2.15.2015

From the Poughkeepsie Herald

From the Poughkeepsie Herald,

Feb. 15.
VICTORY AND PEACE.
ILLUMINATION.
The village of Poughkeepsie was brilliantly illuminated on Monday evening last, in celebration of the great, unparalleled, and, as we trust, decisive Victory, obtained by Gen. Jackson, over the enemy near New Orleans; and in expression of the joy and satisfaction of its inhabitants, of all parties, at the flattering prospects of peace between the United States and Great Britain.
The rejoicing commenced with the roar of artillery, the merry peals of bells, and the huzzas of the citizens. A procession was then formed, in front of Mr. Bennent’s Hotel, and proceeded down Market St. up Cannon and Academy streets, & down Main street, to [illegible]. The inhabitants conducted themselves with the greatest order and regularity. Joy illuminated every intendance; and cold and unfeel must have been the man, and senseless must have been the heart, that did not participate in the general joy and hilarity, that was manifested on the happy occasion.

 

Published in the Maryland Gazette-February 23, 1815.

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