have come into the larger liberty of thought and action.
Current events, 1724-1734.
Extracts from town Records of Medford. by Helen T. Wild.
May 25, 1724.
Put to vote whether the town will agree to hear Mr. Turell preach two days, and Mr. Lowell preach one day, if they may be obtained, also to adjourn this meeting for three weeks, then the church to make a nomination and call in the town for choice in said nomination.
Voted in the affirmative.
At said meeting, voted that Monday theexecution of John Brown, to whose memory the day had been kept sacred for many years in her household.
She was related to Lydia Maria Child, and was of the stock of New England transcendentalists to whom we owe the poets Whittier, Longfellow and Lowell, and also Emerson and Channing, Parker, Frothingham and Margaret Fuller.
Ole Bull, the wonderful violinist, and Emerson, Samuel Longfellow, Frothingham, David A. Wasson, Dr. Hedge, the Hallowells, Frank B. Sanborn, James J. Myers, present Spea
, Gordon Hutchins, fought as a captain with the Continental troops at Bunker Hill, and was afterward breveted colonel.
Mr. Hutchins graduated from Williams College in 1861, and spent a year in a voyage around the world.
His theological studies were pursued at the General Theological Seminary, New York City, from which he graduated in 1865.
Ordained the same year both deacon and priest; became assistant minister at the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, in 1865; rector of St. John's, Lowell, from 1865 to 1869; assistant minister at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, 1869 to 1872. Mr. Hutchins married Mary Groom, daughter of Thomas Groom, of Boston.
For many years he has been interested in musical work and in 1871 edited the Church Hymnal, and later established a musical called the Parish Choir, which, at one time, was the only weekly publication in the world devoted to church music.
In 1871 Mr. Hutchins was elected third assistant secretary of the General Convention o