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the construction of railroads.............286
of the United States to boards of edu-
to the counties of Berkeley and Jefferson,
States.......... 2182, 3166, 3195, 3206, 3298
for moneys expended for the United States
..2377, 2597, 3240
porarily the collection of the direct tax in
the Interior to settle the accounts of, as
West Virginia....... ..353, 694, 811,
1247, 1390, 1399, 1402, 1406, 1477, 1479,
2246, 2285, 2393, 2471, 2858, 3164, 8548
the relief of..........8329, 3907, 3910, 3933
the legal representatives of, late paymaster
loss of stolen vouchers.... 2282, 3329
granting a pension to... .772, 1949, 1970
relief of....... .1812, 1995, 2688, 2727
sylvania ... 10, 137, 138, 350, 422, 460, 507,
546, 626, 645, 784, 185, 786,787, 788,
3891, 3915, 4056, 4149, 4150, 4158, 4303
792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798
Wilson, James F., à Representative from Wilson, James F., a Representative from
.5,7, 19, 20, 23, Iowa-Continued.
2477, 2519, 2660, 2679, 2686, 2757,
2787, 2793, 2812, 2830, 2842, 2848
..... 3203, 3204
3516, 3544, 3632, 3656, 3658, 3719, 3720
3586, 3587, 3588
.5, remarks on the bill to protect the reve-
Washburne, of Illinois...............147, 148 pension to..... .1950, 1952, 1996, 2007
1200, 1303, 1334, 1337, 1728,
1979, 2032, 3474, 3589, 3595
193 remarks on regulating trade with British
....750 Wilson, Thomas F., bill (S. No. 146) for the
.1553, 1579, 2078, 2130
.1994, 2688, 2733, 2928
.34, 49, 101, 103, 104,
of collecting soldiers' claims.... 1260, 1261 1349, 1375, 1386, 1494, 1502, 1535, 1573,
...1339, 1342 1725, 1728, 2008, 2050, 2156, 2201, 2205,
2859, 3011, 3024, 3053, 3089, 3094, 3095,
3096, 3166, 3167, 3168, 3169, 3170, 3171,
.1615, 1616 3378, 3770, 4059, 4110, 4156, 4190, 4191
the postal laws...... .....1657, 1658 remarks on the joint resolution relating to
.. 1724 remarks on the deficiency bill............ 1127,
1158, 1159, 1160
Wright, Edwin R. V., a Representative from
459, 460, 512, 535, 538, 950, 1062, 1066,
4266, 4269, 4271, 4272, 4274, 4277, 4278
to amend the Constitution ...... .87
consin for a ship.canal....... .1726
of Missouri for moneys advanced for war
ganize the Army.. .2347, 2348, 2351
nished by Mr. Wright.]
Windom, William, a Representative from Min-
3167, 3168, 3169, 8170, 3171, 3172
2374, 3149, 3237, 3238, 3244, 3639, 4277
123) in relation to the settlement of the
4017, 4158, 4160
.2634, 4094, 4113
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa... ..........4094
ing a pension to........ .2876, 3353
ing effect to the joint resolution for the
.2130, 2148, 3353
3909, 3910, 3944, 4050, 4060, 4148, 4149
ferson counties to the State of West Vir-
63) to amend the Constitution........ 1088
Army ............2950, 2951, 2952, 2974, 2979
ning, joint resolution (H. R. No. 123) for
the relief of. ... 2246, 3052, 3449, 3465, 3473
States Army, bill (H. R. No. 578) for
Yeas and pays-Continued.
on reconstruction to send for persons and
the President........ ........351, 481
Hall of the House for any purpose but the
494, 508, 538
elect from Arkansas to occupy seats in the
reject claims for damages by the Army or
Navy in the rebel States... ......511
approved March 3, 1863. .......645
ties to the State of West Virginia....... 698
tlers in the southern States............... 718
canal........ ............... 718, 748, 1727
committee on reconstruction......... 720
sas, to the floor of the House............. 81.3
stamps, &c., on credit........... ..831
920, 921, 950, 966, 1032
946, 947, 948, 949, 1375, 1468, 1614,
1687, 215, 2161, 2246, 3948, 8949, 4022
amend the Constitution........... 1035, 1095
ernor of North Carolina.......... 1190
the Military Academy appropriation
age in the city of Washington. ...... 1208
Ice Company of Washington.. 1240
Yates, Susan, bill for the relief of............ 136
Hall of the House to the Freedmen's Aid
Commission for a public meeting.;..14, 15
the floor of the House to contestants for
claimants to seats from Tennessee.
