 



Mk. CTHKY, 
MR. 1 1 ATI. v, 
MR. POWKI.I., 
Jrix.K II 



Mr. S. Caldwell proposes Col. James Moore as a Candidate. 
Mr. Collins proposes Mr. Thos. Lea as a Candidate. 



In Council loth March, 1786 



PRKSKNT. 



J. M. NI-:SIUTT, /'resident, 
(rKx'i, MOYI.AN, 

I). II. CONYNV.HAM, 



JAMKS CRAWFORD, 
JOHN HARCI. \Y, 
SAM'I. CAI.D\VI-:I.I.. 



OrdM that the Sec'ry be directed to Issue the Notices to all the 
Members to meet on Friday, the ijth lust. , at Edward Moyston's at 
1 > past 4 o'Clock. 

20 Dinners to be bespoke. 



PKKSIDKNT OK THK STATIC, 

ClIll'.K Jl'STICK, 

X'.-I'RI-.SIDI-'.NT ()! THK STATK, 
Si.c'v ARMSTKONC,, 

COI.. II(AVARI), 



I' A RA'S HOPKINSON, 

\VM. TKMi- 1 '!. 

( ri-;N'i. DICKINSON, 

(iKN'l. MlKFI.IN. 



Gen. Moylan to speak for the Dinners c\: examine the Liquors. 



At a Meeting of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at 
the Citv Tavern, ijth Dec'r, 17^7 



PRKSI:NT. 



J. M. NKSHITT, 

AI.I-:X'R NLSIUTT, 

]i 'UN I'.ROU'N, 

< '. IN' I. S'l'l W \ RT, 

< M.1VKK ]'i U. I.OCK, 
'I'm 'MAS I.I. \. 

1). II. C< NVNC,HAM, 




Guests. 





00 



i' i-RiKNDi.Y SONS or ST. PATRICK. 



Mr. Hn^h lloyle, Win. P>rown, John CalcUvell c\: RichYl Peters, an 
Hor.'v Member, were nnannnously Klected Members. 

A motion was made ami seconded for altering the times of meet'g 
from (J;:arterly to hall yearly meetings, ec that they be held in future 
on tile 171!! .March cc 171!! Sept'r, which is leftover to be determined 
on the ijth March next, of which the Sec'ry is to <;ive Notice. 



At a Meeting of the Sons of St. Patrick at the City Tavern on 
Monday, tiic 171)1 March, 1788 



J. M. NISKITT. 

RlCH'li i'.CTI.I.K, 
JiiH N BARCLAY. 
.\I.I-:.\'K N KS1UTT, 
WAI. '1'K K S'l'KWART, 
I '. I . A I R M C C I . ! . N AC 1 1 AN, 
P \T'K M< lOKI-:, 

\\"M. P.KII\VN. 

JoHN I'-Ri >\VN, 

i ',i-:i -.Hi >; in.s, 

jolIN I )( iNNAI.DSON, 

JOHN PATTON, 



PRKSKNT. 



Hrc,n ROVI.H, 
THOMAS Li-:\, 
JOHN WICST, 
JOHN CAI.D\VKI.L, 
JOHN Dr.M.Ai', 
JOHN TAVIS, 
>SAM'I, CAI.DWICLL, 
JOHN NIXON, 
GKO. MICA DI-:. 

IIoiT TV Memb 
RICH'D HACMK. 



Jrsricr. McK KAN, 
J : STICK II( tl'KINSON, 
< F );<>. K< >ss, 



Guests. 



- WORK, 
Iln'.H ('FAIN, 
\V.M. N}-:I.SON. 



. \ K SIR 




The Members who have nsnallv attended on this business are 





I)] VK SIK : 

\\'he:; I reo 'il your polite Note Yestenlav I was jn>t thinking of writing yon on the 
' ' ' ' ' a;i'l am niu.-h obliged to the ( ',entli-nu-n of the Society for releasing me 
' Si ' -.'.Inch on acc't of mv Inili--position I have not been able to 



TIIK I-RII-:NDI.Y SONS or ST. PATRICK 



hand, also a list of the members names and all tlu- loose minutes that were sent to me ; 
these have not been entered lor maiiv vears back Ouing partlv to uiv neglect, parth 
to my Indisposition, iS: partly to the Minutes not having been sent to me at all. Tin 
Acco't of m\ Treasnrership vou will find verv imperfect, ..V as it --lands mav induce a 
belief that tlu- Balance is against me : the l-'act is the Contrary, however, tho' I cannot 
pretend to state it exactly now, for the Debit vide contain.-, nil the moneys 1 ever 
rece'd on acco't of the Societv, oC to the Credits should be added -~ever.il slim- 
e\pended for printing Notices iY Imitation Card--, ccc., lornieriv. X the price of a 
Medal I >eiit for by Order of the Society, to replace the one got tr'ni James Mease to 
present to (',eif! Washington when lie was adopted a member; it cost ;v. (>:!. Stcr. , \ 
Case 1 1/. ; whatever may be supposed in mv !a\-or, if it ma\- be thought snflicie'.it to 
answer for my tines for absence which will be tonnd very few while I was able to 
attend; 1 shall be content. 

In the year 1774 1 had verbal Orders to coiled the lines, and made an attempt to 
execute them, but I found it so disagreeable a service that I was obliged to drop it ; 
indeed I found it neither practicable nor worth the trouble. Yon will see bv mv 
acco't in the Hook that very few of the Kntr.mce moncvs have been received. If it 
may be thought proper bv the Comp'v that either these or the tines should be col- 
lected, I will cheerfully assist my successor in stating them. The list of names i> c< ni\- 
plete as far as has come to my knowledge. Mr. Cieorge I.attiinore was propo-ed by 
Mr. James Crawford on the i 7th March, 1701, but I know not whether was ever bal- 
loted for. 

Probably I may never have the pleasure of meeting the I-'riendly Sons in their Con- 
vivial Hilarity. My Son David has an ambition to become one of the Societv ; lie is 
now turned of 23 years of age, and I wish, him to be thought worthv of that Honor. 
\Vill you do him oc me the fav'r to propose him at next meeting. I am very 

Respectfully, Dear Sir, 

Y'r very H'ble Serv't, 

SAM'I. CAi.mvi.i.i.. 

(i.'li Miir, /'.', i 7q.;. 



At an Annual meeting of the Society held at the City Tavern on 
Monday, the iSth March, 17^3 



JOHN !!ARK\', 
SH \ K i' I )I-:I.ANV, 
I.\SI'I';K Mi)\i..\N, 

D. II. CoNYN' ,H \M, 

JOHN WI.ST. 

1 1 'I! V C\I.1)\\'1.I.!., 

JOHN DI NI. \P, 

Ti HIM \s I'nv.si \:(ix 



PRKSI-.V 



b >!! N BARCLAY, 
( ii-ioRc,]-: LATIM I-:R, 
(',;.( IKI.I. Hi . , ii ! s, 

!{l';l R \ I M I'.I. \ IN I-!, 

Ri IHI:R r R \ : N i:\ , 
JOHN MI.\S! , 
I \ M is C \M ri;i.i.i., 

\\'t I. I.IAM C U.I >\V 1 1. 



Tin- FRIHNDLY SUNS OF ST. PATRICK. 



Guests. 



Mk. |K FI-KRSON, 

MK. HAMILTON, 
MR. BILLKR. 
MR. TKHNANT, 



GHN'I. KNOX, 

Ji IH;K WILSON, 

MR. CASSKNKAVK, 

iV TWO Si'ANisn GKNTI.KMEN. 



Mr. J. M. Xesbitt, the President of the Society, being indisposed, 
could not attend; therefore the Members requested Mr. Thomas 
Fit/.sinums to lake the Chair, which he did. 

Mr. John Hleakley was proposed a Candidate by Mr. John Cald- 
wcll. Mr. David CauKvell was proposed by Mr. Saml. Caldwcll, of 
which the Secretarv is to give due Notice. 



At a meeting of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick held at the House 
of Samuel Richardet on the ijth March, 1796 
The following Members were 

r.KN'L STKl'HKN MOVI.AN, 

THOMAS I : IT/SIMONS, 

jAsl'I'.K Mi iVI.AN, 
J VMl'.S Cl< \\V1-'OKI), 

JOHN I.LAMV, 
[IIHN BARRY, 

I ; KANVIS \Vl-:ST, 

( ',!:( i !;>: I In; HI-:S, 
J' >HN CALHWICLL, 
THOM'S I.. MOOR K, 



JOHN I)rxLAi% 
JOHN BARCLAY, 
PATRICK MOOKK, 
WILLIAM HINC.HAM, 
OLIVKK POLLOCK, 
JOHN HLKAKLKY, 
JOHN MOYLAN, 
ROB'T RAINKY, 
Tm>s. ROBINSON, 
JOHN BROWN. 



The place of President and Vice-President being vacant by the 
resignation of Mr. John Maxwell Xesbitt & Mr. Jasper Moylan, the 
members proceeded to the Election of a President cc Vice-President 
when 

(rcneral Ste])hen Moylan was unanimously elected President, and 
Thomas Fit/simons ^Cs'r was Elected Vice-President. 



LIST OF OFFICERS AXI) MFMBFRS 



Till- FRIHXDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK, 

WITH Till-: DATI'S OF TIIF.IK KUvO'lON. 



PRESIDENTS. 

Elected. 

Stephen My:au, March 17, 1771 
John M. Xesbitt, June 17, 1773 
William West. June 17, 1774 

Benjamin Fuller, June 17, 1776 
Thomas Barclay, June 17, 1779 
George Campbell, June 18, 1781 
John M. Xesbitt, June 17, 1783 
Stephen Moylan, March 17, 1796 



John M. Xesbitt, March 
William West, June 

Thomas Batt, June 

Benjamin Fuller, June 
Thomas Barclay, June 
George Cani])bell, June 
Thos. Fitxsimons, June 
John Mitchell, June 
Andrew Caldwell, June 
Jasper Moylan, vSept. 
Thos. iMt/.simous, March 



1771 




\\iiliamMitchell, March 17, 17": 



Ber.jamui Fuller, March 17, 177^ 



Samuel Caldwell, Sept. S, 1775 



John Brown, Sept. i 7. ; 792 



Mi'.MI', l-'.KS 101. 

All, Ca])t. Isaac . . . . 1 781 
Barclay, John .... 1779 



Barclay, Thomas 
Barcla\-, William 
Barry, Commodore John 
Batt, Capt. Thomas 
Blaine, Col. F!!phraim . 
lileakly, John 
Bourke, William 
P)0yd, Dr. Robert . . 
Boyle, Hu^h 
Bo\'le, John .... 
Brown, John .... 
Brown, William 
Butler, Gen. Richard . 
Caldwel!, Andrew . 
Caklwell, David . . 
Caldwell, James 
Caldwell, John . 
Caldwell, Samuel 
Caldwell, William . . 
Campbell, ( ieor^e . 
Campbell, James 
Carsan. Samuel . 
Clark, Daniel . . . 
Cochrau, 1 )r. John . 
Collins, James 
Connor, J< >hn 
Constable, \\'::liam 
CMi\'ii^ham, I )a\'id 1 1. 
Crawford, J unes 
Davis, Greor-e . . . 
Delany. .Sharp 
I )onnaldson, Ji ihn . 
Dnn!a:>, Jolr.i 



181 



Tin: i kiKxni.Y SONS OF ST. I-ATRICK 



Frskinc, \\ illiam 


I 7 N , 


Nesbitt, John Maxwell 


'77' 


Fit/simons, Thorn, is 


'77i 


Nesbitl, Aicxander 


1778 


Fo>tcr, Alexander . 


>7'M 


Nichols, Col. l-'rancis . 


J 7 S -1 


Francis, Tench .... 


1 77 l 


\ ix< 'ii, Col. John 


'77 1 


Francis, C< >1. Tnrbntt . 


'77 1 


i>'I'>rien, Michael Morgan 


1781 


Fuller, llciijamin 


'77' 


Patterson, John .... 


1772 


Fnlierion, ( ic< >r^e . 


'77 1 


1'atton, Coi. John . 


17711 


( iambic, Archibald 


1782 


Pollock, ( )liver .... 


I ~8 " 


< ilcll, R( il >ert .... 


i 772 


Raniev, Robert .... 


I 7ci I 


( iray, Robert .... 


1781 


Read, Capt. Thomas . 


/ ) 
1782 


i ireen, Capl. John . 


1 7 s 3 


Robinson, Cob Thomas . 


I 7 82 


1 land, ( icn. F-i ward 


1782 


Shoe, ( icn. John 


'77 ! 


I lawlhorn, James 


'7 ( ^ 


Shidl, Dr. Hn-h . . . 


1780 


1 leallv, Charles .... 


i 78 ^ 


Stewart, Coi. Charles . 


1781 


I lenrv, ( ieor^c .... 


'775 


Stewart, (icn. Walter . 


1770. 


I lolnies, Capl. Alexander 


178 > 


Thompson, (icn. William 


i77s 


Holmes, Hn-h . . . . 


i79i 


Washington, (icn. ( ieor^e 


178; 


IIll^lK-s, (ieo:-e . . . 


1781 


Adopted mcmU-r. 




I rvnie, ( ieii. William . 


1781 


Wavne, (ien. Anthony 


'77-i 


John-ton, Col. Francis 


'77') 


\Vest, Francis, Jr. 


[ 7' s .> 


K. nox, ( icn. I leiirv 


I ~8"> 


Wc-st, John 


i 780 


Lalimer. Lieut. -Col. ( ieor^t. 


1 / ~ 

- ^7 ( > l 


West, William .... 


77' 


Lea, Thomas .... 


/ ' ,~) 


West, William, Jr. . 


i 7 7 ..' 


Leamv, [olin .... 


r 792 


White, John 


i 7 7 2 


L'> 'ii ch, I "1 vsses 


I "~~ I 


Wilson, Joseph .... 


i 78 1 


McClcnachan, Illair 






/ 




III 






Mcade, (ieor-e . . . . 


\ 771 


H< >N< iRAKY MI-.M liHKS ! 


5- 


M'. ase, James .... 


i 77 i 


P>ache, Richard .... 


'77- 


Mease, John 


'77 1 


liin^liam, \\biliam . 


'7'^ 


Mease, M ilhew .... 


'77 1 


Cadwalader, Col. Lambert 


1772 


M :tche 1, b >hn 


i i 


C a d w a 1 a d c v ( i c j i '. I o 1 1 1 


1 *~ "* I 






I )ick ins< m, John 


l i 


Ii; he 1 R indie 


i i 


II ; T (\n ITerrv 






1 / / ' 


I 1 1 J i , V (l l. IlLI.,^ 


I I 


.Ii! he 1. William . . . 


1 . / ' 


Hicks, William .... 


1 77 : 


I .or -. H::,li . . . 


' -X -i 


Hamilton \Vin (droi)i)ed) 


i i 








1 / , ' 


1 :v, \I / J usies . . 


: 7 S .^ 


Lardiu-r, John 


! 7 " ' 


.1. -.:-,-. [' '.rick 


: 786 


Morris Robert 


i i 


Movl in, i .::; . . . . 


T ~> 


Meredith, ( ien. Samuel 


/ / ' 
1 7 7 : 


' Ian, [.i-].. r . 


i -S i 


Moore, Co'. Th<>mas Llo\d 


\~ d 


Mo V ; in, John . . 


1 781 


Peter^ Richard 




Movl in, (i< :. St< '::< n 




Peiin, Hon. Richard 


i i 
1 773 


M--.-r-- . ':: 


I 772 


Scarle, hunes 


. _ . 



BIOGRAPHICAL SK.ETCIIKS 



niii PRII-NDLY SONS or ST. PATRICK. 



Isaac All, 1781. Was the captain <>f 
a merchant vessel belon^iuj^ to Mease 
anil Caldwell. Verv little is known about 
him. ("poll January 2, 177-, anil attain 
on November 10, 1774, he was registered 
as master of the ship " Richard 1'cnii," 21x1 
tons, and the /\'iins\'lriiniii l7i>'i>ntt'/e' u( 
September 19, 1772, notes the arrival at 
Philadelphia of the ship " Richard 1'eiin," 
Captain All, with Mr. and Mrs. Mease, 
Mrs. Harclav and others as passengers. 
IK 1 was elected a member of the Societv 
on June IN. ijSi, but he seems to have 
been in constant service, for he is almost 
continuouslv marked " bey did sea " and is 
recorded as present at but three- meetings, 
vi/., March 17. I7>>, March 17 and June 
17, i7Ss,. In the minutes \\ e linil a eopv 
of a letter written to him at London, bv 
Samuel Caldu eii, Sccretarv ot the Societ v, 
enclosing a ilrat't for .) \^ livrcs '1'ournois, 
and requesting him to obtain as manv 
medals fur the member> as he could pro- 
cure lor that sum. He must have died 
prior to June 25, i~^i. as we find that 
letters of administration upon hi> estate 
were granted upon that date to Robert 
Hopkins, Jr. 

John Barclay, 1770. Was born in 
Ball yshaimoii, Countv Donegal, Ireland, 
and came to America shortlv before 
779. He. was a shipping merchant and 
['resident ot the Hank ot Pcn:is\-l\ ania. 
.' !e was one of the lift ecu aldermen chosen 
uider the new citv charter in April, I 7^. <. 
and was Mayor of the citv in 171-1. In 
:7>,t he was selected as treasurer of the 
lunds raise. 1 " for the relief of families of 
persons who have marched against the 
western insurgents." He was a member 
of the St.att Senate, iSio is,].), anil 'lied 
August S, is-f). Mr. Harclav wa< a mem- 



ber of the First Citv Troop and ot t'... 
Hibernia l-'ire Companv. He was m.ir- 
ried twice. His second wife w.ts M..r;. 
Searle, to whom he was married in Christ 
Church on December n, I7 s i. H\- this 
marriage he had issue as follows; -si. 
Marv Harclav, married to Colonel Clem- 
ent Hiddle. Their children were, John 
Harclav Hiddle idied January, i>>7<- ( ', 
phvsician and professor in the Jefferson 
Medical College; George W. Hiddle. one 
of the most eminent lawvers of Phi'.a- 
deljihia, .tnd Colonel Chapman Biddle, 
who died December, |SSo. 2<1. John M. 
Harclav. captain of dragoons, I'. S. A., 
who married Mar.^uretta O'C<dior, daiiL-h- 
ter ot an Irish .planter in Louisiana, and 
had issue, vi/., John O'Conor Harclav, 
surgeon I". S. X. ; Clement Piddle Bar- 
clav, of Philadelphia; James I'.arcl.r. ; 
Ann Barclay, wife of Commodore Ttvn- 
chard, I'. S. X. ; Marv Barclay, wife of 
Rev. I). I). Smith, of Wilmington. De".. ; 
and Francis Harclav. ;d. Harriet Bar 
clav, wlio died Ma\- i.}, i^l-j. Jth. James 
J. Barclay, President of Hoard of Man- 
agers of House of Refuse, ulio died lit: 
married. August, 1^5. a<j;ed u I \ea.r-; 
and 5th. Charlotte Barclay, who died un 
married in i s 7.V John H u'cla-v was .; 
member ot the Hibernian Society elected 
i 7 i|o . as \s as also his brother. James ] ; , 
clav , 171,0). 

Thomas Barclay, 1771. < >ne of : 
original members oi the Societ\ and its 
President from |une 17, '.~~^. to June 17. 
17^1. was a native of Ireland, \slio lja,i 
ell n y rated like Illanvof t he otller lllem 
bet-sand established himself in tiutcan 

Revolution. He was a member of the 
firm of Carson, Barcla\ \: Mit.- ; :e',l, after- 



BA 



wards, September, 1775, the firm of Bar- 
clav iS: Mitchell, his last-named partner 
beinx William Mitchell 11771). At the 
beginning of the troubles \vith Kn^land 
he at <>nee ranged himself on the patriotic 
side, and upon Mav 20, 1774. he was ap- 
pointed a member of the Committee 1 on 
Correspondence to address the people of 
!', istoil in relation to the 1'ort Hill. On 
I nr.e i .\ 1774. he was a nieml'er of the 
Committee on Correspondence to corre- 
spond with the other colonies in reference 
to calling a Congress. In November, 
177;. he was elected a member of the 
Committee on Inspection ami Observa- 
tion for the citv, and was attain chosen in 
177^. In February, 1777, he was a mem- 
ber of the State- Navv Hoard, and was 
also (jnite active in the endeavors during 
that year to call a new State Constitu- 
tional Convention. In 1 7Sn lie was one 
of the subscribers, to the extent of /. 5,1 x, 
to the bank or^ani/ed for supplying the 
army with pn>\ i>ions. Alter tlie forma- 
tion of the Federal (lovernmcnt he was 
appointed Consul to the Harharv Powers, 
but ilied at Lisbon, on his way to the 
north of Africa. lie died prior to 1703. 
lie was a nephew of Samuel Carson 
1772 , and a brother of William Barclav 
:7 N : . [See " Penna. Archives." jd Se- 
ries. \'i il. I. , pp. 7S. -<.). ] 
William Barclay, 1781.- Un.ther of 

I ho;na-~ Harclav 1771 ; was a native ot 
'.'i. He \v,is also a merchant, and 
was lost at sea during a voyage of the 
" Shilelah," which sailed for France from 
the Capes of Delaware in 17.^2 and uas 
neve:" afterwards heard of. His will, 
dated Mav 2, 17 s -?. and proved [line n, 

I7\;. was maile "before j^oin<^ on a voy- 

Johii Barry, > 1779. Was born in 
County Wexfonl. Ireland, in 1715. A 
pi- ion for maritimi life, .vhich he di-- 

i ! at an earl - . . induced hi-- father 
; ' place him on board, a merchantman, 
and at the ajj,e of fourteen or lifti en lie 
i line to America and obtained eni] 

1 on a merchant ve-,-e! of Phil. '.del 
pliia ( )n ( Ictober [S, \ -;(->(,. we find him 
registered as m.isti r of 'he -ehoom-r 
" Harbadoe-." 60 tons; on August 2!, 



1771, of the schooner "Industry," 45 
tons; on October 9, 1772, of the sloop 
" I'ci^y," 25 tons, and on December ly, 
1774, of the ship "Black Prince," 200 
tons. On January 2, 1769, he was elected 
a member of the Societv for the Relief of 
Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships. 
At the breaking out of the Revolution, to 
use his own lan^na^e, he abandoned 
"the finest ship and the first employ in 
America" and entered into the service o< 
his adopted countrv. In 1776 he was 
emploved by Congress to fit for sea the 
first fleet which sailed from Philadelphia, 
and bv authority of the Council of Safctv 
lie superintended the building of a state 
ship. In the month of March of the same 
vear he was requested to take command 
of the brii^; " Lexington," o I" sixteen i;uns, 
and clear the coast of the enemy's small 
cruisers, with which it was infested, and 
he successfully performed the duty as- 
signed to him and captured the " Ivl- 
ward," the first British vessel of war 
taken bv a regular American cruiser. In 
the resolution of Congress of ( (etober lo, 
1776, he was seventh on th" oflicial list 
of Captains. The frigate " 1'iffms.diam." 
to which he was subscquentlv assigned, 
bein^ useless owini, r to the suspension of 
navigation, he obtained the command of 
a companv of \-olunteers and some lu-avy 
cannon and assisted in the- operations at 
Trenton, and continued with the armv 
during the winter campaign, performing 
important servici-s and winning admira- 
tion and respect. In September, I77\ he 
was appoi:ited to the command of the 
frigate " Raleigh," ^2 j^uns, which then 
lav at Boston, and on the 251)1 went to 
sea. The ship was subsequently lost after 
,i warm em_;ai;enient w:th two superior 
British vessels, but he escaped with most 
of his erew. In !7Si he was appointed 
lo the command of the frigate "Alliance," 
\ f t i^uns. I'jion M.-i \- 20, 17^1, while 
cruising \\'ith the "Alliance." he came 
into contact \\ith t\s~o British vessels, the 
"Atalanta " and bri^ '' Tre])assy." II - 
ordered them to h.'ir.l down their color-,, 
and upon their refusal an en^a^emen',, 
with them was commenced. During the 
livclitinj^ Cajit.'iin Ban".' was wounded in 



I? A 11 A 

the shoulder, an<l, after remaining on ' President Adams'- admi::i-lr.;liou he 

deck for some time, was compelled liy superintended the building of the fr:^ ilv.' 

loss of Mood to he carried heh>\v. The "! nitcd State--," of uhich he rrt.ii-.ird 

colors of the ' Alliance " heinv; shot away, the command until she v, a-- laid uji in < >r 

the enemy suppo-ed -die had struck. dinary during the admini-tratiou of Prc-- 

< >nc of his lieutenants went to Harry and idnit Jrtlrr--o;i. I hiring thr difficult ie- 

represented to him the threat injnrv the with France, in 17', x . he wa- cmplovrd ::; 

shin had sustained, ami a--krd if he would protecting our connnerce from di-prcd,- 

surrender. "No, "replied Ilarrv. "if the lion. 

ship can't lie fought without. I will he In the later years of hi- life he re-id 

carried on deck." The rcplv animated at No. I >'> Chc-mut street, between '.'.'.. 
the crew to renewed exertions, and a la- and !<>th streets, \\hcre !u- died ou S- - 

vorable \sind enabling the "Alliance" to temher K, [Nn^, of an asthmatic a:: . . 

pour a broadside into the enemy, and lion. I Ie was buried in St. Marv'-C. 

before the dressing of his wounds would olic Churchvanl, .}th street abnve Sprue-.- 

permit him to reach the deck, both of tlie ( )vcr his remains "a few of !;- count v 

euemv's vessels, after a battle which men, members of St. Marv's Church, ..:;i 

lasted nearly the whole day, had struck others " erected a monument <>u Jul- . 

their lla^s. In the succeeding I'. ill l:e was i s 7'>. A line marblt- -tatue of C> :::::: ' 

ordered to relit the "Alliance" for the dore i'arrv was erected in '^~'> a- a p.-.r: 

])urj)ose of carrviny; the Manjuis de I. a- of the Centennial Memorial Fountain '' 

layette and Count Noailles to France on Fairniount Park, I'hilaiielpliia, bv .'.: 

business. In March, i ;S2, the "Alliance " Catholic Total Abstinence 1'iiion of 

left Ha\ana for the purpose of convoying America. The jiede-t.d of the statue ha- 

the American sloo])-of-war "I,u/erne," the following inscription- : "John llarrv, 

having "on board a lar^e amount of sjiecie. first Commodore of the I". S. Nav. . 

The appearance of a I'.ritish squadron Horn in 1 745 in County \\'exford, Ire!.:::il. 

proved a severe trial to the naval skill Hied September !,;. iNo^, at I'liila lei- 

anil dauntless courage of Captain llarrv. jihia."- " During the Revolutionarv \V.ir 

The specie was removed to the ' 'Alliance " he distinguished him-eif greatly. I U- 

and the valuable treasure saved, and alter idled the various commands entrusted '' 

a battle uith an IuiL;'li-h s'.oop and the him with, skill and ^allantrv. \\"hen ;:::- 

abandonment of the "I,u/erne," a sail able to li^ht on the ocean, he ol .taine'i 

which had appeared was discovered to be command of a coinpauv of voluntee:-. 

a F'rench frigate. The united forces now and Sought against the cnctiiv on la:id. 

i^ave chase to the Hriti-h. which \\-as con- A 1110111; his ex]>loits v\as the capture upon 

tiniu-il until tlvey lost slight of them in the Ma jy. [-.si, of ;\\ F!n^li-h \e--el--. the 




close of the war, and contributed to the 

introduction of a superior model for ship.- 

and (it naval arrangement- ulnch often regular erui-cr that ;L;ot to sea ini'li-r ;:: 

supplied the want of numerical forces in authority of the Continental COU^TV--.. 

the American navy. ruder the law of and the ve--el th.it tir-'. c.irvit d '''!;, 

March 2~. 170.}, he was appointed bv American lla^ on the 01 

I're--:dent \\'a-hini^ton Senior Caji'.ain ot' ber ii>, : 77.'. a marriage 

the I "nited States Xavv. and from this toajohn llarrv and M. 

appointment his title of "Father of thr St. Marv's there is a t< 

American Navy " a]>pears to have arisen. inscription, M,ir\\ vsii'i 

The title " Commodore " was not created Harrv. died, I\-!iniarv ' 

at the time, but by courte-v was extended ]>robabl\ 177; . i-ed 

to Harry ami other captains who had mouth--. !l> wa- pr 

charge- of more th in one -hip. I'nde:- time marrit-i! u;':i _!::! 



Au-tin. <.sho survived him and lived to 
November : ;, i .\; i , dyini^ at the ai;e of 
77 ye.irs. I K j had no children, but 
adopted a-- hi-- daughter Kli/aheth Keene, 
his wife's niece. Kli/abeth Keene mar- 
ried I'. -.trick Haves, mariner, a ncphcu 
of Commodore Barry, and left four chil- 
'Iren, vi/.. : 1st. Thomas Ha\es, who mar- 
- d Susan Bainbridj^e, daughter of Coin- 
ire bainbridi^e. Thev had four 
- en, vi/.. : a b< >v, \\ h< > died v. HIIIL;. 
S llii Hayes, Susan Hayes and Soiners 
t! ves. jd. Is.iac Austin Have-, Consul 
to Rio, \\lio died unmarried. ,vl. Sarah 
Havi -. )lh. J. Barr\ I lave-,, ulio mar- 
I'ili belli 1 lickman. and left one 
child, now the \\ife of \V. Horace Hep- 
burn. Hsi|., of the Philadelphia Mar. She 
ha- in her possi.-ssion the portrait of Com- 
modore Harry, by i'lilbert Stuart, from 
which the portrait, which \\e publish, 
has been taken. In the \\ill of C'-nnno- 
dore Barr\ , dated I''ebruar\ .27. IN>^. and 
proved October .' ! . iSo^, he left a legacy 
to St. Marv's Church "for the use and 
benefit of the poor school of said church." 
He mention'-, amoni; others, John Barrv 
Haves, son of Patrick and Kli/aheth 
Hayes, his brother-in-law William Aus- 
tin, his i^ood tVieiid Ca])tain Richard 
Dale, Kleanor Houhn. daughter of his 
late sifter Margaret, who lived in the 
County .if Wexford, Ireland, and his 
friend I"hn I.eamy 11792 . Coinmo- 
Barry ua- also a member of the Hi- 
bernian Societ v 171/1 and of the Pennsyl- 
incinnati. [ See 

!><>-!'- " F.n es . if Commodores of the 
Navv ; " I lennie's " Pi irtfolii i," \"ol. [o, p. 
: ; " Sini]i-'in'- Live-," ]<. ;o ; "National 
P. '-.-' rail C.alK'ry." Vol. j ; " I'lm-yclo- 
]i;i-dia Americana;" Cooper's "Naval 
!!:-'. :;.." Vol. :. p. . i 

Thomas Batt, 177:$. Was an en- 

-ii:n in the i^th ] : m>\ Hritish service, 

Mi'. ."'. : 7' .'. lit-Ul ' I : i-enil >er l<i, 

~' ~ , c-a]itain June ;. 1771. 1 b sold onl 

hi- commission fannar\ M. 177"-,. ;ind lie- 

' ime a \\ine merchant in Philadelphia. 

Whili a lieutenant he marrie'l lanuary 

"71. Catharine, daughter of l',eori;e 

M'-Ca'i. At t!ie c.immenc-tnent of the 

' ( '.real P.ritain, 



and u]>on March iS, 1770, he was unani- 
mously expelled from the Society " for 
taking an acti\e ]iart against the liberties 
of America." He afterwards became a 
major in the Roval Fenciblc Americans, 
and settled in Nova -Scotia after the war. 
He was the only tory sympathizer on 
the rolls of the Society. 

Ephraim Elaine, 1780. Son of 

James and F.li/aheth Blainc, natives of 
Ireland, was born in the vicinitx of Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, Mav 2 f \ 17. (i. His 
father emigrated \\ith his family to 
America prior to 1745. and settled in To- 
hovne township, Cumberland co.. Pa., 
\\here he died in \~<-)2, leaving a widow 
and nine children. Kphraim Blaine, the 
eldest child, re^ceivt'd a classical educa- 
tion in the school of Rev. Dr. Allison, in 
Chester co. In \~(i^ he was Commissary 
Sergeant in the Provincial service, and 
was connected with the 2d Provincial 
Regiment during Bouijiu-t's expedition. 
I'rom 1771 to i 774 he \\ as Sheriff of Cum- 
berland co., and as late as June 22, :77.(, 
we find advertisements in the Philadel- 
phia papers of sales by him as sheriff. 
At the lie^innin^ of the Revolution he 
assisted in raising a regiment of . \-socia- 
tors.and was commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Colonel of them, until his appointment as 
Coiintv Lieutenant of Cumberland hv the 
Snjireme Pixt'i'iitivi 1 Council on April 5, 
1777. He roi^ncd the latter otiicc- in 
the follouins^ August, and entered the 
Commissary Department, and was com- 
missioned Commissary-deneral of Pur- 
chases on I'ebruarv io. 177^. This ])osi- 
tion lie held for three years. Millions of 
dollars passed through his hands with- 
out -iispieioii. He had a fortune of 
his o\sn. and when the arnn needei! 
siipjilies he rai-ed, \\ith thelielp o[ hi- 
|iersonal friends, a lar^e amount of 
monev to jinrchase llum. ()\\in^ to 1:; . 
personal sacrifices, his estate becam; 
somewhat ini])aired, rind on Sejil'-mluT 
2S, 1779, we find him olteiin.^ lor sale 
7, ooo acres of land. 2,(xxj in I '.a! ti more 
co.. Md., and the rc-sidne in Cnml H rland 
and Bedford counties. Pa. It was during 
the period of his commissary work that 
he became a member of the Society u]K>n 



'line 17. i7So, and it is very evident that burial ground at his meadows in King- 
he took an active interest in its pro- sessing to\\iiship, Phiiadelphia co. lie 
ceedings, as \ve find him recorded as gave / I ,<x xj to the Philailelphia Library 
present at quite a number of the meet- o>f which he was a director from 179* 
ings. In March, i 779, he was one of the until his death ; _/ \ ., , , , t, , the Philadel- 
Philadeiphia members of the "Republi- jihia Dispensary ; _/i,..ito the Corpora- 
can Societv." formed to urge the revision lion of Philailel]>hia "to procure fuel 

of the State Constitution. President during the winter season for j r Inr.i-i-- 

\\'ashington remained at his house dnr- keepers, u ido\\s ;" _.//! ,c * i also to the Cor- 
ing his week's stay in Carlisle, Pa., at the poration of Philadelphia "as a fu.nl to 
t ; :ne of the " Whiskey Insurrection " in relieve those who may be reduced to '.:! 
1704. Col. Ill, line subseijiientlv retired necessity of being placed in the hospital 
to his farm in Middle-town Township. during the existence of the yellow fever ;" 
Cumberland co., where he died on Feb- /"l,<xx> to "the Society for promoting 
ruarv if>, iSo4, in his 6vl vear. He was the relief of blacks unlawful: v held in 
twice married first to Rebecca dab bondage;" ,/,' 1,000 for the relief of poor 
braith, daughter of Robert and Rebecca and distressed Presbyterian ministers 
dalbraith ; and second to Sarah P.. Duncan, and their widows and children ; /'i.oou 
widow of John Duncan, of Carlisle, Pa., for the benefit of the A'lmshouse of the 
and daughter of Colonel Samuel PostK- Society of iViends ; ,/~l,<xjo to the poor of 
thwaite. Hv his second wife he had one the- l-'irst Presbvterian Congregation, 
son. Hphraim I51aine. P.v his first wife The yellow fever fund was paid over to 
he had six children. Hon. James <;. Wills' Hospital under authority of an 
blaine, Secretarv of State, is a grandson Act of" Assemblv. parsed April 16, I N ;,S. 
by the first marriage. [See Ingle's " Penn- He was also a member t>f the Hibernian 
svlvania trenealogies," p. 2V>-~] Society 17911'. 
John Bleakley, 179-1. -Horn in Phil- William Bourke, 1783. We can 

adclphia. His father was a native of the find no trace of him. He was still living 

North of Ireland, and amassed a fortune in 179.;, but his name does not appear in 

in America, which was mostlv inherited the directories. Letters of administra- 

by the son. He was a gentleman of lib- tion on the estate of a William li;nkt' 

era: education and accomplishments, and were granted October 13, 179.), to John 

was one of the few young Americans of Wilcocks, but there is no settlement of 

the time whose fortune permitted them. the estate- on tile. 

in Kurope. He- spent some Robert Boyd, 1774. A nativ of Ire- 
year- abroad. He was noted for his be- land, was a phvsician. He ;- said to 
nevo'.ence and his /.eal in the promotion have been an uncle to John and Alexan- 
of literary objects. " I'.eing disappointed der P>ovd. who re-ided near Letterkeimv, 
in love, he never married." In his will, Countv Donegal, Ireland. A sister of 
dated April 19, iS<>;>, anil admitted to dem-ra! Walter Stewart is saiil to have 
probate September 21, [Soj, !u- mentions married John lloyd. 

William ir.e.ikley and David I'.leakley, Hugh Boyle, 1787.- Wa-a merchant 

;.ow or lately residing near Armagh, in at loq South I-'ront street, in 17111. In a 

""'and; liarrv I!leakle\\ now or latel\- brief obituary notice published in Cl iy 

't siiling in Lancaster co.. Pa.; Josjah pole's />,///r . /,/; rr/.-'v-; , Sej'tember i ; v 

.''.'.eakley. now or lately residing in Mon- I7'ii, the following statement appear: 

tveal, Canada; Marv Uleaklev. Mrs. "And iiis exertions as a membe: of t'ne 

Cunimings. Sarali Patterson. Ann Ilovle, Hibernian Societv in relieving th< <lis- 

'i.iughters of juy uncle David Illeaklev ; tn-ssed and protecting the oppress. -d and 

Arabella Maxwell, sister of niv mother. miured are too well kn->ui: to need repe- 





HO I"" RT 

honor he it recorded th.it hi- made manv ish of St. Hridx'et's, Dublin, Ireland. His 

efforts to elfect the establishment of a sim- father \sas .1 native of Kilkenny, Ireland, 

ilar society in this citv, several vears Shortlv alter iiis liin h. his lather eni- 

before tile present one was ori^ani/ed, luit ij^ rated to Aineriea, and in 17.)^ settled in 

owin^ to a conii idcnce (if inauspicious Lancaster, 1'a., whence he removed to 

circumstances, his endeavors at that time Ml. Pleasant, in Cumberland co., and en- 

were fruitless." He died at I.an^ini;- xai;ed '" farming. About 1770 Kit-hard 

bui'idi, N. Y.,on September i. 17^1, ae,cd and his bn ither William < afterwards I.ieu- 

v vl years. lie uas also a number ol" the tenant-Colonel ol" one of the I'ennsylva- 

Hibernian Soi ietv 1740 . nia Regiment-, settled in Pittsburgh and 

John Boyle, 1771. < >ne ot" the ori^ entered into partnership as Indian traders. 
inal members, \vas a native of Ireland and At the outbreak of the Revolution he 
w.is e:: : > I in the linen tradt in I'hila- entered the serviee of the colonies a-- one 
delphia. He is vaid to have been a ]iarl- of the agents of the Commissioners lor 
ner of Rulifrt ('den 177-' He \\a~- al>o the .Middle Department of Indians. That 
one of the original members of tin- l ; ii--t h;-. sei'viees a> a^ent were apprei'iated i> 
Cit\' Troop, and served \\i;h it in the shown bv a lesolntion adopted bv Con- 
campaign of 177-) 1777. Hi- was al>o a stress, May in, 1770, promising him pro- 
nieinbi r of ihe I'donce^ter I'o\ Ilnntinu; motion to the armv. ( >n July 2n, :~~h, 
Cluban'i of tin.' Hiln-rnia I -'ire Conipanv. lie \\a-> elected l>v Con^rcs-, Major of 
He i> >ai- 1 to have died prohablv uninar- the Hattalion ordered to be raised for 
ried, in 171/1. the defeni'e of the Western frontier-. It 

John Brown, 177D. Secretary of was snbseiiuently onieied that his rom- 

the Sucietv from Septembi-r I 7, i 7yj, until HH--MOU as I.ietttenant-Colone! .-hould 

March 17, iN.j, and probably later, i'ear date September 2S, : 77'). On June. 

\\M> a native o| . ' I, who came to 7. '777. h<- \\.i-- ma/ie C'oionel of the sth 

Anu-rii-.i in earlv life and was emploved I'ennsvlvania Re^:nient. In 1777, 'Alien 

in the counting-house of Robert Morris. Mor^.in'^ iamou> Riile Corp> \vas or^an- 

He accumulated a fort inn in traile and i/.ed, he was made its Lieutenant Coi.nu-3, 

beeame a pi(is])erous im- reliant. He \sa- and with it he part ici])atfil in several sharj) 

Secretar\- of the State Hoard of \Var in actions in New Jersey, and in th.e battles 

1777. In M 'ivh. i77'i. he \\.is a memln-r of I!emi>'s Height-. an>l Stiliwater. At 

<>t" the " Ri-publican Sociitv," formed Stiliwater he had the lion >:' of le.idin^ 

for the purjiosf of ur^'ini; a re\'i-~jon of the co; p- of riilenun against the ri^ht 

the State C> institution. He wa> one of the \s'in^ of ti'.e !'.r;v li inn ifte: the sur 

tuelve founders of the Hibenii, in Soeiety, ren.!--r ol !',;:; iy; - ' ' li hv W.-IM 

Man h 5, 171/1. and -er\-e<l on its first present, he was ordered to \eu Jersey, 

Actins^or Relief Committee. Hisne])hew, \\ith a sejiarate command o! riilenien, 

N.iac Hro\vu I'arker ^;ii, was also a Soon afterwards he \\ a :ed 'o the 

member of the Hibernian Society. eominan-1 of the V:: I' n 1\ mia Rei;:- 

Willuun Brown, 1787. We have nu-nt. At the stormin- ol Stoi 

In-en unable to find an v inform ition of he commanded :'..- le!' i p'.m 

this member. The directories, official American army. In 1 7 > : he \\.is placed 

records, etc., note numerops persons of in charge ot the sth I'enns\'l vania Re^- 

the name, br.t none of then: appear to im i lie's com 

be the William I'.r<\vn ''. ho .'. is a nu-m maud ' ' '..' 

f the Society. Cajitain \\'illiain from N'orktown to ( ', neril Wm. Irvine 
Hrown. of the I'ntn mi I-'loattn^ i'.atteis, /'>{>/ ' /'::! .!/.//:.; ', \oi. =;, p. 277-, 
['ebruary I'L i77'>. wa> probably not i -. ';- r-r ol the -:- 

member of the Society. and the -.;;::!', - "- " t >i: the 

Richard Butler. 1781. -Was the : 

eldest child of Thomas and l\l:nei Hutk-r, parallel \\ ithin j - . -neniv'-- 



101 



CA 



surrender ni;iv in.-, God knows, but I hope 
it will bring :i -pecdy peart-. " In the 
postscript he add-. " I think I may with 
propnetv no wo mgratulate you, my friend , 
and country in general, with certain inde- 
pendence and '.lie pleasing attainment of 
peace." After the capture of Cornwallis 
he was assigned to duty with (icneral 
Wayne in Georgia, " and only returned 
after the echo of the last gun of the 
Revolution had died away forever." lie 
became entitled under the resolution of 
Congress, September 30, 17X3, concerning 
grades of officers, to a brevet commission 
as Brigadier-General, After the close of 
the war Congress elected him one of the 
commissioners to negotiate treaties with 
the Six Nations and other Indian tribes. 
Having discharged this dutv he was 
chosen Superintendent of Indian Affairs 
for the Northern District. In i 7S.S he was 
elected by the Supreme F. xecutivc Council 
of I'e:ir.-- vlvania Lieutenant of the County 
of Allegheny, an office which lie held 
until his appointment as one of the- Jus- 
tice.- of the Court of Common 1'leas for 
tl;e same county. In 17110 he was chosen 
to the State Senate. In 1791 lie was made 
second in command, with the rank of 
Major-Genera!, of the army orgatii/ed by 
("Feneral St. Clair for an expedition against 
the Western. Indians, and commanded the 
right \Arng of tile American annv in the 
disastrous battle of November 4, 1701. 
"It was >ai :his occasion," savs Garden, 
in hi- " ';< volutionary Anerdotes," "that 
the intrep:d Hutler closed his military 
career :!: death his coolne-s preserved, 
anil courage remaining unshaken till the 
last moment of his existence. \\"hile 
er.ab'.i d to keep the field hi- cxeitior.s 
were trul\- heroic. IK- repeatedly led his 
men to the charge and u;th -laughter 
drove the t r.cm\- before him, but at length 
bring ' mpelied to : t tire to his tent, (Vi >;n 
the number and M veru v o! hi- u OIIIIM-, he 
\\as : < : i-iL r -;:'-': : ,-,:! a'd, win n a fe!'< i- 
c:ou- w,-.vri' r, vr.-l: :i:g into h ; - pi\ence, 
gave inn; ,i mortal bl.,w \\i'.h iio tiima- 



Hlues in the same war. A daughter mar- 
ried Isaac .Mea>on, of l-'avette co., owner 
of the Ml. Kraddock estate, near rnioii- 
town, 1'a. [See sketch, by Simon dratz, 
in /'t'/iH.y/i'iifiiii .!/(/.;,/:///(', vol. 7, p. 7. 
Also sketch of the butler l-'amilv, /','nn- 
s]/:'ii>tiii .1/ii^ii:ji>it'. \ol. 7, ]i. i.] 

Andrew CakUvcll, 1771. < Mie of 
the original members, and cou-::i to 
Samuel Caldwell '.1771 . \\.;s a n.it'Aeof 
Ireland and a member of the firm of 
William \: Andrew Caldwe-il, an 1 also 
of the firm of Andrew Caldwell ,V J. 
Wilson, merchants, of Philadelphia. He 
signed the non-importation resolution-- in 
1765. (Mi August [6, 1775. he wa> elected 
a member of the Committee' of Inspec- 
tion and Observation of Philadelphia, 
and upon January i ;, 1776, was appointed 
Commodore of the Provincial Fleet, 
which he commanded in the tight with 
the Hritish frigates " Roebuck " and " Liv- 
erpool " on the Mli of May following. The 
imperfect character of the supplies fur- 
nished the young navv saved the enemy's 
vessels, much to the chagrin of the offi- 
cers of the ileet, who laid the blame at 
tlie door of the Committee of Safety. 
Shortly after this affair he resigned the 
command. In his letter ot resignation, 
May 25, 177'), he says: "Confined to my 
bed by a severe illness. I am who'ilv dis- 
abled from executing the duties of such 
an important trust. The preservation of 

this city depends on the defense of the 

river, and as there i- reason to believe 
that the enemy \\iil shortly return, \\: !h 
an additional force, to accomplish their 
hellish purpose of murder and de-'.iuc- 
tion. I should consider mvsell .1- iur.irmg 
the public cause \\ere I to delav at this 
time the resigning an ori'u-c u iiich, though 

proud to he hono'vd s\ : '. h and a;: MO-.:- to 
discharge, I am not now able t- per- 



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i-te. In i;M lie v-.i- ehosen one of the II"; kiii-on, I-'.-', , tii.it tin- Hii'erniai: So- 
li:-', direetots of tlu- I'.ar.k <>f North eiet; was i:idei>ted for the original mi:i- 
Amer... a. The expulMoii of t'.u- torie> v:U->. rules, eti' . o! the ! :: -ntHy S<>n- <,\ 
ak>T the r.nr.^h e\ ,u ;iatii>n of 1'hiladel Si II N'ovellliier I I, IN}", 
jihi.i, ,..:id opposition in the ie-'. iratii>n ' 1 v ' ' '< "'- '.(.TV of the 
of tlu-ir forfeited estates, which agitated '." ' ri.,n Chuivh. In his will 
thf \Yhix> i:i : 7 x - > . found 11: him a warm a> milted in probate November ih, 1.^.5. 
aiivoi-.iU-. I'm:! his death, uhuh oc- lu nieiitioiis hi> wife, K. I! Caldwi-ll ; 
. ; \\ mis the el -< ol tlu '. i~-t fen his MHI in 1 L\V. I >r. I-'.dwani I ; !orfii.-> Ri\- 
he IIMI'K i;li : i --'. ::: :;'<'.: inus ; hi- ^i^ters, Ann K ii' >\\ \--.. v sar,th 
He was one of the ..ri-inators Markoe. N iSelia Masters Harriet Cald- 
::-. C: - \ 'I'-""', '. N"\ e;:: l 'i T : ;'. : 774. \vell and Mary Calthvell ; hi.i sisicr-in- 
and was a nn.-mln.-r of tin- l-'i-hin 1 .; Coin- la\\', I-'.in;!y !K \\-nn; lii-- liroth'.-rs-in-law, 
paii\ of l ; cirt St. Iiaviils. I'fiT,. i See Tlioiiias Ma>lers, of New York, and 
" IV: . . ' jd Aeries, Vol. l-'raiK'is Markoe; his niei'e, Martiia Ca!d- 
1, ii ~ well , hi> Ineiid and l)rother-in-la\v, I)or- 
Dtivul Caldwcll, 1701. Son of tor HL-WSO:] : his hrothcr, Sainiu-1 \V. 
Samuel Calil'.\ell 177: , was born in Ca!d\s'ell ; hi- nepheu ' >\- :::..r: ia.^e, \\'il- 
rhi'iadel]ihia, I-Yliru.trv - 1 . . I77 11 , and in Ham IIe\vson; lii- daughter, Mli/alieih, 
I 79-S Mireeeded hi-. ! re of wi ft- of Dr. !' iv: ::'.:-; and his aunt, II-.-n- 
Clerk of the iM-trir: Ci-r.rt of t!ie Tinted rietta Rowml. David Ca! Iwe'.l married 
State-, and eonliniii ; lo liold that JIMM- Kli/a 1 U-WM >n. The\- -eft two fhiMren 
tii>n U!itil hi- :v>: :'..tti"ii. ( I : r n. ;S;i, i>t, Marv II. C:iM-.\ ell. m.irrie.l '.o James 
: 1 :: r\ iftln original a;>- I!. Bradford. Tlu-\ l;ad -:\ i-hiMix-r,, 
jiointn ' o| 1;: , : /': r, is markeil liv three of uhom an- ': in :/. : ', . S. 

dre>-e,l to ;::.. | -ej.h 1 1. .pkinsoii. T. Hewxni Bradford, of I'hila.ie;;,hi i, 

son of Jud-e I'r.nuis ![,. k :::-. v.-ln . and D. CaLhvel! I'.r.tdford. jd. K'i/ i! '.: 

h a i a;i]ioi:;ted :.:- father. "I reeipro- Cald\sell, niarru-'l to Dr. r'.dw.ir:! i ; h>- 

i ' - - Jud.;e Hojikin-i'!:. "most n-ns Ri\" ; .iiv.-. Thev left f.vo chi'.dre::. 

trills qire-siiri, i,; :.:fertio!i and \'i/.: Mli/aheth I'. I\i\'iims an. I D. C. i ; . 

re-jn . t. ' >r.r :::::::: u .- n .ninu'iiceil Ri\-inn-. of I'liiLoieljihia. >ee 'i " !I t/.- 

in onr child!) i. and u as the j^n >\\ th ard's Register," !'>',; .'/'.', ; ; i. 
of ' :.' .i ted he- James Culdwoll, 177S. V."- a :: t- 

in ''. ' ' like 1 .; to K- ilelphia. ;:!'.:;' r. - , '; v, .- ::: 

inter: ; ' '. d'.;-::;: < >;:r '.':;<-. - ' p.irtner>h:] -'. h \ ;: . '. . '.} :;; 

:..' ''. ' :. Mr. (' dd d' ill ;: loth-. : -. ,::- - : 

Wi " ' :.:. ..,,.. . 1 ,.. ,,. : ; ... ... T . ,. 

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1 '. '.:': ' i ' i-.::-: ; m in- '.. ': eci 1:11; :: : " i ','. ' ' ' '. . :i D : 

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Church in the latter part of September, 
1772. He \vas a member of tile Hibernia 
T'irc Company. 

John Caldwcll, 1787. Horn in Phil- 
adelphia, of Irish parer.ts. He was by 
profession a lawver, and had his office at 
72 N. ,id street, in 1791. He afterwards 
removed to Baltimore. IK- was a mem- 
ber of the First Citv Troop and of the 
('douccstcr Fox Hunting Club. 

Samuel Caldwcll, 1771. -OIK- of the 

original members, and its Secretary and 
Treasurer from Septembers, 1775, to Sep- 
tember 17, 1792, was a native of I. on- 
donderrv, Ireland, and a shipping mer- 
chant in Philadelphia, constituting with 
James Mease 1^1771) the- firm of .Mease 
i\: Calilwell. He was one of the foun- 
ders of the First City Troop, and was 
with it during the campaign of i 776-1 777. 
He was one of six volunteers of the 
Troop who accompanied Colonel Reed on 
December ,v>, 1776, from Trenton to re- 
connoitre the advanced posts of the en- 
emv, and who captured twelve British 
soldiers during that expedition. In 17X0 
he- subscribed x /'i,ixxi to the bank on^an- 
i/ed to supplv the Continental army 
with provisions. He continued in part- 
nership with fames .Mease until the lat- 
ter's death in 17^5. The war had caused 
them to sutler material losses, compelling 
Mr. Caidwell, the surviving partner, to 
make an assignment on August 22, i7Sj, 
after which he "retired from business. 
I'pon April 16, i 7-V\ he was appointed 
"collector of duties and sums of money 
due and pavable tor tonnage and re- 
ceiver of tines and penalties," and at the 
first opening of the Inited States Dis- 
trict Court on October h. r;Si). Indsjv 
I-'rancis Hopkinson appointed him Clerk 
of the Court, and he continued in that 
office until his di-ath <>n November i>\ 
i 7<\ brills succeeded by his son, David 
Caidwell 1179!!. He was ill the Moth 
\ ear .>f his a.L(e when he died. His wife, 
Martha Caidwell, died November 12, 
iSj.j, 111 tlie 7'.th year of her a-e. They 

Were buried ill tile cellleter* of tile Thild 

Presbyterian Church. He was one of 
the most active and useful member- 'it" 
the Soi'.etv ti'om it- first onjaui/,.ition 



until failing health compelled him to re- 
sign the secretaryship, \\luch positio:; he 
had held for se\ellteell years. H 1 .- min- 
utes are models of neatness .md accuracv. 
He was also a member of the Hibernian 
Society '.1790. and o! the Hibernia Fire 
Company. 

William Caldwcll, 17S(J. We can 
find no information concerning him. ( >n 
April 27. 17^", letters of admiii!-tratio:i 
on the estate of a William Caidwell 
were granted to another William Cald- 
well. 

George Campbell, 1771. -Was a 

native of Stewartstou n, Conntv Tvrone, 
Ireland. He was admitted to practice 
law at the Armagh Assi/.es in 1751, anil 
pursued the profession until 17(55, when 
he emigrated to Philadelphia, He was 
one of the original members of the 
Friendly Sons, and also of the F'ir-t City 
Troop, in which he served until they 
were discharged after the 'peace. He re- 
sumed the practice of the law, was elected 
a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 
and in \~^>$ was appointed Register of 
Wills for Philadelphia city and county, 
and continued in that office bv appoint- 
ment of successive governors until the 
year iSoo. In a Philadel])hia paper. 
April 22, iSoo, he advertises as fo'lo\\s: 
"The Cioveruor of the State havini; 
thought lit to deprive the subscrib- 
ers of his commission of Register of 
\\'il!s, which he held for eighteen years 
past, and to i^ive the same to his 
FxccUcncv's sou, Joseph H. McKeall, 
Fsq., he- informs his friends and the pub- 
lic that he has opened an office at No. : I.; 
North Water street as Attorney-at-law, 
whete the strictest attention shall be paid 
to the business of such ot" his friends and 
leil\\ -citi/eiis as mav think proper to ap- 
ply to him." I Ie died in the latter part 
of iSio, at th.e a:;e of So years, mmer- 
sally esteemed. His u ill is dated ( Icto- 
ber 22, [Sio, and. \\.is admitted to probate 
fann.-irv 5, iSn. He married in Christ 
Church, I lev-ember 12. 17" >. Helen Doii- 
naldsiiii.asi-tei of John DI 'iiuaidsiin ! 77 s '. 
She survived lr.ni, hv.U 1 .-. nnt:l November, 
is!.-. Tlu-v had nine ,-hiMren. oi uh.iiu 
three died unmari'ie'i before him. The 



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six who survived were : i. John Camp- 
It. II, born December, 1771, died in 1790, 
unmarried. 2. Hugh Campbell, lx>rn 
( Vtober, 1773. died iu I7> S 9, unmarried. 
5. Marv Campbell, born June, 1775, who 
married William H. Tod, a member of 
tile Philadelphia Bar. She left several 
children. 4. Sarah Campbell, horn Jan- 
uary, 1777. who first married 1 >r. Wvn- 
koop, and second Henry l-'ry, a pur.-er in 
the I". S. Naw. 5. (ieiirge Campbell, 
born March js, 1783, died June 1 1, 1^55, 
unmarried. b. Robert Hooper Camp- 
bell, born September, 1792, died June 3, 
iS3<i. He married Caroline McCookc, 
daughter of John Murrav MeCooko, an 
Knglishman. Thev left onl\ one child, 
Helen A. Campbell, who married James 
Black Freeman, son of the late Henry G. 
r'reeinan. Mrs. Freeman is still living. 

James Campbell, 1784. -A native 
of Ireland. Was the son of F.phraim 
Campbell, of Londonderry. He wa- in 
the shipping business in Philadelphia, at 
39 Pine street, and was also in partner- 
ship with Stephen Kingston 11790), a 
member of the Hibernian Society, the 
firm-name being Campbell oc Kingston. 
Mr. Campbell also was a member of the 
Hil>ernian So.-ietv 1790). He died of the 
yellow fever on August 12, 1797. His 
wife had previously dud on Julv 19, 1795. 
Both of them were buried in Christ 
Church burviug ground. He left a son, 
James Campbell, who died Mav 2, i.S2o, 
unmar: ied and without issue, and a 
daughter, Marv Cam]>bell, who, on his 
death-bed, he committed to the cure of 
Lieutenant-Colonel (U-o. I.atimcr (^S.ji. 
She afterward- married Captain Fid ward 
M. I lonna'.dson, and died without leaving 
an v children surviving her. 

Samuel Carsan, 1772. A native of 
the North oi Ireland, : i orn in 

Strabane, and a -hipping merchant of 
the finn of Cardan . ' 

Philadelphia. lie died in :~7^, and his 
will was admitted to probate upon De- 

yi .: T\\ o i)l thi 

ne-.-c- to that document, vi/., Willi in 
V- es* i 7" i and [nhu ! lonna'dson i 77 s , 
were member o| iln .-' > : . ' In it he 
mer.ti' nis Samu 1 i - n and Robert Car 



san, ne]ihcws, both sons of his brother, 
Andrew Carsan, merchant, late of Stra- 
bane, Ireland; Thomas Barclay (1771), 
his nephew, and William Mitchell (1771), 
his friend. He mentions as belonging to 
him a house in Strabane, Ireland, and 
also a grass-park, commonly called 
" The Rag-grass-field," in the same neigh- 
borhood. If any diflicultv or misunder- 
standing should arise in the construction 
of his will, he wishes all difference.- to be 
leit to his worthy and much esteemed 
friends, William West '1771 land Benja- 
min Fuller (17711, for determination, 
"and upon all and everv emergency con- 
sult those gentlemen, and do not by any 
means go to law, but abide by their deci- 
sion, and let their opinion be definitive." 
He further declares: "I order and de- 
sire that my bodv may be buried and 
interred at as small an expense as possi- 
ble and in a private way. As I am not 
attached to anv religious societv in par- 
ticular, but wish well to all men, it is a 
matter of great indifference in what 
ground I am laid." No mention is made 
of anv wile or children. 

Daniel Clark, 1784. Was a native 
of Ireland, and for a time a well-known 
merchant in Philadelphia, but removed 
to New Orleans, where he amassed a for- 
tune, lie died about 1799 in that eitv. 
His nephew, Daniel Clark, who inherited 
his fortune, attained prominence in pub- 
lie affair-, being a delegate from the Ter- 
ritorv of Orleans in the- 9th Congress, and 
became widclv known through his will, 
which laid the foundation of the famous 
lawsuit in which his daughter, Mvr.i 
Clark (.aines, figured for - ( . manv \ears. 

Dr. John Cochran, 178L. Mom m 
Sadsburv. Chester co.. Pa., Sept mber i, 
1730. lie was the son of fame- .mil 
I-abella Cochrnn, nat ivi of tl ' r.h of 
Ireland, who emigrated to America in the 
i part of the [Sill centurv, ind settled 
in Che-ter co., Pa. I IV -t ndied medicine 
in Lancaster, Pa., and entered the eo'o 
nial service in the I ; ;(iich and Indian 
war ;<s Snrgt'on's Mate in the hospital de- 
i artment, and remained witli the nortli- 
ern armv nn'il the < nd of the war. He, 
.;-r\',it.]i Major afterwards ( lenerstlj 




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Philip Schnyler, joined bradstrect \vlu-n 
UK- latter inarched against Fort Frontciiac 
in the summer of 175^. On I Jecember 4, 

1700, he marrie<l Mrs. Gertrude Schu\ ler, 
onlv sisier of Major Philip Schuylcr, and 
\viilow of IVter Schuyler. After his mar- 
riage he removed to New Brunswick, X. 

]., and there continued to practice his 
profession, becoming one of the founders 
of the Xew Jersey Medical Society in 
1766, and in November, 1769, succeeding 
Dr. Hurnet as its President. During the 
close of the winter of 1776 he offered his 
service-; as a volunteer in the hospital de- 
partment, and Washington recommended 
his name to the favorable notice of Con- 
gress in the beginning of 1777, speaking 
of his Cervices as a volunteer and his ex- 
perience during the French and Indian 
war. His services were accepted, and he 
acted tor nearlv four years as Physician 
and Surgeon-General of the annv. I'pon 
April 7, 1777, Congress adopted plans lor 
hospitals, recommended by Dr. Cochran 
and Dr. \Vm. Shippen, and approved of 
by Washington. In Januarv. 17X1, Con- 
gress conferred upon him the unsolicited 
appointment of Director-General of the 
Hospitals of the United States. As tokens 
of the esteem in which he was held, it 
might be mentioned that Washington 
presented him with his camp furniture, 
General Wayne with his own sword, 
while Lafayette sent him from France a 
gold watch, lie became a member o! the 
Societv of the Cincinnati upon its for- 
mation. In 1700 President Washington 
appointed him Commissioner of Loans 
for the State of New York, which posi- 
tion he held until shortly before his 
death. I'pon April o, [So;, he died at 
his country seat at Palatine, Montgomcrv 
Co., New York, and was buried in Foresi 
Hill Cemetery, I'tica. N. V. His widow 
died in March, iSi;, in theS-jth \ ear of 
her age. General John Cochrane, of 
New York, is his grandson, and Walter 
L. C. I'.iddle, of the Philadelphia !' ir, 
w is a great-grandson. [See Sketch 
in I\'iin <\'l:\ui:a .\f,-\ -,'H. ;',/; vol. ;, p. 
2 1 : . ] 

,T:p!v:s Collins, 1 78.'!.- Was a na'ive 
o! 'he South of Ireland, a drv-goods mer- 



chant, and a partner of Captain Truxtun, 
of the Navy. The him %\as Collins ,St 
Truxtnu. In subscribing the Test Oath 
on February JJ, i~^2, he i> described as 
a merchant, "late of the Kingdom of 
Ireland, and latclv come to this city fr< >m 
New York. " He was afterwards a member 
of the Legislature from I'.ci ks Co., P.c, 
1790 91. 

John Connor, 178-'}. -We can tind no 
positive information concerning him, ex- 
cepting that he took the oath of allegi- 
ance May |S, i7Si), being described as a 
merchant " lately arrived from the King- 
dom of Ireland. " 

Williiim Constable, 1781. -Horn 
Januarv 1, I7.S-, was a native of Dublin, 
Ireland. He was tile son of Dr. John 
Constable, who as surgeon had served in 
the British army in Canada, and who 
finally settled near Sch--u.-ci.adv, N. Y., 
and received from Governor Coldeu a 
commission as Surgeon m the ist Provin- 
cial Regiment in 170.?. William Constable 
was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, 
residing with his paternal aunt. .. Mr. 
White. When he returned to America, 
his brother-in-law, James 1'hvn, gave him 
a partnership in his business of Indian 
trad.T ..t Scheiiectady, but the Revolu- 
tionary War caused a separation, Mr. 
Phyn siding with the Tories. lie joined 
the Continental armv as an a:d to I.aiay- 
ette. Subsequent 1 v, \sitli lames Sea u; rove, 
hi- established a commercial house in 
Philadelphia, with a branch at Charleston, 
S. C. Thev had an extensive We--; India 
trade, which took him freqnentlv to 
Havana, uhciv at one time he tell sick 
\\lth Yellow icvcf and nc.nlv illed. ( Ml 
Fcbrnarv _' \ 17.^.1, he man led in Ch:;st 
Church,. \nn, daugh '.er of 'I'own --en' I \\'h:tc, 
a beautiful and accomplished \\oui.i-i. u;; 1 
:i schonlniate of the \\l!e of ',ener il \\' - 
ing".< 'it It w.'.s \\liile lie - 
in 1 'hil:i' id; >hia ilia; !b- -o:y., d t he I ' ; : !' > 
S 'US of St. p itrick on I iece:::br.r i-. : ' , 
a-;d he eviden-ly \'. ; iu'.: li ::;<!-' -.ted in 

finite a nnmbe!' of the im-et-'i'. s. In ! ' s .(. 
lie removed to N'c\s N'o;k a-: 1 ojieiic 1 \-.i;!i 
Mr. Kucker a neu c. <; .a: : :-.e---h:p, under 
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the death of Mr. Ruckcr. Soon another 
firm uas <>r^ani/.cd by him, ami entitled 
Constable vV Co., with Robert .Morris and 
Oovei tier.r Morris as partners. Kadi of 
the Mo:!i-c> contributed ,.{50, (x*> as his 
share of the business capital. They en- 
teied largely into the neutral carrying 
trade of t'.'.e world, anil speculated exten- 
sive! v in the unfunded public debts of this 
country. The Morrises, while in Kurope 
on v,overnnic'.it account, pushed the inter- 
ests of tl:i ir tirin in everv honorable \\.iv. 
In i 7.^6 the firm sent to India and China 
the. "-hi: ' " Kmpress." whi< h made a verv 
succe--":! trailing voyage. In 17^^ Mr. 
C< >nst.(! ile had ' 'iiiit in New Y< >rk a 6< x i ton 
ship, called the "America." Nothing 
like it h..:d heretofore been constructed in 
that harbor. Ile made extensive ship- 
ments of cattle, etc., 0:1 contract, to the 
\Ve-t Indies, for the use of the British 
urmv. He bmh ami worked for a number 
tf years a lar^e Hourin^ mill at Youkcrs, 
\\hich lie afterwards sold for 5^5. cxxi, and 
with th.e proceeds purchased a superb 
homestead at Bloomin.^dale, then six 
miles from New York city. His city res- 
idence \sa> fir-t in ('.real I >ock street, after- 
war'!- :n \\"a'd -' ret-: ::; the building bought 
of him ii; \~<i~, at 5 -'7,' - , for a banking 
hon-e for tht then iicwlv organized Bank 
of New York. Next in hired the residence 
of lion. Rufr.s Kin^ 'hen I'nited States 
Mini-ter to K.n^land , on the site of the 
presen' A-t< ir H< iu-e. 

Mr. Constable entered very extensively 
into '.an'! -pe' uiations, making lar^e pur- 
cha-cs in Ohio, Kentu ky, Virginia and 
< iei '.: '.:. In : 7 ' \\ ill hi^ old friend ami 
a>sociate, .\1 ' '.her o| ( leiieral 

M i omb, a! - an I::-:: 11, Mr. 

Con>ta''L bought what have since been 
c illed the Ten Town -hi] -. 01: the St. 
I. <y. ri ni river, in the State of Ni vs N'ork. 
'I".:'-:'.- l:.i .'.;::: '. : re-, if 

Mr. Con -tab! 

of the tovs ' ; -. ,,f 
M idrid . 11 : I'ot- ! nn 

1 .. . - ' ' 1 -to ' holm. In ' " . : . u ith 
Al. 1 - M M on b and Daniel M ( or 



of : 



Macomb's purchase, and comprising the 
"whole of the present counties of I.ewis, 
Jetier-on, St. Lawrence and Kranklin, 
with parts of ( )-WCL;O and Herkimer." 
It embraced about four in ill ion acres, form- 
in- about a tenth part of the State. The 
purcha-ini( price was ei^ht pence an acre 
the price at which Massachusetts had 
previously sold two million acres ol much 
better land in the C.ene>ee country. 
Soon as the contract for this property was 
perfected at the land office, Mr. Constable 
\\eut to Kurope to market it. His family 
Coined him. and 1 wo children \\ere born 
for him there. He had previously dis- 
solved his connection with the Messrs. 
Morris, and taken into copartnership his 
brother. James Constable, whom he left 
in charge of his business, in New York, 
during his sojourn in Kurope. He sold 
most of his land there that he was pre- 
pared or di-poscd to -ell, at prices which 
yielded him a handsome profit. < >n re- 
turning to America he made Ljn-at efforts 
to open his land to actual -ettlers. He 
was an active and influential friend of 
the Xiirthcm IniaaJ Lock Xari^ation 
(.'<<tnf>ii>;\', which \\a^ designed to form 
water communication between the Hnd- 
son river and Lake Ontario, and which 
Miecce'lcd in conveying boats ol ten tons 
capacitv from Scheiiectady to Lake ()n- 
tai'io with one jiorta^e. Tile company 
was bought out b-.- the State, \vlien the 
construction of the Kric Canal \sas re- 
solved upon. In a second vi-it to Kurojie 
he narrouly eM'ajn-il i-a])ture b\- a pri- 
vateer. He made furthel ' land 
tl'.ere, c'lr.eiiv in France. 1!:-- hro: her 
Jame-i. li\- reckless I'Tidorsc-ments. brought 
' '.;rie\'ous emburras-nieiits on his New 
! York interests. New- of this brought 
! him back to Ne\v York city in iNoi. He 
assigned much of '.:- landed interi 
his credit^ ifs. ami otlu-rui-e honorabh 
' .- -i-i their claim-. The rever-e, 
lio\\ ever, ] ire' < \ al \\ays delicate 
coti-titutioTi. II madi an abi 
lo ml ' ' r . '.'.it remained t< < 
him of hi- lamb pi pert v. I !e died on 
A .;i-, 2.', ;<.;. and 'A a - buried in M. Paul's 
rclr ard, Ne\\ S'ork ( ity. I Miring his 
nil assi iciated with 



CO t"7 CR 

ni:uiy distinguished men in Knrope and Ne-bitt >N: Co., anil -ub-i <mently J. M. 
America. On one occasion ho lent a Ne-1 i'.tt X Cn. The firm \\.i-. changed to 
thousand dollars to the fugitive Duke of J. M. Nobitt M Co, through po'.ic\. .,-, 
Orleans in this country about 171,1.'. Th:.- Redmond Con viiLdiam. the founder of the 
loan was afterwards repaid by I.onis Phil hou^e, rc-ided o:. I.:-, e-t ae in l.citcr- 
ip;ie. He iei'i surviving him hi- \\ifoand kenuv. Ireland, ,::i 1 D.v; . H.c.Tield Con- 
seven children, vi/.. : tvso >ons, \\"iiliain yn^hani, \s : io remained in Philadelphia, 
and John Constable, and live daughters, and was also a ine::i''i-r of the lirm. 1: id 
Anna .Maria, horn i 7\;, ilied I S^y, married actively entered into the political arena as 
tn ile/ckiah il. i'ierrepont, of brooklvn; a y.ealous advocate. "1 the Ki \-olni ion. 
Jvweretia. liorn '.~^.[, d'.e'i I s .i' >. married to The latter was frenneiitlv emp'.n-.-ed as t::e 
James M.A'icka; ; I Iarru-t. liorn i 794, mar- sei-i - et a^'ent ot" the i ',n\ e: niiu-nt in I -"ranee 
ried laiiu-s 1 >nane ; l-'.miK', horn 17'i.S, and the \\\->t Iniiie>. \\'iieii the priva- 
died I^H, married to I >r. Samuel \\'. leer under the co!!'.!!iand of his hrother. 
Moore; and Matilda, horn l~-)~, mai'ried Captain litirftavus Convii^hani, wa-- li'.ted 
to Ivlward McYickar. Hi-, -,011 \\'illiam, out at Inmkirk to intercej)t the I!:it:>h 
born 17.^6, dii-'l I-Sji, marr:;_-d l-'.li/.a M-. - - ]>acket, and ;^et poession i>\ the mail 
Vick.ir ; and his son John, born ; 7.^8, mar- and the de.-.patche> to the M n^'. ish liov- 
ried fir-^t Susan I/.vin^s'.on and afterwards eminent, notice was >ent to 1 ir. l-';anklin 
Alida V. R. Kane-. James Constable, a that the l',r:ti>h authorities had de 
L(rand>on of \\"m. Con.-stal'lo, is no\v a manded his immediate arre>t ; but 1'rank- 
resident of 1'iiiiadeiphia. Mr. Cun>!able, lin a]>:ifi>ed him of the fact, and >cnt 
while in I'hilade'jjiiia, \sas also a member him under an :i->;nned name, protected 
of the First City Troop and of the Hibernia b\- a pas>port, in.-\-oiiil the I'rontier. He 
I'ire Company. [See li";i;.;!i's "IIi^lor\- was noted for hi-; hi 'S]iitalit\- not oiilv to 
of I.ewis Counts'." Albany, X. V., iSho, strangers from Irel.unl, bc.t al>o to the 
j). J V s . ] I-'rench eini^r:ni'.-> after 17^9. (Jmie a 
David IluytioldConyngham, 1775. number of the I'rk-ndly So-is of St. Tat 
born in I'hiladelphia, M.irch 2\, 1750 rick came to America through conni-c- 
51 i(). S. >. He was descendefl from \Vil- tion- of the linn, several of them with 
Ham Con vn^'hani, Ilishop of Ar^yle, 15 ^y, letters of n-commeiidation from friends or 
and w is lirst cousin to William Conyti 1 ,;'- relatives in Ire-land.. He lived to cjnite an 
ham, created 15 iron 1'lunket, Chief [us- advanced ,;.L;e. and die'! on M.irch 5, 1^4. 
lice and I/ird Chancellor of Ireland, and was buried in Christ Clinrcli bnryint; 
iS-'o .; i , and brother of ( '.nMavns COIUMI:;- ^rminii. He was a member ot tin l''.:>; 
ham, of the. I*. S. N'avy. 177') S; v His City Tn>o;i. an<l of t!ic Hil'ernia I'ire 
father was Redmond Cor. vn^h.un, of Company, and \\ i-> a trustee o; the I niver 
J,cttfrkeiinv, Countv Donegal, Ireland sit'.- of l'eim>\ !\ ania. ' M; I H-cembc: .[, 



Robert Mil,-., oi I'hiladelphia. His lather, Marv. dai:;.:'i'.i."- <>: \\Mlliam \\i---i i ; ; 

who was a Uuakcr, emigrated to Aineric.i Redmond Con\-: ;;,::;. oi !.,;:,-. i-'.i 

where IK- ua-. c\tenivel\- en^a^ed in the \\'ilke^b irre, I'a.. and i. ap'.ain Cov,\ti^ 

sinppin;.^ and importing bn~ ; :u^-~. beiiiL: ham. of the I" S. \ i\ /. \\e:e -.<-.- <{' 

the or:.;;!i il Mi'-mber of the ii. :n of J. M. I lavid I I.n field Co;;y:i-?i,i.Mt. Mr- M C 

N--'.iU \: Co.. ^o pr,,mine!i: for its pat ri I'.irri-ii. of \\' ilk. --bane, P t. . ivd. M-s. 

\sa: ;> returned to Ireland in \ -'>$. and Steven-, a: e - : .,;: ! .1 

died in i~'\- .1- M. N<-b:u \vas ;n-t em \ ' ;>r.i M: , ", \ '<, 

ployed by Redmond Con \-n-.'li mi . uid if .laino.- Urn u t'< )!'((. 177M. \ ii'.t;\e 

!er\sard- admitted to p ir'i'.er-hip, ihe of helr.'.d. i-anic 'o \::;e:i>-i \\i:h reci >m 

ti:m beinu; first Conyn-aliam ^>: N- ''.. nu-n 1 it-o;:- \-< (.' h m \ Nr-bitt. ot" 

then in I'ebru.irv. i~- c '; '.-';; '.: !! -'.. <<i 



DA 108 DO 

Londonderry, with whom he had been an ' by tlie Assembly Collector of the Port of 
apprentice. He was employed bvthcin, Philadelphia, and when the oftice passed 
and afterwards became a shipping mer- into the control of the Federal Goveru- 
chant. lie was of the firms of Haincs ,S: ment, was reappointed in i 7-Sy by Presi- 
Crauford and James Crawford >.V Co. dent "Washington. The Kxecutive Conn- 
After the war lie was en^a^ed in tlie cil of the State passed a resolution of 
"West India trade, and subsequent! v was thanks lor tlu- efficient manner in which 
an iusiiiaiice broker in partnership with he had filled the position. He wa- an 
John Donnaldson '.177 s . He died at active member of the Committee of Mer- 
132 S. 2(1 street, on September is, iSio. ' chants of Philadelphia prior to the eslab- 
He was a member of the F'irst City Troop lishment oi the F'ederal Constitution in 
and of the Hibernia F'ire Company, and preparing the measures for the re^nla- 
\vas one of th.e twelve founders of the tion of commerce. He continued to act 
Hibernian Society, March 3, 1790. ; as Collector of the Port until his death, on 

George Davis, 1771. One of the May 13, 1 799, at the a^e of 60 years. He 
original members of the Society, was a was buried in St. Peter's churchyard, 31! 
native of Ireland. Yerv little is known and Pine streets, and his funeral, savs the 
of him. He was at nearly every meeting of Philadelphia (iaii'lt;\ "was attended by 
the Society, until the British occupation of a numerous concourse of relatives and 
Philadelphia, after \\hichhe is noted as friends." In 1791 he lived at No. 40 Wai- 
out of the Stale. It was about that date, nut street. He was a member of the So- 
probahly in 1777, that he removed to ciety of the Cincinnati, and of the Hiber- 
Trenton, N. J., where he died. He is nia F'ire Company. Both he and his 
said to have died a bachelor. brother. \Vni. Delany, were also members 

Sharp Delany, 1772. Was a native of the Hibernian Society \ 17901. Mr. I )e- 

of Countv Monachal!, Ireland, and came lany was an intimate friend of General 
to Philadelphia before the Revolutionary Wavne, and one of the executors of the 

War, and established himself about 1764 latter's will. The Registry of St. Pe'.er's 

ns a drn^L;:-t. He was in partnership records the following interments : Decein- 

with his brother. William Dc'anv. In ber II, 1707. Kaclu 1, daughter of Sharp 

the Minutes of '.he St. ite Navv Board and Margaret Delany; September 6, 17.^1, 

there is a note-, At>nl 17, 1779. of " an or- another daughter, also named Rachel; 

der from the Pennsylvania Board of War < ictober 15, 17^3, another daughter, Doro- 

on Sharj) Delanv for . siipplv of medi- thv ; July 31, 17^4, ;i son, Sharp; July 5, 

cines as this Board ma\ -.sant from time i Soo, a daughter, Frances Baldwin; June 

to time, "etc. He took an active part in b, iSob, Thomas Delanv; Mav 2-0, I s :;. 

all tlu mcasuri - ol re^i-taiice liv the citi- Margaret Delany; September b, I s ;,:. 

/.ens of Philadelphia against British exac- Ann Delany, a^ed ,sb years; January 20. 

tiolis in the ear'v stages of the Revoln- i^Jb, Marv Delany, as^cd 60 years, 

tion. He was a deputy to the Provincial John Donnaldson, 1778. Born in 

Convention in [anuary. 1775, and to the Philadelphia, March 11, 1754. w.a-. the son 

I'rovincial Conference in [line of the of Hu.^h Donnaldson, a nativ 

same year. In June, 177'', he raised a non. Ireland, \sho emigrated 

company of militia, of whi. ii lie was Cap about the middle of the laM < 

: : -: ;id ::i 177-, \\as Co'onel i f the .'d of Mar-/ Wormley, daii.ulitt 

Peiin--. 1\- n;:.! Battalion. He \va-- a signer Wonnley, and his wife. Hi i 

of credit in 1775, commis- -on, daughter of b 

sioner "to -.: the personal effects of Napier) Richardson. 1 ! : 

traitors" in i 777. and an'a^enl "for for Belfast whili- on a visit to Ireland ill 1772. 

feited estates " in 177^. I-i 17-'. lie "' III- sister, Helen Donnaldson, married 

: .. in th' ' '. ' bl lied to George Campbell (1771 '. John Donnald- 

siu p'y tlit- Contim n: ' run \\ith ]>ro- son was a -,hi]i]iint,' merchant. In 1775 he 

vision-. In Ma:d:. i 7 V j. he v,a- a]j])ointed joined the Fir-t Cit} Troop, and was its 





CAPT. JHN 



DO 



nr 



;d Sergeant and Deputy Quartermaster 
during the campaign of 1776 77. and was 
at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. 
He was also in the campaign of Septem- 
ber and October, 1777, was present at the 
battles of Mrandywine and Gerinantown. 
anil was with Washington's army at 
Whitemarsh in November and December. 
A f:er the British evacuation he returned 
t" Philadelphia, but went with the Troop 
again into service in August, 1779. In 
I7N> he subscribed / 2,000 to the bank 
organi/ed to supply the Continental army 
with provisions, and in the same year was 
again with the Troop in New Jersey, and 
in i7-Si accompanied President Reed, of 
Pennsylvania, to Norristowii, to pacifv 
the dissatisfied soldiers of the Pennsvlva- 
nia line. On March S, 1792, when the 
Troop received their pay for services dur- 
ing the Revolution, thev resolved to 
donate the sum to a "Foundling Hospi- 
tal," and Capt. .Samuel Morris, First Lieu- 
tenant John Dnnlap and (Quartermaster 
John Donnaldson were appointed trustees 
of the money. After the war Mr. Donnald- 
son was an insurance broker. 1 le was one 
of the early stockholders of the Insurance 
Company of North America, from 1793 to 
i.Si'i, and was a director in i7ySand 1799. 
He was cho-.cn one of the Port Wardens 
of the t". tv on Januarv J'i. I7\J. but re- 
signed in the following June, as he was 
about to visit Kurope. ( >n his return he 
met with some nionev losses in business. 
In April, 17^9, he was appointed Register 
General of Pennsylvania, and served until 
Apiil 12, 1791, when he was commissioned 
Comptroller General, which office he held 
until October 13, l.Soi, when he resigned. 
He was also RegisU-r General of Taxes! 
Public Accounts, commencing March 27, 
17^). After resigning the Comptroller- 
ship he undertook the supervision of an 
estate belonging to Willing Ov Francis in 
York co., Pa., and lived for a time at 
Lancaster, and afteru.irds in York, but 
returned to Philadelphia in lS>5, and re- 
sumed his occupation as an insurance 
broker. Soine years afterwards he retired 
to hi, f.itlu-r in-law's firmer residence in 
Mucks co., iii which he ll id a life intere-; 
He u as a Federalist ::>. politic-., and u.>- 



one of the original members of the Wash- 
ington Menevolciit Society of Pennsylva- 
nia, organi/ed in iNi;,, of which his kins- 
man, Captain Richard Dale, \\.is Presi- 
dent. He lived in Philadelphia at No. 22 
Walnut street, and died in this citv on 
December 29, isu, aged 77 years, and 
was buried in St. Peter's ehurchvard. ,,d 
and Pine streets, and after\\ ards in I'.,.-t 
Laurel Hill. He was (Ju..: te: nia-ie: of 
the 1st Cite Troop p.om 1794 to INP.J, and 
was also a member < >f the Schuylkill Fi-h- 
ing Company, the Hibernia 1 ire Com- 
pany, and of tile Hibernian Society i~<n> . 
He was a vestryman of Clm-t and St. 
Peter's Churches in Philadelphia, and of 
St. Thomas's at White-marsh. He mar- 
ried at "Green Hill," February b, 1777, 
.Sarah Milner, who survived him and died. 
December 20, i\>y, in the >*>th vear of her 
age. ( )f this marriage there were thirteen 
children, several of whom died unmar- 
ried. One of his daughters married a 
brother of Dr. Kitchen. Captains F.dward 
Donnaldson Kitchen and Richard Don- 
naldson Kitchen were two of their son's 
children. Two grandchildren of John 
Donnaldson, children of Capt. I-',. M. 
Donnaldson, vi/.. Miss Helen Dnna'.d- 
son and }'.. M. Donnaldson. are no\\ Ihing 
at Green Hall. Colmar, Mucks Co., Pa. 
There is no kno\\n portrait of him ! See 
/'t'f/'i s\'/:\in iii .Uii^ii ::/,. Vol. (. p. ;jj j 
John Dunlap, 1778. Morn at Stra- 

baile, Countv Tvroiie. Ireland, in 1747. 
He came to America \\hen a boy, an-! 
served an apprenticeship at printing with 
his uncle, \\'illiam Dunlap. In ;;'>; he 
assumed the business of hi- relative, and 
in 1771 issued /'ht- /''."/ ''I.': t>n\i /'.' 
or (it'nt'ral . /,/:vr//\rv\ an.! subsequently 
became one of the most successful printer 
in the country. During the Mritish oc> 
patiou of Philadelphia, 1777 ~ s , he trar-- 
ferred the publication off, v ..f the /'; 
to Lancaster, Pa. In \ s he became 
printer to Con-:"--, and. about the -am 
time to the Slate of Pennsylvania, and 
held th.e Late-- appointment for several 
years. At the -de of the confiscated 
clfects of ChristoTihcl Souel he wa- the 
t.rincipal jmrch i-er. and continued the 
T.-.:! i! ic.,'.i":i d! I i '. I . '. leutsch Ainer- 



110 



ri 



iranischc Cait-ml.tr." and also published 
a IK-\\ '-pa per in ( iermar. . tht- tit If of which 
is no longer known, In 17.^4, in connec- 
tion with David C. Claypool, he issued the 
/!:, (';'' as a dailv paper, it beiiiL; the first 
daily newspaper in the 1'niU-d States. 
The .\\<>'!t: .-I tr-> ;\i!>! is tlie successor of 
Mr. iHinlap's paper. Hi- \vas an original 
member of tlie l ; irst City Troop, and 
served with it in all the campaign--, in 
which it participated during the Rcvolu- 
tion. He was Cornet of the Troop in 1775, 
First l.ienteiiant in I7 s i. and became- its 
Captain April 12, 1704. He also served, 
a- Major Commanding all the Cavalry, in 
the campaign during the Whiskcv Insur- 
rection. While Captain of the Troop in 
17^9 he wrote the celebrated letter in 
answer to an order to march, in which he 
declared, "uith pleasure, I tell yon, that 
when the Laws and (Government of this 
happy countrv require defence, the First 
Troop of Philadelphia Cavalry wants but 
one hour's notice to march." In ijSo he 
subscribed /.'.). <x K> to the bank or^ani/.ed 
to supply tin- Continental arinv with pro- 
visions. He became quite wealthy, own- 
ing at one time gS,rxx> acres of land in 
Virginia I now Kentucky i ; also land upon 
which the tow n of I'tica, Indiana, is built, 
and the square in Philadelphia between 
i;th and. uth and Market and Chestnut 
street--, and the greater part of the- north 
side of Chestnut street between 12th and 
nth. He die>! November 27, ]Si2, and 
was buried in Christ Church burvin.n- 
jjround. He was married in Christ 
Church. February .;. 177;, to F.li/.abeth 
F.llison '!, Haves), widow of Captain 
F.l'isou, of Liverpool, Filmland. His will 
mi ntions five children Sarah, I-'.li/abeth, 
Mary, Ann and Harriett. John I). 
': '.e.-ht. a member of the Philadelphia 
Mar, is a jjrandsi <}-.. [See " Pemia. Ar, 

." 2d Series. \"ol. 4 p. ; X 5 : " His 
ory of the Fir-t City Troop," Phila.. 
-;-';.! 

William Erskinc, 1780. Was a 

Philadelphia merchant and :>. native of 

nd. He did m it live \< mi; to enjoy 

his meinber-hi]i in the Society, as he died 

the ' nd of the year 17*1. his will 
bein^ admitted to probate Jannarv 5, 



17.^2. Two of the witnesses to that docu- 
ment, deo. Campbell 11771} and Sharp 
Ik-lany 1772 , were members of the 
F'neiidly Sons of St. Patrick, as were also 
all three of his executors. William West, 
Sr. 11771 , John Maxwell Nesbitt ii-~i\ 
and John I )onnaldson i i 77N i. In the will 
there are legacies to his mother, Mary 
Frskine, of Mulf, near I.oudonderrv. lie- 
land ; his brother, John Flrskine; hi> sis- 
ters Mar\\ Sarah and I-ili/.abeth ; and Jane 
Rei-d, sister to his father. He probablv 
was not married, as there is no mention 
of wife or children. I le was " lo.st at sea. " 
Thomas Fitzsimons, 1771. ---one 
of the original members of the Socictv, 
and its \'ice President fnwn June iS, 17^1, 
tojune 17, I7.S2. and aj^ain on March 17, 
1796, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 
1741. He emigrated to America before 
1765, and en^a^ed in mercantile ])iii'suits. 
At the commencement of the Revolution 
he at once- espoused the- cause of the- Col- 
onies, and soon became prominent in the 
measures of resistance taken bv the citi 
/ens of Philadelphia. He was one of the 
Committee of Correspondence appointed 
at a meeting of citi/cns on June iS, 1774. 
to take the sense of the people in regard 
to the appointment of delegates to a (ien- 
eral Congress ot the Colonies, and was 
one of the- deputies to that Congress. 
which met in Philadelphia ou September 
4. 1774. He raised a compain of Assoei- 
ators in 1775. \vhich formed part of Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel John Nixon's vl bat- 
talion, and took part with it in the opera- 
tions in New Jersey in the summer of 
I 776 and afterwards. On March i ;. 1777. 
he was appointed bv the Council ot 
Safety on the State Navy board. In 
17X0 the firm of C.eor^e Meade.V Co.. ,<l 
which lie was a member, subscribed 
_/'2.cxx > to the bank orsjani/cd to 
the Continental armv with ]>ro\ isioi.s. 
In 17^12 he was elected a member ot ihe 
Continental Congress, and took a leading 
jios-tion in the debates of that body. 
His feelings wen- strongly i-nlisted on 
behalf of the arm\'. and he opeiilv said in 
Congress tliat he concurred with those 
who hoped that the army would not dis- 
band unless provision should be made 



:~';'L , \sith \\hom '.; w..s for in.iny 
years associated ;n partnership. Mi- was 

simons were the committee appointed ;i Catholic, and was the largest c< '<unbu- 

bv Congress to replv to Rhode Island's tor to the- ejection of St. Augustine's 

communication concerning import du Church. [Sec /'t'>/>i.*\\':\im\i .!/</:>- 

ties. He was elected a member of the- ::>:,\ \"ol. 2, \>. ,v/i; "Records <>f Amer- 

Pcnnsvlvauia Council of Censors in i7-\;, ican Catholic Historical Societv," \'ol. 2, 

and in the following year he dissolved ]>. 45; "Pennsylvania Archives," .>i! 

partnership with deor^e Meade, contin- Series, \"ol. I, p. <i j ; Scharf and Wcst- 

uiiii^ in business on his own account. cott's "Historvot Philadelphia," Vol. i, 

lie was a representative in the Pemisvl- ]). 5 ;<.> ; "Historical Ma^a/.i:ie, " Januarv, 

vania Assemblv in 17^6 ^7. and in 17.^7 iS6i, p. iS.] 

was a member of the Federal Con veil- Alexander Foster, 170-1. \Va- a 

lion which framed the Constitution of native of Ireland, and a merchant in 

the I'nited States, and his name is amoii^ Philadelphia from 1791 to 17114, at 17 

the signers of that instrument.. In the Peim street. He afterwards removed to 

procession on July 4, I7^S, to celebrate White Clay Hundred in New Castle Co., 

its ratification bv the States, he was one Del. His will, dated October Uy, i ;<.y.S, 

of the prominent participants, appearing mentions his sisters, Catharine Mo, .re, 

on horseback, and representing "The wife of Jason Moore- , Sarah (rill, widow, 

French Alliance." lie was elected a and Ann Rogers, widow, all of Kihna- 

member of the first House of Representa- Thomas, County Waterford, Ireland; his 

tives of the 1'nited States under the new niece, Sarah Killin^her, daughter of 

Constitution, and bv successive elections Kli/abeth Killin^'her, late of 1'ort-I.aw, 

continued until 1795. " < >n all jiractical County Waterford, Ireland; his nephew, 

questions, such as commerce, finance ami Christopher i : . Killin^her ; John Moore, 
exchange, he was regarded as one of the , son of Catharine Moore; Maurice Ko^ r - 

Illo-t able and e'.licient member* of the ers, of Philadelphia, Son of Marv Rogers, 

national legislature." He was the first widow. His place of residence in I >ela- 

to surest a tariff law. With the rise of ware was named "Foster II. ill, situated 

the Republic. m democratic, partv Mr. at the head ol tide-water of Christiana 

Fh/simo!is. who was ;l I-'ederalist, was Creek." He was of the firm of Nixon ec 

in I7<y.} ili Seated for re-election b\- John Foster. 

Swanwick. With his retirement his po- Tcncli Francis, 1771. (me of the 

litical career- ended. In i ~t><) he was one original members, was born in Mar\laiid 

of tile commissioners for liijnidatin^ the in 17,^-'. His lather, also named Tench 

claims of I'.ritish creditors under the F'raucis, was a native of Ireland, who 

treatv. He continued in business until emigrated to America in the earlv part 

iS<>,S. when, owin^ to obligations as of the iSth ccnturv. settleil in Kint Co., 

snmed for Robert Morris and others, he Md., after\\'.irds removed to Philadel- 

failed. He was I'resideiit of the Phila- phia, and Ivecame Attorne\'-i ietleral of 

deljihia Chamber of Commerce, a foun the province and one of it-- most promi 

dT and director of the bank of North nent citi/eiis. His mother \\as l":;/.i 

\m-rica, a director and subsequently beth, daughter of I'oster T',;rbi:tt, of 

Pri-si 1,-nt ol the Insurance Coinpanvof Kent co., Md. Tench 1'rancis 17- 

North America, and a trustee of the was a merchant in Philadelphia, a::d 

1 niversity of Pi-niisyl vania. He was \\hen the bank was or^ani/e,! in ;;"> to 

also a member of the Hibernian Societv supply tlu- Continental arms' \sith provi- 

17^)) and of the Hibernia I ; ire Com- sioiis to which he subst-n'bed /'^^.-:, 



FR 111! FU 

691)1 year of his ai^e, and was buried in Mifflin. They had four children .1 
Christ Church Cemeterv. He was a daughter, Rebecca Mililin Francis, mar- 
member of the Mount Resale Fishing ried Matthias Harrison; a son, Tench 
Companv and the Fishing Compauv of Francis, married Hannah Moore; a see- 
Fort St. David's in i 70:,. and one of the ond son. Samuel Francis, married Fli/a- 
ori'jjn.d members of the ("doucester Fo\ beth Davis, and changed his name when 
Hunting Club. He \\.is al-o a member a VOUUL; man to Samuel Milllm. thus be- 
of the Hibernia I-'ire C'>mp.m\ . In 1775 coming lu-ir to his wife's father's estate, 
he was Captain of a coinpauv called the ('.. H. Mifilin, of Hi>ui;hton, Mililin t \i 

Juaker bhies. He married in Christ Co. .publishers, Boston. Ma-s., i- a threat - 
Church. February N, 17^2, Ann Willing, grandson of Ttirbutt l-'rancis. 
daughter of Charles Willing and Anne Benjamin Fuller, 1771. ( )ne of the 
iShippeii' Willing. Thev had seven original members, Secretary and 'J'reas- 
children. John Francis married Abby urer. March 17, 1772 September S. 1775; 
Brown, of Ireland ; Willing Francis, born Vice-President, June 17, 1775 June 17, 
November _;o, 17(14, buried September 2, '77", and President, June 17, i77'>-June 
1766; Thomas Francis, buried 1 7(16 ; <. 17, 1779. was a native of Ireland. lie 
Thomas Willing l-'rancis, member of Hi- was one of the most eminent ship-brokers 
bcrniau Society i N > ; ; Sophia Francis in Philadelphia, ami remarkable for his 
married C.eorye Harrison; Charles correctness in business transactions. His 
Francis; and Kli/aheth Powel married to Minutes as Secretary of the Soeietv are 
Joshua Fisher. Hi- niece, Sarah Ship- models of neatness ami precision. ( >n 
pen. married Thomas I.eu 17^5'. His December i S, 177\ he was one of the 
sisu-r, Marv F'rancis, married William Auditors of Accounts, and in 17X0 sub- 
Coxe, and was the mother of Tench scribed _/'_>, ooo to supplv the Continental 
Coxe 1790 , grandmother of Alexander army v\ith provisions. In 17^7 he was 
>S. Coxe iMh , ami of Charles S. Coxe ' also a shipping merchant, dealing in 

IM 7 ', and ;_Me a grandmother of F'.ckley Caracca cocoa and cotton. In 1791 he 
B. Coxe iSS;'i. [See " Pennsylvania was a merchant at No. K>2 S. Front 
Archive-," rd Series, \"ol. 4, p. 329.] street. He uas an intimate friend of 

Turblltt Francis, 1771. Brother of William Mitchell 11771 I, and one of the 

Te:ich Francis 177: . \\"as also one of executors of that gentleman's will He 

the original members. He was born was married, but died without issue on 

June 24, 17;-'. probablv in Philadelphia. November 21, 1799. In his will, admitted 

He adopted 'he militarv profession at an to probate December 6, I7<)<), he be- 

earlv a^e, and served '.n the French and ijneathed his Societv medal to Benjamin 

India:! War and in Bon<|Uct's expedition. F'uller West, son of hi- "worthv friend, 

icutenanl ::: the 441!] J-'oot.Jnlv William West, deceaseil, \\ith the pleas- 

and i ('inmandant of JIIL;' hope that he \\ill !i\'e to become 

,''ii .if the Pennsylvania Ivi-i;i- worth\- member of the Society <! tin 

'>.}. \t t!u- same time he was F'rieiidly Sons of St. Patrick." In the 

>f tbe I-'ir-t Coni])anv of the will he mentions the fo!!o\\in^ relatives: 

He was a member of the Abraham F'uller. a nepheu ; Joshua l-'ul 

('doucester F'ox Hunting (.'Itlb. He le;- Do\-le, ane]'he\v. and his twosistei'-. 

-eem- to have removed from Philadel- Mar\ and Ann Doyle; Hannah Doyle, i 

plii.i lie i- marked absent in the meet- niece; Marv Dovle and Ann Dovh-, chil- 

: - fora lonu: per:",', , and was a iu-tice dren of his niece, Hannah Doyle, de- 

peace of Northumberland en.. Pa. ceased, of the kingdom of Ireland; Mar- 

Iledied ' I'hiladelphi in 'uly, 1777, and tlia l-'uller, a niece, surviving daughter 

iri r] :;; Christ Church Burying- of his sister Ann, deceased ; Ma:yMitch- 

!, ' ih .' : r,| th ' vear. He mar ell, niece of his deceased wife, and he-- 

ried in '. liri-t Church. September 2'), hu-band. John Mit.hell. now residing in 

i--". Sarah, nnlv daughter of Samuel Charleston, S. C. ; Mar\ F'uller, relict ofhis 




I-U 11:; HA 

brother, Joseph rulk-r ; Marv FisluT, relict published between i7~->-\5. He was :'._ 

of his relation, Joseph Coleman l ; isher, de- rather of Thomas C.aniMc, formerly 

cea>eii ; Samuel l-'isher, son of the fore- American Consul at St. Thoina-, \V. I. 

Koiii^ ; Marv Austin, niece of hi-, wife; \\'e know nothing further concerni:!:. 

Abraham Brcnvu, her father, deceased, of him. 

Sussex co., X. I. ; Margaret lirown, sister Robert Glcil, 1772. The only infor 
of Marv Austin. He also mentions Mary mation concerning h;m i- that he \\..- 
Donnaldson, relict of his friend and co- partner ol 'John I'.oy'e 1771 . and :;:;; 
j>artner, Hui_;h Donnaldson; Helen have died prior to i 7y ;,, a- !u- i- mark' : 
Campbell, daughterof Hugh Donnuldsou ; deceased in the secretary'.-, li-t of me:: 
Kli/abeth I'.arelav, daughter of his friend bers of that year. 1 le was elected a m< ::;- 
and companion, Thomas 1 '.are lav, K-q. her on December 17, 1772, and wasp- 
(17711, deceased; Samuel Keith (iS<>6', ent at the meet;:,-- in March and j .: 
late apprentice. He left as executor-, of 177,;. and marked absent at the m. 
William Lewis, Counsellor-at-law. and in^'s in Se])tember and December, :77 ; ., 
John Donnaldsou M77S). His will was and March and June, 1774, after which 
probated before another member of the his name disappears from the minute-. 
Society. George Campbell 1771 i, who was Robert Gray, 1781. Was part ouner 
Register of Wills at the time. It mi^ht of ('.ray's Ferry. He died in isu. Hi- 
be well also to mentinn that his will con- will, dated March U), [N>2, and pro\ ed 
tained legacies to the Pennsylvania Hos- Mav 15, iSo2, mentions hi.- sister, Kli/a 
pital and to the poor of Chri-t and St. beth G. I.eiper ; children of his decea-i '. 
Peter's Churches. He was buried in sister, Mary Cirubb ; l;is si>tcr, Marj^art-'. 
Christ Church Hurying-jjround. Mr. Knowles ; children of hi- decea-ed }".-- 
]-'nller was also a member of the ] libernia tiler, William Gra\ - ; his si-ter, Ann 
I ; ire Company. dray ; clr.ldrcll of hi- deceased ' 

GeorgO Fullertou, 1771. Was a ther, C.eor.^e Gniy. He was al.-o u i:u :: 

native of Ireland and a member of the ber ofthe Hibernian Society i I 71*- > . l'.',- 

] ; irst City Troop. He died from a wound b rot her, C.eor^e ('.ra\', \s\i- a nu-m berof .';.;. 

received liv the ai'C'idental di-char^'e of Committee of Safetv, I'.oard of War, av.>! 

his pi-t<>! at ;i re\-iew near ''Venton in Speaker of State IIoi;-^ of Reprc-en: - 

177^), ancl was buried in the ground of the tives. 

l-'ir-t Presbyterian Church in Hank street, John GrCCU, 1783. Was in the nier- 
Philade!])!iia. He was married Se])tem- chant service. He cominandeil the ship 
ber 2, 17')'), to Margaret Jlla'.r, \\lio sur- " Kmpre--. " ^6> tons, on IHT vova-^e fr>''.M 
A';\-ecl linn, al"!!^- v.ith four children, vi/.., New \"ork to Canton, the hr-! to Cl'.i:: i 
William Inilh-rton, James JHair 1'ullerton, },\- ri nv ves-el from the Ini'.ed State- 
Mary l-'iillerton and Margaret I'ullerton. I Ie sailetl l-'ebrua: v 22, I 7^.}, and r<-t ::: ::- i 
In hi- will, da.ted May :;,, 1775, and ad M"av 11,17^5. An account of the friend' 
mitted to probat.- August 17, 1776, he i- reception of the ve--el by ih.e CiiiiU'-c 
described as a merchant and owner of the luen-hants and the several commodores 
bri<^antine "Allies," and of a three- of the luiroju-an nations then at Canto' 
fourth- interest in the -hip "Kitty." may be found in //,;-. :i\:' < /'"."-v 
The will mention- an uncle, fohn l-'uller- /\'.- .; : t, r, \'\. :, >. j->;. l-'n-m : 
'on, "in Ireland." Acconlin^ to the 17^- a ':;: ('.rein. I:., is '.:'.< I .:: 
.-ame document he was owner of i--tates Directories as a Sea Captain. n--i. !::: 
in Northumberland and Cumberland ! "uj X. I-'mnt. >treet. On I'i bru .;-;. 
counties. In June, 177.^. he wa- a dealer 171)5, the-e i, a rec. vrd of a ,Ieed ti i ]'. 
in European and Ka-t India <^oods. C.reen, mariner. T!;i- i- all that \\ e '. n .\\ 

Archibald Gamble, 1782. Wa< 

Professor of Oratory and Classics in the Edward Hand, 17S2. 

I'niversity of Pennsylvania, and supposed and Dor'th\ H.in-i i;: ! one of the :no-' 

to be the author of a number of tract- di-t iiU' iii-'u - : <'' '.!: Re\olu 



HA 



tionary War, was l.orn December 31, 
174.4 S O. S. , at Cly.lulf, Rings co., Ire- 
land, He studied medicine in Ireland 
;.:. i attended the medical lectures ,>t 
Trinit} College, Dublin, bv Drs. David 
McKride and George Cleghorn. The lat- 
ter certifies on April 15, 1707, that "Mr. 
Ldward Hand, Surgeon's Mate in the 
Roval Irish Regiment of Fool, did care- 
fully and diligently attend my lectures iu 
; ".atomy, physiology and sr.rgcrv last 
winter, ami that he himself dissected the 
muscles and blood-vessels \\ith dexterity 
. r.d skill." He was Surgeon's Matt- in 
the i Mil Roval Irish Regiment of Loot, 
and sailed with tlie regiment from Ire- 
land on May Jo, 17(17, and arrived in 
America on [ulv ; : of the same year 
"below Philadelphia." The regiment j 
Went to Lort Pitt, and was there in Xo- 
Vember, 177-. He w.,s commissioned 
Liisigu on February 27, 1772. lie resigned 
in 1774. as will appear bv the following 
letter : 

CK A ir,'s ('( ii KT. June 24, 1774. 

"We have been favored with Yonr Letter 
of the ;d April advising Ls of Yonr Inten- 
tion to Draw for .{';>. being the price of 
your Lnsigr.rv. in favor of Major L.dmon- 
slone ; and as Sir John Sebright. in conse- 
quence of Yonr request to retire, Recom- 
mended Mr. Ho.tr for the purchase, he 
was accordingly appointed Lnsign in 
Yonr Room; his Commission dated the 
loth instant, so that Yon may settle ac- 
Cordinglv with thi I'a\niaster for Yonr 
Subsistence. When Vonr P.ill for the 
Four hundred pounds is presented, it 
shall be duly HOD, .red. 

We are. ;ir. 
Your most ( i 1 edier.1 Humble Servants, 

Cox \- M AIR. 



He w( r.t to I. an : in 1 774 tftei 

li - . the I'.rit isll siT' ii e, ','. it'll the illtl'll 

lion n| ^-tiling down rnm-iU to ' ' 

r i! his proit-- s'l in ; lint a! tin- com 
melicemeni ol thi Revo'.ut'on : :* 

: the colonial c c:-e, a:;,l 
was conniiissioned. June 25. : 77". Lieu ten- 



ant-Colonel of the I'enu-N Ivar.ia Rillr 
I'.attaliou, and from thai time until Ihe 
close ol tlie war he was in constanl ser- 
vice with Ihe Continental armv, and one 
of its lira vest and most gallant officers. 
He was made Colonel on March 7, 177(1, 
Brigadier-General on April i, 1777, and 
on April 12, 1777, was appointed to the 
command of the troops required for the 
defence of the western frontier. Hand 
and his Pennsylvania Rifles are frequently 
and honorably mentioned bv Irving in his 
life of Washington, and in all works re- 
laling to the history of the Revolutionary 
War. Among many of his exploils were his 
check of Cornwallis at I^'lalbnsh, and his 
holding tlie bridge at Frog's Xeck against 
Howe until reinforced, on both occasions 
acting against superior numbers. I le was 
in the thick of the tight at Trenton, and 
having cut off the- retreat of" Ihe Hessians, 
compelled Iheni lo surrender after the fall 
of their brave commander, Rahl. In a 
letler from Richard Peters, "War Office, 
August 29, 1777. lo Ciciieral Hand, it is 
stated that the- Hoard vested him \sith full 
powers in his command in the West. 
"Yon will judge," sa\s the letter, "of 
the Prudence \; probable Success of any 
Knlcrprisc von mav undertake, Xi the 
Means of carrying it into execution, as 
the whole is KTi to your Discretion and 
Management." He \\as commissioned 
Adjutant-Oeneral on January 3, 17> S I, re- 
I turned to Washington's army, and was 
present in the operations \\hich resulted 
in the surrender of Yorklown. He \\as 
elect i-il a member of the 1'riendl v Sons of 
St. Patrick on March iS, ]~'^2, and signed 
the roll al the same time as < '.eiieral Wash- 
ington. At the close of the v.ar he re- 
turned to Lancastir and lesinned tlie 
practice of hi', profession. When the 
troops were evacuating I.ong Island }:< 
\\'as leading a fractions horse. It threv. 
him in the boat and jilaced its foot on !;:,- 
riglil eve, resulting in a permanent in- 
jury which trouble.! him greatly in his 
later years, resulting in almost total 
blindness of the eye. In 1790, \\hilc still 
at Lancaster, he joined tlie Hibernian 
Society. In i~<i.\ he was Major-General 
of the Second I 'ivision, Pennsylvania 



r.iu.a, comprising York, Lancaster, Christopher. IK- joined the H:Vr::ia:i 

<. : k..-, D.>up:i:n and Northampton coun- Society in 17 1 /-, and took .1 very act;\e 

t.es, and in :7v^ u ' as Major-General in part in its affair-, IK-::;L; OIK- of the first 

tile 1'Tovi-ionai arniv of the I "nited States. two counsellors, elected April 5, I ;y >. and 

He Voided at Rock ford, near Lancaster, Vice President of tile Society until Ills 

until his death, which occurred on Sep deatli in i,S:.j. 

tembcr 3. i.S<>2. He married, March 13, George Henry, 1775. A native of 

177S, Katharine Kwin;4, a niece ot Jas])er Ireland, \\ a- a shipping niercha::t in 

Yeatcs, Indite of the Supreme Court of Philadelphia. lie wa- Lieutenant : ' <r 

I'cnnsvl vama. the citv of Philadelphia in 1777, and i 

James Hawthorn, 1792. Nephew referred to in the minute- of the I!., i 

of John Maxwell Xcsbitt. was from the of War as Colonel (<_(>. Henry. Hcv,.,, 

vicinity of Newrv. Ireland, and wa- in the commis-arv of military and naval stores, 

linen trade with his l)rotiier Thomas in December 22, \~~^. In i7^s he v.. ; - in 

Phiiadi iphia. In the Directory for 17^1 business at 955 l-'roiit street. lie ilie 1 

lie is noted as a drv-iM>od- merchant at prior to i 7y,v I le was also a meml >cr of 

9<> S. Front street. He was also a mem- the 1'ir^t Citv Troop and of the- Ii'.''crir.:i 

her of the Hibernian Society ' i~y>). l ; ire Company. 

Charles Hcatly, 1783. W, is a -en- Alexander Holmes, 1780. -We 
tleman of fortune and a barrister in know nothing concerning him bevond 
Ireland. " He wa> compelled to leave his the fact that he was " lo>t at sea.'' 
native country ,iiid estate on account of Hugh Holmes, 1791. Wa- a native 
some 'jAitriotic eifort in which hi- /eal o f Antrim, Ireland., and jiarlner of Roll- 
had exposed him to the malignity of the <.-rt Rainey 1791 , in the firm of Holmes 
government." I le settled in I'hilade'.phia, X Rainey, merchants On June 17, 1 7>^b, 
win. re he practi>ed law tor many years. he advertises himself in Carev's I'ennsvl- 
Hir- will, dated July i'.>, is<)2, was admitted vania /::!'>/!>(;' 1 Ic>\i!d as a dealer in cot- 
to proiiate I'el.Tiiarv 22, 1^14. His cxccn- ton ^'oods, linens, etc.. late of the house 
tur> were Hniiii Holmes ^ i 701 i and Henja- of Ralston oc Holmes. He was one of 
min \Vi'.-o;; i iSo^i. A.nother member of the twelve founders of the Hibernian So- 
the Hibernian Society, Dr. Robert S. Staf- cietv, March .}, ' 7y . and took a very 



his will he ex]>re>ses the wish to be interred its I'ri'-ident from March 17, INJU, u:i- 

-.11 the ' urial-Lrround of Christ Church, a- til his death. He died April 2 Si;, 

near a- ] .f.--: ; '.-. to his dear wife, in the a-cd '>s vears, and wa- Imrieii in the 

mo-: s:i!i]ile manner, witliout an\ nn- l ; ir>t I'reslu terian Ci - meler\-. Lettei'S oi 

t:tie<sarv ex;/in-i- or parade. He appa- administration on his otaie \vi-re granted 

rci.tlv left no chiMreu. lie mention-, April iq, [Si;, to Arthur Harper i^.^j 

i;!s -i-ter-in-law, K'.i/a Hales, and hi> and Joseph Tau r ert iNu .both members 

thersand >isters. Jolm, Henr\', Mar\-, of the Elibernian Society. Joii:; Le am% 
':'. .rtha, l.ui / r-.nd Henrietta. He be- 17(12 and ( rcorye I.atinier ,17'H) weie 

.eath- hi-, note-books and law note- the sureties. 

- to tiie oldest son of hi-, brother George Hughes, 1781. A na'ive of 

im. "who shall have him educated in Ireland, wa- a dr\ snoods me:c'n.i:H :n 

:..e C'-'.'.e-e of Dublin. " He also men- Philadelphia. In 1741 he resided. $ ;- 

-.0:.- Ins hou<c, No. :4 2.1 strevt. He N. jd street, and in 179; he .15. pear- i:i 




relate- ,a lenulh an anecdote illustrative in the Directorie- after I7<.;. He \\ a a 

of hi- di.-])osition. In M^nin^ thc'1'e-i member of the Hibernian Society (17^2). 

( )a'h on August '"\ I 7^2. he is ik-scribed as and al-o of the l-'ir-t City Troop and Hi- 

a ' arr>u-r a'.-law, latt 1\' ,i!'rivi-d from St. 'u-rnia l-'iiv Comnanv. 



IR 11>- IR 

William Irviue, 1781. Born near field. I hope in the future they will 

Enniskillen, County l-'ermauai'h. Ireland, alwav> take it." On Mav ;j, 1779, he 

November 3. 1741. He attended a strain- was made brigadier-* ieneral and assigned 

mar >chool in Kuniskillcn, and completed t> the command of the 2(1 Hi igade, Penn- 

his studies at Dublin I'niversitv. IIi.-tln.-ii s\ ivania Line, lie served under Wayne 

juiiu-d the Kritish army as a cornet, but during 1779 an '^ '7 s ". and until the so- 

o\sing to a quarrel with his colonel IK- called revolt of the IV 'Sin-vi v.iTiia Line i:i 

resigned. He afterwards, studied meiii- the beginning of 17^;. After this lie 

cine and snrgcrv, and was appointed stir- was engaged in re-Tinting tor the I'enu- 

gcoii in a briiish inan-( if-\\ar. during the sylvania Line until September, I7S: ; upon 

w.i! hetuicn Kngland and France. In recommendation oi" Washington, he \\ is 

J7'>4, a few months alter the peace, lie ordered to l-'ort Pitt, to take command of 

came to America and >et'.'.ed at Carlisle, the \VeMern I' 1 ;.::".::; ;., .iiid \\.is i:i- 

I'a., wlu-re fur a time he practiced medi- t: n>ted with the ilelence <f the \Ves*.cr:i 

cine, lie \\a> a meinlier from Cumlier- Irontier. Though disappointed at not 

laud co. in the rr>\-incial Convention, being >cnt to the field ui;h ;he me:: i;e 

which met in LMiiladelphia, July 15, 1774, had raised, he accepted tile appomt'iu-r.t 

and which reconinieiuled a (k-nera! Con- and assumed command early in Novem!>er, 

jrress of the Colonies. He was al><> a rep- ij.Si. While on a vi>il to h:-< home in 

rescntative in the succeeding Conft-rences Jannarv, '.~*^2, he \sa-> suddenly :\-- .tlle-1 

of the Province. <>n Jannar\- (>, 1770, he to the frontier, by IXMSOII of the threatened 

was appointeil bv Congress to raise and Indian raids, finding liie ^ irrisor. and 

command the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment. peo])le much excite-i and alarmed. lie 

This work suecc>>tuliy performed, Colonel quelled a mutinous >pirit .iiuon^ the 

Irvine inarched with it t<> tlu- mouth of soldiers bv his firmness, ami an L-xpe- 

tlie Richelieu river, :n Canada, t<> join ditioii bv Colonel V.':::. Crawlord ,i^ -in^t 

the Northern army. On June 7, 1770, the Indian> bein K r unsncce>sful, he pro- 

his regiment and three companies, under },o>ed to un-lertake another expedition, 

Colonel Anthonv Wayne, tlu- \\lioU- coin- to be led by him.-elf, but the Iliitisli com- 

mandcd b\- deiu-ral \\'m. 'i'h"mpM in, mander assureil the authorities thai the 

went to Nicolet and were joined by Colonel >ava^e> had been ordered to cease ho>ti'.i- 

Arthur St. Cl.iir, with nearlv 70.) nun. ties, and \\" '.>':'.:::.-;' ' >n stopped 'die ex;>e- 

\n attai k. \\ is made on the !'.viti>h troops dition. He remained in c >;i;i:; ind untu 

at Trois Rivieres, about fortv miles below, ( )ct>)ber i, I7 S , : ,. v. lien re relurre-i to his 

but the Americans were repulsed, and home in C irlisle, mu- '; broken ::: lu-alth. 

