re to do something concerning a cause which aroused sympathy, he instituted the Society for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Clergymen, of which he, with Francis Parkman and Ephraim Peabody, were the incorporators, in 1850.
That society now has funds of nearly two hundred thousand dollars, and is aiding twenty beneficiaries in sums varying from one to five hundred dollars a year.
The name has lately been changed from that given by Brooks, and is now the Society for Ministerial Relief.
In 1853, he printed a small slip on colored paper, announcing the preparation of a History of Medford, which was published two years later, in 1855.
The press comments are preserved in the scrap book.
At the same time, his attention was directed to what was probably a new subject of study, The evil results following the marriage of near blood Relatives.
With his thoroughness, he gathered many instances, and published and spoke.
The scrap book contains an interesting account of an address by him i