most eminent men in polities, in letters, and in professional life, and with the beauty and grace of feminine loveliness — all attracted to do honor to the elevation of one whose talents and worth only had raised him to the greatest honor of his profession — that of presiding in the highest tribunal of the nation.
It was gratifying to notice in the assemblage several of the most prominent political opponents of Mr. Chase--among them the Democratic candidate for the Vice-Presidency, Mr. Pendleton, and Mr. Reverdy Johnson.
Within the bar were the venerable Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, ex-Secretary of the Treasury; Mr. Orville H. Browning, of Illinois; Mr. Carlisle, of Washington, etc. The daughters of the Chief Justice, Mrs. Sprague and Miss Chase, were courteously accommodated with chairs just below the bench, surrounded by a brilliant throng of ladies, from different parts of the country.
The Judges entered from their private room on the left of the chamber, the procession led b