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T^DAY, APRIL 6, 1841.
''"^"'''^"'^lIVASmNCITO^
4n all-wise Providence having suddenly re
moved from this life William Henry Harri
bon, late President of the United States, wehavi
thought it cur duty, in the recess of Congress
and iu the absence of the Vice President fron
the seat of Government, to make this afflicting
bereavement known to the country, by this de
claration, under our hands.
He died at the President's House, in this city
this fburth day of April, Anno Domini, 1841, a
thirty minutes before one o'clock in the mom
ing.
The People of the United States, overwhelm
ed, like ourselves, by an event so unexpecte*
and so melancholy, will derive consolation fron
knowing that his death was calm and resigned
as his life has been patriotic, useful, and distin
guished ; and that the last utterance of his lip
expressed a fervent desire for the perpetuity o
the Constitution and the preservation of its tru
principles. In death, as in life, the happiness o
M his .'nnnirv was nnnermost in his thoughts.
L '^DANIEL WEBSTER,
Secretary of State.
THOMAS EWING,
Secretary of the Treasury.
JOHN BELL,
Secretary of War.
J. J. CRITTENDEN,
Attorney General.
FRANCIS GRANGER,
Postmaster General.
the: national, bereavement.
A dark pall covers this community. The ai
row of death, which always seems to love
ihTfWtfcy-.VrtMil-l&iA .u-lA f* ?... I.IJ ,
and venerated President! The arm, whicK nc
long since wielded a sword in defence of th
country, is palsied?the eye, which lately beame
so brightly and bcnignantly, is closed?the voic
whose trumpet tones but a few weeks ago revei
* berated through the halls of the Capitol, is forevt
hushed and silent?and the venerable form c
William Henry Harrison, lately animated an
erect, has become hut a cold and lifeless cloi
The hopes of A nation are withered, and hig
and confident expectation has given place 1
grief and despondency.
Who shall measure the anguish of that a
flicted farad/. ^rom whose midst an all-wis
Provide-*16 ^as removed the affectionate hu;
band ' father, relative, friend, and benefai
W1 And although the tears of multitude
I >may be mingled with those of the relative, an
the sympathies of a nation be excited, yet wh
can repair the loss ? May God, in his Prov
dence, sanctify the dispensation for the everlas
ing good of the family and the nation. Thei
is great consolgrion to be found in the history c
the eventful yhd patriotic life of the deceased, a
there is also'in the manner of his death. In th
/ one, as incite other, he has manifested thegooc
ness of/3 heart, the constancy of his patriotism
/ and tW* purity of his intentions. Short as ha
/ bee/'1'9 administration, none who have bee
/ f\e'ndly to him will have cause to regret thei
/ / Snorts or their devotion.
I THE PARTICULARS.
From the moment Gen. Harrison was electe
/ President to the day of his illness, his heart ha
been filled with gratitude to the people, to whon
indeed he has always been affectionately devoted
In the generosity of that heart he has invariabl
opened his doors wide to the reception of hi
friends, and his house has been the abode of hos
pWtilty <<wlnlrrr>(| hi
friends, mas, to his own destruction. From
sunrise in the morning, till nearly midnight ii
the evening, he has incessantly devoted himsel
to his fellow-citizens who visited him, witl
the exception of the hour each day spent ii
Cabinet council. It was his habit, after rising
first to peruse his bible and then to take a wall
before breakfast. Frequently he would brinj
in with hitn persons he had met in his wall
to breakfast with him. And afterwards, thi
whole day would be spent in receiving com
pany and transacting business. On Thurs
day morning week the porter, who found hin
reading the bible, and even then complaining
of indisposition, suggested to him the proprieti
of excluding visiters until 10 o'clock in the morn
ing. " No, no"?said the kind hearted Presi
dent?"let them come in. Many of them havi
come from distant States to see me, and the1
wish to get home, and I will not refuse them.'
