Died at his residence in Woodbury, Sept 12, James DRENAN, aged 42.
For the last tenyears he was a worthy member of the M. E. church. He was a zealous and devoted Christian. A warm friend to the chruch, the slave and unconverted sinner—and for these he plead, with powers that few possess.
He had a peaceful and triumphat death. When drawing near the close of life he remarked ”that he longed to depart and be with Jesus.” He observed to his wife, “I love you and the dear children, but I love my Jesus more.” Thus he joyfully took his departure to the world of spirits, leaving a wife and six small children, together with a large circle of friends to mourn their loss, but comforted with the assurance, that their loss is his gain.
East Calais, Oct. 10, 1848
(No name of paper given. East Calais presumed Vermont. Pasted inside front cover of Bible.) Transcribed by Ruth Barton, 11 March 2007. Her comments in ( )
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