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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
continued until 1861. He took for his text Jer. 18: 7-10. Although Bunker Hill Day is not generally observed outside of Massachusetts, yet the grave of Rev. Samuel McClintock, chaplain at the Battle of Bunker Hill, is always decorated at that time. You who are lovers of history and searchers among records would not have us fail to mention another William Tufts out of gratitude, for no one was so able to aid seekers after historical documents, and no one could have been more ready. May, 1857, he bought a home in Salem and made his residence there, where he died, June 3, 1861. TheSalem Register says, An old and faithful servant of the commonwealth, William Tufts, Esq., died at his residence in this city on Monday. Mr. Tufts was in his seventy-fifth year, having been born in Medford, March I, 1787. From 1815 to 1850 he was well known to all who had business transactions at the state house, having been for a long period the chief clerk in the office of the secretary of the co