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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND IN THE SENATE,

FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF CONGRESS.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 27, 1879. Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That there be printed twelve thousand copies of the memorial addresses delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives upon the life and character of the late ALPHEUS S. WILLIAMS, late a Representative from the State of Michigan, of which nine thousand shall be for the use of the House and three thousand for the use of the Senate. Attest:

GEO. M. ADAMS, Clerk.

AN ACT providing for the engraving and printing of portraits to accompany memorial

addresses on the late Representatives Leonard, Quiun, Welch, Williams, Douglas, Hartridge, and Schleicher.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be engraved and printed portraits of the late Representatives Leonard, Quinn, Welch, Williams, Douglas, Hartridge, and Schleicher, to accompany memorial addresses delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives in honor of the said deceased Representatives, and to defray the expenses thereof the necessary sum is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sum to be immediately available.

Approved, March 3, 1879.

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ADDRESSES

ON THE

DEATH OF ALPHEUS S. WILLIAMS.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE.

JANUARY 6, 1879. Mr. HUBBELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to perform one of the most melancholy duties which has fallen to my lot since my entrance into public life. It is to announce the death of my late colleague, Hon. ALPHEUS S. WILLIAMS, of Michigan. At some future time I shall give notice when appropriate resolutions of eulogy will be submitted for the action of the House. I offer now the following:

Resolved, That this House has heard with deep regret of the death of Hon. ALPHEUS S. WILLIAMS, a Representative from the State of Michigan.

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased this House do now adjourn.

The SPEAKER. The Chair will submit the question on these resolutions.

The resolutions were unanimously adopted; and in accordance therewith the House (at three o'clock p. m.) adjourned.

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JANUARY 7, 1879. The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following letter from the secretary of the District of Columbia, transmitting a copy of the order adopted by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia respecting the late Hon. A. S. WILLIAMS; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed :

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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, December 23, 1878. SIR: I am directed by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to inclose you

the accompanying copy of their order of this date respecting the late Hon. A. S. Williams, chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives. Very repectfully,

WILLIAM TINDALL,

Secretary. Hon. SAMUEL J. RANDALL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives, United States.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, December 23, 1878. As a just tribute to the memory of the Hon. Alpheus S. WILLIAMS, late a Representative of the State of Michigan in the Congress of the United States, and chairman of the Committee of the House of Representatives on the District of Columbia, who expired in this city on the 21st instant, the Commissioners deem it fit, on behalf of the people of the District, to put upon their minutes the following order:

That the citizens of the District of Columbia hold in grateful remembrance the just, generous, and patiotic consideration extended at all times by General WillIAMS, as chairman of the District Committee, to the best interests of this District, and his kind and graceful courtesy to its citizens. His career as a soldier and civilian is part of the history of his country; his many private virtues are the consoling heritage of his family and friends.

That the secretary be directed to transmit a copy of this order to the family of the deceased and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. By order of the Board.

S. L. PHELPS,

President. WILLIAM TINDALL,

Secretary.

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