as Chickering, who was at the age of twenty a cabinet maker in that town.
The piano was out of repair and he was given the task of placing it in condition, and though he had never seen such an instrument before, he made a careful study and successfully accomplished his task, and determined to become a piano manufacturer.
He went to Boston in 1818, and entered the employ of John Osborne the only piano maker in that city.
He mastered every detail of the work, made many improvements, and in 1823 began business for himself in April, and in June of that year finished and sold his first piano.
This is now in the collection of early musical instruments of various types belonging to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
John Montgomery had three daughters in Mrs. Rowson's school.
He was not General till the war of 1812.
Recalling the interesting episode in Medford's old meeting-house (related by Miss Sargent) when Mr. Rowson and Mr. Montgomery sang a powerful duo in the a