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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 0 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
the State by the voters of any town. The consequence was that there was an attempt to select the ablest men by both parties, without regard to location or residence; and many able men, who, on account of the political views of their neighbors, could not be elected by their home towns, were elected sometimes from the town of their birth, and sometimes from the town of their choice, and sometimes from the town itself requesting them to act. I think Governor Boutwell was elected by the town of Berlin, a little town on the edge of Worcester County, and not by Groton, the town where he resided. Mr. Benjamin F. Hallett, a very distinguished Hunker Democrat living in Boston, who had not the slightest hope of being elected in that city, was elected from the town of Wilbraham, and thus with many others; so that it may be fairly said that the ablest men of the State formed that convention. There were four hundred and twenty-one members of the convention. For myself, I had so far outlived new
em was a talented son of Medford, Mr. William Channing Woodbridge, who received from his father a knowledge and love of school-teaching, and who, as editor of the Annals of Education, labored successfully for the great cause. His Modern School Geography and Atlas are proofs of his ability and enthusiasm; and we deeply regret that all our efforts to learn more of his history and labors have been so unsuccessful. He is an honorary member of the Geographical Societies of Paris, Frankfort, and Berlin. If another son of Medford has labored long and spent much for common schools, is it necessary that it should be noticed in this history? The writer of this has maintained, that, under the circumstances, it is not necessary; but he has at last been syllogized into the belief, that what was publicly done by a son of Medford towards the education-revival of 1835-7 belongs to the history of the town, and cannot be omitted without violating the rule followed in all other cases in town histor
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