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urt. I have kept a copy, and will send it to you in a few days. At present, I may possibly want it to show to some whom I may perhaps wish to influence by it. If the facts which I have produced do not carry conviction, and overwhelm these bridge-builders with confusion, I shall think that all the world is mad; and that I and my people, with the few who have hitherto joined us, remain the only sober and rational part of this lower creation. May 4, 1801: Voted, that the selectmen, with Benj. Hall, Esq., and John Brooks, Esq., be a Committee to attend at the General Court on the first Tuesday of the next session, to prevent, if possible, the erection of another bridge across Mystic River. Nevertheless, Chelsea Bridge was built in 1804. The town directed the selectmen to petition the General Court to have the bridges over Mystic River widened; and that no one should be less than forty-six feet in width. March 12, 1713: John Clark & Co. petition for a bridge across Charles River.
l use their utmost endeavors, by example, in suppressing extravagancies, idleness, and vice, and promoting industry, economy, and good morals, in their respective towns. And, in order to prevent the unnecessary exportation of money, of which this Province has been, of late years, so much drained, it is further resolved that this House will, by all prudent means, endeavor to discountenance the use of foreign superfluities, and encourage the manufactures of this Province. Thomas Seccomb. Benjamin Hall. Joshua Simonds. Thomas Brooks. Samuel Angier. John Bishop. Willis Hall. Medford, April 1, 1768. 1770: Voted to raise £ 130 for town expenses, and to give eleven-pence on the pound as premium to the collector. 1773: Meeting for the annual choice of town-officers. Voted that it be on the first Monday of March for the future. The town-meeting was, from earliest days, a marked occasion by the boys. The school had the day as a vacation. The gallery of the meeting house was or
t, and the Selectmen of Medford were ordered to take a party of men to Charlestown Neck, to launch them, and carry them up Mystic River. And this was done. We find the inhabitants of Medford again assembled; and, Feb. 1, 1775, two Representatives, Benjamin Hall, and Stephen Hall, 3d, are sent to the Provincial Congress at Cambridge. Medford now, as one man, enrolled itself, and stood ready at the first tap of the drum. Signs of terrible portent abound; and soon comes the 19th of April. A e to sell the following negroes: Stephen and George; they each cost £ 60, sterling; and I would take £ 50, or even £ 15, apiece for them. Hagar cost £ 35, sterling; but I will take £ 30 for her. I gave for Mira £ 35, but will take £ 25. If Mr. Benjamin Hall will give the $100 for her which he offered, he may have her, it being a good place. As to Betsey, and her daughter Nancy, the former may tarry, or take her freedom, as she may choose; and Nancy you may put out to some good family by the y
lanchard, Joseph Pierce, and James Kidder were apprentices in Mr. Hall's establishment. Mr. Benjamin Hall was among the first and the most active of the Medford merchants. He not only carried on voted to petition the General Court concerning the fishery in this town. March 3, 1768: Mr. Benjamin Hall and others petition the General Court for liberty to draw with seines, at two different pllt a distillery on the opposite side of the road, in Ship Street, nearer to the river; and Mr. Benjamin Hall, in 1797, took down the one which his father had built of wood, and replaced it with the ooyment to many men in many ways. The business has been carried on by Messrs. Andrew Hall, Benjamin Hall, John Bishop, Nathaniel Hall, Fitch Tufts, Joseph Swan, Hall and Manning, and Joseph Hall. Hall and Manning, and Joseph Hall. It is now prosecuted only by Mr. Daniel Lawrence. It was never a profitable branch of trade; and, till 1830, it ruined many persons who entered it. Since the temperance reformation, it has yielded gr
asleep under an apple-tree, and there slept till the next day. It was in July, and the weather very clear. The disappearance of the child created great alarm; and many inhabitants spent the night in traversing the woods, searching the clay-pits, and dredging the river. During the forenoon, he was found near where he slept, his head filled with dew, and his locks with drops of the night. After Sept. 1, 1795, all accounts in Medford were kept in dollars, cents, and mills. 1797.--Mrs. Benjamin Hall presented the town with a funeralpall, suitable to be used at the burial of young persons. 1798.--A deer reeve chosen in Medford. For what? 1800.--About this time, the Ohio fever prevailed; and some from Medford emigrated to that western land of promise. They have prospered greatly. A member of the United States Senate, and a member of the United States House of Representatives, at the present time, are Ohio children from the oldest Medford stock. Several years ago, two Med
