The Lee Monument. The Inauguration

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THE LEG MONUMENT Tiie Inauguration of tne Bronze Statue of the ' ... ,,'t . . ; Great Soldier. I An Audience of 15,000 People. The Exercises at Lee Place and Washington Artillery HalL . i Judge Fennel's Oration Mr. EequieVa Poetical Tribute. The State Troops and Visiting Military Honors Paid to the Daughters of the Great Chieftains.. f An immense audience assembled yes. terday afternoon In Lee Place to partici pate in the ceremonies incident to the unveilingrof the statue of GeruKobert E.Le. ' ' Barely has there beon witnessed such a yast gathering - of the people. Three thousand seats had been provided in the Circle itself, but these were filled mostly by ladies and their escorts an hoar before the time fixed for the opening of the ceremonies, which was 2 o'clock. Then every position on the mound of the monument available for standing room traa occupied, and a multitude of people thronged the adjacent streets. It is ' es timated that not less than ' 19,SOO Perswm were assembled on this occasion. , The , Committee of Arrangements of the Lee Monumental Association, ; as sisted by committees from the Associations of the Army of. Northern T irginia and, Tennessee, had prepared the Circle for the ceremonies. The railing was ornamented by flags of all nations, wtaioh fluttered gaily in - the strong : breeze which was blowing. A spacious . plat form had been erected on the western side of the Place for the seating of the Lee Monumental Association; the sub scribers to the fund, and disti ngnished and specially Invited guests. . A oanoov overarched the central por tion of the platform, which was reserved lor the officers of tbe Monumental Association and the gentlemen participating in the exercises. The Circle was in charge of Col. W. T. Vaudry and an elioient iceoepunn (Committee, who were assisted by the Veteran Company. Battalion of Washington Ar tillery, the Continental Guards and a HotnrrimArit nf nnliftA. - ' - i 1 Oa the Platfera, which had a seating capacity of about 600, were observed, besides the officers, directors and subscribers of the Lee Monumental Association, the Justices of - the Supreme Conrt and the State courts, - mem Ders ox tne Dar ana clergy; "ico, Austro - IIuneary, the Netherlands, Venezuela ; tne uovernor ana ,ms stait. Major Gen. John Glynn, Jr. and his stall United States Senators Saulsbury and Jonas and many other distinguished gentlemen. . . . r Among the' ladies present were ! the daughters of Mr. Jefferson Davis, who was accompanied., by Mrs. T. S. Kennedy, the , daughter of Mr. S. K. Mallory, Confederate Secretary of War. The members of the Ladies' Confederate Monumental Association and the Ladies'. Auxiliary Lee Monumental Association were assigned places in the front row of benches. The Continental Guards. Capt. Chas. W. Drown, arrived on the scene shortly after 1 o'clock, and hiving posted guards as requested by the - gentlemen in charge of the Circle, marched back to the corner, of Camp and St. Joseph streets, to receive .their guests, the Detroit Lieht Infantry, which command was expected to arrive about 2 o'clock.' The Benevolent Associations or. tne Army of Northern Virginia, and Array of Tennessee, followed closely by the Timothy W. Howe and Joseph A. Mower Posts, Grand Army of the Bepublic, preceded by bands of' music, .filed into the Circle a few minutes before 2. o'clock, - and took the 'places reserved for. them the " boys in blue" sitting with the "boys in gray." ; The various commands ox une Aouisiana National Guard were posted in tbe streets adjacent to the monument, prepared for the. narads which was to follow the cere monies. Capt. Eugene May. with Com - nanv"B"of the Washington Artillery: with a battery of four guns, were posted at some distanoe from the monument. ready to fire tbe salute of 100 guns.; buon was uw cosoiuou ox wuun VA.v - f 'MAS: a. O'CIeck .7 - 4 ! The sky overhead was " obscured by clouds, and drops of .rain began to falL In the Southwest appeared a mass of dark drif tin g clouds, - which ' approached rapidly. The orchestra, under Prof. B. Moses, played the opening air of - the exercises, the grand maron Rienzi, of Wagner.., x ' ' " Scarcely was this performance completed than the rain, driven