, fastened a strong cord round her waist and swung her out over the bulwarks of the brig into the arms of a stout old sailor standing up to his waist in the water to receive her.
Amid such scenes of peril Miss Susanna Haswell was introduced to our American shores.
On the day succeeding the shipwreck at Lovell's Island, Lieutenant Haswell and his little daughter reached their home at Nantasket, a large one-story wooden building with a huge chimney in the centre.
This house was standing in 1870, styled the Parsonage.
It was in this house that Miss Haswell passed the days of her girlhood.
Here her mind received its shape and coloring.
Endowed by nature with a lively fancy and a vigorous constitution, she spent most of her young life in sports and rambles over the hills and valleys of Nantasket.
She collected shells and flowers, of which she was most passionately fond.
Lieutenant Haswell was a man of liberal culture; his library was for the time extensive, and his books well
cember 21.—The Spark that Kindled the Revolution.
Charles G. Chick, Esq., president of Hyde Park Historical Society.
January 18.—Some Old Medford Houses and Estates.
Published in current number of Register. Illustrated.
Mr. John H. Hooper.
February 15.—Old-Time Furniture.
Illustrated. Mr. H. M. Begien.
March 21.—(Annual Meeting.) The Old South Historical Society.
Miss Katherine H. Stone.
April 18.—Meeting-House Brook and the Second Meeting-House.
Illustrated. Mr. F. H. C. Woolley.
May 16.—West Medford in 1870.
Mr. Moses W. Mann.
Saturday evening course.
December 5.—Ancient and Modern Middlesex.
Hon. Levi S. Gould, of Melrose.
February 6.—The Trial of Rebecca Nourse from its legal and historical standpoints.
Marshall P. Thompson, Esq., of Boston.
March 5.—West Medford, 1855 to 1860.
Mr. Arthur G. Smith, of Malden.
April 2.—Scotch Poetry.
Mrs. W. K. Watkins, of Malden.
May 7.—The Ancient Warfare between Fire and Ice in Medford.