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·MT larger year. Tere ule a nutter the of of t ·hort are Cations the OLD WtSTltXSTIR. i'MltOfM Ctmrctu To tbe lor«rs of antique lore there exists probably DO spot of greater interest the little burial ground surrounding Westminster Presbyterian church on southeast corner of Greers and Fayette streets in the city of Baltimore, and is still more probable that outside of Monumental City the very existence this historic spot, save perhaps as the resting place of Edgar Allen Poey is unknown. A eectur has elap»ed since its consecration as a place of sepulture, yet the ponderous vau!tt of massive granite, so thoroughly in keeping with the substantial character of the early nhone remains thev en" close, give unqualified asasurance of us perpetuity and preservation for cycles yet 10 come. In 17s. the site, wriieh then extended to Baltimore street. wa* purchased, the enclosed, and whea a decade later it determined to reduce the blutfs skirting ih 1 eastern section of the town in of North aad Farette streets, upon which stood the old '"f wo Steeple" the first Presbyterian editice in and one of'the finest in the States at that time, the dead were from the adjacent burving ground to the new cemetery on West street. La the Williams vault, which is the base the steeple of Wer-tniindter church, ire Joseph, Benjamin and Samuel William*, brothers. Benjamin was the father of Mrs. Su=an Bonaparte and Gwrge was the pioneer cotton manufacturer of Maryland. George and Amos Williams originated the £ai-age Cotton Factory, prior to the establishment of which the former was PJ; extensive shipping merchant. John O'Donnell, buried in Westminster. wa» the father of the late Columbus He was a captain iu the ta-st India me«cbant service ami brought first cargo which came to Baltimore Canton, China, arriving here August, 17«. He owned the tract of land Canton, which name was tciveu it commemoration of the above mentioned venture, froia which he realized a »um. The pyramidal vault of James Calhoun,

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  1. The News,
  2. 10 Jul 1897, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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