Joel Merritt Death (31 Jan 1855 The Spirit of the Age Raleigh, NC)
At a regular meeting of Epping Forest Division, S. of T., held at their nail 9a the 20th inst, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted. . ' Wherbas, it has pleased Almighty God in the dispensation of Providence, to remove from our midst our worthy .brother' Joel Merritt, who has long been a faithful member of Epping Forest Division; Therefore, 1. Resolved, That in the death of Bro. Merritt, this Division has sustained the loss of one of Us consistent members ; and while we yield in humble submission to the will ot Him that giveth and Him that taketh away, we can but feel most sensibly the vacancy occasioned by his death. 2. That we tender our sympathies to the friends and relatives of the departed, and that, as a token of respect we wear the usual badge ef mourning for thUty days.