On Saturday morning week, we saw him, am
he was at that time complaining of a headache
and expressing his regret that he found so littb
time to attend to important business before him
alluding to a map of Florida which he desirci
to examine, as he wished to bring the war ii
that territory to a close. We believe the las
letter he wrote, was on the subject of that wai
Li* 1
: A y.
~ Agin* fame will be immortal on earA '/*<A>n<
may his spirit rest in eternal happiness in hea Brf
ven. I ]
There were present at the closing scene, inB^ei
addition to the medical attendance, such ot theBtfo
relatives of the family as were in the*city, theBroc
several members of the Cabinet, Colonels Todd 0f
and Chambers, who were the aids of the Gene- as
ral at the battle of the Thames, and a number me
of other personal friends. It i
Immediately after the demise, themembeisof his
the Cabinet, (except the Secretary of the Navy, die
who is absent,) withdrew, and prepared the m
above annunciation of the fact, which they deem- em
ed it their duty to make to the country, and des- all
patched immediately an express for Gov. Tyler ma
at Williamsburg iq Virginia. oui
tha
GEN. HARRISON'S FAMILY. Il
tio
The connections of General Harrison present ^
in the Executive Mansion, at the time of the .
tio
decease of their beloved relative, were the fol- ^ j
lowing:
. PC]
Mrs. William Harrison, (son's widow.) ^
Mrs. Taylor, of Richmond, (niece.)
Mr. D. O. Coupeland, (nephew.)
Henry Harrison, of Va., (grand-nephew.)
Findlay Harrison, of Ohio, (grand-son.)
The number of strangers in the city yesterday
was very large. The corpse lay in state in f
the entry of the President's House during the vo
day, and thousands went with melancholy steps
for the last time to view the mortal remains of 818
the departed hero. l^(
Pu
COLONELS CHAMBERS AND TODD. ,
ha
An impressive and affecting feature of the W(
nlosing ypqes o? S^pfday night, was the pre
jit- ,1 . -A o,? Ljbifc_vuW
of their long-loved General: In the battle of m
the Thames they wete the chosen aids of the ^
Commander-in-Chief. Col. Todd was aid, and jn
acting Adjutant General from 1812, until Gene- w,
ral Harrison lesigned in 1814. Both Col. Todd
and Col. Chambers were in the hottest of the
fight, on the right hand fork of the Thames.? ao
They stood by General Harrison where the bul- na
lets flew thickest, and when he told them to j0|
prime their pistols?that he was determined not (>r
Io be taken alive. They have stood by him
rotedly from that day to this?and during theBna
ate political campaign, no two men were ntoreBse
:ealous or active in repelling the assaults of theB^
3eneral's enemies, or in defending his fair fame,BLj_
han they. They stood by him night and dayB^^
luring this, the General's last battle with thel.,^
ting of Terrors, and saw that all was done thatBirn
:oul I be, to resist his final conqueror, death.?I
rhere has seldom occurred an instance of nioreB|ia
induring and devoted mutual attachment, con-Bno
idence and friendship. ?
Before his death, General Harrison showedB'pi
iow highly he estimated Col. Chambers, by ap-lw<
lointinghim Governor of Iowa. He had alsoBpii
ully determined to manifest his confidence inju
3ol. Todd, by nominating him to the Senate forBW(
mission abroad. B;ar
REPORT OF THE PHYSICIANS. B^,
Washington, April 4, 1841.
Dear Sir: In compliance with the request w<
aade to us by yourself and the other gentlemen ai>
f the Cabinet, the attending and consulting du
'hysicians have drawn up the abstract of a re- 8?
orl on the President's case, which I herewith ^
ransmit to you. Very respectfully, your obedi- w'
nt servant, lai
THO. MILLER, Sri
> ) Attending I*hyHctan. T
To the Hon. D. Webster,
Secretary qf State.
