A Memorial of Logan Edwin Bleckley

A Memorial of Logan Edwin Bleckley

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of his age. He was a native of Lincoln county, North Carolina, and removed from thence to Rabun in 1826, where he resided until his death. He was bred a farmer, and that remained his chief vocation through life. At intervals he served the public as sheriff, clerk, ordinary, and judge of the county court, ofiices conferred on him, at successive periods, by the people of Rabun. In 1837 he volunteered in the military service and as a first lieutenant of cavalry made a campaign in Florida against the Indians, under Brigadier Charles H. Nelson. When the Blue Ridge Railroad Company was organized he was elected one of the directors, and was still a member of the board at the time of his death. He had great solidity of personal character, and its basis was Truth. In word and in deed he was a true man. Such was his estimation of veracity that he taught his children, as a standing precept, that theft, criminal and degrading as it is, is less abhorrent than deliberate falsehood. The reason he gave was, that society has more defenses against the violator of property than it has against a violator of the trutlr, and that to reform the tongue is a more hopeless task than to restrain the hand. He was not_a member of any church, but he indulged a heartfelt charity that embraced all orders and denominations, not of Christians only, but of men. His sympathies were not limited by Protestantism nor by Catholicism. He felt as a brother towards the followers of Moses and Mahomet, as well as towards the disciples of Jesus, and he counted himself no stranger to publicans and sinners. He cherished a broad and beautiful toleration, grudging to no man the exercise of unrestrained opinion or of uncontrolled worship. Warned for weeks of his approaching dissolution, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948785
  • 9781236948786