MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTING A BURIAL SERVICE, LISTING THE CARRIERS, PALL HOLDERS, AND MOURNERS, WITH A SMALL OUTLINE SKETCH OF THE COFFIN, MAY 2, 1792. Moses Samuel DICKINSON.

MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTING A BURIAL SERVICE, LISTING THE CARRIERS, PALL HOLDERS, AND MOURNERS, WITH A SMALL OUTLINE SKETCH OF THE COFFIN, MAY 2, 1792.

Single sheet, 30 x 13.5 cm., recording the attendants at the service for Moses Samuel Dickinson who died at the age of 21 on May 2, 1792. Old fold lines, a short separation along the vertical fold, slightly affecting one letter of text. In a neat hand, the people present for this young man's funeral are listed. First are the names of twelve carriers, then a black ruled line. Following that are the names of "Corpse and Pall Holders," including a vignette of the coffin with Dickinson's name [written as Sam'l M. Dickinson (sic)] and date of death inked in, surrounded by the names of the six pall bearers, William Johnson, Enoch Parsons, James Bulkley, Samuel Bigelow, William Brown, and Matthew T. Russel. Two more black ruled lines separate the names of some twenty mourners who include John Dickinson, Esq. and Lady, Elijah Hubbard, John Dickinson Jr. and sister Eunice, Simeon Belding Jr. and Miss Patty Dickinson, etc., "followed by a large number of spectators." Some of the mourners were presented with a white scarf. The first and second bells were to be rung at 3:30, "prayers at the house 1/2 after 4 by Rev. Mr. Huntington." Interment was set for 5:30. Superintended by William Joyce, "No. 460." Item #66821

Moses Samuel Dickinson was the youngest son of Dr. John Dickinson (ca.1730-1811) and his wife Eunice (1729-1803) of Middletown, Connecticut. Their other children include Abigail, Eunice, Patty, and John Jr., three of whom are listed on this document. Rev. Enoch Huntington was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Middletown, Connecticut from 1762 to 1809.

Price: $425.00

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