re) years of his life was a property owner and resident in Medford, passing away in 1790.
Historian Brooks, writing about midway between the time of these papers and the present day, said,
How will the above read in the capital of Liberia two hundred years hence?
How does it read in Medford (where rum was made) today?
But the Nantucket-Boston-Medford men were not sinners above all men.
There were others, as a recent publication, A Rhode Island Slaver (Shepley Library, Providence, 1922), clearly proves by reproducing the Trade book of the Sloop Adventure, 1773-4.
Of Captain Peter Gwin, his various commands, voyages and doings, the letters and instructions of his assured friend and owner give much information, and are a side light on a business once considered legitimate.
Lack of space in our last issue precluded our saying all we desired regarding the Register.
At the urgent request of the Society we begin a new volume, and with this number complete fi
street, occupying the first floor as office and press-room and the entire second as composing and job-printing rooms.
Before the removal, however, another esteemed contemporary appeared on the scene, this time the Medford Messenger, issued by E. B. Thorndike from Harvard street in South Medford.
This was an eight-page paper, eleven by fourteen inches, six columns on a page, and first appeared October o, 1913.
On January 2, 1914, it was enlarged to fifteen by twenty-one inches, and in 1922 its volume was extended by additional issues to the end of the year, making the succeeding volume begin with the calendar year.
In 1916, there appeared a new venture in Medford journalism—The Review. This was an eight-page, six column weekly of the same size as the Mercury and Messenger. Its heading was ornamented with a cut of a ship ready for launching, and bore the legend, News, Arts and Sciences.
Captain Pitman was with it at its inception, but for some cause or other soon left it to