Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
afterwards their chief agent in England.
Arrived here IX November, MDCXXI,
with Thomas Cushman his son;
Preached IX December,
his memorable sermon on “The danger of self-love
and the sweetness of true friendship.”
Returned to England XIII December,
to vindicate the enterprise of Christian emigration,
and there remained in the service of the colony
when having prepared to make Plymouth
his permanent home.
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Son of Robert, Died X December, MDCXCI,
aged nearly LXXXIV years,
For more than XLII years he was
of the First Church in Plymouth,
by whom a tablet was placed, to mark his grave,
on this spot,
now consecrated anew by a more enduring memorial.
Widow of Elder Cushman and daughter of Isaac Allerton,
Died XXVIII November, MDCXCIX, Aged about XC years,
the last survivor of the first comers in the Mayflower.
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He died, lamented by the
“And you, my loving friends, the adventurers to this plantation, as your care has been first to settle religion here before either profit or popularity, so, I pray you, go on. --------------- I rejoice --------------- that you thus honor God with your riches, and I trust you shall be repaid again double and treble in this world, yea, and the memory of this action shall never die.”
Dedication of the sermon.
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the descendants of
in memory of their Pilgrim ancestors
XVI September, MDCCCLVIII.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 57.318′ N, 70° 39.951′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker can be reached from School Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the Burial Hill cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerFirst Fort (here, next to this marker); Tercentenary Cannons (a few steps from this marker); James Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Thomas Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Bradford (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Scammell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Alden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Hill (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
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