Order of Procession for the Funeral of the Hon. Peter E. Bossier, A Representative in the Congress of the United States from the State of Louisiana...[Caption title]. Louisiana. Hon. Peter B. Bossier.
Funeral of Congressman From Louisiana, Most Noted for his Duel of Honor Attended by President Tyler

Order of Procession for the Funeral of the Hon. Peter E. Bossier, A Representative in the Congress of the United States from the State of Louisiana...[Caption title]...

[Washington, D.C: April 25, 1844. Item #715

Folio broadside. 340 x 220 mm., [13 1/3 x 8 ¾ inches].  Wide geometric mourning border. Old folds. Two small pieces lacking from right hand margin, but very good


Bossier was of a Creole family, one of the earliest to settle in Louisiana. He was a cotton and sugar plantation owner. A Calhoun democrat, he served from March 4, 1843 until his death on April 24, 1844. He was later reinterred in Natchitoches, La.. 


 His funeral service was conducted in the well of the House of Representatives and a newspaper notice about the event reads as follows:   “The lighted candles, the priests in their white surplices, and the clouds of incense wreathing in the Hall, presented a scene calculated to strike the beholder with awe. The Rev. Mr. Ryder then took his seat at the desk, and delivered an eloquent sermon.” 


 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.  See History Art and Archives of the United States House of Representative,  “The Funeral of Pierre Bossier of Louisiana” for details on the funeral.  

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Price: $300.00

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