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. ". THE WESTERN CAROLINIAN. '
SALISnUItY....SATUUI)AY, MAY 17, 1834.
I hit tlx
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W' iaind the tallowing linti in lit American re.
print ut an English peraxlical cIl-d the H Metropoli
tan," nd thry spjxtar so appropriate to lead Ihe fUtr
from the acomnplished dnuphtt r nf U Ut lamented
r. Wi so the lal illi- "f Iff filhcr, that we can
fn,t do otherwise than m- rl Ihrm here :)
TDK I .AND OP TIIK Hli'rtT.
" Ik-ar nrntht-r, I t-k for iny father in vain
)ls (m wultt mm IaT country, ttw health tr rep iilr
Hi' In- I rt our mid rliinan- ot 1'iM and of mk,
J or aunr asm xgimy laisl, w lit re the mI brim-a
Yes, yes. pentl biy. thy loved father h gisie
To t liumtP w hefe 'xot row and pain are unknown ;
apir.t m ( ut-uVn'd. lii' tVunw m at rrt,
T fieri- ti licnlt.'i, liii ri' is ptwi-c, in the IjiimI of tin;
" U that land, my Hear usttber, nsire lot el; than our.
I Are Uw run ox ire citur, aisl mote Wkhii.iivj um ix
1 Miiiuiirr cliinr in it il all tli yntr liir,
U it rhi'fnil by tin' kIiuI mxui'iai liiii'ii' aixl none'"
V-,Ui llvw'ri rirprnil not by winter or Bybl,
Tbi i-ll-i(Miii;'of'l,li' art -linut!"' ami bni'lit,
Ari'l by riuiite voii i r! hymn urn mIiIh-mi'i.,
To (Imp lufl who fcip'our (rn I ami of tl- Bit-wl !
Yrt tliat lam! to m) ftilur Will Imii-ly a(-r.
He alinirik fmm th paz' of a utrargi r w li.!o U-rt ;
Fnifn hia fifrrtrn ron-piinn'na I know bf will fli,
Aivl aili. ilnir- inotli'T, fir you aiwl fur nil."
My iliirl.iif, tbj' fcilii r iinw n-yna-n to gve
On tin- lum'4t rpl rVntnla nf lii mrliit iay;
Hm pan nta bavr tin it fnunl a niaiimon of rnt,
Ami lln-y wi ln.ini' tii f non to tli? laiul of the ltl''4."
M llow I Ion j to parttikn of hikIi nifi'tina of bliwi,
Tltat lanil itmat U; MiP'ly. nun lnpi'V Iban tlliKi
Oo yoti, my kiml BMitlirr, tl' yiMirnry dwnili
Lt't i in (? to my fnttii r, hm knulreO anil frii-iMl!i.M
" Not on in''. loc ; I Uu4 I may nwcli thai bright
But m parirnc f rtartill thr Ird'a rhoprn timr,
And muat atrnc. w!nle await'im !!; prnt'NHi l lnntj
-Tor fuinntiT-ynuTir irtrpf trrtfrr limtof tTw Bli'.I'
u Thou mu! toil tliroiih world full of dancm, my
Thy poace it niav bl'jht, anil thr virtue destroy ;
Nor w ilt thou, ala! be w lliliclii from ita Hiianx
By lathir'a k.iw! coiinwlm a fathfr'a fimd prayora.
Vet fear not the (iod nuM direcUm we crave.
In nullity to Klr'iitlKn, to alneld, and to anvr ;
Am! Hn baud may )et lead llnT, a (flonfil iruot,
To the hontc of thy father, the Law! of Um BW."
THE LATE VML1.1AM VMRT.
In their tranait throUfrh lifb, many havf ahown wrth
more aplfndor. but few have ahl a more' steady and
benign Itgbl tlun the bte William Wirt.-
It w aa not 1U. W.irt'a. faituaee-it ia.the lot of .rc7
ffu" ti t avtun.! I ho hruiiwlftriAa tif inriA Kill 1m rut.
