--All the forenoon yesterday the rotund of the State House
was crowded with citizens and strangers anxious to take a last look at the placid features of the lamented and honored dead lying within the Hall
Despite the very unfavorable weather, as the hour of twelve drew nigh, the Square
Shortly after that hour, in accordance with the announcement heretofore made, the body was borne from the Hall
and deposited in the hearse, when preceded by the Public Guard, whose band meanwhile played a solemn dirge, the body, followed by President Davis
, Governor Letcher
, Members of Congress, the Virginia Senate, House of Delegates and citizens, was borne to Saint Paul
The sermon of Bishop Johns
on the occasion is one that will long be remembered by those who heard it. Appropriate allusions were made to the personal worth and virtues of the lamented dead.
The impressive service of the Episcopal Church was depended in its solemnity by the surroundings of the hour.
The body was afterwards borne to Hollywood Cemetery, escorted by all officially connected with the deceased, and by many who knew and loved the man while living, and revered his memory though he slept in the quiet embrace of death.
The remains were deposited near those of James Monroe
, where the murmuring waters of the James
will sound their requiem till the last syllable of recorded time.