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the evening of the 12th instant, to give expression to their feelings on the receipt of the news of the death of the late Hon. George Brown, your lamented husband ; and, as instructed by the meeting, we have the honour to convey to you a copy of the resolutions then adopted, with the assurance of our high regard and sympathy with yourself and family in the loss you have sustained.
We are, Dear Madam, very respectfully,
ALEXANDER C. Bell, Chairman.
CLEMENT D. GRASETT, Secretary. Mr. C. R. Brooke, formerly of Toronto, after giving a resumé of the principal events connected with Canadian history during the last half century, moved the following memorial resolutions, which were seconded by Mr. Hugh Innis, and unanimously adopted :
Resolved,- That the Canadian residents in Chicago have heard with profound sorrow of the death, by the hands of an assassin, of the Hon. George Brown, of Toronto, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Globe newspaper, for nearly forty years one of the most prominent statesmen of the Dominion of Canada.
He was the indomitable advocate of many great reforms, and had the rare fortune of living to see them all accomplished, and the country of his adoption finally united in a confederation, which will in future years enable her to rank among the most independent and happy nations of the world.
Resolved,- That so useful a life should be thus struck down is to the Dominion of Canada a national calamity, and to his numerous friends who have observed his political and literary life, a cause of the deepest regret.
Resolved,- That the meeting instructs its chairman and secretary to forward a copy of these resolutions to his bereaved family, with an expression of its sympathy with them in the great and irreparable loss they have sustained, and as a mark of respect entertained by the Canadian residents of Chicago for one whose name as a statesman has been so intimately connected with every movement for constitutional reform in a country which will remain endeared to them by early recollections. Done at Chicago, Illinois, this 12th day of May, 1880.
ALEXANDER C. BELL, Chairman.
CITY COUNCIL, OTTAWA.
Moved by Alderman Scott, seconded by Alderman Jamieson,
That this Council hereby expresses its deep regret at the untimely death of the Hon. George Brown, senator, and to place upon record its appreciation of his services as a public man during the past quarter of a century.
Furthermore, this Council expresses deep and sincere condolence with the widow and relations of the deceased gentleman.
Resolved,—That a copy of this resolution, under seal, be sent to the widow of the late Hon. George Brown.
Certified true copy of a resolution of the Council of the Corporation of the city of Ottawa, passed on the 12th day of May, 1880.
W. P. LETT, City Clerk. [Seal.]
CITY COUNCIL, GUELPH.
Moved by Alderman McLagan, and seconded by Alderman Chadwick,
That this Council, acting for and representing the citizens of Guelph, at this its first regular meeting after his death, expresses its great sorrow at the loss the country has sustained in the untimely death of the Hon. George Brown, so suddenly cut off in the prime of his manhood by the dastardly act of an assassin.
Senator Brown, for a period of upwards of a quarter of a century, occupied an exalted position as a statesman, journalist and citizen of his adopted country ; was an unflinching advocate for the political, social and religious liberties of the people ; British connection, equal rights to all classes, irrespective of nationality, creed or colour ; a sincere and devout Christian, who throughout his whole career was an upholder of truth and those great moral principles which enabled him to carry with him to the tomb the white lily of a blameless life; whose services to his country will be handed down to generations yet unborn as those rendered by one of the greatest and best of our public men who have adorned our legislative halls and our country.
Be it resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolution be sent to the family of the late senator, tendering to his sorrowing widow, his fatherless children and his relatives, the deep and fervent sympathy of the citizens of Guelph in their sad bereavement. -Adopted.
JNO. HARVEY, City Clerk. [Seal.]
GALT TOWN COUNCIL.
May 12th, 1880. It was moved by Mr. Richard Blain, and seconded by Mr. Hugh Mc. Culloch,
That this Council desires publicly to express its deep regret at the tragic death of the Hon. George Brown, a gentleman whose name has been associated with the history of Canada for the past forty years, and whose name has been a “household word "with its people.
