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A Scene Worth Considering

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xears igo, tho olhce ol the G-azette was in Ilanover square, near the córner of Pearl street. It was a placo of resort for news and conversación, esreeiallv in the eVenifff. Tho evening f February láth 1815, was cold, and it a late hour only AÍdernuin Sebra ind another gentlemen were left with 'ather Lang, the genius of the place. The office was about being closod, when a pilot rushed in, and stood for a moment so entirely exhausted as to be unable to speak. " He has great news," esclaimed Mr. Lang. Presently the pilot, gasping for breath, whi&pered intelligibly - " Peacef peacc!" The gentlemen lost their breath as Tast as the pilot gained bis. Direotly the pilcit was able to say - " An Engl'sh sloop is below, with tho news of a treuty of peace!" They say that Mr. Lang exclaimed n greater words than he ever used beTorc - and all hands rushed into Hanover equaro exclaiming " Peace ! Peace!" The windows (lew up - for families lived there then. No sooner were the inmates sure of the sweet sound of peace, tban the windows began to glow with bnlliant illuminations. The cry of " Peace ! Peace I" spread througn the city at the top of all voices. No one 6topp2d to nquire about " iree trade and sailor's rights." No one iniuired whether even the national honor had been preserved. Tlie matters by wliich politicians had irritated the natioD inro war, had lost all itnportanee. Ie was enough that the rninous war was over. An old man on Broadway, attractedby the noise t,-) his door, was seen to pull down his placard, " To Let," which had long been posted op. Fever was there such joy in the city. A few evenings after, there was a eral illutnination, and although the snow was a foot deep anJ soaked with rain, vet tlie streets werc crowded vvitli men and women, eager to seo and partake ot everythiug whicji had in it' the glit or tastq oí pcaco,


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Michigan Argus