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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
interlocutory decree$159. 84 ——— $3877.05 1/2 Charges935.50 ——— $2942.56 Less Invalid Fund 2%58.85 ——— Rec'd by Benj. Rich$2883.71 Benjamin Rich. In the discourse occasioned by the death of Benjamin Rich, Esq., delivered in the chly interest in the prosperity of the parish. He hears one of his old companions in business has been reduced to penury; Mr. Rich went round among his friends and raised an annuity of $600. A young lieutenant in the navy dies on the slope of Mt. Lebanon; his young wife soon follows him, leaving two orphan boys. Mr. Rich collected a fund to provide for their education and fit them for useful stations in life. The word fear, too, was not to be found in his dictionary. When, in the month of May, 1818, the Canton packet blew up in our harbor, Mr. Rich was the first to leap upon her blazing deck to rescue the crew, utterly heedless of the possibility of another explosion. For thirty-three years he was a trustee of the Human