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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
many descendants remain, who are, I believe without exception, distinguished for their goodness and intelligence. I never heard the history of the apple trees before, but I make no doubt of its truth. Mrs. Wells was quoted for many years by the matrons here as a model of thrift and economy. She was greatly shocked at what she regarded as the wastefulness of our habits, in regard to food and other items of housekeeping. Mr. Wells had been settled in a parish in England, by the name of Bloomingdale, I think. After the death of his wife, when he was past 70 years old, he revisited England, and went to his birthplace which he had left when only ten years old even the inscriptions on the tombstones, he said, had been obliterated by the humidity of the climate, and every thing was strange to him. These notices, my dear Sir, will I hope meet your wishes. Truly yours, L. Osgood. Mr. Swan—My Friend, I wish I could answer all the questions; but I cannot. William W. graduated at H