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that it would so soon dcvolve upon the writer of this humble tribute to her memory, or any one else, to record the death of the mother; but she is gone, and the places that knew her here will know her no more forever, for she was called hence in the noon-day of life, with only a few hours warning: she had been ill buta very few days, and was believed by all to be hopefully convalescent. But we confidently trust the Saviour has taken her to himself, and that she occupies an humble place in that house of many mansions prepared for all his sincere followers, and is now iv the enjoyment of that rest that remains for the people of God, as we can with the utmost confidence appropriate to her the promise wbich says, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from benceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." That the deceased was a sincere and devoted follower of the Lord, none who knew her could for a moment doubt; for she possessed in an eminent degree the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, declared to be of grtat price in the sight of God: and in her daily walk and conversation exhibited the fruits and graces of the Spirit, discharging the duties that devolved upon her in all the relations of life, in a manner to secure the approbation of all with whom she stood associated, and we doubt not the approbation also of Him to whom we all have to give account. The deceased has left a bereaved husband and five children to mourn their irreparable loss; but we may truly say, that their temporary loss is her eternal gain.
The deceased was a native of Orange county, Va., from whence she removed to Kenticky, and thence to this state; and was in the 37th year of her age at the time of her death, which took place on the 18th ultimo.
Euclid, Ohio, October 30, 1847. Died, September 23d, MARTIN, son of Elder William Hayden, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, aged 20 years and 2 days. He was immersed into Christ on the 4th of July, 1343, and his life agreed with the good profession he had made. He was respected and beloved by all that knew him, and his death is an irreparable loss to his parents and friends. But he was willing to depart, being resigned to God's will.
W.s. Hadensville, Todd County, Ky., Noremler ], 1847. Departed thls life on the 28th of October last, in the 42d year of her age, our beloved sister PAMELIA A. DUFFY, consort of Col. Francis Duffy, of Todd county, Ky., after a severe illuess of three weeks, which she bore with Christian fortitude. She had been for several years a member of the church, and had lived an exemplary Christian; and died, as she had lived, in the hope of a glorious immortality through our Lord Jesus Christ. She remained sensible to the last, and a short time before she died she called together her fainily and exhorted them to sustain a Christian character. She was loved and a 'mired by all who knew her, and her 'oss will be severely felt by her family, the churrh, and a very numerous circle of relatives and friends.
W.F. Belle Air, Belmont county, Ohio, December 2, 1847. Brother Campbell-I am called upon with a full, sad heart, as a last tribnte of respect to the memory of him that has fallen, to record the death of my beloved father, JOHN ARCHER, on the 29th day of November, in the 60th year of his age. In the bosom of his family he fell asleep in Jesus, in the full hope of a blessed inmortality. He had been a member of the church for more than a quarter of a century, and an Elder for the last twelve years. His seat in the church on the Lord's day was always filled when health would permit. We greatly feel the loss, both in the family and in the church. But we repine not at the dispensations of Him who worketh all things after the counsels of his own will. May we all profit by bis exemplary life, and be prepared to meet him in the realms of peace, where
God himself shall wipe away the last tear of sorrow from every weeping eye, and fill every heart with a joy as pure and lofty as heaven and as enduring as the ages of eternity!
R. W. ARCHER. Several aged and much esteemed and beloved brethren have, during the autumnal months, been called away from the church on earth to that in heaven. Next to Elder John Archer, whom we baptized at an early period of our labors in the cause of reformation, and who has fought a good fight and led a very useful and exemplary life, we place brother CONNER, of Morristown, Ohio, an intelligent, pious, and useful Elder of the church at Morristown. Brother STRICKLÊR, a most estimable and excellent Elder of the church in Allegany City. These brethren were precious first fruits of the cause of reformation.
To these we must add another very aged and venerable member of the church at Bethany, Va.--brother HENRY JAMESON, aged almost 83 years. He was a long time a member of the Baptist church at Paisley, Scotland, and has been for many years a member of the church at Dutch Fork, Penn., and lately at this place. He was exceedingly zealous for the original order of things in the Christian church, and greatly devoted to what he conceived New Testament Christianity. His descentinto the grave was gradual and protracted, so that he enjoyed great composure of mind, selfpossession, and the most unwavering confidence in God. I frequently conversed with him during the last month of his life, aud never witnessed a more calm, serene, and cloudless departure. He longed for the coming of the Lord, and stipulated with his aged sister wife a sigral of triumph which he would give in case he had no language to express it; but he was able to signify by his voice and his hand his triumph over death; and, bidding her adieu, at the long wished-for moment, he turned over in his bed and gave up the ghost.
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