Thomas Warner Meriwether [TMSI #597]
Richmond Whig (Richmond, Virginia)
March 3, 1863
Died, in the county of Albemarle, on the 27th ultim, Dr. Thomas W. Meriwether, in the 60th year of his age.
Among the many deaths we have been called to mourn in this time of calamity and trial, none has left a more profound or aching void in the affections of a large circle of friends, as well as in the bosom of his immediate relatives, than that is our melancholy office now to records it.
In the numerous families embraces within the sphere of his professional services for a period of near forty years, he was habitually welcomed, not less as the affectionate and sympathising friend, than the skillful and assiduous physician.
With a mind embellished by early classical culture, and enlarged by continued reading and observation, he was an interesting and instructive companion to all, while to those who knew him intimately he was endeared by the genuine warmth o' his heart, the unaffected cordiality of his manners, and the immaculate purity of his life and character.
Without political ambition, he felt all the interest of a patriot in whatever concerned the honor and happiness of his native land, and performed every duty of the citizen with exemplary conscientioness and intelligence.
Devoted to the pursuits of agriculture, in connection with his profession, he contributed largely, both by his example and his writings, to the progress of agricultural improvement in Virginia.
Above all, he was a sincere and faithful Christian, a tender and devoted husband, a fond and affectionate parent, a loving and beloved kinsman, a true and steadfast friend, a benefactor of the distressed and the dependant; and in all these relations, his memory will be cherished with pious and unfading affection fy those who survive him, and by future generations, to whom his example will be transmitted as a precious inheritance.