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school buildings for him. It adds to the interest of local and general history to recall the fact that John Brown (before 1859) was a guest at the home of George L. Stearns, and received sympathy and encouragement from the host and his wife. If he could only have looked down the years to see Doctor Booker T. Washington Decemmised land from the top of Mount Pisgah. No choicer spirits, singly or in companies, ever gathered in any home in this town than were found in the home of George L. Stearns. Men and women of the noblest type, ready to sacrifice themselves and their property for the good of mankind, distinguished lawyers and writers, were those our state owes to this man, of whom we ought to be proud as being a citizen of Medford, let us recall with gratitude these verses from Whittier's tribute to George L. Stearns:— He has done the work of a true man,— Crown him, honor him, love him. Weep over him, tears of woman, Stoop manliest brows above him! For the warmest of h
f Stearns avenue. Capt. George King, another son, was lost at sea.—F. A. W. Lameul, FrancisSept. 13, 184621 Learned, ThomasDec. 15, 182060 Loring, WilliamSept. 5, 18408 Monson, NathanJune 13, 1817 Pratt, —— Capt.Aug. 31, 180267 Ramsdill,—–July 7, 1803 July 7, 1803 Reed, Captain HenryOct. 12, 182643 Richards, Stephen A. (in canal)June 13, 18423-6 Richardson, JamesJuly 16, 184824 Richardson, John (canal)Feb. 13, 18248 Robbins, JamesApr. 29, 1771 Smith, Francis A.July 6, 182827 Stearns, DanielJuly 2, 182018 Stetson, FrederickMar. 10, 184617-8 Lost at sea, son of Rev. Caleb Stetson—F. A. W. Swan, Jr., Capt. Samuel Supposed to have been lost at sea the earlier part of the year 1823. Vessel and company have never been heard of. (Was in the slave trade also supposed to have been murdered on the coast of Africa.) —F. A. W, Symmes, Hitty (insane, drowned herself)July 4, 180123 Tufts, HutchinsonMay 2, 181720 Tufts, Jonathan, Jr.BuriedMay 21, 181833 Tu