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never holding any local political office, Dr. Capen was chairman of the ward 4 delegation in the Somerville mayoralty convention in 1895, and led the revolt which resulted in the nomination of Albion A. Perry. Dr. Capen was also elected a delegate to the Republican National Convention of 1888, but did not serve. He was president of the Mystic Valley Club for five years; a charter member in his college days of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity; an organization member ofthe Delta Chapter of Massachusetts, Phi Beta Kappa; and a director recently of the Bingham Hospital for Incurables. Besides, he held membership in the Twentieth Century Club, the University Club, the Boston Club, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Somerville Historical Society. President Capen's publications include the article on The Philosophy of Universalism, in The Latest Word of Universalism; the article on The Atonement, in the Universalist section of the Columbian Congress; the article on Un
al street, toward Walnut Hill. Here all swamp-loving trees and shrubs were found, bound together by horse briar and brambles, so as to be almost impenetrable in many places. The birches and junipers grew far up onto the north slope of Spring Hill, the whole wild and extensive enough to furnish good gunning for small game. Along the line of the Revolutionary forts on Prospect and Central Hills to Winter Hill were many old gnarled button-pear trees. These seldom grow spontaneously in Massachusetts, and it was popularly believed that they came from the seeds of pears eaten by the soldiers when quartered on these hills. Rand's woods, on Elm street, below the Powder House, was the only grove of any extent on high land, and this was composed principally of evergreens, pitch and white pines, and junipers, with a few maples and oaks. But the number of forest trees in the new town was really very small. Probably not a walnut, chestnut, hemlock, or spruce was growing wild at that ti
bought it, probably about 1737, and remodeled it after an English mansion in Antigua, from whence he brought with him twenty-seven slaves, whose old brick quarters, with its huge fireplace, is probably the last existing vestige of slavery in Massachusetts. Colonel Isaac Royall, Jr., son of the merchant, was a Loyal-1st, and at the breaking out of the Revolution went to England, leaving for disposal by his agents, among other chattels, his slaves Stephen, George, Hagar, Mira, Betsey, and Nans then part of Charlestown. In the Revolution the old mansion was for a time the headquarters of General Charles Lee, who afterwards moved to the old Oliver Tufts house; while Lee had the Royall mansion, it was facetiously named Hobgoblin Hall. It is a relic all are interested in preserving, and it is believed and hoped that this society will succeed in purchasing and restoring this historic place, which was during the last century considered one of the grandest mansions in Massachusetts.
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Personal Experience of a Union Veteran (search)
cided to go. Well, go, if you think you can endure the exposure and hardships of camp life; and may God bless you in all your endeavors to serve our country, and give you health, strength, and ability equal to your calling. If you do enter your country's service, attach yourself to a cavalry squadron, by all means. I send you a paper to call your attention to the notice of a company which is to be recruited in Maine; and you will see that it is more advantageous to enlist here than in Massachusetts. If you wish to obtain a situation in this company, you had better apply at once. Let the store go. Please write very soon, if you do not come home, for I shall feel anxious to hear how you succeed in enlisting. Mother. (Extract.) Boston, September 10, 1861. My dear Mother: Your letter of the 7th inst. received this noon has filled my heart with joy. A thousand thanks for such words as these—words both of consent and blessing. I surely have no desire to bathe my hands in my
, whose object and aim is the acquisition and dispensing of local history; but I beg to call to your minds that, at the dates covered by the theme of my paper, Charlestown and Cambridge were contiguous in territory, with a common boundary reaching from Miller's river to Burlington, Charlestown bounded with Lynn on the northeast, and with Boston on the Mystic river, as Chelsea was early a part of Boston. This most ancient town of Middlesex County was the third settlement in the limits of Massachusetts, outside of Plymouth plantation. The first Court of Assistants was held at Charlestown. In every line of business and commerce Charlestown held prominence. Phipps is a contraction in speech of Philip, unknown in England before the Conquest, and one of many forms indicative of the popularity of the fifth apostle. The Phipps were seated in the shires of Gloucester, Worcester, Warwick, and Northampton. They bore arms and were esteemed among the gentry. The immediate family, whence t
Cummings' First Lessons in Geography and Astronomy, 101. Cushing, Luther S., 96, 97. Cutter, Ebenezer, 64, Cutter, Edward, 16, 90. Cutter, Fitch. 16. Cutter, Miss Rebecca, 94. Cutter, Lieutenant, Samuel, 16, 19. Cutter, Sarah, 95. Daboll's Arithmetic, 101. Dahlgren Guns, 58. Danford, Esq., 83. Danforth, Samuel, 82. Danforth, Thomas, 78. Dartmouth College, 70. Davis, Jefferson, 62. Davis, Mary B., 10. Dean Academy, 2. Dedham, Mass., 80. Delta Chapter of Massachusetts, 2. Devens, David, 64, 95. Devens, Richard, 22, 39, 40, 42, 63, 65. Devens, Richard, Esq., 39, 40. Devens, Hon., Richard, 65, 66. Devonshire, Eng., 81. Dexter, Samuel, 22, 39, 40, Dexter, Samuel, Esq., 39. Dixon, Mr., 72. Doane Street, Boston, 86. Dodge, David, 68, 69, 70, 71. Dodge, Horace, 71. Dorchester, Mass., 89. Dow, Brigadier-General, Neal, 50. Dow, Colonel, 27, 50. Dudley, General, 53. East Boston, 84. East Somerville, 8. Edgerley, Edward Everett, 10. E