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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
erected by the Society of the Cincinnati. That of Major Sumner gives his age incorrectly,—it being thirty-five instead of thirty-three. The inscriptions are as follows:— this tomb is erected to the memory of Major John Lucas, of the Georgia line of the army of the Revolution, and Treasurer of the society of the Cincinnati of that State. he bore A severe and lingering Decay with that Fortitude which ever marked his character as A soldier, and died in this city on Tuesday the 18TH August, 1789, aged 33 years. Alike in arms they ranged Alike in turn to Death and this tomb contains the remains of Major Job Sumner, of the Massachusetts line of the same army, who, having supported an Unblemished character through life as the soldier, citizen, and friend, died in this city, after A short illness, Universally regretted by his acquaintances, on the 16TH day of Sept., 1789, aged 33 years. the Glorious Field, the victors yeild. In 1799, Charles Pinckney Sumner sought