« PreviousContinue »
The following inscription to the memory of Bishop Dehon is within the walls of St. Michael's; the others are found in the yard attached to the church:
Sacred to the memory of the Right Rev. THEODORE DERON, D. D., late rector of the church and bishop of the diocese, who ceased to be mortal on the 6th day of August, 1817, in the 41st year of his life and 20th of his ministry. Genius, learning and eloquence, added to a character formed by Christian principles and a constant study of the Christian's model; meek, he was swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; humble, he esteemed others better than himself; merciful, he sought out the poor and afflicted; devoted to God, he counted not his life dear unto himself, so that he might finish his course with joy, and the ministry which he received of the Lord Jesus to testify the gospel of the grace of God; and fortified by discretion, and firmness by moderation ... united with urbanity and goodness, with cheerfulness, rendered him the delight of his friends, the admiration of his country, the glory and hope of the church; his death was considered a public calamity. The pious lamented him as a primitive bishop, the clergy as a father, and youth lingered at his grare. He was buried under the church, by the directions of the vestry, and who also caused this monument to be erected in testimony of their affection and his merit. Quis derideno sit pudor, aut modus tam chari capitis !
This stone is erected by the vestry of St. Michael's Church, in memory of the Rev. FREDERICK DALCHO, D. D., who having served this church as an assistant minister for 17 years, died on the 24th of November, A. D. 1835, in the 67th year of his age, and was buried near this place. Fidelity, industry and prudence were the characteristics of his ministry. He loved the church, delighted to the last in its service, and found in death the solace and support of the faith wbich, with an exemplary constancy, he had preached. Steadfast and uni. form in his own peculiar convictions and action as a member and minister of the P. E. Church, he lived and died "in perfect charity with all men."
Col. LEWIS MORRIS. He served in the war of '76, the time that tried men's souls. He was aid to Gen. Greene, and was at the battles of Eutaw and Guilford. His good name is the best inheritance left to his family. He died at Morrisiana, N. Y., 22d Nov., 1824. His wife Ann was a communicant of this church; her slaves and the poor can tell they have lost their best friend. She died at Morrisiana, N. Y., April 29th, 1848, aged 86. Capt. W. Morris, aid to Gen. F. Pinckney, died at Sullivan's Island, S. C., Sept. 7, 1828, aged 40 years.
Go my friend with thy hundred virtues to the home of thy fathers; go with thy noble soul to the bosom of thy God. Brave and generous spirit, fare thee well? A. H. Erected by the daughters of Col. Morris.
Sacred to the memory of the Rev. PhilandER CHASE, Jr., who departed this life in the city of Charleston, S. C., on the first day of March, A. D. 1824, Æ. 24. The sermon preached at his funeral by his friend, the Rev. Edward Rutledge, was reprinted in England, and instrumental in turning many to righteousness. "Some glorify God by their lives, he by his death." His father, once of Ohio, now the Bishop of Illinois, visiting this city in Feb., 1840, caused this stone to be erected in testimony of his never-dying love to his deceased son, and of his gratitude to all who by their Christian hospitality and kindness alleviated his sufferings, and by their sympathy and prayers smoothed his dying pillow.
Beneath this marble, the too-perishable monument of a widow's love, are deposited the bones and ashes of ROBERT Y. HAYNE. No sculptured stone is needed to perpetuate the memory of this illustrious name. The archives of this country are ennobled by his honors, and his public services are stamped for immortality upon the face of his native state, and upon the institutions of the Union. It is the smitten heart that would relieve its anguish by this record of his rare virtues, his real nobleness, his incomparable excellence. That heart alone can know how far the wisdom of the statesman, the eloquence of the senator, and the courage of the hero, wore transcended by those sublime qualities which made him the idol of his wife, the pattern of his children, the guide of his friends the honest and incorruptible patriot. The wisdom that counseled nations ruled his house; the tongue which swayed the people charmed his fireside ; the heart which nerved a state allured his household. His widow and children could find no consolation in his loss save in the humble hope that they have given him up to that God who is the fatherless. Born in St. Paul's parish, S. Carolina, Nov. 10, 1791 ; died at Ashville, N. Carolina, Sept. 24, 1839, Ætat 47 years 10 months.
