"ELIZABETH FREEMAN, known by the name of MUMBET, died December 28, 1829, her supposed age was 85 years.She was born a slave and remained a slave for nearly thirty years.  She could neither read nor write, yet in her own sphere she had no superior nor equal.  She neither wasted time nor property.  She never violated a trust, nor failed to perform a duty.  In every situation of domestic trial, she was the most efficient helper, and the tenderest friend. Good Mother, farewell." 

Epitaph by Charles Sedgwick

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