Archbishop John Hughes is buried in a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Irish-born John Hughes of New York had been installed in December 1842 as Bishop of New York and became the first Archbishop when the archdiocise was formed in 1850. Presiding over the massive growth of Catholics in the city in the period, he had become an influential figure. He had died in office four days before and was buried with great ceremony in the morning at the old St. Patrick's Cathedral in the city. (By John Osborne)
"The Funeral Rights of Archbishop Hughes," New York Times, January 8, 1864, p. 1.