On Saturday, March 27, 1841, President IIarri- ^
son, after several days' previous indis|>oKition, was
seized with a chill and other symptoms of fever. The
next day Pneumonia, with congestion of the liver and DE
derangement o." the stomach and bowels, was ascertained
to exist. The age and debility of the patient, " 1
with the immediate prostration, forbade a resort to
general blood-letting. Topical depiction, blistering, i
and appropriate internal remedies, subdued, in a great ^
measure, the disease of tho lungs and liver, but the jel
stomach and intestines did not regain a healthy con- <
dition. Finally, on the 3d of April, at 3 o'clock P. M., pr
profuse diarrhoea came on, under which he sank, at for
thirty minutes to 1 o'clock, on the morning of the ,
fourth. .
in
The last words uttered by the President, as heard yOI
bv Dr. Worthincton, were these : " Sir, I wish voul ^
t<> understand the true principles of the Government
I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more."
TUO. MILLER, M. D.,
Attending Physician. I
FRED. MAY, M D.,
N. W. WORTHINGTON, M. D.,
J. C. HALL, M. D.,
ASHTON ALEXANDER, M. D.,
Consulting Physicians. |
nK
otherty thee^^^si
priaci|m atone. J i
So man can attain the enviable distinction of Jp
ng loved by a nation, who has not stood by?c
:in, and been a benefactor, directly or indiBlv
tly, in some great crisis. It is the anxietiesBd
a people ia a time of trial, allied to his nano lii
a Leader *nd Deliverer, that consecrate hi>ld
mory, and bind him forever to their hearts.-?lei
is not so much what General Harrison was inlfi
earlier ajatl long protracted offices, as a so)-I
rand a statesman, that has endeared his narnel
the American people, and which will forevcrlp
balm it in their best affections,?although inB]
these he had proved himself a pure and greatly
in?but it is the battle for the restoration ofL
r rights and the preservation of our liberties, flv
it has been fought and won, under his nam? lv
was a great strife for freedom, when the na-fl^
n's eyes were open to our dinger, having suf-lt|
ed for many years not less alarming usurpa-Bt,
ns or less aggravated oppressions, than thostB
tich led to the Declaration of American Inde-B
ndence. But the nation rose in its might, ie-B..
ved once more to be free, triumphed glorious-B^
and history will record the victory as achiev-B
under the name of Harrison. His napicB
ving become endeared to us in our troubles,B
nsecrated in our afflictions, will forever beB.
Uowed in our recollections, and will be listed
the infant tongues, and sung by the manly
ices of our posterity. The name of William
enrv Harrison will, to the remotest ages,
ind second only to that of Washington, as to
i history of the past, in the annals of our Re<
blic.
But William Henry Harrison, to whom we
ve looked, whom we have loved, and whom
e have crowned with the highest honors in the
ft of tha nation, is no more! One short mojuji
eekly, and laid them aside at the bidding of
e God of nations, to wear a crown, as we trust,
a higher sphere ! William Henry Harrison
as not only a patriot, devoted to his countr^J
it a christian, aevotect to nis ijoa. n<
Had a voice from heaven asked us a moniliH1
o, if we could part with this man so soon, tin 0'
.tion would have answered, Nay! Nay! ObdH1
ibid ! Yet God, in the mightiness of hisjpc w Ij1
'in his high and inscrutable providence, ant inlr
3 own sovereign right, has cut him down ! Thelf
tion bows and weeps. None could have fo|e Ir
en how it could be for the best, and yet it nHyp
so. There is a voice coming out from 4n-l(
[uity, and down from heaven, to hush ourefm-gg f
lints, to relieve our doubts, and saying tpuslf
: (tMy thoughts are not as your thoughts norl t
f ways as your ways." Ht
It may be just enough that the life of this manic
s been loaned to the nation, just so long andlt
longer. It was enough for our rescue antlla
' this we shall never forget to be thai ktful Ut
le nation is saved, and the name by whic \ weld
;re saved, is henceforth written on the t mbll
j has done his work, and is no more. . In
Seven months ago, the death of tlnsjmangt
)uhl have spread consternation through tlnBs
id. Now, deep and agonizing as are ofirre-Kj1
sts, and though floods of tears will be rouredlijr
on his grave, the prevailing sentimenf awa-l s
ned at the stroke, will b??God willed a, and!
