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I CONWAY. I NUPTIAL FESTIVITIES. Great hilarity prevailed in this ancient and interesting little town on Tuesday, the 28th ult., on the occasion of the marriage of John E. Morgan,' Esq., M.D., consulting Physician at SalfordDispensary.and second son of the Rev. M. Morgan, the much esteemed vicar of Conway, to Miss Susan Louisa Darrock, daughter of Duncan Dar- rock, Esq., of Gourock I louse, N.B., which took place at 12.30 p.m. that day at the bride's home. A subscription list was opened for the purpose of celebrating the event, and the following gentlemen were formed a committee to conduct the festivities Wm. Hughes, Esq solicitor; Wm. Owen, Esq., N. P. Bank, treasurer; Wm. Jones, Esq., s ilicitor, secretary; Mr. T. A, Roberts, Post-olfice; Mr. Wm. Bridge, stationer; Mr. Wm. Davies, bootmaker; Mr. T. Snook, Custom-house; Mr Richard Owen, i)lu ma%vr: and Mr. Thos. Jones, timber merchant. A sum of abotit X40 was received, and the ready and spontaneous manner in which the subscriptions were given was a striking proof of the res- pect entertained towards the bridegroom and his worthy family in Conway. At an early hour the town presented a gay aspect; flags and banners fluttered gracefully from the Castle and nearly all the houses in the public thoroughfares. At 1" SO a salute was fired, and the church bells began sending forth their merry peals which echoed with pleasing harmony and effect in the mighty hills that stand so majestically in the immediate. vicinity of the old fortress. At 2 p.m., the Workhouse chiloren nd those of all the schools in the town met at the National School- rooms, where they were arranged in procession, and thence they marched, precederl by the Conway brass bsnd, through Lancaster-square, High-street, Castle- street, llose .Hill-street, finally wending their course to the pretty paddock adjoining the Vicarage, where it was intended they should be regaled with tea, bun loaf, &c., but. the weather militated against their mirth and pleasure in this respect; heavy rain, which continued till sunset, reluctantly compelled the committee to alter their arrangements. The tables were, therefore, speedily removed to the National Schoolrooms, where the youngsters (notwithstanding their disappointment) en- loved their treat to their hearts' content. Some of the principal ladies of the town attended the meeting, and rendered themselves generally useful" at the tables. Tea neing over, the guests were enlivened by the fine and melodious strains of Wallace's celebrated string band, which had been specially employed for the oc- casion. Shortly after 5 p.m. a splendid sloop was launc,hed- from the building yard of Mr. Richard Thomas, who, curiously enough, named her "The Louisa Darrock," in honour of the happy event of the day. I BANQUET AT THE CASTLE HOTEL. At 6 o'clock a grand banquet took place at the Castle Hotel, moat tastefully prepared by the worthy pro- prietress, Mrs. KertIand.. The list of those who had tikenatickets comprised the following gentlemen The Hon. T. P. Lloyd, Mayor of Conway; John Lloyd Jones, Esq., Treganwy, Richard Davies, Lsq., Benarth; Thomas Jones, hsq., Castle Bank; John Williams, Esq., Bodafon; W ilham Hughes, Esq., solicitor; W m, Jones, E-(I., ditto; Wm. Owen, Ksq., N. P. Bank; Rev. Thomas Hughes, Llitti- drillo; R. 0, Moulsdale, Esq., jun., Llanrwst; Rev. H Jones, Llangelynin; Rev. ii.T. Ellis, Bwlch bach; R. Hughes, Esq., M D.; G. Felton, Esq, Llandudno; Rev. John Morgan, ditto; Wm. Marsden, Esq., ditto; Rev. Thomas Jenkins, ditto; R. Farrant, Esq., ditto; Mr. Wm. Bridge; J. Lloyd Thomas, Esq., M.l).; Messrs. S. O. Williams, Bodafon Edward Elias, Gors- wen; H. Jones, Bodidda; Wm. Jones, irllnmongcr; John Edwards, chemist; Richard Owen, Plas mawr; T. A. Roberts, Post-office; I' E. Davies, London House; W. Thomas, saddler; Evan Hughes, chemist; Wm. Owen, Urynygynog; T. Edwards, timber mer- chant; Rev. E. Huberts, Llangwstenyn, &c., &c. The chair was ably filled by John Williams, Esq., Bodafon, who was faced in the vice by the Rev. Thomas Hughes, Llaudrillo. After the removal of the cloth, The CHAIRMAN read letters of apology for being nb sent at the banquet from the Hon T. P. Lloyd, Rev. J. Morgan, Llandudno; S. D. Darbishire, Esq., Pendy ffryn; It Davies, Esq., Benarth; and David Thomas, Esq., Dwygyfylchi; each of whom expressed their good wishes to Dr. and Mrs, Morgan. The CHURMAN then said — Gentlemen,—I shall now proceed with the toasts. The toast that always takes precedent at these meetings—and a happy toast it is—is The health of our Gracious Majesty the Queen"-long may she continue to reign over us. [Loud cheers.] The Chairman sang God save the Queen," the com- pany joining in the chorus. The Prince and Princess The CHAIHIAN next gave-" The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family." I hope the country may be blessed in both. [Applause.] A Voice—Assist Denmark !