by a gale of wind, poured in. torrents onane? vass o.rowd. Aanain? avn immediate dispersion of the assemblage. , As rapidly as cir - enmstances would permit thsy nurned frnm'tha ClrolA 'neeklnir shelter in the neighboring houses, nnder sheds and wherever protection irom mo nm w to be found. .It is remarkable that no accidents occurred in this tumultuous movement of so large a body of people. Then wm little onnortunitT for escape from thin anrirlen and wind - driven tor rent, and the number of persona who were not wet to the skin was exsremeiy small. . . The occupants of the platform had the advantage, a poor one indeed, ef the shelter aflVrded by the canopy which.' however, was not impervious to the water - . The - storm brought dismay to the hearts of the military in their gay uniforms, whioh soon presented a bedraggled appearance. The company of - veterans stationed on the steps of the monument stood to their posts, notwithstanding tie elemental war. ' - For twenty minutes, or more, the rain con tinned to fall heavily. When it had somewhat abated, the directors of the Monumental Association concluded to procetd with the' , J 1 , TJavtUlns f the Statao.' j This office was to be performed, according to the suggestions of Gen. Lee's daughters aa already mentioned in the Pieaynno by a private in the army which had served immediately under that commander. Gen. F..T. Nicholls, President of t he Association of the Army Of Northern Virginia, had been requested to select a member for this service, bnt he preferred to submit the question of the' choice to the association. This was done at a meeting held yesterday, and tbe lot fell to Messrs. John Hurley and Charles Meyers, maimed veterans ef : the Virginia, army. These - members were present at the , opening of the exercises, but were unavoidably absent when the unveiling was ordered, and this duty was performed by Messrs. Edward. Fitipatnck and John Dunlap, also maimed soldiers who had served nnder Lee. As the canvas covering was withdrawn from the soperb figure of bronze which crowns the monument, and tbe statue of i . ' The Great Confederate Leader stood forth grandly against the dark background of the lowering sky, i a mighty shout went np from the soldiers Of - the Confederacy, and the veterans of the Grand Army ot the Republic Lomed in these loud acc lams' tions. and cast nn their hats as enthusi astically as the men who had worn the gray.. . The Daughters of Gen. Lee. standing at the windows of Mr. May's house, were spectators of the scene. .As the Veteran Associations of the Armies of Tennessee and Virginia and the Grand Army of the Kepublio marched by the residence of Mr. May they cheered the daughters of tbe Confederate chief, who eeemed much effected by this mark: of retpect, and waved their handkerchiefs to tbe ex - soldiers as they.passed. : J The crowd having been dispersed! by the storm, and the rain still continuing, the Directors of the Lee Monumental Association - who b ad remained in the Circle, resolved to hold a meeting to determine on future r proceedings. This meeting was held at S o'clock., . - - , In the Washington) ArrUIety Armory, by invitation of that organization. The proceedings were as follows : . j Official Miantes of the Asaoelatiea. ; R. K. LEK ' MOlTOMWNTAr. ASSOCIATION . Fin. 22, 1884. i - Immediately after tbe dispersion by the storm of the immense audience gathered to participate in the ceremonies at tending the unveiling of the statue trf lvee, the directors or this association met at the Washington Artillery Hall, to determine what course should be pursued with reference to the ceremonies. After consideration and discussion, the following resolution was proposed and unanimously adopted : : ' Whereas, the immense audienoe ' assembled this day at Xee Statue, has signalized the veneration and respect in which tne people of New Orleans hold the memory of Robert E. Lee. and the enthuslastlo (approval with which they regard the erection of the monument to him; and, whereas, a postponement of the ceremonies could add nothins: to the tribute already paid thereby; lit it resolved. That the orauon prepared for the occasion be published; that j the Mayor being present, the presentation of the monument to the dry of New Orleans by the President of this ' association be