Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Elizabeth Ratcliffe

Alexandria Gazette
17 February 1837
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Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser
20 February 1837

At Dumfries, Va. on the 11th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliffe, in the 64th year of her age. It is so common to eulogise departed friends, that little interest can be felt by the community, unless they died possessed of some extraordinary virtue or talent, and were extensively known. It is due however to the subject of this notice to say that no lady ever deserved the tribute of respect from her friends more than she did, for exalted generosity, benevolence, and kindness; and none through the various vicissitudes of fortune ever sustained herself with more firmness and independence.


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