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Obituary : —Major Cartwrigk ? ' ; 697
treachery , cruelty and injustice ; while his benevolent and sympathizing nature was sensibly affected by the untimely fate of the i | & < j ^ 0 i ^ chief , ^ h pnoi $ SQOu ftifowed to . tike marisioiis of iupacericq , piirity aodjpeac ^ where ** they hear * ibt the volc £ ' of tte oppressor . * ' : of
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inartyred Bi $ a % ^ iu this cpjip ^ jy , ^ iti b ^ r feis hj ^^ ur ^ i name ^ -r-a nkm % v ^ ai , in tjhe dispensations of Providence , 1 trust ,. will prbyepf no small potency hi raising up a moral force , against which , the brute force jQf despotism , alike offensive to jGod ^ ii man , will not long be able to $ iaad # ^
In a detail of the political life aad labours " of ^ JVfejdr Cartwright , the character of siich a man , while it presents ap object of contemplation of no inconsiderable interest to ' . the . calm and dispassionate mind , affords also an instructive lesson to every mau of observation aud reflection . We see one , whose
benevolence , simplicity aijd purity of intention are unitppeached ; whose dignified and philosophic ruiud , with a zeal dtid ardour paramount to all personal and selfish motives , was wholly devoted to the grave consideration of such measures as might be-most conducive to the benefit of his
^ ouutrymen ; and whose patriotic exertions in forwarding that important object , yielded to no obstacles , were discounted by no difficulties , but were pursued with unwearied diligence and the most steady and determined perseverance , " in season and out of season , through good report and evil report /'
The differences of o ^ fttfon , upon questions of policy , whl ^ lr ' tbp often divided the friends of frc ^ dbifl , and unhappily ( 1 i s turbfed their i * mtnai harmori y E ^ fd Hcor--dial co-operarfew , ^^ re < a subject bif 8 ^ eji regiet to # tf ^ wK 0 ^ the ^ ood ojf the [ xibite really , at : heii ? t , wluie } tfey 9 tfforde # ^ cicaaion ^ 6 f trittfejih > n < l exultation m the enemies . . . 6 f Itefonn . Amidst
these discordances , Major Cartwiight maintained that entire composiire , aud unruffled serenity of temper , which seemed never to forsake hii ^ . ^ , We can now only take a melancholy retrospect of ttie traas .
actions of his time , accompanied with the reflection , , . that , as for a ? We was coe « cemeil , 411 political cdnteiitidii / arilftiosity and party-feefmg are buried with him iu the jtqttote where ; he now lies f * qaBfetly inutned . "\ --M ¦ : ^ i ^ ¦ r-. s ,. ~ - , ; . .-.. ; ,,- , - ^ v
In jappreciating the merits of this excellent man , we have dwelt only on those points ciofr character which mark him as an example of public virtue unavved by pawvr , aadioi political integrity uncorrupted by interest or ambition .: ; And we have no hesitation in designating the
virtuous and venerable Major Gartwright , as a patriot in the fullest extent of the tertoi ^ rtm able , eniightened , sincere , aoti tried friend to the liberties ^ bf ^ fiis csduntry ¦ find of mapkind . In truth > Tie possessed , in aii eminent degree , the virtues of a pure and disinterested patriotiam ; >
But , amongst the valuable qualities that adorned his upright and honourable mind , it is impossible to forget , though perhaps it were needless liere to * edord , the private ami social vittues that ( Mstinguished him as a member of the coiiimunity , as a husband , a brother , and a friead ; -- ^ his ^ metnovy will * never cease to be cherished by those Who were best
quatified to appreciarte his excellence and value in the endearing intercourses of domestic life . This audiable man died , beloved and lamented , at his house in London , on Wednesday , the ^ 3 d of September , 1824 , having nearly completed the 84 th year of his age— " witiioiit a struggle or a groan , or any expi ' essiori of pain during his illrieSS , but wtiat arose from "witnessing trie affliction of tis
family /' That his attachment to tl ^ e great cause of liberty , was warm and u ^ ab ^ d , and liis " ruling passion" still * ' strong , even in his latest hour , appears b y an affectionate farewell address to his friends ,
as diitiveiredi irx his own words < o a be-Jbved j ^^ ive , who , with unremitting attention , idministtred to him the so 6 thifig balm of ^ ehifc ^ tfess :- —** Say to niy friends , that I have neviei * ceased ' to enterof
tain the most condoling ^ liop ^ s ^ he ultitmite establishment of civil and religious liberty ; "But to iMs ierii * there jnust hk virtUous instruments , which , it is t ° he horxrd , the ^ itiles Wll s Ci ji ^ ly . ** 0 ^ 0 ^ -22 , 1824 . T . J .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 697, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/57/