all bearing their respective colors.
Massed on the opposite sidewalk, fully a thousand of them, were the school children, in charge of their teachers.
Badges of red, white and blue, and flags everywhere were in evidence.
Arriving at the house, Revere was welcomed by His Honor the Mayor and the members of committee, and invited to enter for refreshment.
The present resident, Edward Gaffey, deemed it an honor to open the historic mansion for the occasion and dispense the hospitality Captain Hall had no time for so long ago. During this interval Arthur Joyce of the high school, standing on the door-steps, recited in a clear and carrying voice Longfellow's well-known poem; Mayor Haines, standing on the car-track, spoke of the lessons of the day, citing various historic events and incidents of American patriotism, and expressing the firm belief that America will not fail in the present crisis and in coming days.
As the mayor ceased speaking Cornetist Milton Rich and Sub-master Gilk
humble Sevt Wm. Wells. Hartford June 20 1797 To Mr. Benjn Hall, Senr, Medford near Boston.
In the center oby his father of a bill of £ 100, remitted through Mr. Hall to James Hancox of Birmingham, which he fears lostis brother and sister join him in respects to you, Mrs. Hall, and the rest of our Medford friends.
Subscribed Union Bank, as he is not willing to longer trouble Mr. Hall with this trifling concern.
He asks assistance fo the elder Wells sent the letter he had written to Mr. Hall to his son, who added the explanation which closedsfactorily to all, and then forwarded the sheet to Mr. Hall.
A scrap of paper in the Hall collection contaie Bon Chretien in the former, we may fairly assume Mr. Hall's trees were imported stock, quite likely obtained.
The first change was made probably when the three Hall brothers built their houses just at the foot of thisich were spots of beauty for many years, and another Hall built his home there soon after, and these four hous