Negro girlMr. Boylston.
Negro womanDr. Brooks.
Joseph, Plato, PhebeIsaac Royal.
Peter, Abraham, CooperIsaac Royal.
Stephy, George, HagarIsaac Royal.
Mira, Nancy, BetseyIsaac Royal.
We are indebted to a friend for the following: It may be interesting here to mention a circumstance illustrative of the general feeling of the town in those days with regard to slavery.
In the spring of 1798 or ‘99, a foreigner named Andriesse, originally from Holland, who had served many years at the Cape of Good Hope and in Batavia as a commodore in the Dutch navy, moved into the town from Boston, where he had lost, it was said, by unlucky speculations and the tricks of swindlers, a large part of the property which he had brought to this country from the East Indies.
His family consisted of a wife and four children, with from fifteen to twenty Malay slaves.
He lived only a month or two after
1770; Rumril, 1750; Rushby, 1735; Russul, 1733.
Sables, 1758; Sargent, 1716; Scolly, 1733; Semer, 1719; Simonds, 1773; Souther, 1747; Sprague, 1763; Stocker, 1763; Storer, 1748.
Tebodo, 1757; Teel, 1760; Tidd, 1746; Tilton, 1764; Tompson, 1718; Trowbridge, 1787; Turner, 1729; Tuttle, 1729; Tyzick, 1785.
Wait, 1725; Waite, 1785; Wakefield, 1751; Walker, 1779; Ward, 1718; Waters, 1721; Watson, 1729; White, 1749; Whitney, 1768; William, 1762; Williston, 1769; Winship, 1772; Witherston, 1798; Wright, 1795.
As to the strangers who are mentioned on our records, I find that Adrian Lubert Andriesse, of Batavia, was born in Boston, Feb. 9, 1799, and baptized at Medford, July 7, 1805.
Charles Dabney's child, which Mr. Albree had to nurse, was baptized July 4, 1742, and named Charles.
Of those not of American birth or parentage, I find, besides the slaves and their children, that Jacob Auld, one of the Scotch-Irish, had, by wife Ann, a daughter, Margaret, born Mar. 19, 1750.