nd the mobbing of Dr. Priestly, a friend of Mr. Wells, who also came to this country.
Mr. Wells brought with him a wife and eight children, five sons, Wm., Eben, Hancox, Alfred and Howard, and three daughters, Martha, Mary Ann and Hannah.
He thought that this new country afforded a better prospect for the eligible settlement on Medford and formed a friendship not only with my father, but with many of the most respectable inhabitants of the town, which continued through life.
His son Hancox was for some years a clerk in the store of Mr. Jona.
Porter, Medford, and afterward became a distinguished merchant in Hartford, Conn. Eben was a farmer and exceprocured for her stock to the amount of $1,144 in the Union Bank of Boston, and asks to have the amount, with interest, remitted to her, in care of her nephew, J. J. Hancox, who is with a firm of merchants in Liverpool which she names.
She writes Mr. Hall she is enclosing her letter in one to her nephew, William Wells of Boston,