The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) October 22, 1858. The Seamen's Bethel. Charles W. Whitall

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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) October 22, 1858. The Seamen's Bethel. Charles W. Whitall - Thx Sxakxn's Bbthel. This church, known...
Thx Sxakxn's Bbthel. This church, known officially as St. Peter's, of the Protestant Episcopal denomination, is the only one in this part of the world, especially appropriated to the use of those " who go down to the sea in ships." It was founded many years ago and" for many years, under the administration of Bev. Chas. W. Whitall, was the. means of effecting, much good among the thousands of mariners who yearly visit' our port. ' That active minister in the general field of benevolence, in this special arena of labor found ample calls on his energies and seal, and since his retirement from the service, bis succesaor, Eev. A. D. McCoy, has successfully pursued the same path of usefulness. During (his summer, he has had more than the usual, calls on his time, on account not only of the peculiar severity of the epidemic in the Third District, but also of its sweeping fatality among the merchant marine, no less than forty captains of vessels having died of yellow fever here this season. The rector's principal trouble has been to dispose of the fragments of families left by this prolonged visitation of death the strong, he&lthy and - working members being taken and leaving'. the old and enfeebled and the young and; helpless to struggle againBt the indifference of the world. Fortunately, our city baa many benevolent associations and asylums, "where the widow and the orphan do not apply in vain. In many instances, those member of families broken np by the epidemic, who cannot be placed properly here, are' sent back to their old homes ; and fa this way, Bev. Mr. McCoy informs us, the kindness of the British Consul here ha frequently been ef efficient service. To close these paragraphs, we beg to re. mind our friends aboard ship in port that their Bethel is on Esplanade street, Third District, opposite the U. S. - Mint, that most of the ehurch is set apart for their accommodation, and that the hours of service are, on Sunday, at 11 o'clock A. M. and IT. M. ,

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 22 Oct 1858, Fri,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 4

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  • The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) October 22, 1858. The Seamen's Bethel. Charles W. Whitall

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