In his lamented death it is felt that the country has lost a sincere friend and devoted servant; the profession of journalism one of its most vigorous and able writers ; his widow and family a loving husband and father ; and his friends and acquaintances a noble and generous man.
And, to give expression to these sentiments, this Council desires further to express to the widow and family of the deceased their heartfelt sympathy with them in the loss they have sustained, and to express the hope that He who doeth all things well will extend to them His consolation and support.
And that a copy of this resolution be engrossed, and forwarded to Mrs. Brown.
TORONTO, 90 Maitland Street, May 21st, 1880. MRS. GEORGE BROWN.
DEAR MADAM, — The accompanying copy of a minute adopted by the Presbytery of Toronto—which came into my hands only to-day- I now transmit to you, as instructed by the Presbytery so to do. And I beg to say that with all that is contained in said minute I heartily concur.
I have the honour to be, Dear Madam,
Yours with respect and sympathy,
The Presbytery of Toronto agree to record their deep sorrow at the death of the Hon. George Brown.
In common with the entire community, they recognize his great intellectual abilities and pure character ; his uprightness and zeal for the public welfare ; his consistency, and indomitable perseverance and courage in the advocacy of all measures which approved themselves to his judgment; and the great services which, thus endowed, he was enabled to render Canada. The healthful moral result of the manifold and earnest labours of Mr. Brown will now also be heartily recognized by all, and his powerful advocacy of interests dear to all who seek the good of society and have respect to the Divine law. To all well directed efforts made for the relief of the suffering and wronged, for the advancement of education, for the protection of the Sabbath, for the establishment and extension of Christianity, he devoted his powerful influence and generous aid. As a member of the presbyterian church, holding with strong conviction its characteristic principles, he did much both directly and indirectly to promote its work in the land ; especially was he honoured to illustrate and defend the freedom which the church of Christ, in all its branches, is entitled to enjoy, while at the same time he zealously guarded the civil prerogatives against all ecclesiastical encroachment. By his pure life and conversation he commended the religion of Christ; and the Presbytery rejoice to know that he was sustained, during his last trying illness, by his trust in God and in the blood of the Redeemer, and was enabled calmly to submit himself to the will of the Almighty.
The Presbytery desire to express their deep and respectful sympathy with all the members of the bereaved family, and their earnest prayer that grace may be given to sustain them under the pressure of their great affliction, and to sanctify it to their spiritual and eternal welfare. In name and by appointment of the Presbytery of Toronto,
(Signed,) JNO. SMITH, Moderator.
R. MONTEATH, Clerk. TORONTO, 11th May, 1880.
COLOURED CITIZENS OF TORONTO.
At a meeting held in the Baptist Chapel (corner of Victoria and Queen Streets) by the coloured citizens on this date, the following resolutions were ordered to be sent to the family of the late Hon. George Brown :
Resolved,—That the death of the Hon. George Brown, late senator of Canada, has caused another vacancy in the ranks of the noble and disinterested champions of freedom which can never be filled, and that we recognize that loss with the deepest and most heartfelt feelings of sorrow and regret, knowing that the Sumner of Canada has passed away, whose voice and pen was always ready, able and willing to do battle for the cause of the downtrodden and oppressed of all peoples.
That we tender our earnest and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family, and that we ever pray that the Divine blessing may comfort them in this their dire affliction.
HENRY LEWIS, President.
F. G. SIMPSON, Secretary. TORONTO, May 11, 1880.
Toronto, May 12th, 1890. MRS. GEORGE BROWN.
DEAR MADAM,—The Central Association of Congregational ministersassembled this day in Zion Church, Toronto--passed the following resolution, and desired me to forward the same to you.
Moved by the Rev. John Burton, B.A., seconded by the Rev. J. J. Hindley, M. A., and unanimously
Resolved, -That this Association would record its deep sense of loss sustained by the country in the death of the late Hon. George Brown.
They would recognize with gratitude the important part he has taken in the formation of our Canadian nationality and liberties, his energy as a journalist, and his worth as a private citizen. They would express their deep sympathy with his bereaved widow and family, commending them to the consolation of a sympathizing Saviour, and the hope of the reunion hereafter. May the God of all comfort comfort them in their deep affliction.
