Resolution Board of Trade
Oswego March 27, 1877
At a meeting of the Board of Trade today, in the absence of the President, on motion of Cheney Ames, J.L. McWhorter was called to the Chair. O.H. Brown moved that a committee of three be appointed to draft suitable resolutions of respect to the memory of Morgan M. Wheeler. The chair appointed as such committee O. H. Brown, B. Hagaman and Ward Ames.
After consultation, Mr. Brown, chairman of the committee, reported the following:
Whereas, Au All-wise Providence has removed from our midst, in the prime of life, Captain Morgan M Wheeler, a member of this Board of Trade: therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of Captain Wheeler, this Board is called upon to mourn the loss of one of its most honored and active members, and the entire community to mourn the loss of one of its most valued and respected citizens; one ever ready to promptly respond to the call of duty in whatever sphere found; one whose history as a business man will bear the impress the promptness, integrity and liberality commanding universal respect and worthy the emulation of his fellow men.
Resolved, That the members of this Board tender their sympathies to the bereaved family and attend the funeral of Captain Wheeler in a body.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the city papers and a copy of the same to be presented to the family of the deceased.
The resolutions were unanimously adopted. Mr. Ames moved that this Board meet at their rooms at 2 p.m. tomorrow to go from thence to the funeral, which was carried.