ttvatcd with rntbugmiirnaftd
the wide doinairu of acienoe and litrr itun-, brinsmir to
ht beautiea which wraped the oWrvatron of intrl
IrcU more eomprxienaive, probubly, in tlifir gr but
I1 winute-m-tlirir invertii,'tiun.--'HecrTtarnjT"Wir
endowed with an wfllTt of' wbigh ortWj btit, ItJio'
il may with Uutii,! aaid of-Jua tltat "ha touched no
Jhing w hich ne did uot Lforn," still the attribtitoaof his
mind were hardly aa prominent a the ainuiblc aflt
tiona of li UhtC -
Par one btty fiftedTa ht ao"JiiiilIy afsUBputcTieir,
k wwa in a remarkable dfjrroe exempt ftxnn the ordi
nary crwxes and vexationa of gunuia. It ran itcarrely
be auppoHed that he liad no rnomiea: ftir no man, who
poMFSHra the tak'nUi to excite envy or joalouKy, eta ex
ert his capacity without incuniup the animosity of aoipe
but malignity waa eitlicr cvuctliatfd by hia mililncms
lOKa character, turned away from (he attack, with a con
aobuanrsa that every attempt to inflict a wound upou
Wm would recoil with violence upon iteIC
He b nb no iWoVeT Biit he lias left' bi-hTnS him a
repotition equally distinguished for UlonU, for patriot
wm, for glowing bcuevQlcnce, and. aputleaa integrity..
Fascinating aa be waa in the palmy days of hii lite
rary and forensic distinction, the taut aocne of hia life
was, of all, .the mont interesting and affecting. We
shall give it u it ia beautifully represented in the fol
lowing Letter from one of hia daughters, to his survi
ving mter . Tbone wlio am convotnant with the style
of Mr. Wirt, w ill discover in this letter of the daughter
the genuine imprest of the Cither's feelings and talent
'itH.X-4 nd'r'ed only by tbedolicacy of tbe-iJi.-
We shall not, by apologizing for its insertion, do in-
joxtice to the tante of our readers, to the incidents it
narratea, or to tlie unaffected patlietic simphcity of a
ir&4 tfiffift dniightcr.
" Poor wanderers of a Mnrmv dav.
From wve to wave we're driven
And fancy'$ Jlash, and r&uon't ray,
Serve but to light the troubled way :
There' nothing calm but Heaven!"
Addressed to Mrs. Eliza Clarton, of Augusta, Georgia.
Washington, February 82, 1834.
i Saturday Afternoon.
My Dear Aunt : This u? the first time my pen
heverJjTarynWhiseBile!),rl"g nppellytjtiri n, re-
tiirencc to yourself, but, believe me, t is not the
first time, by very many, that my heart has felt
drawn towards you, with the yearning which it
would naturally feel towards the only near survi
ing. relative of mypreciqua and sainted father;
and now there is a Hacredness in this feeling, which
no other tie can give, and which will be enshrined
in my heart until it shall cease to beat.
Your dear son, Judge C, who has indeed been
.MJb. fciwfeatiiKaid.in; thia mmm.4t-u
oeep affliction, interested us all very much, some
few weeks ago, in an eviing"isir Joiriy father,
by narrating with ,how much care you treasured
up every thing relating to vour much loved bro.
ther, patticijlarly every, thing whjch threw. Jight
no liia rvligimn rirwstiid muIium-mI and il ia in
ltn Itopfl nf airrfiiij( )ihj gruliiit hImhi aati eotirt,
.!!!i!j;?.i'.,.'jj.ff!'JN,n,w J 1 Jw gi
jou as iiiliHitrwid tk-tttikcd ail accotml of the but
til.-, mm! Ucwilt of ir Ji-ar aiu Jepnrii Jfouf,,fa
the in-Mnl cina'uai'il and CoJliie'j atuUi uf my
igiml will (x-rinit.
! caiimrf, tln rvil, dwell on tins ) which hil
ftiu.ilv haa MorfaiiM-d in lln ir lleiid, IlubnJ, Fa
llier, and Hiium Itobl I'rH-M ) ir wln n iiiy lh.iKlii
revert lo iIiih axMet f tlw ra', fw aa if my
l.eart would brrntk j ,mM n)y haml on it n still
ita n Ix lliiHi tiing, urn! tmimi my eye ami miI
tothr-llillswheiKe Cometh u tr Ip j and m-iUn-A,
my iH-ar aunt, flu help hua Utm exi-iMj l to
tia nIiikmI luirai uIkwIv, l'..r had I Im told, lwr
klmrt wnka ago, that he who waa ilie d'iir"-l add
fiMmt alwirbing olij. ct of air earthly nlf. i tmna,
w a aoini, an very on, to la- luken from u, nie
lliinKx llie Miilib n kii;k waild have made ua quit
lair Imld of xir Alimchly Hi-lue, and iln n u
into WHiling ami thaur. AikI yel, when llo fiat
HtiH', hii'I we knew it lo he iiM vitubli: ami irn vo.
ruble, (tml held u tip, and dried our team, and
liiihln il Mir lauient.itiiitia, and eiuibb'd us lo stand
nnmiwt llie dn mg la-d, lo ipeuk uitd to receive the
word of cotiw iliil ion.
