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of Sibley, his to go but Until and generous, circuit, held HIS FAREWELL SERMON. The Second Presbyterian Church Crowded at Last Evening's Service--An Impressive Service. 1 Rev, David R. Francis preached farewell sermon at the Second Presbyterian church last evening. The church crowded, eveiy seat being occupied and the aisles lined with chairs. The service in all its details was specially appropriate as a farewell, the music, theme, scripture lesson and sermon all referring to the fact. Mr. Francis wife sang two very pretty duetts. sermon was prefaced by a few words formal farewell to the congregation over which he has presided for eight months past. He gave them some ·wholesome advice as to obliterating factional lines and presenting to their next pastor a xinited, earnest working congregation. The sermon proper was one of the most eloquent and interesting delivered by the preacher, who always eloquent, instructive and entertaining. Mr. Francis has several calls under consideration but will remain here a few weeks before determining upon any definitely.

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  1. Portsmouth Daily Times,
  2. 13 Apr 1896, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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