The Monument is twelve-and-a-half feet high, standing on a base of granite thirteen inches thick, four feet square, and is of pure white Italian marble, with square shaft, on the front of which is beautifully carved a “Mitre and Crosier,” and capped with a well-executed Urn. On the four sides of the pedestal is the inscription, as follows:
On the Front
In Memory of
Rt. Rev. Thomas Frederick Davis, D.D.,
Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina
On the Left side
He was born February 8, 1804 near Wilmington, North Carolina; died December 2d, 1871, in Camden, South Carolina; graduated at the University of North Carolina, and began the practice of the Law.
He was ordained Deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church, November 27th, 1831; December 1832, a Priest, and ministered to several Parishes there.
In January, 1847, he was installed Rector of Grace Church, Camden.
In May, 1853, he was elected, and in October following, consecrated, Bishop of South Carolina.
On the Right side
For many years without sight,
He endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.
Weak in Body, yet strong in Mind,
This holy Man of God, both as
Priest, and Bishop of the Church,
Adorned the doctrine of God, our Saviour,
In all Things.
The Diocese of South Carolina,
Stablished, strengthened, settled in the Faith
By his Episcopate,
Blessed in his Life, bereaved in his Death,
Erects this Moument,
As a grateful tribute to his memory.
On the Reverse side:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished
My course, I have kept the faith”
The Camden Journal - November 27, 1873 - Provided b: Catoe4