The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Cemetery Committee of Portsmouth, New Hampshire


General William Whipple

Here are deposed the remains
Of the Honorable William Whipple
who departed this Life
on the 16th day of November 1785.
in the 55th year of his Age.

He was often elected
and thrice attended
the Continental Congress
was Delagate
for the State of New Hampshire
particularly in that memorable year
in which
America declared it all independant in
of Great Britain
He was also at the Time of his decease
a Judge
of the Supreme Court of Judicature
In Him
a firm and ardent Patriotism
was united with
universal benevolence
and every social Virtue.

replaced by the
Rockingham Bicentennial committee
Oct. 10, 1976.

Home of William Whipple, now the Moffat-Ladd House
located on Market St. Portsmouth, NH
open to the public

"1777: July 17th. The General Court divided the whole militia of the state into two brigades; and gave the command of the first to William Whipple, and of the second, to John Stark. In the month of August, Brigadier General Whipple marched with a great part of his brigade, and a large number of volunteers to the northern army, to oppose Burgoyne. He surrendered soon after their arrival in camp, and General Whipple was selected as one of the officers to guard the captive troops to winter-hill near Boston, the place of their destination." Ref. Annals of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Comprising a period of two hundred years from the first settlement of the town; with biographical sketches of a few of the most respectable inhabitants By Nathaniel Adams, published by the Author, 1825.




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