ause of training teachers for their work; by his constant writing and lecturing on the subject, caused the normal school system to be adopted in Massachusetts.
Mr. Brooks also wrote, by request of the citizens, The Tornado of 1851, an account of the devastation of the same in Medford and West Cambridge.—Editor.
The Rev. Andrew Bigelow published a minute account of his travels in North Britain and Ireland, also a journal of a tour through Malta and Sicily; and many sermons.
The Rev. Nathaniel Hall published sermons and discourses.
The Rev. John Pierpont, poet and author, was one of the most celebrated divines of Medford.
He wrote the Portrait in 1812; Airs of Palestine, 1816, published with added poems in 1850; Sabbath Recreations, 1839; Lays of the Sabbath, 1850; Pilgrims of Plymouth, 1856.
He was deeply interested in the cause of education and compiled a number of readers for use in schools.
The American First Class Book is one of the most notable books of its kind an