He discharged his duties with marked ability and was greatly esteemed.
He died at Washington, April 20, 1858.
His intimate friend and classmate, Hon. George S. Hillard, elsewhere mentioned in this paper, wrote a long and highly complimentary obituary notice of Chief Justice Gilchrist which even one who did not know him 0, returned home and became resident physician and surgeon in Chelsea Naval Hospital, where he died suddenly November 4, 1869.
His obituary was also written by Mr. Hillard.
A sister, Martha, became the second wife of Chief Justice Cushing, who succeeded her brother John James as Chief Justice of New Hampshire.
When the familver really cognizant of what transpired there, or were in touch with the inmates of the red house on the hill who formed a little world apart by themselves.
George S. Hillard, Moncure D. Conway, and greater lights like Rufus Choate, Wendell Phillips, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott and Julia Ward Howe were guests of the Stearn