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sealous in the interests ot his Church, per-
sonally visited the members of Congress and
Assembly, on whom he urged a modification
of the Test, advocated relief from the op-
pressive taxes and fines, the enforced collec-
tion of which would have brought about
bankruptcy, and drafted or revised petitions
and memorials.

Let me read bin letter to the Kev. Bttwein,
which accompanied his draft of a memorial
to be presented to the Assembly, in the Au-
tumn of 1768:

Philadelphia, Oct 20, 1778.

Dear Brother:

Herewith I send you my essay of a
memorial to the Assembly. I have had it
longer in hand than I intended, hut I was
rever right clear about the conclusion, and
what I shonld pray on behalf of the Brethren.
I was sure that the new Assembly dare not
grant you any dispensation from one jot of
the Test, but that they may enforce the re-
solve of the late bouse. Besides there will
come a great many remonstrances against
that severe Law, which lays the foundation
to the greatest cruelties that can be commit-
ted, and if the Assembly refuse to soften
their Laws, then it is better they refuse it to
others than to yon.

**I must leave it to the consideration of
the Brethren, whether all that apology
against the charges of the Committee, from
letter A to B, should not rather be left out.
The less you give the Assembly to consider
the sooner they may find a way to satisfy



yon. The grand point is to be
against a total destruction of the Brethren
by the hand* of these cruel neighbors, wee-
hunger and thirst after your estates, and
will certainly devour them in a few months
without the Assembly interferes.

••I his has been my principal object in
framing yonr memorial. 1 wish some of
the Brethren wonld come to Philadelphia to
present it, especially you who are the most
known here. Yon may be sure that what-
ever little assistance I shall be able to tHve
yon in the transaction of yonr business, is
at yonr entire command.

I am with great esteem and friendship
Tours,

L. Wbh»."

When the success or me American cause
became apparent, relief was finally afforded.
But Test Acts, taxes, fines, and compulsory
militia training, were not the only causes to
give the deepest concern to the authorities-
ot the Church. Owing to the occupation
of New York, and later that of Philedelphia
by the British, officers of the army and del-
egates of Congress, were compelled to pass -
and repass through Bjthlehem in order with
safety to reach their destination, and its se-
cure, inland location, its commodious build-
ings, and the cultivated lands surrounding
it, attracted their attention. We are not
surprised therefore, to find thai twice it was •
proposed to make the town the seat of the
general government. In April of 1780,
Mr. Weiss wrote to Ettwein : "I was yes-
terday spoken to by a friend of mine, a
member of Congress, intimating that Con-
gress had a mind to change their residence,
and that it was proposed by some members
Bethlehem would be a very proper place for
making a Hague, line in Holland etc " Bt-
twein at once replied, arging his friend to-
use all his influence to disoade the gentle-
man from entertaining such a project, and
gave a number of reasons therefor.

Mr. Weiss held much the same views as
Ettwein, for in the letter already quoted he
says: * •Indeed, I should be very sorry if
Congress should come to reside ev«tf in yonr
neighborhood, for it wonld spoil the morale-
of many ol your people, and the markets of
them all"

Lewis Weiss was twice married; the first-
time iu 1752 to Christina , by whom



he had two children, Lewis, born 27 Nov
ber, 1753, in Germany, and ChristinaLouisa,
lorn 2fi August, 1755, off Kennedy's Island,



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"New York. His wife died 28 July, 1758, in

<the 37 th year of her age.

In 1761 be was married to Joanna Mary
Pflager or Pflngin, who was born ) 1 Decem-

*ber, 1789, at Gottingen, Hanover, of La*
theran parents. She died 26 March, 1803,
By this second marriage he had eleven chil-
dren, eight of whom died before reaching
the age of maturity, by which his male line be-

-came extinct Three daughters married:
Sarah, in 1788> to John Peter, of Philadel-
phia; Rebecca, to George Klein, printer, of

Carlisle, and Louisa, in 1793, to John
Wyeth, printer, of Harrisburg, Fa., and left
descendants.

Lewis Weiss departed this life on Satur-
day, October 2 2d, 1796, a sincere believer in
the fundamental doctrines of the Christian

religion. Few laymen served the Church
more faithfully or in more diversified ways,
and he shrank from no responsibility laid
noon him. Well educated, an accomplished

jurist and judge of undoubted probity, he
nnited the learning of the law with his

^scholarly accomplishments, yet he lived not
for fame, bnt for duty.



