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was a large shell covered with black velvet, and adorned with silver trimmings. Three bronzed urns stood on this shell, each bearing in silver letters a name of the illustrious dead--CALHOUN, CLAY, WEBSTER. This long, black-velvet covered and draped base supported a tall black-velvet and silver trimmed canopy, reared on slight corner uprights, with a nodding black plume at each corner, and a gilt eagle surmounting the whole. Two bronze eagles couchant adorned the sides of the car, occupying its entire length. The Car was richly draped throughout with black velvet, edged with gold and silver lace and fringes, and with the names Of CALHOUN, CLAY and WEBSTER, in large silver letters on the broad draperies on either side which hung to the ground. Six grey horses, covered with black velvet housings, which were studded with silver stars, and stamped with shields containing the arms of South Carolina, Kentucky and Massachusetts, drew this splendid Car slowly along, each horse being led by a colored groom clad in mourning. A military guard of honor marched in single file, with shouldered muskets, on each side of the Car. It consisted of six men from the U. S. Artillery corps, six from the Legion, six from the Battalion of Artillery, and fifteen from the Washington Regiment, thirty-three men in all, under Major Soria. The pall bearers, thirty-one in number, representing the different States of the Union, marched in single file, just next to the Car, some inside the guard of honor, and the others behind.

The Delegates of Four each from the States of South Carolina, Kentucky and Massachusetts, acting as chief mourners, now appeared, followed by ten carriages occupied by the Joint Committee of Arrangements, the Mayor of the City, several invited guests, and the Foreign Consuls, as follows: J. H. Eimer, Austria and Baden; P. Reynaud, Brazil; F. Rodewald, Bremen; F. F. C. Vless, Denmark and Saxony; W. Mure, Great Britain; A. Roger, France, decorated; W. Vogel, Hamburg, Oldenburg and Prussia; F. W. Kerchoff, Lubeck; W. Prehn, Mecklenburg; B. Valls, Montevideo, in uniform; 0. L. Dabelsteen, Mexico, in uniform; A. Lanfear, Sweden and Norway; J. P. Uldermeester, Netherlands; J. A. Barelli, Portugal and Two Sicilies, in full uniform; E. Johns, Russia; L. C. Daron, Rome; J. A. Merle,


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