Bureau of Education........................60
reconstruction of the rebel States........ 69
priety of Federal interference with the
the States... ...........83, 1549, 1550
Yeas and nays-Continued.
on personal explanation of Mr. Smith, 1423
moneys advanced for war purposes... 1608
1700, 1873, 1874
titute people in the District of Colum-
system in the District of Columbia ... 1969
2073, 2075, 2126, 2345, 2352, 3684
...2025, 2026, 2029
..... 2372, 2373, 2374
mittee on reconstruction.......... 2430
veto of the Freedmen's Bureau bill... 2572
tax on notes of State banks............. 2573
States and foreign countries............ 2654
butions on the seceding States to defray
Yeas and nays--Continued.
Yeas and nays-Continued.
to fix the qualification of electors in the on printing the minority report of the com-
.2724, 2725 mittee on reconstruction.... ......3767
4258, 4260, 4280, 4281, 4288
Bureau .........2808, 2809, 2877, 2878, 3562 and Grinnell..... ....3891, 3892, 4017
4112, 4199, 4267
.2863, on the resolutions relating to the charges
.2925 on the joint resolution (H. R. No. 83) declar-
ington to the Northwest ........ 2928 representation in Congress. .3948,
3949, 3975, 3976, 3980, 4056
....2979 on the resolution relating to the release of
.3024 on the bill granting the right of way to ditch
3051, 3269, 3270 on the motion to admit members from Ten.
..3089 on the bill to regulate elections for Senators
3122, 3907, 3908, 3934 the public securities and currency.....4096
amend the Constitution................ 3149 members-elect from Tennessee to the Com-
Oregon and Idaho......... ........ 3166 on the bill relating to confiscated lands in
.3240, 3241 on the resolution relating to the payment of
on the motion to print the reports of the
.3326 on the bill to incorporate the General Hos-
.3327 on the Atlantic and Pacific railroad bill... 4183
.3374 of the United States...... ......... 4197
.....3465 of David T. Patterson to a seat in the Sen-
............. 3492 on the admission of the State of Nebraska
on the bill to preserve evidence of marriage
..3540 on the bill for relief of Norman Wiard....4286
.1724, 1949, 1970
.......617, 1949, 1970
LAND GRANT TO MINNESOTA,
petent to decide, and although the Committee a lawful claim upon the United States for an of the Freedmen's Bureau, who will expend it of Claims may be somewhat more competent increase of price under their contract.
for the benefit of the colored people only. in that respect, I venture to say they would Mr. WRIGHT. I would ask the gentleman Mr. INGERSOLL. I cannot yield for that rather have it referred to the law officers of the from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE] if a supple- amendment. It is unnecessary. Government. mental contract was made.
Mr. SHANKLIN. Will the gentleman from Mr. SPALDING. Being a member of the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Yes, sir. Illinois yield to me? Coinmittee on Appropriations, I desire to say Mr. WRIGHT. And is not the United States Mr. INGERSOLL. For what purpose ? in addition to what has fallen from the chair. bound by that contract?
Mr. SHANKLIN. I desire to discuss the man of the comiittee, [Mr. STEVENS,] that Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Certainly. merits of this proposition. my friend from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE) is | But the point I make against this joint resolu
Mr. INGERSOLL. So far as I personally mistaken in regard to this joint resolution. tion is that you are taking from the House the am concerned, I should be glad to afford the The subject matter of this resolution is not a authority to adjust this matter and putting it | gentleman the opportunity to make a speech; proper subject of investigation for the Commit- into the hands of the Secretary of the Treasury. but I must be governed by the will of the House. tee of Claims. It is simply a legal, a judicial I therefore move that this joint resolution If the House desires to hear the gentleman, it question, and the Committee on Appropria || be referred to the Committee of Claims, and will refuse to sustain the demand for the pretions did not themselves seek to solve it. If it upon that motion I call the previous question. vious question. should be referred to any committee of this The previous question was seconded, and the On seconding the demand for the previous body, it would properly go to the Committee main question ordered, which was upon the question, there were-ayes 44, noes 27; no on the Judiciary. But the resolution simply motion to refer the joint resolution to the Com- quorum voting. directs that the Secretary of the Treasury shall, mittee of Claims.
