'The Liberty Oak' In April 1786 near this spot, His Excellency John Adams, United States Ambassador to the Court of St James, accompanied by His Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Ambassador to the Court of Versailles, referring to the Battle of Worcester passionately exclaimed in front of a growing crowd: "And do Englishmen so soon forget the ground where liberty was fought for? Tell your neighbours and your children that this is holy ground, much holier than that on which your churches stand. All England should come in pilgramage to this hill once a year." This Virginian Oak Tree was planted by Rear Admiral Ronald H. Henderson, Defence Attaché to the Embassy of the United States of America. October 23rd 2009 This Oak Tree & Memorial Plaque is the gift of Richardsons Capital L.L.P.