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,320.51 Total expenditures for 19005,132.75 Baptisms: Infants, 7; adults, 3; total, 10. Confirmations 7; marriages, 8; burials, 6. Communicants: Admitted, 7; received, 25; removed, 45; present number, 286. Sunday-school: Officers and teachers, 17; pupils, 130; total, 147. Sittings, 259, rented. Services are supported by endowment, pew rents and envelope system. Senior wardens. Phineas CapenFeb. 15, 1848, to April 1, 1850 Nathanial TracyApril 1, 1850, to July 18, 1859 Geo. D. PorterApril 26, 1860, to Nov. 1861 L. F. BotsfordApril 22, 1862, to April 29, 1867 J. P. TarbellApril 29, 1867, to April 13, 1868 James HedenbergApril 13, 868, to April 1, 1872 Chas. B. CrockettApril 1, 1872, to April 22, 1878 Benj. P. HollisApril 22, 1878, to April 14, 1879 Jno. B. FolgerApril 14, 1879, to April 10, 1882 Fred M. TildenApril 10, 1882, to April 6, 1885 William I. ParkerApril 6, 885, to April 1, 1887 Allison M. StickneyApril 11, 1887, to April 15, 1895 Fred L. GoddingAp
d the successes, the lights and the shades of human character and efforts, and, above all, when we look into our own souls and try to square ambition with achievement, desire with consummation, hope with possibility—aye, all the contradictions and paradoxes of contest and aspiration—we rise from the contemplation with the conviction that through all these there is a higher destiny. The brilliancy of intellect, of character and ability of Jonathan Porter were exemplified in his son, George Doane Porter, who was born in Medford, June 21, 1831. Young, and with a bright career before him, he was, when comparatively only a young man, carried off by that terror of the New England climate, consumption. He was fitted for college by his father, Jonathan Porter, and graduated at Harvard University in 185. He took up the study of law with William Brigham, and was admitted to the bar in Boston, June, 1854. He practiced both in Medford and Boston, and after a while in Medford alone. I am i