BY EDWARD EVEREET
July 4, 1830
In demonstrating to the world that such a state of things is consistent with the profitable pursuit of manufacturing industry, you have made a discovery more important to humanity than all the wonderful machinery for weaving and spinning—than all the miracles of water or steam.
. . . .[the city's tremendous growth] seems more the work of enchantment than the regular process of human agency.
. . . . “It certainly deserves the title given it by the Hon. Edward Everett, of ‘The noble City of the Arts’ -- quoted by Thomas Spence in The Settler's Guide: In The United States And British North American Provinces.
. . . . Everett assured his young son that the mechanical arts were
among the "noble arts."