C. Swan begs Miss Osgood to accept his thanks for her very full account received last summer of the Revd Mr. Wells formerly a resident of Medford.
The only wonder is that she ever came to the Knowledge of so many incidents connected with his history.
It increased my regrets of which I have told Mr. Brooks that the History of Medford had not been written 30 years sooner when Governor Brooks and Doctor Osgood, and others could have furnished so many items of historic interest. Thursday Dec. 15, 1864.
From the second source of material some letters came to hand that quite unexpectedly supplemented the accounts given by Miss Osgood of the Wells family.
The first is addressed to Benjamin Hall, Esq., Medford, near Boston, dated Birmingham, Cheshire, July, 1781, and subscribed Eliza Worthingto,. late Loughes.
She thanks him for having procured for her stock to the amount of $1,144 in the Union Bank of Boston, and asks to have the amount, with interest, remitted to her, in care