a number of mechanics and laboring men, as the demands of commerce from time to time called for a larger class of vessels; so the demands of the parties interested in shipbuilding caused the town to vote to widen the draw in the Great bridge.
In 1833 Mr. George Fuller built at his yard above the bridge a ship of 440 tons burden, and was obliged to make changes in the draw in order to allow her a passage down the river.
The town reimbursed Mr. Fuller for his expense, and in 1834 authorized the Selectmen to widen the draw when they should find it necessary to do so. Under this vote the draw was widened, and answered all purposes until 1838, when, in answer to petitions, the town appointed a committee to investigate the subject of widening the draw.
In April, 1839, this committee reported in favor of widening the draw 3 feet, and the town accepted their report.
In 1845 Mr. Paul Curtis had upon the stocks at his shipyard near the Winthrop-street bridge a ship of 850 t
r. He died in 1894.
Mrs. Brooks' first publication was made during the life of her husband, in 1820.
In 1825 the first canto of Zophiel was published.
In 1826-7-8 and 9 she worked at intervals on Zophiel.
The whole poem was published in 1833-4.
In 1843 Idomen appeared.
Mrs. Brooks' baptismal name was not Maria, but Abigail.
In 1819 the General Court allowed her to take the name of Mary Abigail Brooks, by which name she was baptized at King's Chapel, Boston, July 31, 1819.
With the pu/ 1833.
This edition was published simultaneously in London, by C. and W. Reynolds, Printers, Broad street, Golden square. 1833.
The second edition of the complete poem, Zophiel, was published for the benefit of the Polish exiles, in Boston, 1834, by Hilliard, Gray & Co.
Idomen; / or, / The Vale of Yumuri, / by Maria del Occidente. / New York. / Published by Samuel Colmer. / 1843.
Clearly a thinly-veiled account of Mrs. Brooks' own life; but it is impossible to separate sati