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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], An Ancient turtle. (search)
An Ancient turtle. --A box turtle, which has resided on the farm of Elijah Nelson, Esq., in Upton, for the lest half century, and perhaps for more than a century, was brought to Boston on Thursday last. The Atlas says: Mr. Nelson found the turtle on his father's farm in 1813, and marked his name and date on the shell, and then let him alone. After a period of twenty-three years, 1836, he found him again, and also marked the date; he also made his appearance again in 1840. Mr. Nelson again found him in 1847, in the same condition as formerly, with the exception of one foot, which
is turtleship had "seceded."He was again found this week by Mr. P. P. Taft, whose farm adjoins Mr. Nelson's, and added his initials and the date 1861.
All the above dates are on the back, and on the e on the back, and on the under shell is the name of Elijah Nelson, the initials N. and the letter U. Mr. N. thinks he is of the same size as in inst.
His weight is but one pound and two causes.