The Virginia Gazette

Thursday, January 12, 1769. Number 140. Page 2, Column 3


On the 30th of December last died Mr. DEKAR THOMPSON of Falmouth. His last sickness was tedious, painful, and for some time before his death with little hope of recovery; yet during the whole severe trial, he preserved that uniform serenity of temper, which so strongly marked his character through life. - -In the prime of age, and with a fair prospect of worldly felicity, he apparently quitted both with cheerful resignation and Christain hopes:

The death-bed of the just! Is yet undrawn
By mortal hand; it merits a divine:
Angels should paint it, Angels ever there;
There; on a post of honour and of joy.

YOUNG'S Night Thoughts.