forthwith made; that the directors or the aesoelaUon proceed immediately to I the statue, and that the Bishop, J. N. Galleher, here present, be requested to invoke: the blessing ot Almighty - God upon the work, and that the oeremonies of the oooasion be then considered as concluded. Bcsolred. That the Board of Directors tender their thanks to tbe Grand Army of the Republic, the Associations ef the Armies or ortnern Virginia ana or xennessee, tne militia of the State and aU visiting organizations, as well as to the patriotlo women and men of the South, for their attendance In such enormous numbers, and exnress their regret that the storm prevented the completion oi tne ceremonies. , . i After the adoption of the foregoing resolution. Hon. Chas. E. Fenner. Presi dent of the association, arose and, addressed Mayor Behan as follows : .. Mr. MauorAa President of the R. Ei Lee Monumental Association, and in its behalf. 1 have now the honor of Dresentinic the monument ibis aay unveuea, utrouga you totneoity oitew wrieans. v W hat I have to say touching the illustri ous man to whom it Is erected has been uiierea in anotneriorm. - The Immense outDonrtoir of the people of ev urieans wmon congregacea arouna tne statue to - day, defying the elements until aitnepe oi lurtner proeeeamgs naa so oe abanooned. testifies to the deep and enthu slastlo veneration with whioh his memory is revered by the women and men of the senth. xne aeeign oi tne monument ana its construction ui to the base of the statue are tbe work of our home architect. Mr. John Rov : - while the statue itself is the produc tion ox a young American souipcor, air. a. u. Doyle, of New York, whose growing reputation will surely be confirmed and extend ed thereby. - l experience a peculiar pleasure in natun s our city represented in her chief officer by one who was a distinguished soldier under Lee. and who was at tbe same time an ac tive member of this association and con tributed valuable aid in tne succeaarui accomplishment of our enterprise, . - ; t . Louisiana is entitled to a lull share in the glory of Lee. ; Her sons illustrated by 'their valor every field on which his fame was won. - . "... ". ' - r i ". v . To her chief city we confide this monu ment, with full assurance that she will ap preciate ana preserve n as oneoi aecmwii precious possessions. - y i - ;:"; - Thereuoon . Mayor Behan ' arose and responded as follows ; ... , - v. - .s - ?: I Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen - of th ,Lee . Monnmentsi Association:. ; , - lit aeoeDtinflr at your hands and receiving into the charge of tbe city of New Orleans the monument whioh. now completed, so proudly stands as an enduring tribute to 1 A a mllff.pv oi.tn. it - Am In. deed difficult to sufficiently acknowledge the appreciation ana respect witn wmcn our uDuo muss regara viia autwuuDitie umw ten of those who have contributed to its oosatrnetMnu' - y. - .? - . - This shaft has bren erected as a tribute to the - greatness and virtue of one of the purest and ' noblest men whose names are written m moaern History. , - . flom. Ija wia not nnlv filnstrlouS H I great commander, but he was also great la all tbose attributes which might constitute a bnlllaut exemplar of the highest clviliaa - Gentlemen, it needed not this monument to perpetuate the name and fame of Gen. Lee. His deeds are his monument, and they will survive and - continue in remembrance long after this marble shall have crumbled into dust; his great example will outline the brush of the painter sad tbe chisel of , tbe sculptor, for great examples are indeed imperishable: . J - ,u .., ,.. A ... , . - They w ill resist tha empire of decay, " When time la . o'er and worlds have passed away. Gold in tbe dttwt the peri.hed hear may lie. - But that which warmed it ones can never die." ' After the conclusion of the presentation, the board of directors, in company with Bishop Galleher, proceeded to the statue, and the Bishop, - in presence of such persons as were present, pronounced hie benediction on the work. ' - - And then, on motion, the meeting adjourned. - ' - ' " .' - By order ef the President - i - W. I Hodgson, Secretary. Company B, Battalion ot Washington Artillery. Capt. Eugene Mar command ing, with a four - gun battery, fired, be tween s ana o cjock, , . . A Kalate f ,16l Cans in honor of the unveiling of the statue. An - account of the 1 Lee Monumental Association, and - the building of the monument was published in yesterday's Picayune, it is proper, in this record, to reproduce ; ' . ; ."