a fever, and bereft of reason; and he died on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the age of thirty-five.
He was buried the next day with the respect due to his memory.
His funeral was attended by the Vice-President (John Adams), the Secretary of War (Henry Knox), and the Senators and Representatives in Congress from Massachusetts.
The first Congress under the Constitution was then in session in New York. His pall was upheld by eight officers of the late army: General Webb, and Colonels Bauman, Walker, Hamilton, Willet, Platt, Smith, and White.
The hearse was preceded by a regiment of artillery and the Society of the Cincinnati.
New York Journal and Weekly Register, Sept. 16, 1789: Gazette of the United States, Sept. 19, 1789; Massachusetts Centinel, Sept. 26, 1789
The tombstone of Major Sumner is in the centre of St. Paul's Churchyard, on Broadway.
It is by the side of that of Major John Lucas of the Georgia line, who died the month preceding.
Both stones,—lying ho