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arms (the very opposite of the dress à la sausage), there was neither studied humility nor conspicuous poverty, but the recommendation of clothes typical of true Puritan ideas,--clothes that would not patronize coughs, consumptions, pride, or taxes. As the royal family and the nobility led the English nation in habits of dress, tt family in the log-hut on the banks of the Mystic. We will take Saturday and Sunday. Let us look closely. The father is a strong man of forty-six, with a true Puritan heart; and his wife is seven years his junior, with good health and without anxiety. Their first child is a son, eighteen years old; the next is a daughter of si of imperious necessity: any thing further was thought to violate the jealous sanctity of the day. The iron strictness with which Sunday must be kept, made every Puritan look on that occasion as if two fast-days had met in one. The hour of rising was remarkably late; and nothing like hurry was seen in the house. Nature found a r
he was librarian for a short time. He was chaplain on board the frigate Hancock in 1777; but, returning to Medford, died there, May 6, 1781. His wife died Nov. 29, 1800, aged 69. She was, through her mother, a lineal descendant of the famous Puritan divine, John Cotton. Their children were--  31-51Cotton Brown, b. July 20, 1765; d. May, 12, 1834.  52Peter Chardon, b. Jan. 6, 1767; d. Jan. 1, 1849.  53Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1769; m. Samuel Gray, of Salem.  54Joanna C., b. May 18, 1772; m. Naof division. He served in the Indian wars, under Major Willard, as the treasurers' books witness. His name, with his wife's, stands on a petition in favor of an old woman charged with being a witch; hence he can hardly have been of the extreme Puritan party, although a member of the church. 1-4John Whitmore was one of the early settlers in Medford, at least at the period when the records commence. He m., 1st, Rachel, dau. of Francis Eliot, and widow of John Poulter, of Cambridge. His child