-Three hearty cheers then followed for the Danes. By the CHAIRMAN—The next toast on the list is "The Army. Navy, Militia, and Volunteers of England." No one will doubt that these noble institutions are in an efficient state but let us hope their services will never be required. [Hear, hear.] I pray God we shall always live in peace. I am always for peace, and I am sure you are the same. [Applause.] We would rather pay additional taxes to maintain our military institutions in a high state of efficiency, than to defray the expenses of war, unless indeed we were forced to a defensive war. [Cheers.] By the CHAIRMAN-We have been speaking of peace, aud i beg to call upon you to drink the health of the messengers of peace-" The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese," coupling the name of The Rev. Thomas Jenkins, Llandudno." [Applause.] Mr. JENKINS returned his sincere thanks for the man. ner in which the toast had been received, reflecting honour upon the Bishop and the order to which he be- longed. The duties of the clergy being essentially of a public character, the world had many opportunities to make observations on their efficiency and virtues. It was supposed, and rightly so, that the clergy as a body, being well-informed, and holding an important position in the country, had a peculiar function to perform, both to refine the morals and raise the spirited condition of the people and the manner in which the last toast had been drank led him to believe that the clergy's efficiency in these days was worthy of credit and respect. (Hear, hear.) The clergy, like other lflen, had their infirmi- ties, and did not hold themselves infallible beings. With regard to the Bishop of the Diocese, he believed it might be said of him that he had the interest of the Welsh Church at heart (hear, hear); and since the worthy prelate had come to this Diocese, he had evi- deatly shewn that he wished it to prosper. Many pa- rishes, which were before neglected, have now the ser- vices of the Church of England performed in them, and persons worthy of their vocations appointed to officiate. (Hear, hear.) The word church, the rev. gentleman said, had a most comprehensive meaning—more so now than in ancient days; in those days, the clergy alone were considered the Church but at this period the laity also formed an important portion of the Church (hear, hear); and the friends of the Church in Llan, dudno had just reason to be grateful to Mr. Williams, of Bodafon, and Mr. Felton, for the active part they took in its behalf. (Applause.) The VICE-CHAIRMAN gave "the health of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Lord Lieutenant of the county," a name which had only to be mentioned among Welshmen, and especially in this part of the country, to be received with the greatest approbation and enthusiasm. (Loud ap- plause. ) By the CHAIRMAN-" The health of the members for the county and boroughs—Col. Pennant and Mr. Chas. Wynne Finch. (Applause.) The VICE-CHAIHMAN proposed "the health of the Hon. T. P. Lloyd, Mayor of Conway." [Cheers.] The CHAIRMAN acknowledged the toast on behalf of the Mayor. Song by the CHAIRMAN-" The fine old English Gen- tleman. The CHAIRMAN afterwards proposed the.toast of the evening. He said Gentlemen,—I must request you to fill your glasses. I feel myself placed in a difficult posi- tion, inasmuch as I fear I am unable to do justice to the toast I am about to propose. We have met here this evening to celebrate an event which we all rejoice in, and that is the marriage of a friend whom we all esteem. [Cheers.] That friend has adopted the wise and holy precept that it is not good for man to be alone," and he has this day entered a state which, I hope, will prove a blessing not only to himself and wife, but also to all his friends and relations. [Applause.] Dr. Morgan is in my