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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., Medford Historical Society. (search)
fficers for year ending March, 1901. President. John H. Hooper. Vice-Presidents. L. Dame, Am Cushing Wait, Rosewell B. Lawrence, Charles H. Loomis. Recording Secretary. Jessie M. Dinsmore. Corresponding Secretary. Walter H. Cushing. Treasurer. Benjamin F. Fenton. Librarian and Curator. Agnes W. Lincoln. Standing committees. Membership. Rosewell B. Lawrence, David H. Brown, Ellen M. Gill, Miss J. M. Dinsmore, Wilton B. Fay, Geo. S. T. Fuller. Publication. Charles H. Morss, Charles H. Loomis, L. L. Dame, Walter H. Cushing, Miss Helen T. Wild. Papers and Addresses. David H. Brown, John Ward Dean, John H. Hooper, Dr. R. J. P. Goodwin, Miss Agnes W. Lincoln, William C. Wait. Historic Sites L. L. Dame, L. J. Manning, Miss Hetty F. Wait, Miss Ella L. Burbank, Mrs. J. M. G. Plummer, Warren M. Archibald. Genealogy. Miss Helen T. Wild, Miss Ella S. Hinckley, Miss Hetty F. Wait, Miss Eliza M. Gill,
Slavery in Medford. by Walter H. Cushing. Slavery existed in Massachusetts almost from the first settlement of the colony, and was somewhat increased as a result of the Pequot war in 1637. The slaves in this instance were, of course, Indians. The chief source of African slaves, so far as their importation is concerned, was through trade with Barbadoes, a British island in the West Indies. Slaves purchased in Africa were sold chiefly in the West Indies and the Southern colonies; the balance came North. The mainspring of the traffic was rum; and Brooks in his History of Medford gives an extract from a captain's account-book showing balance between rum and slaves. Very few whole cargoes, however, came to Massachusetts; and only a small number of ships from Boston engaged in the African trade. In 1703 a duty of £ 4 was imposed on every negro imported. Slaves were most numerous in Massachusetts about 1745; in 1763 the ratio of whites to blacks, the latter including many fr
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., Dedication of memorial tablet to Sarah (Bradlee) Fulton. (search)
American Revolution, facing the little cemetery, where many flags waved over graves of soldiers of the War of Independence, the tablet stands inscribed: Sarah Bradlee Fulton 1740-1835 A Heroine of the Revolution erected by the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R. 1900 In the words of the Regent of the Chapter, The memory of the lives of those noble women of a hundred years ago is a legacy to every American woman, a trust to be proud of, and one to be administered in the spirit of unselfish devotion, lofty purpose, and true womanhood. the Committee on Papers and Addresses has given an interesting series the past season: November.—The Second and Mystic Churches, by Charles Cummings. December.—The Homes of the Puritans, by Rev. T. F. Waters. January.—Benjamin Hall, by Helen T. Wild. February.—The Royall House and Farm, by John H. Hooper. April.—Paul Revere's Ride, with lantern slides, by W. C. Eddy. May.—Slavery in Medford, by Walter H. Cush