The Memorial Tablet in the New Groton Cemetery is inscribed: In Memory of GEORGE SEWALL BOUTWELL Jan. 28. 1818 Feb. 27, 1905 Governor of Massachusetts Representative and Senator of the United States Secretary of the Treasury Illustrious Citizen, Patriot, Statesman Consistent, Brave and Devoted Friend of Human Liberty The exercises began with laying of flowers upon the grave by the George S. Boutwell Woman s Eelief Corps, No. 49, A uxihary to theG. A. E., the George S. Boutwell Post, No. 48, Department of Massachusetts, G. A. E., and the E. S. Clark Post, No. 115, Department of Massachusetts, G. A. E.; and the singing of Sir Henry Wotton s The Character of a Happy Life by a choir of boys from the Groton School. Letters of sympathy and regret were received from the President of the United States, tlife Secretary of the Treasury, the Speaker of the National House of Eepresentatives, the Lieutenant Governor Acting Governor of Massachusetts, the President of the State Senate; from ex-G overnor Brackett, ex-G overnor Long, Mr. Andrew Carnegie, Gen. W. A. Bancroft and many others. The poem was read by William Eoscoe Thayer, Esq., and the address delivered by the Hon. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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