(leneral Thomp-on and Colonel Irviue lie wa.i not Ion- permitted to ::;:< to 

were i aptured ' the in my an : ' iken to ].rivate life. In i 7-V, \j lie -A i-> = inembeV 

Quebec. < >n AULT:.- ;, 1770, Colonel of the Council of Ce:i-or, .: t!i-' Slate, 

Irvine '.s is released upon parole, but was and on March 2 f i, 17^ \\ L-> ]-'"' 

not ex haiiLred until Ajiril 2 i , i;7 s , when the President ot reim-ylv u::a 'o i xaintne 

lie was imnied; it--l\- assigned to active and >elect douat: >:\ la;:-'.- pi the 

du'v u:th \Va--hiii ' n' army. In the I > enn>ylvauia troop-., .:: . ; -port -d the 

[j ttle of Monmouth, X. J., he \sa- in follou in:: November, recommend!:;- the 

command of a bri-aile. an-1 v.hi-u Lee'^ purchase of th.<- " Tri m-le." thus -ivin^ 

' : i loj.^ \\eve retreat:;: x, tli' -. i impeded to I'enn-ylvani.i : :it let o:: Lake 

iie idvance of Colonel Irvine'-- brigade He was a meinbe: from Cumberland , 

': he threatened to '-h . through in the Coutiuen'. d Con-j.re<s, : -->< -- 

In- fore he could inak- : ; : - wa\ to of the State Co::-/ it n'.Miia! v invention 
an advanced po-it ion. I: ' ' ' ' 1 ' ! of 1 7^- 1. In '79; he ua-< i Cotnmi.-Moiier lo 
June ;o, 17 tin ' ittle. he e-tabli>h the bound arv line betwee:: Hunt- 
writes : " Thu- 'he pride ol t:;e '::::-': ijiiidoti ind MiHlin c- nmties He \\ - also a 
Twin; i- \< >: rinu ; in ill tin ad n; inber of tin- i'.i i:d o! C numi^i mer- ' 
liithe-to tl:e \ :.:: .:i- nevci took th- irr.n _;- an account, be'.'.veeu th.- S* i' - 



and the General Government. He was a 

number of the ^d Congress, 1793-95, 
under the Federal Constitution, and in 1794 
lu- was a Coniniissioner to lay out the towns 
of Hrie, Waterford, Warren and l-'ranklin, 
I'; 1 .., and also to lav out a road from Read- 
ing to Prestjue Isle, and on August (i 
of same vear, at the beginning of the 
Whiskev Insurrection, was selected by 
Governor MitTlin to go with Chief-Justice 
McKean and ascertain the facts concern- 
ing the troubles, and. if practicable, bring 
the insurgents to a sense of duty. The 
negotiations failed, and General Irvine, 
as senior Major-General, commanded 
the IVnnsvh-ania troops under Governor 
Mifflin. He was one of the thirteen 
presidential electors for Pennsylvania, 
when John Adams was elected President 
in 1797. In 1798 he was appointed 
Commamler-in-Chief of the Pennsylvania 
contingent ordered by Congress for Un- 
expected French war. When Jefferson 
was made President, General Irvine was 
appointed Intendant of Military Stores at 
Philadelphia, with charge of the public 
arsenals, and occupied that position when 
he died in this < -it v of cholera-morbus, July 
29. i So.}. Pou'son's /)in/r Adret'tiscr, 
of Augti-t i, ;NI.}. says: General Irvine 
"was on tl'.e Canada Kxprdition, where 
l:is talents and gallantrv were \ ery im- 
portant ami occasioned him to be con- 
suited bv the Commander-in-Chief during 
: lie remainder of the war on all the opera- 
tions of the Middle- States. . . . Faithful, 
v.rtuons and affectionate husband, the 
foi.'l and tender parent. Ir. him neither 
disguise nor chicanerv superseded the 
honest integrity of th.e lu-art ; sincere in 
his friendships and as sincere in In- di->- 
likes he- respected nom but those lie 
deemed worthv and those he de-pised he 
sr,unne<l in silence " 

Soon ,.!ter hi^ settlement in Carlisle, 
Pa., in eaily life, he mariied Anne, 
d.vightvrof Robert Cal'iender. Thev ha<l 
ten . h il'I.cn -f, ve sons a ni i live d mghlei'S. 
Two of h;s sons, Caliender Irvine i iSi-0 
and James Irvine (iSji), \vere members 
< f tile Ilibirmaii So<".rty. Mr--. Thomas 
M. KiddY. . f \V ^hiiigton. I). C., and 
Airs, .-ar...! . '. X, ::-: . M Irvine, are 



great-granddaughters of General Irvine. 
General Irvine was Treasurer of the Penn- 
sylvania Society of the Cincinnati on its 
organisation October .). 17^.;. and \\as its 
President at the time of hi-- death. [See 
" Wn>,hington-Ir vine Correspondence. "by 
C. W. Hutterfiel.l. pp. (.5 70. Madison, 
Wis., iSS2 ; "History of Westnion la'.id 

ColllltV," ]). -Jo.}; "Si'harf ^V Westeof.'S 

History of Philadelphia," Vol. . p. 
478 ; "Pennsylvania Archives," jd series, 
Vol. 4, p. 167; l\'nn.\ r/; </'< :\i Mj-:^i>it, 
Vol. 2, p. 147.] 
Frauds Johnston, 1779. As early 

as 1721 lands were settled by Alexander 
Johnston (father of Francis Johnston) 
and others, who were Irish Presbyterians, 
in the central portion of Chester eo., Pa. 
Alexander Johnston, who came from the 
vicinitv of Londonderry, Ireland, was a 
magistrate, and his farm contained some 
yrx) acres. He was married to Martha 
Johnston ( maiden name not known ; and 
had nine children, vi/.., live sons and four 
daughters. He died August \ 17^1. aged 
S.I years, and his wife, Martha, on Febrn- 
arv S, 17^4, aged <i<> \ears. Thev are 
buried, on what was a portion of his plan- 
tation, at New London Cross-Roads 
(Changed in iS.j; to New I.< 'lidon , Che-tiT 
co., Pa. Colonel I'rancis Johnston i 1771)), 
the second and only son lea\'ing i^-sue to 
]>ei']ietuate the name, %\as born on his 
father's estate in 1 7 JN. In 1'uthey's " His- 
tory of Chester County, Pa.," it is stated 
that he " u as among the earliest and most 
earnest of the \\'hig-- of Chester co., \sho 
led the o]i])osition to the measun-s of 
Great I'ritaiii. which resiiltei! in the \\'ar 
of Inde])elldence. \\"heii the tll.lStlT- 

spirils of that da\ as-embU-d to oig.mi/e 

resistance to t \ T.M'.M \ . \\ e ,d::;o-,t : :r. .<: : a 1 1 \' 
find Anthoiu- Wayne presiding at the 
meeting-^ in Chester co. and Fr iv,-: 'V.n- 
-toi! actiii 1 .; as Secret. ny." < Vi ' .-".i rv 
J, I 776, the Committi e of Safe' \ ::! :'h:i i- 
delphia recommended \nl1io;,;. Wavne 
tor Colonel and Fran, is John-'on for 
I.ief.teii.m: C 1 of !'.; .'.'.h l'r.':i-y 

vania P.attalion then to be raided, and 
tin v \\ere acd .r.iin ;_ '. \ api 'oi;:t e. ! ' v the 

In Seplem: 'ef, ; 77 '. ania 



JO 1H KN 

Regiment was organized with l-'rancis H ir, who died ,it I'ittshuix, I'a., on Sep- 

tou as Colonel, and I'crsifor l'ra/i r tcmber : >, iN\^; his only living ik'sceml- 

a - Lieutenant-Colonel. It was present at ant- area (laughter, the \v.t~e < I 1'rolissor 

tiu- battles of Brandvwine, Gcrmantoun, \Y:n. .M. Sloane, of Princeton, X. J., .,111! 

M' >r.'::' >:ith and Stouv Point. Colonel a L, r randdaui;hter, the clrld of his son, 

Johnston \\.is in active service unii! Jar.- Ro-.-, Johnston. ,d. Howard; .;*!:. Alex- 

narv I, 17-M. In 17^ he \sas A-Mstant ander ; 5th. Carol lie ill di ceased. 

Treasurer and in 17^5 Treasurer ot the Alexander \\". Johnston sueeeeded his 

State Society of the Cincinnati. In 17.^4 father, Colonel I'raneis John.-ton, to the 

he \\a- appointed by the General Govern- ineinber.ship of the Society of ;'.:< Cin-'Mi:- 

nient a Conimi>Moncr to treat with the n.iti : he \sa< succeeded !>\ I;i- >ou. Win. 

I", lians, \vheii the treat\" of l ; i >rt Stan\\ ix l'o\-nteil lolmston ; he !>v h:-- son, \\'ni. 

was executed. In :>ii he was Receiver- I'ovnU 11 [olin.-ton, and lie bv his Lrother, 

(rene:.:l nf the I.,;!id ( Mfu'e of 1'enn^vl- Til'^hman folin-.', t >n. .: iileui'uer of tile 

vania, and. had his ofjice at 1 3;^ Walnut liar of Wilmington, l>el., who is now tile 

>;: et. in i 7., t he -'.;!'. lu Id that ollice. as re])reseiitattv 

he wrote, v^ept inl>er : >. i 704, to Governor Gcuci'al Henry Knox. 1782. Horn 
Mifllin. olTerir.^ his services as a volunteer Julv 25, \~-.. in I'.or-tou, M..SS. His 
in the City Troop, to >nppress the whiskey ]iarent^ canie from the .\<>rth of Ireland 
insurrection, "should \.mthink it com- probablv from the \'icinitv of lieliasl 
patiMe ^vit 1 .l the duties I o\\e the juiblic settled in I'.o>ton, Mass. Alter lea\'iiii; 
at this tiin-.-, in thu character of Receiver- .school he obtained - nr ' i\-nie!it in the 
General of the Land Office." He died bookseller's shop of \Vhart ai ,x I'.ower, 
February J2, 1^15. a t i^ed '17 years. He a;id ujion h.:-~ arri\ il it the ,- of 21 
was a member of the I ; irst City Troop, and years he '''..' .: bi;siue>s ... -. ' >ik-eller 
was the facetious Secretar\- of the lashing on his o\\n account. lie : 1.' >: :. j'.dv 
Club before the war. lie was al-o ;i identified himself \\itb. th-- mea-ures 
member of the Hibernian Society ' taken to resist the aggressions of 
and of the Ilibernia I ; ire Company. I'.ritish Government, and sonii ..f'.i-i i. ex- 
1 Ie r< cciveil a liberal education; was an inj^ton he left Moston in disj^Misi- an'.l 
excellent el .---:. .;! scholar, and was d 1 .^- joiiied the American troops. l"po:i No- 
tinLjuished for !ii> drollery and humor'';:-- veinber 17, >.~~ : , he \\~as commissioned \',y 
anecdotes, siini; a nierrv son^' and \vas the Congress to be Colon*.] ol th.i Artillery 
life of a d.inni i : rtv. His \\it was pro Regiment of the Conti:;e::: il armv. (,): 
verbial. At one time he lived at " Mount the ni-ht of March 4. 177'^, imde; . ,ver 
I'rospec: . '' <>n the Sell nvl kill, no\\ in- of a lirisk i mnon ide from Ki;o\ - ' 
eluded in !' innount Park. I'pon I)e- ies. General Thomas took ; , . . , :; ,,; 
cember:-, : 775, lie marrii-,1 Alici- l-irwin, I ion-holer Heights, co:i th- 
us record' i in Chrisi dun li records, town and harbor of Ilos-on, and Ahieh 
Philadelp; ': ' ' " hil In n Mary he s- > fortilii I that tin Bri 
! .: '.'. in John -ton, uh marrii-d Ric'nard decidi <1 t" *-vai uate lio-1 i;: < 
Re-:-'; ". nd Al ' \\". Johnston, t'pon December.^. 177'!. hi wi-conimi-- 
\\ho mar ri i 1 Ann !' '. n'e'd, d ni-hter of ion : i ( ',i-nei ' K 

: : ' ' '. ' .!' Ki becca ci 'Him md of the ir'i'.a-r tl : ' '. r,\ 

['.i ' " ".' : i , :' : A. Cald- Washington thron^li i':; ' : 1-1 :i:d a:: . 

. - . II: ! \'.c\ai:der W. ConiK-' ticnt to I. .,:-!-' ' N.-U 

Job;;-' - : : Vork cit v, and in t' 1 :-. o; -r ,: . in th 

[St. Wm. I'ovnleh !"':>' ' Jerseys. Wl 

: ;i :; ' : '. ': in [''.''.'''> I )e'. a \\are Knox -" " : ' th. / 
L one time in Kri !:! Sunbu; I'a . '. . . ' ' '-'"' \'- -': 

:'. die'! !'<':: i-y . : '. : :: : '.'. ; i '' :: 

' . '.'. , I ii 1. : '.; .- ! .. i-ion. It v i - t'; .' 

''; .. ' \\" i-'.ii: ' ri* es him a- a i;; a'i oi 




LT.-CUL. <;iCOR(iK LATIMKR. 



KN 119 LA 

great militarv reading, sound judgment ionable societv and attracted con-ider ih'.- 

a:;d clear conceptions." and as "one of notice. They had twcl\e chil l:vn, :::::_ 

the most valuable officers in the service." of whom died in chil ihood or inf.f.; \. 

He took part in the operations at I'hila- Only three -urv;\ed their ft'.her: I.:: 

delphia and in the battle- of Hiamly wine, l ; lucker Knox, Henrv lark-on K.UOX and 

(iennantowii and Monniouth. lie was Caroline K:io\. who married, i-t, J.riie- 

one of the hoanl of general officers which Swan, of Dorche-ter; 2d, Hon. John 

trit-d Major Andre. At Vorktown his Holme-, of Maine. both the latter tin. 1 

services were invaluable, and he was coin- without is-ue. I.ucv Thicker Kno\ m.ir- 

plimented in general orders after the sur- ried I;bene/er Thatcher. <>::e of h r 

render and recommended for promotion. descendant-. IK-nrv Kno\ Sike-. no.v 

He was promoted to the rank of Major- represents his great-grandfather in ti.i 

(iener.il, March 22, 17^2, to date from No- Society of the Cincinnati. [See -ket- h 

vember 15, 17*1. On August 26, \~*2, he in "Memorial- of the Mas-achu-elt- So 

was left ill command of the army by ciety of the Cincinnati," bv Janie- M. 

W.'.-hington, and had charge of its dis- Jiugbee, Dor-ton, 1^90, p. 297 ; "Wa-hing- 

bandnieiil. In January, I7> S 4, he retired ton and his ( ieiierals. " b\- Ileadley; N .- 

to civil life and took up his resilience in tional Portrait (iallery. 

Dorchester. Mass. On March 4, 17^5. George Llltimcr, 1702. Iv.rnju'.y 

Co::gres.s elected him to fill the office of IS, 1750, at Newport, Del. II.- f.thir, 

Secretarv of War, and upon the ft irmation James I.atimer, then a 1 >< >v < >f 17 vi ar- of 

o!" the new (iovernment in 17^9. \\"ash- age, and his grandfather, Arthur I.atimer, 

ington continued him in the post of Secre- came to America in i 7,V"' from t'ne N rth 

tnry of War. He served until 1795, when of Ireland and settled in I.aiica-ter Co.. 

he resigned and finallv retired from the Pa. James, the father of (ieorge, mar- 

pu'jlic service, fixing his future residence ried Sarah (ieddcs and li\\d at Ncwpoit. 

at Thomaston, Me. His wife was pos- Del., w here lie owned Hour mill-. Though 

se.-sed of an extensive tract of land in living in a Tory neighborhood the l.ati- 

Maine, and he applied himself to its mer f.unilv were active ailherents of the 

development, entering largely into brick- American cause. The father, lame- I.ati- 

making and the manufacture of lime and mer. was Lieutenant-Colonel oi one o! the 

lumber. A.- earlv as !79'> he also engaged two regiments ol Delaware militia lonned 

in -hip-building. Many of his business March Jo, 1775, to aid the car.-e of i:-.dc- 

enlerpri-c- were not Micccs-ful, anil he pendcnee, and was president of the Dela- 

hecaine embarrassed financially. ()n April wa:e Convention, whicli on December 7, 

(j, I 7</>, he was appointed a commissioner i 7^7 the tir.-tof all theSlatcs . ratine 1 the 

fo. the 1'nitcd State- for settling the Mast- Constitution of the 1 "nited State-. (ic":^- 

ern Pionndarv on the '.rue river St. Croix. I.atimer w is a l.ieiiti n.mt-Colonel in :'.; 

In iSo; he was elected a member "f the Revolution. irv army; hi- brother, Dr 

(ieneral Court, and on June 2, IN,.;, he Henry 1/c imcr. af'.erv, ard- Tniled Slat 

was appointed one of tile Council of Senator from Delaware w ;- L-u:geo::m 

(io\ernor Strong, bv whom he was much the Amertcan .::;:. anil hi- '':>>'her :. 

r.-ri-nlted in important affairs. He died law. Captain i ii Me-, w - : c 'ni:ni--t->:. t- .! 

i / . : i >' ier 25, [Si />, after an illness of a few oi'ficer in the nav\\ file I': " ; h a :t :;:' 

ili -. lieii'-ral Kno\ was the leadt : :n itle- tillered a :vw.,rd lor th.'" c '.'.: -, 

the formation of the Societv of the Cin- "dead or ..'.'. v ." , :' _' ,::. - ' . .:i::ii r ,. 

cinnati and devised the ]>lan u])on which. hi- t w ,,-,>:-.< ',< o--/e :: ; ; [e::rv. lieo:^ 

i: was founded. He married. June ifj. I.atimer m ir: 'c-! Mi- : Cath.cart. !' 

1771. Lucy 1'lucker. second .1 mghter r,f rnarv .'". e -A i- he re-i.'l.- 

Hon. Thomas I ; lucker, Secretary of the in 1'hiiad. iphia, ,,:: I w,,- S;a-aker of ; 

Massachu-ett-; Province I Hiring his i '< n:;-\\\ .mia !! ."-e c 1\- ;/( -i ::ta' :\ e- :-. 

,'h ; i. -he was one o; ;'.-,-.;. i,!.-;- of Ih-li- i.'.ent !. -hv. \ 1 .::.- - ; lie w is 



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120 



Collector of the Port of Philadelphia. lie 
\sas engaged in mercantile business in 
Philadelphia a (lour merchant at 71 
South Wharves and i Pirn- street ; and 
was for many years President of the Union 
]-'ire Insurance Compan v. 1 Ie owned .it the 
time of his death the property in uhich lie 
resided oil Sixth street above Spruce. He 
died June 12, KSJ V S, leaving to survive him 
his wife, two daughters and one son, 
James I.atimer ^iSo;, , who \\.is a member 
of the Hibernian Society, as lie also was 
himself i i 790 . Lieutenant-Colonel (ieo. 
I.atimer was a famous fox-hunter in early 
rife and was thrown from his horse, so 
severely injuring his leg that he was never 
:.fti rwards able to walk any distance. lie 
was alwavs driven to and from his place 
of business. None of his descendants are i 
living. I Ion. Janus \V. I.atimer, Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas of York 
County, Pa., is his grandnephew. 

Thomas Lea, 1785.- Son of Thomas 
and F'.leanor l.ea, of Dublin, Ireland, was 
born in Philadelphia, July -6, 1757. Ik- 
was a shipping merchant. I Ie was one of 
the twelve founders of the Hibernian 
Societv ; 7v and was also a member of 
the Hibernia Fire Company. He died 
at Philadelphia, September 22, 1793. Ik- 
was twice man :ed. I'.v his first wife, Marv, 
whose maiden name \\as probably Whit- 
ston, l:i- left issue a son. John I,ea. On 
Se] 'tcinbcr 2T, !7S7,he married in Christ 
Church, Sarah, daughter ol Chief-Justice 
Kdward Ship; en, husband of Margaret 
I'ran is. a si-It r of Tench I'raneis (1771 1. 
]'.v her he had t\so children : Robert Lea. 
v. ho died y< ung ar.d v,as buried in Christ 
Church bur\ ing-ground, and Margaret 
Shippcn Lea, v. ho married, lime 9. iSoS, 
; lominick Lym h. of N( York. In the 
will of Thomas Lc a, dated November i i, 
1792, a;id ]iroved. November : ;, 1793, he 
mi :'.: >ns hi 1 - brother, Rolt, rt Lea ; his 
sisters, Kli/.aheth and Su-annah Lea, and 
\vi t e ( 1 1 K <::; ; ; and h : - 

brother-in-law, James \vh . Rev. 
Lea Lurjuer, of P>edfonl, N, Y., i- a great- 
_ r randsi in ' if Thi imas Lea. 

John Lcamy, 17012. \Va- a i: iiiveof 
[re-land. 1 k cann to Ann : : < . 

utiunarv w ar from Si re he 



had been residing for some years, and en- 
gaged in mercantile business. In 1791 he 
is noted ill the Directory as "agent for 
his Catholic majesty." He was lor many 
vears President of the Marine Insurance 
Company. lie died in 1^9. His will, 
dated July J S, and proved December 7, 
iS;,9, mentions his wife, Kli/abeth Leamy, 
and his oldest daughter, Ann Leamy. In 
St. Mary's Churchyard iMr. Leamy was a 
Catholic) there is a tombstone over the 
remains of Miss Margaret Leamy, \sho 
died June 22, iS<>7. aged 13 years. 2 
months and 9 days. Mr. Leamy was also 
a member of the Hibernian .Society 
I 1790'. 

Ulysses Lynch, 1771. One of the 
original members, was a relative of John 
Maxwell Nesbitt, and came from the 
vicinitv of the town of Newry, Ire- 
land. He qualified as a member and 
signed the rules, but only attended the 
meetings up to September, 1771, after 
which date he is marked " beyond sea " 
until September, 1775, when his name 
disappears from the list. I Ie probablv re- 
turned to Ireland short lv after joining. 

George Meade, 1771. --One of the 

original members, was born Februarv 27, 
1741, in Philadelphia. lie was the son of 
Robert Meade, a native of County Limer- 
ick, Ireland, v>ho was a merchant for a 
number of years in Philadelphia prior to 

175). and of Mar\' . Ik was educated 

under the super vision of his uncle. ( '.eorge 
Stretch, and at an early age embarked in 
mercantile bur-mess. As eailv a> May 12, 
1763, he was in par'.i!cr:--hip with his 
brother, ('.anelt Meade. as an impor- 
ter of F.uropean and F'.a^t India goods. 
In the Year 17^1 Catharine Meade mar- 
ried Thomas l-'it/sinions i 1771 V In 1765 
he was a signer, \\i;h hi-, brother, of 
the Non-Importation Agreement. In 17^7 
the brother^ seem to have been in the 
fieighting and shipping as we'd as the im 
rting business. On M;:\ .", i 7'> s . (ieorge 
Meade married Henrietta Constantia. 
daughter of Riehard Wor-am. of the 
I-land of I'.arbadoes, with \shich island 
lii- father anil hi- own lirm had intimate 
In 1772 the- fivm 
: toll vi Id-ell ( lianged to (ieorge 



! 



Meade ^\: Co., Thomas l-'il/simoiis, \vho 
was so long associated in business with 
(ieorge Meade, probably taking the place 
of (iarrett Meade. In 1775 he was en 
roiled in the Third liattalion of Associa- 
tors. In 177') he was on various relief 
committees, committees of correspond- 
ence, and sub-committees of citi/eiis to 
sui'erintend food supplies brought to 
the city, and he served also in the 
A-s- :ciators. l"])on the approach of the 
british to rhiladeiphia he abandoned the 
city, taking his family with him, but re- 
turned after the evacuation in 177^ and 
resumed business. In ijSo George Meade 
vS: Co. subscribed /'2,ooo to the bank or- 
Liani/ed for supplying the army with pro- 
visions. In 17^4 Thomas I-'it/simons 
retired from the. firm, which was about to 
close i'.s affairs. The firm had suffered 
serious financial losses, and George Meade 
was shortly afterwards compelled to com- 
pound with his creditors, which he did to 
their satisfaction. With the generous 
assistance of George Uarclav. of London, 
his largest creditor, who wrote to him 
stating that he might draw for / IO.WKJ, 
he was enabled not only to retrieve his 
losses but to pay Mr. Harclav and every 
other creditor in full. Hi- continued in 
bi'-iness until iSo,}. In 1 792 he was Chair- 
man of tlie I'.o.inl of Management of the 
In-pcctors of the Prisons, and in i 7^.; was 
Vice-1'resident of First-Day or Sunday 
Schools. He was also a Manager ot the 
Philadelphia Dispensary. During the 
yellow fever epidemic of I 70.3 he reinainei 1 
in the citv a-si>tiug t'ne sufferer-. In 
171/1 he appears on th-- roll of subscribers 
t<> the fund for building St. Augustine's 
Catho'.ic Cii'irch. lie was also a Trustee 
oi St. Marv'-, 1'o'irtli aliove S])ruce. In 
i '-i.'i he i- recorded in the Directory as a 
" Lien 1 '.email," havini; Liiven upbu-'Ue-^. 
Hi 1 ilu-d in Philadelphia, Novem 1 "-:- o. 
!> i^, aiul \vas liuried in St. Mary's Church- 
yard. Hi-, \\idow removed to !!;:,;! tnd 
no' ;,,;!-; ;,firr his death and died A::-;;-; 
2~ , '^.'-'. at I ; .d;^ barton, near I'lirminuham, 
a;j( d 7( \'car--. I le had ten cli 
!. Cath irine M irv Meade. bom ;;, 
in !. ind< <:\ wl-.ik- on a \i-it, I inu 
!->/<>. J. l{li/.abeth Meade. born 



married Thos. Ketiand, of Hn^land, in 
170x1. 3. ( '.arrett Meade, born 1771, died 
April 2'">, 1773. 4. Henriefa Con-^tantia 
Meade, born An-u>t, 1772, died June 27. 
INM ; married John Ketlaud. of J ; .n^Iaipi, 
in December, 179'). 5. ('.eo:- L - Stretch 
Meade, born An-\^t 2'.>, 1774, died three 
da\'S :tfter\s '.ird>. 0. Kober'. Me.i'le. b< <: p. 
vSeptember 2u, 1775, dietl Mav;,, 17^0. 7. 
Richard \\"or>am Meade, born in Che<cr 
co., Pa. .June 23, I ~~^, die-I J une 25, :--'. 
He married, in January, i - <:, Margaret, 
daughter of Anthony liutk-r, of Perth- 
Amboy, N. J., and was t'ne father of lien 
eral George Gordon Meade, the hero of 
Gettysburg. S. Oeori^e Meade, lH_>rn 
l7No. 9. Charlotte Meaik-, born 17^:, 
married Richard Hustler, of Hn;^ r laiid. in 
October, 1,V. 10. Martha Meade. born 
April, 17^4, died July 17. 1700. lieor^e 
Meade was also a member of the Hi- 
bernian Society , 1790,1 and of tlie Fi^hir.L; 
Company of Fort St. David in l~'-i$. 
[See " Records of American Catholic His- 
torical Societv," \"oi. 5. ]). i^<>.] 

James Mease, 1771. one of the 

original membeis, was born in Strabane. 
County Tyrone, Irelanii, and came to 
America before the Revolution. He was 
of the firm of Mease t.V Caid\sell. shiji- 
pini; merchants, his partner ben;.; Samuel 
Caldwell 1771 '. He was n member of the 
Committee of Corresjxmdence, June I s *, 
1774; of the Committee of Safetv. June 
,v, 1775, and of the City Commitu-e of 
Inspection and Observation. August i'\ 
1775. He wa.-, appointed P.iyina-!er and 
Treasurer of the Continental armv, No- 
vember io. 1775. In famiarv. \~~~ hi 1 
\vas a])!'ointed, b\- \\"ashi:iL;'ton. t'lot'r.er- 
(ieneral of the armv. In ; 

-ut'p'.v the arn!\ uith ' :" \'.-'.''::-. \ ','. '.' 



t: me b\ h '.s -ur\ : \ : 
in June. I7S.S-. Hi- 

bill no children 
John Maxwell NV- 1 

clav --,,!. and hi . 



1-2-2 



Nesbitt (177^) and George Hughes (1781) 
were t lie witnesses. He married in 17^3 
(marriage license issued January io\ in 
Christ Church, Isabella Hoops, who after- 
wards, \shcn his widow, married Jasper 
Movlan i 17-M;. He was one of the orig- 
inal nii.-miii.-rs of the 1'irst City Troop, 
and was also a member of the Gloucester 
Fox Hunting Club and of the Hibernia 
File Comp.mv. Jhii Mease i i ', 7 I and 
Matthew Mease ^1771 I uefe his brothers. 

John McaSC, 1771. Hrolherof James 
Mease 11771] and one of the original 
members, was born in Strabane, Coimtv 
Tyrone. Ireland, and was lor many years 
a shipping merchant in Philadelphia. 
He uas also one 01 the original members 
of the l-'ir-t City Troop and took part 
\\ith it in the campai-n of 1776-77. On 
the nLht of Ik-cember 25, 1776, lie was 
with Washington when he crossed the 
Delaware, and was one of live detaileil to 
keep alive tile fires alon^ the line of the 
American encampment at Trenton, to de- 
ceive the enemy, while the army marched 
bv a private route to attack the I'.ritish 
rear ;4uard at Trenton. In 17.^0 he sub- 
scribed /".(,< " " i to the bank origan i/cd to 
supply the armv with ]iro\'isions. He 
was a member of the Committee of Safety, 
June V>, 1775. and Admiraitv Survevo: 
of the port of Philadelphia from 1796 
until his death. November 2!, :^.'-. at the 
aije of S6 vcars. He was the onl\- man 
who continued in latter da\> to wear the 
old three cornered hat of the Revolution 
and was familiarly called "the last of the 
cocked hats." He married Ksther Mil- 
ler, and was the father of I>r. [allies 
Mease, authorof " The Picture of Philadel- 
phia in [Si i." Hun. Pierre P.utler and 
Captain John P.utler. hi-- grandsons, h.id 
their names changed from M<-a*r to I'.ut 
ler fur i urposes of inherit nice Rev. Al 
fred I.. Klwyn, of Philadelphia, i- a 
gre.i! 'j:-':id-Mn. Mr. Measi- \vas a mem- 
ber ol the H'.bernin I-'ire Company and 
also of tiie Gloucester I-'o\ Hunting 
Club. 

Matthew Mcaso, 1771. Firother of 





at an early a.^i- and settled in Philadel- 
phia, where his uncle, John Mease, an 
eminent and \\ealthv merchant, resided. 
ijohn Mease was native of Strabane and 
died here in 1767.) Though educated for 
a merchant, he entered the navv ami be- 
came pm>erof the " I '.on homme Richard." 
Ill the desperate encounter between that 
vessel and the " Serapis " Mr. Mease, 
not relishing the thought of bein.L; an 
idle spectator of the enj^aifement, ob- 
tained iVom Paul Jones the command of 
the quarter-deck i;uns, which were served 
nndei' him until he was carried below to 
the cockpit, dangerously wounded on the 
head by a sjilinter. He died in Philadel- 
phia in 17X7. He was not married. 

John Mitchell, 1771. One of the 
original members and Vice-Presideiit of 
the Society, June 17, I7S;?, to June- 17. 
i 7S.v was a lu-jih.ew of Andrew Caldwcl! 
11771). He was a nati\e of Ireland and 
brought u]i a merchant. His father died 
of yellow fever in I ; 6S. I Ie was Muster 
Master-C.eneral of the State Navy, Octo- 
ber 6, 1775; resigned l ; ebrnarv 2',. i~~'>', 
was a]i])ointed Acting Commissary March 
q, 1776, and resigned January q, 1777. 
He is recorded as serving as Mu>ter Ma- 
ter without pay. He was Second I.ieti- 
ten Hit of the ''Chatham," November ; :, 
177- : l-'ir-t Lieutenant of the armed boat 
"Ranker," February 16, 1776, and wa-, 
Captain of the "Ranker." October 21, 
177'). After the war he resided lor sev- 
er, i'. years as a mercliant in 1'rance, and 
was afteru ard-- I ni'.ed Stati s Consul at 
Santia.tjo <le Cuba. lie was a No Ad- 
miral', v Snrve\-or of Phi'adel])hia. Cat>- 
taiu Mitclu 11 was a member of the First 
City Troop, the Gloucester Fox Hunting 
v ' '. ' an i the i I :' ic-rnia I'ire ('< MIM '.my. 
John Mitchell, Jr., 1781. Pn.lml.ly 
in of J.,hn Mitchi-1! 1771 ). In i 701 
he was a merchant at No. i ;2 Chestnut 
trcet, I'lii'adi-ljihi,-!. I b- \s as also a niem- 
be: of the Hiberuia Si icii ; y I7'/'|. \\'e 
hive nbtained no further information 

' him. 

Riindlc Mitchell. 1771.- One of the 

original members, was a native o! Ireland 

; irtuei "I his bn ither, Jolin Mit- 

cht '.'. ' ~ - '. . He removed to New [erscv 




JOHN Ml-AS 



MI 



1 -J 



M< 



about 177V He was also a member of 
the Hibcruia Fire Company. 

William Mitchell, 1771.- -OIK- of 

the original members and its tir-t Srerc- 
tary and Treasurer, March 17, 1771, to 
March 17, 177-, wa- a merchant and 
member of tile linn of Carsan. Barclay .S: 
Mitchell, and of their successors, Barclay 
,S: Mitchell. All the members of the. linn 
were l-'rieiidlv Sons of St. Patrick. Hi- 
name disappears I'rom the roll after De- 
cember 17, '775, and he probably d:e 1 
abroad or on a vovaye shortly before that 
date, as he is marked "beyond sea" at ' 
the meetings in September and December, ' 
1775. His will, dated September I 1 , 1 775, 
proved August ID. 177'-), "before ^oini; on : 
a vovaije to Kurope," mentions his tatl'.er | 
and mother. James ;md Hli/.abcth Mit- \ 
che'.l ; his friend and partner, Thomas j 
Barclay; hi- brother, Henry Mr.chell, j 
and sisters. Hanna and Mary; Ins Iriend, 
Mrs. Dorcas Montgomery, relict of Rob- 
ert Montgomery; his aunt. Hanna, relict 
of the late Captain Robert Miller; John, 
William and Hanna Karr, children of hi- 
late uncle, John Karr ; his friend, Benja- j 
min I ; u!ler. Benjamin Fuller (1 771 and 
Thomas Barclay 11771! were the execu- 
tor-. He bequeathed t<> the Pennsyl- 
vania Hospital /"ID-}. He was probably 
uumarned. 

ITllgh Moore, 178-'?. Was a native 
of Inland, who came here in i~^2 from 
St. Christopher's, W. !., and took the test 
oath on August '.i of that year. In 1701 
he \va- a merchant at I s Peiin street. 
Verv little i- known of him. His will, 
signed Febru irv, iSo;, and proved March 
r, iSo^. mentions his wife, Catherine j 
Frances Moore; his sons, William and | 
John, and his daughters, Catherine and ! 
lane. fames Craw lord 177-. u as one of j 
his executor-. In the will he bequeathed I 
* I > to his sou John " towards the pur 
i'ii i-e lit a law library. Th;-, with the .1-- ' 
M-tance of his -,,,.d patron, Mr. A. J. 
Dal! as, will. 1 hope, set him up with hooks 
-ulhcient for a VOUUL; lawver at lii-. lir-t 
e:it;ance as a Penn-vl van: a i Ivoc tte." 

James Moore, 1785. Wa- i Captain 
in Pennsylvania Line. Jar.u.irv 5, :77'i; j 
promoted to be Maior of UK l-'ir-t Pe::n- ; 



svlvama Re^.mc::'., September jo, 1777, 
and served \\ith credit daring the Kevo- 
lutioii.iiA" \\'.ir. Alteruard- he was a 
dru^L;!>t in I 'hi lade! phi i. 1 le u.ts one of 
the nine X'' 1 - tli-:!:--n \\llo -i:]>er;nte!i<le.l 
the Federal Pnve-ion of i : ss. i See 
pa.^e 5^. i 

Patrick Moore, 17S(J. Was a mv : 

chain ami partner of Blair McClena.-h..:i 
i 1777). He was Tre.. -liter of the Slate 
lioard of War. March 14, 1777. and a:: 
Alderman i:: ; 7<y4. He was a member of 
the Fir.-t City Troop and of the Hiber- 
nian Societv !V)2t. He m.irrieil Han- 
nah, da-.'.^liter of Alexander and Kli/.a- 
beth Hasell I!u-ton :i!id si-^-r of John 
Ha-e',1 Huston, who married Martha, 
daughter of P.lair McClen.tchau. Hi- 
onlv c!iild liveil but a year. I See Meith's 
" Provincial Councillors of l'e:;::-vl- 
vania. " j 

James Moylan, 1772. -Doe- not 
Seem to be kno\vn amoni^ the descendant-^ 
of Steplien and J a.- 'per Mo\-;.in. We can 
find nothing concerning him. 

Jasper Moylan, 1781.- -Brother of 

John Movlan 17^1 and half-brotlier of 
Cieiieral Stejihei: Moylan 1771 , was a 
native of the city of Cork, Ireland.. He 
was educated at St. Onier's, l-'rance. and 
recei\'ed an excellent classical education, 
heiiiL;' intended for the Catholic prie-t- 
hood. He subsequently, however, studied 
law. and became a practicing attorney, 
obtaining' - ; la rye practice in Philadel- 
phia ainoiu; people of foreign birtl:, l>y 
reason of his knowledge of the l-'rev.ch 
and Spanish lanyuaue-. He conUnr.f I 
toprictice law in Philadelt'hia until :;:- 
death < >n I'ebniary n. :^'..\ in the .- :'.!". 
ye ir of hi- aye. His obituary notice in the 
. /;.';-,; ' of February I .v 1 v ! - de-cribe 
him as "a distin-ui-hed and hi-hly re- 

II, m aric.d .;- : -t Ch::rch. M.iy s . 
i 7>s, Utbel'.a Me , . \\: ! K\ "f J,- :l , - 
M> i-e i 177; , u':o, ( - .--..::;> -. !:, 1; n! bei n 
in ,'ie M-ttleme:.:: -:' ;u :>< hn-b.'.:id's 
estate. Slh-lraj! :' o- : , .;;,!;, a : i:;-hter. 
Ann i M iri > M,.v; .': v.':- :-.;i -rr.:. ! Robert 
Wal-h, Jr., ' , n 1 ; -. -': '; . ': :\>. !vr chil- 



MO 



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MO 



Cork, Ireland. Mr. Movian was also a 
nii-mber of the I I i hernia n Society, was one 
of UK- t\\o Counsellors chosen at tlu- first 
election in 1 79. and M-r\cd lor several 
\ears in tllat capacit v. IK- was also a 
member of UK- l-'irst Citv Troop. He 
ami his brother John an<l half-brother 
Stephen were known in Philadelphia as 
UK- "three polite lris.hnieii." from their 
courtly and dignified manners. 

John Moylan, 1781. brother of 
Jasper Movlan nSii am! half-brother of 
Stephen Movlan 1177: . v.as a native of 
the city of Cork. Ireland, and was en- 
gaged in mercantile business in Phila- 
delphia. \"erv little is known of him. 
lie probably died voung and ninnarried. 
"lie must have been a verv elegant 
gentleman." writes one ot the lannlv to 
us, " judging fri >:n his superb dressing case 
and solid silver ornaments and bushels of 
elegant silk stockings." \\'e h;:ve been 
unable to find any red rd of his death or 
burial. 

Stephen Moylan, 1771. One of the 
original members of the Soeietv and its 
first Proidcnt. March 17, 1771, tojune 17, 
'77,v J"^ 111 Moylan. of the city of Cork. 
Ireland, the father of Stephen Movlan. 
married twice. P.v his first wile, the 
Countcss of I.imerick. he had four chil- 
dren i, Stephen Moy'an ; 2. a daughter, 
who became ;:'<:><-s o! the 1 r-ulinc Con- 
vent, Cork ; ;. a daughter, who la-came a 
ir.m in the same Convent ; .), I-'rancis 
Movlan, Catliolir Hi-hop of Cork from 
17^6 until hi: ill -.':. ;'-. his second wife 
h>- had two . hildn ' per Movlan and 
John Mo\lan. The Mo\-]ans were mer- 
chants, establi-1 -:i'-- at Cork as 
early probably a- :~.- . . .ei in -i1 ha\"i- 
bei-n prominentl' :"' "< -' d :n commer- 
cial affairs. I '<::> My' 1:1 uh.o .lied in 
1772, and \sho -.',.,- til ' of Strphi-n 
M. ivl in. held the 'overrmeir cnntracl 
;" ir lie ci iinmis- iri-'i " :':< K'.r of ]',< mr 
bon. In ronseijiu :;. e o| the -evere pi-nal 
1 iws a-ainst th 

. !i I out of : :n null to I''r nci foi 



Cork, in 1743. It is a tradition in the 
familv that, after receiving his education 
abroad, lie was sent to Lisbon, Portugal, 
bv his father, who had commercial inter- 
ests there-, and upon his return to Ireland 
In- chafed so much under the restraints of 
P>riti>h laws that he resolvc'd to emigrate 
to America. He carried his resolve into 
elfcct, and came to Philadelphia some 
years before the Revolution ami became a 
prosperous merchant. At the com men ce- 
ment of the war he imnicdiati '. v applied 
for service- in the army, and enii-'ail in a 
regiment that hastened to the American 
cani]i before lioston, in 1775. His busi- 
nc-ss exjH-rience led to his assignment to 
the Commissar'.- I )e]>artment, and on June 
5, 177", Congress elected him puarter- 
mastcr-( '.enc-ral with the rank of Colonel, 
thus placing him on the stafl of C.er.cral 
Washington, the Connnander-in-Chief. 
His duties not suiting his active tempera- 
ment he resigned his jiosition on (October 
i, 1776, and permission beinj^ granted 
to recruit a regiment for more active ser- 
vice, he rai>ed, a regiment of horse, the 
4th Pennsylvania Light Iiragoons, which 
afterwards became as famous in itsdav 
almost as Sheridan's command in the Re- 
bellion. I Ie was in constant service until 
the- end of the war. and in all the opera- 
tions of Washington and his Continental 
army Movlan's Iiragoons bear a conspic- 
uous and gallant part. Whether in the 
field or -\\hile the armvwas in camp at 
Yallev I'orge and i ther places, he \\-as 
coiisiaiith- taking Jiarl in all tin- move- 
ments in which tin- cavalrv \\-i-re i-m- 
plo\-ed, wlieth.er in harassing the enemy, 
cutting off supplies, foraging for the 
army, etc. The Manjuis de c'ha--ti-!leux, 
in hi- "Travels in Ami-rica," Vol. i, pp. 
i ;j. 155, thui- describes Colonel MO\ 1,,;, : 
lu hoi,; me - lin.u with CoL ,n< 1 
Sti-jihen M"\lan. \\liom h:s L\celU-nc\ 
deneral \\'a-hir.L;ton had, j^iven in;-, in 
spiti o| m v-el f. a-- a companion ! 

ration him. h < ti an v. < r ::.- nd tin 

cor, versa I ion i i . ' '. i: .'.'' In -coining more 

inten-sting, I r < mi-.d ! had to do with a 

11 1 m a n , \vh o h ad 

long in Hnropi nid who ha- ' iv- 
elled through the L'r-. attst part of Amerii a. 



MO i-j.-. MF 

I found him perfectly polite; for his married to Henry I). I'.iid ; ; v Mephen 

politeness was not troublesome, and I Moylan Fox, civil engineer, killed at Ncv. 

soon conceived a i^reat friendship for him. Orleans in earlv part of the RcU-lhon ; 4. 

Mr. Moylan is an Irish Catholic; one of Margaret Fox. married to Dr. T. II. Amber- 

his brothers is Catholic Bishop of Cork , son, of New Castle, Pa.; 5. Anna Fox, 

tie has four others, two ol whom arc mer- died in infancy ; ft. Captain Philip I.. Fox, 

chants, one at Cadi/., the other at 1,'Ori- Civil Mutineer, Philadelphia; 7. Violetta 

ent ; the third is in Ireland \\ith his lam- Spring Fox, married to David N. Couric- 

i'.v; and the fourth is intended for the nay, of \\Ystern Penna. ; .S. Mdward Fox, 

priesthood. As for himself, he came to I.ieut. I". S. Volunteers, died .it battle of 

settle in America some years a^o, where Shiloh. General Movlan's other daughter, 

In.- was at first enj^aj^ed in commerce ; he Mli/a C. Moylan, mained \\"illi.im M. 

then served in the armv as Aide-de camp J.ansdalc, son of Major Tiioma- I.ausdale, 

to the General, and has merited the com- of Maryland. The-, left surviviirj; them 

maud of the li.Ldit cavalry. During the two children Dr. Philip I.au-iale. I", S. 

war he married the daughter of a rich N'., now 01 Philadelphia, and Cornelia 

merchant in the Jerseys, who lived for- Mansdale MWMIL;, \\ifeof Masked Mwiuij, 

liierlv at New York, and who now resides of Yillanova, Pa. Colonel J. V. C>>ppiu- 

011 an estate at a little distance from the i;er, 231! Infantrv, I". S. A., is a de-ceiid- 

road \ve were to pass the :iext day." ant of Denis Movlan. 

Colonel Moylan retired at the close of In jj;leanini; facts relating to the earlv 

the war with the rank of Brevet P.ri^a- history of the family. John George Mac- 

dier-Geiieral, and resumed business in Carthy, the historian of Cork, Ireland, 

Philadelphia, attempting to rebuild a for- instituted, .it our request, inquiries amoni; 

tune which had been greatly impaired bv the descendaiits of the Movlans in that 

reason of his absence- in the service of his city, applying also for information t< > Rt. 
adopted country. He resided for a time ! Rev. Geo. Sheehan, P.ishop, but with very 

on a farm at Gosheii, Chester eo., Pa., meagre results. A:uon- other letters rc- 

and \\ as Register and Recorder of Chester ccived were one from Mrs. CavjUey, and 

co.. from A]iril 7, 1792, to December 13, one from Pierce Roche, of the Cork 

179^, but a^ain removed to Philadelphia I.ibrary. 

and was appointed Commissioner of General Moylan was re-elected Presiiient 

I.oans and Ai;ent for In\-alid Pensions, of the Society in ! 7<)'>, a:id continued 

which office lie held until his death. to occupv that position until the cxtiuc 

He had married one of "five handsome, tion of the or-aiii/.ation probabh a: lus 

well-bred daughters" of Pliilip \'an death. From the bei;innin;j; of the Soci- 

Horne, Colonial Governor of New Jer- et\- he was one of its nio-t active iMi-m- 

sev, and upon settling down in Phila- bers, and in its later vear- seemed to be 

del])hia a^ain he soon " became distill- its mainstay. He ^as also a member o! 

<;nished as an old-school ^enlK-in..!! and the Hibernia l':re Company, and of the 

a hospitable host. He i hi-, \\ifei and Gloucester l-'ox ! luntin.^ ^ hib. The on'; \ 

t wo daughters, one of \\ horn inherited her portrait of Genera! Mo\ '.,.11 k no\\ n to h.i\ e 

mother'- fascinations, drew many pe;sons been in existence was bm'iied in a lire in 

to their house on the North Mast Corner Philadelphia m.iiis vears ,IL;O, 

of \\'a:nut and I-'ourth Streets." He died [ See " Mai;. Anur. Hi-l.." All-., l^r>; 

April 11. iSn, and was buried in St. "Penna. .\rehi\e-, " 2d series, \"ol. \;..p. 

Mary's church-yard. His wife died \\lu-n ! -'7; "Potter's American Monthly." 

his oldest daughter was but live vears of Vol.ft, ]i 11; ' \\"a-!'.:u-ton and his ( ',en- 

ai;e. probably 1790. Thev had two club erals," Vol I, P. ('.eiieral Jo-eph 

dren, both daughters- Maria Moylan, Reed'- Lite." Vol. i;;. 1^7. !'>'. 

\\homarried Samuel l-'ox. and had I-MIC etc.] 

as follows : i. Mli/.abeth Movlan l-'o\. of Joliu Murray. 177J. \V.i- of the 

I'eter-burL'.h. Ya. ; 2. Mar\- Mo\lan l ; o\, linn of I'.nnnei-. M::r: r ;v c'o.. dr\ -oods 



McC ]->' Nl- 

rnerchan 1 .-, of Philadelphia, who. in I7S>, 179*1 05. IK- \v;is President of UK- iK-nio- 

sul is.cri 1 >cd _/. 6.1 H H , io tlii- li.nik or^ani/cd to cratie Socielv in 17^!. and during thf 

supplv the American .inny with j>rovis- agitation concerning J.-iv's trcatv. \\hich 

ions. Tin.- linn was en^a.^vd in the West he bitterly opposed, hi- was made tin.- prin- 

India trade. IK- is probably the same cipal figure in one- of the leading political 

John Mnrrav \\lio was married in Christ cartoons of tlu- time. lie was elected to 

Church, April ;v>. I 77 j. to Kli/al >cth I. yii<^. the I'nited States House of Representa- 

A John Murray was appointed bv the tives, and served 171/7 <><). After the war 

I'ennsylvania I'.oard of \\',ir to 1 >e h'irst he was for a time in partnership with Pat- 

Major of the State Regiment of I 'not, l>ut rick Moore i i;Sfi , and like- K..liert Morris 

ue are unal'le to say \\ hi. ther or not he is was en^a-ed in numerous s]>ei-tilatioiis, 

the same person. which rcsulud in disastrous financial re- 

Blair McClenadian, 1777. --Was a verses, resulting in his incarceration in a 

native of Ireland. He came to I'hilade!- del/tor's prison. President Jefferson ap- 

]>hia at :MI early aj^e, and eni; i.^ed in mer- ])ointed him Commissioner of Loans, 

cantile busincs.-. He became t!ie largest which ]iosition enabled him to support 

importer in the city except Robert Morris. himself until his death on May s, iSi2. 

The State Navy Hoard. July 2.S, 1777, He was buried in St. Paul's Clmrchvanl, 

"apply'd to Mr. P.lair McCU-nachan to Third street above- Walnut. He married 

send this board all the Anchors that he can in September, 176;, -marriage license is- 

s]iare, \\hich the Hoard agrees to ]xiy him sued August 31, ]~(\\: Ann Derra^h. His 

for, or to repi. ice them." In memoranda will, dated April .|, iSi i, and proved May 

of Committee "I" Safet\, July J'*. 1777, he iq, iSij, mentions two daughters, Mary 

is referred to as having twelve or more and Ann. One of his daughters, Deborah, 

cannon on Race Street Wharf. In 17 S > married C.eneral Walter Stewart '1771;, 

at the breaking tip of the State Navy, lie and another. Martha, married, John Hasell 

purchased the bri^ " Convention." I)nr- Huston, whosi- ilan^'hti-r, Mar\- Huston, 

inu; the Revoltition he was also en^ai^ed married Henry Toland ! iS 15 His^rand- 

in fitting out privateers, anil made much dati^liter m.'.rried Thom;:s Peun Ciaskill 

money. In 17X0 he subscribed ,/~io,cx to ;s .~s. Mr. McClenadian was a member 

of the Hibernian Socictv \~<-)<* and also 
of the ( ".'.oucester l-'ox Huntir.^ CiuN, and 

the rtubscriptimi of Robert Mnrris. He of the Ilibernia I'ire Comjiar.v, of wliit-li 

co-oper.ited most In irtil' \\;th Morns, in ' itter orj(anix.ation he w;,s a very 

all the hitter's undi rl ikin.vrs. to sust.-iin the member. 

credit of the Colonial i HIM-. lieuasone Alcxandci' Ncsbitt, 1778. Of the 

of the original member ol tlie I-'irst Citv house of Stewart \ Ncsbitt. d.r\' -.lo.'s 

Troup, ar.d was \\itlt it ; r. the cani]*aiLjn merchants, was a britlu-r ol John Ma\\\i'l 

in the Jerseys in 1776 77. Towards the NY-hiit, and came from I.on^hbrickland, 

eiiil of the Revolution I'.e entered promi C'Hint\ I'nv.n. Ireland. (ic-neral W,u- 

:iei:'. I ' into a 1 1 thi political niovenients of ter Su-\\ art 177^) u'as his partner. He 



of ti 

i-. i;:rse with Tories and suspected ])ersons, during tin i-amjiai.yii in the Jer-< -, 

.,.', liis tiani'- is iiiimd upon numerous 177'' 77. Ht ">\ 's aKci a mi-inber ol ' 

committees of citi /ens. \fu-r the ( 'doiiccsU i I'ox Huntinu' Club. I!: 1 'ernia 

; i volution In- was still more prominent, 1 : Comjian v, and Hibernian Societ', 

a n d i n ' ' ' ' ' : ' ' : ; : : 7 v " . ! . 

fter tin ption of the I-Ydentl Const-;. John Maxwell Nosbitt, 1771. < >:u- 

he was Chairman of the Anti o| tin origin; ' ineinlK rs, was Vice Presi- 

; li ral Convi ntion \vhich nn ' in I! irris- dent of the Socii t\ from March 17, 177:, 

" :.: :: September, '7 y N md was a to June 17. 177;; President from June 17. 




COL. !!' \\CIS 



June 17, 17^-. to March .'7. : 7*A From :' ; -< .1.1 a ijnantity of : -ei f ,.::d]rk from 
its tirst meeting until his death he was one ;i Mr. Howe of Trenton, and ili.it thi-. beef 
of it> most active members, and on March anil pork, as v. ell as a \. .'.::.:; '..- j r:/c l.idi-n 
i. 1 79". when it was :n its decline, lu- \\a~- with provisions \\hieh h..d j'.i--t arri'.ed, 
Chairman of the " Select Meeting "f Ir>h- \\ as at the service of < '.< -iu r.-.l \\".^hi:rj"t' MI. 
me::." which founded the Iliberm.iii Tlu-v were accepted , it ":! v and immedi- 
Society. lie was a native < >{ Ireland, and atelv forwanleil to the so'.dicrs, some of 
came to America, when a vomiij; m.:n, \\ iih whom \\ete h.:!l starved. \\':u-n the ]'..-. :;k 
recommendations to Redmond CKIMII^- of Pennsylvania \\a^ or^aiii/eil in the 
ham. who was a prosperous merchant in same- vear, he \\a.i one of the :ir~t f.-.e 
Philadelphia before the Revolution, a:id insptjctors of the Kink. He co-oper.r.rd 
who emplovcd him as a clerk. Hisassi- witli Robert Miirn> in the latter's e!f' 't'ts 
iluitv, integrity anil luisiness liahits so to sustain the puMic credit and pro-, liie 
pleased Mr. Conyn^ham that in 17^5, for the continuance of the war. He 1 e- 
when that gentleman \\~as about to return came interested in liankin^, anil UJH'-.I t:ie 
to Ireland, lie was admitted as a partner, organization of the Hank of North America 
the firm becoming Cou\-ii^hani \: Nesbitt. on November i, 17^1, \\'as made one of the 
About I ; e!irnarv. 1775. the title was directors, and continued to act in that 
changed to C<>n vn^'ham. Nesbitt ^\; Co., capacity until Januarv 9, 171,12. Kjiou the- 
one of the partners beinij I Javid Ilavfield oryani/.ation of tlie Insurance Companv 
Conynj^hain < 1775 , and during the Re\'o- of North America in 1791, he became its 
lution was known as [. M. Nesbitt ^V Co. President. He died in [uuuarv, |N>2. 
Ouite a number of the Friendly Sons owe His will, dated April 2 .;, iSoo, and proved 
their change of resilience from Ireland to January 25, iS<>2, describe-' him as a nier- 
America by reason of the business con nee- chant, and mentions his surviving brother, 
tions of the firm in the North of Ireland. James Nesbitt, his three sisters, Frances, 
At the commencement of the Revolution Sarah, and Mli/abcth Ann. and hi-- " friend 
the firm soon became noted for its patriot- and partner," David Hayfield Conyn-ham 
ism. and in 17X0 subscribed ,{5,< K * > to the 'I775 . I'ram'is \\'e>t : 7^ ; and Richard 
bank orLrani/eil to^upplv the Continental Peters 117^7 were two of liis executor- 
army with jirovisions. Jolni Maxwell The late Jnd.^e John Nesbiit Conynuli.iin, 
Nv-b;tt took a prominent pan anion^ the of \Vilkes1iarre, Pa,, was named after him. 
citi/.eiis of Philadelphia during the strut.;- Mr. Nesbitt U'as a member of I lie 1 ':--'. Cit \' 
L'!e. He was a member of the Committee Trno]i and the Hibernia I-'ire Comp...::\. 
of Correspondence. Mav 2o, 1 774, and also He was never married. [ S! e ii :..;'.' 
of the larger Committee of Corresjioi-.d- " IVnnsvlvania Register," \"o',. '. p. 2^: 
ence. June is, 177}; Pavma^ter of ;!K- "Siinjison's Lives," ]>. 7;.': "H:<>>r\ of 
State Navy, September 14. 1775; Treas- the Insurance C'nn]i:mv of North 
nrer of the State Battalion, July 27. 1776; America." Phila., [SS5, p. 9,;." 
Treasurer of State Navy Hoard, March .;, Francis Nieliols, 1784. Ho: 
1777; Treasurer of State Hoard of War for Crien Hill. I'ari-!i of F'.nni^ki'.'.e:;. Co-;:: 1 . \ 
:!ie land service. Mar-'h ! {. 1777, and Fcrmana-h, Ireland, in 17: He i -,-:.e 
-erved until the discharge of t:ie Hoard to America about !7'*. and si-tt'ied 
from service, Au^u^t >\ 1777, and member Philadelphia. He \\.iv Seco;id ! n ::ti n.n:t 
' fthe " Rejiublican Society," Ma.rch, 177-, . in Colonel William '!''.:. m; - 
i; is relit, -d of Mr. Ne-bitt th.it when the talion in 17"'''. aii'l \v - c t 'v.r<- : 
Contimntal army, in 17X0, wa> suflerinur attack on Tris I^:v: ; '<-. !!-- \\ i- -.:'-e- 
greatly from \\aiit of provisions, Creiieral qiu-ntlv exchanged and refivm ! on (>c',o- 
Washinj^ton wrote to Juil.ij;e Peters depict- her in, 177'-'- < >n lUccmbs 
in.^ the army's distress Judue Peter- was ]>romoted to the rank of C .; 'tain, and 
i ailed on Mr. Nesbitt and informe'l liim afterwards was M.tior of uth Re-iment 
of the condition of aflairs. Mr. Ne-bitt l' ( nn-ylv :t:ia Line. \ ft, : thi- \\ ..r !'. w ts 
immediately replied that he had '>UL;:t a nien-liant : . and !>' an 



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active part in public events in the- city. 
His brother, "William Nichols (1790., was 
United Suites Marshal, appointed May iS, 
171)5. Francis Nichols died I'Ybruary 13, 
iSij, at Pottstown, Montgomery co., Pa., 
and was buried there. lie was a member 
of tlie 1'irst Citv Troop, tlie Pennsylvania 
Society of the Cincinnati, and of the Hi- 
bernian Society 171)0). His i^raudson, 
Ilcurv K. Nichols iiS^i, is at present a 
member of the I liber nia u Society. 

John Nixon, 1771. ' >ue of the orig- 
inal members, was bom in Philadelphia 
in i 733. He was a son of Richard Nixon, 
a native of Coiintv \\Y\ford. Ireland, 
\\lio was a prominent shipping merchant 
in Philadelphia. He succee<le<l liis father 
in business, and from an earlv a, r e took a 
prominent jiart in public- a Hairs. In i 7' ; o 
he a]>pears as a member of the noted 
''Colony in Schuylkill," and in 17^3 
as a member of the Mount Resale 
l-'ishin^ Companv. In '7'><> he was ap- 
pointed one of the Port Wardens of the 
city, and in I ~'i<.) one of the Signers of 
the Provincial l',ill> of Credit. He served 
as a Manager of the Pennsylvania Hos- 
pital from 1 7^S to 1772. In 1771 he 
helped to found the b'rielidlv Sons of St. 
Patrick and was ;i very active member for 
manv \ ears. He was one of the Phila- 
delphia Committee of Correspondence 
< 177.; to call a meeting of deputies to a 
general Coii.u'1'e-.s df the Colonies, and in 
1775 was a member of the Pennsylvania 
Convention. I'pon the for!iial ion <if the 
Philadelphia Associators in 1775 he v,a> 
clioM u Lieutenant-Colonel of the Third 
1'iattalion, ami upon the formation of the 
Associators into a brigade he became one 
of the Colonels. t"pou ( Ictobcr 20 1775, 
he was a] i] minted a inembi-r of the Penn- 
sylvania Committee of Safelv, and after- 
wards of the Council of Safetv. The 
1 onncil having received from Congress 
! pi >n [uly 6. \~-fi, a copy of the I >eclara- 
' I Jldepetldi-nre, it Was ordered t'i 

be proclaimed at the State House upon 

Monday, julv S. at i j o'clock, noon, and 
John Nixon heini^ selected to read it, at 
the time and place mentioned,, in the 
presence of the a^->enibled citi/en--, he 
read and pro. laimed, I-'OK THH I-TRST 



TIM I-:, that precious document. The 
"Associators" were called into active ser- 
vice in New Jersey fora short time in the 
summer of 1776. In November of that 
year, after their return, Colonel Nixon was 
appointed by Congress one of the Conti- 
nental Navv board. Towards the close 
of the year 177(1 the "Associators" were 
aj^ain called into active service under 
Washington, and took part in the battle 
of Princeton, January 2, 1777. In 1778 
the}' were in winter quarters at Valley 
Fori^e. In 177^-79 Colonel Nixon was 
one of the State Auditors to settle the 
accounts of the Committee and Council 
of Safetv and the \Varand Navy boards ; 
and in 17790111: of the Auditors of Con- 
fiscation and I-'ine Accounts of the Com- 
monwealth, and in the latter year was 
appointed by Congress one of the Auditors 
of Public Accounts. I'pon the formation 
of the Bank of Pennsylvania, in i 7.So, for 
the purpose of supplying the Continental 
army with provisions, his name appears in 
the subscription list for ,/,S.' XX) - He was 
one of the Directors of the liank of 
North America, established in I7,si, and 
served until January, I 792, when he was 
elected its President. 1 le continued to be 
President until his death, upon December 
31, iSoS. He was one of the original 
members of the "Philadelphia Society 
for the- Promotion of Agriculture," 
founded in 17^5, and was Treasurer of the 
" Society for the Mn con rai^ement of Amer- 
ican Manufactures and the I'seful Arts " in 
17^7. In the I'cdcral Procession upon Jnlv 
.), i 7.SS, to commemorate the adoption of 
the Constitution of the Tinted States, Col- 
onel Nixon -played a prominent part, tak- 
mij the character of " Independence." 
In I 7- s 9 he was elected one of the lloaid 
of Trustees of the I'niversity of Pennsyl- 
vania, and the same \ car he was chosen 
one of the fifteen Aldermen of the city of 
Philadelphia. He v is a member of the 
H'.' p 'eruia I -'ire Company, and when 1)'^ 
tun ' ime a ted as its Clerk or Secretary 
everal occasions. His minutes of 
the meetings of that or^ani/ation are 
very full and u-ua 11 v signed bv him at the 
end of the entries. Hi^ will, ]/ro\-ed 
January 5, iSny, describes him as tjf the 



cvn 



firm of Nixon, Walker & Co. i David 
Walker, John Nixon and Henry Nixon, 
hi-. MUD, and mentions among others liis 
mere, Lli/.abcth Mifllin, wile of Samuel 
Milllin, daughter of his hrother-in law, 
William Davis. He married, October, 
1765, in New York, Kli/aheth, oldest 
child of Cieorge and Jane Curric; Davis, 
and had five children, vi/. : Mary, wile 
ol" Francis West : i 7 S 3 i ; Kli/abeth, wife 
of Krick Bollman ; Sarah, wife of Wil- 
liain Cramond ; Jane, wife of Thomas 
Mavne Willing ; and Henrv, who married 
Maria, youngest daughter of Roliert 
Morris 1771 . I lis wife, Kli/.abeth Nixon, 
died August 3 1 , 1775, and was buried in 
St. Peter's Churchyard, yl and Pine 
streets. [See /\'tins\'li>ania Ma^ii^i:;t\ 
\"ol. i. ]). iSS, and Vol. S, p. 352 ; "Simp- 
son's Lives," p. 745 ; Scharf X: \\'escott's 
"History of Philadelphia," Vol. i, p. 
;,ji ; //istorical Miigtizinc, for I>ecember, 
is6<>, p. 371, and January, i.v'n, p. 25.] 

Michael Morgan O'Brien, 1781. 
Wa-. a native of Ireland, and a West 
Indi i !nerch;int in Philadel]ihia. ( )n 
September 13. 17 s *.), his place was at the 
Southwest corner of Front and Chestnut 
streets. In the Directory for 17^1 lie is 
described as a " gentleman," South ,sth 
street, below Spruce. He died in France 
in l s <>4. His will, dated September 2, 
I So;, before "going on a voyage to 
France," and proved November i, [Nq, 
men: ions his daughter, Maria draticn 
O'!',rie-i : his two grandnieccs. Marv Sex- 
ton and Honora ( )' P.rien, of the city <if 
I,ini'-rick, Ireland ; his " particular 
friend^," ( ieneral Stephen Mo \-lan 1771 , 
Thomas I-'it/siinoii-, 117711, John Crai^, 
David Lennox, Jasper Moylan ii7Sii, 
and Charles Heatly ( ! 7^ i ; and Mrs. 
Catharine I'it/simons, \\iie of Thomas 
!'i:/^imons. He be<|ucaihed hi> b(/ok^ 
to the " Rt.-Reverend l-'a'.lier in dod, 
John Carroll, R. C. I'.i-hop of Baltimore, 
a-, a ti-^timoiiy of the gn-at respect and 
esteem I bear him." It also contains 
the following interesting licijiie-t : " I 
X'ive unto my dear nephew. James I'.oland, 
now re^iilimr at the Island of Dominica, 
ill the West Indies, mv i^old \\atcli and a 
iTol.l medal which was struck for the 



members of a So ii-iy known b\- tlu- 
name of the I-'rieiidl\- So;:> of St. Patrick. 
and of wllicli Societv ( .elleral Movlail i^ 
President for the present year.' 1 I!i^ 
daughter was left as a ward of Thorn ,-> 
l'it/-imon>, and l;\ed i;i the famih- <:' 
that gentleman until her marriage to ,i 
Mr. Clymer. Mr (I'P.iieii was a mi-mber 
of the Hibernian So* iet\ \~<f> a;;d a'.- 
of the l ; ir-t City Troop and Hiber:;: 
l ; ire C< >mpan\ . 
John Patterson, 1772. A native 

Ireland, %\ a-> a Lieutenant in the 57'.'. 
P.ritish 1'oot, April 5, 1754. He \\ , 
I)e]inty-Collector of the Port of Philadel 
phia. 1773-6. tinder I.achlan McLea:;. 
Collector. I-'rom 1779 to i~^\ he i^ noted 
in the minutes as "beyond sea." I:; 
1791 hewasajirinter.it 251 Hi^h -tree'. 
He diecl l-'ebrnar\- 24, I 7v s . and wa> buried 
in Christ Church hurying-gnjiiml. 
John Patton, 1779. r.orn in Sligo. 

Ireland, in 174=;, came to Anierii'a in 17''. 
and settled in Philad< iphia, w!;ere he \\.i- 
engaged in mercantile business at '.':: 
commencement of the Revolution. I! 
was a member of the Citv Committee < : 
Inspection and Observation, August . . 
1775; Major of Second Provincial Rif.e 
Hattalion, Marcli, 177'); Major, Nii:t: 
Pennsylvania Regiment, November ::, 
177') ; Colonel. Sixteenth PeTin--\ 'v.i:.: 
Regiment. Ja.nuarv 11, 1777. He serve: 
with credit during the war, and afterward 
resumed business in Phiiade'.phia. In the 
minutes of the Pcun^vlvania i;<>.ird of 
War. March 31. 1777, is an entry of _/'i v . 
]>aid to him "on account of shott ca-t foi 1 
Lhis State." In i 780 he subscribed /"j..*.. 
to tile bank organi/ed tosi:pp;\ t''ic arni\ 
with ]>ro visions. Some yea: > later he was 
ajipointeil one of the Public Anct ionee:-. 
or Vendlie Masters . in 1701 !:< had hi- 
ollice at 7-S South L'ront s'.ree 1 . S'lor-;- 
after this lie removed to Ce:::r, -o , jftj . 
and became an iron niantif id ::: i : . He 
built the Centre l-'urnace in 17*11. He 
died in iS).i. At the time of his death he 
was M;s'o: C.ener.d of i Division of State 
Mi!i- i.i. C< 'lone! Paiti <:\ ^ as a m-'in'" r of 

the I'ir-' Cit\ Troop the Si-'r.: v!k i". i i-h 



TO i.'fO po 

Iluntmp ^ lub. lie marrit d jane Da\ is, agreed to take the flour at about ^15 j>er 

of Chester co. II is son, John Patton.was bbl. He was j^iven free trade there in con- 

a Lieutenant in the I'nited States .\..\-., sequence, which laid the foundation of 

and served for eij^ht years under Commo- tlu- lar^e fortune he afterwards placed at 

dore Stephen DecaU'.r. His grandson, the disposal of the colonies. I k- espoused 

Ik.ii. John Patton, wa- a member of the the cause of the Revolution, and his 

Thirt;. -seventh and Fiftieth Congresses services were rendered secretlv and ef- 

and Bri^adier-dcneral of Pennsylvania fectively. July 10, 1 776, Don Bernardo de 

Militia, and is now the President of the dalve/. uas appointed Provisional dover- 

Cnrwensville (Pa.) Bank. His ^reat- nor of Louisiana, Pollock was iutroduci d 

grandson, John I'atton, Jr., is a practicing to Don dalve/. by deneral Tri/a^a, with 

l.iwver in drand Rapids, Mich., and has the assurance that, if Spain uas ^oin^ to 

a son, also named John Patton the fifth assist dreat Britain, Pollock would not rc- 

of the name), live years of a^c. main twenty-four hours, but, if they took 

Oliver Pollock, 178.'5. - Oliver I'ol- the part of France, Pollock was the only 

lock was born in Ireland about 17,^7. He American or Kni^lish merchant he could 

emigrated to America about I7'xi and confide in. 

ettled in Carlisle, Pa. According t<> his Pollock accompanied dalve/. as aide-de- 
own u-stimonv. in his allidavit in the trial cam]) against the British possessions. In 
' f deneral Wilkinson i. !/<;;/. , \"ol. -?, app. 1779 he fitted out the "West Florida" as 
: . he removed to Hav.-.na, Cuba, in a vessel of war under the American colors. 
1762 ;. and en^a;.:ed in mercantile pur- He prosecuted the cause of the colonies 
mits in connection with an eminent house with j^reat energy. June 12, 1777, the 
.11 that city. He studied and became Secret Committee of the Tinted States 
] roficient in tin- Spanish lan^ua^e. ( F'ranklin, Morris, Lee and others' ap- 
Whether he was then a Catholic or became pointed him Commercial Av;ent of the 
so afterwards is :n : kin wn. However, he I'nited States at New Orleans. Tlu-v 
soon after his arrival in Havana became directed him to send 55"."* 1 worth of 
iicquainted with Father Butler, President .^o<>ds. blankets, etc., to Philadelphia for 
of the Jesuit College, and throu-h his the army. In i77\ when deneral deor^e 
influence w.is brought into intimate rela- Rogers Clarke was .sent bv (iox-i-rnor Jef- 
tions \>,-;;h Don Alexander ()'Reilv, the ferson. of X'ir^inia, to reduce the Kn^- 
(rovernor-deiieral of Cuba, whose friend- lish j>osts at Yincenncs, Mr. 1'olloek had 
ship he retained thro-;-.;!: life. lie fore already forwarded to Fort Pitta lar^e 
!7',S Pollock removed to New ( )rle.:ns (juantitv of ^nnpo%Mlcr. ol.tained from 
I then 3, oof) inhabitants i and -ettled there the kind's stores. In 177.^ i January i, 
j'ermanentK'. He trad...-,! with the cities alter Don dalve/ had publicly reco^ni/ed 
on the American co. ,- - .with Sjiain Pollock's oiiici.d chai icter, tin- (lovernor 
and F'rance. In 17' , In went to Haiti- of Virginia ordered him to draw bill-on 
more, Md., '. ' : OTH i bri-, I'rance for 5^5/>oo, to aid deneial 
which In naun ': tin !' Ch rlotte." Clarke. Virginia h.ni deposited tobacco 
loaded her with flour nn! -ailed for New to meet these drafts, but Arnold destroyed 
Orleans. Mean time O'Rcily had been it; the State was unable to pay, the bills 
; p])ointed by the K:- > plain- were protested and Pollock's propcrtv 
fVeneral and dovernor of Provinci of sei/.cd by his creditors. He had also ho; 
I.ouisi ma. tin :. in : : urn ti< n. Provis- ri^ved *'<>.''> in specie, rhrou^h dal\'e/. 
ions ordered by O'Reil; ot an food from tin- royal In asury, to aid deneral 

L r, , V, scarce ami famine \: *- in :< nt. Clarke. and to defend the frontiers of Pen n- 

Poilock's flour then irrived at New Or- svlvania and Virginia, and ^avehisindivid 

ieaii 1 - Flour was selling at *?" ] r : ' '.. nal bond for the ami unit. From 1777 to 

II. placed his car<, r o. at disposal of O'Reil y, [ 7X3 he made advances to -,nd to 

"emu-stint: ' I'Reily to fi> the prn e. This the T'nited States, on the basis of his ou n 



PO 1-1 RA 

specie. The Secret Committee of tlu- Secretary of the Treasury, sent him ioS,- 

I'nited States embarrassed him very sen- '*';v This was not in lull, however. The 

ouslv by not responding to his drafts. Inn-- binted States st:';l oue> the heirs of .Mr. 

v'.v to his appeal for remittances. January Pollock \\ith simple inteiv-t over ^:<">,- 

iLj. 1779, they recoL, r ni/.cd his claims and on. In 17^1 or 17. ,j po'.lock. returned 

sacrifices, but lamented their irta!>uitv !>< t Cumberland co., Pa. Here h:- \\: U- 

/.v//// their pledges. Virginia was largely died, and I;;-- son Ja-.ncs was killed. In 

in the same situation. She sent him a 17^7 he was a candidate for Congress, 

It aft on I-'rance for ,/"(xj,S I.) s for his ad- but Was defeated.; in ; ,s. ,4 he was a- -i'i 
vances May 4, i7Sot, l)iit owiiiL, r to the defeated f >r Congress; in ['> he v. ..- 
scarcity of specie, lie could not negotiate nominated a;_;ain hut \sithdivw. lie is 
:'.. This worried him very much, prevent- recorded in Philadelphia as having taken 
:ir_; him from sending needful supplies to the oath'of allegiance, ( >ct< >her \<\ i 7 s ''. as 
General Clarke and others. Securing a "( Hiver Pollock of this city, <^e:il, arrived 
respectable American citi/en named Pat- here from Havana near t\so vears." In 
terson, as a hostage, he left his family in 17^.1 he became a member of the l-'riendly 
ijSi and went to Richmond and Philadel- Sons of St. Patrick in Philadeh'hia, and 
phia. I le appealed to Congress and to Yir- also of the Hibernian Society in 1792. 
^inia, but was met with irritating delays. He \\as twice married first in the 
In the meantime, May 20, 17X5, Congress I'nited States or Havana abunt 1705 to 
.ijipointed liim as United States Assent at Margaret * >' llrieii, born in I:\land, 174^, 
Havana. I. caving his claims before- Con- and descendei'l tlirou^h both parents from 
jjress rk-]iresented by an attornev. he left (>'I'>rien of Clare, and Kcniiedv of ( )r- 
r (<r Havana. The Virginia bills of credit nioiid. She was mother of all his cliil- 
liad been sent to Havana for collection. dren. She died, at Carlisle, Pa, Jan- 
Hi^ ;,'ro]x-rt'.'. money due him in Havana uarv 10, 1700. He was married. N<'\- 

#!(), (xx)), his house, etc., were seized, him- vember 2, 1^05, by the Ri.^lit Re\-. ! ;m 

st-lf arrested and correspondence with the Carroll, I). I)., at Baltimore, Md.. to Mrs. 

T nited States proiiil lited. He sent his Winifred Deailv, widow of 1 )anie] D.-ady, 

r am'.'iV from I Ia\-ana to Philadelphia, bor- Haltimore. He innved to Haltimo-\ -n 

.",win^' 5.>.'* Xi from a I'niteil States uier- i S <>i. and she died there, NovemK r 17, 

- hant. named Tliomas Plunket, for that iM.j, ai^'eil '>', and was b\;ricd in the old 
I:nr]o--e. lie was kept in custodv for Cathedra! Cemeterv, P.altimore, Md. At 
e^htecn nio;;t!is, until (',al\'e/. arriveil. her death Pollock removed to h:-- son in- 
Through :n-~ influence he was released, law's. Dr. Samuel Robinson, at Pi:hkiie\- 



minister to the t 'nited States, for the December 17, i s .\;. He had become so 
-v.m owin.ij to the royal treasury \fi5i (H / 1 poor that Ma\\v >. iSoo, he dates one letter 
'>al ve/ also furnished him with a most Irom t!ie debtor's pr;so-i, Phil tdelplr.a. 
f..itterinj^ testimonial in regard to his I'.v his lir--t marriage he liad e:i:::t cinl- 
'rmer trnns.ictions \\ ith hitn. ()narriv- dren. [See "Pollock Gcncalo^ii bv 
ML: '" Philadelphia he at once vidted Rev. Horace Kdwin Hav.len, ]>. <\ } 
.'i.nijrress. tlien in session. ( '.eiieral Clarke Robert Riiiney, 17fH. \\'a^ a native 
.i-sistiil iiitn, and December i S, i 7 S ^. of Ireland, and partner of I! 1 ,'.'. : ; Holmes 
.'"T-LjresS awarded him >i)o.<o. Tliis (i7'd , the linn bein^ Holme- -V Raii:e\ . 
.W.ird. \va-. not paid until 17<ii. He lilted ells^a^ed in the Irisll linen tr.ide i". till- 
out a vessel with llonr in Philadelphia, Directory of 179* he i- de-cribed as a 
-ai'.ecl to Martini. ,ne, void his i-ar-o and merchant, at No. 1:=. \ .chS;. He died 
'.aid. in another: then sailed to Ne'A Mr i:: |S;. He was H member of the HiU-r- 
ieans. and remained eighteen months. In nian Societv 'I7cx', bir-' Cit \' Trooi) and 
I -go he was enabled to pav all claim- Hibernia I 'in- C-mpa::;. He m.iried 
aL'a ; .!>t him, and returned to Philadelphia, Katharine Kep]>e'ie in Chris*. Church, 
'.t ' :, ;"t..\ Alexander IlaTiiiiton. March ;< . 177 



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Thomas Read, 1782. Was the son of 

Colonel John Re. id, of Mil. i^vhose father 
was a native of Dublin. Ireland), and 
the brother of deorgc Read, signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. I !e was born 
at the family seat in New Castle co., 
Del., in 1740. At the commencement of 
the Revolution he entered the American 
navy and was made Commander, October 
?; V I775. His lleet surgeon was Henjamin 
ivush, afterwards one of the Miners of the 
Declaration. In 177'' he made a success- 
ful defence of the Delaware river against 
the liritish. On June 7, 1776, he was 
made Captain, and was assigned to the 
32-g'.;n frigate "deorge Washington," one 
of the largest ships in the Continental 
navv. then building in the Delaware. 
He stood sixth on the Congressional list 
of C. plains. \\'hile his ship was in the 
stocks he volunteered for land service, 
and on 1 >eccuiber j. i 776, the Committee of 
Safety ordered him to join Washington's 
army. He gave valuable assistance in the 
crossing of tlie Delaware and at the battle 
of Trent<>n he commanded a hatterv 
taken from his own frigate, which raked 
tlie stone bridge across the Assaupink. 
For this service he received the thanks of 
the general officers, as stated in a letter 
of January 14, 1777, written by his brother, 
Colonel James Read, who was near him 
during the battle. He was afterwards in 
active service on the sea until the close of 
the- war, and retired with an honorable 
record. 

His friend, Robert Morris (1771), having 
purchased his old frigate "Alliance," in- 
duced Commodore Read to take com- 
mand of IKT and make a joint venture to 
the Chinese seas. He was the fourth cap- 
tain who made the vov.ige after the war. 
He went by a new route, sailing June 7, 
17X7, and returning September 17, I7NS. 
R : }: <:<\ Dale, afterwards commander of 
an American fleet in iSo;, sailed with 
him as his first officer. On the voyage lie 
discovered two inland's, one of \\hich he 
namen ^ft>rris Is.'and and the other . //- 
liance Island. They form part of the 
Caroline Islands. He died in October, 
T7SS. short! v after his return, at hi-- n-M- 
de;i' in New Jersey. Robert MorrU con- 



cluded an obituary notice of him in these 
words: "While integrity, benevolence, 

i patriotism and courage, united with the 

| most gentle manners, are respected and 
admired among men, the name of this 
valuable citi/.en and soldier will be revered 
and beloved. He was, in the noblest im- 
port of the word, a man." Commodore 
Read was married, September 7, 1779, to 
Mrs. Mary Field (t/t-<- I'eale) at his resi- 
dence, White I lill, near Rordentown, N. 

j J., by Rev. Win. White, afterwards Bishop 
White. He left no descendants. [See 
Scharf's "History of Delaware," Vol. :, 
]>. 189.] 

Thomas Robinson, 1782. Was born 
at Xeaman's Creek, now called Claymont, 

' Delaware, March 30, 175;. lie was the 
son of Thomas Robinson, of Philadel- 

phia, and Mrs. Sarah Maison, daughter 
of Anthony and Mary Sharp. He was of 
Irish descent. During the Revolution he 
was Lieutenant-Colonel in the First and 
Second Regiments of the Pennsylvania 
Line, and was afterwards Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas in Delaware. lie 
died (probably at Trenton, N. J.'i on No- 
vember 27, i.Sig, and is buried in Wood- 
land Cemetery. Philadelphia. It i> re- 
lated of Colonel Robin>on that he was 
one of the first American officers who 
visited Kngland after the Revolution, and 
upon appearing at Drnrv Lane Theatre in 
full uniform he was loudly cheered by the 
audience. A few moments afterwards 
another officer who entered an adjoining 
box in Piritish uniform was greeted with 
hisses and groans. That officer was I'ene- 
dict Arnold, the traitor. Colonel Robin- 
son was one of the original members of 
the Pennsylvania Societv of the Cincin- 
nati, and was a!--o a iiu-mb.-; of the (','MU- 
cester Fox Hunting Club. Rev. N. F. 
Robinson and Captain Win. S. Robinson, 
of Philadelphia, are grandson-* 

John Shce, 1771. One of the orig: 
nal members, was born in Ardanagrah 
Castle, County West Meath. Ireland. He 
was the oldest child of Walter Shce and 
Catharine, only daughter of John Kcrtles, 
owner of the castle and estates of Ardana- 
grah. which comprised about 900 acres 
and i') '.owns and hamlets. (k-n-_-ril Toh:i 



ShLe was the lineal heir to the estates. Lawrence Brooke, formerly Second I.ieii- 

His mother, who died in Ireland, lelt tuo tenant I'nited Slates Ir.ianlrv. no\\ a rcsi- 

s,,ns John and Bcriles Shee. After her denl of Philadelphia, married Yir-ilia B. 

death, Waller Shee, with his tuo son-. Lynch, widow of Major Thomas F. Lynch, 

tame to America some time between 17.12 and daughter of Colonel Kciidcrton Smith, 

and 1745, and settled in Philadelphia. of Philadelphia. Thcv have twochildren, 

They engaged in the shipping business, Celeste Lucy Brooke and Robert Brooke. 

the firm beinj^ Walter Shee oc Sons, [See Keith's " Councillors of Peir.isvlva 

when thev signed the Non-importation nia," p. .; 3 ( ; Si harf and Westcott's. " Ilis- 

Agreement of the Philadelphia merchants torv ol" Philadel])hia," \'ol. i, p. ; /\ and 

in 1765. Later on, John Slice was a part- Vol. 3, p. 1719; "Historical Ma-../:ne, " 

ncr of Richard Bnche i i 772 >. Bein^recom- Dec., IS'*.), p. 353; "Pennsylvania Ar 

mended to Congress as the commander of chives," 2<1 Scries, \"ol. I, p. j6.] 
the Tliird Pennsylvania Regiment, that Hugh Shicll, 1780.- -Was a n..tive of 

body elected him to the position January Ireland and a physician. He practiced 

3, 1776. On June 10, 1770, Washington medicine in Philadelphia towards the end 

asked Congress to allow the Continental of the Revolution, and in 1780 subscribed 

Battalions of Colonels Shee and Ma;;raw ,/'5- (HX) to the bank orj^ani/ed to siipplv 

to remain in Philadelphia for the protee- the American army with provisions. He 

tion of the citv, then threatened by the removed to Kentucky, where he s U hs<.- 

British, but Congress thon-ht that thev quciitly was accidentallv drowned in 

\vere more needed in New York and or- crossing a rivi-r. It is said that Hon. 

di red them there. lie subsequently re- John J. Crittenden married into his family. 

signed and returned home, although A \\"illiam Shiell, M. I)., "latelv arrivecl 

enjoy-in-; th.e hi-;h esteem of his sn]>i-rior in this citv from Dublin," took the Test 

officers. In April, i 777, he was appointed Oath October 20, 1 779. He may have been 

on the State Board of War and .served a relative. Dr. Hn-h Shiell was also a 

until the close of its labors. In i 7*0 he member of the Hibernia Fire Company. 
subscribed ,/~I,ooo to the bank or-ani/cd Charles Stewart, 1781. - -A cou- : n of 

to supply the army with provisions. Af- General Walter Stewart (1779 . was born 

ti r the \\ ar he was prominent as a militia in Newton Cunningham, Count v I >i cic-al, 

offici-r, attaining the rank of General. Ireland, in 1721). He came to Ann 

lie was :dso active in the politics of the 1750, and became Dcpntv Snrveyo; 

lav, and was City Treasurer 1790 1,7, and end of the Province of Pennsylvania 

I'lonr Inspector. Presiiknt Jctferson ap- was noted for the excellence of hi 
; ointe 1 him Collector of the Port, which ' vevs, particnlarlv those made in i; 

l.c con'.inned to hold until his lands adjoin',! 1 .- the N'Tih Branch > 

i: Au-n-t 5, i SoS. Stephen Girard Susi|uch,ium and in the Contu 

was surety on his official bond. He Claim. In \~~\ he was a member 

was buried in Christ Church Birvin-- first convention in New Jersey that 

-round. G.-neral Slu-c \vas a member of a Declaration of Ri-hts a-ainst tl 

tile Soci-t' of the Cincinnati. He mar- i^ri-ssions of the Cro\vn, and in 1775 

rii'l, in 17^,5, Katharine, oldest child of Dele-ate to its firM Provincial Con 

Vl.om.i-~ an.', Ma.: v 1 ...wrence, \\ lio \\as the He was ni.nlc Co 1 ,, .nel of ;l:e : -'. N\ 

ii ni-liter of Lewis Morris, Colonial Gov- Sc\ Re-inie!!t of Minute Men. iln-n - 
VMM- ,,f New Jersey. He had se 
d n : : ; all < f t h ' -m die:', w i t ! ;o i; t i -- 1 - 
' '1 'hem, \\'.dti. r I.onis Shee, v, as 
in N' w j. r-e\ . i i ; ^ ,i m-liu 

-:. :: .rri-! Robert Brooke, of Kin- v ' In 

: ><., V.s . ..:-! h M! f, nrda-.v-hter. : 7^ : ^^ K '&& i R-. " 'h< ; : the 



Society !7<-j'> . Ik- dkd in Flcmington, 
N. J., July 24, is<x). He U-t't hut OIK- son, 
S Liir.'cl Su-\vurt, ;i lawver, who died when 
a young man, and two daughters, one of 
uhom married a Mr. Connor and dii-d 
without issue, and UK- otlu-r of uhom 
married a Mr. Wilson, and left a daughter 
who married Mr. Bowers, a lawyer in 
Coopcrstown, X. V. Samuel Steuart, his 
.son, left two sons, OIK- of uhoui ^ as Rev. 
Ch.irk-s SaiuiK-1 Stewart, a Chaplain in 
tlu- Lni'.cd States navy, who had a son, 
Chark-s Seaforth Stew irt, a Colonel in the 
T'nited States armv during the Rehellion. 
[See Applcton's " Cyclopedia American 
Biography.' 1 ] 

\Valter Stewart, 1779. Horn in 
Londonderry, Ireland, ahout 1756. Ik- 
came to Philadelphia be-fore the Revolu- 
tion, and when resistance to the British 
exactions was determined upon he raised 
a companv for the vl Pennsylvania Bat- 
(ilion, and was commissioned Captain, 

January 6, 1776. He was appointed Aide- 
de-camp to ('reiieral dates May 26, 1776, 
and served in that capacitv until June 17, 
1777, when he was commissioned hv the 
Supreme Fxecutive Council of I'ennsyl- 
\inia Cloiiel of the State- Regiment of 
l-'oot. Ik- took command July 6, 1777, 
and led it at the battles of Brundy- 
wine and German town. F I is appointment 
caused a lit lie iealoiisy on the part of some 
of the elder officers, and he was dubbed 
'the boy Colonel." Alexander Hamil- 
ton, in a letter concerning the battle of 
Monmouth, X. J., June jS, 1778, says that 
''deiKral W.ivue ''. is al\\ ivs foremost in 
danger. Colonel Stewart and Lieutenant- 
Colonel Ramsav were, witli him, among 
the first to oppose the eiicmv." II:-- regi- 
ment was afterwards incorporated with the 
?.<\ Pennsylvania, under command of Col- 
otK-1 Cl'.arles Stewart, hi-- cousin. Ik- 
served until the end of ;h<- war, \\inniiiLf 

i lii-^'h n-])iitation tor L, r a!lantr\- and efii- 
ciency, and retired from the service mi 
J 'imarv i, I7\v uith the rank of I'revet 
Hrii^adier-dciieral. Ik- \\-as ;ui intimate 
friend of deiieral YVa-hinL. r 1on. \\lui \sas 
godfather to his el-U-st son. Fk- \\ i 
to be the "handsomest man ii: the Ameri- 
can armv,' 1 and was known as the " Irish, 



P.eanty." After the war lie engaged in 
business in Philadelphia, and w:us quite 
successful, although losing heavily in the 
Robert Morris failure, lie continued to 
take an interest in military matters, and 
was Major-General of militia in 1794. 
He died iii Philadelphia, June 14, 1796. 
His will, dated June i.|, 1796, and proved 
June 1 6, 1796, describes him as a "mer- 
chant," and mentions his wife, Deborah, 
and his eldest son, William Stewart. His 
wife and his father-in-law, Blair McClena- 
chan 117771, wen- made- guardians of his 
minor children. Francis West ' 17^3) was 
one of the executors, and Richard Ren- 
shaw i iSoj , one of the witnesses. General 
Stewart was also a member of the Hiber- 
nian Society i 1791", and at its first election 
was chosen Vice-President and continued 
to hold that position until his death. He 
1 was also a member of the Iliberuia F'ire 
Company. He married, in Christ Church, 
April ii, 1781, Deborah, daughter of Blair 
McClenachan '1777). They had the fol- 
lowing children: ist. William, born De- 
cember 27, 17X1 ; christened by Rev. Dr. 
White ; godfathers, General Washington 
and John Maxwell Xesbitt ; godmother, 
Mrs. David Havfield Conyngham. 2d. 
Robert, born February I }, 17^4; one of 
his godfathers was Alexander Xesbitt. T,I\. 
Anna Matilda, born in Londonderry, Ire- 
land, Julv 22, \ -*>'>. 4th. Walter, born in 
London, F'ngland, Jnly 6, 17^7. ,sth. 
Ileiirv, born Decc-nilii-r 27, I7SS. 6th. 
Mar\' Ann, born March }, 17111. 7th. 
Caroline, born Mav 5, i~'i\', died Decc-m- 
bcr 4, 1795. Stli. Washington, born Au- 
gust 24, 1 79^, two months and ten davs 
after his father's decease. The onlv child 
who left descendants, that we know of, 
was Anna M., who married, February i 
rSo5, the late Judge Philip Church, of 
Belvidere, X. Y., sou of John I?. Church 
and of Ange'ica, daughter ot" (iciiera'. 
Philip Schu\'ler. Philip and Anna M 
Church had nine children, vi/., Angelica, 
born February J, ; S| '>: snarrieil to John 
Warren, of Xew A >'oi-k ; [ohu P>., born 
l-'ebru.'rv 2;. iKiiS, \\!io in irrieil M".I:TI 
Truml nil ; Sophi i II.. h >-:: Septemb.-r .?s, 
iVo. married to X. P. Hosack ; Walter 
Ste\\ irt, who died Decembers, ;S()o, un- 



TH 



married ; Philip, born September 19, ]Si5, 
died Lebruarv j, 1 S 74- unmarried; Marv, 
burn September 2y, i.Siy, died October I, 
|S_>2; Kli/abeth, born April 20, i.s_'2, 
married to Rev. Robert II. Hertv, I-in^- 
land ; Richard, born Ju:ie 15, 1-^24, mar- 
ried Mary McKim ; William llenrv, born 
June o, iS26, ilied September 26, iS66, mi- 
ni irried. Of these nine children oulvUso, 
John 15. and Richard Church, left children. 
Walter Stewart Church, of \e\v York city, 
and J. ]i. Church, of (ieiicva, New York, 
are children of John l\. Church. 
William Thompson, 1778. Horn in 

Ireland about 1725, emigrated to America 
before the Revolution and settled in Car- 
lisle, I'a., on a farm which he called "The 
Soldiers' Retreat." Like Washington, he 
was a skilful surveyor, and like him, too, 
he served in the I'reuch and Indian war. 
In 1756 he accompanied Colonel Arm- 
strong in his expedition against the In- 
dians at Kittannim^, and received one of 
the silver medals awarded by the city of 
Philadelphia to Colonel Armstrong and his 
officers for the success of the expedition. 
In I75S, at Philadelphia, he received from 
Lientenaiit-t lovernor I )ennv ;i commission 
as Captain of a troop of li^'ht horse. At 
the dose of the war, in 17').^, C.eor^e III. 
issued a proclamation approving the con- 
duct of his American armv, and ordered 
the officers and soldiers to receive certain 
quantities of land a held -officer 5,000 
acres, a captain Ti.'**'. etc. William 
Thompson bein^ a surveyor, and also en- 
titled as captain to .v' KI " acres, was dele- 
gated by some of the officers <>f the Penn- 
sylvania troops to locate their lands and 
secure their title--. In 177) he surveyed a 
]ari;e body of land on Sail Lake river, 
then within the province of Yirsjnia, .'Mid 
divided it into tracts according to the 
; i-j.hts of th; >se associated with him. In or - 
dcr to complete title to these lands he went 
to Richmond in 1775. At Richmond, b> - 
fore his surveys would be received, it was 
demanded of him to take the oath of alle- 
giance to the Kin^ of i ',reat P.ritain. This 
he refused to do, and lost his lan.ls, but 
preserved his honor. Afterwards he and 
other-- prosecuted their claims to th.-se 
lands before th'' Virginia ! ,<- i-Litnre and 



; the United St. ties Congress, but without 
success. Before ^ r oili^j there, houe'.vr. '.;e 
llad accepted tile i oinniaiid of a riile re-:- 
mellt about to proceed '.o I'.oston to act 
a-ainst the I'.ritish armv tlu :v. Tlu v 
were the :ir.-t troops ei.-ht companies 

i raised on demand of the C' mtinent.d Con- 
gress, and arrived at c. imp at Cambridge, 
Mas>., before August l.|. 177'. P.efore 
P.oston, Colonel Thompson's n-^imeiit be- 
came distinguished for its ii^hn:i' r iiuaii- 

I 

! ties. His riflemen were thus de>eribcd i :; 

i a military journal of the time: "Several 
companies of rillemcn, amounting, it :-- 
said, to more than ! ,.)< x> men, have arrived 
here from Pennsylvania, a distance <>{ 
from 5. x > to 711.1 miles. The\' are re- 
markablv .stout and lianlv nu-ii, nianv uf 
them exceeding six feet in height. They 
are dressed in \\liite frock.--, or rille sliirt<, 
and round hats. These men are remark - 
a! ile lor the accuracy of their aim, striking 
a mark with threat certaint\' at t\\o h.un- 
dred vards distance. At a revie\v, a com- 
pany of tliein, while on a quick advance, 
fired their balls into objects of seven inch.es 
di.mietir, at the distance of tuo hundred 



c>n our lines, and their .shots ha\'e fre- 
cnient'v proved lui.d to i'riti>h o.'Ticers and 

Soldiers \vllo exposed ih.elliselves to view, 
even at more than double the di.-tancc of 
a common musket shot." 

On November i<>, '775. Thompson's 
regiment dro\-e back a I'.ritish laiidin;^ 
]>art \- .a Lech mere Point. Cole ine! Thomp- 
son was made Hrii;adier-( rcneral, March :. 
177'!, and on March HI, '77". rel'.eve'l 
('eiier.il Charles Lee of tin commando:' 
the American forces at Ne\\ York. In 
April, ; 77'), he was orden d to C..n.i-!a to 
reinforce (n'lieral Jo!:n Tlimnas \\".;!'. four 
regiments, a!';,'vw.!:-ds iiicrc.i>cil to ten, 
Wayne.md Irvin. sersin- i::;.l, rl:i:;i. II,- 
met the remnar.l of the Anien'ra-' -:-r.' 
in i\ '. re .', !V"i:i i ):u bee .1:1.! . .-.--unic ! ': ; f 
command while < ', eneval Tl'.omas \\ ,, - -ick, 
yieldin- i: i:p < >n June i, : -;'-. ! . i ieiieral 

Slllliv ill. bv w!lo ;- !> ;-.. t'.vt, .lays later. 

he made .: dK-l<! to'.: ' '; .-: the ei-.eiuy 
al T: oi-, Ri\ uVi s Ht- \\ a- : ikeii pri -~< <u<-r, 
eased ::i '.'i 1 . lo'loum \n^n--! on 
an 1 : ;.: :a 1 '. > 1'!::'. ieh ihi.i. 



\VA 136 \VA 

Here lit.- jvmnim-d, chafing under his en- member of their Socictv see p. 461 he ac- 

f >rced inactivity, until he was exchanged ceptcd "with singular pleasure the Ivn- 

in I Vtobcr, i;S<\ I hiring this period he sign of so \\orthy a Fraternity as that of 

accused Thomas McKean of not endeavor- the Sons of St. Patrick of this Cit v." He 

ing to secure his exchange, and got into a was present at three of the meetings, vi/.., 

personal altercation with that gentleman. Jannarvl, 17 s - ; March iS, IJS2, and June 

In Fehruarv, 1771). he received, thiough is, 17*7, and among his correspondence 

Major Andre, the permission of ('ii-iieral are found main letters on various sul '<ects 

Clinton to visit New York. lie did not addressed to members of the Society. It 

live long after his exchange, but died at might lie interesting to the members if 

Carlisle, Pa., on September.;, I7 s i. The the Hibernian Society, as showing the 

/\'nn.<r.':\!>i:\: X'/i'Xv/, of September 15. sentiments of ('.ciieral Washington to- 

17^1, re-cords his death in the following wards Irishmen, to reprint here the- fol- 

words : "Died, on vl inst., ( 'eneral \Yin. lowing letter addressed to one of the 

Thompson, at his seat near Carlisle. Com- clubs \\hich were organi/.cd to show the 

manded the first regiment raised in I'enn- svmpathv of the Irish people for the 

sylvania. When he joined the army before Americans in the struggles of the latter 

boston the rank of First Colonel in the lor libertv. The k-tter mav be found in 

service was assigned to him. In the at- Sparks's " I.ife and Writings of Washing- 

tack at Three- Rivers he \\as made pris- ton," \"ol. ), p. 13. 
finer. Captivity lo::^ r and embittered.. 

i' u i versa 11 v lamented. !\b^t respectable To the- N'ankee Club of Stewartstown in 

funeral known in Carlisle." deneral the County of Tyrone, Ireland. 

Thompson li.-id t\vo sons, \\'illiaiu Allen Moi'NT X'TKNON 

Thompson, of Cb.estnnt Hill, and (k-or^e Janiiarv 20 /-.' 

Thompson, of rittsbnr^h. His daughter. (',]-:NTIJ-:MI-;N : 

Marv, marrii-il her cousin, ('.eorije Read, It is with unfeigned satisfaction tl;..t I 

of N<-w Castle, I>el., son of (Veor^e Read. acc.-pt \\\r congratulation on the late 

signer of the I 'erlaration of Independence. happv and glorious Re\'olnlion. 

William Thom{j-soi] Read was a grandson The generous indignation against the 

of deiK-ra] Thompson, and I >r. Thomas fm-sto the rights of human nature, \\ith 

Collins Ste\-i-nson, of Carlisle, I'a., was a which von seem to be animated, and the 

grandnephew. [See Carlisle Ift'mlJ, exalted -> nlinients of libertv, which \-on 

Oct. ^o, 1^72; Appleton's " C \ i lojni-dia a]ipear to i-ntt-rtam, are too consonant to 

ATnerican I'.io^raph v ; " "I.ifi and Corrc the feelings and princi] k-s of th.e citi/c-ns 

spondencx- of (Veorge Read," 1'hila., 1^70. : of the Tinted Mates of America not to at- 

Gcorgc WasliingtOTi, 1781. I; tract their vener tion and estiem did not 

woiiM be snperllnons in this volume to the affectionate and anxion^ concern w ith 

give a sketch of the life of (k'lieral V.'ash- \\liich you regarded thei; struggle for 

ton, whose charact ei and services are freedom and independent c en tit li \'on to 

,'U to everv Amei'van. He was sin- thi ir more partictilar ai'knowledgmi'Tits. 

' - fr'-e from ]in judit e t> >\\ in!s ;' If. in t! 

nd.rvpti ! citi/.ens of . ' . count i" 1 ', and on air . d consequences havi' r; - ulted t 

more than one occasion manifested his th o -ed jx-ople of In land, it \\ ill 

frii : ':' - inten t in Irislimei > n rd felicitation to '.' 

whoTii fou-jht durin:; the !'- ' ' -,, the interests o| humanity. I 

...... ; . , . . ..... ., ... , . ..-,.... . ... . , ,,, nu \ l( .^\ 

\\' .-.-. ?-,i. -:::.!! :::d. !'''. ;h:.nl .': : ' ':;! M n! imcnts von 

Stewart, Irvine and in nv other' \\e'- ( -,.;' - ' scd to e\pn ol nr conilnct ;iml 

i: ".'-'vn to h'm ' ' - for '.-01 lent wi- hi s ri Carding my 

; ;;.' !i:ost c-fl ' ers : ' : '- - rson ' \vi I fire, as \\ ( M ;is with regard to 

niori interesting object, the prosjx.'rity 



\VA 



WA 



I have the honor to be \vith due con- 
sideration, etc., 

Ci KORG lv \V A S H I N I '. T( > N . 

Anthony Wayne, 1777.' hie of the 

most distinguished soldiers of the Revolu- 
tion, was born January I , I 745, at \Vavncs- 
horouLdi, Chester co. His father had emi- 
grated from In-hind about 1722 and settled 
as a farmer in Chester co., where the son 
Anthony was born. The son was si nt to 
the Philadelphia Academy, where he re- 
mained until his eighteenth year, and 
then returned to Chester co. and opened, 
an office as land survevor when in his 
twenty-first venr. After the peace of 1763 
he was chosen as aj^ent for a company of 
merchants and others formed to coloni/e 
Nova Scotia. He remained there until 
17^7. when he returned home and resumed 
the business of surveying and farming. 
At the beginning of the Revolution he or- 
^ani/ed a volunteer corps, and in Jannarv, 
1776. Congress conferred on h.im the- com- 
mand of one of the four Pennsylvania 
regiments required for the reinforcement 
of the Northern arm 1 /. The regiment 
was speedilv raised, equipped and marched 
to Canada, where, about the last of Tune, 
1776, it formed part of Thompson's brig- 
ade, then stationed at the mouth of the 
river Sorcl. He took an active part in 
the operations in Canada during Jnlv. 
177'), and \\hcii General dates marched 
to aid \Var-hi n ifton he k-ft \Vavne in coin- 
in. md of t!ie army then at Ticondero^a. 
Soon after this Congress made- him brig- 
adier- ( ',e:u r.il. He continued in command 
until the following spring, wlien at his 
o\\n earnest and repeated solicitation he 
\vas calleil to the mam army under \Va-h- 
in^toM. Arriving at headquarters on Ma v 
15, 1777, he \vas immediatelv placed at the 
he -I of a brigade, ''which," as Washing- 
ton remarked on (he occasion, "could 
::'', f ;il miller his din ction to be soon , ; n,! 
iire u'.ydiMin-nished." His hri-nde look 
a prominent p;rt in subsequent '; ra- 
tions, and it was during t] r ^ time th it his 
troops w, re surprised bv the P.riti-h on 
September 2o, 1777. \\'avite \\ - court- 
martialed for ne'jH'.H'Ilce, but ;t'Vr a 
thorough examination the court "found 



! that General Wavne w .s r.'.t irtii'.tv of 
the charge exhibited against him, but 
that on the ni-ht of the 2 .th of Septem- 
ber he did evervthint^ th. a could be e\- 

! peeled from ;m active, brave and vigilant 
oi'iicer, under the orders he then had, and 

; do therefore acquit him with the hi<die>t 
honor." Tlie sentence was at once ap- 
proved hv Washington. In a letter from 
Wavne to his friend, Sharp I)ela:: v, 
dated Mount Joy, May 21, 177* /',>:>:- 

he says: "I have Rec'd a h:nt from a 
friend that some Gentlemen of the Com- 

| mittee of Congress who \sere at Camp 
were not acquainted with the circum- 
stances of the Court Martial held on me 
and that some < \n'tit~* had attempted 
to place it in a vcrv unfavorable point of 

' view. The whole of the proceedings are 

[ in the hands of Ric'd Peters, Ksq'r. Yon 
will do me a particular favor to show it to 
some of these Gentlemen for from wh.it) 
I can learn it has not been transmitted to 
Congress altho' all Others are Regular! v 
sent up." 

He commanded a division at the bat- 
tle of Gennantown, and w.is in active 
service until the annv went into winter 
quarters at Valley l'or-e. lie di.-'.iu- 
X'ni^hcd himself at the battle of Mon- 
mouth on June jS, I77S, eliciting from 
Washington in his otlicial report the re- 
mark : "I cannot forbear to meiif.on 

: Brigadier-General Wa\ p ne, who-e- 1^0. >d 
conduct and braverv throughout the ac- 
tion deserves particular commendation." 
I >uriiiL, r the winter and spring of I77v ''-' 

i was a>ML;'iicd to the command of a bo.lv 
of li.^ht infantry, recently or-ani/ed, a::d 
upon !ul\ p 15, 177',), occurred his recapture 
bv assault of Stony Point, on the 1 In.',- :;. 
the most b- ill:, i nl ene;a-'.emeiu of ; he w . 
Wayne liiniM It was >:: n. k . :! !:> h- d 
b\ a niu^ki t b.i 11 and fe'!, 1 ".; r:-in- :: 

Carrv me into :he f. >rt ; f' >r sin mid th.' 

j wound be rio: t .'.. 1 '>\ :'.'. ilie at the he :d 

of the column." i ',en.e: ,: C!i ,:', s I.ee, in 

a letter to Wavne. de, h,!vd : " Your i- 

i san'.t ..t" S: mv !'..;: ': ',:: ntil.v the i:t"-t 



m -, ':''.: ;:: 1 am acquainted with in 
." It might be well to note here 
tin assault three of the I'riciidly 
Sons of St. P.itrick, Anthony Wayne, 
tier and Walter vStewart, were 
leaders. Mni omiums were showered upon 
Wayne for this exploit and Congress 
pnhliclv \-oted him thanks and a gold 
mcd.d. He performed valuable service in 
17- . i v. "h two IViinsvlvania brigades, iu- 
i '.:;.'.:::.; M \ '. :n 's Regiment of Dragoons, 
';' n irln MM! of the 1 Indson, and 
until the armv Went into winter quarters 
at MorrisVown. In January, 1781, occurred 
the so-called revolt of the Pennsylvania 
Line, in which the soldiers, smarting un- 
der in. my grievances, resolved to KM\'C 
the anm and demand of Coni^ress a dis- 
charge of all icht.sduc them. The British, 
he.,: ;:;_; of the revolt, sent messengers to 
the Pcnnsvlvania troops olfering them in- 
ducements to desert to the British arm v ; 
hut the v irrcstcd the messengers, notilieil 
Wayne : the attempt to bribe them, and 
assured him "should any hostile move- 
inent be made bv the eiiemv the division 
Would immi li ' ly march under their old 
and be'.o\ ed cuir.m mder to meet and repel 
:;. " An tmii : '.> adjustnu-nt < >f their 
grievances was brought about shorllv af- 
terwards. I:; I;M \\'.i . ;:e was scut to 
\ . : : with the Pen Us vi \ an la Line ; v, as 
present it York town, and though wounded 
h dur'.UL: the. campaign, he was, 
< >n 1 >ci embi r i -. 17^1, d< tachcd to the 
o| ' '. r.i ral < iiveiie in ( '.cor^ia, where 
'. ' '. ii - '. in active service until the 
- ' :: of .- :-: 1, bv t!;e P.ritisll, 
' . v, s -,., .;;.,'; i,, South Can >lina 
1 : '..I ' ' ' hi rel uriifd, 

e. Soon after his 
return . inens'u-r of the 

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j of Cincinnati, and in the following August 

he march.ed into the Indian country, de- 
feating and driving the Indians lie I ore him 
until thev \\ ere compelled ti > sue for peace. 
I His return to Philadelphia was triumphal. 
All business was suspended, and he was 
conducted bv the militia and people 
through the streets amidst, mart'.: 1 .! music. 
the riii i^i iii^ of bell.--, the roan :r^ of can mm , 
and the acclamations of the people. He 
returned to the \\'est as sole (lovcrumcnt 
Commissioner Ibi" treat in^ \s ith the North- 
westi-rn Indians and receiver oi the mih- 
.tarv jiosts ^i\-i-n up b\- the I'.ritish (iovern- 
[ nient. and after a prompt and faithful 
1 discharge of his duties, while descending 
! Lake brie from Detroit, was attacked bv 
I the i;out, which in a few davs jnit an end 
i to his life and his labors, upon December, 
1796. His remains, temporarily buried 
on the shore of the lake, were removed by 
his son in |SiKj to the Ceiueterv of St. 
j I )a\ id's Clmrch, in Ches'n-r co., Pa., where 
1 a monument \\-as erected to his memory 
bv his comrades of the Revolution of the 
IViinsvlvania Society of the Cincinnati. 
His will, made Julv 14, 1704, and ]>ro\-ed 
Febrtiar\ 15, 17^7, de-scribes him as Com- 
mauiU'r-in-Cliicf of the Legion of the 
I'uitcd States o| America, and iiK-ntions 
j his onl\- son, Isaac Wavne, student at law, 
and his only daughter, MarL, r aretta, wife 
of Jx. Atlee, b;sq. Sharp Delaiiv (1772). 
i h.is "much esteemed friend," was one of 
i his executors. His ^reat-^Tandsoii, Wil- 
liam Wavne ' i SSj , is , it present a member 
of the Hibi rnian Soriety. [See " Life of 
Wayne," b\ H. N Moore ; " Life of 
\\" yne," ' ' '. ' : -iron-, in Spai'ks's 
" Amerii-an I'.ii ;raj)hy ; " "Hi ' 
M i/ine," Jan., iSni, ]. ,;j ; I la/ard's 
"IViinsvlvania Register," \"ol. ; :, j>. 17.;; 
"Washington and Hi^ deiierals."] 

Francis West, Jr., 178-'J. Son of 
\\'ibi,im West (177: ', subscribed his name 
as ]<.-. to the Ruli'S, M in h 17,178^, his nn- 
, ie, !' mcis \\'t st. of In-laml, being then 
li' He was born in Philadelphia, Sep- 
ti nil : ::.:;: 1 leand hi- brother, John 
\\"i . wen- drv ^oods merchants, 
' :: bi-in- l-i ,v John \S\-st, 
: South !'<" . ' Phil. .di Iphia. The 
[ fibi Societ; : :. . , , secm\-d 




FRANCIS \VF.ST, IK. 



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through Francis Ilopkiuson tlu- lon^ for- liam IIod:;e. John Nixon 1771'), 1'i-n- 

j^ottcn records of the Friendly Sons of jamin Fuller '1771 , ami William We-t, 

St. 1'atrick, and twelve davs later, on Jr. 177.? , were three of his executors, and 

June ?y, iS.;,, Francis West, Jr., la-t sur- John Maxwell Ne->bitt 1771 , Tlionias 

viviii!^ of its members, was gathered to Barclay ( 177 1 j, and M.athew Mease ( 177 i ] 

his fathers at tlie l"!J)e at^e of Si years. Were the witnesses. l'.\ a -,i;bsci j'aellt addi- 

The late Samuel Hood, author of the tion, his son-in-law, ] Uvid Hayfield Con- 

" Sketch of the Friendly Sons," pub- yn^hain (1775 , and John ])nn.dd>o:i 

lished in 1^44, ohtained much of his in- v'77^) were al-o made executors. The 

formation concerning the members from will mentions some stock " in t::e Knstatia 

.Mr. West. "Christ Church Memorial Concern." The document presents an 

Record " describes Mr. West as "a tender interesting picture of the intimate relations 

and beloved husband, a fondly afiec- exi>tiii^ between the Frieiidlv Sons of 

tionate and cherished parent, a i^ood cit- St. Patrick. Mr. \\V-t was one of the 

i/.en, a generous, humane, kind-hearted few friends of I >r. l-'r. ir.klin who had faitli 

man." Captain fames West and l>r. in the li^htni'.iL;" rod, and caused one to 

Francis West were his sons. lie was a be attached to his dwelling. His son, 

member of the First City Troop and of William Ilod^e We-t, was a companion 

the Ilibernia Fire Company, and also of O f Robert Fulton, the inventor, \\hoin he 

Citv Councils, i 795 96. aided with money. 

John West, 1786. Son of William William West, Jr., 1772. -Nephew 

West .1771), was born in Philadelphia. of William West (1771 . was the son of 

He was in the dry-yoods business with Francis West, who emigrated from Ire- 

his brother, l-'rancis West, Jr. (17X3*'. He land, and settled in Cumberland co., Pa. 

resid.ed. principally abroad, in London and Toward^ the close of the war he imder- 

I'aris, and died unmarried in 1 7'jO- II'.- took the perilous achievement of brini^- 

was a membiT of the First Cit\ Ti'oo]) jn^ (Yoni M^artiniiiue a ;i;i/e containing 

and Hibernia I'ire Company. clothiv,^ and ammunition, of which the 

William West, 1771. One of the armv under Washington was much in 

original members ol" the t-ioi'!ety, \"ii - e- need. lie purchased the pri/.e, but on 

Pre--ident, IUIK-, i 77;,, to June 17, 1774, and hi-, pa^sa^e to Philadelphia was unfi r- 

President, June 17, 1774. to June 17, 177'', tnnatelv captured bv the P.rit:-h, carried 

was a native of Sli.u'o, ireland. and came into New York, and there placed on 

U> Phil ulelphi.i before the Revolution, board a prison ship, \\here he remained 

anil became a drv-.^'oods merch.ant. In sixteen months. When peace was con- 

the will of William I-h^kine I i 7-So , dated eluded he removed to P.altimore, Nslu-re 

I leeelllber 21, 1 7 s o. he i 1 ^ de->. -rilied as ' of he established a Ulereanliti' house, aucl 

\\'!rte:n,ir^!i, " in Philadelphia count 1 .-. afterwards to, k into par!ner--!i:p his 

Ili> sous, John \\"e>! i\~^<> and 1'rauci^ cousin, lames West, a brother ot Francis 

West. Jr. (1 7SjO, and his nephew, Widiam and John Wot. His sisur m irried 

\\"est. jr. i77J , were also members of the Colon,-! C.eor^e (Gibson, lath r of Jo';n 

Society. His daughter. Mar\- \VcM. mar- P.annister ('.:b>ou [S;^ , Ch; : J ;:--t:ce ol 

rieil Havid H.i\'lield Com'ii^ham '17751. t'.'.e Supreme Coin; (>l !'- ::n-\l\ m:a. 

His vomiu;e>t son \\.as named Hen; imin \\'il!iam \\\--t. jr.. s\..s 1 'o;n ::: i';;:'..i. ;i '.- 

l-'u'ler \Ve>t, after I'.ei'.jamiu F'nller '; 771 . phia He \\ a- Capta: 
Will: im \\'esl died in Januarv, 17 s ,;. II;-- v.ini.i Re-^imeni in 17. 

\\ill, dated Imie.j, 177",. and jinived [.ui- .i:h 1\ n :: '. 1 \ a::ia Ue^iu 

uarv !'), 17-^3, mentions hi- \\ife, M.ii'v; i, ;~7". He u.is- 

h's I'hdldren, Mar\-, F'rancis, John, \\'i: to lame-. Me.i- 

lia:u Ilo-l^e, [am,--., Ann, I'eiijamin i'lil'-'-r. o: ,!: rmv. 

and Helen ei-ht in all;; In- tieplie^ Joli:! Wluto. 177:^. 

William West. Jr. '177-'. and William ( h rat, d, a'.-:-' 

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known concerning him. His name disap- 1 phia, now residing in Dublin, Ireland, 
poars from tlu- Roll after 1776. He was merchant." It mentions James Lecky, 



a member of the C.loncester l-'ox Hunting 
Club in i 7O(). 

Joseph Wilson, 17S1. Was a native 

of Ireland, and lived but a short time in 
lelphia. He returned to Dnlilin. 
Ireland, ar.d died there. His will, dated 
DuMin, Februarv i_;. iN>o -codicil March 
i ;, INK.) and proved there, April 15, iSoo, 



his nephew ; James Crawford, Jr., and 
Samnel Keith, Ksq., Philadelphia; ICli/.a- 
beth Wilson, his wife, Catharine Wilson, 
his mother ; Thomas and Robert Wilson, 
his sons. Rev. James Flancr and Na- 
thaniel Colvill, both of Dublin, were the 
executors. His two sons were in business 
in Dublin in 1X35. He was a member 



describes him as " formerly of I'hiladel- , of the First City Troop. 



HONORARY MEMBERS. 



