American Annals of the Deaf Volume 7, No. 3

American Annals of the Deaf Volume 7, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...his preparation for death. We have some hope however, for, after a long sickness in which he suffered excruciating pain, he did seem to be conscious of his sins, and to manifest sorrow for them, with faith in Jesus Christ, as his only Saviour, just before his heart gave its last throb. The soul of the other young man passed away under a dark, dark cloud. A drunken revel brought on a fit of apoplexy, in which he died. He was possessed of many fine qualities, and in his periods of soberness, was the stay of his widowed mother and only sister, by whom bitter tears were shed as his mortal remains were borne away to their last resting-place. Is it not highly probable that if all our plans had been in operation, such associations would have been thrown around these persons as would have kept them from walking in the counsel of the ungodly, from standing in the way of sinners, and from sitting in the seat of the scornful? How many more young deaf-mute men of promise must be deceived by mad visions of vanity, before they can be offered an attractive readingroom and library and invited to frequent lectures, as sources of rational pleasure, to take the place of the reeking groggery or the gay saloon? Sunday, October 2nd, 1853, was observed as the first anniversary of our church. From the discourse delivered on that occasion, it appears that there were among the communicants fourteen deaf-mute persons; that the building-fund had increased to nearly $6,500; and that having paid all expenses from the appropriation of Trinity Church, the donations of friends and the Sunday collections, there was a balance of $125, which in accordance with a general wish to that effect, was considered as the salary of the minister. In reviewing the progress of the parish during...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614895
  • 9781236614896