... ; . 9km' TMsrnaase' - tV - i "'' prepared for yesterday's ceremonies, as well as the names of the officers and directors of the Association, as , well as the eommittees on duty : - Pregrammo ef Cereavoalea tm Cesasneaca atiSP.Bf. - TJnveillng of statue of Gen. Bobert S lee, at Lee Circle, Friday, Feb. 22, 188. Prof. B. Moses, musical director. Music - Grand March, Bienzl Wagner. Prayer by Bev. T. B. Markham, I. D. Musie Nearer, My God, to Thee Mason. Poem by H. F. Bequler,sq. Music Medley, in Memory ot Other Days." B. Mosea. Oration by Hon. Chas. . Fenner - Musio First Overture Leutner. , Presentation of statue by the' President of the Board of Directors,' and acceptance by the Mayor of the elty of New Orleans. ; Mosle - t - Overture - Monumental Keler Bela. Unveiling of statue. Salute. Musio I Know that My. Bedeemer Liveth HandeL Benediction by Bt. Bev. J.N. Galleher, C I. 5 . , - , Ofiioers Lee Monumental Association, New Orleans : Hon. Chas. E. Fenner, President; Gen. G.T. Beauregard, First Vice President; Mr. M. Mussson, Second Vice' President ; Mr. 8. H, Kennedy, Treasurer; , Capt. W. I. Hodgson. Becording Secretary ; Gen. W. M. Owen, Corresponding Secretary. Directors: W. B. Schmidt, A. H. May, J. J. Mellon, Alfred Moulton, W. J. Behan, I. L. Lyons, Jas. Jackson, B. M. W alma ley, James MoConneH,. Sam'l Boyd,, Lloyd K. Coleman, Adolph Meyer, J.C. Morris, Cart - wright JEustis, B. Borland, W. T. - Vudry, J. H Harris, E. - A. Bnrke, Ed. A. Palfrey, Archibald MitcheU, O. H. Allen. Committee of Arrangements James Me - : Connelly sq.. Chairman; Wm. hL. Owen, Corresponding Secretary ; A. H. May, W. T. Vaudry, Samuel Boyd, L. R. Coleman, Cart - wrig bt Eustls, Alfred Moulton, J. J. Mellon, W. B. Schmidt. . - I . ? Committee from Association' of Army of Terneseee Hen. W. H. Rogers, President; John Augustln, Wm. Preston Johnston, Wm. W. Walsh.' - - . . - i. - VA : Committee from Association of Army of Northern Virginia Gen. F. T. - monous, President; W. B. Lyman, Louis Prados, E. D.WUlet. - i i : x ' Beoeption Committee Col. W. T. Vaudry, I Chairman; Gen. G. T. Beauregard, Mr. V . 1.. Unl.nn ITrm W T Hal... U T W Harris. Mr. W. B. Sehmldi, Mr. James Jack, son, CoL Sam'l Boyd, Mr. J. O. Morris, Mr. A. H. May, Major v A. Burker Mr. B. M. Wabnaley, CoL Lloyd R. Coleman, Mr. Cart - wright Eustls, CoL L A. Palfrey, Mr PhiL Buchanan, Mr. J. T. Brodnax, Mr. J. - B. Levert, Mr. H. W. Conner, Mr.' D. A. 8. Vaught. Mr. 0. H. Kennedy, Mr. M. Musson, Capt. W. I. Hodgson, Gen. W. M. Owen, CoL . Borland, Capt. Archibald Mitchell, Capt. J. J. Mellon, Capt. I. L. Lyons, Mr., James McConnell, Gen. Adolphe Meyer, CoL O. H. Allen, Mr. James Buckley, Mr, Jules Aldlge, Capt. 8. II. Bock, Mr - Ber - trand Beer, Col. J. D. Hill.' Mr. Harry T. Howard, Mr. John P. Bichardson, Mr. Pierre Lanaux, Mr. Altert Baldwin, Mr. Geo. Q. Whitney, Mr. E, It. Banlett, Mr. H. D. Baldwin - ; ; - , "'.. ' j . PBKSKNTATlOK OF BADGES " ': By Ike Veteraas et Tlrslaia to the Dantk - - r"'1 ters efLee and Hill. . At a quarter to 2 o'clock,' while the troeps and the various associations of veterans were marching to the Monument Circle, an interesting incident occurred The - association ot the 'old soldiers of the Army of Nprthern Vlr - f inia, headed by their President, Gen. T. Kicholls, marched up Camp street; aod stopping at, the residence of Mrs. Carev. at No. 209. called on Miss Nancy Lee Hill, daughter of Gen. D. H. Hill, ' Miss Hill is a pretty young lady of some 19 years, and. she came outf pn the gallery aha bowed and smiled her acknowledgments, while Gen.. Nicholls, in tne name ox tne oia soaiers, some or whom had served with her father on the battle field, presented her a basket ot flowers and a jeweled badge of .their as sociation. The veterans took off their hats and cheered and then marched on. Arriving ut tbe residence of CoL AiH: Aiaj , U AM90 AT U70f 1U ilUI TOH. Ul IIUO monument upon which the still shrouded and veiled statue of ..the Confederate hero stood, the veterans of Lee's I old guard marched into the handsome man - m r tji : n rn 1 1 - sion ana niea into tne spacious drawing - rooms, where, attenaea By joi. ana Mrs. - May, were Misses .Mildred and Mary - Lee, daughters of the great Vir ginian. ' ' . 