Richard Bache, 1772. Was born at 
Settle, Yorkshire, Fngland, September 
12, 17^7. He came to Philadelphia in 
early lift.-, and entered at once into mer- 
cantile pursuits. He was established here 
as earlv as 17^3, and was at one time in 
partnership with John Slice (1771;. In 
177; he kept a wine store on the south 
side of Market street, between Third and 
Fourth. Upon October ;,. 1767, he mar- 
ried Sarah, the on Iv daughter of Benjamin 
Frar.klin. At the commencement of the 
Revolution he was Chairman of the Re- 
publican Society of Philadelphia, and was. 
on April 5. 1777, appointed a member of 
the Pennsylvania Hoard of War. In Feb- 
rnary, i77\ he was appointed Inspector 
of Flour and Mi at for the Continental 
He was subsequently directed bv 
Congn ss to sign the bills of credit. From 
\. ivember, i 77'-. to i ~^2, he h.eld the office 
of PI tmaster-l '.eneral of the I'nited 
' u: !er appi iintment < -'.' the C< >nti- 
tieiital Congress. His wife died October 
S, i"' >, and he snrvivtd h.er but a few 
., i s: i, at his o iimtry 
F.ucks co., pa, I [e was elected 
. ii: rnher i.f t lie I'rii mllv 
S'.ns. f St. I' itri k on S. pt< ml - 17, .--:. 
i ml cr of th Hibernian 
v -~ ,j . He wa - Yiei I'n - : '!--::: 
: ' : .1 ic .- of ': Son< of St. C,eor-e, 
-<,r. !! ' : - ' !'.ur!in-ton, N. J., 
: ! '-'. ..'':: : .' ifc ; :: ( hrist 

: : :::amin [': nk' Thoui/h an I-'.n- 



glishman, his relations with the members 
of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick were 
very intimate. The Honorary Members 
were evidently warm friends and com- 
panions of the regular members, and were 
as punctual in their attendant eat the meet- 
ings as the others ; in fact, they belonged 
to the same- set. and the provision made 
for ten Honorary Members in the rules 
was made to escape the principal rule that 
members should be of Irish birth or de- 
scent. Throughout the historv of the 
Societv he wa:- constantly associated w;th 
the- regular members and took a promi- 
nent part in its proceedings. He was also 
a member of the Hibernia Fire Company. 
[See " Pennsylvania Archives," 21! Series, 
Vol. i, p. 25.] 

William Bingham, 1792. One of 
the- later Honorarv Members, was born in 
Philadelphia about 17-' . He graduated 
from the College of Philadelphia at lin- 
age of eighteen. During the Revolution 
he was agent of the colonies at Martin 
ique. In 1 7>f) he was a Delegate to the 
Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 
and from 1705 to iSol was T'uited St..t - 
Senator He was a member of the St.ite 
Senate in !7<;-' <i\, and Speaker of th ;t 
bod v d nving th.i !at',< r vi ar. ! b- w;is < ::e 
ol (hi wi llhiesl men : :: '. ':< pn iviiii es, 
ulr.ch fact gave h;m position and inl'u- 
ence. I b- made several : its to F.nrope, 
two of his daughter- ir.arr 1 ing into the 
baring f.nnilv. Mr. I'.ir.gham died while 
< ni a \ isit at bath, 1 .:. 1; in!, I 'ehrunr. < >. 



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1*04. [See sketch in " Pennsylvania Ar- 
chives," 2(1 Series. Vol. 4, p. 497.] 

General John Cadwalader, 1771. 

Horn in l'liil;ulelj>hi.i, January 10, 1742 ; 
was the eldest son of Dr. Thomas Cad- 
walader, one of the Provincial Council <>i 
Philadelphia, and grandson of John Cad- 
walader, a native of Wales, who was a 
member of the Provincial Assembly. He 
and his brother, Lambert Cadwalader 
(1772), were importers of dry -j^oods at the 
time of the Revolution. He took an ac- 
tive part in public events Irom his early 
youth. When but 2.; years of age his 
name appears as one of the signers ot the 
Non-importation Agreement of Philadel- 
phia in 1705, and also in 1708 and in 
1770 he was a vigorous opponent ot those 
who wished to rescind the agreement, 
lie was also prominent in social circles. 
lie was Vice 1'resident of the Jockey Club 
in 1768, ami other organizations of the 
kind, including the 1'nendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, of which he was elected an Tlon- 
orarv Member December 17, I77i,shortly 
after its organisation. He was a regular 
attendant at its meetings. As his great- 
grandson. Dr. Chas. K. Cadwalader who 
ha> kindly furnished the particulars of his 
life i, savs : "The association of himself 
and members of his family must have been 
a nio^t intimate one with the originators 
of tiu- Society to have furnished five of 
the ten Honorary Members of the So 
cietv." These were himself, and his 
brother, Lambert Cadwalader (1772; ; his 
brother-in-law, Samuel Meredith (1772'; 
his lirst coii-iin, John Dickinson 117711; 
and Henrv Hill 1771 , a brother-in-law 
of his sister. Mrs. Meredith. Mr. Cad 
walader's name was proposed tor mem- 
b'-rship at the tirsi meeting of the Societv. 
lie was Commander of the " Greens, " the 
,irst revolutionary military corps formed 
:n Pennsylvania, about September, 177). 
\Vlu-u the associate 1 eoinpanies were 
:" -nned in the eitvin ;~7S. ifter the re 
.. ipt of the news of the battle of [,e\i:ig 
'.on, he was made Colonel of the ;d 
P. ittalion, and afterward--, wlien the asso 
editors were formed into a brig hie. lieu is 
made Commander of them. IK- was a 
member of the Congress of Dele'-ale.-. of 



1775, and in Jnlv, 177'), was appointed by 
the Pennsylvania Constitutional Conven- 
tion a justice of the pe ice. He took a 
prominent part in the political conflict 
which followed the adoption of the State 
Constitution of 1776, IK ing one of the 
founders of the Republican Club, origin- 
ated for the purpose of amending that 
document. He was a member of the Com- 
mittee of Safety, of the Citv Committee, 
Committee of Observation, Inspection and 
Correspondence, and Chairman of one of 
its six District Committees for the citv ; 
Chairman of the Committee of Safety that 
was engaged \silh the Commodore of the 
licet ill directing the action \sith the 
" Roebuck " and other vessels of the P.rit- 
ish lleet in Mav, 177'). He served v, i'.l; 
the .vl Battalion in the summer campaign 
of 177') in the Jerscvs, part of it taking 
part in the battle of Long Island, in v.hich 
engagement he served as a volunteer v, ith 
( '.eneral Sullivan's staff. Upon December 
-5. '77o, he was appointed I'.rigadier in 
the Pennsylvania militia, and participated 
in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, 
]'. randy wine, ( .ermantown, \Vhitcmar.-h 
anil Monnionth, as also in the military 
operations of the militia in Maryland, 
and in tile operations resulting in the cap- 
ture of Cornwallis, serving at that time 
with Washington's militarv familv. It is 
an interesting coincidence that he com- 
manded the Philadelphia P.rigade du: ing 
the Revolution; his son, ('.eneral Thomas 
Cadwalader, tin ring the War of i Si 2 ; and 
his grandson, (k-neral I'.eorgc- Cad w.ila- 
der, during the Rebellion. Heua> one 
ot \\'asliillgton's mo>t trusted i::c-ni's 
and militarv advisers, and in the latter 
canacitv \\.is freiiiK'ntlv assoeiateil \\:th 



arm\'. Washington, in writing about 
thU time. sa\-s of him, th it he was "a 
m, in of abilitv, a good disciplinarian, tii:n 
in his princijiles, and of intrepid bravery 
I ! a \-ing plantations in Marvl ind. i';e car;- 
of \vhich eijun'ed liim to reside a portion 
of each ve.ir there, liis -vvi.-es were !: 
vided between Pe!in-\ 1\ mi i and that 
State. At Washington's request he took 
command of the militia of the K. intern 
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to retard the enemy's U'lvnnce to Phila- 
delphia. Shortly alter this ho resumed 
business in Philadelphia, and in 1779 
he succeeded his lather as a Trustee 
of the I'nivcrsitv of Pennsylvania. In 
1781, upon tile occasion ot Coruwallis' 
threatening movements against Virginia, 
he applied to the ( 'ruvenior of Maryland 
f.r a command, and June 5 wrote to 
\\" ishington to that effect. He served in 
the Maryland Legislature for some vears 
during and subsequent to the Revolution, 
having linally settled in Maryland. While 
a member of that body he was employed 
hv Washington, 1784-85, to carry through 
the art incorporating the " Company for 
opening and extending the navigation of 
the 1'otomac river to the western inte- 
rior, 1 ' a measure having such material 
interest as the step that initiated the move- 
ment resulting in the call of the Constitu- 
tional Convention, 1787, and the formation 
of the Federal Constitution. He died of 
pneumonia at Shrewsbury, Kentco., Md., 
February 10, 1786, in the 44th year of his 
age. 

lie was an intimate friend of Alexan- 
der Hamilton, who speaks of him in the 
highest terms. [See Hamilton's " Life of 
Alexander 1 1 an lilt on."] I le took an active 
interest in the public associations of Phila- 
delphia, and \vas a member of the Penn- 
sylvania Hospital Association, a founder 
of the American Philosophical Society, 
a founder of the Olouci --tcr P'ox Hunting 
C'ub, etc., etc. I lea l-o contributed largely 
to the institutions of Maryland, and intro- 
duced the bill, in 1785, for the establish- 
ment of the Maryland T'niversitv. He 
di lined to reeeive any pecuniary com- 
pen itio'i lor his public services in the 
Re vi ilnt ion, and contributed of his means, 
as we 1 ;] as by his writings, to support the 
:";:; incial credit. lie was the author of a 
number of publications upon the financial 
:: 1 other i-sue. of the day, wliich ap] ,< a red 
': the !'': : ; .delphia a:;d Maryland ]iress, 
Iso of a pamphlet entitled ' \ Reply 
to r.ei-eral Re, d's Remarks." His opin- 
ions the Councilsof \Var are interesting 
historical manuscripts, on file in the State 
1'epartment at Washington C,eneral 
Washington spe,-.ks of liiin in a letter to 



Congress, in 1778, as " a military genius," 
and wrote to him in 1781 saying that, if 
by any event he (Washington) should be 
withdrawn from the command of the 
army, he should prefer to have him as his 
successor. 1 1 is great-grandson, John Cad- 
walader (1888), is now a member of the 
IIilx.'rnian Society. [See "Simpson's 
Lives," p. 150; Scharf and Westcott's 
"History of Philadelphia;" Keith's 
" Provincial Councillors of Pennsyl- 
vania," p. 374; Obituary Notice in 
I'ctntsylrania (iazcttc, Feb. 15, 1786.] 

Col. Lambert Cadwaladcr, 1772. 
Porn at Trenton, N. J., in 1742. He was 
a brother of C,en. John Cadwalader. His 
father removed to Philadelphia in 1750, 
: where his two sons received a classical 
education. Lambert was a member of the 
Colonial Congress of Delegates of 1774, 
and of the Committee of Superintendence 
and Correspondence. In '775 he was 
! appointed Captain of one of the associated 
! military companies of Philadelphia. He 
was a Commissioner to sign the Pennsyl- 
vania bills of credit. He was Lieutenant- 
Colonel of one of the Pennsylvania battal- 
ions, the 4th, raised in 1776, commanded 
by Colonel John -Slice, and was afterwards, 
October 25. 1770, its Colonel. lie was in 
active service until taken prisoner by the 
British at Fort Washington. He was 
afterwards released on parole and com- 
pelled to remain inactive. lie was a 
deputy to the Continental Congres.-, Jan- 
uary, 17^5, and served in that and two 
succeeding Congresses, and after the 
adoption of the Constitution was a mem- 
ber of the House of Representatives from 
New Jersey, I7Sq-<d. and a^am, I 7<;} q,s. 
He was a member of the Committee of the 
Continental Congress which reported 
favorably upon the recommendation of 
the Annapolis Convention for calling Un- 
constitutional Convention of 1787, and in 
the absence of the President of Congress 
was elected its presiding officer upon tin- 
occasion of the.- discussion and vote in 
behalf of the measure. John Iickin*-on 
'1771 , his cousin, was President of the 
Annapolis Convention. Tie removed to 
Trenton after the death of his father in 
the latter part of 1779, and 'lied there, and 



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was buried in the Old Friends' burying- 
ground. He died .September 13, 1^23. 
He married Mary McCall, daughter of 
Archibald McCall, of Philadelphia, and 
left surviving him only one child, Thomas, 
who died October 22, 1X73. [See sketch 
of his life by Win. Henry Rawle, /<;/>/- 
"\-li\inia Magazine, Vol. 10. p. i, iS7<S; 
Keith's " Provincial Councillors of Penn- 
sylvania," p. 3^7.] 

John Dickinson, 1771. One of the 
original honorary members, was the son 
of Samuel Dickinson, a wealthy Ouaker; 
was born at O'</<7, on the Choptank river, 
Talbot CO., Mil., November 7, 1732, O. S. 
He studied law in London, and upon his 
return commenced to practice. In 1762 
lie was elected a member of the Pennsyl- 
vania Assembly from Philadelphia county, 
and was re-elected the following year. In 
1765 he was chosen to the Stamp Act 
Congress at New York. In 1767 he pub- 
lished the first of the series of " Farmer's 
Letters," which soon made- him famous 
throughout the Colonies. He was elected 
to the Continental Congress in 1774, and 
became at once prominent. Xearlv everv 
address sent forth from Congress from 
this time until Julv 4. I 776, was written by 
him. He took a very active part in the 
early measures of the Revolution, and 
v>as Colonel of one- of the Philadelphia 
regiments. His efforts, however, were 
directed towards effecting a reconciliation 
\\ith <ireat Britain. Charles Thomson, in 
his account of the opposition to the Boston 
Port Bill, wrote that during all the time 
of the agitation concerning the Stamp 
Act "Mr. Dickinson was considered the 
iifst champion for American liberty. His 
.ibilhies exercised in defence of the rights 
of his country raised his character hi.yh. 
not only in America, but in Kurope, and 
his fortuii'- and hospitality gave him great 
influence in his own State." He opposed 
the Declaration of Independence, but 
absented himself when the vote was taken, 
thus allowing the vote of the State to be 
ca.st for that measure. lie was superseded 
as delegate, hut obeying the Declaration, 
lit went into service with his regiment. 
Delaware sent him back to Congress i n 
'777. where he took an active part in 



framing the Articles of Confederation. 
He was again in Congress in 1771.. and 
was afterwards President of D<l..uare. 
Removing again to Philadelphia, he w.ia 
chosen President of the Supreme M\ecu- 
tive Council of Pennsylvania upon No- 
vember 7, i7>Sj, an<l was re-elected the 
following two years. Delaware sent him 
to the Convention of 17.^7, \\hich framed 
the Constitution of the I'uited St.ites 
He was also a member of the Convention 
of 1792 to frame a Constitution tor Dela- 
ware. He died Febrnarv 14, iNj.S. He 
married, Julv 19. 1770, Mary Norris. Mr. 
Dickinson was ])robabl\- the most active 
of all the honorary members of thr 
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, especially 
in the earlv years of the Socictv, before 
public duties engrossed his attention. He 
was almost constantly in attendance at 
the dinners, and was to all intents and pur- 
poses a regular member. [See Keith's 
"Councillors of Pennsylvania," Philadel- 
phia, iSS; v ] 

William Hamilton, 1771. Honor- 
ary member. Was the son of Andrew 
Hamilton and Mary Till. Born April 29, 
1745. After the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence he was one of the "disaffected,' 1 
and was put upon trial in 177^ for treason 
to the new State of Pennsylvania, but was 
acquitted. I'pon September 17, 17^2. it 
appearing that "he hath not attended anv 
of the meetings of the Societv since the 
anniversary, 1774." he was dropped from 
the rolls. He inherited large' estates, and 
was well known as the builder of the 
Woodlands mansion and as the founder 
of Hamilton Village, West Philadelphia. 
He died at Woodlands, June 5, iSi.v [ See 
Keith's "Councillors of" Pennsylvania," 
Philadelphia, iS-V,. p- '35- 1 

William Hicks, 1771. one of the 
original honorary members, uas the son 
of fvhv.'ird Hicks, s.nne time of I.org Isl 
and and later of Philadelj>hia, merchant. 
He was born in New Votk, Mar, h lo, 
1735. He was admitted to the practice of 
the law in tin- Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania in 17'>X In 1770 he was appointed 
Pn.thonotary, Clerk of the Orphans' 
Court. Recorder of Deeds, and. one of the 
Justices of the Piace for bucks CO., Pa. 



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He was appointed a member of the Pro- 
vincial Council in 1771 by Richard Penn 
(1771.1, with whom he was on intimate 
terms of acquaintance. He was a man of 
wealth and fashion, and a warm supporter 
of the Piiiprietary partv. in whose sup- 
port, about i 77(1. he published a pamphlet. 
He died in Philadelphia, May 25, 177.'. 
His will, made in Hucks co., October \ 
1771. and admitted to probate in I'hila 
iielj)hia, May 13, 1776. mentions his sons, 
liiles, William, Richard Penn. Jacob 
Johnson, 1 and Hdward ; his daughter, 
C itharine ; his sisters, Catharine Hicks 
and Ann Morgan; and his kinsman, 
Thomas Hicks, of Little Neck, I. on- Isl- 
and. Mary Searle and J. Hicks were 
two of '.he witnesses, and John iMckinson 
1:771 , Philemon I>ickiiison and (',i!bert 
Hick--, of Attlcborou-h, P.ucks co., were 
the executors. It contains a recital that 
Ric'.iard Penn, before leaving America, 
presented him with a walnut cabinet. 
He left the guardianship of his littU- son, 
Richard Penn Hick--, to Richard Penn. 
Mr. Hick-, married in Christ Church, July 
I';, 17> s , l-'ram lll.i Jekvll, dan-liter of 
John Jekvil, Collector of the Port of 
Hi .-ton. 

Henry Hill, 1771. < >m- of the orig- 
inal honorary nicinbei -s, was a soli of I )r. 
Ri. hard II:!'. and was born in \~ \2 on his 
lather's plantation in Maryland. He wa-. 
hn d a merchant and -tt'.ed in PhilMel- 
phia, where he carried on an extensive t : ade 
wit'.i Madeira, to which island his father 
h.id removed about I 7,y i. " I lill's Madeira " 
was a well-known brand o! wine in the 
Philadel])hia market. He was appointed 
one of t'ne Justices for Philadelphia, 
Mav 4, 1772; was a member of" tin- 
Provincial Conference which met at 
Carpenter's Hall, [ime iS, 1775, and mem- 
ber <>f the Provincial Constitutional Con- 
vention of Jnlv IS. '77')- In I77'>hewas 
Colonel of the 4th battalion of Philadel- 
phia Associates, formed in the neigh- 
borhood of Roxborou^h, and wa-* with 
the battalion in the campaign in thejer- 
sevs. In i7'So lie subscribed ./";;. 0*1 to the 
bank or-ani/cd to supj.lv the Continental 
.trim with provisions. He was a member 
of tile Per.n-vl vania Assembly, 178*1 xj. 



and of the Supreme Executive Council, 
October 17, 1 785 -October 17, 1788. He 
was also appointed a Justice of the 
Orphans' Court, June 10, 1776. He died 
of yellow fever, September 16, 1798. He 
left a lari^e fortune but no family. He 
was a member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, l-'irst City Troop and 
Hibernia IMI e Company. He married in 
Christ Church, in 17,"", Ann, daughter of 
Rees Meredith and sister of Samuel 
Meredith i 1772). 

John Lardner, 1782. Horn Septem- 
ber b, 1752, was the son of I.ynfonl Lardner 
and Hli/.abi-th, daughter of William bran- 
son, a Philadelphia merchant. He was a 
member of the l-'irst Citv Troop, ami 
participated with it in the campai-n in 
the Jersevs, 1776-77. He was at the 
battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandy- 
wine and ( '.erinantown. He was Cornet 
of the Troop from 1779 to 17^3, and attain 
' from I7<)4 to 1796, and became Captain of 
the Third Troop, Philadelphia I<ij, r ht 
Dra-oons. in 1798. lie was a member 
of th.e Penns\ Ivania Legislature in 1791. 
He died lYbrnary 12, 1825. and was buried 
at Trinity Church, Oxford. He was 
married at Ma-nolia C,rove bv IJishop 
White, DecembiT 24, 1 789, to Margaret, 
dau-hter of John Saltar, by his first wife, 
Rachel Reese. [Set.- Keith's "Provincial 
Councillors of Pennsylvania." p. 319.] 

Samuel Meredith, 1772. Was born 
in Philadelphia in 1740. His father, Rees 
Meredith, was a native of Wales. He was a 
member of the Colonial Legislature, and in 
1775 was Major of the Third Pennsvlvania 
Hattaliou and u as eti-a-ed in main battles 
durin- 'he Revolution, attaining the rank 
of P.i i-adii-r < ii-neral. He ami his bi other- 
ill -law, (teor-e Clvmer, signer of the I)ec- 
n tf luilependence, each contrib- 
uted /'ii).(.i to earry on the war. In 
17^7 Ss he was a member of the Conti- 
nental Con.yrcss aii'l was l:rst Treasurer of 
tile I'r.ited States fron; 17^9 to iSol, when 
he resi^rju-i] to look after his personal in- 
terests. I "pon entering the otTice of 
Treasurer he advanced J'>,<KX> and sub- 
sequently } i2o,(xi of hi-* own money, and 
was never reimbursed. He died at his 
sea', !',elmont, in I.n/enieco., Pa., March 



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to, iSi7. [See Apple-ton's "Cyclopaedia 
American Biography," vol. 4, p. 5<->; v J 
Thomas Lloyd Moore, 1792. The 

son of William Moore, President of Penn- 
sylvania in lyM, and of Sarah Lloyd, was 
horn in Philadelphia, January 20, 1759. He 
was a Major in the Revolutionary army 
and died August 2S, iSi; v lie married 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph .Stamper. 
[See Keith's "Provincial Councillors," 

p. 2.V] 

Robert Morris, 1771. One of the 

original honorary inemhers and the 
l-'inancier of the Revolution, was born 
in Liverpool, Kngland, January 31, 1734 
i O. S. '. His father, Robert Morris, came 
to this country and settled at Oxford, on 
the Hnstern Shore of Marvland, prior to 
1^40, and became engaged in the tobacco 
trade. Robert, the son, at an early age 
came to Philadelphia and entered the 
counting-house of Charles Willing, and 
subsequently, in 1754, formed a copartner- 
ship with his son, Thomas Willing, which 
la-ted until 179,1, and the firm of Willing 
X; Morris became, the best known and 
largest importing house in the colonies. 
I'roin the beginning he took a verv active 
part in the resistance to (rreat I'ritain. 
I 'pon the formation of the Committee 1 of 
Safetv in June, 1775, he was made Vice- 
President, I-'ranklin being the head. 1 'pon 
N'oveinbi-r 3, 1775, he w;ts appointed one 
"f the dele-gates to the 2d Contine!ltal 
Congres<. Though he voted against the 
Declaration of Independence, he signed 
that document. In the winter of 177') 
Washington wrote to Morris that unless 
he had a certain amount of -.pecie at once 
!k- would be unable to keep the armv 
together. Morns, on }\i< personal credit, 
borrowed a sufficient sum and forwarded 
it to him, On March lo, 1777, he was a 
third time sent as delegate to Congress, 
"id again I>ecember i ; v 1777, and on July 
.. !77- s . -igned the Articles of Confedera- 
tion. In the spring of i ^Sn he organi/ed 
th< Hank of Pennsylvania and subscribed 
/ lo.ixxi. On l ; ebrnary 2i>, 17^1, lie was 
unanimously ( hosen to the office of Super- 
intendent of finance, and accepted tin- 
same on Mar i J, [7X1. In his letter of 
acceptance he said: "The I'nited States 



may command evervthing I have except 
my integrity, and the los-, uf that \sor..d 
effectually disable me from ser\ing them 
more." He filled that arduous position 
until November I, 17^4, uh-. n he resigned. 
When Washington alnio-t te.ired the 
result, Robert Morris, upon his own 
credit and from his private sources, fur- 
nished those pecuniary means witho'.r 
which all the physical force of the cotmtrv 
would have been in vain. In I7S') he 
was elected to the Assembly of i'ennsv! 
vania in order to obtain a renewal o! '.'.'. 
liank of North America. He was a dele- 
gate to the Constitutional Convention 
which met in Philadelphia, Mav 25, 17^7. 
and framed the Constitution of the I'nited 
States. Itwashe who pro])osed Washing- 
ton for its president, and (luring all its de- 
liberations Washington was his guest. 
In October, 1 7SS, he was ch< 'sen the first 
Senator from Pennsylvania to the ist Con- 
gress, which met in New Vork. March 4, 
17X9. It was mainlv through him th.r. 
the seat of government was removed in 
179*1 to Philadelphia, \\here it rein. lined 
temporarily for ten years until hmldir.gs 
were completed in the District of Colum- 
bia. I le retired fn nn the Senate at the end 
of his term in 171)5. After his rctin men: 
from public life he began to speculate 
largi-lv in unimproved lands, and or- 
ganized the North American Land Com- 
pany, which, through the dishonest\ of 
Janu-s ( "rrceiileaf, interesu-d \\ith him, 
finally caused his financial ruin and !>'.-.r 
deiu-ii tlu- closing years of his liie \\ .:'.'. 
utter ]>overtv. I'rom l'ebruar\ i>i, '.-. 
to August 26, INH, he was an inmate of . 
delitor's prison lie survived his im 
]>r;si inmenl not (jnite five ye irs. and d:e \ 
on Mav 7, iSifi. His remains i-ejiose :n 
the familv vault. Christ Church. I It- 
married. Marcli ?, !~'"i M.ir\-, d.u'.'.di'.er 
of Thomas and I-th.er Hm lings \\~\ r - 

sister ,,f P.islmp \Vhite. T!le\ had - 

children : Robert, man led I< \t.n Shc.e- 
maki r ; Tl 1 . oinas married to Sa: ah k .-.'.: 
William White ; Hetty, married to J,..:n - 
Marsh. ill. ..f \'irgini i ; Cliarl.- ; Mari i 
married to Ilenr', \ : \..:i ; and Ili-n- . 
to l-:;i/. i ! me S::::-;i. Air M,, : . 



14ti 



high. Though Knglish by birth, he was 
intimately associated with tin- Kricndly 
Sous, ami wa> esideiitlv looked upon, ,is 
ue: e .'.'. the eai '. ier honorary members, as a 
regulai ::',<. :'.'.' er. I le was vcrv frei jm-iitl v 
at the HUH tin--- of the Society, more so 
than some dt the re-ular members. He 
also w.is ,i member of the Hihenii.i Kire 
Company, and took his turn as clerk ot 
th.it organi/ation. his familiar handwrit- 
1:1.; appearing several tunes in its minute 
books. Ill later life he uas President of 
the Sous of St. George fr<>m O ;< i;g'>. 
See sketch in l't'n>i.\v!;'d>iiii .V./i,'. /.;//<, 
\ I. >,p. .Vvv] 
Richard Pcnn, 177.'-t. Was the see- 

u of Richard reim. one of the Pro- 

: !es of Pennsylvania, and a brother 
of b'hir Peiin, the Councillor. He was 
born in Ku^ land in i 7 ;^. lie entered St. 

College, Cambridge, but left with- 
out taking hi-- degree. Hi-- uncle. John 
1'euu, had l(-ft him about /^oo a year. 
He reached his twenty seventh \ ear with- 
out having cho-eii a profession, having 
t reviously made partial arrangements for 
utering civil life, and afterwards the 
.irmy. T\\o years later he accompanied 
his brotlu-r to l'enn-\ Iv.ania. to \vhich he 
::.:'. been appointed Lieu tenant Governor, 
Tliey arrived ill Philadelphia. October _v, 
Hi-- brother g ive Ru h.crd a Seal in 
the Count il, and, l;e was ijn iliiied [anuaiA 
12, 1764. He uas the lirst 1'resideut of 
'.lie Jockev Club, founded MI November, 
'7'''>. with about cightv members, in the 

:;ng of i -t-() he re turned, to K;i gland. 
lie uas appointed by his uncle and 
brother Lieutenant-Goveruor of Pennsyl- 
vania and the Lower Counties, and 11 
the second time in Philadelphia on < >eto- 
ber in, 1771. He was the nio-,t popular 
of his fain:!'.'. a;id especially attentive to 
interests of the colony, and much 
;.ro~]n : 11 >wed. Kich;ird uas snpcr 
seded in the Crovernorship bv his brother 
[ohn. who arrived in August, 177^. He 
d.i-c-'.ined iutercinirse with lo'nii. clainiiii'.'. 

i bc( n unfuirlv treated, and dc 

- ,i vi IT ' : h fohn offered him. 

i"ue\' were : < neih d in 1771. and on t he 

Richard \\:is a])] < linted 

S" val i '.:. : ' ':;n. and accepted the 



oiTice. He was opposed to the oppressive 
acts of the British government. He enter- 
tained the members of the Continental 
Congress at his home-, Washington Ix'ing 
among the guests. He left Philadelphia 
in the summer of 1775, carrying with him 
the Second Petition of Congress to the 
king. He and Arthur Lee, agent for 
Jilass.ichusctts in London, delivered it to 
the Karl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State 
for the colonies, on September i. He ap- 
peared before the House of Peers on No- 
vember 10, 1775, to make statements con- 
cerning the Petition, and to authenticate 
it, and was sworn. He testified to the 
high character of the members of Con- 
gress, nearly all of whom he knew ; that 
thcv were fairlv elected; that they had 
only taken up arms in defence of their 
liberties; that the spirit of resistance was 
gt ucral, and it uas believed by the people 
thev would be successful ; that Pennsyl- 
vania had jo. IK*; men underarms, and he 
supposed there were f*>.<Kx> fit to bear 
arms, who would willingly come forward ; 
that Pcnn- vlvania raised enough corn and 
could manufacture certain munitions of 
war in good quantities ; that the colonies 
had great hopes of the petition he had 
brought over, which thev styled the < )live 
liranch ; if it were not granted they might 
form foreign alliances, and. if they did, 
would stii k by them ; that most thinking 
people thought its refusal would be a bar 
again--: all re< oin iliation, etc.. etc, Lord 
Lvttletou said that Peiin "betrayed 
throughout the whole of his examination 
the indica t ions of the strongest prejudice. '' 
In Kngland he became very pool. His 
attorney says th it lie was supported bv 
Mr. I5arrl.iv. After the war his property 
improved, and John Peiin agreed to pav 
him one fourth of whatever he received as 
Ills share of the /"] ;O,(KXI named ill the 
hivesting \ ' . mil -,, third of all the 
s ilcs made hv him since that aet was 
passed. [ohn I'enu's death also, in 1795, 
vi sted in him a liie-estate in the entailed 
property He was a member of the Brit- 
ish Parliament from :-/> to iSo6. He 
resi. led in Oueen Anne street. \\"est Co., 
Middlesex. He visited Philadelphia in 
i ^ iS, and his name is in the- Directory for 



, .i.it yiar as dwelling at No. 210 Chestnut for a number of vcars Secretary of Penn- 
'eet. between Mil and uth. He died in sylvania, and in 17^^ \\ as appointed bv 
K'chmond, County Surrey. Kngland. Ma\ p President Washington Judge of the Tinted 
27, ;Sii, in his 76th year. lie married in States District Court for the District of 
Christ Church. Mav 21, 1772, Marv. Pennsylvania, w'hich position he occupied 
i.i::uhter of William Masters, by his \\ife until his death, August 21, |S2V lud'.-c 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Lawrence, llie Peters was the first President of the Phil 
Councillor. She died in London, August adclphia Agricultural Societv, and the 
<6, lS2o. They had four children. \\'hile first officer of the companv \\hich built 
!;e was Lieuteuant-( lOveruor. and before the permanent bridge over the Schuvll. !' 
i.e was elected an honorarv member of at Philadelphia. lie was the author < ; 
t'ie l-'rieinilv Sons of St. Patrick, he was "Admiralty Decision?, in the I 'niled States 
at almost every meeting of the Society as District Court oi Pennsvlvania !7 <p '' > - 
;. guest, and upon the first vacancy in iN>7 " in 1X07. Judge Peters accompa- 
the list of honorary members, causetl by nied Washington on a visit to Western 
:. ith of William Hicks, he was elected Pennsylvania in October, 1794, in connec- 
'.o fill the place. His associations with tion with the Whiskcv Insurrection. a-;d 
tile 1'riendly Sons were evidently of the presided later in the vcar when infonna- 
n;o.-t intimate character. [See Keith's tions were laid against the insurgents. 
1 Councillors of Pennsylvania/' p. 425.] He was one of the orgaui/ers of the Sons 
Richard Peters, 1787. Was born at of St. George in Philadelphia, and its 
b'.ockley, near Philadelphia, June 22, Secretary from 177210 1706. 
1744. He received his education in the James Scarlc, 1771. One of the or- 
citv of Philadelphia, studied law, and met iginal honorary members, was born in 
\vith considerable success ill the ]>rofes- New York citv about 17. i". He engaged 
!-ii.n. At the commencement of the Revo- in business uith his brother John in 
'r.tion he became Captain of a company Madeira, and was admitted to the linn of 
of volunteers, but shorllv after was trans- John Searle c\: Co. in 1757. He left Ma- 
fir: ed by Congress to the Hoard of War, deira in 1762, settled in Philadelphia, and 
i f which he\\as Secretar\ p from June 13, was one of the signers of the Non-Impor. 
!"76. to December, I7S| ; and he was a tation Agreement in i~ii~,. lie wa>a wine 
member of the (Ud Congress, 17.^2 S_;. merchant and ini]iorter in 1771. uhen tin 
! :e was an active member of the Kpiscopa! Society of the I-'rieiidlv Sons of St. Pa! 
Church in America, and in October, I7- S 4- rick was formed, and " Searle's Madcir.t 
'.vas one of the lay deputies Iroin 1 Ymisvl \\'as ri\'alled only b\ p " I I ill's Madeira " in 
Y.niia to the Convention which met in the Philadelphia markets. He \\.is a 
New York, and which took the steps pre Manager of the I'liited Slates I.otU:\, 
.imin.iry to tlie organisation of the Amer- i 77* 1 -7- s . -'ind in .\'..^;;-t. :77 S , \^as ,.;. 
' .in Church. He was one of the leading pointed on the Slate Nav\ Hoard, but re 
pits 'f the Convention of the Church signed in ( 'ctob.er of the same \e,.r. :;ot 
-:. u h T:;I', :ti Philadelphia ;n 17^3. and liein^ sttisiiid unii tin existing na\.d 

is a niemiier of the coTinnittee to dr. if; regulations. from November, i7" x . to 

ccV-iastical constitution, and to pre Jn!\ p . 17^,1, he \\a-a member oi the COT; 

,-. :,-',':. i. ;u cessarv change^ in tlu 1 Litur:j.v. tmental C'ongi'ess ser\ p in^ as Ciia'.rman 

'.lit -ame yi-ar he \ p isited I'jiLi'iand in ot thi' Comniercia! Coiiimitu-e, and on tin 

iv.tvrests of the eltort to obtain tht Committee to apportion the ij-.-.o-.a oi 

i .t of the British bishops to COM--C taxes t-> In- paid by each Mate. Hi \sellt 

-. it as bishops two priests of the Anicii- to l-iiinvpe in I7.soa-Agen; for Tern-si 

Ci'.urch Dr Seabnr\ p ha\ p i:iL' been vania to m-^otiatv .1 loa'i for / 2 >.<**>, but 

i..-x -rati.i Pi -h.op of Connecticut bv the tb'd liol succeed.. He I'etKriied, to i'lr.la 

S .f.ish bishops , so as to proeinx the delphia in I7 S 2. a::d h.amg lost his f,if 

- - - pal succession for the church here. Mine, he re rf.-r.-d Tu-iia av.,1 -esid- d 



SE 1H SI- 

died in Philadelphia, August 7, 1797. tract of land in the Island of St. John's in 

Hi-* \\ill, prove<l August 9, i 797, mentions the Gulf of St. Lawrence. [See Apple 

his daughters Ann and Isabella Searle, ton's " Cyclopa-dia of American Biogra- 

and Hdward and William Woodward phy ;"" Life find Correspondence of Gen- 
Searle, and mentions the fact that he was 
jfiven by the then king of Jviigkuid a 



THE 
ORGANIZATION OF TIIK HIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY 

FOR THK 

RFLIKF OF EMIGRANTS FROM IRELAND. 

THK Hibernian Society lor the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland 
was founded on March 3, 1700. T\\ Pennsylvania Packet or J)nily 

Adrcrtist-r of tlie next day says : ''At a select meeting of Irishmen, 
snmmoned to take into consideration the formation of a Society for 
the protection and relief of Irish Emigrants, there were present 

JOHN M. \.\\VKI. i. XKSIUTT, Chairman, ' Ilrr.n HOI.MKS, 

TAMI-:S CKAUTORD, THOMAS PROCTOR, 

PATRICK "MOORI:, MATTHKXV IR\VIN, 

\VII.I.IAM KINI.AY, \VII.I.IAM NICHOLS, 

THOMAS I j: A, JOHN TAYLOR, 

JOHN T.ROWX, M ATTH i:\v C \RKY. 

At * </;,,/, That the following subscription paper be circulated, in order to effect the 
cstab'.ishiner.; of a Society for the above-mentioned purpose : 

As r.o obiect can be more laudable, so to a benevolent mind none can be ini're 
grateful tliar. tl:e relief of distress; perh;q>s no institution can afford a nn^re ample 
t-rope i'or tiie efTeetnatioii of tliis purjiose than the national societies establislu-d in 
tii:> coiir.trv for the jirotection of tho-e i-nii^rants \slioin niisi-ry, misfortune or 
<>p;.n-s-i<<;i has rompel\d to for>ake tlieir nati\'e couuti'v and fl\' to the ''asylum" 
(.si^biished here "for the o]>]in.>sed of all nations." Rv these societies emigrants 
l.,;ve be<-n no; on]\- rendered more happv in their situations, but more usefu' members 
ir, society, ojipression l-,a-> been jiunished, migration hither encouraged, miserv alle- 
'.;:. ted, ar.d ci 'nseijuentK- the temptations to \vauder fr<'in the paths of rectitude dimin- 
ished. Thr-e reasons, and others e<|iiailv lorcilile. ha\'e iiiiiuced the subscribers, 
natives c f Ireland, c>r (lesceiidants of Irishmen, to associate themselves under the title 
of "Tin Hibernian Soeiet\- for the Proteetion of Irish Kmigraut.s." 

( ^! t;x- twelve gentlemen present, \vho m.;\' be c\ille<l tiie fmnid! rs 
M! tlie Hibernian .Society, six oi them \vere members of the I ; r:en<i!\' 
Sons of St. Patrick, including John Maxwell Xesl>itt, the I'residrnt, 
and John I'rown, the Secretary of tli.it oro'anixation. Jame< C raw- 
lord, Patrick Moore. Thomas Lea and Iln^h. Holmes were the other 
ti>nr. Pile oM Society wa< in its decline, and the members do::btle>s 
ielt that a new organ i /.at ion was needed with a broader scope th..n 
the other. As mav be seen from llie ''subscription p.iper,' 1 the 
membership of the Society \vas intended to be confined to "natives 
of Ireland, <,y descendants of Irishmen, 1 " in accordance with the rnles 



l.'.n Till-: HIl'.KRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

of the Friendiy Sons, though this was afterwards departed from when 
tiii. Constitution was adopted, and the doors thrown open to all who 
were interested in the objeets set forth in the {taper. From the 
beginning, also, there was coupled with the idea ot extending pro- 
teelion and relief to ])oor emigrants the annual assemblage of the 
members in friendly concourse, as in the Friendly Sons. In fact, the 
new Society was not only the offspring of the old, bnt was already 
regarded as its successor. 

The resolve of the meeting was very quickly pnt into effect. An 
active spirit like Matthew Carey, who was energy itself personified, 
and who claims in his autobiography to have originated the idea of 
the Society, would not let the "grass grow under his feet," and, 
accordingly, we find a notice signed by him as Secretary p>'<> ton. on 
March iS, 170,1), stating that "on Monday next at 6 o'clock there 
will, pursuant to adjournment, be a meeting of the Hibernian Society 
f.r the relief of Irish Mini-rants at the Indian Queen in Fourth 
street. As the Committee appointed to prepare a constitution intend 
to report one at that time, and as the appointment of officers is 
expected to be made, it is hoped the members will be punctual in 
attendance." From this notice there seems to have been an inter- 
vening meeting since the 31! of March, bnt as the minutes of the 
Societv from 170.0 to 1-^13 are unfortunately lost, or not in existence, 
and there is no account of it in the newspapers of the day, we are 
unable to find any record ot it. 

On Wednesday, March 2.J, 179'', there appeared another notice also 
signed bv Matthew Carey. Secretary p>'O Av;/., which stated that 
" Tlie members of this Society are respectfully requested to advance 
as speedily as possible the fir<t pavmeiit ot two dollars to those gen- 
tlemen in who^e lists they have entered their names, who are ear- 
nestl entreated to exert themselves to forward the collection of the 



promote the laudable objects of the Societv.'' From this it would 
appear that a temporary organization had been effected, a number ot 
members had been obtained, and committees or individuals had been 
.;; 'inted to add new names to the organization. 

I:: the /'//// r/ i /'/ ' /of April I and 3, 17^0, appeared still 

another notice signed again by M..tthew Carey, as follows "At 5 
on Monday even i::g, the y. h instant, there will be a meet ing of 
the Hibernian Socii ty for the Relief of Immigrants from Ireland at the 
State House. I' is p -' : ;' r'v requested that the members will be 
punctual in their Attendance. The chairman will take the chair 
Ivat 6 




< "MAS 



Till'; HIHKRNIAX SOCIKTY. 1">1 

the one at which a permanent organization would be effected, and 
the Society, which already included a large number of members, w.is 
called to meet in the "State House," to jjive. it a patriotic founda- 
tion. 

The permanent organization took place on the 5th of April, 1790, 
as advertised, as will appear by the following newspaper account : 

"On Monday evening there was a numerous and respectable meet- 
ing, at the State House, of the Hibernian Society for the relief of 
emigrants from Ireland, at which meeting the constitution was finally 
ratified, and the officers of the Society elected, viz. : 

TliL- HON. THOMAS McKr.AX, Kso., 1<l,.r>..ftrs:Jenf. 
GKXKRAr, WAI.TKR STKWART, rice-I'irjiJcnt. 
MR. M \TTHK\V CARKY, Secretary. 
MR. JOHN TAYLOR, Treasurer. 

Physicians. 

I)R. JAMKS CrXXIXC.HAM, | 




CHART. KS UKATI.Y, Kso., JASI-KR MOYI.\X, Kso. 



MR. JOHN SHKA, ! MR. THOMAS PROCTOR, 

MR. I'Ai'i, Cox, MR. ROUKRT R \IXI.Y, 

MR. JOHN" LKAMY, MR. CHARI.K.S RISK, 

MR. PATRICK MOORK, MR. Juiix IiKn\vx, 

MR. THOMAS I,I:A, MR. jmix STR \.\VI;RI i>r, 

MR. Ai.i;xAXi)i'R Ni-:snrrT, ' MR. RICHARU ADAMS. 



HI.AIR McCi.i-:xACii.\x, Kso., j. MAX\\!:I.I. XI-SIUTT, Kso., 

and MR. Ilrc.H l',o\'i.i-. 

As we have already stated on page 65, the Friend! v Sons of St. 
Patrick figure prominently in this list of officers, and seem to have 
taken hold o! the new organization. The list is a distinguished one, 
with such men as Chief-Jus! ice- McK<.an, (Veil. Waiter Stewart, 
Matthew Carey, Col. Thomas I'roctor, Ulair McC'leuachau, John 
Maxwell Xesbitt, John Tavlor and others appearing in it. The 
Society certainly made an excellent beginning, and the character <>: 
the men, who composed it, nndonbtedlv gave it from the first that 
hi'jji standing iu the community, which it ha-; main' lined down to 
the present day. \Ve know of no other Soc:et\" in .\:ner:c.i, wliose 
rolls contain in such lar^e numbers, so many men disiijignished in 
civil, nnlitarv and oi'iirial life. 

After the meeting of April 5, 17^0, there apj'iear from time to time 



'"'- nil- IIIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

notices of meetings signed by Matthew Carey, Secretary, generally 
with the request : "The different Printers in the City are requested 
to insert this advertisement until the time of the meeting." These 
meetings were stated quarterly meetings, he-Id in the State House on 
7 June and 6 September, and at Mr. Patrick Byrne's Tavern on 6 
December ; ami an adjourned stated meeting at Mr. Patrick Byrne's 
Tavern on i; September, and another adjourned stated meeting on 
13 December. On April 2^, 1790, the Secretary advertises : "The 
members of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from 
Ireland are requested to pay their respective subscriptions to the 
Treasurer, Mr. John Taylor, Front Street, in order to enable the 
Acting Committee to carry into effect the charitable purposes of the 
Society." At the stated meeting on 6 September, 1790, as \ve learn 
from the I : ederal C,a~cttt\ it was resolved "That the thanks of this 
Society be presented to Captain James Kwing, of the ship l Happy 
Return ;' Captain Andrew Miller, of the ship 'Sally ;' and Captain 
( ieorge Roach, of the ship 'Alexander, 1 all from Londonderry, for 
their humane and kind treatment of the passengers, who lately 
arrived in their respective vessels from Ireland." At the adjourned 
stated meeting on i^lh December, 1790, as \ve learn from the I'om- 
svh'ania Packet and the Federal C,a~citc, " the following gentlemen 
were re-elected officers for the ensuing year : Hon. Thomas McKean, 
Ksq., President ; ( icii. Walter Stewart, rice-President; Mr. Matthew 
Carey, Secretary; Mr. John Taylor, Treasurer; Charles Heatly. 
Ksq., and Ja-pcr Movlan, Ksq., Counsellors ; Dr. James Cunningham 
and Dr. John Carson, Pln'MCians.^ 

At the above meeting the following gentlemen were unanimously 
elected members of the Society : "Dr. \Yilliam Adams, Mr. Patrick 
O'Brien, Mr. John Crawford, Mr. Owen Morris, Mr. William Healy; 
and the following gentlemen were unanimously elected honorary 
members : Mr. John Shields, Treasurer of .St. Andrews Society, 
William More Smith, !>]., and Mr. Scth Willis." The- election 
of these honorary members was a precedent, followed in alter years, 
by the occasional election of officers of other charitable Societies. 

Th" Societv was no\v 'airly launched into existence. That it was 
already successful is leavacd from the first published list o! members, 
.: : > in number, printed in pamphlet form (the Society possesses a copy ) 
bv Carer, Stewart cc C >. , Philadelphia, 1790, probably in April or 
M.iv. We may fittiugl\ end tlie ch;i])ter bv reprinting the entire 
list, as well as the first Constitution of the Society, which appears in 
the pamphlet. They are as follows : 



THI-; HIHKKNIAX SOCIKTY. 

C< ) X S T I T U T 1 X , ETC. 

To a benevolent mind no object can be more grateful or more 
laudable than to relieve the distressed. To effect this desirable pur- 
pose tew institutions have had a greater tendency than the national 
societies established in this country for the protection and assistance 
of those emigrants whom misery, misfortune or oppression has com- 
pelled to forsake their native country, and fly to "the asylum" 
which is here to be found for the " oppressed of all nations/' liy 
these societies emigrants have been rendered happy in their situations 
and useful citizens, oppression has been punished, migration hither 
encouraged, misery alleviated ; and consequently the temptations to 
wander from the paths of rectitude diminished. These reasons, and 
others equally forcible, have induced in the subscribers to enter into 
an association, and adopt the following 

COXSTITUTIOX : 

I. This Society shall be called "The Hibernian Society for the 
Relief of Emigrants from Ireland." 

II. This Society shall hold quarterly meetings on the first Mondays 
of March, June, September and December in every year. 

III. On the first Monday of April next there shall be chosen by bal- 
lot a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, two 
counsellors and two physicians to serve in their respective 
stations until the meeting in December, 1790, at which time, 
and at the December meeting in every year thereafter, an elec- 
tion shall be held in the like manner for the said officers re- 
spectively. 

IV. The duty of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of 
the Society, regulate the debates, and determine all questions of 
order; and in case ot an equality ol voices on any contested 
matter he shall have a casting vote. lie shall have power to 
draw on the Treasurer tor such sums of money as the Soriety 

order to be paid. lie shall sub 
ther instruments of the Society, and shall 
s of tile .Society when thereto requested by a 
quorum of the acting committee. 

V. The Vice-President shall, in the absence of the President, pre- 
side .it each meetim:, and shall have .ill the powers and authori- 
ties and perform all the duties of the President ; but it" the 
President shall be absent, the meetiu'- shall choose a chairman 




l.VI THE HIRKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

by show of hands, and the person so chosen shall preside and 
have all the powers and perform all the duties ol the President. 
VI. The Secretary shall keep fair and regular entries of all rules 
and regulations of the Society, a register of the names of the 
members, and minutes of the proceedings ot the several meet- 
ings, lie shall make' out and attest certificates of the admission 
of members, record all lines incurred, and turnish the Treasurer 
\vith an account thereoi. He shall give public notice oi the 
time and place of the respective meetings of the Society, and 
generally do and perform all such business incident to his office 
as the Society shall from time to time require. 

VII. The Treasurer shall receive all subscriptions, quarterly pay- 
ments, fines, donations and other personal property of the Soci- 
etv, and keep fair accounts of his receipts and expenditures. He 
shall not pay any money but by warrant from the President, or, 
in his absence, from the Vice-President or chairman, or from a 
quorum of the acting committee, in the body of which warrant 
shall be expressed the use or uses for which the same was given, 
which warrant, with a receipt for the sum therein expressed, 
shall be his voucher. lie shall submit his accounts to the in- 
spection of the President or Vice-President when thereto re- 
quired. He shall previously to the December meeting settle his 
accounts with a committee oi the Society, to be for that purpose 
appointed at the meeting of September in every year, and lie 
shall pay all orders drawn upon him agreeably to those rules and 
regulations, but not otherwise. 

VIII. A Committee to consist of twelve members, which shall be 
denominated "The Acting Committee oi the Hibernian Soci- 
ety," shall be chosen by ballot at the first meeting of the Society, 
which committee shall be divided into three classes. The first 
class shall be relieved from their dutv at the expiration of six 
months from the first Monday oi March instant, the second class 
at the expiration of twelve months, and the third cla>s at the 
expiration of eighteen months from the same time. The va- 
cancies thu.s caused shall be filled up bv the meetings at which 
thev shall severally happen, and the members then chosen to fill 
such vacant class shall serve for the term of eighteen months 
irom the time of their respective appointments. The like rota- 
tion shall be observed ever aiterwards ; but nothing in this arti- 
cle contained -hall prevent any member who may have alreadv 
served in one of the classes from bein<r re-elected. Auv five of 



Till-: HIHKRNIAN SOCIKTV. 

the said committee shall be a quorum, and have power to draw 
on the Treasurer lor such sums of money as the duties assigned 
them shall from time to time require ; but no such quorum shall 
be formed unless each member of the committee shall have had 
due notice of the time and place of meeting. 

IX. The duty of the acting committee shall be to receive applica- 
tions for assistance, to send two or more members to visit all 
vessels arriving in this port from Ireland with passengers, \. 
make enquiry into the character and circumstances of those who 
may in their judgment be entitled to relief, and to afford them 
such assistance as the nature of their respective cases may re- 
quire and the funds of the Society will admit, and the more ef- 
fectually to prevent and punish imposition and oppression of 
emigrants by owners, masters, or freighters of vessels, or by any 
other persons whatsoever, and to afford immediate aid to those 
who may be afflicted with sickness. They shall be empowered 
to call for the advice of the counsellors and physicians in their 
respective professions. 

X. There shall be a committee of three members (to be balloted for, 
classed and relieved in the like manner as the acting committee), 
which shall be called the Committee of Correspondence, whose 
duty it shall be to correspond with institutions of a similar na- 
ture, and by such means as to them shall seem most effectual 
promote the establishment of others. They shall address and 
transmit copies of this Constitution to characters of respectabilitv 
and influence in the different parts of this State, and solicit 
their exertions to procure donations, and shall prepare letters, 
which, when submitted to the inspection and sanctioned hv the 
signature of the President, they shall transmit with conies of 
this Constitution to such persons at the- different sea-ports in Ire- 



land whence emigrant: 



''cnerallv come as mav nio 



instrumental in disseminating information of the intention: 
this institution. 

XI. Kvery member shall subscribe this Constitution, and at 
time of subscribing shall pav to the Treasm i 
Society, a sum not less than two dollars, and 
meeting shall pay, for the like' use, not less ; 
of a dollar. Anv person desirous of becoming 
Society at or after the meeting in June, 17-1 >, 
at a qnarterlv meeting and balloted \: at 
when, it there be a majority of the member- 





Till-: HIBKRNIAN SOCII-TY. 



vor, he shall be admitted, but not otherwise ; and even" member 
of this Society shall receive a certificate of his admission, signed 
by the President and attested by the Secretary. 

XII. Any member residing in this city or the liberties thereof who 
shall be t\vo quarterly payments in arrears shall be fined one- 
eighth of a dollar, and if he shall neglect or refuse to pay such 
fine, and shall be ionr quarters in arrears, he shall be no longer 
considered a member. And it any member residing without the 
limits aforesaid shall be eight quarters in arrears, lie shall be 
fined one-eighth of a dollar, and il he shall neglect or reiuse to 
pay such fine, and be twelve quarters in arrears, he shall be no 
longer considered a member. 

XIII. The foregoing rules and regulations shall be deemed and 
taken as the fundamental laws of the Society, and no part ot 
them shall be altered or amended but by motion made at a quar- 
terly meeting (of which public notice shall be given), and agreed 
to at a subsequent meeting by a majority of the members present. 
Pim.AitKi.i'HiA, March 22, 179". 

MKMP.KKS OK TIIK SOCIKTY. 



R. ADAMS, 

]< 'UN A I.l.X \ NOr.R, 
\Vl I.I.I \ M A N i >I RS( IN, 
WlI.U \ M A K M'-TKC IN' . 

1 1 untin^ili Hi com:'. . 
JACOI-. An. D, Mont, o in ' 

li 

ji in N r, \ KI i. \v, 

JAM KS I'. \ KI i. \ v, 

]'.. S. I'. \ KTi IN, 
\ViI.I.IAM I'.R(i\VN, 
J \M I-'.S !',!: VSi IN, 

ARCH i :; \ i.n I'.INC.H \M. 
Hi. i \s HOYS, 

JnHN H\KRY rapt. , 
Ji>HN I', \KKY. 

R'>I'.I-;RT HR iin',Ks, 

k : .Ii. M' IN i ' 1'iYR NK, 
I' VTKICK I'.'. !: N i . 

! [re. H H< VI, I . 

I ) \ N 1 l-:i, I'. \ I.I i\\ I N, 
I ; R \NCIS 1'. \ I I.l'.Y. 
J \MI-.S \\n\ I. \v, 
X \TH A N ]'.' >\ S, 



J \M i.s HVRNIC, 
I',. W. HAI.I.. 
AI,I:XANH!-:R I?ovn, 

JMHN J'.I.KAKU-'Y, 
j'iSI.ril ]',R()\VN, 

\Vn.i.i \M Ilia. i., 
", ]:< IRC, !; Hit VAN, 
(Vrv I lit VAN, 
\\'II.I.IAM HARRY, 
S\Mn:i. HA YARD, 

I' ill N I'il<( (\VN, 

A MIR i \\ HKOWN. 



'.'' M i! Ci i\i-:, 

i \ M i s CKAWFI ntn, 

i ' \ i i. C<(\ i-:, 

A! \TTII i \\- CARI-.V, 

!' iM I'll C \ KS(IN", 

. i ; c ) N , 

I . ; i i|<<',] C A M IT.:. 1. 1,, 
S \ Ml I.I C \ I.I>\\T I I,, 
I"!l N C \ I.I i\VI-:i.I., 

Cm. i. INS, 
: :: C'iNNHl.l.Y 



Till-: HIHFRNIAN SOCIFTY. 



157 



JOHN CONNKI.LY, 
J A M i :s C i N x i N * ; n A M . 
JAMHS CAI.BRAITH, 
HIXTOR CALKRAITH, 
A T, K X A N D 1 '. R C O C H R A N , 
\VII.I.IAM COCHRAN. 
I JAVID CAI.I.IC.AN, 
THOMAS CITIU:KRT, 
F!i>\\ ARD CARRKLL. 
JOHN CAMPBKLL, 
KOIIKRT CORRKY, 
JAMHS CAMI'IU-:I.I., 

A. LRoTHI.KS, Mollt. Co. 
RollICRT CONNKI.LY, do. 

I) 

SHARP DKI.ANY, 
JOHN Drxi.Ai', 
JAMKS DAYIHSON, SKN., 
WILLIAM DKLANY, 

WILLIAM DlYKN. 

JOHN DrNKiN, 
JOHN DONN Ai.nsoN, 

KlNl'.SMII.I. I)AYAN, 

MATTHI-.\\' I )INCAN, 
DAYID DTNCAN, 



1'RAXCIS I )( iNNl-:i,I.Y, 

\\"M. DKAN, Monteomerv county. 




r 

THOMAS I-'I.AHA\ AN, 
ROC.I-:R I'I.A H WAN, JTN., 

F.mVARI) I''o.\, 
I'U'N KI-'.T I'M.l-'.ICSi >N, 
\VlI.I.IA.M 1-'INI)I.I.\ . 

XVfstuiori'lanil co'.i:it\-, 

RU 11 \RI) I'l 1.1.1 K'l'i >N, 

1 ' K \ N i. i s A N'r . 1 ' i . ; . M i N i ; , 
JAMI;> l ; [Ni,i;\', 

S'l'ANIHSlI FOR !>l , 
Till i MAS FlT/>l MoN.S, 
I'll ! i.I ! Fl< \N(. IS, 

l-'l.I ; .Tl.'H l-.R. 
J \ M i S F A 1 ".!>>. 
Kt '!,. KV 1' IT/i .! X \ !.. i. 



I ! K.NRY ("F i.!>Dl-:S, 
Rolil.RT C, RAY, 
J V M ]-:S < ', R MI AM, 
jAMl.S (.i.U.l.Ai ,H l-.R, 

\VII.I.IAM ("FRAY, S'.uilm 

II 

JAMI-'.S Hi'NTi-.R, SI-'.N., 
JAM i-:s Hrx I'I.K. ji'N., 

Hi V.H Hi H.Ml'.S, 

C HAKI.I'.S I I I'.ATI.Y, 

F;I)\\'ARD HAM>, I..i:u - :i 
Aij-:xANi'i-:R HI:NK ". , 
Hrr, H I II;NRY, 
jAMi'S HAWTHORN, 
\VII.I.IAM HAYS. 
WILLIAM I IKNIU'.R.V >N, 
Fj>\VARi) I IANI.I IN, 
SAM!'I:I. I IARYKY, 

Ji )HN Hl-.I' I-'l.RNAN. 

I mid A 

JOHN JONHS, M.. 
MATTHI-:\V IR\VIN, 
W.M. IR\YIN. I/iiicasU-r, 

DoMlNICK JoYL'L, 

DAYID JACKSON. 

K 

WILLIAM KIDD, 

S\MI'1-.L KlNT.Sl.l.Y, 
AXNRi:\\' Kl.NNLl'N, 
.\NT1ION N" K. LN N !-. DY, 

Ai.icxAN D>:R KI-:N N i-:v, 
Roc, I-;R KI-.AN. 
JOHN K i : A N , 
[OHN KI:I.I.Y, 
] \M I'.S K I DD. M.. 

I \M i ,S K I I '! '. 

A N DRK\V KNOX, Mont'. 



( ', i oRT, 1, I, \T1 M ! R, 
JoilN I.YN\ 11, 
J \::' > l.ITTI.i . 
Rom KT Lol.I.-r.R, M 

DA\ !! l.\ :.: 



Till'. Hir.KRMAN SOCIKTY 



THOMAS LiVAs, I'r.uikliii 
cuuuty. 

M 

THOMAS McKi-:.\N, 

(iKoKr, i. MKAI>}., 

IliMN Md.At V.HI.l N, 
I'.AKNAHAS McSil A N : . 
i \SIM.K MI 'VI. AN, 

1 1 >n N Mr 1. 1. 1 1\\ N \.\ , jrx.. 
JOHN MCL'KI.A. 

tiKORC.i: MoKToN, 

ROI;I:KT Mod. LAY, 

Till IM As MoC' IKMI, i> 
I'.I.AIK Mi Cl.KNAl HAN 
1 <kTRICK MI ii >!<!:. 

JOHN Me HI.UL K, 

F.D.Mt M> Mn.I.LKY, 

1 \MI-;S M*. I' I.TKH, 

j \M I.S MI iN'I'i'.OM I K Y, 
M A '!"!'!! i:\\ Mi.Ci i v . N !!.!., 

JAMI:S MI.X'KI:A, 
JOHN MORTON, 

JOHN M nx ii 1:1.1.. ' - \ ., 
CHAK i.i-:s Mo !^ i i K N \ \, 

IoSi.I'1! M \i ,1 il 1 i N, 

I'l>\v\K!> MII.NI-:, MI 'n'.-n 
RlCHAKIi MOOKJ , i!i., 

]'J-:KI ,r^i IN M> }'.]. \\ \IN !:, 

J AMl.s M \ I SHAI.I,. 

SAMI ] i. MI M M 

\VM.I.IA M MI ioKi . ; MO 

Kr 

\Vn.i. i. \ :.; MIMIKI 

Lain M ' - 

TIIOM \ - Mi re.' 

MA KTI N M' I M.K .\!' 

N 

AI.KXANDI.K N"i-:si 
\V 1 1,1.1 AM Nn HI : 

I' K A NX" IS Nli HO] 

foiiN MAX /. i ; .i.i. Ni 
JOHN Nn in .!>' iv, 

]',I)MOM) N"ri,}.NT. 





RDHMKT I'ATTOX, 

JoHN 1'ATTON. 

THOMAS I'KI ICTI-K 
IOHN !'i N K I;KTO.N, 
\Vn.i.i \ M I'O\VI-:K, 

Rcilil-.KT 1'oKTHK. 



Roiii.Kr RAINI-:V, 

\\"l I.I.I \M K< H.STON, 

CHAKI.I-.S RISK, 
HI-:NI<V RICI-: 
\\' I I. I.I AM RICH A KDSO.V, 
I \.M i;s R\'A N, 

A\"lI,I.IA.M RoiHNSoN. 

S 

JOHN SHKA, 
JOHN Sri i. LAS, 
CHAKI.I.S STKWART 
IAMKS HOOD STICWART, 
Roiu-ur SMITH, 

\VlI.I.IAM Sl'OTS\VOOD, 

Ilrc.H S\VI.I-:N\\ 
JOHN STKA\VKKI DC,I;, 
JOHN S.MAI, i., 
MDXVARD SCOTT, 
I>AYID STI.\\'AKT. 
\\" A I.TKK ST I:\VA KT, 
I-'RANCIS SWAINI-:, Moni^nintTv 

county, 

JOHN Si-'.RVicr.. 
i' i IK isToi'iiKK STIAVAKT, Mont- 

u'i iiiu-r\- c(juiit \-. 
J VMI-.S SM ITH. 

T 

ioi! N T \\].i >K, 

JOHN M. TA\ I.OR, 

: - >H N T \i ,C,A KT, 
! I I.NK '. TI .I.A NI), 
\V I I.I.; \ M 'I'lIoKI', 

' M i.s Ti IOM ISDN, 

I'll THORN i;rRi; 1 1 , 
iii:: THOMSON, 

Roni'.KT THOMSON, Miuit^'HiH'rv 
i iiiiuty, 

Ii VN T ! MM i >NS. 
\\ 

I-'RI-.DI.KH K \V.\TTS, Cumbcrl;iin ; 

count v, 
\V:..TON, 



Till-: IIIBKRNIAN SOCIF.TY. 1-V.) 

WILLIAM WATSON, MATTIIKW WATSON, 

HKNJAMIN WORKMAN, Ai.i-:x \NHKK WKK.HT, 

JOHN WHITK, WII.I.IAM WILLIAMS. 

X. I). Those members whose names are not in the above list will 
not, it is hoped, ascribe the omission to the printers' neglect, bnt to 
their not having received the subscription papers wherein such 
names were entered. 



THH HIBKRXIAX SOCIETY FROM i ?)0 TO 1813. 

As \ve have seen in the last chapter, Carey's list of members of the 
Hibernian Society in 1790 was published early in the year, probably 
in March or April. From that date to 1813 the minutes of the 
Society are missing, and we are unable to give an accurate list of all 
the members elected between 1 790 and 1813. There were doubtless 
a large nnmber, as the Society had made an excellent start, and 
already embraced on its rolls many of the most prominent citi/ens of 
Philadelphia. Fortunately there exists the Treasurer's record of 
pavments ot entrance tees, covering the period between 1802 and 
1813, leaving only twelve yeavs, 170,0-1802, still wanting. To fill up 
this gap we have had to depend upon the reports of meetings in the 
Philadelphia newspapers, and the gleaning of such names as appear 
in the minutes after 1813, with no record of their previous election. 
Tiie charter of the Society, issued in 1792, also contains some addi- 
tional names, but nevertheless we are convinced that many are yet 
missing. As an instance, we might cite the fact, kindly drawn to 
our attention by Mr. J. (rranville Leach, of a note in Christopher 
Marshall's "Remembrancer'' as follows : "Jan. 6th, 1791 Thence 
to John Tavlor's, Treasurer of the Hibernia Societv, paid him niv 

_* , 7 J 

entrance and arrearages, say 22s. h/f. , " showing that Christopher 
Marshall was one of the mining names. In the future there may be 
discovered either the lo>t minute book or manuscript lists or memo- 
randa among the descendant^ of the early Secretaries, although as 
yet we have been unable to find any tract' of them. 

A stated meeting on 7 March, 1791, was held at "Mr. Patrick 
P.yrne's Tavern, Front st., at o o'clock in the evening." As tin- 
date of the permanent organization, 5 April, 1790, was considered as 
the date ot the institution oi the Society, the anniversary ot that 
date was in the early years celebrated with special enthusiasm. 
Accordinglv we find the following notice' appearing in Dnnlap's 
. \mcrican Diii'v .!,/:'> rti^ r ot 28 March, 1701 : 

The HU.erni.in Society for the relief nf Kmi^rants t'roni Ire'and will dine together 
at Mr. Patrick Hvrne's < m Moti'la'/, the ;th nt" .\]iril. Krint; tin- anniversary of the:: 
::i->tituMo:i. Such nn-ni' ><' - < ! !he Society as nu- an {> < attend are requested to leas < 
their n.tiiH"> uith Mr. I'.vvne In-Con. 1 the 2iyth instant, th;it dinner inav l>e ]iro\'idei! 



THK HIHKRNIAN SoCIKTY. 

The account of this anniversary dinner was fortunately published 
in the l'\'dt~nil Gazette of the next day, o April, 17^1. ;md we get an 
additional insight into the high character and standing of the Society 
from the presence among the guests ui John Adams, Vice-President ; 
Thomas JetTerson, Secretary ol vState ; (ieii. Henry Knox, Secretary 
of War ; Kdmnnd Randolph, Attorney-General, and Thomas Mifllni, 
Governor of Pennsylvania. The following is the newspaper accouni. : 

Yesterday bcin^ the anniversary of tlu-ir institution, tin.- Hibernian Society dined ..; 
Hyrnc's tavern in Front street ; thev uere honored \\itli the presence of the I'.overnor 
of Pennsylvania, the Vice-president, the Secretary of State, the SeiTe'ary at War, a:: i 
the Attorney-(',eneral of the I'ni'.ed States, together with '.lie o'.li ei> of the o'.bcr 
national societies. The enteitainnient, we are well intonne.l, was stij)erior to anything 
of the kind ever seen in America. 

Having mentioned the Hibernian Society, it \vould be deeme 1 tautology to sav the 
hosjiitality and the utmost t^ood hnnioi' presided at the board. 

The following \vi-re amongst the toasts \\hich \veri- drank after dinner : 

The 1'rc^ident of the I'nited States ; 

The United States, and prosperity to them ; 

Tlie (loverninent and people of Pennsylvania; 

The St. ( ieori^e's Societ\- ; 

The St. Andrew's Society ; 

The 1'riendly Sons of St. Patrick ; 

The l-'ederal Constitution, mav it live forever; 

May the distressed sons of Hibernia come to a speedv knowledge of this la:: 1 .f 
I'reed'ini, and may thev crowd our shores ; 

.May univrrsal toleration pervade the earth, and may the fever of liberty in the o'.d 
world never abate until the nations thereof are as free as ourselves ; 

The Kin.L; and national assembly of l ; ramv ; 

The Marquis I )e I, a Fayette ; 

The lion. Henry ( '.rattan, the Irish Patriot; 

The Immortal memory of I )r. I',. Franklin. 

The next meeting on o June. 171,)!, was well advertised in the 
newspapers by the Secretary, Matthew Cures', and mn>t have had an 
extra amount ol business to transact, for an adjourned meeting \v,'> 
held on the i (.th ot June following, the notice requesting " thosi 
nieinbers who are in arrears to come prepared to discharge the same." 

The next notice was as tollows : 

A Quarterly Meeting of tin- Hibernian Society for the relief' ol' emigrants in.::! !:e- 
.aud will be held at Mi'. I'\-rnc's Tavern in FiMiitstivet.it half alter sr\ t-n o\'!-. '., 
This i'ivetiinu;. At this meeting a member of t lie Corresp< Hiding I'ld tour of t'n<- .;. t 
i::;_; Committee arc to be chosen, and a Secretary instead of the subscriber, \\lio ;.-,,- 
poses to resign. Theri- is also a ])ro]>osition for consideration to p-diiee tl;e term ! 
continnaiice in office of the acting committee to nine months. 

J/.'f/./JV, S,-f>ft'>nh,-r 5, 17111. M \TTlU-\\ C \K I .V, .^': i '.',!>:. 



1' ; - nil-! HI!',KR.\IA.\ SOC I I-:T V. 

effect, lor \vc find tin- IK-XL notice ior an adjourned meeting on Sep- 
tember i2th, signed by Kdward I\>x, Secretary. Unfortunately 
there is no record of the doings of the next meeting, December icjth, 
held by adjournment, especially as the Secretaires notice mentions 
that an election of officers for the ensuing \ear was to take place, 
although \ve know from the notices of subsequent meetings all the 
othcci's were continued \vilh tile possible exception of the Treasurer. 
The regular quarterly meeting of v s -March, 170,2, took place, followed 
by a .special meeting "on business ol importance" (probably the 
incorporation of the Society), on () March, 171)2, "at 12 o'clock, this 
day. ' ' As showing tlie amicable relations existing between the Friendly 
Sons of S',. Patrick and th<- new Society, it will be of interest to 
reprint here the following account of the Anniversary meeting of 
the ( )'.d Society, whose member- still maintained their organization, 
as we have shown on pa^c 61. It is as follows : (Note the toast to 
the I liberni ui Society. ) 

At a meeting of the Sons of St. Patrick on Saturday the i^th 
instant, at Mr. Ilydes' Tavern for the purpose ol celebrating the 
day, an elegant dinner was provided ; after which the following toasts 
were drank, in 1 lumpers 

i. Tin- day and man v of them. 

The !iu-ii!< irv i il' St. Patrick. 
3. Till- nil-ill":'' "1 Shi 1. all. 

( ii-i --< \V, 

Tin- \Va-him Km if hvlainl Tlic Ivirl <>f Charlcinont). 

Tlu- \V.i'-hii;.i,"fiii of I ; raiu-c ( De J.afayfttc . 

T':u- ' i:ii 1 \\ ' livi- in. 

Tlu- 1 iii'l of Sliili! i. 

Thi' ; ialrii >ts of I n-laiul. 

Tin- 1 1 :' pi-n:i in S. victv. 

The i ';:;,::] a; > ( iriet y. 

Thi v -'. 'I', tlll1llan\ '^ Society. 

Tlu- St. Aii'!i'e\\ 's Society. 

Tin- St. ' .cnriM ' - Sncii ty. 

The \-< lun',1 i- of Ireland. 

Thi- fair 'l.i',i;.'l:',c: - < if America. 

The Kin.Li i"il N ti' n ii As^euiol of I'rance. 



This dinner was followed by the Anniversary Dinner o! the 
Fliberni in Society on ? April, 1702, as will appear by the following 

ni >t ice ; 



Till-; 1I1HKKMAN SnCIF.TY. l.tf 

, Mr. I'atrick Hvnif's on Monday tin- Jii'l of Aj>ril. K-i:::.; t:u aimivf :>a: . : 
'.iu-ir i'.'.s'.iuitinn. Such nu-ni^t-rs of Uu- S<K-K t\ ..-- im-a:: t ;itu-::<i art.- :t-<;iKMci! In 
.r.ivf thfir iianu s with Mr. Bvrm- ><n or l>t,-ti>n- Thni'S'lav l:u- _<,'.'.; i:i-t :::'.. tha*. ili:::;T 
n:.'iv I if ]>:ovi<k-il accordingly. I)iniit-r tn lie on './., talili- ; :v. :-'!. .; h-i'.:':-.! t 



The Society had provided at its meeting on <j M.ireli. i7<;2, :" >r 



l":!id tliat unon 4 August, 1792, a Charter \vas i^.-iu-d '"> '.''.e (iovenii>:. 
r 'nder that charter the Society is still in existence as a c>r:< ira'.L 
i)'j(l\'. Prior to the meeting on 3 Se]' f ,enil)er, I7 ( ;2, tile S,- :la;y 
advertised as tolio\v> : 




" T:ie following extract from the Act incorporating the Hibernian 
Societ\' is ])iiblished ior the iniorination ol the members, .nid t(j 
sh')\v the v.ecessity of punctual attendance at the meetings of the 
Society. 

''And for the \vell governing and ordering of tiie affairs of tlie 
sai'l society, tlie members thereof shall meet together on tile first 
Monita\- in June next, and sncli other davs, in tlie ]>re>ent year, and 
at such other times in each succeeding year thereafter, a- ilie <aid 
society sliall bv their b\ - -laws from time to time ;ip:>oin'. in some 
convenient ]>!ace ; notice r>e:n^ ^i\'en in at least two of the da:' 

* apers published in the city of Philadelphia, at lea>t ii\'e days bef 
'he time 1 o! such meetings ; and the- said society, or as man\' of : ; 

:embers thereo! as are so met, shall have t nil power and authority :':< .:: 
'.-".e to time, to make, constitute, and establish Mich laws. >ta!ut -, 

'-'ders, and constitutions, as shall appear to them, or a m \] >r ]x;rt o; 

i.h'-m, so met, to be -nod and useful, according to the be-t of ' 1 " : -' 
' ;d^ment and discretion, for the. ^001! ^overnmc-nt, regulation, .:::(: 

'.rection o! '.he said society, and every member thereof, and f >' :b; 
.(pointing .iiid re^u'iatino" the election and nomination o! . 
.eut, \"ice- President, See; '; r\\ Treasurer, and -uch and <o m ;v 
)'lur ofTicers, as they ^hall think fit, and tor the limiting -I'd 

a: 'pointing; their tru-t and nith.ority, and lor admit ; in L; new members. 

,,".d to do nil things concerning the government, i-stati . ^oods, l.ind- 

.,:::; -, a- .;l-<> <>: the business and a flairs ol the <:r.d c< >:-p. .r.:ii l -:i 
ill \vh,ich law-, statute-^, orders. ,:nd con>!:'ution< shall be bind:::^ 
n ever\' member, and inmi tune t'' t me inx'iol.iiib,- observed, accord- 



i..i THI-: iiinKRNiAX SOCIETY. 

iii^ to the tenor and effect of them : provided that they be not repug- 
nant or contrary to the laws of this State or of the United States." 

The incorporators were "the Honorable Thomas McKean, LL.D., 
Chief Justice of the Commonwealth aforesaid, Brigadier-General 
Waiter Stewart, Kdward Fox, Kdward Carrell, Patrick Fcrrall, Paul 
Cox, James McCrea, James Barclav, David Lapsley, Matthew Carey, 
Joseph Brown, Henry Toland, James Boylan, John Leamy, Archi- 
bald Bino-ham, John McLau^hliii, William Hayes, James Alder, 
George Baker, William Delanv, Alexander Henry, Patrick Moore, 
John Dnnkin, Peter Benson, Richard Moore, John McClelland, John 
McCree, Andrew Porter, Samuel Bayard, Sharp Delany, James Craw- 
ford, John Brown, Daniel Baldwin, William Matthews, Michael Mor- 
gan O'Brien, Oliver Pollock, John Lynch, John II. Huston, Thomas 
Lea, John Maxwell Xesbitt, (iconic Hughes, Jasper Moylan, George 
Meade, John Connelly, Samuel Kin^siey, John Jones, M. Kdmond 
Muilerv, James Gallagher, James McClure, James Campbell, Robert 
M<-Cicav, Jolin Ta^'crt, Ro^er Kean, Alexander Cain, Robert 
Rainey, Ilu^h Holmes, Charles Heatly, David McCormick, and 
John Graham, cilixens of this Commonwealth, in conjunction with 
others." 

At the meeting of the Society held 3 September, 1792, 
" Doctor James Hntehinson, one of the Pliysicians oi" the port ot 
Philadelphia, informed, the Society of sundry acts of humanitv and 
benevolence, conferred by the Reverend Mr. Keating and the Rev- 
erend Mr. Fleming, of the Roman Catholic Church, of this city, on 
several per-ous lately arrived here, in the ship 'Oueeii,' trom Lon- 
donderrv, in Ireland ; and it appearing to the Society, that the nn- 
solieit-d but well timed and ^eiierous exertions of those gentlemen, 
as well bv pecuniar}' aid as by personal attendance, the lives ot 
several poor persons, passengers in the said ship, have been -aved 
from the ravages of an infections disease, which unhappily prevailed 
in the ship, it was unanimously ;r.w;/r'<v/, 




ilnti Hi was enclosed in the following letter : 



v>te u;n:; 



Till-; HlllKRMAN SOCIKTY. 1M 

imon--.y passed at a very large meeting of the Hibernian Societv, he'd the ;rd instai t. 
This tribute of the respect of the Society is aniong-t the tcir.poi..'. :. w..r.is, which 
b> nevolt -nt tic-arts like yours command irom all mankind. M.r. lit - \\ '.;o-r example 
von iiave followed in "Going about and doing good" further re\\.:rd \ <.!, by t. ich- 
ir.g others "to go and do so likewise." 

With the highc-t sentiments of respect, 

I am. Reverend Gentlemen, your very obedient servant, 

F.iAVAKi' I'ox, .V, ir'at-y of the 1 lilcrnian .S','< :', ty. 

The KKV. MR. KKATINO and The RKV. MR. FI.LMIXC,. 
September ^Ih, 17^2. 

" The Secretary of the Society received the following polite answer 
to the foregoing. 

SIR: 

The vote of thanks from the Hibernian Society, which yon were pleased to transmit 
to us in so polite a manner, is a reward which we had no title to expect, for having 
afforded the relief in our power to some Irish emigrants latelv arrived, whom our pas- 
toral charge required us to visit in their sickness, on viewing the scenes of distress 
which presented themselves on these occasions, had we withheld the succour which we 
cou'.d afford, we should become just objects of the censure pronounced against " The 
Priest and the Levite " in that beautiful passage of the Gospel to which you allude. 
We request yon, Sir, to present to the respectable Hibernian Society, at their next 
meeting, our acknowledgement and gratitude for so unmerited a mark of their esteem, 
and believe- us to be 

Your very obliged and humble servants, 

C 1 1 K I ST> ) I ' 1 1 ! . K K LATIN C, 

Sept i in ?>i r 5 /// ,1792. I ' K A x c i s 1 " 1. 1 ; M i x t ; . 

Notices of the meetings continue to appear in the newspapers 
signed by Kdward Fox, Secretary, the meetings being held as usual 
at "Mr. Patrick Byrne's Tavern.'" The meeting on 28 February, 
! 79.v "was to receive the report of the Committee on the by-laws,'' 
ar.d it is stated that >l the members will be furnished with a copv of 
the report of the committee by applying to Mr. Carev or the Sec- 
retary."' The new by-laws must have provided for a change in the 
date of the anniversary dinner irom April =; to March 17 iS;. Pat- 
rick's Day), a.s we find the following notice in the newspapers : 

The Hibernian Societv r or the n-li; f of emigrants from Ireland \\\\\ dine to^e'.hi r .it 
Mr. Pi: rick P.vrne's in Front street on Mondav, the :^t':i instant. Such mem' ( : f 
tl'.i 1 Society as mean to attend will please leave their r nncs with ilu- Secret irv. r 

'; Mr. P.yrne, on or before Thur-d,iv next that dinner m iv be provided accoi.iin-l 
! inner to be on the table precisely at half pa-t ; o'clock. The i:n :::' vrs are de-M'-n.I 
: t ike notice that the Societv will mee- al Mr. P.vrn' '- :\\ o-;e o\"i ck on tile same 
i! to ra '-;!( t bn-iv.i .- . and t 1 ; .; -n.-h i:-.e:nbers v. !M 1- -ve CotiLinute,!. or in 1 , r-.d to 

un-r, ! :-.V,'.-.M> I'.-x. S \>"r. 

M.n ; -:/;-. :-',-. 



lou Till' HIIiFRMAN SOCIETY. 

The following account of this Anniversary Dinner is found in the 
J-\'(ti-i\i! (ia-t'ttc of 21 March, i 793 : 

On Mi UK lav la>t the Hibernian Soeiet \ I'm the relief of emigrants from Ireland held 
;t meeting at Mr. P.vrne'> in Front -treet, and proceeded to the choice ol" their otl'u crs 
for the en>uin^ year, when the lolli >\\ in:; -enilcnieii were nnanimou^l v elected : 

Thomas McKean, /'>'t's;\/t'>/t ; Walter Mewart, l'ii't'-J'iYSiJfnt ; Alexander Henry, 
'/;r.;.v. ;,;; F.dward Fox. St't'i't'ttirv ; James Cunningham, John Carson, f/iysicians ; 
Charles Heatlev, Ja>per Mnvlan, ( \'UHSi 

.Icling t\<i ;itt<>- : John Mcl,aui;hlin, Henr\ Toland, Robert McCIeav, John 
Million ney, fames Ash, Thomas Cnthbert, Reiimor.d Hvrne, James McClnre, Joseph 
Ma-ofiin. John Reed, David McCormick, John MeKhvee. 

After finishing their bu.--.iiie--, the Soeietv > at down to an elegant enterUiiniiient 
provided liv Mr. Hvrne. 

The tolli)\\ in:; toasts were drank : 

1. The immi ulal memory of S'. 1'atriek. 

2. Tlie President and Con-re-- of the I'nited States. 
^. The (invernor and State o! 1'eiinsvlvania. 

4. The St. Andrew's Soeietv. 

5. The St. (',enr-e's Society. 

6. The('.ennan S'u-iet\-. 

7. The French llellevolent Societ\". 

S. Flvery jirejndice which tends to promote charity ami benevolence. 
9. luni^ration from the Old World. May the love of liberty always surmount the 
attachment which men feel lor the place of their nativity. 
ID. The Republic of France. 

11. The volunteers of Ireland, and all who arm in the cause of the Rig/its of man. 

12. Henry ('.rattan, of the Kingdom of Ireland. 

i,. Political and Religious Freedom to all the nations of the earth. 

14. The niemorv of the Patriots who have fallen in the cau-e of Freedom. 

15. May the l>les>iiiL;s ol the present American government be transmitted to our 
latest posterity. 

1 6. Mav the T '>:.: .->., he f"ri!i'-d in'.o one Republican Socidv, and every honest 
man enjoy the blessings thereo'". 

\Ve liave nolliin^ but bare notices of meetings (sioued by Ivhvard 
Pox, Secretary) to be held in the remainder of I7<)3- and during the 
period from 170,3 to 1796. The meeting on 17 Decemljer, 179!, \vas 
lield at the "Harp and Crown Ta\-(.-rn in Third St." On 14 March, 
170,0, the Secretary ad\ - ertises as follows : 

///''' }:: in Society for the > -'Ht'fnf /'a; /:,; v/A /'>>/ f>-,'/ t t>i>f : 

The ir.eitibers of this cor- )oratioti are hereb\- notified that a -4 ited meeting of their 
S"i ii-ty will be ln-ld on Thnr-^dav next, !~th instant, ai t \\ o o'clock in the afternoon, 
at the liar]) and Crown Tavern in Third Street ; and that the - aid Society will hold 
their anniversary least at the same place on that dav ; such members as mean to 
attend the fea^t will be pleased In leave their name- at the P.ar of the Tavern on or 
before Tuesdav e\eiiini:, that dinner may be provided ice-ordinal' . 

!'.. F' )X, S'-r>r'ii>T. 

Dinner to be on the table at ; o'Clock precisely. 



'!":: 'in. is Mi.-Kt.Mii, / '/ v \s7< /V >/ / , Hu^'li Hnliiic-, I'ict'- /'irtiJin.' ; Matthew Carev, .V .<- 
;/,,'; r; David McCormick. 7'i\\i<ni-('i' ; Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Cummin-.^, /'/. v.v.v/.;;.' / 
Charles He-ally, Robert II. Dunkii:, CoHHSt'lliirs. 

./,//;.;- C<nnu't(t-t- : Archil .aid P.iiiLjliain, C.avin I Iamilt< m, Samr.el \Vatt, DoyV 
Sweeny, T ; mies < '.-illa^luT, Jame- Cummin^ -, David (.rail. 1:11, John M. Ir\si:i, I \:\\< 
I'.o'j-^s, Jo-hna CliM'orn, Thomas Stephen-, Robert S. Station!. 

Tlie meeting on September 17, i7>/>, \\MS iR-ld al " M:. MrSliaiu-'s 
Tavern in Third Sireel," and. tlic vS->.-cret.ary, IMaUhew Carcv, u par- 
ticularly re([iiesU-d that the members be punctual in their attend- 
ance." On January 21, i7 ( ;7- lie advertises that " such members of 
this Society as are entitled to Diplomas are requested to applv lor 
them to Mr. Hiiidi Holmes, Yice-President ; Mr. David MeCormick, 
Treasurer; Mr. Ivlward 1'ox, Mr. Joseph ]5ro\vu, or to Matthew 
Carey, Secretary." And on I ; ebruary 7, 17^7, the same advertise- 
ment appears with the name of Robert II. Dunkin, Counsellor, sub- 
stiiutetl for that of Kd\vard I-\)x. The following short account of the 
Anniversary Meeting and Dinner of March 17, 1797, appeared in the 
n-'.'ly Advertiser of March 22 : 

"On l-'riday last Uiu Hihernian Society hclil their anniversary meeting at Mr. M.-- 
ShaMe's la\-i-rn, and ch(j>e the following i^entK-nu-n, olVuxTs for tin- fn^niiiLj; year : 
!':\'->i<lr!it., Thomas McKean ; Vice-President, Iln^li II>liius ; Tiva-Miivr. Saniucl \\'a:t ; 
Secretary, Mathe\v Carey ; Counsellors, CharK-> Heath', RoSer; II. Dunkin; l'h\>i- 
cians, J, unes Cnnnin^haiii, M. I)., and James Re\-nold-,, M. I). 

" Thev then sat down to an elegant dinner, in eoin];an\' with some of the oftieer^ of 
tlu- other charitalile societies, and other irentlemen in\'ited on tlie ov'casion. 'i".:e 
evening \v;is >])t-iit in that social con vivialitv wh.ere ' wit, SOUL:, and >entimenl' add .1 
/est to the pleasures of the fe>tive lioard, and reliii'tant'y admit the painl'i:! \<\^.; '. a 



Matthew Carey was still vSecretary in i7>) ( ), for lie advertises 0:1 
March iS, oi that year : " Those members who are :n arrears to: : 
payment ot tlieir subscriptions are reimested to attend ihe niei-p.n^ '.-' 
be lield this day, prepared to discharge their respective balance: 
Tin- I y Jiiladelf>hia Ga~etl(\ of March 2< , contains the foilowi::^ 
t the meeting on ?darch iS, I<) ( ) : 



" ' >:i Monday, the i SJi in~;., the I lilieniian Soeietv for tin relief of 1 {mi- rant- f: ::: 
Ireland, ludd tlu-ir ruinivers iry meeting a' Mr. MrShaii"'- t.iv.-r:: , when :1u-\ ',-r 
the ;". IWin- -entlemeii, officer- for the en-.:.i:v: fe .:. :: .: 1':'. -ideiil. Ho:;. Tlioma- 
McKe.m, I-:s (1 . : Vice I'ri-sid...;;', Hn-h Holme-. I-'.-.'t.: '!':.. i;:-:. Mr S in;;;-. ! \V..',t; 
Secre'.a.ry, Mr. Matthew Care\ ; Coim-ellor-, Charles I le.r.h-, i - :; Si-r.;i- cit, 

!>'].; Physicians, Dr. Jame- C.allalier, Dr. Janie-. Me. ; >e: C!:ati'.ai:;. Rev. M.'.thevv 
C LIT. 



ios Tin- iiir.F.RNiAN SOCIHTY. 

"Afterwards, in companv witli the officers of the other charitable societies of this 
citv, thcv sat down to an elegant dinner, and spent the day in the Utmost degree of 
perfect harmony. 

After ('.inner the following toasts were given : 

1. The glorious and immortal niemorv of St. Patrick. 

2. The President of the t'nited Slates. 
;. I.ieutenant-General Washington. 

4. The Governor and State of Pennsylvania. 

5. Commodore P>arrv and the navv of the 1'nitcd Slates. 

6. Thi' army of the Vr.itcd States. 

7. The memory of the heroes -who tell in establishing the Independence of America. 
S. Captain Trnxtun, his othccrs and gallant crew. 

<.). The German Societv. 

!o. The Si. George's Societv. 

11. The St. Andrew's Society. 

12. The Welsh Society. 

: ;. Mav information, submission to the laws, and good order, ever be the character- 
istic of the eiti/.ens of Pennsylvania. 

i.}. Peace -with dignitv, or \var\\ith energy. 

s. < )'.d Ireland, ]>i are and jirosjierity to her. 
i h. The American 1 'air. 



(< A ])ri\Mic iiK-c-tiiiL; " of the vSociety was held on December 17, 
1799, and Malthew Care\ 's la^t notice as Secretary appears in the 
papers prior to the meeting ol Mareli 17, iSoo. Joseph Ta^ert was 
elected in his place, and his notices ol stated meetings regularly 
appear as required by the Uy-Laws. The latter gentleman calls a 
ineetino' i~ ( >r An^nst 15, iSoo, "on business of importance.'' This 
"business of importance'' was probablv to act upon the resignation 
of Chief-Justice McKean as President of the vSociety, who had served 
in that capacity from the date of its permanent organization, April 
q, i ~()< i. lie was about to assume the ( roveruorship oi the State 
and no doubt felt that the cares of that office interfered with the 
performance of his duties. For the adjourned meeting on January 
iS, [Su2, ''the members are particularly requested to attend, as busi- 
ness of much importance to the institution will be laid beiore the 
Society on that evening." On March 13, 1802, he advertises the 
meeting for the ijth, ''for the election of officers for the ensuing 
year and the transacting of the usual business. Such of the members 
who intend partaking of the anniversary dinner, will plca-e to leave 
their names at the bar of the tavern fMcShaue's) or with the Secrc- 

Iv." From 




Till-; HlHl-iKNIAN SoCIlvTV. !'''.' 

" \Vni.Ki: -\s, by the Sth section of tlu- bye-laws of this corporation, it was provided, 
' 'i'h.it when tlu- annual subscription of anv member of this Societv shall remain un- 
paid for twelve months from the time fixed for payment thereof, application for the 
recovery of the same, with the lines accruing for the neglect, shall be made to thcde- 
liii'iuent member, and if -within two \veeks after such application, pavment of such 
ubscription moiH-y and lines, is not made, it shall be thedul\ of the Treasurer, to 
compel the payment, bv lei;al process. 

" 'And whereas several members of the Society are now greatly in arrear, and the 
well dicing of the institution and the extension of the charity therebv intended, re- 
ijuire that all the monies due to the Socictv be immediately collected ; Therefore 

" ' A V.v< >/:v</, that the Treasurer state the sums due from the respective members, and 
apply to them respectively for the payment thereof, and in case of neglect or refu>,d. 
lie shall proceed as in the said Sth Section of the F.ye-I.aws is directed and that he 
make report of his proceedings herein, at the (quarterly meeting of the Society in June 
next. 

11 ' /\t~S(>l:'('J, That the said resolution be published in two of the newspapers of this 
cit\.' JosKi'ii TAC.I'.KT, Jvv/. 

" Marcli i 2, iS< >2." 

At the beginning of 1802 we learn from Robinson's " Philadelphia 
Directory " that the officers of the Society were as follows : Presi- 
dent, Hugh Holmes ; Vice-President, Charles Heath' ; Treasurer, 
Samuel Watt ; Secretary, Joseph Tagert ; Counsellors, William Ser- 
geant and William Porter ; Physicians, R. S. Stafford and Jauu-s 
Reynolds. The adjourned meeting, on March 16, 18^3, \vas held at 
" Mr. Kitchen's Coifee House,'' and the anniversary dinner, March 17, 
iSo.i, at "Air. Hardy's Inn." Robert Taylor, instead of Joseph Tag- 
ert, signs as Secretary, in the notice for the meeting on June 17, 1805. 
The meeting of March 17, iS</>, \vasheld at k '\*ogdes's Hotel," and 
that of June 17, 1806, at "Cameron's, Third Street."' At the me--' 
ing on March 1^,1806, " the following resolutions were agreed lo :" 

" ll'/it'i'cit.f, this Socictv, with a view to stimulate captains of vessels en^a^ed iv. ',.!u- 
passenger tra<le from Ireland, to a meritorious conduct toward their pa>sen^er>, has 
L- ranted ajjprolxitory certitica.tes to several whose conduct jusi.lv entitled them thereto. 
. /';</, ii'/irf't'ti.i, it has oci-urred that Captains equally desi.-rvi'.i^ of such honorable tes- 
timonials, ha\e arrived in thi> port, anil sailed thence, during tlie intervals between 
the meetings of the Societv, \vhereb\- the\- have liei'n vlepri\-dl the opportuir.tv of re- 
ceiving tin- same, and tins Society conceiving llieir acting committee to be a si;;! ib!e 
bodv lo confer such certificates, by which the inconvenience abovi --t.ited \\ill be ie- 
mi >ved Therefore, 

" A'.'-.wy/rv ,-/, that in every case in \\hich it shall fullv appear, on d:u- i::\v>.:- 
th'- s. itisfai lion of the actiiiL; c'ommittee of \\ hoin a'. U- i-t MA en mn--t 1v a-- en ' to 
decide unoii the ca-c that anv Caj'tam eti^a^ed in ;he pa---.en:;er t: ile ironi !< ' md 
to :his conntr\ ha cotidncted himself \\ith iiMice at;d humani'x t-nvar.'.s his p.i'.-.i n- 
m ;-, it silall be tl:e dtitv of the s ;;' committi to ; eeommend -uch C' ' >'. '':' \" tlie 



17u Till- lIir.KRMAN SoCIMTY. 

"AV.v .';,:', That every Captain \\h<>-,e meritorious conduct shall bo thus ascertained, 
shall lie admitted an honorary member of this Society. 

lire. it IIor.Mi-.s, first. 
ROHKRT TAYUOK, Jvv. " 

The meeiin^ on December 17, 1806, was held at the " Shakspeare 
Hotel, corner of Sixth and Chestnut Street." In The Aurora we 
find the following account of the anniversary meeting on March 17, 



"The Hibernian Society for the relief of Immigrants from Ireland held their annual 
UK -cting for the purpose of choosing officers, on Tuesday, the ijth inst. ( > St. 1'atriek's 
I'.r ai the Mansion House Hotel ; \\hcn the following memhci's v.cre unanimously 
c'lci led officers for the current year : President, Hugh Holmes, Ivso.; Vice-President, 
Charles Heatlv, Hsq.; Treasurer, Joseph Tagcrt, Hsq.; Secretary, Roliert Tavlor, Ksq.; 
Counsellors, John Sergeant, Msq.. Mahlon 1 >ickcrson, l<sij.; I'ln-sicians, Dr. James 
Reynold^, I^r. R. S. vStaffonl ; Chaplain, Rev. Matthew Carr. 

"AccordiiiL, r to their annual custom, the Societv celebrated the dav hy devoting it to 
fe>;i\;ty and mirtli. Accompanied liy the ofTicers of the St. C.eor^e's, St. Andrew's, and 
\\Vi--h Societies, and other ^eiitlcineii invited, they partook of an excellent dinner, 
prepared l>v Mr. Ren--ha\\, anil served up in an elegant style. Benevolent and 
patriotic toasts, interspersed with wit, sentiment and song, kept them together until 
thcv hailed the morning of Shilah's dav." 

Tins is the first appearance of the title of "Chaplain," which was 
ii"t an otlice provided lor in the (.'(institution, but was merely ap- 
plied by courtesy to such reverend gentlemen, whom the members 
de>nvd to be present at the dinners. 

Rel ! \s riniiiilt'ifiin'i ( ia'.i'Hi' contains the following" account of the 
next anniversary meeting, on March 17, iS<jS : 

"The annual meeting of the Hibernian Society) for the election of officers 
v..:- !: !d at the Man-ion 1 Inline on Thur^lav, the i ;th in>t. The Society having re- 
( i . \ ed with >i net-re i egret the resignation ot the iate Treasurer, Joseph Tagert, J Csij., ]iro- 
ceeded to the choice of officers, \\hen the following gentlemen \\e-i'e elected, vi/..: 
1'i'eside-nt, I I ugh Holmes; \'ice President. Charles ! leatl \ ; Treasurer, I lenrv Toland ; 
retary, Robert Tavlor ; Counsellor-, John Sergeant, John l'o\ ; l'h\sieians, R. S. 
Stafford, James Reynolds. RUHKKT TAYI.OK, Sec. 

" S-.-\'i-ral gentlemen invited, amon^ \\liom were the otticersof the oilier l)eiie\'oU-nt 
Societies, partook \\\\\\ the Sociit\ . ; m e\ci-l! 111 dinner prepared at the Many. ion 
1 louse and serv- i! ii]: in an e'eganl - ' \ le. I tinner reiiKivi-d, tlu- exhilarating juice was 
k pi in free cii illation, \\ liilsl \\ it'll to.ist, son;' and co'i versal ion, emanating fioin 
hi irts lulled \vi:li benevolence, ]iati-ioti-m, and respect for tlie 1'air, .hie honor vs'a.-, 
done to the meinorv of St. Patrick 

The notice for the meeting on Deceiulic-r 17, rSnS, says: "As an 
amendment of the bve-la\\>, \vitli a view to render the funds of the 
Soci< ty more o-eiiend in their distril u'.ion, as well as other important 
business is to be transacted, the members are earnestly requested to 




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i;j 

be punctual in their attendance. '' That fur the nu-i-tin^ mi March 
17, 1809, says : 

' The members will please take notice that the anniver-.arv dinner will be at the 
Mansion House and served up precisely at li.ilf-p.i--t ; oV',,, ;, ; . t ;:d that it would 
great Is assist the arrangements, now making for th..t occ.tsioti, if th. >-e nu mbers \\ ho 
intend to celebrate the fea^t of St. Patrick would tak< the trouble of lea\ ing th< ir 
names with the Secretary No. 2\~ High Street on or before \Vcdue--d.. 1 . , the i.v.hi:: ;. 

"The- anmvei'sary ol ill!-. N'ear \sill be jKirticularly interest'.!!^, as the member-- \\.!'. 
have the pleasure of hearing that the fninl> of their benevolent hi-titutiou ui'.! 
vvvatlv c-nlarged !> a \'er\ liberal donation from the trustees of the estate of the '. ' 
M: . John Keble. Roiij'.kr TAVI.I >R, .s,. , , . 

'J/./ ;-,-/.' yth, iSo-j." 



"At the anniver-^arv meeting of the Ililiernian Society for the relief of Kmi^rai:'.^ 
from Ireland, held at the Mansion Hou.-,e Hotel, on l ; riday, the i;th in>t., the foKo\\ 
in.; nieinliers \\ere elei'ted ollieern foi- the rn--nin;_; year: 1're -i.leiit, Hui;'h Hohner. ; 
X'ioe-l'residt-nt, Charles I leatly ; 'l'rea~-nrer, ILnry Tolaiid ; Seei\ tarv. ]-jl\said !' \ ; 
Counsellors, John Sergeant, Thuiuas ICittera ; I'liysieia'.i-., Robert S. Stafford, I-.:..r 
IIe\lin; Chajilain, Rev. M. IIurleN'. 

"After the election of their oilicers, the Society sat down to an elegant entertain- 
ment, at uhich ',vi-re present the officers of other benevolent Societies, and several n - 
spectabie stranger--., and the foHo\\iny toasts, interspersed \\ith a.pjjrop: iate i-oti^s, 
\\ . ; e drank : 

1. The immortal nicinorv of St. Patrick. In the celebration ot this d ;. , in tv \\e 
resolve, tliat, " \\here libertv dwells there shall be our conntrv." 

2. The land \\'i- live ill. May the I'll ion of 'best.- States be dear to every one of t heir 
< /,//>/<'</ .TiW.V. 

;. The land \\\- left. .May the ho^pita'.it v ol" America be known as a refuse for the 
(y/./v.v >{..'. a relief to the indigent, and a ix-uaril to the iiulustrious. 

4. The memorv of ( ieor;^e \Vashintjluti. Ma\- the son^ ol 1 1 ibeniia ti'iilv appreciate 
the \\-orth of tho-.e lleroe-- and patriots \s ho have secured the American asvlum for ;!ie 
opjiressed <>( everv nation. 

5. 'i'he President of the Tinted State-,. May all political eont rovcr>ic-. he tedr.:c-,d 
to one head, " how best to promote the interests of our common country." 

o. The ('.overnor and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ma;, hi r can.'.'.-; be 
SH/tk, her furnace-. In' l>'d.<!>\i, aii'l her manufactures , *>i \uiHt\L 

~. The Pros. Mav it-, freedom be encouraged, its licentiou-ne-- jiuni-1 

S. 'I'he n in on of the confederated State- of America. May it b. ].e: pet .:..;;> d. 

i,. The Militia, the Army and N:\y of the I'ni'.ed States. M i\ ;!:- metno; \ 
tho-,e who have fallen in defen-e of , /;// ///v/-/i be v r a'.efulls cl:- : i-!;e !, and tin - 
\ ices of those \\ ho survive en -Ml re the esteem of their i oiint : . 

',". The Agriculture, Manufactures ami Comir.erce of tin- I'niti ' >' 
true interests are inseparable, mav lhe\- mutu i!l\ siijijiort ea ':; .'. 

11. The Kdtication of N'mith. Ma\ our legislature be ], 

pr.r-,e can never be -,0 \\ell applied as in the Iv!ucati< >n o.; \',,- b-M 

security for L'"od morals. -o,,d law- atid the p;.-.:\ itimi 'erlies. 

i.\ The People md '!; !.,-A, Ma-, the j eopl, H-: ;vs- pro- 

tect the ])eople. 



17-J Till' IIIIU-RNIAN SOCIKTY. 

i v Republican * '.ovc: nments. Mav \ve never lost.- MLrhtof our rights or the practice 
of our duties. 

i }. The incmorv of the late Mr. John Keble. 

15. The St. Andrc\\ '>, tin- Si. ('.corse's, the ('.erinan, the Welch, and all other 
' i ;ic\ olent M>cielics. 

l(i. Tile threat family of mankind. Mav the \\hnle human race l>e united bv charity 
as a common tie, and enjoy ',i!icrt\ as a common inheritance. 

i -. The l-'air Sex. 

The meeting; on December 17, ICMXJ, was held at the " City Ilott/.," 
and the annual meeting on Marcli 17, iSio, at the l> .Mansion Hou-e 
Hotel/' but \ve find no acrounts ot them in the ]>aj>ers. In the Di- 
rectory lor iSii, however, we tind the list oi officers ot the Society, 
no doubt elected at the latter meeting. There are no changes from 
the list of iSiH). For the meeting on March 17, iSi2, the Secretary, 
Ivlward l : o\, advertises that the same would be held at the City 
Hotel, in South Second street, dinner to be on the table at three 
o'clock, and the members "to call lor tickets at the I>ar oi the Hotel, 
No. lol Chestnut St. or at Xo. 273 Market St." 

There is no account of this meeting, but we learn from Paxton's 
"City Director}-" the list of officers chosen, \vhich is as follows: 
President, Hu^h Holmes; Vice-President, Charles Ileatly ; Treas- 
urer, Henry Toland ; Secretary, Ivlward 1'ox ; Counsellors, John 
Sergeant and John Fox ; Phvsicians, Robert S. vStaiTord and Isaac 
Heylin ; Acting Committee, \\'illiam Po^^s, John Horner, Hu^h 
Cooper, John Colnian, Fdward McDerinott. Ilu^h Calhoun, Ivdward 
Hudson, John "Wm. Ro;^er>, IvKsard Thursln', \\'illiam Brown and 
David Acheson. 

There is no notice after this until that for the anniversary meeting 
on March 17, i S i _ :;, but as we have the minute- books of the Society 
complete, horn that date down to the present time, \ve will close the 
chapter. Thank- to the newspapers, we have been enabled to idve 
our readers some idea of the Societv during the- period troni I7';o to 
l S 1 3, and wlr.V th.e notices of several meetings do not appear, yet 
those which we have referred to in the course o: the chapter show 
ill at the Society h id been pnxperin^ 1 and that it was faitlifulh - carry - 
iu^ out its cardinal ]>rinci]>le^ : the relief of the emigrant, the 
remembrance ot old Ireland, and devotion to the Laud oi Libertv. 



Till: MBIBHRS 01 : THE IIIHHRNTAN SOC1HTY 1 : K()M 1700 TO 1813. 



LIKK their predecessors of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the 
members of the Hibernian Society were useful citizens of the com- 
munity in which they lived. Many oi them were distinguished in 
civil and military life, and the roll ol 171)0 contains the name.- of 
some of the leading citi/.ens of the city and State. Hon. Tin >nia-. 
McKean, Chief-Justice ot the Supreme Court oi Pennsylvania an*, 
one of the most prominent public men ol his day, head> the list u> 
President, and General Walter Stewart, the Vice-President, had been a 
distinguished soldier in the Revolution. Commodore John P.arrv, 
(ieueral I'M ward Hand, Lieutenant-Colonel George I, atinier. Color.,] 
Francis Xichols, Colonel Thomas Proctor, Colonel Charles Stewart, 
Colonel Christopher Stuart, and others had made glorious records 
in the armv and navv. George Bryan had been Vice-President 
of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Fitzsimons, a signer ot the Federu. 
Constitution; and of the public officials in l~<)<'< Thomas F'it/- 
sinions was a member of Congress ; Sharp Delanv was Collector o." 
Customs; Robert Pulton, Postmaster; Samuel Caldwell, Clerk of 
the United States District Court ; John Doniiald>on? Auditor-General 
of Pennsylvania; John Nicholson, Comptroller-General ; George 
P>rvan, Judge ol the Sn])reme Court ; William Xichols, Clerk oi the 
Orphans' Court; (ieorge Campbell, Register of Wills; Matthew Ir- 
wi;i, Recorder of Deeds; and John Barclay and juhu Maxwell Xes- 
bitl, Aldermen. Matthew Carev was one of the most active Irish- 
Americans in the country, and was a controlling spirit : u the organi/a- 
tiou. Attorneys, physicians, merchants and tradesmen were l.ir^elv 
represented in the list. 

The o!'gan;xatiou of liie Societv occurred amidst stirring tim<-s. 
The first administration under the I'Vderal C<>u>titntii>n. iuau^v.ratetl 
in t7<S<j, was wrestling with the new problems of government : a new 
constitution tor the State was rojected : rearations fo 




eiitc-red upon the career which has made it the nil 
world's historv. 

In all the public events of the citv tin 
Hibernian Societ\ will be found figuring. 
day, 1 7< < >, an art'.lK-rv salute \\ ;-; iivei 
uoilv's comnunv. ( )u the Fourth ol 1 





THK IIIl'.KRNIAN SOelHTY. 

Society of the Cincinnati, headed by Governor Miffliu and Chief- 
Justice McKean, inarched to Christ Church and listened to "an 
appropriate sermon." In 1791 John Barclay, a member of the 
Society, was chosen Mayor of the city. The Fourth of July, 1791, 
was celebrated by a /<'/<, given by George Gray and Robert Gray 
in their gardens at Gray's Kerry. Judge McKean and John Barclay 
ngured in 1792 in the political meetings, and Thomas Kit/.simons 
was re-elected to Congress, (hi the first anniversary of the taking of 
the Bastile, July 14. 179-', Colonel John Shee's Fourth Philadelphia 
Regiment celebrated the event by a dinner. In 1793 occurred the 
tearful visitation of yellow fever, which carried away so many of the 
people dt Philadelphia, including several members of the Society. 
The epidemic lasted inmi ist of August to the 9th of Xovember. 
Rev. Krancis Ant. Fleming, alter heroic attentions to the sufferers, 
was himseli a victim. < hi the Committee of citizens who faithfully 
remained at their posts while it lasted were Matthew Carey, Mattluw 
Connolly and \Yilliam Robinson, as did also Dr. Samuel Dnfficld. 
Among the members who died ot the lever were John Dnnkin, James 
Calbraith, Jr., Thomas Lea. Thomas McCormick, John Morton, 
Daniel Baldwin and Robert Patton. 

( )n the Committee oi Correspondence of the first Democratic So- 
ciety, founded in 17^, was David Jackson, and on the committee ap- 
pointed by the meeting of merchants held August 13 of the same 
year relating to the depredations ot French pnvakers, we find l!:e 
names ot Colonel John Xixon, Thomas Fit/.simons, John Maxwell 
Xesbitt, and General Walter vStewart. In 170.] George Latimer, 
John Barclav, George Me ;de, Thomas McKean, Alexander Bovd and 
j >hn Dnnhip were MX out oi thirteen trustees ol the tniul raised by 
the citi/ens for the redemption oi Americans captured by the Alger- 
ine pirates. The ]>opular lecling against ('.real Britain was shown 
b\ the ])ubhc celebrations in honor ot the successes ot the French 
Revolutionists. Bl.dr McClenachan, a< President ot the Democratic 

k ty, in 179}, took an active part in these celebrations. 

in 171)} occurred the so-called " \Yhi-kev Insurrection' 1 in the 

estern counties ol Pennsylvania. President \Yashington called 

r> tops to snppres> it, and Major-General William Irvine was appoint', d 

^command the State contingent, about s/' 1 * > men. Br:^adur-< ien- 

u u T'noma- Proctoi was a]i])oiuted to the command ol the fliv:>ion, 

consisting oi the regiments Irom Philadehuiia an<l adjoining conn- 

t:es. Among those who nurched were the I'irsl City Troop, eom- 

manded bv Cajitain John Dunlaii. At a meeting o| riti/.ens held at 

the Conrt-Ilon-e to raise funds to >npport the families of the soldiers 



Tin: HinKkNiAN socnrrv. 17.-, 

while on the expedition, William Montgomery, Israel \Vheien, An- 
drew Bayard and John Barclay were four of a commit a;- of ei-tit 
appointed to solicit subscriptions, (iciierai Walter Stew, in remained 
in military command ot the cilv during the absence of the < '.overnor. 
\\",K-n Jay's treat}' with Falkland was made public, the French sym- 
pathizers were loud in their denunciation-;. ( )n Julv 22, 170,^, a 
'.own meeting was called and a resolution ot disapproval of the treaty 
was passed, and a committee appointed to draft an address to the 
President upon the subject. Thomas McKean and Blair McClena- 
chan were two of the committee. The committee reported to an ad- 
journed meeting on July 24. The address was adopted, and three 
cheers were given " for Archibald Hamilton Rowan, the Iri-di patriot, 
who had arrived in the citv a few days before." In the elections of 
the Year (iconic Latimer and Blair McClenaehan were two oi the 
candidates for the Assembly, and at the Presidential election in 170,0 
the Jefferson electoral ticket in the State was headed 1>\ Thomas 
McKean, and the Adams electoral ticket by Israel \Vhelen. ( )n 
February o, 17*)''). occurred the triumphal reception to(rcm-ral An- 



the Indians in the Xorthwest. ( )n A])nl 12, I7<)S, Common Council 
appointed a committee ot two, ol whom one was Joseph Magoilin, to 
prepare an address to the President of the United States on the 
Fr-.-nch sit u.it ion. In this year also we find Andrew Bavard figurinij, 
as a supporter ot John Adams, and William Robinson as a sympa- 
thiser with the French. 

The militia of the city \\x-re divided in polities. General Thomas 
Proctor and his division officers passed resolutions assuring support in 
case ot a war with France, and the oiticers ot the Countv brigade tie 
precated hasty action. Tlu- "Militia Legion oi Philadelphia" \\M~- 
formed during [7<jS, with Colonel John Slice ;is Commandant, (hi 
June ii,i7ijS, a met/tiuL; of merchants was held at the Ci'.v Tavern, 
and it was resolved to take up subscript iou-- for building two sh:p< 
lor the Government, (iconic I v at: nu-r wa< Chairman o! the meeting 
and lohn Donaldson, Secretarx', and of the committee ot live a'> 
tioiuted to receive the subscriptions, H.r.'id. !Ia\'tl<-ld Con\T,^liam a:id 
lanu-s Crawford were two. In iron William Puane, I >r. 



were eni^a^cd in dispute's, consequent upon the pas-a 1 .. 
law, the- teelm-j; beiii'j; very pronounced amo;u; tlu 
can-. Aiter a bitter political content. Tho:n,i- Mcl\ean, I 
the Societv, was elected (io\ernor of Pennsvlvania -a 
to the Societv, as ia- decline^ 




17 TIIK HIBERNIAN SOCIIvTV. 

following year, no doubt owing to his inability longer to fulfil the 
duties of his office. He had been President since the permanent or- 
gani/atiou, April 5, 1790. The triumph of McKean at the election 
gave rise to numerous celebrations by his supporters, the Democrats, 
and \ve learn that there was a union of " Irish and German interests " 
in his favor, throughout the State. On December i.}, 1799, General 
Washington died, and on December 26 occurred the commemorative 
procession ordered by Congress, and many Hibernians were promi- 
nent in the affair, including Captain MeKean's, Captain Duane's, 
Captain Sweeney's and Captain Dnnlap's companies of militia, and 
upon Washington's birthdav celebration, February 22, 1800, they were 
ai^ain prominent, including Rev. Matthew Carr, who delivered "an 
eloquent discourse to a large congregation '' at v St. Mary's Catholic 
Church. 

During iSoo Thomas McKeau, as Governor of the State, and Wil- 
liam Dnane, as editor of the Aiinim, were two of the most promi- 
nent figures, and were the centre o! lierce political contentions. 
Tench Coxe was also in the thick of the squabbles. Colonel John 
Shee's Legion also took apart. The inauguration of President Jef- 
ferson, on March 4, iSm, was made the occasion ot a ])ublic proces- 
sion, and we find on the Committee of Arrangements, John Smith, 
Andrew Kennedy, Joseph Worrell, and Robert Porter. Colonel 
Shee's Legion was in the line, as we'd as Major-General Proctor and 
the militia. Jefferson tendered the appointment of United States 
Marshal to Colour'. John Shee. and, upon his decimation, to John 
Smith. During iSoi '.lie Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was 
organi/ed, Thomas Fit/simons being President and Robert Smith, 
Treasurer. Matthew Carey was prominent as a publisher about this 
time. 

In the memorial, January {, 1802, of the Philadelphia merchants 
who had suffered losses bv the French Spoliations, we find the names 
of Convngham. Xesbitt ec Co. , William Bell, George Davis, Thos. 
Fit/simons, John Taggart, Joseph Brown, \\* il'er Stewart, David II. 
Couvngham, Philip and Thomas Reillvand I vl ward Carrell. At the 
election in the fall of iS<>2, Thomas M'-Kean was re-elected Governor. 
In the same vear Colonel John Shee wa> a]>poiuted Major-General ot 
the Philadelphia militia. At the public dinner on Washington's 
birthday, i^n-}, John Xixon was one of tlie presiding officers, and 
both the Vice- Presidents, Samuel Fox and Joseph Ball, were Hiber- 
nians. Tn 1 805 Thomas McKean wa< again re-elected Governor after 
a fierce political campaign, in which William Dnane, of the . lur<>ra, 
opened him. A new \ - olunteer couijxin\' of soldiers, called the 



THK HIBKRNIAX SOCIKTY. 177 

kl Republican Greens, " was organized during this vear and took purl in 
the celebration of the anniversary of the Pritish evacuation of Philadel- 
phia ; Duane was their Captain. In i.Sno we find the nanie^ of Wil- 
liani Montgomery, Robert Ralston, Thomas \\". Francis, Thomas 
Allibone, Jacob (i. Koch, Lewis Clupier, \\'illiam Drown, and other 
members of the Hibernian Society, as prominent merchants and ship 
owners. Robert Patterson was President of the kl Philadelphia 
Mathematical Society." During this year I hiane's . lai'dra was in 
continual trouble, Dnane being defendant in sixty libel suits for at- 
tacks made by him on political opponents. (lovcrnor McKeau's p >>- 
ularity was waning, and he incurred iierce opposition by reason of 
his attendance at the annual dinner of the St. George's Society, at 
which a toast k 'To the King" was drunk. In iS<>- another noted 
Irishman, John Dinns, removed to Philadelphia and established a 
paper. The Democratic Press. lie soon became active in the politics 
of the dav. In the same year, in November, a dinner ~\vas giver, to 
Daniel Clark, a noted merchant of New Orleans, nephew of Daniel 
Clark ( I ; . S. ), Thomas Kit/simons presiding. 

In iSoS Thomas W. Francis, Robert Ralston, and Samuel Keith 
were three of a committee of five appointed by the Chamber of Com- 
merce to raise subscriptions for distressed sailors. Tench Coxe, Mat- 
thew Carey, David Jackson, and Joseph Jones were on the managing 
and subscription committee of the Philadelphia Manufacturing 
Society, just organized. It is curious to note that in the hstol prin- 
cipal manufacturers ot the city about this time there are lew or no 
Hibernians, when in recent times so very maiiv ot them attained emi- 
nence and wealth in manufacturing. The political caldron was kept 
boiling by William Duane, John Dinns and others. More libel suits 
were brought against Duane, who was about this time appointed by 
President Madison Lieutenant-Colonel ot a regiment in the regular 
service. In this year also a meeting of Roman Catholics was held 
to found an Orphan Asylum. Matthew Carey presided and Thomas 
Hurlev was Secretary. 

