"Sacred to the memory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq.
who, unaided by birth or powerful connections,
but blessed with a noble and virtuous mind,
arrived to the highest station in government.
His patriotism and firmness during 50 years of employment in public life,
and particularly in the very important part he acted in the American Revolution,
as Governor of Connecticut, the faithful page of History will record.
Full of years and honors, rich in benevolence,
and firm in the faith and hopes of Christianity,
he died Aug. 9th, 1785, Aetatis 75."
Upon hearing of the Governor's death in 1785, George Washington wrote:
1. Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn. [Partial listing of inscriptions]; Ashbel Woodward, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 12, January 1858, pages 55-63.
2. Gov. Trumbull's Funeral Sermon, The death of Moses the Servant of the Lord, A Sermon Preached at the Funeral Solemnity of his Excellency Jonathan Trumbull Esq. L.L.D., Late Governor of the State of Connecticut, August 19, 1785, Zebulun Ely A.M., Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Lebanon, Printed by Elisha Babcock, Hartford, 1786, pages 14-15, Digitized by Google, Google books, <https://books.google.com>.
3. George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., Mount Vernon, October 1, 1785, George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799, Library of Congress.
4. History of New London County, Connecticut, with Biographical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Compiled under the supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd, J. W. Lewis & Co., Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1882, page 497.