1308 JOURNAL OF THE SENATE. [Apl. 4,
This to me, Senators, will be one of the most pleasant
and agreeable recollections of my life. I do not hesi-
tate to say, from the first day we assembled in this
time-honored chamber, I resolved that so far as I knew
how, I would extend to each Senator an equal degree
of fairness and courteous recognition.
There has been but one blot to mar the happiness of
the entire session, and that was the death of one of
our esteemed and valued members. When from my
chair I look upon the seat of the late Senator from"
Calvert county unoccupied and shrouded in mourning,
It often occurs to me how thankful we should be to an
All Wise Providence to have been spared to return
once more to our families and homes, and how great
the loss to the widow and fatherless children of our
deceased member and friend.
The industry and close attention to the business of
the session shown by the members in having the work
well up during each week of the session, speaks for
itself, and let us hope that the results of our labors
may be for the benefit of the State, and may also
meet the approval of our constituents.
To the officers of the Senate I desire to return my
grateful thanks for their uniform bearing and faith-
ful attention to the duties required of them.
Let me once more thank you, Senators, for your
kindness extended to me at all times, and wish to
each of you happiness and success in your future
efforts in whatever avocation of life they may be
I now declare the Senate adjourned sine die.
At 12 midnight,
The President declared the Senate adjourned sine
Attest:óW. G. PURNELL,