promised to return it. General Munford
said to me: ‘I hope some day to turn it over to the museum at our dear old capital.’
was born in this city.
There are those here to-night who knew and loved his father, who was so long the Secretary
of the Commonwealth
He has a host of friends besides the soldiers who followed him through the years of war. His heart beats with love for you and his State.
In justice to his merits, and for your due edification, I wish that the duty of receiving this portrait had been assigned to one better equipped for the task, whilst I may plead that no more loyal and devoted friend of his could have been selected.
A strong feature in the character of General Munford
is his abiding love for his fellow-man.
Some time ago, on his return from Alabama
, he wrote me telling of some members of my old company and relatives of mine in that State.
He spoke in the kindest way of them, rejoicing at the success of many, and expressing the warmest feelings of sympathy for one who was deeply afflicted.
Only this morning I glanced over the letter.
The sympathetic paragraph suggests—