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hundred feet, in their own houses. They all lived very happily, in great harmony. The three brothers lived to an advanced age, highly respected by all. Mrs. Benjamin Hall (Hepzibah), died August 10, 1790, aged 56. Mrs. Richard Hall (Lucy), died February 10, 1826, aged 80. Mrs. Eben Hall (Martha), died December 23, 1835,njamin Hall (Hepzibah), died August 10, 1790, aged 56. Mrs. Richard Hall (Lucy), died February 10, 1826, aged 80. Mrs. Eben Hall (Martha), died December 23, 1835, aged 86. At Mrs. Benjamin Hall's death Mr. Hall wrote of her, She was the joy of her husband's heart, and the comfort of his life, for more than thirty years. njamin Hall (Hepzibah), died August 10, 1790, aged 56. Mrs. Richard Hall (Lucy), died February 10, 1826, aged 80. Mrs. Eben Hall (Martha), died December 23, 1835, aged 86. At Mrs. Benjamin Hall's death Mr. Hall wrote of her, She was the joy of her husband's heart, and the comfort of his life, for more than thirty years.
rd (or Hobart) was a poltroon, and that having been visited thrice, it was but fair that he make one in return. Serjeant Abbot, with a guard of soldiers was detailed so go down to Medford and arrest Colonel Paymaster Hubbard at his quarters at Mr. Hall's. This the serjeant did and brought him to camp, to the accompaniment of the Rogue's March which the musicians played all the way. Upon his arrival, complaint was made and the payrolls produced. In the presence of the commanding officer theoking man closely wrapped in a long cloak and muffler approached the door-keeper. After handing him a bundle for the Speaker he suddenly disappeared. On examination of the parcel, it was found to contain the money said to have been stolen from Mr. Hall's house at Medford. The affair proved to the discredit of the paymaster who held the rank of colonel and he soon after left the army. It seems that he got no satisfaction for his arrest by Colonel Stark's order, though the latter's conduct w
ended seventy-one different meetings, speaking at each, and travelled a distance of two thousand four hundred miles, most of it in a stagecoach, generally taking her knitting with her. The generation of today would find it difficult to conceive of the savage form of opposition to the abolitionists which prevailed during many years. In these perilous periods Mrs. Mott proved her fidelity to her non-resistant principles as well as to her anti-slavery faith. In the year 1838, when Pennsylvania Hall was burned by a mob, her own house barely escaped, the excited throng having been headed by a Friend, who shouted, On to Mott's, and led them up the wrong street. This was not the only mob through which her courage carried her unhurt. At one time, in Virginia, the gentleman who was with her was tarred and feathered, while she protested that she only was the offender and besought them to spare him. On another memorable occasion, several years later, when the annual meeting of the Anti-Slaver