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Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

Mr. Covert was a plain and outspoken Christian, without policy or guile, and the words of such a man cannot always be uttered without sometimes giving offense. But they were offended at the truth. Mr. Covert was not only outspoken, but he was firm and decided in his convictions. When his opinions were formed and his mind made up, he was as firm as the granite rock—the blood of the martyred Hollanders flowed in his veins, and he was bound to follow the path of duty, though it led through floods and flames. His faithful labors and living example before the teachers and scholars in the Sabbath-school over which he presided for so many years, was instrumental in bringing numbers of them to Christ, and to-day in Northville, though he closed his active work twenty years ago, he is remembered with gratitude, and will be deeply mourned by many of his early friends and associates, and especially by his old pastor, between whom there was a life-long friendship, not unlike that between David and Jonathan. For several years after he became a member of this church, he contributed to aid the feeble church he had left, besides what he gave to support the gospel in this place. When he came to this city, twenty years ago, I was glad to welcome him as a Christian brother and a fellow laborer in the church of Christ. He brought his letter with him and united with us, and soon was elected a ruling elder. and made superintendent of our Sabbath-school. As an elder and Sabbath- school superintendent, and a Christian brother. I have always found him faithful to the trusts and responsibilities committed to his charge. Brother Covert was a man of warm heart. We have been friends for twentv vears.

Michigan 1883


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