NOTES AND OJUBRIBd.



•Hlatarleal, Biographical and Ueaealo&ical*



CCXLVII.



Military Ardob in 1828.— At this
•period there were the following volunteer
military companies : Pennsylvania Guards,
Harrishnrg Junior Guards, Harrisburg
'Union Infantry, and Dauphin Cavalry. Just
to think of it, four companies in a town of
about 2,000 inhabitants. Military ardor
mast have been at fever heat



THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY.



Brief Sketches of Its Early Worthies.



Buchanan, Thomas.

Thomas Buchanan, son of Robert Bu-
chanan, was born in 1747, in East Pennsboro'
township, then Lancaster county, Province
of Peon a. lie received a good English
education, and had quietly settled down to
mariied life, near Big Spring, when the long*
roll at Lexington reverberated down the
Cumberland Valley. He was commissioned
Jane 25, 1775, third lieutenant in Capt Cham-



bers* company, Col. William Thompson's
Battalion of the Pennsylvania Line, and
upon the organization of the First Peon 'a
regiment was com missioned Captain, Octo- -
ber 1, 1777. He resigned Sept 26, 1779.
On the 18th of April, 1780 he was ap-
pointed by the Supreme Executive Council,
one of the sub-lieutenants for Cumberland
connty, which position he held nutil the
close of the war. In August, 1787, he was
keeping an inn near or at Newville. He was
elected sheriff of Cumberland county in
1 789, and subsequently served as Brigadier
General of the Militia. He died October 1 3,
1823, aged seven t six years. General Bu-
chanan m. about 1774, Nancy Macfarlane,
daughter of William Macfarlane, of Big
Spring. Of their cnildren eight reached
maturity.

Blythb, Benjamin.

Benjamin Blythe was the son of Wil-
liam Blythe, who was a promineut
Indian Trader, and served in the
Provincial army, being cork missioned a
Lieutenant, December 24th, 1757. For his
services he shared in the land grants on the
Bald Eagle. The son was in the French
and Indian war, and waswonnded at Sidling
Hill, on the 2d of April, 1756. In the Rev-
olution he served with distinction, and was
Colonel of one of the Cumberland county
battalions of associators. He was com-
missioned by the Supreme Executive Coun-
cil a sub Lieutenant of the county,
March 12th, 1777, and again April 18tb,
1780 He whs a man of unusual prominence
in political affairs, and was one of the leaders
of the opposition to the Federal constitution,
being the author of th« call for the Hairia-
burg conference of 178**. He died at his
residence near Shippensburg, and was buried
at Middle Spring Presbyterian church-yard,
hut we have not tht date or age. Mr.
Blythe was undoubtedly one of the most in-
fluential men in the early history of the
valley, and it is to be regretted that the bio-
graphical facia at hand are so meager.



Bo yd, Robert.

Robert Boyd, a native of the Province of
Ulster, Ireland, an J of Scotch parentage,
settled in the Cumberland Valley in wuat
was afterwards Letterkenny township abont
the year 1737. He was a gentleman of edu-
cation and influence on the "far frontiers"
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ing the French and Indian war he was com-
missioned a captain in the Third Battalion
of the Pronncial forces. Colonel Hugh Mer-
cer, his commission hearing date May 1,
1758, and participated in the Forbes expedi-
tion. He died about 1760, leaving the fol-
lowing children :

i. John.

ii Ma BO ABET.

Hi. Janb

iv. A ONES.

v. James.

vi. Esther.

vii. SAM URL.

viii Mary.

The eldest son, John Boyd, who served in
the Bouquet expedition of 1764, died in
March, 1770, leaving a wife Mary, who died
Jane 30, 1778 (all buried at Rocky Spring
graveyaid) and children:

i. Jam tea, b. 1749.

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1751.

Hi. Robert, b. 1755.

iv William, b. 1757.

v Samuel, b. 1759.

vi. John. b. 1762.

vii. Thomas, b. 1764.



THE KANTZ FAMILY.

