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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
he earliest of these, conceded to have originated with James Sullivan, afterward governor of Massachusetts, was the great enterprise of its time, the Middlesex Canal. So comprehensive was the idea o, they reposed confidence in a citizen of their own. His works declare his praise. . . .Even Massachusetts, a state already proud in science, will in some future age feel an increase of pride to ackn his duties were increased by the action of the General Court, which authorized the sale in Massachusetts of tickets of the Amoskeag Canal Lottery, but exercised a thrifty oversight by directing tha payment of dividends. In the year 1808, both the president, who was then the governor of Massachusetts, and the agent, Col. Baldwin, died, and the outlook for the future of the canal was dark indbore no small part in the progress of the time, this owing to the energy and perseverance of Massachusetts and New Hampshire men, and was out-stripped in public service only by the power of steam, al
Age 10 yrs. In family of Benj. Parker. Johnson, MaryAug. 31, 1797Widow of Henry Johnson. Johnson, ThomasBoston, Oct. 27, 1762Boarder in house of Samuel Hall. Jones, JohnConcord, Mar. 26, 1765Feb. 24, 1766Single. Husbandman. In employ of Isaac Royall. Jones, JonasAug. 31, 1797 Jones, JosephActon, Jan. 20, 1772In family of Isaac Hall. The Petition of Belinda, servant of Isaac Royall, Esq. [Read before Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R., June 6, 1904.] Commonweath of Massachusetts.To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled. The Petition of Belinda an Affrican, humbly shews: That seventy years have rolled away, since she on the banks of the Rio da Valta, received her existance—the mountains Covered with spicy forests, the valleys loaded with the richest fruits, spontaneously produced; joined to that happy temperature of air to exclude excess; would have yielded her the most compleat felicity, had not her mind receive
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Meeting-house brook and the second Meeting-house. (search)
esex ss. To all People unto whom these Presents shall come, Oliver Prescott Esq; Judge of the Probate of Wills &c in the County of Middlesex within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, sendeth Greeting. * * * * I do hereby order and assign unto Benjamin Hall Esq., a son of Andrew Hall late of Medford in the County aforesaid, Esq, dec believed in it as a right, and opposed property qualifications as a surrender of principle. Mr. Hallowell was the author of two books, The Quaker Invasion of Massachusetts, and The Pioneer Quakers, which were a valuable contribution to the early history of Massachusetts. He died January 5, 1904, leaving a wife and four childreMassachusetts. He died January 5, 1904, leaving a wife and four children. His is the record of an honorable, cultivated man, a lover of books, and the friend of his kind at the cost of sacrifice which he ungrudgingly paid. Henry C. Delong. The Medford Historical Society solicits contributions for its scrap book and for the Colonial kitchen which it is fitting up at headquarters.