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ville, Kentucky, with his family, and was installed Pasr tor of the Presbyterian Church in Louisville, March 3d, 1822.

The writer of this memoir visited Louisville shortly after Mr. Smith's instalment. Seldom, if ever, has he witnessed so much good done in so short a time. When Mr. Smith first came to Louisville the church was much distracted. In the June following all was quictness and peace. A spirit of inquiry seemed to prevail, and already the fruits of the judicious and faithful labours of their beloved pastor began to appear. And we have no doubt that several persons in Louisville will have occasion through eternity to bless God that ever cur dear departed brother was settled in that town, though his pastoral relation with that people did not last quite one year.

Mr. Smith was taken sick the 11th of February, 1823. The attack did not appear so violent as most of his former ones, and was not thought in much danger until the 15th. At night, his stomach became ve. ry sick, and a vomiting came on that could not be checked that night, or the next day; about noon he was almost exhausted, and said, “what if it be the will of my Father to take me home?" In the evening his stomach was more composed; he inquired of the doctor about some poor sick people, and appeared to forget his suffering while contrasting the comforts of his situation with theirs. His stomach continued sick and easily irritated to the last, so that he could say but little, yet be bore it without showing the least impatience, or making one! complaint. Even the doctor was afterward heard to say he never had seen such a patient sufferer, The 20th Mr. Reinhard came to the bed: he took his hand and said, “whatever the event may prove to me, I hope the Lord will take care of your little church"-afterwards he asked him to pray, and appeared much engaged all the time. More than once he said, "death bad no sting for him" -21st, when he was alone with his wife, he said, “it is far better to depart-and be with Christ.” She asked him if it was the will of God, if he would not be willing to stay longer? “f I can do any thing for the causé of Christ,” was the answer. "Could you not for me?” said his wife. This was a tender point; he could give no answer but by tears, which made her deeply regret her weakness. He was soon composed, but too weak to say much more then. He clasped his wife in his arms, saying, "we shall meet in heaven.” Her sister ---- asked, "have you no hope for us?" Looking round at her sisters and other friends, he replied, "we shall all meet in heaven." His wife asked him to pray for them; immediately, in a short but fervent pray. er, he committed them to the care of God. At another time he said to Mr, Vernon, (with a look that expressed the feelings of his heart)“my dear friend, be kind to my dear wife and sisters." He could say but a few words at a time, but what he did were spoken distinctly and with great composure to the last.

In the evening his suffering was great; when a little recovered for a few minutes, he would say, it was nothing to what the Saviour suffered. Part of the night he was a little delirious, and fainted several times. His

friends did not think he could live till light; but in the morning, 22d, he was quite himself, and it seemed as if God had given him one day more in mercy, to show how he would support and enable, his dear child to meet without dismay the King of Terrors. That day he said to a female that had joined his church, "my friend, there is nothing worth living for but to be prepared to die."

In the course of the day, he mentioned his sight and hearing failing and a cold shivering. His wife asked him what were his views of heaven? be replied, "the same they have always been, there is no difference"-said he had a firm, unshaken hope. After night he slept sweetly several times, and in the intervals would take a little nourishment. Not half an hour before his death he asked for a drink, took the glass in his own hand, and drank with more ease than he had for some hours before. He then dozed again for a few minutes, awoke and turned over, then turned on his back, and without a struggle or groan feel asleep in Je


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The Rev. James M'Gready moved from North-Carolina to Kentycky, and settled near Russelville, Logan

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the great revival of 1800 commenced, and od old man partook largely of all that was good, Iso to a considerable degree of some of the s which were bad, in that excitement. He was an e member of the Cumberland Presbytery in the st of those measures which were upon examination approved of, first by the Synodical Commission, and nen by the Synod of Kentucky, and finally by the Genral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. For his erTors and irregularities in these matters he was for some time under ecclesiastical censure. which were used with him being blest, he made ample acknowledgments, was restored to his ministerial standing, and continued till his death to enjoy the confidence of his brethren with whom he was connected by the bonds of church fellowship-while his ministerial ser vices were acceptable and useful among those who, according to the rigid rules of government and discipline, were somewhat disorderly.

The Rev. John Andrews, the Editor of the Chillicothe
Recorder, under date of January 30th, 1818, thus an-
nounces his death, and sketches his character.

In the Western Monitor of the 24th instant is announ-
ced the decease of the Rev. James M'Gready, Pastor
of the Presbyterian Church in Henderson, Kentucky;
who made his exit from this world on the 27th of De-
cember last. The circumstances of his death are not
related. A correct and particular account of the life
and death of that eminently pious, zealaus, and faith-
ful minister of Jesus Christ would, it is believed, be

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bighly instructive and interesting to the religious public. The Editor of this paper was personally acquainted with Mr. M'Gready; but had not an opportunity of being so intimately acquainted with him, in the different periods of his life and ministry, while he resided successively in the states of Pennsyvania, North Carolina, and Kentucky, as to be able to do justice to his character and memory. It is therefore hoped that some friend, possessing the requisite information, will prepare, and forward for publication, a suitable memoir. At present the following brief remarks may not be unacceptable.

From the conduct and conversation of Mr. M'Grea. dy, there is abundant evidence to believe that he was not only a subject of divine grace and unfeigned piety, but that he was favoured with great nearness to God and intimate communion with him. Like Enoch, he walked with God. Like Jacob, he wrestled with God, by fervent, persevering supplications, for a blessing on himself and others, and prevailed. Like Elijah, he was very jealous for the Lord God of hosts, and regard. ed his glory and the advancement of his kingdom as the great end of his existence on earth, to which all other designs ought to be subordinate. Like Job, he deeply abhorred himself, repenting, as it were, in dust and ashes, when he was enabled to behold the purity of God, and his own disconformity to his holy nature. Like the aposte Paul, he counted all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ his Lord; and like him, he felt great delight in preaching to his fellow men the unsearchable riches of Christ.

He was

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