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Death Of Lieut. Pond

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-The fcollnss of this oonimunity wero skooked at the ncws of the deatk of Aetiug Lieutüinuit Jabesh A. Pond, who was killed it the battle of Willianis'uurg. No young man in this oommuuity stood highor in public estimation thao ho did, and the sudden doatli of' uu young man would créate a deeper fec1ítij. Patriotism impelled him to leave tho law-offiec for the anny, iu whieh he enlistad as a private, and rose by liis mérité to the rank of a commissioDed officer. A private letter saya that Lieut. Pond had distiuguished hiniself during tbe battle for his coolnats and bravery, and that he was oheeriag on bis men wheu he feil, with a bullet tbr ugb his head. His last words were, as ieported. - " l.?ep steady, boys, fire low. and take qood aim." All the astional flags in tbe villago were displaved at half-mast on Tbursday and Friaay ;is a token of respect lor the deceased. - Livingston Democrat. Sergeant Pond waa a sou of Natiiax Pom, of llowell, and a eousin of tbe Editor of this His only brother bas been a memoer of our fam:ly for about two years, a fict which niakos tho blow seem to fall near, and draw out our aympatlues froely towards his aged father. Ho also lcaves four sisiers by whom he was muoli loved, and wlio will hardly bo consolcd by the glory of bis death. But, sueh is war.


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