There was no more interested reader of the account of the dedication of Prospect Hill Park and Memorial Tower
, we venture to assert, than the venerable Dr. Putnam
, of Salem
, and at the request of the president of the Somerville Historical Society, he has prepared the following article for publication.
It is a subject which has long interested him, and out of the fullness of his heart he writes as he has done.
He here makes some limited use of his pamphlet discussion of the command at Bunker Hill
, which was published several years ago, and was highly praised and approved by eminent historians, scholars, statesmen, lawyers, military men, and others.
The edition having long since been exhausted, he hopes to issue another by and by, to which he will add a copious Appendix, with various letters and several more illustrations.
The work bears the title of ‘Israel Putnam
and Bunker Hill
,’ as the following is entitled ‘Israel Putnam
and Prospect Hill
John F. Ayer
, President Somerville