served as those of the above relation.
The daughter of the Mrs. Quincy therein alluded to kept a diary, in which many of the facts related are noted, with others of equal interest.
Both letter and diary formed the basis of an interesting communication to the Colonial Society of Massachusetts in 1907, which is illustrated by a view of the Lake of the Woods with its wooded island.
It was the privilege of the editor to identify the various localities therein named, and assist that writer, H. H. Edes, Esq., at that time.
Very recently we have found (what neither knew at that former time) the story of the lily-picking episode as told by Mr. May himself in his autobiography.
The view across the Lake of the Woods (Horn pond) is little changed in the lapse of a century, and nature has dealt kindly, as the tall trees witness, with the locality in Upper Medford, from which could be seen the distant spire of Menotomy.
At the latter the canal embankments remain intact, from the site of th