vered an oration before the Society of the Cincinnati in 1787; a Eulogy on George Washington, 1800; Discourse Before the Humane Society, 1795; and a remarkable Farewell to the Militia of the Commonwealth in 1823, all of which are in print.
Of his inaugural address, when governor of Massachusetts, President Monroe said, I am willing to take the principles of that speech as the basis of my administration.
Among other early writers we find Timothy Bigelow, lawyer, many of whose orations from 1767 to 1790 have been preserved, and a Journal of a Tour to the Falls of Niagara, reprinted.
Samuel Hall was editor of the Essex Gazette, New England Chronicle, Salem Gazette, and Massachusetts Gazette, 1768-1807.
Edward Brooks was a contributor to the North American Review.
A unique pamphlet was written in 1847 by Abijah Baker—The Ark, Ships and Shipbuilding, with a Brie History of the Art, and a register of vessels built in Medford.
James Gilchrist Swan wrote Life in the Northwest, i