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FUNERAL CEREMONIES

At ten o'clock, the different bodies of citizens and military began to assemble in and around the Square. The Clergymen, Orators of the Day, Pall Bearers and Chief Mourners met in the Governor's Room of the City Hall; the Foreign Consuls, Officers of the Revenue Service, Veterans of 1814-15, the Regents of the University of Louisiana with the Officers of the Law and Medical Faculties of that Institution, in the Recorder's room; the Judiciary, Members of the Bar, Officers of the Customs, Post Office and Mint, the U. S. District Attorney and Marshals, the U. S. Receiver and Register of the Land Office, in the U. S. Court Room; the Mayor, the Right Reverend Bishop Polk, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, (an invited guest) the Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen, the four Recorders, and the Joint Committee of Arrangements, in the Council Chamber; the Sheriff, Deputy Sheriffs, Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the several Courts, in the U. S. District Clerk's Office; and the Notaries Public and some Members of the Press in the Office of the Clerk of the U. S. Circuit Court.

The Grand Marshal, with his Aids mounted and in elegant costumes, with scarfs, mourning insignia, etc., took up his stand punctually at 10 o'clock, in front of the City Hall, where the different corps and societies reported to him their arrival as they appeared from all quarters, and marched into position.

The Volunteer Military Companies, under the command of Major General Lewis, took up their ground in Lafayette Square, the left resting on St. Charles street; the South Carolinians formed on the east side of St. Charles street, the right resting on South street; the Kentuckians occupied the centre of St. Charles street, the right resting opposite St. Charles street; the Massachusetts Delegation the west side of St. Charles street, and the right resting opposite South street.

The Fire Department held the centre of Poydras street, west side of St. Charles, the right resting on St. Charles street; the Free Masons and Odd Fellows the north side of Poydras street, west side of St. Charles, the right resting on St. Charles.

The Mechanics and New England Societies, and the other Societies named in the Fourth Grand Division of the Programme, formed on St. Charles street, the right resting on Girod.

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