The funeral of the Stebbins family.
The funeral of Mr.Stebbins
and Mrs. Joseph Stebbins
, and their children, Laure, Henry
, who were burnt to death on Tuesday morning last, took place at half-past 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, from the Broad Street
Methodist (Dr. Duncan
Long before the hour arrived, the church was crowded to overflowing, and by the time the bodies arrived, thousands of persons had assembled outside.
Prayer was offered up by Dr. Doggett
. Rev. Dr. Duncan
delivered an appropriate discourse, during which but few within hearing were enabled to restrain their tears.
The services at the church were concluded with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Jeter
, of the Baptist Church, after which the five corpses were taken out and placed in two hearses in waiting outside; the father and mother being put in one and the children in the other.
They were interred in separate graves at Hollywood Cemetery, and were followed thither by a large number of mourners and friends.