; bow. It will be the calmness of resignation,! i
art from the agony of concern for the conse-j 1
ences. After a great and perilous struggle, ;il vernment
in which the nation may saf^y con I
e, is established. The great princi jjtcs by I x
lich our late political revolution has hpen at-| ]
ned, will now be consecrated in tears over lluBc
ave of the Man under whose name th* victo-Bj
h*#Kppn achieved.
Immediately after the decease of the Pruident, Mr It
erst Eft, Jr. Chief Clerk in the Dep . unent ofBl
itc, accompanied by Mr. Beam,, an ollicer of thel
nate, sat out for the residence of the Vice Puesi-B
nt, in Virginia, bearing to him the following letter If
" Washington, Apil 4, 1841. jr
ro John Tyler, H
" Vice President qf the United States.
'Sir: It has become our most painful duty to in I.
m you that Wii.liam Henry Harrison, late Presi I
at of the United States, has departed thi.t life.
' This distressing event took place this day, at thel
eaident's Mansion is this city, at thirty minutes be-B^
e one in the morning. "
'We lose no time in despatching the Chief Clerkl
the State Department as a special mcssengei to bearB'
li these melancholy tidings.
' We have the honor to be, with the highest regard'
ar obedient servants,
DANIEL WEBSTER,
Secretary of State.
THOMAS EWING,
Secretary of the Treasury.
JOHN BELL,
Secretary oj' War.
JOHN J. CRITTENDEN,
Attorney General.
FRANCIS GRANGER,
Poetmaeter General.
ISOP?]
pOUNTRY.
W BVKNING, APRIL 10, 1m41.
L WORD TO OUR BRETHREN OI
T THE PRESS.
? We have observed with regret Ihe p&dic
Mis of sotue portions of the press, based on th
jntingeneies of General Harrison'* health, a
(sported last week, or the possibility of tfb
frent of his death. We beg to assure ou
[retbreuof the press throughout theotwntry, am
he slightest reflection will doubtless lead then
b concur with us, that all predictions of disas
r tnnnf phuoh in rnnapiiuence of the laillCIltei
loath of our late revered Chief Magistrate, an
lot only impolitic, but Without foundation.?
While General Harrison lived, thev affections o
he people clung to bim, and their' hopes olus
ered round him. They will still gad ever che
ish the profoundeat respect for hjpmemory, ant
gratitude for his instrumentality in the hands o
Divine Providence, in mustering ft men 01
his i ountry to the rescue of thdkr.fikn eruinen
ind its institutions while in petfRfe;
But tusuppose tliat the unity and vigor of this
tompacl mass of freemen can now lie eyeu iio
v i.-ati. (?t Mi-1r leader, is a libel, not
ippose that disappointment ahd sfcm>w at this
iost afflicted dispensation of Providence, will
roduce any other effect on the public mind, than
> hallow and invigorate those principles which
ave so recently roused this nation from its
umbers, dissipated its delusions and written
leffaceable convictions on their minds, of the inis
pen sable necessity of one great and united
[fort to redeem an abused and suffering country
om the effects of bad government
We say, with the utmost confidence, that as
Don as the last sad obsequies shall have been
aid to the remains of the venerated Dead, and
le tears of a nation's sorrow shall have paid
ie affectionate tribute that is due, the Governlent,
as in duty bound, and as we are sure they
all be well disposed, will march straight forward
in that path which their own judgment as
rell as public expectation has marked out for
liem, without a hair's breadth of deviation,
without faultering, and with becoming energy.
Congress, too, when convened, will perform
heir high duties with the same unflinching
delity. No power on earth, and as we believi
io event of Providence, is likely to arrest thai
i\le of opinion, which has begun to roll its
paves over the land. Providence itself gives
o|cen of the event, and is sure to work by thost
ncariable laws which govern men's minds.
