Fate Of The Apostles

The following brief history of the fate of the

Apostles may be new to those whose reading has not been evangelical:

St. Matthew is supposed to have suffered martyrdom or was slain with

the sword at the city of Ethiopia.

St. Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria, in Egypt, till

he expired.

St. Luke was hanged upon an olive tree in Greece.

St. John was put into a cauldron of boiling oil at Rome and escaped

death. He afterward died a natural death at Ephesus in Asia.

St. James the Great was beheaded at Jerusalem.

St. James the Less was thrown from a pinnacle or wing of the temple and

then beaten to death with a fuller's club.

St. Philip was hanged up against a pillar at Hieropolis, a city of


St. Bartholomew was flayed alive by the command of a barbarous king.

St. Andrew was bound to a cross, whence he preached unto the people

until he expired.

St. Thomas was run through the body with a lance at Caromandel, in the

East Indias.

St. Jude was shot to death with arrows.

St. Simon Zealot was crucified in Persia.

St. Matthias was first stoned and then beheaded.

St. Barnabas was stoned to death by Jews at Salania.

St. Paul was beheaded at Rome by the tyrant Nero.

The capital of the United States has been located at different times at

the following places: At Philadelphia from September 5, 1774, until

December, 1776; at Baltimore from December 20, 1776, to March, 1777; at

Philadelphia from March 4, 1777, to September, 1777; at Lancaster, Pa.,

from September 27, 1777, to September 30, 1777; at York, Pa., from

September 30, 1777, to July, 1778; at Philadelphia from July 2, 1778,

to June 30, 1783; at Princeton, N.J., June 30, 1783, to November 20,

1783; Annapolis, Md., November 26, 1783, to November 30, 1784; Trenton,

from November, 1784, to January, 1785; New York from January 11, 1785,

to 1790; then the seat of government was removed to Philadelphia, where

it remained until 1800, since which time it has been in Washington.

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