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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], Last Moments of the late Gen. John B. Floyd. (search)
Last Moments of the late Gen. John B. Floyd. The Bristol Advocate publishes the remarks of the Rev. E. E. Wexter, of the Holston (M. E.) Conference, who was the officiating clergyman at the funeral of General Floyd. We make the following extracts: I was summoned by telegraph to attend at his bedside, and reached him four days before his death. I found him calm and peaceful — his mind as clear and his judgment as sound as ever in his life. He took me by the hand, telling me he could not survive more than a few days. He spoke of his religious feelings and prospects in the most beautiful and satisfactory manner. I wish I could recall his language, but can do so only very imperfectly. He said he was not afraid to die, that he had the strongest assurance of his acceptance with his Makeal. He felt that he was a sinner, and that his only hope was in the infinite mercy of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. As he spoke of the goodness of God his heart seemed to glow with gr