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ven successive years. Century old Medford items. The year 1808 was noted as the time when an assistant teacher was first employed in the public school. Also in 1808 were made several diggings for Captain Kidd's buried treasure. For richest Jems and gainfull things most merchants wisely venter; Deride not then New England men this corporation enter: Christ calls for trade shall never fade come Craddock factors send; Let Mayhew go and other mor spare not thy coyne to spend; Such trades advance did never chance in all thy trading yet: Though some deride thy loss, abide her's gaine beyond man's wit. —From Chapt. VII. Wonder Working Providence of Zion's Saviour in New England. Edward Johnson. On February 21, 1908, our former president and faithful worker, Mr. David H. Brown, entered into rest. He had but recently assumed the editorship of the Register, and to it gave his latest work. An appreciative memorial is being prepared and will be presented in due time.
David Henry Brown. David Henry Brown was born in Raymond, New Hampshire, August 17, 1836, and died at his home in West Medford, on FebruDavid Henry Brown was born in Raymond, New Hampshire, August 17, 1836, and died at his home in West Medford, on February 21, 1908. He was the second son of Joseph and Elvira (Howard) Brown, and was descended from many of the founders of New England, among wBrown, and was descended from many of the founders of New England, among whom were, on the paternal side, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, Thomas Webster, Hon. Samuel Dalton and other founders of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Hwent to college. After leaving the district school in Raymond, Mr. Brown attended Hampton, New Hampshire, Academy in the fall of 1853, andollege on account of ill health to return and finish his course. Mr. Brown taught school in the long winter vacations to earn money for his, and continued the business, the firm name soon becoming Thompson, Brown & Co. Among the most noted books which bore their imprint, were Cuscompetition, bore a reputation for honorable dealings. In 1869 Mr. Brown married Abby Dudley Tucker, daughter of General Henry and Nancy (
singer; Charles Wesley Tuttle, and with Hon. Daniel Messinger, The Messinger Family in Europe; and with Charles Wesley Tuttle, Capt. Francis Champernowne. David Henry Brown, a worker in genealogy, wrote Simon and Joan Clarke Stone and Three Generations of Their Descendants. James Madison Usher published the History of Medford The writings of Frank Preston Stearns cover a wide range of subjects—art, literature, criticism, biography, political science. In 1888 he edited a book on John Brown, by Herman von Holtz, for which he was singularly fitted through his personal knowledge of John Brown. In 1895 he published Sketches from Concord and Appledore, avaluable articles written by Miss Mary Sargent, James A. Hervey, Thomas S. Harlow, Lorin Low Dame, Abby Drew Saxe, Parker R. Litchfield, Benjamin F. Morrison, David H. Brown, Charles Cummings, Dr. Charles M. Green, Rev. Henry C. DeLong, John H. Hooper, Moses Whitcher Mann, Charles H. Morss, Myra Brayton Morss, Helen Tilden Wild, A
n purchased by the Society for $4,000.00. Of this amount $1,000 was paid in cash, and the remainder provided for by a mortgage and the favorable interest rate of four per cent. But prior to this purchase the various expenses had absorbed the proceeds of the historic festival already alluded to, and several efforts of lesser magnitude had been unremunerative. The cash payment was the result, mostly, of donations for that specific purpose, secured mainly through the efforts of President David Henry Brown. The meetings of the Society have been on the third Monday in the months from October to May inclusive, and for several years a Saturday evening course of addresses was added to the regular meetings. At nearly all meetings, other than the annual, addresses have been given and papers read relating to Medford, its history, institutions and people. Many of these have been reproduced in the Society's quarterly publication, the Historical Register. Its issue was begun in 1897 for