We say, then, to the press throughout the
and, and to the people, so far as our voice can
each them, Weep over the fallen, but
itand by youb arms. Sustain firmly that from
-uu have hitherto shown, and God and victory
vill be with us. We are sure, that the peopl
ind the Government will not, cannot faultei
hough the shock be great and heavy. Remem
jer the last words of our dying Chief Magistrate
'i wish you to understand the true princ
of THU GorannMENff I WIS* THEM*CAJ
RIED ouf. I ???- " * - r~iC~, - "
OUR CONDITION. I
Since the death of Washington, our countrl
las not been covered with so deep a gloom al
hat which will now overspread it. Nay, thai
?vas only sorrow ana rcgrcr ior roe aepariure o
lie Father of his country, after he had laid asid
he cares of State, and retired to Mount Vernon
10 more to return to public life, there to sinl
rom the immortality of the present into the im
nortality of the future.
Now, the nation has been suddenly bereavec
if one on whom its affections and hopes hac
sentered for future action and usefulness. Tin
burth of March, 1841, was the happiest dai
his republic has seen since the peace which es
ablished our national independence. Just on
nonth from that day the man, whose inaugura
ion to the Presidency had given so much joy
ind sent forth gratulations over the wide coun
ry and over the world, is numbered with th<
ead!
The shock will be universal as was the glad
less. The wail of lamentation follows quick ii
he track of the joyous tidings, and the tide o
orrow rolls over the land to deluge the hope:
hat had so recently preceded. Not since tin
lation's birth has this happy country been st
uddenly or so deeply overwhelmed with grief.
It will be a solemn pause?a pause of busi
less, of pleasure, of political schemes, of am
litious projects, of the old and young, and of al
?a pause of the nation in its career.
But we have one consolation: The principle
vhich raised William Henry Harrison to th
Presidency of the United State3, will now b
:onsecraieu in me nearrs 01 me peopie wn
ilaced him there, by the tears they will she
>ver his grave. Death and sorrow arc th
trongest tie whicli biccta in respect and affec
ion to the virtues, principles, and character o
hose we have loved and revered. . They pu
he last seal, never to be broken, on the sympa
hies of our being. They have lived and die<
or us; their shining path becomes the light o
iur footsteps ; and though we may err, thei
herished memory will call us back.
The last and dying charge of our deceased am
imented Chief Magistrate, "See that the trui
rinciples of this Government are carried out,'
:nowing as all do what he meant, will not b<
orgotten. It will be the text of our statesmen
nd the demand of public sentiment. That zea
or reform which carried the nation, and tha
nthusiasm which has exulted in the events tha
,ave followed, will now be deeply imbedded ir
11 hearts whose joy is turned into mourning
nd when their days of grief are past, they wil
land firm upon the platform established by thesr
vents.
On th? receipt of the news ofthc President'* death ir
Baltimore the bells of the city began to toll, and con
nued to send forth their solemn sounds throughou
!te day. The flags of the shipping and public build
igs were displayed at half mast.
[AN.
[WHOLE NO. 168.
At by the late afflicting dispensation of Pre
vidence, the nation has been deprived of th
President of their choice, at the very tkresholi
o. his term of service, our admirable Constitu
lion of the United States, makes provision fo
the exigency in the following manner:
[Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 6.J
" In case of the removal of the Presiden
from office, or of his death, resignation, or ina
bility to discharge the powers aud duties of sail
office, the same shall devolve on the Vice Pre
lident; and the Congress may, by law, providi
for the case of removal, death, resignation, o
inability, both of the President and Vice Presi
ikm, dechuing what officer shall then act ai
President, ana 9uch officer shall act accordingly
until the disability be removed^ or a Preaiden1
shall be elected.''
This ia the first time the provision of th<
Constitution has ever been called i4to action, nc
President ever having before died while in office
The 44 powers and duties" then of the office
of President of the United State^, devolve on
the Vice President, John Tyler, of Virginia.
