Letter, 26 Dec. 1864 (Pendleton, S.C.), | Manuscripts Gifts 2009 | Front Page 2009 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
from Andrew Hiram Cornish to John Hamilton
Cornish (Aiken, S.C.)
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Letter, 26 Dec[ember] 64, penned by Episcopal clergyman Andrew Hiram Cornish (1812–1875) from Pendleton (Anderson County, S.C.), where he served for many years as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, addresses his brother, J[ohn] H[amilton] Cornish, rector of St. Thaddeus Episcopal, Aiken, S.C., and conveys news of the death of his twelve-year-old daughter, Martha Calhoun Cornish (1853–1864). | Manuscripts Gifts 2009 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
"On Xmas Eve we laid her body down to sleep by the side of her Grandmother & little brother, & Xmas morning shed upon her grave a ray of immortal hope. She died almost in a moment, & without pain, probably from disease of the heart. She had for a few previous days complained of feeling feeble, but the doctor had seen her but three times, & thought her much better on Saturday morning. She died in her Mother's arms, & now, we trust, rests in the bosom of her Saviour & God."