U'- wli 'in we ..i-d, ttnd whom the Lord lorrd,
(preMu tUielil) wa-i puttirr of' rrrmTatrtl
limllli n the morning of Sunday fhc t'tlt-iiisl.
no nun li m,, ihut lfir mother, ut the hriiikfinU UWe,
nniil to him pin) fully " Vtai or looking no rnueh
iin-f like Yourx-lf, mj in-ar huolmiKl, than I have
m-oii you fi.r eiint, that I really think you opyht
to hnve your picture tiikeri." (n tit prt viiniaeveii
inj, Siturdiiy, he hud been pn rwiruig him-lf fir
an urguns-iil .n the following Mmnluy, in a very
importunl ra-, Ur H had been in the CapiM lihru-
rv, enniniiiiiig nuilii nties, in lulditi'si to iIkmc of
Ins own otocc; uud ultogellier expre il hiniMlf
Ix tter Kiti-fn-d with his pn-p.irittiiHw, limn he had
ifti for a bms time ; for tn tJua, aa u evrr y thirty
il-', Iiin humility ollefi nutde him uihm rvalue Inin
aM'tr to as to distrtsaa us.
Directly after bn-akfiitt, SuMmih nvorning, Otli
int., he ateinlJod us as u-suat. in his chuuuVr, at
Ataal' lrni'qrji auii ucvtx. dull kaj;. a. jhocu. so
li'inn and Icrvent outxinnj( of the mail at the f -xi'xil
of the Merry ak at. Ho pr.ive,! " for the ev.
UuuttMi of lite RWmer'ft kin-rdom, with a holy
cnriMwtiir-m ; fiir his iliililren pn-xent and aWnt ;
tor liiti enemies if m Itatl any j ami fir hi friends
every where; mpt-cially llume who had not yet
Uteri hrotight to know and love llie Saviour ; finally,
he praved, that hia own soul and that of thiwe no
dour lo him, might he sprinkled afresh with par
doninjs Wood, and that the Mcrniled Xaviour foutd,1
(brottgh the iruituttre of his Holy Spirit, koep bim
and all of ua in Ilia fnar, and enable us to walk ia
hi omrnrtndmprrts through life ; sustain and cher
us in the hour of death; and at hut receive lu to'
himself, a re-united and blceard fbmily, lo worship
forever around hia throne, to Ibe glory of God llie
uT heart fc-Tng thus attuned lo worship fJod'Tn
his public ordinances, ha walked with my sifter
. F.llen, Alex'r. Randall of Annapolis, (the brother
UL my hmther.in-lsnf, JnHrt g aitdall, f I loeHMt
and mytHvlf lo tbe.Capiud,-lo hear the Qfaplain,
Mr: Stockton, preach. ' It wa not actunlly join
ing; but so ejieeedingly damp,7 that some jrsons'
had their umbrellas up, lo turn the drizzling rnnis.
turev,,J? Jo, lhi?.wtlk.tiat the cold, which tenni
iiatcd in bis deatli, is attrilmted. 'YcJ he had Sonus;
limes walked in as bad and even worse weather be
fore, without serious injury ; and the physicians
had urged upon dear mother the nhs.dute neceswi
ty of his taking exercise in all weather, except
lutt-falling j especially after breakfasting upon
meats, iiu-tead of his usual diet of rice and milk,
which was tlie case that morning. Then-fire, al
though it was damp, yet, as tl cxeicis aeeoied lv
I adviwalile, and he was anxious to go to church,
(the very inclement wea'her having prevented him
from doing an mf three previous Biiiiday that we
had" been here,) irv?aS nVeirled'fhST WTrright tto-I
tore. And, tlrough bitter nanus of self-reproach
for having been accessary tojiw Jftal eolq,'gaye
my IstToved mother one oj" th most violent and ago
nizing nervous paroxysms I ever witnessed, vet
she and all of us have, I trust, been brought lo feci
that this could not have happened without .the spe
cial dottign and interposition of God, who accom
plishes the most mighty ends by the instrumentau.
ty means i apparently totally inadequate to their
Mr. Stockton s text that' morning was 1st Cor.
