The angel of death has been busy among us during the past week. The pestilence that “walketh in darkness and wasteth in noon-day,” has left sad mementoes of its visitation. The cholera has numbered several of our most valued citizens with the dead since this day week. On Friday the first death occurred, an apprentice of Messrs. Bloom & Marr. On Saturday, a Mrs. Snider, the widow of Daniel Snider, and a young child of Mr. John Schleigh died. On Sunday, Mr. John Miller, one of our oldest merchants, Isaac, the servant of Robert Douglass, Esq., a colored man the servant of Mr. McPherria, Harry, the servant of Mrs. Chesley, and Hetty, the servant of Miss Jane Milligan, died. On Monday John M’Illhenny, Esq. Mr. William Moffet, Merchant, John McLaughlin, a young man in the store of Benj. Yoe, Esq., and old Peter, a colored man in the employ of Daniel Schnebly, Esq. And on Tuesday, James Brooks, a free black, Bill, a servant of Dr. Young, and Sarah Cooper, a free colored woman, died— making in all, 15 deaths from Friday to Tuesday inclusive.
Since the above was in type, a coloured boy, the property of Alex’r Neill, Esq. died on Wednesday evening. And Thomas Kennedy, Esq. Editor of the Mail and delegate elect to the next Legislature of Maryland, died this morning— making a total of 17 deaths from Friday to Thursday inclusive.
Our citizens have met the disease with a coolness and calmness— and attended the sick and the dead, with an assiduity worthy of all praise. And we are happy to be authorized to say, that in addition to the members of the Female Sick Society, the young men of the place have tendered their services to the town authorities.
Messrs. M’Illhenny, Moffet, Miller, and Kennedy, have left large families and large circles of friends and acquaintances, by whom they were much respected, and will be long and deeply regretted.
We learn that there have been several deaths along the canal, in this county, within the above time.
The cholera has also broken out with considerable malignity in Chambersburg. The Franklin Repository of Tuesday, published an account of five deaths that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
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