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The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
November 10, 1859, Page 3
 
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The Cassville Grave Yard.

Below we give the proceedings of a meeting held in this place on Saturday last, for the purpose of considering the propriety and necessity of taking steps for cleaning up and repairing the village grave-yard.  This has already too long been neglected, and we are truly glad that the citizens have been aroused to a sense of their duty, and hope that they will not suffer the matter to be longer neglected.—It has grown up in bushes and briers, and we fear that many graves have become entirely extinct—not one vestige of the old foot or head-stones now mark the sacred spot, but, like the tenant, have decayed and returned to the mother dust,--The parents and relatives of many whose ashes now sleep in the silent grave on yonder hill, have moved to distant countries, and unless the compassion of friends present will revive the monuments that once marked their silent abodes, they will become entirely obliterated.  While the ball is in motion, keep it rolling until the desired object is accomplished.  Respect and decency demands it—Memory, with her attendant ties of Friendship and Love, calls aloud for it.  Read the following proceedings:

On motion, Joseph Bogle was called to the chair, and John F. Milhollin requested to act as Secretary.

On motion of James Vaughan, B. H. Leeke and Wm. Sylar were appointed a Committee to solicit subscriptions for said purpose, and report at the next meeting how much money can be raised.

On motion Joseph Bogle, Rich’d Gaines, James Vaughan, and Jesse James, were appointed a committee to superintend the cleaning off said graveyard.

The meeting then adjourned until the first Friday in December next.

Let all who are interested meet on that day, and let the work be speedily progressed.  The larger number of grave yards throughout the county, are in a like bad condition.  Let the people of Cassville set the example, and, maybe, it will influence their neighbors to follow.

 

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