seems that the Selectmen, with the approval of the engineers, appointed new men every year or two which was in accordance with the act of the General Court.
This company voted to disband on the twenty-second day of December, 1859, and so notified the Board of Engineers.
Engine No. 4, J. Q. Adams, was located at the Ship Yard nearly opposite Park street, and having no suction hose was used for the watering of ships in course of construction.
Engine No. 3, Washington, was organized in 1855, and at a subsequent meeting the following officers were elected: Joseph W. Mitchell, foreman; Jonathan Oldham, first assistant foreman; Almon Black, second assistant foreman; Samuel N. Sylvester, clerk; and Hiram Simmons, steward.
They continued their organization till the year 1868.
This company was composed of persons who had seen service in the other companies of the department, many of whom were prominent in the higher offices of the town.
They also contributed largely in filling the
state is in his Debt who eat but a single Share of the Provisions when there was a double share due to him of all both Chattels as well as lands All make 305ll. 4. 8d---------------£305..4..8
Thirdly Deborah Dunster hath one half of the house and land at Charlestown at 20ll: and She hath the greatest part of her Lands in the third Range
The Charlestown wood lots in the present bounds of Medford were divided into five ranges, which are very clearly shown on Walling's map of Medford dated 1855.
This land is nearly all included now in the Middlesex Fells reservation. namely Thirty three Acres more or less at £74ll: that comes down to Prouts marsh
Swamp. Southerly butting upon Dudley's woodland northerly and Easterly it butts upon Dudley, Prudence and Elizabeth Wades pastureland.
Eight Acres of Marsh at Wiggins corner bounded by Prudence Swan's
Marsh weft and south and by the river and upland elsewhere @ £38ll. and awoodlott adjoyning to Dudley Wades Nine Acres and a
ovable life is always interesting.
Its memories are satisfactory, its lessons are inspiring.
Mr. Boynton was born in Rockport, Essex County, Sept. 29, 1824.
His early education was obtained in the public and private schools of his native town, supplemented by a course of instruction at Phillips Academy, Andover.
He came to Boston at the age of twenty-one, and entered the wholesale grocery and ship chandlery establishment of Boynton & Miller, becoming a partner in the firm in 1849.
In 1855 the firm-name was changed to that of N. Boynton & Co. In 1868 Hon. Nehemiah Boynton died, and Mr. Boynton became the senior member of the firm, continuing as such till January i this year, when he retired from business.
The firm constantly increased its business, mainly through the sterling business integrity of Mr. Boynton.
It added to its line of goods, and became one of the largest manufacturers and dealers in cotton duck in the country.
Mr. Boynton was for years a vice-president and
s of the houses of Gen. Samuel C. Lawrence, James W. Tufts, George L. Stearns, and Hon. Edward Brooks.
He was a member of Volunteer Fire Department of General Washington, No. 3, and was instrumental in detecting the incendiaries who made the year 1855 one of terror.
On his advocacy the cemetery was constituted a separate department of town government.
He served six years on the first Board of Trustees.
His zest for nature was keen.
He knew every rare plant, and where in our woods it grew.
man brought his lantern.
Mr. Cudworth's mother, then seventy years of age, never having witnessed a launch, came up from Scituate and was present at the event—a great one for her.
Ship Electric Spark, 1,200 tons, launched at the same yard in 1855, was commanded by Capt. R. G. F. Candage (now of Brookline) and made the voyage to California in one hundred and six days.
The Boston Advertiser of Saturday, May 10, 1856, has the following advertisement:
Glidden & Williams line for San F