1st ehapfer, '24tyyirawPW preach Chritt
crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and un
to the Greeks fooliHhness; But unto them which are
called, both Jews and Greeks, Csi-f the power of .
deed, prove most convincingly, that it was the trw
don of God, in falling upon the only plan which
could, at the same time, satisfy and be concordant
w ith his equal attributes of justice and mercy.
And tho poirrr of God, in accomplishing, by the
instrumentality of One who- waesspise-ttnti te-jt-efed
'oTihen, and of his few obscure and
followers, the salvation of a world, a work which
no earthly monarch, however universal his empire,
could ever accomplish. The subject was a sub
lime one ; and it was treated with a force of argu-
nW-aj a- piilkifc.4elo
rarely if ever heard equalled. My dear father sat
immediately behind my chair, so as occasionally
to rest himself upon it, and I heard him more than
once sob, in a sort of convulsed lotto toce, as was
bis habit when deeply aflected :-b ejaculated se
veral times, too, his approbation and admiration of
parts of the discourse ; and on rising, when the
service was closed, said to the gentleman next him
" A most capital preacher, sir one of Nature's
orators ho i a- great favorite of mine and goes
strfKght to my heart.'!LlkirtoprKdandhnok hands
with Mr. Stockton as we came out, making aoroe
kind inquires about his health,- which were recipro;
cated. He and Ellen walked fast,' and got home
before me j aud I found, when I went to jj'uj cham-
U r, liutl Ita bud Ukea UT hut c-ottt, sod tt on hi
wrBjx r, not fivlmg well, Ily Mr. Hsixlull'a ile.
fire, bowetrr, be rarito rlflwrrto tin1 purloV, nod
altook bands wttb bun,aa bo waa to kave luwn tit
twit dayj and said "God hleaaymt, wr farwelit"
Thia aa tlte List flttw be ever t fj Itt ruutu." '
Dtl rctiiniing from chun h, be ak-d mother to
N look if Lb hd cut lua ear in bavmg, as it t It
pninfut." Mother eiaininej it, and CkiimI ito such
mark, but Urd lin4 in the pland of the thnt,
jut below the right ear swelling, as aU prr.
sumed, from cold and atlvixej hiwi lo lie down and
cover himwlf up warm, hoinn thtat he would bf
relieved by perxpirutiiu This wt bHweeH two
and ihn e n'chnk, and wa Ok n rA tfown to din
ner. A tittV bef.'re threw v'tU , I Can bp, with
my boniM-l cu, lo go o (h jrtb again, biased
him. He aid, " Tvll your omtlM r, my dear, tftat
I fiel very chilly, aa If I were gomg to have an
ague." Hie immediately onbnd hot bricka to a is
f H, and aduitu.nul coveruig, and sent for Dr. II.
When I came home he had a fever, but lalkad
clufrfiill) j when I gave hnn a dtmrpiiion of Mr.
Siik kt'Si s evening dixroorM'. After renaming ai
lent a few monx-iita, he said" Wife, it will not
do for me to epx niyxrlf in thurrb aa I do j I
am a mere buby in the conunuiwl of my aenmbili
lies ami ts-rves; I lan mar rely refrain aometimea
from tears, aiid iiKlMtl, f have fremieiilly been
olJiged lo relieve myM-lfby giving way h them "
and, aa he xjx.ke, the name fi-rling nwnted to over
MHsf him. I nnitl, what I think true, that M no
Chrixtian Might to be ashamed of iiitftixe filling at
llie renew of his own unwnrthiiiean, aixi of the v
vid riiKitiori sf grHiitudv ami lows to the Sitviour,
w hich cauel ti-ur."
H Put it is so unmanly, and petjile around don'l
know what to make of it."
Ilis fever continued to be highfr and hotter, and
m-enx-d to be aggravated rather than relieve! by
tlie wrm applicati'itia which wtre prexenhed, in
the hope of forcing a persfitratiaoMeaniinf; his
fare, and killing hia ftrt in IhI water, and, aa a
gtiiuine vaKtrbnth could rmt bfl Bronnrd, laving
hot bnckaall along on both aides of hira in hia bed,
fr ni hi fi-et upwards. His fever raftd oil night
wuii. aa-utUiutm v w lwohf mother my a, she haw -ne
ver known with him ; certainly hr f ftrrn yrort, if
ever. iNext day, the whole right aide of hia face
was much swollen.
