e cultivator of fine roses and president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
The writer remembers his dignified manner as she sat opposite him at a banquet of the society.
Harriet Martineau, the English writer, came to this country in 1835, remaining two years. She was a guest in the home of Rev. Caleb Stetson, pastor of the First Parish, Medford, and corresponded with him. The parsonage then was the home on High street, later the residence of the late John Ayres, now the site of ther they went to pay their respects to Rev. William Adams. Doctor Adams was spending his vacation at the home of his father-in-law, Thatcher Magoun, the senior ship builder.
He married Susan P. Magoun in 1831, and her sister, Martha B. Magoun, in 1835.
He was an admirer of Webster and a distinguished man himself and was called one of the noted clergymen of New York City.
He was pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church, and at his Sunday evening services the aisles were filled with b