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Mr. Hobart's account of his sickness and death is in these words: " We visited him in the afternoon, and then, for the first time, witnessed the effects of that awful scourge. A strong man that we had seen on the streets the day before, now writhing in the dreadful collapse of cholera. He died about sundown. Under the apprehension that contagion might be conveyed if the remains were not immediately interred, some men in my employ had commenced a coffin before night. It was ready shortly after dark. Preparation by digging the grave was begun about the same time. We met at the house of Mr. Pierce, where he died, to place him in his coffin, and convey him to the grave. There were present Isaac E. Crary, Sands McCamly and three brothers, young men, by the name of Thompson, said to be from South Carolina. I am not quite sure, but believe, that S. S. Alcott and Mr. Pierce were present. We bore the body to the grave by torchlight-the first ever opened in Marshall." Mr. Hobart was not only a good minister of religion, but of law also. For many years he was among our very best magistrates. He died some years ago in California. Dr. John H. Montgomery is the oldest medical gentleman now engaged in practice in this city, having been thus engaged since 1836. His great popularity attests his success as a practitioner, and as a courteous,. Christian gentleman.

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