ning nothing of civic interest, but showing the business life of the Hall family for several generations.
The book, or second source, rich in manuscript notes and printed matter of historical and genealogical interest, was found among the effects of the late James Gilchrist Swan, a nephew of Caleb Swan, and was given to our Historical Society by a grandson of the former about twelve years ago. The first owner's notes run from 1855 to 1871.
The second owner added to these notes in 1886 and 1888.
Much of this data and matter from the Hall papers have been incorporated at various times in the papers of the Register.
In 1793 The Revd.
Mr. Wm Wells came from England to Boston.
He lived in the house afterwards of Mr. Ebenr Hall in Medford near the bridge.
He sometimes preached for Dr. Osgood.
He imported a number of apple trees from England for his farm he had bought in Brattleborough, but they came too late in the spring and he had them sold.
Mr. Benjamin Hall bought some,