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Thomas De Witt Talmage was born in 1832, in Bound Brook, Somerset County, N. J. His father was a farmer of much vigor and consistency of character; his mother a woman of noted energy, hopefulness and equanimity. Both parents were in marked respects characteristic Differences of disposition and methods blended in them into a harmonious, consecrated, benignant and cheery life. The father won all the confidence and the best of the honors a hard-sensed truly American coinmunity had to yield. The mother was that counseling and quietly providen, force which inade her a helpnieet indeed and her home the center and salictuary of the sweetest influences that have fallen on the path of a large number of children, of whom four sons are all ministers of the Vord. From a period ante-dating the Revolution, the ancestors of our subject were members of the Reformed Dutch Church, in which Dr Talmage's father was the leading lay office bearer through a life extended beyond fourscore years. The youngest of the children, it seemed doubtful at first whether DeWitt would follow his broth ers into the ministry. His earliest preference was the law, the studies of which he pursued for a year after his

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