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Lady Deborah Moody Plaque

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  • Description: Bronze seal and plaque on a boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: Boulder: H: 33" x W:34" x D: 31"
  • Cast: c. 1995
  • Dedicated: October 13, 1995
  • Donor: National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century
  • Inscription: SEAL: COLONIAL DAUGHTERS OF THE 17TH CENTURY/ 1607-1699

    PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF/ LADY DEBORAH MOODY/ WHO ARRIVED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY IN 1638/ A WEALTHY WIDOW AND LANDOWNER/ IN 1643 LADY MOODY AND TWENTY-FIVE NEIGHBORS REMOVED / TO LONG ISLAND WHERE SHE FORMED A COLONY/ AND WAS GRANTED A PATENT FOR LAND WITH FULL POWER TO GOVERN/ SHE CALLED HER MODEL COMMUNITY GRAVESEND/ DEDICATED OCTOBER 13, 1995/ IN CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY/ COLONIAL DAUGHTERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY/ ORGANIZED IN BROOKLYN/ MAY 4, 1896

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