found regret, the deep wound which the act of the
retiring board, made upon the generous and sen-
sitive spirit of Captain Smoot, and that he has de-
parted this life under a sense of great wrong and
injustice done him by the country, which he so
faithfully and honorably served, and that he was
not spared by an all wise Providence, to receive
the reparation, which Congress has subsequently
provided to all who felt themselves aggrieved by
the act of the board aforesaid.
And be it further resolved, That in receiving the
sword that has thus been returned to the State,
we do not consider that it has been sullied or
tarnished in the custody of its late possessor, but
we reiterate the high consideration and proud sat-
isfaction which the people of Maryland now and
have ever felt for the gallant services, and merito-
rious conduct displayed by the deceased, in the ac-
tions aforesaid, and for the many distinguished
services which he has rendered his country,
through a life devoted to her honor.
And be it further resolved, That the Governor,
be and he is hereby requested to present the sword,
which has thus been returned to the State, to
Algernon Sydney Smoot, son of the late Captain
Smoot, with a charge that he shall cherish it as a
testimonial of the high appreciation of the State
of Maryland, for the distinguished services of his
deceased father, and that it shall never be drawn
from its scabbard for use, except in defence of his
country, her rights, or her sacred honor.
March 10, 1858.
Resolutions relative to the erection of a Monu-
ment to the memory of the late Major General,
the Baron De Kalb.
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States, in
October, seventeen hundred and eighty, passed
the following resolutions, viz: