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[p. 12] say that notwithstanding the highest Provocations given by the Enemy not one Instance of Cruelty that we heard of was committed by our victorious Militia: but listening to the Merciful Dictates of the Christian Religion they breathed higher Sentiments of Humanity.’ Essex Gazette, April 25, 1775.

Sept 24. This day we had a Note up for the Death of Brother Ebenezer Brooks.

Feb. 25. 1776. Old Mr. Zachariah Pool of Medford died last week suddenly.

The ‘Texts Books’ close February, 1777.

Deacon Joseph Seccomb was the son of Thomas Seccomb, for many years town clerk of Medford. He followed in the footsteps of his father1 in keeping a record of important events. It appears from the ‘Texts Books’ that he left Medford and took up his residence in Danvers early in the year 1762.

J. H. H.

1 See register, Vol. XIII, p. 70, for account of Thomas Seccomb's record of sermons.

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