DEATH OF JAMES MCBRIDE,ESQ., OF NEW YORK.-
The New York Evening Post, of the 19th ult., announces
the death of the gentleman above named. "Mr.
Mc Bride," says the Evening Post, "was a native of
Armagh, Ireland. He was born on the 30th day of Sep.
1770. He was a member of a highly respectable family,
and belonged to that class of Irish Protestants
commonly denominated in this country the "Scotch Irish",
and noted for their good citizenship and loyal
attachment to the country of their adoption. Being of an
enterprising spirit, Mr. Mc Bride emigrated to this city
in the year 1795, embarked in commercial pursuits,
carried on a very extensive business between this and
his fatherland, and was the means of communication
for thousands. Two of the ships which were owned
and employed by him are still, doubtless, well
remembered by many - the Erin and the old Dublin Packet.
He was one of the most successful merchants of his day.
Cautious in his undertakings, if he ever missed what
others gained in bold speculation, he preserved what
they might have lost. He was distinguished here among
a class of merchants noted for the strictest integrity,
and who contributed much to elevate and ennoble, with
true moral greatness, the early mercantile character of
New York. He was universally respected, and enjoyed
the unlimited confidence of all by whom he was known.
At one time he and a fellow countryman, still living,
and a survivor of the class above alluded to (Thomas
Suffern, Esq.) had nearly the whole of the Irish trade
of this city. He was also the last New York merchant
who carried on a direct trade with Dublin. Mr. Mc Bride
retired from business about twenty-six years ago. He
retained his physical strength till very lately, and until
the very last moment his intellectual faculties were
perfectly unimpaired. The seat of his disease was the
heart. Much beloved, respected, and deplored, he died
in the evening of January 13th, in the 85th year of his
age. In the will Mr. Mc Bride testified his deep
interest in the religious and benevolent institutions of this
metropolis, by appropriating to fifteen of its benevolent
and religious institutions the sum of seven thousand five
hundred dollars, in sums of five hundred dollars each"
(The deceased was brother to George Mc Bride, Esq., of
Alistragh, Armagh; and uncle to the Misses Mc Bride,
of Trevor Hill, Newry, and to Mr. William C. Mc Bride,