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[231] promoting negotiations for a loan from the Dutch capitalists. After the war he came to the United States, and established himself in some commercial capacity, but does not seem to have succeeded, judging from this letter. He died, I think, in West Cambridge, where, at any rate, his gravestone was to be seen in the old burying-ground when I was a boy. Not long after the establishment of our Government she petitioned Congress for relief, stating that her late husband's efforts in behalf of this country had reduced his family to great embarrassment. Alexander Hamilton, in a letter to Washington, in allusion to her claim, said, I do not know what the case admits of; but from some papers she showed me, it would seem she had. pretensions to the kindness of this country. She afterward married the Spanish Consul-General to the United States. The letter was addressed to T. K. Jones, for many years the leading auctioneer in Boston.

West Cambridge, 24th April, 1799.
Sir: I take the liberty by deacon Frost to send you 8 looking glasses, which I request you will be so Kind to Sell for me, at your vendue's, Such is my present Situation, That I must part with every thing which will fetch some Cash, I wish you Sir to be friend me, you Know the value of Such goods better than I, my minister [Rev. Dr. Fiske] has purchased one of Them, and told me he conceives it as a bargain to have it for 20 dollars. I trust in your goodness to be friend a widow and a Stranger, please to remember me with my Compliments to Mrs. Jones, and I am sir your very humble servant

Don Juan Stoughton, her second husband, was Spanish Consul to the New England States in 1810, per document in Spanish with his signature belonging to Mr. Russell.

Mr. Russell writes:—

‘When a boy of eight, I was present at the opening of Mr. Cooke's tomb on some occasion. Several men were present, looking at the row of coffins. I well recollect old Mr. Gershom Swan's pointing out “which was which,” and said of one, “that contains the body of the Duellist! ” I thought nothing particularly about it at the time, but have since often wondered what duellist could have been buried there.’ Mr. R. further says, ‘as to the duellist, it is possible, though not probable, that De Neufville may have been one in his day, and was referred to.’

De Neufville evidently was first interred in the tomb of the Cookes, and removed after the tomb of his connections, ‘Stoughton and R. I. Linzee, A. D. 1812,’ was built, and where his gravestone now stands. De Neufville's name was pronounced here Dunnewill. ]

Derby, Robert, and Eliza Cutter, m. 12 Mar. 1818. Derby m. second, her sister Hannah Cutter, and third, Eleanor Warren. He was a tailor and rem. from Salem to Camb. and thence to Stow. See Cutter (par. 31), and Cutter Book, 157-58; Coll. Essex Institute, III. 206.

Dexter, Jonathan M., and w. Betsey, from ch. in Billerica, adm. here——1815. Had Henry, bap. 21 Mar. 1813; Abba Maria Wellington, bap. 21 Apr. 1816, d. 5 July, 1819, a. 3; Abba Maria Wellington, bap. 15 Apr. 1821.

2. Mary B. m. Peter Edwards, 17 Jan. 1813.

Diar, or Dier, Sarah [b. 23 Jan. 1771], from infancy with Seth Russell—bap. 26 May, 1776, et. 4.

Dickson, William, and w. Ruth were adm. to Pct. ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739. William d. of old age 15 Jan. 1768, a. 94. His wid. Ruth d. 12 June, 1776 (a. 73—Paige ). She was Ruth

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