Tombstone (First used as the pedestal for the equestrian statue of George III)
Overall: 6 1/2 x 77 x 37 in. ( 16.5 x 195.6 x 94 cm )
Rectangular marble slab; carved inscription on one side; other side has three circular indentations roughly five inches in diameter, one piercing slab completely. Originally used as pedestal for the equestrian statue of King George III.
Gift of Cornelius Van Vorst
inscriptions: Inscribed: "In Memory of/ Major John Smith/ of the/ XLIInd or Royal Reg/ Who died 25 July 1783/ In the 48th year of his Age/ This stone is erected/ By the [O]fficers of that Regt/ His Bravery Generosity & Humility/ During and honourable service/ of 29 Years/ Endeared him to the Soldiers/ to his Aquaintances & Friends"
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