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meet that evening, for the purpose of making preparations to join as a body in the funeral obsequies. The meeting took place, but as no report has been found, no account of its details can be given. However, Messrs. E. Parmele, J. L. Armstrong and R. W. Adams were appointed a committee of arrangements on the part of the Kentuckians, and they immediately entered actively on their duties, in preparing banners, music, badges, &c., and in urging their countrymen to turn out in strong numbers on the occasion.

On the 21st November, a notice appeared from the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of the order of Masons in the State, requesting the members under that jurisdiction "to join the public funeral procession and ceremonies in honor of the memories of those distinguished statesmen and patriots, Brothers HENRY CLAY, JOHN C. CALHOUN, and DANIEL WEBSTER." The Brethren were directed to assemble on the day of the ceremonies, in strict Masonic funeral dress, at the Masonic Hall, corner of Baronne and Perdido streets, First District, where they would be organized by the Grand Marshal, G. W. Race, and his assistants. Transient Brethren were also invited to attend.

On the 27th November, a notice was published by Messrs. W. A. Elmore, C. de Choiseul, M. M. Cohen, Chas. S. Reese, Richard Bremen, L. E. Simonds, S. L. & E. L. Levy, S. M. Westmore, E. W. Moise, S. Bonner, T. S. Moise, H. C. Gladden, W. D. Smith, Geo. W. Cross, M. M. Simpson, J. L. Levy, A. C. Labatt, D. C. Labatt, J. E. Simonds, W. W. Wood, B. N. Moss, J. H. Marks, I. N. Marks, M. Abrams, J. P. Abrams, J. F. Gambe, all well known gentlemen in this city, inviting their fellow-citizens of South Carolina to attend a preliminary meeting to be held at the office of the Crescent Mutual Insurance Company, corner of Camp street and Commercial Place, First District, on Monday evening, the 29th, "to take into consideration the propriety of uniting with their fellow-citizens in doing honor to the memory of their countryman, JOHN C. CALHOUN, and to Henry CLAY, and DANIEL WEBSTER."

The meeting took place and was numerously attended. W. E. Elmore, ex-Attorney General of the State, was called on to preside,

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