On the plains of Abraham, which overlooked the city of Quebec, was fought the last battle between the French and English-speaking races for the mastery of this continent.
Victory crowned the English arms under the splendid leadership of Wolfe, despite the desperate resistance of the French, led by the noblest heroic Montcalm.
Both leaders fell at their posts of duty.
To-day a beautiful monument rises above the plain.
It carries no sting to the hearts of the vanquished, for it commemorates the heroism of both Wolfe and Montcalm, in the generous inscription: Valor gave them a common death; history a common fame; and posterity a common monument.
Inspired by the remembrance of the valor of the soldiers of Accomac and Northampton, their surviving comrades have erected this monument to perpetuate their fame.
Let it stand a lasting memorial of the heroic men of this sea-girt land.
Let it make known the ever blessed story of duty well performed; of steadfast valor and f