Died at the residence of his Father, on Monday evening, the 28th ult., Jonathan E Arbuthnot, aged 19 years, 1 month and 7 days. The deceased was a young man of excellent disposition, of fine promise, well beloved by his friends, and just entering upon manhood with all the buoyant anticipation common to youth. But he has been cut off, in the very spring time of his years, causing a breach, especially in the family circle, which time will not speedily heal. He has, however, been taken from the evil to come, and in another and a better world, it is hoped, through the merits of his Savior, he has entered into peace. Bowing in resignation to the Divine will, it is trusted his sorrowing relatives will be enabled to say, “The Lord gave and the Lord taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord;” and that his young friends will be so taught to number their days that they may apply their hearts unto wisdom.
The Democratic Clarion, Saturday, 4 Oct 1846.