Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State for the United States: Delivered in the Senate and in the House of Representatives of the United States, Fourteenth and Fifteenth December, 1852

Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State for the United States: Delivered in the Senate and in the House of Representatives of the United States, Fourteenth and Fifteenth December, 1852

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Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State for the United States: Delivered in the Senate and in the House of Representatives of the United States, Fourteenth and Fifteenth December, 1852

Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State for the United States: Delivered in the Senate and in the House of Representatives of the United States, Fourteenth and Fifteenth December, 1852

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After various topics of the Message of the President had been referred to the appropriate Committees, Mr. DAVIS rose, and addressed the Senate as follows:

MR. PRESIDENT:--I rise to bring to the notice of the Senate an event which has touched the sensibilities and awakened sympathies in all parts of the country--an event which has appropriately found a place in the message of the President, and ought not to be passed in silence by the Senate. Sir, we have, within a short space, mourned the death of a succession of men illustrious by their services, their talents, and worth. Not only have seats in this Chamber, in the other House, and upon the bench of the Court been vacated, but death has entered the Executive Mansion and claimed that beloved patriot who filled the Chair of State.

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