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Henry Cruger Died

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

February 8.—Last Saturday morning died in St. James’ Square, Bristol, England, in the seventy-ninth year of his age, Henry Cruger, Esq. Having been some years in a very ill state of health, he left New York, the place of his nativity and residence in America, where he had sustained a most respectable private character, and filled the various offices of member of the assembly and member of the council, with the highest reputation. The cheerfulness of his disposition, and the affability of his manners, endeared him to all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. As his disorder was of a singular nature, (which occasioned his visiting England by the advice of his physician,) his body was opened agreeable to his frequent directions, dictated by the benevolent motive of promoting the good of mankind. His remains were interred in the cathedral at Bristol.1


1 Rivington’s Gazette, June 14.