Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon Joseph Alexis Bailly,
* Statue of John Witherspoon
* standing person,
A lineal descendant of John Knox
Born in Scotland February 5 1722
Ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church 1745
President of the College of New Jersey 1788-1794
The only clergyman in the Continental Congress
A signer of the Declaration of Independence
Died at Princeton, New Jersey November 15, 1794
For my own part of property I have some of reputation. More, that
reputation is staked, that property is pledged, on the issue of this contest.
And although these grey hairs must soon descend into sepulchre I
would infinitely rather that they descend thither by the hand
of the executioner than desert at this crisis the sacred cause
of my country.
"Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all its inhabitants
thereof" -Levit. XX 10
* North side of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center.
N. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.984050,-75.208900 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Alexis Bailly page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page