On Thursday night I ant up with him : he roar
twice in the night, with the asnistance of dear mo
ther and a servant, thinking it would make him
feel more comfortable to change hia posture a little
while, and bave bis bej made i in doing so, be ex
preened hia surprise at hi extreme weakness.
which waa greater, lie said, after those frw day'
Illness, than after his long and exltausting attack
at the springs last summer. The last lime be ne,
as he sal in the easy chair, he asked mother if she
would rreadThe EiWtolum 7"" She "did in and
it was the 6.1th Psalm. : n reading this, she oroih
teil all those pajagp which relate more parttcu-
w bic h you know, waa partrcuTariy applicable lo
himself; he seemed to fret h dcf-ply ahd after she
had fiiiialird reading, she saw his lips mo vino in
prayer i Tbia-war the- tast-time tie Tra able To (
listen. tolbi prrcrous Tnlmre, or to nso from bim-
wa. lowarns morning he became siiirlitlv dulirt-J
m . ...... ...-.. .
Otis; and it waa oVemed advisable to call in another
physician ; and Dr. II, a young physician here,
who has ,grea reputation Air. skill and talent ia his
profession, waa aaut fir Fat her, himself, said at
first it was n4 worth while In consult another phy
siciat, but at last consented. That nsirning (Fri
day uioruiug) lie cnlled mother lo hia bed-side, and,
in. the presence of mv sister Ellen, gave certain
directions " in esse of iiig sutiden death." He then
seemed to speak with tome difficulty, and in the
course of that day, and throughout the next, talk
ed wildly at internls."' HU'roi
to dwell on his law cases, fie would call us to
JressFng the Judges of the Supreme Court, carry.
fog'W a contimibtis' argmeht for several sentences
o'clock Mondav morning, and decided to blister
him around vh is right ear, which Ihey did ; after
wards, on both wrists and both lifnbe, from the an
cles upwards ; and finally bis head was shaved and
blistered. Forty leeches, also, were applied, two
or three different-times, to-the left temple, and be
hind the left ear ; yet these and all other remedies,
were of no avail,
Oa Sunday . p4 Monday lie lay in av kirjd of
lethargy, from ay h wa it was dimcuU 4 arouse him
to swallow his medicine and food. . Both eyes, too,
were cloned from the inflammation, and the right
eye covered with a blister i but we continued bath
tag tin' left with TtarinmrB
that it might possibly open.
When asked if be would swallow any thing, he
always answered, " Yes, IU try" though it was
with difficulty that he swallowed, towards the last,
from the swelling and soreness of the mouth, tongue,
and mucous membrane. His sense of hearing,
however, never lost its acutcucss until Monday
evening. . Dr. Hi , thinking it must have done to,
spoke to him in a loud tone.of voice, and was gent
ly rebuked by his saying, Doctor, :ypn are not
sneaking to a regiment of soldiers." He dUtin
closed, and when one of his jrtached young friends
and students, James C , asked him, "Mr.
Wirt, do you know James V , He replied, "To be
mire I do." - .
-; Ellen's Iwin-siifterVRosai now Tilra. Dr. Ilobin.
son, of Baltimore, came down with her husband
on Saturday, having been informed by lettera from
us of his alarming illness. When the first kissed
him. he said" Whv. mv dear, how came von
here rUigh, high f But at thaTro"TOaV no
other remarkr--Theiiejrt dajrihowevcr7 fSutiday,
the 16th,) he asked, with some difficulty, tor " ait
Kose. And when she came to bun, said, My
darling, uod bless you 1
0V Monday jioniin, we tlpitghi Mm dking ,
and drwr rmither, nimble any bni to t!tititr4 Im-i'i
pen! up ficliiigYMirul to aisther rHii ajnljve I hon, io kti arterwads, how .bo ltltL..Jlajiitly -veiiltt
litem. TTtelK-JTii lliuTji' waa irnliaxl lo anil,'" ii4 weli.H
die witbuul looking Ut hut Ctinily any nnire, nkmgf
have is; llM-m, aitd eiprMiig but own n-aigtuittuft,
as inuirtttUygoiti'jiig, "
Hut, a if lo sltow lite power of (!!, whiln slsr
waa thus abaiiiltaiiiut bt.rm4f Ut yrief, lit m lltttl
had been mi lotig rbaMnl, nut imhI MiOiK nlv, ax I Iiiuil'
over him, ami fixed il If txi with a kimlliug
uili-lligence which I hi.l is4 seen since bis riml
waudennga. "My Cuis;, do vou km.w your ('a-1
thannr r u u Do ou (runt in od P
(raining my own eye lo flenven, In nuike the
qiiextiiai pmre signincaut) u Yes," with sok inni-
ty, atJ raising, bis own eye in the sarnie dif tnm.
