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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 285 285 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 222 222 Browse Search
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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 61 61 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 27 27 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 19 19 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 18 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 18 18 Browse Search
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re going to Boston. For one hundred and fifty years, it was on the nearest land-route for all the travel of Maine and New Hampshire ; and, within the memory of some now living, the farmers of New Hampshire, who brought large loads of pork and grain in pungs to Boston, passed over that bridge in companies of five, ten, fifteen, and twenty within the months of January and February. Perhaps the strangest fact connected with it is, that it is still the only bridge for common highway travel now (1855) across the Mystic River in Medford! That another bridge, for free public travel, is imperiously demanded by the growing wants of the town, is generally acceded; and probably such a bridge will soon be built. The other bridges of the town were of minor moment; though that at the Wear cost the town much money, and some trouble. March 6, 1699: Put to vote, whether the town of Medford will give Mr. John Johnson three pounds towards the building a sufficient horse-bridge over the Wears; said
venty-eight dollars fifty-nine cents. The inhabitants voted, April 3, 1837, to receive it according to the terms of the grant, and to use it in paying the debts and expenses of the town. It may be interesting to compare the expenses of 1818 and 1855. They are as follows. For 1818:-- Minister's salary and grant of wood$500.00 Poor1,225.46 Paid Charlestown for paupers241.00 Roads507.63 Schools740.00 Abatement of taxes258.47 Town-officers150.00 Collecting taxes270.00 Expenses for op O. Curtis1837. Galen James1838. Lewis Richardson1839. Thomas R. Peck1840. Alexander Gregg1841. Timothy Cotting1844. Alexander Gregg1845. Henry Withington1847. Peter C. Hall1849. James O. Curtis1850. Peter C. Hall1853. Benjamin H. Samson1855. Names of the treasurers. Stephen Willis1696. John Bradstreet1700. Samuel Wade1709. John Whitmore1714. William Willis1725. John Richardson1727. Edward Brooks1728. Samuel Brooks1729. Stephen Hall1733. Edward Brooks1735. Benjam
4.  Robert Rantoul, jun200.  Caleb Stetson70. Nov. 11, 1850.Charles W. Upham232.  Robert Rantoul, jun217.  Samuel E. Sewall64. Nov. 8, 1852.Francis B. Fay200.  George Hood192.  John B. Alley64.  George Osborn62. Nov. 13, 1854.Nathaniel P. Banks470.  Luther V. Bell136. Councillors and Senators. John Brooks, Councillor1812. P. C. Brooks, Councillor1818. Timothy Bigelow, Councillor1820. James M. Usher, Senator,1851. Sanford B. Perry, Senator,1852. E. C. Baker, Senator,1855. Representatives of Medford in the General Court. Peter Tuftschosen1689. Peter Tufts1690. Nathaniel Wade1692. Peter Tufts1694. Thomas Willis1703. Ebenezer Brooks1704. Thomas Willis1705. Stephen Willis1708. Thomas Tufts1714. Peter Tufts1715. Thomas Tufts1718. John Bradshaw1722. Samuel Brooks1723. John Allfordchosen1726. Benjamin Willis1730. William Willis1735. John Hall1741. William Willis1742. Andrew Hall1744. Stephen Hall1751. Samuel Brooks1762. Stephen Hall
Mr. Osgood at first was not increased for many years, except by the annual grant of twenty cords of wood. Sept. 19, 1796: Voted not to make him any grant, on account of the high prices of the necessaries of life. May 5, 1804, the town made the first grant of two hundred dollars, under the head of wood money; which sum was afterwards voted annually. The utmost, therefore, which he ever received was $533.33. This strangely contrasts with the sum of $5,500 paid for ministers' salaries in 1855. He made no complaint; although the number of taxable persons in his parish had more than doubled during his ministry, and their means of payment more than quadrupled. May 9, 1808: Voted eighty dollars for the encouragement of the singing. April 7, 1817: Voted to grant seventy-five dollars to the Medford Amicable Singing Society, to promote the objects of said society. Dr. Osgood kept a diary, beginning Jan 1, 1777, and ending Dec. 5, 1822. Through this long period he recorded, wi
, the parish against it. About this time, subscriptions were commenced for the Congregational Ministerial Fund for the First Parish in the town of Medford. By the judicious investments of the Treasurer, Dudley Hall, Esq., this fund amounts, in 1855, to $8,600. By special statute, one hundred dollars of the annual income must be added each year to the permanent fund. The balance of the incomes may be expended for the support of the pastor. On the 9th of July and the 29th of October, 1826,t, to whose watch-care it is now intrusted. A prosperous and interesting sabbath school has, from the first, been connected with the church, where much good has been done for the rising generation. Since the commencement of the present year (1855), the house has been neatly repaired, and now presents an inviting aspect to those who worship there. Baptist Society. The origin of the first Baptist Society in Medford was in the summer of 1840, when a number of persons of the Baptist pers