In 1809 the political contests continued. \Ve find Thomas Fit/.- 
siuions and George LatinuT prominent among the Federalists ot the 
city, and Win. Duaneand John Dinns among tin- Democrats. Onjp.lv ; 
the members of the Pennsylvania Societv of the Cincinnati man-bed 
to the site of the monument to General Anthonv Wavne, near P.ioli, 
Pa. In this year we find Professor Robert Patterson ind Callender 
Irvine certifying to the success ot Leiper's experimental railroad. 
In [Sio Robert Patter>on and \\'illiam J. Duane figured in the new 

\\'hig Societv of Pennsylvania," and Samuel I ; . Dradtord am->ng 



THI-: 1IIRKKMAN SdCIKTY. 

the " Sons of Washington." In this year the Federalists elected 
mo>t oi their candidates, including the Sheriff, Francis Johnston. 
In the public improvements, projected during iSii, General Francis 
Swain, Panl Cox, Francis Johnston and William J. Donaldson were 
prominent. The District Court of Philadelphia was established and 
Joseph Ilemphill was commissioned its first presiding Judge on Mar 
f), iSi i. 

The prospect of a war with Fngland led to increased interest in the 
militia organisation. John Smith was Lieutenant-Colonel of the new 
cavalry regiment organized on April 2<j, iSii. A sham battle wa- 
fought, the commander being ( ieneral John Steel. War was declared 
mi June iS, 1812, and immediately great excitement occurred. Pub- 
lic meetings were held and four days after the news reached Philadel- 
phia, Lieutenant-Colonel John Smith, commanding the cavalry reg- 
iment, tendered its services to the Government. The- merchants re- 
-olved to build a ship of war, and Jacob Gerald Koch subscribed 
55, (OJ, saying, "it it is intended to loan thcship, I will build a ship of 
war myself for the Government" ( " Scharf ec Westcott," \'o\. i, p. 
554). In July the meeting of citizens r.ot liable to mil it .try duty resolved 
.o form themselves into military associations to aid the civic authori- 
ties, and on the committees tor the purpose we find William Wrav, 
Robert Patter-on, William Smiley and Alexander Cook. Colonel 
Stephen F. Fotteral was in command of one of the volunteer militia 
regiments, the Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry. Three of the 
aids to Governor Snyder John liannister Gibson, John IMnrs 
and William Duane were members of the Society, and Henry Ser- 
geant was also on his staif as Deputy (Juartcrmaster-Geiicral. 

At the beLMiininv; oi the \ ear iSi > the war fever was at its height. 
The blockade of the Delaware bv P.ritish vessels created great excite- 
nunt and morecoinpair.es oi volunteers were iormed, among them 
the "Junior Artillerists," of whom James Madi-on Porter was Second 
Lieutenant. The "State Fencilms" were Iormed this year, Joseph 
P>ordcn McKean and Ilenrv C. Carey being amoiu; the number en- 
d. Th.e old people of tin citv formed a company for defence, 
with f ieneral John Steel as Captain and William Smilev as Fir-' 
Lieutenant. In April, Lewes Del., was threatened bv the P.riti-' 
fleet. Colonel Samuel J!. Davis, in. answer to the demand for 
provisions, etc., returned a defiance- and gallantlv conducted the 
American forces during the bombardment on April o and 7. In the 
fall of the vear a regimen! of I'nited States regulars was stationed 
in ir Darbv to defend Philadelphia. The Colonel, Stephen F. Fot- 
. and the Lieutenant-Colonel, Samuel P.. Davis, were both 




(1KX. AXDRI'AV JACKSnX. 



Tin-: HIIU-RNIAN SOCII-TV. 1:0 

...embers of the Society. At the fall election- William J. Du.me, 
Thomas Sergeant, and John Connelly were three of the five members 
of the legislature elected from the citv. 

During 1814 the war excitement was continued. The invasion of 
the British and the capture of the city of Washington aroused the 
people to fresh activity. For a time party differences were forgotten. 
The Federalists, who had opposed the war, joined with the Demo- 
crats, in a public meeting held August 26, iSi j, in the State House 
yard. As Thomas McKean said, "there are now but two parties, 
our country and its invaders.' 1 The venerable ex-( Governor, then So 
years of a^e, presided, and Joseph Reed acted as Secretary. A com- 
mittee was appointed to organize the citizens lor deicnce, etc. 
Amon^ the members of this committee were George Latinicr, Gen. 
John Steel, John Connelly, John Sergeant, John Geyer, the Mayor, 
Joh.n B irclav. John Thompson, Peter Micrcken and Joseph Reed ; 
and on the sub-committees in the wards to promote the formation of 
volunteer companies were Samuel Carswell, Wm. Smiley, Matthew 
McConnell, James Ash., Walter Ker, James Harper, Peter Lyle, Wm. 
Montgomery, Charles Harper, Richard Renshaw aii'l George Mor.-u 
a ^oodiv array of Hibernians. Others, like Matthew Carev aud 
Silas F. Weir, were contributors to the funds raised bv the comm t- 
tee. It is evident that the spirit ot patriotism which animated the 
Fricndlv Sons during the Revolution was in full force amon- their 
successors ot the Hibernian Society during the War of i>i >. 
Amouu- the volunteer companies formed were the " Yoluntt -r 
Greens." 

Th.e retreat of the British averted all danger to the city, and manv 
< f the companies were disbanded in the winter (.f iSi [-15. ( )n Jar- 
nary S, 1815, occurred the battle of Xew Orleans where General 
Andrew Jackson acquired such widespread fame, and it mi'^ht be 
ol interest to note that ( icneral Jackson afterwards, in iMo,, became 
a member of the Hibernian Soeietv and that his certificate of mem- 
bership, neatly framed, now han^s in ihe Hermitage, Xa-hviilc, 
Tenn. Th.e war ended in February. IMS. During it- pro^iv.* 
Philadelphia had loyally sup-iorted the ( iox-ernmer.t, and we ;<re 
pleased to reconl that in ail the measure'- taken to rai>e moi:e\- a::d 
'.roo])S, members of the SocieU took an activt and. prominent pa.rt. 
Th.e reiand of their patrioti-m, commenced in 177.-. w,i-> iulh ke]>t 



TIIH HIRHRXIAN SOCIKTY FROM 1X13 TO 1850. 

FROM March 17, 1813, down to the present day, the minute books 
of the Hibernian Society are complete, and we resume our record of 
its doings with the meeting on the date mentioned. Hugh Holmes 
presided over the meeting and a new set of by-laws was adopted and 
ordered to be printed, together with the Charter of Incorporation. The 
by-laws defined the usual duties of officers, etc., and provided for the 
election of officers at the meeting in March of each year. The So- 
ciety was to meet quarterly, on the I7th days of March, June, Sep- 
tember and December Xew members were to pay an entrance fee 
ol two dollars and an annual sum ot like amount, but could become 
life-members on payment of twelve dollars; and an "Acting Com 
mittee" of nine members to attend to the relief of emigrant.-' \va- 
provided for. At the same meeting a committee was appointed to 
stir up those who were in arrears for dues, and it is further recorded : 

This beinu; the anniversary of St. Patrick, the Society agreeable to former arrange- 
ment, dined together at the 'Mansion IIousi- HoU-1 in Market Street, an<l were honored 
with t!ie company of the officers of the St. Andrew's, St. ( '.eor^eX the Welsh a:id the 
derm. in Societies, and of the Riidit Reverend bishop White, tile Reverend Doctors 
I urn and Abercr. >mhie and other respectable citi/.ens. 

After diniu-r the following toa-ts were LMven from the Chair : 

1. The immortal memory of .S7. l\ititck. 

2. The land of our Fathers. 

,V The Tinted Slates, -t] u . eoiiiitry of our adoption. 

;. Thi- Memorv nf deoryc Washington. Ma\- it ever be, as it always ha.-. bee:i, liel : 
in grateful remembrance b\ the / filit'mitin St>c-it-f\', 

5. The Memory of General Montgomery, and the other natives of ilin. ->>::i who 
Spilt their blood f, , r the achievement of the Independence of America. 

n. Tin- I'residi-!it and constituted authorities of the 1'uion. 

-. Tile f',overn< ir and Connnonw '-alth of Pennsylvania. 

s. The Militia, Arm\ and Navv of the 1'nited State.s. May their joint and -epa- 
rate cxerlions in defence of their Country meet their best re\\;ii'il- - the approbation 
i >;" that L'oiinti y. 

<). The rnion of the Mate-, Ma\- each return of our Anniversary find 'hit Cuion 
drawn niori- c'o--e and. more strongly cenieiitedliy mnttial forbearance, inntna' 
.\ ill md mntual ini cre^N. 

The Comnn-rce the Agriculture and the Manufactures of the T'niled S' .' - 
\. tiles itin ill', di pi lid upon each other, mav no unreasonable jealousies ileprive 
m of mutual -.-!-: a in .-. 

ii. The Ocean. Mav it be the i;reat highway for al! nation-,, nsurj)i 1 b; none, 

[.? The \merican Nondescri].ts ; I'.est described by Commodores I'.aiiibrid^; 
I )ecatnr : the Captain- Hull nd Jon es, i heir bra-, e offn i nd rews. 

i . A Spet-dy peace rms the Knited vState.^ ou^'ht to i^rant and ti'.-j 

;.:::" [.t. 



TH1-: HI15KKNIAN SOCIKTY. ]sl 

14. Social Intercourse-. May the spirit of p.iriv ne\er r;>e so '::;;,:. .1-- in destroy 
pn\ate friendship.-, prevent the t'niun of iM'od men, or eudan^r the Liberties and 
Happiness of our coininon Country. 

15. The benevolent Societies of St. Andrew's, St. Cicor^e, llu \VeNh all'! the 
German. 

16. The Kducation of Youth ; the only certain mode of securi:i;_ to '.he Common- 
wealth "Virtue, Liberty and Independence." 

17. The fair daughters of Columbia. 



The toasts arc given in full, as they are expressive of the senti- 
ments of the members, and give an idea ol the spirit animating tin- 
Society during the \var of 1812. Joseph Tagert, Aaron Denman, 
Kdward Fox, Robert Taylor, Henry Tolaud, John Homer, William 
Schlatter and William Rogers were the committee for the annual 
" festival " on March 17, 1814. The same officers were chosen, with 
the exception of Charles Heatly, Vice- President, who had died, after 
many years of active service. Joseph Tagert was chosen to succeed 
him. As showing who were among the active members in 1814, the 
attendance on March 17 is given as follows : March 17, 1814. 



The Society 
attended : 



then adjourned to Dinner, \shen the following named members 



II:v,n HOI.MKS, 

!( 'SKl'H TAr.KRT, 

HKNKY Tin, AND, 
Kmv \KD 1'o.x, 
J AMI:S KITCHKN, 
ROHI.KT RiTijim;, 
\Vu.i. i AM KYI.K, 
JOHN STKI-'.I,K, 

('.Hi >kC,i: M I'KKAV, 

I'Arkiv K HA\I.S, 

Ai.l.XAN I >].K CDOKI-:, 

C H AKi.l'.S liAKKlNC.TON, 

JoliN l,< (IT, HKKY, 

( i!-:< n;i. TAN'I.OK, JR., 

\Vl I.I.I A M 1 ; I.I NTHAM, 
J AM1.S \\'[ I.M IN, 
I )A\ I I i A i. li I'.Si iN. 

JAM i:s Mi Cri.i.i u c.ir, 
\Vn.i.: \M I',IM;.;S, 

l''.H\\ \ KD Mi I M.KMi iTT. 
Till >M \s R ! i [.i,v, 

Sn. \s !:. \\":.;K, 

Tin iMAs 1 ; . I'.K U i l-i IK I), 

\\"; i.i.i \ M Si'ii i. \'i"ri'.R, 

\Vl !.!.! AM I M I. \ N '>", 

SAM; ; :. Is"; ;TI: 



Grv ]ii<\ AN. 
JOHN SI.KI;I;ANT, 
JOSI-:I>H H. McKi-'.AN, 

I >A\ I H I.AI'SI.l'.N , JR., 

SAMTI-:!, C. KI-:I,I.. 

A AK( >N 1 M.NM AN, 

PKTI-.R Mi I-:R>. KI.N, 
Ji'.Ri-.M IAII DONOVAN, 
A r i ; r s n ' s C i s H i NV. , 
JAMI;S Re n,i . RS. 
I-'K \ NCIS v^\\ A IN, 

< ; K \ Y. 

Hi: NK 1 , T' '!.AN i ' JR., 
JOHN HORN i. R, 

I-;ii\\ \ K 1 ' C I. A RK, 
C, \\ : N I I AMI l.Ti 'N. 

( ', r.i IRI'.I: Hi M i>, 

ISAAv IIl.YI.IN, 

\Vli.i : \ M Koi'.i-.RS. 
JOHN Mi \NY. 

I \, ii!, (',. Km H, 

KOI;-, RT CORR- , 

Ji '!! N ! I \ M I l.Ti 'N , 



Till'; HIHKRMAN Si >C I HT V. 



Ji i.si'.i'H R. TATI M, 

\VlI.I.IAM J. liAKKR. 
JoHN' P.lsRNARl). 

MOSKS V( irxc,, 



Ronr.RT TAYI.OR, 

HlV.H CoOI'KR, 

PKTKR A. RROUN, 

RK HARD C. PoTTl-.R, 
P. S. M ARC I. A V, 

GKORC.I. I. ATI MI-:R, 
The following named memK 

T. P. M rin.KN KKKI'., 
T. W. I'RANCIS, 
SAMIKI. MI.KK ICR, 
JAM i-;s Me I I.H ANNKY, 

RoiiKRT MlI.l.KR, 

WII.I.IAM P.KUWN, 
THOMAS Sci >TT, 



uho intended tt 



TiH). MAS KlTTKK \ 

JOHN SMITH, M. 
WII.I.IAM WII.SON, 
WII.I.IAM Yor.NO. 
SAMII-;I. Fox, 
WII.I.IAM FRANCIS, 
WII.I.IAM DAVIS, 
WII.I.IAM WOOD, 
ISRAI-'.I, WHI.I.I-;N, 
WII.I.IAM SMII.KY, 

- 1 IARDIN(',1'.. 

e present sent their excuses 

1 '' R A N C I S A R M ST RO N C. , 
WII.I.IAM WKAY, 
JOHN 1!. To LAND, 
FRANCIS JOHNSON, 
LICWIS Niai.i,, 
1 II-:NRY SI.ROKANT, 
ROIU ; .RT POI.K. 



And the Society was honored with the company of the Ris^ht Reverend Hishop 
White, tlu- Ri-\i-rend Ifoetor Hlackuell, the Reverend Doctor Abcrcroinbie, and the 
otl'icors of tlie Societies of St. (',eori;v, St. Andrew's, The Welsh Societv and The (Urr- 
inan Society. 

We k-arn from the minutes of the meeting' of March 16, 1815, that 
the treasury contained 57,531.50. At the same meeting, General 
Thomas Acheson, of Washington, Pa., and Colonel Callender Irvine, 
with others, were elected members of the Society. On the next day, 
March 17, the Society elected officers the same as the preceding 
year. 

The Society \\tre honored l>v the company 
The Ri^ht-Revi-rend Kishop White. 
Tile Reverend I >< n t. ,r Hlackuell. 
Tlie. Kevi-ieiid I )octor Abercrombie. 

Maji.r < ',1-ner.il Scott, and the officers of the St. George's, the St. Andrew's, the 
(ieriiian an>! the \\"elhh Societies of Philadelphia. 



Among the toasts drank were the following : 

Militia of the I'ni >:: : I'roni] I to re])el in va>ion, and readv l<> -:ipport the /.</:< \ 
and ' put d' >\\ n iii->iirrei-tii m. 

The Army of t!ie I'nited Si .te>. The; ha\e, agreeably to our former wi.-^li, "fought 
thei;: .elves into pnMic fas or." t:;. 1 . h . \ , continued t" deserve it. 

The Navy of tl ' . . Pv.blic confide: ,-erv sail ; public ex] iccta- 

ni'l b\ even lilor. 

Thi ".':. ; :u '. d for the defense of this District. Ma\ their patriotic 

.' ii !!- be a theme : ' ' emulation. 



Till-; IIIHIiKNIAN 



The brave .S <<>//, /!ni:t'n, /<.v\i>;/, McComb and the l<>::x list of citi/.en soldier* \\\' < 
have shown that America only want* an occa.*ion to exhibit, her heroes. 

Commodores I\>t'U'r and / >t'i\itur. Triumphant in deieat ; may thcv receive, ast':., 
richlv deserve, the universal applause <>I their coiir.trv. 

The heroes of the Lakes. J\-rr\ and Me/ )o>u>:t^/; . names rendered immortal in the 
pn ;.,"- of American History. 

I'eace. Thrioc welcome to our shores. May she lon^ continue to bless us with her 
presence and banish all contentions which mi^ht disturb her :epo*e. 

At. the meeting on March iS, 1816, the following officers were 
elected : President, Hugh Holmes ; Vice- President, Joseph Tagert : 
Treasurer, John Horner ; Secretary, Edward Fox ; Counsellors, John 
Sergeant and William Delany ; Physicians, Robert Station! and l.^aac 
Heylin ; Acting Couimittee, Hugh Cooper, William Hoggs, John 
Dougherty, John Patterson, Robert Taylor, Samuel Fox, John Tho- 
burn, Peter Lyle, and Henry Toland, Jr. Fifteen new members were 
elected, including Thomas Sergeant, Richard IJache, Richard Dnane. 
and Dennis McCredy. The Treasurer was ordered to subscribe to 
the Philadelphia Dispensary for the amount of live annual subscrip- 
tions. The anniversary dinner was largely attended, as will appear 
from the following list of members present : 



Ilrc.n lit ir.Mics, 
Josi-'.i'ii TAC.KRT, 
JOHN 1 IOKNKK, 
Ki>\vAKi> I'ux, 
JOHN 1 1 AM 1 1. TON, 
JAMKS K> x ,I.KS, 
JOHN HrMi:.s, 

WlI.I.IAM I'ATTl-'.KSON, 
(iK< )Ri', 1C Hl'MlCS, 
lilCKN \ RD McCklCDV, 

RKHAKD C. POTTKR, 
JOHN I'AT ri.R.soN, 
Hri.ii COOIMCK, 

Ri HilCKT T V\ I, OR, 

A 1 . 1 . X A N I ) 1 . R S. CoX K, 

S VMl'lCI, ]'. \VINC,, 

SIF.AS I-!. \Vi.ik, 

J \ M I!* C. TlK IM 1'SON, 
J i i H \ T H ' ) ! ; I ' R N , 
KlOH \ K ! i I Ikr.AN, 
J VM1.S Mv Cl I.I.OC1T, 
J> Ml N TllollPKN, 
Tllo.M \s SL uTT, 
J \M 1CS K ITCH l.N, 

JOHN .M \ ( .[i!'i- IN. 

Till >M \s 1' \SSMi IK 1C, 
T'ltiM \S KlKK>!.\ N, 



JOHN JACKSON, 
JOHN t',. C.icoROK, 
WILLIAM Hor.r.s. 

J( ill N I.< UV,H Rl-'V, 
C. !Ci iRt '.1C Ml'RRAY, 
\Vl I.I.I \.M \V()( )DS, 

CAU.I.NIHCR I RYINK, 

I'l.TlCR I.YI.l , 

TIIOM \s I )oi:i:iNS, 

\VlI.I.I \M CliKSNTT, 

TAMI.S \VII.SON, 

J i 1 1 I N K N O \ . 

J \ M ics N:\ov 

J. LSI- I'll C \SK 1CV. 
]'. ! i\\" \ R H Til 1 'RSl'.V, 

\V; i.i.i \ M \Vi i. s> IN, 

\VlI.l.I A M I MCI. \ N Y. 
\VlI.l.I \M !'. \'I'T. 
HlCNRY Tol.VNii. JK . 
A \ K i I N I > v N M \ N , 
C I! \KI.1 s I', \ RK I NC, !'ON, 

Jm i N S i'R \ 'A i RUM; i . 

Rolll KT C \ I.HCI.1.1 i .H, 

CtiCi iRi ', i I , \'i'i M i: R, 
\\": i.i.i v M ! ' \ - . is, 
S VMTI i. K ; :> TH . 
CiC' iRi',1 T \ \' i.i >K. T K., 



THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. 



WlI.I.IAM J. 

JAMI.S CAI,D\\ }a.i,, 
PKTKK A. BKO\VN, 
JAMKS AMI, 

T. I?. 1'kKKMAN, 

AI.KXANDKR COOK, 
ISAAC 1 1 KYI. IN, 

WlI.I.IAM ROC.KRS, 

P. S. MAKKI.KY, 
SAMCKI. Eox, 
RICHARD BACHK, 
THOMAS SKKC.KANT, 
Wi i. i.i AM SCHI.ATTKR, 
Josi-:i'ii H. McKi'.AN, 
GHOKC.K THOMSON. 

EDWARD Me I >KRMoTT, 
BKNJAMIN WlI.SON, 
\VlI.I.IAM BROWN, 



I,I ; .\VIS Cl.AI'IHR, 

EDWARD HTDSON, 
ISRAKU WHKI.KN, 
WILLIAM MII.I.KR, 

THOMAS KITTKRA, 

WlI.I.IAM I' 1. 1. \THAM, 

JOHN M)-: A NY. 
THOMAS SCOTT, 
JOHN McCui.A. 
ROBKRT ADAMS, 

S'l'KI'HKN KlNC.STON'. 

JOHN LYI.K, 
LK\VIS NKII,, 

- ANDKRSON, 
RICHARD McKiN.si-.v, 
JOHN T. SruavAN, 
M. COCHKAN, 

RdHKRT MlI.I.KR. 



Ainonj^ the quests wt-tc- Ri^ht Rcvorend Tiisliop White, the Reverend Doctor Black- 
well, the Reverend Doctor Abercroinhie, and the officers of the charitable societies of 
St. Andrew's, St. George and the Welsh. 
Ainon^ the toa>ts were the fo'.luwinj^ : 

The land we live in. May it be prosperous, may it be united, and its admirable 
Constitution be perpetual. 

The memory of George Washington. May all who revere his memory revere his 
ni.ixim : "That whatever measures have a tendency to dissolve the union, or contrib- 
ute to lessen the sovereign authority, ought to be considered as hostile to the liber- 
ties and independence of America." 

The Militia, the Army and Navy of the United States. The great triumvirate of the 
nation's safety. 

Americans ! protect the hardy Tar, 

I'.e mindful of his merit; 
And when again you're plunged in war, 
He'll show his daring spirit. 

Public credit. The Pul-e by which the health of the nation is most truly known. 

The Press. The support of Liberty when conducted upon the principles of Liberty, 
but the inurnment of de^pn'ism when conducted in the spirit of faction. 

Toleration in Religion and Politics. The American rule far preventing persecution 
in either. 

The Education of Youth. The certain means of national happiness the be^; ieu.ni 
for na: ional expenditures. 

Tlie Ocean. Free for every E1ag, not the propertv of any. 

Our fellow-citizens, prisoners in C irtha;jen:i. A speedy relief to them peaceablv, 
if we can ; fnrciblv, if we mu^t. 

Our Sister S"c;otie-, The St. Patrick's and Hibernian of New York ; the Erin and 
S:. Patrick's Benevolent Societies of Philadelphia. 

Tlu> dinner committee for March 17, iSi-, \vc-re Messrs. Aaron 
Penman, J<>lm Homer, William Koo^s, William Schlalter, William 
Rogers, James Rogers, Tln^h Cooper, Kchvard I'ox and JosejOi 
Ta^ert. 'J ne <ame general oflicers were re-elecled, excejitin.e; that 




C<>L, SAMl'KL I'.. DAMS. 



Tin; HII;J-:RMAN SUCH-TV. ]>> 

instead ot John Sergeant, Counsellor, Peter A. Brow IK- , who appears 
to have been a very active member about this time, was chosen in his 
place. The acting committee for the ensuing year was William 
Boggs, John Dougherty, John Patterson, Robert Taylor, William 
Wilson, John Hamilton, James Rogers, James C. Thompson, William 
Rogers. 

On March 17, 181 8, Joseph Tagert succeeded as President Hugh 
Holmes, who had succeeded Thomas McKean in 1800. Kdward Fox 
became Vice- President, and James Rogers, v Secretary. John Ser- 
geant was again elected one ot the Counsellors, in place ol Peter A. 
Browne, and we find Rev. Doctors Carr and Potts named as chap- 
lains. Among the new members elected were James M. Porter and 
Col. Stephen K. Fotteral. On December 17, iSiS, \ve hud the 
Treasury of tlie Society containing the sum ot 59,851.50, and Turner 
Camac one of the new members elected. The dinner committee for 
March 17, 1819, consisted ot Joseph Tagert, John Homer, James 
Rogers, James C. Thompson, John T. Sullivan, Silas 1C. Weir, John 
Steel, Stephen K. Fotteral, Robert Toland and William Boggs. 

At the meeting on March 17, 1819, among the new members 
elected was Colonel Samuel B. Davis, proposed by Peter A. Browne, 
and Major-General Andrew Jackson \vas elected an honorary member 
of the Society. The same officers were re-elected, excepting that we 
find five Counsellors instead ot two. They were Thomas Kittera, 
William Delany, Peter A. Browne, Alexander S. Coxe and Charles 
S. Coxe. From 1815, for several years, the Society seemed to be 
very prosperous. At every meeting numerous prominent citi/ens 
were added to the membership rolls, the funds were steadily increas- 
ing, and the work of relieving distress among poor emigrants was 
well attended to. 

At the meeting on December 17, 18.20, Joseph Tagert, Kd \vard 
Fox, John Homer and James Rogers were cho.-en a Committee of 
Finance with power '' to invest the lunds of the- Society as thev mav 
think best tor the interest of the same." About thi< period General 
Callender Irvine was very active in the affairs of the Society. O:i 
March 17, i8_>i,all the lawyers in the Societv seem to have been 
chosen Counsellors, tor these were chosen : John Sergeant, Thoma^ 
Kittera, Peter A. Browne, William Delauv, A!e\an 
Ch.ark-s S. Coxe, George W. Tolaud, John Kr. l 



18.25, Silas 1C. Weir being chosen Vi< 

Fox, and Samuel Chew wa.- added to the list o; Counsellors. Four 




lill'.KkMAN SOC1HTY. 

physicians were named, vix. : Doctors Isaac Heylin, William Barn- 
well, Samuel Colhoun and F/.ekiei C. Cook. 

During 1824 and 1825 the most attentive members of the Society 
seem to have been Joseph Tagert, Robert Fleming, Thomas Stewart, 
Alexander Dougherty, John Hanson, Bernard McCredy, Hugh 
Cooper, Samuel Bell, Robert Patterson, John Knox, Nathaniel Hurt, 
William Barnwell, M. D. , Thomas Armstrong, John Patterson, Robert 
Burgess, David Correy, Fdward Hudson, James McCulloch, George 
McCalmont, John Hamilton, Joseph Worrell, James Rogers, General 
C dlender Irvine, William Patterson, James Gowen, Silas I{. Weir, 
John Wiley, William Woods, William Montgomery, David Bovd, 
John Homer, Hugh Cooper, Henry McMahon, Robert Taylor, Alex- 
ander Cook, Thomas Reath, G. W. Toland, and Robert Fwing. 

At the meeting on June 23, 1825, a legacy of $i,<xxj from the 
estate of Mary Brandon, deceased, payable after certain life-estates, 
was reported, " for the use and benefit oi the poor emigrants, 1 ' and 
the legacy accepted. On March 17, 1827, George W. Toland was 
elected Secretarv, in place of James Rogers, "who declined a re- 
election." The Counsellors chosen were John Sergeant, Thomas Kit- 
tera, William J. Dnane, David Paul Brown, Charles S. Coxe, Peter 
A. Browne, Samuel Chew, and George W. Toland. The Chaplains 
selected were Reverend George Potts and Reverend Dr. Wylie ; and 
the Physicians, William Barnwell, Kzekiel C. Cook, Samuel Col- 
houn, and Isaac Heylin. 

At the meeting on September 18, 1827, John T. Sullivan, Robert 
Tavlor, John Knox, and George W. Toland, a Committee on By- 
Laws, reported a few proposed alterations. A Committee on Finance, 
to consist of three members, was provided for, and the admission fee 
fixed at twenty dollars. "Two members learned in the law and two 
members learned in medicine 1 ' were to be chosen at the annual meet- 
ing Counsellors and Phvsieians to the Societ\ . The number oi the 
Acting Committee was retained at twelve. Any person elected to an 
otfiee and refusing to serve was to lie lined five dollars. Under the 
new By-Laws, on March : ~, iSjs, the following officers were chosen: 
President, Joseph Tagert ; Vice President, Silas F. Weir; Treasurer, 
John Horner ; Secretary, George W. Toland; Counsellors, Thomas 
Kittera and William J. Duane ; Phvsieians, Doctors F/ekiel Cook 
and Samuel Colhoun : Committee of Finance, Silas F. Weir. Wil- 
liam Davidson and Robert Fleming; Acting Committee, WiHi,<;ii 
W 1 . 1-on, Matthew Baxter, James C. Thompson, Joseph Woods, 
Nathaniel Hurt, John M. Hood, T..hn Patter-on, James Gowen, 
Ro:>ert Creighton, John T. Sullivan, David Bovd, and John Knox. 



Tin: nn-.'.-uMAX SOCIKTY. is: 

( hi June 17, iSj 1 ^, (.):: motion of Mr. McCredy, it was resolved, 
"that the cases o! emigrants irom Ireland who have arrived since 
the enactment of the Poor Laws pas>ed at the ia>t session of the Leg- 
islature, be referred to the Acting Committee, with authority to aptuy 
to Counsel if necessary to institute legal proceedings, and to take- 
such other measures for their immediate relief as they may think 
proper." About this time General Robert Patterson, afterwards >o 
many years President of the Society, began to take an active inteiv-t 
iu its proceedings. General Callender Irvine, son oi General Wiliiam 
Irvine, succeeded Silas K. Weir as Vice-President, on M irch 17, 

At the meeting on June 17, 1829, it was reported that the late- 
Anthony Kenned}' had devised to the Society a certain tract of land 
in Westmoreland count}' containing 350 acres, and the Secretary was 
instructed to write to Mr. John G. P>arelav, of Greensburg, Pa., " who 
had been Mr. Kennedy's agent," to ascertain its value and if it could 
be sold. The same question has be.-n repeated!}' asked since, and it 
was only recently that the land was finally disposed of at a nominal 
sum. It was also reported that "Colonel Robinson, of Kentucky, 
had left this Society a legacy of two hundred dollars." At the fol- 
lowing meeting, September 17, i<S_>n, the officers of the Society were 
" fully authorized and empowered" to sell the tract of land already 
referred to, and on December 17, iS^<), it was reported that Colonel 
Robinson's legacy had been promptly paid "by his executor, Major 
Walter Preston," whereupon that gentleman was elected an honorary 
member of the Society. 

The Dinner Committee for March 17, iS^n, consisted of General Cal- 
lender Irvine, Gen. Robert Patterson, Robert Fleming, James Rogers, 
Hood Irvine, John Knox, John Patterson, John T. Sullivan, and 
Robert Toland. The action of one grateful emigrant, about this time 
deserves to be recorded. " Mr. Patrick Grilim returned twel\ 
lars which had been some- time 



Society, with a request that th 



1 he Society ext)l'essed b 




that it 

s not often, outside of the reports of the Acting Committee, that the 
leu- work of charity towards destitute emigrant^, ^er!orm-d -ince 
organization, comes to the surface as in this :n>ta:ice. Through- 
out Us long career of usefulness many thou- ;nd-; oi dollar- have 
been expended in relief and. many thousand-- o: ;>oor em: 'rants 
received pecmr.ar\' aid and a ivice irom the agents ot the S 

I5v the meeting on March i >, ; S ^i , the fund- of the Society livid 



1-S THI-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

increased to $ 1 1,500. On February 17, 1832, u the letter of invitation 

from the Chairman of the Committee of arrangements appointed at 
the town meeting having been read, it was unanimously resolved that 

this Society will heartily join in the civic procession on the 22nd 
inst.," and Messrs. Hood Irvine, Thomas Roney, John Knox, Robert 
Taylor and James Gowen were appointed a Committee to make the 
necessary arrangements. This action of course referred to Washing- 
ton's birthday, which this year was celebrated \vith unusual cere- 
monies in various parts of the country, including Philadelphia. 
Whether the Society's participation in the parade attracted particular 
attention, or for some other reason, twenty-three new members were 
elected at the ensuing special meeting on March 14. 

John Knox succeeded to the Secretaryship on March 17, 1832, in 
place of George W. Toland, who declined a re-election, and Robert 
Taylor to the Treasurership on March 18, 1833. Doctors Matthew 
Anderson and Samuel Colhouu were elected physicians on the latter 
date. On September 17, 1833, it was passed that "on the death of a 
member, if it be the desire of the relatives or friends, it shall be the 
duty of the Secretary to call a meeting of the Society for the purpose 
of attending the funeral, and that each member on such occasions 
wear Crape on the left arm." It was also agreed at this meeting 
that nominations for office should take place at the quarterly meeting 
prior to the annual election. Samuel Hood was one of the members 
elected at tin's meeting. He continued until his death to be one of 
the most active and useful members of the Society. Resolutions of 
svmpathv upon the deaths of Hood Irvine and Robert Murphy, two 
of the Acting Committee, were passed on December 17, 1833. On 
March 14, 183), there was a request for the use of the Society's 
banner to carry in front of the Hibernia Fire Company "on the 27th 
of March," 1 signed bv James McDonald, President of the fire com- 
pany. The request was ''complied with/' What has become of the 
banner we are unable to say. That the copper plate from which are 
printed the certificates of membership had been in existence for a 
long time is evident from the authority granted June 17, 183.4, to 
have the same "altered and retouched. 1 " On March 13, 1835, a 
leLNicv wa^ reported of five hundred dollars, " lett to the- society by a 
Mr. Ford." On March 17, i<^3> three chaplains were elected, vi/.. : 
Rev. George C. Po'K Re". Samuel I 1 ,. Wvlie and Rev. John Hughes. 
On the same date the report of the Acting Committee gives us a 
pic'urc of the relief work of the Societv. The report is as follows : 

i llV till 



THI-; IIIIil-RMAN SOCIKTY. !-'.' 

to the benevolent object of tile Society \\onid \\:irr:inl, vet tlu-\- are constrained to 
a hiiit that from a prevalent ami increasing mercenary < h-.pi i--it;< >n on the part <>f m.mv 
\vho falsely represent themselves as Kmi^rants in distress, their U--t efforts \M-:X- 
unavailing i! 1 . some instances to protect liii- Society from imposition. This ^roun;^ 
evil, if not timely watched and corrected, uiil lead to encuKr.i^iii^ the idle and profli- 
gate to It-ail on the Soc:ctv a> a source to snpp'.v the means which their o\\:: iudustrv 

ind economy should provide, and con.-einient'.y diminish tin- fund tli.it is intended for 
the trnlv deserving. 

The L, r i'eat influx of destitute Kmi^rants duri:ix t!:e second cjiiarti-r, and the ditlicii'.ty 
of finding einplovtnent for tliein, v"a\\- to the Suii-C' >inniitti.-e lor that j.i-riod an nnu-'.:.:'. 
le.^ree of labor and anxietv, and led to the lar^t- liisburseiiKT.ts ivportt-d for ih. ; t 

iiiarter, whilst the unprecedented s^- \-i-rit\- of tlu- ! ;st u inter laxeil the s\ nipathii-s o 
:'ne Committee tor the iniarter eiidini; the 1'itil Instant, to draw to the entire exti-nt of 
'.he charity fund at their disposal. The Acting Committee ha\'i-, howi-ver, the satis- 
, 'action to believe that, if they could not relieve each deserving applicant !o the exteir, 
or' their exigencies, thev dismissed none that were considered worthv \\ithout smile 
)ecuniarv relief, a:: ' -.:e\'er denied to any such advice and services as \\ere best calcu- 
lated to promote their future comfort and prosperity. All which is rc-pectfnllv sub- 
mitted. JAMKS t ',< >\\ I:N, 

J7- 1- ;<// \~,th, iS_55. (~lit.nnni.in oj siding L\}inin::!t't-. 

Dr. John Holmes was elecU-d OIK- of the physicians on March 17, 
i\}6. Tyrone Power, the actor, was elected on March 14, ic\>7- a 
member of the Societ}', and it was resolved "that a certificate o! 
membership, handsomely framed, be presented to Tyrone Power." 
< )n December 18, 1837, the Secretary, John Knox, resigned, as wiii 
appear by the followino- letter : 



'/'-> the P>\ ,/,/;;// tin J J/r-w/Vri- of the II : J>--nii,tn Society : 

I >' R SIRS : It uiil be within your recollection that in December, iS;;, I tendered :n;, 
resignation as Secretary of your Societv, and aithottL;h in consequence of the v;eiit!e- 
:nen nominated as my successor having declined beiiiL; candidates for the appointment, 
and my re-election at the next annual meeting were to me such ^raf.fyin^ expressions 
of your desire that I should continue to discharge the duties as then induced me to 
r-limjuish pressing the subject further upon your attention, I must nou be;.^ that \in 
Ai 11 acce])' m\ resignation, as it \\l\\ no longer be in my |>o\s'er to atte:;.! to t!:e tin: :< s 
devolving on '!K- appointment. 

1'ermit me to assure von that in retiring tVom an acti\e ]'irl ainon^ vo-;. ! ! 
evi.-r shall retain the warmest interest in the welfare of the 1 iis'.itnt'.o:;. .mil pers..-;al 
r.-ipet t for i'.- individual members. 

I)' r Sirs, Most. t rn ' n \- Sincerelv Yours. 



Till-; I! IKE KM AN SOCIETY. 

The old officers were re-elected on March 17, 1838, excepting that 
Rev. Kdward ISarron was chosen one of the chaplains, in })lace of 
Rev. John Hughes. ( ):i this day the Society sat down to dinner in 
the United States Hotel at Jj past 4 o'clock to the number of sixty, 
"and were honored \vith the- company ot the Presidents of the Welsh 
Society, the French Society, the Mayor of the Citv, and other dis- 
tinguished guests. " 

During the- evening the following 7(W/.v i \vritten by Joseph Jones \\crc Liivcn from 
the chair, interspersed with pleasing and appropriate So/ig'S from the- Company : 

i. Tht- immortal memory of M. Patrick. 

j. Ireland. Ever as (Vc^h i-i or.r remembrance as the shamrock i-- irreen in her 
beautiful valleys. 

3. Tlie meiiiorv of Washington fadeless and imperishable. 

4. Tlie United St.ites of America the country of or.r adoption, the asvlum of the 
oppressed. 

5. The President and Continued Authorities of the United States. 
'). The Commonwealth and (.overnor of Pennsvlv-.nia. 

7. The Citv of Philadelphia ---t\i;r and .\,nitii't\ 



,. A^rici'.h'.ire. Comnu-rce and Manufactures the three ercat jiillars of our National 
prosperity; i ;::ted they --tand, divided thev fall. 

ID. Universal Education the .-urest foundation for our "Virtue, Liberty and Inde- 
pendence. " 

12. Social Interconrsi . Ma\- partv ft-elini; nc-ver ]>oi>on the fountain of .uood fel!o\v- 
ship. 

i ;. The HeiievoK'iM Socii-ties of Pl:ila<lelj)hia. l ; dlo\\ laborevs i:'. the field of 
in thru])} 

i.\. Woman the yr.ardian an"el of onr domestic comforts. 



The- illnes^ of tin- Vice-president having dr], rived t!u Society of his company at 
Dinner, tin I" " to -1 was presented to the meelinii and drank with much enthu- 
siasm : 

i '.eneral Call.-nder Irvine -an American by birth, an Irishman at heart. May a 
' '. restoration t" he.iUh enable him shortly to re--;nne ]\\> station as Vict'-I'residi-n! 

i:ii- So< iety. 

ntations wen reocivt ; fn ::: tin " Montgomery Hibernia (ireens." 'iinin.u at t;;- 
' Star Hot i-':." I I.irnion \- Court, and from associations of Cieiltlcmen celebrating the 
d, , at " II on ::;'. " and at " Fair-inX" \\hich \vcrc reriprncatefl by the Socit-ty ; and 
" .ifter s] ndir.L: the evening with the highest decree of social enjoyment, the company 

tired at a lati hour." 

The minutes of this period, during the Secretaryship of Joseph 



TIIF. Hir.HKNIAN -OCIF.TY. I'.'l 

Jones, are the perfection of neatness, precision and accuracy. That 
gentleman was one ot the best Secretaries the Society ever hud. At 
the meeting on December 17, iS^s, the Treasure: reported the snni 
of $14,400 in the innds. At the same meeting the following resolu- 
tions relative to the deaths of Rev. (icor^v C. Potts ami Charles 
Johnson, Sr. , were read, adopted unanimously, and ordered to be 
printed in the daily newspapers : 

U'liKKK \S, since the- last meeting of the Society we have been called upon to :au-::<l 
lo tin- cold and silent tomb the ivinaiiis of two of our m<t esteemed .did \\ < >rth v nu -m- 
KITS, the Revd. George C. I'otts and Mr. Charles Johnson, Seiir., the lormcr >:.indi:i^ 
hi<^h on the list of our t>.\fc\<' iiujnibt-rs, and having lor a lon^ tune oiiiciau . 1 as a L'hap- 
iain of our Society, beini;' nniversailv known and beloved; the latter enioviiiL; the 
respect and ci >n;i lencc of the whole cominnmtv. ac'j'airetl li\- many vears of ac;i\ - e :md 
useful piililic ser\'iees ; and both |X)ssfSsiujjr in an eminent decree the ]iriv:ite virtuesof 
j^ood citi/ens, which entitle their niein.ories to j.>ublic and jirivate res] H -et ; Therefore, 
AV.vv.'rv,/. 

Tiial thi> Societv deeiily lament the derease of their late fellow nieiiiber>, the Re\'d. 
Ceo. C. I'otts and Mr. Chart. Johnson. Senr.. and that a committfe In- in-tnieU-d io 
convey to the families of the- deceased the svmpathv of the Societv in their mournful 
't i rcavcment 

(in M.-irch iS, iS^o. the coinp;uiv assemiiU'd to the number of 70 and njnvards, and 
sat down toa splendid entertainment pre]i::'X'il bv Mr. Sanderson. Amon^ the L, r ne-'s 
v.tie t;;e Presidents of the Si.. \ ieor^e's, St. Andrew's, tile (',erm.;n, am! \V'el>;i 
Societies; the Rev. Mi . Harron, and Mr. IOIIM Snmmerville, of Nashville, Teiin. 



i , l.di.l and America. While we i heri^h a lond reineml >r,mce of th.e "Mnieiald 

-r,' \\ e -~'n; u i (,-ver I ie toreniost to protect and deiclld the count rv of our .idol ,;;, .]'., 
;';. ' i;ii! of tlu- tree and tlf home of the brave." 
The Shamrock. l-'.mhlcm of nnitv a:;d IMHK! fellowshi), 



'1'he memo;-\ of Ireland's Patriots. I'liliorn ai.;e-- will revere the memoir o| lirr 
J-lood, and ( 'i rattan, Ilnrke, and Cnrran. Mav their ]>at!'iot:c ik'cil^ be successfully 
emulated. 

( yeneral I {dncat ion. Its eiili^'h telling beams 1 1 i>j idling the clouds of ignorance. an<i 
reve;dill^ the arts of desi.^niiiL; den ;a;_;o:j lies and selli>-l] ji.al't '.sail-. 

'riiil.'.dcl]ili;a ainl her multiplied benevolent associations. i'lceininen! ::: her 
ort ol those bonds of T "n ion anil Christian Ch aril s ; ma\ ! lie s , n;c i n ',:.' 'n'. ::' . s- .; ; 
.ike tile 1'rophct's nian'.l--. drs/eud ; v nd :cst i>n her inhabi'.a.n'.s io; \-\ c: . 

At the meeting on September 17, i> s v- action was takc-n on : 
deatli ot MatliK-\\' Carev, OIK of the twelve founders ol the Society. 
on March ^, 170,0, aihl its first Secretary. 




TIIK HIHKRNIAN SOCI KTY. 



The Committee reported that 3 o'clock, i 1 . M., on Thursday, UK- lyth inst., hail been 
fixed upon for the funeral, when it was then 

AV.v'/rv./, That printed notices should he furnished hv the Secretary to each mem- 
ber of the Society, requesting their attendance at the funeral of their late fellow- 
member, Matt'w Carey, and that notices to the same effect be published in the daily 
papers. 

Adjourned to meet at the funeral of M. Carey, I ; ,sij. 

An explanation of the term "Chaplain of the Society," used for 
many years in the minutes, appears in the following action at the 
meeting oi December 17, 1859 : The charter recognizing no officers 
of the denomination of " Chaplains,'' and the Society ever having 
held itself free from all seetiiriitH, religious or political influences, the 
meeting conceived it improper to go into any nominations of that 
nature ; however, as the members of the Society on former occasions 
have been in the habit of signifying at the annual elections their 
wish that several Reverend gentlemen should be invited to officiate in 
the capacity of Chaplains at our annual celebrations, the following 
named were submitted, from which the members are requested to 
select, on the day of the election, such three as they may desire to 
have invited on such occasions : Reverend Sanfl I>. Wylie, D. I).; 
Reverend Kdward Barron ; Reverend Alexander Macklin ; Reverend 
P. K. Moriarty ; and the Reverend William Loughbridge. 

William W. Haley and Samuel Hood were elected Counsellors on 
Mr.rch 17, 1840, and at the dinner on that day the following members 
wen.' present : 



Ji isi-.i'ii T \r,i.RT, 
CAI.I.'K IKYINK, 
Ron. TAYI.OR, 
JNO. McCoy, 
KT. I-;. C.KAY, 
T;n is. Mi K i I.N, 
I-'K'S Ti r. KN A \. 
Tim. A. Hi iv. AKDS. 
JOHN OAK MAN, 
N vni' i. Hi KT, 
!>K. H'Y I'ATTKRSUN, 
JOHN Hi. \VITT. 
M 1 1. ii ' i. THAI s", 
S \M'I, 1 1< POD, 
\Vii.i.. I'.. Ri.i.D. 
A.vn. < >'K \Nh. 
KDU'D \\'ATI-:KS, 

A. I-'.. I )()!'<".HKKT\ . 
(Vl.N'r, R. rATTl'.KSo. 

JNO. Ffor.MKS, 

JNO. WII.I.IAMS. 



Cn's JOHNSON, 
JNO. L. STKKN, 
DAN'I. DI:AI,, 
\\'M. 1 1 A MM 1 1, i,, 
WM. Ar,Ni ; .\v, 
\\'M. \Vni-: i. AN, 
JNO. I?INNS, 
JOHN K. MITCH I' 
DKNNIS KICI.I.Y, 
IIrc,H ()'I )ONNI ; .! 
Ron. STI-:I-:N, 
I'AT'K I'>KAI>Y, 
I \s. I'.KOWN. 

[NO. I)AitKAi,II, 
I \S. II I N DM \ N, 
!',!'( ,'!'. Cl'M M iSK \. 

JAS. O'CONNOR, 
I)\YID HOVD, 
I )A\ I 1 1 R \ N K I N. 

MK'H'I. Ml'' ',}< \T 

< Vi-.o. McC M.I.MO 



H. 

NT, 




WILLIAM I. IH'ANK. 



Till-: HIBKRNIAN SuCIF.TY. l'.i;{ 



HUGH CAMPHELI., 
ROUT. LAIRD, 
J.\S. G.U.BK.UTH, 
H. CATHEHWOOD, 

ROHKkT KWING, 
JAS. HARPER, 
jNi). REYNOLDS, 



WM. W. H U.I.Y, 
WM. YOUNG, 

J.NO. MC(iUIKE, 

Js. RICHARDS, 
JOHN ROBINSON, 
AKCH'D CAMI-BEU, 



Honored with the company of the Mayor of the City, Colonel TOHN S \VIKT; 

MR. JOHN VAUGHAN, I'res't, i c . 

J St. ( leorge a Society ; 

ELIJAH DAU.KTT, V. -I'res't, > 
" y. CAMPBELL, I'res't St. Andrew's Society ; 
" THOS. I". ROBERTS. V. -I'res't Welsh Society; 
" M. A. FKKNAYE, I'res't French Society ; 
REY'D MR. RARRON and RKY'D MR. LOUGHBRIDGE ; 

Singers: MR. MAYWOOD, MR. BURTON, MR. BRUCE, DR. CUNNING-ION, MR. 
KII.LINGSXVORTH and MR. STANLEY. 

Among the toasts drunk were the following : 

Ireland. The land of gallant spirits and warm hearts. When was an Irishman 
false to his friend ? 

America. The emigrant from other lands seeks in it an asylum or a re^tini; place ; 
the Irishman makes it his home. 

The Anil}' and the Navy of the United States. They have " raised its Banner to the 
sky, and fixed its stars in i^lory there." 

The Union of the States. Founded in common necessities, cemented by common in- 
terests, hallowed bv sympathies of blood and identity of fame. 

Liberty of Conscience, political as well as religions. " Krror of opinion may be 
safely tolerated where truth is left free to combat it." 

The Benevolent Institutions which adorn while they characterise our city, ('.ems of 
priceless though unobtrusive beauty. 

At the ([UurU-riv meeting on June 17, 1840, a resolution was unani- 
mously adopted expressive of the high respect in which the Socielv 
has ever held their distinguished and worthy member, William J. 
Duane, Ksq. , and the Secretary of the Society was instructed to con- 
vey to him the assurances thereof, and to explain to him the reason 
why his name does not appear as a Counsellor of the Society as 
heretofore. 

The following is a copy of the Secretarv's letter to that effect : 



WILLIAM J. DUANE, F,so. : 

/>,-'!/' .S':/-.- The members of the "Hibernian Soeietv 
regret, that thev had unfortunately s\or.ndo! your 'eel 
annual meeting, to elect vou a Counsellor a- hereto] 
meeting of the Societv, held on the evening of 17;!) InM., of-.\h: 1. Mr !' M'^ 
-A i> C"n airman X: Mr. HuL, r li Carr;]>' u-1 1 , Secretary. >. <-' >' ;it ; <:\ \\ i- ::'i riiinoM.-] \ i>! 
e\T>ressive of the ver\- hiu;li rc-iii-ct A; esteem in \v!; i ':; vo-.: !;.i\-v -t !i- '. i .1- 




r.'-l 



Till- HIRKRNIAN SOCI1-TV. 



of its most distinguished and worthy members, ami the Secretary of the Society \v;is 
instructed to convey to you tile assurances thereof, and to explain to you the reason 
\\hv v'r name doe;- not appear as Counsellor a> lu-retofore. 

In comj)liance with this Resolution 1 beg leave respectfully to state that, judging 
from the reasons assigned by I >r. Samuel Colhonn for resigning the office of Physi- 
cian to the Socictv .as mentioned in his letter rcceiv'd cc read at the time of the elec- 
tion . ramclv, his long Cervices and his other numerous X pressing professional 
cngagi.-ini.-uts, your friends were impressed with the belief that, by omitting i<>Mniaim m 
also (in the same grounds. the\ would onlv be relieving you from duties which, th<>' 
von might continue promptlv ^V kindlv to discharge, you would nevertheless doubt 
less !K- gladK excused from, and \shich might more properly be laid upon some innioi 
practitioner. This, Sir. 1 am instructed to say is the only reason your name wa. 
omitu d bv \-our friend; : and they desire me to assure yon that in doing so they by no 
nic.nis contemplated the slightest t /isn\f/>tY/, but on the contrary intended to add an 
additional mark of their regard for one of their most beloved and valued fellow- 
members. 

Permit me further. Sir, \inofiicially to say that tho' absent from the City on the day 
of election, ;uid of cor.rse not participating in the business thereof, I am fully satisfied 
no other motive could haye operated to produce such result, and I am perfectly con- 
fident there is not a single individual in all our .Society, of whatever sect or party, but 
esteems vou worthv of ail honor \: respect. I remain, Sir. 

Y'r Mo. ob'd't Serv't, Jos. JONKS, .SVv'/'r. 

About this date Alderman John Binns became a prominent figure 
at the Society's meetings. William J. Dnane must have consented 
again to act as one of the Counsellors, for we find him and Samuel 
Hood elected at the meeting on March 17, 1841. Dr. Henry Patter- 
son was chosen as one of the Physicians, along with Doctors Matthew 
Anderson and John Holmes. Judge John K. Kane wrote the toasts 
for the anniversary dinner on that date. 

There were present at that dinner the following members : 



b >sKi'H TAC.KRT. 
Rdi;'T TAYI.OK, 

b >S1 '.I'll I' >NKS, 

WM. J. Di AM-:, 
JOHN MAC.IT KI-:, 

I )K. JOHN Hi ii.MJ-:s, 

J \MI-.S I'.ROWN, 

JOHN R. I'.AK I-:R, 
JOHN Ri-.YNtPi.iis, 
JA M r.s MrC ANN. 
WIM.'M V. I'.OYI.K. 
Mit ;;'i. TK \cv, 
I). Mi CKI-.DY, JR., 

Jo II N I, I NH,' \\". 

MI iK'I'f iN Mt.'M li'H -\ ] I., 

\\"M. J. I.I:II-;:K ^ ; . ; : 
I !'( , H CK \ i'.. 
ANI>'\V VorNf-,, 
foiiN OAK.MAN & i'Ri 



JOHN II. IltlKN. 
ROHKRT l.AIKIl (S: I-'RIHND, 

jAMIvS II A K I'l-'.R, 

Roii'T I!rk(",i:ss, 
THOMAS ML Ki-.i-:, 
AI.HX. DIAMOND, 
Jos. R. ANHK i:\vs, 
SAM'L I b H ii>, 

I ( IS i; I'll 1 )1AMOXD, 

MICH' i, McC.UATH, 

\\'M. \VH1.LAN, 

CiKN'L K'T PATTKRSON, 
A. R. McIh-:NRY 

A N H HIS 1-RIKNI) 



MR. MrucKATT, ( 
of Liyerpool, .' 




Till-; H1KHKNIAN SoCIKTY. l'.J 

JoSI-.ril I'ATTKKSON, THOMAS RoNI-'.N, 

CHAKl.l.S KKI.I.N , JoHN 1'Ain.RsON, 

Tuos. MANN >\. FRIKND FRANCIS TII.KNAN, 

\\"M. \V. HAI.KY, HOWARD WATHKS, 

WM. 1\. WHKLAN, JAS. O'CONNOR, 

HoN'iii.i-; JAMKS MADISON I'OKTKK, H. C ATHKRWOOD, 

Hrc.H CA.Mi'iii-a.i., ARCU'D CAMI-HKI.I., 

CiiAKU-sJoiiNsoN, DAVID BOVD AND I-KIKND, 

DAVID KANKIN, Jrnr.j Hi.vrni 

JOHN \VII.I.IAMS, \VII.I.'M HAMII.I.. 

INO. COCHRAN, JOHN K.. \Vvi.i-:, 

JOHN Hi-.u., JOHN Trcxr.K 

DKNNIS KKI.I.Y, AND HIS FKIKND. MR. 

DR. H'v PATTKRSON, i P \TTISON. of Glasgow, Seotiand. 

6".^.s/5. THI-. PKKSIDKNT OK THK SAINT ANMRI-AV'S. SOCIKTY, <_. c \.Mi'i;;.i.i.. iCso., 
Tm; PR}-:SID}-:NT or THM I'KI-;NCH BI.NHV'T SocncTY, M. A. I-'KAYNAN i.. 

ESQ.., 
THK YicK-PRKS'xoK TIU-: SAINT GHORC.K'S SOCII-.TV. I\I.I;AH DAI.I.I-;TT, ICsu^, 

Ainon^ the toasts drunk \\x-rc the following : 

The Land of our Ancestors. As bright in our atVectinns .1- tin- ^iiTKliini 1 on her o\\n 
ureen lie-Ids. 

America the land of our choice, Our Conntr\\ 

'J'he 1'ederal Union. It must be preserved bv the ^ame >jiirit of mutual concei<in 
that fir>t ,uave it birth. 

The Indiciarv. Inde])endent, fearless, inflexible' - -i:ninflnenci-d b\ pojuilar exci'.c- 
inent at liome. or b\ menace from abroad. 

'i'lu Arm\ and Navv. gallant L, r nai'dians of a Nation'-- honon;. 

Agriculture, Commerce and Manufacture^, v^ister-- of one familv, entitled in i i-- 
s.'iine regard and to eijual protection. 

At a special meeting" on April 16, iS.p, ilu- tollowinin preamble ar.i! 
rusolutiou was unanimously adopted, and directed in be entered -; 
the minute book of the Society : 

\Y~Hi. RI-'.AS, the members of the Hibernian Society deejiiy sympathise \\ith tlu-ir 
fellow citi/rim in the National bereavement occasioned b\- t lie death of \\'i!li.i!n I Irn: \- 
I! :rris"i;. 1,-ite President of the t'nited Stale--, in coninu-nn >: a::< -:i of which event the 
public authorities of the City of l'hiladei]>hia have se! ap irt Tuesday next, the j. >tli 
lust.. lor a funeral ]>r< ict-ssion and other public cerel)i<>nic-- ; ''' } > :.''.'?>''.:<, :'>:'::' r 
member^ of this Society are attached to civil, militar\ am! othe;- public b> idles \', ith 
.'. hoin the\- are desin m-- < -f asscmblini; on that OCC.-IMI MI, when-' '\- th<-v >\ n:M b- p: 
\ en ted fr< >TII ioinin^ the ranks of the " 1 liliein'n Socii !y " h' >'. : Id :' iniite in tile pro 
n-ssion as a --eparatc body ; therefore, 

A',' '';,.,/. Thai it is inev])e<lient f"i t1u-Socii-t\ to io;-; in t he p: >.-. --ion T;u--d a . 
r.ext ; bat it is i expect full v recommended thai such of t lit- mevr M-- -- ;-. . : : e at: it-lit d to 
iv.' or mi! 'tar \- bodic^ shall sliou- tln-ir re 1 -; ct !' the T. :r::i> : v o|" i ];r !. ( :,- i.'h : , <" M ,.. 
-tvate bv jiaradin.i; <>n that day with the hodie-- to \\hieh !'<,- tt-stx-r! \ cl\- 1 'e'o'iL'. 
..r.'i that those in ]T!\'ate life --}}.}} unite in the p;-, i. -.--.:: \\" ; i '!:- ^ od\- ,,;" their :"] 
' \v-''iti/ens ot the same description. 



lL>u THIv HIHKKNIAN SOCIKTY. 

In the minutes of April 16, 1841, we find evidence of another at- 
tempt to sell the Westmoreland lands devised to the Society by An- 
thony Kennedy, and in a letter from William Brown, of Greensburg, 
Pa., the Society is advised not to sell until further information con- 
cerning them is obtained. "lam desirous," he writes, "that the 
poor Irish shall not be outwitted by a land speculator." The Secre- 
tary notes that he has been informed "of the intended removal, In- 
direction of the Legislature of Delaware, of the remains of Colonel 
John Ilazlett, a distinguished Irishman and gallant soldier of the 
Revolution, from their present resting place in the burial-ground of 
the First Presbyterian Church in this city to the burial-ground of the 
Presbyterian Church at Dover, Del.," and expresses a desire that the 
Society should take part in the ceremonies upon the occasion, and 
at the meeting on June 17, 1841, u the Society being desirous of pay- 
ing due respect to the memory of that gallant soldier and distin- 
guished Irishman, unanimously agreed to assemble on the 2nd day 
of July next, with the appropriate insignia of mourning, to escort the 
remains to the place of embarcation for Delaware ; and, that a depu- 
tation from the Society should proceed to Dover to witness their re- 
interment on the following day." A committee consisting of the 
following gentlemen (in connection with the officers of the Society) 
was appointed with full powers to make arrangements for a public 
procession and such other ceremonies as may be deemed necessarv on 
the occasion : 

Committee. Hugh Campbell, James Harper, John Maguire, D.ivid 
P>oyd. Alex. Diamond. 

On September 17, 1841, on motion of I). J. Cochran, it was re- 
solved "that the members of this Society since their last meeting, 
have heard with much regret of the death of their late fellow-mem- 
ber, John Knox, formerly Secretary of this Society, which office he 
long faithfully tilled, and that they sympathize with his widow and 
family in their great bereavement." 

The following quaint note in the minutes of December 17, 1841, 
explains itseli : 



The Tn-asuivr regrets very nun h to have to communicate, Th.it at tlu- time his -tor 
was broken open in September there was taken from his tire-proof either 20 or -M" > 
the money of the Society , V. >n^ with 5,V"> of his own. It was the contribution of eithe 
r"/<' or /.ViMiew members, aii'l which he has imt \etasrertained. lie was in the habi 



r"/<' or /.ViMiew members, aii'l which he has imt \etasrertained. lie was in the habit 
<>f putting the name of the payer on the back of the notes \ checks paid to him and 
putt in;/ them into a drawer r.-ed only fur the p i]>er- of the Society, and of enter! ng the 
monev to tlie credit of tlie paver uheii lie made the depo.Mte of it in Hank. These sum- 
are not notice<l in Lhe account now furnished, but will be entered as soon as In- :- : 



>e one or two that have paid 




Till-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCII-.TV. 197 

The vSociety, at a subsequent meeting, resolved : "That the Treas- 
urer be, and he is hereby exonerated from the payment of the money 
of the Society lost at the time his store was robbed in September last, 
and that the Sec'ty be instructed to notify him to that effect." At 
the same meeting "Mr. Binus brought to the notice of the meeting 
the loss the Society had sustained since their last quarterly meeting, 
in the death of their Vice-President, General Callender Irvine, and 
suggested the propriety of taking a suitable notice of that event ; " 
Whereupon Messrs. J. Binns, H. Campbell & And'w Young \vere ap- 
pointed a Committee to prepare a Resolution to that effect, who, after 
an absence of a few minutes, presented the following : 

The Hibernian Society with deep and sincere regret lament the death of their late 
Vice-President, Gen. Callender Irvine- 

While in common with their country and their countrymen, they mourn over the loss 
of a distinguished public officer, and a highly respectable fellow-citi/.en, the Society 
would also mingle their tears with those of his widow and his son, who have 10-4 ;i 
beloved husband, and an affectionately esteemed father, 

A'csi 1 /"'^/, that the Secretary of the Societv be. and is hereby requested to send a 
copy of the above to the family of our late Vice-President, accompanying it with the 
sincere condolence of this Society for the loss \\hich the\ have sustained. 

The preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

At a meeting March 14, 1842, Mr. I). J. Cochran stated that some 
cases of hardship had come within his knowledge where admittance 
to the Alms House had been denied to destitute Irish Emigrants, in 
consequence of their having been landed at Wilmington, in the State 
of Delaware, instead of at the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Diamond 
also stated his knowledge of similar cases, and thought the Society 
should take the matter under their charge, Whereupon Captain Jos. 
Diamond and the Secretary were appointed a Committee to investi- 
gate the matter, and ascertain whether any injustice was done to the 
emigrants by landing them as above stated. 

(MI March 17, iS.|2, General Callender Irvine, who had been Vice- 
President for many years, having died, Robert Tavlor was elected 
\ ice President, Joseph Jones, Treasurer, and Valentine Holmes, 
Secretarv. At the anniversary dinner on that clay the following 
gentlemen sat down to dinner in the afternoon at the Union Hotel. 
Chestnut street : 





: 



TIIK IIIBF.RMAX SOC'IKTY. 



MARK DKVINK, 
JOHN TACK, 
\\"M. MARONKY, 
JOHN RKYNOI.PS, 
THOS. CKII.I.Y, 
Jos. DIAMOND, 
\VM. J. Di'AM-:, 
JOHN MeCoY, 
JAS. H. HORN, 
(i. Mn.iioi.i.ANii, JR. 

II. CAMl'HKU., 

\\"M. J. I.i'ii'i.R, 
\\'M. A. PORT i R, 
ROUT. TAYI.OK, 
DR. M. ANI.'.KSON, 
1 N< i. \\"i i.i.i \ MS. 
CH'S KI-:I.I.Y, 



CHRIST. I-'AI,I,ON, 
JOHN I'AI.I.ON, 
Til* >s. HARNKTT, 

KoliT. I,\1RI>, 

I JKNNIS KKI.I.Y, 

R' MIT. PATTI-.KSON, 
Tims. RONKY, 

RoilT. !'.. CiKAY, 

I 1 )HN MoSS, 

YAI.'TK HOI,MI-:S, 
JAS. I!RO\VN, 

T'S I'. r.ASKF.1,1,, 
MR. Tli.RXAN, 

DAY'D I'.OYD, 

I I. C ATHKRWOOI), 

JOHN MAC.I :<;:. 



The President of the St. Andrew's Soc'tv, O. CAM I'HI-;I.I., Kso. ; 

French Soc'tv. M. A. I''RKN AYL, H.s'j. ; 

Treasurer <>f the \\Yleh Soc'tv, Cn'S. Ilr.Mi'HkKYS, Ivso. ; 
\"ic(.--rivs't of the \\\-K-h Soc'tv, JAS. (',I,KNT\YORTII, Mso.; 
Secietary " " V S. 1!. L ASA 1. 1. !., I '.so.; 

CHAS. I. I>rl'(iN'i\ I-!so. , <>m- of the Coniniittee appointed bv the State of Delaware to 
superiiiteiiil the removal of the remains of " IIa>let ' in Jul\ last ; 

CA.-T'N OHO. CADWAI.AI.HK, I TheCoinmissionMofficersattaehf-l to 

III-TT'T HvsTiNCs ', of tile I'hil'al theinilitary escort that accompanied 

a;:d I.IKIT'T VANCH, j Gr:l >- ; 

J.i .' i "i 'T RrsnToN, of the Wash' ii Grays, 



the Com'ee of the Society t Dover 
with the remains of " Ha-'.et " in 
[ Jnlv List. 



. \inono; tlu- toasts drank \verc the following : 

The Kmerald Isle. Rem>wiH-(l in son<j, in fable, in jioctic interest, in chivalrv anil 
in genius. 

The I'ni'.eil States of America. May they ever continue free and united, unharmed 
by domestic anarchv or Inrei^n foe. 

The memory of Mon'^onierv, Haslet, and the other noble martyrs, who nourished 
\sith their blood the infant tree of I.ibertv, nnik-r uliosi.- wide-spread branches rf now 
re])' >se. I >rank standing 

The memory of our !a'.<- d istin- ui-liecl and lamented Viee-President, C.en'l Cal'en- 
di-r Irvine. "An honest man the noblest \\ork of Clod." Diank st.ni'lm^ and if! 
silence. 

The State of ! > '..>.-.: ire and the 'iiemorv of her " Haslet." She }ia< still Irish heai'ls 
and hands nble rind re id\ to ; rotocl and def ml her, should lien ssitv reijnire it. > Rt 
.-.piinded to in a very hand- propri ite manner by Ch's I. Df.Pont, l : .^>[.) 

The military escort of thr I'h'lad'a and \\'ashini;ton (ireys and tlieir gentlemanly 
comm.ander, who aecompanii -d the Com'ee of the Hibernian Soi-'tv to T)over wi'h tin- 
remains of "Hash-; ;" th'- Society a]i])reciates their worth and services. (Which 
was responded to m a \-ery neat and appropriate speech from Capt. Cadwalader.) 



THI-; IiniHKNIAN 




be nr.ich more numerous ;nul d:>trcs^cd (lurnii; the connni; \s:nU:r lhaii oil any former 
se'i-o:i, [ present thi> statement v at tlu- request of several members < >l the So. :eU th.it 
tlu-- meeting may take measures tor the increase ot tiie charily f-.ind, should it lie con- 
sid'-red necessary so to do. (Signed) J..S. Jo.M-.S, Tr. //i/i'n N- 1 1 . 

After discurvsiii;.^ tile subject it was, on the motion of Mr. Mcllciirv, 
" AV w'/r't'./, That a committee of six be appointed to solicit aid from the members of 
': Societv and others friendly to the cause, to increase the mean-, ( >f the Chants fund. 
\Vhcreupon, Mr. Hnji Cam])bell, Mr. Rob. Stcen, Mr. I). Boyd, Mr. Ih:-h Catherwood, 
Mr. Alexander Diamond and Mr. A. R. McIIenry, were appointed a coiinnittee for that 
purpose, with instructions to report at the next quarterly meeting. 

This Committee was successful, for ou the ijth December, 1842, it 
reports : 

"Having called ou Joseph R. Chandler, Ks<j., relative to a 
claim for printing in the ( '. S. (ia~cltt\ he not oul\- reliiumislied ti;e 
amount of the bill, but in the most delicate manner made a donation 
to the Charity fund. Such ovneroiis and benevolent conduct de- 
serves, in the opinion ot your committee, some respectful notice :n>m 
the Society. 

" While discharging the duty of soliciting donations, your com- 
mittee encountered such obstacles as might naturally be expected in 
these distressing times. It must, however, be a source of gratification 
to know that the sum of $211.00 has been contributed and is now 
paid over to your treasurer, as the results of the efforts of vour com- 
mittee. The liberality of the contributors has thus o-iven most sea- 
sonable aid to the pure and exalted object of the Societv, yet it is 
earnestly hoped that as this is the first, it will also be the last applica- 
tion ot similar character to its members." 

The Treasurer complains, on the same date, that much delav H 
experienced in collecting the sums due bv members tor the anniver- 
sary dinners. He stated that "on enquiring of the other isiste: > 
societies ot our city, I find it is the cu>tom of their members to pav 
tor their tickets on or before the dav of the dinner. Should such : 
adopted by us it would save the Treasurer much trouble and '.he 
Society considerable expense. " Here, no doubt, was the origin <.>'. 
the custom of paying in advance, which obtains in the Society at ';' 
present day. Joseph R. Chandler was elected an honorary member 
at ' his meeting. 

At the meeting of March 14, iS.];, i; was M'ovided t 
dale three member> should be elected annua'.lv bv 



THi: HIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



At the anniversary dinner, March 17, 1843, at Sanderson's Frank- 
lin House, the following gentlemen were present : 



JOSKPH TAGI-.KT, 
R< "liKKT TAVI.I >K, 
J> i.M-;i'ii JONI-S. 
\' \i.. I IOI.M i-:s. 
AI.U H'D CAMrr.r.i.L, 
Hi uii CAMIT.I.I.L, 
WILLIAM J. I.i:ii'i-:K, 
K< >IU-:KT I'.. < '.KAY, 
] M.NNIS KELLY, 
I AMKS I! AK i'KR, 
] so. RKYNI u.ns, 
Taos. McK I-:K, 
1 so. MAGTIRE, 
A. C. CRAIG, 
[NO. LINDSAY, 
A. K. I)(trc.in-;KTY, 
Hi v,n CATHKRWOOD 
JMI. I'AI.I.ON, 
SAMTKI, H"iU), 

Jl IH/.i-; CAMI'KKI.I.. 



MARK DEYINE, 
DANIEL BARR, 
DAVID lioYD, 
AND'W YOING, 
JNO. SAVAGE, 
WILLIAM A. PORTER, 
ROHERT STEEN, 
WM. K. WHELAN, 
JNO. TACK, 
STERLINC, WILSON, 
GEORGE NEII.ES, 
JAMES MII.LIGAN, 
NATH. GORDON, 
A. R. McIlENRY, 
JNO. R. BAKER, 
EDWARD R. WYLE, 
DAVID RANKIN & FRIEND, 
JNO. ROIUNSON, 
FRANCIS TETE. 



Guests. 

THE I'RKSIDENT ()! THE ST. ANDREW'S SOCIETY, O. CAMI'HELL, KSO., 

ST. GEORC.E'S " Tuos. DALLETT, KSQ., 
I'RENCH " M. A. FRENAYE, Ksy., 

RI ; .YI-;KI-.ND MR. Lorc.inmiDC.E, 
J. T. S. Sn.i.iYAN, Kso., 
VALENTIN i-:, Kso. 

Amony; the toasts drank were the following : 

In- 1 and. 

"With tlu- (ici-an's tide "between us, 
Time ran never \vean us." 

77.v / 'nift J Slatt-a of .-Inicru'a the first legitimate ofTsjjrin^ of I ; rcedom. 
7/:; ;-. >/; > ; >>/' II '<;-/,';';/; /,-;/. True to his rountrv and his God (standing). 
/"//( /' .',./ '.'. Tin- root of health, >treni,'th and increase. 
M:<>: . Tl:e f<aiiidation-stone of the 'I't'tnplc <>/' /\\'fi tifini'nt. 

Tin- iMeinory of S:c:t'f, /.';-/,-, Sheridan, ( ,'oltismith, /-'tninef, (ifattan and Cumin, 
i!>tii'.L;;ii~hed I: ;-lnnen. 

At the cjnarterly meeting, June 1 7, 1843, the Treasurer reported 
': .',:;: received S6< >o on account of the legacy to the vSociety by the 
Lite Dr. I'lleuon. An additional sum of ^.jcx) was afterwards re- 
Ceived. 

At the same nieetin^ Mr. Samuel Hood read to the vSociety a 
correspondence between Francis IIopkin>ou, Iv-q., and h.i:u-el f, rel- 




SAMTKL HOOD. 



THI-; llli;]-. KM AN SOCIETY. -jol 

ativc to a minute book oi a Society culled the l> Kriciidlv Sous of 
Saint Patrick," commencing on vSeptember 17, 1771, and ending 
about March 17, 1790, ^>" ^'lnch correspondence it appears that said 
I'.ook had been found among the papers of the late David Caldwell, 
l'N(j., by Mr. Hopkinsou, tl:e Clerk of the District Court of the 
I'uitcd States for th.e Kastcin District of Pennsylvania, and Mr. 
Caldwell's successor in that office, who with the approbation of the 
widow Caldwell, made a donation of the same to the Hibernian So- 
ciety. Whereupon, on motion of ^fr. ] food, the following resolutions 
were unanimously adopted, to wit : 

A V.M >/:'<</, that the thanks of the- Hibernian Society be tendered to Mrs. David Cald- 
vi.- 11 fur her valuable and inte:x>tiii!^ J)onaticni to this Society of the original minutes 
of the Society of the ] ; riendly Sons of St. 1'atrirk. 

/vV.M'/rvc/, that the thanks of this Society are due to Francis Hopkinson, Ksquire, 
vho had pos>e>Mon of the minutes of the l-'rieiidlv vSons of St. Patrick, for his kind 
offices and communications in reference to them. 

( ht moliiDi of' Mr. I-'allon^ Mr. Hood was requested to take charge 
of th.e minutes above referred to in order to have them carelully 
bound, and that they then be deposited with the Secretary of the 
Society. 

On ninliiiii it was ordered that the correspondence relative to the 
minutes of the Friendly Suns of St. Patrick, with extracts from said 
minutes and the proceedings ot tins Society in relation thereto, be 
published under the direction of Mr. Samuel Hood. 

At the following meeting, vSeptember iS, iS.jj;, on motion of Ilu^h 
Campbell, it was 

l\< '!::<'.'. That Josejih Jonc-s t \: ( ",ror^e Cani])hel1 lie associated with Samuel 1I"0.1 
in the jiuiilicatioii of ~,m> cojiies of an introduction and extracts from the minute-- of 
the friemih Son-, of Si. I'atrirk latc-1 v ;.re-entc<! to this Society ; and th;'.t the e\|u-n<i-s 
of i .ill)! ica lion lie ]>aid lV< mi the contingent fund, and that copies be afterward^ Mild to 
the members of thi> Society. 

The committee did their work well, and the little volume known 
as ll .\ Ilrief Account of the Societv of the I'riendlv Son.-, ol Si. 1'al- 
rick," ol which an edition of 750 copies was j)ublished. soon became 
widely known, and was so much sought after tliat it was "or.; ot 
print" in a short lime, and for manv years it has been a .-carce book 
in the stores. It was an interesting and valuable little publication.. 
That the Society appreciated the work of Mr. I food and his colleagues 
will appear by the following resolution adopted .it the meeting March 



"\Vnj.ki.AN.1he Committee appointed to prepare and i ':': ; :: account of" the 



JO. 1 Till-: IIIBKRNIAX SOCIKTV. 

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and its members, Xic., have discharged their duties in a 
maniK-i highly satisfactory and appropriate; and ;r/;/'m:.v, the neat and well-written 
volume thus published by the Societv descriptive of the patriotism, bravery and lib- 
erality of our predecessors, furnish conclusive evidence of the talent and diligence of 
its authors ; therefore, 

AV.v>/; p f\/, that the thanks of this Society be, and they are herebv, tendered to Samuel 
Hood, George Campbell and Joseph Jones, Ksq's, for their efficient and valuable 
services. 

A't'M>J: : e\/, that fifty copies of the publication be presented to the committee. 

A ';><>.'; ;\/, that the committee take such measures as they may deem proper to pre- 
pare for sale and superintend the disposal of the edition now published, with a view to 
reimburse to the Society the expenses of publication. 

At the meeting on March iS, iS.j.j, resolutions of condolence were 

passed on the death of Kdward Waters, ''an esteemed and respected 
member of the Society." The old officers were re-elected, the 
Finance Committee consisting of (reneral Robert Patterson, Hugh 
Campbell and Robert Steen. At this meeting Richard Yaux joined 
the Society as a protest against the " Native-American " spirit of hos- 
tilitv against foreigners. He has been a member ever since (now 
nearly 50 years), and his familiar figure has been frequently seen at 
the anniversary dinners. 

At the anniversary dinner at the Mansion House (Head's) on March 
17, iS.|4, the following gentlemen sat down to dinner : 

JoSKI'H T.\r, KRT, IlrC.H CAMIM'.KI.I.. 

ROIIKKT TAYI.OR. CHRIS. I-'AI.I.ON, 

DR. R. M. I'ATTKRSON, JAMF.S S'ITART, 

1'KA.xcis TI.TI;, Hi V,H CATHKRAVOOD, 

[NO. TrcKi::;, R< >iu-: RT STI-'.I'.N, 

\\"M. }. I.i-.i iM.K, 1 1 \\'i i) r>(>vi>, 

R<i!:T. !'.. (iKAV, \\"M. A. I'dRTI-'.U, 

ARCH'D CAM!'p.i:i.i., MOKTOX McM u H Aia,, 

(Vi-.o. CA Mi'i'.i.i.i.. M\RK I )]-;vixi;, 

NATII'I. ('.IIRDON, CIIAS. KI.I.I/, \: MR. IF.vv, 

\\"n.i, i AM AKiiiiKi.i. DA.N'I, J. COCIIRAX, 

JNO. DARRAC.H, C.i-n. \V. MCMAIION ,S: MR. ASH, 

I fi'i ,n Sci ITT, \" \ i.. 1 1' >I.M i:s, 

Tiros. I'I-.XN <i ASK i.i.i., \\'M. \-'.. \\'ni.i.\N, 

Ri >i:KkT R r. i .i>, J \M i.s BR< >\VN, 

AMI. C. L' RAIIV, 1 >K. 1 MI. I Ii U.MI-.S, 

fiixi-.s, Tims. McK KI-; ,S: i ; Kii';xi>, 

I \M r.s C \ M ri'.i'i.i., Tims. ROXKY, 

i M i. RI-.VM n.ns, JNO. MAC.I rkic, 

SAM'I. KIRKPATRICK, JN<>. ()\KMAN, 

IM >. R. BAK i.u, I M-;N\IS K I-:I,I.Y, 

\\'M. V. I'.OYI.K, MICII'I, MAI.ONK, 

I). A. MrC'i-: i MY, I\\in RA.XKIX, 

I M ). ( ',. '['i]< .MI SON, SAM' i, HOOD. 

I.. TH i.Mi.iu.x, 5i' nitl Hieir f'rir>iJs.\ 

;..HN Moss, 



THK HIHKRNIAN SUeil-TY. 



J. (",:.l'.NT\Vt)KTH. / Y( V-/V('. v ll't'i.y/l Sdcit'ty, 

MR. 1 1 \s\vi-.i.i.. 

RKV. MR. 1.^ >t V,HHKII>I;K. 

Among the toast.-> thank were tin..- following : 

ireitnd and Iii-dimct!. Our Mother and brethren. Music, " The Spris^ of Shi! 
lel.ih." 

The i'nited States of America. The abode of freedom ami the home of the 
oppressed exile of every laiiil. Music, " Hail Columbia " ;'.iiil " Yankee Doodle." 

The Mcinorv of Washington. The name \shich I'atrioti.sm has adoj.te'l and ionse- 
crated as her own. Mu>ic, " Roslin Ca>tle." 

The Army and Naw of the Tinted States. Standanl bearers of the star>, and 
like them full of ^lory. "The Star Spangled Ilanner. " 

Agriculture, Commerce and Manufacture^. Three eoluilliissup])orliti^our structure, 
\se cannot j^ive ^tren.Lilh to either bv weakening the re-^t. " Sjieeil the I'lou^h. ' 

The memory >!' our ],redece^or> of the Rt;volutionury time. "The l-'riendl\- Suns 
of St. Patrick," a Societv (in the lan^iuixe ot Washiiis^toTi i "whose- members \\ere 
d.i~.tin^uished for their firm adherence to the glorious cau>e of American Liberty." 
" I.a^t Ro>e of Sn turner " and " I\or\ ( )'More. " 

The Memory of Callender Irvine. A more gallant soldier, a truer gentleman or 
warmer friend never traced back his lineage to the soil of our forefathers. "Coulin." 

T'.ie Memory of I)r. .\nthony I'.leiion. He filled the cup \\hich the I'eiievo'.ent 
Societies of i'liila. administer tor the relief of sorrow and ^utferin^. "Anders 
\\"!ii>per." 

\\~oinan. Onr tir.-.t friend in infancv, our dearest friend in manhood, our best friend 
ever. There could be no l'aiadi>e without her. "I.ove's \"ount, r Dream" and " l-'ly 
Not Yet." 

Hi-, Honor, the Recorder, sent this toast : 

"The Iii-^h .>h,iniroc-k ami the American Star." Mav the form. T never fade till the 
latter ceases to i;uide t!ie oppressed of every nation to a land of libcrtv. 

At tiic meeting on June 17, iS.j..|, George Campbell, Hu^li Camp- 
bell, Samuel Hood, James Ilrowu and A. R. McIIeury \\x-reajvpoiuted 
a Committee to revise the Ilv-Laws. This committee re])orted at the 
following meeting, September 17, i-Sj.j, a set of Ilv-Laws which the 
Society adopted. The tnncls oi the Society were divided into th.e Per- 
manent Fund, the Contingent Fund and the Charity Fund. Applicants 
tor ineinbership had to recei\'e three-fourths of the votes of the 
nienibcrs present at a uiee'iuo-. The oilier changes were unimp< irt.uit. 

At tlie meeting on December 17, i- s l|. a proposiiton to pur- 
chase the sword of Genera! Riehard Moutoonier\ \v M< cleclined. 
Chief-Justice John I>an!iister (libson was elected a member at the 
meeting on March i|, iSj^. At the anni\'ersary dinner on M' irch 17, 
oi the same vear, one of the toasts was to "Alexander Ile'.irv, the 



TH 1C IIIIUCKN1AN SOCIKTY. 



last survivor of the gentlemen who founded (organized) the Hiber- 
nian Society. May he live long to approve its usefulness, and illus- 
trate by the example of his benevolence its origin and design." The 
permanent fund on December 17, 1845, amounted to $16,850. At this 
meeting Dr. John Holmes, Robert K. Gray and Thomas McKee were 
elected a Committee for the next anniversary dinner. On March 13, 
1840, Robert Campbell, of St. Louis, Mo., " brother of our esteemed 
fellow-member, Hugh Campbell," was elected an honorary member 
for his attention to collecting and exchanging certain bonds owned 
by the Society. At this meeting one of the members was reported 
as having been "reduced to poverty and in very bad health," and 
the widow of another member "was also in very reduced circum- 
stances, the only cases of the kind that had ever come to the notice 
of the Society," and it was resolved that the sums paid by them ''on 
their becoming members of the Society should be refunded with in- 
terest from the time of their respective payments." It was thought 
that this was a read}' way of extending relief. 

The officers chosen at the annual meeting, March 17, 1846, were 
as follows : President, Joseph Tagert ; Vice-President, Robert Tay- 
lor ; Treasurer, Joseph Jones ; Secretary, Valentine Holmes ; Finance 
Committee, Gen'l Robert Patterson, Hugh Campbell and Robert 
Steen ; Counsellors, \Vm. J. Duane and John Fallon ; Physicians, 
Poet. Matthew Anderson and Henry Patterson ; Acting Committee, 
1 7th March to 17111 June, Tho's A. Kd wards, David Rankin, and 
Mark Dcviuc; 17111 June to i/th September, Hugh Catherwood, 
James IJrown, and Jos. Diamond ; i~th September to i^th December, 
John Robinson, Hugh Craig, and John Maguire ; ijth December to 
i7th March, David I!ovd, Jno. Reynolds and Jos. Richards. 

The anniversary dinner on the same date. March 17, 1846, was 
held at the "Columbia House." The following gentlemen sat down 
to dinner at 6 O'CH >ck : 



MR. Jos. TAC.KRT. 

]' 111: ['. T.\ \ i.i IK. 
HON'HI.I. Inn ,i. ( ', : i -i IN, 

Jl'DC.l !'. : v !!)):, 

Ji'nc.i; I'OK : ; K 
R ; (.'< >R i >!']; V.M'X, 
Sn I-'.R : i i ; Me M K H \ ' i.. 
MR. \VM. A. PORT) R, 

JOHN Moss, 

V \i.. I IOI.MI-X. 

r \S. S'lT.'.VA RT. 



MR. J.IHN M vc.riRK, 

I! i.NRV C R II. I. V, 
R( il'.T. I''.. < iR \ Y, 

MARK! M-.YINK. 
I Ir. CATIII RWOI m, 

" I (AVID I'.iiYIi. 

\\'M. A R KIT K i.i-:, 

i 

I >R. R. Mcf'iR \TH. 

MR. JdH\ Rr.YNni i>s \ ! RII-:ND, 
S\MI.. lino n, 

Hr. C\M!-I:I:I.I. \ I-'RIKNI', 
" \V.M. K. \Vin-:i. .\N, 



THK HIMKRMAN SOCIKTY. 



MR. THOS. SMITH, 



DAVID KANKIN, 
" THOS. RONHY, 

FRS. TIKRNAN, 
" THUS. I'KNN (".ASKKI.L, 

" (iKo. \V. ToI.ANU, 

" THOS. McKKK, 

" JAS. MRO\VN, 
DR. JNO. Hoi. MICS, 
AI.UKRMAN MINNS, 

Al. HERMAN Cl.ARK, 

MR. \\'M. J. I.KII-KK, 
" JAM us HARPKR, 
" DAN'I, MAKR, 
" THOS. vS. STTART, 



His HONOR THK MAYOR, 
DOCTOR CHAPMAN, 
MR. DAI.I.KTT, 
MR. (lUKNTwoRTn. 
MR. MKKMOND, 
MR. MCRTON, 



MR. A.NDU. VOI-NC., 
JAS. I IIA.MI >N K. 
" JAS. 1 IANN \. 
" JOHN LINDSAY. 

1 ' JoHN I ) A R K A ' . 1 1 , 

\\'M. M \ KNUhi.i., 

DHNNIS KI.I.I.V x I ; RII',.NI>, 
" CHS. KKI.I.Y, 

I ; RS. T i "ne, 

\\"M. !',. Tin PRNTON, 
" JOHN I Ii'.xiu-.KSoN, 
" SAM' i. !'. Ri.i.i), 

LK\VIS CARR, 
" THOS. !" AKIN, 

I) \N'l. CoCHRAN, 

" M. McCRi-.uv. 



Guests. 

MR. J. T. S. Sri, I.IVAN, 

11 C. < >AKI ; ()RI), 

DlCMI'STlCR. 
" S AMI" HI. JONKS, 

C. D.v\'N', of Missouri. 



The toasts were similar to those of preceding year, except the fol- 
lowing : 

Washington His services were j^iven to his country, his example to the world, and 
his memory to all time, i Drank standing. ! 

The memory of the 12,000 emigrants \vho landed in Pennsylvania in 1774. Tin- 
I'eiuiss'lvania Line owed many of its laurels to their exploits, and their blood. Though 
their names aie lost, their services should never he forgotten. 

I'roni the- Treasurer's report of December, iS.|f>, it appears that the 
income of the vSociet\- for the year was Si.n.ju. iq, and of this sum 
S/Sq. TO had been distributed in charities. Xotiee of the Irisli I'am- 
ine was taken .u the meeting on March 10, 18.47, as will appear by 
the following action : 

The Committee appointed to make arrangements for the anniversary iliiiiii'r then 

made the followii:^ re])orl : 

Thai in CDii^ecjnrncr of the distress that now ]>er\-ades all Ireland, a convivial celt- 
hration u St. Patrick's day is deemed inappropriate, andthereforereeonimendth.it 
the customary ;iiiniversar\ dinner he o:nitted tin-- year, \\'hereii]'on M;. li"<>il mo\-ci! 
the lollownis^ preamble and resolutinn.^, uhich \vere passe<' unanimoiish 

WIM-;RI-.AS. most of the members of the Hibernian Soeietv are eonnected bv blood 
and nativitv with the people of Ireland, and all of them are bound to the ii habitants 
of that land by the strongest ties of svinpathv ; an 1 

H lii't't'tit, the nielanehol \- condition o!' iliat enuulry forbid?- the celebration of the 
auniversarvof St. Ta'-'ick with thecu^om r-, festivities 



L'lKl TIIK Hir.KKMAN SHCIF.TV. 

AV.s<>/:r</, lh.it. the iliiiiH-r of the i;th of March U- omitted ; ami 

/("/:;.,;-. The meinbe: > of this Society have already freely si:l>scri't-t.d to the fund 
now licin^ raised for the relief oi" the sintering poor of Iivlaiii! : ami 

/r/.v>v,/x the unprecedented ill-ties- in Ireland is expecti d greatly to increase the 
emigration to this conntr\ i hiring the present year; therefore 

that instead of the expenses iiMiailv inclined 1>\ a I)inneron that occasion, 
i-aeh member be re juested to pay into the Char'.tv l-'nnd. such sum as he uiav think 
proper, to eiiaMe the Acting Committee to mut the extraordinary call upon them 
\\hich may In- exacted to arise fiom the lars^e number of emigrants likely to arrive 
I'.ere ii;:rin^ r the eiisin'ni; season. 

John Collins was elected an honorary member at this meeting as 
"a o>m]'".iim-nt justly due to him. Irom his handsome and generous 
conduct in ^i\'in^ his proiession.il services in behall oi the Irish Re- 
lief Fund, by \vhich the Mini ot 5430 was realixed." The same 
general ollicers were re-elected for the ensuing year, and it was re- 
solved to send a circular to the members asking ior contributions to 
the lr;-h I'aninu- I'und. It appears by the Treasurer's report at a 
subsequent meeting tliat the memlters oeiu-rally responded promptly 
to the ap])e,d. At the meeting on June 17, iS.jJ, resolutions of cou- 
doleiice were passed on the death oi John Moss, referring particularly 
to his " humanity and benevolence." The famine in Ireland con- 
tinued to enlist the sympathies of the members, and on December 
17, iS;7, Mr. Hu^h Campbell, after calling the attention of the 
meeting to the subject oi the " Irish Relict Fund " which was raised 
in this city during the present \x-ar, and to the labors and exertions 
oi the gentlemen who served on the several committees thereof, pre- 
sented the following preamble and resolutions, which were unani- 
mously adopted : 

\Vi! i.K i ; . \s, t'::e \- ilualile set'' H es of the " ]\i cei \ mi; and Forwarding Committee " in 
th:s city. (r the rein f of the snifer!nv, r j'Oiir o! Ireland, deserve tlie \\arniest j^ratitmle 
of every friend -if that afflicted count! 

!!>:> . ,'. hile siinie of the tiu-mlK-i ' ' that Coinnnttee ^l;o \st re activt 1 v eni/aiji 1 
in ;h it \\-ork of ' ;. voU-nce and mercy are already nn mix r- ( I ihis S< cii-tv, there are 

others who arteil \s it'n t lit -m with imtirin; > '. : :; ' : '' ; i c ause \\ ho are not of this 

S iety, anil to .. hoin some tok'-n o) our grateful ppreci tion . : : ; . eflicic-nt and 
di- intereste ! ' iliors i- dm ; tin r> fore, 

'- ', thai Mien Cut li'.ert. Thorn a Rol.ins and Thoma' MHln.iH-, Msors., he, and 
. are hereby elected honor; -.TV menisci !" ' : :i Iliherniai -.-: 

', that the Se< retarv l.e n ' i ac r. of the yeiitli nu n nann : 

/. ith a eertificate of nieinl er-hip and a c'opv ot these- proi i <(] 

It i- interesting to note in the minnte< of Marcli 13, iS.jS, the active 
particiiation in tlie procei-din^s <,; Jucl;je Thomas Iiiirnside. CMI 
March 17, r S }S, resolutions were ]>ass(.-d concernino; the death of Joh.n 
Lisle, "who for inore th.iii thirtv-three vcars was u member oi tins 



THIC IIIHKKNIAN SOCIHTY. 



207 



vSociety, and \vlio through his whole life as a public officer, extensive 
merchant and private citizen, maintained a high character for integ- 
rity and honour.' 1 At this meeting, also, the practice of printing 
ballots for the annual elections was begun. 

After the meeting "the following' gentlemen sat down to dinner" 
at the Columbia House- : 



J< isi-.i'H TAC.KKT, 
Cm Ki-'-JrsTK'K ( GIBSON, 
ROBERT TA YI.OR, 
!<( )IU:KT K. ( '.RAY, 

I NO. MACa'IRK, 

Tuos. I-'AYK, 
Tno's MeKi.K. 
\'AI,. Ildj.M i:s, 

JoSKIMI JoNI.S .S: I'KIKND, 

HIV.H CAMI-HKI.I., 
I IAVID 1!< >vn, 
\V.v. I-!. Wma.AN, 

Dk. I NO. Hoi.MKS, 

j. II. HORN, 

1 ; KANCIS Tl'.TK, 
I XI i. HlNNS, 

MARK DKYINK, 
WM. J. I.KiiM-.k, 

Jo.SJ'.lM! I'ATTi'.RSON, 
H'.'t'.M CATHI'.K\Vi)()|i ,S; 1' 



\\'na.i.\M I-'.Ncaasn, 
RiciiAKii YAIX , 
JAMKS HAKIM K. 
K< HU'KT Sria.N, 

ClI RISTOI'H ia< l-'Aia.ON, 

JNO. Ki-:\ NOI.DS, 

tv S. IllS HOI', 
X. (lOKDOX, 

Jrnc.K UrRNSii)}-;, 
JOHN I Ii'.Mn'.KSdN, 

\VlI.I.IAM \V.\ia.ACK, 
1 ' K A N CI S Til . K N A X , 

JNO. MAc.nui-:, 

Josi-aMi I tiAMiixn vK: I ; RII-:ND, 

WM. AKIUTKI.I':, 

THOS. RONI-:V, 

CHAKLKS Kua.v ^: I-'RH^ND, 

AI.ICX. DIAMOND, 

THCMAS LOONI-;V, 

D \VID K \XK i N. 



Guests. 

Josia'n Sn.i., PKICSIIU-INT 01- ST. CTI-:ORC.I-;'S SOCIKTY. 

MANOR SWII-T, 01- I'HII.A. 

THOS. ROBINS, no. 

\Vna.i\M C, \RVIN. I.oiasvn.i.K, Kv. 

INI >. T. S. Sri. I.IVAN, CITY. 

C II AS. ( ) VK !'( )K I>, IK ). 

MR. Ari'ia-:, DO. 

.MR. lU'RNToN, Do. 

Amon<' the- toasts drank were the following : 



I tvland - tin- land of hospitality and .'. IkTtion. May thr ni^ht of ;id\vrsitv whi> h 
: D\\ uvi y>liad<>\\s IKT ht- >])n-dil\- f. 'Hi i\vi-.l 1*\ tlu ^iini'isi- of pnS|H-rit\ a'i'I ; : i^ 
iiu ridian splendor of IKT aiirii-nt uloi v. 

'l"nc ! 'nit i-d Stati-s of AiiH-rica. 1'n -riiiim-iit in all tin- atiril-uti-s f ;^ n ..::; i - ; ;.' 
'Ininv, at thr -aiiu- tiiiu- one nation 1>\ tin- ri'.;lr. ar:;i ot licr powiT, and aunt ht i }<\ ; h- 
' uupoui iiiL;-- of her lifiUA'olciKH-. 

Tlu- nn-nior\- ot Washington. .Drank staiulini;. 

Tin- Arm\ and Navvof the I'nitrd State- Miu-na Vist.'.. \\ r.i Cru/ and Mrxiro 
\\iii i'i i'rond!\- ri'nieinliei\-d \villi I'nnkei I!:'.'., I.aki l'.::c a:;d Nv\v I )rleans. 



Till-: HIHHKMAN SOCIKTY. 



The Sons of Krin. 



"Although they love beautv and golden store, 
Yet still thev love honor and virtue more." 

Horace Hinnev. I'liiladeljihia proudly claims him as her son. His eloquence was 
never mon no!>!\ exhibited than whilst pleading the cause of the suffering Irish poor. 

The Harp of Kiin. I. ike the heart-' of her children sad even in mirth. 

Thorn. is Moore the first of living poets. Hissoni;S portrav the- character of hi> 
countrymen as faithfully as hi-' historv does their \\ron^s. 

The follo\\inx toast \\.is oiuMvd by the President of the St. George's Society, and 
drunk uith v. rcat enthusiasm : 

leather Mathew. Though Ireland has the honor of his birth, and he is a sectarian 
in religion, he is no\\ claimed as a brother hv Christians of every country, and is hon- 
ored and revered all the world over. 

At the meeting on December iS, iS.pS, the Treasurer, Joseph Jones, 
paid the following tribute to the Acting Coniinittee : 

"Great praise is due to the excellent gentlemen composing that 
Coniinittee for their unwearied attention to the duties assigned them. 
The pleasurable feelings derived from administering to the relief of 
suffering humanity, and from the impartial distribution of the funds 
committed to their charge, constitute their best and highest reward : 
and it is only to be regretted that the limited means of the Society 
compelled them to divide so sparingly among the many cases of want 
that came under their consideration." 

The Treasurer, Joseph Jones, having declined a re-election, the 
Committee appointed to audit his accounts reported, in addition to 
the usual matter, the following : 

TII THi-; 1'K l.sl DKNT AND MlCMBKKS OF THK HlHKKMAN SoCIF.TY: 

The undeisiLjned Coniinittee appointed at the last meeting to audit the accounts of 
the Treasurer lor the year ending December 15, i\;\ respectfully report that thev 
have examined the^e accounts, and compared them with the vouchers and books sub- 
mitted to tlu-ir inspection bv the Treasurer, and find the same, in all respects, correct. 
T e Committee cannot refrain from remarking at this time when the Society is 
' to he deprived of the services of that officer, that during the seven years that lu- 
ll, is held 'h ;t office, and the fi\'e years during wliicli he \vasSeeretary, he has rendered 
essential ser\ ices to the Society, as well bv attention to other duties as by the admir 
: le ' learness, ai-curacy and neatness which characterize his books and accounts. 

These v. ill be a safe Ljuide and excellent model to all future Treasurers and Secre 
irie-. 1 'or this, and his devotion ijenerally to the interests < if the Socict v, he deserves 
the thanks of its members. Signed) JA.MKS UKOUN. | 

SAM'I. HI ii Hi, i <>iiit/<'< . 
Ji nix 1 IOI.M i.s, ) 

The report was accepted and the Committee discharged. 
I ' \vas then, on motion, 




THK HIHHRNIAN SOCIKTV. i!09 

Mr. Jones was prevailed upon to withdraw his declination, and he 
was re-elected on March 17, 1849, but carried his intention into effect 
at the following annual election. 

A special meeting of the Society was held on May 12, 1849, to take 
action upon the loss of the ship "Swatara," bound fur the port of 
Philadelphia, "having on board a large number of passengers, mostly 
Irish. 1 ' The ship went ashore below Lewistown, Del., and many of 
the emigrants being in distress, it was resolved to send a committee 
to that place " and render them such aid and relief as their nece>si- 
ties may require and this Society has the power to bestow." The 
Committee, consisting of Joseph Jones, James Brown, A. R. Mclienry, 
David Boyd and William Watt, went to Lewistown, investigated the 
causes of the wreck, attended to their duties in a thorough fashion, 
and reported at length to the next meeting. 

On June 18, 1849, resolutions were passed concerning the death of 
Thomas A. Edwards, " for many years a member of the Society, and 
one of the most efficient of the Acting Committee, whose exemplary 
character was well known and duly appreciated by us." 

The Society, a short time afterwards, sustained a serious loss in 
the death, of Joseph Tagert, its President. In fifty-nine years, since 
the organization, April 5, 1790, there had only been three Presidents 
Chief-Justice Thomas McKean, 1790-1800; Hugh Holmes, iSoo- 
1818 ; and Joseph Tagert, 1818-1849 ; and no President since has 
equalled the length of service of President Tagert. It was natural 
that the Society should feel his loss, and this feeling was expressed 
in the following action : 

At a special meeting of the Hibernian Society, held at the Columbia 
House on Saturday, August 4, 1849, the following preamble and 
resolutions having been offered by Joseph Jones, Ksq., and seconded 
bv Wm. J. Lei per, Ksq., were unanimously adopted, viz.: 



The members of the Hibernian Societv have heard with deep regret of the d 



'resident, Joseph Tagert, Ksq., u ho. for the 'ast thirtv-onc VIM 



reatl v t<> endear him to each of them ; and \vli 



haracter tor inte'j nt 




hospitality, exemplified through a lon^ and useful life, s 
:d confidence of his fellow-citi/eim ; therefore. 

AVv, )/:></, That the Hibernian Society has sustained a se 
their I'r> sident. 

tz-t-il. That the Societv attend the funeral with appropriate badges of mourning. 
AVv,)/.-r</, That the nu-niber.s of the Societv rcspectfulh tender to 'lie family of the 
deceased their sincere condolence . ,n the bereavement they have suffered, 

AVv, i ':v,/. That a co]>y of the preamble and resolutions be 
ihe deceased bv the officers of the Society. 

A'"W:r</, That tlie-e ].nceedin-s l, r published. 
1-1 



210 THI-; HIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

The officers reported at the meeting on September 17, 1849, as 

follows : 

To Tin. Hir.KKNiAN Socir.rv: 

The officers oi the Soeietv lespertfully report that in compliance with instructions 

they presented to tlu- family of the Lite President, Joseph Taj^crt, Ksq., through 
bra's i '.. Mi Caulev, I ; .s<|.. 1; :-- son -in lau , .1 c< >pv of the preamble ami resolutions passed 
at the meeting helil Au-ust \. i>4y, with .1 letter as follows : 

Pin i. AII' A, Arc,'']' 7, iS.}9. 
I >KAK SIR : 

We he.L, r to eiiclnsf to you .1 o>]>\ of the preamble and resolutions adopted by the 
Hibernian Soeiet\ on the d.-,ith oj their late Preside!!'., which \'ou will please coin- 
ininiirate also to the other iiieinbi-rs of hU f.nnih . In ]>i -rfi 'ruling this dutv, ^\e 
L' ermitted to add. that iluiin^ the niau\' years we have had the privilege of 
hen 11^ assoeiatt d \\ :th h. i :n as otlii'ers ami iiieiuhers of the Society, and of ciljovillj^ hi> 
tVieiid^hiji. our alfectiouate regard md e>teein for him continued to increase to the hour 
of h;-- death ; indi-eil. lie was regarded b\ us. as by the members generally, in a li^ht 
rather ]>a rental than ofiicial, and his loss \<, ill be lamented as lonu~ as any of them shall 
continue to attend these meetings, where his presence was over the harbinger of har- 
mony and enjovment. \\'ith Ljreat Respect 

Your Obd't Servt's, 
iSij^nedj Roi!i-;KT TAYI.OK, I '.-firs. 

1 1 i.S. JoNI-'S, /It'll-:. 
Y.M.. II()I.MI ; .S, Sff'v. 
To I-RA'S C,. McCAfl.KY, Ivso. 

In re])!-,- to which the Vice-President received a communication from Mr. McCauley, 
\vhith is herewith submitted. 

(Signed i R( )iu-:uT TA\-I,OK. I't'iY-i't't's. 

J( iS. JoNKS, lie IS. 
September, 1^49. Y.M.. Hol.MKS, .V< '.')'. 

Pinr.Mi'A, Arc.'T 10, iS.jg. 

(r! NT 1. 1 MKN : 

I h ive recei' ed and comniunicated to the other members of the family of my late 
f,i >; 'i- in law, losrph Ta.^ert. 1'Nij , the highly complimentary proceedings of the Hi- 
berni n Society. It is a sonn e of ]>eculiar gratification to rt-cei\-e this proof of affection 
and ! --pert from an association with which he was so Ions.; identified, and to the mem- 
bers of which he was so attached. 

The complinicr.! thus p.iid to ;he memory of the deeea-ed is enhanced bv the kind 
and courteous term- in whi.-h the proceedings have bern communicated. I'.e pleased 
to present the heartfelt thanks of every member of Mr\ Tai^ert's lamilv ti 1 tlie S<i(Met\-, 



n peel [remain Your most ( ibd't Serv't, 

1-KANVis C,. McC.\n.i-:\- 
To ROHKKT TAYI.OR, Ks-j., / 'i /'> :,!,-/, 

J' iSl i'il b INKS, I ; .sM., T' : : ' i , 

V \i.. I !< u.Mi.s, MSM . Sfi >,.':> \ . 



HE SOCIETY FROM THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT TAGERT IN 
1840 TO THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT PATTHKSuN IN 1881. 



AT the meeting on December 17, 1849, Robert Taylor, who had 
been Vice- President ol the Society for nearly eight years, was nomi- 
nated to succeed Joseph Tagert, deceased, and General Robert Patter- 
son was nominated as Vice-President. Joseph Jones declining a re- 
nomination tor Treasurer, David Rankin was named for his place. 
The Secretary, Valentine Holmes, after a service of eight years, also 
declined, and John G. Thompson was named for his place. Mr. 
Holmes was a first-class Secretary and his minutes were full and 
accurate. The Counsellors, William J. Dnane and John Fallen, and 
the Physicians, Doctors Matthew Anderson and Henry S. Patterson, 
were again nominated. David I'oyd, William K. Whelan and Joseph 
Diamond were elected the Committee for the anniversary dinner, and 
John Binns and Samuel Hood were appointed a committee to picpare 
the toasts. 

A special meeting was called for March 14, 1850, to take appropriate 
action concerning the death of "Nathaniel P.nrt, an old and highly 
estimable member ot the Society." 

At the anniversary dinner at the "United States Hotel/' on 
March 18, 1850, the following gentlemen were present : 

ROHKRT TAYI.OR, I } ; RI-:I>KI<ICK TKTK, 

JOHN r,. THOMPSON, THUS. McKhK, 



A. T. C ATHl.KXVonn, 
ROHKRT I.OIi.M'.Y. 



\Vl I.I.I \M J. I.I I1M.K, 
Hri'.H CAMl'HI.I,]., 



I- 1 \M'I. Kii'in.i-:. 

Hi '\. J \M i-:s I ! AK I'!-:R. 

< ', i .' iRi ;i. \V. I M 'A i-:v, 



\VlI.I.IAM DlYINK, 

JOHN SAYAC.K, 
M \RK I >I-:YINK, 

WlI.I.IAM 1C. \VHI.I.AN, Al.I \'R I>I\MONI>, 

T 'iIIN"C. Cl.ARKK, 1'K \NCIs I)lMoM>, 

I M VMS K I I.I.Y, JoSl.ril JoM'S, 

I \MIS(\ Nl-T.rS, WlI.I.IAM ICM'.USH 

fi'HN RhYNoI.DS, Roi:T. I'. \V \ I \ 

YVlI.l.IAM AC.M-'AY, loSl'.I'H PlMoM'. 

I i: i .H P.ARR, R< M '. I-'.R P.Ri 'V-'N', 

CIIAS. Ki-.r.r.v, PR. R. M. PATTI KSON, 

\VII.I.I\M C. I'ATTIKS.N. H'.'I'.H C x'rni-'KWoon. 

I!"X. Ji'iix K. KANJ-:, !< >H v I 'r i N r \- IRII-'.MI, 

HIV.H CRAH;, KI IIU:KT I: ( '. RAY, 

M:CH.\I.I. KII-NAN, \Vii.i.i\M H\Y 
TAMI-:S C. COI.I.INS, 

1 ; R ^Xi'IS 'i'l ' R N \N, 



21U THlv IIIHHRNIAN SOCIP.TY. 

DAVID SOTT, JOHN HKNDKRSON, 

DAVID HOVD, GHO. W. HOWARDS. 

Guests. 

CuiKi-'-Ji'STicK GIBSON, 

Jri>c,K HrkNSiDi;, 

JAS. Gi,i-: NT\voRTii, Ivsy.., Pres't of Welsh Society. 

Among the toasts drunk were the following : 

Ireland. Mav her children find food .UK! employment in the cultivation of her soil, 
the woiking of her mines, and the improvement of her fisheries. 

The Land we live in. May it ever continue to he the pride of her sons and 
daughters, and a nohle example to the \vorld. 

I'nion. "The main pillar in the edifice of our independence, the support of our 
tranquility at home and peace abroad, of our safety, prosperity and liberty." I Wash- 
ington'- Parewell . \ddrc-s i 

The Annv and Naw the Militia and the People. May they ever as now have a 
common interest and a common teeliiu;, as they have a common country. 

Philadelphia. Beautiful, Benevolent and Pnperous. 

The Memorv of our late President. Joseph Tagert. -Drunk standing.) 

Kos>uth, and the Cause of l-'rccdoni in Kurope. I<il>erty, though now crushed and 
trani])led on, is not dead. She but sleeps. Her exiled champions will find that this 
Hud is her favorite home. Here bide your time ! 

The Pair Sex 

The world was sad, the garden was a wild. 

And man, the hermit, sighed till woman smiled. 

By James Glentworth, Pres't of the Welsh Society : 

The Benevolent Societies of Philadelphia. May they never want funds to carry out 
their benevolent design >. 

At a meeting , m June 17, 1850, appropriate resolutions were passed 
concerning the death of Matthew Hood (father of Samuel Hood), 
" for many years one of tin.- Society's most efficient members, whose 
exemplary character was we'll known and duly appreciated by us, 
whose loss we lament and whose memory we desire to respect and 
honour." The Westmoreland tract of land turned up again at the 
meeting on September 17, iSvi, and tin- Committee ''reported prog- 
ress." Resolutions on the death of John Patterson, "an old and 
highly estimable member of the Society," were adopted at this meet- 
ing. At the meeting on December 17, 1850, it was resolved that the 
Anniversary Dinner Committee should be appointed by the President 
instead of being elected. fames Ilio\vn was elected Treasurer to 
succeed Daniel Rankin on March 17, rS^t. Among the toasts at the 
dinner of this date were the following : 




THI-: HIBKKNIAN SOCIKTV. 213 

anil opposite colors blend in beautiful harmony -it stands and shall stand, the sign of 
a perpetual covenant for the safi-ty. prosperity rind glorv of tin- count! v. 

The Judiciary The scales of justice and the Judge's ermine The man \\lio dares to 
hdd the scales with a firm and stead v hand will \\ear the ermine without a stain. 

Kducation -While we cherish and support our public seminaries, let us never forget 
that the right education of the feelings, the most valuable impressions, are onlv to l>e 
acquired in a well-regulated home. 

The Flag of our Country May it forever wave in triumph over a united and happy 
land, and not a star be lost from its brilliant galaxy. 

The Sons of Krin on the Soil of America -Their estimate of the blessings of civil rind 
religious lil>erty is best exhibited by the faithful performance of their duties as g< ,l 
citi/eiis. 

By Joseph Sill, Ksq., Pres't of St. George's Society : 

Ireland on its Western Coast May it soon have plenty of Iron Rails and Iron 
Horses, and plenty of canals and steam to communicate with this Western World. 

Bv Hon. James Harper: 

(ien'ls Bennet Rilev and James Shields With their own good swords they have 
engraved an imperishable record of their gallant achievements on the Tablet of their 
country's annals. 

By John McCall, Ksq. : 

The Irishman's Table Which has always a corner while there is a guest in the 
room. 

At a special meeting of the Society held at the Globe Hotel, on 
Saturday evening, March 27, 1851, the following preamble and reso- 
lutions offered by John Binns, Esq., were, on motion, unanimously 

adopted : 

WHKKKAS, the Hibernian Society lias heard with deep regret of the death of the Hon. 
Thomas Burnside, an old and much valued member of this Society, the meetings of 
which he regularly attended, and failed not by his cheerfulness, urbanitv of manners, 
and friendliness of deportment to increase the general hilaritv ; then-fore, 

AVWr'tv/, That whilethe Bench and the Bar are deploring the loss of a distinguished 
associate, and doing homage to the integrity and independence of the late Tudge 
Burnside, it becomes the melancholy dnt v of the I libernian Soeiet v to make tender of 
their deep regret tor the loss oi an esteemed member, and their sincere sympathy with 
his relatives and friends. 

AVuVr/v/, That a committee of five be appointed to communicate to the fatnilv <>\ 
tin late Judge Burnside the regret and sympathv of tins Society for the loss "f one so 
deservedly dear, and wliosi worth and patriotism had been repeated! v h.inored bv the 
stitliages of his fellow-citi/etis, and the highest appointments conferred np"ii him bv 
the Governor of the country of his adoption. 

AVsWrvv/, That the above preamble and resolutions, signed by the officers of the 
iin i tin'.;, be entered on the minutes, and published in the newspapers : When MC^TS. 
John Binns. Robert Taylor, fames Brown, Joseph [ones ami Samuel Hood wereduJN 
appointed said Committee. 

The following letter in reply to the resolutions \va.- received : 

B; i.i.i i "\ n . April ; 1*51. 
H'ict v. e\i : t ssive of the svnn>a- 



1>14 Till-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

thv l thi- Societ\ with 'hi- family of my father in their affliction, and their deep re- 

:,.; ,a hi-, death, has been received. I'eniisylvaiiiaii as inv Father thn Highly was, 

in-ill- as he did for nearlv half a cciitnrv ill forwarding lu-r interests, her Statute 

::. the impress <>f hi> cm -ri^etic nniid, and her Judiciary elevated 1>\ his 

inte_L;ritv, lie never forgot the land of his hirth, and he hailed everv worthv son 

of the I {me raid Isle as his l'.ro;hcr. l.ct me add tliat his son h.i-. inherited the feeling's 

of his Father, ami is proud of lii-> Irish descent. It may ^ratify yon to learn that on 

in'. Father's death-bed, the proceedings of your Society at their last anniversary were 

re . ! to him bv one of his daughters, and lioth in hi-> \\-ords and manner, IK- evinced f< >r 

;::- I'.rethreii of the Society that interest and friendship so characteristic of the son^ of 

lireeii !-!:ne:-ald I-le." Your festive hoard \ pardon me the expression] \\iil 

never ..i^ain In- liononrud by his presence, but the void i^ greater, t ir i^rcater, at h: .-> 

our. tiri-side. For your >ynij)athv in our desolation, and for rlu- kind manner in 

whi ':: it i> i xjiressed, both in yt>nr Resolutions and in \-our u-tter, accept for yourselves 

.mil tl'.e " Hibernian Society" the heartfelt thanks, not only oi' myself, but ol all in v 

l-'ather's family. Very Truly t v c Respectfully, 

Yours, 
ToMr.ssK.s. Runrur T. \VI.OR, JAMI.S BUKNSIDK. 




Tiie Treasurer of the Society, James Brown, in his report on 
Deecinber 17, iS^i, referred to the deaths of several members, a> fol- 
io\vs : l> The decease of several of the most active and efficient mem- 
bers durino- the year has cast a shade over the otherwise prosperous 
circumstances uf the vSociety. The deaths ot Jnd;e Btirnside, Messrs. 
YYi'.liam 1C. Whelan, Alexander Diamond, l : ;aucis Dimond, Joseph 
Dimond, and John Mainiire must be deemed a positive loss to the 
Society, not only on account of their warm attachment to it.- interests, 
but on account of the (nudities which rendered it agreeable to their 
fellow-members to transact the business of the vSociety in connection 
with them." 

Aniono the members present at the anniversary dinner on March 
17, 1-^52, \vere Kobei", Ta\'lor, \Villiam A. Purler. Chark-s Kc-lly, 
James Harper, Richard \'au.\, James Campbell, (rcor^e McIIenry, 
James M. I'ortc-i', Morton McMiciiac'., John K. Kane, John Bannister 
'iib<on and Dr. J. K. Mitclieil. T'ne Arctic explorer, Dr. Klisha 
Kent K me, was one of the quests. < >ne of tlie toasts was : " The 
Health oi Valentine Holmes, late Secretary of thi 
Vmerican Consul at the Port of Belfast, Ireland." 

, a communication was received imm Joseph Sill, President of 

e St. Cicoroe's Society, i>kin^ the Society to join witl; the otlier 

:table or^anixatio:is in procuring a suitable room, in which the 

nieetmijs of ail ol them could be held in turn, but after considering; 



Till-: II INHUMAN SOCIHTV. L'15 

the matter at a subsequent meeting, it \vas deemed inexpedient to 
change the usual place of meeting. At tiie meeting on March 17, 
iS^v John Binns, Chairman of a committee appointed to consider tl.c 
advisability of contributing a block of marble to the Washington 
monument at Washington, I). C., reported a recommendation to the 
members to raise the cost of the same by private sub>cription. The 
recommendation \vas adopted. Andrew C. Craig \vas elected Secre- 
tary at this meeting to succeed John (i. Thompson. At the anniver- 
sar\- dinner the same day Chief-Justice Jeremiah S. Black was one of 
the guests. u The utmost harmony and good-feeling prevailed, and 
the i measures of the evening were enlivened by songs from several 
members of the Society and invited guests. The company separated 
at an early hour, wishing each other many returns of Saint Patrick's 
Day." 

