Inscription for Mr. Remington’s grave stone, ca. 1800. HUG 1736.5, Harvard University Archives.

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This one-page undated and unattributed document contains a handwritten copy of the Latin inscription made for Jonathan Remington's gravestone.

Biographical Notes

Jonathan Remington (1677-1745), a Harvard tutor and later a judge, was born on July 27, 1677 in Cambridge, Mass. He received an AB from Harvard in 1696 and an AM in 1699. In 1703, Harvard selected Remington as a tutor and Fellow of the College and he served there until 1711 when he began to practice law. Remington was first appointed a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1715, and in 1725, was appointed a Middlesex Probate Court judge. Remington died on September 30, 1745 and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the tomb of his cousin, Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757).

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The Inscription made for Mr Remingtons Grave- Stone

Memoriæ & Virtutibus {Sacrum}

Honorabilis D.D. Jonathanis Remingtoni Armigeri Collegii Harvardini olim Alumni & per novennium Socij, et Tutoris fidelissimi, Qui exindè aliquot post Annos Munia in Republicâ multifaria sustinuit & egregiò ornavit; Integritate etenim mirâ, Omnibus perfunctus est, {Scilicet} Judicis in Justitiæ curiis, aliquoties omnibus, præcipuè autem

Et in Supremâ

Et Testament. probat.

plurimum eminuit

Sibique Judicis tum peritissimi tum integerrimi Nomen meritò acquisivit. Quinimo Sedem quum inter Consiliarios Massachusettenses per Annos aliquam multos impleverit Luce serenâ facileque discernanda refulsit. Præterea Indolem si VIRI. Facultates et Naturales exquiramus, in quibus horum insignium magis præpoluit, Intellectûs ne Perspicuitate Mentis Sagacitate Apprehensionis Celeritate, Judicij an Stabilitate Cordis aut Integritate, difficile dictu fuerit Modestia denique ejus præclara, se Animâ et humili et grandi præditum fuisse, haud dubiè indicavit

Quam optime paratam Cælo redidit.

Septembr. 30 Anno Christi MDCCXLV. / Ætatis. 69.

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Inscription for Mr Remington's Grave-Stone.

[pencil addition] supposed to have been an officer in Harvard College

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