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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
@31 2000 lbs. Coffee @24 cts. 2093 lbs. Cloves @92 cts. 345 lbs. Raisins @16 1/2 cts. 41 1/2 yds. Broadcloth @$6 7/8 17 Gals. wine @$3.05 Total———$4036.89 1/2 Less 6 Bags coffee sold under an interlocutory decree$159. 84 ——— $3877.05 1/2 Charges935.50 ——— $2942.56 Less Invalid Fund 2%58.85 ——— Rec'd by Benj. Rich$2883.71 Benjamin Rich. In the discourse occasioned by the death of Benjamin Rich, Esq., delivered in the church on Church Green, June 8, 1851, by Alexander Young, D. D., he refers to him as an example of the good parishioner:— The late Benjamin Rich was born on the 12th of December, 1775, in the town of Truro, near the extremity of Cape Cod. From his earliest years, as is the case with most of the youths who are born on the Cape, he took to the sea, going cabin boy at the age of thirteen; and at the age of nineteen, on his fourth voyage, he had the command of a vessel. His voyages were chiefly to the West Indies, the Mediter