The Unclaimed Dead

In 1868, as the removal of bodies from the State Street Burying Ground progressed, the Albany Evening Journal ran the following item:

The Unclaimed Dead – in the process of the work of removing the dead from the State Street burial grounds, it is discovered that in some instances where there has been no tombstone to mark the graves, there are found plates upon the coffins.  Some means should be adopted by the Committee and the Contractor to advise relatives and friends of such discoveries, so that they may take charge of the remains. 

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