morris gravestone
In Memory of
ROBERT MORRIS a Native of Liverpool
In Great Britain
Late a Merchant at Oxford
In this Province.

Punctual Integrity influenced his Dealings
Principles of Honour governed his Actions
With an uncommon Degree of Sincerity
He despised Artifice and Dissimulation
His friendship was firm, candid and valuable
His charity frequent, secret and well adapted
His Zeal for the Publick Good active and useful
His Hospitality was enhanced by his Conversation
Seasoned with cheerful Wit and a sound Judgement

A Salute from the Cannon of a Ship
The Wad fracturing his Arm
Was the Signal by which he departed
Greatly lamented as he was esteemed
In the fortieth year of his Age
On the 12 day of July