Having run the bound of man's appointed years,If 'tis permitted souls to survive dissolution, ours may not be separated, and ere long we may rejoice in reunion with him. Commander and comrades, I now deliver to you as tribute of the affection and admiration of those whom he was dearest representation of General William H. Payne, and congratulate you all upon the accession of this picture of this noble soldier to the grand galaxy in this hall of heroes. It may be that from the battlements beyond the skies, where
At last life's labor done,
To his final rest has passed,
While the soft memories of his virtues
Yet linger like the twilight hues.
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