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OBITUARY.-Another of our highly respectable morchants has passed away. Mr. John Russell Hurd came to New York about fifty years ago, and after a comparatively short period of mercantile life, retired from active business. Latterly he has been in very feeble health. He had been a director of the branch of the United States Bank in this city, and a president of the Marine Insurance Company. He was also one of the oldest members of the Chamber of Commerce. Daring the agitation of the tariff and United States Bank questions, Mr. Hurd was a contributor to the city journals upon these subjects. He was an extensive traveler, a good classical scholar, and wrote considerably upon theological subjects. As a trustee in the public schools and a Sanday school visitor, he was warmly interested in the dutios devolving on him. In a recent number of the New York Observer, he is referred to as one of the early and zealous laborers in the cause of Presbyterian Church extension. A conscientious and upright Christian merchant of the old school, he leaves behind him a good memory.
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are
“That ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,” Col. i. 9.
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