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addition to her poetical effusions Mr. Turell enumerates, In Prose many things, among them Some essay to write her own life, which begins with Thanksgivings to God for distinguishing her from most in the World by the Blessings of Nature, Providence and Grace, which she specifies and enumerates in the following manner:— 1. I thank God for my Immortal Soul, and that Reason and Understanding which distinguishes me from the lower Creation. 2. For my Birth in a Christian Country, in a Laibrary, and much she borrowed of her Friends and Acquaintance. She had indeed such a thirst after Knowledge that the Leisure of the Day did not suffice, but she spent whole Nights in reading. When I was first inclin'd (by the Motions of God's Providence and Spirit) to seek her Acquaintance (which was about the Time she entered her nineteenth year) I was surpriz'd and charm'd to find her so accomplish'd. I found her in a good measure Mistress of the politest Writers and their Works; could point
Mrs. M. T. Haskins. Mrs. Matilda T. Haskins, an honored member of this society, died at Providence, R. I., December 8, 1901. She was born in Medford nearly eighty years ago, being the daughter of the well-known Galen James. She was a life-long resident of this city. In her death there is a distinct loss to this community which she loved, to the church which she served and honored, and to this society, of which she was an early member, and in whose work she was deeply interested. We desire to hereby place on record our expression of sorrow for her removal from us, our high regard for her character, so pure and lofty, and our sense of loss to this organization. Fred. H. Kidder. Charles H. Loomis. March 1, 1902. John Ward Dean. The committee appointed to prepare resolutions in memory of the late John Ward Dean would respectfully report the following:— Again death has invaded our ranks and has taken the Nestor of the society. John Ward Dean was a charter memb