The following inscriptions are all on one monument in the Bethel Methodist Episcopal churchyard:
Erected by the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., as a token of the affectionate remembrance of the preachers who having labored diligently in the vineyard of the Lord, and been instrumental in bringing many from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, at length, in sure and certain hope of a glorious immor. tality, "their bodies with their charge lay down, and cease at once to work and live."
The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance. WILLIAM WATERS, a native of Maryland, and one of the first Methodists in America. He joined the church in 1771, entered upon the work of the ministry in 1772, and died in the full triumphs of faith August 10, 1804, aged 65.
Blessed are the dead roho die in the Lord. JAMES King, a native of Virginia, who gave his life, his labors and his fortune to the Church of Christ, and died in peace September 18, 1797, aged 25.
Amos Pilsbury, a native of Massachusetts; he served the church as a local preacher during the last two years of his life with much acceptability, and died in full assurance of a blessed immortality Oct. 20, 1812, aged 40.
The best of all, God is with us. Joon N. JONES, born in Virginia; entered the traveling connexion in 1790, and departed this life July 16, 1798. Full of Faith and the Holy Ghost.
They rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. HENRY T. FITZGERALD, born in North Carolina; dedicated himself to the service of the church in the morning of life, and left the world rejoicing in the hope of the glory of God Bept. 19, 1810, aged 22.
The two following inscriptions are within the Congregational or Independent Church:
To the grateful memory of Mr. ROBERT TRADD (son of Mr. Richard and Elizabeth Tradd), the first male child born in this town. He was agreeable in person, of a noble mind, just in his dealings, sincere in friendship, devout in public and constant in the private duties of religion and catholic in his charity; who discharged several public trusts with honor, and died the 30th day of March, 1731, in the 52d year of his age, and is interred in the body of this church; to support the ministry thereof he bequeathed ye annual profits of one thousand pounds forever, besides a considerable legacy to the poor of the province. Exemplum Christ i ne Pigeatq. sequi.
By this church this monument is consecrated to the memory of Joseph Smith, Esq., her eldest deacon and her treasurer, who with fidelity, munificence and exemplary piety having executed these offices for half a century, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on the 12th of Febo ruary, 1826, in his 95th year. In the life of this patriarch shone with steady light whatever exemplifies and adorns the Christian character. His principles of religion were fixed and steady, but unostentatious, tempered with liberality. He was meek in conduct, conciliating in manners, industrious in business, conscientious in his dealings, charitable to the poor, and in what concerned his country firm and patriotic. Of this church he was a zealous and beneficent patron, dedicating through a long life his counsels, his labors and bright example to its spiritual growth and secular prosperity. To the cause of American independence he early devoted himself and all that was dear to hiin, and though severely tried by captivity, imprisonment and persecuting exile at St. Augustine, his confidence in his God and invincible constancy to his country triumphed over them all. For instruction and example to posterity, and to honor the memory of a man so worthy, this monument is dedicated.
The two following inscriptions are from monuments in the graveyard attached to the Huguenot or French Protestant Church; the last is from that of the Catholic Church:
Here rest the remains of Jonah HORRY, who departed this life on the 11th of August, 1812, in the 66th year of his age. “The memory of the just is blessed." Near this spot was interred the body of ELIAS HORRY, grandfather of Jonah Horry. He was one of the French Protestants who came to South Carolina ahout the year 1690, and settled in Charleston in Sept., 1736, aged about 72 years.