I new itfUr ibe next nnmi to romUiumCBte ibe in
lulligenre lo dear tin - her, and ahe calmed lie me If
and returned with. roe.. Site approached the bed-
si.le lie looked at ber, and said, M Il ic aaa gr
ing hrfurt you " I fiwred 'his Would overpower
her ; but God upheld Iter, and she answered meek-
ly, u Yea, my beloved, you art going bePir me,
and yixj will are our dear angel in Heaven, sooner I
than I shull. liters are five of our children in
Heaven now, waiting lo receive you.aial you leave
five more oti earth umler my care il will only be
fur a little while, and we, too, shall come and tin
srw n - m -- a-- a' a
you. IM nl fr-ar nr us who are lett uenirvo j
Uid will Isle ram of ytsir wiiknaeJ sV.-l fc-l
and heart, but he sought strrtigth where be had
never failed lo find if. and it waa erven him. Ilia
rye net! lighted on me I kitmrd him, and asked
" Sly beloved Cither, w your soul at peace, now,
stayed on Jesus H w Yea." Do you now feel
the truth of the promise, "When thou walkest
through the valley of the shadow of death, (ear not
Cod will be with thee. Hi rod and his stair
they aliall comfort thee !" " Yea, oh yes !" rai-
sing his eyes lo Heaven, with mingled exprasaitin
of btith, gratitmle, and submission. His eye then
fiJI ou Euae Slie kuM-d.lua hand, and bade " God
hlrta yoti; my brktved futlver.? Tiien on F.llen ;
and le did the nan, lie hxJied alternately once
more on each of ua as we stood annmd his bed,
ftheo -retwM k4-hwnd and eyes to Heaven, a if n
voking a farewell blessing.
During this solrmn arul afSrting scene, all had
left tlie rwm, except bU own immtnliale family.
At this crisis, however, our former Pastor, when
we livod here, Mr. Poet, (a meek and holy man,
lo whom father alwaya bore a strong attachment,
soil for whom I had diHlched a burrind messen
ger, at the first sign of returning irrtelligerre,) ar
rived ; and with him tUra entered several of fa
Iber's friends, old and VMing, Ut the minilter of fif
teen, including the family.' Mr. Prnrt took bis
hand, and asked him, " if he waa reetgned ldioj
ed. m.he-i.atinrv: nfrt Tlmn? W,d nvother".
rtttim vou, my
God He will lake care
ire of u. in your absence, ami
iVvem IU TruTgled ban!
aw.a SHwdlVaw m eatt
lt lUliri yn iu Vftajii .
jir.iT"r't-.1Ui ir...a,.tn il N.t.t.u
ll-mil t uubu iu iivsjtviM iiv m i ugi; rxru imni
ta speak, but Ihe utterance wa. denied. Mr. Poet
then asked him several other questions, as to " tho
ctniiprawd -and happy atareuf hi antrf 1" Hi
views rf the jdaiktsf fiJawimtioit through- thesw
. air: r 'iLr:".!. . . ' . . p i
viour i iiui muu ui iiw aiowng jvjm
sua for the pardou of all his sir-, and fur his salva.
tion ! lo all of which he replied in the ahrma.
live,. Mr, PtKt then asked bim,. "if it would be
agrHeable- to him, that we shoo Id nmite m oflertngl
a praver for him r lie replKtd, with great vivaci-1
ty t Yes, and nodded hia head affirmatively, three
timea in quick succeaion ; tliereby signifying the
great pleasure the proposition atltrded him.
W e all instantly kuult down, aa with one in
puise, wftue tne eoien... a(ipei asceoiied e j tne
Throne of Grace. It was a spectacle so sublime,
I .( . I It...
that Angela iiughl contemplate A with dehgH and
saw u iaui aa srw, w in' ieisau w
with the prayersAt one . time Mr. Post prayed
. f' ,
that, " If
f it was con mi stent with Ihe ui
jhp Almighty, his sick rf,j,rlng aervaut might
bo raises up jrorn mat ix 01 languwtimg, in tne
irtv-ment of hcllhlno a. fitrthte- InVsnimrn 1
L i jr - j t v . Z- I
s Htinilv nnn friends and an hoiutr in hia rntiiit ru I
and to the cause of God on earth.'
