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Subject: [GM-L] The Puritan Recorder
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 17:18:42 -0500
The Puritan Recorder, Boston, Thursday, Aug. 4, 1853
Since our last issue, intelligence has arrived of the death of Rev.
Justin Edwards, D.D., of Andover. He died at the Virginia Springs, aged
66. Dr. Edwards graduated at Williams College. He was afterwards pastor
of the South Church in Andover, then of the Salem Street Church, in
Boston, and afterwards, he filled for several years the office of
President of the Theological Seminary at Andover. For the last few
years, his health has been feeble, and he has had a gradual descent to
Rev. Nathaniel J. Burton, was Ordained and Installed as pastor over the
Second Congregational Church, in Fair Haven, CT, on Wed., July 20th, by
the New Haven East Consociation.
Hon. Charles Paine, formerly Governor of Vermont, died at the village of
Waco, Texas, on the 6th inst., at the age of 54 years. His disease was
dysentery, and his illness of about three weeks continuance.
We regret to learn, says the Daily Advertiser, that the Hon. Nahum
Mitchell, of Bridgewater, died suddenly at Plymouth on Monday. He was
seized with a fit in the street, opposite the Pilgrim Hall, fell, and
expired immediately. He was born in Bridgewater, on the 12th of Feb.
1769, and was consequently 84 yrs of age. He was a graduate of Harvard
College in the years 1789, being one of the two survivors of that class,
which numbered among its distinguished members, the Rev. President
Kirkland, Hon. George Blake, and Rev. William Emerson, of this city, and
Rev. Dr. Thayer, of Lancaster.
We are informed by a passenger on board the steamer Boston, from Bangor,
that Rev. Preston Pond, pastor of the Edwards Church in this city, who
was also a passenger, soon after starting became suddenly and violently
insane, though before reaching Belfast he became comparatively quiet. He
remained at Belfast in charge of a friend, who was in company with him.
Mr. Pond has been out of health for some months past, so much so as to
require him to temporarily suspend his labors with his own people. He
recently had an attack of erysipelas in the head, from the effects of
which he had not entirely recovered when he started on his visit to
Bangor.--Advertiser of Saturday.
[Since the above was in type, we learn from the Daily Times of Monday,
that Mr. Pond is now at the Insane Hospital at Somerville, where he is in
a fair way to recover]
The brig Isaac Carver, of Searsport, ME, Capt. Clark, which arrived at
this port on Tuesday, from Cardenas, was struck by lightening on the 18th
of July, which shivered the mainmast, and killed Charles Eckard, of
Halifax, seaman, aged 22 years.
Hon. Wm. B. Banister, of this city, who died a few weeks since, has left
the principal portion of his property, say about $40,000, to be divided
equally to the American Bible Society; the American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign Missions; the American Education Society; The
Massachusetts Home Missionary Society; and the American Colonization
Society. The property is chargeable with life annuities of 1200 to his
widow, and $600 to his daughter.--Newburyport Herald.
Several of the old pupils of the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at
Hartford, have commenced raising funds for a monument to the late Thomas
Gallaudet. Two thousand dollars have been subscribed. The contract is
given to a Hartford man, and the monument is to be placed in the grounds
of the Asylum. Its height will be twenty feet, with the name of
Gallaudet in the manual alphabet on the front panel.
The body of Andrew Hermann, whose sad fate at Niagara Falls excited so
much attention, it has been recovered. It was found near the landing of
the "Maid of the Mist," below the Suspension Bridge. The head and body
was much mangled--a sharp stone, or other object, having pierced the body
either in its fearful descent or afterwards.
In the City, 25 ult., by Rev. Alexander BLAIKIE, Mr. Thomas ALLEN to Miss
Elizabeth A. McBAIN; on the 27th ult., by the same, Mr. Robert C.
THOMPSON to Miss Ann B. McDONALD.
In Braintree, 28th ult., by Rev. J. PERKINS, Mr. Loring W. DERBY to Miss
Sarah M. HOLBROOK, both of Weymouth.
In Seekonk, 1st inst., by Rev. J. O. BARNEY, Dea. George M. COIT, of
Bristol, RI., to Miss Clarissa, daughter of the late Dea. Cyril
CARPENTER, of Attleboro.
In Mattapoisett, 31st ult., by Rev. Wm. S. MATHER, Mr. Zacheus M.
BARSTOW, 2d, to Miss Mary Jane SNOW.
In Wells River, VT, 28th ult., Mr. Isaiah F. HOYT, of Beverly, MA, to
Miss Josephine, youngest daughter of Phineas EASTMAN, Esq., formerly of
In the City, 26th ult., Mrs. Mary Caldwell, wife of the late Mr. Simeon
PALMER, 61; Mrs. Mary R., wife of Mr. Luther LUNT, 39; 28th ult., Hon.
Joseph TILDEN, 74.
In Littleton, 25th ult., Rev. William H. WHITE, for twenty five years
pastor of the First Church in Littleton, 53.
In Sturbridge, 7th ult., Mrs. Sarah C., wife of Mr. Livingston SHUMWAY,
In Ashland, June 26th, Mrs. Delia Lavinia, wife of Mr. Joshua SMITH, and
daughter of Mr. S. N. CUTLER, 24.
In Rye, NH, 25th ult., Mrs. Sarah, widow of Samuel NORRIS, or Portsmouth,
In the vicinity of Sacramento, CA, in Feb. last, of the brain fever, Mr.
Eben A. EATON. His native place was Phillipston, MA, but during the
latter part of his life, (previous to his leaving for Calif, in May 1852)
he had been residing in Washington, IA, where he has left a family to
mourn the loss of an affectionate husband, and indulgent parent.
Died in South Canaan, CT, 26th ult., Mr. Ely Ensign, 74. He died after
three weeks sickness.
On the 19th ult., the venerable Ebenezer Sanborn of Sanbornton, NH, fell
asleep in Jesus at the advanced age of 87 years. The deceased was the
second son of Anglo Saxon parentage born in Sanbornton. Left a family.
Died at New Ipswich, NH, Mar. 5, 1853, Mrs. Rachel Brooks, 82. Her
parents were both eminently pious. They have nine children all of whom
were married, and all with their companions were members of the Church of
Christ. Their grandchildren were 53, of whom 42 are professors of
Mrs. Brooks was the mother of seven children, and 19 grandchildren.
This concludes this issue of the paper. More to follow.