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toes are named. The potato is a native of Chili and Peru. We think there is no satisfactory record of potatoes being in England before they were carried from Santa Fe, in America, by Sir John Hawkins, in 1653. They are often mentioned as late as 1692. Their first culture in Ireland is referred to Sir Walter Raleigh, who had large estates there. A very valuable kind of potato was first carried from America by that patriot of every clime, Mr. Howard, who cultivated it at Cardington, near Bedford, 1765. Its culture then had become general. Its first introduction to this neighborhood is said to have been by those emigrants, called the Scotch Irish, who first entered Londonderry, New Hampshire, April 11, 1719. As they passed through Andover, Mass., they left some potatoes as seed to be planted that spring. They were planted according to the directions; and their balls, when ripened, were supposed to be the edible fruit. The balls, therefore, were carefully cooked and eaten, but t
That, we apprehend, was the auroral hour of his life. He was greater than his means. How many men are less! Rev. Mr. Foster says:-- On the morning of the 19th of April, just at sunrise, alarmguns were fired. The regulars had gone to Concord. I ran directly to Major Brooks, and asked if he were going to Concord, and when? Immediately was the answer. With his minute-men, he pursued the enemy to their boats at Charlestown. Dr. Ripley says:-- As the enemy passed the road from Bedford, they met a body of minute-men, commanded by Major John Brooks. A little below Bedford Road there was a sharp action, and several of the British were killed. Rev. Mr. Foster says:-- The enemy faced about suddenly, and fired a volley of musketry upon us. They overshot. The fire was immediately returned, and two British soldiers fell dead in the road near the brook. Col. Phinney says:-- A little to the eastward of the village, they received a heavy fire from the Reading minute
e much that he has written so well, we regret that no catalogue of his printed works could be procured. Rev. Convers Francis. A Sermon at the Ordination of Rev. Benjamin Kent as Associate Pastor with Rev. John Allyn, D. D., Duxbury1826 On Experimental Religion1827 Errors in Education: a Discourse at the Anniversary of the Derby Academy, in Hingham, May 211828 Address delivered on the Fourth of July, 1828, at Watertown, &c.1828 A Discourse before the Middlesex Bible Society, in Bedford1828 An Historical Sketch of Watertown, Mass., from the first Settlement of the Town to the Close of its Second Century1830 Sermon on the Presence of God with the Good Man.  A Sermon at the Ordination of the Rev. Oliver Stearns over the Second Congregational Society in Northampton1831 Sermon on the Value of enlightened Views of Religion1831 The Christian Charge described by the Apostle Peter1832 Discourse at Plymouth, Mass., Dec. 221832 Sermon on Love to Christ.  Sermon on Grace as c
s a tanyard. He also owned land near Marbey Brook, besides his property in Medford. 4-14John Whitmore m. Mary Lane, of Bedford, and had--  14-22 Mary, b. July 17, 1707; m.1st, J. Weber, Aug. 19, 1725. 2d,----White.  23 Susanna, b. Nov. 2rds went into business with his brother. He owned much property in Medford; and his oldest son, John, having removed to Bedford, he resided there chiefly in his old age, and was so liberal a benefactor to the church as to be mentioned with gratitudhin fifty years, when the heirs, being numerous, sold the estate, and divided it. 14-24John Whitmore m. Martha Lane, of Bedford, and had--  24-28John, b. Oct. 23, 1737; d. Aug. 29, 1743.  29William, b. Mar. 17, 1739; d. Sept. 11, 1743.  30EbenezJohn, b. June 13, 1749; d. Feb. 21, 1750.   He d. Oct. 25, 1748, and his wife removed to Conn. He was a leading man in Bedford, being selectman, treasurer, and clerk. The town, during his life, sent no representative. 14-25Francis Whitmore, jun.
No. 1. Page 556.John Usher married Elizabeth Slidgett, not Sidgett. Page 558.Jonathan Wade (No. 1) had Mary, baptized October, 1663, who married William Symonds; also daughter Sarah. Prudence (No. 5) married, second, Rev. Seaborn Cotton. Page 558.Jonathan (No. 1-2) had Deborah, baptized March 24, 1667; Prudence, June 6, 1669; Catharine, Aug. 27, 1671,--died soon; Catharine, June 22, 1673; Susanna, June 10, 1677; Dorothy, July 10, 1681; all before Dudley (No. 2-8). Page 563.Technically, Bedford was a precinct of Billerica when John Whitmore resided there. Page 568.I am authorized to say that John Willis was very probably the same as No. 3-11. note.--The compiler desires to offer his thanks to the following gentlemen for valuable aid in pursuing his investigations: to Dr. Booth and Dean Dudley, Esq., for the Tufts; to Rev. A. H. Quint, for the Halls; to T. B. Wyman, jun., for the Wymans, and others; and, finally, to Hon. James Savage, for very many facts and corrections thro