. 7 7.'. ' , t,' . r: . . .-
j- . I
the eye was withdrawn from its imploring gaze
upards, shudder passed over hi. frame, anJ he
I 1 ,u . ? r i. ,j Tf
cosed with the prayer, that, "if Godshould tak
hira now, he might to received mto,themanwOTs
Zr7L Sf UIZ Jfr. J r "V
ilghthe au-twiwd and comforted in h depart,'
fUrther then, as the result of that Interview was
perfectly autisfqetory to him ( but would see bim
again. - - m..
. It did seem as if God had, at that very moment,
time on eartn, upon hia assembled nunily to witt
ness theif resignation, and to cheer them by b f
own; and that the pressure upon the brain waa,
during thia blest halflioiir, removed for Ihe aatne
i . t-L - : t. :
r. rr. .7 ii::: : .7::"rZj r": ipm im poirciwa, where h
ure MaM tilling w mw3tYvs . ut .1..", ," 1 Ifu.1 7 fatwll WI hit htU '" l-m,A '" ' '"
less and at rest. Mrj Post pressed his hand' in 1 TvVi! erwt- Set a watrh. 0 Id.
takmg leave, saying be would not Bttigue hiralmouUi.
i.benevole,tit rnjrpose. The expression rJhslnMrf llwevewttrtrtn-paSr'
e wa not dim and wandering i but clear, hnn, Intel
ligent, beaming, heavenly. Tho voice, too, dis-
tinct and full of feeling, and tlie jnotion of the head
and of the hand, as it was raieed with an eflbrt
from Uie bed, and then drcfped,tKTifelessly, but
reverentially, spoke in a rnn.nr.ef not to be fnista.
ken by those who witnessed it "Thy will, Oh
God, thy holy will be tone-loti Jesus into Thy
hands I commend my spirit.
Throirghoutthis lingering and rinfulcnff,
wrioi: llM'Sieasei' iwHi the severe rifmedies, (for
all the blisters drew,) he .never uttered a repining
word. Once, when his feet were immersed in hot
poulticoe, he aaid, " Is thia not enough to drive a
man mad ; to be between two Los, ujiti at lis Lead
pod Ibe otlit r at hia fl!" Yrt, Ua 1 axkej.
ftm-h tlnbl-like wibmisio(l I never wititbtamj.
b.mj such iiiimunnurmg sttim e. ,slo Slotstajr
im.fttliig ibo'ITlh, Dr. H allt f aotna tflltrta,
-MrwM in btaking him understand Ibat be wiab.
W huu lo luke atxitlier doae of trmdieust. Ilia rw
ply wus, rJllrf, Vott M 4 Wu ttraal
wi'a aw." Hut Ibe Last lime ihry teased tint to
Iswrillow some nirihmetil, Ixr gently, and alnx4
inmshl.ly, whimpered, "W atr ir," My mother
aj) a site haa often beard him ripreaj lb opimne)
tlml "dying perstsm otighl tA lu be disturbed u
their lust tuotncuUt b) iite itupurUiuiliis U tlwit .
frs-ixV-Vv bring litem Urk lo hfe ft that rmsat
probaMhe aila aura perwmw were lUo IN
arirbrd in Ik tJeniplaliism of ttcreiiy, and bold
ing eommtuiioti with ibe uihabitauta of Heaven.9
e know not but bis half eiiAnrisited soul as at
thai moment thus engaged, and II ae-nsd alaxmt
cruel lo awaken bis wrapt spirit lo cnicbMies,
When, with Ibe reatlewanewe of mm, be would
throw the rover from bra bands, and make an ef-
tort to reach rr kwrk with tlnftn, perhaps lo unit.
rale, by this mute gesture, llie seat of paiii, and
dear mtstber would say, M For wifti's sake, U'V be
kned, do try to keep jouf duar band warm, - b -
II . . . ..- 1
wrami pararnuy resign in-m io aw roveren, stmiew
. vSr, U'-U, nf a nu U "Wajt mont
generally in ailenr.
After the fcrtweH interview with ua, and itl
Mr. Post, which I have so miinitcily (kwcribed.
land which took plane en Monday the Kth, be did
not again nnciuwo nis eyes or speaa. Jnce, aner
wards, that night, as I sat by him holding hia hand,
and moistening hil mouth, with wine and walor,
and watching bjs verr regular, but gradually di
minishimr breaching, bo VrhUpf rnd, " 71 door i
efea." I thought ba might M rrfaHrd, (though
tbera were a, at- the time, mora than two otltef
peraone besides meself ut the room, which was
large, airy, and cool,) and. thitw op&a tb bntet-
admit iheir. But I think il highly probable that
at thai moment lie bad a glimpse of that Heaven :
urn which he waa about to enterr-the thought
rmh me-a the aiene, 'bat then he sennrt
- When Moses stood.
