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Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Barre

  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze and Barre granite (Vermont)
  • Dimensions: Tablet H: 2' W: 2'7"; Plinth H: 2'7" W: 4'4" D: 1'6"
  • Dedicated: 1925
  • Foundry: Paul E. Cabaret & Co.
  • Donor: Gift of Ellen H. Walworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT COLONEL ISAAC BARRE / BORN 1726 - DIED 1802 / AN ARDENT ADVOCATE OF AMERICAN LIBERTIES / WHO IN OPPOSING THE OPPRESSIVE STAMP ACT / IN THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS IN 1765 / DECLARED THAT: / "THE AMERICANS ARE SONS OF LIBERTY" / AND IN MEMORY OF / THE SONS OF LIBERTY / WHO ERECTED FIVE LIBERTY POLES SUCCESSIVELY / FROM 1766 TO 1776 / ON THE COMMON, NOW CITY HALL PARK / ERECTED BY / THE ELLEN HARDIN WALWORTH CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1925 /

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