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Arrangements for the memorial address on the life and character of James Abram Garfield, to be delivered before both houses of Congress, at their request, in the hall of the House of representatives (Volume 1) online

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ARRANGEMENTS



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Life and Charactep v



James Abram Garfield,



DELIVERED BEFORE BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, AT THEIR REQUEST, IN THE HALL
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,



Hon, James 0. Blaine



TWENTY-SEVENTH OF FEBRUARY, 1889.



WASHINGTON :

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
1882.



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ROGRAMME OF ARRANGEMENTS.



The Capitol will be closed on the morning of the 27th
to all except the Members and Officers of Congress.

At 10 o'clock the east door leading to the rotunda will
be opened to those to whom invitations have been extended
under the Joint Resolution of Congress by the presiding
officers of the two Houses, and to those holding tickets of
admission to the galleries.

The hall of the House of Representatives will be opened
for the admission of Representatives and to those who have
invitations, who will be conducted to the seats assigned to
them, as follows:

The President and ex-Presidents of the United States
and special guests will be seated in front of the Speaker.

The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court will occupy seats next to the President and ex-Presi-
dents and special guests, on the right of the Speaker.

The Cabinet Officers, the General of the Army and Ad-
miral of the Navy, and the officers of the Army and Navy
who, by name, have received the thanks of Congress, will
occupy seats on the left of the Speaker.

The Chief Justice and Judges of the Court of Claims and
the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia will occupy seats directly
in the rear of the Supreme Court.

The Diplomatic Corps will occupy the front row of seats.



Ex- Vice-Presidents, Senators, and ex-Senators will occupy
seats in the second, third, fourth, and fifth rows, on easl
side of main aisle.

Representatives will occupy seals on wes\ side of main
aisle and in rear of the Senators on east side.

Commissioners of the District, Governors of Stales and
Territories. Assistant Heads of Departments, and invited
guests will occupy seats in rear of Representatives.

The Executive Gallery will lie reserved exclusively for the
I'a mi lies of I he Supreme Couri and the families of l he Cabinet
ami the invited guests of the President. Tickets thereto will
be delivered In Ihe Private Secretary of the President.

The Diplomatic Gallery will he reserved exclusively for

Ihe families of the members of the Dipl'omatic Corps. Tickets
thereto will he delivered lo Ihe Secretary of Stale.

The Reporters' Gallery will lie reserved exclusively for

I he use of the reporters lor the press. Tickets thereto will
he delivered lo Ihe press comniillee.

The Official Reporters of the Senate and of the House will
occupy the reporters' desk in front of the clerk"s table.

The House of Representatives will he called to order by

the Speaker at 12 o'clock.

The Marine Hand will he in attendance.

Tin' Senate will assemble at 12 o'clock, and immediately
after prayer will proceed in the Hall of the House of Repre-
sentatives.

The Diplomatic Corps will meet ,ii 11 .."in in Representa-
tives' Lobby, and he conducted by the Sergeant-at-Arms of
the House in I lie seals assigned them.

The President of the Semite will occupy Ihe Speaker's

chair.

The Speaker of the House will occupy a seal at the lefl

of the President of the Senate.



The Chaplains of the Senate and of the House will
occupy seats next to the presiding officers of their respective
Houses.

The Chairmen of the Joint Committee of Arrangements
will occupy seats at the right and left of the Orator, and next
to them will be seated the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk
of the House.

The other Officers of the Senate and of the House will
occupy seats on the floor at the right and the left of the
Speaker's platform.

Prayer will be offered by the Rev. F. D. Power, Chaplain
of the House of Representatives.

The presiding officer will then present the Orator of
the day.

The benediction will be pronounced by the Rev. J. J.
Bullock, Chaplain of the Senate.

By reason of the limited capacity of the galleries the
number of tickets is necessarily restricted, and will be dis-
tributed as follows :

To each Senator, Bepresentative, and Delegate, 3 tickets.

No person will be admitted to the Capitol except on
presentation of a ticket, which will be good only for the
place indicated.

The Architect of the Capitol and the Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Senate and Sergeant-at-Arms of the House are charged
with the execution of these arrangements.

JOHN SHEBMAN.
WM. McKINLEY, Jr.,

Chairmen Joint Committee.



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Online Library1st session United States. 47th CongressArrangements for the memorial address on the life and character of James Abram Garfield, to be delivered before both houses of Congress, at their request, in the hall of the House of representatives (Volume 1) → online text (page 1 of 1)