TREATY OF PEACE SIGNED AND ARRIVED.
Yesterday morning between seven and eight o’clock, an express arrived in 33 hours from New-York, bearing the following letter to Major Russell, announcing the important intelligence of the signing of a treaty of peace, between this country and Great Britain, on the 24th day of December last.
This joyful intelligence was brought to New-York by Mr. Carroll, a messenger from our Commissioners to government, who is bearer of the treaty. He is accompanied by Mr. Baker, agent for the British government, and both same passengers in the British sloop of war Favourite, which arrived at New-York on Saturday evening.
The news has been received here with every demonstration of joy. By order of the Selectmen, the bells were run through the day. All the mercantile streets and wharves were profusely ornamented with flags; all business was suspended, and nothing was heard but rejoicing and acclamations.
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In the evening, the Exchange Coffee House, all the printing offices and many other buildings in Congress-street, and many houses in different parts of the town, were splendidly illuminated.
In the Legislature, a joint committee of the two Houses was appointed to report in what made that body may most suitably express their joy and gratitude at the happy event. . . .
Boston Daily Advertiser, February 14, 1815.