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Mr. PATTON, of Virginia,
Mason, of Maine,
Committee on the part of the Senate.
Mr. Rives, of Virginia,
CLAY, of Kentucky,
Same day, Mr. Patton, from the joint committee, reported as follows:
The President of the United States having communicated to the two Houses of Congress the melancholy intelligence of the death of their illus trious and beloved fellow citizen, James Madison, of Virginia, late President of the United States, and the two Houses sharing in the general grief which this distressing event must produce,
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That the chairs of the President of the Senate and of the Speaker of the House of Representatives be shrouded in black during the present session, and that the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the members and officers of both Houses wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That it be recommended to the people of the United States to wear crape on the left arm, as mourning, for thirty days.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to transunit a copy of these resolutions to Mrs. Madison, and to assure her of the
profound respect of the two Houses of Congress for her person and character, and of their sincere condolence on the late afflicting dispensation of Providence.
This report, upon being read, was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives, and on the same day a message was received from the Senate, announcing the adoption of the same by that body.