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Unknown Sacred to the memory of Thomas Noyes, who departed this life

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.37 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Stonington, Connecticut Type: Autograph document Date: 19 September 1819 Pagination: 1 p. : 14 x 22 cm

Brief note praising Thomas Noyes for his work on behalf of his fellow citizens shortly after he passed away.

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