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BATTLE CREEK

BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN

He was a man of established religious convictions, and fixed moral principles. Here was his strength—in a consciousness of being right. "Thrice is he armed who has his quarrel just; " and where duty called him he never turned from battle. Probably Battle Creek has known no man of greater moral courage than Moses Hall. Says one old pioneer, who had known him from youth up, "his moral courage was simply grand. " This is true. He was the Arnold Winkelried, on all occasions where unflinching fidelity to duty required a firm stand to be taken for did not drift. He was firm in the right. The timid and shrinking had some one to adhere to. He was a good man to hold the cause of religion, morals, and public virtue firm and secure, in times of doubt, shrinking, and danger. Who shall say how great an influence Moses Hall has exerted in establishing the religious, moral, and educational institutions in the young and growing settlement of Battle Creek, and how much the place is indebted to him for his watchful care and guidance over them in after years. One of the founders of the Presbyterian church of Battle Creek, he remained one of its most active and influential members to the day of his death. Socially, Moses Hall was a valuable member of society. A man of noble impulses, of generous feelings, quick to aid the distressed or to espouse the cause of the defenseless or injured. He was a man of interesting presence.

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