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“On Monday morning he was still no better. During the night he had suffered occasional spasms of intense pain, yet in the intervals he was cheerful, and no one felt alarmed. About ten o'clock I had


last interview with him. He spoke again of the state of the Church, and of his anxieties in regard to the approaching General Assembly, and gave me some messages in regard to it to bear to the ministers at Princeton. He did not know whether his Presbytery would see fit to send him as a commissioner. He had no desire to go; but if they did, he would feel it a very solemn duty to attend. Little did any of us who stood around his bedside think he was so soon

SO very soon—to ascend to the General Assembly and Church of the First-born on high. He made some very kindly reference to my visit and the pleasure it had given him; also to the services of the Sabbath, and hoped I might often visit Elizabethtown. And then I bade him farewell, no one of us supposing him to be seriously ill. Within twenty-four hours I heard in Brooklyn of his death; and the next time I saw that loved and venerated form it was occupying the 'narrow house,' and prepared for burial. "My work is done!' he exclaimed when dying. 'Yes, and well done,' we may all say, as we think of his useful and unintermitting labors. Long will his memory be dear and fragrant to all who knew him, and most so to those who knew him best.








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