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              [newspaper clipping]
  The telegraph announces the death, at Charles-
ton, S. C., on Sunday last, at the advanced age of
84, of Mr. Willington, of The Charleston Courier.
Mr. Willington was one of the oldest journalists in
America, having been connected with The Courier
for about half a century.  He was a native of Massa-
chusetts, we believe of Salem, but removed to
Charleston when a young man, and has since resided
there.  He was a person of singular moderation and
equilibrium of character, of great gentleness of man-
ners, and geniality and freshness of disposition.  It
was impossible to know him without sympathy and
esteem.  Under his management, The Courier has
always represented the conservative party in South
Carolina; it opposed Nullification, and subsequently
favored the Whig party as long as there was any
Whig party to favor, but with the advance of years
Mr. Willington�s active participation in its control
diminished, and it took on, consequently, a less
balanced and national character; and since the be-
ginning of the Secession movement the most ardent
South Carolinian must have been satisfied with its
spirit and conduct.  Some seven or eight years since
Mr. Willington became blind from cataract, but in
1859 partially recovered his sight by a surgical
operation.  He was among the sufferers by the late
fire in Charleston, his house having been destroyed
by it.  Mrs. William Young of this city is his only
child.
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  �Mortimer Thomson (Doesticks) has prepared a
new poetic lecture, called �The War�a huge joke,�
and has also written up to the times his poetic lec-
ture, �Pluck,� and will now accept invitations from
Lecture Committees.               
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