Marshalls, and Kents, and Storys, and McLeans, and Waynes, and Catrons, and Reverdy Johnsons, and Guthries, and all the really great jurists of the land; the brand of absurdity and wickedness which has been stamped upon it by Andrew Jackson, and Webster, and Clay, and Crittenden, and Everett, and Douglas, and Cass, and Holt, and Andrew Johnson, and Wickliffe, and Dickinson, and the great body of our truly eminent statesmen: these considerations and authorities present the doctrine of secession outh?
Alas! you hug a delusion.
Peaceable secession — secession without war I You can no more have it than you can crush in the rack every limb and bone of the human frame without agonizing the mutilated trunk.
(said Mr. Webster) peaceable secession!
Sir, (continued the great expounder, ) your eyes and mine are not destined to see that miracle.
The dismemberment of this vast country without convulsion!
The breaking up of the fountains of the great deep without ruff
of a good friend of Medford be imitated by many hereafter!
Others, from motives of taste and profit, have adorned our highways with forest-trees, whose summer shade will soon shelter the fashionable lady in her morning promenade, and the weary animals in their noonday labor.
Streets in Medford have received the following names: High, Main, Forest, Salem, Ashland, Oakland, Washington, Fountain, Fulton, Court, Cross, Park, Pleasant, Purchase, South, Middlesex, Water, Ship, Canal, Cherry, Webster, Almont, Cottage, Ash, Oak, Chestnut, Grove, Garden, Paris, Chaplin, Mystic, Brooks, Allston, Vernon, Irving, Auburn, Prescott, West, Laurel.
Appropriation for highways from Feb. 1, 1850, to Feb. 1, 1851$1,500.00
Appropriation for highways from Feb. 15, 1854, to Feb. 15, 1855$1,800.00
Expenses of street lamps for the same times$323.75
The bridge across Mystic River, in the centre of Medford, is the first that was built over this stream.
This primitive structure was ex
, where he served an apprenticeship with Thatcher Magoun, Esq., and has since been engaged in ship-building.
He m. Adeline Wait in 1826, and had--
5-6George, b. 1827.
7Mary Genette, b. 1831.
1Dexter, Paul, of Medford, m. Elizabeth----, and had--
1-2Timothy, b. Oct. 7, 1767.
3Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1769.
4Sarah, b. May 2, 1771.
5Samuel, b. Nov. 9, 1772.
6Anson, b. Apr. 30, 1778.
1-2TIMOTHY Dexter m. Ruth----, and had--
2-7Timothy, b. Dec. 4, 1794; d. May 10, 1823.
8Samuel Webster, b. Nov. 2, 1796; m. Ann Whitney, 1818.
Anson, b. Oct. 28, 1798; m.1.
Sarah Brigham, 1822.
Lucy Richards, 1835.
Sarah Joselyn, 1839.
10Nancy S., b. Aug. 8, 1800; m. John W. Durgin, 1834.
11William Mansire, b. Feb. 7, 1802; d. July 1, 1805.
12Jonathan W., b. July 3, 1804; d. Nov. 1, 1824.
13William M., b. Apr. 10, 1806; d. Jan. 1, 1807.
14Abigail P., b. Dec. 21, 1807; d. Feb. 14, 1855.
15Albert E., b. Jan. 30, 1809.
Children of Nancy S. (No. 1