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d a half later Sarah Fulton heard the alarm of Paul Revere as he crossed the bridge into Medford town, and a few days after the place became the headquarters of General Stark's New Hampshire regiment. Then came the battle of Bunker Hill. All day the people of Medford watched the battle with anxious hearts; many a son and brother were there—dying, maybe, just out of their reach. At sunset the wounded were brought into town, and the large open space by Wade's Tavern between the bridge and South street was turned into a field hospital. Surgeons were few, but the women did their best as nurses. Among them, the steady nerves of Sarah Fulton made her a leader. One poor fellow had a bullet in his cheek, and she removed it; she almost forgot the circumstance until, years after, he came to thank her for her service. During the siege of Boston detachments of British soldiers often came across the river under protection of their ships, searching for fuel in Medford. One day a load
of river, opposite the old high school-house on High street. Here George H. Briggs built a schooner in 18—. 6. Yard on South street, opposite the end of Walnut street. Occupied by James Ford, where he built two schooners in 1814. They were intenring, and were built in the short space of thirty-six days. This yard was afterwards used by George Fuller. 7. Yard on South street, northerly end of Curtis street. Here Paul Curtis established himself in 1839, and he remained here until he removed his business to East Boston. 8. Yard on South street, just above Winthrop-street bridge. Occupied by Jotham Stetson from 1833 to 1853. Luther Turner built one bark here in 1854. 9. Yard on South street, on land adjoining Boston & Lowell RSouth street, on land adjoining Boston & Lowell Railroad. Here Peter Lewis built one schooner in 1845. 10. Yard at Rock Hill landing, at the foot of the hill. Probably used for the building of lighters. I am much indebted to my friend, Mr. John H. Hooper, for assistance rendered me in loca
ears afterwards, two or three private schools of wide reputation. The first of these was kept by Hannah Swan, sister of Dr. Swan, in the large house on Forest street removed a few years ago to make room for the house occupied by J. Manning. After she left, the house was taken by Mr. John Angier, who kept a boarding-school there for many years, and had scholars from other States and from the West Indies. The Misses Bradbury kept an excellent school for young ladies, boarders and others, on South street. Mrs. Russell, mother of the late Governor Russell, told me she attended school there. During the first half of the century, and until the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution in 1855, a majority of voters, instead of a plurality as now, was required for the election of any public officer. The consequence often was that for many public offices there was a failure to elect. For the governor and senators a mode was prescribed for filling the vacancy, but for representatives, i