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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 416 0 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 260 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 254 0 Browse Search
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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 230 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 218 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 166 0 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., Medford fifty-four years ago. (search)
the square, things had a strangely familiar look. There are so many things in old-fashioned New England villages that look alike. It reminded me of certain New Hampshire villages with which I was familiar, the type, I have since found, of nine out of ten of those anciently planted in New England, the main feature consisting of two broad streets crossing each other at right angles, the interset that time it was occupied—the lower half, at least—by a Mr. Peak, whose family later toured New England as the Bell Ringers. Mr. Peak was a skilful barber, as well as a hustling periodical deale-sleeves, where ox-teams were as common as horses, and where you heard a good deal of the old New England dialect spoken. It was a quiet, restful place, withal, excepting in the ship-yards. All thethink there were a dozen families of foreign parentage in town. The inhabitants were of pure New England stock, whose blood ran from old English sources. Go through the records of the names of the
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., Ye olde Meting-House of Meadford. (search)
later the minister had a wedding present of one, in turkey leather, on which his uncle looked and set the tune, and a little later the town ordained that such Person as shall Read the Psalme Shall Sit in the deacons Seat. This functionary read a line (perhaps two) and the people sang them, then more were read and sung, so the psalms and hymns were said to be deaconed. Sometimes the deacon had a pitch-pipe to sound, thus assisting in getting the pitch or keynote. Organs were unknown in New England, as also hot-air and steam heaters, and over a century was yet to roll away ere a stove was installed in a Medford meetinghouse. Our observation is that the taking of the Sabbath collection—offering, we call it now—is something of an art. How was it in ye olde first meeting-house? There seems not to have been any table there then, but there may later have been one. A month after the ordination John Whitmore and John Bradshaw were chosen deacons. Evidently John Whitmore had successf
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., The Second Battle of Bunker's Hill. (search)
le loss of life, as well as destruction of property occupied by the enemy, and some prisoners with their arms taken. A study of a map of the locality at that period would show the area now covered by railroad tracks, freight houses etc., to have been the Charlestown Mill Pond. A later map would show the Tufts' Mill Pond, where is now the Charlestown Playground and the isthmus known as the Neck, very narrow. At that time Samuel and Ebenezer Hall formerly of Medford were publishing the New England Chronicle, (Printers they styled themselves) at Stoughton Hall, one of the Harvard College buildings in Cambridge. To their paper of Thursday, January 11, 1776, we refer the readers of the Register for an interesting account of this affair:— Cambridge, January 11. Last Monday evening Major Knowlton was dispatched with 100 men, to make an incursion into Charlestown. He crossed the Mill Dam which lays between Cobble Hill and Bunker's Hill, about nine o'clock, and immediately
s 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, 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.
ind that in 1857 there were sixty pupils. I think the school opened with three. They came from many states, about fifty per cent. from Massachusetts. All the New England States were represented, and also the Middle, with the exception of Delaware (which brings to mind a remark I once heard from a man who had travelled extensiveld from the Norfolk Herald at the beginning of my paper, let me end with a quotation from one published at Boston at this time. Among the proudest boasts of New England, none may be more justly indulged than those referring to our admirable schools. We have the means of education profusely scattered upon every side; and while or Young Ladies, at Mystic Hall, West Medford, Mass. Mrs. Smith has surrounded herself with the best procurable talent in every branch, and to Mystic Hall school we shall ever point with highest pride of a true New Englander. New England has long since forgotten the brief life of Mystic Hall Seminary. Let Medford remember.
n. David Henry Brown was born in Raymond, New Hampshire, August 17, 1836, and died at his home in West Medford, on February 21, 1908. He was the second son of Joseph and Elvira (Howard) Brown, and was descended from many of the founders of New England, among whom were, on the paternal side, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, Thomas Webster, Hon. Samuel Dalton and other founders of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter, New Hampshire, and, on the maternal side, Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of from whom he was descended, has been commended as a model genealogical sketch. For the Old Home Week celebration of his native town, Raymond, New Hampshire, in 1901, Mr. Brown wrote some delightful reminiscences, giving a vivid picture of New England country life sixty years ago. From the organization of the Medford Historical Society, in which he took an active part, to the day of his death, his work for it and his interest in it never ceased. He was always willing to do whatever need
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., Earliest Mystic River ship-building. (search)
Mystic, extensively employed in the fisheries, caused the building of small vessels therefor, and this leads to the inference that ship-building was commenced on the Mystic at an early date. In a letter from the company in London to the authorities here, dated April 17, 1629, they say, We have sent six shipwrights of whom Robert Moulton is chief. . . . In another letter, May 28, 1629, they say, The provisions for building ships, as pitch, tar, rosin, oakum, cordage and sail-cloth in all these ships, with nine firkins and two half-barrels of nails in the Two Sisters, are two-thirds for the company and one-third for the Governor, Mr. Cradock.. . . These letters show conclusively that vessels were built in the settlement prior to the building of the Blessing of the Bay, claimed to have been the first built in New England. As Governor Cradock's location was in Medford, and the place where his vessels were built, it is fair to consider the Rebecca the older vessel of the two.
s: He came in as a pillar of strength and remained steadfast through all those years of trial until the paper was an assured success. The first issue of the Congregationalist bears the motto, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, and is dated May 24, 1849. The editorial signed by Rev. Edward Beecher, Joseph Haven, Jr., and Increase N. Tarbox, says, The ecclesiastical principles that we shall advocate are indicated by our name. In doctrine we shall stand on the broad background of New England theology, not committing ourselves to the interest of any party but recognizing with Christian affection and endeavoring to unite all who hold the fundamental principles of the system avowed by our Pilgrim fathers; by Edwards and his successors. As in religion so in politics, we are pledged to no party. Without giving any party pledges whatever, we shall earnestly oppose the extension of slavery in the slightest degree beyond its present limits. For a long time previous to his death
ioned officer in the service of the Province. He was a Lieutenant in Col. John Winslow's regiment For the defence of the Eastern Frontiers: in 1754, in the expedition which established Forts Halifax and Western upon the Kennebec.—Mass. Archives, XCIII, 132. The next year he was again serving as a lieutenant under Winslow, in the campaign which resulted in the removal of the French Neutrals. He was at Beau Sejeur July 2, under Indisposition of Body, and was granted leave to return to New England; but he returned to duty at Fort Cumberland, August 9.—Winslow. M. S. Journal in Mass. Hist. So. Library, 105, 106. In 1757 he was in the practice of his profession in Medford.— Mass. Archives, XVIII, 543. His services in the campaign of 1758 are described in the following petition. May 1764. Humbly sheweth. The Petition of Ebenezer Marrow of Medford. That in the year 1758 he went in the Expedition to the Westward, as a Captn in Col: Jonathan Bagley's Regiment, & was ordere<