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Stone No.285/2

 

 

 

 

Inscription Front.

Inscription Rear.

1844

Erected

By the

Gaelic congregation Dundee

in memory of

SARAH PEIRCEL McDIARMID

wife of the

Rev CHARLES McALISTER

minister of that congregation

she being led to the blood

of the lamb having lived a

life of faith on the son of god

fell asleep in Jesus on the

16th December 1842 in the

56th year of her age

blessed are the dead that die in the lord.

"salm CXII agus VI rann

air chuimhne gu brath bithigh

am firean

lob caibxix agus xxv rann

oir a ta fios agam gu bheil

mfhear-saoraidh beo agus ma

dheireaddh gu sease air an talamh"

Here also lie the remains of MARGARET T CAMBELL

her mother spouse of

DUNCAN McDIARMID Esquire

Glenure Argyllshire who died at

Dundee 23rd May 1831 in the 86th

year of her age

and likewise of JANET MITCHELL

her niece who died 27th November

1829 aged 22 years.

 

 

 

Also here deposited

the remains of the

Rev CHARLES McALISTER

who departed this life 11th Febr 1854

aged 76 years

after having been upwards of

32 years a faithful and labourious

minister of gospel in the Gaelic congregation

Dundee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE REV. CHARLES MACALLISTER, who had been settled in Dundee as the Gaelic minister for upwards of thirty years, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 1854, in his 75th year. For some time previous to coming to Dundee, Mr Macallister was engaged in mission work in the Western Islands. He laboured with very great devotedness and zeal among his flock, who manifested the warmest attachment towards him. His pulpit addresses were able, earnest, and practical, and were delivered in an emphatic manner. He never ceased to impress upon his hearers the necessity of ' doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly' His private visitings
were so regularly maintained, that he made himself intimately acquainted with the state and circumstances of all connected with his church. Mr Macallister was also a man of great determination. While at Mull, a party of military officers, who had been at Waterloo, and who had come to hear him preach, invited him to dine with them ; and Mr Macallister accepted of the invitation. They intimated their intention to indulge somewhat freely, so that they might be able all the better, in imagination, to ' fight their battles o'er again.' One of them suggested to Mr Macallister that he might lay aside his black coat for the occasion, and join them in their festivities, assuring him, at the same time, that they were all men, and that he might rely upon their honour nothing whatever would be divulged about their proceedings. Not to appear unsocial, Mr Macallister partook of one glass along with them, and then retired, telling the officer who addressed him, that the whole British army would not force him to drink another drop. In the morning, the military party were found spread along the floor, utterly unable to fight their battles o'er again, either in imagination or in reality.