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Death of a valuable public officer and citizen.

--In the demise of Mr. Micajah Bates, which occurred suddenly on yesterday, our city has lost a faithful servant, and society a useful member. For a term of thirty years he served the city, first as City Surveyor, then under a new arrangement as Superintendent of Streets In private life, Mr. Bates' cultivated mind, sprightly and agreeable conversation, made him a most welcome companion. Although his line of occupation was uncongenial, his poetical talent occasionally gave forth such emanations as showed that he might have shone in quite a different sphere from that of the Mathematician and Engineer. In the domestic circle Mr. B's warmth and tenderness of affection made him, in his large family, a centre of interest and attraction, of which their tears, and those of sympathizing friends, are the only fitting eulogy.

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