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ue history of a town is nearly an epitome of that of the State. It is not a single portrait, but a full-length figure amidst a group, having the closest relations to all contemporary life, and to all surrounding objects. To neglect these accessory circumstances and illustrations, is to leave all life out of historic details, and convert history into a wide, silent field of graves, ruins, and darkness. I have spared no pains or expense in collecting materials for this work; but my chief solicitude has been concerning its accuracy. In no case have I recorded a fact, or drawn an inference, without having satisfactory historical evidence of its truth. If my labors shall help to fix Medford in the elevated rank it now holds in the State, and shall stimulate future generations to deserve and attain a higher, my proudest hopes will be realized. That peace may for ever be within its walls, and prosperity within its palaces, is the fervent prayer of its humble friend, Charles Brooks.
aron Greene, Malden; Dr. Aaron Bancroft, Worcester; Dr. Ezra Ripley, Concord; Rev. Convers Francis, Watertown; and Rev. Charles Brooks, Hingham. The council met on this day. Rev. Dr. Ripley, Moderator; and Rev. Mr. Francis, Scribe. After all thech and congregation in this town. The religious exercises were in the following order: Introductory prayer, by Rev. Charles Brooks; sermon, by Rev. Dr. Bancroft; prayer of installation, by Rev. Dr. Holmes; charge, by Rev. Dr. Ripley; right hand wn; Rev. Joseph Field, Weston; Rev. George Ripley, Boston; Rev. Samuel Ripley, Waltham; Dr. Fiske, West Cambridge; Rev. Charles Brooks, Hingham; Rev. Francis Parkman, Boston; Dr. Foster, Brighton; Rev. Thomas B. Gannett, Cambridgeport; Rev. Bernard H. T. Blanchard, Harvard. In the organization of the council, Rev. President Kirkland was chosen Moderator; and Rev. Charles Brooks, Scribe. After the usual religious services, the council examined the doings of the church and congregation relat
ing your patient forbearance under this epistolary infliction, I am, as ever, yours, truly, Charles Brooks. In 1837, voted to continue the primary schools through the year. To show how prompt0626043224232 Centre Grammar School85686227162105546 Everett Grammar School102817732422514799 Brooks Primary School56443531714876995 Union-street Primary School53443920164903129 Everett Primary Sgelow1814 Gorham Brooks1814 Jonathan Porter1814 John P. Bigelow1815 Convers Francis1815 Charles Brooks1816 William Ward1816 Sidney Brooks1819 Thomas Savage Clay1819 William H. Furness1820 Edations of Scripture, at different times. Right Hand of Fellowship at the Ordination of Rev. Charles Brooks, in Hingham1821 The Address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society1829 Obituary Notice of Rev. Dlist Quarterly and General Review 1844-55 A few Contributions to Religious Newspapers.  Rev. Charles Brooks. Perils of Truth in Controversy1820 Address before Hingham Peace Society1821 Address b
pointed to appraise damages. Voted that Gorham Brooks, Charles Caldwell, Franklin Patch, Albert Smith, and Jeremiah Gilson, constitute the committee. Voted that the committee be instructed to consider the circumstances of the sufferers, and report cases (if any) where charity is deemed necessary. Voted that the committee be authorized to communicate with similar committees from other towns, in relation to the publication of the results of their investigations. Voted that Rev. Charles Brooks be a committee to collect and arrange the facts in reference to science. Report of Committee of appraisement. The amount of individual losses, as estimated by the committee, is as follows:-- Edward Brooks — Barn$25 Estate belonging to T. P. Smith and others — Buildings, $300; fruit-trees, $600; carriages, $75; vegetables, $10985 Charles Rollins--Two dwelling-houses, unfinished, which Mr. Rollins was building by contract, both entirely demolished, including, in one case, th
Sept. 2, 1833.  70Abigail B., b. Apr. 25, 1808.  71Horatio, b. Sept. 20, 1809; d. 1843.  72Octavius, b. Oct. 27, 1813; d. 1822. 30-46Isaac Brooks m. Mary Austin, and had--  46-73Margaret, m. Wm. Brigham, June 11, 1840.  74Isaac Austin, b. Apr. 13, 1824. 30-47William S. Brooks m. Eleanor Forman, and had--  47-75Ellen Malvina.   William.  76Horace, m. Mary Emerson, and has three children.  77George.  78Mary E., m. Frank Goodhue.  79Francis.  80Lucy Tarbell, m.----Cabot. 38-56Charles Brooks, author of this history, m. Cecilia Williams, June 27, 1827, who d. Mar. 13, 1837, aged 35. He m., 2d, Charlotte Ann Haven Lord, Aug. 1, 1839. Has by first wife--  56-81Elizabeth Albree.   Charles John, d. June 8, 1833, aged 1 year.  82Charles Wolcott, b. Oct. 1, 1833. 46-74Isaac Austin Brooks m. Sarah W. Hill, April 25, 1846, and had--  74-83Frederic Cornwell, b. Feb. 16, 1847.  84Alfred Austin, b. Sept. 1, 1848.  85Mary Isabel b. Apr. 21, 1852.  86Edward Corliss
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
