James Whitehead


John Muir


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#3.sent, equivocate or valsify. Once his word was givenit became binding as the commands of his master. Ihave known him frequently to discommode himself to help. and assist a neighbor, and he never failed in the presence of suffering to perform the office of a good Samaritan. He hated shaws and everything that savored of pretense. A man of prayer, a family altar was erected in his home and daily he resorted to his closet. Frequently have I known him when we labored together in the field to drop his hoe and retire to the protecting bushes to hold communion with his. Master. He was not an enthusiast whose fires burned brightly for a time to intensefy the darkness that followed, but a steady glow whose fuel was unwavering faith in the Master and whose, hope admitted nothing less than eternity in his presence. Those who knew him recognized these trails and qualities made prominent at his death. Editorially the Portage Democrat bore testimony to his life and character saying," He has at last gained entrance to that land. the grandeur of which for over fifty years he eloquently portrayed". In the Montello Express, David Taylor, not given to gush or full [?]laudition,[illegible]


[Hot Springs, Arkansas]

Date Original

1913 Jan 30


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Reel 21, Image 0093

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