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Excerpt from Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of John H. Evins: A Representative From South Carolina, Delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-Eight Congress, Second Session
Mr. Speaker: These resolutions are Offered for the consideration of the House that we may perform a sad duty to departed worth that we may do honor to one who has occupied a seat on this ﬂoor for several successive terms. His career in this House is best known to the honorable gentlemen who were associated with him here, and is confidently intrusted to their care. In the exercise of the melancholy privilege claimed by myself on this occasion, I speak necessarily rather from the standpoint of the constituents Of my distinguished and lamented predecessor, of those who knew him as boy and man at home, and who attested their appreciation by repeat edly returning him to this truly important field of service.
John hamilton evins was born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on the 18th day of July, 1830. His father, Samuel Evins, being a man Of ample means, gave his son the benefit Of a good academic and collegiate course. Mr. Evins graduated at the South Carolina College in the class of 1853, and at once began the study of law, his chosen profession. In December, 1856, he was admitted to the bar and entered upon the practice of his profession in the town of Spartanburg. He continued to be so eu gaged until he was called by his State to leave this quiet pursuit and serve her in another field. He joined the first company that was organized in his county for military duty in the war between the States; was elected lieutenant; afterward became captain, and served the cause he had espoused with faithfulness and gallantry until disabled for field service by a wound received at the battle of Seven Pines. Though retired from the field he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and assigned to light duty in the rear. While thus employed he'was called upon by the people Of Spartan burg to represent them in the State legislature, which he did to their entire satisfaction.
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