Mil. ( UTHBF.RT.
Although^
ave in sevenl instances not*
mm*, oou Mr
Hmbstcr, an au?<Tlp> Wi the^Jprrobd ut tHc"21Sa
tost, to renew it, must bean (apology for reverting
to it once more.
Wc have little heart at present, to attempt to
treat with justice, the dishonorable course pursued
by that Senator towards Mr. Webster.
We say dishonorable, because it really seems to
us 10 be of this character. What could Mr.
Webster say, more than he has said, and how
could any man he more distinct and full on the
abolition question, in all that concerns the Constitutional
rights of the South, as claimed by
themselves ? When a noble and generous mind,
like that of Mr. Webster, has taken up position
in sun light, and been expressed in language incapable
of two interpretations, on a question pro
pounded to him by those who had some title t(
know his opinion, on account" of his public cha
racter, and when it is absolutely impossible fo
any man to speak more unequivocally, it is anion]
the strangest of the strange things that happen
that the Hon. Mr. Cuthbert, of Georgia, coult
not be satisfied with that which satisfied thepeo
pie of Virginia, and the representatives of all th<
slaveholding States, from Maryland to Louisi
ana; or that Mr. Cuthbert should think it eithe
decent or honorable, to assail Mr. Webster ii
the manner he has done, and then expect tha
Mr. Webster would submit to be catachised bj
him, on questions which he (Mr. Webster) ha>
publicly answered before the world!
If Mr. Webster will not stand acquitted be
fore the country and before all the slaveholding
States, so far as this matter is corcerned,by hi
letter to Mr. Bolton, by the following extrac
from the records of the time, which we believ
to be a fair statement, and which has been b(
fore the public in the length and breadth of th
land for many months, we shall think the peopl
have all turned into Cuthbem. It is an extrac
frpjji Webster's speech front of the Cap
tol at Richmond, Vtt.t teat**^-iiol)err not new t
I From the Madiroman qf Oct. 9,1840.
"The most striking passage in his speech, unquet
ionably, was, that in which he referred to the subjei
which so deeply interests the whole South. " Thei
s," (said Mr. Webster) "one perpetual outcry in a
he Administration papers from Baltimore, South, ail
nonishing the people of the South, that their ow;
State Governments, and the property they hold unde
hem, are not secure if they admit a Northern man t
my considerable share in the administration of th
Government. You all know that that is the genen
ry. Now I have spoken tny sentiments in the neigh
wrhood of Virginia, though not actually within th
state, in June last, and again in the heart of Massn
husetts in July, so that it is not now that I proclaii
hem for the first time?but ten years ago, when oblip
d to speak on the same subject, 1 uttered the sani
entiment in regard to slavery and to the absence of a
>ower in Congress to intcifere, in any manner what
ivei, with that subject. I delivered my sentiment
ullv in Alexandria in the month of June, and in 5ul
it Worcester, in Massachusetts. I shall ask som
"riend connected with the Press, to circulate in Vii
linia what I said on this subject in the Senate of th
United States on the JOth of January last. 1 hav
lothing to add or subtract from what 1 then said.
:ommend it to your attention, or rather I desire you t
read it. I hold that Congress is absolutely preclude
from interfering in any manner, direct or indirec
cith this, as with, any other of the institutions of th
South."
Now the cheering was so loud and long continuei
hat Mr. Webster was interrupted for seveial minutes
)ne sonorous voice, was heard above the other expree
ions of approbation, exclaiming, "We are here tron
Ylaryland to Louisiana?repeat that sentiment and wi
I ill tell it to oui neighbors at home; Repeat! Re
at!"