A special meeting of the Society was held on May C\ 1^53, to take 
action on the death of Chief-Justice Gibson. The President, in a 
feeling manner, stated the object of the meeting, which was to pay 
a tribute of respect to the memory of our late fellow-member, the 
Hon. John Bannister Gibson, for many years Chief-Justice of the 
Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania. 

John Binns, Ksq., o lie red the following resolutions, which were 
seconded by Win. J. L,eiper, Esq., and unanimously adopted : 

\V;ir.RKAS, it has pleased the diver of every i^ood, and every perfect i^ift. the vise 
I)i>po>er of all things, to call hence to be no more si-en of men. our highly honored 
and esteemed friend and fellow member, the Hon. John Bannister dihson. His \\ it 
,i:id his humor and his cheerful lau.^h have often made our hearts joyous, bin alas! his 
place shall know him no more ! Judges and barrister:-, the learned and the eloquent 
hive poured forth the homage of their hi^h consideration to his lci;al acquirements, 
lr.~ po wcrful and discriminative mind, and his ardent love of justice, and their deep 
n-'.-ret that his voice will no more delight the leartu-il, instruct the ignorant, and be ;i 
te:i^r to evil doers. I Ie died, full of years and of honors, carrying with him to the -rave 
not only the sorrowing hearts of all \vho knew him inlimatelv, but of the whole com- 
munity, \\hofiel that in him thev liave lost a humane and judicious friend, and an 
able ami faithful guardian of their rights. 

"/.--,/, That the chair of the President of the Hibernim Society In- craped !' >r 
'hir'v d ivs, as a slight evidence of their sense of the lo-s they have su-taincd ::: the 

I'll of Judl/e dil.SOH. 

"''rv,/, That a CoiilTnittee of I'ive be appointed to (-ommunicate to the f.nnilv "f 
the deceased the feelings of sorrou entertained by the Soviet v. and 1 1 ie; r d.ec-p com mis- 
er. itioii for the bereavement hU familv ha\-e suflcred b\- the de it!; of >o iiear an>l so 
\ .tilled a I'elative and friend. 

/'.'>/:></, That the proceedings "f this meeting be published, -- :ied bv t';e Cl'.air- 
ui.m and Secretar\-. 



Jlti THH HIBKRNIAN SOCIHTY. 

which lie ])aid the memory of Judge Gibson several high and well- 
merited compliments. 

The following named gentlemen composed the Committee to carry 
the above resolutions into effect, vix. : John Hinns, Ksq., Samuel 
Hood, Kscj. , Alex'r McIIenry, Hugh Campbell, David Boyd. 

On motion adjourned. 

Among the toasts at the anniversary dinner on March 17, 1854, \vas 
one proposed by Joseph Sill. I'resident of the St. George's Societv, 
who was present as a guest : 

"All hail to tin.- gallant Irishman, Captain Robert John McClure, who, in the ship 
' Investigator,' sol veil the problem of the existence of the North West 1'assage t:>et\veen 
the Hastem and Western worlds. ' 

Col. Wm. C. Patterson, Col. \Yynkoop, Judges Sharswood, 
Thompson and others responded to various toasts. Judges R. C. 
Grier and J. S. P.lack. and Mayor Gilpin \vere present among the 
guests. John Drew, the actor, was one of the new members elected on 
December iS, 185.}. 

At the dinner on March 17, 1855, speeches were made by General 
Patterson, Judge Bnrnside, Judge \Vm. D. Kelley, John Binns and 
others. Mr. Pinns proposed the following toast : 

"The State which in 1812 furnished more men ami more- money than any other State 
in the T'nion, yet never had her soil polluted by the footstep of an enemy, except as a 
prisoner the State of Pennsylvania." 

In the course of the evening l> toasts we're received by telegraph 
from the St. Patrick's Society, of Xew York, and the Hibernian 
Societv, of Baltimore, both of which were responded to in proper 
manner. 1 " 

On Jnne 18, 1855. appropriate resolutions were passed on the deaths 
of Alexander D. Kwing and George Campbell. ( )n December 17, 
1-^55. General Ri>bert Patterson \vas nominated as President, to suc- 
ceed Robert Taylor, whose failing health compelled him to decline a 
renomination. Mr. Tavlor had been a member of the Society for 
more than fiitv years, and had filled the positions of Secretary, Treas- 
urer, Vice-President and President, serving as an officer for nearlv 
the entire period of his membership. lie sent the following letter to 
the Society : 

Pirn. ADA., !7'.h De-'emher, iS.s.S- 
MY r.noi) KIM> I'Kii'NDS i)] ; Tin: Him.KMAN S'UII.TY: 

As the me( tint; of this evcnin:.' i^ that .it uhi<-:i nomination are maile for the officers 
\t year, I regret very much that llie state of my health \\ill not permit me to 



Tin-. iiiiii-.KMAN SOC1KTY. lM7 

join you on this occasion, and I fear \vil! not enable me to undertake the performance 
of any Official Duties at the next Anniversary Meeting. I have not language enabling 
me to express, as I wish to do, my gratitude to my kind friends of the Society for their 
constant manifestations of friendship, esteem and good-v.il!, during all my associations 
with them, since I first became a member in iSo2. As I find mvself unable to attend 
to the dunes of President as I ought, I now decline a renomination, and wishing \-<>u 
ail many happy meetings, I remain very Respectful! v, vour friend. 

KOHI-.KT TAYI.O 

A Committee was appointed to take action on the letter, and they 
replied as follows : 

1 M.AK SlK i 

The undersigned have been appointed a Committee to convey to you the sincere 
regret of the meml)ers of the " Hibernian Society " at the loss of vour presence as 
their presiding officer, and to assure you that nothing but vour ardent desire- t<> he 
relie\ed from the duties of the office would have induced their acceptance of vour res- 
ignation. When we call to mind the many happy hours spent in your Company at 
the meetings of the Society, v.e cannot suppress our sorrow at losing you from among 
us. You have Served the Society many years in all its various offices, faithfully and 
honorably, and your dexotion to the interests is gratefully remembered. 

In conveying to yon the assurance of our highest esteem and respect, we but express 
the feelings of the community in which you have passed a long and useful life, beloved 
and respected for your amiable and gentle manners, your high honor, and strict in- 
tegrity. 

TI > know that you are thus esteemed and respected must be to you a source of the 
sweetest pleasure. That the remainder of your days may be happy is the sincere wish 

of those we represent, and of, Sir, 

Yr. friends and Obd't Servt's, 

Signed) JoS. JONKS, 

IIl'C.H CAMl'HKI.I., 

IIrc,n CATHI-.KXV < >m>. 
PH ri.AD'A, Jau'y i 2th, 1^56. 

I'.efore the next anniversary meeting Mr. Taylor had departed this 
life, and the Society was called together in special meeting on March 
ft, i s 5<~>, intake appropriate action. Karnest resolutions ol regret were 
parsed, rind the members voted to attend his funeral in a body. A 
letter from his son, James I.. Taylor, stated that Mr. Tavlor had in- 
teiided to replv to the Society's gratify ins* communication to him, 
b;;t h.ad been prevented bv his death. 

(eneral Robert Patterson was elected President at the meeting on 
March 17, i \s/> ( and Janu-s Harper was chosen Yice-I're-'.dcnt. M<>-' 
o: '.!; other oiTicers were continued. Judges (irier, Lewis, Sl'.arswood 
and Thompson were amon^' the quests at th.e anniversary dinner, and 
!'.;; recently deceased President was not forgotten in ;in appropriate 
toast to his memory. ( >n I>ecemlK-r 17, iS;o, a committee was ap- 
pointed v> to have th.e plate from which the c; rt ificates ot meml)ershi]' 
arc- printed re-engraved, or to substitute a new one in its place." At 



jl- TIN-: Hir.KRNIAN SOCII'.TV. 

the meeting on March ID, 18^7, resolutions of sympathy were passed 
upon the death of Dr. Kiisha Kent Kane, ami they were conveyed to his 
father, Hon. John K. Kane, one ol the- Society's most ])romiiient 
members. Judge Kane responded as loliows : 

.M v HKAK SIR : 

I l>ei^ niv lirethren of tin- Hihi.-nii.ui Society to accept my heartfelt thanks for the 
honor thrv have done mv >on's nu-mor\ , .nnl lor tlu- kliul anil i^ratelul sympathy they 
have expressed for m% In iva\ (.-iiu-nt, and I hmder you, sir, as their or^an, my ackncnvl- 
elv;ment> lor the m. inner in v.hic'.i you have announce.! the Society's action. 

I am, Sir, faithfully yours, 

JNO. K. KA.NK. 

( )n March 17, 1^57, at 5 ' - o'clock, at Jones' Hotel, " the company 
assembled and sat down to a dinner which was sumptuous beyond 
any that the Societv has had lor years. The wines and viands were 
of tlie choicest qualities and it is needless to say that the Company 
did them ample justice." So records the Secretary, Andrew C. 
Craig. The President being absent, " Daniel Dougherty, Ksq. , then 
proposed the speedy return to health and to his family of our Presi- 
dent, Major-( icneral Robert Patterson, which was responded to with 
full bumpers and three cheers.' 1 The usual toast to "The President 
of the United States" had appended to it the observation, "one of 
the re>nlts oi Irish emigration," referring to the lact that President 
James Buchanan was ot Irish descent. 

On March s, I S^S, the Secretary was instructed to have printed 300 
copies ot the Constitution and IJv-I/iws, with a complete list of the 
name-- ot the members up to that time. At the anniversary dinner on 
March 17, iS^S, dencial Patterson occupied the chair. On his right 
sat Rev. Dr. Blackwood, and on his left. Rev. Father O'Brieu, Profes- 
sor :n St. Charles' Ilorromeo Seminary. The Judges of the Supreme 
Court ot Pennsylvania as usual were represented, Chief-Justice Wal- 
ter Lowrie being among the guests. Jud^e^ \\"illiam A. Porter and 
James Thompson were also present. James Madison Porter, Judges 
Thompson and William A. Porter, Col. John W. I ; orne\ and Daniel 
Dougherty were the principal speakers. The officers chosen on 
were as follows : President, den. Robert Patterson; 
Harper: Treasurer, James I'.rown ; Sccrctarv, 
n nice Committee, Col. William C. Patteison, 
Robeit Steeii and Jose])h Jones ; Counsellors, William J. Diianc and 
Samu' 1 Hood ; Physicians, Doctors Robert A. (riven and Thomas S. 
Hari>er ; Acting Committee, l<>hn Robinson, Mark Dc-vinc-, A. R. 
McIIenry, David P.oyii, Hugh Catherwood, James C,ay, James Black, 
John Woodside, Xathaniel (iordon, Hemv Crilly, Hugh Craig and 




Till'; IIIHIvRNIAN SOCIKTY. 21'.' 

James L. Taylor. At this meeting attention was called to the fact 
that John liinns, who was present, "was celebrating the fiftieth 
anniversary of his election as a member, "and that gentleman was im- 
mediately called upon for a speech. lie made a few remarks ac- 
knowledging the compliment. At the anniversary dinner on the 
same date, Judges Cadwalader, Lowrie, Sharswood and Thompson 
weie among the guests. The Secretary complains that "the dinner 
was bv no means such as the Society has been in the habit of having 
served up. The wines were poor and scarce at that, the attendance' 
was mean, the waiters were few and impertinent. The whole thing 
was contemptible." Nevertheless, notwithstanding the Secretary'. - 
ire, the toasts were responded to " in a very eloquent and happy man- 
ner " by Judge Thompson, Daniel Dougherty, and others. 

Krom the Treasurer's report it appears that the annual income of 
the Society for a number of years was about Si,ioo, and of this sum 
there was usually disbursed by the Acting Committee between SO.GO 
and $1,000. The iunds had increased very slowly, some investments 
not having been very profitable, but nevertheless there was in the 
treasury on December 17, 1859, the sum of 521,074. 

James L- Taylor succeeded Andrew C. Craig as Secretary on March 
17, 1860, and the anniversary dinner ot that date was given in the 
Continental Hotel. There was present "the largest company we 
have had for some years," says the Secretary. The list is as follows: 

I'ull list of persons present at dinner : 

RK.V. I)R. I'l.ACKU'oon, 

Tin-; I'RI.SIDKNT or THI-, ST. ( ',KORI*,I; SOCIKTY, 

ST. ANDRKW'S SOCIKTY, 

ST. DAVID'S SOCIKTY, 
Jrnr.K THOMSON, 

Si i A i< swoon, 

Till IMI'SON, 
I.IAVIS, 

MR. M* ! )oNor<,u, 

MR. I.AI-TTTK. 

Members. 

C.i.N. RoKKRT I'ATTl'.RSON, J A M i !S I'l. AC K, 

/'/v.v/i/f///. M. Una., 

Ho\. j \M i.s I I ARI'KK, /'/.-/'., JNO. I'l. \KU, 

J\M!.S I.. TvYI.oR, St't'V. J Nl1 - '' s.'i>:.!K\, 

I Il< .11 1'iAKK, A. C. v' R A 1> .. 

JAM i-:s An.i., I li . ,n V'R \ii'., 

MK. AI.COCK, J. I',, d; M.,, 

D.\\ in I'oN'n, SR., !!' I;H i \TII riswoon, 

DAVID r.nvi,, fu., \\. \V. s' \ . n I.KWOOD, 



THK HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. 



Jo.v COM. INS. 

\\'M. COM. INS, 
JOHN CI.AKK. 
MICHAKU CAHII.I., 
Hrc. H CASSIDV, 
A. J. CATHI-:R\VOOI>, 
A. 1'. Coi. K.MAN. 
DAN. DOIV.HKRTY, 
MARK I n-.\ INK, 
\V M . I > i v i N i : , 
J. c i. C< >N N 1.1. i. v, 
JOHN C \THKR\VOOD, 
MK. DONOVAN, 

Col.. WM. ENV.MSH, I-'KIKND OF 

MR. CKAIO'S, 
JOHN I-'KNI.ON, 
PATRICK FAYK, 
JAMI.S (> \v. 

J. (",. r.n.KKY & FRIFNl), 

WAI.TK R C,K\HAM 6c rKii-:ND, 

T. HAI.KY, 

JNO. HrNTi.R. 

AKAM HIM., 

JNO. H'M.MKS, 

WM. HAY, 

AI.KX'K I II-'.KON, JR., 

VAI.KNTI M; H< U.MKS, 

JOHN H KNUF.KSoN, 

M. I'. Kl.l.NAN, 

J''H !'. KKI.I.Y, 
CHA-.. KFI.I.V. 
1 A 1 -. K 1 R K I' \TK ICK, 
ROUI.KT I.ii ',r, KT, 
\\"M. [. I.i i ]}. R. 
ROUT. IviTVM-:, 

Ri iHI-'.RT I. Oi )N1CV, 

i ; . r. .M\c,i.i., 

M 1C HA i I. M V'.HK, 

JOHN T. M.\ HONKY, 
JOHN MIM.S, 



FRANCIS McMAXUS, 
Micn\i:i. McCiKOY, 
JNO. McCoY, 
JAS. MAC.CIKI-; <^. i RIHND, 
AND. McBRiin:, 
I'AT'K McBKini-;, 

J l-'.RK. McKlIUiKN, 

J. I'. MTRTHA, 
WM. MORC.AN, 
GI-XJRC.I-. MclIi-'.NRV, 
JAS. \V. McCAin-:N, 
JAMKS ORNK, 
THOMAS ( )'.\I-:IM., 

IIlT.H ( )'DONNKI.I,, 

WM. H. PATDCRSON, 

Coi.. PAYNTKR, 

ROUT. I,. RIUM.Y, 

EVAN RANDOLPH, 

SAM i.. RIDI>M-:, 

ROUT. RKI:I), 

J. M. SMIM;Y, 

JAS. SMITH ^ KRIKND, 

II. (i. TAYLOR, 

RICHARD VATX, 

MARK WIM.COX, 

JOHN \VooiisniK, 

JAS. \VooiisiDi: 6c FRIEND, 

II. \\"A i i-i NC.TON, 

Al.I'.X. McIIl-.NRY, 

(}. C. MlTCHl-'.M., I'RIKND OK A, 

Mt I'.RIDF.'S, 
I). WlNi.IiRKNNKR, 
(V. C. RnC, 

Hn.n R \ NKIN, 

JOHN ( ".. R i:i'i'i.n;R, 

MI-SSRS. McMicnAi.i. & WAT- 
SON, ri.-])R-sciitiiiLC the Press, 
funning OIK- of the i. truest coin- 
pHir.fs \\e h:ive hail for some 
vears. 



"At 8 P. M.," v - : -v> the vSecrotary, "the President proposed the 
fir>: regular toast The Immortal Memnrvnf St. Patrick which 
was drunk standing, in silence, after which Mr. David Royd snnu r , 
in hi> usual happy manner, St. Patrick's Day." Rev. Dr. Rlack- 
wo'id re>j)onde(l to the next toast, which was " Ireland."' The other 
t< >asts were as folli iws : 

?. The Mi-uuiry o! W,-i-hiii^:oii. Dnnik in rcsjK-rtful silt-mi "the mrinner iu 
which UK to;i is always received." 

.). Tiic I :i :< r'l Sta'cs. Re^jionded to by Hun. James Thompson, of the Supreme 
Co'.:r* ! if !' :. 




T \MI.S I.. T.\ YI,( )R. 



Till; HIBKKNIAN SOCIKTY. !1 

5. The President of the I'nited States. "This was received with nine cheers." 
The President read a letter from President James Huch.man regretting his inability to 
:< present, and saying, "My heart has ever been true to my father's countrymen. 
They are warm-hearted, generous, ami brave, and their friendship is an evergreen 

hich defies the northern blast." 

6. Pennsylvania. Responded to by Judge Sharswood. 

7. The Citv of Philadelphia. Responded to by Richard Vaux. 

S. The Army and Navy. C'.eiieral Patterson was called to repl\ . but, instead of 
responding, " he read sonic eloquent and complimentary letters from denerals Scott, 
icssup. Cass and Lawson, and from Commodores Charles Stewart and (',eo. C. Read." 

o.. The Judiciary. Judge Oswald Thompson, of the Court of Common Pleas, 
responded. 

:o. The Press. Responded to by Judge Lewis. 

11. Our Deceased Brethren. In silence. 

12. Our Sister Societies. Responded to by Messrs. Allen, Thomas and Milne. 

13. Woman. Responded to by Chas. McDonough. 

At the meeting on June 16, 1860, a design fora new Certificate of 
Membership was adopted. The tract of land in Westmoreland county, 
like ikmquo's Ghost, intruded itself again at this meeting, and i. 
committee of three was appointed "to attend to the interests of the 
Society in connection with these lands. 1 ' A communication from 
Samuel Hood was read, announcing the death of John Minus, "the 
senior member of the Society, having joined in the year i8<><)." 
Appropriate resolutions were passed, and the Society resolved to attend 
hi>. funeral. 

( hi September 17, 1860, the Secretary, James L. Taylor, presented 
the following letter, which explains itselt : 

'['> JXMKS L. TAVI.OR, Kso. 

lv\u SIR : Several weeks ago Mr. Hugh Campbell, formerly of this city, but now 
o: St. Louis, Mo., requested that I would, on his behalf, present to the Hibernian 
Society a L;old medal, which had belonged to one of the original members of the 
l-'nci'.dly Sons of St. Patrick, from one of whose descendants Mi". Campbell ha.'. 
roeured it. He requested that the Hibernian Society should accept the medal from 
him as a token of remembrance of the manv pleasant hours which he had spent with 
its members at the business and festive meetings in days of Auld lang Syne. I > omply 
\sith the rei]iiest all the more readily, because, as \\ e all know, the Ancient Socle', v of 
the Fnendlv Sons of St. Patrick was the Parent of our Society, and an heirloom 
descending from such ancestrv could have no more lilting repository than the .\rchi\es 
o:' its li'-iny otfspring. The medal belongeil to C.eorue Campbell, one of the original 
members of both Societies, and his name is inscribed on the edge, ami the date, 177;. 
the year in which the Societv of the l-'riendlv Sons was formed It is the same medal 
v.hich was loaned to the Hibernian Societv fora shot' 1 , time, in order lo have a ' ac- 
sitnileol it ma.le, to be prefixed to a Uriel' Account of the Society of the l-'riendlv SODS. 
prepared and published in lSj.(, bv order of the Hibernian Societv. This tac simile is 
the frontispiece of that little book, and in it > pp. 22,23) there is a description of the 
medal, and at page 27 a biographical sketch of its owner, Oeorge Campbell. I cticl^-e 
th.e medal together with its cas<.-. The case savors of :mttquil\ ( more tlian the medal, 
which :s in line condition, considering t'nat it has been tiirougli three gvncv af.ons, 



TIU-; HIBKRNIAN SOCIF.TY. 

during nearly 100 years. It would have j^iven me pleasure to have attended the 
September meeting of the Soc-;itv. bu; .is 1 shall In- out of town on that evening, I use 
thr privilege of a friend t put on \ on the trouble, or rather let me <ay, tile pleasure 
of pre>entin^ the niedal on In-half of Mr. Hu^'h Camp!". ;1. 

I remain, very truly yours, 
247 S. mil St., 15 Sept.. '(H.. SAM! i a. Hoon. 

The letter having been read, it was, on motion, AV.sWrvv/.- "That 
the Medal be deposited and carefully preserved in the Archives of 
this Society, with the original minutes of the Friendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, and that in communicating this resolution to Mr. Hugh 
Campbell, with the thanks of this Society, the Secretary be requested 
to inform him that the members appreciate the rare and interesting 
oift the more highly that it comes to them from one of its most 
esteemed member^ as a. souvenir of the days of Auld lang Syne 
spent among them. " 

At tlie meeting on December 17, 1860, Colonel William C. Patter- 
son offered an amendment to the by-laws, proposing to prohibit "all 
specchmaking " at the Society dinners, not only on the part of 
members but also on the part of guests. The amendment was laid 
over for future action, but seems, fora time, to have been abandoned. 
At this meeting the Secretary reported an invitation to join the St. 
George's Society in a demonstration of respect to the Prince of Wales. 
The invitation was declined by the Society. The same officers were 
re-elected on March iS, iSoi. The Anniversary Dinner on that date 
was not nunieron-lv attended, but forty- five members being present. 
The guests were Rev. Dr. Hlackwood, William Frazier and the 
Presidents of the St. George's, St. Andrew's St. David's and Albion 
Societies. On June 17, [S6i, Mr. Daniel Mershon, of Westmoreland 
county, the attorney lor the Societv to look after the Kennedy tract 
ot land, was elected an honorary member, in compliment to his 
attention to the matter. At tlr.s meeting resolutions concerning the 
Southern Rebellion, which had broken out in April, iS6i, were 
p.i-^ed. We will refer to them in a subsequent chapter. 

The same officer- were re-elected on March 17, iSo2. The dinner 
on that date \va- well attended, (rovernur Andrew (i. Cnrtin being 
.iiuoug those present. lie- ma<U "an exrcllen! speech " in response 
to the toast, " lVnn<vl\ ania. " On June 17, iSo^. Commodorc< 
Charles Stewart lOld Ironsides] and George C. Read \\err elected 

i r 



I!< 'KI'l.N '['< <\\ V, N. I., fulv 221ld. iSftj. 

tar_T II. S. 

.d noti <; the [;th iusl . ;. Aether with the highly 




COM CIIARLKS STI ; .\V.\KT. 



Till; Hlbi-RMAN SOCIKTY. 1>'J3 

embellished certificate that the Hibernian Societv of I'hilad. has honored my name, 
by adding it to those of the honorable members composing that distinguished body 
of our l-'cllow L'iti/.ens. Permit me he-re to tender to them, through their estimable 
Secretary, my thanks for the honor conferred on me. 

To the distinguished and Patriotic' President, who has done me the honor to move 
the Societv to the enrolment of a name 1 could scarcely hope to be deemed worthv of 
a place amongst so man}' distinguished and patriotic men, who through their Virtues 
.uid Valor have contributed so largely to the [n<lependence and progress of this Western 
Kmpire, to him, I pray you, tender my grateful thanks. 

Respectfully, 

CHS. Sr I:\VAKT. 

A similar note to that addressed to Commodore Stewart was sent 
to Commodore George C. Read. Mrs. Read called on the Secretary 
ot the vSociety to express the gratification the compliment of the 
Society had given the Commodore. And it was his intention to have 
made a formal acknowledgment, by letter, of his thanks. T\\\< 
purpose was frustrated by the death of Commodore (reorge C. Read, 
leaving us, together with the whole people of his adopted country, to 
mourn the loss of one who, through a long life, nobly sustained the 
character of a brave officer, and of an Irish gentleman. 

The Secretary was directed to enter his report on the minutes. 

The President of the Society, General Robert Patterson, being then 
in active service in the field, the Vice-Presideut, Hon. James Harper, 
presided over the Anniversary Dinner of March 17, iS6^. Kighty- 
one members and gnests were present. On June 17, iS6^, a resolution 
was passed requiring thereafter printed notices ot meetings to be sent 
to the members. The Acting Committee, having too much territory 
to cover, owing to the growth of the city, a committee was appointed 
on September 17, iS6^, to consider some better plan ot distributing 
relief; but the committee, at a subsequent meeting, reported in 
favor ol tlie old method, and the matter was tor some years laid aside-. 
On March m, iSo.j., on motion of A. J. Catherwood, it was ordered 
that " no person be allowed to dine with the Societv unless a member 
who ha< .paid his dues (except he. is introduced bv a member who will 
be responsible tor his conduct), and the gnests of the Society." 

The same officers were re-elected on M.uvh 17, iSA.j, and torty- 
eight members and six guests were present at the Anniversary Dmne: 
on that date'. General Patterson, who had returned home, presided. 
On March 17, 1X^5, appropriate action was taken on the deaths ot 
Dennis and Charles Kelly, "our much esteemed fellow members." 
The same officers were again elected. Major-General \Vi!'iam P>. 
Franklin was a guest at the dinner on this date. Mavor Alexander 
Ilcnrv was elected an hnorarv member on Septembei iS, iS'>>. On 



2*24 Till-; HIBERNIAN SOCIKTY. 

this date another report was made about the Westmoreland lands, 
which were estimated to be worth $2,<*>o. On December 18, 1865, 
the entrance tee lor new members was raised trom 20 to $30, at 
which latter sum it yet remains. After many years of service as one 
of the Counsellors of the Society, William J. Duane (ex-Secretary of 
the Treiisnry) was succeeded on March 17, iS66, by Samuel L. 
Tavlor ; the other Counsellor, Samuel Hood, being again elected. 
There were no other changes. Judge William S. Peirce and Rev. 
John Chambers were among the guests at the dinner on this date. 

Xo changes in tlu- officers were made on March 18, 1867. Rev. John 
Chambers acted "as Chaplain," and "about seventy members and 
guests sat down to dinner at the Continental Hotel." General 
Patterson read an interesting letter from Commodore Stewart, stating 
that "his father was one of the founders of the Society of the 
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, from which the Hibernian Society 
originated." (This was a mistake.) At the meeting on June 17, 
iS<>7, the Finance Committee recommended that "an earnest and 
persistent effort be made to increase the membership of the Society 
and create a charity fund sufficiently large to warrant the erection of 
a suitable building, to be called Hibernia Mall, the income of which 
shall be devoted exclusively to the purposes for which the Society was 
founded, so long as Ireland shall offer, and America shall invite 
immigration." This was the first effort made to procure a permanent 
hall for the Society. Several unsuccessful attempts have been made 
since, and the project of erecting a hall has been temporarily 
abandoned, but is still active in the minds of many members. It is 
to be hoped that the publication of this volume, bv portraving to the 
members the glorious historv of the Society, will prove an incentive 
to another and successful eiTbrt to erect a Hibernian Society Mall. 
( )n September 17, 1807, a committee reported proposed alterations in 
the by-laws. The Secretary records that "after the business of the 
evening was over the Society spent some time in social enjoyment. 
The entertainment was presided over bv the President, assisted bv 
the Vice-President, who, although in his eighty-seventh year, favored 
us with a song, and showed us that, although the burden of many 
.earswe'e upon him, Irs heart -till beat warmly with affection for 
I : eland and the Irish. 

At the meeting on December 17, i s '*7, the proposed alterations in 
the by-laws were considered, and they were amended substantially a -> 
follows : 

At the annual election the pulls shall be opened at : r. M. and close 
at > !-. M. 



TIIK HIBKRMAN SOCIHTV. 'JlT. 

Ail speech-making is prohibited at tin.- Anniversarv Dinners and 
other festive meetings of the Society, and it shall he the duty of the 
presiding officer for the time being to cntorce the observance of this 
by-law on its quests as well as on its members. 

Applications for membership must be in writing, setting forth the 
name and residence of the applicant and the name of the member 
\vho proposes him. The votes ot three-fourths oi the member.^ 
present shall be required for his election. On election lie shall pav 
an initiation fee of thirty dollars. 

A special meeting was held on February 20, iSoS, to take action 
on the death oi David Hoyd, ''whose connection with the Society 
was so IOIIL;, so intimate, and so active that he had become the familiar 
friend of almost all its members ; whose ever-flowing kindness of heart, 
not contented with a mere acquaintance with its new member-, 
prompted him to embrace them with warm cordiality, and ot whom, 
when at the festive meetings of the Society, his hearty greetings were 
mingled with his tavorite Irish songs (which he sang with taste, 
humor and pathos), it might be said an Irishman all in his t^lory was 
there." Resolutions were adopted and communicated to the familv, 
who returned a suitable reply. 

(ieneral Robert Patterson was re-elected President on March 17, 
r SoS, on which day the annual dinner was held at the Continental 
Hotel, sixty-seven members and guests being present. A telegram 
of greeting was received from the Friendly Sous of St. Patrick, of 
N'ew York city, and a return telegram sent. At the meeting <m 
March i~, iS6<), Andrew C. Craig was elected Treasurer in place of 
James lirown, and Dennis P>. Kelly was elected Secretary to succeed 
Mr. Craig. Samuel Hood and, Samuel L. Taylor we're a^ain elected 
Counsellors, and Doctors R. A. (iiven and Thomas S. Harper, Phvsi- 
;ans. ( >i course (icneral Patterson was re-elected President and 
James Harper, Vice-President. Among the guests at the annual din- 
r.er was James Thompson, Chief-justice of the Supreme Court ot 
Vnnsylvania. The permanent fund of the Socictv amounted to- 



'tti-r was received Ironi Hon. James II !r|n-r, declining a reiionnna 
1 on lor Vice- President "owin^ to the increasing infirmities oi old 
i-'e.' and, upon motion, it was resolved to appoint a coniur.ttee to 
mvev to Mr. llar]>er " the assurance of the hi 14.11 appreciation oi his 
loii^ and valued service to the Societ\ as a member and officer." 
Messrs. James L. Taylor, Hu-h Crai- and Philip Powell were ap 
pointed the Committee. This Committee j>e: formed the dut\ 
assigned to it by addressing a communication to Mr. Ilarin-r, ::: 
15 



J-Jfl 



TIII-: HIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



which they expressed the great regret of the Society upon losing him 
from its list of officers. 

At the meeting on March 17. 1X70, it was resolved " that if the pre- 
siding officer, after having called a member to order twice, shall find 
it necessary, he may request the member offending to leave the room, 
and if the member refuse to obey, he shall be expelled from member- 
ship." This resolution was intended to meet the case of a person who 
misbehaved himself at any of the banquets. Fortunately there ha- 
been no necessity of exercising the power conferred by the resolution. 
At the same meeting Andrew C. Craig was elected Vice-President to 
succeed the lion. James Harper, who had declined a re-election. 
William Morgan was elected Secretary and Philip Powell Treasurer. 
General Patterson was continued, as usual, in the office of President. 
The Mayor. Daniel M. Fox, was a guest at the annual dinner follow- 
ing the mee' ing. 

The annual meeting on March 17, 1871, was a notable one. (ien- 
eral I'. vS. Grant, President of the United States, was present as the 
guest of the Society. The dinner was held at the St. Cloud Hotel, 
and at the moment of President Grant's entrance, says the Secretary, 
the members arose and " three times three cheers might have been 
heard at some distance.' 1 President Grant responded briefly to one 
of the toasts, and remained until the end of the entertainment. Pie 
was accompanied 1>\ General Horace Porter, Hon. Adolph K. I'orie 
and Mr. Anthony J. Drexel. Addresses were made by Messrs. Porie 
and Drexel, Mavor Fox, General Robert Patterson and others ; and 
Messrs. John Iluggard and Thomas lv Harki us sang appropriate songs. 
The Presidents of the Albion, St. Andrew's, St. George's and St. 
David's Societies were also present as guests. There were in all 
sixty-ei^ht members and guests present. 

The presence ol General Grant at this meeting evidently enlivened 
the Societv, tor we- find at the following meeting on June 17, 1871, an 
unusual number ol niemb<T> present, as follows : 



A \IIRK\V C. C K \ i< .. / 
I'll it. ii' !'<>\v; i.i,, '/'>; 
J \ MI-.S I,. TAVI.I IK, 

R. II . Hl-ATTII-:, 

\VlI.I.IA M I Ini.M i -. 

I I ' i . H C K \ ! ' . . 

lire, H CUA K ,, I r . 
THOMAS < i \vi-.\s. 
! . in HOYI>. JR., 

S \ MTKI. I.. 'I' \ YI. OK, 
THOV \s I. Ti i\vv, 



THOMAS Bi.i.i,, 
FRANCIS McMANrs, 
K tor. II. I'.OI.STKR, 

Ml >\V \ KM I.AI-'IT.K 'i'\\ 

}'. DKVINK, 

foUN S' I.I.I \'A N, 

\Vl I.I.I \M !'.. M()K< ,AN. 

THOMAS A. McRKAN, M. I). 

TlloM \s I ; [s|i T K, 

\VM. M. HRI-NKK, 

JOHN IJTROSS, 



Tin-: mm-; KM AN SOCIKTY 



I'ATKICK IlKAI.Y, 

JOHN A. KKI.I.Y, 

] H-.NN1S I IKK NAN, 

Tims. I-:. HKKNAX, M. I)., 

\VlI.I.IAM I'oKTKK, 

KoiiKKT I,IC.C.I-T, 

T I M ( IT1 1 V F I T/ 1'A T K 1C K , 



M ICII Al.l. I'. Ki.l.N AN, 
I 1 1 ( ,11 ( , AM l:l.K. 

JOHN MAN i >I.K>< >.\, 

1'. K !>\VA K !> Kc 'I I NsoN, 
I )( ).M I N K K M IK I'll V, 
\VlI.I.IAM MnlO.A.N. 



At this same meeting General Grant was elected an honorary mem- 
ber of the Society, and the officers were directed to Inrnish him with 
a framed certificate of membership. 

At the meeting on September iS, 1871, the Westmoreland tract of 
land came to the front again, and a committee was appointed to 
inquire into its "status." On December 18. 1871, the Hy-Laws were 
altered so as to increase the entrance fee from thirty to fifty dollars. 

During the annual dinner on March 18, 1872, the following tele- 
gram was received irom Xew York : 



To which the Society directed the following reply to be made : 

S. < >. A. Mrui'HY, KSQ., Secretary of the Friendly Sons of Sf. /'?/;-/, /, 

Hotel Brunswick, New York. 

'\ IK- I liln ruian Society cordially reciprocate y>ur friendly j^reet in tjs, and hcj'ethat - 
'.'!. O.uin , as in the past, the Sons of Ireland mav do honor to the rountrv of their 
> .:*.!'.. and the coimtrv of their ailojition. 

Si.Ul!el ' RiMM-'.KT I' \TT ! .KM >N , /'f't'S'l. 

.-\mon_n the gnests present at the dinner were the members of 
the Ja]>anese I-'.mba^sy to the United States. The Secretary record- 
:'( :r names and titles in full as follows (p. ^08) : 





- oiu- o! the papers in reporting the- dinner said, "the distinguished 

i-assadors -eemed to enjoy the festivities as much as our Celtic 

'The meeting on vSepteml>ei 17, i87^,"says tiie Secretary, 

though not a large one was pVasunt, anil after some good M>ngs the 

company adjonrned at an earlv hour'" -whether in the evi-ning or 

: "t tollowino morning we cannot sa\-. ( )n December i~, iS-^, tlu- 



J:> Till-; HIHKKNIAN SOCIIvTV. 

Treasurer, Philip Powell, reported the permanent fund to be 
535,171.32. Xo changes were made in the general officers at tlit 
annual election on March 17, 1873. At the dinner following the 
meeting short addresses were made by ex-( Governor Andrew G. Cnrtin, 
Hon. James II. Campbell, Judge Daniel Agnew and General Robert 
Patterson, the President. Rev. Dr. Blackwood, Horatio Gates Jones, 
George (i. Pierie, William V. McKean, ami Judges George Shars- 
wood, Henry W. Williams and Flvsses Mercur were also present. 
The same officers were re-elected upon March 17, 1874, and again on 
March 17, 1875. On the latter dale. Governor John F. Hartranft, 
Judge Sharswood and Rev. Dr. I lack wood were among the guests at 
the Annual Dinner. The printed list of toasts blossomed out as 
usual with sundry poetical ([notations, and "alter the usual pleasant 
time the meeting adjourned at an early hour." Xo quarterly meeting 
was held on June 17, 1875, "on account of the extreme heat of the 
weather, the President, General Patterson, having given directions 
to dispense with the call." The Finance Committee of this period, 
James L. Tavlor, Robert II. Beattie and William Brice, were noted 
for their full and accurate reports, which the Secretary recorded in 
full upon the minutes. The reports of the Treasurer, Philip Powell, 
were also excellent. On December 17, 1875, the following resolution 
was adopted : 



AV.T< )/:<</. that Samuel Hood and Joseph Jones, the surviviner members of the Com- 



initu-f appointed Jun 



, who prepared an account of tlu- Societ 



Son-; of St. 1'atrick, ' rvquesti'd t< > pri-pan- and [ni!>li>h, for the use of the Soeielv, ..it: 



ol the same ^s ork. 




David Boyd, Jr., Robert II. Beattie and Samuel Riddle were 
appointed to make arrangements for the Anniversary Dinner, and 
Samuel L. Taylor, Hugh Cassidyand Charles Rogers were appointed 
a committee oil toasts. At the meeting on March 17, 1876. "Frank 
McManus and Dennis I). Kelly were appointed a committee at the 
meeting prior to the dinner, to inquire into the expediency of making 
arrangement^ to] the reception of emigrants arriving from Ireland in 
the American Steamship Fine, or other ships arriving at this port." 
, Ins -eems to he tile first indicatii u of ., belief on the part of ihc 
members that some more direct method of relieving emigrants upon 
landing than that afforded by the Charity Committee was needed. 
Rev. Dr. Blackwood, Colonel John W. Fornev, Chief-Justice Daniel 
Agnew, Hon. Joseph R. Hawlev, Judge George Sharswood and 
ex-Governor Andrew G. Curtiu, were among the guests. 

In response to toasts, William Massey, President of the St. 



;;n-; iin;!-.k.\;A.\ SOCIETY. i;29 

George's Society, spoke of the harmony existing between the 
Hibernian and Sister Societies in high terms ; as also did Horatio 
Gates Jones, representing the St. David's Society, on the same 
<ubject. General Hawley s])oke in high terms of what Phila- 
delphia had done towards the Centennial Exhibition, and Col- 
onel John YV. Forney mentioned in his remarks about the great 
encouragement lie had received abroad from Irishmen towards making 
the World's Fair a great success. Chief-Justice Agncw, Jnd^e 
Sharswood and others also contributed largely to the enjoyment of 
the company. 

A special meeting was held on September 5, 1876, in response to 
the following call, under Article VI. of the By-Laws, by direction of 
General Patterson, at Xo. 136 Chestnut street : 

RcIil.KT PATTKRSON, KSO., 

I'rc.<iii('n( cf the Hibernian Society, 

DEAR SIR: Please call a meeting of the Society at as early a day as possible, at 
such time and place as you thiuk desirable. 

R. II. BK.ATTIE, 
PH. POWHI.IV, 
JAMI:S HAY, 
WIU.IAM BRICK, 
P. DKVI,\K. 

On motion of Mr. Powell, it was resolved that the President, 
General Patterson, be instructed to invite the Dublin University boat 
crew, and the Irish rifle team, now in this city, and such others as he 
may think proper, to a dinner. Messrs. Ik-attic, P>rice and Powell 
were appointed a committee to carry this resolution into effect. 

The Committee decided upon September <), iS~o, at the Continen- 
tal Hotel, tor the dinner, and the Secretary's minutes contain the 
io, lowing account : 

Complimentary dinner given by the Hibernian Soeie:\ to tin Ihiblin I'nivrrsitv 
Iio.it Club, .ind Irish Rifle Team, at the Continental Hotel, lield on Saturd.iv, Septem- 
ber <,. I S -/'.. 

Members. 



<"..' N I. Ui.m-KT r\TT!-:RSON, 
ANDRKW C. CK \n .. 
I'm 1.1 p Powia.r.. 

RoiiI'RT II. ]',!.ATTIK, 
Wli.I.IAM IlUK !:, 

II i ('.ii CK \ i< ,, JR., 
.1 \M'.S II .,-. 

I' \TRICK I 'i VIXK, 

III NKV S. II \\-MS. 
Til I'M \-, R. P \TT<)N , 



MORTON McMirn u:i., 
II. \\*. CATIM K\\(Mn, 
TA M i.-; S. MARTI \, 

ji in N r.'is i>, 

IMH N C. i I R.-T, 

1 ; R \ N. 1-^ Mi' M \ NTS, 

M \RK Di'MNl , 

N \TH \ N |'K( 'i >K K, 

M U I! \ ; ;. I .. >> ', \ LAN", 

K SH; i. TUN M \ KI-.N/.II- 



Till-'. IIir.KRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Im-itcd Giu$t.<. 

( '.OVKKNOK Cl'RTI N, 
Al'lU'S ITS MI >K KIS, 

Australian Cotmni-Mi HUT. ' 
I HKTOK I > \ KM i 1:1. r, 

Swedish Cmini->-.!( mer, 
MK. J.\MI-:S M. l'KR<;rs< IN. 

Schuylkiil Navy, 
JOHN IIiv.r.AKn, 



Dublin 
I'liiver- 

sitv 
Boat" 

Club. 



C. I'.. H AKKINV, TON, 
N. M. HAKRINC.TON, 

(',. HlCKSoN, 

CROK1.K HA KKINl.TON, 

(',. M. FKKi'.rSON. 

\Vn.i, i \M HA ii. y, Ireland, 
WII.I.IAM .MASSI-;V, 

I'res't St. C.eor^e's Society, 
M A YOU STOKI.KY, 
RKV. DR. HI.ACKAVOOD. 



(),'/'it - r Gentlemen 1'ie.^ent. 
Wil.UAM M. HAIV.H. JOHN T. IlAir.KV, 





r,o\L'nior Curtiii ami Mavor StnkK-v i-.u-h inaik-a short address, as also the Rev. Dr. 
Hlark\v<>i>d. Tliank-. wen- n-iuriR-d tVoin the I'niversity Hoat Club, and the Swedish 
and Australian Conuiiissioiu-rs. liu: h e\]u\---sed thanks for the pleasmt manner in 
uliu'h thev had been entertained, and the kind rereption they had received. During 
the evening |D!HI Ilii^^.inl .ind several other gentlemen t-nlivc-ned the company with 
son.vfs, v\:c. The evenin^'M enlertaimneiit continued from o ; 4 1-. M. until II 1 . V. M., 
at which time the ci>mpa;iv di>pet>ed. 

A special iiK-etin^ \vas licld on March 6, 1877, and a resolution was 
adopted providing !or the appointment of a committee " to devise a 
plan and make a selection of some building or lot that may be suit- 
able" lor a permanent hall for the Society. Unfortunately, nothing 
lias yet resulted from this attempt to procure a Society Hall, although 
other attempt.^ have since been made. At the meeting on March 17, 
iS77, Charles A. McManus was elected Secretary in place of William 
Morgan, who had declined a reiioininatioii, and, on motion of David 
Bo Yd, Jr. , it was 




< ::lv I wen tv- five members wore present at the annual dinner on 
Ma:ch 17, 1^77. and in all thirty-eight persons, but the dinner, 
\\hich was at the (iirard House, says the Sccretarv, " was highh r en- 
joyed by all present." In the absence of ( k-n. Patterson, the Vice- 
Pre>ident, Andrew C. Crai^, presided. 

About this ])eriod the attendance at the meetings was very small. 
A 4 the quarterly meeting on September 17, 1^77, held at "Au^us- 
tiiic's,' ii'->5 Walnut street, only thirteen members were presenl,\'iz, : 



Tin-; iiini-RMAN SOCIHTY. 'J3i 

Gen. Robert Patterson, Andrew C. Craig, Philip Powell, Samuel L. 
Taylor, P. Devine, Thomas Owens, Kdward Lafierly, William Mo:- 
gan, Charles A. McManus, William Deve'.my, James S. Ma: '.in, 
James M. Ferguson and Daniel Dougherty. A communication was 
received from Samuel Hood, Esq., stating thai he hoped to complete 
the revised edition of the " History of the Friendly Suns of St. Pat- 
rick." Unfortunately, Mr. Hood's declining health and subsequent 
death prevented him from carrying his intention into effect. Two 
new members were elected at the meeting and one wa> proposed. At the 
meeting on December 17, iS", iourleen members were present. The 
total amount disbursed lor charity during the year was reported to be 
<*<>'). 20, and the Permanent Fund was reported to be 539, 159.71. David 
1'Soyd, Jr., Robert H. P>eattie and Samuel Riddle were appointed a 
committee on the ensuing anniversary dinner. The following 
memorial was read by the Secretary, C. A. McManus : 

I'm i. A., /)t':Yif>c'>- 5. iS7~. 
C, I-:N. ROUT. PATTKKSON : 

Sir Your conduct through the years allotted to man has been such as to estah- 
li>li in the minds of those who have witnessed it, a perfect reliance on your probity 
and honor. We are unwilling, revered sir, that you should pa>> from amongst u>, our 
PreMdent, without an expression of our esteem and regard as member.^ of the Hiber- 
nian Society. We wish to have your countenance represented upon canvas, and ask 
you to sit for your portrait, a memento of our lung and pleasant intercourse. 

Respectfully Yours, 

ANI>KI-;\V C. CKAK;, KP. I.AITKKTY, 

DAVID I5o vn, IK., W. A. MM.I.AK, 

JAMI-.S S. MARTIN, C. A. Me M ANTS, 

1'ini.ii' POWKI.I., RdHT. I, \rc.m.iN, 

SAM'I. I,. TAVI.OK. ROIST. H. I5i-:ATTiK, 

jAMI-:SllAV, WM. MllRi'.AN. 




Then- is no record of attend, nice at the annual dinner upon March 
17, iS7<S. Twelve members were present at the meeting preceding 
the dinner. The officers elected were mostly the same as the preced- 
ing ^ ear. The list is as follows : President. Gen. Robert Patterson ; 
Vii ^--President, A. C. Craig; Treasurer, Philip Powell ; Secretary, 
Charles A. McManus; Counsellors, Samuel Hood and Samuel I.. 
T.nlor ; Physicians, Robert A. Given and Thomas S. Harper; Fi 
' ' Committee, James I,. Taylor, Rober! Peattie and W:l li.un 
IJruv ; Charily Committee, Samuel Macky, ]'. Dcvire, P. Powell, F. 
Lafferty, II. C\i>s:dy, Thomas < )wens, John Poyd, Hugh Craig, Wil- 
liam Morgan, I )avid P.ovd, Jr., James Roonev and F. McManus. 



_':'--J Till-: HIHI-RMAX SOC1KTY. 

Tilt- attendance at the meetings continued to be small about this 
period of the Society's existence. On September 17, 1878, there 
\vere seventeen members present, and on December 17, 1878, sixteen. 
The reports of the Treasurer and of the Finance and Charity Com- 
mittees and communications concerning the Westmoreland tract of 
land, which still \vas an elephant on the Society's hands, take up the 
greater part of the minutes. During the year the entrance lee ol 
only one ne\v member was received. The members who attended the 
meetings, however, were faithful to their duties and continued to 
meet regularly and keep alive the memory of St. Patrick. James S. 
Martin \va- elected Secretary at the meeting- on March 17, 1879, and 
the Society lost the services of Samuel Hood as one of its Counsellors, 
Daniel Dougherty being elected in his place. Mr. Hood had served 
the Society long and faithfully, until death removed him from its roll 
of living members. He died regretted by all who knew him to the 
last one of the most useful members who had ever belonged to the or- 
gani/.ation. Dr. John F. Donnelly was chosen one of the Physicians 
to succeed Dr. Thomas S. Harper. There were but ten members pres- 
ent at the business meeting on this day. There seems to have been 
no meeting on June 17, 1879, and on September 17, 1879, seventeen 
members were on hand. On the latter date the following minute in 
reference to the death of Samuel Hood was presented by Samuel L,. 
Taylor, and promptly passed : 

A'fSflfrctf, T'li- iiu-niliLTS of tin- ] lil.erniau Societ.y desire to place upon their records 
the expre^iou of their esteem and hiidi respect for the character of Mr. Hood. Hi* 
years h id nil lined man'- allotted span, and he leaves to his associates the contempla- 
tion nf a uell -I'el'.t life. 

AV.M :i\i, Th.it the-e re-olutions lie spread upon the minutes of the Society, and that 
a copv of the -ame he r-eul to the f.nni] v < ,f Mr. I food. 

Seventeen members were present at the quarterly meeting on 
December 17, 1871). The Charity Committee reported having ex- 
pended but $.]<)<>. 7,S lor relief during the year. The permanent fund 
amounted to $42,325.63. On February 20, 1880, a special meeting- 
was -ailed to consider the matter of the famine which was then de- 
vastating Ireland. Vice-President .\ndre\\- C. Craig occupied the 
chair. 'Mr. I>rice, in a lew briet and leeling words, presented the 
if'iiowing preamble and resolutions : 

U'ht'i'i'a . yauiil famine \vi! h 'ill it- appalling privations and horrors sta'k^ thro' Ire- 

l.-iTid. pi : '.'. the South ami \V< t, .- :::: n 1 'o u^ hy manv hall' iw< d nssocia- 

tion . is well is kindred and Mood. Therefore, he it / ' '. that the sum of one 

M.I, he, and i . !n-n 1 nprr.pi I of tl - fund ol the Ili- 

hernian Soc;<.-ty in aid of the famine-stricken poor of Ireland. 




P. S. DOOXKR. 



Yin-; iiii;i-;KM.\N SOCIKIV. _.,.; 

After a lull discussion of the matter, in \\hich >evera! of the members participated, 
Mr. l ; it/.patrick moved to amend by making the amount one thousand pound> sterling 
. _/, i ,(.x*iy. Mr. I'riec offered to amend the amendment bv directing the President 
and otlicers of the Society to pay one half _/. 51 < > immediately, and the other half, sav 
live hundri.il pounds :.{.&*> , on the iirst day of M.i\ . proximo. Thoe amcndinert> 
carried, and the question with amendments were, on motion, unanimously adopted. 
Several addresses were made by the members present, and the best feeling prevailed. 
Manv touching remarks were made respecting the dear old fatherland. 

After a full discussion, "during which many touching remarks 
were made," on motion of .Mr. Fit/.patrick, it was unanimously car- 
ried to .send one thousand pounds sterling (5,000) to Ireland for the 
rebel ot the lamme-strickcn peo])le. 

On March 17, 1880, there were twelve members present at the busi- 
ness meeting. The same officers were re-elected. The meeting is 
particularly noticeable for the election to membership of Peter S. 
Uooner, through whose exertions so many new members were soon to 
be added to the rolls, and new life infused into the organization. 
The Secretary, James S. Martin, was also particularly active about 
this time in proposing new members. After the meeting on March 17, 
1880, the annual dinner was held at the "League Mouse," where 
thirtv members and fiiteen invited guests participated on the occasion. 
Judge John Trunkey, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Mayor 
William S. Stokley and ex-Governor Andrew G. Curtin were among 
tin- guests. The Secretary records that "after a delightful evening, 
enlivened with song and story feast of reason and flow of soul the 
meeting adjourned finally at 11.40 p. M. in peace and harmony." 

('Mi June 17, iSSo, evidence of increased interest in the Society's 
proceedings was shown by the attendance oi twenty-live members, 
and the following important action was taken, upon motion o: W:'.- 
li.iin Ilrice : 

\VHKKKAS, it beiui: one of the chief objects of the Hibernian Society to assi-t and 

.I'lv-r emigrants arriving here from our native land, and this bein^ a season when 

their numbers, and the i list re;- s of mativ of them, require our most active aid and s\ m- 

pa'liies; r,e it therefore A', >,':; ,/, That a special committee of three !( ilirected to 

< '-'" -om: '-'.i nt Til an. to lie t. resell 1 on the arrival of each emigrant -!iip or -te.:Tn 

' ' ' ' n n del" such r'ebef, under 1 lie --li|n i' vision of said coinm:; ;< e. a-- lie may !i; >i 

-irv. ind that a full ri'conl of all his trausai-tion- be ki-pt. vi/.: the names <>1 a;l 

1" " ' 'in n-'ief or advice lias been extended, where from, where i^oim.;. ','r.e a'Tioiin: of 

1 '<' "'" ' irv .iid '! \ en ; tlu- same to be repoi'ted at each quarter! \ meet: liL! "I tl;e Society. 

is the Soc:etv deem it iu-i'es,ar\ lo eniplov him 

'riir api oiTited MCSM^. J'.rice, I'it /ji.if ick air! < '.i'.Mvau. 

"\!: M' \lee- also presented the following rf-o'.n'.iou. wh.ich wa unani:i:ously 



j:vl THlv HIHKRNIAN SOCIHTV. 

quested ; > ' ill .1 special meeting of the Societv for the purpose of taking action upon 
the same, when notified by the Committee that they are ready to report. 

This \vas the begi lining of the present method of extending relief 
to emigrants arriving at this port, and which has been carried on so 
successfully ever since. The Committee organized shortly after their 
appointment and selected Philip Harry as the special agent of the 
Societv at the wharf where the foreign steamers landed their passengers, 
.uid hi> initial work was of such a highly satisfactory character that at 
the following meeting on September 17, iSSo, he was elected an hon- 
orary member of the Societv. His work at the wharf afterwards led 
to the abolition of the Charity Committee. ( )n March 17, iSSr, the 
same officers were re-elected, including the venerable President, 
(General Robert Patterson, who had been President since March 17, 
1850. It was his last election, for the Society was hastily called 
together on Angus: m, iSSi, to take action upon his death, which 
occurred on August 7th of that year. 

At this meeting Messrs. Rogers, Taylor and Martin were appointed 
a committee to prepare a minute expressive of our great loss. They 
reported the fol lowing preamble and resolution, which, after eloquent 
addresses on the virtues and eminent services in the field, forum and 
business walks ot lite ol the deceased, by Messrs. James L. Taylor, 
(riltinan, Hrice, McMenamin, Riddle and Rogers, were unanimously 
adopted, vl/. : 

\Vm-KK\-v our stately Pre-Ment, < '.eneral Robt-rt Patterson, sleeps lie rests in 
|<eare. Hi^ rare, useful, r< .rniiiaiuliiii; lifi- is enileil ; \ve shall never meet him a.^ain this 
MiK- ot eternity. His noble >ense of ri^ht ; his exalted comprehension of honor ; hi 1 - 
ju>t. exact, i-ourai,'e<'u> intellect, equally lar-r and gracious, toned and influenced all 
\sith uhom he came in < on!ai-t. and j^ave diijiiily, di-tiiu-tion and elegance to our or- 
t; ini/atiun as our pre : ;:M.' . ':. er '.<>. a .;uirter of a centnrv. \Ve meet today to 
declare onr ^adne->, ami t.i ji'.ace upon record onr reverence for the illustrious dead : 
therefore, AVu'/rv,/, Th it we deeply ^ym].athi/e \vith the family of our deceased 
President in their- -,ad bereavemeiil and will attend his funeral ; and send a copy of the 
air >\" ilul '. -.:" --"d lo iiis eliildl : 



Till- SOCIETY FROM Till- DKATH OP GENERAL I'ATTKKSON 
TO III!-; I'KKSKNT TIME, MARCH i r , 1892. 

Tin-; Vice- President, Andrew C. Craig, occupied the chair at the 
meeting on September 17, iSSi. Mr. William Price offered an 
amendment to the Py-Laws looking to the creation of an Fxecutive 
Committee, who should have charge of all matters of extending 
relief to emigrants. At the meeting on December 17, iS.Si, the 
question of nominations lor officers lor the ensuing vear excited the 
liveliest interest. Many of the members were of the opinion that a 
new departure should be made, while others were in favor of a con- 
tinuation of the old policy. That a new spirit of activity was 
beginning to exhibit itself was shown in the proposal of thirty- 
three new members, nine of them by Mr. Dooner. The Treasurer, 
Philip Powell, reported the assets of the Society to be $51,336. h.}. 
Tlie annual meeting, on March 17, iSS2, was largely attended, 
owing to the exciting canvas for officers, and, alter a warm contest, 
William Price was elected President over Andrew C. Crai-, and 
William J. Xead, Yice-Presidcnt. Nicholas J. ( Trillin was fleeted 
Sccretarv and Philip Powell was re-elected Treasurer. The other 
officers elected were as follows : Physicians, Doctors John F. 
Donnellv and William K. Brown; Counsellors, Daniel Dougherty 
and Robert II. Mcfifath ; Finance Committee, James L. Taylor, 
Robert II. Peattie and David (iiltinan; Fxecutive Committee, 
Thomas I). Ferguson, William McAleer and Philip F'it/patrick. The 
Counsellors of the Soeietv were directed to applv to court lor an 
anieiMiuent to the charter, increasing the capita! of the Society, and 
thirty-six new members were proposed by P. S. Dooner, William J. 
Xead, William Price, X. }. (iriflin, William (ionnan, Francis 
McManus, Jr., David (iiltinan, P. F. McFillin, William McAleer and 
Joseph II. I lookev. 

tin June 17, iSSj, the new Ivxecntive Committee, wlrlch replaced 

the old Acting Committee of the Society, reported liaviii;^ ori^ani/ed 

tin- election ot Philip Fit/patrick as Cliairman and l'hom;is D. 

I'erguson as Secretary, and that the agent, Philip Parr 

working under its supervision. The thank- of the S< >cic! 



Mr 



j:;t; TIM: HIHKKNIAN SOCIKTY. 

Powell otlered, and the Society adopted, a resolution deploring the 
decease of Williaui Milk-:, ''an esteemed and venerable member. 1 ' 
Suitable action was also taken on the decease of Andrew C. Craig, 
who had died on June ;, iSSj. Mr. Patrick Devine, Mr. Craig's 
partner, spoke teelinglv <>i Mr. Craig's cliaracter and services. He 
had been a member for more than fortv years, and had successively 
been Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President oi the Society. " In 
the death of Mr. Craig the Hibernian Society has lost an able and 
disinterested officer, who inspired the warmest regard and admiration 
in the hearts of all who knew him." The memorial offered by Mr. 
Devine was ordered to be recorded in full upon the minutes. 

On September i S, iSSj, another loss to the Society was reported in 
the death of David P.ovd, Jr., and Messrs. William Morgan, James L. 
Taylor and William (ionium were appointed to draft appropriate res- 
olution^. At the subsequent meeting, on December iS, 1882, the 
Committee- reported, their report being unanimously adopted. Among 
other tilings, they said of him : " His ability and integrity of char- 
acter won for him the confidence and respect of all with whom lie 
had dea'.iugs ; he was true to his friendships, and his genial manners 
and proverbial good humor attracted tavor and good-will on every 
occasion." The Committee appointed at a previous meeting to col- 
late the records of the Societv was continued, with Louis X. Megar- 
gee as Chairman. At the same meeting the Treasurer reported 
having received entrance- lees Irom eighty-four new members, the 
largest number elected in any one vear for vcrv manv vcars. 

At the annual meeting on March 17, 188^, the same general officers 
were re-elected. Samuel L. Taylor and William (ionium were 
chosen Counsellors, and John P. McCirath took the place of James L. 
Taylor on the Finance Committee, Mr. Taylor having declined 
to serve. The Society was highlv prosperous, the funds were 
increasing, and the new boom in IN atfairs \vas progressing with 
great rapidity. Xew men were taking part in its affairs, and the new 
officers wen- doing their utmost to increase- the membership and 
efficiency ot the Society. The new President, Mr. Price, had taken 
hold ol ..:: lirs with :in amount of energy which had alreadv had an 
excellent effect, and not a voice was raised against his unanimous re 
election. The anniversary dinner was numerously attended and an 
lir of activity pervaded thi meeting-;. 

( >:i June i\ i- Ss .;. Louis X. Megargee having tendered his 

niation as Chairman ot the Committee to collate the Records of 

the Society, on motion of John II. Campbe'.'. the Committee wa- 

a-ed to five-, and was made- a Committee on the Historv of the 




WILLIAM J. XKAD. 



THK IIIHl.RNiAN SnCIHTY. 'JiiT 

Society. The President appointed on the Committee, John H. Camp- 
hell, Chairman ; James M. Ferguson, Rev. James (>. Bolton, I. F. 
Sheppard and X. J. (irillin. On motion of John H. Campbell, the 
President was empowered to appoint a committee of five to make a 
complete revision oi the By-L,i\v> of the Society, ami William I : . 
Harrity, James S. Martin, William ( iorman, .Samuel L. Taylor and 
Thomas I). Ferguson were appointed the Committee. The thanks 
of the vSociety, on motion of William F. Harrity, were \-oted to police 
officer Joseph Adams, for humane conduct towards a poor Iri-h emi- 
grant, and by further vote, a silver watch and chain were ordered to 
he procured, and were subsequently presented to him. Philip Fitz- 
patrick, Chairman of the Committee on Hall, reported that the Com- 
mittee recommended the opening of subscription hooks, preliminary 
to the formation oi a joint-stock companv to erect a hall. The rec- 
ommendation was adopted and a number of subscriptions obtained 
but unfortunately, like preceding hall projects, resulted in nothing. 
Record, was made of the adoption of the important amendment to the 
By-Laws, limiting the term of office of President to two years. The 
President, Mr. Brice, warmly advocated the amendment. At the 
meeting on December 17, iSS^, Mr. Brice's term about expiring, 
William J. Nead was nominated without opposition to succeed him. 
Thirty-six new members were proposed, and the Treasurer reported 
having received entrance fees from fifty-three new members during 
the year. The funds of the Society had increased to 555,912. 15. 

The election on March 17, r.SS.|, tor Vice-president excited 
some little feeling, and resulted, alter a lively ballot, in the election 
of James M. Ferguson. With the election of William J. Xead as 
President, the boom which the vSociety was experiencing continued. 
Mr. Dooner proposed twenty-two new members, Mr. Xead five, and 
others seventeen, making forty-four proposed at this meeting. The 
Kxecutive Committee, composed of Philip Fitzpatrick, William Me- 
Aleer and Thomas I). Ferguson, had been doing great work, and were 
engaged in an endeavor, resulting successfully, in getting the Board 
of Public Charities to distribute- the United States emigrant tax fund 
collected from emigrants in a manner that would LMVC greater rehet to 
emigrants. On motion of Philip Barrv. the Society elected as an 
honorary member. Henry j. Jackson, Secretary of the Coinnr.ssion- 

rs of Immigration of Xew York, for services rendered to the Soci- 

,t , 



at Xew York, etc. At thi-- same meeting, M,i 



j:;- Till: HlKi-.KMAN StKlKTV. 

power to employ clerical help was appointed, viz. : John II. Camp- 
bell, Chairman, James S. Martin, William Gorman, Robert H. IJeattie 
and P. S. Dooner. This \vas the beginning of the work which has 
resulted in the publication of this volume at so ninch labor on the 
part of the Committee and expense on the part ot the Society. On 
motion, it was voted that the Committee prepare at once one thousand 
copies of a list of members irom the organization ol the Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick in 1771 to date. This list was prepared by the 
Committee and published by the Society. William I : . Ilarrity 
offered resolutions eulogistic of the good work performed by Mr. 
Price during his two years' incumbency ol the office ot President. 
Thev were unanimously adopted and ordered to be handsomely en- 
gn>s>ed, and were afterwards presented to Mr. Price. 

Mr. Price retired from office to the universal regret of the mem- 
bers. During his term the membership of the Society had been more 
than doubled, the Kxecntive Committee had been thoroughly organ- 
i/ed, and the work of relieving emigrants carried as near to perfec- 
tion as it was possible, and the whole .Society rejuvenated and started 
on a renewed term o! activitv. The .Society might well pass com- 
plimentary resolutions concerning so faithful an officer. 

At the meeting on June- 17, iSSj, eleven new members were pro- 
posed. On motion of John II. Campbell, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Ilistorv, the thanks oi the Society were voted to James K. 
Ilnod, Ksq., for his kindness in ^ranting to the Societv the use of 
the papers oi his lather, the late Samuel Hood, Ksq., and forthegift 
ot a cop\' ot the Fir<t Constitution and list of members, printed in 
171/1. It was also voted that there lie procured a suitable roll-book, 
in which the- members would affix their names to the Constitution of 
the Society. ( )n motion of William Price, President Xt ad was 
authorized to represent the Society in the recently proposed Poard oi 
President-- o! the Charitable < > ..Miii/ations of Philadelphia. On Sep- 
tember 17, 1^74. William I". Ilarrity, from the Committee on Rcvis- 
:on oi the P>v-Laws, re]>orted a coui]ilete set of Pv-Laws. It was 
ordered to be printed and --:;' to the members prior to the- next mcet- 
:ng. The Counsellors, \Villi;un < 'lorinan and Samuel L. Taylor, re- 
ported the amended Charter of the Societv, and the thanks of the 
lety were \ - oted to tin m lor their service's in obtaining it. 

Ou Decemlier 3, [SS.|, th< Society was called together in sjiecial 
ting t f > take action n :: - ::::;L; the death of its Treasurer, Phili]> 
Powell. William Price, I);i\-id McMeuamin and Re\ - . lames T',. P>ol- 
tou were appointed a Committee to prepare re>olutions. The Com- 
mittee performed its duty and reported a series of resolutions which 



were ordered to be engrossed . 4 ud presented to .Mr. Po\ve'/'< widow .is 
a testimonial of the respect in which the late Treasurer was regarded 
by the members. They were also published in the daily newspapers. 
John G. R. McCorkell was elected Treasurer to fill the vacaiicv, hi> 
bond as Treasurer being fixed at S2<>,r>oo, which was duly entered. 
On December 17, 1884, the deaths oi Thomas Costigan, Daniel Allen. 
Thomas II. Dooner and James McGeogh were announced. At this 
meeting the revised By-Laws were adopted with some slight changes 
in the report of the Committee. The Dinner Committee under the 
revision being now five members, President Xead appointed LOU;- X. 
Megargee, Chairman, Hugh J. Ilamill, James M. FVrgu-o:;, Wi'.liam 
F*. Ilarrity and Charles F. King, as the Committee for the ensuing 
Anniversary Dinner. The new Treasurer reported that since- Decem- 
ber 17, 1883, the entrance ices oi i<>6 new members had been paid. 

At the meeting on March 17, 1885, there was a large attend. nice. 
The officers of the preceding meeting were re-elected. Xo record 
was kept of the attendance at the Anniversary Dinner, but it was a 
large and successful one. The new By-Laws were ordered to be 
printed and distributed among the members. 

On June 17, 1885, the deaths of William V. McGrath and James 
Duross were announced, and appropriate action taken. On Decem- 
ber 17, 1885, the Executive Committee was empowered to issue a 
circular to be distributed in Ireland, giving advice and instruction to 
"intending emigrants." The deaths oi Mark Dcviue, Thomas 
Fisher, J. Wilson Morrison and John F'allon were announced. On 
Decx-mber i 6, 1885, a special meeting was held to take action on the 
death of the Vice President, James M. FVrguson. James L. Taylor 
presided, and a Committee, consisting of William Milligan, James S. 
Martin. Solomon F'oster, Louis X'. Megargee and Henry Phillips 
Coleman, was appointed to prepare resolutions. The resolutions were 
unanimously adopted, and a copy ordered to be engrossed and sent to 
Mr. Ferguson's widow. Mr. Ferguson was a popular officer, greatlv 
esteemed by the members, and his untimely death was a shock to all. 
Appropriate action was also taken upon the death of James ( >' Brieii. 

(Mi December 17, i8.s^, the Hall Committee reported hav.ug given 
careful consideration to the subject and "regret to report it imprac- 
ticable at present," and asked, to be discharged. The Committee was 
discharged, and thus ended another attempt to procure a hall lor the 
Society. James S. Martin was elected Vice- President for the unex- 
pircd term ot Mr. Ferguson. 

At the' meeting on March 17. iSSf\ Mr. Xead was succeeded a^ 
President bv John Field. The 



240 THK HIBKRNIAN S<>CIKTY. 

Vicc-President, Nicholas J. Griffin ; Secretary, Thomas D. Ferguson ; 

Treasurer, Charles Phillips; Counsellors, William Gorman and 
vSamuel L. Taylor; Physicians, Doctors William K. Brown and John 
F. Donnelly ; Finance Committee, I'.. K. Jamison, David Giltinaii 
and John P. McGrath ; Kxecntive Committee, William McAleer, 
Kdward J. Heraty and Philip J. Walsh. The administration of the 
retiring President, William J. Xead, had been a successful one. 
The policv inaugurated by his predecessor, and the active members 
who had co-operated with him, was continued, and the condition oi 
the Society was highly prosperous. At this meeting the following 
resolution offered by John II. Campbell, alter a lively discussion, was 
adopted : 




Mr. Philip J. Walsh was appointed Chairman o! a Committee of 
Five on procuring a permanent hall for the Society, with power to 
select his associates. 

At a special meeting held April 28, iSS6, Philip Barry was elected 
Treasurer in place of Charles Phillips, who had declined to enter 
security. The death of Thomas Iloran was announced. With the 
election of the new President occurred another large number of pro- 
posals lor membership. Seventeen were elected at the meeting on 
June 17, iSS6. The new Secretary, Thomas I). Ferguson, made a 
new departure by recording at length, with great minuteness, the 
names, addresses, occupations, etc., ot ail the new members proposed. 
In lact, irom this time on to the present, the Soe:ety can congratulate 
itself in possessing minutes oi its meetings which can scarcely be 
rivalled. The Committee on History reported that progress of the 
work which had been interrupted bv the illness oi the Chairman was 
now resumed. The Committee further reported the presentation to 
the Society by the First Citv Troop .'through Mr. Joseph Lapsley 
Wilson) oi a copy oi the History ol the Troop, " whose earlv history 
is so intimately associated with that of the Friendly .Sons of St. 
1'atrick." The thank- ol the Society were voted for the gift. The 
, >':i 'it Joseph P. Kennedy was announced. 

An important departure was made upon September 17, iSS6, in tin- 
adoption oi certain amendments to the Bv-I,aws proposed at the pre- 
ceding meeting bv John 1 1. C.mipbell. These amendments simplified 
the Treasurer's duties bv abolishing the different accounts into which 
the funds were divided, and providing for but two accounts (principal 



Tin'. inr.KKNiAx SOCIETY, -jn 

and income) the Permanent and Contingent Funds. The principle 
of minority voting was introduced in the election of the Finance and 
Kxecutive Committees. The Secretary was made a salaried officer, 
and his duties strictly defined and enlarged. In case of non-payment 
of the life-membership fee 01*530 for three months after election, the 
Secretary was required to strike the newly elected member's name 
from the roll. Security was required from the Secretary and Treas- 
urer, and control of the Society's securities and assets strictly regu- 
lated. At this meeting, also, the deaths of Hon. William A. Porter, 
William Arrott, Dr. John Holmes and F*. 11 wood Shannon \vere 
announced. 

The President (Mr. F'ield) also stated that the Governors of the 
thirteen original States were holding a meeting in Philadelphia this 
date, with a view towards making arrangements to celebrate, one 
year hence, the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, 
and that he had extended to them "an invitation to join us at a 
Banquet to be given at Dooner's Hotel, on the adjournment of this 
meeting." The Chair appointed the following named gentlemen as a 
Committee on Reception : Messrs. B. K. Jamison, Richard P. White, 
William Brice, William Milligau, Colonel Thomas J. Grimeson, 
Kdwin S. Stuart, Philip J. Walsh, Dr. W. Joseph Hearn and John 
A. Carr. The Secretary's account of the subsequent dinner is as 
follows : 

" The regular business meeting of the Society being over, and as is 
o-.ir usual custom on such occasions, we gathered around the festive 
board at Dooner's Hotel, Tenth street above Chestnut, about sixtv of 
our members, and thirty-five invited guests. Most all of the visiting 
Governors accepted our invitation, and many ot them brought mem- 
bers of their staff. On this occasion our friend and fellow-member, 
Mr. P. S. Dooner, outdid all previous efforts, and in saying this 
it can only be understood bv those who have sat at Ins table before. 
The bill of fare having been gone through with, the President, AI;. 
F'ield, in a lew well-chosen words, welcomed our guests, and ran over 
a number ot names of prominent men, who, during the;r lives, 
ad'irned the roll of membership of our Societv, and closed bv saving 
t''..it among our first was General George Washington, the Fathe: 
o; onr Country, and among our last, Genera! 1". S. (riant, the Saviour 
o! our Conntrv. Speeches were made bv Governor Stocklev, <>. 
Delaware, Governor Henrv Llovd, of Marvland, Governor H. ! >. 
McDauiel, ot Georgia, and Governor Fit/.hugh Lee, o; Yirgini.t ; a;-o 
by Congressman X. J. Hammond, of Georgia, and 
Benjamin T. Biggs, of Delaware." 
10 



THK HINKRNIAN 



On December 17, iSN>, the funds of the Society were reported to 
be 501,581.79. The Finance and Executive Committees made ad- 
mirable, itemi/ed reports, showing that they liad faithfully attended 
to their duties. The Hxecutive Committee (William McAleer, Iv J. 
Heratv and Philip J. \\"alsli) reported that they had succeeded in in- 
ducing the American Steamship Company to abolish the drinking 
saloon on their wharf, the saloon being "a source ol great temptation 
to the emigrants and their friends who met them on their arrival, and 
was iu>trumeutal in getting them to >pend lively what little mean-' 
they had, that they needed lor actual necessities."' The Committee 
also reported having fixed the amount of the bond to be given by the 
Secretary -it Ss^xi, ami that by the Treasurer at $io,cxx.). Also that 
the Secretary's salary be 5300. All ol their recommendations were 
ad< ipted. 

At the meeting on March 17. iSSy, long opinions from the Soci- 
ety's Counsellors, Samuel L. Tavlor and William Gorman, upon the 
subject of orgaui/.ing a Stock A-ociation to build a hall were re- 
ceived, and a resolution recommended by Mr. Gorman was adopted. 
The action of the President, in having called together the officers of 
the various Benevolent Societies of Philadelphia to devise some 
plan whereby emigrants may be- better cared tor by the Commission- 
ers ol Emigration, was approved. The general officers were re- 
elected, and Messrs. Henry Phillips Coleman and William Gorman 
were chosen Counsellors; and Doctors Michael O'llara and Joseph 
Martin, Physicians. 

Alter the business meeting occurred the Anniversarv Dinner (at 
Dooner's Hotel), one of the most successful in the history ol the 
Soeiety. The event was commemorated by the publication of the 
proceedings, speeches, etc., in pamphlet form, from which we take 
the following : 

Til!'. DINNKR ()] MARCH 17, iSS;. 

/Vv.vcv// ( Iftn'i r\ :- President, John Field ; Vice-President, Xicho- 
!a< J. Griffin ; Secretary, Thomas I). Ferguson ; Treasurer, Philip 



I>iiiii,r C 'onniiiHt , : \\'il'iam P>rice, Chairman; PhilipJ. Wals- 
William McAleer. \\"illiam W. Ilanna, Hugh J. Hamill. 



Tin; inr,i;KNi.\.\ S 



Fr< sh RadisV.es. Fre-h 'I'omatoes. (jueen Olives. 

Small Pate a la I'arnell. 

FISH. 
B<>iled Kennebec Salmon. Irish Style. 

RKI.KVK. 

I-'ilet of Beef a. la Financiere. 

French String Beans. ('Litr't. 

Sprint,' Lamb Braise au I'rintanii-re. Mint Sauce. 

S\veclb:eads I.arde en Ca-se. with I :i:ich I'ei- 
Suiffed l-'resh Tomatoes. Parisian Stvle. 
I ; resh As])ara^ r us. Potato Crotjtiettes. 

lUamond Hack Terrapin, a. la I)ooner. 

ROAST. 
Fn^lish Sni]>e on Toast. 

Watercress. Morizt't St'i . 

I'res-ed I.ettuce. /'t'rrii'f foiit't. 

Pressed Celer\ - . !''iuii'i'V . s . 

Ihicdc M ->:! '><!! . 
I >I-:SSI-;KT. 
Roquefort and Brie Cheese. Fruit--. 

JJurgHftJy. 
Strawberries and Ice Cream. 

Charlotte Rus-^e. 
l-'reiii'h C'offee. Cigars. 




' ' l-.xile of I-'.nn. 
I. Thi- Immortal Mi-mory of St. Patrick 

"The Harji Tliat ( )iu-e Throu-li Tara's Halls." 
.. irel-md -"(',od Save Irel:iud." 

. I'l.ited Stati.-- "Tile Star Sjiau^le'l HaniK-r." 
.1.. 'I'lie Immortal Memory of \Va>hi n^ton -"Hail Columbia." 
". The Judiciary "I Dn-ami I 1 >\\elt in MarMi- Halls.'' 
'. I'ennsylvania ' i l)o\\;i in the Coal Mims." 
;. I'liiiaiK-ljihia " I'lo\\ C.eiitly Sweet Sehuylkill." 
-. Civil .-ind Religion- I.iln-rt\' Christina- i [\-rnn. 
<v. The I'M "There'>a Ne\\ CO.TII in Town." 

. < >ur Siller Societies "A Mau'> a M.::i for a' thai.' 1 
i . Woman. 

At the c'lost- of the dinner, Mr. Krustns I'v-iiiu^d, ( k-ov^r ( i. I'lf/ 
.ir.d \Yillimn lU-nry Li-x, incnibfrs of tlu- Ciox't-r Club, wt-ix- . 
uouncvd 1\- tiu- I'rc-sidc-u'. , Mr. John Field. A- these oi-nllm:-. 
deposited a liarp coinpost.-fl of flowers, Mr. I>ruinerd addre.s- 
.'.-nihers of tin- IIihernia;i S"i-iet\- ,1- follows : 



jl-1 Till' HIHKRNIAN SOCir.TY. 

Mr. rrctidoit and Cc-nHoncn <>/' Mr Hibernian .S'v.'V/i . Within a few squares 
another club is celebrating St. Patrick's I lay in their way. Their einhlein is the twin 
sister of tlie shamrock the clover. As a representative of that Chili, with Mr. 
I'i-.-vie and Mr. Lex, also members of the L lul>, 1 have been delegated by the President 
to come here to-ni^ht and present their kind regards and also this token of their 
respect and esteem for the Hibernian Society, and tosavthat on motion of Mr. Ivras!n> 
r.tainerd, seconded by Mr. S. ('.. Hetheriniiton, the Clover Club at its meeting to-d i\ 
voted with tumultuous cheers that the following sentiment be sent to the Hibernian 
Society : 

The clover and the shamrock, twin t\ pes of the triple emblem of liberty, loved alike 
hv Irish and Americans. I.et them ever be nniud in the ^entimeut best expressed :n 
tiie words of a poem which every true Irishman kno\\s : 

And will Ireland then be free? 

Says the Shan Van Voidi. 
Will Ireland then be free ? 

Sa\--~ the Shan Van Yoj^h. 
Yes ' Ireland .<hdl! be fiee. 
From the centre to the sea ; 
Then hurrah tor liberty ! 

Says the Shan Van Vo<^h. 

Mr. William Hrice said : 




President Field then said : 



Mr. Robert M. Me Wade said : 

We extend to the gentlemen of the Clover Club our sincere thanks for their ^p! 
expression of their kind regards and esteem tor this Society. This is the first tini'- i 
the experience ot any member of this or^ani/.ation that a j^reat social clnb like the 
Closer Clnb has joined with us i;; an v patriotic sentiment like this \\ Inch has jn.st been 
conveyed to n-, b\- our particular friend, Mr. F>rainerd, and whii-h he --tale-- was nnani- 
motisly concurred in by all the iTietnbn> of the Clover Club. In response, on the part 
of the Society, I have only to propose;! 'i-.in^ < './,/, Mil!,- l-\iitt>hi. 

Mr. M. I'. IIand\, President of the Clover Club, was introduced 
hv President F:rld. \V!K. <:\:<\ ilia! Mr. Hand\ - \va< not onlv President 
of tiie Cl<\er Clnb, lint he wa-> also a household nieinbt-r of the 

1 1 1 bennan S> (;-> . 
Mr. I landv said : 

I am very :nnc!i obliged to von ill, and th M ' > th w irm r -ccptioii .v'nii'h 
>u have Driven me. [ have no doubt that if St Patricl h,.d had the 01 deritii; of this 
m ittet he \voiiid 'nave arranged tli it the Clover Clnb in : th I libi-rni i:: Societv -.lionld 
nut meet on the same evenins/. Thi- member-, ot' the Clove! I '^ > :' 



Till-'. HIBFRNIAN S< >CI KTY. lM"> 

like in -how their <M>od feeling in tlu- members of tin- Hibernian Society, ami to 
illustrate thai jMiod feeling llu-y sent a committee down lu-ri- with the emblem repre- 
senting at once the clover and the -di.unro, -k emblematic of -ood teiiow-hip. The 
several speeches which vou will lu-ar to-nv^ht a IT all familiar to me. tla \ have all 
""nil tried on usbefo:e. As I look around this table I see mv distinguished fiii-iiii, 
t x-(,o\( ni'T Curtin. Ik- \\ a-- noi at tin- Clover Chi!' but I think he wi'd edif\ you 1 ;. 
V'. inii yu a speech that hi- delivered to tin- Clo\ er Clul > a \ car au;o ; one of his favori'c 
-peeches which, inv friends, you all enjoy hearing. I will not cmbarras- von or tht :n 
dv repeating \\hat thev will say. 

Tlu- first toast, " The Immortal Memory of St. Patrick," was drunk 
in silence and standing. 

Kx-( iovernor Curtin responded to the second toast, "Ireland." 
He said : 

I will not detain you IOIIL:, and I will be obliged to yon if vou will kee;> quiet uhiU- 
I <].eak. I know the warmth of the blood that vou have in your veins and I know the 
"!>oi-4eronsness of the Iri>h jieople which yon inherit ; but for a time, at least, vou nni'-t 
H- ;i little (jiiiet. I know it, because I feel it in all the pulsations in inv vein?-. To 
-peak tor Ireland is a j^rand tiling, liecause it is a yrand subject. The Celtic- blood ,*. 
;n Knirl.-'nd, \\'ales, and up to Scotland ; it is not confined to Ireland alone. Now. i:iv 
friends, there are certain events in the historv of the world to be noted. For three 
hundred and fifty vear< men in luirope have jianted for libertv and individuality. At 
la--t this threat continent was opened to them and they came hen- to enjov civil and re- 
ligious liliertx.'. \Vith them came the Irish ; and when ojipressed tlu-v demanded it in 
the presence of the Christian world. \Vlu-n the first ^nn was tired at Hunker Hill, and 
when the bell down there in Independence Hall ruiiLj out its tongue, it meant liberty 
t(. hnmamtv. Tliat was the- be^innini; of the downfall of despotism in the world. 
\\V i;a\\- undermined b\ our liberty every government in i-'.nrope. \\"e lia\'e ^i\eii to 
France ;i i\e]ii;blic; to Spain a liberal government; and but one .yreat man restrains 
(itrmany to-da\- from falling into the ranks of Rejiublican institutions. \\Y have 
Tii.i'K Sueileii almost a Republic, and iH-nmark ([iiite. And if the C/ar had but the 
sense of !n^ fatlu-r lie would .yivc hisjieople a place- where their wrongs could be pre- 
^ented and their remedies asked for; but lie does not, and he cries fir his life. NOW, 
nr. friends, events follow one another, and come at last it will Ireland will ha\i Us 
<:<.:: Parliament. \Ve have u;ivcn strength, to sustain liberal L;O\ -ernment. No sweeter 
music ever came from the harp of Is iiah than w as uttered by Moore ; no finer poet! \ 
u,i- ever written ilian tiiat of Parnell ; no ^n .iter lo^'ic th.iu tl'.at of I'.urke : Filmland 
ha- never h :d any trouble in en^a^in.^ the Irisli to li^h.t in her ranks; an Irishman is 
alwa\'^ on one side o| .1 tiyllt. The cause of Ireland which is no\\ defended '<\ Par 
Hell commencc'l in 1 7</\ \\'hen l-'.nu'iand took Rob--:t 1'lmmet to an ::':>:!:::' 'U 
death, his Mood went into the soil of Ireland, and from that timi do\\:i t. < t ':::- :he\ 
h.\e been agitated b\- ill-' desire for Hlu-rtv that is inip!.ii:'.ed in tlie human bn ,-t. 
Robert I-'.mniet \sas one of" tlic most accom])lished men of hi- da\ ; hew.i-. tlu :.'..< -t 

e'.< iqnenci was ]inre ; In- was descended from the purest Ir-h bio."!, and in i~ii 
I Mi- land put him to ;ni i^nominioiis death. He jin i::ounc. .1 one of '. li^ !:::e-i -, -eec', .< - 

have been betra\ed; but t'lom tlie Lirave of Robe!-; I-.i:;me' come- nji the sentimi ;i1 
ot librrt', ; l'"t- Roherl FmiiK t. tl:e mo-1 , coni] .'.--In d -< ::'.'.< :;:, : : !ii- time, die ! foi 
the libelty of hi- people. If Ireland wa- no! -o far iwavfrom u-. w .1-. not thr-- 
thousand miles awav from u-, if wt could brin:' Ire!..:: i i-> '' !.'- >' '.:::' r\- it 



J4H TIIK HIRKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

would net be Ionj4 before it would ho a settlement of this country. Of the once nine 
iiiillii ins i >t" people there are now only four and a half millions. Anil win-re are thcv ? 
Their hlooii is scattered all over the world. In Washington we have fortv-two niem- 
liers in the House -one-half, two-thirds of that hou>c, have Iri-.h blood in their veins ; 
and then.- can no better blood ;^o into a man. I don't like to ma^nifv m\ countrv. I 
don't think I oiiijht to, because von all know your cotintrv as well as I do ; hut you 
will understand that from everv heart on this continent ami in America there should 
im out constantly sympathv for down-trodden and oppressed Ireland. 

The third toast, vl The Immortal Memory of George Washington," 
was drunk in silence and standing. 

Kx-Seiiator William A. \Vallaee, \vho\vas introduced by President 
Field as "the distinguished citi/en of our State," responded to the 
toast, "The United States." Mr. Wallace, among other things, 
said : 

When von talk of Mich names as von have upon vour manual here, and remember 
that this ors^ani/ation is ni'Tc than a centurv old, von will ai;ree with me when I sav 
th it the Irish people should be remembered, respected, for they are a part of these free 
I'r.ited State-., essential, vital, ami to be- perpetuated. These men that I see around me 
and who are the true docendant-- of I ;-.hmcii, make our laws; they are the men who 
are found in the national councils; thcv have inven Senators and Representatives in 
Congress; these men, descendants of Irishmen, made the countrv, they made the 
States; these are the men uho believe in Home Rule- but they want no Anarchism, 
no Socialism, no dvnamite ; thcv are willing to receive all but thev want no Nihilism, 
but they want the laws of the government co'ilrolling, directing all, the law in the 
",overnment of the indi\idual and by the imlividual. 

President Field said, that the next toast of the evening would be 
11 The Judiciary," and I am pleased, said he, to see that \ve are 
favored with the presence oi the Chief-Justice of our State, Chief- 
Justice I"ivsse> Mei'cur, \\'ho will resjiond to this toast. 

Chiet-J ustice Mercnr res])onded in an excellent speech upon the 
function of the Judiciary in the (lovernment of the United States. 

President Field, :n announcing the next toast, " Pennsylvania," 
said : 

\\"c have had Ku-.Ma. ( Venn any. !' ranee. Spain, and I-jiuland and Ireland ; we- i^ot a 
look at the I "nited States, and now we . ome Inwn to the -^rand old St ite, the Kevstone 
Stati of I'enn-ylvania. wh:< h shall lie otn m-\1 toast. And I am sure that if we were 
to -i countr' tn find man whi milil >afel\ rejire-^ent I'eniisvK-ania 

and all her intere>ts, we cotdd no! find in v one -n \ i-pable or so well ijualitied todo this 
a- or.r old townsman, Col. A. K. McClure. 




K< H'.KKT ADAMS. 



Tin-: HIIII-.RNIAN SOCIETY. -ji: 

people, by her laws of freedom, so clear that the world cannot, criticise. >he has dif- 
fused IHT influence all over the civili/.cd t-art.li, and as has been stated by llt-nr\ r.ratt in, 
\\e see it in lil>eraii/ed Kn.nland with tuo millions added to IKT franchise ; wt- st-t- ii in 
the French Rt'puhlic ; we set- it in liberali/ed Spain ; \\ e see it t-vi-n in tht- far-oil 
sno'As of Russia ; ami the time i 1 ' coining, the time is mar for this freedom to lie ac- 
ce'.erated . the time is near at hand and at home, ulu-n we, the people of I'ennsvlvania, 
who have j^iven this magnificent monument of free government, \sill see Ire'.a:;d free. 
free to ciijov lihertv that is created by law, and that l.t\\ maintaine I ; >\ an carne-t peo- 
ple, a people obedient to la\\. Ireland will be free because it is the natura! ri-^ht of 
man that lie should be free. And that is what Pennsylvania has t,uiL;h;. anil h.uin^ 
t.iULiht, no sti-p backward can be taken ; and the time i> i lose at hand u hen in tlu- I'n'il 
rct'.:!'_:eiice of the nooii'lay's sun the lau-lo\iiiL; ])t-opie of I'eniisv 1 vama \\ili >ee 
Ireland free and in the full enjoyment of the liberty of law. 

The next toast of the evening, " The City of Philadelphia/' was 
responded to by ex-State Senator Robert Adams, Jr. 

Mr. Adams commenced by a eulogy on the late Senator Joseph I'. 
Kenned}', a member ol the Society, and ended as iollows : 

NOW, Mr. Chairman, before taking my seat, I have the pleasant duty to perform of 
presenting this emblem of Ireland, which I have borne to this feast tills shamrock . I 
am desired by one of Ireland's daughters to present to our President this emblem of 
Ireland, this shamrock. It was brought byheronlv the day before yesterday from ire- 
land -the vcrv air of Ireland clusters around its leaves, and the soil of iK-rrv is sti'd 
ground amongst its leaves. Mr. President, we have received the Lruetin^s of" our sister 
club that is meeting round our festive board to-ui^ht. That tercet ini^ meant evcrv- 
th.in;^ to me, f>r in that j^rcetini;' the clover of America was i!itertwined wi'.h the sham- 
n>ck of Ireland. And I doubt if there was a man in the assembly hi re to ni^h.t a', this 
table that did not concur in that sentiment, <.'xpres>ed in the intertwining of tho~e 
etnblems. I am proud to address \-ou to-ni^ht t'or Ireland, for t'::e frietii'.ship of the 
ma:: for \vho>e memory I have such respect resulted in my membership to-nii;ht. Anil 
I tlrd th;'.t mv LMMndfilher, whose name I bear, attended the Society in iM.J ; ami it 
is with pec'.iliar pleasure that I carry out the conunission that has been entrusted to 
inc. io present to our most honored President hv hand the emblem of Ire'.ar.d, fresh 
from the air, fresh from the shore of Ireland the shamrock o: I terrv. 



I shall certainU- ]iri/e this esteemed ]>reseiit, and coming as n does, not onl\ iro 
Ireland, 'ait coming from the hands of a lady, I shall, of conrs.-, pri 
hii^liK', and I sliall pri/.e it above all because it \\asborn in the . soil oi 
was born nivsc-lf. 

President Field said that the next teas', " Civil a 
Lib'-rty." wor.ld be responded to b\' C<>1. A. Londeii Sn 

Col. S::o\\-iK-i! inaik- an eioi|iu-nt speech, mat;\ part-o 
applauded bv th.e assemblao-e. 

I:! rcvpondino- to the to.i^t, ''The I':es>," M: C 
Sn;ith, alter a wittv intiodnetion, sa;<l : 



LM^ Tin-: imiKRNiAN SOCIKTV. 

ol ntluT nationalities, Knglishmen, Welshmen, Scotchmen, Germans, and those 
among whom I count mvself the sons of New Knj*land arc.- accustomed to meet 

.innu.iii v en tlu- anniversarv of a patron saint or on SOUK- great historic occasion as you 
do. And those ot" us who have the opportunity of going from one to the other will, I 
am sure, agree with me that nowhere else do we find the patriotic tire and the dec-]) 
moving spirit which \\e find here. Something of this, Mr. President, is due to the 
Imovant quality of Mood which Hows in every Irishman's veins a quality which 
makes tile Irishman, wherever he mav be and under all circumstances, absolutely ir- 
leprcssible. Something, I sav, is due to this buoyant qualitv of the Irish blood. 
Still, some of it is due to the fact that he is moved by a deep sense of the woes and 
the wrongs, of the sadness and sorrows of his native land. Oppression and injustice 
only inflame the spirit of nationality. The heel of the oppressor may crush and tear 
the form or reduce the strength, but nothing crushes the inward resolve of the heart. 
The Americans were never so American as when they revolted against Kngland and 
threw the tea overboard into lloston harbor, and punished the red-coats at Hunker 
Iliii. The heavy yoke of Austria rested grievously upon Hungary, but they raised 
themselves in revolt and fought fearlessly for their home rule, for their freedom and 
their rights. And thev were defeated by treason in their camps and by the combined 
forces of Austria and Russia. Vet, sir, they persevered until they achieved home rule 
- as will Ireland at no distant day. The long historv of oppression and injustice in 
Ireland has not only not extinguished the ilame of Irish patriotism and feeling, but 
li. is served to kindle it, to make it more glowing to-day than ever before. l-'or seven 
centuries Ireland has wrested with and been subjected to mis-rule to Kngland's mis- 
rule : a rule great a::d noble in manv things, as her priceless statesman says, but with 
this one dark, terrible stain upon an otheruise noble history. Onlv a dav or two ago 
there reached our shores the last number of an Knglish periodical, containing an 
article from the pen of that great statesman, to whom not only all Ireland, but all the 
civili/ed world is looking to-day to battle for freedom in Kngland. The article pre- 
sents, in the most striking form that I have ever seen, statements of what is properly 
called Ireland's demands. And I was struck there with the most extraordinary state- 
ment coming from this great statesman of Kngland, of the character of Kngland's rule, 
or rather Kngl mil's mis-rule, of Ireland during those seven centuries. For all those 
centuries, he says, were centuries not onlv of subjection, but of extreme oppression. 
The fifth century was the century of confiscate n ; the sixth was a centnrv of penal 
laws penal laws, which he savs " we 1 cannot defend and which we must condemn and 
wash our hands of the whole procet dini^ " a centurv of penal laws, except from 1778 
to i7'i.S. which he calls the golden age of Ireland. And as I stop fora moment to 
recollect what had distinguished that period, and as you stop here to-night and 
t tor a single moment what d ; -:iuguis!u d that short period of that centurv and 
made it the golden age of Ireland, von will understand why it u is so called. It was 
the period when llcnrv (,rattau, the great leader of the first battle for home rule, 
poured forth his learned and masterly eloquence. When Curran made his powerful 
plea for religions emancipation 

iorious tribute has hi -en p iid he- 
t hat career which : romised to 1 e -o e a o o o , os<- . 

v.l.ich enabled him. wh'-n cut down in the Hov,er of youth, to meet even hi-- igno 

unions death with, marvelous nerve ,u:d lirm confidence, with courage and patriotism 

Vnd I believe thai it oin trait ol" the American Press th it di 

''".:- strug dc whii li is gone on now for vears, this stnr.'L 1 , le for ju-t ice in [reland 

I'n of America has h( en true to the best inspirations of liber' v ; and I nnhc:-i 

ly say to Kngland : nd to the Hm>!:-:i ministers, that if the v would conform to the 

ment of the civili/i d uorld, thev must ibaudon tiieir course of intoler.aion and 

' to ',. .'.< : : c-scd 1 1 el md. 'I ] t lie united pres>- 






NICHOLAS I. C.KIFFIX. 



Till: HIKKKNIAN S<>CIKTY. 



of Philadelphia, and of other great cities of the country , have ('.one it- part in promot- 
ing tliat work which has been going on among her people tor the last few \ears to at- 
tain this end. The press of Philadelphia aided in raising that magnificent fund or" 
j^c ),i H) which went from this side ; and if it need be. it v. ill put it- hand to the plough 
and renew work. It was the remark of Mr. load-tone, that looking at p.i-t event--. 
thcv F.ngland i could not rite a single uitiicss in In-half of the cause \\hich thcv rep- 
resented. The American people began their contributions in \^\~. to prevent the 
rt.irvation of manv of those people, and they i-ontiniied thi-ir contributions to --tup 
evictions, and to pay the landlords ; they continued their contributions to promote that 
\sork of freedom and justice and home rule, for which \\ e -'.ind united, indexible and 
immovable until it shall be finally accomplished. 

( Hher capital addresses were made by Mr. John L. Lawson, repre- 
senting the Albion Society ; Mr. Charles Henry Jones, representing 
tlie Welsh Society ; and by Mr. James M. Beck, who responded to 
the toast of "The Ladies." 

The speeches were interspersed with songs, and at a late hour the 
assembly dispersed. One hundred and six members and fifty quests 
were present at this most successful anniversary. 



A special meeting was held on August 22, 1887, in pursuance of 
the following call : 

Td MR. N. J. r.Kii'i'iN, rict'-i'iYsiilt'tit and Acting President of the 7//V;-; :'<.: 

Society : 

The undersigned respectfully request \'ou to call a special meeting of the Society for 
Tuesday evening, August i6th, to take into consideration the (juestion of inviting the 
1're-ideiit of the I'niteil .States to the next quarterly meeting, and to consider, also, the 
propriety of tendering him a banquet at that time : 



THOMAS J. ( iKiMi'.so.N, 

\Vi i.i.i \ M J. CAM rm-'.i.i., 

J i > 1 1 N A . C A i< R , 

\\"M. CO.MMINS, 

I-'UA N K Sini) M.I., 

J \M !.s I.. TAN i.< >K, 

JOHN V. Hriu.K, 

C ii \ K i.i.s Mi < '. i. \ i)!-:, 

M u HA i.i, MAI .i.i., 

1 : K \ >. CIS MC M A NTS. 



DAVID ( rir.TiNAN, 
\Vn.i. i AM Me A I.KI-.K, 
P. S. DuoNKK, 
C 1 1 A S . 1 ' . K I M '. , 

J( -UN IV Ci '.M I'.I-;K, 
JOHN II. C.\ Mi'i.r.i.i., 

Till IS. I'' Tl !.K N ! Y. 
Pl'.'l'l R CdK K 1C. \ N, 

I-il i\\ \ K I i I I! ! \ N Y, 

CHAS. I. i ; \ i.i. \ ( , i; ; K 



\VlI.I.IAM IVlMCI., 

"And Mr. John II. Campbell moved that the- President IK: anthorixed 
to appoint a committee with full power to make arrangements :oi' the 
proper celebration by the Soeietv, uj>on September 17, oi 'lie anm- 




2'xi TIIF. IIIKKKNIAN S<>CIKTY. 

\\'II.I.IAM KKICJ-:. HON. \\'M. MC.\I,KKR, 

JOHN II. C.VMl'BKI.I., |. (",. R. MCC'OKKKI.I,, 

1'. S. DooNl.R. 1 ; RANK MC.M ANUS, Jk., 

THUS. I). 1'KRC.rsoN, I-'KANK SM>I>AI.I., 

Coi.. Tiios. J. C.KIMKSON, JOHN |. SHIKI.DS, 

CHAS. J. HARKAH.JK., W.M. M. SINC.KRI.Y, 

HIV.H McC.\i-'i-'KKY. KiiwiN S. STTART. 

Ki>ui>. |. HKRATY, riin.ii' f. \\'AI.SH, 

\VII.I.IAM JOHNSTON, NICHOLAS J. ('. KIKKIN. 
HON. CHAS. !'. KINC., 

At tlu- mectiii;.; or, September 17, iSS-, the Secretary read the fol- 
lowing letter from President Cleveland : 

K \ i-x: rr i v i-; M A NS ION , 
WASHINC.TON, September ; v iSS;. 
Tin s. 1 1. Fi.Kf.i si IN, Kso.. 

> , rt'ttii~\ , etc. 
I >i AK SIR : 

i have delayed tvsp. >ndini, r to the iiivitiition of the Hi1x.-niian .Society to aUem! 
tlu-ir iliinu-r to !>f ^iveii on tin- afteniooii of the 1 7th instant, for the reason 
th it I have '':>. learneil ilelinitely \vliat !iiy eii^a^enients wonlil he on tliat day, in con- 
i \\itii the Constitutional Centennial Celehration. I am only able no\v to say 
th it it will i;ive me j^reat jilea^nre to he present for a time, at the dinner. I am not 
prepared to ii\ the exaet hour of my arrival, and lie- to he jiermitted to come, without 
delay or interruption of the proceeding-*, at Mich time as my other positive eni, r a^e- 
:nents will pi-rmit. 

\\"ith manv thank-* to the Societv for the courtesy of their invitation, 

I am Vonrs \'erv Truly, 
Signed (', KOVI-;R Cr.i-:vi-:r.Axi). 

( )n motion, the acee])tanee of President Cleveland be received and 
siii'ead npon the minntes. Agreed to. 

This Committee nirt upon An_o-nst ^5, iSSj, and organized by the 
selection of John II. Campbell as Chairman, Thomas I). Ferguson as 
Secretary and William Price as Treasurer. The letter of Secretary 
Ferguson to the President of the United States \vas approved ; the 
following is the letter : 

I'mi.Ain i.rm v, August iS. iSS7_ 
To TUP: I'RKSIDKNT, <'.i<ovi-u C i.i-:v i ;I.A N i > : 

I i; \ iv Sll-i : The I li hernia n Societv of I'liiladeljihia herehv extend to yon a cordial 
invitation to he present at its ipiarlcrl v dinner, upon the afternoon of September i 7th. 

'. - yon may not he famili : "'; tin- liistm^ of the Society and ma\- wonder why its 

rs so conlldenth cxpi-ct, as the\ do. that ihcv \\'.'i\ have the pleasure of vonr 

ciimjiany r.pon the occasion named, permit me 10 state that since 1771, \\heii the 

original Societ\- of the ]-'riendl v Son-, nf Si ! ' ttrii '. \\ is or;_rani/ed, and i 71/1, \s hen the 

>' " ' ' was men." d into the presi | i :: rni i! So L ii t . it has always heeii its 

'on !;;' il " rti ' reunion^ -~nrh distinynished persons as nr.'jhl he 

' ' oiourniti'j in 1'hiladeltihia, and particnlarlv the Preside:!!' of the I'nited 



Tin-: IIIBI-.RNIAN SOCIKTY. L'~>I 

Stat.-s, of whom UK- Society claims three < '.eneral Washington, (icneral Jackson, ainl 
General Grant as amon^ it 1 - members. 

The testimony of our most distinguished meinher, ('.eiier.il Washington, who upon 
December 22(1, i;Sj, wrote that tin- Society " II.LS always been noted for the firm adher- 
ence of its members to the glorious cause in which we are emjai^ed," will LMVC \ ou 
some iiiea of the character of the Society, every one o! whose members, during the 
Revolutionary war, was actively enlisted either in the military, naval or civil ser- 
vice of the colonies. 

General Ste]>heii Movlan w.is our tirst President ami the- names of Generals Wa\ne. 
Thompson, Irvine, Shee, Cadwalader, Stewart, Hand, K:iox and C'ochrau, Colo;: 
lohn Nixon, Commodore John Barr\ . Thomas l-'it/simons. John Dickinson, Ro; 
.Morris, John Maxwell Neshitt, with many other well-known patriots of the Revolution, 
appear upon our rolls. 

Since the Revolution many distinguished men have Keen members of' our Sorietv. in- 
cluding Presidents of the- I 'ni'.ed States. Cabinet officers. im::istei's to foreign countries, 
I'nited States Senators and Representatives, Judges, members of the bar, cler^vmeii, 
phvsicians and merchants. The list would be too lon^ to enumerate them all, but I 
inii^ht without impropriety mention Generals Jackson aii'l drant, Commoilore Stewart 
i()ld Ironsides i, Thonuus McKean, (ieneral Robert l'aHer>on, Richard I'.ache, (Veiieial 
Acheson. Chief Justice (Vihson, Andrew Bayard, Benjamin Smith Barton, I'eier A. 
Browne, David Paul Brown, John Sergeant, Judi;e BnrnsiiK-. James Campbell, M-'.thew 
Carev, Henry C. Carev, William Duane, Blair McCleiiachan. lohn K. Kane, ('.eor.;e 
Meade and R. Shelton Macken/ie. 

Many distinguished visitors to Philadelphia have been the truest s (if the Society, au<! 
it is our desire to add to the number your Kxcelleiicv. The- Socictv takes a livclv 
interest in the success of the approaching celebration of the an ni versa rv of the adoption 
of the Constitution, and intends to mak^ its quarterly dinner upon September i;th a 
fitting ]iart of the celebration. 

Very res]>ectfully. vour most obedient servant, 

THOMAS I). I-V.KC.rsnN, Secretary. 

The rcj)ly of the President has already been o-iven. 

In the progress ot arrano-cinents, invitations to the dinner were 
sent (Mit to a number of prominent officials and others, \vhoni the 
Societ\' desired to have as its quests at the dinner. Ainon^ th.e 
numerous replies reeei\'ed were the following : 

AKMV Bm.DiNC.. Xi.u YORK, Se]>tember o, i sS ;. 
I-'KAXK SIDDAI.I.. Secretary- Committee on Invitations. 

DKM< SIR: -I have the honor to acknowledire the special invitation extended on 
behalf of Mie above Society to attend a dinner to be invcn on Saturday. September 1 ;:h. 
to celebrate the Centennial Anniversarv of the friniin- of ;hc Constitution of the 



jovrned a year ai^o to meet in Detroit, September i i'h --" ' ' :tl i next. I must b 
a and lor that occasion, the same which wil 1 deprive me of the honor and p'ea-iv 
att -nilm-^ the festivities at Philadeh'hia. With heartv assurances of m\ appreci 
of the compliment, I am with LM'cat respect, Yours, very trulv. 

\\'. T Si ! : K M \ N. ( teller 



_>.vj Tin: nibi'KxiAx SOCIKTY. 

me tin- invitation of tin.- Hibernian Socictv of" Philadelphia for dinner, on Saturday, 
th instant, at three o'clock r. M.. ai St. C.eorgc's Hall. 

Yor.r> trulv, S. C. K. Ki.i.or.r,, 

I.icntcn.mt-Coloiici and Aid-de Camp. 

CAXI-'.NI >\ i \. N. V., September 13, iSS;. 

The Secrctarv of tin- TreaMirv accepts uith pleasure the polite invitation of the 
Hibernian Society of Philadelphia, to be present at a dinner to In g;\ en in St. George's 
ll.i'.l. September i;th, ixS;, at three oYlork p. M. 

< FOVI.KNOK'S ISI.AMi. X. V., September in, 1.SS7. 

1 1 1-: \ iMjr \ K TI:RS DIVISION or Tin-: ATLANTIC. 
MR. I'KANK MiuiAi.i., Secretary C<nnn:tu-i- on Invitation^, 

I); \K SIR: I have the honor to accept the invitation uciivc'l this morning to 
attend the lianqiKl in St. (k-orue'- Hall, 1'hlladel phia, on Saturday. Sf]iU-inl>i-r ijtll. 

Vt-r\ n-sjK-ct fully, j. M. SfHoi-'iivi.D. 

SA\'KK<K 'K. CONN., Sejut'inber io, iS.S7. 

Cliief Justice \\"aite has the pU-a^nrr of iiccejitinu; the invitation of the Hibernian 
Societv of Philadelphia, for dinner on Satnrdav, Sejiteinber i7th, at three o'clock, in 
St. r.coi-c'- Hall. 

X'o. i6u T\VI-:NTV-I-IKST STKI-.I-T. X. \V., XVASIIINC.TON, I). C., Sejitenber i;, 1X87. 
MR I ; R\\K Sii'i'Ai.i., Secretary ConiniiUee on Invitations, 

I)i.AR MR : I have received the kind invitation of the Hibernian Society of Phila- 
delphia, to a dinner, to be given on the ,'7th instant. Will von please express mv 
thanks to the committee, and, inform them that it will alford UK innch pleasure to be 
present. Yer\ respectfully vonrs, 

KH\V\RI> K. Coi.nor.N, Rear Admiral I". S. Xavy. 

I.I-.C.ATION ()!' JAPAN, WASHINGTON, 1). C. 

The Mi:;i-ter of Jajian ]ire-ents hi 1 - comjiliinents to the Hibernian Society of Phila- 
delphia, and accept-- with thank-- it>- kind invitation to a dinner to be given at S'.. 
(ieorgc'-~ Hall on Saturdav. Septeinbet 17th, iSS;, at three o'clock r. M.. to celebrate 
the Centennial Anni\ er>ar\- of the training of the Constitution of the I 'nited State--. 
The rear-on that he ha-- been unable to forward prompt answer is owing to hi-- having 
icell c 'lit of the citv. 

CIUNI:SI. I.I-:<;ATION, W \SHINI;TON, Si-]yti-mber (. 1887. 

His I : .\cener:C\'. the ChiiHse Minister, present-- his coni]ilinu-nt< to the Imtiorable 
memliers of the Hibernian Socictvof I'll iladel] ihia. and ai cejit^ \vith jileasnre the:: 
kind invitation to dinner on Saturd,:\-, Sei'tember i7th, at three o'clock i 1 . M. 

IJ-:C,ACION [)]: F.S1'AN\ I-..N WASIIINC.TON, I '. C.. l-'riday, Se]itember o,, iSS7. 
Mr. Murnaga accept^ \\ith ii!ea-nr<- the invitation that has been so gracefnllv ten 
dered to him by the Hibernian Societ\ of Philadelphia, to a dinner to take place o:: 
the 1 7th of September. 

A uc~ n HI SHOT'S lb irsi . I.OT.A N Soi \ u i Pn n. \ n; r ri i \. . Si i .1 ember u>, 1887. 

\ : libishoji of Philadeljihia be;./-- to t ha nk the nienibi : of the Hibi rnian Soca t v 

ot ! ' I ph ia for ;1u-ii' invitation to In present at l!u- tlinin i to bi 'ji vn bv theni o;< 

11 of the Centenarv of tin framing of tin Constitution of th - 

[":::: 1 States. The \rcl !o a. ct pt tin ' ei ms mo--t < <] 

t::- "that the Society wl:ich o, illv enti \ lln "I ''. <''. C, v," - 



Till-: HIIiKRNIAN SoCIKTY. -j:,:; 

\ury a^o, and of which !u- subsequent! v became ;i:i honorary member, ami which so 
efficiently and iminitk-ently aided him in tin.- -IT, a -trui^le for lihcrtv. should now 
celebrate Miciallv the centenary oi tin- (raining ofth.it immortal document which j^ave 
-'.:ch moral strength aiul stability to tin.- ij.dlant voting country \\hich tlu-u -pran^ r into 
existence iis a nation, and which has ever gloried in acknowledging t!;c patcrnitv of 
the illustrious -tie^t ,i:'d hoii"rary member of the Hibernian Societs of Philadelphia. 
May Columbia and Hibernia IK- ever lound together mi tin.- battle-field and at the 
-i >cial board. 





acct/pt ni\- sinci-rcst thanks for vour in- 
vitation to the banquet >u September I7th. and permit me to a->ure you that it will be 
my hij^h j)leasure and duly appreciated honor to attend, anil join with, the Hibernian 
Society in the welcome to the President of our beloved land, and in the :^lad-.omi- ceil 
teimial celebration^.. I am, sir, with respect, Yours ever truly, 

Ki-;v. JOHN S. M \clvrnsn. 

I.MNDMN, l\xr.., Se])tember 16. iSS^. 
"i'HoMAS I). l ; i-;Rr,rsi)N, Secretary Hiberni an Society : 

Sincerely re^rettin^ my absence, I bei; to join the Hibernian Societ%- in celebrating 
an event \vhich was vital not only to us as a nation, but to all peoples in establishing 
upon a tirm basis constitutional liberty, and also in extending to his Hxcellency, Presi- 
dent Cleveland, and our other distinguished quests, a cordial and heartv ureetin^. and 
at tlie same time raising a note of thanksgiving to Ahnii^htv ('.<>d that at this celebra- 
tion we are one people, under one constitution, one -overnmen; . one lla^, and that the 
'..IL; of liberty and union. JOHN KIKI.IJ. 



Tiu- curtains of the sta^L- ot" St. (ieoroe's Hail \vciv drawn closely 
tooftlK-r, an<l in front of thmi was a lar^c tloral franu- in which the 
s'lield ot the United States was worked in various kinds of roses. 
The windows and balcony ot the hall were decorated with bunting, 
and on either .side ot the entrance door was a lar^e collection ot ]>a!ms 
and ferns. The table of honor, which was nearlv the width ot the 
hall, was situated in front of the sta^e ; and at ritdit angles w;;l: it, 
miming the length of the hall, were four tables, each having a scat 
:n^ ca])acity ot seventy-five people. The table decoration consisted 
>: l.u'o<.- ])lateans of Jacqueminot, I,a I-Vance, lion Sileiie, Xn>h:l> 
,ind other varieties of roses. 



j:, ! THI-: Hir.KRNIAN SOC1HTY. 

as well as the dates i~~i-iSS~, and the words ; Hanqnet of the Hiber- 
nian Society ol Philadelphia, One Hundredth Anniversary oi the 
Adoption of the Constitution of the United Slates, St. (.corse's Hall, 
September 17, 1887. < )n the next pa^e ot the menu was a list of the 
officers and committees ol the Society, and opposite to this was the 
bill of fare itself: 



Kim- Points on Half Shell, 
('.reen Turtle, i-'reiu-h Mvle. 

>m,i!! r.'iti an Salpiron. 

s. C;;<-iiinl>ers. Celery. 

KeniK-liee Salnum, Sanri < '.i lu'voise. 

l'i 'I. ill ies 1 UK-lies-^-. 

Filet uf Beef a !.i Mari'doine. ('hattau I .a l\ost~. 

Supreme nt ClnrkiT, a la TonloiiM- i-n Cai.ssc. 
l-'rriich IV-as. I'ri-nrh String Ik-ans. 




Reed Minis ,, n Toast. 

I >res>ed I.ett'.U'e. 
Roquefort Cheese. 



Backing the bill of fare was the programme of the music, which 
was furnished by Hasslcr's orchestra, and then on a ])a^e, in the cor- 
ner ot which was blazoned, in ;old, the crest and motto of our city, 
surrounded by a Barter in bine, was the toast card. Then came the 
names of prominent members of the Society now deceased, the list 
commencing with General (ieor^e \Va^liinoton and ending with R. 
Slielton Macken/ie. 

At half-past three o'clock the following oi-ntleinen sat down to 
''inner : 

i :, , : 

(',Ro\'i.k Ci.i:\ I.I.A N 1 1. I'n-'-idfin (io\. [AMKS A. I'.i. \\ia-t, 

tlvt- I'nited States. 1'ennsv'. \ . 

CH \KI.l-.i S. ! ; .MK(HM.ii SfiTct.ir-v < '.i >\ . !<< ir.i K'l' S. ( ', k i-.i.x . New ft-rsev, 

I'nited States Treasnrv, (',o\'. I-'iT/urc.n I.i.i, \'iri_'inia. 

fi'sANMiR. Ix'Ki. fajiaiiese Minister. (idv. IPIIN !'. K H'li A K J>sc >N Smith 

L'A KIiIN \ I. ' ', I l:l:i XS, 



THF. HH'.F.RNIAN SUCIMTY. 



COY. S. I!. BrCKXi.k, Kentucky, 
COY. CHARI.K.S \V. SANVYKR, New 

I laiujishire, 

CiOY. P. C. I,ol NSlfTRY, Connecticut, 
(ioY. BK.NIAMIN T. Bic.c.S, I)ela\\are, 
C,o\. Ai.KKi.n M. SCAI.KS. North 

Carolina, 

CrOY. K. \Vn,i. is WILSON, \\'est Vir- 
ginia, 

Fx-(ioY. JAMKS POI.I.OCK, Pciinsvl- 
vania, 

FX-(i<>Y. Hl.NKY M. HoYT, PelinS\i- 

vania, 

F.X-(',OY. J<'HX I ; . IlARTRA.Ni T, 

MAJ.-GKX. |. M. SCHOKI Ki.n, T'nitcd 

States Army, 
R.KAR AliMlRAI, Col.liorx, I'nited 

States Navy, 
CoMMODOKK C.KORC.K \V. 'M KKYII.I.K. 

Tinted States Navv, 
Fmvix S. FiTKKR. Mayor df I'hil- 

adelphia, 

.1/Ct/lfrtTS. 

