David Humphreys

David Humphreys (HMWSZ)

Location: New Haven, CT 06511 New Haven County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18.784', W 72° 55.679'

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[ west side ]
David Humphreys
Doctor of Laws
Member Of
The Academy of Sciences
In Philadelphia
Massachusetts
and
Connecticut
A Member of the Bath
And West of England Society
And Fellow of the Royal Society
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Filled with love of
His native land and of liberty
He devoted his youth to the republic
With arms he protected it
With his counsels he aided it
With his writings he adorned it

[ north side ]
In Bella Gerendo,
Maximi ducis Washington administer et adjutor;
In exercitu patrio chiliarchus;
In republica connecticutensi,
Militum evocatorum imperator;
Ad aulam lusitan. et hispan. legatis.
Iberia reversus natale solum
Vellere vere aureo ditavit.
In historia et poesi scriptor enimius;
In artibus et scientiis excolendis,
Quae vel decori vel usui inserviunt,
Optimus ipse et patronus et exemplar.
Omnibus demum officiis expletis,
Cursuq; vitae feliciter peracto, fato cessit.
Die XXI Februar. Anno Domini MDCCCXVIII
Cum annos vixisset LXV.

[ east side ]
During the War he was an Aide to
Washington
And a Member of His Household
A Colonel in the Patriot Army
General of the Veteran Volunteers
Of Connecticut
An Ambassador at the Courts of
Spain and Portugal
He was the first to bring the
Merino sheep to America
A notable historian and poet
And patron of the arts and sciences
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With all duties finished
And life happily completed
He died on February twenty first
In the year of Our Lord 1818
After living sixty five years

[ south side ]
David Humphreys LLD.
Acad. Scient. Philad. Mass. et Connect.
Et in Anglia Aquae Solis, et Regiae, Societat.
Socius.
Patriae et libertatis amore accensus,
Juvenis vitam reipib. Integram consecravit.
Patriam armis tuebatur, consiliis auxit, literis exornavit.
Apud exteras gentes concordia stabilivit.
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 673437 N 4575582
Decimal Degrees41.31306667, -72.92798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.784', W 72° 55.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 47.04" N, 72° 55' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-49 Ashmun St, New Haven CT 06511, US
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