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not so common in her time as it is today, and the name of her last husband singularly was the same as her maiden name. Amelia was baptized, according to the First Parish records, October 6, 1799. She was the daughter of John and Lydia (Fulton) Bas after their marriage. His name is first found on the tax list 1797 and last in 1800. He owned one-half of a house. Amelia was baptized October 6, 1799 (according to the First Parish records), by the name of Pamelia, but was always called by thather's family. Each of these was an actor, the latter being also an author. He wrote the equestrian drama, Putnam. Amelia, the third in point of age, spent her early days in this town. Then the family moved to Boston, where she was educated. rinted authorities mentioned above. Mrs. Bannister was connected with the writer's family (a great aunt having married Amelia's brother David), and the actress' name has often been mentioned in our home. Our aunt, feeling her nieces' education wa