Death of Jonah Sanford. The Potsdam Courier and Freeman of the 9th contains an obituary of Hon. Jonah Sanford, who died at Hopkinton on the 25th of December ult., in the 78th year of his age. Mr. Sanford was born in Cornwall, Vt. He married and moved to Hopkinton in this county in 1811 where he continued to reside till the day of his death. He represented this county in the State Assembly in 1829 and 1830, and served the unexpired term of the late Hon. Silas Wright, in Congress, from December, 1830, to March 3d, 1831. He was one of the Associate Judges of the Court of Com- mon Pleas of this county during a part of the terms of Judges Fine and Allen. When our late rebellion opened upon the astonished coun- try, it aroused the military zeal and fanned afresh the undying patriotism of General Sanford. Old as he then was, he sought and obtained leave to raise a regiment of Volunteers for his country's service, and in the Fall of 1861 commenced the arduous task, which he prosecuted with such vigor that on the first day of February 1862, the 92d regiment was organized and left the county of St. Lawrence to be mustered into the service of the United States with General S. at its head as Colonel. But strong and active, he was not exempt from the laws of his being, and ill health induced by age and great exertion, com- pelled him to leave his regiment in Virginia, and he returned to his home with impaired health which he never regained. General Sanford, with his own hands, reclaimed a farm from the forest, paid for its soil, reared, schooled and provided for a large and influential family, devoted time and means to all public and benevolent objects within his reach, dis- charged with integrity and acceptably, high and responsible public trusts, and preserved to an old age a name of which none can think but as of a friend. The deceased was one of the few now remaining early settlers of this county--a class of menof whom we may well be proud, and whose influence for good still survives. He was an intimate friend and associate of Gov. Wright, Judge Fine, Bishop Perkins, Judge Allen, Judge Willis, Judge Clark, Preston King and many others who might be named and who have left for their final reward, as well as of a small number still living of that venerable and worthy class who are now setting their house in order for their departure.