en though assisted by these fortuitous wheels of chance.
Such were the difficulties with which this eighteenth century enterprise had to contend in the early years of its nineteenth century history.
Nor were these all. With the exception of the guard locks at Billerica and Chelmsford, which, of hammered granite, were equalled by nothing then in our country, the various locks and aqueducts were constructed of wood, and necessarily perishable.
The aqueduct at Shawsheen river was renewed in 1817, at an expense of $7,646.86 (about one-fourth of the net receipts of the previous year), and an additional loss entailed by the suspension of business for six weeks. When we recall that business was entirely cut off by the ice of winter, it will be readily seen that these were expensive repairs, and such repairs delayed the payment of dividends.
In the year 1808, both the president, who was then the governor of Massachusetts, and the agent, Col. Baldwin, died, and the outlook for the futur
John Adams, President of the United States, by her father, William Smith.
Buzzell's lane, so called, takes its name from John Buzzell & Son, who made bricks in the yard now occupied by Mr. John S. Maxwell, between College avenue and Main street.
Bradbury avenue, Wellington, was named for Captain Wymond Bradbury, who was one of the owners of the farm, subsequently the property of the Wellington family.
When Captain Bradbury owned the land it was situated in Malden.
(Annexed to Medford, 1817.)
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Rev. Elijah Horr, D. D.
The earthly life of Rev. Elijah Horr, acting pastor of the Mystic Congregational Church, terminated at his home in Malden, February 14, 1904.
His decease was a shock to his people, and a deep grief to the large circle which loved him as a friend and esteemed him for his manly and ministerial qualities.
Dr. Horr was born in Carthage, N. Y., April 20, 1841.
He was educated in the institutions of his native state, and the theological