On motion, the following committee was appointed by the President to prepare suitable resolutions: G. B. Duncan, N. R. Jennings, Col. Monaghan, J. C. Larue, Isaac Bridge, Thomas A. Adams, I. N. Marks, Col. Seymour, W. L. Cushing, Alexander Walker.
The committee retired, and whilst they were out, the meeting was addressed by Mr. E. J. Carrell, of the Crescent newspaper, and Hon. John C. Larue, Judge of the First District Court of this city. Their remarks were listened to with deep silence and with an eager attention which showed how strong was the emotion which pulsed in the hearts of the crowded audience. Judge Larue came forward after loud calls, and delivered a beautiful eulogy on the character of the deceased. He admitted that he, and those of his political creed, bad oftentimes differed with Mr. WEBSTER on the political questions of the times, but all had always admired the towering genius, the eloquent tongue, and gigantic mind of the champion of our country's honor, who had given it a broad name, upon which all the nations of the civilized world looked with admiration and respect. He admired Mr. WEBSTER most when, in opposition to the expressed opinion of his own State, of his own city, and all the prejudices which could be brought to bear upon him, he boldly walked up to the breach, with CLAY and his associates, and laid down his prejudices on the altar of his country. The South was most indebted to him, in gratitude for defending her rights when they were in peril. May the roses bloom o'er his grave, till the earth crumbles into dust!
Many were moved to tears at the conclusion of the speaker's deeply pathetic remarks.
The committee then reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, and then the meeting adjourned:
The sensation which pervaded our entire Republic, caused by the removal of one of its purest, ablest, and most illustrious patriots and statesmen, has scarcely subsided, and again the inscrutable decrees of Providence have smitten us with affliction, which human language is inadequate to portray. The last of the three greatest men of modern times--the admiration of the civilized world--the ornament, the pride, the boast of the American people--has descended to the tomb. DANIEL WEBSTER is no more.
While we bow before the throne of Omnipotence, and humbly confess the justice of Him who afflicts his children only for their good, it is meet that we manifest the feelings which pervade our hearts, by striving to convey to our fellow-citizens a faint description of their intensity. Therefore,
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