" Well," exclaimed Mr. Webster, in trumpet note
at seemed to be echoed back from the whole countr
ound. "I do tepeat?proclaim it on the wings o
e winds?tell it to all your friends. (Cries of "w
ill! we will!") "Tell it, I say, that standing here ii
e Capital of Virginia, beneath an October sun, ii
e midst of this assemblage, before the entire countr
id upon all the res|)orisil)ility which belongs to me,
y that there is ho power directly or indirectly i
ongress or the General Government to interfere ii
e slightest degree with the institutions of the South.
The cheering was renewed, and several voice
ied and repeated "that gives two thousand vote
ore for Harrison."
"And now," added Mr. W., I ask you to do m
ily one favor. Carry that paper home. Read ii
ead it to your neighbors; and when you hear th
lestion, "Shall Daniel Wt mrrs, the Abolltionim
ofanethe soil of Virginia"?Here the orator wa
terrupted by the moat cordial shouts of applause tha
e ever heard. Every hat and every handkerchie
as waved in the air?the chorus of cheering beini
J by the most distinguished men of Virginia, wh<
emed to vie with each other in reprobating the fou
id infamous slander. Welcome! welcome ! Heavei
ess you, Webster! Huzza ! We scorn their abus
you, &c. Ac. Ac." burst from the thousands befor
in. A more exciting scene was never presented
id his choking voice, and burning tear drop tha
thered in his eye, and trickled slowly down his pal
cek, showed how deeply the orator himself wa
jved."
If Mr. Cutlibert should find himself shut up i
i uncomfortable place, with little chance ofgel
lg out, he will at least know whom to thanl
ar Mr. Webster to submit to his catechism"
nsidering the manner in which the lecture w#q
troduccd, would require somewhat more tha
oruinary Christian meekness, and much les
than the character of a gentleman that respect
himself.
Among the members and ex-members ol
Congress now in the eitv, we have observed
Mr. Tallmadge, of N. V.; Mr. Crambo, of
Mass ; Mr. Carter, of Tenn.; Mr Kandoi.ph,
of IS. J.; Mr. Monroe, and Mr. Peck, of N. Y.
I
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THE PRESIDENT^f00 A
Adidtant Gbwbsal's Orrtcs,
Waminmhn April 6, 1B41. .^1
The Major General commanding the Army of lh?
United State*, and the Major General ceuuueMling
the Miliiia of the Dietriet of Columbia, having been
charged by the Executive Officer* of the Government %1
with the Milttaiy arrangement* for the funeral honor*
to be paid to the Patriot and iliualriou* Citiaen, WW
i.um Henry Harrison, late Prkridknt or thr Uni- jl
ted States, direct the following order of arrangement
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ORDER OF PROCESSION.
MILITARY K9CORT.
Major General Macomb, Commanding in Chief.
Aida de-Camp.
Major General Walter June*, Commanding the Mv- |
Aida de-Cawp.
vision of United Statae Light Artillery
Squadron of Volunteer Cavalry.
Battalion of United Slates Marines.
Battalion of Volunteer Infantry.
Officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps?on
foot.
Officers of the Militia and Volunteer Corps of the
District of Columbia?on foot.
Officers of the Militia and Volunteer Corps of Balti- jlH
more, Ac. M I
civic PROOHmoN. s. I
Ifeited States Marshal for the Dietriet of Columbia, uMIb8
and Clerk of the Supreme Court. \ H
The Mayor* of Washington, Georgetown, and
' Alexandria. I
S Clergf of the District of Columbia.
Physician* to the President. l^H
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- Pall-Bearers. I ^ J I PaJUBearere. ~
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The Family and Helatioi-' of the late Phmimnt. ^
and The Heads or Departments, with their chief
The Vice PrmiMcnt of the Unit**] States.
The Ex-PresidenH.
The Chief Justice, and
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and District ffl
Judges of the United States.
The President of the Senate, pro tempore,
and Secretary.
Senators and Officers of the Senate.
Foreign Ministers and suites.
United States and Mexican Commissioners for
the adjustment of Claims under the con- jpO
vention with Mexicb. F
Members of the House of Repiesentatives I H
and Officers.
