Letter:FAWCETT, Lucretia to Henrietta Fawcett - 1888-06-05
|From||FAWCETT, Lucretia Catherine (1822 - 1913)|
|To||FAWCETT, Henrietta (1817 - 1909)|
|Date:||05 Jun 1888|
|Collection||Minna Gauss Reeves collection|
Harvest Home June 5th,
The long agony is over. Yesterday, we laid our beloved Pastor away to rest untill the Resurection Morn. ---- Drs. Farris & Brank & Mr. Parks & Mr. Smith were all here. The services were very impressive and the remarks very comforting. about eight hundred people were present to pay respect to the one who went in & out among us so many years. A month ago, Mr. Watson ceased taking any nourist. 'twas a mystery what sustained him. The last week his mind became clear again and he would sometimes take a little water & wine. all his desire was to depart. often asked, "how long have I to live? did not seem to suffer; most of the time lay so quiet that it was hard to tell when life ceased. sunday morning about two or three o'clock the watchers decided that all life was gone. Who will lead the Flock now?
William & Bob are going up to Fulton to day to commencement.-- William expects to get over to visit you before he returns home.
Much love for each and every one of you. Your affectionate Sister
L. C. McCluer.
Source:Handwritten original in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, May 22, 1999.