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Committee--Samuel J. Peters, John R. Grymes, A. M. Holbrook, W. L. Cushing, Wm. Monaghan, T. A. Adams, Joseph Genois, John L. Lewis, Manuel Garcia, H. R. W. Hill.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. D. CROSSMAN, Mayor.

In the Board of Aldermen a committee of four, consisting of Messrs. Harris, Labatut, Lugenbuhl and Burke, was appointed to confer with the committees previously named, as to the manner of paying suitable honor to the memory of the great dead.

It was also resolved that the members of this Board should wear the badge of mourning for thirty days.

In the Board of Assistant Aldermen, after the reading of the Mayor's message the following resolutions, presented by Mr. Forbes, were unanimously adopted:

Be it Resolved, That in the death of DANIEL WEBSTER the Union has lost a great support, find the American people a magnificent representative.

Resolved, That the death of a truly great statesman, such as DANIEL WEBSTER was, is a mournful dispensation, which calls for the most earnest and solemn commemoration of such a grave national affliction.

Resolved, That in the loss of so great a man, whose merits were grand in the dignity of the statesman, the eloquence of the orator, the wisdom of the negotiator, and the nationality of the American, our country realizes an impoverishment of national fame and national intellect.

Resolved, That we are fully prepared to join in any demonstration expressive of our consciousness of this public calamity, and that for six months the Council chambers be shrouded in the usual emblem of mourning.

A committee of eight members: Messrs. Nixon, Place, Heerman, Burthe, Derbes, Dolhonde, Watkins, and Philbrick, was appointed to act in conjunction with the committees appointed by the Mayor, by the meeting at the Arcade, and the Board of Aldermen.

On the morning of Saturday, October 30th the members of the Bar of New Orleans met in the Supreme Court room, for the purpose of taking the share in the general ceremonial which the long and brilliant connection of the deceased which their profession entitled them to and made it incumbent on them to assume.

The meeting was called to order by M. M. Cohen, Esq., and Mr. E. A. Bradford, of Massachusetts, one of the most prominent and respected members of the legal profession in this city, was called upon to preside.

On taking the chair, Mr. Bradford addressed the meeting for about twenty minutes in a strain of happy eloquence, distinguished for

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