Born 28th. Sepr. 1740; Died 23rd.Sepr. 1824.
The Firm, Consistent, & Persevering Advocate
Equal Representation, Vote by Ballot,
AND ANNUAL PARLIAMENTS.
He was the first English Writer who openly maintained
the Independence of the United States of America;
Although his distinguished Merits as a Naval Officer
in 1776 presented the most flattering Prospects of
yet he nobly refused to draw his Sword against
the Rising Liberties
of an oppressed and struggling People.
in Grateful commemoration
of his inflexible integrity, exalted Patriotism,
"profound constitutional Knowledge,"
and in sincere admiration
of the unblemished Virtues of his Private Life
was erected by Public Subscription,
near the Spot where he closed his useful and meritorious