Governors of States and Territories, and Members of flf I
State Legislatures.
Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia,
with the Members of the Bar and
Officers of the Court.
Judges of the several States.
The Comptrollers of the Tieasury, Auditors,
Treasurer, Register, and Solicitor. .
Commissioners, and other Civil
Officers of Government.
Officers and Soldiers of the late War, who served
under the Command of the late President.
Corporate Authorities of Washington. p Jj
Corpoiate Authorities of Georgetown.
Corporate Authorities of Alexandria.
Such Societies and Fraternities as may wish to /
join the procession, to report to the Marshal
of the District, who will assign them
their respective positions.
Citizens and Strangers.
The troops designated to form the escort wiH assemble
in the Avenue, North of the President's"4**
louse, and form line precisely at II o'clock A. M., on
Wednesday the 1th inst. with its right (C?pt*u?
'old's Company of Light Infantry) resting opposite
he Western gate.
The Procession will inpvo precisely at 12 o'clock,
* *>,- wfaan miwlu g w
Artillery stationed near St. John's Church, and the
Japitol. At the samt hour, the bells of the several
hturtles in Washington, Georgetown, and AlexanIria
will be tolled.
At sunrise to-morrow (tbe 7th instant) a Federal
?alutc will be fired from the Militaiy Stations in the
-icinity of Washington ; minute guns between the
lours of 12 and 3?and a National Salute at the setting
>f the sun.
The usual badge of mourning will be worn on the >JB
eft arm, and on the hilt of the sword.
The Adjutant General of the Army is charged
with the Military Arrangements of the day, aided by ^ M
the Assistants Adjutant General on duty at the Head
Q.uarters of the Army.
The United States Marshal of the District has the ' EM
lirection of the civic procssion, assisted by the
Iiayors of the cities of the District, and the Clerk of jHi
tie Supreme Court of the United States.
By Order: R. JONES, Hi
Adjutant General U. S. A.
GENERAL ORDERS.
War Department,
Washington April 5, 1841.
It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow, that the IT
ecretary of War announces to the Army, the death
the President of the United States. William
Ienry Harrison is no more. His long and faithful Ifl
irvices in many subordinate, but important stations,
is recent elevation to the highest in honor and powr,
and the brief term allotted to him, in the enjoyment
fit, are circumstances of themselves, which must
waken the liveliest sympathy in every bosom but
tese are only personal considerations. The dispen- JMB
tlion is heaviest and most afflicting on public grounds.
'his great calamity has befallen the country, at a peod
of general anxiety lor its present, and some appreension
as to its future condition;?at a time when it
most desirable that all its high offices should he fill1,
and all its high, trusts administered in harlony,
wisdom, and xrigor. The generosity of
i&racter of the deceased, the conspicuous hone*'
of his principles and purposes, together with the g ? I
lill and firmness wt'lh wbteti he maimer*-.tl . I
situations, had won for him the aflecton and confi
Imce 01 nis countrymen; mi h mi' nimurui wm-u,
r their voice, he was raised to a station, in the
schargc of the powers and duties of which the ^aj
ost beneficent results might justly have been
iticipated from his ^rcat experience, his sound judgent,
the high estimation in which he was held by
e people, and his unquestioned devotion to the
onstitution and Union, it has pleased an all-wise but "**?
ysterious Providence to remove him suddenly from
at and every other earthly employment.
While the officers and soldiers of the Army will
iare in the general grief which these considerations
naturally nnd irresistibly inspire, they will doubtlees
i penetrnted with increased sensibility, and feel a
qper concern in testifying, in the manner nppr.<;
? to them, the full measure of a nation's gratitude
the eminent services of the deputed patriot and
rendering just and adequate honors to his memory,
ause he was himself a soldier, and an approved one:
riving his earliest lessons in a camp, and, when in
;r years called to the command of armies, illustratthc
profession of arms by his personal qualities,
I contributing largely by his successes, to the stock
his country's glory.
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