The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered under the legal advice of the Attorney General On agreeing to the motion, there were-ayes tellers ; and appointed Messrs. INGERSOLL and of the United States, give a construction and 46, noes 16; no quorum voting.
SHANKLIN. interpretation to the contract entered into with The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered The House divided; and the tellers reported—. these parties.
tellers; and appointed Mr. PIKE, and Mr. Wash- ayes 60, noes 36. Mr WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to BURNE of Illinois.
So the previous question was seconded. know how this joint resolution comes before The House divided ; and the tellers reported- The main question was ordered; and under the House. ayes sixty, noes not counted.
the operation thereof the joint resolution was Mr. SPALDING. It was sent to us by the So the motion was agreed to.
ordered to a third reading, and read the third Senate.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to time. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I under- reconsider the vote by which the joint resolu- The question being on the passage of the bill, stand that.
tion was referred to the Committee of Claims; Mr. INGERSOLL demanded the previous Mr. SPALDING. And the House sent it to and also moved that the motion to reconsider question. the Committee on Appropriations. I suppose be laid on the table.
The previous question was seconded and the the gentleman understands that also.
The latter motion was agreed to.
main question ordered. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Yes, I
Mr. ROGERS. I demand the yeas and nays. anderstand that; but have the Committee on Appropriations been called upon for reports
The next business on the Speaker's table was
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken; and it was decided this morning? Senate bill no 156, entitled "An act making an
in the affirmative--yeas 101, nays 21, not votThe SPEAKER. They have not. additional grant of land to the State of Min
ing 61; as follows: Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then how nesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the con
YEAS - Mesers. Alley, Allison, Delos R. Ashley, did this resolution come to be reported by them?
struction of a railroad in said State;" which James M. Ashley. Baker, Baldwin, Banks, BarThe SPEAKER. They are authorized to
was read a first and second time, and referred ker, Baxter, Bearnan, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, to the Committee on Public Lands.
Blaine, Boutwell, Brandegce, Broomall, Buckland, report at any time.
Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I take it Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to Cook, Darling, Davis, Dawes, Delano, Deming, Dixon,
Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farquhar, Ferry, that even the Committee on Appropriations | reconsider the vote by which the bill was referred; and also moved that the motion to
Gartield, Grinnell, flule, Hayes, Henderson, Higby, cannot report such a bill as this except for
Ilill, Holmes, IIooper, lotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubreference to a proper committee. reconsider be laid on the table.
bard, Chester D. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, HulThe SPEAKER. When the House pro
burd, Ingersoll, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham, Latlin, The latter motion was agreed to.
Latham, William Lawrence, Longyear, Lynch, Marceeded to consider and debate the measure the
PAYMENT OF KANSAS WAR CLAIM.
vin, McClurg. McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Morrule was waived.
The last business on the Speaker's table was
rill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill,' Orth, Paine,
Patterson, Perham, Phelps, Pike, Plants, Prico, RayMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The Com
Senate bill No. 259, entitled “ An act to author- mond, John H. Rice, Rollins, Schenck, Scofield, mittee on Appropriations have no jurisdiction || ize the Secretary of War to settle the claims | Smith, Spalding, Stevens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, over such subjects as this. of the State of Kansas for services of the militia
Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, llenry D. Washburn, Mr. SPALDING. The House referred it to
called out by the Governor of that State upon William B. Washburn, Welker, Whaley, Williams, that committee for consideration. the requisition of Major General Curtis, the
James F. Wilson, Windom, and Woodbridge-101. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I know commander of the United States forces in that
NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Coffroth, Dawson,
Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, that; but the House frequently sends bills to
State;' which was read a first and second time, Harris, Edwin N. Hubbell, Marshall, Niblack, Nichcommittees that do not properly have jurisdic- || and referred to the Committee on Military
olson, Ritter, Rogers, Shanklin, Taber, Thornton, tion of them. I know that the Committee on
Trimble, and Wright-21.
