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The last Medford Indian. Mr. Brooks, in his History of Medford, written more than fifty years ago, devoted some space to the Indians, and before closing with a somewhat elaborate flight of f
e noticed that this location is that of the present Sarah Fuller Home, and near to the home of Mr. Brooks.
Doubtless, in his early boyhood, as a neighbor, he had abundant opportunity to learn what we housewives of the adjoining towns, and doubtless her knowledge of Indian remedies hinted at by Mr. Brooks was also profited by.
And so, for some years after the fire at Old Toney's, she lived her w graces and gifts in exercise, as to the wealthy and beloved of his parish.
After one reads Mr. Brooks' closing words referred to, this thought recurs:—
Lo! the poor Indian whose untutored mind unity to there behold Him in the clouds and the tempests that raged over these rocky wilds.
Mr. Brooks was twenty-five years old in 1820, and just entering his work as a Christian minister.