We announce to-day, with feelings of sincere regret, the death of Hon. George W. Hopkins
, Delegate from Washington county
, which occurred Friday night at the residence of his relative, Mrs. Bransford
, on 5th street, in this city, after a brief, but painful illness.--The announcements heretofore made as to his condition of health have led his friends to expect this melancholy termination of his sickness.
The deceased gentleman was eminently calculated to win regard, and preserve friendship.
To the frank and manly bearing of the "old Virginia
gentleman, " he united a kindness of heart, and an urbanity of manner which rendered him ever accessible to his fellow-citizens.
Possessing a well-balanced mind, talents of no mean order, a disposition to accommodate and oblige, and an integrity which was never questioned, it is no wonder that his constituents loved the man, and trusted in his judgment.
During the course of his life he had served his country, both in State and National Halls of Legislation, with credit to himself, and once represented the nation at a foreign court.
was a brother of Hon. Henry L. Hopkins
, for many years Speaker of the House of Delegates, and a native, we believe, of the county of Goochland
He was about 60 years of age at the time of his death.
A more extended notice must be left to abler hands.
His remains, escorted by a committee of the House
and Senate, were taken to his late home in Washington
, via Danville Railroad, Saturday morning.