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ent to readers, they must so declare against it that no writer will follow the example. I have received great help front the Massachusetts Colony Records; and Dr. N. B. Shurtleff's beautiful edition of them is a noble monument to a faithful student and public benefactor. I have also gathered much from the Historical Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society,--from Winthrop, Hutchinson, Wood, and other early writers; and especially from the registries of Deeds and Probate. Mr. Frothingham's History of Charlestown is invaluable. I have obtained less information from old manuscripts in Medford than I expected. Many such important papers, long since collected here, have been irrecoverably scattered. I have received aid from Caleb Swan, Esq., of New York; from Mr. Joseph P. Hall, the accurate town-clerk; from Rev. Samuel Sewall, Mr. W. B. Shedd, and several other friends. To each and all I would here offer my sincere thanks. To Messrs. William Tufts, of Boston, George W
1,482.67 Miscellaneous expenses3,123.09 Notes payable and interest paid5,284.00 Amount of town and county taxes for 1854$28,726.40 Receipts and income2,284.43 Balance in treasury7,909.23 Town debt--185534,100.00 Medford a town. Mr. Frothingham, in his excellent History of Charlestown, 1846 (p. 92), says:--Medford was not a town: it was rather a manor, owned by one of the leading inhabitants of Charlestown. We shall very good-naturedly dissent from this statement, and show causerporated town, by the same act as that for Boston, Charlestown, Watertown, Roxbury, and Dorchester. Thus Medford had been, from 1630, an incorporated town, possessing all the civil, political, and municipal rights consequent on that act. Mr. Frothingham says: All printed authorities speak of Medford as a town, and date its incorporation in 1630; but this appears to be an error. We are content to follow, in this matter, all printed authorities, and the decision of the Legisature, and leave
rustees. Oliver Dean, M. D., President; Rev. Thomas Whittemore, Vice-President; Rev. Otis A. Skinner, A. M., Secretary; Benjamin B. Mussey, Esq., Treasurer of the College; Hon. Israel Washburn, jun., Orono, Me.; Rev. Calvin Gardner, Waterville, Me.; Rev. Thomas J. Greenwood, Dover, N. H.; Rev. L. C. Browne, Hudson, N. Y.; Rev. Eli Ballou, Montpelier, Vt.; Silvanus Packard, Esq., Boston, Mass.; Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., Medford, Mass.; Timothy Cotting, Esq., Medford, Mass.; Hon. Richard Frothingham, jun., Charlestown, Mass.; Phineas T. Barnum, Esq., Bridgeport, Conn.; Thomas Crane, Esq., New York City; Charles Rogers, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa. Faculty. President, Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., Professor of History and of Intellectual Philosophy; John P. Marshall, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and of Physical Science; William P. Drew, A. B., Professor of Ancient Languages and of Classical Literature; Benjamin F. Tweed, A. M., Professor of Rhetoric, Logic, and English Literature; E
Education, 275, 278. Eliot, 37, 511, 538, 562. Endecott, 30, 32, 83. Erving, 176, 570. Expenses, 117. Farwell, 511. Faulkner, 49. Felt, 36. Ferry, Penny, 6. Fillebrown family, 511. Fillebrown, 97, 417. Fire-department, 471. First Settlers, 36. First House, 39. Fisheries, 381, 386. Fitch, 36. Forests, 13, 14. Fox, 36, 512. Francis family, 512. Francis, 36, 37, 194, 231, 258, 313, 326, 355, 388. Freeman's Oath, 98. Frost, 44. Frothingham, 44. Fulton, 514. Gardner, 4, 574. Garrett, 36, 42. Gibons, 37, 43, 73, 74. Gilchrist, 514. Gillegrove, 515. Glover, 41. Goodnow, 36. Goodwin, 44. Grace Church, 277. Graduates, 301. Graves, 13. Greatton, 515. Greene, 32, 36, 44. Greenland, 15, 36. Greenleaf family, 515. Greenleaf, 106. Gregg family, 516. Groves, 44, 517. Hall family, 517. Hall, 36, 51, 52, 96, 158, 317, 351, 501, 502, 570. Hammond, 44. Hancock, 202, 213, 5
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frothingham, Richard 1812-1880 (search)
Frothingham, Richard 1812-1880 Historian; born in Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 31, 1812: was proprietor of the Boston Post, and was several times elected to the legislature; mayor of Charlestown in 1851-53. Among his publications are History of Charlestown; History of the siege of Boston; The command in the battle of Bunker Hill; Life of Joseph Warren; Rise of the republic, etc. He died in Charlestown, Mass., Tan. 29, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ninety-two and forty-five. (search)
