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NOT . f&i& : l ^^ i ^ 0 o * r Francisco Antonio Zea , . the Co * , lombian Minister . He had the satisfaction in his last moments of having his famil y ^ ( # fa > m ; w ! toW during m ^ ny years of his life he had been necessarily separated ) with him , Madame and Miss Zea having
arrived a few weeks since from Paris to join M . Zea . M . Zea wak between 50 and 60 years of age . He was a native of the province of Autioquia , in New Granada , now part of the Republic , of < polombia . Great part of his life has been
spent In Europe . Under the former Qovernment of Spain , and previous to the Revolution breaking out in South America , he held at different times several offices under the Spanish Governvaent / ^ e Revolution in his own country drew Thtm to # ie side of Bolivar , whose constant
companion and assistant In the great work of liberating liis cduptry he was for many years , until his mission to Europe in J 820 . At the time of his qnitt ' mg Colombia he was VicepPred ^ eBt of tljct Republic , and he ha « d _ the satisfaction , before taking his departure , of presenting
to the Congress the preset of , the Constitution of his couutry , which was afterwards adopted in all its leading particulars . M . Zea was a man of considerable talent , and of scientific and literary attainments of a very ^ r ^ j ^ ctable qlass . He possessed great natural acuteoess , and a countenance into which he could at times
infuse a degree of penetration that few could escape , in his address to the Congress of Colombia , shortly before ^ Mis leaving that country for England , he has lef t a memorial of eloquence of no
ordinary cast . His manners were those of a gentleman , which ; together with the personal consideration due to him on - all accounts , procured for him the society and the attentions of some of our most
distinguished nobility . His government and his -countrymen cannot but have be $ n . flattered with the distinguished mark -m attention paid to M . Zea at the P ^? $ dinner given to him on the 8 th Of ) ifig last , at the City of London Tav # rn , at which the most eminent men of ggU parties joined in shewing the cordfiu satisfaction with which the establishment of
another temple of freedoni , in a beautiful , a rich , and an interesting part of the universe , is viewed in thii t * fc ) a of constitutional liberty . M . Zefc's ado * read fo the company on that occasion Wa # tftarked by discretion , modesty aijd g 0 Od sense .
There were no bitter r * ili 0 j » ffgaiii Spaiu , —no assumption oYWorfjpf expectations from ptheis . A * , 0 8 odm $ he aaid , his country' w&a ready to foi # > t and to forgive ; and as to otb ^ ttfitlons , they merely
claimed to be treated with the coinmon rightf of civilized society * . ¦ ¦
Obituary . — 'M * Zea .- ~ Safnitei Petty E $ q \> M . D . ~ -Sdmuel Lewtn , Esq . 57
— . mm . . , , , . ¦ . ' . ' . ¦ ¦ '¦ ¦ ¦ ' ¦ - .. '• ' ¦ " - . ' . ' ' , " » ¦ ¦ " ¦ 1823 , Jan . 1 , at his house in fiaptoQ , in his . 5 gth year , Samuejl Pett > Bi ? q . * M . D . Knowi ^ , esteemed , respected and beloved throughout a very wide circle , his death has-prpduced an iinpresaipn of grief and distress rarely witnessed , it
came upon his friend ^ wjiolly unprepared for iu - Ife ha 4 latterly . enjoyed a better state of health than usual : his spirit were lively , and he appeared to feel the pleasure which he was in the habit of imparting . On Saturday , the 28 th of Decevatoer , he received a s % ht and ,. at 4 he time , imperceptible wound , in perform
ing one of the painful duties of his profession . Gangrene rapidly folidwed , with its usual consequences . Medical skill and assiduity were in vain . After a few Changes , alternately exciting ho |> e And fear , Di % P 0 tt , departed this Me on the evening of Wednesday , new-year's day . His mental faculties were entire to the
Imu : Has end was , calm . And his surviving friends ha ^ e the consolation of-. r « w deleting that after the first fewhour » of the attack * be endured no positive patn . The shock produced at Hackney , and indeed hi tlie metropolis , by ite irews of his death , which . waa carried to numbers of his friends without their being apprized of his illness , can be cancelred hy those alone that knew his worth . He
was interred on friqay ^ -Jau . 10 th > hi k family vault , | n the churchyard of Hackney , amidst a concourse of apectatore , including very many poor persons , whose tears attested tlmfe t ? ens . e of , tfa&it 161 st On the following Suuday looming , a fo * neral sermon * wa ^ preached at the New ^ Gravel Pit Meeting-House , in which l > r * Pett had been a sincere worshiper , W
Mr . Aspl&ftd , the minister , to an exceed * ingly crowd ^ iJ , highly respectable and deepjy-s j 6 rjri > win ^ audience . The subject was ** Tb ^ iPlessjag pronounced by , Christ oti 0 e M ^ rcifui , " M ^ tt . xxv . 34 *—? 40 . At tye request of the fe *« % *> f the deceaseif ^ And af the cpngregation , tfie s ^ w mon | S |^ iven ^ oT the public . We reserve for fpur next number a memoir of ibis excellent and nauch-4 ^ i » ented man .
— 17 , Samuei . Lev ^ in , Esq . of M ar ^ Strept ^ H ac k ney . He was dis tinguished for bR steady uprightness of ch&r ^ dW-rr for feia g ^ nej ous virtues- ^ -for his : ardent and pn ^ w ^ ryifig atlachiiient to * the oixise of freedom And human happiness . His mind was store < L with a variety of knowledge , and was aa remarkable for it »
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 57, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/57/