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of Mr. STEPHEN THOMAS, born in the village of Eyme, Department La Dordogne, France, the 17th of August, 1750, 0. S.; died 17th June, 1839. To enjoy liberty of conscience, he fled with an elder sister to London, to join the Rer. Mr. Gibert, who with his congregation had also been compelled to seek an asylum from persecution which they endured in their native land. He arrived in this city with his congregation, consisting of about 140 Protestant exiles, on the 12th of April, 1764, where he settled, while most of the congregation settled, located with their pastor, in Abbeville district, in this state. He was a patriot of the revolution. For many years he was a member in this (French Protestant) Church. The destruction of the church edifice in the great fire of 1796, the subsequent death of their pastor, the Rev. Mr. Bouedillion, caused a dispersion of the flock among other churches in the city. When the Second Presbyterian Church was established he was one of its first ruling elders, an office he retained through life, the strong feelings and rigid principles for which the original Huguenots were distin. guished. Twice he sacrificed all, once when a youth for the religion of his fathers, and again when in manhood for the liberty of his adopted country. The memory of the just is blessed.
Underneath lie interred the bodies of Dlle Amelie Maxime Rosalie De Grasse, deceased on the 23d day of August, 1799, and of Dile Milanie Veronique Maxime De Grasse, deceased on the 19th day of September, 1799, daughters to the late Francois Joseph Paul Count de Grasse, Marquis De Tilly, of the former Counts of Provence and Sovereign Princes of Antebes, Lieutenant-General of the naval armies of his Most CHRISTIAN MAJESTY, commander of the Royal Order of St. Louis, a member of the Military Society of Cincinnati.
COLUMBIA, the capital of South Carolina, is situated on the east side of the Congaree River, immediately below the confluence of the Broad and Saluda Rivers, which unite to form the Congaree. The city is situated upon an elevated plain, 200 feet above the bed of the river, in a situation commanding
and beautiful. It is regularly laid out, the streets crossing each other at right angles, 100 or 150 feet in width, and many of them ornamented with trees. Distance 120 miles N. N. W. from Charleston, 73 from Augusta, Ga., and 500 from Washington. Population in 1850, 6,060; in 1853, 7,054.
The annexed engraving shows the appearance of the capitol of South Carolina, a plain structure, the upper story of which is of wood. The following inscription is on one of the foundation stones of the building: Ut. Rosa.
Flos. Florum Sic Domus est Domorum in Gubernatore australis Carolince, A. D., 1788. Immediately in front of the building is a specimen of iron casting, by Mr. Werner, of Charleston, cast in that place in 1853. It is emblematic of South Carolina, as is seen in the striking figure of the palmetto, which rises above the other parts of the casting. A new structure for the capitol is now erecting of granite, which is found within two or three miles of this place. This building will be one of the most splendid and imposing in its appearance in the United States.
The first settlements of the whites in Richland district, of which Columbia is the seat of justice, were made in 1740. Its territory was once in the occuption of the Cherokee Indians. Its name, Rich-land, is supposed to have been given in compliment to its rich soils—the highland swamps which border its rivers. Columbia was incorporated in 1787. The legislature first met here in 1790.
The above is a representation of the South Carolina College buildings. They are situated on two sides of a square, facing each other. The president's house is seen in the distance at the head of the avenue which passes through the central part of the college yard. The monument of President Maxcy, on which is a long Latin inscription to his memory, stands in the avenue a little distance in front of the president's house. The library, having pillars in front, is seen on the left; the new chapel building in the distance on the right. The college premises cover altogether about twenty-five acres of ground, and are inclosed by a wall of brick. This institution was established by the legislature in 1801, and in 1804 went into operation. Being under the patronage of the legislature, it is amply furnished with all the necessary means and apparatus for carrying on with certainty and success the processes of a scientific education. It has seven or eight professors, and a library of 17,000 volumes. By an act of the legislature passed in 1825, the board of trustees consists of the governor of the state, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the judges of the court of appeals, the circuit judges of the courts of law, and the chancellors,
CX-officio, and twenty persons to be elected by the joint ballot of the sonate and
house of representatives, to continue in office four years.
