rmed themselves up, and Ichabod Morton, Esq., Deacon of the First Parish, rose and said, Mr. President, I am glad to see this day. The work is well begun.
The mass of facts now presented to us so plainly, prove conclusively the inestimable value of teachers' seminaries.
Mr. Brooks says he wants the first one established in the Old Colony, and so do I, sir, and I will give one thousand dollars towards its establishment.
I knew that the generous offer of this humble and pious man
Hon. Wm. T. Davis of Plymouth has kindly furnished some facts about this enthusiastic coadjutor of Brooks.
Ichabod Morton, born in Plymouth, was a descendant of George Morton, the father of Nathaniel, the first secretary of the Plymouth Colony.
His education was slight, for he became engaged early in the work of life; first, as clerk in, and then keeper of, a country store.
As he had learned something of surveying, he would at times survey wood lots.
His store keeping led to an interest in vessels,