At the opening of the Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, April 6th, Colonel G. F. Townes addressed Judge Fraser and presented the resolutions adopted by the Greenville bar in honor of the late Governor Perry, in performance of the duty assigned him by his brethren. He asked that they be recorded on the journal of the court, and moved for adjournment as a mark of respect for the deceased, following his motion with brief but appropriate and feeling remarks.
The motion was seconded by John R. Bellinger, M. F. Ansel, J. A. Mooney, Judge J. S. Cothran and Julius H. Heyward.
Mr. Bellinger said:
May it please your Honor--In this temple of justice, where the illustrious dead was wont so oft to stand in defence of the rights of his fellow-countrymen, it is fit that the business of the court should stop, that we should pause in the discharge of our duties to pay a deserved tribute to the memory of departed worth. And however vain and unmeaning these ceremonies usually are, yet I venture the assertion that on this occasion not one word will be spoken, not one single act be done, that will not be prompted by the sincere conviction of him who says or does it.
Admitted to the bar in 1827, Governor Perry for fifty- nine years adorned the profession of which he was at once an ornament and a shining light. The relation of a lawyer to his client he regarded as a sacred trust, to be performed under the dictates of an enlightened conscience, actuated solely by the considerations of right and duty. Always studious, ever ready and fully prepared in his