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William Shedden

November 13, 1798
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Died- on Tuesday evening, the 13th inst. after a lingering and painful illness, which he bore with that manly fortitude and philosophy which characterises the good man and the christian, William Shedden, Esquire, and old respectable Merchant and inhabitant of this City.
It is but a small tribute due the memory of this Gentleman to say, that in him Society has sustained a loss, almost irreparable- His Philanthropy knew no bounds; his great and shining talents were uniformly excited for the good of mankind. As a Merchant, his opinions were almost equal to law; they were founded on the unerring principles, the immutable basis of Justice and of Truth. He was honest- he was honorable. Such was the man whose character we have now depicted. But, alas! To the unalterable laws of Nature, every Human Being must submit!
New York Gazette and General Advertiser; November 15, 1798 Page 2.

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