That important and responsible body, the Whig Central Executive Committee of the State of Louisiana, held a special meeting, and published the following feeling and appropriate remarks and resolutions:
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Oct. 24, 1852.The intelligence of the death of DANIEL WEBSTER having been communicated to this Committee, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Another great name has been added to the list of the dead! Another bright star blotted out from the galaxy of the nation! Another constellation of genius, the rays of which have penetrated the darkest corners of the earth, has set forever in the horizon! The triumvirate of gigantic intellect exists no more! CALHOUN, CLAY and WEBSTER, each in his turn has obeyed the inexorable decrees of fate. The mightiest intellect of the age--the great expounder of the Constitution--the patriotic and bold advocate of the Compromise--the man who submitted to the sacrifice of violent sectional opposition, in order that he might do his duty to his whole country--the great defender of American rights, and the liberty of mankind--DANIEL WEBSTER, is dead.
A whole nation is again bowed down in sorrow. While yet we grieve for the loss of the immortal CLAY, we are called upon again to mourn. Upon the wings of lightning--fit messenger to symbolize and convey the great loss the American people has sustained--the intelligence of his death has sped itself to every corner of the land. "The Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," has lost its great supporter. For near half a century he has been to the Constitution an American Atlas--upon his broad shoulders he has borne it manfully, repelling successfully attacks upon it from every quarter, until the name of DANIEL WEBSTER and the American Constitution have become almost "one and indivisible."
The great Whig party of the country has lost another of its distinguished leaders--all that is left to it of him is the consciousness of his immortality--the remembrance of his virtues--the admiration of his genius. The measure of his greatness was full to overflowing. Proud would we have been as Whigs to have battled under his leadership, to have followed his standard to victory; but it was decreed by an all-wise Providence that no more of earth's ephemeral honors should be conferred upon him, but that the mighty monarch, Death, should place upon his brow the seal of immortality. While we bend with fitting humility to the inscrutable decree that has deprived our country of one of its brightest ornaments, we feel we should be wanting in our duty as Americans did we fail to offer this, our humble tribute, to the memory of DANIEL WEBSTER. Be it therefore
Resolved, That the Whig Central Executive Committee of Louisiana tender to our brother Whigs of Louisiana and the entire country, our sincere and heartfelt sorrow and profound sympathy for the great loss our country and our party has sustained in the death of DANIEL WEBSTER.
Resolved, That the committee room be draped with the usual emblems of mourning, and the members wear the usual badge for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions be forwarded to the afflicted relatives of the deceased.
(Signed) I. N. MARKS, President.
The next morning, the Democratic State Central Committee published the following preamble and resolutions:
The intelligence of the death of DANIEL WEBSTER having been communicated to the Committee, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, DANIEL WEBSTER has passed away from among the people of this nation, a mighty man, whose name is part and parcel of the glory of our common country. Therefore,
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