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- Location: Broadway
- Description: Plaque on plinth
- Materials: Granite, bronze
- Dimensions: H: 14" W: 18"
- Dedicated: July 27, 1982
- Fabricator: Duncan Long Inc.
- Donor: Paul O'Dwyer, Irish Institute of New York
- Inscription: FRANCIS MAKEMIE / NEAR THIS SITE IN 1707, FRANCIS MAKEMIE, / A NATIVE OF IRELAND AND FATHER OF AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANISM, / CHALLENGED THE EDICT OF LORD CORNBURY, GOVERNOR OF THE / COLONY, FORBIDDING HIM FROM PREACHING
HERE. THE SERVICES / HE CONDUCTED IN WILLIAM JACKSON'S HOME RESULTED IN HIS / BEING INDICTED FOR PREACHING A "PERNICIOUS DOCTRINE." / HIS SPIRITED COURT APPEARANCE RESULTED IN HIS ACQUITTAL. / IT WAS THE FIRST GREAT VICTORY HERE FOR / RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. / JULY 27, 1982 / IRISH INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK /
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