. In a letter written in October of the same year to Rev. Mr. French, he enjoined upon him to correct Master Charles's mode of speaking, his spelling, and manner of address, and to hold frequent discourse of reason with him, and treat him as you would a child of your own. On Nov. 6, 1787, he wrote from New York, and on July 16, 1788, from Savannah, anxious letters in relation to the funds for the boy's maintenance, which he had expected his friend and debtor, General (afterwards Governor) Brooks, to advance. Disappointed in this resource, and lamenting his own pecuniary misfortunes, he relied upon a loan from a friend. But, soon after, the boy was taken from the school. On Oct. 9, 1788, Ma or Sumner, then in Boston, wrote to Mr. Pemberton,— I like the appearance and improvement of Master Charles, for the short time he has been with you, very much; and am happy to hear you are also pleased with him. I lament his having been from you so long. I hope no circumstance in future
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 12: Paris.—Society and the courts.—March to May, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
In 1849 he became, as he still continues, the literary editor of the New York Tribune. He edited, with Charles A. Dana as associate, the American Cyclopaedia. Mr. Brooks. Rev. Charles Brooks, 1795-1872; a Unitarian clergyman in Hingham, Mass., and afterwards Professor of Natural History in the University of New York. Mr. BancRev. Charles Brooks, 1795-1872; a Unitarian clergyman in Hingham, Mass., and afterwards Professor of Natural History in the University of New York. Mr. Bancroft, but particularly Mr. Brownson; Orestes A. Brownson, 1803-1876. He was by turns the partisan of various theologies; finally entering, in 1844, the Catholic communion. He was the editor and almost the sole writer of the Boston Quarterly Review, established in 1838. He entered on metaphysical and philosophical discussions aost remarkable person. He had received the brochure of Mr. Brownson, lately published. Mr. Ripley he described as a man of talent, and great activity of mind; Mr. Brooks as a man of enthusiasm; and Mr. Henry as a person he hoped would soon be established in another professorship. His interest in Mr. Brownson appears to be unfei
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
ote, June 5, 1845:— Mr. Lyman has this moment parted from me. He has left with me a subscription list for one thousand dollars, to be paid to the Treasurer of the Board of Education; also, a vote of the town of Northampton for another one thousand dollars. If you should place the school at Northampton, and accept these sums as part of our five thousand dollars, there would be one thousand and fifty dollars for us to obtain hereabouts. This can be easily done,—I will not say, as Mr. Brooks said, in five minutes, but by a little exertion. Can you express to me any opinion with regard to the probability of the school being placed at Northampton? When will the Board meet again, and when should we be in condition to close our accounts? To Horace Mann. Boston, June 23, 1845. my dear Mann,—I have this moment received yours of the 21st. I am ready to do what you think proper under all the circumstances. . . . Still, if you think proper, I am ready to take advantage o<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
eutenant—J. Frank Turner. First Sergeant—H. M. McIlhaney. Second Sergeant—Robert Parrott. Third Sergeant—Thomas A. Russell. Fourth Sergeant—John J. Williams. Fifth Sergeant—James P. Triplett. E. M. Crutchfield, Jesse P. Gore, Chas. Brooks and David Reeves were also appointed from the ranks to act as first, second, third and fourth sergeants pro tenm. (This action is supposed to have been necessary, as the companies were often separated during the raids.) First Corporal—ChHarris. Second Corporal—Henry James. Third Corporal—Benj. R. Cowherd. Fourth Corporal—Jno. L. Shackleford. Privates. Geo. B. Austin, B. R. Alexander, W. S. Broaddus, Harrison Burton, Arthur Burke, Jno. C. Bayne, James D. Brown, Charles Brooks, Chas. L. Bankhead, Washington Bayne, Thos. R. Brown, Jno. E. Baker, Alex. Buners, J. A. Barker, J. Beverley, Jno. J. Cahill, Jno. J. Clark, William Cockrell, F. M. Conner, Isaiah Carter, D. Coode, Butler Corder, T. W. Crow, Joh
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 14: men and movements in the sixties (search)
his work that I became well acquainted with Miss Abby W. May, whose invaluable method and energy had much to do with the success of the undertaking. The fair lasted one week, and our sales and entertainments realized something more than thirty thousand dollars. But alas! the emancipation of Crete was not yet to be. We passed the summer of 1868 at Stevens Cottage, which was very near the town of Newport. I do not exactly remember how it came about that my dear friend and pastor, Rev. Charles Brooks, invited me to read some of my essays at his church on Sunday afternoons. I had great pleasure in doing this. The church was well filled, and the audience excellent in character, and a lady among these one day kissed me after my lecture, saying, This is the way I want to hear women speak. Another lady, it is true, was offended at some saying of mine. I think that it was to this effect. Speaking of the idle lives of some rich women, I said, If God works, Madam, you can afford to w
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