uous ancestry will constrain in successive generations, and there could scarcely be inheritance more worthy than that of our loved minister.
Constant still is the publication of tribute to his memory, of his useful offices in comprehensive offering, and in expressions of sorrow from distant points.
Rev. Dr. Moses Drury Hoge was born at Hampden-Sidney College, Prince Edward county, Virginia, September 18th, 1818.
He was descended on his father's side from ancestors who emigrated from Scotland and settled in Frederick county, Va., in 1736, on the domain of Thomas Lord Fairfax, of Colonial memory.
His grandfather was Dr. Moses Hoge, President of Hampden-Sidney College, one of the most eminent among great and good ministers, who have so richly blessed the Presbyterian Church in Virginia.
John Ranpolph says in one of his letters that the Doctor was the most eloquent man he ever heard in the pulpit or out of it. Three of his sons became ministers of the Gospel—Dr. James Hoge, of Co
The dawn of Friday, January 6th, 1899, brought with it to the people of Richmond, Va., the knowledge of an event, which in the heart of every one, was as a public calamity; and this sons became ministers of the Gospel—Dr. James Hoge, of Columbus, O.; John Blair Hoge, of Richmond, Va.; and Samuel Davies Hoge, Professor of Natural Sciences in the Ohio University, at Athens.
Ton, Rev. Moses D. Hoge, 1845-1895, and on the reverse the words, Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.
A reception was held in the Masonic Temple on Tuesday, February 26, 1895, that building onally illustrative:
Brooklyn, N. Y., January 7, 1899. Dr. R. P. Kerr, 502 Grace Street, Richmond, Va.:
The tribute of his Northern brethren to beloved Dr. Hoge is found in II Samuel, third chthe Second Presbyterian Church. Robert P. Kerr, Moderator. Robert T. Brooke, Stated Clerk. Richmond, Va., January 7, 1899.
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The resolutions adopted by the First (co