cheerfully, as he called to mind the dear friends who had passed on before him, to await his coming. Of the sixty-three signers of the Anti-Slavery Declaration at the Philadelphia Convention in 1833, probably not more than eight or ten are now living.
As clouds that rake the mountain summits,Yet it is a noteworthy fact that the oldest member of that convention, David Thurston, D. D., of Maine, lived to see the slaves emancipated, and to mingle his voice of thanksgiving with the bells that rang in the day of universal freedom.
As waves that know no guiding hand,
So swift has brother followed brother
From sunshine to the sunless land.