The Insane Asylum in this place is richly endowed, and well conducted under the patronage of the state; the building is one of the most splendid in the city. There are several academies, and a theological seminary, founded in 1831, under the patronage of the Presbyterians.
The following inscriptions are copied from marble tablets affixed to the walls inside of the Methodist Church, the corner-stone of which was laid by Bishop Capers:
This monument is erected by the congregation of this church to the memory of the Rev. WILLIAM CAPERS, D. D., one of the bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church south, who was born in St. Thomas' Parish, So. Ca., January 26, 1790, and died near Anderson, C. H., So. Ca., Jan. 29, 1855, having served his own generation, by the will of God, in the Christian ministry forty-six years. His mortal remains repose near this church, the corner-stone of which he laid during his ministry in this town in 1831. He was the founder of the missions to the slaves on the plantations of the southern states. To his shining abilities, which rendered him universally popular as a preacher, he united great simplicity and purity of character. The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
Sacred to the memory of the Rev. WILLIAM MEGEE KENNEDY, who was born in N. C., Jan. 10, 1783, and died Feb. 22, 1840. He was for 34 years a member of the S. Ca. conference. A faithful and distinguished minister of the Lord Jesus. He was the instrument of turning many to righteousness, while the eminent Christian virtues of his character endeared him to a wide circle of admiring friends. His remains repose near this church, in connection with which many years of his active life were spent. This marble is a memento of the affection on the part of his brethren of the S. Ca. conference.
In memory of the Rev. SAMUEL DUXWODY, a na of Pennsylvania, but for 48 years a laborious, useful and able minister of the So. Ca. conference. He died July 9, 1854, in the 74th year of his age. His mortal part rests in hope near Cokesburg. This tablet is erected by the conference as an humble tribute to the memory of one who served his generation faithfully and finished his course with joy. But his witness is in heaven and his record is or high.
The following are from monuments in the Presbyterian church-yard: In memory of WILLIAM Law, born in the county of Antrim, Ireland, April 16, 1779; united with the Presbyterian Church in the year 1813; settled in Columbia, &. C., November, 1818; ordained a ruling elder July 9, 1820, and fell asleep in Jesus, Feb. 28, 1852, aged 72 years, 10 months and 12 days; 21 years treasurer of the Theological Seminary, and 32 years a ruler in the cause of God. He was faithful to great public trusts, a sound judgment and a firm purpose. Patient labor and prudent counsels crowned his life with honor and success, and made the world a loser by his death. A man of faith and noiseless devotion. Pure in spirit, artless in temper, reserved in speech, yet truthful and honest. Tender to others, neglectful of self, kind to the poor, in charity fervent. He lived without guile and died without fear. The friend of mankind at peace with God.
Beneath are the remains of James Davis. For many years an eminent physician. He was a man of genius and learning, and would have been distinguished in any intellectual pursuit to which he had directed his attention. Devoted to his profession, he brought to its practice a rare combination of all the qualities requisite to success._Science, sagacity, energy and enthusiasm, and all its charities, were performed by him. He was the earliest, the most zealous and most efficient contributor to the institution and success of the Lunatio Asylum. He died as he had lived, confiding in the promises of religion. Born 8th December, 1775, died 4th of August, 1838.
FRANKLIN HARPER ELMORE, born at Laurens, S. C., Oct. 15th, Anno Domini, 1799; died at Washington City, D. C., May 28th, Anno Domini, 1850. “Behold an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile." As a member of the bar, state solicitor, representative in congress, president of the bank of the state, senator in the place of Calhoun, the tribute to his intellect is the record of his beloved Carolina. He left for posterity the name of a great statesman; for his family the higher honor of a reputation unspotted by all the trials of a public life. Brilliant as were his talents, they were outshone by his virtues. The admiration his genius commanded, was surpassed by the affection his heart inspired. His associates es