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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., The Congregational Church of West Medford. (search)
ston,     Old South.Rev. J. M. Manning, D. D.Bro. Moses Merrill. Boston,     Park Street.Bro. Hiram Wellington. Cambridgeport,     Prospect StreetRev. W. S. Kan.Bro. James M. Cutter. Malden.Dea. William L. Greene. Medford, First.Dea. Henry S. Barnes. Melrose.Rev. Albert G. Bale.Bro. La Fayette Burr. Wakefield.Rev. Charles R. Bliss. Winchester.Rev. A. B. Dascomb.Bro. S. S. Holton. Woburn, First.Rev. H. S. Kelsey.Bro. Hiram Whitford. Woburn, North.Rev. Charles Anderson.Rev. Leander Thompson. Rev. D. R. Cady, D. D., was moderator, and offered the prayer of installation; Rev. H. S. Kelsey was scribe, and gave the right hand of fellowship; Rev. Charles R. Bliss delivered the address to the people; and Rev. Dr. Manning gave the charge to the pastor and offered the closing prayer. The meeting-house was dedicated the same evening. It was of Germanized Romanesque style of architecture, and the spire was always admired as a model of graceful symmetry. A clock
and Baldwin (Maine) have claimed the original tree, but the facts would seem to be finally fixed by the letter of Colonel Baldwin to Governor Bowdoin, February 13, 1784, when he sent him a barrel of a particular species of apple which proceeded from a Tree, that originally grew spontaneously in the woods about fourteen miles north of Boston, and Colonel Baldwin knew the facts. Space forbids citing the various arguments in the famous controversy. They were carefully considered by Rev. Leander Thompson of Woburn, in an able article of twenty-four pages, published thirty years ago in the Winchester Record. We commend a careful perusal of this, which includes the Medford claim of Mr. Brooks, as showing how easily errors creep into public print, and if unquestioned, into public belief. Also, even refuted, they still come into public notice, as did this one in a public gathering in Medford a year since. This is no reflection on the worthy and respected townsman who repeated it in goo