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Text for Page 209 [02-04-1862]

              [newspaper clipping]
  The funeral ceremonies of Gen. Theodore
Xavier Thomas, Count de Bongars, an old French
officer, resident in this city for a number of years,
and well known throughout the country, took place
on Sunday afternoon from his late residence, No. 38
Lispenard street.  Gen. Bongars was an officer high
in rank in the French army, and during the Mexican
war commanded a regiment of volunteers from this
State, distinguishing himself in a marked manner,
and gaining the good opinion of his superior officers.
He belonged to a noble family in his native country,
inheriting the title of Count from his father, and
was greatly esteemed as a man of no mean ability.
Several years ago he took interest in the mili-
tia organizations of this city, and was one of the
original members of the Garden Lafayette.  He was
70 years of age at the time of his death.  The fu-
neral was quite imposing detachments of two or
three different military companies escorting the re-
mains which were interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

[Gunn�s handwriting]
  Tribune.  Feb 4.     I knew
this old boy � met him some
years ago, frequently, in
company with Tom Picton.               
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