Death of James G. Birney

 The death of this once prominent advocate of the Anti-Slavery cause is recorded in the New York papers. It took place at Eagleswood, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on the 24thult.  (Refers to another column for a full review of his life.) …… He was highly courteous and dignified in his manners, less able as a speaker than as a writer, true to his convictions, and devoid of sectarian malevolence. …For the last dozen years, Mr. Birney has lived a retired life, invalid nearly all that time, calmly awaiting ‘that change which comes to all’, and that ‘inevitable hour’, which none can escape. He has entered into his rest.                               (Liberator, December 4, 1857, pg 2)