Charles L. Telford

Image and transcription contributed by Judy Simpson on 11 June 2004
The Western Star, dated 17 August 1849 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)
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Death of Charles L. Telford.

DIED—at Mackinaw on Saturday the 5th inst.—of Pulmonary Consumption—Charles L. Telford, Attorney at Law, of this city.

In his death, we have one of those signal instances of Mortality,—which seem sent to remind us, that no condition can exempt their possessor, even for a time—from the common fate of Humanity. In the midst of manhood,—in the midst of his growing business, and of fast accumulating honors,—with an excellence which none denied,—bearing thickly the fruits of an early and long-sustained promise, our friend has passed, as to the things of this earth,—like a falling star, which passes suddenly from the brilliant sky,—and is hid in the shadows of earth. We may listen for his voice, but it is gone! We may look at his place, but it is vacant! We may expect his return, but till the graves give up their dead,—we shall see him no more!

To _____s, which are seldom possessed he added g____s of education, of religion, and life which are seldom acquired. A member of the 2d Presbyterian Church in this city, he was a practical Christian, who believed what he said, and tried to practice what he believed. They who think that of such is the assembly of the Just made perfect will be consoled with the hope of a Glorious Future, and the assurance that the righteous are taken away from the evil to come. —Cin. Atlas.

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