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 horizontally, with hardly any space between them, and the two closing lines of poetry running across from one to the other,—were doubtless 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.