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Ames, Anderson, Blow, Commerce, when subjects are sent to them that
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to Boyer, Bromwell, Bundy, Conkling, Cullom, Culver, do not properly come within their jurisdiction, reconsider the vote by which the bill was re
Defrees, Dodge, Donnelly, Dumont, Farnsworth, report them back to the House, ask to be dis; || ferred; and also moved that the motion to
Grider, Griswold, Aaron Harding, Abner C. Harding,
Hart, Hogan, Demas Hubbard, Jolin H. Hubbard, charged from their further consideration, and reconsider be laid on the table.
James Humphrey, James M. Humphrey, Jenckes, move their reference to the committees which
The latter motion was agreed to.
Johnson, Jones, Julian, Kasson, Kerr, Kuykendall,
George V. Lawrence, Le Blond, Loan, Marston, are properly charged with their consideration.
DESTITUTE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT.
McCullough, McIndoe, Moorhead, Newell, Noell, It was but yesterday that the Committee on
Pomeroy, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Appropriations reported a bill in regard to cer- The SPEAKER. The next business in Randall, Alexander H. Rice, Ross, Rousseau, Sawtain claims of the State of Missouri, of which order is a joint resolution (S. No. 49) for the
yer, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Sloan, Starr, Stilwell,
Strouse, Taylor, John L. Thomas, Robert T. Van they certainly had no jurisdiction, and which temporary relief of destitute people in the Horn, Ward, Wentworth, Stephen F. Wilson, and certainly should have been referred to the Com- District of Columbia. This resolution was made Winfield-61. mittee of Claims. I think, notwithstanding a special order for to-day after the morning So the joint resolution was passed. what the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. SPALDING) hour. The question is on ordering the reso- During the call of the roll, has said, that the Committee of Claims is the lution to be read the third time.
Mr. COBB stated that Mr. MCINDOE was proper committee to examine and consider Mr. INGERSOLL. The other day, when this detained from the House by serious illness. this subject.
measure was before the House, I had read a Mr. DARLING stated that Mr. J. HUMPHREY And now I desire to call the attention of this statement of A. C. Richards, superintendent had been called home on account of sickness House to the language of this joint resolution, of police, setting forth the necessity for this in his family. so that they may judge whether more informa- | appropriation. I now call for the previous The result was announced as above stated. tion is not needed by them before they confer question.
Mr. INGERSOLL moved to reconsider the this
power upon the Secretary of the Treasury: Mr. ROGERS. Will not the gentleman yield || vote by which the joint resolution was passed; What does this joint resolution provide? It to allow me to offer an amendment?
and also moved that the motion to reconsider authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to
Mr. INGERSOLL. I will hear what the
be laid upon the table. cause the accounts of Beals & Dixon, for amendment is.
The latter motion was agreed to. deliveries of materials after the 1st of May, Mr. ROGERS. I desire to propose an amend
EVENING SESSION. 1861, under their contract with the United ment providing that this money shall be appro
At the suggestion of the SPEAKER, by States, to be adjusted and paid,
and to allow priated without distinction of race or color.
Mr. INGERSOLL. That is already provided | unanimous consent, the evening session was dision they may be entitled to under the provis- for. We have no class legislation on our side. || pensed with.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. Mr. ROGERS. I propose further to provide uary 1, 1857; provided that in the opinion of ions of their supplemental contract dated Jan
that this money shall be expended by the au- A message was received from the Senate, by
I thorities of Washington, instead of the officers || Mr. Forney, its Secretary, notifying the House 39Th Cong. Ist SESS. --No. 121.
