troyer death, and took its flight to Him who gave it.
" Such are the pictures, which the thought of thee,
O friend, awakeneth—charming the keen pain
Of thy departure, and our sense of loss
Kequiting with the fulness of thy gain."
The above being in substance our thoughts on this sad occa¬
sion, we do resolve:
1. That, while we bow with reverence and submission to the
mandates of our all-wise and Heavenly Buler, we can but feel
and be deeply sensible of the great loss the country has sustained
in the death of its great statesman, Charles Sumner.
2. That the best years of his life, distinguished alike for wis¬
dom and patriotism, were devoted to the cause of freedom and
the amelioration of our people, and that we are deeply sadden¬
ed at the loss of so great and dear a friend, whose place it will
be hard to fill, but his name shall live forever and remain sanc¬
tified upon our memories.
3, That we offer our sincere condolence to the sister and rel¬
atives of the deceased, and to the citizens"of Massachussets in
their-Jbereatvement in the death of their illustrious son.
J. H. DEVEAUX,)
L. B, TOOMEB,.. V Committee on Besolutions.
K. S. THOMAS, j