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The Remains Of Senator Douglas

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Chicago, June 4, At a meeting of the various corn inittees of State, Municipal aud others, held this morniug, u comraittee was appointed to present the family of Judgo Douglas the unanimous wish of the pcopie of Illinois that tho remains should be pcrmitted to rotnain in the State for interment. Col. lüuhardson, as organ of the committee, perfonned the delicate duty of comraunieating to the family the unanimous wish ot the committee, and at the general meeting, Hon. J. D. Oaton reported this result, that an afFecting interview had taken place between Co!. Richardson and Mrs. Douglas, the result if which was, that in due appreciation ol the unaminious expression oí tbe wishes of the people of Illinois, that the remuius of the illustrious dead should be interred in this State, the widow has yielded irith pain, not reiuctance. It was her desire that his remains should be interred at Cottage Grove, near the lake shore, where she could be permitted to reside in the immedmte vicinity. No more appropi'.ate place could be selected. There is already a monument erected by himself. of enduring honor, in the magnificent Institution of learning founded by his liberality. The raport was accepted, and a meeting was immediately held to make the necessary arrangemeuts for the iuneral, which vvill probably tako place on Friday.


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