Stillwater Valley Gazette

March 30, 1871

BLACK, F. L. - On the Death of Mr. Black - At a meeting of the Covington Lodge, I. O. G. T. the following Resolutions, expressive of their regard for the memory of their lamented Past Officer, were adopted and ordered to be published:

WHEREAS, It has pleased God, in His all wise and mysterious providence, to remove from our midst our much loved and very dear Past Worthy Chief Templer, Bro. F. L. Black; and,

WHEREAS, In his decease, we realize that the community and the Lodge have lost a firm and substantial member, and a most faithful minister; therefore, be

Resolved, That, in this affliction, we recognize the hand of God, and cheerfully submit to the divine will, knowing that He "doeth all things well," and that our dear brother has only been called from labor to reward,

Resolved, That our sympathies are with the friends of the deceased, in this the hour of their deepest sorrow,

Resolved, That, in token of our own grief, the regalia of our Order be draped in mourning, for the space of thirty days,

Resolved, That these Resolutions be published in the Covington paper, and a copy also be presented to the family of the deceased.


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