hey were memorialized and threatened, and the alternative was put to them either to resign or allow the traditional right practice to go on. They quietly answered that neither would be right, and after a while they had no difficulty.
During his course, from the date above given, Cadet Polk was a frequent guest at my house, and much beloved in my family; always maintaining a most consistent walk, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, and beloved among his fellow cadets.
He graduated July I, 1827, and was made brevet second lieutenant artillery.
But he never entered upon service.
He took leave of absence to December 1st of the same year, and then resigned.
His health was not strong.
He had inherited a tendency to pulmonary disorder, and it was thought that foreign travel would be of service, and he went abroad.
I gave him a letter to Olenthus Gregory, whose book on the Evidences, etc., had been so connected with the progress of his mind in divine things.
In it I related the good