ouncil, A. D. 553; with an Appendix, tracing the Doctrine down to the Era of the Reformation1829 Articles in the Universalist Expositor 1830-40 Reply to Tract No. 224 of the American Tract Society1833 Introduction to an American edition of the History of the Crusades against the Albigenses in the Thirteenth Century, by J. C. L. Sismondi1833 A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families1839 Articles in the Universalist Quarterly and General Review 1844-55 A few Contributions to Religious Newspapers.  Rev. Charles Brooks. Perils of Truth in Controversy1820 Address before Hingham Peace Society1821 Address before Scituate Temperance Society1822 Family Prayer-book,--17th edition, 1853; 1st edition1822 Annual Address before Old Colony Peace Society1823 Account of St. Thome Christians1823 Abstract of the History of the Jews1824 Description of the Jewish Festivals1824 Daily Monitor,--Reflections for each Day in the Year1828 New Year's Serm
ssels built here, estimating the hull, spars, and blocks of each at forty-five dollars per ton. The register has been brought down, for this history, from 1846 to 1855. From this register, it appears that five hundred and thirteen vessels have been built in Medford between the beginning of the present century and the year 18551855, with an aggregate of two hundred and thirty-two thousand two hundred and six tons; and at a cost, according to the above estimate, of ten millions four hundred and forty-nine thousand two hundred and seventy dollars. The greatest number constructed in any one yard is one hundred and eighty-five; and, in any single year , thirty.4: Voted that the selectmen be appointed a committee to dispose of the privilege of taking shad and alewives within the limits of said town the ensuing season. In 1855, Joseph L. Wheeler bought the upper reach, from Marble Brook to the Pond, for $27.50 per annum; and James Rogers bought the lower reach, from Marble Brook to the e
es, for his noble conduct in rescuing Martin Koszta, the Hungarian refugee, from the Austrian authorities, April, 1854. 1855.--Mr. Benjamin Noyes, son of Benjamin, was born in West Medford, and educated at the public school. He is now head engineer in constructing one hundred miles of railroad for the Emperor of the Russias. 1855.--There are many stumps of large pitch-pine trees now remaining in East Medford, on land of Mr. Charles Hall. The field is called stump-marsh. At the usual sprwith salt-water every fortnight? Is proof found here of the theory, that the land on the New-England coast is sinking? 1855.--William Tufts, Esq., born in Medford, March 1, 1787, entered the State House, as clerk in the office of the adjutant-gen the State House. No one was so able to aid seekers after historical documents, and no one could have been more ready. 1855-1655.--What would our Medford ancestors have said if they could have anticipated this time, when speed is deified, and whe
ies. How small the hope! A block of driftwood, in the Pacific, is said to have found its way into the Atlantic, and finally reached a shore. Presuming on this smallest of all chances, we would now cast our historic block into the deep waters of 1855; hoping, that, after it has been tossed by the waves and winds of two centuries, it may be driven on the shore of 2055. Should it have this unexpected rescue, we would, in such case, try to cheer it, amid the awkwardness of its antique dress and the sorrows of its shattered condition, by sending with it our following letter of introduction:-- The inhabitants of Medford in 1855, to the inhabitants of Medford in 2055, send greeting: children and Townsmen,--As we close this volume of history, which we have written for you, we would not send it without expressing our united and hearty good wishes for your health, prosperity, and happiness. That we have thought of you much and often, you will readily believe. We have hoped that physi
e. The manner of his death was very peculiar; he having died in consequence of an illness produced by a dread of the smallpox. He d. Mar. 10, 1760. His widow d. Oct. 10, 1765. 25-36Stephen Whitmore m. Mary Whittemore, July 14, 1763, and had--  36-50Elizabeth C., b. May 19, 1764; m. John Springer.  51Stephen, b. Sept. 15, 1765; d., s.p., 1787.  52 Samuel,b. June 11, 1768. William,  53  54Francis, b. Mar. 19, 1770; d., s.p., July 22, 1795.  55John, b. Nov. 25, 1771; still living (1855).  56Jonathan Wins, b. Aug. 22, 1773; m. Mary Rogers.  57Benjamin, b. July 12, 1775; m. Elizabeth Temple.  58Mary, b. Oct. 26, 1777.  59Rhoda, b. Feb. 9, 1779.  60Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 1782.  61Andrew, b. Sept. 16, 1785; d. Oct. 1, 1785.   He d. Oct. 15, 1816. 25-37Francis Whitmore, 3d, m.--------, and had--  37-62Elizabeth Sanders, bapt. Oct. 13, 1765; d. Aug. 22, 1777.  63Francis, bapt. Aug. 2, 1767; d. Aug. 14, 1820.   He removed to Boston, and with him the name depart