Montreal Transcript

13 November 1847

It is with deep regret we announce the death of JE Mills, Esq., Mayor of this city, which melancholy event took place yesterday morning.  For some days past Mr. Mills has been in a state which left hardly a hope of his recovery.  His loss will be public one.  Succeeding to the office of Chief Magistrate at a time of great excitement, and after much opposition, he had succeeded by his impartial and upright conduct in gaining the esteem of his political opponents, and securing the goodwill of all classes.  In private life he was an amiable, liberal, kind hearted man, affording in his conduct and his prosperous career throughout life, a worthy example to others.  He falls one more victim to a disease which has deprived our city of some of its brightest ornaments and most useful members, while a large and amiable family is alike deprived of a centre and a head.

We learn that the funeral is to take place on Monday, at 2 o’clock, pm, and at hour the procession will leave Blair’s Cottage, and proceed to the American Presbyterian Church, where the funeral service will be conducted, commencing at half past two.

We are instructed to say, that the family will not issue any special invitations.  Through this and other public channels an invitation to unite in the last melancholy testimony of respect for the deceased, is extended to all.