Inscribed, on stone, upper center: [on banner] THE DAY OF JUBILEE HAS COME SONS OF PORTSMOUTH WELCOME HOME; inscribed, on stone, center left: [on banner] THERE IS / NO PLACE / LIKE HOME; inscribed, on stone, center: [on banner] "NO SPOT ON EARTH / IS SO DEAR TO OUR EYES, / AS THE SOIL WE FIRST STIRRED / IN TERRESTRIAL PIES."; inscribed, on stone, center right: [on banner] SONS OF / PORTSMOUTH / RESIDENTS OF / BOSTON; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: J.H. Bufford's Lith. Boston. / MARKET ST. PORTSMOUTH, N.H. / WITH ITS TRIUMPHAL ARCHES & GRAND PROCESSION OF THE SONS OF PORTSMOUTH, JULY 4TH [TH in superscript] 1853. / Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1853 by Albert Gregory & Tho.s [s in superscript] Moses in the Clerks Office of the District Court of New Hampshire.
Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1959.
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