1. Philip Lantz, b. in the year 1725. in
Switzerland. At the age of five yf an he was
kidnapped and brought to Am3rica. On ar-
riving in this country he was brought into
Lampeter township, Lancaster county, Pa.,
having landed at Baltimoie, Md. He was
bound out to one Peter Yordy. This Peter
Yordy was a lauie roan and tradition states
that the township above named derived its
name from his being lame and his Christian
name, and familiarly called "Lame Peter."
When Philip grew to manhood he married
one of Peter Yordy and Margaret Lei he's
daughters. Many yaars after Mr. Yordy
and wife's death letters came to Lancaster
addressed to him inquiring after bis wife
and stating that her brother had died in one
of the German-French provinces, leaving a
large fortune to which she was heir, but as
usual the inheritance was not secured.
Peter Lantz died in 1808. They had issue:

2. ». John, b. 1761; d. 1806; ra. first,
Christina Kreider; m. secondly, Begins
Sherrick.

ii. Jacob, died at the age of twenty-
three years; m. Miss Rod acre; and had issue,
two sons and one daughter, of whom one son
was living in the year 1877, seventy-eight



years old; the remaining children die*
young.

Hi. Peter; m., and removed to West-
moreland county, Pa., where his wife shortly
after died, leaving him two sons, Paul
and Felix, and one daughter. The children-
are supposed to he residing in that county.

iv Christian ; late in life m. a Widow
Bech<ly (?). He died at the age ofsixty-
two years, leaving no issue.

v. Mart; m. a Mr. Werfel or WarfeL

tri. Susan; m. a Mr. Haroish.

frii Frances; m. a Mr. Lehr (?).

viii Eliza; died in Carroll county, Tnd. v
about the year 1874, at the age of ninety- two-
years.

II. John Lantz (Paul); born in the year
1761, in Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 180&
He m. first Christina Kreider, daughter or
Tobias Kreider, of Lebanon county. Pa , a-
son of John, of Martin, of Jacob, who, in
1712 located in the Conestoga settlement.
She was b. 1764; <L 1875, in Oiikx Thej
had issue:

i. Susan; b. 1789; d. 1867. She »©-
sided after the death of her mother, with*
Abraham Landis, at Rock port, Allen-
county, Ohio; ra. Richard Campbell, arid-
settled in Knox county, O., in the year 1824»
and had Issue (surname Campbell):

1. Daniel; m., and resides in Allen

county, O.
S. Mart; ra. Louis Rowe, and re-
sides in Knox county, O.

3. Margaret; d. a. p.

4. Elizabeth; m, Martin Bauer,
an * resides in Iowa.

5. Susan; m; William Campell, and*
resides in Iowa.

3. ii. Abraham, b. May 5, 1791; m.
Magdalena Mtes.

4. Hi. John, b. 1793; m. MaryTroot

b. iv. Tobias, b. Not. 25, 1794; m.
Charlotte Ressler.

John Lantz, m. secondly Regina Sher-
rick. They had issue:

v. Jacob; removed to the Western
country.

III. Abraham Lantz (John, Paul), b.
May 5, 1791, in Manor township, Lancaster
county. Penn'a;d. May 20, 187a After the
death of bis parents he was taken to the
home of his guardian, Abraham Landis, of
Lancaster county, Pa. At the age of eigh-
teen years he went to learn the carpenter
trade, with his uncle, James Lants, which
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year 1846 be was chosen by lot a preacher in
the Reformed Mennonite "Church, in which
office he remained a faithful m in inter nnt.il
his death. Mr. Lantz m. .June 6. 1819,
Maodalkna Sites; b. May 6, 1795; d.
Aug. 29, 1862. They had issue:

6. i. Jacob, b. February 26, 1820; m.
Maria Bear.

7. u. Samuel, b. July 3, 1821; m.
Leah Brubaker.

lit. Fannie, b. January 4, 1823; m.,
December 30, 1841, Jacob Stehn.an ; h.
November 5, 1812: d. Februarys, 1866,
and had b»sue (surname Stebtuan):

