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Hon. James Burrill, Jr.
(b. 25 Apr 1772 - d. 26 Dec 1820) Range 29 Site 31-32
A Senator from Rhode Island. Graduated from Brown University in 1788. Studied law and practiced in Providence. Elected to the U.S. Senate and served from 1817 until his death.
The National Intelligencer, Tuesday, December 27, 1820
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of another Member of the National Legislature. The Honorable James Burrill, Junior, a Senator from the State of Rhode Island, departed this life on Monday night, aged 49, of a pulmonary complaint, which afflicted him, with more or less severity, for many years -- though the fatal attack which put a period to his useful and honorable career was of short duration. The death of this gentleman must be a great loss to the State which he has so faithfully represented. The shock which it inflicts on the high body of which he was a distinguished member, is strongly marked by the unaffected sorrow that pervades the Senate. The character of the deceased requires no eulogy from our lips, but justice demands of us to say of him, that few men, within our knowledge, have discharged the Legislative functions with more credit or usefulness than himself.
To a strong mind and much practical information, he added an assiduity and attention to his duties, which were constantly felt in the deliberations of the Senate; and to these qualities were joined a benevolence of disposition and a candor and liberality of sentiment, which acquired for him an esteem that gave full weight and value to his talents and industry.
The remains of Mr. Burrill will be conveyed to the Senate Chamber, this morning, at half past 10 o'clock, where Divine Service will be performed. They will from thence be carried to the burying ground. The following gentlemen of the Senate will act as
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