Obituary Notices and Funeral Services of James Humphrey (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Obituary Notices and Funeral Services of James Humphrey Before the remains of our late Representative in Con gress (hon. M. F. Odell, ) have left our city we are called upon to perform the painful task of announcing the death of his predecessor and successor, the Hon. James Hum phrey. The death of this gentleman was sudden and shocking to his friends and to the community, though many had known him to be in feeble health for many years. On Tuesday last he left the city, not strong, but apparently no weaker than he had been for a long time, and with all his faculties of mind and body yet under the control of the stem and patient will which had so long held them to their work. On arriving at Wilming ton, Del., he felt too ill to proceed, and stopped in the hope of regaining the precarious tenure of his strength, and refrained from informing his friends at home, saving them, with his invariable tenderness and self-sacrifice, from undue alarm. Yesterday morning he left Wilming ton for New York, and arrived at his home last evening, his strength exhausted and his life slowly ebbing. The utmost that care and medical skill could do was to delay the sure end for a few hours, and alleviate whatever suf fering attended its approach. He died at about one oclock this morning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.