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Provost Prison map_it

  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Barre granite
  • Dimensions: Tablet H: 18" W: 20"; Plinth H: 20: W: 22"
  • Dedicated: April 15, 1901
  • Foundry: J. and R. Lamb, NY
  • Donor: Mary Washington Colonial Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: NEAR THIS SITE STOOD / THE PROVOST PRISON / WHERE PATRIOTS DIED FOR / THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / 1776 ----- 1783 / --- / ERECTED BY / THE MARY WASHINGTON / COLONIAL CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE / AMERICAN REVOLUTION / APRIL 15, A.D. 1801

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