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Text for Page 047 [10-11-1860]

	His personal Appearance.

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and to W. A. Booth, the port pilot, the conduct of the
trip was committed, and no small portion of its suc-
cessful prosecution is due to them.
  Now and then a boatful of guests put off fromthe
shore, and presently nearly the whole of the expected
complement had arrived.  This was not numerous,
but select; and perhaps few New-York assemblages,
public or private, have included so many noteworthy,
if not distinguished persons.  We append a list of
their names:
  Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott; E. M. Archi-
bald, British consul to this port; W. Muir, British
consul to New Orleans; W. B. Astor; Henry Grin-
nell; Governor Fish; Governor Bradish; Judge
Roosevelt; Hon. W. L. Yancey; Sydney Webster;
Charles O�Conor; Edwin Crosswell; General J.
Lee; R. M. Blatchford; John H. Bronwer; Mr. Bu-
chanan, nephew of the President; James Brooks;
John Cochrane; Mr. Cassell, of England, the well-
known publisher of illustrated periodical literature;
John Hoey of Adam�s express; the aids of Governor
Morgan, Colonel E. G. Thompson and Major W. L.
Skidmore; Captain Ward, of the North Carolina;
Royal Phelps; and the committee of reception, as
  The presidents, Peter Cooper, Wilson G. Hunt and
Henry Grinnell; the members, twelve in number,
Hamilton Fish, the chairman, Luther Bradish, John
J. Cisco, Cyrus W. Field, M. B. Field, Robert B.
Minturn, Pelatiah Perritt, Charles King, John Jay,
Augustus Schell, B. D. Silliman, and George D.
  General Scott�s arrival on board was acknowledged
by the military salute due to his rank�the discharge
of seventeen guns.  These were fired rapidly, but
seven seconds intervening between each explosion.
The general stood erect and bareheaded, observed
by all during this ceremony.  He was not in uniform,
but his stature, erect carriage, and physiognomy
rendered him the mot conspicuous, as he was the
most distinguished person on board.
	       DOWN THE BAY.
  At five minutes to 9 o�clock the Harriet Lane left
her anchorage, and, with the band playing, steamed
down the bay, which then presented its ordinary
aspect on a fine, sunny October morning�bright
blue sky above, and laughing water below.  On
board, the guests conversed in groups, sitting or
standing.  All continued on deck, none but the ser-
vants, intent on culinary preparations, going below.
In obedience to Captain Faunce�s instructions, an
awning was erected, and presently a table sufficient

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to accommodate about thirty persons, on one side of
the after deck.  Behind this, temporarily screened
by flags of different nations, the employees set out
the collation.  No incidents of any prominence
marked the trip.
  A gun from the landing place at Perth Amboy,
fired at 20 minutes to 11, welcomed the Harriet
Lane�s arrival.  Here a large concourse had assem-
bled on the piers, in the railroad depot, and on
board the steamboat John Potter, the latter of which
was literally black with spectators.  All were await-
ing the coming lord.  At 22 minutes to 12 a telegram
announced that he would arrive in five minutes.
  Punctually the royal party appeared, and forth-
with the brass Dahlgren 24 pounders of the Harriet
Lane gave them a royal and a deep-mouthed wel-
come.  To their thunder, the music of the band play-
ing �God save the Queen!� and the equally vocife-
rous and cordial cheers of spectators, Lord Renfrew
and suite passed through the depot, and, mounting
the gangway, came on board.
  His lordship�s personal appearance has already
been described in The World so minutely that little
can be added to it.  He is very youthful in aspect,
has an oval face, inclining to fullness toward the
lower part of it, and clear cut, delicate, decidedly
aristocratic features, strongly resembling those of
his mother.  An artist might construct a fair average
portrait of him from her likeness on an English
shilling.  One peculiarity, however�the mouth
showing the upper teeth�he does not possess,
though his lips are full�almost femininely so.  He
has a narrow head, brown hair, but little chin, full,
blue, expressive, prominent eyes, with a look of
conscious position in them while his face is in repose,
which might be thought to verge on superciliousness.
He is just such a young Englishman, in fact, as
might be seen any day in Pall Mall, tapping his
boot with his riding-whip on the steps of one of the
London club-houses.  He was dressed in a light
hat, a dark blue frock-coat, and loose gray trousers.
  The man with reddish hair, and full red beard and
moustache, seated in the carriage opposite his lord-
ship, was the Duke of Newcastle.  He is tall and
stoutly built, with fine, expressive features.  He has
a stern look of command, fitting one occupying the
position of guardian to his lordship.
  The Earl St. Germans is altogether the best-
dressed man in the royal party.  Tall, of gaunt               
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