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Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

I trust, will be renewed soon in a brighter and better world. Brother Covert held several honored offices of trust in the prime of life, before he came to reside among us; and since he has been with us, for ten or twelve years, he has been one of the superintendents of the poor, and when in that office he looked not only after the temporal, but often after the spiritual welfare of those poor unfortunates dependent upon charity. Mr. Covert for several years has felt increasing infirmities of age and the inroads of the disease which has taken him away. He often spoke of the nearness of death, and knew from the disease which was preying upon him that he was liable to be called without a moment's warning. I believe his house was in order, and that he was watching and waiting for the coming of his Lord; and though his death was sudden, and perhaps unexpected by his family and friends, yet not to him. He had thought of it so much and spoken of it so often that death and he were old acquaintances. On Saturday morning, after a few moments of suffering, he said to his beloved wife and attending physician, who were doing all that could be done to alleviate his sufferings, "Let me go—let me go home!" He saw the messenger had come, and he was summoned to "Immanuel's Land"—to his home above—• and he wanted to go; and when he had thus spoken, he fell asleep. We mourn his departure. His memory is fragrant. He needs no eulogy from me or any other friend. In God's book all his members are written.

Michigan 1883


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