memory 27 years ago, when his father and mother brought him, then a little child, to this ancient borough. W u all .remember—at least many of us do—how, from that period, he has grown by degrees, from step to step, in our friendship and affection; and he is at this moment a man renowned for his great talents. [Cheers ] He is beloved in this neighbourhood by rich and poor; in fact, he has left an impression in this town that will never be forgotten. [Applause.] In tracing his life from his infancy, it has been marked in every respect with progress! progress! progress! In an educational sense he has progressed from the teaching of his mother to that of his father; from his father he went to the Grammar School, from the Grammar School to College, and from College he advanced to hold a high position in the world. When we thus hastily reflect on his his- tory, is it not a pleasure for us to sacrifice an hour or two to commemorate the happy event of his marriage ? [Loud cheers.] I say that those who are absent will have a cause to regret they are not here this evening to join us in celebrating this event, because they lose an opportunity of paying a tribute of respect to a man who is an honour to his country. [Continued cheering.] I think I should not be doing my duty without pointing to you the honour and degrees Dr. Morgan has gained to himself whilst in college. He won many distinctions at St. Mary's Hospital, London; he was graduated in medicine at Oxford, at which University he also attained the honours of B.A. and M A. Dr. King, one of the two public examiners in medicine at Oxford, states in a public testimonial given to Dr. Morgan, that lie was e, the best man of the year." [Cheers.] Dr, Morgan has also passed his examination at the Royal College of Physicians, and he has been appointed lecturer on physiology at Manchester. I believe yon will all say I have not exaggerated the abilities of Dr. Morgan in- deed I feel I have fallen far short of the mark in trying to dwell on his character. My heart is full of joy oil this occasion-so full that I cannot give fair utterance to my feelings; I may say that I am sincem in wishing that Dr. Morgan and tt e happy lady whom he has adopted this day, may be surrounded by honour and happiness; and when their earthly career shall cease, may they both have an entrai 8J to the realms of eternal bliss. [Applause.] I owe a deep feeling of gratitude to the family of Dr. Morgan; I say so openly, an d I wish the world to know it. I never look on a man in consi- deration of his richness or poverty; but I weigh aud value him according to his principles and actions. [Hear, hear.] If everybody were measured by that rule, I be- lieve we should never have any quarrels or wars; in reality, we should have heaven on earth. But, unhap- pily, such a state of things is not yet to take place. When I think of Dr. Morgan's qualities, which are a combination of every virtue that can emanate from a Christian person, I cannot refrain from admiring him. [Cheers.] Gentlemen, I come- now to a delicate point. I with to allude particularly to the fair spouse of our worthy friend Dr. Morgan. I am sorry I cannot say anything per,oually of her good qualities, but it is suffi. cimit for us to take the choice of Dr. Morgan as a guarantee that she bears an amiable and accomplished character. [Applause ] Now, I ask you, gentlemen, to join me heart and soul to drink "Long life and happi- ness to Dr. Morgan and his Bride." [Enthusiastic cheeriug.] Mr. TnoMAS PARRY, builder, Llandudno, read the fol- lowing stanzas, composed for the occasion by Gwalch- j inai Y mae'r eiddew am riddyu-y dderwen Ddurol yn ymestyn, Gwasga'n deg ei gwiag yn dyn, A'n glyd ddiogel wed'yn. Y mae argoel fod Ntorgin-A mynwes Menyw yn bleth gyfan Gwelwn wledd un galon Ian Wedi uno dwy anian. Urdd ydoedd yn Ngardd Eden—i anwyl Uno y ddsvy ystlen, Er eu nasvdd rhoi lor y nen Arddeliad ar y ddolen. Morgan a'i fun lan ddilyno—reol Ei riaint tra byddo Duw o'u hethol fendithio, A'u heppil yn fil a fo. GWALCHMAI. Song by Mr. S. O. WILLIAMS, Bodafon. The VICE-CHAIRMAN gave "the health of the Dowager Lady Erskiue." [Cheers.] Song by the CIIAZITMA N-" Yf hen amser gynt." Mr WM, HUGIIKS, solicitor, proposed the health of the father and mother of the bridegroom." [Loud cheers.] He had the pleasure of knowing Mr. and Mrs. Morgan since October, 1838, and he could bear testi- mony