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ge and Willard's Geography; accompanied by an Atlas, Physical and Political, for the Use of the Higher Classes. Rev. Andrew Bigelow. This gentleman has published a large octavo volume, describing his travels in Europe, and several sermons, and very valuable reports respecting the ministry to the poor in Boston. Of the much that he has written so well, we regret that no catalogue of his printed works could be procured. Rev. Convers Francis. A Sermon at the Ordination of Rev. Benjamin Kent as Associate Pastor with Rev. John Allyn, D. D., Duxbury1826 On Experimental Religion1827 Errors in Education: a Discourse at the Anniversary of the Derby Academy, in Hingham, May 211828 Address delivered on the Fourth of July, 1828, at Watertown, &c.1828 A Discourse before the Middlesex Bible Society, in Bedford1828 An Historical Sketch of Watertown, Mass., from the first Settlement of the Town to the Close of its Second Century1830 Sermon on the Presence of God with the Good Ma
at Boston. The distilling business and the manufacture of bricks required many lighters to go loaded to Boston: returning, they could bring back iron, steel, &c., at small cost. Medford, therefore, by its river, became a centre of supply to country traders from New Hampshire and Vermont. Supply begets market, as market begets supply. Traders here could purchase ivory-handled knives, spring-locks, brass-ware, tin, and pewter; of groceries, every thing but good tea and coffee; of dry goods, Kent linen, cotton, Irish stockings, Turkey mohair, red serge, broadcloth, muffs, ribbons, lace, silks, combs, napkins, yellow taffety, thread-lace, gloves, &c. Barter was the most common form of trade; and the exchanges were made with about half the care and selfishness so active at this day. Pitch, tar, and turpentine were brought from the interior at an early date; but, in 1755, it became an active business. Casks for them were made in Medford; and the vote of the town required that each ca
64, there were forty-nine free blacks. When the law freed all the slaves, many in Medford chose to remain with their masters; and they were faithful unto death. List of slaves, and their owners' names. Worcester,owned byRev. E. Turell. PompeyDr. Simon Tufts. RoseCaptain Thomas Brooks. PompCaptain Thomas Brooks. PeterCaptain Francis Whitmore. LondonSimon Bradshaw. SelbyDeacon Benjamin Willis. PrinceBenjamin Hall. PunchWidow Brooks. FloraStephen Hall. RichardHugh Floyd. DinahCaptain Kent. CaesarMr. Brown. ScipioMr. Pool. PeterSquire Hall. NiceSquire Hall. CuffeeStephen Greenleaf. IsaacJoseph Tufts. AaronHenry Gardner. Chloe-------- Negro girlMr. Boylston. Negro womanDr. Brooks. Joseph, Plato, PhebeIsaac Royal. Peter, Abraham, CooperIsaac Royal. Stephy, George, HagarIsaac Royal. Mira, Nancy, BetseyIsaac Royal. We are indebted to a friend for the following: It may be interesting here to mention a circumstance illustrative of the general feeling of the tow