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The Eulogy

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
April
Year
1841
Copyright
Public Domain
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The citizens of our village joined by those of the surrounding country, assembled on the 22d inst., to commemorate the LIFE AND DEATH OF WlLLIAM HENRY HARRISON, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

The procession was formed under the direction of Thomas Moseley, Marshall

ORDER OF PROCESSION.
1. Ann Arbor Band.
1. Washtenaw Guards, under command of Capt. Cobb.
3. Ladies.
4. Town Council of Ann Arbor.
5. Clergy.
6. Committee of Arrangements.
7. Citizens and strangers.

The procession (about 2000 in number) moved at two o'clock, P. M., through the different parts of the village, during which the minute guns were fired from the head of Huron street, accompanied by the tolling of bells.

The procession entered the public square were seated in the front of the Court House where a temporary stand was erected for the accommodation of the speakers, and the following were the order of Exercises:
1. Voluntary by the Ann Arbor Band.
2. Selections of Scripture by Rev. Dr. Adam.
3. Dirge by the band.
4. Prayer by the Rev G. Beckley.
5. Ode by the choir.
6. Eulogy by Rev. J . P. Cleveland.
7. Anthem by the choir.
8. Dirge by the band.
9. Benediction by Rev. G. Beckley.

The greatest solemnity characterized the above scene. The vast multitude hung with almost breathless attention for one hour and a half upon the lips of him who pronounced the Eulogy. It was truly a labored and eloquent production - abounding in "thoughts that breathe and words that burn." All that was said on the occasion, respecting the talents, wisdom, eloquence, philanthropy, piety and inflexible perseverence of Gen. Harrison for ought we know may be true to the life - but touching the question of "equal rights," it is known to all that Gen. Harrison, like most other statesman in our country, was emphatically opposed to the emancipation of slaves, and nearly every act of his life, touching this great question went in favor of the present continuance of American Slavery,and not unfrequently did he labor for the enlargement and stability of the institution.

But he is gone, and we are willing that his ashes should rest in peace, and all the sayings and doings of his life in favor of slavery be buried in oblivion.

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Subjects
Signal of Liberty
Old News