Senate was so familiar as he with all the laws and usages that govern our intercourse with foreign nations.
He was deeply interested in questions affecting the internal improvement of the country, and of late years has carefully studied all financial questions, and has contributed to their solution.
In the House the eulogies, cordial and affectionate like those of the Senate, were from Dawes and the brothers Hoar of Massachusetts, Conger of Michigan, Kelley of Pennsylvania, Phillips of Kansas, Rainey of South Carolina, Nesmith of Oregon, and notably Lamar of Mississippi, a former Confederate officer.
The Boston Advertiser, April 29, 1874, singled out Mr. Lamar's tribute as the most significant and hopeful utterance that has been heard from the South since the war. Nesmith, a Democrat, who had served with him in the Senate and was rarely in accord with him in that body, closed his eulogy thus:—
His chair in the Senate, to which all eyes were turned whenever any great ques