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Rev. J. C. Grow.
Mr. Editor:–Will you please give me just a short space in which to say something of my old friend and schoolmate, Rev. Jacob C. Grow, who departed this life a short while ago. Jacob Grow was one of the best men I ever know or that anyone else ever knew. He was a noble, upright, Christian gentleman, as near faultless as a human could be. He was raised by as saintly a mother as ever lived in our county. I never will forget that on one occasion I heard a gentleman telling Mrs. Grow of her sons' Christian conduct during the war, how nobly and religiously he overcame temptation, of how it made the old mother rejoice to hear of her son's loyalty to his God. There are but few of us left in Carrollton to day who knew and remember Mr. Grow, but those few will testify to his unswerving Christian man-hood. A good man is gone from our country. A great and shining light for the Master's cause has been extinguished. I wish we had many more men like him.