love him; he was a large man of very dignified appearance.
Thomas Bradshaw, private, was the proprietor of the Fountain House.
His daughter married Thatcher Magoun, Sr. There were nine Tuftses in the company, all kinsmen.
Seven of them were voters in 1776-7.
James Tufts, Jr., was a potter in later years.
The land on which his shop stood, between the river and Tufts place, is owned by his grandsons to-day.
Daniel Tufts lived opposite the Powder House, on land set off to Charlestown in 1811.
One hundred twenty-three years ago to-night a feeling of excitement and suspense pervaded the town.
People who came out from Boston through the day brought vague rumors of another excursion planned by the British.
Where were they going?
Concord? Which way would they take?
were the questions asked in the taverns and streets.
Evening brought no definite news.
When Samuel Wakefield, the sexton, rang the nine o'clock bell the fires were banked, the candles were put out one by one, and t