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Old Burying Ground, Essex, Mass.

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A 019 This Monument / perpetuates the memory, and / singular virtues of the / Rev'd John Cleaveland A.M., who / died April 22d 1799, which / day completed his 77th year. / He was ordained to the pastoral office / in this place Feby 25th O.S.A.D. 1747, / and for more than fifty two years, was / eminently a faithful Watchman, being / ever ready, and "apt to teach". His zeal / and attention to the duties of his office, / evinced the purity of his motives. His / mind was richly stored with useful sci= / =ence, & in the holy scriptures, he was / eminently learned. His undeviating / virtue commanded respect, and con= / =firmed the hope of his / blissful immortality. / "His soul released from cumb'rous clay, / expatiates in eternal day, / and with the Great Johovah dwells, / who wonders vast, and new reveals."
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