The death of Mr. Sumner having cast 8uch a gloom over the
colored citizens of Savannah, they resolved to meet $n> &rie eH the
largest edifices in the city for tbe purpose of commjngjiqg Jtheir
grief and sorrow with each other.
A notice appeared in the paper for a meeting 'of the citizens
to take preliminary steps to consummate the sam#. ^Ifi Lyceum
Hall was crowded as per notice, and to facihtatgjti^mjef supe, a
committee of ten of the leading citizens were appointed to fixlhe
time and make all necessary arrangements ; th& cOmfflfifcteerfcton-
sisted of JH Deveaux, chairman; AverySmith^.Sle^!33 LHous¬
ton, Eev. H L Simpson, L B 'ioomer, H M Turner, Cant. E D
Goodman, William PoUard, J M Simms, K',$."TIii&ffi8s/C&pt.
John Gardner, H L Giles. J ^"i^ »rVil
Having discharged the duties assigned, th^ ser^vic^s tp4>k j^ace
at St. Philip's Church, (Dr. Turner's,) 'aV ttiree jo^lbck, P
M., on the 18th inst. The house was beautifully" draped in
mourning; consisting of flags, mottoes„tMi>uS^iaBieac.'fi photo¬
graph, wreaths, arches, &c, all in full emblems of mourning.
The number of persons present, inclu&fccfgf fifidSi!wbti'Soulb: liot
get into the house, has been variously e^injia^eii $,!t2f«&fflQ&4,0iGQ to
5,000, among whom were several white persons. The occasion
was the most imposing, as well as tfctffcfcwt rna^fic^nf of'ahy
which the colored people ever conduct&dfjn^itf^tsxfi^a AUiitihe
colored churches are draped in mourning, and the houses of the
colored people are almost without^eicfep^^^^pa^githWf'on
the out or inside.
AVERY SMITH, Secretary.