to them such additional prices
as in his opin
that it had concurred in the amendments of was a member of the Legislature of Vermont, men were created free and equal ; and yet subthe House to Senate bill No. 31, to reimburse and for three years Speaker of the House of ordinated his acts and theories to the Constithe State of Missouri for moneys expended for Representatives. From 1836 to 1812 he was tution of the land. Constitutional liberty was the United States in enrolling, equipping, and prosecuting attorney for the county of Rutland. his watchword, and when by force of law all provisioning militia forces to aid in suppress- | He was a member of the constitutional con- men became absolutely free he was the earing the rebellion ; and Senate bill No. 199, to vention which established the Senate as a coör. nest and fearless advocate of those measures establish the collection district of Port Huron, || dinate branch of the Legislature of Vermont, designed to protect the freedman in all his the collection district of Michigan, and to in which body he actively coöperated with his civil rights. extend the collection district of Puget Sound. late colleague, Judge Collamer. From 18-13 But, sir, when the first gun was fired at Fort
Also, that it had passed the following bills, to 1847 he was a member of this body, and Sumter, and the cry “To arms!" echoed from in which he was directed to ask the concur- declined a third election. In 1850 he was peak to peak of the mountains of his native State, rence of the House:
elected Senator of the United States, and occu- then the nobleness, the patriotism, the geneAn act (S. No. 255) to remit and refund cer- pied the position until the day of his death. rosity of Solomon Foot shone forth like a star. tain duties;
Such is a brief recital of the public and Calmly and serenely he met the issue, and everyAn act (S. No. 243) to extend the time for official positions occupied by Senator Foor, where infused into the people his own heroic the reversion to the United States of the lands | embracing a period of nearly a third of a cen- and enthusiastic nature. And when at times granted by Congress to aid in the construction tury. Born of highly respectable but com- during the progress of the rebellion the clouds of a railroad from Amboy, by Hillsdale and || paratively poor parents, he was by force of seemed to lower about us, his faith in God and Lansing, to some point on or near Traverse circumstances thrown upon his own resources, liberty never faltered. He trusted in the right. bay, in the State of Michigan, and for the and early in life acquired independent habits He met and performed every obligation of completion of said road ; and
of thought and action. Without any of the duty without fear and without reproach. The An act (S. No. 122) for the relief of John adventitious surroundings of wealth or station highest and proudest encomium which a public T. Jones, an Ottawa Indian, for depredations or patronage, without any of that extreme
man can ever receive is justly his. Popular committed by white persons upon his property | brilliancy of genius which now and then start- at home beyond description; elevated by the in Kansas.
les and dazzles the world, he looked upon people to almost every office within their gift; Also, that it had passed bills of the House life as a great reality and upon success as the beloved, honored, and trusted, he always and of the following titles : reward of labor. He was rather solid than
everywhere proved himself an honest man--the An act (H. R. No. 150) for the relief of showy. He lacked genius, but possessed tal- noblest work of God. Almon W. Babbitt, late secretary of Utah ; ent and judgment. His qualities did not shine He loved his native State. To him there was and
forth like the greater lights in the heavens, no air so pure as that which swept about her An act (H. R. No. 471) to provide that the but there was in them a proportion and har- mountains; no water so sweet as that which "Soldier's Individual Memorial'' shall be car- mony which gave a moral grandeur to the man. bubbled from her crystal springs; no grass so ried through the mails at the usual rate of Hence Senator Foot was what we call a self
green as that which clothed her valleys; and printed matter.
made man. I do not attribute to him any par. he now lies beneath the shadow of her hills, And also, that it had adopted the following || ticular credit for that. The term “self-made where the wind sings his requiem and the solemn resolution:
is a much-abused one. There is no royal old pines stand as sentinels over his dust. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be road to greatness. Every man who comes to During the long and bloody rebellion, when directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate, having listened to eulogies on the char
be a power reaches it through personal effort. suffering and death entered almost every houseacter and public services of Hon. Solomon Foot, a
The scholar is self-made, and becomes a scholar hold, no wounded soldier, no weeping sister, Senator from the State of Verinont, lately deceased, through patient and exhausting labor and reflec- no heart-broken wife or mother ever called out of respect to his memory have voted to adjourn, tion. The professional man is self-made, and upon Senator Foor in vain. Their wants were DEATH OF SENATOR FOOT. so is the merchant and the artisan. That Sen
his wants. Their suffering was his suffering. The SPEAKER laid before the House the ator Foot succeeded where a weak will would
In sunshine and in rain, in sickness and in have failed is doubtless true, and hence the health, by tender and sympathizing counsel, message from the Senate concerning the death of Senator Foot.
greater honor to the man. As a lawyer, Mr. and by active and efficient effort, he labored
Foot was not learned. As a statesman, he for their relief; and we may truthfully say for Mr. WOODBRIDGE. Mr. Speaker, but a never seized upon new theories or ventured him, “When the eye saw me then it blessed me. few weeks ago the distinguished Senator whom upon untried paths. As a political economist, When the ear heard me it gave witness to me, we now mourn arose from his seat in the Sen- he never originated new ideas or developed for I delivered the poor that cried, the fatherate and pronounced a most eloquent and im- old ones with extraordinary power; and yet, less, and him that had none to help him. The pressive eulogy upon his colleague, who had without question, he was one of the safest blessing of him that was ready to perish came been gathered to his fathers in the fullness of statesmen and most judicious legislators of upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to his years, crowned with private worth and pub- | the age. lic honor. And now, before the cypress leaf
sing for joy.