'J - .' , ... . - . Gen. Nicholls, immediately attended by the Executive Committee ot the Association, , Pat Hayes, J. J. Mioton, Barney McDonoogb, T. D. Davieeon and J. J. Cnmpsten, advanoed to the ladies and were introduced by CoL May ..;. " The General said he had come with the old soldiers of the Louisiana Division, who had for four, terrible but glorious years, stood as it were at the right hand ol their beloved commander,; the father . of these v ladies. These ' old soldiers, msny of them scarred sod i maimed in - - , the . fierce and bloody battles of that historic - time, had shared their General's triumphs and hia misfortunes. Much they had suffered with bun, but more than all,they,had. been happy to nave, oeen an. element, &n . hnrahla . element. Derhaos. i in . his glory and greatness. They loved him ; They bad been, willing to die at ms bidding, and f when he gave the order they had - marched U death, light ,of heart and steady ol step and with a ebeer ringing on thek lip, They ( had fallen by scores and hundreds. . The blood of Louisiana was poured out on hundred hills and plains ot Virginia; but thsy had done it willingly for Eobext Lee and for duty. . - The war - worn veteran, cooking vrith emotion, ceased speaking. He could not utter another word..; Tears were glitter - ing on the eyelids or rolling dorn tte ebeeksof the scarred and battered, old soldiers. There was, in fact, - nothing Ttobe said. Theiilenceat that mo ment was supreme . eloquence, ior, tne hearts of strong, men were speaking and .iiin.nf heroism, glory lory ana aeasu. Rnt tha ladies 1 - They were overcome with emotion, and were in tears. Ap - parenlly. it was by an eflors that they lauld endure the - i overwhelming .k nMinories. ana is ' was m relief when Pat Hayes . and. Barney I McDonongh came forward ana pinnea An h hnxnm nf. each deuxhter or their old Field Marshal, a badge of the Aaso - j elation of the Louisiana Division of tha Army of - Northern Virginia, while Gen. Nicholls presented a floral tribute. The veterans in turn filed past and pressed the hands of the Miasea Le. and marched 4a to the monument.; , , f, y: . , . . v vat marua ravy. f - i r!:it ' - ' ' As a speoial oompliment to the old Confederate soldiers who are interested in the monument to their beloved com - : mander, a large deputation of the old soldiers of the Grand Army of the lie , publio were present, wearing the badgarv oi their order. Tbe folio wingwere the ; members of Joeeph A. Mower Poet pre - - ent: Commander. J. E. Bisselli 'Adju - '.' - tant, P. 1L Boyle ; Quartermaster i J, H. Wright I Vice Commaodera. M. Fuller and C. C. Tracy ; Office of the DayW. G. James; Chaplain, Van K. K. Hil - liard ; Burgeon, C Dm Lanza j - Quarter - master Sergeant, J. Lawler ; Sergeant Major, E. V. 'Hitoh; m and Comrades Adams, Dmryi Coaghlin, Myers, Abell, SeUier, Hastings,' Black, Batohelor, Olsen, Collier, Heidsnhain, Loan, Bouer, Barrett, Ayer, xeeting, oea - lade, Dalrymple, Wood, Stephens, Clover, Cass,r Badger, F. H. Win taker, W. Ii. Whi taker, ArmstroBg, Eooney, Shearman, Kyan and Babooek. Tbe fine naval band irom the flagship Tennessee, of. fourteen pieces,' in charge wf - Naval Cadet S. 8. Wood, was in attendance. .'. , . - The Peaf Ue'Day,; ;'''" Mr. H. F. Beqnier. ot the staff of the Picayune, a brother of . Hon. A. J. Eequier, Assistants District. Attor ney, of New . - , Yerki . i distinguished lawyer - and . poetiis author. had composed lor the oecAsion of the. unveiling r ajt poem? on ., hem, jr which has been a highly eommended , tor its beauty and the patrtoUo sentiments it embodies. No apology is necessary for its publication, despite ? the fact , that circumstances - did not - permit Ot its being delivered by the anther.. . ti .. :y. ZBMS'"' - " " " " Bear aloft the solid eolumn . ' - ' - ' ' Bear it high that men may see r Bow the valiant honor valor "p - How the brave remember Lee. - - Poise him on the lofty summit Ot the whits enduring sWn. - ; ' .Where his form maj - linger, teaching In dumb majesty ltme. f t ., , , ;, Never braver spirit battled. Never grander soldier shone, Than this victor vanquished only ' When his hosts were overborne. ' . - Give him greeting while he rises . . On this moo anient to - day, 'V'Jt , As the warrior who led armies . ,rii To the enemy's dlamayi - ,:,(., As the hero thrice encompassed - Thrice outnumbered by tbe roe " Who. with all the odds against aim, still resisted overthrow. .' - ; He, the leader of the legions . 