Tuesday, April 7, 1863.
[Mr. Gardiner's] death was announced yesterday although we expected it it was quite a shock we had no school last night we spent the evening at rachels the boyes are very carless about school
Mr gardners body was rested in the church as was his request Nellie came up and spent the evening we had quite a nice time to our selves mary alfred is still
at our house beutiful day i went down to the furneal mr gardener looked very badly he was so much swollen he had quite a holy furnal
Charles C. Gardiner, the pastor of another black Presbyterian church in Philadelphia and teacher at the ICY, died on April 6 in Harrisburg at the age of eighty-four of “dropsy.” William Catto delivered the sermon at Gardiner’s April 9 funeral. The Christian Recorder described Gardiner as “one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers in this State. He was beloved by all who knew him. He was a friend to all sects and denominations.” “Died,” Christian Recorder, April 11, 1863.