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Thursday, the 9th December. The committee also recommended that on that day all persons should be desired to close their places of business, that the bells of the churches and of the city be tolled, that all flags on the shipping be hoisted at half-mast, and that the dwellings of the citizens be draped in mourning; that a committee be appointed to invite the military, fire department, benevolent and other societies to join in the procession; that Chief Justice Eustis be appointed to deliver the eulogy On CALHOUN, Judge McCaleb that on CLAY, and Christian Roselius, Esq., that on WEBSTER; that the Committee of Arrangements appoint thirty-one pall bearers, one from each State in the Union; that Col. Labuzan be appointed Grand Marshal, and Gen. Tracy, First Assistant Grand Marshal of the procession, with power to appoint their aids, one from each district, and such other aids as they might require, after consultation with the Committee of Arrangements; and that the Grand Marshals be empowered to prepare and publish a programme of the procession.

Mr. Place, on behalf of the Sub-Committee, then submitted a plan of a grand Cenotaph, with pillars and other beautiful architectural ornaments, after a plan drawn by Mr. Mondelli. Lafayette Square was recommended as the place where the Cenotaph should be erected, and it was also recommended that the square be lighted up on the evening of the ceremony, until 10 o'clock at night.

Mr. Cohen, on behalf of the Sub-Committee, reported in favor of engaging the Odd Fellows' Hall, Dr. Scott's Presbyterian Church, and the Lyceum Hall, for the purpose of delivering the eulogies, all of which it was determined should be delivered at the same time. The reports of the sub-committees were unanimously adopted, with a plan of a funeral car designed by Mr. Dubuque, and that of illuminating Lafayette Square, by M. Catoir.

Messrs. Harris, Adams, Durant, Cushing and Heerman, were appointed a Committee of Invitation.

Messrs. Cohen, Lewis and Lugenbuhl were appointed a committee to inform the gentlemen selected as the orators, of their appointment.

The Sub-Committee, consisting of Messrs. Lugenbuhl, Harris, Place, Watkins, Holbrook, Cushing, Cohen, Elmore and Hill, were

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