Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Samuel Mumford

Samuel Mumford, 1769, NCBG, Newport, RI

In Memory of Mr. Samuel
Mumford, son of Mr Benjamin &
Mrs. Ann, who died July 16th, 1769,
in ye 46th year of his Age.
Who, equal, steady, sirene, in temper liberal,
hospitable, social, humane, in Deportment,
first in friendship; catholic & benevolent
in principle, patient and persevering in
every duty; who liv,d the man
and died the Christian __
With sighs, his friends recall him but in vain,
when no pretence, a longer stay could gain;
Farewell, they cry dear charming friend; with thee
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