Primus Hall

September 12, 2006

April 8, 1842

Here is a notice of death of Hall from the Boston Transcript, in which Hall is listed as 84 at death.  “Mr. Hall was well known, particularly to the younger portion of our citizens, to whom he was in the habit of recounting scenes of the revolutionary war, especially the capture of General Burgoyne, and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, at both of which he was present.  He was attached to the Quartermaster General’s Department, and for about two years was in the military family of General Washington, of whom he spoke with that fervor of attachment which was common to all who were personally acquainted with that great man.  He has departed full of years, to meet, we trust, the reward of a good and faithful servant.”