ARMOX T). Acin-;soN, 

I )AXI1'.I. \V. AlUUiX, 
RoHl''.RT AliAMS, JR., 

STAXISKACS J. Ai.u-'.x, 

R< IHKRT A RTHt'R, 
\VlI.I.I.\M BOVI.K, 

P. J. BKANKIN, 

Till IM \S I50YI.1', 

\Vn.i.i \M PiRicic, 

RKV. IAMKS A. BKKHOX',', 

\V. K. BROWN, M. I)., 
J \.M i.s HRADY, 
JOHN BRI.;SI,IX, 

WILLIAM M. BRKXICR, 

Pnii.ii' BARRN", 

JOHN H. CAMI'I:I:I.I., 

HON. ANDRI'.W <',. CI'KTIN, 

I'. I'lRNARH CORK, 

I ION. FCK i.i.s 1'.. Co.x K, 

JoH N C A li\\ A KAIH-.R, 
\Vlt.l.I \M C< >M M INS, 
M.\ KTI N Cl.l. \ R Y, 
P \ T R 1 1 ' K C ( > N R ( i Y . 
I >K N N IS C' iN\\ A\', 
loHN 1'.. C' i%! KKR, 
I'l'.TKK C \ K K 1C, A N, 
! o 1 1 N ! ', . C < > I . A H A - 



M \ \ OK i i i;u i I.N. of i;or,t< .11, 

ARCH Hisiioi' R\A.V oi' rhii.idelj'iii.i, 

Ri-:v. JOHN S. M vclN'n >sn, 1 '. 1 >., 

rhihicU-lphi.t, 
1 ION. \\'M. 1 1. K i 1.1.1. v, 
HON. A. C. 1 1 A MM IK. 
i ION. WII.I.IAM A. \\ AI.I.AL i-:, 
I ION. I.i.uis C. CASSIDV, 
THOMAS COCIIKAN, Ivso., 
\V. ! . Hi.NSi.i., I-:so.. 
HAMPTON I.. CARSON, F.so., 
I ION. C H \R u.s ( j'Ni ii. i., 
Coi.. A. K. .McCi.iRi., 
\V.M. V. McKKAN, I-'.so., 

(!;( )RC, !; 1'. I'ARKl.R, I ''.SO., 

jAMi'.s R. Vorxc., Mso., 

vSAMn-:i. I.i-:i-:s, 1'resiileiit St. (Vor^r's 

Society, 
CRAH, I). Rrrcini-;, Vict-rresitlc-nt 

.St. Andrew's Society, 
HON. H. (. J(iNl-:s, President Welsh 

Socielv. 



FRANCIS A. Crxxixc,H\M, 
JAMKS COXXOR, 
IOHX M. C.\ M I'KKi.i,, 
P. S. DOOXI-R, 
M. J. DOHAX, 

JoHX M. DdYI.I-:, 

WM.I.IAM II. DOYI.K, 
I-!. !'. DTRAXC,, 
P. J. DOI.AX, 
PATRICK DKYIXK, 
TIMOTHY M. I ).M.Y, 
I >AXIKI. J. 1 )KI i- Y, 

1 A M I ; .S Fl. I M NC. KK, 

PATRICK I > u c. H I:RTY, 
I h ix. THOMAS R. FI.CI ICK, 

Til Kol" iR 1 C'. F N. ,1:1,, 

THI IM AS I ). l"i-;uc.rsi >x 

TlIoM \s A. I-' Mi Y, 

F!i '\\' Min H. l-'i.oon, 
M. J. FAHY, 

PH 1 1. 1 r FIT/I' \ TRICK. 

I A M I.s I '. l-'l.N N N, 

N i c H o i . \ s ] . t ; K i r i- 1 x , 

C' H,. TlloM \s I ( '.Rl M I-:.S()X, 

CHRIS 1 1 ITU I:K (', AI.I.AC.H I;K, 

I )A\'l H ( ", I I.TI N AN, 



Till-: HIBHRNIAN s 



ROHI-.RT A. (', IYKN, M. D., 

\VlI.I.IAM (fOKMAN, 

IAMI-:S K. C.OK.MAN, 

C H ARI.KS J. H ARRAH. JR., 

I.iNDi.i-Y HAINKS, 
JI.MN r. lion:. 

\Vl I.I.I \M F. H \RKI PV, 

I'. T. 1 IAI.I.A HAN, 

KDWAKD J. 1 I l.R \TY. 

W. JOSKI'H Hi, \KN. M. I).. 

CH AKI.I-'.S A. HARDY. 
JOHN HKNKY 

\VlI.I.IAM W. II ANN A, 

Ci'i.. I',. K. JAMISON. 

JOSIU-A R. JoNi.S, 
\Vl I.I.I AM J( IHNSTON. 

HI IN. CHARI.KS F. KIM;. 
( >\VI:N KM.I.Y, 

RoC.I.R KKYS, M. I)., 

J AMI;S KANK, 
JOHN A. KKI.I.Y. 
R(IUI-:RT ('.. I.I.I.AR. 
KDWAKD I. A i i I-:RTY, 
JOHN \V. LYNCH, 
ANDRUW J. MCI.I.IN, 
.SIMON J. MARTIN, 

FliWARD T r MAC.MKK, 

JAMI.S MAC.CIKK, 
MICHAKI, MAC.I.K, 
A. J. MI INTC.I >MI-:KV, 
ROUT. F.MMI.T MONAC.HAN. 
I-'RANCIS \\". MTRI-IIY, 
RICHARD A. MAI. ONI-:. 

WlI.I.I \M MlI.I.IC.AN, 

MARTIN M M.ON I-.Y, 

JOSI'.PH M\ RTI N, M. I)., 

WILLIAM M \SSI-:Y, 

Ilri'.H MCCAM RI.Y, 

JOHN S. McKiNi.AN, 
HON. YVi i.i.i \M M' AI.I-'.KR, 
CHARI.I.S McC.vn,, 
Mu HAI.I. McSn AI N, 
HON. H. J. M'An-KR, 
JOHN J. McO INNI-.I.I., 



Guest* 



JOHN ATK IN SON, 
JOHN K. I'.R A Hi'i IK D, 
DR. \\"M. I-.. I'.i'kK)-:, 

[i H.I. J. I'.A II.Y, 
J. H \ Y I'.Ri >\VN, 

1. \V. HI-KI,, 

!-.: '". \ KIi H. F.Rl'NNAN, 



I'. 1 : R N A R D J . M C( ". R AN N, 

JOHN 1 1. R. McCoRKKi.L, 
JOHN (. MclM.viTT, 

MICH AM. McC.VRRON, 

JAMKS McT.rcKi N, 
JOHN McI.Ai C.HI.IN, 
NICHOLAS I'. McN AH, 
FRANK Me M ANTS, JR., 

YVl I.I.I AM N'oI.AN, 

JOHN !',. NM.SON, 
C' H.. JAM i.s ( )'Ri-;ii.i.Y, 
PATRICK O'N'Mi.i,, 
f AM ;:s A. ( )' HRI K.N, 

MlCII M.L O'llARA, M. D. 

[AM n I '(>i. 1. 1 ICK. 

[olIN F. I'AYNK. 

FRANCIS T. OMNI. AN, 

F. I)\VA R D R( )TH, 

WAI.TI.R RAI.MC, H, 
HON. JAMKS H. RKII.IA', 
JOHN !'.. RKKS. 
Tin IM AS J. ROCHK, 
Jon N I.Siii KI.DS, 
FRANK SIDDAI.I., 

\VlI.I.IAM M. SlNC.KRI.Y, 

F'RANK 1'. SNOWDKN, 
WILLIAM H. SMITH, 
JOHN SIMMONS, 
PATRICK S. SMITH. 

JoSM'H F. SlNNOTT, 
Kl'U'IN S. S'lTART, 

P \TRICK SMITH, 
! II.NR Y S. SMITH, 

J l.R l.MI MI J. Sd.I.IYAN, 

THOMAS I'. TII-;RNI;\', 
JOHN TCNNT.Y, 
Cm.. W. S. THOMAS, 
( 1 1. OKI ,1: A. T\vi HILL, 
(ri'.oRi'.i: \\'. THOMPSON. 
( ri.i IRC, i: \\'n n'i:M-'.\', 
JAM i.s P. WITH io<o\v, 
Piui.ii' J. WALSH, 
Ji IM.IMI I.. Wi-:i.i,s, 
I ) \\ in YOINC,. 

M \ RTI N I.. 15lR K K, 

THOM \s C \ 1. 1. \ H \ N, 

I \M I.S I' H RISTI I- ., 
I' ll I N T. Cl iNR( IN', 
S \ M I ! !. I. I' \STN I'.R, JK 

D. I'. DoNnnri-,, 

C H \ !s I.KS K. 1 )|-.\CON, 



THF HIBFRMAX SOC1F.TV. 



MlRRKI.I. DOBBINS, 

J. (V. Do.Nor.urK, 

1'ATKICK Dr.NU-.YY, 
II . S. I'X'Kl.RT, 

GKORC.I. \\". I'AIR.MAN, 

C. R. ('.RAH \M, 

JA.MI.S F. C.AI.I.AI.HKK, 

Coi,. I'. I.ACY r,Ol)I>ARI>, 

HniKRT J. I IORA.N, 
THOMAS H. HARNKD, 
JAMKS T. H ARRITV, 
JKSSK (r. HAWI.KY, 

MlCHAKI, P. IlKRATY, 

GUN. THOS. A. HARRIS, Ky., 

(KN. CltAKI.KS P. IIl-.RRINC,, 

RKV. JAMKS HI-;NRV, 

IION. J. G. IlAC.KNMAN, 

SAMTI-.I, Josi-'.i'iis, 

A. i-:. JONKS, 

MII.I-:S KING, 

G. I!. KKRl'OOT, 

PHILIP F. KHI.I.Y, 
THOMAS !'. K KI.I.Y, 
JOHN C. I.TCAS, 

Hl{NJAMI\ I,KK, 
\Vl 1,1,1 AM }'.. I.ITTr.I'-.TON, 
Coi.. JAMI.S II. IvAMHHRT, 
C. -M. I.KI-. 

R. J. LKN.NON, 
WII.I.IAM LINSKKV, 

1 : R I! Dl'.RICK MfN'CH, 
I'l-.Tl-'.R MONROK. 

TH KODORK \\ T . M\'KRS, 

foSIU'II Ml'RRAV, 
(Vl'.ORC.H \\". MlDDI.l-TON. 
[AMI'.S Ml'I.I.IC.AN, 

THOMAS A. MAC.ITRK, 

I \.M ics M 1 1. !:%', 



J. I-'.. MAI. ONI , 
DAN i ia. I [. M AHO.NY, 
DR. JOHN M UION\ , 
JOHN A. M u;rmi-;, 
JOHN M ' A i.u R. 
JOHN M e '. i . i N N . 
JOHN McC M- i- R KY, 
JAMI-;S M*. i '.A RRKVI.K. 
M. J. McC.RATH, 
I. F. Me MA NTS. 
F.II\VAKI> Me.MieiiAN, 
WII.UAM I!. MeMANrs, 
JOHN XORRI>, 
CHARIT.S O'Xi-.n.i,. 
MR. O'Ni-ai.i., Iloston. 
I'KTF.R O'Xl-.II.I. 

R. (',. OKI.I.I-RS, 

JAMKS o'Xi.ii.i.. 

CAI-T. THOMAS !;. O'X: tt.r. 

FRANK. I,. I'OMMI-IR, 

JOHN OTINN, 

HON. \\'. !:. ROHINSON, 

DR. \V. T. ROHI.NSON, 

JAMKS RKII.I.Y. 

A. S. I.. SHIKI.DS. 

I-'RANK. SIDDAI.I.. J R.. 

DR. (TKORC.K R. STARK;- \ 

Coi.. I >. W. SAND; R.->, Ky., 

J. I'. Si NNOTT, 

J. S. vSTl-a.NMI'.T/, 
A R T H r R T H A e H K K 

C. THOMAS, 
R. !'. VAN SCHAICK. 
I'iDU'ARD WAI.DKN. 
WII.I.IAM R. \VARNHX, 
Rom RT 1 1. \V.\i.ei'. 

\V1I.SON Wl-.I.SH. 



H'lii. Andre\\ ('.. Curtin, F\ (Vovi-rnoi- of IVnn^yl vani.i, ,i nu-in'x.-!' of 'Jr.- Socielv. 
pri-sicU'd. 

Ri':sroNS}.;s TO TOASTS. 

" The Constitution of the Tinted States" Conceived in wisdom 
akin to inspiration, and upheld for a centnrv \vilii a fortimde and 
.^nccess that commands the respect of the \vorid. Re-nonded to 1>\ 
Hon. Robert S. Green, Governor of Xe\v Jersev : 

" MR. CHAIRMAN -This bright and ln-autifu! day is tin- aiini\ <;-( \ ~ : \\ i> au>piri<uis 
(.vents. One hundrcil nnd sixtfCMi vt-ar.s as^n this S<n'ii-tv \\.is fimitdcl, 1:1 ! mn- linn 
dred yi-ars ag^o to-day our forefatluTS finisluMl tluir la'mi-- in f 
Uition of tin- countrv. Tlie sciitiiiu-nt of the toast is iv])!i-U- \ 
wi>doiti. Stainlini; to-dav upon tin- thrrsliold of tin- --rroiid ,- 
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r.s Tin-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

over tlu- history of these hundred vears. it docs seem lliat the labor of our forefather* 
in forming this Constitution \vas the work of inspiration. They builded more wisely 
than tiu-v knew. Tlu-y were forming a more perfect union for thirteen States which 
had passed through a blood v conflict to secure their independence. They were bound 
together by ties of friendship which had been formed in that conflict; and the Consti- 
tution which thev at that time framed ha--, with lint immaterial amendments, down to 
the present dav. firmed the organic law of this great conntrv. They linilded then but 
for thirteen States, but the instalment which thcv then formed has proven et1icie-.it, 
from that day to this." 

"The lion, drover Cleveland, President of the United States" 
The Chief Kxecmive of a free people. Responded to by Hon. 
(irover Cleveland. 

The Chairman, lion. A. (i. Cnrtin : 

" In all the Irstorv of the world, from its beginning to this day, the most exalted 
position has been that of Chief Magistrate of the American Republic. Whatever may 
be said of sovereignty or of the rights that cuiitrol by other means, it will not be de- 
nied that the present incumbent of the Chief Magistracy of the nation is entitled, not 
only hv the exalted position lu- holds. In it hv his ])ersonal character, to the respect and 
deference of all proper-minded people. ]{spccia!!v is this true in this classic city, 
where the great bell rung out libcrtv to all, where the Declaration of Independence 
was given to the we >rld. where the new ideas of the rights of man were proclaimed and 
where the C' institution \vas formed ; for here we have made the people of this threat 
country reali/e that thev are of < me coin m unity and one brotherhood. The animosities 
.iml the strifes which mav be kept np bv a few Inr selfish purposes are all forgotten by 
the masses of the American people. I now have the honor to ask the President of the 
t'nitcd States to respond to the tuast which has been ]ire]iared in his honor." 

At this point the- assemblage manifes^-d its respect and considera- 
tion for the distinguished ^nest, th.e President of the United States, 
by rising and cordially saluting him. Th.e res]>onse of President 
Cleveland was liberally interspersed w.th and followed bv applause 
from all present : 

" (iKNTl.KMKN I never feel more embarrassed than I do when reminded, as I am 
bv reading this toast, that annexed to the title of mv olfice is the declaration, ' The 
Chief Kxecutivc of a free ])eople.' 'I'hese wolds bring with them such a sense of 
solemn responsibility that I congratulate mvself that the iilea is not oftener enforced. 
I should hardly leel that mv participation in the Centennial exercises had been satis 
f:u torv if I did not have the opportunity of meeting, as I do now, the representatives 
ancient Society, \vhosetraditionseonnect it so nearly with the events and the 

I h we commemorate. That von celebrati- this day and thistime is nremindei 

: the fact that, in the troublous and perilous times of our country, many whose names 
were upon your membershi]) r<>;l noblv fought in the cause of a tret- government ami 
for the homes u hi eh th- v h.i'I four.d n; 'on our soil. I am sure there is no corporation, 
no association, which has in Us charter or in its historv or traditions a more valuable 

rtificatc of patriotic worth than von have found in the words of Washington whe: . 

< lared, as he did in I7-S2, that your Societv was ' noted for the firm adherence "i 

its n;i nibei to the noble cause- in which we are enxa^cd.' These are priceless wotd 1 - 

and '' \ k-r eminentlv titling the jiart whidi '.he Hibernian Society is assuming 



.o-day. I notice, upon ;i letter \\hich I have received from vour Sccrctar\ , that one 
- 'bject of vour association is tlu- assistance of emigrants from Ireland ; anil this leads 
me to retlt ct how closclv allied is the love <.f conntrv to a 'in-o.nl humanity and li"\\ 
} roper i- tliis assistance uhich you purport to rend* r to the need\ and tlu- stranger 
coming to our shores, how appropriate!} it fol] ( >\\-, the patriotism in which voiir 
Societv had its origin. I say, loni^ live the Hibernian Societv and lon^ mav its 
beneficent and benevolent objects he prosCTlUt_'d. \Vheii another centennial day shall 
he celehrated, may those whose names are then home upon your membership roll he 
: mbued \\ ith the same spirit of pair iot ism and join as ardently and acti\ el \- in the L;- i' 
( ral felicitation as do those whom I see ahout me hero to-dav," 

"The I'riendly v Son< of St. Patrick" They wore- in the van ol" the 

stru^'^'U- tor civil and religions lilicrty, and will al \va\~s br found 
there when its principle's arc assailed. Responded to by John II. 
Campbell, Ksq. 

Mr. Campbell, upon arising, stated : 

That in consideration of the lateness of the hour, and of the fact that the official 
fir. IK'S of liianv of the guests in connection \sith the Constitutional CclehraUon com- 
; < I'.ed tl:i!ii t<> leave, he would. a> chairman of the committee of arrangements, take 
;!u :iln-rt\ of < .mittin^ his speech, so that the assembled niemhers mii^ht hear from t!;e 
i;i>tiniiuishc(l \'i--itors who weri.- assigned to make responses to the other toasts. 

' Tlie Army and Xaw ' The nuc'eu> around which our millions 
of freemen gather to defend and maintain their rights. Responded 
to hv Major-( icneral J. M. ,Sclu.)iield, United States Army : 

MK. C II \IKMAX AMI (>KXTI,I-:M1-:N Not expecting to he called r,]n IT:. I v.-as ahout 
Uavinjj, the hall when 1 was requested bv a re])reser.tati\'e of the Societv to respond to 
li;e si-ntiment just announced. I bi-^ you to excuse me from an\ attempt to make a 

peceh ; I rise --im-jilv to thank von for the honor you have done me :n inviting me to 
'.his i literlainmeiit and to express m \- regret that (General Sheridan is not lu-re to re- 

- pon i i to the compliment tendered hv von in toasting the Arm v and the Navy. I U el 
,re tha: all of von :\-\\o \\itnessed, on vesterday. tlte ilemonstration made b\ thr 
::;i;itary n jiresenlalives not onlv of the I'nited States, but of the States of the ["nion. 
,,!'i satisfied th.it the iniiitar\ - and naval establishments of the I'nited States are \ et 

a pal ile of making a dis]ila\- \\orth\- of t lie present occasion, and that the true m: I :'..,:;. 
-] irit of 1776 still survives. It is bn: iust th.it I should add that the best possible ,-p- 
; .-araife \\as ni.nie yesterday ; lor, \\hile it is true th.at the /Vr.M".'',v.' oi tlu \rni\~. the 
Navy and the National (iuard, so far as it may i, r o, is all that i - ouid l>edesi;ed. untor::;- 

- i:tel\' \\'e did not have sncli a dis]>ia\ o!" the inatt'l ii'l of the ai'nu and 11.1' \ >'.s \\ i 
A < liili' like to have had. Hut I hope vou \\ ; 1 1 all join \s ith me :n the earnest \\ >'::. ;: . i 

. ..n i flort lo a i c< iin]>lish the real i/a lion of that \\ is'i. that '.\<>'. ;:ia::\ itloie \ e..: -. 
i iaj'se be i ore the arm \ . the navy of the I'nited Slates, and the fort i lie., lion- and art;: . 
:nen'.-s of the 1'nited States, \\ill sho\\ a jiro^ress similar to that uhich \'oiir industrial 
interests displaved here on the da\ 1-t fure \ e-lenlav, and that !h.:t j'ro.-re-- \\ il! d -n 
f.!!Ue dnrir.L 1 '.!i-- next ci-ntnrv. \Vlu-i: that time shall !i.i\'e ini'.i-'!. ma\ %:; a'.'.. .-. 

iti/ells of tin- I'nited States, have reason to fee! proud of tl'.r pro-res-, made ill that 
-i'.u-i'iion. 1 ih.iiik \ou, Mr. Ch.iiiman and uentleme::. ioj \ou; conrteoii* attentioi;. 



J..,j Till- IIIHHKNIAN SnCIKTY. 

" The Thirteen Original States " -Their heroism, valor ami suffer- 
ing in the cause of human liberty merits our eternal gratitude. Re- 
sponded to by Hon. James A. Beaver, (rovernor ot Pennsylvania. 

Chairman Cnrtin : 

As there are Ljcnt h-men present whose engagements require their presence elsewhere 
during the afternoon, t!u- Chair niu-t depart from tin- order in which the list of toasts 
h is been arranged so as to promote UK- personal con\ enience of sol IK- of the ^eiitlemen 
who have Keen I'eijliesteil to respond to the sell ti men ts assigned them. The next toast. 
will he "The Thirteen < iri^iiial States" the response to which will he made by 
( iove! imr Heaver 

( iovernor Beaver said : 

MR. CHAIRMAN It is not i",iir to this distinguished companv that the orderly 
arrangement of the programme should he interfered with ; ami yet, bein^ compelled 
to ill-part, and the management heini^ unwilling to allow me to do so until I have said 
,t fe\s \sord-~ in respon>e to the toast assigned nu-, I am obliged to avail myself of thi? 
(.oii-^iderat. ion which von surest. New I lampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and 
1': o\ idenci- Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, 
M.tivland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Creorj^ia no thirteen names 
an\ where call to Tiiind a graver >tor\ <>t" MiilVrin^ and a brighter record of achievement 
than do tlu-se names of the original thirteen Stati-s. Yet, Mr. Chairman, those States 
hut formed the j^atew , ( \ of thi- s^reat coil n try of oinx, who-e dominion extends from sc t 
to sea, and whox.- out^oin 1 ,;-- aie to the uttermost parts ot the earth. Proud as we are 
of their achievements, appreciating as we do their Miilerin^s, and nohle as was ihe an- 
cestry ti-.at fought for it, I confess to-day th.at I would rather he li\in^in the Nin--- 
'eenth Cetitnrv. after one hundred \ 'ears ot progress, than in the lut;"hteenth Ci': 
when that pro^re^-. was \ et undeveloped. As the i - .t])stone is more glorious than the 
corner-stone, so it is more glorious for us, it >i-ems to me, to li\'e in the sjilendid li;_;!it 
of UK- t'n hilled achievements of our ancestors than to have lived in that day when Mood 
and battle were but thi Ke^innin^ of our couutrv's historv. I would rathe!' look tor- 
ward to the hundred scat's to come, to the i^rand achievements to be rolled up bv us and 
our children than to look backward to the hundred wars, which are i;one. T!ie 
thirteen original states have multiplied to thirtv-eii^lit, and have stretched a cros.-, t In- 
continent. \Vc ha\e gathered within ourselves the iieo|>le of all lands, who ha\e 
united in buildiiiL: up this ^n-at con:itr\- and in making u w h.ai it shall be.i'.od willing, 
lor our children and their cllildren's children to th.e remotest generation -general ap- 
plause- . ( ientlenieii, I hope lhat \our di n ner will not lie further interniplei! bv gen- 
tlemen who are compelled to it- ive \ oil I confess that I would much rather sit down 
here at this hour, with the i^ood cln er that von li.ive and the eloijuent s]>eeches w hie!: 
, on are to hear, than to ^n to the m on- formal bani|Uet to \vhich I am called ; bu: I !i i\ e 
! leen detailed to escort one o| ii; - visit i; ',.,-'-, , >. he table, and my ordei 
!'.- at the Aeademv jiromiitlv at hall ' ! havi ju.st rive ininnte> in which ' > 

' there; therefore I know voii will kindly excuse me at this moment, as the time '. -f: 



\\'heii ab(/nt to rr.sumr his -r.it, (iovernoi Bea\'er, obsei'vin^ *Ju- 
presence oi ( Governor I'itxhn^h Lee, ol Virginia, \vlio had just arrive*!, 
t'Med, amid general aj) j ;''.an-~(. 1 : " !! -tlu--\va^ , he! : ~ :ir visiV'r. 



THK HIBKKMAN SOCIKTY. '_y,| 

whom 1 \vas detailed to escort to tlie Academy." At tins point, in 
intervals between toasts, the following remarks were made- : 

The Chairman : 

We have here to-day a k'ciitleinan whom I am i;lad to call my friend, though dnn:.^ 
the war he was in dangerous and unpleasant proximity tome. He once threatened th 

capitol of this j^rcat StaU- 1 iliil not \sish him to conn- in, and \\.,- \ ( -\ _;'.,>< win r. he 
went away. He was then my eneni\ ami I was his. But. thank (,<l. thai i-pa*t : and 
in tin- enjoyment ol the rights and interests c'ommon to ail as American citi/.cii-, I ..n: 
liis friend and he is my friend. I introduce to you C.ovcrnor I-'it/huuh I.ee. 

lion. Fitzhngli Lee, Governor ol Virginia, responded, his remarks 
beino- accompanied by frequent outbursts of humor and assurances of 
appreciation. He said : 

MK. CHAIRMAN A.M> ( 'TKNTI.KMKN 01-- THK HIHKKMAN SOCII.TV 1 am very j^lad 
indeed to have the hon< >r of bcinj^ present in this Societ v once m< ire ; as it w as my uo< id 
fortune to mjoy a most pleasant visit liere and an acquaintance with the memliers of 
\ our Societ y last \ i ar. Mv engagements were such to-da\-. that I rould not j^et heie 
caiiicr; and just as I \\ as coming' in (jovernor Beaver was making his excuses because, 
as lie said, he had to 140 to pick up a visitor whom he was to escort to the i nlerlainnu-i.t 
to be triven this evening at the Academy of Music. I am the visitor whom Ciovernor 
Beaver was looking for. He could not capture me during the war, but he has cajttureil 
me now. I am a Virginian and used to ride a ]>rettv fast horse, and lie could not L;I t 
close i r.ou^h to me. B\'- the- wav. von ha\'e all lieard of " ( icoi 14 e Washington and Ills 
little hatchet." The other dav I heard a storv that was a little variation upon the 
"riL'inai, and I am ^oini; to take u]i \-our time tor a minute l>y repeating it to yon. it 
\\ as to tiris i ffei't : ( >ld Mr. \\'ashini;ton and Mr-. Washington, the jiarents of (ieors:e. 
f"i:nd on one occasion tliat their su]>ply of soap for the use of the family at We>tmor t 
i.iiid had iieen exhausted, and so thev decided to make- >onu- family soaji. Tliey nia'ie 
'.lie necessary arrangements and <^ave the requisite instructions to the faiuilv servant. 
After an hour or s ( , the servant returned and reported to them that he could not make 
that soap. " \\"h\- not," he wasaskc-d, "haven't von all the materials?" " \'es." !:c 
re] -lied. " hut there is soniethinij wroii}^." The old folks proceeded to investigate, w !u ;i 
tiiev found tln-v had actually ^ot the ashes of tl'.e little cherry tree that Washington 
had en'. do\\-i: with his hatchet, and there was no lye in it 'renewed merriment . N'ou . 
I a -sure von. there i- no " ,';,' " in wliat I sav to \'ou this afternoon, and ; llal is. that 1 
thank (i'lii tli.it the sun of the 1'nion. \\hich was <mce olisciii'ed, is no\\ attain in tlu 
full -t.-'-e of its ^lorv, and that its li^lu i- shining over Virginia as well as over the res! 
of this countr\-. \\"e have had our differences. I d not sec, upon reading h;-to:\, 
l.o \\ thev could \\ ell have he en avoided, liec.iuse tlie\- resulted troin diilerent i oils'. : 'a c 
tious of the Constitution, which was the lie'.m of the ship of tht repnli'.ic. \'ii^::ii., 
construed it one way, Pennsylvania construed it in another, and the\ coi:'.d not 
sef.le their diii'-rences ; so the\ \\ein to war. and I'ennsyh-ania, I think, p 
a '.itlle the he-t of it i^eiie:a! ;jood humor . The sword, at au\ rale, sett 
iv. .\vr-\ . I In! that is behind us. We have now a 54 re .: and -jloriot;- future in Iron! 
U-, and : t is \'irL;inia'- du'\ to do ail that -!,. ran to promoit- the ::o::o; and L;'.-'- 
o! thi- /reat republic. We ton- lit to tile In--! of our a i 'ill'. \ fo! (on: ve.ir- ; and it \\ ".:': 
In- a t/.reat mi-take to assume that you con'd bi-jnt; men f;o;n :!:, ; cab-'n-. iron: ':: : 
TI!OU-!IS. from their homes and from tin ir lami'.ii - to ;n ,k< !;.< n. :..'!;: ;- :he\ ion-li 
;: that i ontc-t nnie tlu \ \M re ti-'hlinL.' t (i ' a hi lii !". i";.. -< mei: < '.':. \ ed tint the 



Ji',2 Till-: HIBKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

hid the right construction of tin- Constitution, ami tliat a State tint voluntarily entered 

could voluntarilv withdraw from it. Tlu-v did not light for Confederate 

.. UK .. It was not worth ten cents a vard. Tlu-v did nut ti^h: for Confederate rations 

vou \\iitdd have had to curtail the dt -mauds ol" \oiir appetite to make it correspond 

\\'.::i tlu- si/c and ipi.ilitv of those rations. Thcv fought for \vh.it :hev thought was a 

i] i-r construction of the Constitution. T!u-\- were defeated. They acknowledged 

lefeat. The v came luck to tlieir father's house, and there t !u-\' arc iroin^ to stay. 
I'.-.-, t if \\ e are to continue prosperous, it" this countrv, strv'.chiug tVom the gulf to the 
l.ik s and from ocean to ocean, i-- to he mindful of its own l>est interest in the future, 
ue \\i'.'. have to in. ike concessions and coinpn uni-cs. we \\ill have to hear with each 
.':; ; and to respect each other's ojtiiiiuns. Then we will tind that that harinonv \\ill 

nred which i> as necessary for tlii- welfare of States as it is of individuals. I have 
uteil \\itli (.ovi-nmr I leaver I met him in Richmond ; von could not 
in. ike nu- flight him nou. If I li.id known him l>efore the \\ar. perha]>s \ve would not 
liave Ljot at it. If all ihulioven I known each other, and if all the peo]>U' of dif- 

[ : sections had hci-n kii'i\\n to each other r l;ad hern thro\\-n together in husiness 
or so ', ! ci immniiic it ion, tlu- tact \\ ouM ha\'c 1 >crn recoi^ni/ed at the outset, as it is t<>- 
dav. that tliere arc ju-^ .'.s s^ood men in Maine as there are in Texas, and just as j^ood 
me:i in Texas as there ire in Maine. Human nature is evervwhere the same ; and when 
in' --tine strifes occur, we \\ ill di .ulitle->-- a 1 \va\-s he al>le 1>\- a conservative, pacific course 
; i ass sm lothly over the ruijued, rocky ed.ues. and the old shi]i of state will he hrouj^ht 
; i a safe, commodious, Constitutional harlior with the llaj^ of the T 'nion fl vintj over 
I: r, and there it will remain. 

At this point the follo\vino- additional remarks ^XTC made, in 
re>ponse to tlie call ol the Chair : 

Comniodore deorije \\". Melville, T'nited States Navy, after hriefly ohservinj^ tliat so 
many ^ood thin^^ had heen said that he realix.ed hi-, inahiiitv to add to their num!>er, 
:iumorou>l v remarked that, if his i ! ir explorations had i^iven color io the assumption 
that he was a t"ro/eii man, tha: assum]ilion was an unwarranted one, as the warm 
Celtic Mood \shich puK.ited thrnu-h iii-- veins wmild attest. lie had heen three tiini s 
around tlie world, twice in one direc'.ion and once in the opposite direction ; tlnee 
times in the Arctic regions and once on a voyage to the south pole h".t from all iii> 
travelling ahroad he had always heen vjad to uet hack to old I'hiladeh'hi.i, the polar 
ol his love anil life and of all th .t he held dear ni on earth. 



MR. CHAIRMAN \ \ n < '. I.NTI.I.M i \ <n : TIM 1 1 1 r. i. K vi \ % SOCIKTY I am prouder of 
i'hiladelphia, prouder of Pennsylvania, proudei of the Constitutional rejnihlic i 

n I have ever 1 teen in the course o] m v ^.i \t v \ cars of life. I atn '.;lad, indeed, to 

' ' the ' : of >.'!>,. nieinliership is enrolled the name of Wash 

' " . - : t -, -.', hic-h antedates not onl' the event wi framin; of our 

; .' ii :i from tin late of the Declaration of 1'n-i <\ TA h i- ever Keen 

.' to the hi^'h mission of the n pnhlic, to liherl ml to 1 w. \Ve have lived in 

events in a", tin ' '.. No people <i|" in v nation or 

h ive t ve: .. itni-s-eil acliieveme::! ' or humanity such as 

we h ivi- witnessed in th> on in whii h ' d. \;id -Aesh.-ill witm-s-,. 

1 tliis jji-iu ration, evei tei hii-veim-nl in hi half of human n'u: hi than wei. 1 

f the 1 iast. The s; been ] if the niaillied 



soldier, ( 'io\ ernor of IVniisvl vania, side bv side uith IVn:is\ !\ ania's ^reat \v:ir ('. \ 
ernor. welcoming Fit/hn^h I,ee. the ,'j.rcat Confederate trooper, the r.overnor of \. 
^inia. No men have spoken more earnestly and patrioticalh than ha\e these ('.< 
ernors, upon the one side and the other, in as-ertii'.^ their de\ < itic MI \<> the rnimi ainl 
tu the Cnii^t it ut ion. Who coillil have conceived, twetit v \ car-- .t^o, amidst the tempest 
nt" sectional passion, that tin.- time would ever come \slu-n Cnrtin and Heaver \\oiiid vit 
side li\- side at the sanu- table uith tin- (lovernor of Virginia and intcrchair.je mutual 
assurances of devotion to tin- I'liion :* ( ',cnt k-nu-n of tlu- I lil n-niiaii Sorii-ty, let n;c 
inaki- a ^iii^k- jm-diction. T!IOM- of von \s 'no nia\ !i\ v to M.-I- tin- mil of a::ot !u-r i piai'- 
ti-r of a ri-ntnrv will <i-t- tlu- Ililn-rnian Socict\ and tlu- Son-- of St. (it-orvjc i -on^r.itn 
i.itiii!^ t-arh otlu-r and tlu-in--(.-l vc> uvi-r "llonu- R;ilc." T!u- Kn^Ii-dnn.!'! \\liom ('.oil 
in. tik- is jn^t as iniu-h a lovt-r of frrrdi Mil as tlu- It i>hnian whom < '.od made. \\'lio lhat 
tr.rns It) tlu- s^rrat i.-vi-nts in la-land and l-',n^land \sithin the la>t ik-raik- I'an fail to 
caK-nlate that within a ijiiarti-r of a cenlnr\ tlu- ean-e of iVeedom and ^-1: ^overnnu-nt 
a'iroad will hasv triiuiiplifil ? Look at \\hat ha> he-en achie\ed \vithin a year! !.<>k 
at UK- L;ranik-st statesman of the world to-dav heading the colnmn fo;- iVee L;O\ e: r. !:u-nt 
at home! This nation, this j^real repuhlir. has Keen the tutor, the educator, under 
who-<- teaching the>e yivat events have been made possible. America ha-- U-mjiei'ed 
tile \\'orst despotisms of the world. Tlu- influence of her example has had a re-traininx 
ellei't n])oii the monarchii-s of the old world, and her ir.lliu-nce \\ill continue to be fell 
until the masses of the old world, as well as of the new. shall exercise- the rights of 
sci,' L;overnnient. I repeat the prediction that we shall see, in our ^em-ration, the 
members of the Hibernian and St. (",eorye Societies intcrclianj^in^; congratulations 
upon the fact that the mother countries are as free as our own screen land of America. 



At the meeting Decenibc-r 17, i- K ' S 7, tlu- Ivxecutive Connmttee 
made an t-lal)onite re]n>rt, and, as it exhi1)its the methods ot tlu- \vork 



TI THI: 1'Ki.si in-; NT AMI MI:.MHI:!;S or Tin-: Hi i;i H M \x Soci ! ; .T\' : 

f,'t'>i/'i !(>! -\'our I-'.xecnti\'e Commit! cc de-ire-, to cali \-onr attention to the report 
of its a^etit which skives tlu- number o!" immigrants I'elieved since our la-t quartcT'lv 
lUeetiiiL;. It must be ^ratifviiiL;' to you. as it is to us. in knowing that our Societx is 
extending; its Usefulness and making l:apji\- manv friendless sons and dauuhters of 
Ire! nid ii)io!! our shores. Those who have no one to look to or to lock al.er ihem are 
cared for either by ^iv.n^ them uioiiev or advice, or both. \'our Committee :c-rct 
tlia' tlu-v have been compelled to accept the resignation of Mr. I'lnlip I'.irrv . , -cut :'< ; 
the Society, uhose ill-health \\onld not permit him to remain an\ longer in the posi 
lion. Tosavthat Mr. ]5arry jierforuied the duties of the jiosition \s :th credit lo him 
--elf and honor to the Socict v \\-oiild be merel\- expressing a fact \\}\'.< h is !, nown to a'.' 
I'M! members, and to those with \\hoin he was brought in contact. The dist:essed 
: ::::::ii;r:ints ever fnuiul in him a true friend, whose \\iseconnsc! and lu-ar 1 . !"ilt s\mp,i 
' h . v, en- '! " real advantage to thi-!n in their hom- o!' necil. N'oui I-' xecut ; \ i v i :::::-.'. 
tee I: tve ijtpointe'l Mr haniel !. MacN :ck !> as his oa, d --..;. .,ml tlu-van- plea-id to 
st ,:< 'hat during the si; art time he has held the position h, has ^ivell e\ idence ol bei -.;.; 
a bright, intelligent man, atiil t!:a' \'.i:h moje cxperieuct he \\ill t f.'\c an e!:ic-ci:'. 
oilicer. The- Committee desires to sa \ io the n:i nr>er- of the Soc:et\~ thai \\hili tlu \ 
ha\ e been able to check many abuses to \vhich the innni^: ar.'.s l:a\ ! been siibiccleii 
and in man v instances have made their condition more comfortable, \e! tin :v i- ,< 



2>'<\ THI-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

nor :- '.heir office near enough to the- steamship landing. The Act of Congress of 
August .A. issj, regulates immigration, and makes the decision of the Secretary of the 
Trc.isiirN final. Immigrants ran be helped in many \\avs. Some need railroad fares; 
others have railroad tare, inn need food on their jonrnev ; those who are sick need 
medical treatment; some while in good health are unable to find employment, and 
must he maintaineil until they can secure a situation ; then, alter their arrival, the 
large nnmlier who become sick and have no tVieiids to look after them must be eared 
!> >r ; ci thers again who contract some chronic disease should be returned to their friends 
in Hurope. '1'he immigration law is differenth interpreted. In some ports tin- Com- 
missioner o! Immigration will return those distressed people to their native land, while 
a; oilier ports the\ ah-o!utc!\ relume to do so. 

Your Committee is compelled to state that, in their opinion, the Hoard of Public 
k. !i antics has never shown wliat seems to them a proper sympathy or desire to aid the 
immigrants. 

Their management we believe to be parsimonious and illiberal, and not conducted 
in the spirit which Congress intended. 

\Vc do not believe head moncv should Imd Us wav back again into a plethoric 
treasury, when justice demands that it should be expended upon the distressed immi- 
from \shom it was collected. 

\Vc hchevc that the Commission as now constituted has not the time to devote to 
thi care of immigrants, even if the v had the inclination, and that in order to have this 
work properiv done there should be .1 commission whose special duty it would be to 
look after immigration matters. In this way a great good could be done, and if other 
societies will join us in this work, we believe it can be accomplished. The steamship 
> mpanies, while making sonu- additional improvements and remedving some abuse 1 -. 
are not performing their whole dutv, but they are being urged forward bv our agcrt 
a::d the Committee, who look for a better state of affairs. 

It occasionally happens that poor stowawavs, when found in the ship, are compelled 
to \\ork their wav, and upon arrival at the port are stowed away again in the engine- 
room or coal-hole, a-- the inspectors do not inspect these departments. Thev are, afii r 
.: time, sen! ashore without means, and have to be cared for by charitable societies. 
Your Committee therefore ask that this report he received, and the following resolu 

lions adopted. Signed \VlI. 1,1AM Me A 1,1-'. l-'.K , 

NICHOLAS J. (iR ii* IMN, 

JOHN l-'n-a.n. 

A', -,'.'; ' :'. that the Hibernian Society believe that, if representatives of the diflcnnt 
c h.ui tal i'.e societies u ho look alter ihe well a re oi immigrants \\ere appointed com mi 1 -' - 
sioners of immigration, instead of the P,o.,rd of I'ulilic Charities acting as such, more 
^ooil \\ould be accomplished ; therefore, be it 

AVsWrvv/, that a committee of five be appointed, of \\hieh the Pre-ident shall be 
chairman, toco-operate uith our sister societies in securing l"a\'orable action by the 
( ',ov<-rnor of thi-- Commonwealth. 

( ):; motion, tin- rt-])ov; to ivccivi- and spread upon llu 1 iiiinntc-s, and 
;'.;,- !X'S(;lntion atiacdud tiUTrto br adoph-d. A^vrrd to. 

At I lie saint. 1 nu-(.-iin;^ the (k-ath.- wt-rc- announced of Joseph I'atter 
- n, James McC. Ciei^hton, Martin C' in and \Vasliinoton K. 
C ". ire. I din ' i. 1\. MiC"ike'.i, Colonel Thomas |. (irimeson, Wiiliair. 
II. I)"-.'le, \\'. \\'. Ilanna and Frank MeManns, Jr., A\eix' appointed 
a- llie I):nr,er Cominitti-c for the ensuing anniversary. Tlie ne\v 
wharf aoent, I). J. M-.-Xicklc-, presented his repo-.t tliron,'L t'io 



r 




WILLIAM MrALHKR. 



Till-, lIir.l-'.RNlAN SOCII'.TV. L'65 

Executive Committee. 1'liilip J. \\'alsli, Chairman of the- Hall 
Committee, reported that the matter of the erection of a hall was 
under consideration, and submitted a proposed plan lor raising the 
money required. 

At the meeting on March 17, iSSS, \Villiam McAlecr \vas elected 
President, to succeed Mr. Field, who had .served two vcars, and 
Colonel Thomas J. (irimeson was elected Vice-President, to succeed 
Mr. Griffin. Philip J. Walsh, \V. \V. Hanuaaud William Gorman 
u ere appointed a Committee to draft .suitable resolutions to be pre- 
sented to the retiring President and Vice-President. Mr. Field had 
made- an admirable executive officer. During his term of office the 
great prosperity of the Society had continued, the funds had steadily 
increased, and new members were constantly added to the rolls. 
Perhaps the leading characteristics of his administration were the 
special attention paid by Mr. Field to the emigration work of the 
vSociety and the greater care shown in passing upon applications for 
membership. The resolutions presented to him were truly expressive 
ot the high esteem with which the members regarded him. Mr. 
Griffin had also been a faithful officer of the vSociety, and had labored 
faithfully for years in its interest, and deserved the complimentary 
resolutions presented to him. 

The Anniversary Dinner at the Continental Hotel, on March 17, 
iSSS. was another successful affair. Hon. William McAleer, the 
new President, presided, and among the quests were Governor Heaver ; 
Judge Henry W. Williams, of the- v Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ; 
General Daniel II. Hastings; Commodore George W. Melville, the 
Arctic explorer ; Charles Kmory Smith, Ivlitor of The Press ; Gov- 
ernor P'iggs, of Delaware ; Judge Joseph C. Ferguson, of the Orphans 1 
Court; Hon. Wayne MacVeagh, Hampton 1.. Carson, and the Prc.-- 
idents of the St. George's, Albion, St. Andrew's, and the Welsh 
Societies. Most ot these gentlemen made' appropriate speeches, as 
did also ex-Mayor Richard Vaux. one ot the oldest members o; the 
S< iciety. 

At a special meeting on Mav is. i ssS, Simon J. Martr.: was elected 



Xicholas |. Griftm were appointed a Committee to pu 
concernini:; Mr. P.arry's death. The Committee per 
and caused the resolutions to be handsomely cn^ro-- 
to Mi. l!ari\'> widow. < )n June i~. iSS^, ' 
was, at it.- o \\-n recjuest, discharged, thus eiv'.:;'. 
fill attempt to procure a hall. Philip 1. Wa 




Jtv TIIK HIBKKNIAN SOCIF.TY. 

Committee on the Testimonial to ex-President Field and ex-Yice- 
Presideiit (jrifliu, reported that resolutions had been handsomely 
engrossed and were ready to be presented to the gentlemen named. 
On December 17, iSSS, the new Treasurer, Simon J. Martin, pre- 
^etited one of the nut complete and accurate reports ol the finances 
ever received bv the Sociclv. The assets amounted on this date to 
507,034.13. John G. R. McCorkell, Simon J. .Martin, HughJ. Ilain- 
mill, Frank McMauus, jr., and William Boyle were appointed as the 
Dinner Committee for the ensuing anniversary. The Executive 
Committee gave the following summary of the work ot the Society 
in relieving emigrants : 

a cost of 5 >>;! 5 ^9 
701 49 
591 96 
is.ss .}jj 597 96 

The decrease during iSS^ and i SSS was due to the falling off of 
emigration to this port. 

The officers of the preceding year \\'ere re-elected on March 17, 
[SSi). ( )n that date touching resolutions were- passed concerning the 
d'.-.ith of William Kent Commins. 

The Anniversary Dinner ot this year, thanks to the Committee, 
was another brilliant success. Xearlv two hundred members and 
guests sat down to table at the "Stratford," lion. William McAleer 
pre-idiug. Responses to toasts were made bv John II. Campbell, 
KS<J., Patrick !'. I)e\\-r, F[.. lion. \\"a\ ne MacYeagh, (iovernor 
James A. I>ea\ - er, Jud^e Willi.im X. . \-iiman, Citv Solicitor Charles 
F. Warwick, Mayor Ivlwiu S. Stuart, ( rovernor P>iggs, of Delaware, 
and John C. I ; ile, President of the (iermau Societ\". 

At a special meeting ot the Socictv. held June it), iSS(), President 
McAleer in the chair, Mr. David McMenamin presented the following 
resolution : 




>r 

: l ; u:id. the OHM of t\vo thousand dollar ., : 
' . (,.-.- 1 ( ininntU-f. 

Mi [anna seconded the i 

" Mr. i',eo;-'je 1). McCrrary, liv invitation of the 
of the 1-1,11 li tit 1 11 of a I fairs as they . . 

' Mr\ \Villi .:: P.rii move : to 

' ' il ii ' - thousand, which ' - ci'oiii'.i-d 1 
' M- \V ; lli mi Miili:.- in m< : I to amend h\ maki 

: .'. . i.d, d hv Mi fo> -nli Sh< - ; : 




THK HIKKKMAN SOCIKTY. 1M7 

"T'.ie resolution was then discussed by Mr. Rri,v, Mr. C.iltinan, Mr I Inward. Mr. 
McCaffrey, Mr. Gorman and Mr. Colahan, after \\ hich Mr. Urice withdrew his amend- 
ment, and Mr. MeMetiamin accepted Mr. Million's amendment as the original 
motion, which was that the Society make a donation of two thousand five hundred 
dollars, which was unanimously agreed to." 

This action of the Society was generally commended by the 
members, who felt that in the face of the appalling disaster at 
Johnstown, every aid possible should be rendered to the suileiers. 
The speeches at the meeting were earnest and eloiment. 

(hi December 17, iSSo,, the assets of the Society were reported 
to be S07,3Su. i<> The Westmoreland tract of land was reported upon 
for about the one hundredth time. William 15 rice was appointed on 
the Committee on History in place of Dennis II. Kelly, resigned, to 
act as Clerk ot the Committee. The Committee reported progress 
on the work. Hugh McCaffrey called attention to the death of 
Joseph II. Hookey, and appropriate action thereon was taken. 

(hi December 17, iSS(), President McAleer presented the following 
report, which gives an idea of the condition of the Society : 

T 7iiK MKMIIKKS or THK HIHKKNIAN' SOCIKTY : 

( '. KNTI.KMKN-- -As this is the last business meeting over which I shall have the honor 
of presiding, I deem it my duty to call your attention to matters which I believe to be 
of interest. It affords me pleasure that our Societv is in a better condition to-dav than 
U aas been at any time since its organization. Within the past two years we have 
ad' led to our list tiftv-one 151) new members, man v of whom hold honorable positions 
in '.lie city, State and nation, and have, as they expressed it, felt honored in becoming 
members of a Societv so respected and honored as the Hibernian. I cannot express 
mvself too strongly in praise of the officers of this Societv, through whose aid and 
assistance mv duties were made lij^ht. Kvery duty assigned to them was checrfullv 
performed in a manner creditable to them and to you. I ha/anl nothing in saving 
t'.iat in no association with which 1 have been connected arc- the duties more intelli 
gently perfornie'l tlian the\- are bv the officers of votir Societv, and whatever success 
mv Administration has had is due to their reliable- aid. 

While we have, not been able up to this time to establish a separate- board of Com- 
missioners of Immigration, I am pleased to inform you that the Commission as now 
constituted, \\ith Mr. Mahlou Dickinson as President, are in thorough accord \\ith Us, 
and doin-_; all in their power, under the law. to help us in our work, and relit ve the 
unfortunate immigrants arriving upon our shores. While a member ot your K\ccu 
ti \v Commit '.( I saw the necessity of union ainoiiL 1 ' all associations in our cit \ ha\ in^ 
a similar object to our own, and, after my election to tlie I're-ideiicy, proceeded t<> 
c irrs it out by issuing a call for a meeting; of ihe presidents , 

belte\-oleU( socii-ties. The llecessjtv for united action was ] 

eration, and the result was that there is no\\ a united or^ani p ation. cmhiacinv, liu 

presidents of all the national societies lor tile relief and protection ot immigrant- 

arriving at our port. Such an or^aui/atiou, backed b\ the di 

\\iib their thousands of member-,, is a potential po\\cr uhich c. 

ini'nense inlhieiice when exercised in a \i\< cause. V- in :!'.',:-' 

the board caused the Secretary nf tin Tn-as;ir\ la-t sn-nnie! tor.-. 

the extent immivrrants were to bi , You, no lotibt, will 




iy,- fill: JilHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

th.it the paper presented to the Secretary was prepared by one of our counsel, Mr. 
William liorman, and that the Hibernian Society was honored in having its President 
and Secretary made the 1'resident and Secretary ol" the Hoard of Presidents. 

The Committee on Historv has been working \\itli /eal and earnestness, which 
< titles them to our lasting ^ratitude. and I leel satisfied that by our annual meeting" 
a copy will be placed in the hands of each un ni'ier. As their report will more full-.' 
set ft rth their work, I refrain from luither comment. The funds of the Society are 
<e.ii 1:1 v increasing. 




This includes expenditures fur salaries, disbursements by Executive Conunittee, sta- 
tionery, Historv Committee, etc., etc., etc. 

Mv attention has been called fivquentlv b\- manv of our members to the necessitv 
ofour Socictv having a hall of its own. Tliis is a subject to which 1 invite your atten- 
tion ; and notwithstanding t'nat many efforts have been made in that direction without 
success, I do not consider that .1 matter ol Mich moment should be abandoned. 

The Society has -n-tained a .loss in tlie death of sonic- of our most valued member- 
wh'i-e places uill be hard to fill, and their memories should be cherished bv all of r.s 
with lasting atlectlon. an<l a desire to emulate the noble qualities which thev possesse ',. 
In conclusion, permit me to thank you, my fellow-menibers, for the kindness and 
courtesy extended to me a< vour presiding officer, and I trust that the friendship tlr.:- 
formed mav never cease lo exist. As for mvself, T shall carrv -with me in mv retiic- 
nient my hearttelt ^ratitiide for your valualtle assistance and hearty co-operation in 
aiding me to farther tlie interests of thi- Societv which we love, and in keeping up 
that hi rd to \\hii h il i- so justlv entitled. 

Respectful!; submitted, WJI.I.IAM McAi.Ki-:R. 

"( )n motion the report 1)e recei\-ed and sjiread upon the minutes. 
Agreed to/' 

As \ve are about elo-ino tlie liistory of the Societv, it inioht be as 
\vell a'.-o ;o ;_Mve here tlie !" j)ort ol the Secretary, Thomas I). Fer^'U- 
son, made at tlie same meeting. It is as follows : 





', 1 ro 1 1 i ) f 1 i vi n _vj 1 1 1 e m bi -r- 

i C ush Book f., r r.ife Membershi] I 

r. 1 '.' i '-. . ' . ntei T: : fi I u-po-it Cotnpai 

nk do. do. do do. do. 

! Letter Hook ( Copyii 
i < >rder do. orders in Treasurer. 



TH1-; HIMI-KNIAN SDL/IKTY. % 2'V.i 

l Receipt I'.ook for I. ill- Membership fees. 

I do. do. 

\bont V"> copies Dl" By J.aus. 

i Plate for printing Life Memlx.Tship certificates. 

i do. for printiM- invitation-; to anniversary dinners. 

A number of blank certificates ot" membership. 

A receipt from the Pennsylvania Academy of 1 'me Arts in th,- n inu- of the Hiber- 
.i.ui Societv for oil paintm- ot (ieneral Robert Patterson. 

Sonic stationery, etc., etc. 

In conclusion, I uonld ask for the adoption of the fo'dou in- n-s. ilutioii : 

AV.M '/;ri/, that the Serretai'y IK- authori/ed to ]u-orurc a -iii'.alia- box, and that the 
::;innte 1>ook>. eti'., be ])laeed in the same, and deposit, -d \\i;h --<>me re-poiisil ,'.,- Sate 
.' 'eposit Compaiivof 1'hiladelphia. in the name of, and Mibjeet to the ori'.er of, the 
I libernian Soeiet\ . 

On motion, the report be received and entered upon the minutes, 

and that the resnlntion thereto attached be accepted. All of which 
was agreed to. 

At this same meeting on December 17, iSSo,, on motion ot" \Y;<;i,un 
Drict.-, the chair was authorized to appoint a committee to expu-ss to 
Mr. John II. Campbell " the high appreciation of the Society for his 
able and disinterested work in preparing the history of the Society." 
The committee appointed consisted ot William Bnce, Chairman, K. 
J. I lenity, Charles J. Gallagher, Rev. J. Gray Bolton and John Ilng- 
gard. I'pon motion, John II. Campbell, George' S. Ferguson, Col- 
onel Thomas J. Stewart, John Hnggard and P. S. Dooner were 
appointed a committee to prepare a suitable testimonial in recogni- 
tion of the valuable services rendered to the Society by the retiring 
1 'resident, Hon. William MeAleer. 

The Secretary reported having received the following letters from 
Governors I'eaver and I'iggs : 

COM MI >N\VI;AI.TH oi< PK.NNSYI.YAMA, MXI-A TTIVI-. CIIAMIU-.K, 

I [ \ K R ISHI'UC,, No\'einber .? ;, iSSg. 

'1'iiu.MAS D. l-'i RiU'SON, Serretar\- Hibernian Sock-tv of Philadelphia. 

M\' I )l-'..\ K SlK Your letter of 2 1st instant has been received. I am also in receipt bv 
<'\press ot a cert U ic, lie ol lu iiiorary niembei slii]) in the Hibernian Societ \ tor the l\i-lief 

>f luni^r.-iiits from Ireland, luuulsoiiiely framed. I need iu>t sa\- I vei \ warmly ;i]>pn-- 

iate the action of the Hibernian Societv in thus cinnmunicatiiiL; th.e honor which U 
lid me some time since in electing me one of its honor,ir\- niembei-s. The certificate 
> verv beantind in itself, and \\ill oecnpv a ^irominen! plai'e in m\' library he'weeii 
'hose eminent I'iMin?.vlviiliiaiis, (icneral Hancock and 'I'haddi-ns Stevens. I am deeplx 
_ralefnl tor vonr kindness in the premises, and be-' \-on to coin'ey mv heartlelt thank- 
|i the Societv tor the honor \\liich it has done me. 

Verv cordialh voiirs, 1 \MI-S A. Bi'AX'i-u. 



t!u- Socu-tv verv much for your kindness. I p: i/e it vcrv highly, and 1 \vill teach my 
children in .;: vreciate it. l. 1 '".^ Live the Hibernian Societv. 

Ver;. Respectfully, i',. T. Bie.C.S. 

ToTn(iM\s IK l-'i.K' .'. S< I.N . Sec't'y Hibernian Society. 

William (ionium, Theodore 1 ; . Jenkins and John II. Campbell were 
appointed a Committee lo revise the Hv-Laws, but tlie Society subse- 
quently deemed it inadvisable to make any material alterations. John 
'Inward, Thomas J. Tower, \Y. W. Hanna, John P>. Comber and 
Frank McManus, jr., were appointed the 1 Committee on the ensuing 
Anniversary dinner. The deaths were announced oi Francis 
McManns, John Madden, John F. .Smith and William F. Flood. 

At a special meeting, held .it Dooner's Hotel, on January i 6, iSoo, 
John II. Campbell o lie red the followino resolution : 

AVv 1 .'; ,- /. That the Committee on Historv IK- authori/cd to have printed, stereotyped 
ami '.ml)li-.lu-(l an ^-ilitioii of ::,< nx> o>pii--. of tlu- histoTv of tin- Society, the n-tai! jiricc 
of tlu- >anu- to In- < ]"'' fojiv, and that the Committee have full power to maki all 
a:"ra!iL;r:iK ;it-- t!u-v max iK-i-m neeessarv inr tlu- publication and sale of the !>ook. and 
aNo powi-r to issue extra editions on ditlerent paper, etc., if thev deem pro]>er. 

After a Mill discussion bv Messrs. Coleman, Millioan, McCalfre 1 /, 
Heraty, McMciiamin and others, the resolution was agreed to. 

At the meeting on March i~, iS(jo, William Hnce was elected 
President to succeed lion. William McAleer, who had served two 
years. Mr. Campbell, on behalf of the Committee appointed at the 
preceding meeting, jireseiited to Mr. McAleer a handsomely bound 
volume, containing the eiio-rossed resolutions expressive of the 
Societv's a]>prc-ciation o! the merits of its retiring President. Mr. 
McAleer replied to the address, retnrnino; thanks in a neat speech 
for the action oi the Society in his regard and expressing his thorough 
appreciation ol the compliment. At the conclusion he was heartily 
a])])landed. 

The Committee on Testimonial to John II. Campbell reported as 
follows : 

'I'n THK ( )] KICK US AN'II Ml-.Mlii.K-- Ol Till IIlill.KNIAN S('ieIl:TV: 

i ', I.NTI.I-; M i-. N Vour Committee tak i- i^'rt -at pli-asure in ri \ 'I'tini; ihat thev hn\ i- ^i\ (; 

rinsidenition to the suhjei : n h in and h.ive di-i-idi-d that the most aj - 

;: : : : r, e wav to c\prr-s to Mr. I..IIM II. i. inpln-11 the Socii t\ p 's hii/h a])]>reciation of 

- eminent servk'i - : - th.r procui'iii.u' of a suitable likeness of Mr. Campbell, to be placed 

first p.-i^r of the Hi-tory of tin Society, and to be f a -ketch of his 

i:lf, and the Socii'tv a',p])onr him '.1^ lioiiorrtr\ h;-.'ori in foi~ lite, and that the report of 

this Committee be appended to the sketch of hi- ' pecial record on 

"iir minutes, and \\ e I . ' n oi tin Conim t'i i IK ajijiroved 

SiLMied \\";;.: IA.M I'KJCI., ( 'hti;fi<i<:. 




\VII.I.I.\M <;<>KMAX. 



Till'. IIIK1.KMAN SOCIHTV. -J71 

11 On motion, the report of the Committee be accepted, agreed to." 

At this same meeting, March 17, iSo,<>, the following officers were 
elected : 

President, William Brice ; Vice-President, St. ClairA. Mnlhollar.d: 
Secretary, Thomas I). Ferguson ; Treasurer, Simon |. Martin : 
Counsellors, "William Gorman, Henry Phillips Coleinun ; Phvsicians 
Joseph Martin, M. 1)., Michael O'Hara, M. I ). ; Finance Committee. 
David McMenamin, Henry 1!. Tener, Charlo J. (iallagher: Kxeeu- 
tive Committee, F.dward J. Heraty, Philip J. Wal>h, Hon. William 
McAleer. 

The anniversary dinner on this date was another triumph of the 
Committee in charge of the same. It was held at Boldt's restaurant, 
in tlie Bullitt Building, and was attended by a verv large number of 
members and guests, presided over bv President Brice. Respon>e> to 
toasts were made by Mr. Clayton McMichael, editor oi th.e .\'<>i'.'/i 
.liH,rifiin; State Senator Boies Penrose; State Senator B. 1'. Hugh.es; 
District Attorney George S. Graham ; Thomas A. Fahy, Kscj. ; and 
Craig D. Ritchie, President oi St. Andrew's Society. Short addresses 
were also made by Governor Biggs, ol Delaware ; Kx-Mayor Wil- 
liam B. Smith and David W. Sellers. Mr. John Huggard added to 
the evening's enjoyment by appropriate singing. Before adjourning 
Hon. William McAleer was compelled to make a short address, in re- 
sponse to repeated calls tor him. 



At the meeting on June 17, iSu,o, the Westmoreland tract oi laud 
again cropped up, and William Gorman, of Counsel for the Society, 
reported having visited the land and obtained the necessary informa- 
tion concerning it. He was thanked for his services by a vote. The 
Secretary announced the deaths of George II. Stuart, Thomas Drake, 
James Bradv, John M. Meilov, William Whiteside, Roger Keys. M. 
D. , John J. McKlhone and John J. Fit/patrick. 

< )n December 17, rSo,o, the Finance Committee, through David 
McMenamin, made an elaborate report on the Westmoreland tract o! 
laud. 

The meeting on March 17, iSqi, was largely attended. President 
Bnce occupying the chair. The reports o! the ofiieersand e"mmittees 
showed a highlv prosperou- condition o! the Society. The officers 




Till-: Hini'RXIAN SOCIKTY. 



sieians, Joseph -Martin, M. I)., Michael O'lluru, M. I).; Executive 
Coininittee, Philip J. Walsh, Hon. William McAlcer, John Hn^ard ; 
Finance Committee, David MeMenumiii, Henry 15. Tener, Charles J. 
( ral lather. 

These oiYieers are all happily serving at the present time, March 

I'', lSu.2. 

At the anniversary dinner on March 17, iXiji, the Dinner Commit- 
tee, consisting ol" John Hu^ard, Chairman; Thomas D. Ker^nson, 
John 15. Comber, Theodore l\ Jenkins, Hn^li McCaffrey and Henry 
A. Smith, scored another brilliant success. The banquet was o'ivcr, 
at the Continental Hotel and was attended bv the following members: 



1 1' >N. MU HA i.i. ARMH.II, 
\\ i i.i.i AM I'.KK i. /'>; \'t), 
YV 1 1.1.1 AM I'.OYI.K. 

}'. 1 A\ \ K I) Hi KTON, 

JOHN A. COMUKK, 
BKRNARH CORK, 
1'. S. DuiiNKU, 

\\'l I.I.I \M F.MSI.I-.Y, 

'I'll' >s. I . !'i.i<r,CM IN i.SVr'r), 

C.i.i iRC.K S. FKKC.r.SoN, 

Crl.N I.. J. 1'. S. C.OIIIN. 

I [< >V ( ',}'.< iRi ,1. S. ( tK \HA.M, 

I I' 'N. f AMI-IS ( iA\ ( 1 1 iK 1)( )\ . 

'- : S". I)ANII:I. 1 1 \ vn NI ,s. 

I 1 .N. I'.I.NI \ MI N !'. i Irc.in-.h 

J' >MN i In .C.AKD. 
\\"l I.I.I AM \V. H \ \ \ \. 
\\'. JnS. Ill AKN. M. D., 
Till. i iln H< I. 1 ; . I I.NK1NS, 
(il-'.iiKi. !-. Ki.I.I.Y, 

RIIKI-.KT AKTHTR, 
THOMAS !'. I'>\'RNi';, 
]< nix I'.\ K n, 

MI IKK IS I'niNKV, 
]> >HN (.' VRI.IN, 
Tlh )M \s i IK VI. IN, 

I'ViKK'K I)i.\' IN I-;, 

Till IM v.v, \. !'A H \", 

M u H \ : . i. 1 . I \ n\\ 

C" II R i.vn M'll I R ( ', \ I.I.AI ,H KK, 

CHA KI.I.> J. < ',A i.i. MVIII.K. 

\Vl I.I.I \ M < H iRM A N, 

N:< HI n. \s J C.KI i-i-'iN, 

MlC HA 1. 1. !'. Hl.KATV, 
1 ' 1 1 1 N H U ' < ', 1 1 , 

m.NKY. 

i'. T. 1 I U.I.AHAN, 
XVil.I.I VM Ji HI N.sTON, 



JAMKS KKI.I.Y, 

( )\VKN KKI.I.Y, 

JOHN S. KF.NNKI.I.Y, 

M. J. Kia.i.Y, 

Tin I.MAS J. MOONKY, 

WII.I.IA.M I.. MARTIN, 

HON. ROUKKT KM.MKT MONAC.- 

H A N , 

SIMON J. MARTIN (7m/\.), 
josKi-H MARTIN, M. I)., 



I lrr,n MCL'A KKKI.Y, 

Ji 'HN S. McKlNI.AY, 

I 1 . Me MA NTS, 
MICIIAKI, MeSnAix, 
JOHN J. McCoNN i.i.i., 
HON. WII.I.IA.M MC.\I.KKR, 
I-'RANK McM.\N T rs, JR., 
JOHN (',. R. McCoRKRrj,, 
Ci u,. Tims. J. POWKKS, 
M \TTHK\V A. RYAN, 
\Vi i.i.i AM ]'. RKAD, 

J' 'Sl-.l'H [. SoI.OMON, 

JOHN SIMMONS, 

Ci u.. Tin is. I. STI. \VART, 

\.'l I.I.I AM S. STI'.Ni.l.R, 

1 1 1 N i<\ I',. TI.;NI-;R. 

C \ I'T. Ji UIN T \Yl.i iR. 
JoM.I'H I,. \Vi.I.I.S, 
\\'l I.I.I \ M \V \ Y N I., 
> i : 'A \ K T \\' I I. Si iN 

Sii i-'.ri 1 \ K 1 1 ( i YorNV,, 

I ; .n\v \RH K i-.r.i.Y, 

JOHN 1 1. K i N N '.i'%', 

GI.N. s r. Ci. \i R A. Mn.iior,- 

I.A Nil. ( / ';<('-/'/ r'^' ! I, 

A NHR i-;\v I Mi i.i.i N, 




AMKS CAM1MJKIJ. 



sucn-rrv. 



THOMAS J. MARTIN, 
MICHAKL, MAC.ICK, 
JA.MI-:S MA<;IIRH, 

I )A VII) Me' M K N A MIX, 
\VlU.lAM J. McCl.OSKKV, 
I'KTKR McA.NAI.I.V, 

JAMI-;S A. McCi 1.1.01 <;n, 
ARCHIBALD Me.Kixi.AY, 
Ai. KX AN D i-; R MeC I<KRN AN, 
A. J. MeC.ARRY, 

1'I.KICK A. MeC.AKYKY, 

\VAI,TI-;R KAI.KIGH, 



GKOKC.K RONKY, 
JOHN A. KI.II.I.Y, 
Hr.NRY A. SMITH, 
\VII.I.IAM M. SI.NC. i RI,Y, 
THOMAS SMITH, 
I -'RAN K Sinn \u.. >K., 
THOMAS I 1 . T \vnui.i., 
JOHN TRAINKK, 
HI-.NRY J. TRAINKR, 
KmvAKn TRAIM-.K, 

1'HII.Il' J. \\" AI.SH, 

JAMI-;S \VHITI-;I Y I.Y. 



There were also present one hundred and eight quests of the 
Society and of the members. Responses to the toasts were made In- 
Key. John S. Mclntosh, D. D., Judge James Gay Gordon, General 
Daniel H. Hastings, Hon. Robert Kmmet Moiiaglum, John L. Kin- 
sey, Ksq., Hon. Thomas V. Cooper, Mr. John L. Lawson and General 
St. Clair A. Mulholland. 

On September 17, 1891, it was resolved to sell the Westmoreland 
tract of land to the highest bidder at the December meeting. This 
was accordingly done on December 17, 1891, and William W. Ilanna 
and T. F. Hal vey became the purchasers at 66 cents per acre, thus dis- 
posing of the troublesome matter. On September 17, 1891, on report 
of the Committee on By-Laws, William Gorman, Chairman, certain 
amendments relating to the election and expulsion of members were 
adopted. Upon motion of Hon. William McAleer, the following 
resolution was unanimously adopted : 

A't'^i >/:,',?. That the Hibernian Society extend their congratulations to the Honorable 
James Campbell, ex-Tostmaster-Genenil of the I'nited States, on this the fiftieth (5<>th 
anniversary of his election to membership in this Society, am! that their \vi-h and earnest 
desire is that he mav be spared for many years to his country, hi-^ lainiK" and :!'.:> 
Socii-tv, uhicli feels honored in having for a member a man whose Ions;- ]>iibHc life is 
without a stain, and whose personal character is without blemish. 

The resolution was unanimously adopted and ordered to be entered 
upon the minutes, and a copy of the same sent to .Mr. Campbell. 

T T ])on motion it was ordered that the address ot the President, 
delivered at this meeting and embodying a short sketch ot the Society, 
be printed and spread upon the minutes. It \vas also voted to have 
printed one thousand copies of the revised I5y-Laws tor distribution 
among the members. 

At the meeting on December 17, 1801, the last one we 1 have to 
record, Secretary Ferguson had present two lire-buckets ol the 
ilibernia Fire Company, which had toimerlv belonged to M 



274 Till- IIIBF.KNIAN SOCILTY. 

David Lenox in 1787, and which had been presented to the Society 
by Mrs. K. K. Mitchell, accompanied by the following letter : 

NOVKMTUCR 10, 1891, 2106 Pine St. 

Mrs. Wvlie Mitchell is pleased and gratified that the Hibernian Society will accept 
the two lire bucket- belonging to the late Major David Lenox, of the revolutionary 
army, and a member of the Hibernian Societv, and will explain how they came into 
her possession. From Major I)avid Lenox to his widow, Tacy Lukens Lenox, 
daughter of John I, nkens, Survevor general of Pennsylvania from 175710 his death 
in 1789, through Mrs. Lenox to their niece, Sarah Lukens Keene, daughter of Major 
Lawrence Keene of the revolution. irv army, and at her death in 1866 to her niece, 
I-'.llen Keene, daughter of her brother, the late Jessie Lukens Keene, now the widow 
of Wvlie Mitchell, M.I)., of Philadelphia. 

A resolution of thanks was voted to Mrs. Mitchell for the gift. 

The Treasurer, Simon J. Martin, made his usual annual report, 
showing the total assets of the Society to be $65,682.05, made up as 

follows : 

1 Mortgage, . . . :?3.oo<> oo 

2 ... 6,000 oo 

3 ... 4,500 oo 

4 ... 5,500 cxi 

5 ... 4,500 oo 

6 ... 1,200 oo 

7 ... 2,200 oo 

2,500 (X) 

9 ... 2,51x1 oo 

10 ... 3,000 oo 

11 " ... 2,300 <x> 

12 " ... 

13 " ... 

"i 1 f j "H K ) (X) 

RAILROAD BONDS. 

I' :ir value. Market value. 

10,0 K. Chicago ,V Wc-tern Indiana 6 per cent. Railroad Bonds, 10,800 oo 

I,fx I. ehigh Valley ~ percent. K. R. bonds, .... 1,140 oo 

r.oon ("nited Canal Bond-, IiOIO (X) 

I/**. Philadelphia .N: Reading 3d,, W> <x> 

<-' ish on deposit. City Tru-t \; I,. I). Comjiany, . . . 2,i^S2 05 



^65,682 05 



Mr. Dooner, from tlie Committee on History, reported that the 
work was being pushed forward as rapidly as its importance permitted, 
and that the Committee hoped to have it completed at an early date. 
I'pon motion of John II. Campbell a Committee was appointed to 
extend invitations to join the Society to such gentlemen as might be 



Til'' HIH!-:KNIAN SoriKTY. ^-> 

deemed worth v of iiiciubcrship. The motion was agreed to, and the 
President appointed the Coniniittee. 

The deaths of John C. Hurst, Michael J. Dohan and Richard II. 
Bolster were announced by the Secretary. The Dinner Coniniittee 
for the coining anniversary \vas announced as follows : John Hug- 
gard, Chairman, John \\. Comber, Theodore F.Jenkins, Charles J. 
Gallagher and Captain John Taylor. Under their auspices the 
Anniversary Banquet will be held at the Continental Hotel, on March 
17, 1892, on which day onr history oi the Society ends. 

Throughout its long history oi more than one hundred years, the 
Society was never in a more prosperous condition nor occupied a 
higher position in the community. The high standard of excellence 
inaugurated in 1/90 lias been steadily maintained, and under the 
guidance of Major-Geueral v St. Clair A. Mulholland, one of the heroes 
of the " Irish Brigade," who is about to assume the office of Presi- 
dent, we have no fears but that the good name of the Hibernian 
Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland will be upheld in 
the future as it has beeu in the past. 



PARTICIPATION OP Till: MKMBHRS IN 1TBLIC HYEXTS FROM 

iSi TO iS.2. 



Di'Rixr, the period from iSis to iS|f>, as might naturally be ex- 
pected, the pursuits of the members were iu the main those pertain- 
in^ '.it a time o; peace. \\"e have seen 111 considering the Revolutionary 
War aud the war of iSij ho\v easily the uierehaut became the 
soldier- -especially when the merchant was an Irish-American. 
Whenever the defence of their country needed their services 'die 
member^ of the Hibernian Societv never hesitated, but when there 
was no >uch occasion the members pursued their usual avocations in 
civic life, and were as reach' to participate in all public occasions. 

In perusing the pages of Scharf >S: \\'estcott's " History of Phila- 
delphia" one is struck with the great number ot names of members ol 
the Hibernian Society appearing there. Scarcely any movement of 
prominence but had members of the Society taking an active part. 
We cannot attempt to enumerate all of these occasions, but must con- 
tent ourselves with bricflv running over the list. 

John Sergeant, who tor many years was one ot the Solicitors of the 
Society, was the successful candidate- for Congress in 1814. Among 
the candidates for Congress in iSi6 we find William J. Duane, Wil- 
liam Anderson and John Sergeant, and for the Legislature, John 
Holmes and George Morton. Paul Cox headed one of the electoral 
tickets. Rev. Samuel P>. Wylie was one of the Vice-Presidents of 
the newly organixed Religion-- Historical Society, (itiv P>ryan, John 
Savage and John Connellv were Directors of the Second I'ank of the 
United States. In iXi- William Findlav was elected Governor of the 
State, and William J. Duane, James Harper and John Lisle figure 
as candidates tor the Legislature. At the reception given bv the 
citixens to President Monroe during this year among the committee 
of fourteen Federal and State office-holders appointed to wait 
on him were John Steel, Collector of the Port ; Robert Patterson, 
Director of the Mini ; David Caldwell, Clerk of United States 
Courts ; Joseph I>. McKean, Judge of the District Court, and Joseph 
Reid, Recorder. In this vear the touudation of the American Sun 
flay- School I'u ion was laid, with Alexander Henry as President. Tw> 
of the four member- of Congress elected in iSiS from the citv were 
l"lm Sergeant and Joseph lleniphill. In iSni }o-ei)!i \\'or!'i-:l was 



THi: IIIHKRNIAN SOUKTY. -77 

weie Andrew Bayard, Richard Bache, Turner Camac. John McCrca, 
William Schlatter and John Strawbridge. Governor XYilliam Find- 
lay \vas a candidate for re-election in i82<\ but was defeated. He 
wa> alterwards elected l"n;ted States Senator. At a meeting of tax- 
payers held in 1821, John I.eamv was Chairman and Robert A. Ca'.d- 
cleii^h was Secretary. In 1824 John Connelly wa- named as the first 
Pre.-ident of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, ju-t chartered. 
At the reception to Lafayette this year, General Robert Patterson, 
atterwards President of the Society, commanded the Fir.-t Brigade, 
Pliiladel])hia Militia, and Charles S. Cove was Colonel of one of the 
regiments. The two members from Philadelphia on the newly- 
created Hoard ot Canal Commissioners in 1825 were Dr. Robert Pat- 
terson and John Sergeant. The last-named gentleman was the 
orator in 1826 at the ceremonies consequent upon the deaths of ex- 
Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the 4th of Julv of 
this year. In the same year the venerable Matthew Carey pre-ided 
over a meeting in aid of the struggling Greeks, who were in rebellion 
against Turkey, and in 1827 he was Chairman of another meeting 
called to form a Horticultural Society. At a big meeting held in In- 
dependence Hall in 1829 to celebrate the Catholic Emancipation Act, 
350 persons were present. The presiding officer was Matthew Carev, 
and on his left was seated Turner Camac and on his ri^ht Benjamin 
YV. Richards, the Mayor. Dr. James McIIenry wrote a poem for the 
occasion and John Pinns was one of the speakers. Numerous other 
Hibernians were present. In 1830 a town meeting held to express 
sympathy \vith the French Revolution of 1830 was addr--s<ed, 
among others, by John Hinns and William J. Duane. and Joseph R. 
Chandler was Chairman ot a similar meeting. John K. Kane and 
John Sergeant were two of the favorite orators at public meeting- in 
1832. 

It is almost wearisome to recount the names o! members o! the 
Society who were prominent in the public affairs ot the city they 
were so many. Thev had already furnished Governors to the State. 
Judges to the Supreme and Citv Courts. Senators and Representatives 
to Congress, Cabinet officers to the Presidcn's. Mayors to thecitv, and 
Directors and officers to innumerable social, financial, political, 
scientific .ind other institutions. In a later part of lh;< volume \ve 
will L'ive a list of the public officials who were members ot the 
Society. The- names of Thomas McKeau, Matthew Carey. William 
Findlav. John K. Kane, Robert Patterson, Dr. Robert Patterson, 
Charle- S. Co\-r. John Ser-eant, David Paul Hrown, Turner Cam.ic, 
Josejih Ta^ert, William Duane, William J. Duane, James H.irper, 



THE IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 

Gen. John Steel, Dr. William P.aniwell, Peter A. Browne, Rev. 
Matthew Carr, Rev. Samuel 1!. Wylie, Joseph R. Chandler, Tench 
Coxe, George Bryan, Joseph Borden McKean, Thomas Kittera, 
Thomas iMtxsimons, Gen. Walter Stewart, Blair McClenachan and 
Joseph Hemphill, who have figured on the lists of members from 1790 
to I8}2, -\vill .^ive some idea of the many distinguished men to be 
four, i on the roll of the Hibernian Society. 

I ; rom i8}2downto Marc'n 17, 1850, when Joseph Ta^ert, after thirty- 
two years service as President of the Society, was succeeded by Robert 
Taylor, there was scarcely any event of public importance in which 
the members did not figure. James Madison Porter was Secretary of 
War in President Tyler's Cabinet. During the unfortunate "Native- 
American Riots "of 1844, John M. Read was Chairman of the meet- 
ing of citizens called to maintain the laws, and John K. Kane was 
one of the speakers. Major-General Robert Patterson was in com- 
mand of the military called out to suppress the riots. ( )n the breaking 
out of the Mexican War. in 1846, the military spirit always exi^lin^ 
amon^ the members immediately exhibited itselt. On May 13, 1846, 
two days after Congress declared tli.it war existed, a public meeting 
of citizens was held in Independence Square. Morton McMichael 
called the meeting to order and Richard Vaux and Samuel P. Reed 
\vere two <t the Vice-Presidents. The Montgomery Guards, com- 
posed of Iri>h citixens, of course volunteered immediately. Students 
ot American history know the distinguished part taken in the war by 
Gen. Robert Patterson, who was second in command to Gen. Win- 
field Scott. l\}< ^allantry reflected lustre upon the Hibernian 
Society, of which he hail been one of the most active members for 
many years and <>: which he was President when he died. We nii^ht 
appropriately close this chapter by mention of the banquet tendered 
to Kos.Mith. the Hungarian patriot, by the city of Philadelphia on 
December 24, 1851, as showing the prominence of the Society in 
Philadelphia at this period. The addresses at the banquet were made 
by Commodore George C. Read, Major-General Robert Patterson, 
Morton McMichael, Jud'^e John K. Kane, Jud<;e William I). Kellev 
and John C. Montgomery. ( M the-e speakers Commcxlorc Read, 
r General Patterson, Jud^e Kane and Morton M, -Michael were members 
ol the Hibernian Society. 

< >n Xovember 23, 1.^52, John Sergeant, who had been one- of the 

for many years, died. William W. 
un ;ellor in is p, ;, his life at the ^reat 
street^ on I )< ceinbei 2o, 1 82. In tlu- 




Till-: I III? HUMAN SOCIKTY. 279 

took an active part. The opening of the Canulen and Atlantic Kail- 
road on July i, 1^53, was signalized by an excursion oi prominent 
citi/.ens, of whom Henry C. Carey was one of the Yice-Presidents. 
The passage of the Consolidation Act in i.\vj wa> tile occasion of 
various celebrations, including a steamboat excursion, on which 
addresses were made, among others, by .Morton Mr Michael, Colonel 
William C. Patterson, Judge Bnrnside of the Supreme Con:", and 
Robert Kmmet Mona^han. At the P>aiumet on March ij, i- s >.}. 
Morion McMichael presided. Richard Yanx was a candidate for the 
Mayoralty at the first election after consolidation, but was not suc- 
cessful. John Lindsay was elected City Treasurer. At the spring 
election in 1856 Richard Yanx was elected Mayor, and William A. 
Porter, City vSoiicitor. Upon the death of Dr. Klisha Kent Kane 
earl} 1 in 1857, the Society, out of regard for his father, Judge John K. 
Kane, who had long been a prominent member, passed resolutions 
of condolence, and among the pall-bearers to receive his body were 
Commodore George Read, Commodore Charles Stewart and William 
IJ. Reed. The last-named gentleman was appointed Minister to 
China by President Buchanan in 1857, and at the public dinner given 
to him in honor ol the event Joseph R. Chandler presided. At the 
Mav election in iS^S Alexander Heurv was elected Mayor. On Mav 
^r, iS^<), a public reception was given to William P. Reed on h:s 
return from China, where he had negotiated the famous Chinese 
Treat}'. The lormal address o! welcome was made bv Mavor Alex- 
ander Henry. At the May election, iSoo, Mayor Henry was re- 
elected, and at the tall election in the State Andrew G. Cnrtin was 
elected ( rovcrix >r. 

The period ot the civil war was now tast approaching, and in 
Philadelphia., as in all other parts of the country, there was intense 
excitement. Abraham Lincoln had been elected President of the 
United vStates, and the- .Southern States were passing ordinances o; 
secession. Mayor Henry issued a proclamation to the citi/eus t< 
meet in Independence Square "to counsel together to avert the 
danger which threatens our country." The meeting took place on 
December 13, iS6<>, fifty thousand person,-, being in attendance. 
Mavor Ilcnrv presided, and among the vice-presidents ol the meeting 
were William J. Duaue, Matthe\v IJaird, Thomas P>arnett, Authom 
J. Drexel, Charles vS. Coxe, George W. Toland, General Robert Pat- 
tei>on, Robert Kwing, Robert Steen, John < '. Jauu-->, II. Cathcrwood, 
IIeii:\- C. Carey, Andrew C. Craig, Joseph Patter.-oii, Da\'i'l Pan! 
IJioxvu, Singleton A. Mercer, J. 15. Colahan, \\'illiam Dixdue and 
Commodore Charles Stewart. 



2>0 Till-; H1HKR.MAN SOCIKTY. 

1 1 is evident from this list that the old-time patriotism of the 
Society \vas arousing itself, and that the record of their predecessors 
would soon be emulated in defence of their country, (ieiieral Robert 
Patterson, the President of the Society, was Major-General of the 
First Division of Pennsylvania Militia, and Forney's /';r.v.\ said of 
him, "Should hostilities grow out ol our present unhappy divisions, 
t'ae counsels ot (ieueral Patterson will be sought by men of all par- 
ties" on account ot "his large experience in military matters, his 
undoubted patriotism, his services in the Mexican War, and his 
devotion to his o\\n State.' 1 

On January 4, iS6i, a meeting oi leading citizens met in the Roard 
of Trade rooms to consider the situation. Among the callers of the 
meeting were Henry C. Carey, Morton McMichacl and Daniel 
I Knighertv. 

A lar;;e meeting of citi/.ens was he-Id in National Hall on the even- 
ing of January s, iSoi. The first three vice-presidents named, Com- 
modore Charles Stewart, Morton McMichael and Major-General 
Robert Patterson, were all members of the Hibernian Society, as were 
also ]ud-c John M. Read, ex-Mayor Richard Yaux, William f. 
Diiane, Henry C. Carev, William A. Porter, Andrew C. Craig and 
several others. Patriotic resolution.-- were passed, and the meeting 
adjourned amidst threat enthusiasm. At a banquet on January 25, 
iS6i, Commodore Charles Stewart ("Old Ironsides") declared that 
the Constitution, like his own shin of that name, "might be sunk by 
her friends, but was never to be- taken." Among the military organ- 
izations parading on Washington's P>irthday, February 22, iSoi, were 
the " Meagher Guards." 

In Ajiril, iS6i, General Robert Patterson was appointed by Gov- 
ernor Curtin to the command ot the Pennsylvania Troops. On May 
S, i SMI, the First Artillery Regiment, Pennsylvania Yolunteers, 
Colonel p'rancis 1C. Patterson, leit the city tor the- trout. On June 2, 
iS6i, ( ieiu-ral Robert Patterson left Philadelphia for Chambersbnrg, 
Pa., to take charge of the Federal advance into Yiigiuia by way ot 
Harper's Ferry, and on June i^th he crossed the Potomac with about 
ten thousand men. 

A' the quarterly meeting of the- Society on June [~, iSoi, the fol- 
lowing preamble and resolutions, expressive o| the sentiments ol the 
Member.--, were unanimously adopted upon motion oi Joseph Jones : 

\Vin.ki \s Tin Mfin!>i-:s .if tin- Ilibcrni.in Sorit-ty, ^r.iu-fnl fur Uu- ]in.li-i-ti<ui, 

- ' fn '! : ' ' \-t i- I'lijoyril ii:i'K-r ;'. "I llu- I'nit' <\ St.iU-s, 

.::! ]..::;:: itil " ' / U-l t oil :u-.-.,ii 11 1 it" i 'i< - . 1. m<_'< r ti i u 1i it'll Ult-ir Cdlllltry 

iiu\\ ',:;;; to record and di-r'aiu tlu-ir unallL-rabk 1 .k-votion 



Till'. lllbl.K.VAN SOCIKTY. 1>1 

and ,-.U.ichment to the (lovernnicut df the I'nitcd States, and the Constitution of 
which that ( lovernment is the- otfsprini; , be it therefore 

AV> ('/r't'i/. That the members of this Society do i\\\ rciic\s their vows <T Allegiance 
to tlu- Government of t!u- I'liiti-d States, and to ihat Constitution uhich, as naturali/ed 
citi/ens, manv of them have already sworn to vupp<>rt ; .nid u c do iurther declare that 
to tin- utmost of our ability uc will defend and protect a^ain-t ..'.1 enemies, domestic 
and foreign, that (rlorious 1'nioii \\ithoiit \\hich there can he neither National 
Strength nor individual Safctv. and deprived of whu'h 1:1. erf. and HH Uj.ender.ee and 
eoiintrv are hut emptv nanie-~. 

A'e'.iii/trcf, That ue are not f.ninindlul of the example of that Soek-t\ from \siiieh our 
So.'i(.-tv sprang, "The 1'riendK Sons of St. 1'atriik," \\iio--e ineniSer--. by their sai'ri- 
i'i-(.-s of blood, propertv ami life "in times that trieil men's souls," uoii ircjni \\'.i>h;nj;- 
tou the ti"~ti!iioiii;d that the\' \vc-re tlistiil^uislieil for linn adhereiiee to the (Morions 
Cause of their Coiintrv a rause which inijierilled r.ow as it was then < ue pledge our- 
sfhfs, like them, to sustain. 

A V v</;v./, That the promptitude with which Major-General I'.ttterson, the exreller.t 
and di-tiuyuished 1're-ideiit of this Society, and his gallant sous. Colonel I-'raiici- I-'.. 
Patterson and Colonel Robert Mniniet Patterson, our fellow-members, have responded 
to their Countrv's Call to Arms, trulv indicates the spirit and feeling of the members 
of this Societ v. 

AV.M'/: ("(/, That the Sentiments det-lared in the fo rejoin g Resolutions are held not 
onl\- bv the members of this Societv, but in our <>])inion by that lai\L;e class of natural- 
ized citi/ens \\hose opinions and feelings this Societv mav fairlv claim to represent -a 
cla-~s who will yield to none in loyalty to the Countrv which the\" ha\'e adopted as 
their own. the ( >o\'ernment. Constitution and Laws of which it i^ not less their d'.itv 
than their inclination and, determination to tipholcl, defend and obey. 

From this time on until the close of the war the member^ of the 
Hibernian Society were amon; the ^tron^est supporters of the I nion 
cause. The ^reat War Governor, Amlrew ( r. Curtin. is an active Hi- 
bernian and a familiar figure- at the Society's dinners. The Mavor 
ol the city, Alexander Henr\', was another Hibernian. Mar.v of the 
uiembeis now on the roll, or who have departed this life, enii-ted in 
the various regiments of the Slate, and numbers of them made bril- 
liant records on the field of battle. General Robert Patterson, Gen- 
eral William McCaudlcss, General St. dair A. Mulhollaud, General 
Robert K. Patterson, Golonel Dennis Heenan, Colonel F. M. IIe\'l, 
Colonel Thomas J. Stewart, Colonel lames O'Reillv, C.iptain John 
Taylor, and many others, were amono the most ^ailanl of Penn- 
syl\Miiia si ddicrs. 

It m'o'ht be well, at this point, to pav some attention to ilu- records 
ma'le by two ol the tamons regimen is of the Arm\' o! the Potomac, 
both ol them " Iri>h Regiments," led b\- members of the Hiberni.r.i 



stars and strijies of America and the ^rceii tla- of Ireland, their 
record is one unbroken series of heroic- achievements and distinguished 
acts i it br i\'erv. 



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Just before the outbreak of the war the Second Philadelphia Reg- 
iment of vState Militia was composed almost entirely ol Irish-Ameri- 
cans. The companies were known as the Irish Volunteers, Ilibernia 
(ireens, Kmmet Guards, Measlier Guards, Jackson Guards, vShields 
Guards, Patterson Light Guards, vShields Rifles and Montgomery 
(iuards. .Some of the companies notably the Ilibernia Greens 
had been in existence for many years. When the war commenced, 
Joshua T. Owen was elected Colonel, Dennis Heenan, Lieutcnant- 
Colonel, and Dennis O' Kane, Major. James O'Reilly, alterwards its 
Lieutenant-Colonel, was Capuun ol Company C. The regiment 
entered the field as the Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
under the call of the President for 75,000 men for three months ser- 
vice, faithfully performed all the duties assigned to it, and was one 
of the two regiments which responded to the appeal of General Rob- 
ert Patterson to remain in the field after its term of service had expired, 
until reinforcements could arrive to deiend the upper Potomac, 
although over two hundred of the men were shoeless. Mustered out 
on August (), iS6i, it was immediately reorganized lor three years as 
the Second Regiment of linker's Brigade, but by request of the regi- 
ment, and with the consent of Governor Curtin, it became the Sixty- 
ninth Pennsylvania regiment, Irom that time on so iamous through- 
out the war. Colonel Owen remained at the head, Major O'Kane 
became Lieutenant-Colonel, and John Devereux, Major, and in the 
early fall of iSni the regiment left Philadelphia for the front. " In 
camp, in garrison, on the march or in battle," the regiment never 
faltered in its duty, " never turning its rear to the enemy except when 
com]", lied bv orders from superior authority. 1 ' It never lost a flag to 
the enemy, and on two occasions saved the colors of other regiments 
from falling into the enemy's hands. By its desperate charge at Xel- 
son's Farm it saved the dav and probably the army. It was among 
the first to enter the field in defence of the Union, and served contin- 
uously until honorably mustered out at the close of the war by reason 
ol its services being no longer required. It had in its rank and file 
during that period over three thousand, men, and lost over six hun- 
dred of them killed, wounded, or dead from disease contracted in 
- rvice. 

To the Sixtv-ninth Regiment belongs the honor of occupying the 

mo<t advanced position ot the I'nion line, which met and repulsed 

-- : ' le charge of Pickctt'^ Confederate Division at Gettysburg. 

In d- dicating the regiment's monument on that historic battle-field, 

on September 11, [SSo,, Captain John K. Reiilv thus described, in 



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eloquent langiui^e, the part which the regiment took in the threat 
battle : 

Comrades of the Sixty-ninth, we have attain nu-t on th:- hi.-loric field to re-dedicate 
this memorial shaft, which marks the spot made famous h\ \onr heroic deeds. \\':th 
in tin.- tweiitv-five square miles oi this battle -held there an- m..:iv interesting places, 
where manv deeds of bravcrv were perlonned, l.iit there ua.sbut one I'ickctt's charge 
at ( '.eltysburjr. Ami on this spot and by you, my comrades of the Sixty-ninth, ahlv 
supported by your comrades of the Philadelphia Hrij^.de, uasthat charge nut and the 
l\> md-lide of tvlK-llion checked. It was here yoti met tin- i'o\\er of the Confederate 
Armv in liand to-hand encounter, and here many ol our brave companion- laid d<-\'. :: 
tiu-ir li\c> in that tcrrilik- >trn^.u;'U'. \Vh<.-n I lancoi-k arrived on thi-^ !n-M during llic 
t":r>t dav's li'^'at t.-N'i-rythin^ \vas in doubt, tlu- rii^ht \MII.L;' of the iinnv h.u'in^ tn-ri: 
drivi-;: Iioni bovond the town, tin- gallant Reynolds killed, and m.inv ol" the re^inu-nt-- 
jianii 1 ->trieki-n in i'oiise((;K'iu-i- of their loss, and it wa-- not until lie hron^ht hi>o\s:i 
vSei-omi Corjis on the field and deploved tlieni aloli^ thi> rid^e on th.e M-eoiid and the 
bi\i\'e \\"arreii had >eeured Round To]) tor the artillery, was our armv secure in it> ]>- 
sitior.. The Sixty-llintll was placed alon^ the slope of this r:dL;'c anil ordered to h"'.d 
the line secure in this position. And you faithftillv did what you were told. A> in 
ever\ other position throughout the war in which YOU \\ere placed, yon proved faithful 
to tile trust. 

On the afternoon of the. second day the cncinv in force attacked the left ; the brave 
Sickle-- was badly wounded, and his corps bein^' driven from it-- advanced position 
when gallant Ham'ock came to the rescue ; but so impetuous was the assault made bv 
th-- e:iem\', that on the\" came like the fnrv of a wliirlwind, until thev came \\ithin a 
few puces of this line. The batterv on vour front was dri'/eii from its position, and 
two of us x'lms were left to the advancing eiienn-, who made several desperate attempts 
to capture them, and was driven from them each time bv vour wei! directed lire, until 
at last they were forced to retire'. The t^uns recovered for the battery, the contest tor 
the -lav ceased, and the Sixty ninth noblv held their position. 

On the third dav, notwithstanding there had been ample 1 ime for en: rencliinv;, there 
were no entrenching tools furnished, and consequent! v no attempt made to strengthen 
thi-- position, ex pec-tint; everv moment a renewal of the contest, \\ hen suddenly, about 
one o'clock, yonder ridi^e commenced to belch forth its volcanic lire on \ . >ur unpro- 
tected position. Shot, shell. \Vhitworth bolt- evers missile kno\\n :< inoilern \var- 
fare- -were thrown against this position for two lonj^ hours. This was but the prelude to 
the mo.st desperate infantry charge of modern times, for soon 1'ickett's l)j\isio:; \\.i-- 
seen, marchtny out I'rom the -dicker of yonder woods, with color- living lieiian:!'.' to 
the iiree/.e. and seeming to say, we come to pierce voin centre match n- if ym; can. 
Kemper, < rarnett and Annistead, .J.f/x) strong, \\i'h Heath's nivision, under IYUv.:re\v, 
on their left, and \\"ilcox's lM\'i-ioii on their rit;'ht ; the \vholeofthe att.ic'kin'. 1 column 
about i v r)( x ' HH'ii. I'ickett'-. men had been L;i\'eii thi- clnni]) of trees, 
point for their attack, and the Sixty-ninth was the barrier bet \\ecti them. (Mi t;ie\ 
came in ^rand disjilay, and, notwithstanding their rinks \\ere '"-iiu; monu-ir .: i! 
thinned by the artillery lire from all ahm^ ;hi- r:d.;e. the\ in nvhcd forward wit!: t':ie 
ste :':iiu of men on ]>arade, seeming iletermined to sweep all '-efore them Th.n-e, 
in-, -oinrades, were the moments which trie-1 men'- son'.- N'oni- but the b:..\r-'. 
hearts could auait the assault \\hich was then ai proachin^;, !/:' i- < ".; ::de-:t ' \ i- the 
.it ta< kinj; roiuinii raini;, just as c< in lii lent '.% did \ on assail ';-.: i * :'.':. "l'!:e <-\ e- --f 
th" \\hole country were at th it moment centred on < '.et '. \ -''.:..'. ..:: 1 fervent i>:..-,ev-, 
were ascending to tlu- C.od of Hosts t!; it t!ie -\\-. epiv 
i-he.-ke.I. All attention of both armies \\ is .Jir.'c:, ! to tin- '..o-i-ion f,.r -...on th.e 



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giants iiu-t to determine the- fate of the day. And then was the lug of war. On your 
front and in your midst, my comrades the pride of the rebel army was broken, 
demoraii/ed and almost annihilated. Aye. the proud and defiant champions of Lee's 
army had met their match ; and the gauntlet so defiantly thrown down bv them had 
been pieked up, and they paid the penalty for their rashness. These fields were almost 
covered with their dead, who came never to return again. Pickett's charge was 
re])iilsed ; the country saved; Harri>burg, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania relieved. 
I'or had General Lee's plans succeeded in cutting through this een tie ])osition, nothing 
could have >tayed their onward march, and lure on this very spot the flood-tide of the 
rebellion reached its high-water mark, and from whence it was ever after made to 
recede 1 . P.ut what frightful cost in precious blood ! In those three eventful da\s 
40, ocKi mowed down in that mighty harvest of death around this little town of Gettys- 
burg, and you, my comrades, contributed largely to that number. Your gallant leaders, 
Colonel ()'Kane and Lieutenant-Colonel Tschiuly, were killed, and of the 258 comrades 
of the Sixty-ninth Regiment entering the fight on the 2(1 of Julv, i Sb; v you lost in 
killed, wounded and missing, fifty-five per cent, of that number. Tennyson has im- 
mortali/ed in poem the famous Six Hundred, who lost at Italaklava thirty-six and 
seven-tenths per cent., and we read in history of great achievements being performed 
on other battle-fields; but, my comrades, the deeds and glories of Grecian Phalanx and 
Roman Lesion would pale before the deeds of valor performed on the field of Gettys- 
burg. Centuries may pass and new generations populate our land, yet the name of 
Gettysburg will not fail to call lie fore memory the heroic deeds enacted there. Its 
deeds of valor are not chanted in nndving epic or immortal poem, yet, beside Ther- 
mopyhe and Marathon. Waterloo and Balaklava, stands the name of Gettysburg ; and 
coupled with that of Gettysburg as one of the glittering stars in the brilliant firmament 
of fame will be that of the gallant old Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania. Many years have 
passed, mv comrades, since vour brave deeds helped to make this field famous. In all 
these years you had no one to sing your praise. Yoti modestly awaited the time when 
the truth of historv must be known, and your deeds would then compare favorably 
with the- nuKt valiant. You were alwavs placed where carnage was thickest, and you 
unflinchingly performed your duty. None could do more ; few did as well." 

This eloquent picture of the Sixty-ninth (Irish) Regiment gives us 
an idea of the valor of the Irish soldier in America. From the first 
struggle for independence, when the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 
made themselves famous, down to the end of the \var for the Union, 
the Irish-American soldier did his duty by his adopted country, and 
his full share in gaining and maintaining her liberties. When 
that gallant member oi the Hibernian Society, Lieutenant-Colonel 
James ( V Keilly, inarched home with the remnants of the Sixty-ninth, 
carrying the tattered green flag which had been through so many 
battles, the people might well believe that with such defenders no 
cncmv could ever trample over the liberties of America. 

The One Hundred and Sixteenth Pennsylvania was another famous 
Iri>h regiment in the war for the Union. The history of this gal- 
laut regiment is one in which the member- of the- Hibernian .Society 
must ever take a dee]) interest, for no men who inarched and iought 
in the great war of secession performed more noble service for our 



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country and flag than the members of this command. Several of 
the most prominent officers were members ol the Society, aiul several 
-till remain to meet with us at the quarterlv reunions. 

The regiment was organixed June, iSfu, by Colonel Dennis 
lleenau. with St. Clair A. Mulliolland as Lieutenant-Colonel, and 
(ieorge II. Bardwell as Major, and lett Philadelphia for the >e.a of 
war September 2<1 of that year. The membership was largely com- 
posed of sous of the Knierald Isle. Kvery ]>art of Ireland wa> repre- 
sented in the ranks. From Cork to Donegal thev had come to gather 
around the flag of their adopted country, and show that they were 
readv to defend and die for it. 

The regiment was assigned to ''The Irish Brigade," commanded 
l>v that brilliant son of Waterford, (ieueral Thomas Francis Mca 
ghcr. The Brigade wa> then a part of the Second Corps, Army 
of the Potomac, and from first to last the fortunes of the regiment 
were linked with that great armv. After participating in a fight 
at Charlestown, \'a. , October 16, 1862, and in all the skirmishes 
along the Blue Ridge that preceded the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, the command participated in that awful fight, and, in the 
celebrated charge on Marye's Heights, at noon, on December i^. 
held the left flank of the Irish Brigade, and during that march of 
death lost fifty per cent, in killed and wounded. All the field and 
>taff fell early in the day. Nearly all the line-officers were killed. 
or wounded. The color sergeant (William II. Tyrrell) fell pierced 
with five balls, and the regiment was taken off the field bv the fourth 
commander. The correspondent of the London Thii< \ witnessed 
the charge of Meagher's Brigade on this occasion, and, in admiration, 
offers this splendid tribute : " Never at Fontenov, Albuera or at 
Waterloo was more- undaunted courage displavcd by the sons of Friu 
than during the frantic dashes which thev directed against the almost 
impregnable position of their foe. After witnessing- the gallant rv 
and devotion o! these troops, and viewing- the hill->ide for acres 
strewn with their corpses, thick as autumn leaves, the spectator can 
remember nothing but their desperate' courage. That any mortal 
men could have carried the position before which they were wantonlv 
sacrificed, defended as : t was, seems to me idle to believe. But the 
bodies which lie in dense masses within fortv yar 
Colonel Wa't'>n'> gnus are the best evidence 
men thev were who pressed on to death wi'h a da 
N\'hich has gamed glurv on a thuu.->and ; M' ' V '; ' 
richlv 




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At Chancellorsvillc, May 3, 1863, the regiment was again especially 
distinguished, again holding the left flank of the Brigade, and, after 
a splendid charge, succeeded in saving the guns of the Fifth Maine 
Battery that had been abandoned by the gunners and were about fall- 
ing into the hands of the eneniv. Both ( .enerals Hancock and Mea- 
gher showered praise on the men of the command for this day's work. 

At Gettysburg, July 2 and 3, 1803, the regiment held both the 
extreme right flank of the Brigade and Division, and again gathered 
fresh laurels and added to its renown. On the- afternoon of the sec- 
ond day the command fought on the Rose farm, to the left of the peach 
orchard, and on the third day was in line to meet the great onslaught 
of Pickett's eighteen thousand men. The command, on this occasion, 
met Wilcox's Brigade and captured more prisoners than there were 
nien in the ranks. Then the regiment took part in the battles of 
Bristoe Station, Auburn and Mine- Run, and in the terrific battles of 
the Wilderness campaign, beginning in May, 1864, it acted a most 
conspicuous and gallant part. Six hundred recruits had filled the 
depleted ranks, and on the v sth of May the command met the enemy 
on the Brock Road, on the first day of the Wilderness fight. There 
amid the flaming woods the regiment stood immovable, throwing 
back, one after another, the fierce charges of Long-street's men. 
Again, on the 6th of May, the command was in the thick of the fight 
at this point, and on May 8 made a gallant charge at Todd's tavern. 
On May 10 it was again in the very front at Po River, and in the Titanic 
struggle at Spottsylvania, May 12, was one of the very first regiments 
to carrv its colors over the enemy's works, capturing colors and 
prisoners without number ; again, at the same place, May 18, mak- 
ing another gallant charge ; May 23, fighting on the North Anna ; 
on May 27 at the Pamunky ; on the ^oth and ^ist of the same month 
making a glorious record at Tolopotomy Creek ; and on June 2 and 
3, at the bloody battle of Cold Harbor, leaving half its men dead 
and bleeding- on the field. June r6, 186.}, the command was in line, 
storming the Confederate position at Petersburg, Ya., again leaving 
manv noble men dead and wounded. The losses during these six 
weeks (Mav 5 to June 16) were- appalling indeed. Of the ten field 
officers of the Iri^h Brigade that went into the fight May 5, six were 
killed and four severely wounded within five weeks, and the Brigade 
\vas commanded bv a Captain. ( )! the seven hundred and fittv men 
of the ii6th Regiment, six hundred fell during those awful five 
weeks. 

Then during the ten months of the siege of Petersburg the com- 
mand was ever iu the front, and, while not in the trenches, was tak- 



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ing purl in sonic of the many bailies incidental to the capture of that 
place-, fighting at Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, 
Hatcher's Run, Dabney's Mills; then, when Petersburg and Rich- 
moiul fell, participating in all the battles incidental to the pur-nit and 
capture of the Confederate army of ( ieueral Lee, ti^htin^ at Five 
Forks, Amelia Court-House, Farmingtou, and on to Appomatto\, 
being ])resent at the surrender; never turning to look to the rear 
until the last enemy of the Republic had laid down his arms. Truly 
the i loth Pennsylvania Volunteers was a regiment that the Iri^h > :'- 
ixeiis c;in be justly proud of a regiment that never failed to hold, 
with the most splendid valor, the ground itwasordered to maintain, or 
charge, with the highest courage, the position it was ordered to 
capture. Many of the officers who fell in battle were of the noblest 
and best of men. Lieutenant-Colonel Richard C. Dale was killed at 
Spottsylvauia, Lieutenant Fhigene Brady at F'ivc F'orks, Captain < iar- 
rett Xolen and Captain Samuel Taggert Jell side by side at Ream's 
Station, Captain Harry Price in front of Petersburg, Lieutenants 
Montgomery and F'oltz at Fredericksburg, where Lieutenant Robert 
McGuire was also mortally wounded. ( )f the forty original oiTicers 
who took the field with the regiment in June, 1862, only one re- 
turned with the command at the close of the war. The regiment was 
mustered out, June 3, 1865. The four stands of colors, carried at dif- 
ferent times during the three years of service, were all returned to tin- 
State torn, shattered, bloodstained and bullet-riddled, to be sure, 
but covered with honor. Beneath their ("olds some of the best and 
bravest sons of Ireland gave up their lives and poured out their 
heart's blood for the land of their adoption. 

Colonel Dennis Heeuan, who organized the regiment, was, at the 
tune, a prominent member of the Hibernian Society, and (ieueral St. 
Clair A. Mulhollaud, Captain Francis X. Ouinlan and Lieutenant 
William Fmi>ley are still members, so that it is altogether fitting and 
proper that this short sketch o! the command should have a place m 
these annals. 

It might be well, at this point, to remark that not alone in the Moth 
and ii6th Pennsylvania Regiments were the Irish-Americans ol Phil- 
adelphia conspicuous. There.' was scarcely a regiment that left the 
city or State for the front that did not contain a liberal complement 
oi them in its ranks. They went into the war bv hundreds, and 
belore ending our notice- of them, we u\\i^{ u-ter to the- re-cord oi 
another gallant officer and membe-r of the Hibernian Society, Colone-1 
William McCandless, the- Colonel of the- |th Regiment ol IVnnsvlva- 
uia Reserves, and tor a time Commander on the- field ot the- Firs! P>n;^- 



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ade of the Reserve Corps. General McClellan, in speaking of the 
Reserves at the battle of Mechaniesville, said: "Assault after assault 
was made by the enemy and three times they succeeded in forcing 
their way through on the left of the' regiment and gaining the cleared 
ground, but were as often driven back at the point of the bayonet. 
Colonel McCaudless gallantly leading the charge. 11 

Tile history of the Irish Brigade in the war for the Union presents 
a record unsurpassed in bravcrv, courage and patriotism in the annals 
of American history, and as it is but typical of the soldierly qualities 
which have made so many of the members of the Friendly Sons oi 
St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society so distinguished in the 
Armv and Xavy of the United States, we have thought it would be 
of interest to add to this work a supplemental chapter containing a 
sketch of the Brigade, written by one of its gallant officers, General 
St. Clair A. Mnlholland, who is about to assume the Presidency of 
this Society. It will be found immediately following this chapter. 



From the close of the war in 1^65 until the present year, 1892, the 
members of the Society have been mainly occupied in performing 
their duties as useful citizens of the Commonwealth. Whether in 
professional, mercantile or other pursuits, or as public officials, obey- 
ing the call of their fellow-citizens to perform public duties, they have 
maintained the proud record of the Society. Xo public event of im- 
portance' has taken place in Philadelphia without their active partici- 
pation. We might cite as an instance the Parliamentary Fund Com- 
mittee of iSS6. In obedience to a call issued by more than 200 of 
the most prominent citizens ot Philadelphia for a public meeting in 
the vState Mouse, to express sympathv for the people of Ireland in 
their struggle for Home Rule, a Citizens 1 Committee of Fifty was ap- 
pointed to raise a fund to sustain the Irish Members of Parliament in 
their work, and upon that Committee were the following members of 
the Hibernian Society : John Field, Chairman ; Michael J. Rvan, 
Secretary; William M. Singerly, M. P. Handy. William F. Harrity, 
Thomas J. Powers, John Wanamaker, John McLoughlin, Hugh Mc- 
Caffrey, Wharton Barker, George I). McCrcary, James F. Sullivan, 
\rchibald McKinlev, David (iiltinan, C. J. Harrah, Jr., Philip J. 
Walsh, Frank Siddall, B. K. Jamison, Peter S. Dooner, John Sim- 
mons, William Price, Robert M. McWade, Patrick O'Xeill, Stephen 
Farrelly, C. J. McGlinchv, Francis Ilaggerty and John H. Campbell. 
It was a member ot that Committee and also of the Society, Mr. Pat- 
rick n'Xeill, throuh whose hands the manificent sum of<^,ooo 







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raised by the Committee was forwarded, by vote of the Coniinittce, 
to the Treasurer of the Parliamentary Fund in Fhig'.and. Whether 
it be in raising money for the struggling people of Ireland, or in 
promptly contributing to the relief ot the Johnstown tlood Milfcivrs, 
or, as we have just witnessed, to the- famine-stricken peasants of Rus- 
sia, the members ol the Hibernian Societv are alwavs in the front 
rank, as they always are when the liberties of the eonr.try are in 
danger. 

The vSociety lias grown in strength and prominence, until it now 
numbers 538 members, and has in its treasury more than So5,<><x>. A ; 
giving some idea of the prominence of the members in public affairs, 
we might appropriately close the chapter the last one of the historv 
by stating that the Postmaster-General of the United States, the 
Congressman from the Third District, the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, the Secretary of Internal Affairs and the Adjutant-General 
of the State, the Brigadier-General of the First Division State- 
Militia, the Mavor, District Attorney, Treasurer, Sheriff, Receiver of 
Taxes, Postmaster, Xaval Officer and three of the Judges of the 
City, are all members of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of 
Bmigrants from Ireland, 
ly 



'HI: IRISH BRICiADIi IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION 



BY r.KNKKAI, ST. Cl.AIK A. Mn.HOI.I.AND. 

TliK story of the Irish race is the history of a people fearless in 
danger and peerless in battle. 

In every age in which they have appeared, in every land where 
they have fought, under every flag they have defended, they have 
added to their glory and increased their renown. 

" Magnificent Tipperary ! " exclaimed Sir Charles Napier when, at 
Meeance, alter lonr hours of hard fighting he saw eight Jiundrcd 
Irishmen driving before them ticcnty tJiousand Belooches, the bravest 
soldiers of India. 

l> Curse the laws that deprive me of such subjects ! " cried George 
II. when he heard of the whipping that the Irish Brigade, in the ser- 
vice of France, had given his troops at Fontenoy. 

lt Men/ 1 says Washington, '' distinguished for their firm adherence 
to the glorious cause in which we are embarked." 

" I thank the Irish Brigade for their superb conduct in the field," 
says General McClcllan on the Peninsula. 

Ah, yes, in every age, in every clime it has been the same thing. 
In India, Africa, in China and on all the fields of Knrope they have 
left their footprints and the records of their valor. 

The Shamrock and the Fleur-de-lys have blended together on 
many of the bloodiest and most glorious fields of France. 

Along the banks of the Guadalquivir the cry of " Fag-an-Bealac ! " 
i^ echoed even to this day ; and Spain still remembers Ireland's sons 
and Irish intrepidity. 

Italy recalls Cremona and the regiments of Dillon and Burke 
sweeping before them the Cuirassiers of Prince Ivngene. Before 
their wild hurrah the strongest defences of Flanders trembled and 
fell, and Luxembourg entered Xamur when the Irish charged the 
works. On every field of the old lands, and in every battle in which 
our own country has taken part, the sons of Krin have been present, 
gathering fresh laurels and reflecting new lustre on their race. Light- 
IIoy.se Harry Lee, writing of the Pennsylvania troops of the Revolu- 
tion, savs : ''They were known as the line of Pennsylvania, whereas 
they should have been called the line ot Ireland." 

Hold and daring, they would always prefer an appeal to the bayo- 



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net to a tiresome march. Their (General (Wayne) and his soldiei> 
\vere singularly fitted lor close and stubborn action. Cornwall is, 
therefore, did not miscalculate when he presumed that the presence 
of Wayne and his Irishmen would increase the chance of bringing 
his antagonist, Lafayette, to action. 

Not only Wayne and his Brigade were Irish, but nearly ail the 
general officers of the Revolution from Pennsylvania were Cells. 
Generals William Irvine, Stephen Moylan, William Butler, Kdward 
Hand, William Thompson, John Shee, Waller Stewart, and Wa-h- 
i niton's Surgeon-General Cochran, every one of them hailed from 
the ever faithful Isle. 

Indeed, we can speak with conscious pride of the Irish soldier i:i 
the United States. 

Barrv, the first commander of our infant navy, was Irish. The first 
and the last commander of our army, Anthony Wayne and Philip 
Sheridan Sheridan, the beloved of Grant, ''the whirlwind wilh 
spurs" as Hancock aptly named him was of full Irish blood. In 
every battle of the Revolution Moylan and his Iri>h Dragoons were 
ever near to Washington. On every field of those d'irk hours Irish 
blood flowed in copious streams. 

As it was at the birth of our nation, so it has continued to our own 
time. 

In the beginning of the struggle of 1861 the first name that 
became conspicuous as that of a soldier i>rand, heroic, superbly 
brave was Irish Colonel Mulligan Mulligan, the defender of Lex- 
ington ; and the very last officer killed in that unhappy war was an 
irishman, noble, gallant and pure, Ck-neral Tom Smvthe, of Dela- 
ware, who lell near Appomattox but a few hours before Lee's sur- 
render. 

(hi every bloody field of that awful struggle the Irish soldier was 
in the very front. 

Which of us but remembers the day after Bull Run, when ihe 
whole nation was saddened, depressed, almost terrified bv the appal- 
ling disaster that had befallen our cause? 

When, at Blenheim, the Legions of France went down before the 
victorious Marlborough, the nation found solace in the splendid 
valor oi Lord Clare and h:- Irishmen, and rejoiced because ot ir.s 
wre.-t'.ug two standards from the triumphant foe. So. also, after 
Bull Run our people could recall with pride the 1 




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quietly formed square against cavalry, and, with the green flag flying, 
inarched oil the field in perfect order. 

He-re on the first great battle-field of the war of secession, amid 
carnage and disaster, the Brigade of which I propose to write was 
born. Around this green flag five thousand Celtic soldiers afterwards 
gathered, and it is the history of their deeds that I now attempt to 
tell. 

The story of their feats of anus would not of itself be a true reflex 
of ihe Irish Brigade. The Celt prefers to mix a little fun with his 
fighting, and so 1 will interlard a lew anecdotes of the men in this 
narrative, and perhaps shall pause to tell of their chivalry. 

At Fair Oaks the Brigade adjourned an improvised horse-race to 
make a very splendid charge on the Confederate lines, and the hur- 
rahs with which they ruslud over the enetnv's works were but the 
continuation of the cheers that had welcomed Major Cavanaugh as 
he jumped the last hurdle on the winning horse. 

" Here's to the 37th (Irish) New York, the tirror of the inimy and 
the admiration of the fay male sex ! " was the toast given by an Irish 
sergeant at a farewell banquet. Truly I can recall many touching 
incidents of knightlv courtesy that made the Brigade the "admira- 
tion of the faymale sex." 

In passing over one of the long corduroy bridges that crossed the 
swamps of the Chickahominy, a company of one hundred men met in 
the centre two sisters ol charity. As only two persons could pass on 
the narrow footway, the ladies were about to turn back, but the 
commander of the company, saluting, quietly stepped oft' the road- 
way into the kr.ee-deep mud and slime, and was promptly followed 
by every one ot his men who, silent and respectful, struggled to 
retain a foothold in the treacherous swamp, while the blushing 
religieuses passed over dry-shod. 

Again, I recall a noble soul who fell by my side in the evening 
away out by the stone wall at Kredericksburg. He was in the act 
of firing when a ball went whistling through his lungs. The musket 
fell from his powerless hands, and while the film of death gathered 
in his brave eyes, I heard him gently murmur : "Ah, what will 
become of Mollie and the children now?" With that he passed 
iway. Xot a thought of himself, his wound or his approaching death, 
only of wife and the little ones. Did ever warrior of old lace the 
grim Reaper more fearlessly? 

One dark night when we were marching awav irom Kalmouth the 
Brigade was groping along a bv-path, the men growling about the 
roughness of the walking, now an 1 then tripping over a log and 



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plunging headlong into the darkness. A man remarked to his com- 
rade, who was grumbling and falling more frequently than the others : 
" Whist, Jimmy, yex'll be on the main road in a minute." " Bedad, 
Barney," re])lied the nniortnnate one, "Oi'll nivir ;^et onto a mainer 
road than this ! " 

And this brings me back to the main subject of this paper. 

