abstracted from the Chapel and sent to Yale; the communion wine was stolen; a paper bombshell was exploded behind a curtain in the Greek recitation-room; and Professor Pierce discovered one morning that all his black-boards had been painted white.
All the copies of Cooke's Chemical Physics suddenly disappeared one afternoon, and death his family received letters upon letters from persons of whom they had never heard, but who wished to express their gratitude for his generosity.
Prof. Benjamin Pierce, the mathematician, was rather an awe-inspiring figure as he strolled through the college grounds, recognizing few and speaking to none — apparently oblivif something remarkable was taking place.
The president had said in one of his addresses to the Freshmen that it would require a whole generation to utilize Professor Pierce's discoveries in algebra; and I believe, at last accounts, they have not been utilized yet. He would often be seen in the horse-cars making figures on scraps
s follows: In 1861, $488.27; in 1862, $2,151.60; in 1863, $2,828.00; in 1864, $2,907.50; in 1865, $2,150.00. Total amount, $10,525.37.
The ladies of Westford all through the war were active in their efforts and liberal in their contributions for the soldiers in the ranks, and for the sick and wounded in the hospitals.
Incorporated Jan. 1, 1712.
Population in 1860, 1,243; in 1865, 1,231.
Valuation in 1860, $1,016,605; in 1865, $1,103,274.
The selectmen in 1861 were Benjamin Pierce, Jr., Alonzo S. Fiske, Increase Leadbetter, Jr.; in 1862, Alonzo S. Fiske, Increase Leadbetter, Jr., Simeon W. Brown; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Alonzo S. Fiske, Increase Leadbetter, Jr., Horace Hewes.
The town-clerk during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Nathan Hagar; during 1864 and 1865, George W. Cutting.
The town-treasurer during all of these years was Horace Hewes.
1861. No legal town-meeting to consider matters in regard to the war appears to have been held during this year
Davis, AbelJan. 30, 1791
Davis, ElizabethWoburn Precinct,
Burlington. Nov. 15, 1755In service to Timothy Hall.
Davis, ElizabethJan. 30, 1791
Davis LucyCharlestown, May 21, 1759Sept. 5, 1759In service to Zebulon May.
In service to Benj. Pierce.
Delahunt, ElizabethBoston,Oct. 12, 1770Housekeeper for Col. Royal
Dexter, TimothyJan. 30, 1791
Dickson, Jonathan Martha (wife) Benjamin
Surname not given. (nurse child)Cambridge,May 26, 1772In house of Richard Crease.
Dike, Jonath1765Sept. 1, 1756In service to Hezekiah Blanchard.
Farley, MaryBillerica,Aug. 12, 1765Feb. 24, 1766In family of Aaron Blanchard.
Age 15.Jan. 30, 1791
Fillebrown, JamesCambridge,Mar. 10 1766May 16, 1767Apprentice to Nath'l Pierce.
Over the Hill to the poorhouse. By Helen T. Wild.
THE poor ye have always with you is amply exemplified in town records from the earliest times.
The meeting-house, the minister, and the town charges furnish the bulk of subject