1. William, b. September 7, 1842;
m. Loui*a High.

2. Abraham, b. Jnne 14, 1842; m.
Mary Rex.

8. Anna, b. Apiil 13, 1846; m. Ren-
ben Balzart.

4. Mary M. b. November 9, 1848;
m. Henry Kunk*l (?)

5. Curtis J , b September 15, 1850;
m. Emraa Kefftr.

6. Fannie, b November 19, 1«52;
m. William Rude.

7. Harriet, b. March 25, 1856; m.
Hudson William.

8. Francis, b. April 21, 1860; m.
Flory Keagy.

9. Elizabeth, b. April 27, 1862;
m. Charles Bear.

iv. Abraham, b. August 24, 1824; m.
first, December 8, 1867, Barbara Cassel,
b. December 11, 1831; d. April 10 1878,
' and had issue:

1. Martin, b. March 3, 1869; d.
April 14, 1874.

2. Abkaham, b. November 11, 1870.
Abraham Lantz ro. secondly, Janu-
ary 30 1880. Susan Huner.

v. Maodalkna. b. April 18, 1826; m.
September 27. 1856, George Haut, b.
September 30, 1829; and had issue (sur-
name Haut):

1. BYRON- Bushness, b. February 9,
1857; m. Alice G. Kauffman, b.
December 2, 1857.

2. Clayton- Bbnton, b. April 28,
18. 9; m March 11, 1882, Fletta
Still wagner, b. March 9, 1863.

ti. Francis, b. October 11, 1827; re-
sides on the old homestead in Ohio; m.
April II, 1864 Electa Wallace, b. March
29, 1835; no itmue.

vii. Esther (twin), b. Jan. 24, 1830.

viii. Henry (twin), b. Jan. 24, 1830.



ix. Mary. b. January 9, 1833; m. No-
vember 3, 1856, Francis Ashton; reside in
Lima, O., where he is engaged in merchand-
izing; and had issue (surname Ashtoo):

1. Elizabeth Maodalkna, b. Dec
16, 1858; m. C. D. Dunann; reside
at Englewood, III.

2. Mary- Ruth, b. July 10, 1860; m.
R. M. Hughe*; reside at Lima, O.

3. John Rudoard, b. August 3,
1862; married and resides in Lima,0.

4. Fanny Bkll, b. July 27, 1865; d.
Ju' e 24, 1872.

5. Harriet- Benson, b. July 19, 1868

6. Franc ks Lantz, b. May 6, 1875.

IV. John Lantz (Abraham, John, Paul),
b. in 1793 After the death ot his father
he went to his uncle, Jacob Lantz, with whom
he learned the blacksmith *,rade, which he
followed a few years, when he removed io
1833 to the vicinity of Waynesboro, Franklin
county, Pa. where he engaged in fai ming
until hi? death, which occurred in March,
1878. He m. Mary Trout. They had
issne :

i. Barbara ; resides in the vicinity of
Chambersburg, Pa.

it. Maria.

iii. Elizabeth; resided in Lancaster
county. Pa.

iv. Susan; i elides in the vicinity of
Winchester, Va.

v. Catharine.

vi. Martha.

mi. Anna.

viii. John.

ix Barbara.

V. Tobias Lantz; (Abraham, John,
Paul), b. November 25, 1794. When quite a
small boy his mother died and was taken
from his home in Lancaster connty, to his
grandfather, Tobias Kreider's, near Leba-
non, Pa., where he remained until he grew
to manhood, and teamed the trad*) of a
tailor. He m., February 20, 1820, Char-
lotte Resslrr, b in 1802; d. August 18*
1848. Thev had issue.

i Eliza, b. October 2, 1821 ; m. Dee.
6, 1846, Jacob Embick; reside in Lebanon,
Pa.; and had issue (surname Embick):

1. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 20t 1848.

2. CHABLOTTE, b. March Z2, 185a

3. Sarah H., b. Oct. 26, 1855; d.
8. p.

4. LOUISE, b. Sept. 19, 1857.

it. Maria, b. Match 4, 1824; m. Fred-
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Hi. Catharine, b. April 7, 1828; m.

