than their demand, and were sacrificed by a hurried and careless sale.
His wife had received a handsome outfit from her father, at the time of her marriage; but she was destined to see one article of furniture after another seized to pay the military fines, which were alike abhorrent to her heart and her conscience.
Among these articles, was a looking glass
, of an unusually large and clear plate, which was valuable as property, and dear to her as a bridal gift from her parents.
She could not see it carried off by the officer, to meet the expenses of military reviews, without a sigh-perhaps a tear.
But she was not a woman ever to imply a wish to have her husband compromise his principles.
Thus bearing up bravely against the pelting storms of life, he went on, hand in hand with his beloved Sarah.
But at last, he was called to part with the steady friend and pleasant companion of his brightest and his darkest hours.
She passed from him into the spiritual world on the eighteenth of the Sixth Month, (June,) 1822, in the forty-seventh year of her age. She suffered much from the wasting pains of severe dyspepsia; but religious hope and faith enabled her to endure all her trials with resignation, and to view the approach of death with cheerful serenity of soul.
Toward the close of her life, the freshness of her complexion was injured by continual suffering; but though pale, she remained a handsome