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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. 1 1 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 19: Paris again.—March to April, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
of State, in his duty to his country, defended the treaty in the Senate in an able speech; and his name and that of Ashburton, the British representative, are associated on one of the most honorable pages in the history of diplomacy. The history of the question and of its settlement is given in Webster's Works, Vol. I. pp. cxxi-cxxix; Vol. V. pp. 78-150; Vol. VI. pp. 270-290. Sumner's article was well received in this country. It was reprinted in full in the Boston Courier, June 4, 1839. The article was also reprinted in the Globe, where it was ascribed to General Cass. where it was commended as a clear and able statement of the American view. A correspondent of the Advertiser, May 28. writing with the signature of Senescens, said:— The article is written by our townsman, Mr. Charles Sumner, whose name makes any particular commendation superfluous. . . . It is a learned, perspicuous, and satisfactory view of the subject, presenting the American argument to th
upied, Jan. 10, 1863 New building, School street, corner-stone laid, Dec. 22, 1862 New granite, School street, dedicated, Sep. 18, 1865 The opening visited by 20,000 persons, Dec. 25, 1865 Grounds, School st., purchased by the town, Mar. 31, 1645 Occupied for a school house, 1645 Occupied for a school and engine-house, 1811 An exchange in part with Mr. Richardson, Feb. 19, 1827 Offered for sale, but not sold, May 14, 1827 Additional land bought on School street, June 4, 1839 Trees, shrubbery, and fence removed for new house, Sep. 30, 1862 City Messenger. Johnson Colby, chosen, Sep. 26, 1822 Oliver H. Spurr, chosen, June, 1852 Alvah H. Peters, chosen, May 1, 1872 Marshal, Benjamin Pollard, chosen, May 30, 1823 Daniel Parkman, chosen, June 19, 1837 Ezra Weston, Jr., chosen, June 25, 1838 James H. Blake, chosen, May 1, 1840 Ira Gibbs, chosen, June 25, 1845 Francis Tukey, chosen, June 22, 1846 Fined for fast driving, chosen,
December 1848, and served three terms. During his term of office, the completion of the lines of railroads connecting Boston with Canada and the Great Lakes was celebrated with great elaborateness, and he is said to have done the honors of the city very handsomely. The first gift of money to the Boston Public Library was from John P. Bigelow. Was he the John P. Bigelow who was Commander of the Medford Light Infantry, 1821-1823? Elizabeth Prescott, the youngest daughter, was married June 4, 1839. Andrew was married soon after his settlement over the church here, and these marriages with Katherine's also, are found on our Medford records, where also to be found are the deaths of the following: Edward, July 1, 1838, aged 38; Helen, unmarried, April 14, 1865, aged 61 years, 8 months; Francis R., unmarried, June 28 1886, aged 80 years, 6 months. Helen and her brother Francis each led the life of a recluse, using only a portion of the great house, and naturally they fell into ways