the democratic party in England. After ninety-two members of the Massachusetts Assembly refused to rescind the famous circular letter in 1774 (see Massachusetts), Ninety-two became a political catch-word in the colonies. When the Americans in London heard of the action of the Massachusetts Assembly, their favorite toast became May the unrescinding ninety-two be forever united in idea with the glorious Forty-five. These numbers were combined in an endless variety in the colonies, says Frothingham. Ninety-Two patriots at a festival would drink forty-five toasts. The representatives would have forty-five or ninety-two votes. The ball would have ninety-two jigs and forty-five minuets. The Daughters of Liberty would, at a quilting-party, have their garment of forty-five pieces of calico of one color and ninety-two of another. Ninety-two Sons of Liberty would raise a flag-staff forty-five feet high. At the dedication of a liberty-tree in Charleston forty-five lights hung on its b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swett, Samuel 1782-1866 (search)
Swett, Samuel 1782-1866 Author; born in Newburyport, Mass., June 9, 1782; graduated at Harvard College in 1800; was admitted to the bar, but became a merchant; served in the War of 1812. He was the author of Sketch of Bunker Hill battle; Sketches of a few distinguished men of Newburyport; Who was the commander at Bunker Hill? with remarks on Frothingham's history of the battle; Defence of Colonel Pickering against Bancroft's history; Original planning and construction of Bunker Hill monument, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 28, 1866.
ve come here to lock arms with Holt and Dickinson and Butler and Frothingham and Greene, and we have got to do it in some practical way. Thiernor, Edward Dickinson, of Amherst; for Secretary of State, Richard Frothingham, of Charlestown; for Treasurer, Henry K. Oliver, of Salem; led a Conservative. He never had joined the Republican party. Mr. Frothingham had always been a Democrat, of the straightest sect; and was, minated. On taking the vote upon the report of the committee, Mr. Frothingham failed of a nomination; the incumbent of the office, Oliver Warner, being the choice of the convention. The opposition to Mr. Frothingham was led by Mr. Moses Kimball, of Boston, who quoted part of an aThe authorship of the article was attributed by Mr. Kimball to Mr. Frothingham. The effect on the convention answered the purpose of the gen than by placing a Democrat upon the ticket. The rejection of Mr. Frothingham involved a reconstruction of the ticket. He paid a high compl
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
ety originated April 19, 1861, and as it was undoubtedly the first which was organized in the loyal States we propose, therefore, to give the names of its first officers, as follows: President, Mrs. Horace G. Hutchins; vice-president, Mrs. William L. Hudson; secretary, Mrs. Henry Lyon; treasurer, Miss Almena B. Bates. Executive committee, Mrs. Peter Hubbell, Mrs. George E. Ellis, Mrs. W. W. Wheilden, Mrs. James B. Miles, Mrs. T. T. Sawyer, Mrs. R. Williams, Mrs. George W. Little, Mrs. Richard Frothingham, Mrs. John Hurd, Mrs. George Hyde, Mrs. Arthur W. Tufts, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Frederick Thompson, Mrs. O. C. Everett. Committee on work, Miss Louisa Bray, Miss L. J. Walker, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Nathan Merrill, Mrs. B. Edmunds, Mrs. George Edmunds, Mrs. J. A. Bates, Mrs. C. S. Cartee, Mrs. Henry Edes, Miss Hannah Osgood, Miss Elizabeth Bray, Miss R. Edmunds. Mrs. President Hutchins, in her excellent address at the first annual meeting of the society April 19, 1862, says: W
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
at which last place he was a guest at the Wadsworths'. One who heard him at Union College wrote that he made an impression as an orator in whom it is hard to say whether the gifts of nature or the accomplishments of art in its highest sense are most pre-eminent. W. M. G. in the New York Tribune, July 29. George Ripley replied, June 8, 1849, in the same journal, to some criticisms on the address, and received a note of thanks from Sumner. This was the beginning of their acquaintance. Frothingham's Life of Ripley, p. 214. John Bigelow recalls that his acquaintance with Sumner began on this anniversary. It has been stated that Seward and John Van Buren were on the platform when the oration was delivered, and that they told Sumner at its conclusion that it was a Free Soil address in disguise. This is probable, though not verified by any record. Sumner remained to attend the Commencement exercises; and it is remembered by Professor John Foster that his face lighted up with smiles
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