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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., A recently discovered Letter written by Colonel Isaac Royall in 1779. (search)
ry well for the first Six Weeks or Two Months after which I was taken very ill of a slow Nervous Fever which disorder continued the best part of the Winter following and I have never had my Health since from that time to this and that Sickness prevented my going to the West Indies wholly so that I have never been able to go there since as I wrote you my intention was to go there to settle my affairs and to sell my Estate if I could and then to return Home to Medford as soon as possible but Providence has seen fit not to permit these things and therefore I must make myself as easy as I can tho I was oblig'd to let the Lease run out which had got Two Years from next August before it expires. I little thought the last time I saw you that I should see England as I design'd for Antigua it was a thing foreign to my thoughts and quite unexpected to me as I never had the Small Pox upon that account did not think I should ever see England I have hitherto escap'd the Small Pox but have been pre
ven successive years. Century old Medford items. The year 1808 was noted as the time when an assistant teacher was first employed in the public school. Also in 1808 were made several diggings for Captain Kidd's buried treasure. For richest Jems and gainfull things most merchants wisely venter; Deride not then New England men this corporation enter: Christ calls for trade shall never fade come Craddock factors send; Let Mayhew go and other mor spare not thy coyne to spend; Such trades advance did never chance in all thy trading yet: Though some deride thy loss, abide her's gaine beyond man's wit. —From Chapt. VII. Wonder Working Providence of Zion's Saviour in New England. Edward Johnson. On February 21, 1908, our former president and faithful worker, Mr. David H. Brown, entered into rest. He had but recently assumed the editorship of the Register, and to it gave his latest work. An appreciative memorial is being prepared and will be presented in due time.