Daniel Bliestine; and had issno (surname

Bleistine) :

1. EPHRAIM, 6 Sept. 15, 1852
2 Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1859.

3. Samuel, b. Sept 3, 1868.

iv. Sarah, b. July 5, 1836 ; m. December
18, 1856. John Benson, an attorney at
law, residing in Lebanon, Fa. ; and bad
issue, (surname Benson):

1. Laura E. b. Jnne 6, 1860; w.
Jacob G. Adams, attorney at law,
Lebanon, Pa.

2. Cyrus L., b. Dec. 15, 1862.

8. Charlotte, b. March 21, 1866;
m. Charles S. Havard.

4. Sarah M., b. May 17. 1868.

5. Mary G., b. Dec. 8, 1879.

v. Cyrus Ressler, b. Angust26,1842;

educated in the public schools and college;

brought np a farmer, then to school

teaching, and read law, admitted to the

bar of Lebanon county, Pa., where he

now resides engaged in his profession; was

a soldier in the Rebellion, enlisting in the

127th Regiment, Pa. Vols. ; served in the

following othVes: borough council, deputy

county treasurer, District Attorney for

Lebanon connty, and Senator of the 14th

Senatorial district, 1880, for two years;

id. Apiil 27 1 h, 1865. Mary Kauffman, b.

April 10th, 1842. and had issue:

1. Lily J., b. Feb, 13, 1867.

2 Harry K., b. Feb 19, 1874.

Tobias Lantz married a second time.

VI. Jacob Lantz (Abraham. John, Paul)

b. Feb. 26, 18*20, in Penn'a. ; removed with

bis parents to Richland county, <)., thence

to Morrow county, that State, where th.y

resided for some years, and finally to Pt rter

county, Ind., near Valparaiso He m.

Maria Bear, b. March 13, 1826, daughter of

Benjamin Bear aud Elizabeth Hupert They

had issue:

i. Franklin- W infield, h. Jan, 14,
1849, ac Mansfield, O. ; he entered Val-
paraiso College in 1864, and in 1867
Asbury (DePauw) University, Indiana,
where in the year 1870 he received the
degree of A. B,, and in 1873 that of A.
M. ; in 1872 one of the founders and
editor of the Columbus (Ind ) "Republi-
can;" in 1875 appointed to a position in
the U. S. Tresury Department at Wash-
ington, D. C, whete he resides; is the
author of "Stock Tables," N. Y., 1884; he



m. March 31, 1885, Mary Lois Sherman,
daughter of Charles E. Sherman and Mar-
garet Blgar, b June 9, 1850; no issue.

ft Amos- Bear, b. Feb l, 1851, at
Mansfield, Ohio; m. Oct. 25, 1882. Ce-
linda Sylvania Mil and, daughter of Shad-
rach Hilandand Svlvania Herendeen; she
was b. July 30 1861; and had issue:

1. A. Bricb Hiland; b. Aug. 20,

1*83.

t'ft. Lydia-Ann, b. July 5, 1853; m.

May 21, 1880, Richard Shu maker, son

of Edwin Shumaker an! Martha Jones.

They had issue (surname Shumiker) :

1. Nellie-Maud, b. April 7, 1881;

d. June 1. 1888
2 Fran Klin- Howard, b. Sept. 23,
1882.
iv. Amanda, b. July 20, 1856; d. May
21, 1864.

v Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 13, 1860; d.
May 20, 1864.

m. Harvey, b. May 1, 1874; in 1888
receive-! the degree of Ph. B. at De Pauw
University; is now superintendent of
Spencer (Ind.) public schools.

mi. Emma, b. Dec 22, 1866; d. Aug.
11, 1870.

VII Samuel Lantz (Abraham, John,
Paul), b. July 3, 1821, in Strasburg town-
ship, Lancaster county. Pa. He learned the
blacksmith trade, which he followed for
fourteen years; since then he has been en-
gaged in farming, residing near Belle view,
highland county, Ohio. He m., April 20,
1843, Leah Brubaker; h. July 24, 1825.
They had issue :

t*. Henry, b. July 7, 1844; engaged
in farming; m., Dec 19, 1872, Mary E.
Steel, daughter of John Steel and Mary
Knox; she was b. Aug. 12, 1851.

ft. Catharine, b. Oct 4, 1847; d.
Oct. 27, 1848.

UL Harriet (twin), b. Oct 4,1847; d.
Oct. 27, 1848.

iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept 17,
1850.

v. Mary, b March 29, 1853: m. 1st,
Benj ConkliL; m 2dly, William Thoma.
m. Albert, b. Sept 5, 1855; d a. p.
mi Fanny, b. April 7, 1859; m. Harry
Shenafield
viii. Abraham, b. Aug. 29, 1862.
ix. Sarah, b. Aog. 5, 1865.

