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may be considered admissable, but the object was to exhibit the leading feature of his character an ardent and sincere attachment to the Constitution and the Union. He was deeply impressed with the truth that,--

"The greatest glory of a free-born people,
Is to transmit that freedom to their children."

To assert that Mr. WEBSTER had no faults, would be claiming for him an exemption from the frailty of human nature. He lived and died in the faith and hopes of a christian. Indeed his whole life, when compared with the great statesmen and orators of antiquity, is a glorious exemplification of the difference which exists between Paganism and Christianity--between stoicism and Christian morality.

He has departed full of years and honor, and his memory is embalmed in the grateful recollection of his countrymen. The name of DANIEL WEBSTER will become a household word, like those of Washington, Franklin, and their great compeers; it will awaken thrilling associations of patriotism and liberty; and his bright example will excite a noble emulation to preserve and transmit, unimpaired, that glorious Union, to which be was so devotedly attached, from generation to generation, to the last syllable of recorded time.

That this memorial of the Ceremony of the 9th December, 1852, and its antecedents may be considered an accurate record, worthy of preservation by the citizens who took part in them, will be a sufficient compensation for the labors of the General and Sub-Committees.

H. R. W. HILL, President. A. HARRIS, J. LABATUT, J. L. LUGUNBUHL,
J. M. BURKE, J. O. NIXON, L. H PLACE, V. HEERMANN,
L. BURTHE, M. BLACHE, A. DERBES, J W. DOLHONDE,
J. A. WATKTNS, S. W. PHILBRICK, ISAAC BRIDGE, JNO. R. GRIMES,
A. M. HOLBROOK, W. L CUSHING, W. MONAGHAN, THOS. A. ADAMS,
JOS. GENOIS, JNO. L. LEWIS, MANUEL GARCIA, M. M. COHEN,
C. MAURIAN, W. A. ELMORE, T. J. DURANT


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