Doremus, Mrs Sarah Platt
Doremus, Mrs. Sarah Platt
(nee Haines), a noted philanthropic member of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born in New York city, August 3, 1802 . She was manager and director of more benevolent and religious institutions than any other woman in the country, if not in the world. In 1828 she set on foot a mission for the suffering Greeks. She was the patron of the City Prison Association, and of many institutions for the relief of women and children, as well as of the city Bible, and Tract Societies. To her Dr. Sims went with his noble idea of a hospital for women, which she took hold of and carried through. Her house was a model of a Christian home, and it was a hospitable resort for missionaries on their way to distant fields, or returning with broken health, not only. of her own Church, but of every other. Early, while yet it was dark, she might have been seen on her way to market to procure ftod for the asylums under her motherly care. The crown of her work was the organization of the Women's Missionary Society, out of which has grown similar associations all over the land, auxiliary to the Board of Foreign Missions, and from which go contributions to China, India, Japan, and Africa. When others in the hot season sought the seaside for rest and recreation, she stood by her post and labored night and day for her widely extended charge. She died at her residence in New York, January 29, 1877. (W.P.S.).