This stone covers the mortal part of the Hon. Joshua Babcock Esq. of Westerly, who died April 1st 1783, aged 75 years. His abilities and integrity as a statesman in the discharge of several important offices of trust & the public records of his country, testify, as do all who knew him. That as a physician he was eminent in his profession. As a Christian, exemplary. As a gentleman, polite and engaging & as a husband & father, and master & friend, a worthy imitation.