He did not resemble the mountain, toweris wilted, or the first gushing tear is dried, we
Mr. Speaker, it is a glorious thing to live in ing to the skies, barren and useless from its
this world. When its Creator launched it forth are called, in the providence of God, to a fresher height, but rather the lesser eminence, whose in the perfection of its beauty, the morning grief for him who so freely mingled his tears summit is covered with the forest, and whose
stars sang together for joy. It was made for with ours at the death of Judge Collamer, whom | slopes wave with the yellow grain. He did not
man, the last exercise of creative power, for none knew but to honor and love.
resemble the terrific shower which destroys by At that time Mr. Foot was apparently in per
man made in the image God, into whose nosits violence, so much as the gentle rain which
trils he breathed the breath of life. It is noble fect health. His constitution was unimpaired the earth drinks and then dresses herself in
to live for the development of the soul. It is by any exposure or excess, and his splendid and new life and beauty, almost unrivaled physical development gave
beautiful to appreciate and enjoy all the works
God granted Mr. Foot one of the greatest of God, and all the endearing relations with promise of many years of vigorous and active of earthly blessings, a loving, praying, pious which we are surrounded. It is glorious life, for he possessed-
mother, who early instilled into his mind prin"A combination and a form, indeed, ciples of reverence toward God, obedience to
Attentive and believing faculties;
To go abroad rejoicing in the joy long public life the great leading characteristic Of beautiful and well-created things: In speaking of the life and character of Mr. of his mind, and perhaps the highest power of
To love the voice of waters and tho sheen Foot, I shall simply attempt to do justice.
Of silver fountains leaping to the sea; his character, was his devotion to truth; that To thrill with the rich melody of birds Unqualified praise of the dead is never either high ethical truth which is grounded in the Living their life of music; to be glad in good taste or truthful. Human character is moral being and the fitness of things, lying
In the gay sunshine, reverent in the stormi never perfect; at best it is only good in parts. back of and deeper than refinements or pop
To see a beauty in the stirring leaf;
To find calm thoughts beneath the whispering tree; Mr. Foor was born in Cornwall, in the State ularities, reaching down to the inner nature To see and hear and breathe the evidence of Vermont, in 1802. He graduated at Mid- and elevating the moral forces.
Of God's deep wisdom in the natural world." dlebury College with distinguished honor in “ His word was as good as his bond." No But more beautiful than life is the death of 1826, and the same year became principal of social or political combination or influence; no the Christian. the seminary at Castleton. He was tutor in sycophantic flatterer ; no dastardly and cun- Mr. Foot from the commencement of his the University of Vermont in 1827; and again, ning insinuator; no expectation of reward or sickness seemed to feel that he would die, and from 1828 to 1831, principal o? Castleton Sem- place or power ever slook the truthfulness when the final summons came he was ready. inary, and by his earnest efforts and marked of Solomon Foor.
His last thought was for his country, and his executive ability gave such an impulse and Among innumerable false, unmoved,
last desire to look out upon the beautiful suncharacter to the institution that it ranked for Unshaken, unscduced, unterrified,
light and this noble edifice, where he hadlabored many years among the first of the classical
His loyalty ho kept, his love, his zeal; schools of Vermont. In the midst of his faith
Norninber nor example with him wrought
so long and where he believed the futiere safety
Togwerve from truth or change his constant mind, of the Republic rested; and then, as if fully satful and arduous labors as a teacher he devoted Though single."
isfied, with eyes full of celestial rad ance, he the time usually given to recreation and the Senator Foot was a patriotic man.
exclaimed, “I see it! I see it! The gates are refined pleasures of social life to the study of “He loved his land because it was his own
wide open! Beautiful! Beautiful!' and the the law, and in 1831 was admitted to the bar And scorned to give aught other reason why." plastic form was stilled; the casket wa broken, in Rutland, and immediately commenced the He cherished the principles of the Declara- and Solomon Foot entered upon eternal rest. practice of his profession. For five years he tion of Independence. He believed that all Mr. Speaker, the life of a good man like that