tion was whether he could escape.
We find that two students expressed their beliefs in this record of a wager.
There is no record whether the dinner was held.
Bet with C. Brooks that Napoleon Bonaparte will escape from the Island of St. Helena before the first of August, A. D. , 1819; a good dinner at our class meeting. November 12, 1815. Samuel D. Bell.
One of the last clippings Brooks inserted in the scrap book was an obituary notice of his college friend, Bell. Samuel Dana Bell (1797-1868) was a son of Governor Samuel Bell of New Hampshire. He studied law and practiced in Concord and Manchester. In 1859 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. He resigned in 1865 and died at Manchester July, 1868.
This date in August, 1819, was chosen because that was the month in which Commencement exercises were then held.
Brooks took good rank in his course, and on graduation continued his theological studies at Harvard.
In the month mentioned in the record o
Paine, married Thomas Adams in 1768, and after his father-in-law's death Adams bought, in 1792, of the widow, Mary Paine, five acres north of where the mill stood.
On his death his widow, Diana Adams, sold this to William Hawes and Lemuel Cox in 1797, and Cox bought Hawes' interest in 1801.
The Mallett family also had mills and land in the vicinity, and from Isaac Mallett's executors Lemuel Cox bought two and one-half acres in 1798.
Soon after this he erected mills, which he leased in 1801Carver Decosta, was the father of William Hickling DeCosta, editor of the Charlestown Advertiser for twenty-six years, and of Rev. Benjamin F. DeCosta of New York, an Episcopal clergyman.
John and Mary DeCosta were also living in Charlestown in 1797.
Of one of these families was, probably, Timothy Decosta, with whom Lemuel Cox boarded at the time of his death.
An item of $489.13 for board was brought against the estate of Lemuel Cox, but it was contested, and a suit brought against the ex