Purviance, John Henry b. 1763 - d. 6 Nov 1820 48 yrs. R S
Died, yesterday morning, after a long indisposition, John Henry Purviance, Esq. aged 48, of the Department of State, where he had, discharged responsible duties for several years. Mr. P. earlier in life, filled various stations abroad, of a public character, in all of which he invariably acquitted himself with credit, and to the satisfaction of the government. His private virtues and amiable deportment insured the esteem of a large circle of friends here and elsewhere, who will learn his decease with deep regret.

His funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the house of Mrs. Blake, on Pennsylvania avenue, which his friends are invited to attend without further notice. [The National Intelligencer, November 7, 1820]