This stagecoach inn was built in 1763. It is still standing today in Holden, Mass. Liet. Abbott is mentioned in old records as blacksmith, yeoman, lieutenant, and latterly for many years as "gent". He started in life as a blacksmith living in Sudbury till 23 years of age. Much interest centres about the tavern built by him in 1763. If the history of this quaint old rlic of the Colonial and Revolutionary period were fully knowon it would make an interesting volume. Lt. Abbott died suddenly in ;Holden probably of apoplexy and his remains were interred in the quiet peaceful and shady old cemetery across from the old hotel of which he ws the respected, able and popular proprietor so many years. His epitaph reads:
"Friends nor phyficians could not fave, My mortal body from the grave: Nor can the grave confine me here when Chrift fhall call me to appear."
His wife Mary is buried there also. As are several of his children.