News from The Cartersville Express

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 10, 1870, page 3
 
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We see that in the face of the ordinance of the town council of 1869, prohibiting the burial of the dead in the Baptist Church graveyard, that that ordinance has been disregarded and violated.  It is a disagreeable thing to have to revert to such matters, nor would we do it, if such prohibition was designed simply to gratify the whims and notions of private individuals; but the unprejudiced mind cannot fail to observe that our former council was prompted from no such motive in adopting said prohibitory ordinance, but for the good of our growing town and the respect they had for the dead.  We are informed, by prominent members of the Baptist Church, that the action of said council was fully endorsed and approved by said Church in Conference.  We have seen no repeal of that ordinance by the present council.  We hope that our present council will see that it is enforced.  The old Methodist graveyard has been turned over, we are informed, by the Methodist Church, into the hands of the council, and additional land has since been added to it, with the view of making a public cemetery, under the control of the town council.  There can be no excuse, therefore, for parties to disregard and set at variance the lawful edicts of the legally constituted authorities of the town of Cartersville.

 

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