l, Jr., William Adams, Jr., Samuel Hill, Walter Russell, James Russell, Jr., Francis Locke, Jr., Thomas Fillebrown, Daniel Wilson, Moses Cutter, Joseph Hill, James Cutter, Jr., George Swan, Benjamin Cutter, Jr., John Wilson, Joel Frost, James Fillebrown.
On Dec. 5, 1804, Artemas Kennedy was chosen president, Isaac Locke secretary, A. Kennedy chorister, Daniel Locke and John Perry bass assistants, Isaac Locke tenor assistant, Jason Kennedy treble assistant, James Hill treasurer.
Ebenezer Rumford Thompson, school-master in West Cambridge, 1814-15, and born here March 6, 1796, refers, in a letter to Mr. J. B. Russell, of New Market, N. J., in 1879, to a visit of Jerome Bonaparte and his Bride to West Cambridge in 1804, to visit Whittemore's Card Factory.
A meeting of the Precinct was held at the hall of Mr. Thomas Russell on Jan. 9, 1805—probably the hall over the store of Thomas Russell & Son, mentioned in town records in 1808.
The dedication of the new meeting-house w
or, by the Hon. M. Spring, and by Col. Bond.
They are all published in full in the Chronicle.
The old Singing Society took a prominent part in the celebration July 4, 1808, singing the then popular Ode to Science, viz. The British Yoke, the Gallic Chain, &c.—J. B. Russell.
In the exciting times of the Embargo, the outrage on the Chesapeake, &c., the martial spirit was strongly developed; a military company of boys, from twelve to seventeen, was formed; Josiah Whittemore was captain, E. R. Thompson, lieutenant, and Webster Barber, ensign.
It was quite a respectable organization, and formed the tail end of the procession, at the celebration July 4, 1808.
This company had the use of an old iron cannon, a three or four-pounder, that was handsomely mounted, and had been in the town from time immemorial, stored in different places, and seemed to belong to no one in particular, and was used in firing salutes.—J. B. R.
Preservers of fish and a sealer of leather were first chosen in