n what was then the east side of Main street, but which is now called No. 2 Mystic avenue, some of the older tenants were Gilbert Blanchard, grocer, William Thomas, who at one time lived in Mr. Butters' house, Mrs. Rebecca Stearns, daughter of Caleb Brooks of West Medford, Ebenezer Chamberlain, hatter, Bartholomew Richardson, hatter, Mrs. Henry Withington and others.
In the next house lived Mr. Amory Hartshorn and John T. White.
Both were employed at Mr. Peck's hat factory.
The latter colored to your Children and tell Mr. Dud
Dudley Hall, son of Benjamin Jr.; born Oct. 15, 1780, died Nov. 3, 1868. that I think he comes on very well in the writing way as I see in a Postscript of your wife's.
Make my respects to our old Friend Gen'l Brooks
Governor of Massachusetts, 1816, 1823. and all my friends in Medford, for I have and always shall have a Regard for the little place from which I drew my first breath. . . .
Omeidpore 10th May 1793.
Yours of 1st May is now before me,