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[p. 91] like a general who was willing to move the position of his troops, if necessary, but did it with his colors flying. He might retreat, but he would never surrender, and always obeyed the orders of his Commander-in-chief as he understood them.

‘His independent thinking, his originality, his foresight, his faith and his courage,’ says Mr. Cummings,

fitted him better to lead than to follow men. His aims and plans were in advance of his time.

Though one of the busiest of men, his constant purpose was vastly higher than the making of money.

A ship-builder, a publisher, a founder and pillar of two churches, a pioneer in the temperance and anti-slavery struggles, he was never too busy to listen to cries of distress, to comfort a discouraged neighbor, or to be to a little child, ‘the Mr. James that loves me so.’

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