Here rests in hope ye body of
Col James Barrett who departed this life April 11th, 1779 in the
69th year of his (age).
Sudden the summons came, and
quick the flight! We trust to be with Christ in realms of light.
In public and privet life he was courteous benevolent & charitable.
uprightness and ability in various offices and employments justly
procured him esteem. For
many years he represented his Town in General Court.
He early stept forward in ye contest with Britan and destinguished himself in ye cause
His warm attachment to and careful practice of ye religion
of Christ compleated his worthy character and with his other
virtues will preserve his memory and rank it
with that of the
O reader from the pale monument
Wisdom for Eternity, wisdom for
thyself; and be reminded of thy fate,
which hastens on the swiftest
wings of time!
Death steals upon you like a midnight
His step is secret but
yet sure and may be near and unexpected!