--The Washington Star, of Monday evening, brings the particulars of the sudden and unexpected death in that city of the Hon. J. A. Rockwell
, a distinguished politician of Connecticut
, and who has filled several posts of important trust in that State.--The Star makes the following announcement of the event:
On Saturday he complained of what he regarded as a neuralgic affection in his breast, but was out and about yesterday, apparently well.
Between eight and nine P. M., he was in the rooms of Baron Grabbo
, of the Russian Legation
, (in the same house,) and smoked a cigar while there.
Shortly after retiring to his own room, feeling unwell, he dispatched a servant for Dr. Stone
, who promptly repaired to him. Entering the chamber, he at first supposed that Mr. Rockwell
had stepped into some other apartment, and turning to leave the room to inquire for him, he discovered his body laying upon the floor by the side of the bed. Mr.
R. had undressed, turned down the bedclothes, and, evidently, when in the act of getting into bed, had fallen forward; his head laying against the wall and bent under his breast, as it were.
Life was quite extinct when the body was thus discovered by Dr. Stone
His death was evidently caused by apoplexy.
’ The star"