[Elegy on the Death of the Honorable
Samuel Hardy, Esq.]1
[New York, October 20, 1785]
The New-York Journal, or Weekly Register, October 20, 1785.
1. For a discussion of H’s possible authorship of this poem, see Burnett, Letters description begins Edmund C. Burnett, ed., Letters of Members of the Continental Congress (Washington, 1921–1938). description ends , VIII, 239. According to a correspondent of Burnett, tradition ascribes the poem to H. There is no other evidence that he wrote it.
Samuel Hardy was a former member of Congress from Virginia.