erville, III.—18. Gooding, Edmund Il, II.—37, 39. Goodnow, John, II.—13. Gowell, Mary, I.—8. Great Pasture, boundaries of, I.—24 Greene, General, headquarters of, I.—24. Green, John, Recorder, III.—8. Green, The, IV.—9. Greenville Street. III.—16. Grist-Mills, Prospect Hill, I.—7. Groton, England, IV.—9. Grover, General, IV.—30. Gypsy Lane, II.—14. Hadley, Benjamin, II.—16, 20. Hadley House, location of, 1853, III.—15. Hale, Joseph, IV.—29. Hall, Benjamin. II.—10. Hall, Dudley, II.—13. Hall, Ebenezer, II.—10. Hall, Fitch, II.—10. Halltown. I.—34, 35. Hammond, Captain, Lar, III.—10. Hammond. Henry C., IV.—29. Hampton Roads. IV.—31. Hancock,. Governor John, II.—25. Hancock. Major-General, I.—37. Hancock's 2nd Army Corps, I.—39. Hannaford, E. P., IV.—23. Harbour, J. L., I.—14. Harbour, J. L., Address by, I.—14 to 17. Harper's Ferry, I.—34, 35, 3
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
They appointed Benjamin Hall a member of the Committee of Supplies. Flour, rice, pease, pickaxes, saws, cartridge-paper, and other necessaries were shipped to Concord and Worcester. In November seven cannon were bought, and Mr. Gill and Mr. Benjamin Hall were desired to get them out of Boston to some place in the country. This was a hazardous undertaking. The guns were loaded with other goods, concealed in loads of hay and wood, and in other ingenious ways the strict watch of the guards wrobable that these cannon were stored in Medford, for April 28, 1775, the Committee of Safety ordered: That the cannon now in Medford be immediately brought to this town (Cambridge) under direction of Captain Foster. In the following March (1775) Hall sent to Concord 60 bbls. of pork, 50 axes and helves, 50 wheelbarrows, and materials for constructing barracks. The first mention of a Committee of Correspondence on the Town Records occurs under date of March 13, 1775; but, six months before,
requently. It was an anxious winter. Abolitionists were hated, ostracized, and mobbed. Wendell Phillips went to and from his lectures surrounded by a body-guard of young men, self appointed to protect him from the violence which was constantly threatened and sometimes attempted. Even sedate, conservative Medford shared in the disturbance. On one memorable occasion one of the few abolitionists in the town, warmly seconded by Mrs. Child, arranged to hold an Anti-Slavery meeting in the Town Hall, with Miss Sally Holly as speaker. This was said to be the first meeting of the kind ever called in Medford. It aroused such excitement, such threats of violence (even to the tarring and feathering of the gentleman in charge Richard P. Hallowell, who received anonymous letters to that effect.), that the Selectmen feared a mob, and gave orders that the Hall should not be opened. It apparently did not occur to them that free speech could be defended more wisely than suppressed. The appoi
y each cost £ 60 sterling; and I would take £ 50, or even £ 15, apiece for them. George had died the day before this letter was written. Hagar cost £ 35 sterling, but I will take £ 30 for her. I gave for Mira £ 35, but will take £ 25. If Mr. Benjamin Hall will give the £ 100 for her which he offered, he may have her, it being a good place. As to Betsey and her daughter Nancy, the former may tarry, or take her freedom, as she may choose; and Nancy you may put out to some good family by the yty, the town records giving, indirectly, the names of twenty. Partial list of slaveholders: Capt. Caleb Brooks, Ebenezer Brooks, Samuel Brooks, Capt. Thomas Brooks,—Bishop,—Brown, Mary Bradshaw, Andrew Hall, Jonathan Hall, Jr., Stephen Hall, Benj. Hall, Hugh Floyd, Jacob Polly, Zachariah Pool, Isaac Royall, Dr. Simon Tufts, Rev. Mr. Turrell, Stephen Willis, Deacon Benj. Willis, Francis Whitmore. Not that our ancestors believed it wrong; the names of Rev. Mr. Turrell and Deacon Benj. Will
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The Cutter family and its connection with a tide mill in Medford. (search)
utter, a descendant of Ebenezer Cutter, a cousin of the Dea. John Cutter above mentioned, whose wife was Deacon Cutter's aunt. This William resided in Medford and Boston, where he died July 27, 1800. His widow died Aug. 2, 1852, aged eighty-seven, leaving children whose descendants were all of them well known in Medford, under the names of Sprague, Foster, and Cutter. The son John, of the above-named John, born at Menotomy, July 26, 1770, married Mary, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Hill) Hall, of Medford, his cousin, being a granddaughter of Zachariah and Mary (Cutter) Hill, of Arlington. This man, known as Captain John Cutter, from his connection with the militia of Medford, died in Woburn, in that part known as Winchester, Mass., Nov. 23, 1825. His wife, who was born June 22, 1772, died Feb. 27, 1848. He assumed the charge of his father's tide or grist mill when his father died. His mother continued to occupy the old mill house for some two or three years after her husband'
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