--By the death of Governor Ellis
, the duties and powers of the office devolve upon Col. Henry T. Clarke
, present Speaker of the Senate of North Carolina.
When the painful intelligence of the death of the Governor
, the citizens assembled and adopted the subjoined resolutions, offered by Judge Gholson
That this meeting have heard with deep regret of the death of John W. Ellis
, late Governor
of North Carolina
It was known that his health was feeble, but he had borne himself so gallantly during the stirring events of the last few months, and had discharged the duties of his office with such energy and decision, that the hope was indulged that many years would yet be Yelich safed to him. It seems, however, that his high and important duties strengthened and sustained him, for no sooner had he sought to repair his health by a temporary rest from his labors, than exhausted nature sunk.
That we tender to North Carolina
The loss of such a man as Governor Ellis
, at such a time, is a loss not only to North Carolina
, but to all the Confederate States
That the Mayor
appoint a committee to meet and receive the remains in a manner becoming the position and character of the deceased.