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paper relating to the company, and Mrs. Saxe in hers upon the Methodist Church, both published in the Register. The Rev. Mr. Ames who offered the prayer, alluded to by these writers, had been stationed at Lynn for two years, and was by his bishol letter to the editor, acknowledging the receipt of the last number of the Register, and writing from Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Ames tells of an incident we take the liberty of quoting:— Did you ever hear of the Sabbath after that prayer in the Square? Mr. Ames went into the pulpit boiling, and I into that front pew, trembling. During his prayer they began to go out and slam the pew doors behind. Soon as he stood on his feet, he looked up at Bro. Thomas [Newcomb] with Bro. Newcomb please hat lived then can understand the tense feeling that existed, and the ways in which, sometimes, they found expression, Mr. Ames served his church two years (the time limit then), but he served the community and his fellowmen also. His interest in
Papers and Addresses. The Medford Historical Society has been privileged during its thirteenth year, 1908-1909, with the following:— October 19.—Fisher Ames. Frank Gaylord Cook, Esq. November 16.—Around the Caribbean. Rosewell B. Lawrence, Esq. December 21.—The Cost of Municipal Government in Massachusetts. Charles F. Gettemy, Esq. January 18.—The Evolution of a New England Home. Mr. Frank Smith, of Dedham. February 15.—A Union Spy and Her Correspondents. Mr. John Albree, of Swampscott. April 19.—The First Inauguration of John Hancock. Francis Hurtubis, Jr., Esq., of Boston. May 17.—The West Medford Congregational Church. Deacon Herbert N. Ackerman. In the Saturday evening course the subjects and speakers were; December 5.—Shay's Rebellion. Mr. George S. Mann, of Brookline. January 2.—The Pump in the Market Place. Miss Eliza M. Gill. February 6.—From the Stage Coach to the Parlor Car. Mr. Charles E. Mann, of Malden. March 6.—The Water Supply of