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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23.,
Medford turnpike
Corporation. (search)
. Oliver Hartshorn5 shares, Nos. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. Fitch Hall5 shares, Nos. 39, 40, 41, 42, 43. Joseph P. Hall3 shares, Nos. 59, 60, 61. Timothy Dexter1 shares, Nos. 64. Benjamin Hall Jr & son5 shares, Nos. 65, 66, 67,68,69. Peter C. Brooks7 shares, Nos. 19, 20, 77, 78, 79, 80,81. Josiah Bradlee2 shares, Nos. 82, 83. William V. Hutchins5 shares, Nos. 33, 74, 84, 85, 86. Samuel Gray4 shares, Nos. 87, 88, 89, 90. Dudley Hall1 shares, Nos. 75. Richard Hall1 shares, Nos. 76. John C. Jones5 shares, Nos. 44, 45, 46, 47, 48. Richard D. Tucker3 shares, Nos. 71, 72, 73. Ebenezer Hall Jr2 shares, Nos. 62, 63. Elijah & Samuel Davenport10 shares, Nos. 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96,97, 98, 99,100. Rufus Davenport10 shares, Nos. 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54,55, 56, 57, 58. At the meeting held May 5, 1803, Nathaniel Hall was appointed an agent to petition the Court of General Sessions to appoint a committee to lay out and appraise the lands taken for the Medford turnpike road. At a meet
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The Touro house and its owner. (search)
n, but he best enjoyed his home in Medford, where he could have the society also of his neighbor, Governor Brooks. His will and the papers which refer to his estate, evidence concerning his business and his friendships. To be sure he dealt in wines by the tierce, and these he bestowed in quantities sufficient in which to take a bath. This was in years before the Washingtonian movement. He was generous to Governor John Brooks, Dr. John Warren, Captain John Pratt, R. D. Shepherd and John Coffin Jones. The wines contributed to the festivities and good fellowship of the day. He did not forget his friends, and in those days of his intense distress he did not forget good causes, nor the finest interests of his own people. To the Jewish Synagogue in New York city he gave $10,000; also he gave to the Legislature of Rhode Island the sum of $10,000 for the support of the Synagogue in Newport, and to the Massachusetts General Hospital he gave $10,000. This sum fairly took the breath away