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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Town and Gown. (search)
ng towns claiming a prescriptive right to drive across it herds of cattle destined for Brighton. Judge Story was a model citizen of Cambridge and took an active part in all important municipal affairs. Says Dr. Peabody of him, There was no public meeting for a needed charity or educational interest, in behalf of art or letters, or for the advancement of a conservatively liberal theology in which his advocacy was not an essential part of the programme. The poor of Cambridge remember Samuel Sanders who removed from Salem to Cambridge to become the steward of the college and on his death left a large part of his property to Cambridge charities. Professor Charles Beck enlisted in the civil war but was at once discharged by the medical officers as unfit for service on account of his age, but Cambridge still honors his zeal and contributions in behalf of the wounded in the hospitals. These few instances must suffice, but anyone acquainted with the civic history of Cambridge will