to their usefulness and charitable disposition ever since that date. [Hear, hear.] The exemplary manner in which they bad brought up their children was a theme of admiration and lie could truly say that \h. Morgan, as a clergyman, had faithfully discharged his onerous duties. [Applause.] He had shewn the utmost kindness at all times to the sick and poor, without dis- tinction of sect or creed; he assisted the distressed with- out enquiring whether they were Church or chapel people. [Hear, hear.] Mr. FELTON proposed the next toast, viz., the health of the parents of the bride," who, lie believed, occupied a high and distinguished position in life but however high and distinguished they were, they had reason to be proud of the connection that had taken place that day between them and the family of Dr. Morgan. [Loud cheers. ] Song by Mr. OWEN, Llanrwst. The VICE-CHAIRMAN proposed "the health of the Chairman," which was drank with all the honours. The CHAIRMAN having responded, Mr. FELTON proposed the health of the Vice-Chair- man." [Drank amidst loud cheering.] The VICE-CHAIRMAN briefly acknowledged the toast. Song by Mr. FELTON-" Caru'r Lleuad." Mr. MOULSDALE, having been requested to propose a toast, said—After all the eloquence that has been ut- tered here this evening, I feel considerable diffidence to propose the toast which has been given to me. But, with due deference to those who have favoured us with a flood of eloquence, I say that eloquence is only ac- cessary to defend a bad cause. [Laughter, and hear, bear.] My toast is of such intrinsic value—so good is my cause, that of proposing to you the health of the ladies [cheers], that I feel it will find an echo in the heart of everyone; and I really should be doing insult to it by clothing it in any words of mine. The health of the hidies has been considered a difficult subject to speak upon I thiuk so myself, as I believe there is no eloquence adapted to shew forth its merits. [Hear, hear.] I am aware that the difficulty is ascribed to something unworthy of credit. Gentlemen are some- times divided into two classes-young and old, or mar- ried and unmarried. They say unmarried gentlemen have no right to speak of the ladies because they do not know anything of them; but I do not believe that doc- trine [laughter]; and it is urged that married geutlemen have no right to speak of them because they have no good to say of them. [Loud laughtA ] Malignant old bachelors only would venture to express an opinion of that description. [Continued laughter.] No man of a well regulated mind would give utterance to such a sen- timent. [Cheers.] Every gentleman has perfect liberty to apply my subjeet to the Indies whom they know, and by whom they live and dwell [laughter]; but I wish you all to apply it particularly now to the ladies I shall mention—"The Aliases Morgan." [Much cheering.] Gentlemen, I am encouraged by the enthusiasm with which you received their names to proceed. [Loud laughter. J It may not become me as a comparative stranger in this part of the world, to propose the health of the Misses Morgan, before you who know much better of their good deeds than I do; but that remark may cut two ways—their fame has come as far as Llan- rwst. The prosperity of your National Schools is attri- butable to a great extent to the successful exertions of these young ladies. [Applause.] The unfortunate dis- tinction made between the two sexes has precluded them from the University honours possessed by their brothers; but they have done great honour to their parents in a different line. Although an. University man myself, I feel that others can do good which Uni- versity scholars cannot do the advantage of an Univer- sity are not the end of life-they are only means to ex- tend the usefulness of those who have a taste for learn- ing. [Applause.] The ladies are possessed of much talent to do good, and as such we should hold them in high esteem and respect. [Loud cheers ] The Chair- man has quoted that precept, that it is not good for man to be alone;" let me recommend that sentiment to you all, and especially to our friend the Vice-Chairman, [Continued laughter.] "The Committee of the Festivities," with special mention of Mr, Wm. Jones, secretary," the hostess," and several other toasts, were drank. A very merry and harmonious evening was spent.


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