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was unanimously adopted, and it was voted that a copy be sent to the family of the deceased :

We, the officers and members of the Quincy School Association of Boston, desirous of expressing our heartfelt sorrow at the death of the late Dr. John D. Philbrick, the first master of our school, lovingly place upon the records of the Association this expression of our esteem and affection for our former teacher and early friend.

We deeply feel the loss which not only this Associ. ation, but the cause of education in general, has sustained in being deprived of the zeal, energy, and wisdom which characterized his administration of the various offices which he was called upon to fill, and for which he was so eminently qualified.

We personally lament the loss to this Association of one of its chief officers, whose hearty interest in its formation was an earnest manifestation of his affection for his former pupils in the school organized and made practically successful by his personal exertions and enthusiasm.

We bear our testimony to his abounding kindness and amiability amid the vexations of the schoolroom, and to the unconcealed affection which he bore for all with whom he was associated.

We tender to the widow and relatives our sincere sympathy in their bereavement. Sorrowing at the departure of husband and friend, they are yet blessed in the memory of his worth and the fact that thousands mourn with them, and bear unanimous testimony to his superior qualities of mind and heart. SPENCER W. RICHARDSON, Prest.

Quincy B. W. PUTNAM, First Vice-Prest.

School F. W. BULLARD, Treas.

Association, C. H. BRIGHAM, Seç.


Dear Mrs. Philbrick :

The following is a copy of the resolutions passed by the Trustees of Bates College in reference to the death of your late husband :

Resolved, That we recognize in the death of Hon. John D. Philbrick, LL.D., for many years an honored member of our Board, the departure of one of the most helpful and zealous friends of this college, whose valuable services and hopeful spirit, remembered with gratitude, remain as an inspiration to our work; a gentleman of genial and catholic mind, whose services, of inestimable value to the educational interests of the nation, fitly received the highest national recognition.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to Mrs. Philbrick, to whom we tender our sincerest sympathy.

O. B. CHENEY, Prest.

L. G. JORDAN, Sec. Lewiston, Maine, July 12, 1886.


DEERFIELD, N. H., March, 1886. The Resolutions herewith enclosed represent the action taken by the people of Deerfield on the death of Hon. John D. Philbrick.

Very respectfully,

G. B. HOITT, Town Clerk.

The citizens of the town of Deerfield, having learned with regret of the death of Hon. John D. Philbrick, would place on their records and transmit to his family, a

testimonial of his worth, and an expression of their sense of loss in his decease. They recognize the service he has rendered to the cause of education, and would witness to its great value. They also gratefully acknowledge their indebtedness to him, for his interest in his native town, especially for his wise and careful selection of the books for the library, with which his name is associated. Its value is in no small degree owing to his painstaking labor.

They would testify to his worth as a man, and to the great good that his life work has accomplished.

Press of

Berwick & Smith,


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