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James McMillan; Late a Senator from Michigan


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...of respect, love, and affection to the honored dead. The last time I looked into the kindly face of Senator Mcmillan, while living, was the day he left this city to go to his summer home at Eagle Head, near Mauchester-by-the-Sea. I have visited with him many times during the last six years, iu the place where we were the most accustomed to see him, in the committee room of the District of Columbia near by the Senate Chamber, and I recall no time when he was more cheerful or seemed in better health. He was the very picture of health. He spoke of having overtaxed himself with committee work, and said that he felt the need of a change and rest, which he was about to take, but that he would soon be as well as ever. He briefly reviewed the work of the session, referring in his usual pleasing way to what had been accomplished, and more especially to legislation affecting Washington and the District. After a most pleasant visit, which I shall always remember, he bade me good-bye, saying he would see me in Michigan in September or October. Which one of us did not expect to meet him and again receive his kindly greetings? What a shock when on the ioth of August following, without a word of warning, we were summoned to hear the startling and painful news of his sudden and sad taking away. A leading Detroit paper said: "Not since the morning of November 1, 1879, when Zachariah Chandler was found dead in his bed in the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago, has the passing of a citizen of Michigan produced the shock, both in the State and nation, which followed the wholly unexpected announcement of the death of Senator James Mcmillan." Radically as the two men differed in temperament there was a rough parallel between the career of that sturdy old leader of the yout... Hide synopsis

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