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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
ess to the hill of sixty years ago. There was a quietness and seclusion as you reached it byway of Brooks lane that was very attractive, and the old road at its foot that led through the woods to Stoneham was the place for a meditative stroll. Let us close our literary ramble through an old book and a box of older papers with two gleanings, from the former a manuscript note, from the latter a newspaper clipping, as they touch topics of today's interest, though not horticultural. George L. Stearns is an orator in Town meetings, and it is said speaks very well. He spoke at the meeting in the Unitarian Church Sunday, July 2, 1865 for the negroes to vote. He had been in the army with the rank of Major and was some time at Nashville, Tennessee. The venerable Rev. Dr. Todd, of Pittsfield, says the root of the great error of our day is, that woman is to be made independent and self-supporting—precisely what she never can be, because God never designed she should be. Her support,