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e truth of the great maxim that the duties of life are to be preferred to life itself. Mr. Wm. C. Rives, of Virginia, next claimed the privilege, as one longer acquainted with the deceased than pover the tide of popularity, and honored him with the highest positions in the nation's gift. Mr. Rives then proceeded to review Mr. Tyler's career, making appropriate and feeling comments as he pro heartfelt satisfaction of his constituents. After giving a sketch of his more recent career, Mr. Rives noticed a remark made to him by Mr. Tyler on the day before his death, that if it should be necessary for him to go home to recruit his strength, he wished that he (Mr. Rives) would apply to the House for leave of absence. But, continued Mr. R., a higher power had granted him leave of absencnd to carry on the great work of political reform to which Mr. Tyler had devoted his energies, Mr. Rives closed his remarks. Mr. Wigfall of Texas, Mr. Venable of North Carolina, and Mr. Rhett of