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William Hamilton

at St Johns Church, Calcutta

William Hamilton
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Under this stone lyes interred the body of
WILLIAM HAMILTON, Surgeon
Who departed this life the 4th Dec 1717.
His memory ought to be dear to this nation,
for the credit he gain’d the English
in curing Ferruckseer,
The present king of Indostan,
Of a malignant distemper by which
He made his own name famous
at the Court of that great monarch
and without doubt will perpetuate
his memory as well in Great Britain
as all other nations in Europe.

[followed by 6 inscribed lines in ? Persian or Arabic]

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