would not have us fail to mention another William Tufts out of gratitude, for no one was so able to aid seekers after historical documents, and no one could have been more ready.
May, 1857, he bought a home in Salem and made his residence there, where he died, June 3, 1861.
TheSalem Register says, An old and faithful servant of the commonwealth, William Tufts, Esq., died at his residence in this city on Monday.
Mr. Tufts was in his seventy-fifth year, having been born in Medford, March I, 1787.
From 1815 to 1850 he was well known to all who had business transactions at the state house, having been for a long period the chief clerk in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth.
For several years past he has resided in Salem, quietly enjoying the fruits of his well-spent active life.
Capt. James Gilchrist, born in Danvers, 1770, married Susan Wyman of Medford, June 10, 1805.
He was engaged in the East India trade, sailing from Salem and Boston.
They made their home in the