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ight, Christianna, of Camb., m. Jonathan Hastings, Jr., 24 Nov. 1780. Wait, James, m. Deborah Hill, 5 May, 1822. Reuben, m. Lucy Hill, 11 Dec. 1825. See Hill (par. 19). Wakefield, William, adult, et. 17, bap. 17 Aug. 1746. Wil-Liam, m. Mary Holmes, of Lexington, 24 Dec. 1746. Waldron, Edward, Jr., of Sterling, m. Martha Estabrook, of Lexington, 23 Sept. 1794. Walker, Nathaniel, of Westmoreland. m. Mrs. Martha Burbeck, of Camb., 2 Nov. 1805. Mary, m. Thaddeus Winship, of LexingtSept. 1799, a company styled the Whittemore Brothers (Amos, William and Samuel) commenced business in card factory in the Northwest Parish of Cambridge. Twenty-three machines were in operation and forty persons employed in this factory in 1801 (Holmes ). The machines numbered fifty-five in 1809 (Fiske ). The town of West Cambridge dates its prosperity from the establishment of this manufacture. See Wyman, 1028; Hist. Cutter Family, 231-2, 338-44, 374, 393-4; and Boston Daily Advertiser for 2
d the building adjoining were occupied by Mrs. Porter's son, George W. Porter, who was a trader, dealing in dry goods, groceries, hardware, farming tools, liquors, powder, salt, etc. Mr. Porter succeeded his father in the business. A very large willow tree projecting over the street stood directly in the sidewalk near the southerly line of the Porter property. A dock from the river that ran parallel with Main street extended as far as Mr. Porter's premises, and probably in former years Porter's store had trade by water. George W. Porter was the first organist at the First Church (Unitarian). He was town treasurer for many years. The four estates between Porter's and the river extended to this dock. Capt. Clisby, pilot, kept his sloop there. Cargoes of cord wood for the brick yards would occasionally be discharged there. The ruins of the old Bishop distillery were on the east side of the dock. John Bishop (son of John and Mary Holmes) ran a fleet of fishing vessels which
Holmes' Brigade. Richmond, Va., Aug. 9, 1861. To the Editors of the Dispatch: --In all of the accounts of the battle at Bull Run, I see in no place where Holmes' Brigade is mentioned, and it is to do that gallant band justice that I now trouble you. Holmes' Brigade was stationed at Aquia Creek before the battle, as iHolmes' Brigade is mentioned, and it is to do that gallant band justice that I now trouble you. Holmes' Brigade was stationed at Aquia Creek before the battle, as it is now, though there has been some addition to it since then. On the 18th, before the memorable 21st, they were ordered to Manassas, arriving there Saturday, perfectly broken down after a very fatiguing march, having had very little to eat, and very little sleep. On the next day they were awakened by the booming of cannon, andHolmes' Brigade was stationed at Aquia Creek before the battle, as it is now, though there has been some addition to it since then. On the 18th, before the memorable 21st, they were ordered to Manassas, arriving there Saturday, perfectly broken down after a very fatiguing march, having had very little to eat, and very little sleep. On the next day they were awakened by the booming of cannon, and were soon ordered to fall in. They then stood there on their arms, expecting every moment to be ordered into the field, until 1 o'clock, when they marched in double quick from the extreme right wing of the army to the left wing, a distance of eight miles. Though the enemy fired into their ranks a great part of the way, they pushe
Hustings Court, Aug. 15. --Aldermen Sanxay, Bray, Timberlake, Lipscombe and Anderson, presiding. Mary Holmes, a negro woman, committed to jail as a runaway, four months since, was ordered to be sold, and the proceeds placed into the State Treasury, according to the provisions of the 19th section of the 105th chapter of the Code, nobody having laid claim to her. Geo. W. Stickney was qualified to celebrate marriage licenses in Virginia, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The Rev. gentleman, who is Chaplain of a Louisiana Regiment, exercised the functions of his office on a loving couple last night.