John W. Bolton, Esq., a prominent member of the Bar of Cumberland County, having answered a summons to the Highest Court, we, his brethren, after our custom, have met to pay tribute to his memory.

John W. Bolton, a plain country boy, with limited education, had made his mark as a brilliant advocate, a safe counselor and a genial companion.

His was a nature cheerful, hopeful and agreeable always. Polite and respectful to his seniors; open and frank with his contemporaries, and read to lend a helping hand to his juniors.

The Cumberland Bar has lost an agreeable, able and honorable member, the community a useful and valued citizen.

We tender to his bereaved family our hearty sympathy in their day of mourning. Mr. Bolton's untimely death bids us warning. We to must answer sooner or later at the Bar of Judgement.

Our Clerk will spread this paper on his minutes and send a copy to the Fayetteville Observer and to Mr. Bolton's family. (Signed) A. S. Hall, Jno. G. Shaw, H. L. Averitt, V. C. Bullard and C. M. Broadfoot. Sorry, no date. (Source: NC Archives: Box CRX. Miscellaneous Papers)

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