ad been made and filed with the province authorities two years before, and perhaps the committee deemed that enough.
An interesting entry in the Medford record is this:—
We the Subscribers being appointed July 14, 1740 a committee to perfect the lines of the farm granted by the Genl Court 1735 which Lyeth on Pescatequogg River according to the Plan of the Same accordingly we Repaird to said farm on the 19th of Augt 1740 and on the 21 and 22d Dayes of Said month with the assistance of Mr John Goff and Mr. John Lovell
We dislike to criticise harshly the worthy committeemen of so long ago, but do wish that they, or Clerk Willis, had finished the statement so well begun on the thirtieth page of Vol.
III, Medford Records. About two inches at the bottom of that page and nearly as much at top of the next is still blank, and is mute testimony that a complete report was intended, but by some means neglected or omitted.
On the 29th of June, 1740, the committee were
Commonwealth vs. Caspar Marston and others on a rule to show cause why an information should not be filed.
The parties were called and the information filed, when through Nance and Williams, their attorneys, they objected, and moved to quash.
On motion, further proceeding was continued until next Thursday.
Damel Gotlieb and Fritz Freeman were examined for stealing two hogs from Jno. Clash, each worth $25, on the 24th of Sept. Gotlieb was sent on for trial before Judge Lyons, and admitted to bail in $500. Mathias Altmeyer bail.
Freeman did not answer and a capias was awarded against him.
John Goff was examined and sent on for trial before Judge Lyons, for having on the 14th of September stolen from John Brannon, two coats of the value of twenty dollars, a pair of boots of the value of ten dollars, one shoe of the value of one dollar, and eight dollars in C. S. Treasury notes.
The trial of misdemeanor cases will commence today.
The Court insets at 11 o'clock.
nsign Hazleton, of Concord, New Hampshire; Mr. Mezzey, Captain's Clerk; John Williams, Quartermaster, and John Welsh, coal-heaver, of Boston, were drowned.
The latter had got safely on the deck, but ventured back to save $900, which he had in his bag on the berth deck.
Poer fellow, he never returned.
Theo Parker, (colored,) who was on the lookout directly over where the ship was struck, was blown late the air and instantly killed.
Capt. Pickerang was slightly injured by the explosion.
John Goff, the Captain's steward, was same what injured.
These were all the casualties.
The officers and men of the ship displayed the greatest coolness during the trying scene, and thereby saved many lives.
The Housatoale has been the especial spite of the rebels.
Three times they have tried to destroy her, and now they have succeeded.
It is feared that many others of the vessels on the blockade will follow the fate of the Housasouis — It is well known that the rebels have six or eight mor