on many young men.
Theodore Parker, on a visit here, wrote in his diary April 13, 1843,Saw schoolmaster Thomas Starr King,— capital fellow, only nineteen. Taught school three years. Supports his mother.
He went into Walker's three courses of lectures, and took good notes.
Reads French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, a little Greek and begins German.
He is a good listener.
He resigned his position August 1, 1843.
In 1845, at the invitation of the citizens of Medford, he delivered the Fourth of July oration in the Unitarian Church.
Service in our schools seems to have been a good preparation for a wider life of usefulness and prominence.
Many pupils must have been stimulated and greatly influenced for good by such earnest, fine young spirits as Starr King and his predecessors in office.
The most distinguished guests within our borders have been two of world-wide fame, Washington (1789) and Lafayette (1824). The magnet that drew them was John Brooks, their comrade-in-arms.
on on Monday the fourth day of JanY 1088 . . .
Voted that Zaccheus Wyman be Master of the engine and James T Floyd Clerk to sd Company for the year ensuing.
Also voted to meet the first Monday in April at Half past 5 oClock P. M. at the engine house
At the bottom of the page, in the handwriting of the Clark is
Isaac Floyd fined 50
Wm Harris Do50
Six records of monthly meetings are upon the next page, each being a vote to meet the next month at the enjoine house.
On July 4 it was voted to
Heve the fines remain due till November meeting
At the October meeting it was
Voted to agree with Samuel Teel Jr to cleane the enjoine for one dollar and fivety cents Also voted to meet at the enjoine house the first Monday in November at four O Clock P M Also chose a Cmmitty to prevoid the super Commity Samuel Teel Jr, Commity Patrick Roach, Commity John Dixan
The vote at the November meeting fixed the next in January
At Josiah Johnson Innholder at 6