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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 416 0 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 260 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 254 0 Browse Search
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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) 230 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 218 0 Browse Search
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o disproportionate to its width of thirty-eight. It being built in the valley, perhaps on the site of a brickyard, those early citizens may have emulated a little the ambitions of others, and, tall as their new meeting-house was with its pyramidal roof, they built thereon a little tower, i. e., a toweret or turret, and in it later was placed the first Medford bell. But it was nearly a century after its first settling that Medford acquired this visible distinction which is a feature of New England towns. Though the first meeting-house, on the great rock by Oborn rode, never had this distinguishing exterior feature, it had in its pulpit a little tower, or tourelle, in the person of its minister, who spelled his name Turell,—which would indicate that his ancestors were of French extraction. To him it was given to be the occupant of the second pulpit during its entire existence and to begin that of another. That second pulpit only lacked supporting pillars under its sounding board
authoritative statement, and showing the fallacy of some newspaper criticism of his work. Recently the same author has in a local paper dealt with the same subject, which latter evidently is the cause of the article quoted from above, and in which it is stated that prior to the publication of the History of Medford in 1855, the name of Cradock was not attached to that house. But since the publication of the above quoted extract, we have found the following on page 144, Vol. 48, of New England Historical—Genealogical Register The oldest house in the country Is there any proof, above mere conjecture, that the Cradock house, so-called, in Medford, Mass., is the oldest in the country— or indeed that it was built by Gov. Cradock? If so, what and where is it? The above was in 1867, but there was no reply to it in any way that we know of, probably for the best of reasons, viz., there was no proof to be produced by any. And so the pleasant and plausible assumption was r
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., Troubles of a Medford churchman. (search)
ould tolerate none dissenting from their views, and early became dominant in New England. How fared it with the Baptists, the Quakers, or those who held to the li it, as it continued for several years. From Historical Papers, page 317 (New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston) we reproduce— Matthew Ellis tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The humble Petition of Matthew Ellis of New England, Husbandman, a Member of the Church of England, as by Law Established Shethis Honorable Society was desirous to have the power of the Independents in New England, which they used to oblige the Members of the Church of England to contributlly examined into it, being apprehended to the contrary to the intent of the New England Charter, your petitioner upon whom a small sum of 40s N. England money was ld such sum in order to try the right and having no benefit by that Action in New England, your petrs there demanded an Appeal to his Majesty in Council, but was ther
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., Local history in a barber's shop. (search)
in the corner near the door, and fifty feet of necessary funnel hung under the ceiling entered a little chimney in the rear end of the roof. The seats were plain wooden benches extending from the aisle to either wall. The pulpit, very plain, with perhaps a hinged shelf in front for communion table, was on a low platform, around the sides of which was a rail, at which the communicants knelt, this last an innovation in Medford. It was one of the ten idols the standing order of theocratic New England had been combating for two centuries. Two others were church government by bishops and dedication of churches. Here was Medford invaded by three, the advance guard of the ten. Historian Brooks is careful to state that the house of the Congregationalist was dedicated to Father, Son and Holy Ghost. They seemed to thus have admitted the seventh idol, but the others they had no use for. But the historian makes no mention whatever of this old church building of 1828, and would have the
Our illustration. A Medford dwelling that has stood in the heart of the old town for more than two-thirds of its history and still is (without modern restoration) a comfortable residence, is worthy of notice. Built in 1729, it was of the substantial type of its period, such as are seen all through New England. The front half only of the house is seen in the view, the part originally built, as it was subsequently enlarged by adding as much in depth to the rear, which newer part extended five feet by the front at either end. Since thus enlarged, very many years ago, it has housed two families, but the front door and enclosed entry is of perhaps sixty years ago. The street it faces is now known as Riverside avenue, because, in one of its improvement spasms, Medford deemed the good old name of Ship street hardly dignified enough. In earliest times it was called the way to Blanchard's, because it was such. Early in the eighteenth century, a business was established near by, wh
The English Medford. THREE years ago we were asked by a business manager if Medford derived its name from any English locality. Without hesitation we replied affirmatively. In Vol. XXII, p. 21, our conclusions and reasons therefor may be found. During the present year there has been published Towns of New England, Old England, Ireland and Scotland by the State Street Trust Company of Boston. Its two parts form a book of four hundred and fifty pages, with numerous excellent illustrations. Medford, Massachusetts, may be found on pages 123 to 125 of the second part, accompanied by the attractive view shown in our frontispiece. This was secured from Ian Forbes, Esq., of Robertson, England, and we reproduce it by courtesy of the Trust Company. Following its good example thus set, the Register has sought information from oversea, relative to Medford, Staffordshire. We applied at the British Consulate in Boston and were told It must be a small place, as there is no post off
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., The Indians of the Mystic valley and the litigation over their land. (search)
l men by these presents that we Webcowites and the Squa Sachem of Misticke wife of the said Webcowites calling to mind and well considering the many kindnesses and benefits we have received from the hands of Captain Edward Gibons of Boston in New England in part of requitall whereof and for our tender love and good respect that we do beare to Jotham Gibones Sonne & Heyre Apparent of the said Captain Gibones Do hereby of our own motion and accord give & grant unto the said Jotham Gibones the ree so declared by Christians One thousand six hundred thirty and nine and in the fiftenth yeare of the Reigne of King Charles of England &c willing that these be recorded before our much honoured friends the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and the rest of the Magistrates there for perpetual remembrace of this thing. The Squa Sachem markeX & a seal Web-Cowits markX & a seal Signed sealed and delivered in presenee of Robert Lucar Edmund Quinsey Robert Gillum