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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
ey, by Dean Ireland, and this monument erected to his memory by George III.—are facts known to all. The Americans have treated his memory with generosity. They wept at his death; they sent home his remains with every circumstance of honor. Mr. Cyrus Field has erected a handsome monument which will mark for future generations the historic spot where he was executed. On the top of the sarcophagus sits Britannia, mourning, beside her lion. The bas-relief represents Washington in his tent, suers. Over Andreas tomb, fastened to the wall, is a wreath of autumn leaves brought by Dean Stanley from Tappan, and by him placed here. He also hung on the monument a little silver medal commemorative of Andreas fate, which was given him by Mr. Field; but that was stolen. Leaving the tomb of the ill-fated officer, our American friend must not omit to notice on the same wall, a little farther on, a modest tablet to an American citizen, Col. J. L. Chester, who, with rare munificence and ra