J. I. HINDLEY, Secretary.'
COBDEN CLUB, ENGLAND.
At a meeting of the committee, held on the 22nd May, 1880, it was resolved that an expression of the great regret felt by the committee on hearing of the death of the Hon. George Brown, of Toronto, an honorary member of the club, should be placed on the minutes of the proceedings of the committee. (Signed,) RICHARD GOWING, Secretary.
Thos. B. POTTER, Hon. Secretary.
Extract from the Proceedings of the County Council of the County of Oxford.
COUNTY COUNCIL CHAMBER, WOODSTOCK,
18th June, 1880. Moved by Mr. Wm. Peers, seconded by Mr. B. Hopkins, and
Resolved,—That this Council embrace the first opportunity to express their profound regret at the loss the Dominion of Canada has sustained by the death of the late Hon. George Brown, a gentleman who formerly represented this county in parliament, and has, as a journalist, statesman, agriculturalist and a man, for many years laboured with distinguished ability and zeal to serve his adopted country according to his best judg. ment.
And we desire also to express our deep disgust and horror at the crime which led to his death ; and our sincere sympathy with his widow and bereaved family and friends.
And that a copy of this resolution, signed by the Warden and Clerk, with the corporate seal attached, be forwarded to Mrs. Brown.
A. L. Wilcox, Warden. [Seal.]
JAMES WHITE, County Clerk.
“CLUB NATIONALE,” MONTREAL.
At a largely attended meeting of reformers and members of the “Club Nationale,held on Friday evening in the club's rooms, the following resolutions were passed on the sad death of the deceased senator :
It was moved by Messrs. R. Profontaine, M.P.P., Hon. J. R. Thibaudeau, Ald. Thomas Wilson, Joseph Duhamel, Q.C., Chs. Berger, J. N. Bieuvenu, Chs. Meunier and Raoul Dandurand,
That this meeting has learned with regret of the death of the Hon. George Brown, who, as a journalist, legislator and statesman, figured in the front rank of the defenders of the reform and progressive party of Canada.
That by his remarkable talents, his love of work and energy, Mr. Brown proved himself an honour to his adopted country, and his name will be perpetuated in its history during this century for elevating to its highest rank the Canadian press, procuring the secularization of the clergy reserves, and the abolition of certain privileges of caste.
That the friends of the liberal party leave to history all the weight of impartial judgment which it will carry on certain acts of Mr. Brown, and it will become recognized that this distinguished man was imbued with patriotic sentiments and ideas really in harmony with the liberalism and professions that we, as a party, know them under the British constitution.
It was moved by Messrs. Ernest Tremblay, N. W. Trenholme, Q.C., F. X. Archambault, Q.C., Euclide Roy, Chs. Ouide Perrault, H. Beaugrand, N. Lefebvre, A. P. Globensky, G. A. Morrison and P. R. Mar. tineau,
That the name of Hon, George Brown will remain engraved on the national monument, which is called responsible government of Canada.
That Mr. Brown was one of those courageous men, one of those clearminded patriots, who contributed to obtain for Canadians the fulness of responsible government, to acclimate it to Canada, to fight against the encroachments of the Crown, and to inspire the population with love and respect for the institutions which we have fully enjoyed since 1847,
It was moved by Messrs. A. E. Poirier, C. A. Geoffrion, Q.C., E. C. Monk, Ald. Robert, P. G. Martineau, P. H. Roy, A. P. Carriveau,
That this meeting offers its condolence to the family of the Hon. George Brown, fallen under the bullet of the cowardly assassin at the moment when his contemporaries, rising above political passions, were rendering just homage to the philanthropy, to the patriotism which was so greatly personified in the regretted deceased.
It was moved by Messrs. A. P. Morin, A. S. Mackay, Louis Perrault, F. 0. Rinfret, L. Forget, P. Durandand, and J. D. Leduc,