Biographical and Pictorial History of Arkansas Volume 1

Biographical and Pictorial History of Arkansas Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... fruit and established him in the hearts of the people, and in November, 1850, he was unanimously elected to the supreme bench for the full period of eight years, an honor well deserved and well conferred. At the end of this term, in 1858, he was again unanimously elected, and the State honored itself no less than the distinguished jurist by continuing him on the highest seat known to the children of menthe judgment seat. In the early days of J annary, 1859, the stage-coach of those days halted in front of his residence in Camden to take him on board as a passenger to Little Rock, whither he was going to resume his judicial duties on the bench. The wife and daughter of distinguished jurists, the afiectionate mother of his little children, accompanied him. As he entered the coach he embraced and fondly kissed his little household idols a last farewell, little dreaming, little feeling, that he was entering upon his last journey this side of the dark valley; but the summons of the Master was near at hand. He contracted acute pneumonia in the cold stage, and died in the Anthony House, Little Rock, on the 19th day of January, 1859. In the language of his accomplished daughter, Mrs. A. A. Tufts: " He died surrounded by faithful friends; soothed and comforted by the loving ministrations of a devoted wife, and upheld by the 'everlasting arms' of the Savior, in whom he implicitly trusted." He was long a useful, a working, an honored brother in the noble order of Masons. He died in the sublime faith of the true, practical Christian, with but one regret---he hated to leave his wife and little ones uuprovided for. His heart kindly responded to the exalted love and sorrow of the weeping wife as he bade her farewell in the last...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778243
  • 9781236778246