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signature and date: lower right: "J. MARE [in monogram] Pint / 1774"
The subject was born in Huntington, Long Island, the son of Ebenezer Prime and Experience (Youngs) Prime. After graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1751, he studied medicine in this country and in London, Edinburgh, Paris, and Leyden. He established his medical practice in New York before the Revolution. An ardent patriot, Prime wrote "A Song for the Sons of Liberty in New York" and "Columbia's Glory, or British Pride Humbled, a Poem on the American Revolution" (1791).
Gift of Benjamin L. Prime
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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