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At the Capitol—reading of the poem—delivering of the Oration.

The hall of the House of Delegates was packed to its utmost capacity that night, while hundreds, if not thousands, turned away unable to find even standing room. It seemed a great pity that no larger hall could be had, for it is certain that one twenty times as large would not have held the people anxious to be present.

As Governor Lee, General Wade Hampton and General Early came into the hall they were greeted with loud cheers.

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