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Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That there be printed of the eulogies delivered in Congress upon the Hon. LELAND STANFORD, late a Senator from the State of California, 8,000 copies, of which 2,000 copies shall be delivered to the Senators and Representatives of that State, and of the remaining number 2,000 shall be for the use of the Senate and 4,000 copies for the use of the House, and of the quota of the Senate the Public Printer shall set aside 50 copies, which he shall have bound in full morocco with gilt edges, the same to be delivered when completed to the widow of the deceased; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to have engraved and printed at the earliest day practicable a portrait of the deceased to accompany said eulogios.
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LIFE AND CHARACTER
(A SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA),
DELIVERED IN THE
SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SEPTEMBER 16, 1893, AND FEBRUARY 12, 1894.
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF CONGRESS.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
LELAND STANFORD, a Senator from California, died at his residence on the Palo Alto estate, California, a few minutes before midnight, Tuesday, June 1893. His health for some years had not been good, but there was no intimation of his approaching end. During the day he pursued his accustomed avocations; took his usual drive around his stock farm and visited some neighbors; made no complaint of feeling indisposed, and retired to rest about 10 o'clock. Shortly before midnight Mrs. Stanford, who occupied an adjoining apartment, was awakened by a movement in Mr. STANFORD's room. He had thrown off the bedclothing and made an effort to rise. She spoke to him and received no response. His breathing was unnatural and stertorous, and in a few minutes he passed away peacefully and apparently without pain.
LELAND STANFORD was one of the most wonderful men this country has produced, and the story of his career is interesting and instructive from his boyhood to his death. He was born at Watervliet, N. Y., 8 miles from Albany, March 9, 1824 He was of English stock, though with Irish blood on the father's side. His father, Josiah Stanford, a native of Massachusetts, had removed to New York with bis parents when 4 years of age. His mother was Miss Phillips, whose parents bad moved from Massachusetts to Vermont and from Vermont to New York.
Josiah Stanford lived for many years at a farm called Elm Grove, on the road from Albany to Schenectady, and was an