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New Jersey Volunteers
Obituary of Rev. Thomas Barton

May 25th, 1780

On Thursday the 25th inst. departed this life, aged 50 years, the Reverend Thomas BARTON, A.M. the society’s Missionary for Lancaster, in the Province of Pennsylvania.

This worthy Clergyman was distinguished by a generous openness of temper, and liberality of sentiments, which, joined to an exemplary conduct, and indefatigable zeal in discharging the duties of his function, gained him the love and esteem of his acquaintances; especially of his parishioners, who greatly respected him during his residence among them for 21 years.

His unshaken loyalty and attachment to the Constitution, drew upon him the resentment of the rebels, and exposed him to many hardships.

The violence of the times compelled him at last, to leave his numerous family, and take refuge in this city; where he bore a tedious and most painful sickness with fortitutde and resignation; he died in firm expectation of that immortality and glory, which are the exalted privileges of sincere christians.

On Friday last, his remains were interred in the Chancel of St. George’s Chapel.

The Royal Gazette, (New York), May 31st, 1780.

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