It was the intention of those who organized the Irish Unmade to 
place General James Shields in command, but the government 
designed a larger field of usefulness for that old veteran. Colonel 
Michael Corcoran, who led so well the 60, th at Bull Run, still lan- 
guished in a Southern prison, and so it came about that Thomas 
Francis Measlier assumed command. 

This son of Waterford had pleaded Ireland's cause with ,-ilver 
tongue when his face was as yet innocent of the beard of manhood, 
and by reason of his great love of liberty had drawn down upon him- 
self even at that early age the very humane sentence: "To be 
handed, drawn and quartered, and his remains placed at the disposal 
of Her Most Gracious Majesty, Victoria R." The last portion of the 
sentence doubtless saved the boy, for the good voting queen was 
sorely puzzled to know what to do with the "hanged, drawn and 
quartered " remains, and so escaped the unpleasant duty of handling 
the mass of blood and bones by transporting the young patriot all 
alive to Van Die-man's land. 

Had the learned judge but added cremation to the other very dread- 
inl things that he proposed tor the youth, Victoria would have been 
spared the role of undertaker, and the future commander of the Irish 
Brigade would have gone up in smoke. 

However, cremation was not thought of forty rears ago, and 
Meagher lived to escape from penal servitude, become an American 
citizen, and be commissioned a Brigadier-General of Volunteers. His 
command at first consisted of the 6^d, nqth and SSth Regiment- of 
Xew York Volunteers, to which were afterwards added the ^Stli and 
2</,h Regiments Massachusetts and ii6th Regiment Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. 

So on a balmv Indian summer day of iSni the j^reen Hags with 'lie 
Harp and Sunburst. a:?d the motto, " Xo Retreat," were presented 
to the first three regiments in the words of John Savage's song o! the 
in, til, to 



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liunianily, the bands playing the airs of Ireland, and amid cheers, 
sobs, prayers, benedictions and wild enthusiasm sailed away from the 
Battery, and was launched on its honorable career. 

Many a Innny story is told of those early days of the organization 
before drill and discipline had a chance to make them the perfect 
soldie: s they afterwards became. Here is a raw Sergeant endeavor- 
ing to keep the boys in order with : "I say, kape your heels together, 
Tim Mullaney, in the rare rank, and don't be a-shtanding wid wan 
fnt in r.nll Run and the other in the sixth ward ! " Or another who, 
on the arrival in Washington, wished the platoon to execute a move- 
ment which he afterwards learned was a "Right wheel," gave the 
model and clear directions: "Now, lives, wid ye're tace to the 
eapitol and ye' re backs to the daypo, shwing to the right loike a 
gate !" 

Six months after leaving home we find the Brigade on the Penin- 
sula thoroughly equipped and ready for the iray. They had passed 
through the early portion of the campaign, having been present at 
Yorktown and William^burg; and were now breaking the monotony 
of camp-life by a genuine Irish horse-race, with its accompanying 

side-shows. 

CJirCKAHOMIXY ST I'!!-! I '!.]: CHASHS. 

JnJ^t'\. Gent-nils Richardson and l-'reiich. 

.SWriWi/.v.- -I jenteiiant-Coloncl l-'i>w!er, Captains McMahon and Hogun, Dr. Smith 
and L,:eutrnant Haverty. 

( '.';'>'': of the Course. Quartermaster < ('Sullivan. 

FlKST K VCH. 

. / A/:V/>.V Cha.\<\- Open to all horses, the property of and ridden by otTicers of the 
Iri^h r.n.^ade. ]'.est of three heats over the course. 

l'n~.t' - -A nia^nilii-eiit ti^cr->kin, presented l>y Cieneral Mea^her, spoil of his own 
mm in South America. Sceond horse to save hi-- stake--. 

Thirteen entries came to the scratch at the judge's stand, and no 
thirteen jockies so remarkablv gotten up, or so \vonderfullv attired, 
had ever appeared on a track. Color \vas necessary to lend the 
proper brilliancy to the sport, and every farm-house was ransacked 
for bits of blue, scarlet or green. Table-clothes and the bright frocks 
ot the ladies soon became jackets anil caps. \Vindo\v curtains or red 
blankets were quickly metamorphosed into small-clothes, and stun- 
ning indeed was the general effect. 

Then, after much cheering, laughing, betting, false starts, beauti- 
ful jumps, serious tumbles, amusing spills, dislocated shoulders and 
all the adjuncts ot a well-conducted race, Major Cavanaugh on Katy 
Darling came to the winning-post in splendid style, and carried off 



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Then followed mule races for the drummer boys, foot-ball, sack- 
races and fun for everybody. Rut the screaming farce, "The Lim- 
erick Boy," which was announced for the afternoon, was indefinitely 
postponed, tor the evening breeze brought irom Seven Fines, where 
Casey's division was suflcring sore defeat, the roar of the distant 
battle. 

A night march placed the Brigade within musket-shot of the vic- 
torious enemy. 

The dawn of June ist was ushered in by an effort to push our 
troops still farther on and occupy the Famunky ami Richmond Rail- 
road, but the reinforcements that had come upon the ground during 
the night had blocked the game. Howard and French went at them 
before it was well daylight, and gave them a taste ol what was to 
follow ; and here it was that the former lost his arm under peculiar 
circumstances. A ball had passed through the fleshy part of it. 
wounding him quite severely. He refused to leave the held, and 
while his brother was binding up the limb, he, too, was badly hit. 
Then a second ball struck the Cicneral on the arm, this time smash- 
ing the bone to pieces and rendering amputation necessary. 

The moment that the Irish Brigade charged at Fair ( )aks was one- 
full of anxiety, and extremely critical. The enemy had masked a 
large torce in trout of Richardson's Division for a final attempt to 
capture the railroad. Howard and FYench had given them a check 
that the}' had not anticipated and Meagher was ordered in to give the 

vSumuer ordered the Brigade forward. Baring his old gray head 
and choking with emotion, he said to them: "Boys, I stake my 
position on you. If you run away to-day, I will tear these [point- 
ing to his shoulder-straps] off and run with you." 

Meagher, knowing that the fight was for possession of the railroad, 
thought the best thing possible was to possess it, and promptlv issued 
orders to that effect. Xugent quickly advanced under a hot fire, and 
deployed his regiment, the 6<jth, right on the track, planting his 
color:' between the rails. 

Captain MeMahon, of Meagher's staff, coollv rode over the plain 
which separated the left of the line from the railroad track, and 
elected the position for the SSth, where it could take the eiiemv in 
flank. That regiment, under a destructive fire, swept across the open 
tie,d, never tiring a >hot until the colors were planted on the railroad 
track ; then, in a broad sheet of lightning, thev threw their fire into 
the woods that gave shelter to the Confederates. An in-taut, and the 
reply came quick and sharp. FY>m out the blackberry bu.-hes and 



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small pines that cinctured the noble forest came a scorching whirl- 
wind, tearing, rending and destroying. The chivalry of Krin had 
met the chivalry of the South, and the exchange of courtesies was 
earnest and vigorous. The harp and sunburst had come to stay. 

An Irish "hurrah," a glorious charge, and the woods were 
cleared. Fair Oaks became a victory, and within half an hour from 
the moment the Irish Brigade opened fire the enemy were every where 
in retreat. 

Dr. Kllis says of this battle : "There was the Irish Brigade in all 
the glory of a fair, free tight. Other men go into fights sternly or in- 
differently, but the only man who, after all, really loves it, is the 
green, immortal Irishman. So there the brave lads, with Meagher 
at their head, laughed, fought and joked as though it were the finest 
fun in the world." 

Iloadly says: " Meagher' s Brigade, advancing with their w f ell- 
known war shout, closed with ferocity on the foe and mowed them 
down by companies." 

Fair Oaks fought and won, McClellan and Sunnier joined in 
showering thanks and congratulations on the command ; and when 
that old Spaniard, Marshal Prim, visited the camp, his brightened 
eye showed the soldier's pleasure at the sight of brave men, as he 
said to them : " Spain has reason to appreciate Irish valor. We have 
been friends from ancient times, and have fought side by side on 
main- a bloody field." 

One of the amusing incidents of the day was the taking prisoner of 
a big, six-foot Texan by a very small drummer-boy, George Funk, 
of the SSth. The fourteen-year-old vagabond, thinking that he could 
make more noise with a musket than a drum, threw away the latter 
and went out skirmishing on his own account. Seeing a reb blazing 
away from behind a tree he waited until he had discharged his piece, 
then quickly covering him with his musket he commanded him to 
"ground arms," and marched him into cam]). Meeting General 
Sunnier he called out : ''General, I have brought you a present." 

It was rather amusing, too, the next day, when General Meagher 
went into the field hospital to console his orderly (who had been shot 
in both iiips\ to hear the boy greet him with : "Good-morning, 
General, has Dolly got her oats vet ? "alluding to the General's 
favorite mare. 

During the charge at Fair Oaks the bayonet and clubbed musket 
were used quite freelv. So ferocious was the hand-to-hand struggle 
that Mime of the pieces were smashed and twisted so that they were 
of no further use. General Sunnier was disposed to find fault with 



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the men for having left their guns behind them. Sergeant Granger 
promptly invited him to walk cut to the trout and look at the stack 
of broken muskets. Said he : "Thim rebels wint at our byes wid 
bowie knives, and the min wint at thim the wav they knew best." 

Xo battle-field of the war approaches so near our idea of a storm- 
swept battle-field as that of Gaines's Mill. As the sun went down 
that hot summer evening it sank upon a scene ot wild grandeur th.it 
tile tempest and destruction ot war alone can present. < >n the 
north bank of the Chickahonnny thirty thousand ot our me:: had 
::eld in check, for five long hours, the sixty thousand Confederates 
who had been hurled against otir lines ; but now, when the day drew 
to a close, the line that they had held so long and well was rent and 
broken. 

On our right Sykes was falling back before the divisions of Hill and 
Kwcll. On our left Longstreet, led by Hood' Texans, had crushed and 
almost annihilated Morell's division. Our cavalry, under General 
Philip vSt. George Cooke, had made a gallant but hopeless charge, and 
were falling back, a confused mass of men and horses, breaking 
through our batteries and carrying with them to the rear the gunners 
and their frantically plunging animals. 

Our whole force, artillery, cavalry and infantry defeated, routed, 
demoralized and in utter confusion was hurryingacross the plain to- 
wards the bridges that spanned the stream. The successful enemv, 
e'.ated with victory, were pouring out of the dark woods ; and with 
deatening cheers they swept in long lines over the ground thev had 
wen, regardless of the prostrate forms of the dead and wounded, 
delivering their fire in rapid volleys, and rushing upon our tlvir.g 
men. 

As the twilight deepened the total destruction of the whole force 
seemed, tor a time, almost certain. The encmv, knowing the great 
advantage they had gained, pressed with still greater energy upon our 
beaten troops ; but at a moment, when all seemed lo-:, a welcome 
cheer burst upon the ear, at first faint and distant but soon 
strength and volume, and then increasing into a roar tha 
the sound of the artillery. 

Reinforcements had come, tew in number to be sure, but w.th 
brave hearts ami undiminished courage. Thev were the I!: -ade- <>: 
]:= uch and Meagher, that Sunnier had sent to the- re-eue. 

(Juicklv pa-sing over the bridge and forming line o; battle, Mea- 
gher led h:s Brigade to the trout. In order to gain the c:\-: trom 
whence our l:ne had been driven it wa- nece<-arv tc I'lish ', 



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they closed with the advancing toe. greeting them with cheers and 

showers ot leaden hail. 

Tiie Confederates, astounded, believing that we had been heavily 
reinforced, paused, halted and recoiled, whilst the Irish Brigade 
stood, panting and elated, ready to meet the next onslaught, and as 
the darkness crept over the field the men gave one long, lond cheer, 
to which even the wounded and dying of the ISrigade lent their voices, 
and the battle was over. 

That very gallant soldier, the Comte de Paris, happened to witness 
this action, and in a letter written a few years since he vividly le- 
calls the scene : 

VII.I.A ST. JI;AX, CANNKS, AI.PKS MARITIY.KS, 
MARCH S, iSS6. 

MY DI:AR C.KNKKAI, I hasten to thank you for \our letter of the 2;,d ultimo, ami 
it is \vith the L;rcatc^t of pleasure th.vt I >eiid through yon a greeting of svmpathy to all 
my old comrades of the Iri>h Brigade, \\iih whom 1 fought uearlv a quarter of a eeii- 
turv aLM>, on the lianks of the Chickahominy. 

I have l)eeii, during the Years of exile, the j^nest of the British people, and I made it 
a rule never to meddle in the political <iuc-4ions which mis^ht divicle the inhabitants of 
the B;iti>h I>land>. luit I never forget the cordial svmpathv which, as a l-'reiichin.in 
and a Catholic, I met whenever I landed on the soil of Mrin. 

It wa> t!ierefi>re \\ith ple.isnre that 1 met the i^Teen II a ;^ with the golden liar]) waving 
at the head of Meaj^her's Brigade in the Army of the I'otomac. Strange to say, the first 
time I met the Brigade under arms was on the occasion of C.eneral Prim's \ - i>it to our 
camp. I \\as in attendance iijion the Spanish lieiieral, and I introduced to him (ieii- 
Cral Meau'her. I ahsa\> n-memliered thi> little fact as illustrating the curious way in 
which 1'rovideiice seem--, at certain limes, to put strange ]ieople together. A month 
later we were sorely piv>scd our losses \sere lar^e. \Ve were coik-cted -all mixi-d to- 
gether on a small eminence which commanded Alexander's Bridge. The sun. like a 
piece of red-hot iron, was, too >lowlv for u>, -inking l>ehind a dark curtain of smoke, 
when suddenly \\ e heard a hearty cheer. It was Richardson, who, at the head of Mca- 
u'ler's and I : rench's Brigades, had come to our rescm- on the left bank of the Chicka- 
honiinv. The Iri>h Bii^ade I find it r.oted in m \' diarvu'ame in shirt sleeves, yelling 
at the top of their voices. The issailants were tired, and when thev >a\v the strong 
line of MeaL;hcr'> I'-ri^a/ie. th.ev delivered another volley and stopped. The day was 
sa\ed. as far as could lie. hv tho-e two P.ri^ades. 

This is one of the fact-^ lh.it 1 reineinlier mo>t cli-tinctlv, after the la]>se of \ ears. 
Believe me, m\ ile ir < '.eiieral, yours trulv, 

I'liii.ii 1 , COMTI-; in. PARIS. 



T'.ir forces that fought at (iaines' Mill were, after the fight, with- 
drawn to the south bank <>! the Cinckahominy, the- Ii'i^h IJrigade 
bein;^ the la<t to cross the >tream. 

Caittam ()'Shea, ot tlu- Tammair* 1 Regiment, was in charge ot the 

il desiro' ' bridges. ( )nr trooj^s had passed and the bridge 

was almo.-t L-one the striii'-ers aioiie reniainin<> when an excited 



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staff officer galloped up and called out : '' Can I pass artillery over this 
bridge?" 

( )'Shea, who stuttered badly, cast an eye at th.e broken bridge, and 
cooilv replied : "\Yhy, yes, if its fl-fly-flying ar-artiuery.' 1 

At Savage Station, where the "Yicux Sabreur" Stunner stood at 
bay on Sunday evening, June 2i), and threw back from our lines in 
bloodv repulse e\ r ery assault of Magruder's men, the Irish Brigade 
did noble work. Hut let others tell the story. 

I >r. Hilis witnessed the last charge of our troops: "The rebels 
came determinedly across the field, firing as they advanced, until 
Sunnier ordered our troops up at double-quick. Abom tour thousand 
of them went up at once, with a roar that might have drowned the 
musketry. The rebels kept their position for a moment and then tell 
back to the rear of their batteries. Meagher's Brigade, however, 
succeeded in charging right up to the guns of a Virginia battery, 
two onus of which they hauled off, spiked and chopped the carnage 
to pieces." 

And here is a letter from General \V. W. Hums on the same subject: 

OKI-ICF. Dni'OT COMMISSARY Srnsis'n:Nc;-:. i r >o WKST I-'AYI TTI. ST., 

BA i. TIMOR i-:, Mn., Au^u>i i, issv 

Coi, ( >%;:;. JAMKS QriM.AN It skives me pleasure to wnte of your gallant service at 
Savage's Station, since yon were distinguished bevond votir fellov, -( ifficers of the Iri-h 
Brigade on that occasion. Having been sent to check the eiiemv with t\vo of my reg- 
iments, under the inisapprt-'hciisioii that (yi-ut.-r.il Ileiiitx.chnaii still orcujpicil the \\ork-i 
at Si-veii riiu--. I fo'.rul on arri\-al that ('.eneral Heiiitxehnaii h.nl \\ithilra\\n tVr'in the 
%v<>rks ar.il cro^^ed \\'hite Oak Swamps, and the whole Conff ierate forct-, on the ri^ht 
h.iiik <>f the Chickahoniiny, \sas confronting my ]>osition. 

I notified (ieiu-ral Stunner at or.ee of the new conditions. a;id demainlei', reinforcf- 
ineiits. Amonj;- others (',e;u-ral Meaher was ordered to my support. Tlu- SMh New 
York, with a few other--, was all of the Unmade that reached the field in time. 

I asked : "What troop> are thf-e ? " The answer was : " Ssth New York." "Who 
in command?" " Major yuinlan. " I iliivcteil Major O-.iinlan to form hi- men ficin^ 
towar.'.s Kichniond, down the Will: ini>l>nr^ ro.ul, wherea liatti-rv hat] '''eeii e-.taMi-.lu-d 
and was sweeping iny line from the road as f.i-t as formed a- n^-, i;. \\"he:i M iior 
Ouin'.an hid formed his troojis I directed him to march toward- the halters, lir-t in 
quick time, then double-quick, and when he reached mv line of baf.le the order, 
"Charge! " '.\ as j^iven, when with a cheer '.he gallant Iri-limen ru-hed ;;]" n th.e bat- 
tery, and it was driven Iroin the road to mole-t nu- n > more. 

\vv. \\". ;:- KNS. 

Late /;>-;-.-(,' :. I' ' .. / ,'--.-,.' 




At \Vlute ( )ak Swamp Hridge, where I'r.iukliu, wi 
^mitli and Richardson, held th.e fort -< > well, defealiu^ i \--.-:\- i-;l- >rt of 
I fk-on to lorce the crossing, the Brigade, supporting tl;e linc-o: :>.it- 
'(r:rs ;nid exi^osed durin the lono, liot afternoon o! 



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enemy's shells and round shot fell in showers. At five o'clock in the 
i- veiling it was sent on the double-quick to Glendale, near the New 
Market road, where L,ongstreet and A. P. Hill were pushing our 

troops. 

As the Brigade went in on a run General Sunnier gave the men a 
cordial greeting : " Boys," .said he, " you 540 in to save another day." 

The Lincoln Cavalry and the whole line of battle gave them a 
lusty cheer as they swept past and rushed into the flight, which only 
closed with the darkness. And here let me quote a letter of General 
Wiliiain B. Franklin : 

HAKTI'ORD, CONN., April i.\. iSS6. 

Mv OMAR C, I;M:KAI. I sa\\ the Irish Brigade in two fights, that of Savage Station 
and that of tlii- iK'xt day at \Vhitc ( )ak Swamp Hridge. At Savage Station I saw the 
brigade led into the flight by C.eiieral Sunnier, and no men went in more gallantly or 
in better order. On the next day the brigade was in position on the left of the White 
Oak Swamp bridge, close to the- stream. It was subjected to a very severe artillery 
lire during nearlv the whole day, under which it never flinched. Its behavior was ad- 
mirable, and in spite of its nearness to the enemy the Brigade headquarters were or- 
namented, during its exposure, with the 1'nited States flag and the green flag, waving 
together as calmly as if all hands were miles away from the fight ; and the officers and 
men wen- as calm as the flags. I always thought its behavior that dav was in the 
highest degree suggestive of Irish pluck and endurance. Yerv truly yours, 

\Y.M. P.. 1'KANKI.IN. 

The Peninsular campaign was not to close without more glorv, 
more blood, more death for the Brigade. 

On Malvern Hill the superb fight it made added to its glory, whilst 
depleting its ranks. The day had almost gone and lor hours the roar 
of artillery had been deafening. All the infantry attacks on Porter's 
and Couch's lines had been thrown back in a bloody repulse, but 
the enemy was massing troops in Porter's front, and the Brigade 
was called for. The men, thinking that they would not be wanted, 
were making coffee and getting readv for a good night's rest. "Ah," 
said Captain Joseph O'Donohue, "some of us who have prepared 
our supper will never come back to eat it." He was one of the first 
to fall. 

Quickly forming line the lour regiments moved to the front. 

" I w:<h that there were twenty thousand men in your Brigade," 
said McClellan to Meaghcr. " I envy von the command of that Brig- 
ade," said Fit/ John Porter, as the men swept over the hill under a 
crushing fire and threw themselves on the foe. 

" Here' comes that d d green flag again ! " called out a Conied- 

erate officer, as, under a tierce lire, the ooth and SSlh moved on, 
delivering voile}' upon volley, and strewing the hill with dead and 



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With wild cheers and enthusiasm they rushed forward, and as the 
darkness gathered reached the hill on which the enemy stood. 
A fierce struggle ensued. Xo time to load now. Bayonets were 
brought into play, muskets were reversed, and men were brained and 
clubbed to death. 

The foe made a gallant stand, but were gradually forced back, fir- 
ing a parting volley as they retired ; and the battle of Malvern Hill 
ended with the rapidly darkening woods echoing the hurrahs of 
Meagher's men. 

With what ardor General Fit/ John Porter speaks of this eventful 
dav : "On one occasion," said he, "I sent an urgent request lor two 
Brigades, and the immediate result was the sending of Meagher by 
Sunnier. This was the second time that he had sent me Meagher's 
gallant Irish Brigade and each time it rendered valuable service. 

f? " 

"Advancing, accompanied by my staff, I soon tound that our force 
had successfully driven back their assailants. About hlty vards in 
front of us a large force of the enemy suddenly arose and opened 
with fearful volleys upon our advancing line. 

u I turned to the Brigade, which had thus far kept pace with my 
horse, and found it standing ' like a stone wall,' and returning a fire 
more destructive than it received, and from which the enemv fled. 
The Brigade was planted. My presence was no longer needed." 

Lieutenant John H. Donovan, of the 6o,th, was left on the field shot 
through the eye and supposed to be mortally wounded. Xext morn- 
ing the Confederate General, Magruder, en passant, remarked : "I 
presume you will not risk the other eye.'' " I beg leave to differ with 
you,' 1 replied Donovan. '* I have still one eye left, which I am willing 
to ri.-k for the Union." "And if you lose that also ? " " Then," said 
the Lieutenant, " I shall go it blind." 

During the second day's tight two or three women, wives of 
soldiers, accompanied the Brigade, and one of them, Marv Gordon, 
wite of a soldier ot Company H, SSth Xcw York, especially dis- 
tinguished herself in caring tor the wounded, tearing into strips her 
very underclothing to bind up the wounds. With a rugged nature, 
but a kind and noble heart, she remained with the men on part- of 
the field where -nrgeons seldom ventured, and hv her prompt action 
.-he often saved the life-blood that was fast ebbing away, and wa- 
the means of saving many a tile. Genera: Sunnier saw her thu- 
i^cupied at Savage Station, and wiu-n our troops reached Harrison's 
L Hiding he made her Brigade sutler, and gave her permission to 
pass free to Washington and back in all Government boats. 

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Brigade call it the "glorious ijth " broke clear and bright, and 
Hooker promptly reopened the fight that he had left unfinished the 
night before. Tins renewed attack was \vitnessed and enjoyed by the 
Brigade, which had been lying on the east bank of the creek sup- 
porting the batteries. 

Captain Jack (iosson, neat and natlv as usual, came up to Meagher, 
who had been .Bleeping on the ground without even a tent-fly to 
cover him, and remarked that the ( ieiierai was "all over dirt,' 1 and, 
at the same time producing a whisk-broom, lie suggested a brush. 
" Yaas," drawled the (ieiierai. "a good ideah ; we shall have a 
brush before long." Ten minutes afterwards he slowly rode off 
tollowed by the Brigade. 

Before fording the creek Meagher ordered the men to take off 
their shoes and stockings, and, alter crossing, waited until the last 
man had put them on again ; then, dry-shod, with the 6<)th in the 
lead, thev made a rush for the line of battle to the left of the Roulette 
House. As thev went on the double-quick over the corn-stalks, 
crash ! came a volley on the right of the line, and the 29th got a 
dose. Then the (>^d caught it, the SSth coming up in time to get 
its share of the first course- of the heavy repast that was to ensue. 
This was followed by a brief rest in the deep furrows of the field 
with the sharp-shooters busy picking of! great numbers of our men. 

Charles M. Orainger and \V. L. I). O'Grady, of the SSth New 
York, both old British soldiers, volunteered to push out and pick off 
the riflemen of the enemy, which they did most effectually ; while 
other volunteers tore down the ience that was within two hundred 
yards of the enemy's line. 

The command was given : "Attention ! " " Forward ! " " Guide ! ' T 
"Centre !" "March !" Then beg. in the advance over the heavy 
ground towards the sunken road, the men dropping in rapid 
succession. 

But on, on, until within fiftv yards of the road, which was now a 
cloud of smoke- and flashing fire. The Brigade replied in turn with 
buck and ball, and poured a withering fire into the three Confederate 



light, face to face, until the last cartridge was fired. The color- 
: "-arers of ail the- regiment- were shot do\vu in rapid succession. Tlv. 
! >y\< holding the crown of the hill, suffered mo>t in this respect, 
'. >sing fifteen. 

When Captain Clunev, of Companv F, raised the flag' from the 
ground his leg was soon smashed by a ball, and he fell. The gallant 
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colors, waved them aloft until another ball pierced his head, and he 
fell never to rise again. 

When the last cartridge was fired the Brigade was ordered to give 
place to Caldwell's, and the lines were passed l>v the regiments 
breaking to the rear in companies, those of Caldwell to the front, as 
steady as when on drill. Filling their cartridge-boxes the men of 
the Brigade were quickly back in the fight, and passing Caldweli's 
lines the\' poured a volley into the Confederates. 

Then came a wild cheer, rising in a volume of sound 
moment drowned the roar ol the artillery. A chan 
struggle, and the sunken road is cleared ! 

'' The Irish Brigade," says McClellan, "sustained their well-earned 
reputation, suffering terribly in officers and men, and strewing the 
ground with their enemies as they drove them back." 

Six hundred dead Confederates in the sunken road attested the 
desperation of the fighting at this point. Klevcn ofilcer- 
fourteen wounded was the record in the three Xe\v Yor 
of the Brigade for the two hours at Antietam. 

During the fight Meagher was badly crushed, and Lieutenant James 
Mackv of his staff was killed by his side. The day after the battle 
the officers of the Brigade called upon General Richardson, who had 
been mortally wounded. In his dying agony he said to them : ''I 
placed your Brigade on the ground you occupied because it was 
necessary to hold it, and I knew that you would hold it against all 
odds, and once you were there I had no further anxiety in regard to 
the position." 

When Lieutenant Lynch, of the n^d Xew York, fell mortally 
wounded, he quietly handed his sword, watch and ring to a comrade, 
to be sent, to his family, facing death with a self-pos>ei< >n and 
courage that marked him the true soldier. 

Here again note the gallantry of John Hartigan, a bov of sixteen, 
ot the same regiment, who, advancing out in front o* the line, de- 
fiantly waved the colors in the face of the eiiemv. 
these was the Brigade composed, and it wa-- with i 
General Sunnier next met it, that he hailed it ; 
brave !" 

It was a cold, clear dav when the Brigade tiled over the bluff- to 
cross the river and enter the town of Fredericksbnrg. 

The crash of two hundred s^nus tilled the vallev of the Rappa- 
hannock with sound and smoke ; while the color-bearers shook to 
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"That old i^fi-n Has,', that Irish flag, 
It is hut now a taUnvd ra^ ; 
But India's store of pivcious ore 
Hath not a i^ciu worth that old llag." 

The i4th Brooklyn gave the Brigade a cheer, and the band of 
Hawkins' Zouaves struck up "(larrv Owen" as it ])assed. Not so 
pleasant was the reception by the professional enibalniers who, alive 
t<> business, thrust their cards into the hands of the men as they went 
along. The cards were suggestive of an early trip home, nicely 
boxed up and delivered to loving triends by quick express, sweet as a 
nut and in perfect preservation, etc. The boys, however, did not 
seem altogether pleased with the cold-blooded allusion to their latter 
end, and one of them called out to a particularly zealous undertaker : 
" D'ye moind thim blankets? Well, only that we were in a bit av 
a hurry we'd be after givin' yez the natest koind av a jig in the air, 
and be damned to yez ! " 

To charge an enemy or enter a battle when one knows that there 
is no chance of success requires courage of a higher order than when 
the soldier is sustained by the enthusiasm born of hope. It is recorded 
that a commander once gave to his subordinate the order to "go 
there and die." The reply was, "Yes, my General." When on; 
troops, debouching from the town, deployed upon the plain in trout 
of Marye's Heights, every man in the ranks knew that it was not to 
fight they were ordered, it was to die. 

During the morning of December i^th the Irish Brigade stood 
in line on the main street of the city, amidst bursting shells and 
falling walls, listening to the roar of the battle, and calmly awaiting 
their own turn. 

Meagher plucked a sprig of green box-wood from a garden near 
bv and placed it in his car). 

A happy thought ! Bunches of the fragrant shrub were quickly 
gathered and passed along the line, and soon every man had the 
green sr>rig in h:s Irish cap. Then Meagher, passing along the hue, 
addressed each regiment in the mo>t eloquent words we ever heard 
him utter. 

Shortlv after noon the command moved out to the fields in the rear 
of the city, fded across the canal on what was left of the bridge 
ami formed line of battle behind a rise in the ground. The noon- 
dav sun glittered and shone bright on the tro/.eu ground, over which 
solid shot, in great numbers, ricocheted and went plunging through 
the ranks. 

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shoulder," "Shift anus!" in perfect onler ; ami in silence the line 
passed to the front. Xo cheers or wild hurrahs as of old, as the men 
moved towards the foe they did not go in to fight, they went in to 
die. Forward over the crest which had sheltered them a moment 
before, now swept by a blizzard ol lire. ( )n over the aw'ul plain that 
had no spot free from the tire, no place of shelter every man know- 
ing the desperation of the undertaking, but no one failing or looking 
back. Onward, still onward, with batteries on every side pouring 
a rain of shot and shell upon the devoted band. 

On past the line of French's troops ! On past the brick house ! 
the line withering, diminishing, melting away, bnt still pressing 
forward ; and the torn Hags often falling, only to be quickly rai-ed 
again. 

On, on, past the farthest point readied by any other troops ; still 
forward, until within thirty feet of the Confederate works. Up to 
the muzzles of Walton's gnus the line still presses, but not all those 
who marched troin the town a short half hour betore. Fitty per 
cent, of the number were already strewn, dead and bleeding, on the 
frozen ground over which the Brigade had passed. In their front 
lines of battle and batteries rose in tiers. On each flank more bat- 
teries and more lines of battle. Xo hope. Xo chance to make even 
a fair show of fighting the men were only there to die. There was 
nothing left for the Brigade but to fall back, and, after pouring a few 
vollevs into the foe, the Irish Brigade, for the first time in its history, 
recoiled, and, falling back, the dead of the Brigade were left within 
thirty paces of the Confederate lines. The bodies of Major William 
Horgan and Adjutant John R. Young, of the SSth Xew York, lay 
nearest to the stonewall, and, by actual measurement, within tweutv- 
five paces from the guns of the Washington Artillery. There are 
some who would dispute the fact of the Irish Brigade advancing 
farthest on that awful dav. It is absurd to do so. The proofs are 
too strong to question. The men of this Brigade advanced and fell 
nearest to the enemy ; and many of them are there to this dav with 
a spade you can find them. 

Colonel William M. ( )wen, of the Washington Artillery 
crate) asserts that : "In front of Marve's Heihts, ni 




and ninety-eight bodies. A soldier of Meagher's Iri-h Unmade was 
the nearest bodv to the 1 stone wall, and, by actual measurement, it 
lay within twenty-five feet from the wall." 

"Meagher's Irish Brigade (from ''Camps of the Confederate 
States") attacked Marve's Heights with a gallantn which, was ;he 



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admiration of all who beheld it ; but they were literally annihilated 
by the Washington Artillery and the Confederates lining the sunken 
road, wlio themselves hardly suffered any loss." 

Colonel Meros von Borcke, Chief of Stall" to General J. K. B. 
Stuart, tells us that "more than twelve hundred bodies were found 
on the small plain between Marve's Heights and Fredericksburg. 
The large part of these belonged to Mea-her's brave Irish Brigade, 
whieh was nearly annihilated during the se\-eral attaeks." 

The correspondent ol the London 'J'init's witnessed the charge. In 
admiration he offers this splendid tribute : " Never at Fontenoy, 
Albueia or at Waterloo was more undaunted courage displayed by 
the sons of Krin than during the frantic dashes which they directed 
against the almost impregnable position of their foe. After witness- 
ing the gallantry and devotion exhibited by these troops, and viewing 
the hillside, for acres strewn with their corpses thick as autumn 
'eaves, the spectator can remember nothing but their desperate 
courage. That any mortal man could have carried the position 
before whieh they were wantonly sacrificed, defended as it was, 
seems to me for a moment idle to believe. But the bodies which lie 
in dense masses within forty yards of the muzzles of Colonel Walton's 
guns are the best evidence as to what manner of men they were who 
pressed on to death with the danntlessness of a race which has gained 
glory on a thousand battle-fields, and never more richly deserved it 
than at the foot of Marye's Heights, on the I3th of December, 
1863." 

During Sunday, the dav after the battle, no assistance could be 
given to the wounded who lay in great numbers out on the plain ; 
but after dark on Sunday evening main- of the men made heroic 
attempts to bring them in, although the enemy was vigilant and 
fired at every object seen moving against the sky. vSergeant Sheridan, 
of Companv G, SSth Xew York, lay far out on the field with, a Irac- 
tured leiL, r , and four of his comrades determined to go to his relief. 
Working themselves out on their stomachs they succeeded in reach- 

him, but lound him verv low. As he had a compound fracture 
> : the le^' it seemed impossible to move him, his agony was so great. 
The men dared not stand up, and were at their wits' end to kn<"\ 
what to do, when Sergeant Slatterv came to the rescue. Said he : 
" Be^ob. boys, did vex ever see rats trvin^ to ^et awav wid a j^oose 
c;.:^ ? One rat lies down, the others roll the egg on top av him, he 
hold- it in place wid his four paws, and then they pull him off" by the 
tail. Xow I'll lav down on my back, you lift Sheridan on top av me 
and I'll do my best to kape his leg even." The suggestion was 



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".dopted. The men would push themselves on a couple of feet, then 
pull Siattery with his precious load up to them, and so on, until 
before daylight they reached the city and had Sheridan attended to 
and his leg amputated ; but too late to save the poor tellow. lie died 
from exhaustion. 'I 'he clothes were literally ground oil" Sergeant 
Slatterv's back and his cuticle was so sore that he wa> unable to do 
duty for a week afterwards. 

There is a charm and a dreamv balminess in the Virginia spring '- 
mosphere. On one ol these, the sweetest ol spring mornings mi.. 
inab'.e, the army withdrew Irom the camp at Falmouth and moved ;or 
the fords that cross the Rappahannock, to strike the enemv once 
again. 

The paths of the columns lay through virgin, blossoming forests, 
and the perfumed air ot the woods seemed laden with hope and 
promise. Main- of the wounded of Kredericksburg had returned to 
the ranks. The men had in a measure forgotten that mournful field. 
The morale of the army was excellent, and the change of command- 
ers had a salutary effect upon all. A new life had taken possession 
of the Army of the Potomac, that army which, though often defeated, 
was never dismayed, destroyed or conquered. 

On the first and second days of the battle the Brigade held the ex- 
treme right of our army at Scott's Mills, and did excellent service in 
checking the disaster of the Kleventh Corps. On the morning ot 
Sunday, Mav 5, the Brigade was inarched to the Chancellorsville 
House to support the 5th Maine Battery. 

During a moment's halt, as the column moved up the road, with 
the shells exploding and falling- around them, a sergeant, looking- 
luick, waved his hand to the air and earth and in the most ludicrous 
manner exclaimed : " (iood-boi, wurreld ! " 

As the Brigade went into position, with the left resting near the 
Chancellorsville House, Lepine's Battery p^th Maine) dashed up the 
road, un limbered, took position in the orchard and opened fire. An 
appalling scene oi destruction immediately followed. The Confeder- 
ate batteries were almost within a stone's throw of Lepine's and 
opened with a Concentrated fire of more than twenty guns to h:s six. 
Xever during the war was a battery knoeked to pieces so rapidly as 
the s,th Maine on this occasion. The enemv's shells burst among the 



ail earthquake ; and in a few moments evevv Iiorse was killed, and 
the men went down in squads. The caissons were blo\\-n up, one 
atter another, until all had disappeared ; and, in one instance, several 
'f the men were blown up with the ammunition, and their to-'i 



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limbs, pieces of debris and apple-blossoms came do\vn in a shower 
together. 

Lepine fell, mortallv wounded, and was carried to the rear dying. 
In the midst of the storm flames were seen issuing from the Chancel- 
lorsville House. It was filled with wonnded, and a platoon from the 
j'l Delaware volunteered to save them. Rushing into the burning 
building they dragged and carried all out and laid them on the 
ground. Captain John P. Wilson, of Hancock's staff, and Colonel 
Joseph Dickenson, of Hooker's staff, assisted in the work, and, when 
the wonnded were safe, gallantly oiiered their arms to three ladies 
who were in the mansion, to conduct them to a place o( safety. 
One of them refused to come into onr lines and ran towards the 
Confederate position, but she fell, struck by a bullet, as she crossed 
the field. The other two, however, got away safely. The scene at 
this time was one of wild desolation. The large house in flames, '.In* 
orchard and plains swept by the fire of the Confederate batteries, ana 
all of Lepine's men, except two, had been shot or driven away. Cor- 
poral Lebroke and a private stood alone among the abandoned guns, 
endeavoring to fire an occasional shot. Suddenly the enemy's fire 
ceased and a line of their infantry was seen advancing to sei/e the 
abandoned guns. Once more the Irish Rrigade goes to the rescue. 
The ii6th Pennsylvania Volunteers happened to be on the left of the 
Hrigade and nearest to the batter}'. Rushing into the orchard thev 
faced the advancing lines and held them back while a hundred men 
of the regiment dragged the pieces off the field. Then the whole 
force fell back, and Chanceilorsville fell into the enemy's hands. 

During the fight one of Lepine's guns a bra^- Xapoleon was 
struck fair in the mnx/le. and the brass was turned and twisted as 
though it were pasteboard. As the men gathered around one of the 
pieces tugging at the wheels and trving to pull it away, a shell burst 
right over the gnu, knocking them in all direction-;, killing a couple 
and wounding several. The boys who were not injured promptly 
jumped to their feet and went at it again, and succeeded in saving the 
guns. As the saved batters' was passing the Third Corps, Gen- 
eral Sickles nave the men a cheer which was echoed along the entire 



of Major Lynch, a noble gentleman of the o^d New York. A bnrst- 
ing <hell drove his own sword through his body, killing him in- 
stantly. 

This was the last battle in which General Meagher commanded the 
Irish I'ngade. He resigned shortly alter the light, was re 
: :>>ned again and transferred to the West. Hut the lightiir 



of the organization remained, even when the General liad gone, and 
it never missed a battle, and was present until the end. 

General Meagher's departure was greatly regretted. A most bril- 

liant leader he was, who seemed at his best in the midst of a combat. 
He had great faith in the " buck and ball and the bayonet," and fre- 
quently urged on the men the use of the latter weapon. "Take 
everything with the bayonet," was the standing command when 
about to close with the ioe ; and that well-known and oil-repeated 
order was the occasion of a most amusing incident. ( >ne evening the 
Brigade commissary had received new supplies, and among other 
things some barrels of molasses, beside which a young Irishman was 
placed on guard to prevent the men from getting at it until the proper 
time. Seeing no one around as he walked up and down, he thought 
he would enjoy the sweets of life, and succeeded in picking a hole 
in one of the barrels with his bayonet. Then dipping the weapon 
into the molasses he would draw it out and transfer it to his mouth. 
Meagher happened to catch the boy in the act, and reproached him in 
rather strong terms for stealing the molasses over which he was 
placed to guard. The young man was astounded and overcome w.th 
terror for a moment at seeing the General, but, quickly recovering 
himself, lie quietly pushed the blade into the syrup, pulled it out drip- 
ping with the sweet liquid, took a big lick of it and reminded the 
General : " Sure, don't ye be always tellin' us to take everything with 
the bayonet ? " 

At Gettysburg the Brigade was led by a new Commander, the 
amiable, noble Patiick Kelly, Colonel SSth New York. The bril- 
liant Meagher was gone, but his mantle had fallen on one who was 
well worthy to wear it. 

Before advancing upon the enemy on the afternoon of Julv 2d a 
religions cercmonv was performed that in the sublime magnificence 



As the men stood ready to move, their Chaplain, Father \Yilli 
Corby, proposed to give them general absolution before going into t 
tight. Standing in front of the Brigade, which was drawn up in a 
column of regiment-, he made a fervent and passionate appeal to the 
men lo remember in the hour of battle- the gre.it Captain ot all, Je^-ns 
Christ, and to have contrition for their sins that thcv might be pre- 
pared to die tor the cause for which they fought. F.vcry man it-il 
upou his knees, the flags were drooped, and. Father Corbv, looking up 
to heaven, called down the blessing of the Almightv upon the nun. 
Stretching out his right hand (as the lis of the soldiers moved in 



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IK >ster Jesus Christusvosabsolvat, etego, auctoritate ipsius, vos absolve 
ai) omni viucuio excoiiiinunicatioiiis et interdicti in quantum possum 
et vos iudigetis, deinde ego absolve vos a peccatis vestris in nomine 
Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen." 

There was silence and peace in the ranks, but to the left, Little 
Roniul Toj) was wreathed in flame and smoke. The troops of the 
Third Corps were falling back from the peach orchard and Devil's 
Den, under Long-street's crushing blows. Out bv the Valley of 
Death the hills aiul dark woods were re-echoing the roar and crash of 
the batteries. Amen ! Load ! Fix bayonets ! And on the right 
oi the division (Caldwell's) the Brigade swept towards the fire, and 
entering the timber to the left of the peach orchard, at the spot now 
called the "Loiip, " they met the enemy. The lines were very close 
before seeing each other. 

The deployment and advance were made on the double-quick, and as 
the lines rushed torward through the trees and boulders that were 
scattered over the ground, the Confederates were discovered. 
They, too, were advancing, and when within thirty yards of each 
other the lines halted, and a sheet of flame burst out. A few short 
moments of serious work. Face to face the men stood pouring 
in their deadly volley of fire, the officers emptying their revolvers in 
the melee, then snatching up the muskets of the dead, and fighting 
in the ranks with the men. A loud shout of " Forward ! Charge ! " 

a 'lash to the front, and in a moment the men of both armies were 
mingled together. The firing suddenly ceased and an officer called 
out : "The Confederate troops will lay down their arms and go to the 
rear." They quickly did so, and the Brigade sent as many prisoners 
to the rear as there were men in the ranks. The position gained, 
however, was not tenable. 

The right regiment of the Brigade ( i i6th Pennsylvania Volunteers) 
was also the right of the division, and rested close to the peach 
orchard. In a short time after the victory Caldwell withdrew the 
division, the Brigade passing towards Little Round Top, and losing 
heavily in the wheat field, where it received a cross-fire without 
having a chance to reply. Many of the men who fell wounded at 
that point were killed in the evening during the charges and connter- 
charges that passed over the whirlpool ; and many who were captured 
afterwards died in Southern prisons. 

On the afternoon of Julv ; v l, and the third day of the battle, the 
Brigade occupied a position on the main line. a::d during the great 
charge of Pickett's division and Hill's corps was in front of Wil cox 
and Perry's Brigade as they moved forward on Pickett's right. The 



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losses on this afternoon were light, except in the Brigade battery, 
which was almost annihilated ; and its gallant commander, Captain 
James Rorty, killed. 

Gettysburg had proved that, although its old commander was gone, 
the Brigade had lost none of its old-time heroism. 

In the Battle of the Wilderness the Brigade went into action to the 
left of the Brock road, in the dense woods near the gold mines. 

On that bright May day ten field-officers were mounted and in the 
line with the five regiments. Within six weeks every saddle was 
emptv. vSix of these officers. Colonels Kelly, Byrnes and Dale, and 
Majors Touhy, Lawyer and Ryder, were sleeping in soldieiV Craves ; 
and the other four were torn and lacerated in the hospitals. 

The Brigade was commanded in the early days of the Wilderness 
campaign by the beloved Colonel Tom Smvthc, of Delaware, making 
a glorious fight on May ^th and 6th, meeting every charge of Long- 
street's veterans, and throwing them back in bloody repulse. 

On the afternoon of the 6th, during one of the many fierce 

onslaughts of the enemy, the rails and logs, of which we had built 

our field-works, caught fire and quickly reached to the timber. 

Amidst clouds of smoke and crackling flames the fight went on, the 

musketry rattled and roared, and many a noble soul fell, while the 

fire still leaping and sweeping through the trees burned up both the 

dead and wounded of both armies. Among others who were killed 

at this time were Major Ryder and Captain James B. Turner, A. A. (/. 

Turner was an excellent soldier, an accomplished gentleman, and 

a graceful writer. During a lull in the firing I remember seeing two 

men carrying a dead officer to the rear. I raised the handkerchief 

from the face and looked upon the calm and noble features of my 

good friend Ryder. But every day now brought death to the Brigade. 

The tremendous battles that drenched the Wilderness in blood 

became an every-day affair. Fight all dav, move a few miles to the 

leit and charge again next morning, seemed to be the standing rule. 

Mav the 5th and 6th on the Brock road. The Sth at Todd's Tavern. 

The loth at Po's river. The i2th and I3th at Snottsvlvania. The 

iSth near the same place. The 23<1 at the North Anna. The 2o,th 

a: Pamunky river. The ;oth and ^ist at Tolopotomy. The .?d and 

}d <>f June at Cold Harbor ; and so on to Petersburg. Colonel Smvthe 

commanded the Brigade until May 2oth, when he was assigned to a 

Brigade in the Second division of the Second corps, and Colonel 

Byrnes assumed command. lie fell dead at Cold Harbor, an: 

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vania Volunteers, capturing works, colors and prisoners from the 
enemy. 

At Spottsylvania, when the superb Hancock made the great success 
of the campaign, the Hags of the Brigade were among the first to 
pierce the lines oi the enemy ; and again more prisoners were sent to 
the rear than there were men in the ranks. 

On the evening of June ihth the Brigade swept across the plain in 
Iron! oi Petersburg and pushed upon the Confederate works ; and 
here Colonel Kelly, the last of the field-officers who had started with 
it in the spring campaign, lell, pierced through the head. The 
carnage up to this time had been terrible. Xot only were the field- 
I'lFicers gone, but nearly all the line-officers had been killed or 
wounded, and more than one thousand of the men had fallen. 

And now the long ten months' work in the trenches in front of 
Petersburg began, to be interrupted at intervals when battles were 
to be iouglit at other points twice to Dee]) Bottom, where on the 
.2<: oi August the Brigade, with a rush like a cyclone, sprang on the 
Confederate line and captured the works without firing" a shot. 

At Reams' Station, August 25, the Brigade added another laurel 
to its crown of glory, receiving the thanks and congratulations of 
General Miles and others. In this fight the loss was heavy, and 
among the dead were- Captains Xowlan and Taggart, Ii6th Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers, each of whom was shot through the heart. 
Xowlan was in command of the regiment when struck, and turned 
quickly to look up and down the line for his company. Waving his 
hand to the men he had led so well, he called out, "Good-bye, 
boys," and fell dead. Shortly alter Reams' Station fight the iifith 
Pennsylvania Volunteers was transferred to the 4th Brigade, and the 
jth Xew Vork Artillerv assigned to the Irish Brigade, Colonel 
Xugent a.-suming command. Then with replenished ranks the 
Brigade fought in the trenches at Petersburg until the end of the 
siege, every dav gathering fresh honors and achieving new triumphs. 

Then on to Hatcher's Run, to I ; ive Forks, Amelia Court-House, 
High Bridge, Farmville, Sailor Creek and Appomattox, where the 
Brigade closed its noble and honorable career, only when the last 
shot of the war was fired and the la>t enemv of the Republic had laid 
di i\vn his arm^. 

Of the- men who at different times had led the command, three 
\vi re killed in battle Smythc, Kellv ,1::-': Byrnes ; and Meagher, the 
brilliant citizen and gallant soldier, found a grave in the turbulent 
waters of the upper Missouri. Few o! tho-e brave souls who. 
under the green flag of their own native land, fought so well to 



Till-; II1HKKNIAN SOCIKTY. :>13 

defend the Stars and Stripes of the land of their adoption, are now 
with ns. Those who lived through tlie storm of the battles are 
rapidly passing to the other side to join the heroes who fell in the 
fi^'ht. The few survivors assembled at Gettysburg, a few years since, 
to there erect and dedicate to their memory monuments in granite and 
!>ro;i/.e, and stand once more on the spot that has been crimsoned bv 
their blood, and, like Melchisedech on Bil boa's field, to pray for their 
comrades slain, that the God of Moses and Joshua, he who loves the 
brave and the ;ood, may o-rant sweet rest to the souls of those who 
died in defence of their adopted country. 



NOTK.- The foregoing sketch of the Irish Brigade was contributed by General Mnl- 
holland to the Chaplain of the Brigade, Rev. \V. Corby, who has incorporated it in a 
volume on the record of the Irish soldiers in the war for the Union, which he intends 
soon to publish. With the kind permission of the reverend gentleman we have 
included it in this History. It has been revised and amended by General Mulholland 
for our pages. 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MKMP.KRS 



THE HIHKRXI 



SOCIBTV, 



Al'RIL 5, 1790 -"MARCH 17, 1X92. 
\vrni Tin-: DATKS 01- THI-:IR KU-.CTI 



PRKSIDKXTS. 



r.lcctcd. 



Tliomas McKean, 


Apr. 5, 


1790 


Hugh Holmes, 


Aug. 13, 


1800 


Joseph Tagert, 


Alar. 17, 


1818 


Robert Taylor, 


Mar. 17, 


1850 


(lei;. R. Patterson 


, Mar. 17, 


1856 


William Price, 


Mar. 17, 


1882 


William J. Xead, 


Mar. 17, 


1884 


John Field, 


Mar. 17, 


1886 


William Me A leer, 


Mar. 17, 


1888 


William Price, 


Mar. 17, 


1890 


YICK-PRKSIDKXTS. 


Ovn. Walter Stewart, Apr. 5, 


1790 


Hugh Holmes, 


Mar. 17, 


1796 


Charles Heatly, 


Aug. 13, 


1800 


Joseph Tagert, 


Mar. 17, 


1814 


Fdward Fox, 


Mar. 17, 


1818 


Silas H. Weir, 


Mar. 17, 


1823 


< ien. C. Irvine, 


Mar. 17, 


1829 ' 


Ri >bert Tavlor, 


Mar. 17, 


1842 


C,en. R. Patterson 


, Mar. 17, 


1 85* , 


Ja:nes I larper, 


Mar. 17, 


1836 


Andrew C. Craig, 


Mar. 17, 


!S 7 ,, 


William J. Xead, 


Mar. 17, 


I8S2 


.is. M. Ferguson, 


Mar. 17, 


i8S.| 


! n'.ies S. Martin, 


Dec. 17, 


1885 


\i'-h' 'las J. ( iriHin 


, Mar. 17, 


rSS6 


C' !. T. J. < irimesoi 


i,Mar. 17, 


I S N 8 


tk;i. St. Clair A. 


Mnlhollai 


(1, 




Mar. i- 


I Si H i 



TRKASURKRS. 

John Taylor, Apr. 

Alexander Henry, Mar. 
David McCormick, Mar. 
Samuel Watt, 
Joseph Tagert, 
Henry Toland, 
John Horner, 
Robert Taylor, 
Joseph Jones, 
David Rankin, 
James Prown, 
Andrew C. Craig", 
Philip Powell, 
J. G. R. McCorkell, Dec. 
Charles Phillips, 
Philip Harry, 
Simon J. Martin, 

SKCRKTARIKS. 

Mathew Carey, 
Fdwani Fox, 
Mathew Carey, 
Josej)li Tagert, 
Roliert Tavlor, 
Fdward Fox, 
James Rogers, 
(ieo. W. Toland, 
John Knox, 
Joseph Jone>, 
Valentine I lolme 



Mar. 


! 7- 


1 7 { >7 


Mar. 


J 7' 


1805 


Mar. 


!7' 


i ScS 


Mar. 


is. 


1 8 1 6 


Mar. 


T S, 


1833 


Alar. 


I 7, 


1842 


Alar. 


I 7. 


1850 


Mar. 


I 7, 


1851 


Mar. 


'7- 


1869 


Alar. 


i 7, 


1870 


Dec. 


3, 


IS8 4 


Mar. 


17, 


i ss6 


Apr. 


28, 


i >S6 


May 


15, 


1 SSS 



Apr. 


5' ' 7' ll ' 


Sept. 


5, 17^1 


Mar. 


! 7i [ 7 ( ' (1 


Mar. 


I 7, I S' K ) 


Mar. 


17, IS- .5 


Mar. 


17, iSlK) 


Mar. 


17, 1 8 1 S 


Mar. 


17- '^7 


Mar. 


17, 1832 


Dec. 


I S , I S ; ~ 


Mar. 


17, i s i j 


Mar. 


I ~ , I S ^ u 



316 



Till-; HIIiKRMAN SOCIETY. 



Andrew C. Craig, Mar. 17, 1853 

James L. Taylor, Mar. 17, iS(>o 
Andrew C. Craig, 
I >ennis B. Kelly, 
William Morgan, 

Chas. A. McManns, Sept. 17, 1877 

James S. Martin, Mar. 17, 1871) 

Nicholas J. Griffin, Mar. 17, 1882 

Thos. I). I'Vrgusuii, Mar. 17, 1886 



Mar. 17. 
Mar. 17, 1809 
Mar. 17, 1^70 



MEMBERS. 

Abercrombie, I "rank P. 
Acheson, Armon I). 
Achesun, David . 
Achcson, Gen. Thomas 

Adams, John 

Adams, Nathan .... 
Adams, Richard 
Adams, Robert .... 
Adams, Robert Jr . . . 
Adams, William 
Addieks, William \ I. . 
Agnew, Andrew 
Agnew, William 
Ahem, Daniel W. . . . 

Alder, James 

Alexander, Andrew 
Alexander, John 
Allen, Daniel . . . . 
Allen, George . 
Allen, Stanislaus J. 
Allibonc, Thomas, II. M. 
Anderson, Matthew, M. I ). 
Anderson, William . 
Anderson, William . 
Andrews, John . . . . 
Andrews, Joseph I!. 
Arbnckle, William . 
Armat, Thomas W. 
Arm<:rong, Andrew 
Armstrong, Robert. 
A nil. strong, Robert T. . . 



188 



180.) 
1814 
1865 
1814 
1790 
1814 



I 889 



Armstrong, Thomas 
Armstrong, William . 
Arnold, Michael 
Arrott, William . 
Arthur, Robert . . . . 
Aschenbach, John C. . 

Ash, James 

Ashhnrst, Richard . 

Anld, Jacob 

Anil, James Andrew . 
Bache, Richard . . . . 
Bache, Richard, Jr. . . 

Bail, John 

Bailey, Francis . 

Bailey, John T 

Daily, Joel J 

Baird, John 

Baird, Matthew . . . . 
Baird, William M. . . . 
Baker, George . 

Baker, John R 

Baker, William J. . . . 

Baldwin, Daniel 

Ball, BlackallW. - . . 

Ball, Joseph 

Barclay, James . 
Barclav, John . 
Barker, Wharton 
Barkley, James . 
Barnett, Thomas 
Barnwell, William, M. D. 

Barr, Daniel 

Barr, Daniel J 

Barr, Hugh " 

Barr, James J 

Barr, Michael . 

Barr, Robert J 

Harrington, Charles 
Barry, Commodore John . 

Harry, John 

Harry, Joseph B. 

Barry, Philip . . . . 



1814 
1790 
1889 
1864 



1884 

I 7V$ 
1809 

1790 

1851 

1792 

1816 

1803 

1790 

1880 

1889. 

1877 

1866 

1867 

1792 

1 84 i 

1813 

1790 

1790 

1803 

1 790 

i/9 

1889 

1803 

18^2 
1818 

1842 
1865 
1 8. 1 2 
1865 
I Sr-4 
1865 
1813 
1790 
1/90 
180 



THK HIHKKNIAN SOCIHTV. 



Barry, Rev. Thomas J. 


I SSS 


Boyd, David, Jr. 


. 1 85 i 


llarrv, William .... 


I ~U' ' 


Bovd John 


1 S~ ' 


! iarton, Benjamin S. 


Is 

1790 


Uo\ Ian, James 


. I7V" 


Baxter, Matthew . . . 


I 82 2 


Boyle, H-i-ii .... 


. 179.. 


'lav ard, Andrew 


I Si ) i 


Bo\de Thomas 


I S^i ) 


Bavard, Samuel 


t 
1 7uO 




l 8S > 


ileattie, Robert II. . 


/ / 
1864 


I5oyle, \\'il!iam \". . 


. 1841 


Heaver, Gen. Jas. A., II. M. 


I88 7 


Bovs, Flias .... 


179" 


Heck, James M 


I S88 


Bovs, X a than 


. 1 7V 


Beirn, Michael F. . . . 


1 866 


Bradford, Samuel F. 


I 81 >3 


Bcirne, Col. Andrew . 


1 83 1 


Brady, Daniel C. F. . 


. 1851 


Hell, John 


1832 


Brady, Francis F. . 


1S !7 


Hell, Samuel .... 


1817 


Bradv, James 


1 8 s 2 


Bell, Samuel C 


1814 


Bradv, ( )wen .... 


. iSs) 


Bell, Thomas .... 


1 864 


Brady, Patrick . 


. 183- 


Bell, William .... 


1790 


Bradv, Thaddeiis 


. 1 88.;. 


Benson, David P. ... 


1821 


Bradv, Thomas . 


r SS -> 


Benson, Peter .... 


1 79. > 


Brankin, Patrick J. . 


. IS- 


Bernard, John .... 


1814 


Brav. William 


I Si >_=; 


Bethel, Robert .... 


1812 


Brehonv, Rev. James 


IS'/) 


Bi--s, Benjamin T., II. M. 


I8S 7 


Breslin, John 


I 88 2 


Biiigliam, Archibald 


I 791 > 


Brice, Kphraini . 


1 88 i 


Bines, Robert .... 


1803 


I > rice \Villiani 


r 
I 86 I 




Bums John 


I Si H) 


Bridges, Robert . 


I ~O> ) 


Bishop, Stilwell S. . . 


1848 


Britton, Andrew L. 


I SSS 


Black, James .... 


1850 


Brooke, C. Wallace 


. 1841 


Black. James J 


[855 


Brooke, Xathan 


187 ) 


Black, John V 


1833 


Brown, Andrew 


: 7 ( ' 


Hlackbnrne, Francis 


[882 


Brown, David Paul 


i 8 i ( 


Black wood, Rev. W. , II. M. 


I S v ) 


Brown, I. Xewton . 


i 88 ; 


Bladen, Thomas .... 


1832 


Brown. James 


!V .^ 


Blair. William II. . . . 


IS 57 


Brown. Jame- A. 


I S 2 ! 


Bleak lev, John 


i " ( )i i 


Brown John 




HO--S, James .... 


/ " 

1796 


Brown, John 1 1. 




Bo^s, William .... 


1809 


Brown, Ji >hn II. 


iS.j j 


Bo! ind, Frederick . 


! S S6 


Brown, Joseph . . . 


. i;-o-. 


Bolster, Richard II. . . 


I S: i^ 


I li'i i\\'ii I ,ewis R . 


i >. i i 


Helton, Rev. James (',. 






L 8 i i 


I li 'lie', , M' )' ris .... 


IS.,0 


Brown. \Vi li..in. . . 


I ~. r l 


Hoyd, Alexander . 




Brown, \\" : li mi 


IS . l 


Bo'yd, Maj. Au-iKtv, . . 


' , > 

: .S' i~ 




I 8 ; 2 


B >vd, David . 


i s : 


Brow::. W: liam 





Till-: HIKKKNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Krown, William 
]>ro\vn, \\"in. K., M. I). 
15 ro wne, Peter A. 
r>runer, William M. 
liruster, Charles 
Kryan, George .... 

Kryan, ( iiiy 

Krvson, James .... 

Hunting, Ilenrv K. . 

Kur^ess, Robert 

Kurke, Kdward M. 

Kurns, Stephen K. . 

Knrnsidc, Thomas . 

Km rows, Francis V S. , M. I). 

Burl, Arthur A 

Kurt, Nathaniel .... 
Kurton, Kdward .... 

Kvrd, Ji >'m 

Kyrne, Gerald .... 
Kyrne, Henry C. 
Kyrne, James .... 
Kyrne, Patrick .... 
Kvrne, Redmond 
Kyrnes, Thomas I'. 
Cadwalader, John . 
Ca.hill, Michael .... 
Cahill, Richard F. . . . 
Cain, Alexander 
Calbraith, Hector . . . 
Calbraith, J;um-s 
Calbraith, Matthew . . 
Caldcleugh, Robert A. 
C.r.'iwell, Janu-s 
Caldwell, J;uiu-- 
CaldwelLJohn .... 
Caldxvell, v SamiK-l 
Calia^'han, Charles . 
Calla-han, David . . . 
Calla^han, ()eor;.;e . 
Callahan, Thoma< . 
Camac, Tunu-r .... 
C' nnnbell, Archibald 



1826 



1 889 
1 8 1 8 



Campbell, Arch. K., M. I). 
Campbell, George . 
Campbell, George . 
Campbell, Hn<>h . . . 


1866 
1790 

1843 
i Sri 


Campbell, James 


1 790 


Campbell, James, H. M. . 


1841 


Campbell, James 


1844 


Campbell, John .... 


1790 


Campbell, John .... 


1856 


Campbell, John .... 


1864 


Campbell, John H. 


1880 


Campbell, John M. 


1 88 1 


Campbell, Robert, H. M. . 


1846 


Campbell, William . 


1864 


Campbell, Win. J. . . . 


1884 


Cant well, James R. 


1858 


Carberry, P. J. L., M. I). 


1884 


Carey, Henry C. ... 


1820 


Carey, Mathew .... 


i 790 


Carlin, John 


1 890 


Carlisle, John .... 


1808 


Carr, John A 


1880 


Carr, Rev. Matthew . . 


1808 


Carr, Morgan .... 


1825 


Carre; i, Kdward 


1 790 


Carrick, Alexander 


1854 


Carri^an, Peter .... 


1882 


Carson, John, M. I). 


1790 


Carson, Joseph .... 


1790 


Carswell, Samuel 


1819 


Cascade!!, James 


1867 


Caskey, Joseph .... 


1 8 1 6 


Carlin, Daniel .... 


1 86 1 


Cassidv, IIiiLdi .... 


1850 


Ca-^m, John 


1 86;; 


Castle, Charles K. . . . 


I 8>- ; 


Castle, James II. ... 


I 8 ; 


Ca>tner, Samuel. Jr. 


IXS9 


Catherwo< >d \ ndi e\v i 


I 8 ; ; 


Catherwood, II. \V. . . 


1 85} 


Catherwood, 1 1 r.Ljh 


l82| 


Catherwood, Robert 


I 8 : 8 



THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. 



Caiherwood, Samuel 15. 
Chambers, C.eo. T. 
Chamlk-r, Joseph R., II.M. 
Chesnut, Samuel 
Chesuut, \\"il!iani . 
Chew, Samuel .... 
Christy, William M. . . 
Chriswell, Capt. James 
Clapier, Lewis .... 
Clare, Washington K. 
Clark, Kdward .... 
Clark, George .... 

Clark, Hugh 

Clark, Hugh 

Clark, James 

Clark, John 

Clark, John 

Clarke, William R. 
Cleary, Malachi J. . . . 
Clear}', Martin .... 
Clements, Richardson T. 
Clendenning, James 
Clihhorn, Joshua 
Cochran, Alexander 
Cochran, Daniel J. . . . 
Cochran, William . 
Cochran, William . 
Cochmne, Michael . 
Civilian, Rev. Gerald 1'. 
Colahan, John 15. 
Colemau, Kdward . 
Coleman, Henrv Phillips 
Colhoun, Samuel, M. I). 



i S 1 6 
182 



1 809 



1 803 





Cummins, \\'illiam Ken' 
Condon, John 
Conlau, Michael 
Connell, Horatio P. 
Connellv, John (i. . 
Connelly, Patrick . 
Connellv, Robert 
Connolly, Harry 
Conuoli}-, John . 
Conner, James 
Conrad, Cornelius . 
Conrov, Patrick . 
Convery, Alexander 
Comvav, Denis 
Con\va\\ P'rar.cis 
Conway, William . 
Cook, Alexander 
Cook, Kzekiel C., M. I). 
Cooper, Hugh 
Corr, Bernard 
Correy, Da\'id 
Correy, Robert . 
Correy, Robert . 
Costigan, Thom;i- . 
Coulter, James . 
Cox, Capt. Paul . . 
Coxe, Alexander S. 
Coxe, Hon. Charles S. 
Coxe, Hon. Kckley P,. 
Coxe, Tench 

Andrew C. 

David A. . . 

Hugh . . . 

Hugh, Jr. . . 
., Joseph P. . . 
Craig, Wilson I >. . . 
Crawford, Janu < 
Crawford, William . 
Creighton, J.nnes McC. 
Creighton, Robert . 
C reran, Charles . . . 
C: ; !!v, Henry 



I SS.} 



i'; HIUKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Crilly, Michael 1-. . . . 
Crilly, Thomas .... 
Cnmin, Michael II. . 
Crooks, Win. C., M. l\ . 

Crothers, A 

Crow, Andrew .... 
Cniikshank, James 
Crutcher, Footer ( i. . . 
Cummin^, Matthew L. . 
Cummiskev, Kll^elle . 
Cunningham, Francis A. 
Cunningham, James, M.D. 
Cunningham, John 
Cupples, Samuel 
Curnu, George .... 
Curtin, Hon. Andrew (. 

Curtis, F. I) 

Cushin^-, Augustus 
Ctlthbert, Allen, II. M. . 
Cuthbert, Tlu)inas . 
Daly, Fu-ene S. ... 
Daly, Henry M. ... 

Daly, John 

Daly, Patrick K. ... 
Dalv , Timothy M. . . . 

I )ardis, John 

1 >arraL;h, John .... 
I )av:in, K. in^smill 
I )avids< in, James, Sr. . 
I )avidson, William 
Davis, Co!. Samuel U. 
Davis, Capt. William . . 
I )a/.ley, James .... 

Deal, Daniel 

I )ean, \\'ill iam .... 
Dechert, Gen. Robert P. . 
Delaney, Fdward 
Delanev, Sharp .... 
Delam-v, William . 
I)'.- iiu-v, William 



DeMorat, ( )rlaudo P>. 
I )enman, Aaron 
Deiiman, Samuel 
I )eveimey, Cliarles 
I >ever, Patrick l'\ . 
I )evine, John 
De\'iiie, Mark 
Deviue, Patrick 
Deviuc, Richard 
Deviue, William 
Devlin, Thomas 
Dewe\', C.eor<;e \\*. 
Diamond, Alexander 
Dickerson, Mahlon 
Dickson, James R. . 
Dicksou, John W. . 
Dickson, Thomas H. 
Dickson, William . 
Di^nau, John 
Dillon, Kdward T. 
Dimond, PVancis 
Diniond, John 
I )imoiid, Joseph 
I )imond, Richard V. 
I >in^ee, James I{. 
Disston, Hamilton . 
Diven, William 
Di\'ine, \\'illiam 
Di\'iue, \\'illiam, Jr. 
Dobbins, John 15. 
Dobbins, Stewart A. 
Dobbins, Thomas . 
Dohan, Michael J. . 
Doherty, John P. . 
Dolau, Patrick J. . 
Doleii, b'.dward . 
D'( )lier, 1 lenrv . . 
D't Ilier, William . 



1872 
1887 
1848 

IiS 39 

1870 

1888 
1882 
1882 
1850 
1832 
1807 
1864 
1829 
1830 
1818 
1884 



. , W:'. 1 :am 






m, William T 



TIII-; HIBHRXIAX SOCIKTY. 



Donnellan, P. S., M. D. . 
Donnelly, Francis . 
Donnelly, John R, M. D. 
Donovan, Daniel 
Donovan, Jeremiah 
Dooner, Peter S. 
Dooner, Thomas H. 
Doran, Hon. Joseph M. 
Dorrance, David 
Dorsey, Benedict, Jr. . 
Dougherty, Alexander 
Dougherty, Alexander K. 
Dougherty, Charles A. 
Dougherty, Daniel 
Dougherty, James L. . 
Dougherty, John A. 
Dougherty, Patrick 
Dougherty, William H. . 
Downey, James . 

Doyle, John M 

Doyle, Patrick . . . . 
Dovle, William H. . . 
Thomas . 
Richard . 

John 

, Anthony J. 
Duane, William 
Duane, William J. . 
Duflleld, Samuel, M. D. . 

Duffni, John H 

Duffy, Col. Charles . . 
Duffy, Daniel J. . . . 
Patrick . . . . 
William . . . . 
Richard . . . 
ernard . 
Benjamin . 
David . . . . 
Matthew . . . 
John . 

Robert II. . . 
John . 



Drake 
Drean 
I )re\v, 
Drexe 




1889 Dunlap, Thomas . . . 1832 

1790 Dunlap, William . . . 1864 

1878 Dunn, Michael . . . . 185; 

1880 Dunn, Thomas J. . . . 1891 

1806 Durang, Ivdwin F. . . 1882 

1880 Duross, James .... 1880 

1882 Duross, John 1^60 

1827 Dwier, George W. . . 1^ S 2 

1838 Kakin, Thomas .... 181.0 

1804 Kddy, George .... 1802 

1824 Kdwards, George W. . . 1850 

1838 Kdwards, Thomas A. . 1833 

1868 Klcock, Thomas R. . . 1870 

1852 Klliott, John i8f>4 

1830 Ivlliott, William . . . 179'' 

1856 Kills, John ..... 1857 

Kills, Thomas .... 1^55 

Kinsley, William . . . is89 

Kngel, Theodore C. . . 1883 

Knglish, Thomas . . . 1884 

Knglish, William . . . 1847 

luinis, George W. . . . 1884 

Erwin, Joseph .... 179') 

lowing, Alexander . . . 181 >2 

Fwing, John 1802 

Kwing, Robert . . . . LSI.) 

Kwing, Samuel . . . . 1810 

Fahy, Michael .... ' S 7- 

Fahy, Michael J. . . . 1883 

Fahv, Thomas A. ... i8S.| 

Fallon, Christopher . . 18 |i 

Fallon, John 184 i 

I "argus, James . . . . 1 701 > 

Farrel!v, Stephen . . . 1883 

Farren, Bernard X. . . 1883 

Fav, Charles 188.' 

Fay, Thomas .... 1840 

Faye, James 1840 

Fearon. James .... i s -5 

FrbiLH-r, Christopher C. . 1821 

Fen! in, John 1831 

FeriMison, George. S. 1881 



THK IIIKKKNIAN SOCIKTY. 



FYrgnson, James M. . 
Ferguson, Thomas I). 
Ferrall, Patrick . . . 

Fidel, John 

Findlev, William . 
Finley, James .... 
IM slier, Andrew 
Fisher, Thomas .... 
Fisher, William A. . . 
Fitzgerald, Robert . 
Fitzmaurice, Michael . 
Fi'/.patrick, Florence . 
iMt/patrick, John James . 
Fit/.patrick, Joseph M. 
Fit/patrick, Philip . 
Fitzpatrick, Terence 
Fitxpatrick, Timothy . 
Fit/simons, Thomas 
I'lahaven, Roger, Jr. . 
l'"la'naven, Thomas . 
Flanagan, Ro1)ert 
Fleeson, Plunket 
Fleming, Rev. Francis A. 
Fleming, Wm. J., M. I). . 
Flemming, Alexander 
Fiemming, Robert . 
Fletcher, John W. . . . 
Fiintham, William . 
Mood, Lt.-Col. Kdward II. 
Flood, William II. 
Flynn, Bernard .... 
Flviin, JaiiK-s D. 
Ford, Standish .... 
For>\ th, Isaac .... 
Fo.-tcr, Frederick L. 
Ft >ster, JaiiK'-> J. ... 
Foster, Solomon 
I'ot! rail, Stephen F. . . 
Fox, Ivhvard . . . . 

i ; IK. John 

Fox. Samuel .... 
Francis Ph;1ii> . 



F'rancis, Tliomas W. . 
Francis, William 
Francis, Willing 
F'ranklin, Walter . 
FYa/.er, John .... 
Fra/.cr, Robert .... 
FVa/ier, Robert .... 
I'reeman, Tristam R. . 
iMillerton, Richard . 
Fnrbnsh, Charles A. 

F'nrey, John S 

(ialbraith, James 
Gallagher, Anthony J. 
Gallagher, Augustus B. . 
Gallagher, Bernard 
Gallagher, Charles J. . . 
Gallagher, Christopher 
Gallagher, James, M. I). . 
Gallagher, John X. 
Gamble, Hugh .... 
Gartland, Simon 

Gass, James 

Gav, Captain James 
Geddes, Capt. Henry . 
George, John G. 
German, Thomas 
Getty, Robert .... 

Gever, John 

Gibbons, James S. . 
Gibson, Colonel Charles H. 
Gib-urn, John . . . . 
Gibson, John Bannister 
Gilbertson, Charles M. 
Giie>, ( lenenf. Jame-; 
r.ilkie, John . . . . 

G,ill, John, Jr 

Gill. William .... 
Ciillespie, William . 
Griltinan, I)a\'id . . . . 
Given, Robert A., M. I). . 
Gobin, Ck-n. J. P. S. . . 
Gordon, James Gay 



1804 
1813 
1824 
1811 

1865 
1814 



TIII-: mi;! 



( iordon, John W. 
( iordon, Nathaniel . 
Gorman, James 1C. 
( iorman, Thomas 

< i( >rman, William 

< iormly, Patrick 
Gorrcll, Robert . . 
Gowen, James 

( irady, John C. . 
Graham, David . 
Graham, iCdwin P. 
( iraham, ( icor^e S. 
Graham, Henry R. 
(iraham, James . 
Graham, James . 
Graham, James . 
Graham, John 
Graham, John 
Graham, John K. 
Graham, Theodore A. 
Graham, Thomas . 
(iraham, Walter 
Grant, Gen. I*. S. , II. 
Gray, ICdward 
( iray, Rev. James . 
(iray, Richard 
( irav, Robert . 
( iray, Robert, Jr. . 
( iray, Robert 1C. 
( irav, William 
finiy, William H. . 
( ireen, J"hn I. 

< ireiner, William M. 
( iricr, Matthew, Jr. 

' iriffm, ( iilbert . 

< iviflin, Xichola- 



M. 




1818 Haines, Lindley 
1843 Hall, Richard 

ISX6 Hall, Thomas . . . , 

1822 Hallahan, Peter T. . , 

1880 Halvey, Timothv !'. 

1887 Haiv, William \V. . . , 

1865 I lamilton, ( iavin 

1817 I lamilton, ( iavin, Jr. . 

iS<)<) Hamilton, James 

i 795 Hamilton, John . 

1883 Hammill, Hn^h J. 

1889 Hammill, William . 

1883 Hand, Gen. ICdward 
1790 Handy, Moses P. . . , 
1813 Hanlon, ICdward 

1880 Ilanna, James . 

i 792 I lanna, William B. 

1839 Hanna, William J. 

1819 Hanna, William W. 

1884 Hannis, Henry S. . 

1821 I lanson, John . 
1859 Harding, John, Jr. . 

1871 Hardin^e, J. A 

1812 Hardy, Charles A. . 

1813 Harkness, William 

1884 Harned, Thomas P>. 

1 790 Ilarnett, William M. . 

1867 Harper, Arthur . . . . 

1822 Harper, Benjamin W. 
i 790 I larper, Charles A. 

1 8X9 I larper, James . 

1885 I larper, Jame> . 
iSdij Harper, Thorn. is 

is 15 Harper, Thomas S., M. P. 

1883 Harrah, Charles J. . . . 

i SS, > Harridan, Jeremiah J. 

:XXj Harris, Samuel I 

1828 Harrison, Henry 

:S |S Ilarrity, \\*illiam F. . . 

1882 Hart, Thomas . . . . 

: SSS I larvcv, Samuel 

IS! : Hassett, lame- C. 



1 8X6 

1X25 
18X4 
I XX 2 
1X32 



11 .i/ 
1790 

1790 

1X44 
IX8 4 
1X71 
I XX j 

1X67 

1X22 
1X32 
1X17 

I XX i 

1804 

1887 

! 8, , 
I X ; X 
I XXX 
I X 1 ( , 

1X32 

1X73 

I>S2 



iss. 



I SS,. 



TIIK 



SOCIHTY. 



Hastings, Gen. Daniel H. 
Haswell, Capt. George D. 

Haugh, John 

Haugh, Thomas 
Hawthorn, James . 

I lay, James 

Hayes, Patrick . 
Haves, Robert, Sr. 
Haves, Robert, Jr. . . 

Samuel 

William . . . . 

James M. ... 



Have, 
Have.- 
Healv 



Healy, Patrick .... 
Healv, William, H. M. . 
Heaney, Thomas 
Hearn, W. Joseph, M. I). 
Heatly, Charles .... 
Heaton, John .... 
Heeiian, Col. Dennis . 
Heeiian, Thomas 1C., M. I). 
HefTernan, John 
Hemphill, John .... 
Hemphill, Joseph . 
Henderson, John 
Henderson, William 
Henderson, William 
Hennessy, Thomas. 
Henry, Alexander . 
Henry, Alexander, H. M. 
Henry, Charles P., M. D. 
Henry, Hugh .... 
Henry, Hugh .... 

Henry, John 

Henry, John S 

Heraty, ICdward J. . . 
Heraty, Michael P. . . 
I leron. Alexander, Jr. 
I lerring, Robert G. . . 
Hewitt, John .... 
Hewitt, William . . . 
Hevl, Lt.-Col. Kdw. M. . 
Hcvlin, Isaac, M. I). 



1888 

i*45 

1887 

1865 
171)0 
1867 
1814 
1850 
1856 

1833 

1790 
1 884 
1867 
1790 

1857 

1884 

1790 
1808 
1 863 
1870 
[790 
1820 
1827 

i*45 
1790 
1886 
1 8 1 6 
1790 
186=, 
1886 



iss- 

I S i S 

1882 

I SSS 



1836 

I S i ( ) 
I SSi ) 



Hieskell, Thomas . . 
Higbee, Joseph . 
Hill, Adam . . . . 
I lindman, James 
Hirst, James M. 
Hogau, Patrick . 
Hogg, Alexander . 
Holland, Charles . . 
Holmes, George 
Holmes, Henry . 
Holmes, Hugh . 
Holmes, John 
Holmes, John 
I lolmes, John, M. D. . 
1 lolmes, John, Jr. 
Holmes, Samuel 
Holmes, Seth C. . . 
Holmes, Valentine . 
Holmes, William 
Hood, John M. . . . 
Hood, Matthew . . . 
Hood, Samuel 
Hood, William H. . . 
Hookey, Joseph H. 
Hope, John F. 
Hope, Thomas . 
Hopkins, William K. . 
Iloran, Thomas . 
1 lorn, James I lenry 
Horner, John 
Horstmann, Francis F. 
I louston, Henry H. 
I lov, James, Jr. . 

I luber, John Y. 
Hudson, Kdward, M. D. 
Huev, William G. . . 

I 1 u^ard, John . 
Hugh, James II. . . 
Hughes lienjamin F. . 
I Iu^he>, ( k-orge 

I luglies, Janu-> . 
Hughes, Mile, II. 



1826 
1804 
i*59 

i*33 
1826 
1809 
1 863 
1803 
1814 
1883 
1790 
1812 
1841 

i*34 

i*3* 



1830 



THI-; HIHKRNIAN SOCIHTY. 



Humes, George .... 
Ilinnes, John .... 
Humphrey, Thomas . 
Hunter, James, Sr. 
Hunter, James, Jr. . 
Hunter, John .... 
Hurley, Rev. Michael. . 
i Inrley, Thomas 
Hurst, Alfred .... 

Hurst, John C 

Huston, James .... 
Huston, John Hasell . 
Hutchinson, Samuel L. 
Inskeep, Abraham . 
Irvine, Gen. Callender 
Irvine, Charles .... 

Irvine, Hood 

Irvine, James .... 
Irvine. Jared W. 

Irwin, John M 

Ir\vin, Matthew .... 
Irwin, William .... 
Jackson, Gen. Andrew, H. M. 
Jackson, David .... 
Jackson, Ebene/.er . 
Jackson, Henry J., II. M. 
Jackson, John .... 
Jackson, Washington . 

James, John ( > 

Jamison, IJenton K. 
Jamison, William M. . 
Jenkins, Theodore F. . 
Jennings, John W. 
Johnson, Charles, Sr. . 
Johnson, Charles, Jr. . 
Johnson, John K. 
Johnson, Robert 
Johnson, Will inm . 
Johnston, Alexander . 
Johnston, Cl. Francis 
Johnston, William . 
Johnston, William . 



1814 Jolly, Charles .... 1802 
1811 Jolly, Thomas M. . . . 1836 

! ^3 Jones, John M I 79 

1790 Jones, Joseph .... 1831 

1790 Jones, Joshua R. . . . 1882 

1863 Joyce, Dominick . . . 1790 

Iit >3 Judge, Thomas P. ... 1879 

1811 Judge, William .... 1882 

^36 Juvenal, William W. . . 18^3 

1867 Kaier, Charles D. . . . 1887 

1817 Kane, James 1884 

1792 Kane, John l &^5 

1857 Kane, John K 1828 

1803 Kane, Gen. Thomas L. . 1848 

1815 Kean, John 179 

1806 Kean, Roger i/ ( /> 

1819 Keane, Martin .... 1882 

1821 Kearney, Richard . . . 1884 

1832 Kearns, Patrick .... 1884 

1795 Keating, John, Jr. . . . 1820 

1790 Keating, William H. . . 1831 

1790 ; Keefe, David 1881 

1819 ' Keefe, James J 1884 

1790 Keefe, John ^30 

1823 Keefe, Joseph I. ... 1881 

1884 Keenan, Michael . . . 1849 

1815 Keenan, Michael P. . . 1849 

1820 Keith, Samuel .... 1806 

1807 Kelley, William . . . isf>6 
1871 Kelh-, Charles .... 1^33 
1853 Kelly, Dennis . 1829 
1884 Kelly, Dennis P. . . . 1802 
1882 Kellv, Kdward J. . . . 1867 
183; Kelh-, ICdward J. . . . 1.^4 
1838 Kelh-, George .... 1882 
.1839 Kelly, James I x "5 

1808 Kelly, James 1800 

1852 Kelly, John 1 7<<< > 

1864 Kelly, John A 1865 

1808 Kelh-, John A 1887 

:S8.) Kelh', John F* 1882 

i8Ni Kelh , John L. :8>a 



Till- IIIBKRNIAN SOC1I-TY 



Kelly, Michael J. . 
Kelly, ( )\veii . 
Kelly, Patrick II. . 
Kelly, Philip . . 
Kelly, Philip 1 ; . . . 
Kelly, Philij) F. . . 
Kelly, Samuel S. 
Kelly, Thomas, Jr. 
Kelly, Thomas K . 
Kelly, William F. . 
Kelly, William F. . 
Kendrick, George W. , 
Kennedy, Alexander 
Kenned}', Andrew . 
Kennedy, Anthony 
Kennedy, John I). . 
Kennedy, Joseph P. 
Kennelly, John S. . 
Kennev, James J. 
Kennev, James R. . 
Keppele, Michael 
Kerr, Alexander 
Kerr, James . 
Kerr, James . 
Kerr, Capt. Walte; . 
Keys, James . 
Keys, Roo-er, M. I). 
Kidd, James . 
Kidd, James, Jr. 
Kidd, William 
Kieran, Rev. William 
Kini;, Charles F. 
Kiiijj, Cliades S. . 
Kini;, \\'illiam 
Kinsley, Kdwnrd I'. 
Kin^sley, Samuel . 
K:;;;;-ton, Ste])hen . 
K inney, John 
Kirkman, Thomas . 
Kirkp itrick, Jame< A. 
K irkpatrick, S.mmel 
Kitchen, James . 




1 8 07 



Kitlera, Thomas 
Knox, Andrew . 

Knox, John 

Koch, Jaci)h ( ierard 

Kvle, David 

Kyle, William . 
Ladiie, James I". 
LatVerty, Kdward . . . 
Laird, Robert . 
Lan-ton, Daniel J., M. I). 
Lapsley, Da\'id . . . . 
Lapsle\', I )a\'id, Jr. 
Lapsle\', John . 
Lapsley, Joseph }}. . 
Latimer, ( icor^e 
Latinier, ( iconic 
Latimer, James . 
Latimer, William ( i. . 
Latta, William J. . . . 
Lauglilin, Capt. John . 
Lan^hlin, Robert . 
La\'ens, John . 
Lavcrty, Jesse . . . . 
Lea, Thomas . 
Leake, Richard . . . . 

Leamy, John 

Leddy, Cajtt. James M. 

Lee, luhvard R 

Lee, James I) 

Leicvrc, Nicholas 

Leib, Albert 

Leipei, Armstrong, M. I ). 
L< ipei, William J. . . . 
Lelar. Robert (\. . . . 
L<'\vis, Callende! Irxine . 
L eberman, J )lm l\. 

^ K".U vU i J' in 
L ^ett, Rol>ert . . . . 
L .H'.^'ett, vSamnel 
Lindsay, I !<:: w 1 1. 
I^indsay, John . 
Lisle, [ohn 



I8l 3 

1790 
I8l 4 

I 803 
1826 
1814 

1 8o2 
I 865 
1838 
1 89 r 
1790 
1811 
1 8< .8 
1821 
1790 
1814 

1 803 
1 8( >3 
1 889 
1 884 

1 862 
1 8 1 6 
1790 
1813 

i 791' 

1853 

1870 

1889 
1814 

1886 

i57 
1831 

iSXj 



1887 

1 867 



1 88< > 
1832 
1840 
1815 



Till-: HIBKKNIAX SCKIKTY. 



3-27 



LMe John M 


1 8:7 


Ma^nire, James A. . 


. 1872 


Little, James 


O/ 
1790 


Ma^uire, John 


. 183. j 


Little, Robert .... 


1856 


Ma^uire, John 


. 1848 


Locke, Harrison 


iSlCJ) 


Ma^uire, William . 


. 187,, 


Locke, Theodore P. 


I88 4 


Maluuiy, James A. . 


. 1827 


Lo^an, James .... 


1 8( >4 


Mahonv, John T. 


1 859 


Loller, Col. Robert 


i 79< > 


Mallon James 


i 81 ) ; 






Looiiev, Robert .... 


i*34 


Malone, Michael 


. 18,2 


LOIMII, Thomas .... 


1883 


Malone, Richard A. 


. 1884 


Lon^li, Joseph .... 


' S 37 


Malone)-, Martin 


. 188 4 


Longhead, Robert L. . 


1832 


Manderson, John 


1805 


LouLdilin, DennisJ., M. I). 


1887 


Mann, Thomas . 


. IM 7 


Lou^hrey, John .... 


1802 


Markley, Philip S. . . 


. 18,4 


Love John I> 


1 880 


Marshall, Benjamin 


1 8t ,2. 


Lowrv, Thomas P. . 


1 89 1 


Marshall, Charles . . 


I 8 ,2 


Lucas, Fielding .... 


1803 


Marshall, Christopher . 


. 1790 


Lucas John .... 


1 89 1 


Marshall, James . 


I7no 


Lucas, Thomas .... 


1790 


Martin, Kdwin . 


/ ' 
1890 


Luke, William .... 


1818 


Martin, Henry 


I 8< ) > 


Lvle Peter 


1815 


Martin, James S. 


1859 




Lvle, William .... 


1803 


Martin, Joseph, M. I). 


. 1885 


Lvnch Edward .... 


1802 


Martin Owen 


I 88; 


Lynch, John 


1 790 


Martin, Simon J. 


^7 

. 1882 


Lvnch, John W. 


1882 


Martin, Thomas J. . 


l8(p 


Lynch, William .... 


1863 


Martin, William J. . 


lS 5i 


Macconn, David 


1814 


Martin, William L. 


1 8t p > 


Mack, John M 


1884 


Mason, Samuel . 


. I 8 i 6 


Mackenzie, R. Shelton 


1864 


i Mason, William . 


. .8,7 


Mackv, Samuel .... 


1863 


Massev, William 


. 1 8- ,7 


Madden, John .... 


1884 


Mathews, Michael . 


1882 


1 w/ 

Ma^'ee, Francis P. . 


1856 


Mathieu, Claudius J. . 


. 188} 


Ma^x-e, James .... 


IS43 


Matthews, Wii'.iam 


. 1702 


Ma i; ec, James !'. 


1886 


Max^on John Jr 


1 860 


M-i"ve Michael . . 


iSvS 


Maxwell James 


1 8 ^ 


M.i;_M iflm, John 


, V 

181 i 


Maxwell, John . 


. 1834 


Ma Coffin, Josenh 


1790 


Mavnes, Rodger 


1882 


Ma;jrath, Christopher ,S. . 


I88.J 


Meade, Ck-or^e . 


. 170-) 


Ma-rath, Michael . . . 


1819 


M ean v John 


1811 






Ma^nire, licrnard 


I8|i 


Mears, Lewis T. , . 


I 801 i 


Ma^nire, I ; ,d\vard T. . 


1871 


Mease, James, M. 1"). . 


. 1798 


Ma;.Miirc, James .... 


185, 


Meeker, Samuel 


I 8( >2 


Ma-uire, James .... 


1882 


Me^ar^'ee, Irwin 1 ; . 


. l8Sl 



Till-: IIIHKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Megargee, Louis X. 
Mei2.ee, ( icorge .... 

Mein, John II 

Mellon, Thomas 
Melloy, John M. . . . 
Menamin, Robert S. 
Mercer, Robert .... 
Mercer, Singleton A. . 
Mershon, Daniel 
Metcalfe, Thomas . 
Miercken, Peter 
Millar, William A. . . . 
Miller, Robert .... 
Miller, William .... 
Miller, William .... 
Milligan, Francis 
Million, William . . . 
M illiken, James .... 

Mills, John 

Milne, Fdward .... 
Minford, Thomas 
Mitchell, J>hn, Jr. . 
Mitchell, John K., M. I). 
Mitchell, Robert . . . 
MoiTett, Richard . . . 
Mohan, John .... 
Mona^han, Robert Kmmet 
Montgomery, Austin J. 
Montgomery, Capt. James 
Montgomery, William 
Moody, Matthew . . . 
Mooney, Thomas J. 
Moore, Alexander . 
Moore, Davis .... 
Moore, Captain James . 
Mi iore, Patrick .... 
Moore, Richard .... 

Samuel .... 

William .... 

William, Sr. 

William, Jr. 
Charles Y. 




Morgan, George . 
Morgan, William 
Morgan, William K. 
Moroney, James 
Moroney, William . 
Morris, Owen 
Morrison, Wilson J. 
Morton, George . 
Morton, John 
Moss, John .... 
Moylan, Jasper . 
Muhleuberg, David 
Muhlenberg, Gen. J. P. 
Muldoon, John . 
Mulholland, George, Jr 
Mulholland, Gen. St. Cl: 
Mullen, Andrew J. . 
Mullen, David . . . 
Mullery, Kclward 
Mulligan, Edward . 
Mullowney, John, Jr. . 
Mulqueen, Bryan 
Murphey, John A. . 
Murphey, Robert . 
Murphy, Alexander 
Murphy, Dennis 
Murphy, Dennis F. 
Murphy, Dominick 
Murphy, I). W., M. D. 
Murphy, PYancis K. 
Murphy, PYancis W. 
Murphy, Joseph P. . 
Murray, George . 
M urra.y, George . 
Murrav, Hugh W. . . 
Murta, John P. . . . 
Murtha, John 
Me. \dani, Thomas . 
Mi-Adams, Patrick . 
MrAleer, William . . 
Me A nail v, Peter . . 
McAran, John . , , 



1890 

1871 

1882 
1842 
1790 
1 884 
1790 
1 790 



G. 



ir A 



1790 
1809 
1 802 
1872 
1842 
1 864 
1886 
1882 
1790 
1872 
1 790 
1884 

1820 



THI-: HIIIKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



McArdle, John .... 

MeAteer, II. J 

McAvov, Patrick . . . 
McBride, Andrew . 
Me Bride, Patrick . . . 
McBride, William J. . . 
McCaffrey, Iliitfh . 
McCaffrey, John . . . 
McCahey, Peter, M. D. . 
McCall. John .... 
McCall, John C. . 
McCallmont, George . 
McCammon, David C. 
McCandless, Thomas G. . 
McCandless, Gen. William 
McCann, James . . . . 
McCann, James .... 
McCann, John . 
McCarron, Michael . 
McCarthy, William . . 
McCartney, James . 
McCanl Charles . . . 
McCanley, Kdward D. 
McCaulley, Cornelius . 
Me Canl\', Isaac . . . . 
McCleary, Robert 
MeClellan, (). II . . . 
McClelland, John . . . 
McClenachan, Blair 
McCleruan, Alexander 
McCiintock, James, M. I). 
McCloskey, Henry J. . . 
McCloskey, Michael . . 
McCloskey, William J. 
McClnre, James 
McClnre, James 
McClure, William J. . . 
McClnsky, John . . . 
MI Comas, William J. . 
A lexander 



M 
M 



Conne 
Cumu- 



1882 
1887 

i53 
1851 

1852 
1 89 i 
1886 
1 89 1 
1886 
1851 
1887 
1822 
1864 
1880 
1865 
1841 
1 860 
1 88 1 
1 886 

<< S 57 
1882 
1 886 
1 88 1 
1840 
1826 
1790 
1883 
1792 

r /9 

1888 
1 865 
1885 

'> S 37 
1 888 

I 790 
1826 
1 88 1 
1846 

l 81 )( i 
IS;.) 

1 88 



McCorkcll, John G. R. 
McCormick, David . 
McCormick, Thomas . 
McCormick, Thomas . 
McCormick, Thomas B. 
McCoy, George \\'. . 
McCoy, John ... 
McCrea, James ... 
McCrea, James A., M. D. 
McCrea, John . . . 
McCrea, John . . . 
McCreary, George D. . 
McCredv, Bernard . . 
McCredy, Dennis . . 
McCredy, Dennis A. . 
McCulla, William I{. . 
McCulloch, James . . 
McCnllon^'h, James A. 
McCullough, Cajit. John 
McCullough, Thomas . 
McCnlh-, George H. . 
McCully, William F. . 
McCunney, Richard P. 
McCutcheon, James . 
McCutcheon, John . 
McCntcheon, Joseph . 
McDermott, Kdward . 
McDermoL, Martin . . 
McDermott, Patrick . 
McDevitt, John ... 
McDevitt, John J. . . 
MacDonald, John . . 
McDonon^h, Charles . 
McDonou^li, I^natir.s. 
McIClhoiie, John J. . 



1881 

1792 
1700 
1802 



i 7^1 , 
186; 
i 7</ > 
1816 
1889 
1816 
1816 
i8^( 
1883 
i8it> 
180,0 
1882 
1873 
1883 
1884 
1851 
1864 



181.3 
i8(>2 
1838 
1885 
1800 
i8f>2 



McC<>iin<.T;. Matll 




THI-: HIRKRNIAN SOCIKTY. 



Mcdarvey, Ulrich A. 

Mcdeoo 11, James 
Mcdeov, Michae 
Mcdiunis, Janie.- 
Mcdkide, Charles 
Mcdlensey, John 
Medlensey, \ 
Mc( ilinchey, 
Mc( rlinn, Fdward 
Mc(;ione, Michael 
Mcdovern, John 
Mcdrann, Bernard J. 
Mcdrath, John P. 
Mcdrath, Robert, 
Mcdrath, Robert II. 
Mcdiath, Williai 
Mc( ira\v, James . 
Mc< ruckin, James 
Mc( iiirk, Owen . 
Mel leury, Alexai 
McIIenry, deor- 
Mel lenrv, James, 
Mdlhenny, Jame 
McF.vaine, Frauci 
Mdivaine, William 
Mdiwaiu, William 
Mclntee, Patrick 
McKean, Joseph 
McKeau, Thoma.' 
McKeau, Thomas Jr. 
McKee, Thomas 
Mdvee, William 
McKeell, Henry 
McKeeu, Thoma 
MeKcn/.ie, Richan 
MeKeone, Charle 
M cKeown, Jauie- 
McKibben, David 
McKibbin, Jeremiah 
McKibbou, William 
MeK iernan, Charle.- 
M K inlay, John S. 



:h A. . . 


1 890 


McKinlev, Archibald . 


1884 




1882 


McKui^ht, John 


1827 


M . . . 


1859 


McKnidit, Robert J. . 


1882 


s . . . 


1882 


McLauidilin, Frank 


1864 


'S . 


1886 


McLanj^lilin, Jeremiah 


1 865 


1 


1835 


McLauidilin, Thus. X.,M.D 


. 1886 


iam 


[826 


MacLellan, C. J. . . . 


1885 


rnelius J. 


1874 


McLou^'hlin, Con stau tine 


1866 


d . . . 


1866 


McLuu^hlin, James K. 


1884 


el . . . 


1884 


McLoudiliu, John . 


1790 




1882 


McLouidiliu, John . . . 


1814 


rdj. . . 


1882 


McLou^hlin, John . 


1867 


> 


1882 


McLonidiliu, Pierse 


1865 


t, M. I). . 


1845 


MeMahou, deor^e \\". 


1838 


L II. . . 


1870 


MeMahou, Heur\- 


1824 


in V. . . 


1 86< > 


MeMahou, IIu<di . . . 


1833 




i 889 


McManus, Charles A. . . 


1871 


S . 


1882 


McMauns, Francis . 


1857 




1882 


McMauus, I'rancis . 


1 86 1 


uder R. . 


184, 


McManus, Francis, Jr. 


1882 


e . 


1848 


McManus, Patricius 


1 888 


, M. I). . 


1836 


McMauns, Patrick . . . 


1865 


/s . . . 


1813 


McManus, Roderick A. . 


1886 


cis 


i 864 


McMeiiamiu, David 


1880 


am 


iSoS 


McMcnamin, John F. . 


1891 


Ull 


1890 


McMichael, Morton 


1841 




1869 


McNab, Nicholas P. . . 


1886 


Burden . 


1 8( >2 


McXallv, James . . . . 


1884 


s . . . 


1790 


McNeil, John .... 


1825 


is. Jr. . 


1803 


McRcan, Thomas A., M. I). 


1862 


J *J 


I 8 ) ( i 


McShain, Michael . 


1884 




1845 


McShane, Barnabas 


i 790 




lS22 


McShane, Ivxekiel . . . 


1809 


s . . . 


1803 


MaeYeagh, \\'a\-ue . 


1 889 


ml . . 


[Hi 6 


McWade, Robert M. . . 


1 880 


.s . 


I 88. 


Xead, William J. . . . 


1870 


- . . . 


1882 


Xeo-us, J. I{uo-le . . . 


i 8 16 


1 . . . 


1827 


Xeile^, ( ieor_^e .... 


1843 


liah 


1858 


Neill, Lewis 


I 8< >2 


iam 


181 i 


Xelson, James .... 


.872 


rles . . 


1790 


Xelson, John P>. 


1865 


S. 


[88., 


Xesbitt, Alexander 


I 700 



TUP. IIIRF.RMAN SoCIKTY. 



381 



Xesbitt, John Maxwell 
Xeville, James J. . . . 
Xewcll, William 
Xewman, Ilu^h 
Newman, Thomas . 

Xiblo, John 

Xichols, Col. Francis . 
Xichols, Henry K. 
Xichols, Jeremiah . 
Xichols, William 
Xicholson, John 
Xixon, James .... 
Xolan, James .... 

Xolan, John J 

Xolan, William .... 
Nugent, Fdnumd . 
Oakman, John .... 
( )' Brien, James .... 
O'Brien, James A. . . . 
( )' Brien, John .... 
O'Brien, Lt.-Coi. John T. 
O'Brien, Michael K. . . 
O'Brien, Michael Morgan 
O'Brien, Patrick . . . 
O'Brien, William H. . . 
O' Bryan, John Dnross . 
O'Connor, Capt. Christoph 
O'Connor, James 
O'Donnell, Hugh . . . 
OT)onncll, Patrick F. . 
( >'i)onnell, Peter P. . . 
( >cllcrs, Richard d. . . 
( >gden, Robert C. . . . 

< 'gle, Thoma.-. .... 

< 'Hart, Michael, M. I). . 
1 ''Kane, Andrew 

' I'Meillv, Rev. T. J. . . 

; ; ' Nei'.l, Charle- 

>' \eill, Charles M. , . 



1870 



()' Xeill, Thomas . . . 1859 
( )' Xeill, William C. . . 1890 

< )'Reilly, Francis C. . . 1884 
O'Reillv, C"l. James . . 18*3 

( )rne, Jame- 11 18^9 

O'Ronrke, Michael . . 1882 
O'Ronrke, Thomas . . iMx> 
( )rth, I lenry 

< )tto, Jacob S 

Owens, Bernard .... 
Owens, Thomas. . . . 
Pancoast, William H.,M.D. 

Park, David 

Parker, ICdward .... 
Parker, Isaac Brown . . 
Parker, William . . . 
Pas-more, Thomas . . . 
Patterson, Christopher S. 
Patterson, Henry V S., M.I). 
Patterson, John . . . . 
Patterson, John .... 
Patterson, Joseph . . . 
Patterson, Richard . . . 
Patterson, Robert . . . 
Patterson, den. Robert . 
Patterson, den. Robert K. 
Patterson, Robert M., M.I). 
Patterson, Robert S. . . 
Patterson, Samuel I). . . 
Patterson, William . . . 
Patterson, William C. . . 
Patterson, William C., Jr. 
Patton, deor^x- .... 
Patton, James, Jr. . . . 

Patton, John 

Patton, John C 

Patton, Michael .... 

Pat l on, Ri ibt. rt . i 7'j 

Patten, Robert .... 1831) 
Patton, Samuel A. . . . 1852 
Patton, Thomas R. . . 1862 
P.i\ ne, John F. 1882 



332 



Till-: HIKKRNIAN SOCIHTY. 



Penn-Gaskell, Thomas 


1835 


Oninn, Patrick .... 


1886 


Perkins, Fdward L. 


1884 


Oninton, Alexander 


I{ *33 




Pettid, Owen W. . . . 


[865 


RaiTerty, Bernard . 


1866 


Philbin, John .... 


1851 


RaiTertv, George J. . 


1881 


Phillips, Charles . . . 


1883 


Rainev, Robert .... 


1790 


Phillips, Capt. William . 


1819 


Ralei-h, Walter. . . . 


1887 


Phillips, William M. . . 


I88 4 


Ralston, Robert 


1871 


Philsoii, Alexander 


[8l2 


Randolph, Fvan 


1 854 


Piersol, Jeremiah 


1807 


Rankm, David .... 


1824 


Piersol, Joseph X. . 


I 869 


Rankin, Iln^h .... 


1 8^9 


Piersol, William 


1807 


Rankin, Robert .... 


1827 


Pinkerton, John .... 


I ~()0 


Rea, Thomas C. 


1845 


Pleasants, James 


I 8< )_s 


Read, Admiral George C. . 


1862 


Poalk, Robert .... 


1 802 


Read, Collinson .... 


1 80 ; 


Po^ne, Joseph .... 




Read John M . . . . 


j 

1832 




Pollock, James .... 


1882 ' 


Read, William F. . . . 


1889 


Pollock, John .... 


1865 


Reaney, Patrick 


1882 


Pollock, Oliver .... 


I ~o2 


Reath, Thomas .... 


1825 


Pollock, Robert .... 


1840 


Redmond, John .... 


1851 


Pollock, William J. 


1862 


Reed, John 


1 793 




Pomerov, Ralph W. 


1833 


Reed, Joseph 


181 1 


Porter, Cien. Andrew . 


1792 


Reed, Robert .... 


1843 


Porter, Charles A. . 


1890 


Reed, Samnel .... 


1803 


Porter, James M. 


1818 


Reed, Samnel F. 


1846 


Porter, James M. 


1814 


Reed, William B. . . . 


1837 


Porter, Major Robert . 


I TOO 


Rees, John F 


1887 


Porte!', Samnel .... 


/ / 

1829 


Rchill, Patrick .... 


'883 


Porter, \\ 11 iiam .... 


1826 


Reid, John 


1 803 




Porter, William A. . 


1842 


Reillv, Pernard .... 


1882 


Porter, William O. . . 


1859 


Reillv, Dennis .... 


,884 


Potter, Richard C. . . 


1802 


Reillv, James .... 


1806 


Potts, Rev. (iconic C. . . 


IS; i 


Reiliv, James P>. 


.88, 


Powell, Philip .... 


1855 


Reillv, John A 


1884 


Power, Tvrone .... 


> s -- 


Redly, John P, 


1 88 } 


Powers, Thomas J. . 


1 885 


Reillv, Philip .... 


1838 


1 '< \vers, William 


I -1 f ) 


Reillv Robert L 


i s "M 


Preston Walter 


1829 


Rciliv Thomas 


1 81 > } 


Prinjjde, John .... 


17-)" 


Reillv, Thomas A. . 


1883 


Prt ictor, ( ien. Th< unas 


1790 


Reillv, T. Wallace . . . 


1884 


P ' '-n Joseph R 


I Si 2 


Renshaw, Richard 


1802 


< }ninlan, Capt. Francis T. 


^ O 1 

~* \ 


Renshaw, William . 


1814 


' >': : ':::. John 


1882 , 


Rcvillc, JamesJ. 


1863 



THI-; Hll'.F.kM AN SOC1I-.TV. 



Reynolds, James, M. D. 
Reynolds, John . 
Rice, Henry .... 
Rice, Robert .... 
Richards, Benjamin \V. 
Richards, Joseph 
Richards, Mark . 
Richardson, \Villium . 
Riddle, James 
Riddle, John S. . . . 
Riddle, Robert . . . 
Riddle, Samuel . 
Risk, Charles 
Ritchie, George . 
Ritchie, Robert . . . 
Roantree, William F. . 
Robins, Thomas, H. M. 
Robinson, John . 
Robinson, John . 
Robinson, P. Kdmund 
Robinson, William 
Roche, Thomas J. . 
Rogers, Charles . 
Rogers, James 
Rogers, John I. ... 
Rogers, John William 
Rogers, Maurice 
Rogers, William 
Rolston, William . . 
Ronev, Lieut. George . 
Ronev, Thomas . 
Rooney, James . 
R( >ss, ( /e< >rge .... 
Rossiter, John 
Roth. Kdward . . . 
:<oih, George M. . . 
Rusli, William, M. I). 
R \ an, James .... 
Ryan, Matthew A. . . 
Ryan, Michael J. . . 
I\\an, Patrick 
Kvan, Patrick T. 



Sandman, John T. . 
Savage, John 
Sayen, William I lenry 
vScanlan, Michael L. 
Scannel, David . 
Schufier. Charles . 
Schlatter, William . 
Schumann, Frnst F. 
Scott, David . . . 
Scott, Fdward 
Scott, Hugh . . . 
Scott, Marshall . . 
Scott, Thomas 
Scott, Thomas 
Scott, Col. Thomas A. 
Scott, William II. . 
vSel fridge, Matthew 
Sergeant, Henry 
Sergeant, John . 
Sergeant, Thomas . 
Service, John 
Shannon, Flwood . 
Sharkey, John F". 
Sharpnack, Benjamin 
Shaw, Isaac 
Shea, John 
Sheehan, Joseph 
Sheppard, Alexander 
Sheppard, Israel F\ 
Shields, James 
Shields, John II. M. 
Shields. John J. 
Shiplev, Thomas 
SiddaK, Frank, . 
Siddall, I ; rank, Jr. . 
Simmons, John . 
Simpson, William A. 
Sim--. Rol iert . 

William M. 
i. Ilenrv . 

--el.il F. 



189! 

IS 3 
iSSS 

1871 

1889 

I Si >2 
I N )() 

1814 

1849 
1790 
1831 
1867 

1813 
1891 

1867 
183;; 

1827 

181 1 

1 8< >;; 
1 8 1 6 

1 790 

1850 
1882 
1 8 1 8 

1 88 1 




1 8 1 8 

1882 
I 888 
1880 



TIIH IIHH-KNIAN SOCIHTV. 



Slevin, 

Sloan, 

Small, 

Small, 

Smiley 

Smiley 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith. 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smith, 

Smyth 

Smyth 

Smvth 

Smyth 

Smyth 

Smyth 

S;:. >wd 

SolollK 
SoltS, 



, John 

John V 

John . . . . 

Peter 

, JohnMcC. . . 
, William . . . 
Henry A. . . . 
1 leiiry Shnver 
James . . . . 
Rev. James . 
James K. 

John 

John 

John 

John F 

John M 

Montraville H. . 
Patrick . . . . 
Patrick S. . . . 
Patrick W. . . . 
Robert . 
Thomas . . . . 
William . . . . 
William P>. . . . 
William Mo. re 
William W. . . 
, Oeor^c W. . . . 
, Jame> . . . . 

, Thomas . 

. Thomas 
, William 
en, Frank P. . 
>n. Joseph J. . . 
Robert . . . . 
oo.i, William . . 
d, Robert S., M. D. 
fohn 



1881 



Steen, Robert ... 
Sten^'er, William S. . 
Stephens, Thomas . . 
Sterling, .Henry ... 
Sterling, Samuel S. , 
Stevenson, Augustine. 
Steward, (ieor^e, M. I). 
Stewart, Col. Charles . 
Stcwait, Com. Charles 
Stewart, David ... 
Stewart, James ... 
Stewart, James ... 
Stewart, James Hood . 
Stewart, John ... 
Stewart, John ... 
Stewart, Thomas . . 
Stewart, Thomas . . 
vStewart, Col. Thomas J. 
Stewart, den. Walter . 
Stillas, John 
Stoekley, William . . 
StofTel, Patrick W. . 
Strawbrid^'e, John . . 
Straw bridge, John . . 
Strickland, William . 
Stuarl, Col. Christopher 

I )avid ... 

David ... 

I ; ,dwin S. 
S: 11 irt, ( rc-oiye II. . . 
Stuart, J runes ... 
Stn irt, James . . . 
Sullivan. !am< - i*. . 



1827 
189( 





Sr.innn r-~, William I ). 
Sutton, diaries 1 1. 
Swain, I'rancis . 
S". nine, I''ranci> . 
Sweeney, Kdward . 
Swe< nev, II 



1803 
1822 
1849 
I7<)'> 
1862 
1790 
1802 
1881 



1884 




foIIX \VAXAMAKKR, 



THK HII;I-;KMAN SOCIKTY. 



vSwecney, James F. . 


1 882 


T 


Sweeney, Miles D. . 


1851 


'1 


Sweeny, Dennis .... 


1840 


T 


S weeny, Doyle .... 


i 796 


T 


Tack, John 


1842 


T 


Ta^ert, Joseph .... 


T~ 
I 8()2 




Tat^art, James 15. . 


1828 


T 


Ta--art, John .... 


I 790 


T 


Tatein, James .... 


l8()4 


T 


Tatein, James R. 


I8I 3 


T 


Tatein, Joseph R. . 


l8()2 


T 


Taylor, George, Jr. . 


I8O2 


T 


Taylor, Henry J. 


I8 5 8 


T 


Taylor, James L. 


1850 


T 


Taylor, John 


1790 


T 


Taylor, Capt. John . 


1889 


T 


Taylor, John H. ... 


1858 


T 


Taylor, John M. ... 


1790 


T 


Taylor, Levi 


1824 


T 


Taylor, Robert .... 


T 

I 802 


T 


Taylor, Samuel L. . 


1864 


T 


Tener Henry P 


1887 


T 


Tete Francis 


/ 


T 


Teyis, Penjamin 


l822 


T 


Thar;), William .... 


1790 


T 


Thomas, Kdward 


1 8( >3 


V 


Thomas, John .... 


I 886 


Y 


Thomas, William S. . 


I 885 


\\ 


Thompson, George . 


I 802 


\\ 


Thompson, George W. 


1882 


\\ 


Thompson, James . 


1790 


\\ 


Thompson, James C. . 


I 8 i 5 


\\ 


Thompson, janu-s C. 


1842 


\\ 


Tin mipson, John 


1790 


\\ 


Thompson. John ( \. 


1844 


A\ 


Thompson, Robert . 


I 790 


\\ 


Thompson, Stewart 


1883 


\\ 



Thompson, William K, 



Thompson, William R 




Thornbnridi, Joseph . . 1790 

Thnrsby, Kdward . . . 18:=; 

Tiernan, Francis . . , 1840 

Tierncy, Thomas F. . . 1886 

Tiliord, John A. ... 1809 

Timmons, Dean i 790 

Timoney, Dennis . . . 1880 

Tobin, Michael .... iSt>'. 

Toland, George \\'. . . I.SP, 

Toland, Henry i 790 

Toland, Henry, Jr. . . . iSi^ 

Toland, John P. . . . 1802 

Toland, Robert . . . . 1817 

Tomkinson, Andrew S. . iSS} 

Town, Col. Thomas J. . 1805 

Tracy, John 1882 

Tracy, Michael .... 1839 

Trainer, Kdward . . . 1887 

Trainer, Henry J. . . . 1890 

Trainer, John .... 1890 

Tucker, John . . . . 1841 

Tnnney, John .... 1884 

Twibill, George A. . . 1875 

Twibill, Thomas P. . . 1882 

Tyler, Robert .... 1853 

Yanneinan, T. H.* . . . 1891) 

Yanx, Richard .... 184} 

Walker, William H. . . 1881 

Wallace, Kdward K. . . 186. . 

Wallace, Henry . . . . 18(17 

Wallace, Joshua M., Jr. . 1808 

Wallace, William . . . 184') 

Walsh. PhilipJ 1881 

Walsh, Robert F. . . . 18411 

War.amaker, John . . . i88h 

Ward, John A i88<, 

Ward, John D 188.1 

\\"arren, Robert Grant . 183: 

Waters, Kdward . . . 1837 
Waters, Jolin .... 
Waters, William II. . . 
Walres Charles . 



THE I II HERMAN SOCIETY. 



Watson, Charles C, Jr. . 
Watson, Matthew . . . 
Watson, William 

Watt, David 

Watt, Samuel . 
Watt, William . . . . 
Watt, William W. . . . 
Watts, Gen. Frederick 
Wayne, William 

Weir, Silas K 

Wells, Joseph L. . . . 

Welsh, John 

West, Colonel John . . 
Wetherill, William, M. D. 
Whalley, Samuel 

Wheeler, J. J 

Whelan, Patrick K. . . 
Whelan, William . . . 
Whelan, William K. . . 
Whelen, Israel . 
Whelen, Jerome 

White, John 

White, John 

White, Richard P. . . 
Whiteley, George . 
\Vhiteley, James 
Whiteside, William 
\Vhitten, Alexander 
Wignell, Thomas 
Wilton, John . . . . 
WikoiT. Jacob C. . . . 

Wilev, John 

Wilhere, Maurice K . 
Williams, John . 
Williams, William . 
\\ 



1832 

1790 
i 790 

1835 

'795 
1832 
1X52 
1790 
1882 
1809 
1887 
1883 

1855 
1848 
1870 
1808 

i ,S( ) 5 
1839 
1822 
1 809 

1884 
1790 
1869 
i 868 

18 59 

1 89 1 

1882 
1876 
1802 
[790 

iSi i 

1825 

1 88.] 
1840 
1790 
1863 



Willis, Seth, H. M . . 
Wilson, Benjamin . 
Wilson, Benjamin . 
Wilson, James 
Wilson, James 
Wilson, John .... 
Wilson, Mothcral 
Wilson, Robert Sterling 
Wilson, Stewart 
Wilson, Thomas 
Wilson, William 
Wilson, William H. . 
Witherow, James P. 
Wolff, Otto .... 
Woods, William 
Woods, Joseph 
Woods, Robert . 
Woods, William 
Woodside, James 
Woodside, John . . 
Workman, Benjamin . 
Workman, Henry Weir 
Worrell, Joseph . 
Wray, Andrew . 
Wray, William . . . 
Wright, Alexander 
Wright, Archibald 
Wylc, Edward R. . . 
\V> lie, Rev. Samuel B. 
Yonng, Andrew . 
Yonng, David 
Yonng, John Rnssell . 
Young, Moses 
Young, Sheppard G. 
Yonii'', William 



1790 
1803 
1816 

1814 
1816 
1822 
1817 

1843 

1882 
1820 
1814 
1835 
1884 
1887 
1815 
1827 
1884 
1815 
1856 
1852 
1790 
1865 
1808 
1832 
1 8< x) 
1790 
1838 
1841 
1811 
1835 
1882 
1886 
1806 
1890 
1 809 




DAVID ACHKSnX. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 



TIIK 



MHMBKRS OF TIIH I IIIJHKNIAX SOCIKTY 



Frank Patterson Aborcrombic, 
1889. -Horn at Fort To\vson, Indian Terri- 
tory, Jamutrv 2, 185-- Son of Mary (Patter- 
son Abercronibie and Gen. John J. Aber- 
crombie, grandson of den. Robert Patter- 
son (18241 and nephew of den. Robert I'.. 
Patterson (18651. lie is Division ICngi- 
neer of the Shaniokin Division, Northern 
Central Railway, and of the Sunbury 
Diyision, Philadelphia and Krie Railway. 
He resides at Sunbnry, Pa., and is an 
active nieniber in the Musoiiic organiza- 
tion, and a Knight Templar. 

