Sketch of Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

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Marietta Register Print, 1900 - Marietta (Ohio) - 36 pages
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Page 36 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 33 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by.
Page 2 - no colony in America was ever settled under such favorable auspices as that which has first commenced at the Muskingum. Information, property, and strength will be its characteristics. I know many of the settlers personally, and there never were men better calculated to promote the welfare of such a community.
Page 29 - Postmaster-General of the United States. To the honored and revered memory of an ardent patriot, a practical statesman, an enlightened scholar, a dutiful son, an indulgent father, an affectionate husband, this monument is erected by his mourning widow, Sophia Meigs.
Page 23 - GEN. RUFUS PUTNAM, a revolutionary officer, and the leader of the colony which made the first settlement in the Territory of the Northwest at Marietta.
Page 24 - Sacred to the memory of COMMODORE ABRAHAM WHIPPLE whose name, skill, and courage will ever remain the pride and boast of his country. In the late Revolution he was the first on the seas to hurl defiance at proud Britain, gallantly leading the way to wrest from the mistress of the ocean her scepter, and there to wave the star-spangled banner. He also conducted to the sea the first square-rigged vessel ever built on the Ohio, opening to commerce resources beyond calculation.
Page 29 - Here lies The body of His Excellency Return Jonathan Meigs, Who was born at Middletown, Conn., Nov. 1765, And died at Marietta, March 29, 1825. For many years his time and talents were Devoted to the services of his country. He successively filled the distinguished places of Judge of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio, Judge of the Supreme Court of the / State of Ohio, / , [ ' : Senator in the Congress of the United States, Governor of the State of Ohio, and Postmaster General of the United States....
Page 8 - To surround the whole square with mulberry trees, at suitable distances, with an elm in each corner ; the base of the mound to be encircled with weeping willows, and evergreens on the mound ; the circular parapet, outside the ditch, to be surrounded with trees ; all within this to remain undisturbed by the plow, seeded down to grass, and the whole inclosed with a post and rail fence.
Page 2 - They were born under a monarchy — fought the battle of independence — assisted in the baptism of a great republic — then moved into a wilderness, and laid the foundations of a State — itself almost equaling an empire. These men not only lived in remarkable times, but were themselves remarkable men. Energetic, industrious, persevering, honest, bold, and free — they were limited in their achievements only by the limits of possibility.
Page 22 - He had been a soldier in the French and Indian War, and was one of the survivors of the battle at Bloody Bridge, just above Detroit, in "Poutiac's War.

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