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Other swords may be sheathed in scabbards of greater renown, but none in higher forms of valor and patriotism than his.

But I must speak of him yet again as a man of God. He felt that his duty was but half done when he had served his fellowmen; he must serve his Lord and Master too, and he responded to the claims of religion as he responded to all other duties, in no half-hearted service, but in a sincere and manly way. The Bible was the book for him, and there he found the spirit that made him one of God's noblest creatures.

He loved the house of God; he loved the fellowship of good people; he loved his Saviour; and he loved to think and talk about that glory which through faith he was allowed to inherit.

As a citizen, he lives in the hearts of his friends-honored in life, and lamented in death.

As a legislator and ruler, his people's praise is his monument. As a patriot and soldier his fame will stand immortal on the page of history. As a Christian he ‘rests from his labors and his works do follow him.’


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