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Diary Typescript

Part of Smith family papers

430 any apparent Cause he was deatl That living and animate form which though old and Feeble Seemed rejoicing in life and health was an in- animate lump of Clay and the Spirrit had returned to its Maker and God He was for a long time back a professed follower of the Meek and lowly Saviour af strict member of the Methodist Church and I trust that the Summons found him ready and that his Spirrit freed from its Clay was transported to realms of Bliss where death would never come to Ca].1 him suddenly from his friends and loved ones Benjamin Williams Came to this neighborhood about sixteen years ago and ever since he has been if not a prominent a j good citizen and I for one will miss the old man along the Journey of life I will miss his dry humour or his practical way of Joking I have often sat arround his friendly Board and often will memory go back to hours spent beneath his pleasant Roof And this evening as I stood above him and looked with awe upon the work of Death I could but feel sad over thezszeidxizemsudden death of the Old Man and I could but sorrow with his aged Companion and Children 11th I went to a Sheriff Sale of the Personal Property of Charles Powell to day I Bought of yoke of Oxen for $117 one Mule for $116 and a lot of Sundries for $2. 60 Amt in all to $234, 60 _ . 12th I was at the Funeral and Burrial of Benjamin Willi%ns this morning The Funeral Sermon was Preached by Elder Cooke With this I take a last Farewell of my old neighbor forever on Earth I But oh may I be Permitted to meet you in that bright world where all the Glory will be given to him who redeemed us and where life ever- lasting will be one of the rewards of the Christian 13th Went to Henderson to day in Company with John H Jacobs I I Sold him the Steers I Bought at Powells Sale for $122 A 14th Went to the Pierce place this morning &c - 15th Went to Henderson in Company with Thos Smith This was a verry Cool morning 16th Sunday There was no preaching at either of the Churches today I was at Sabbath School at Both Churches Morning and evening 17th At the Pierce Place &c to day 18th do do