Committee on Deceased Brethren
Whereas we have learned with profound regret, that since the last meeting of this body, the Great Head of Church has seen fit in his providence to call from the militant to the church triumphant, our much beloved brother H. C. Read.
Resolved, that while we deeply deplore the loss of our brother, we will bow in humble submission to the doings of Him, who in all things doeth right.
Resolved, that in the loss of this dearly beloved brother, we have been deprived of one of the worthiest of this presbytery; his family, a pious father; the community in which he lived, one of its best citizens.
Resolved, that we deeply sympathise with his family and friends in their bereavement, and pray God to make their afflictions light, and qualify and assist them to imitate his example that their last end may be like his.
Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be furnished his family, and sent to the Banner of Peace for publication.
[Source: Minutes of Logan Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 4, 1870, pages 39-40]
Committee on Deceased Ministers
Rev. H. C. Read, of Logan Presbytery, March, 1870, at Woodburn, Ky.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1870, page 27]