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OF THE LATE
WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE;
OF ALL DENOMINATIONS, WITH SOME DISCRIMI-
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE REGULAR
AND ORDERLY PROFESSORS OF RELIGION.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
PRINED FOR ANN M. HASLETT,
No. 2, Hartung's Alley.
WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE.*
THE late. William Haslett was born at Dumnicey, in Ireland, on the 6th of May, 1766, and departed this life on the 11th of July, 1821, at Woodville, Mississippi. Early in life he emigrated to this country, which he adopted as his own, and became completely naturalized, not as it regards civil privileges only, but also, as to his feelings and attachments.
Mr. Haslett was endowed with a vigorous intellect; his judgment was sound and discriminating, his memory retentive, and his fancy lively. He had not indeed the advantages of a liberal education, but his mind was cultivated and strengthened by reading, by reflection, and by an acquaintance with the world. In the transaction of business he was prompt, methodical and decisive. He had a strong predilection for the shipping business; and as long as our trade was unembarrassed, his success was rapid and uninterrupted.
As an officer of the church, Mr. Haslett displayed no common talents. He was independent and
OR 19 FEB
* Compiled from Mr. Haslett's papers, and an * Obituary Notice" of him, published in the Presbyterian Magazine, Vol. I. for Nov. 1821.