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MAKCH m uneventful until this country was visited by the cholera In 183 and in 1MB. During the earlier epidemic he was a resident of Versailles, Ky.. and doubtless performed his whole duty. Of this little Is known; but concerning th epidemic of IMS we have the testimony of living witnesses to a heroism and courageous self-denial on his part which it Is our duty to honor and record. The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Breckinridge was ons of ths three ministers of the Gospel who were able -to remain la Lexington during this fearful visitation. Acting with the Mayor of the city, he organised a small committee of brave and devoted men to fight the scourge and stay its course. Among these was Bushrod M llton. Ready at every call for aid. by night or by day. he stood faithfully at Ms post throughout all that trying time, rendering such services as a hero alone can perform. Ths memory of those days must ever have been with him: and yet. except among a few of his most intimate friends, he never alluded to the part he performed In them. It was doubtless among these scenes, when he stood constantly in the presence or pain and death, that he acquired that wonderful sympathy with suffering which characterised him throughout his after life, which made him the first and most wel come visitor In the home of bereavement and affliction, and - which opened to his touch doors, closed by grief, which were Darren to others. In his opinions and In his convictions of einty Air. Milton was entirely clear, ana he was equally distinct in the expression of the same. No one ever stood in doubt as to his position. But in differences of opinion he was magnanimous and cnan table, and neither cherished harsl thoughts nor spoke harsh words concerning his opponents. He was ready to do good to all so far as lay In his power. This decision and sincerity of character procured for him the universal respect ana confidence of his fellow-citizens, and caused him to hold, with brief InferruD- tion. for twenty-six years the office of Treasurer or tne city or Lexington. For more than fifty 'years of his prolonged life he held the office of ruling elder In ths Presbyterian church: and long as strength permitted he was active in all church work, always present at prayer-meeting and Sunday-school, and always ready to take part by prayer or ex hortation. "When death crosses sucn life there ouaht to be no tears, for death Is hut the servant who open ths door to Immortality." A coot Attest: C. SUYDAM SCOTT. Clerk pro tem. of . Session. First Presbyterian church. Lex Ington. - Ky.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 26 Mar 1899, Sun,
  3. Page 22

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