Armon D. Achcson, 18S4. Horn in 
Philadelphia, May 15, 1836. Son of Charles 
Acheson and Isabella Stewart Aeheson, 
both natives of the North of Ireland. 1 1 is 
father was related to David Aeheson (18041 
and den. Thomas Aeheson i 18151. He is 
in the flour business at No. 2(14 N. 22(1 
street, being a member of the firm of 
dodfrev Keebler cc Co. He resides at 
Ardmore, Pa. 

David Achcson, 1804. --The Scotch 

family of Aehesons, from whom he was 
descended, settled in the North of Ireland 
about loo i. David Aeheson was the 
youngest of seven children of deorge 
Acheson, of dlasridrnmmond, County 
.\ima:;li, Ireland, in which place lie was 
born m 17711. He came to America, in 
1788, to join his brothers John, deorge 
..". ! Thomas, who had settled at Wash- 

-.'tou. I'.t. His brother John immedi- 
a'eh took him into business, and gave 
him an interest in hi- rontraets with the 
-overnment for furnishing Indian supplies 

ind army hor-.es. In 171)1 he commenced 
to study law. In 171)5 he was elected hv the 
Rfpublicans to the Pennsylvania I.e-is- 
l.iture, and ag.im in 170*1. 17117 and [So|. 
As the legislature mrt in Philadelphia 



AD 

during those years he removed to this cit\ . 
In 1799 lie married I'.ii/ ibeth, daughter 
of Samuel Voimg, of Philadelphia. Six- 
died the following \var. In IN>2 he paid 
a visit to his parents in Ireland. I'pon 
October 31, 1805, he again married. His 
second wi!e was Marv \V:lson, of Wash- 
ington, Pa. He removed au,a:n to that 
town in 181 }. Some vears afterwards he 
met with financial reverses. In 1840. 
when seventy years of age, he paid 
another visit to Ireland. He extended his 
trip to London, where he met Lord Gos- 
ford, late Governor-General of Canada, 
who was one of his relatives. He re- 
turned to America in 1842. He died 
December i, 1851, at his home in Wash- 
I ington, Pa. Hon. M. W. Acheson, Jud-e 
| of the United States Circuit Court, Pitts- 
< burgh, Pa., is his son by his second mar- 
riage. [See History of the Achcsoii 
! family, bv A. W. Aeheson, privately 
printed, Pittsburgh, 187.8.] 

Gen. Thomas Aeheson, 1814. The 

i brother of Da\ id Aeheson ti8o.) , came 

to this C'Uintr\' ii'oni Ireland about 17 s *''. 

He was the second child of George 

Aeheson. I'pou his arrival he settled in 

! Washington, Pa., and spent his whole life 

I there. After the death of hi< brother John 

he formed a partnership in business with 

j his brother David, \\hich extended over 

! their \\hoh- lives, 'u :he \sarof 1812 h- 

i \\-as ;i Commiss.iry deneral ;n the L. S. 

! Annv. lie died in IMs. lie m.i:i':ed 

jane Cummins .nid hid i:\e child:e-.:. 

\ [See History ol'the Acl'.esnll family, b\ A. 

\\". Achesiin, privately printed, !':.'.-- 

l.nrgh. 1-7- ] 

John Adams, 18o5. Native of the 

i North of In- 1 . md ; \\ i- a c. M! .le.iler, d >in _; 

business in 1\I .:: .-. I'.v.k. Died March, 2",. 



AD oSM AH 

iSS5, about 72 vcars of age, and was buried V;;!! Fishing Company , and has been Prcsi- 

in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Hi- left a dent of the Wharton School Association. 

wife ,,nd seven children. ( Mie of his [ SIT Historv of tin- Schuylkill Fishing 

daughters is married to Thomas I,. Milli- Company, Philadelphia, 1889, page 388.] 

gan and another to Benjamin !'. Davis. William Adams, 1790. Appears to 
Nathan Adams, 1814. In the cit\ 





Ridiard Adams, 179O. Was a mer- andcr and Catharine Adams. Hi- estate 



Robert Adams, 1814. -born in I. if- a brother, who was appointed adminis- 

ford, County Donegal. Ireland, in 1775. trator upon March 8, iS2i. Peter I. vie 

After emigrating to America, in 179;, he and James Harper, Jr., both mcmUis of 

bee mie a shipping merchant and importer the Society, we're sureties upon the admin- 

of Madeira wines, on Sinis's wharf, near istrator's bond. 

Pine street, and afterwards at No. ui William Henri Addicks, 1889. 

Walnut street. He resided at No. iSj Horn in Philadelphia, March 4, 1854. Son 

Chestnut street. He was married in Christ of John 1C. Addicks and Margaretta Mcl.eod 

Church, in iSo.s, to Martha Levy Jones, a Addicks. He is descended, on his father's 

daughterofCapt. James Morris Jones, of the side, from the O'Snllivan family of Ik-re - 

Revolntio::ar\ army. He died, l ; ebruarv haven. Comity Cork, Ireland. He was 

27, 183;, and \\asbnriedin the graveyard admitted to the Philadelphia Har upon 
of St. Peter's Clrarch, ;,d and Pine streets. ' February 1 6, iS7,S, and was Assistant City 

He left three sons. He had one brotlier. Solicitor from Februarv I, 1878, to March 

James, who was lost at sea. Hon. Robert i, i.xSS, when he re-signed in order to 

Adams, Jr. ii> s 7i, is his grandson. devote himself to his private law prac- 

Robcrt Adams, Jr., 1887. born in tice. 

Philadelphia, l-'ebrnarv 26, iS.jo. Son of AlldrCW AgnGW, 1820. A native of 

Robert Adams and Matilda Max bin Hart. Ireland. Was in the dry-goods busine-s 

and grand-oil of Robert Adams |Si.| . with his brother, William Agnew ( 1 832 , 

He stiulied law in the office of C.eorge \\". at No. 24 S. 2d street. 

ttiddle, and was admitted to the Pliiladel- William AgUGW, 1832. born in 

phia liar. April 27, 1872, bnt did not Comity Antrim, Ireland. Was in the dry- 

praeti-'e his profession. He was connected goods business with his biother, Andrew 

with the I'. S. (icological Siir\-e\- from Agnew 11820), at No. 24 S. 2d street. He 

I.S7I to 1X75. and was xvith t lie expedition died at Cape- Mav, N. b, September 4. 

which explored Vellou -tone Park. His 18(56, and was buried at I.aurel Hill ceme- 

letters to tlie AV.v /''/;' //;;//(/ and /'////- tcrv. His son, James }',. Agnew, was a 

iiJr/'fi/iiii /V/'AX during that period at- member of the firm of Agnew 6c F.ng- 

facted attention. In |S^2 he was elec'ed H-h. 

S'ate Senate of Pennsylvania, ami Daniel W. Ahern, 188-1. born (V- 

>erved four vears, iSS^-;>^7. He also lol.er v. i s i s , in the ]iarish of I'.ally- 

S'-rved as Maior and Juiigc-- Ad voi-ate of ])ooreen, County Tipperaiv. Ireland. 

l-'irsl Ilii: . le. National (Vn.ird oi !/-.:. rate 1 to America in i^;. laiii'li 

i'l-nii , Ivania, anil I.:- . olonel Philadeljihia njion fnne i -t oi th.it \ear. 

an-! \i le -de c amp on the Statf o! Hon. Was a])preti!i'-<-d to Wiiliam S< 'levs \ 

\. !', ..\er ; ss7 . Ciovernor of Co., in Inly, i^'|, and was in the emplov 

'.-.: i. 1 '"( .' ':> ::. Harrison ap- oi the Pen ns\'lvania Railroad COIII]MII\ as 

in I". S. Minister to Hi i/il upon m ichinist fr> >m [S'>S 1i. rS;-.}. \\ Snju-i 

:. ;- i, .1: ; he is now occnt'X-ing intendenl of Art Catalogue at Centennial 

; import ant in is'.tion. He i< a member l-'xlrbitioti in i ^70. At present > a s;i ]cs. 

' ' ' !'' . \: I 'row n, Clot 1 lie's. 



A I. M'J AN 

He is a member of the Catholic Phi- ' Alhbone \: Co., shipping merchants, at 

lopatriun Litera-v Institute. No. 8 S >;:th Wharves. Was President of 

James Alder, 17912. Was jrobably the p.. ink of Pennsylvania at the time < f 

^in 1791 1 a shopkeept r at 49 N. 2 1 street. its <h.-a-.tnms failure :n September. i\j7. 

Andrew Alexander, 1802. See He afterwards remove I TO 1'emberton, N. 

John Alexander , I7yol. J., and 'lied September ~, !S;6, at "I'r rok- 

Johu Alexander, 179O. Was prob- dale Farm," Harford co., Maryland. \\"..s 

ably a grocer on Chestnut struct near 8th bur-.ed in Woodland cemetery, Phila, ; el 
(in i~-j't). Diligent immiry has failed to | ] Ilia. HeTo.,k an active pa:t in Mp: 
find any trace of him or of Andrew Alex- [ ]'a! Church at: ;:rs and Convenlinns. and 
andcr 18121. Mr. John Alexander born ' contribute,! larv;-. ly to the b'.:il h:i.; of St. 

is- v, .ormerlv of the dry-^oods firm of Mary's P. 1C. Church on ;,Mh st:ecL. Was 

J. \i II. Alexander, knous nothing of a brother of S. Austin A'iibone, com- :ler 

them. In the office of the Recorder of of the " Dictionary of Authors." Hr h...d 

Deeds we find recorded a deed dated eleven children, vi/.. : ICmm;. l-'rancenia 

October 24, 1804, fr, .in a John Alexander, Allibone, Sarah Allibone Leavitt. ICli/a 

grocer, for house and lot, N. 1C. corner ot beth Allibone Scholiield, Su^-an Cou'-ta- e 

:ith and Walnut streets. Allibone, Maria Louisa Allibone, Cha:!e- 

Daniel Allen, I860. liorn in Man- Olden Allibone, Thomas Marshall Alli- 

chest'.-r. ICn-land, Decemlier i'>. 1826. Son bone, Arinand DC- Ro--et Allibone. An- 

of Dairel and Bridget Allen, of Countv An- thonv Drexe! Alliboiu-, Laurence Wa-h- 

trim, Ireland. ICmi^rate 1 to America in fusion Allibone and I.ucie I>. Allib, .;-.e 

1850, landing at Philadelphia. He was in Trotter. 

the dvetn- business at Nos. 28.54 to 2850 Matthew Anderson, M. D., 1827. 

Frank ford road, and 237 Market street. Was a graduate of Pidinburidi and a 

Died August 12, ]8s.j, and v>as buried in hi.^ldy educated physician. He di< d in 

St. Ann's cemetery. Was a member of the early part of iS=o, leaving a^i'!o\\-, 
the Franklin Institute and School Director ' Celeste V, Anderson, surviving Irini. A feu 

in the 2=Uh Ward for nine years, bein^ years after his death she left to re-i.h ;;, 

President of the School IV>ard of the w-ard Minne-ota. A sliort iK.lice of hi- \\ if ' 

for six yea:s. Ilisson. Stanislatis J. Allen fainih- is found in the lau case of r.ree: - 
i iS66 , is a mc'nber. ; field's IC-^tate, 14 Pennsylvania State KI-- 

GeorgC Allen, 1886. Born in Islaml- ports, pa- e 490, in which case Dr. A:: :e: 

maj^ee. Coni.tv Antrim, Ireland, Decem- son was intt-rested. 

'ner ii, 1846. ICmi^rated to America in William Anderson. 1790. In the 

1805, land::!;.: in Philadelphia in Mav of Directory for 179; there 'is a Wil'.^m 

that year. He i-- in the milliner', and Anderson, gentleman. 157 Chestnut street. 

ilk 'j.oods biisiat ss, at No. y;o Chestnut \Vec.in lind no trace of him. 

street. Is a Director of Atlantic City Na- William Anderson, ISb'-i. Native 
tt,,n; ; l bank. ! of Countv Do::e K al. I:r'.r:d. Mmi.^r.it'-d 

Stanislaus J. Allen, ISSG.P.orn in toAm.-rica in is; !,,i:,:in- a' Ph.:',. i, lei 

Phih'.d' Ivhi i, November i ;, iSs.}. So:; of ; hia in J;:::c Wa in the h'juor b-.'.siness 

- ' :..'..'.L,-.- 1 ~r. : !;c dyein ; business. i" the f ;: of He:-.:-, \Va'l 

Tl,o-nns Allibone. 1S17. Honor,::- di.-d, J-:-.- r :. i^s,,. m Phi 

i'o": hi I'hiladelphia. Jannarv v.a- Intied. ;: ( >hl Cath<- :r 

Not f Irish parc-nl. -'.Lte -o !". : r :is Was a ''o-at ' - \i-ars of aje v. 1 

'i upon the (',-. iti-.d !Cx- Jo]m Ardrvv/s. 18(15 

' '" C,,m:niMt f Citi/ei s for the Carnanban, Co-.::Uv Dcrrv, It. Ian!. ':: 

' Ireh,' d in 1847, and in re, o^- 21, iSid i v: ;:!:.;;; f e ' to .\-'rer'h-.! ; -. : ^ r, 

- he was eli ted an lan.di:".; at !'h:l '.< h hi,. :.on M.,5 ; , , 

-f the ho -ii-tv. Was ;].,; Vl - ;r . ]\ .:'.'. }:.- b:i-;:'< 



AN 



AR 



v,-..'. -rs, ale, etc. lie is a Trustee of St. 
John's Lodge, No. 115, A. V. M. ; 1'ast- 
M istcr and Grand Lodge Representative 
of K<;u:il Rights Lodge, No. 404. I. o. (). 
P. ; Past-Master and r.rand I."dge Repre- 
.-eiitative of Hethlehem Lodge, No. 26, 
\. I'. A. Also a member of Jerusalem 
; hai ',cr, No. 3, Royal Arch Chapter 
Masons. 

Joseph Bunting Andrews, 1840. 

I'orn at Darin, 1'a., May 29, 1803. He 
w- as of remote Irish ancestrv. As a voting 
in.i!i lu- entered the employ of Greaves Cv 
A ii' hews, fornu-rlv \Vatson iV Hunf.ng", 
lumber dealers, V,h and Pine streets, 
Philadelphia. I:i 1^35 the firm \\as 
rcorgani/ed as J. ^\: J. 1',. Andrews, a::d 
the business place \vas removed to South 
.street, extending from io',h to i :th street. 
In iS-o he retired from business. Had a 
birthright membership in th.e religions 
Society of Friends or < Hiakers. Was a 
member of Common Couneil, and a 
Director of the Sonthwark and also the 
Tradesmen's Hank for many years. Was 
one of the founders and for many years 
a member of the Robert Morris I lose 
Company. He died at Philadelphia upon 
June 13, 1X69, and was buried at ]).irbv, 
Pa. 

William Arbuckle, 1844. Kept the 
Western Hotel, Market street above Mil 
2S^ High street . 

Thomas W. Armat, 180:5. Was a 
merchant at ^>6 Mnlberrv street in 1X04. 
He probably died in lSo6, as letters of 
administration upon his estate were 
granted, August 4, IS/), to Ann Arm.it, 
his willow, and Thomas Armat, ot ~ German - 
town. 

Andrew Armstrong, 1852. Horn in 
Conr.tv Tvrone, near Londonderry, Ire- 
land, Mav S. 1812. Immigrated to An 
in Iu!v. iV;|, and settled in Phil.:del;.hia 
in 1 inn iry, 1^3=;. He was in the tobacco 
commission business. Some years sin e 
he retired from business, rind now resides 
at 1404 Pine street. His brother, Robert 
Arm tri nv (iS^4l, was also a member of 
the So. icty 

Robert Armstrong, 1804. Horn in 

Cfiin-,1 T; ' me, near i on : n ! . !- 

Vftn'I, about iSj i He emi,-rriti ! to 



America, settling in Philadelphia in Jan- 
uary, 1^5-'. His tirother, Andrew Arm- 
strong (1852', preceded him seventeen 
years. He was in the tobacco commis- 
sion business, and died unmarried, May 
H), i^S3, in Philadelphia, and was buried 
in Woodland cemetery. 

Thomas Armstrong, 1814. At 
torney-at-law, was admitted to the Phil- 
adelphia I'.ar upon May S, ijSS. Was 
commissioned Associate-Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas, April 8, 1817. 
Died January 2.S, iS42, aged 77 years. 
In his will, admitted to probate upon 
1'Ybruary 14, 1^42, mention is made of 
his wife, Henrietta Armstrong, his son, 
Kdward Armstrong, and his daughters, 
Henrietta Armstrong, Mary McKeen and 
Ivmeline Hint. [See Martin's Hench and 
Har of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, iSSj p 
I>p. 55 and 244. ] 

William Armstrong, 1790. A resi- 
dent of Huntingdon co., Pa., at the time 
of his election. J. Simpson Africa, the 
historian of Huntingdon Co., knows 
nothing of him excepting that, in 1792, 
he was appointed by the Governor to run 
and make the line between the comities 
of Huntingdon and Mifilin, from tie line 
of Franklin, in Concord Narrows, to the 
Jnniata river. Mr. Africa is under the 
impression that the family is extinct. 

Michael Arnold, 1889. Horn in 
Philadelphia, July 17, 1840. Not of Irish 
descent. Admitted to the Philadelphia 
Har, Julv iS. 1.^03. Practiced until No- 
vember, I.SS2, when he was elected a fudge 
of Couit of Common Pleas, No. .;, \\hich 
position he now holds. lie i- a Trustee 
of fclfcisoii Medical College, and a prom- 
inent member of the Masonic ore in: 



William Arrott, 1S64. Horn in Mid- 
dleton, Conntv Armagh, Ireland, October 
i-i, i ' v i. I''.Tiiig:ate'l to Am. rii a in 1^51, 
land.ing at I'hi'adelphia upon Aiu;iist 23 
of th i: year. He was a e'er!-: until ^64, 
when he entered into the insurance h;:si 
j'.css, in whicli he conti:; ;ie.l until his death, 
upon September II, iS^'i Was a Di 
of the Men li nits' N.iti .nal H nk, in i 
..' ii '.' the Hru -': i !le< t: : Light Coiu- 
; r:v. In I SHo ho was ipnointed b\- the 



AR :;-n r,A 

Supcrinu ndeiit of U. vS. Census to take merchant, fathirof Kiihardl.. Ashhurst, 

the manufacturing statistics of Philadel- , attoniey-at-la\\. He \\.i- an acti\e 

phi... He took great interest in municipal I meinl>er of St. George's Societv, and as 

alian . ail'! \\ as a member of the Coin- the courtesies betnceii that soeietv and 

miltec of one hundred, which participated the Hil-ernian Soeietv not un.-.mmonlv 

in manv municipal election contc-i.-. led to the election a-- nit mbcr.s of peisons 

Robert T. Armstrong, 1S90. N \\lio were m>t of Irish birtli or dccnt, 

en-aged in tlie house -decorating business. Mr. A-hhur-v probaMv be. anie a meml cr 

He resides at No. 15:5 Chri-t'an street. in that manner. 

Robert A-thur, 1883. Born at Jacob Auld, 1700. Was a : 

Grange, near Newt; >nste\\ art, Coimt\ Ty- of Mont-onierv co., Pa., when t,ln.ud. 

rone, IreL.nd, l ; ebruary 2,;, 1^2,;. Pirn:- Nothing is known of him among the 

grated to America in 1X45, landing at historians of that section. \\'e have found 

Philadelphia upor. May 2Mh of that year, a refc-reiice in a deed, made March 10, 

Is in t'.ie coal business at 1507 Callowhill i7 s i, to a Jacob Anld, schoolnia-ti-r, in 

street. He is a member of tlie Masonic " Norriton township, Philadelphia Co.' 1 

and Odd Fellows' organizations. Was a In the /'v/w.vr/rww/u (,\i:.,-tt<- of SepUm- 

I'irector of Iron Bank (now Merchants' her 21, i 7 S 5, he is noted as a collector f 

1-ixchange Bank''. excise for Mont^omerv C". 

John C. Aschenbach, 1884. Born James Andrew Anil. 1851.- --Born i-i 

in Philadelj)hia, March 5, 1^4^, of Ger- I.imavady (originallv Newtowulimavad 

man parentage. He is a tailor, doin^ Conntv I'crrv, Irelani 1 .. P'.miv.r.it< d to 

business at 155 N. 4th street Is a inembi r America in 1X44, landing at Philadelphia 

c f" the- Masonic and Odd Fellows' organ- in June of that Mar. He h..s beer. f. r 

i/atiotis. many years in the wholesale t--a bn-:ra-s 

JaniCS Ash, 170-']. Son of Henry at No. 9 S. P'nuit street. 

Ash, a sea captain, of Londonderry, Ire- ( Richard Baehe, 1792. W.is ;.n 

land, was born m Philadelphia, Decem- Honor'.ry Member of the ]'rieiid'.\ Sons 

ber, 1740-5'!, < >!d Style. Was i-n-a-ed in of St. Patrick. 'See]'. 140.) 

mercantile business, and took an active Richard Bacho, Jr., 1S1G. \\" s 

part in public affairs. Was Major in Condy born in Pliilailelpliia, March 11. 17 s .:. He 

Ra.vnet's P.-'.ttalion of Infantry jn-t pre- was the seventh child of Richard Bache 

vious t> and during the battle of Moil- (1790) and Sarah (Pranklin Bache. He 

mouth, N.J., and. was High Sheriff of Phil- was married, April, iS< 5. to So] hia Dallas, 

adelphia, 17^. 1791. In 1703 we find him daughter of Alexander James Pallas. He 

t.ikiu'^ an active part in the Soei< t", 1 ; i::g \\-as a lawyer, and was commissioned. N'o- 

one of the Acting Committee for that vear. vemb.-r <i, l^"5, as Ch rk of the Court of 

In September, 170}, he was appointed by OnarU-r Si ssions in Philadelphia. IK-af- 

a ni'-eting of citi/.ens to ]>rocure subscrip- ti-rwar Is ri "io\-ed to Texas; \vj- elected 

tions for th.e relief of the families who a member of the Senate of that St.. tc, and 

ha 1 mar.-hed agiinst the insurgents in give t':.- - ..'.ve vote in tl; it body 

\\'"-' -!! Peiinsvlvania. He was a prom- a ,:i:i-t it- union \\i-.h the I'nited State--. 

iti/en of Philadelphia until he died, He had nine children, the eldest of whom, 

: u [annarv, i'\:o. He v s a member of the Ale\ m-ler I '.:ll..s P..U lie, was Sup rinti ;:i ' 

\Vashim r 'on Bc-nevolent Societv and a ent of -'u- T'nited States Coast Surv- . 

I lire t -r ofthe N..rtli Ameri- an In-nr -.:: e T'-.- eld, -t d.:n-:ht,:. M..r;, Bh c!i\ n, '. n 

C-im;i.-!;-. IK-L-ft a 1 ir-ef'unilv sv.rvivi:::,' I'..:, lie. \s,i- marrie ! to Hon. Robert J. 

hi:n. !F-:v.:s buried in Chris! Chur. h \\' .!',.-:-. .>, ft-rv. ird- S- cret .- v of the Tu . - 

liuryin-.'-.-n.und, 5th and Ar,-h s-,,-^. nr-,. '!'v\ o -,,;:-. ( ' or-,- M . .. nd R icha: d. 

One of his sons, J-.hn M. A-h, now /. e ofHc,-;-- of t h,e Thiited State- T-.a\ , 

Rifluird A'-hlitir.-t, ]SOH. !',oni in C. Mr. B iclu- died at f Vdvt - 

Mii"la-;d, A :".:-: r i~ s ;. A dr'-'joo-Is ton, ''.\ \ .- He was a pnimiiK nt 



BA 



BA 



Mason, and founder of I'rankliu Lodi^e, 
No. 134, Philadelphia. [Set- Parton's 
" LifV of Franklin." ] 

John Bail, 1803. His name .Iocs not 
appear in the I Hrectories or tin.- records ot 
the city offices. In the I >itvctoi v lor iSoi 
there is a "John Hails, ^iiniu-r." 

Francis Bailoy, 1790. -Was a 
printer aii'l publisher. \\-rv little i-- known 

of hl!!l. 

John Thomas Bailey. 1880. Horn 
near Dublin. Irelaiul, November 24, iS^u, 
and came to this country in iSsi, He is 
the >eiiior member ot" the linn ot" John T. 
Bailey \. Co., manufacturers of bai;s ami 
twine, Market street belo\\ Twelfth. The 
business of the linn is very extensive, 
amounting to t\\o millions of dollars per 
annum. Tlu-y have lar;_;c mi! is at Otses^o 
and Morris streets. At one time James 
Cascadeii < i.Sb7 , was a partner. Mr. Hailey 
was President of the Commercial F.x- 
chanj^e, i>>79 >x >, was a nieinlier ot" Com- 
mon Conn -il from the Ninth Ward, 
lS>>2 \}, and was al-o a member o: the 
Committee of One Hundred, noted in 
municipal politics. [See "Philadelphia 
and 1'opnlar Philadelphians, " p. I J.S. ] 

Joel J. Bailey, 1889. - Born in Lon- 
don t',rove, Chester CO., Pa., ( )ctol>er 29. 
\^2'>. and -ettled in Phil.idelphia in i\j.v 
He > not of Ir;--h ]> arentas^e. Ilehasbeen 
a prominent dealer in svholesale hosierv, 
white ^oods, etc., for manv years. He 
bej^an business by entering the notion 
house of .Mr. Morris Marple, 12 North 
2<1 street, and after a few year- succeeded 
to the entire business of the firm. In 
Janu.;rv, 187^, he be^.iii the building ot" 
the lar^e warel:ou-.e, now occupied bv 
him. :md removed to it the following 
AiiL, r '.i--t, He hai been aii'i is now con- 
nected \\itli numerous >oci.d mil r>ther 
or^aTii/ations, He was ,i member ol ihe 
Board of Finance ol the Centennial K\- 
position of is;^, and in 1^2 was Chair- 
man of the I-'inance ComTiiittee of the 
nteiini :'. Cei,-bratio;i nf the fon:;d:'! .: 
of Phil ulclphi i. < >n ATI -il : *?>. he 

wa <'..-. d C ; v : : r"ri". of t'ne Chi/ens' 

Mnnicii il A i r.ion. He l:as been a 

.-. ,!i !.- u,-.:e, ami is 

Vice-President <jf the l-'airmount Park 



Art Association. He has taken a very 
active part in municipal affairs md 
politics, and was Treasurer of the C >m- 
miltee of (>ne Hundred, and look an 
active interest in all its all'ai'^. [>ee .-ketch 
in "Biographical I'!ncyclop;edia of 1'enn- 
svlvania," Philadelphia. : "^ 1. p. .> ; > \ 

John Baird, 1877. Horn in C<>mitv 
Tvrone, Ireland. Came t'< America in 
October, i.s.54, and settled in Philadelphia 
since. He is in the tobacco, business at 
No. i ;4 Arch street. 

Matthew Baird, 1866. -Was bom 
near Londonderry, Ireland, in 1*17. His 
parents, emigrated to Philadelphia when 
he was four years old. His father was a 
coppersmith by trade, and the son was 
educated in the common schools in Phila- 
delphia. His first employment was in a 
brick-vard. but he soon secured a posi- 
tion as assistant to one of the professors 
of chemistry in the I niversity of Pennsyl- 
vania. In i.\vf he was cmplovud by the 
New Castle Manufacturing Company of 
New Castle. l>e!.. workers in copper and 
sheet-iron. Whilst there he was made 
superintendent of the railroad shops in 
that place. In June. i^;,\ he was made 
foreman of the sheet-iron and boiler de- 
partmeiit of the Baldwin Locomotive 
Works, \\hich brought him bat k Lo Phila- 
delphia. He remained in this position 
until i s v>. and subsequently, up to 1^2, 
w is en^a'^ed in the marble business \\\\\\ 
his brother John, in Spring ( '. irden street, 
below Thirteenth. In I-\S4 he became a 
partner with Matthias W. Haiduiu in the 
locomotive works. Mr. H iidwin died on 
Si ''.ember 7. 1X65, an.! Mr. Haird ln-i-ame 
--o!" pro])rietor of the works. Shortlv af- 
te: \vards, in i v >'>7. lie is-o'-iat<-d wi'h 'mm 
(teori^e Burnham aii'l Charles T. I'ari'v as 
jrii-tners to carrv on the bn-iness, under 
t!ie linn name of "The ! .'. !-\ i 1 ; I.oromo- 

oj,netors. 

Haird. \v:;lidrew iVom active 
' ;' : tained his interest in 
; ., and i iriv ite enter] .rises. 
He 'A i fi >r nrr v years i direct' >r <>f the 
Central N-i'ion v Bank, and at tlv ti;ne 
of his death was a director in 'he Texas 
and Parii'n 1 Railroad Comjian \, the Penn- 
sylvania r-teel Company, Andover Iron 



tive Works," M Baird \ C 

In I X 7.; Mr. Haird. \v:;lidre 
lif 

. 



HA 



HA 



Company, West Chester and Philadelphia 
Railroad Company, and the Philadel- 
phia Acadc-m\ < it l-'nie Arts. He was one 
of the ineorporators and directors ot the 
American Steamship Company, and a 
laru;e investor in the Pennsylvania Rail- 
ro-id Compauv. He was eminently a pub- 
lic-spirited i-i'.i/en, and was prominent in 
connection with enterprises 'or the gen- 
eral benefit, or of a charitable character. 
He was a manager of the Northern Home 
for Frieiidlcss Children, and contributed 
largely to otlier henevo'.ent institutions. 
He died May 19, 1877. [See Scharf ,\; 
Westcott's "Hist. Phila.," \"ol. .;, pp. 
2179 and 2257.] 
William Mercer Baird, 1867. Son 

of Janu-s Kaird and Catharine Mercer, 
Nva* liorn in Philadelphia, in 1812. He 
N\as engaged in the transportation bnsi- 
uc>s 1 iet ween Philadelphia and New York, 
Hartford and other places. lie was for 
many years a member of Common Coun- 
cil and chairman of the finance commit- 
tee of that hotly. He was connected with 
the Southwark National Hank, Philadel- 
phia Steam Propeller Company, Swift- 
sure Transportation Company, and many 
other institutions, either as officer, direc- 
tor or member. He died September 17, 
i>79, and was buried in West Laurel Hill 
cemetery. 

John Remigius Baker, 1841. Was 
born in Philadelphia, September i\ iSiS. 
He is the son of Charles II. and Mli/a- 
beth Haker, both natives of Philadelphia. 
He is a graduate of the 1'ni versit y of 
Pennsylvania, a Tiieniber ot the American 
Philosophical Socictv, Pennsylvania His- 
torical Society, Xumismatic and Anti- 
quarian Society. Pennsylvania Mu>eiim 
and Scliool of Industrial Art, Zoological 
Society af.il I'ainuount Park Art Associa- 
tion. Hi- was also President of tlie First 

oldicr-' I [-me. He was formerly a mer 
ch nit. but retired from business several 
yv .TSa^'ti. He resit les at HI. I Arch street, 
and, i- the senior living member of the 
Society, Hi-, aiiT-.t married Joseph Jones 

i- s ;i . a prominent member of tip- So- 

Georpc Bakor, 1702. Wa- a mer 

chant at 59 North Water street in 1793. 



Letters of administration on h:s estate 
were granted, February 2 s , 1V>;, to P.ei'j .- 
min Wilson i si') . 
William J. Baker, 1813. Was ., mer 

chant at >>^i \'ine street and '>; South Wa- 
j ter street ill I.S;^. He \\ as living as late 
i probably as 1 s . ;7, a- We find a deed dated 
I January i '), IN^7, and another, July I. i. x 2.;. 

He was m.crried in Christ Church. January 

S. [805, to Mar- iivt Wa.L-cr. 

Daniel Baldwin. 1790. He mu-t 

have died prior to 1704. as letters of a d 
I ministration <'. '. ii. uu his estate were 
-ranted January 15, 1794. to Sharp De- 
lauy I 71^ i . 

Blackall William Ball, 1790. 
Was Second Lieutenant in the I2th Per.:: 
svlvania Regiment, and transferred to ;d 
Pennsylvania Regiment, September ::. 
1778; and First Lieutenant in 1st PC:::: 
sylvania Regiment. November 5, 177 s . 
In 179;-, he was an Inspector of Revenue. 
[See "Pennsylvania Archives," 2d series, 
Vol. ii. pp. 32,\ 449. 760.] 

Joseph Ball, 1803. --Was a Philadel- 
phia merchant. 

James Barclay, 1790.- brother of 
j John Barclay 179''' . was born in Hally- 
[ shannon, Ireland, and came to this country 
i about the end ot" the Revolutionary war. 
He became a shipping merchant in Phila- 
delphia. He died November 21, iMi. 
His will, d.ited April 16, i>o3, "about to 
5^0 on a VON a-e to China, " Nvas admittc* 1 to 
probate December 25, iSlt, and nieiitious 
his wife. Ann P.arcln : h;- mother. Mary 
Barclay, of Hall vsh.mnon ; and also 
John \\'i Ilia in Harcla\-. his son, " at school 
in this city under the care of M:- 
C.eor^e." His son. J.-lin William Har- 
clay. married Miss Mus-rave, of Pliila- 
deljihia. His daughter married tvsice. lier 
first husband bein- I.ieuten int McAulay. 
I'nited States N ivy. and her second a M:. 
Mackey. 

John Barclay. 1790. M.-ivor <{ 
Philadelphia and brother of James Bar- 
el iv ; ~^i , \\as a member of tin Fr:end!\ 
Si ins of St ! ' it rick ! See p ^5. ! 

V/harton Barker, 1SS9. --Was born 

: . : s jn_ ! It- is tlie 

son of Ahrah mi ]'. i:ker and Sar di Whar- 
ton bulvcr, and is not of Irish d--sci ut. 



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I. ike his father, he has been prominent in 
banking circles for munv years, the linn 
of Barker Brothers <N: Co., general 
bankers, i.\s Smith Fourth street, be in g 
die of the best known 111 the Tinted 
States. He was also President of the 
Finance Company of Pennsylvania, Treas- 
urer of the Wharton Railroad Switch 
Company, and .1 1 >ircctorof the Invcs'mcnt 
Company of Philadelphia, until reverses 
in business compelled him receiitlv to 
withdraw from them. The failure ol this 
celebrated firm caused a decided sensa- 
tion, but snch had been their honorable 
dealings that universal public sympathy 
was expressed towards them. Mr. Barker 
has been for years greatly interested in 
National politics, and u>cd all his in- 
fluence in support of commercial union 
with Canada, and has written numerous 
articles and pamphlets upon the subject 
and also upon the use of the National 
surplus revenue and other topics. lie is 
a graduate of the I'niversity of Pennsyl- 
vania, and has served as a Trustee- and 
Treasurer of that institution. He is also 
a member of the Historical Society of 
I'ennsylvania, American Philosophical 
Society, and of the Academv of Natural 
Sciences. In 1879 the Kmperor of Russia, 
Alexander II.. conferred upon him the 
order oi St. Stanislaus, second class, for 
services performed bv him. 

James Barklcy, 180.'?.- We can fmd 
no information concerning him. 

Thomas Barnett, 18:52. Was born 
in the village of Carantiel, County Tyrone, 
Ireland, about i;\S. and came to this 
country in IN 15 and >ettled in Philadel- 
phia. He was one of the original Phila- 
delphia -larch manufacturers, and carried 
en an extensive business in that line' at 
Ninth and Kced streets. He was sue 
ceeded, after his deatli, by hi- son, Wil- 
li im who -. -t }'. .;::',:-, -,1 in the sume bu--i- 
IH-SS. lie was Treasurer of the District 
of Moy.-imen-ing and a Director of the 
ithw irk N Hi' : Bank. He died I'eb- 
\ . ' ind was buried in Wood- 

lands ccmetcrv. He left numerous de- 
- endants. 

William Barnwoll. M. D., 1818. 
A direct descendant of Sir Michael de 



Berneval, one of the Anglo-Norman 
Barons who accompanied Strongbow in 
his invasion of Ireland in i 169 ; was horn 
at Rash, County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1758. 
lie studied medicine under the direction 
of Dr. Cieorge 1'ordvce, of London. 
Soon after his graduation he received an 
appointment as Surgeon in the naval ser- 
vice of the Hast India Company, which he- 
held until 1792, when he resigned and 
came to America. While in the I vast 
India Company's service he had a large 
experience in the treatment of tropical 
diseases, an experience which proved of in- 
calculable service during the yellow fever 
epidemic of 1793. His method of treat- 
ment commended itself to general favor, 
and the reputation he acquired laid the 
foundation for a lucrative practice, from 
which he retired with a competency, some 
years before his death. In i So2 he was 
elected a member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, and the same year he pub- 
lished his "Physical Investigations rel- 
ative to the Diseases of a Warm and 
Vitiated Atmosphere," which was consid- 
ered of sufficient importance to be rejnib- 
lished in I.ondou several years afterwards. 
lie also contributed valuable papers to 
the American medical journals. IK- was 
a keen observer, and having travelled ex- 
tensive! v he had rare opportunities of ob- 
taining a fund of useful and entertaining 
knowledge, which with his wide range of 
reading and genial manners made his 
society both enjoyable and edifving. lie 
died in August, 1^27, at Schooley's 
Mountain, N. )., where he had been 
spending the summer season. James (',. 
P.arnwell, Librarian of the Philadelphia 
Library. is his grandnephew. Dr. 
Barnwell took an active part in the pro- 



Daniel Burr, 1812. Was born in 
(Ueneelv, Parish of Culdaff, County Done 
gal, Ireland, ill April, I7 l - s . Came to 
America in I^K), and set tied in Philadel- 
phia. He was a railroad contractor and 
was also engaged in the liquor business. 
He was -it one tim<- a Pri-ou Inspector. 
and was also a Tinted States Weighmaster 



HA :;r> BA 

for a period. He died September, i\5y, Michael Barr, 1864. -Horn i:i Mo- 

and is bmicd in St. Augustine's Catholic vilie, County Donegal, Irel.'nd, in ;>;j. 

j^rave-yard. He was a noted Democratic He came to America in Mav, i.\^2. and 

politician anil member of the Volunteer settled in Philadelphia. He kept the 

l-'iie ] )epartmenl. Three of his nephews, Philadelphia Hotel. i.;i North Third 

Robert J. Harr 1 v>5 .-, James J. Harr ' 1 ,v>5 , street. He was a Cu-tom HOUM- Inspcc- 

and Patrick Duffy ^KSS.2 are now mc!- tor during President Pierce's admi'.iistra- 

bers of the Society. tion. He died January 2. iStjS, and is 

Daniel J. Barr, 1865. Son of James buried in the familv vault at St. Au-r.-- 

Harr, a native of Countv Donegal, Ire- tine's. He was a brother of Daniel Harr 

land, was b> .rn in Philailelphia, October 'M J and Ilu^h Harr i.s.jj . 

3' i, i,S;j. He was a hotel keeper on Robert J. Burr, 1805. Horn August 

I'ourth street lielow \"me. He was ac 20, !>,.;, in Philadelphia. He lias been a 

tive iu Democratic politics, and was in nu- School Director and .Ma-i-trate, and is a 

merons State and County Conventions. member of the Aniericus Club. Mr. Harr 

He died in February, 1^72. and was buried hasbeenfor anumberof vears pas. en^aj^ed 

::: St. Augustine's grave-yard. lie is a in tin-Coining Department of the Philadcl- 

brother of Robert J. Harr ' IS65), and is a phia Mint, beint^ a thoroughly competent 

cousin of James J. Harr 1865), and Patrick expert in his particular line. His bn>- 

Duffy I.SS2 . Mr. Harr was a member of ther, Daniel J. Harr i 1.^05', is also a mein- 

tb.e X'ohmteer l-'iro Department. her. 

Hugh Barr, 1842. Horn l'el>ruary Charles Barrington, 1813. Horn in 

in. [N>5, in I. istahi'^han, County Donegal, \Vexford, Ireland, Sejitember 17. \~'^. 

Ireland. Came to America in 1X25, and Came to America in 17^4. and settled ;n 

settled in Philadelphia. lie- was a railroad Philadelphia, where- he en^a^ed in the 

contractor for the Powta^e Road, the wholesale j^rocerv and fruit business. He 

l)o\lestown Hranch of the North 1'eiin. died November, i.^;^, and was buried in 

Railroad, the Frank ford and Sotithwark Christ Church burvin^-i^round. Letters 

Pas-en^x-r Railway, and a portion of the of administration on his estate were 

Lebanon Vallev and North 1'eun. Rail- granted, December q, 1-^35. unto Martha 

roud-,. He 'A as also a hotel keeper, Harrington, her sureties bein^' Charles ami 

and kept the Philadelphia Hotel. Third Kli/.a Harrington. 

beio\\- (jiiar!-\'. for manv \ear->. and ;if'iL-r- John Barry, 1790. Commodore of 

\\ariU the (',l')be Hotel on Sixth below the Tinted States Nav\ - , was a member of 

Chestnut street. lie die 1 August 1 6. iS7 t, the 1'riendlv Sons of St. P. '.trick. [Sic 

an 1 was br.rieil in St. Michael's cemetery. ]>a'j.c (J'L] 

Daniel I'.arr i^!- 1 and Michac-1 Harr Joilll Barry, 1790. Was a school- 

iS'ij were his brothers. The Societv master. In 171)1 he redded at icj.; Soiuh 

ht Id its annual meetinijs at tile (ilobe Third street. 

1 for a number of years. Philip Joseph B. Barry, ISO-'*. -Was born 

- was the executor of his es- in Dublin, Ireland, about March .-7. 1757, 

"Cite. I le left .1 wido\\ and several children. and came to America prior to i~-..< He 

Mr, H irr was a member of the Volunteer uas a cabinetmaker by occupation, his 

Fin- Departmi-nt and also of St. Au.u'us- place of biKincss bcin.L,' at No. i.p South 

t;m-'- i'.enefi.-ial Societ\ Third street. At ::e time he kept the 

J-nnt.-s Jose])h Barr. 18(55. -Sou of City Hotel, loc.ited.it the northeast corner 

!r,;.'h!',irr ;- ij . v. .- born April i -. i s-, , of Sei-ond and Tnion streets He u-.ired 

i:i Pb.il idelj/h.i.i. II- is a hotel keeper. from bn-ine-s with a coinpev.'.cv in later 

H.- served in -. !.-.-t Council, IS7S ^i. from life, and die 1 about ; \:,7, a::d is buried in 

the Thi'-d \V :: :. He is a in. mber of t'.-.c K..nal.ls..:r.s ceinet. rv He has , U rand- 

A .:;-:::":-;!;. R t lief..!' Di- i 1 '.- '. ; ' s,, M , Joseph H. Harr-.-, living in Philadel 

and St. I'hili; , Literary Institute. Philip Barry . ISSO. Ho-orarv Mem- 



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her, was horn in Knockadorny, County 

Limerick, Ireland, July, 1829, and came 
to America in Juno, i s .)5, landing at One- 
bec. lie settled in Philadelphia, December 
30, i v .;g, where lie ciiL, r ai;ed in mercantile 
bnsine--s, and was also a contractor. He 
was Citv Treasurer of Mahanoy City, Pa., 
before his removal to Philadelphia. He 
served for iiiauv vears as a manager of St. 
Joseph's Female Orphan Asylum, and as 
a directo- of the Beneficial Saving Fund. 
For SOUR- years prior to his death he was 
the Immigration A^eiit of the Society, and 
was remarkable for the strict fidelity with 
which he performed his duties. Present 
at the landing of every steamer, no case 
of want amonjr the poor emigrants was 
ever neglected during his administration. 
Kind and gentle in manner, he was es- 
teemed by everybody. lie was elected 
Treasurer of the Society, March 17, i.SS;. 
He died April 17, iSSS. 

Rev. Thomas J. Barry, 1888. Was 
born in Philadelphia, December 19, 1^44. 
His parents, who were natives of Ireland, 
came to America in iM.j. lie studied for 
the priesthood, and after bein^ ordained a 
priest was for ci.^lit years assistant rector 
of the Church of the Annunciation, Tenth 
and Dickinson streets, and for some years 
past he has been rector of Our Lady of 
Visitation Church, Front and Lehi^h ave. 
He has taken an aciive part in Irish Home 
Rule movements and Irish beneficial or- 
gani/ations. 

William Barry, 1790. -Was a mer- 
chant, in the tobacco trade. HU name 
does not appear in the Directories. 

Benjamin Smith Barton, M. I)., 

1790. -Horn in Lancaster, Pa., February 
ID. 1766. He was the son of Rev. Thomas 
Barton a native of County Monachal!, 
I ( '. ; :;d, who came to America in 1750, 
and settled in Lancaster, Pa. Hismother 
'.-, - lather Rittonhonse, a sifter of the 
cell Crated American astronomer, David 
Rittenhonse. He be-all the studv of 
nudicine nnd.er Dr. William Shippen, in 
the beiM lining of his eighteenth year. He 
afterwards spent two years at tin- medical 
''.-"'I in Ivlinbur^h, taking the Ilarvei.'in 
pri/.e for a dissertation on the ffyosrvaiHHS 
-V\'.-T. 'i-:' 1 ill lishini,' in London, in i "^7, 



a little tract on natural history. lie took 
his medical diploma at Gottingen, and, 
returning to America in 17^9, became a 
practitioner in Philadelphia, and was 
chosen Professor of Natural History and 
Botanv in the college, soon afterwards in- 
corporated with the University of Penn- 
sylvania. In [ 796 he became Professor of 
Materia Medica, and in I79S one of the 
Physicians at the Pennsylvania Hospital, 
and was successor of Dr. Benjamin Rush 
as Professor of the Theory and Practice of 
Medicine. Prom iSo2 to 1816 he was 
Vice-President of the American Philo- 
sophical Society. For several years he 
conducted the .Ifa/tcn/ I'hysitjl Journal, 
and was author of " IClenients of Botany," 
i So.}, of "Collections towards a Materia 
Medica of the Cnited States." and of 
various papers in the Philosophical Trans- 
actions. He succeeded through many 
sources in making exti.-u.sive collections 
of the flora of the country. lie fre- 
quently took students to Bartram's l'>o- 
tanical Gardens on the Schuylkill be-low 
the city. He was the first President of 
the I.innaeau Society, which he formed, 
and was also the first to erect a green- 
house in Philadelphia. This was attached 
to his residence on Chestnut street below 
Ki.idith. In 1809 he was elected President 
of the Philadelphia Medical Society, 
which position he held until his death, 
lie died December 19, iSi.s. lie left a 
daughter, Sarah Barton, who died un- 
married in iM7, and a son, Thomas Pen- 
nant Barton, Secretary of Legation to 
France, I^T-^S. who married Coralie, 
daughter of Hon. Fidward Livingston, 
Secu-tary of St.'.te. [See Simpson's " Lives 
of Imminent Pliilailelphians," Philadel- 
phia, 1^50. P- y> \ Keith's "Provincial 
Councillors of Pennsylvania," Philadel- 
phia, i^X;, p. 254; " Transactions of Col- 
let,a> of Physicians;" ScharfX: Westcott, 
Y' il, 2, ]>p. ii.--} and 151)7 ; I >eunie's " I'ort- 
folio," Vol. 15, p. 27;,.] 

Matthew Baxter, 1822. Was in the 
grocery business at .^05 Hitjh street. Let- 
ters of administration on his estate were 
granted April i ;, i.S',r. He probably 
died num.-'! ried. Mr. I'.ixter was a 
very useful member an-! serve! on 




IlKXJAMIX SMITH B.\RT< >X, M. I >. 



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the Acting Committee of the Society, 
1824-51. 

Andrew Bayard, 1804. Born Sep- 
tember 24, 17')!, in Philadelphia, was the 
son of Colonel John Bayard of the Revo 
Ititiou and brother of Ximuc! Ba\ard 
(1790. lie reinvcd from Delaware to : 
Philadelphia after the war and eii;_;a<^ed 
in mercantile am! importing business. In , 
September, I79;,hcwason the 1-' mmittee , 
of eiti/cus to procure sill >scriptions for I 
',:' re'. : cf of the families of person-, \vh<> 

h..d marched a:; u list the insurgents in 

i 

western Pennsylvania. In October, : 7^4, 
In- was Chairman of the Committee of 
I listrihution ol' the t'uiiil. He was on 
various coinm'.t'.ees of cit;/cns alter this, , 
and in i - >'> was one of the public auc- : 
tioiieers. He was a member of Select 
Council in 1M ;, and was one of the incor- 
porators ami i 'resident of the I'hiladelphia 
Saving Fund Society, and was ab'o Pre-i- 
dent of the Commercial Bank, lie died 
June I, i!\}2, in Philadelphia, and was 
probably buried at Princeton, X. J. 
James Wilson Bavard, a member of tin- 
Philadelphia I!ar. i-- one of his descciid- 
ants. [ See Sell, irf \: Westco't. "Index;" 
"Lift: of C.eneral C.eor-e I). Bayard," 
by Samuel J. Bayard; . / ;/ ( ; U'ciic . I/,/ ;,!-- 
-'''-. V-.l. 7, p. 3 .v;.] 

Samuel Bayard, 1790. Brother of 
Andrew I'.ayard 11X04), was born Janu- 
ary ii. 1707, and graduated at Princeton 
College in 17^1. and studieil law with 
William Bradford, afterwards Attorney- 
general of the I'l'iteii States. He 
pri.-tired law in Philadel'phia for sev- 
.'. vear->, and had his offire at ,^S North 
Third s'. reel. T 1 .', I ~< i : he was ap;io;ated 
C! -:-k of tin- Suprem -C ,ur'. of the T-iit d 
States. Af'.er the : '.::" itimi of lav's 
Tn-atv he was appointed by President 
.hiT'.-toii . \-eii' of the Ooveniment 
ei ute iii the Briti-~!i Admiralty 
'':-- ',!)' cl.p.ms o!" American citi/ens 
'<' \'<\' '. ;'< <r bv the ' --,'.' v. ( >u !ii- return, 
-:: T lav, of N --. York, appohiU-d 
him PrevM.-m [-, '.,.,. ,,f th.e C..;:r1 of C. m- 
mo;, pV.m ,,f \\-,., t C!h-t-r Co.. NVu 
V.-:k. He p.-mov-d !'. New York citv 
:i'*'Ht : : and :w. ::;1 d the practice of 
!:: '. LW, and ::i l v ^ .'< lie remove.! to Pr::i. ,-- 



ton. Neu Jer><:\ , where he resided until 
hi-, death in 1^40. Mr. Bayanl was one 
of the founders of the New York Histori- 
cal Society, an-1 \\.LS a Trustee and Ti'i as- 
urer loi- 1:1.111 \ years of Prineeton College, 
N. J. He was a delegate to the Cielieral 
Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church, 
and \\ith '..is relative, I-'.r.as Boudinot, was 
one of the founders of the American 
Bible Societ; . He married Martha, only 
ilan^hter of I.ewis Pintard. of Nev. \'->:k 
city. [See "I.ife of ( '.elleral (',ec,:-e I ). 
Ba\ard," b\ Samuel J. Bayard.] 

Robert Hugh Beattie, 1864. Was 

horn in Bamniena, Countv Antrim. Ire- 
land, February 25, I \V. and came to 
America in r s .p, landing in New York 
upon June i of that vear. and settling' in 
Ph.ilad-- Iphia in September. i\\y. He has 
been for \vars a member of the t'irin of 
Ikat;ie\: Ha\-. general commission mer- 
chants at 25 South Water street and 2'> 
South iJelaw.ire a\<.-iuie. 

General James Addarns Beaver, 

1887. -Honorary Memberborn in Mil 
l.Tstown, Pcrrv co., Pennsylvania. ( >cto- 
ber 21, 1^37. lie is notof Irish parentage 
or descent. He graduated from JeHerson 
College, Washington co., Pa., August t\ 
i^.sh, and after str.d VKIL; la 'A' was admitted 
to the bar and be^an practii'e at Iii lie- 
fonte. Centre co., Pa. While studvin^ 
law he became a member of the Belief, ^ite 
Fencibles, conimand.eil b\- Andrew (',. 
Cnrtin, anil was chosen 2.1 Lieutenant. 
He was Cliitf-Bur^ess of th.-.t town in 
i^'>5. Duriii.: the war of the Rcbd! : on 
lie serve' 1 . \ l i: : l distinct:..:;, and \va- suc- 
cessivi lv I-'irst I.i utenant of Co. H. 2d 



teers ; (.'o'...::, 1 of i -th 
:-.- lv,,!-i, i \'o'-.::;teers: .>.:: 1 
r-C,t m ral . f '/nited St..tes 

itl'j a le- .('. the battle of 
II.-ll .'1 been previously 

.'> d in b .ttle on M,.\ .;, 
Ii :;,-.. d. - !;.'. of hi;;,. I 



distinguished bravery. He was elected 
Governor ot Pennsylvania in November, 
i.vsfc, and served in that office from Jan- 
uary, L s >>7. to January, I So i , when hi- was 
succeeded liy Governor Robert }'.. 1'attison. 
Ik ha- been Brigadier-General and Major- 
General in the National Guard of Penn- 
sylvania, and is a member of the I. oval 
Lesion, Sons of tin- Revolution, Grand 
. \rinv of the Republic, Historical Socictv 
of Pennsylvania, I'nion League of Phila- 
delphia, and iiuinerous other ori(ani/.a- 
tions. He was a tnistee of the 1'cnnsvl- 
vania State College from 1873 to i^>7 ; a 
trustee of Washington and Je fie! son Col- 
lege since 1^72, and of Lincoln University, 
Chester co., since i.\\s. He has also been 
a director of Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary since ISS5. The decree of 1,1.. I). 
haijieen conferred upon him hv Hanover 
College, Indiana, and by Dickinson Col- 
lege, Pennsylvania. Governor Heaver 
takes a lively interest in the Hibernian 
Society and has attended a number of its 
annual dinners, and was alv.avs such a 
bright speaker and uelcome guest that 
in 18 h 7 the Society conferred upon him 
the distinction of an Honor, irv .Member. 
[See "Lift: of Heaver," DV Colonel Frank 
Burr; Deacon's "Prominent Pennsvl- 
vam.in-," second -eru-s, ]). ~. i 

James M. Beck, 1888. \Vas born in 

Philadelphia, July y, :.v>i. lie is not of 

Ir;-h parentage or descent. He was 

' - Led 1:1 the public -chools and was 

adniitte<l to the Philadelphia bar, April, 

IX X 4, and ha.-, been assistant I'nited 

States District Attorney since March, 

[.vVi. IK- wa- one o! the original editors 

of " Shaksperiana," i monthly nia^a/ine 

devoted to Shaksperian literature. Mr. 

prominent as a Democratic orator, 

.mi'; is niited for his eloquence on the 

political platfi nil. Hi> response to tile 

' ' '.' "Civil nul Relii^ii ms Libert \- " at 

the Hibi niian society I)inner, March 17, 

bi-ou^:;t him into favorable notice 

: '. ^ ': to liis election as > member ol 

Society. Latterly he h is In en ass> >- 

: iv, pra( lice with William i 
'. ':;. id with whi iin lu 

I :ner- lip. ; -ee " Philadel] h 



Andrew Bcirne, 1831. Was a mem- 
l>er of the firm of Keirne & Burnside, 
cotton brokers. In iS2g he resided in 
I'nion, Monroe co. , \ a. In the same 
veai he purchased some real estate in 
Philadelphia and probably removed to 
this city shortly afterwards. He was 
known as Colonel Andrew Bcirne. 

Miehael Francis Beirn, 1866. 
\Ya^ born in Comity Roscommon, Ireland, 
October 4. iS4o, and came to America, Jan- 
uary I, i,\5o. lie was in the liquor busi- 
ness on Kij^hth street below Chestnut 
street, and was a member of Catholic Phi- 
lopatrian Literary Institute, Americns 
Club and Vigilant Fire Company. lie 
died April 6, 1^73. and was buried in Old 
Cathedral cemetery. 

John Bell, 1832.-- Was born in 1796, 
in County Monahan, Ireland, and came to 
America in iM,v landing at Philadelphia. 
He was in the distillery business at Sixth 
and South -treets, and was at one time a 
Prison Inspector for the old Sixth and 
Walnut prison. He. died in 1841, and. uas 
buried in Ronaldson's cemetery. His son, 
John A. Bell, resides at No. 1932 Mount 
Yernon street. Mr. F.ell served on the 
Acting Committee of the Society in i \}o 
and l.\(i. 

Samuel Bell, 1817. Was a commis- 
sion merchant. His will, dated October 
20, i.S.jS, and proved December 30, i.VjS, 
mentions his wife. Ann Hell, his sons, 
Alexander and James Bell, and his daugh- 
ters, Anne Calherwooil, Sarah Reed anil 
Kli/abeth Reed. I IiiL'h Catherwood 1^24) 
manied his daughter Anne. 

Samuel C. Bell. 1814. Was pn.habiy 
a flour merchant, who was living as late as 
April i.;, 1^47. 

Thomas Bell. 1864. Was a stock and 
I'xchan^e broker. lie died ill [annar\-, 
i s 'i7. leaving a widow, Joanna M. Hell; a 
-' in HI ! -, 1 . 11 '. i ',. Bell ; .i daughter, i 
i'.. L'liajiron, and several i^randcliildrc:). 

William Bell, 17flO.--\Vas ;i mer- 
it .' : ; !::.! stn el in 171*1. He is 
1 a- one of the executors of the will 
of Jos ( pb Carson ! 71,- - , prove 1 M -.-. '-, 
d : n :- rre'l to in t r.t :\"; li 'i \\< >'< >- 
: I'.rid ; 71,. . as " my frii-nd." A 

deeu is ':. re ' -:d, March 15, I7'^ s , fi olll 




)!I\ IJINXS. 



BH 



RI 



Joseph Bell and wife to William Bell, 
merchant. 

David P. Benson, 1821. Was a 
merchant at 136 High street and 151 Chest- 
nut >treet 

Peter Benson, 1790. Was one of 

the licensed auctioneers or vendiie mas- 
ters of the citv. He retired from business 
in iSt>2. In the Director}- for 1791 he was 
described as a "Clerk in land office, (>(> X. 
6th street." 

John Bernard, 1814. Was the uncle 
rf John Diniond (1850), whom lie made 
his sole heir. He died iu June, 1^25. 

Robert Bethel, 1812. Probably the 
Robert Bethel who was a farmer in I 'alls 
Township, Bucks co., Pa. A ll'i/liatn 
Bethel was a merchant in Philadelphia in 
181 1. 

Benjamin T. Biggs, 1887. Honor- 
ary Member, was born in New Castle 
Del., October I, 1821. His father, John 
Biggs, was born in Cecil co., Md., and 
his mother, Diana Bell, in the same county. 
He studied at New Jersey Conference 
Seminary, and afterwards at Weslevan 
University at Middletown, Conn., and 
upon the completion of his studies en- 
gaged in farming. In 1*46 he was com- 
missioned Major of the Delaware regiment, 
which it was intended to raise for service 
in the Mexican War, in anticipation of a 
call for troops by the ("nited States Gov- 
ernment. When the Whig party ceased 
to exist, he refused to join the "Know- 
Nothings" on account of its prescriptive 
character. In iS6o he was nominated for 
Congress, but was defeated. In iSfi; he 
wa^ elected a director of the Queen Anne's 
and Kent Railroad, and in I s ;; became 
i'-> President, which position he still re- 
t n ::.-,. !n I V.S he was elected to Congress, 
and re-elected in \X~. He removed to 
Middletown, Del. .in 1877, and he now 

- there When he \\ Ms elected a Illein 
b ; n! 'In Societs be u as the Governor 
of Delaware i Mi Mav I S, i>5;. lie mar- 
red M:-., M <;_<. S Beekman, of New ]er- 
<e\. T!h \ had live children, tllive of 

whom Mir\ivc, vi/.: John, admitted to the 
bar in 1^70; Jennie, a graduate of \Ve^ 
leyan Female College in i '17'). and \Vil 
laid ni''Ljs. Governor Hi'"'*- tike-- a 



| lively interest ill tlu Hiliernian Society, 
1 and is a popular attendant at the anniver- 
sary dinners. [See " Kncvclop;edia of 
Delaware," i^S^. p. ^.}V] 

Archibald Binghum, 1790. Was a 

merchant. ( Mi April 2\ i.s/i. he made an 
assignment for the benefit of creditor-, to 
Silas I-;. Weir > iNx y and Thomas M. Hall, 
merchants. (in Mav n, iSi.s, letters of 
administration on 'nis estate \\a-re granted 
to Hu-h Max we!!. Mr. Bin-ham was a 
member of the Acting Committee of the 
Society in i 71/1 

Robert Bines, 1803. Was a mer- 
chant at 97 Pine street, in i ' >.} and iN>5_ 

JohnBinns, 1S09. Was born in Dub- 
lin, Ireland. December 22, 1772. He was 
j the son of John Binns ami Mary Pember- 
ton, the daughter of Benjamin Pemberton, 
a brickmaker, of Dublin. He lost his 
father when he was an infant. After at- 
tending school, he was apprenticed in 
1 7<S6 to a soap boiler. In 1794 he went 
with his brother to London, and in the 
same year he became a member of the 
London Corresponding Society. He soon 
became active in the work of that politi- 
cal society and was upon several occasions 
one of its delegates to various cities to or- 
gani/e societies in favor of parliamentary 
reform. In 1797 he was .arrested and tried 
at Warwick, Kngland, for uttering sedi- 
tious and inflammatory language, but the 
jury acquitted him. The trial attracted 
much attention on account of the political 
excitement at the time. In 1 79S he was 
again arrested, together \\ith Arthur 
O'Connor and Rev. James Coi^ley. lie 
was discharged, but was afterwards rear- 
rested on a charge of high treason. ( Mi 
May 2!, 1 79\ their case was called lor 
trial. Rev. lames Coiglev was convicted, 
and Binns. O'Connor and the other pris- 
oners were acquitted. ( >'Counor attempt- 
ing to leave the court-room a riot ensued, 
which caused great excitement. After his 
acquittal Mr. 1'inn- returned to I.ondon. 
The report of a Set-ret Committee of the 
House of Commons, March 15. '. "uo. men- 
ti'>n< him as a leading pcrs":i in the de- 
sign of forming a society of 1'ni'ed I'.rit- 
o:is upon the ;! ni of the I'nited Irishmen. 
Tlie nevt da\ he u as arrested on a charge 



151 



in. 



of treasonable practices and committed to 
Gloucester prison, where he was detained 
for nearly two years. He \\a.s finally re- 
leased, and upon July i, iSu, embarked on 
the ship "Orion " at Liverpool lor Amer- 
ica. After a passage of nine weeks he- 
landed at Baltimore, -Md. 1 le shortly af- 
terwards settled at Northumberland, 1'a. 
I'pon March 16, lS<>6, he was married by 

I >r. Joseph Priestly to Mary Ann I'.agster, 
a native of Shropshire, Kngland. The is- 
sue of this marriage were, live sons and 
live daughters. During the political can- 
vass in iS<>5, when Thoma> McKcan was 
elected Governor of Pennsylvania, he 
wrote a series of newspaper letters signed 
"One of the People." These were the 
cause of a duel with Samuel Stewart, of 
I.vcoming co., 1'a., in November, iSo5. 
but neither party was hurt, and subse- 
quently thev became warm friends. In 
August, iSo2, Mr. P.inns was appointed 
Adjutant of the lord Regiment Penn- 
sylvania Militia. He first visited Phil- 
adelphia in i,So2, and upon his return 
to Northumberland established the AV- 
pu V;Vi/.v .-//X' n. <. In iN>7 he removed to 
Philadelphia and started a paper called 
the I h'tnocmtic /'/Vvv, and was connected 
with it until November, 1829. In iSi2 
Governor Suyder appointed him an aid- 
de-camp and intrusted to his care the or- 
ganization of some of the regiments to be 
mustered into the ("nlted States service, 
and also several other matters of the same 
nature. I'inns in his paper stronglv advo- 
cated the war, and toward* the close Gover- 
nor Snyder commissioned him on behalf 
of the State of Pennsylvania to present 
two sword.-, to Commodore Stephen I)e- 
catur and Captain fames Iliddlr. The 
presentation to Decatnr was limit- by 
r.;nns on board that officer's ship, the 

II Macedonian," and to Biddlc o:; board 
th it officer's ship, the " IIonu-1." Iv;rly 

: . P.inns took steps to publish the 
' ' ' >rrect copv ever printed or pnb- 

1 of the Declaration of Independence, 

''. .''i fac-similes of the signatures, ami 

.'. ' ': the arms of the thirU-eii States and of 

: ' -' e\])ending 

mii'-li tim ' : :; the same. pnh- 

hshed it i:: 



15inns had always been an ardent Dem- 
ocrat in politics until 1^24, during the 
jiresidenti.il election, when he opposed 
Jackson. This course made him many 
enemies and upon the night of the elec- 
tion his house was attacked by a mob, but 
no d. image was done. In 1820 Thomas 
Cooper, Abraham Small, William Y. 
Birch, I-M\\ard Hudson, M. I). uSo6), Mat- 
thew Randall and John Uinns formed a 
social club which continued to meet every 
Monday for some years afterwards. I'pon 
December 26, 1822, Governor Hiester ap- 
pointed Uinns an Alderman of the citv of 
Philadelphia, and he continued to hold 
that office until the Native American agi- 
tation in 1^44. 

lie was the author of several pamphlets, 
and of Rlnns's Justice of the Peace, which 
has gone through many editions and is still 
a standard law book hi Pennsylvania. Ik- 
published, in 1^54, RceoHeetions of the 
Life of Joint Hi tins. It contains his por- 
trait. At that date only two of his chil- 
dren were living, vix.., Benjamin Franklin 
I'inns and Matilda Pemberton Uinns, wife 
of John \V. Simes, Jr. His grandson, 
Kdward II. Binns, of the, firm of Thompson 
& Binns, grocers, 5 Arch street., is uow 
liviug in Philadelphia. 

Mr. Riniis died June 16, iS6o, aged 87 
years, and was buried in Monument cem- 
etery. His death was announced at the 
meeting of the Soc.ietv, June 6, iS6n, aud 
the members were re.<|uestcd to attend his 
funeral. lie had been a member for 51 
years. 3Ie was a member of the United 
Brethren's Church, Race street. 

Stilwcll S. Bishop, 1848. -Was a 
shipping merchant at ;/> N. Wharves ; was 
a member of the linns of Hishop X: Cnlin, 
Hishop ,S: Wa'.sor.. and bishop X: Simons. 
lie died shortly after the rebellion. 

-Tames Black, 1850. Was born in 

County Antrim, Ireland, and came to thi< 
countrv about I S .V" Jo. He w:<s in the 
grocer v business. He died about iS'is 70. 

James J. Black, lSr>r>. Was a mer- 
chant at S(j I.omb.-ird stn < t. 

John V. Blai'];, 1S:;:5. Was .-. --hem- 

ist. and at our time a varnish niannfac- 

l!e \s;;s an active Ma-.on, and \vas 

Master of Columbia I,'dge, No. 91. He 



HI, :;.-)! RO 

was born in 1795. and \v;is living as late l-'airfax co., Va. His father was Thomas 

sus December J3, i.\^. Bladen, a descendant of Sir Thomas 

Francis Blaekburuo, 1882. Was Bladen, Governor of the Province if 

born January 2h, i.\iy, in Philadelphia. Maryland and 1 in >ther-in-!a\v of Sir 

lie is not of Irish descent. His fuller, Charlie Cahert. His mother \vas A:;:i 

Francis Blackburne, was born in Stalionl, Caix>lin. a nati\e of Dublin. Ireland, .ind 

J-.nglaiid. His nioiher, Ann Kli/a I'riest- a niece of l.adv Black\sell and of the 

man Blackburne, was born in I'hiladel- I.ord Mavor of Dublin. IK- settled in 

phia. He is a maltster by occupation, Philadelphia about I>M j. and \\as ciigagi -d 

anil ,i member ot the Masonic' organi/.a- in the manufacture of crackers, etc , at 

tion. and of the Albion and St. (.eorge i icy North Front .street. He died in Phila- 

Societies. dclphia about iS^2, and was buried in the 

Rev. William BlackwOOd, D.D., graveyard on l-'iftcenth street near I'air- 

LL.D., 1S50. Honorary iMeinber. was mount avenue, and aftcruanls reinterred 

born in the parish of Immiara. in the in Woodlands cemetery. 
County of Down. Ireland, and educated in William II. Blair, 1857. - \V:,s born 

I.isbnrn and Dublin. lie graduated ill ' in Baltimore. Md., about iS^o. His father 

Roval College, Belfast, where he also was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. 

p.Lsscd through a full course of theology. He was a tea merchant in Philadelphia 

I Hiring his course, he wafl distinguished for several years, and afterwards a broker. 

in the departments of Logic, Rhetoric ami He died in 1.^70, and was buried in Ca- 

Belles I.ettTes, and also in Metaphysics, thedral cemeterv. He left six children 

I-!thit'S and Mathematics. Tie was pastor three sons and three daughters. One of 

of the Church of Tlolvwood, near Belfast, his sons. James ]'.. Blair, is in business in 

and also at Newcastle-oil -Tyiie. In ret'og- Xe\v York city at 101 Wall street, 
nition of his services, he was placed in John Blcakloy, 1790. Was a mem- 

the Moderator's chair in the highest Court ; ber of the l ; riendly Sons of ,^t. Patrick, 

of the T\nglish Presbyterian Church. In > See p. og. i 

!- s 5') Dr. Blackwoofl became ]ris(or of the James BoggS, 1796. Was a uier- 

Ninth Presbyterim Church, Philadelphia, chant at \<.) S. Front street. He served 

Penn., ^'here he still remains (iS(j2 v ). on the Acting; Committee of the Socictv 

.\fter the death of Rev. Richard "Webster, in 17^6. 

he look charge of the "History of the William Boggs, 1809. A native of 

Presbyterian Church in America," and Ireland, was the son of Vnmcis P>"ggs and 

tditid it. lie has written much for mag- lane Morrison Campbell. He came to 

axines and other journals, ilis most e\- 1'liiladelphia in 1^.5. He was a member 

ten-ive Iiterar\- work is a very lar^e a.nd of the firm of William Boggs ^V Co., <lr\- 

i-l.iborati- eiu'yclopa-dia, which is- histori- goods nien-haiits, at iSS Market street, 

cal, tlieologiral, collegiate, anti(|narinn, lie took a lively interest in the atfairs of 

trrhitectur.,1 and biblical in it^ character, the f^ocietv, and served on it-- Acting C >::;- 
;. ud indirates both reM-.:rch and erudition. , mittee horn iSu to iSiS, and again in 

"1)1. Blackuood has a line clerical an- [Sjl. He died September I. l s >.';. aged 

j.earance. is digu; .",ed in his manlier, and ,}q years, and is buried in I,.unvl Hi'.! 

:- of a veiy cniirleou-;, genial ami genlU-- cenietei v. He was noted lor hi-, ch.irily 

m :\\\\ sj :ii ;'.. lie is a h:ird worker in his and benevolence. Mr--. Judge i'ickit. o!' 

jirol'e-sion. has much inilucnce. a;-d I-'lori-m'e. Ala., is a daughter; M;s. I'e::- 

, ' cine vi d a re; in tat ion such as on 1 , v re.'l riet ;.i M ; . . ; -. of S' eu 1 ien \ i'. le. ( >. , .1 . : . iin 1 - 

.'.ort!l c.,u gain." l ; or a number of ye;.'s daughter, and Miss I-'.'i'.ell ('.!'.. !'..:m, of 

!a v\.,- a ].i'o:ni:u nt f.gure at the ,.i;::i\ r A-.i-'.in. '1\ \.. a grandniece of M : . P.oggs. 

Frodt-rick Belaud, 1SS(!. N in the 

li.as no; bei n presi-nt. [ Si e " Prcshv teri.ui , J ( M >king -gla>-- and picture tVaine business 

)MH \ i lopa ilia." Piiiia., i v "- i. Vol. : , ];. ~(.. } at ,.'.'.' Market stieit. lie served in the 

Thomas Jiladen, 1S:!^. \Vasb.-m in a:m\ during tlie rebellion. 



BO 



BO 



Richard Hawks Bolster, 1865. 

\V.is 1 >rn in Ahvorth, Parish of Kilshan- 
ick, County Cork, Ireland, in 1808. He 
came to America May 14, 1852, and settled 
in I'hiladel])hia, where he was for many 
years engaged in the connnission and im- 
porting business, on Chestnut street aliove 
i:i. :it. He was greatly interested in the 
.society, and was a regular attendant at 
the meetings and dinners. lie \v:is a 
great wit anil !>(! i'il'ilHt. He was agent 
of a Dublin firm of Irish poplin manu- 
facturers. Mr. Bolster w.is a member of 
the Masonic organization and ol the 
Burns Societv, and also President of the 
(iiianlian Insurance Company. He died 
I (ecelllber 14, 1891. 

Rev. James Gray Bolton, 1882. - 

( MIL- of seven sons of Samuel Bolton and 
Marv ( '.rav Bolton, of I lill Side, I.ismovle, 
was born in Lisinovle. near Kilrea, 
Countv Derry, Ireland, March 17, 1849. 
He came to America, May 6, i86b, 
and settled in Philadelphia a few 
days afterwards. lie is a popular and 
widely - known Prcsbvterian minister, 
prominent in church conventions and 
assemblies. He has been a delegate to 
the I'relieral Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church. Moderator of the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia, and President of the Minis- 
terial Association of Philadelphia. Since 
beginning work in Philadelphia, he has 
collected a congregation and built a 
beiutifnl church at ('.ray's l-'erry, costing 
5; >,')', now entirely self-supporting and 
out of debt He was Chairman of the 
Committee of Citi/ens who waited upon 
Mayor Smith to protest against the Sulli- 
van-McCatlrev pri/e light and delivered 
the address on behalf of the Committee, 
the action resulting in the stoppage of 
the affair. He has also taken a very ac- 
tive part in the I. aw and Hrder Societv 
and other bodies having the u el fa re of the 
v ity as their object. He has been a useful 
member >f the Society shire joininu it, and 
is ,i regular attendant at its meetings Mr. 
ilton married in Phi! li-lphia, ' inuary 
iv\; S. Josephine, daughter of S. 
: ! and \nn Hiis'on Town<end. 
" Xevin's Prcsbvteriau Kncvclo- 



Morris Boney, 1890. -Is a stevedore 

at 1 2h Noble street. He is also President 
of the Sea Shore Railway in New Jerscv. 

Alexander Boyd, 1790. The Direc- 
tory for 1791 designates him as Inspector 
of Customs, 2oi Sassafras street, and for 
i8iH> as a County Commissioner at 1 13 Cal- 
lowhill street. In the . !u>\>>\i for January 
i i, ilSi i, we find a funeral notice of Major 
Alexander Boyd, who died Januarv u., iSi i, 
at No. 142 North Second street. On 
November 2. 1780, the Supreme Kxecntive 
Council of Pennsylvania appointed him 
an Auctioneer for Northern Liberties, 
\shich position he held until his resigna- 
tion, July 12, IJ.V). [See "Colonial Rec- 
ords," Vol. 13, ]). 41,1 ; Vol. 15, p. 50, 53; 
"Pennsylvania Arc-hives," Vol. 5, p. 43; 
Vol. lo, ]>. 206, 209. 

Augustus Boyd, 1867. Was born 
in Harford co., Mil., January 10, 1826. 
His father and grandfather were born in 
America, but his great-grandfather emi- 
grated from County Antrim, Ireland, in 
1736, and settled in Lancaster co., Pa., 
where branches of the family still exist. 
Major Boyd settled in Philadelphia in 
1862. lie was Quartermaster in the 
United States Regular Army from 1862 to 
1865, and also Lieutenant-Colonel. lie 
was afterwards President of the Central 
National Bank, President of the Heston- 
ville Street Railway, and engaged in man- 
ufacturing and in banking. He resides 
at 65 X. ; v }th street. 

David Boyd, 1824. --Was born 1780 in 
Ballyniony, County Antrim, Ire-land. He 
was a merchant tailor at 33 North Fourth 
street. For many years he took an active 
interest in the Societv, especially in its 
social features, and was always ready with a 
som/ or response to any toast or sentiment 
at a dinner. Full of humor he became prom- 
inent at all entertainments of the Society. 
He sewed on the Acting Committee from 
iS^S to 1834 and again from 1836 to 1851. 
When IK- arrived in America he intended 
to go to Westmoreland co., Pa., to his 
uncle, but In- found so many friends in 
Philadelphia that he concluded to settle 
here, and afterwards congratulated him- 
self that lie had changed his plans. He 
was a viromineiit Mason anil had a very 



no :*">:; HO 

wi'le circle of friends and acquaintances. David I.apsley, merchant 1790 , were also 

He also was very active in Democratic memtx.-rs of the Society, a.-> was also Sam- 

polities. He retired from business a rich uel Dufiield 171/1 , OIK- of the \\itm-sses. 

man and died in l ; eliruarv, iSbS. He He married Margaret Kerr. N< >\ ember 21, 

married Plui-be, granddaughter of Major- i7M,in l-'irst Presbs teri.m Church. His 

(",c:ieral Arthur St. Cl.a'r. She survived daughter, Sarah I',ovl.::i, died in 1'hiladel- 

hi:n and died in her 931! year. David phia, March 5, 1.^70. 

Hoyd, Jr. (,^51;, was his son. In his will, Hugh Boyle, 1790.- \Vasa member 

admitted to probate February 24, 1S6S, his of tlie I'rieiidlv So;:- of St. Patrick. 

wife and son are appointed executors. Sec p. yj. < 

He also mentions hi* nieces. Catharine Thomas Boyle, 1880.- W.<.- born in 

Tait, wife of Hugh Tail, and Jane Shields, Clan-morris, C'oiinlv Mayo, Ireland, ::: 

and also David Boyd Daly, infant son of 1'ehruarv, I S.j ;, and came to A:IK rica, Sep- 

John Daly. '.ember, 1 VA landing in Ness York and 

David Boyd, Jr., 1851.- Son of -ettling in Philadelphia about December, 

David Bovd :S24>, was born in Philadel- iSSj. lie is in the furniture and dry 

phia in 1824. He was associated with his snoods business at 257 Kaolin's avenue. 

father in Inisiness for some years and was Camden, N. J., and was al-><; in uatch- 

a:i importer of woollens at 32 South l"<jurth making and jewelrv b u--ir.es> here and in 

street. I le was <juite successful in luisine^s Ireland. I le is a member of the Merchant 

and accumulated, a fortune. llediedAu.^- and Salesman's Association and of the 

n~-t 15, iSS2. and was buried in Woodlands Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

cemetery. lie was twice married, his William Boyle, 1882. Was born in 

second wife beinif Alida Knickerbocker, of Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, Au^u>t 

New York. He left several children sur- !S, 1X41, and came to Philadelphia in Au- 

vi\-in^ him. He was the associate of his j^ust, '^57- He is in the wholesale li(jur 
fatlier at the meetings of the Society, and | business at 147 South Second street, beir..^ 

his presence always er.livened the dinners, a member of the firm of Boyle (S: Mc( ilinn. 

by reason of hi-> wit and humor. He was William V. Boyle, 18-11. A nej hew 

reinarkablv happ\- at repartee. ( )n his of Dennis Kell\' IN29', was a native of 

death the Society passed ;\ >oluti(,r.s ex- Philadelphia. Hi> ^r/ndfathcr wa> .1 :;a- 

pre>sive of the hi^h esteem in which the live of Ireland, and resided near Dona-ha- 

members re^.irde'l him. more, County Tyrone, Ireland, and on no- 

JohTi Boyd, 1875. - Was born in tice from America that his brother-in-law, 

Cross^are, County Down, Ireland, No- "Judge J:ick, of Lancaster, Pa.," had left 

vember I s , rS^o, and came to America in him money, he came to this country. 



He settled in Philadelphia, William V. Boyle 



was a 



' 



where he has since been engaged in deal- grocery firm of Boyle \: Stnmd. Water 

j ::: and manufacturing carpets. The street. He died a bachelor on August 14, 

f:"ii i- Boyd, White ,V Co., Chestnut iS54, aged 42 years, and was buried in St. 

--.-'.. II, i- a member of the Masonic, Dennis' cemetery, H.. \vrford, Pa. 

( ' : . 1 fellows, and American Protestant ElittS Boys, 1790.- Wa- a merchant 

at -. Penn -treet in 171*:. He was a brother 

hlincs Boylan, 1700. Was a iner- ofCaptii; 

.' -\: : :\ Philadelphia as (.-.irlv a< i ~S2. In admittel to probate November 5. i~^:. 




.::.! ^T-e.-t. II.- died in March. 1705. hi- three s,, n -. 

- ssill, admitted to probate M uvh r>'/<. Th-v: 

'7',-, !:e nii-nri-::- his wife, Margaret of th.e \\ it :: 

1 in ; hi- -on, J.nnes, who died of yi-1- Chnrcli : :u :. ap]>.-.'.rs a marria; 

fevrr ; ;'.nd his three children, fames, P.oy- to M.irth i Scr.'.!. >t!i Sep'.ei 

itid Sarah. Two of his everutors, N:ith;in Boys, 1790. W.-.> 

j- I::: I'.le iklev, ge-itlem in ' 1790 , and te-i rat of irnu-d bo ; W.:-hin 



BR 



BR 



afterwards, December 6, 1775, appointed 
to be Captain of armed boat " I-Yanklin." 
In August, I77\ after the evacuation of 
Philadelphia by the British, all the officers 
of Pennsvlvania State Navv were dis- 
charged, excepting such as were necessary 
to man three gallevs and three guard 
boats. Ca]itain Hoys, of the " l-'ranklin." 
was retained. In March, 1779, he appears 
to have bi-eii senior in command, for he 
was directed to make a re turn of the tleet. 
< ':i February 13. 17^1, I he oi'licers and 
men \\ere all discharged, except Captain 
Hoys, and such of the men as were dis- 
abled in the State service. On the 2oth 
I>cceinl>er, I7- S 1, the Council discharged 
Captain Nathaniel P>i)\.s, and declare that, 
sensible of his merit as an officer, they 
think it proper to declare their approba- 
tion of his conduct during the time he 
ha? been in the public service, and to as- 
-mv him that they discharge him 1 'ecar.se 
the service in which he was engaged was 
at an end and for no other cause. lie 
was a City Commissioner from 1793 to 
I7y\ and died about January, 1X03, his 
will being dated December 2o, ]^<>2, and 
admitted to probate, January 7, i S< >; v His 
wife, Mai v Hoys, \\ as one of the executors. 
He was a brother of Klias Hoys 17001. 
Samuel Fisher Bradford, ISO.'?. 
Wa- born in Philadelphia in 177''. was 
the son of Thomas Bradford and Mary 
I'isher, his \\ife. He was the tilth gener- 
ation in de-cent from William Bradford, 
who introduced printing into the Ameri- 
can colonies. He was a bookseller and 
publisher, of the linn of Bradford .S: In- 
-keep. He was a prominent Mason., ;l t_ 
taiuing the ])osition of ('.rand Master of 
tlie ('.rand Lodge of Pennsylvania. He 
was initiateil in I.odgc NO. 51. I-'ehrnarv 
!.l, I M.S. \\"as elected (.rand Treasurer 
C,r ml I.od, . in December iStr. 
- :- ,. ; v io. iSi i ; Junior C.rand Wai- 
den, December, ' v ; j ; I >eput v ( '.rand, 
M ist( r, D n mb, r, :M.^. and C.rand Mas 
ter, I leci mlier, IM.J. He died \] 
i - ^7. am 1 w as ' mri< '. v hm\ h 

'":::: ground. He married, March 
. '.' .. h ';,:: Chri-1 : . 
< :' Abrah im Insk< <;. i -_; , hi- 
rtner. Tlie M< morial Records of Christ 



Church note the deaths of his widow, 
Abigail Bradford, August 2, 1.^37, a^ed 
lift v-nine years ; of their daughter, M.ary l-\ 
Bradford, November 30, I.S41, a^ed twenty- 
six \ ears ; of John Inskeep Bradford, A]>ril 
V>, I. y j6, av^ed nineteen years, and of 
another John Inskeep Bradford, their son, 
September 2y, iSo^, ayed 5 years. 

Daniel Charles Elliott Brady, 
1851. Horn in Philadelphia, about 1.^2: 
or i,S2J. lie \\as in the importing and 

commi-sion dry-;;oods business uith his 
uncle, Patrick Bradv '1.^361, and Jerome 
I'Vlc, un<ier the firm-name of P. Bn.dy ^\i 
Co. He died about 1^79, at Buffalo 
l-'orgi-, Rockbridge co., Ya., where some 
of his children now live. 

Francis Edward Brady, 1847. 
Horn in 1^02, in County Cavan, Ireland. 
He came to America in August, 1^24, and 
settled in Philadelphia, where he became 
a manufacturer of cotton -oods. In 1^51 
he rt-moveil to Tomales. Mann co., Cal., 
where he kept a store ami became Post- 
master, and where he died upon April iS, 
i S66. lie was buried in the Catholic 
cemetery of Tomales. Alderman Hugh 
Clark i 1^41 ) was his first cousin. 

James Brady, 1882. Horn near Tul- 
lavin, townland of I.appau, County 
Cavan, Ireland, in iS2o. lie came to 
America, June Jn. r\=;i>, landing at New- 
York, and settled in Philadelphia the 
same- \ ear. He was in the retail liquor 
business at 604 South Tenth street. He 
was never married. He died April 20, 
iScjo, and was buried in the old Cathedral 
cemetery. 

Owen Brady, 1880. Was born Jan- 
uary 17, 1^33, at Degnavantv, Parish of 
Kill, Countv Cavan, Ire-land. lie came 
to Philadelphia from Ireland, June I , iSs2, 
and obtained employment in a shipping 
warehouse, where he continued nut: ! i ^ : ; 
He followed the water from 1X5710 isf.i. 
and from iShi to iSn^ he \\ascmployed 
in Ouartermastcr's Department of the 
Arm\ of tlie Potomac, superintending the 
movement ol supplier and yovernmeut 
stores. In 1x^5 he ojiened a shijijiing and 
c> mn;> -ii 'ii In ir.se at I S Sotitl 
avelllH-. and colltilllle-d i:: that Ijll-ille-s 
until hi- death. I Ii v 1 -..- : >f 'h'j: 



BK 



Conference of Si. Vincent de Paul of St. 
Agatha's Church IK. in I.X>9 until his 
death, was a member of ilu- Commercial 
Kxchani^c, Catholic I'hilopatrian I.itcrar\ 
Institute- and other oryani/.ations. He 
<.ied Jaiuia: y 2\ i.Vji. 

Patrick Brady, 1836. - Was a native 
<f Ireland, lie was .senior member uf the 

lirm of I'. llradv t \i Co., importers of dry 
i^ood;-. I le v, as a director of the Farmers' 
ami Mechanics' Hank, of the American 
F'ire Insurance Company, and Philadel- 
phia Wat chouse Company. He died in 
New York, and was buried in his vault at 
St. John's, Thirteenth above Chestnut 
s'.rcct. I le had a son, Austin I'.rady, and 
three (laughters. One of his daughters 
married J>r. Nancreile. His nephew, 
J>aniel C. }'.. I'.radv (1,^51 , was also a 
member. 

Thaddeus Brady, 1884. Born Jan- 
uary 5. if>49, in townland of Car; ickallcn, 
parish of I, arah, Couutv Cavan, Ireland, 
and came to America in September, i^bt). 
He was a clerk with his cousin, Mark De- 
vine (i'\v^', until the latter's death. lie 
was a member of the Catholic Club and 
al<o of the Carrollton Club. lie died Jau- 
uarv 4, iSyu. 

Thomas Brady, 1883. I-orn in iS45- 
in the parish of I. arah. Countv Cavan, 
Ireland. He came- to America in i^h~, 
.Mul settled in Philadelphia, where he was 
eii'.'.a'jcd in the carpel weaving, and after- 
v. ards ir. the liijiior business. He died 
Ju'.v 4. ISM'., and \\as buried in New Ca- 
thedral cemetery. He left a widow surviv- 
ing him. 

Patrick John Brankin, 1882.- 
I.i.]-]] Ma\- ,o, 1X53, in Philadelphia. His 
father wa>- a na'.ive of Count\ Antrim, 
In land, ar.il hi* mother a native of Coimtv 
Tvrone. In-land. He i^ in the hi'iise 
;,nd --i'.'i! ]iaiiitmi' business. Mr. I'.rankin 
; ai ti\i memberiifthe Can < ill \< :: Club 
..nd l'.::';u-r-' A . iciati. .n. and ha- been 
,; dire, '..r ..I St. Michae'.'- T. A. I',. Hall 

VViliiain Brav. 180r>. We can lind 

].r.i ''.ic u -c- rd- . 

Rev. Janus A. Bre'.Giiy, 1S(H5. 



fourteen miles vu-st of Atlilone and three 
miles from the town of Mullv^ar. County 
(alwav. Ireland. He cnr.yratcd to Amer- 
ica in i<\=>7. arriv;n,^ at .\\w York u}>oii 
June 2tl of that ye, if, and in the follow ini; 
September enteied at St. Vincent'- Col 
lc-e. Westmoreland co., Pa., and in Sep- 
tember. i,Mw>, wa-. i eeeived a-> a student for 
the priesthood in St. Cha:lcs P><>rromco 
Seminar;., then at Fi-htceiith and. R,,ee 
.streets. He w.i- ord..ined a pi ic-t in St. 
Patrick's Church upon May .>.;, n<>;. His 
first mission wa- in the Cathedra! !'..;>h, 
Philadelphia, whe;e he -pent one \ ear. 
In May. 1^64, he wa- sent to Si. C lair, 
Schuvlkill Co., Pa., w lie re he remained ten 
years, building in tliat time a hue church, 
parochial dwelling, etc. Ik- was one of 
the Catholic Pilgrims from America to 
Rome in iNj.j, and on his wav home he 
s]>eut a few weeks in his native land. In 
September, 1^74, he was assigned to Bus- 
tletou, Philadelphia, and in March, 1^75, 
was transferred to Summit Hill, Carbon 
co., Pa. In April, I< S 77, he was placed in 
charge of the church at Coatesville, Pa., 
i and in 1^79 was transferred to the pas- 
torate of the Church of St. John Baptist. 
Maiiayunk, which po-itioii he still wor- 
thilv occupies. 

John Broslin. 1882. -P>orn in iS;;. 
in Midlininore Cdentis. County I>OIICLV':, 
Ireland. He came to America, in A] ::i. 
iS.jt), landing at New York. and. settled in 
Philadelphia in November, i.^su, upon 
his return from the California i;old mines. 
where he had been since iSsJ. He is in 
the wholesale liijuor business. 

Ephraim Bricc, 1884. 1'oru in 

Pliiladclplna, l-'ebruai v .:i\ :S=,,i. He is a 
son of" \\"il!i.im lliice [>f>i i, and is in t:.e 
general Commis-lou bu-llle-- \\ r. h his 
father at NO. 2\2 South F'ron! -tree!. 1 le 
i-- a Til em be: of the Commcl cial 1 ;\cl'.,.ll;^e 

William El'lCO. 1SH1. !-::. NOM n; 

Counl\ iione-.-d, In land.. lie emigrated 
lo \me:ir.i :: ; - ;.-. !..v..iin- .1! I'hiladel 
p'nia. I line .' ;tl: o; :!;..; \ e.i.r, and, set'.lini: 
a 1 once in t h:- cii v. Hi i- .1 d tmnr.s don 
mi rch.m: in general piod. ;a i and j.n >v> 



B R 



BR 



Veen a Commissioner oi" the Public Build- 
ings since 1^72, ami a Director in the 
CcinniHTci.il Fixchaiii^e tor the last twelve 
years, and was Vice President and Prcsi- 
dent of the latter body. 1 le ha-- also been 
a director for the lust ten vears of the 
Chamber of Commerce, and was formerly 
a director of the In ion Hanking Company. 
He \vus elected President of the Hibernian 
Society. March 17, iSSj, and re-elected 
.March 17, lS,S; v serving until .March 17, 
iS.s.j.and was ai^ain elected upon March 17, 
i Si i<>. and still occupies that position at 
this date March 17, iS<.y2 . His son, 
F'.phraim P.rice is s .( i, is a member of the 
Societv. He was a member of the Citi- 
/.en's Committee of l ; iftv i.sv>i in aid of 
the Irish Parliamentary Fund. I'pon the 
expiration of his first term of office Mr. 
P.rice was presented \sith a handsomely 
engrossed and framed set of resolutions, 
expressive of the esteem in which lie was 
held by the Society. With his first elec- 
tion as President, commenced the present 
highly prosperous condition of the Societv. 
I Minified and courteous, he commamls the 
res]ect of all the nieinl >crs, who regard him 
with the greatest atfectiou. [See sketch 
of hi-- life in "Men of America, L'itvliov- 
ernment,'' Philadelphia, iSS^.J 

Robert Bridges, 1790.- Horn in 
Philadelphia, November IS, 1 7 ;y, uas a 
sailm tkt-r at 254 South I-'ront street and 
Si South Wharves. He died January I S, 
iS<x). a:id was buried in Chris! Church 
biiryin^-gronnil. He was married in 
Ch: i-t Church upon October 26, 1760. lo 
Jemima Shepherd. She survived him. 
Hi-- will, dated November 29, 1792. and 
admitted to probate, February 5. iSoo, 
mentions eiijht children. vi/. : Cornelia. 
Roltert, Mary, Colj)e]>er, FMward, Sarah. 
Harr'a-; and Kmily. Two of his execu- 
tors, vi/.., Robert i'aUon 179*1 . his sun- 
in 1 iw, an 1 William J'.ell }-<,<, . hi- friend, 
wire also members of the Societv. In 
the memorial records of Christ's Church 
there ire - lei] ihe de iths < >\ FMward 
15rii !:'<-,, men ii int. Sept i-mber r . 1711. 
ajcd ; .; ye ir- : ! nine months, .did of 
Cornelia Hrid^e- I ; ebru.'.r\ 7, 17 s ;. ai;ed 
7 .' years. The-e \s.--( pi ibably hi- jj.i- 
rents. 



Andrew Laird Britton, 1888. 

Born September \>i, 1^25, in Tuli\ hoi vin, 
I'ir.niski'.len. County l ; ermauaL, r h, Irel.ind. 
lie came to America in July, iV)y, and 
settled in Philadelphia in iS5y, about ten 
years later. He iseii^aLjed in the hat. cap 
and straw-^oods wholes.de business, the 
linn beint; Hritton. James ^c Co., No. 20 
North I-'ifth street. He has invented 
several patent ear mufflers, which he also 
manufactures. He is a member of the 
Masonic and Odd Fellows' organizations. 
Charles Wallace Brooke, 1841. - 
Horn May 2.S, iM - v in Philadelphia. He. 
was the son of Robert Brooke, civil en- 
gineer and sur\'e\or. and Charlotte, 
daughter of (ietieral Andrew Porter 
179- and aunt of Jud;j;e \\"il!iam A. Por- 
ter i\)2 . The Brooke family came 
from Yorkshire, luixLuid. C. Wallai : 
Brooke studit.il law and was admitted lo 
the Philadelphia bar upon June 21, r\u. 
and to the N'orristown bar the same year. 
He commenced practice at Norristown, 
Pa. In January, ;\Vj, he was appoiutf! 
Deputv L'rosfcuting-Attorney for Phila- 
delphia, and filled that position for about 
two vears. In September, 1^41, he \\ as 
ap])oiuted Solicitor for tl'.e Trustees of the 
I nited States Bank, \\hieh had failed be 
fore that time. After the Native Ameri- 
can riots of iS_}}, he joined Company If 
of the City Artillerv Regiment, as a pri- 
vate, and subse(|Uentl\' succeeded Captain 
Horace Binnev, Jr., as Captain. l'])oi! 
June IS, is jo, h c married Fai/abeth 
Til^hman Rawle, eldest daughter of 
U'illiam Rawle, Jr. Their son. William 
Brooke Rawle (name changed), is now a 
practicing law\'er in Philadelphia. C. 
Wallace Brooke died at Iris son's country 
Montgomery co. , Pa., UJMMI A-.:,' 1 ;-' 
<i. iS^S. He was a successful law 
his d iv, and ll inured in nunu-rou- promi- 
llelll cases. 

Nathan Brooke, 1870. Bon; in 

Radnor. Ivlawan- co., Pa., fin nary 21, 

Hi tors /. - Fhi^lish i I 

' ' ' '. Phil.adelphi in iSs 2. \s here h'- 

u i- ':" i." '. in the Hour in ! '^rain i 'om- 
mission ':. ! I v, is ; . id en' <>'. 

the Coinm- i F.xch m^e i direi-tor ::i 

the Chamber of Commerce, N it ion il !'. i::'x 




DAVID I'AI'L r.K()\VX. 



F,R 



of the Republic, and Penn Trust and Safe 
I 'eposit Company. He was a member ot 
the Hoard of Trade. I'nion League. Spring 
C,..rd( 11 Institute and of the Masonic or 
i,'a:ii/ation. He died May 13, iNS.s. 

Andrew Brown, 1790. \Va> a native 

o r the North of Ireland, where he was 
I "in about 17-14. He was educated at 
Trinitv College. lUihlin. In 1773 became 
to America as an officer in the Hritisli scr- 
vice, but soon resigned, and settled in 
Massachusetts. At the outbreak of the 
Revolution he espoused tilt- patriot cause, 
and fought at Lexington and Hunker 
Hill. In 1777 he was Muster-Master Gen- 
eral, and served as Major under C.reene 
and (.rales. After the war he established 
a voun^ ladies' academv, at Lancaster. 
I 'a., and subsequently eame to Phila- 
del])hia, where he founded and published 
the J-'t'n't fill (ia~rt(c. The (,\r.tttc was 
the- ortzan of the friends of the Constitu- 
tion, and many papers favorable to it 
v.ere published therein. The name of 
the paper was afterwards changed to the 
I'hiiadciphia (/i/cr/A- 1 . It is said to have 
been the first to publish the debates 
in Congress. The office of the (iii~ette 
look fire. January 27, 1797. Mr. Hrown 
rind his familv occupied the u]i])er part of 
the building, and in the endeavor to save 
the lives of his wife and family, in which 
lie was unhappily unsuccessful, he was so 
badly bnrned that he died Februarv 4th. 
[See Scharf \i \Vestcott. \"ol. .;. p. 1977.] 
David Paul Brown, 1819. Horn in 
I'hilad. Iphia. September 2\ 179^. He 
was the only son of Paul I'rown, a Ouaker, 
descended from one of the first settlers of 
New !< rsev. lie pursued classical studies 
for ;\MI ve.it- in Massachusetts, and bewail 
the Mud \ of medicine, but turned to the 
biv . and was admi'.'.ed to the bar. Septcm- 
.;. :'., at the aj^e of twenty-one. He 
soon ai inrved a fine reputation as a law 
:i:d or i'.:r. In iS2] he successfully 
!. '! J;:d-e Robert I'orter. who was 

1;. d befo,e tin- Senate of Penilsyl- 

\'ania. \\"ithin lifteen \ears his profes- 
sional iii'-o.r.e amounted '.o v;,.,.,,., l,ut 
hi-- -eiien.i!-, li\ in- absorbed it all. I [is 
powerful viit- !- an r irator w< re irei|Uent!y 
called forth. (>n the hundredth anniver- 



sary of tlie birtlidav of Washington, lie 

delivered the addrcsr- at the laying of the 
corner-^tom.- ol a monument to be erected 
in the \Vashmxton Smare, I'hiladeljjl'.ia. 
He had exci-llent ji!i\>ical tmaliiications 
for an orator, uas of medium height, with 
full chest, and a voice of remarkable com 
pass and sweetnes>. Hi- wa.-- a lover i>f 
the drama and aspired to be a dramatist. 
His traced \-. ''Sertotius, or the Roman 
Patriot. " uas written in i\v>. Thout^h 
the elder Hooth took the title >!>/( the 
]>lay was acted but nine times. Another 
tragedy, "The Trial," had even less >uc- 
cess. A melodrama, "The I'rojihet of St. 
Paul's," and a farce, " I.ove and Honor." 
completed his dramatic efforts. He res- 
olutelv det-lined office, and rarelv prac- 
ticed outside of Pennsylvania. Though 
less jiromineiit in the courts in latter davs, 
he continued the practice of his profession 
until the last year of his life. In i^^fi he 
published "The l ; orum, or I-'orty Years 
l-'ull Practice at the Philadelphia Bar 1 ' 
2 vols. i. This work contains sketches of 
the judges and eminent practitioners of 
his time, and also of their predecessors. 
In iS59 Mr. Hrown published in pamphlet 
form 'each separately) several of his earlv 
speeches, and in iS6g "The Press, the 
Politician, the People, and the Judiciary. " 
His son. I-'.dward, published and edited 
"The Forensic Speeches of David Paul 
Hrown " (Philadelphia, ' S 73 ! . He died 
July ii, 1^72. Mr. Hrovvn \\as an ..ctive 
member of the Hibernian Society, and 
was one of its two Counsellors in iSji. and 
attain from IS?;, to \*2~. [See "Applcton's 
Cyc. Amer l',i. -.," Vol. I. p. ,V^ : " P.io-r. 
luicyc, of Penna.," }>. f>2> ; " Tb.e I'orum," 
Vol.",.] 

Isaac Newton Brown, 188M. Iid 
not return his blank. He is a number of 
the Philadelphia Har. bvin.i; a<lmitted to 
practice, June 2, 1^5'). 

James Ill-own, 18:59. Horn in County 
Ant: im. I:e: ind. \\'a- .1 nu i. i'.an! < -n 
Chestnut s t! , , b, low Third, ore of t;-,e 
firm of \Vm. M< Ki e \ Co.. impo-ters a-:d 
drv -o.,d- io',', v ;-.. After Mr. McK- . 
death he bei-.ime .1 member of the P.o.i^.l 

York, and 'lied, there in i vs ;. He uas 



HR 



BR 



buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. He was 
Treasurer of the Society from 1*51 to 
1869. 

James A. Brown, 1821. His name 
does not appear in the Directories or pub- 
lic records. Oil December 24, I\S2, letters 
of administration on the estate ol 'a James 
A. Brown were granted to John C. Smith. 

John Brown, 1790. Was a member 
of the Friendly Sons of St. 1'atrick. See 

p. I(X). ! 

John II. Brown, 1802. -Then- were- 
letters of administration granted upon the 
estate of a John II. Brown, Sep'cmbe-r 2(1. 
iSfK). \\"e can obtain no information 
concerning him. 

John II. Brown, 1844. Was a native 
of Ireland, and was in the drv goods trade 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., and afterwards in Phil- 
adelphia, at 13') High street. He died 
November 15, i SSS, letters of administra- 
tion on his estate being granted to James 
Stewart Brown, Alleghenv, I'a.; sureties, 
Joseph S. Brown, Allegheny. Pa., and 
Hugh ( iraham Blown, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Joseph Bl'OWll, 1790. Was a mer- 
chant at I I Hi-h street, in 1791. Letters of 
administration on his estate were Drained, 
September 50, isio, to Martha Brown, 
his widow, and Ycrkes Saunnati. Morgan 
Carr I 1*25 > was one of the sureties. 

Lewis R. Brown, 1806.- Was a mer- 
chant at 44 Filbert street. His name 
disappears from the Directories after iS<>'>. 

Roger Brown, 1840. -Horn in iSia, 
in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. He 
came to this countrv in lSv>. and engaged 
in the liquor business. He was amember 
of the Hibernia C.reeiis. He died Sep- 
ternlier, 1^5), letters of administration on 
his estate beiir^ granted, September 29. 
iS.S}. to Sarah Ann Brown. Andrew C. 
CraiL; (Si7 was one of thi- sureties. John 
J. Shields i ss7 i i-> his sou-i n 1 t\v. 

William Brown, 1790. Was a mem- 
ber of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. 
See p. [i x). i 

William Brown, 1804. Was pro!) 

ably a grocer, at the cornel-''! Fourth and 
Plum streets. 

William Brown, 1832. We have no 
informal^ >', il "ral him. 

William Brown, 1845. Was of the 



linn of J. & W. Brown, wholesale grocers, 
.Market above Seventh. He removed 
from Philadelphia, and is supposed to 
have died in California. 

William Brown, 1852. -We car. find 
no information about him. He was pro- 
posed as a member by Joseph Jones ( iS^i ). 

William K. Brown, M. D., 1881. 
Horn in Philadelphia, Aug. 19, 1851. John 
Brown, his great-grandfather, settled in 
Philadelphia about 1773 or 1774, and his 
grandfather and lather were natives of 
this city. Ill-, maternal grand-parent, 
John Marlin, and his mother, were natives 
of County Derry, Ireland. He graduated 
at the Niagara University, Suspension 
Bridge, N. V.. in iS6y, and is President of 
the Alumni Association of that institution. 
! le studied medicine at. the Homoeopathic 
Medical College of this city, graduated in 
1.S73, and has been a practicing phvsician 
since. Dr. Brown served as one of the 
two Physicians of the Society, !N.S2-iS.S6. 

Peter Arrell Browne, 1813. Born 
17^2, in Philadelphia. Hew. is a promi- 
nent member of the Philadelphia Bar, 
being admitted to practice. March 7, iS<>^. 
He was the first to introduce in the Phil- 
adelphia Courts in September, iS^y, the 
doctrine of " emotional insanity," as a de- 
fence in murder trials, and he secured the 
acquittal of his client upon that ground. 
I le was somewhat eccentric in his manner, 
but correct and precise in his dealings. 
Towards the end of his life he gave up ac- 
tive practice' at the bar, and engaged in 
scientific pursuits, being much interested 
in geologv, ethnologv, etc. I le published, 
iS.S.;. a work on the texture of hair and 
wi 10] entitled " Trichologia Mammal inm," 
and \\.is for manv \vars one of the most 
:teti\e member- of the Franklin Institute. 
On June S, i V 1 j, he delivered the address 
i -n the occasion of the corner stone laving 
of the Institute's building, on Seventh 
stt'ei '. below Market. lie was the projec 
tor of tlie "Arcade" on Chestnut sticet 
near Seventh, and the "Chinese P,ag< >da" 
near 1'airni 1 unit. During the anti-negro 
riots in AuiMi--t. is^;, he had charge- of 
the three hundred --peci.il constables, and 
rendere'l e t feet i ve ser vi ce in the llltei'ests 
<jf order. At the meeting of citi/ens, May 



BR 



liR 



it, iS.j6. called to endorse the action of 
tlie Government in return I to the war with 
Mexico, he drafted the resolutions which 
were adopted hv the meeting. He was an 
earnest detiater and vigorous writer. In 
the Oregon dispute he presented the >ub- 
ject to the public ill a series of papers 
"exhibiting great research and legal 
acumen." While in active law practice 
he published, iMi, two volumes of re- 
iort- of Coninion I'leas cases, known as 
" i'.rn\\ lie's Reports." He died January 7, 
i^tx\ at 1115 Walnut street, Philadelphia. 
Mr. Browne was for many years an active 
member of the Hibernian Society, and 
-erved as one of its two Counsellors in 
; v 7, and from iSi9to iS27_ [See " Scharf 
,V Westcott," \"ol. 2, p. I53S, etc.; " Alli- 
bone's Dictionary," Vol. i, p. 262.] 

William Morgan Bruner, 1871. 
liorn l : ebruary 13, 1846, in Philadelphia, 
i- the son of Charles Bruner and his wife, 
Margaret I). Morgan, both natives of Phil- 
adelphia. Hi.- grandfather, John Morgan, 
a native of the city of Cork, emigrated with 
hi> wife and two small children, arriving at 
Chester, on Delaware river, in 179'). He is 
the Cashier of the Kmpire Line, and assis- 
tant to the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad. The Kmpire Line, in which lie 
has been employed for more than twetitv- 
tive vears, is a fast freight line, owned and 
operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company. Mr. Bruner is a nephew of 
William Morgan 11^591. 

Charles Brustcr, 1832. - -Wa> a gro- 
cer on Market street above Twelfth, from 
iS2f>to 1\15. Hi 1 was a member of Rev. 
Dr. W\ lie's church. l-'.!eveiith and Mar- 
George Bryan, 1790. Was born in 
Dub:; :; . Ireland, in 1731. He came to 
'.hi- o-.nitry i:: earl v Hie, ami \\a- engaged 
- '--a- vear- '.!! mercantile pnr.-mt> in Phil- 
'.< 'phi. i. lie was a member of tile State 
'. .einb'.y, and ::i I 7 f >5 was a delegate to 
'. ::e Stair.]) Act Congress, in wliich. and 
::i '.he -nbse(|Uent -trugglcs, he took an 
icme part. He was Vice-President of 
the S'.'prenu Kxecutive Council of Pent:- 

e-u-.- -<,:id in Ma;,. 177-. lie became Pr -- 
iden*. . In November of that vf.ir he -cut i 



message to the Assembly, pressing upon 

their attention a bill p.-opo-cd by the C our - 
cil in 1777, for the gradual abolition < ' 
slavery in the State. In 1779 he W:IM 
elected to the I.cgi-latr.re. On hi- motion 
the subject of -!a\erv was referred to a 
committee, of which he wa- a member, and 
he prepared the draft of a law for gradual 
emancipation. I Ie wa- app< >inted a Judge 
of the State Supreme Court, April 3, I7S<>, 
recommissioned April 3, 17^7, and re- 
mained in that office unf.l his death. In 
I7>>4 he wa- elei'ted one of the Council of 
Censors. He strenuously opposed the 
adoption of the I-'edeial Con-ti tution. He 
died Januarv 27, 1791, and wa> buried in 
the Second Presbyterian ImryniL; ground. 
The inscription on his tombstone says : 
" Mr. Bryan was amon^ the t-arlie-t ar.d 
most active and uniform friends of the 
rights of man, before the Revolutionary 
War. As a member of the Assemblv of 
Pennsylvania, and of the Congress of Ne'.v 
Vork in 1765, and as a citi/.en, he was con- 
spicuous in opposition to the Stamp Act, 
and other acts of British tyranny. He- 
was eijuallv an opponent of domestic 
slavery. The emancipation of the people 
of color ens^ai^ed the feelings of his heart 
and the energies of his mind, and the Act 
of Abolition, which laid the foundation of 
their liberation, i-sued from hi- ]>e;i. He 
filled several important offices during the 

; Revolutionary contest, and for the last 
eleven years of his life he was one of the 
Judges of the Supreme Court. In his 
private deportment he was exemplarv- 
a Christian in principle and prteticc." 

1 [See Simpson'- "Lives," p. 15 ' t : Apple- 
ton's " I-'.ncy. Amcr. Bio^.," Vol. i. p. \i: 
"ScharfvS: We-tcott," Vol. i. p. ; - 1 

Guy Brytm. 17^0. Wa- a wealthy 
merchant of Phi! :dc'.p!" '.. He died :; 
March, [S29. In lr- \\ill, proved. Marcli 
20, |Sj ,. l u . Tile!! t ion- I'.ertrude. !:: - wit> ; 
Join, H it-land. Jr., hu-b.n-.d, of !;is d luwh 
ter I-ileii, dec, a-cd ; Ch i:!e- D., !-'dward 
and I-'.i.- ,',th Harland : U.-'-e.-, , -h..it. 
hi- d n: 'h.t, - ; \\'i"iam P. !'- :i Timothv 
M. I!r\ an. ( ',eor.;e Br> all, a ! Thi rn.!- 
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her husband. I If owned a pew in the 
First I'liitarian Church. 

James Bryson, 1790. Was a shop- 
kt.-cpcr.il No. 4 South Third street. He 
was one of lour brothers John, James, 
Thomas and William who came to this 
country about the middle of the last ccii- 



Hcnry B. Bunting, 1881. Horn in 

r>a':lvi>ofey. County Donegal, Ireland, in 
July, ;S,i. He came to this country when 
but sixteen years of age, land:!;- at Phil- 
adelphia in July, i^<4~. lie wa> a Direc- 
tor in the Independence National Bank, 
and was formerly in the Hour and strain 
business, but afterwards in the wholesale 
li(|iior firm of Hunting iS: McDonnell, i 14 
Walnut street. lie died August 21, iSS;. 

Robert Burgess, 1819. Born about 
17.^; in County Monaghan, Ireland, and 
came to this country in i^ih, and settled 
in Philadelphia, where he became a whole- 
sale grower. I If died in 1^45. and was 
buried at Laurel Hill. Letters of adminis- 
tration on his estate were granted. Septem- 
ber 22, IS.J5, to Willinm J. I Hiane ( 1^25 i.and 
Thomas Heath : S 25 . Robert Steen 1^27) 
was one of the sureties. He never mar- 
ried. He amassed a competence, and 
built the two houses, northwest corner 
Broad and Walnut, where the Bcllevue 
Hotel now- stands. He was an intimate 
friend of Koberi Fleming iSigi, and they 
were otu-n together at the Society dinners. 

Edward McCormick Burke, 1884. 

Born October i\ I- S 37. in Ballvfeenev, 
County RoM-ommoii. Ireland. lie came 
to the United States, June q, 1^)1;, and 
settled in Phiiadelphi i. April, iS6i. He 
was a house and d-.-'-orating painter in 
New York city, iroin r\S2 to 1^56, and. is 
nl>o eng.i'jed in tile sa:ne buMiies^ in this 
citv. lie is al-o manager for the Central 
Slate Companv of Northampton co . Pa. 

Stephen F. Burns. 1885. Horn 
December 26, 1X53, in Phillipstown, Kin-s 
co., Ireland. He came to the 1'nited 
States, August 25, ^73. a;;d settled in 
Philadelphia. lie i-- a hotel keeper, and 
is a member of the Shake.-pearc I >r 
Association. 

Thomas Burn side, 18:58. Was the 
son oi \V;lh"am I'.urn-ide, who cai 



America l>efore iScx), and who first settled 
near Norristown, Pa., but shortly after- 
ward located near l ; airvic\v. Lower Prov- 
idence township, Montgomery co., where 
j Thomas was born. The son studied law, 
j and was admitted to the bar, February 13, 
iSo4. Shortly after his admission here- 
moved to 'Centre co., where he attained a 
leading practice. He was elected to the 
Legislature, in which body he remained 
several \ ears. In i Si i he was chosen to the 
Senate, in iM4 he was elected a member 
of the Fourteenth Congress, and in iSiS 
was appointed President Judge of the Ivlev- 
enth District of Pennsylvania, comprising 
Wayne, Pike and Lu/erne counties. He 
resigned this position, and was elected to 
the. Senate, of which he was chosen 
Speaker in i- s -5- In iS4i.on the death of 
Judge l-'ox, Governor Porter appointed him 
President Judge of the Bucks and Mont- 
gomery districts, which office he held un- 
til January 2, 1^45, when the same execu- 
tive transferred him to a seat on the bench, 
of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. 
He retained this position until his death, 
a few years later, March 25, 1^51. Asa 
Judge he was considered one of the most 
clear-headed and upright men that ever 
sat on our bench. Shortly after removing 
to Centre co. he married Miss Mary Flem- 
ing, of Bellefonte. Several of his chil- 
dren, who survived him, reside in Belle- 
fonte. Judge Bnrnside was a familiar 
figure at the meetings of the Hibernian 
Society, and on his death a feeling an- 
nouncement was made of the fact at a 
special meeting on March 27, 1^51. lie 
was somewhat eccentric in his manner, 
but possessed a soliditv of judgment which 
rendered his judicial decisions models of 
fairness and abilitv. [See " Ange's Biog- 
raphies of Montgomery co.," Norristown, 
[S79, p. 226; "Sdiarf & Wcsteott," Vol. 
2, p. i.S3u.] 

Francis S. Burrows, M.D . 1827. 
Was a Philadelphia physician, residing at 
No. 2 North Hleveiith street. 

Arthur Armstrong Btirt, 1846.-- 
Sm of Nathaniel P.nrt :'<>.) . He was a 
dry-good-- merchant. lie died in i\s<). 
and v. buried in Laurel Hill cemetery. 
1Mb will, dated June 2J, 1^53. and proved 



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Julv ii, 1X59, jiuMitioiis Clarissa Annie 
Hurt, his \\ife, and Thomas Fleming, his 
father-in-law. Hi- bequeathed legacies to 
the American Sunday-School I'nion, ami 
American Hoard of Commissioners lor 
Home Missions, ami also to his brother, 
Nathaniel, and his sisters, Alice and Mary. 

Nathaniel Bart, 1804. Horn i,, 
1770, near ( '.li-ngaritf, County Cork, 
Ire!. ind. I 'pon coining to this country 
he ^ettled in Philadelphia, where hessas 
engaged in the wholesale dry-goods busi- 
ness at southwest corner Sixth ami .Mar- 
ket streets. He was a prosperous ami 
niiu-'n respected merchant, and lived for 
many years at IK <rthwest corner of Twelfth 
and Walnut streets, where members of his 
family still reside. Nathaniel Hurt, now 
living at Cain's 1'ost-oftice. Lancaster Co., 
Pa., is a son. Mr. Hurt took a lively in- 
terest in the Society, and served as a mem- 
ber of its Acting Committee from 1.^21 to 
iSj;2. His death was announced at the 
meeting of the Society. March i.J, 1*50, 
with the request that the members attend 
his funeral. 

Edward Burton, 1884. Horn in 
Philadelphia., June 15, I> S 47. His father 
was a native of I. ewes. Del., and his mother 
<A' Philadelphia, lie was formerly con- 
nected in business with Philip Powell 

1 V 55 , and, for some years past has been i 
a partner with Charles T. < 'rallagher ' i S77 i, j 
in t'm- wholes ile 1iqm>r firm of Gallagher 
\ Hurton. southwest corner of Tenth and 
Filbert streets. He is a quiet, unas- 
suming, but sterling member of the 
Society. 

Jolni Byrd, 1887. - Horn October 20, 
i s ^'\ in the town of Mannlla. County j 
Ma\ o. Ireland. I le came to the 1'nited ! 
St.'ites in I -- .-,. ami settled in I'll i ladel] ihia j 
in i s ".'. I Ie i-- engaged in manufacturing ; 
sheet metal \\otl; ,'.nd rooting at i )is and | 
I.; i 7 (.' ith.irine -: : eet. 

Gc^i-iild ]:,vruo, 1802. Was the son | 
' -I" K 1 edimnid !',\ rne i ~n< < . In the Litter \ 
%e- il-s of h'-^ life he sll Hi-red from a menial 
a 1:1 -.1 tii in :n:d diet 1 i n 1 \\ lie. I ^27. 

JTcMiry C;irinan Byriu\18M. Was 
the son '! Patrick !'\'!iie. a na