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also requested to confer with the Hon. George Eustis, as to the eulogy to be by him delivered upon the life and character Of JOHN C. CALHOUN.

5th. That the members of the Bar will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

6th. That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, with the expression of the sympathy of the members of this Bar in their irreparable loss.

A committee was then appointed in accordance with the resolutions.

On Monday morning, November 1st, at the opening of the U. S. Circuit Court, Logan Hunton, Esq., U. S. Attorney, announced the decease of Hon. John McKinley, one of the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; of the Hon. HENRY CLAY, and of the Hon. DANIEL WEBSTER, as having occurred since the adjournment of the Court in June last; and on moving an adjournment as a mark of respect to the deceased, paid a feeling tribute to their memories, which was eloquently responded to by his Honor Theo. H. McCaleb. Whereupon the court adjourned.

On Friday, November 15th, at 12 o'clock, the committee of citizens appointed by Mayor Crossman, met for the first time in the City Hall, in the chamber of the Board of Aldermen. The committees from the Boards of Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen were present. H. R. W. Hill, Esq., one of our oldest and most influential merchants, was called to the chair, and Alderman J. 0. Nixon and Col. William Monaghan were appointed Secretaries.

The chairman explained the object of the meeting. On suggestion, it was resolved, that the committee appointed at the meeting of the Bar should be invited to unite in making arrangements.

Alderman Harris remarked, that be thought it proper that any or all of the societies of the city ought to be invited to take a part in the proceedings.

Col. Hill stated his own individual views to be, that in any arrangements which might be made, the spirit of liberality and fellowship should be extended to all societies and classes of citizens ; that the platform should be made broad enough to embrace all associations, trades and public bodies, and that a day should be appointed when all persons should rest from their usual labors, and cordially unite in making an imposing and grand funeral rite in honor of the memory of the great departed.

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