We have just heard, with regret, that this eminent physician and true-hearted gentleman died at Glenburnie
, (his residence,) in Louise county, on the morning of the 6th instant.--Dr. Nelson
was born in Augusta county
on the 11th of November, 1787, and consequently had nearly reached the ripe age of seventy-four years. After a thorough course in the best medical schools of our own country and of Europe
, (where he was for a time a pupil of the celebrated Abernethy
,) he settled in this city, and at once took high rank in his profession, combining, as he did, the greatest skill with an earnest and tender solicitude for his patients.
In the social circle, Dr. Nelson
was remarkable for great sagacity of speech and counsel — his conversation abounded with the most apposite literary and historical allusions, was enriched by an inexhaustible fund of pleasant anecdote, and sparkled with genial humor.
We never knew a man of higher or sterner integrity; he pursued the right with an unswerving and uncompromising fidelity.
Punctuality in every engagement, and strict method in all things, were prominent traits in his character, exhibited not only in the profession to which he had devoted the larger portion of his manhood, but in the new pursuit, of agriculture, to which he turned his attention when he abandoned a lucrative practice, and left our city some ten or twelve years since.
He leaves behind him few or none of his contemporaries.
He was the cherished companion of Wickham
, of Leigh
, and it is surely praise enough to say that he adorned even this association and contributed his full share to the interest of that attractive circle, which shone resplendent with genius, intellect and wit, and was never clouded by excess.