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Let's talk of graves and worms and epitaphs.



An Epitaph A Day - November 15

Keeps Death's Spectre Away


(A free negro, Amos Fortune, settled in Jaffrey more than one
hundred years ago, though warned off as a possible pauper, and
left one quaint bit of history — his estate, to the town. Part of it
bought the communion service still in use (1895).

On the gravestone of his wife is this inscription:

Sacred to the memory of Violate, by purchase the
Slave of Amos Fortune, by marriage his wife, by
fidelity his companion and solace, and by his death
his widow.


Darling, Susan. Quaint Epitaphs. Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 1902.


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