4 - " r Ho, the chief tain of the brave j . . " . v Be, the model man and Christian, , r bleeping where tne wuiows wave . Shall be numbered with the noblest - That have ever swayed the world. Though his cause be lost forever r And his fated flag be furled, r . ..I God anoint us In this moment' t ' For the once contending armies ; Now united overhead - if i For the Blue and Gray together " v ' ' That so bravely fought and felL x When the North and South divided 1 : Faced the lashing name of beU. They are looking from the Heavens hwas tuio si siaiv w avvu wwmj t ' " ' And the pipes of peace are playing " - Tn thr.nlr1frrnnt1.K. - - ' While we rear the solid oolumnv - - - Bear it high that men may see c . How tbe valiant honor valor s vt. - , v Uow the brave remember Lee,, - " Hon. Charles B. Feinner, an Assosiate Justice of the Supreme Court, and the - President of the Lee Monumental Association, was the unanimous choice of the directors of that body as the orator - of the day. His distinguished services in the Confederate war, and well - known ability as a speaker and writer, made the selection an admirable one in every : respect. Judge Fenner prepared, with , the care whioh. . the subject demanded, the eloquent oration which is . presented i, tinz Jadge Fsaner'a Ormtlesv ?J It X sppear before yon ! in the double capacity of President of the K. 'E. Lee Monumental Association and of orator of the day. It is not of my seeking, bnt in " obedience to the unanimous will of my brother officers and directors, who have imposed on me the task or commemorating the - character. - the. deeds and the cause of Lee, in words; as this monumental tribute was ' designed to - commemorate them in perennial bronze sod stone. ; . - It is now nearly two years since this Summons came to me, and during - that time, at such intervals as somewhat " busy life afforded. I hare devoted' myself to the study of the memorial records of Lee, with growing wonder - at the - purity of his life, the moral grandeur of his character and the splendor of his - 'slileTementsv. - - ..."2r' - s. , ' . . Amazed at ths glowing picture, and little disposed to belief ih ' human perfection, , I ;, have, with the eye of . the " critic. sought to discover . whether eulogy ; had - not . distorted troth, - J and whether, after all, this man was not too great to be so good, or. too good to be so great as hs is painted. . V ' u T Unless it was my honest and considerate belief I would not insult the divine - modesty of the spirit of Lee by proclaiming as I do that he was "the csnningesfc pattern of excellingnature" that was ever warmed by tbe Promethean heat For surely never revealed Itself to the .. human mind a more delightful subject for contemplation than ' the - life and ,. character of Lee. . ' ' ' was developed by every fertilizing in fluence that coma vena to iiuuiusie sou strengthen, by - the antecedents of bis race, by the surroundings of his life, br - the lofty character of his education and profession. ;, , . T The blood which coarssd in his veins descended in purest - strain ' through an , IUUStrions ancestry nuoug dkk vo William the Conqueror, every - record et which indicates a rate of - hereditary gentlemen. That the blood c f Lannce - - jot L, who landed with tha Conqueror, - and u Lionel, wno lout nt v . la uceur do Lion, naa not deceneratea. &s it perco lated through the. centuries, is evidenced by the history of the American Lees, whose, founder, was - Iiiohsrd Lee, a . cavalier of Charles the Fir&t, who re - . moved to the New World, and - is de scribed by Bishop Ulade as ' " a man of good stature, comely enterpn - sing genius, sound head, vigorous spirit Ad paost generous nature."; Froa Juj v eexcon, rrnsc, juoawiea, i. a.; w ward, J. T. Woodward, Gibson, Boy, Mndse. Smvthe. Kennedy. - Kevin, Bal .1.: I, i

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  2. 23 Feb 1884, Sat,
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