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tage as a profession. She experienced, in the place of her birth, the Puritan aversion to the stage and the people connected with it, so much stronger in her day than now, and in the homes of some cousins she was never welcomed. She made her debut in Pittsburg, Penn., in 1817 as Mrs. Blanford in Speed the Plough. Her first appearance in New York was in 1822-3 as Adelgitha in the play of that name. She was long known at the Bowery and other New York theatres. She took such parts as Letitia Hardy in the Belle's Stratagem, Leonora in the Lovers' Quarrels and Mrs. Malfort in the Soldier's Daughter. She made her first appearance as the latter, when she was engaged for the so-called heavy business. On July 2, 1822, a company of amateurs opened an establishment under the name of the City Theater. Only three had any stage experience, Mrs. Legge being one. The latter was young, talented and interesting in appearance, a careful and understanding reader, and in a good school of
m. On the end of the building, quite near the water, were outside stairs. Butterfield, coming down these stairs, walked into the river. He was a farm hand at Peter C. Hall's, on Winthrop street. F. A. W.Dec. 3, [1844] Caldwell, Robert May 16, 804 Fish, Josiah (canal) July 19, 1887 36 Floyd, Edward H. June 27, 1827 13 Goodwin, Winthrop T.Mar. 27, 1849 6-11-17 Hall, John Apr. 9, 1813 Hall, John Nov. 8, 1818 55 Hall, Richard (shipwrecked) Oct. 19, 1798 Hall, Timothy June 29, 1837 Hardy, JohnFeb. 9, 1846 39 Hatch, ReubenApr. 9, 1770 Hathaway, Edward K. July 7, 1844 5-10 Son of A. K. Hathaway, the school teacher, who lived on Ashland street.—F. A. W. Heyward, Henry Ware Nov. 30, 1838 6 Jacobs, WalterJuly, 1822 NAMETIMEAGE Jewell, Henry W.June 1, 184724-6 Johnson, JohnJuly 25, 18318 Keefe, Patrick (canal)July 5, 184814 King, John FobesOct. 10, 183520 Lost at sea, son of Capt. John King, who lived at the head of Stearns avenue. Capt. George King, another