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'Sketch of the l«lfe a*d Career or the Dead
State Treasorer.

Captain William B. Hart was born March
15th, 1842, near Norrisrown. Hi* ancestors
were among the first settlers in the Si ate,
and were always distinguished for thiift,
■energy and culture. He received a limited
•education in the public schools, and com-
menced to earn his Hving at the a«e of tour*
teen, working as a farm hand. At the age
of seventeen he was apprenticed to the r-usi-
cess of bricklaying, at which trade he
worked a little over two \ ears. When the
•call for three years* troops was made in 1861
by President Lincoln, he enlisted as a pri-
vate in Company F, Fifty- first regiment,
Pennsylvania Volunteers, ou September
16th of that year, and served with his com-
pany with great gallantry in the East and
Southwest, participating in the many battles
in which bis command was engaged, the
principal of which were Roanoke Island, N.
C. ; Newberne, N. C. ; Camden. N. C. ; Bull
Run, Va. ; Chantilly, Va. ; South Moun-
tain, Maryland; Antietem, Maryland; Fred-
ericksburg, Va. ; Vicknburg, Miss. ; Spott-
eylvania, Va ; Cold Harbor, Va. ; Peters-
burg, Va. ; besides a number of other en-
gagements of minor importance. Private
Hart was never absent from his command,
ba« always at his post of duty, no matter
where or what it was, and served through all
the ranks ot non -com missioned officers ef
<tris company from corporal to first sergeant.

Attr cted by his manly qualities and
-aoldierly hearing, General Hartranft com-
mended him in a highly flattering manner to
the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton,
for appointment as Assistant Adjutant Gen-
eral, with the rank of captain. Captain
Hart's military service did not end with his
being mustered out of the United States
service On March 29th, 1871, Governor
John W. Geary appointed him Ansistant
Adjutant General, with the rank of lieuten-
ant c lonel, and he was assigned to the Sec-
•ond division of the National Guard, and
•served with the division until the whole
-Guard of the State was consolidated into one
-division, since which time he has applied
iiimself solely to civil pursuits.

Captain Hart, after having been mustered
•oat of the United States service, retnrred to
Norristown and resumed his former trade,
that of bricklaying, and continued to work
at it nntil the spring of 1867, when a co-
(Murtaership was about being formed with his



uncle, Zieber Hart, as builders and brick-
layers, but Captain Hart in February, 1867,
was tendered and accerted an appointment
to a clerkship in the Treasury Department
of the State and served under State Treas-
urers Kemble, Irwin, Mackey and Rawle.
In 1871 he succeeded Thomas Nicholson as
cashier, and retained this responsible posi-
tion nntil 1878.

His First Raw for Treasurer.

The training < 'aptain Hai t received in the
financial department of the State and his
successful management of that office made
him the most available candidate for State
Treasurer, to suceed the Hon. Henry Rawle.
Months before the convention was called to
name its candidate it was apparent that
there would be no opposition, and accord-
ingly, on September 5tb, 1877, he was nom-
inated by acclamation for Sta f * Treasurer
by thd Republican State Convention of that
year. But, with the rest of the ticket, he
was defeated by a small majority.

Upon the organization of the Huntingdon
Reformatory Commission, some of the mem-
bers of which were familiar with Captain
Hart's qualifications for the position, he was
selected as secretary, which station he held
nntil the spring of 1888, when the buildings
were turned over to the State authorities.
Captain Hart was also made Superintendent
of Construction in 1881, in addition to his
dnties as secretary, and from the commence-
ment of the construction of the several
buildings he had fuil charge of all the work
and the settlement of all the accounts of the
commisHion.

In 1881 Colonel W. W. Jennings and
Captain Hart conceived the idea of estab-
lishing a trust and safe deposit company at
Harrisburg. The details for such an insti-
tution were thoroughly studied and imme-
diately decided upon, resulting in the or-
ganization of the Commonwealth Guarantee,
Trust and Safe Deposit Company, with a
capital of $250,000. Captain Hart was
elected secretary and treasurer of the cor-
poration, which responsible position he held
at the time of his death.

In 1887, junt ten years after his former
defeat for State Treasurer, his many friends
prevailed on him to again become his party's
candidate for that office, to succeed M. S.
Quay, who had resigned in order to take his
place in the Senate of the United States.
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