August 28, 1861
the Hillsborough Recorder
Hall, August 25th, 1861
Whereas it has
just been our melancholy fate to receive the sad tidings of the decease of our
late beloved fellow member, W. P. Mangum, who by all was so highly esteemed for
his virtues and respected for his talents; and whereas it has been his glorious
destiny to have his name enrolled in the list of the heroes who fell in the
recent conflict of Manassas, while noble battling in the cause of Freedom and
Resolved, That we do deeply deplore the
affliction that has fallen on our Society in being so early deprived of a
member, who was destined to shed still brighter luster on her name, had not the
relentless hand of Death cut short a career so well begun.
Resolved, That we do still more deeply
lament the loss that has been sustained by our country in the premature death
of one who has proven himself so well worthy to be her defender in this her
hour of need.
Resolved, That we endeavor to submit
with all due humility to this dispensation of an all-wise Providence, trusting
that one, who lived so nobly and died so gallantly, has been but transferred to
another sphere, where a far richer reward awaits his many merits.
Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt
sympathies to the bereaved family of the deceased, while pointing them to that
source whence alone consolation can come.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and also to the Hillsborough
Recorder, Raleigh Register and Raleigh Standard, with a request for
G. LAWRENCE WASHINGTON
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