Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Frank Welch: (a Representative from Nebraska)

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Страница 4 - tis the draught of a breath, From the blossom of health to the paleness of death ; From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud : — Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Страница 33 - That as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, the members and officers of this House will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Страница 41 - The resolutions were unanimously agreed to. Mr. VEST. Mr. President, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, I move that the Senate do now adjourn.
Страница 37 - hollow circumstance of woe," but as one sorrows for a brother lost, as a family in sackcloth mourns when the insatiate archer, entering its charmed circle, selects for his victim the favorite of the flock, that we, each and all, in the State he loved so well, and served so faithfully, did say peace and farewell to his ashes. At length they bore him from us, and now his ashes mingle with the soil of Massachusetts. To us, sir, who loved Frank Welch — and we all did love him; to us who labored with...
Страница 33 - Resolved, That this House has heard, with profound regret, of the death, on yesterday, of Philip S.
Страница 2 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlic United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled "An act to forfeit certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes...
Страница 29 - ... generous nature of his. He loved his fellow-men, and his fellow-men loved him; and many hearts were grieved, almost startled, when the news first reached them that our quiet friend had passed from the living and was numbered with those who had gone from these halls for ever. MR. WRIGHT, of Pennsylvania: We form our associates too often with our own party men, unless accident brings us in close contact with those of the opposite party, as accident in the line of my official duty here brought me...
Страница 41 - ... who in life was very near to me. I hope that in the future these halls may be filled with men who possess the heart, who have the ability, who have the judgment that he had who has gone forever. Peace to his ashes. The words of Senator Saunders, of Nebraska, may close these unusually hearty tributes: Our late associate has gone hence, sir, but his memory will survive, embalmed in the hearts of those who knew him and appreciate his manly qualities. He died, as he lived, deserving and possessing...
Страница 39 - He possessed a high order of intellect ; was resolute, courageous, and ardent in all his pursuits. A decided party man, he participated largely and conspicuously in the business of the Senate and the conflicts of its debates ; but there was a kindliness and benignity about him, that, like polished armor, turned aside all feelings of ill-will or animosity. He had political opponents in the Senate, but not one enemy. " The good and generous qualities of our nature were blended in his character ; -...
Страница 36 - ... prematurely to his grave. When the session closed, Mr. Welch returned to his constituency very much worn and broken in health. He needed rest, but he took it not. At once he entered upon an active and an exceedingly laborious political canvass. His physical machinery could not endure the additional strain put upon it, and then the end came, soon and swift but pangless. In the evening of the 4th day of September, 1878, in a public meeting, in the midst of a numerous audience composed largely of...