And viewed th landscape o'er;
Nor Jorrlaa's tream, nor death's cold Hoed,
Could fright bim from the shore."
All night we watched, expecting every trerfh "
lo he the last; and yet, although hie bandawure
c4d and clnmmy, ami hia pulse alnns!, and some
times qsi'e, imperceibkf J yet ibe hot bricks
seemed to keep hit fret wann la the last, al hie
iMrenthing was aa tranmiil as that of a alerphif
ehll-l- - , ,
There was a favorite bird of dear mother's ia
his room,-(a Voung; mockinj bird,) which the had :
ft1.? "4,i "F
cease singing all winter ,
V V!?? WW ; :
once ."T M ffk,
a a a i a .
BBd hLP fh.n.ber in which.
the bird s caee htme. wis aJo dark. No aoeaiee
biuLMd rortoncTuded hia atiunn frayar, tha
e were l surprised lo heaf atrakof tint ssreaeet
rnrronywarbhxf (yihi little bird and IhT eis .
tiftiied, at mtrrvals; lhrthe'jrfic bf an."houN: ft:
did, indeed, sound like the music of Heaven, in
"n"wer ,,?'U.rfiyrr (.u.raaa: MpUuo u it
was, nuvci auu unexptn ton. ; - -
It wa not until 11 o'clock, Tuesday morning
the 18th, that the last breath wu drawn. We a3
stond around him, and t held hia left hand betweea
both of my own. So faint and in interrupted waa .
his breathing for the lost five minutes, that it was
difficult to know when il did cease, .Qnce I held
lhmk; it wu u
I.l' t.,,, ,t - l-: - LiJ LT:
. ff j:,,,, W .r,,a . ,Lpra wn, J.
until Ihe resurrection morn I At that instant, the i.
sun, which had "been all the morning tcilcd in
i i i, ..ji.S. t.. ,.
,ndo f !he Wnich M T
miisie nf tliA niww.l!i -
1 "ri-rl-'.r. m -TT f.
Hanging siiem and unohseryed m hu cage, strtu k
BB. . . i""w
I ii m tasarii tulrti niaw au anirwlaaaawl annul m n.. -
up a requiem m
H w cuiivui efwf wwi wnaatiun 14 SJaViru DV WJU Ultti
i, ,i,, n ..:k t- .l c. .u o:' f
Anil's wing 1 ? 8Uing?
u tnncr9clf ' ouc -
luy of misery to usf" . ,M ; . , ; ,
! g Mo.Wtw;: Pehrnarw' si
Ulnmv fktl.,V kte iHrrrmm hl, , -
Pied lhSwJ ,wo rcrsea-,he first in hi. nv7n hand,
hU klst m a ,he
was lyiiir -
Keen the dots of mv lioa.n-Iwlm evli S i
fcceaV ir-" Follow pimce with all men, and
hmoss without which no man shall see the Lprj
Ifis pwlie4-hook also 'contains, instead of bank.
(vote, many little pieces of papef, on which he had.
f red volume, of precejit ag of promise, which he
always wore near tiita bosm as kit Irtttmre.; And '
it was to hinv and it ever shall be, r treasurcj
laid Up for bin) in heaven, where neither moth nor f
j . i i i . i . , " .
cI-Tthrough and steal." and tliis treasure mav no nmn i
tuke from hm. ' I
It was often one of his Snhhath dcliphfs fo put
down on pan?r the pious motidn rf his f)iil ' "
and these rlFjsinna do not fall very far short of.'
those of His prototype.lhe swpet psalmist of Israel, ?
These, and all his other .-writings, as well tlioee
which have bern Published, as his letters of advice
lo his fiimily and friend, his doscriitli Ji tters,
(written at. Kiagara .Bu0on,-tho iioiilifaitif ' cf
pictorial;) bis asays, ftp. 'CM (a tho purpofO of
my dear piother lo colloct togetjiei In some nulu-
ring form, which may, jtrrkaps, by an e.t' ii-ivfs
circulation, Contribute lo the benefit of )'reeri r '
future generation, atid lht, even j,f!ir i , ?
Western Carolinian (Salisbury, N.C.)
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