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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
eferred at the March meeting to a committee of five persons to consider and report. These five were Andrew Blanchard, Galen James, William Bradbury, Turell Tufts, and Nathan Adams. April 7 they reported that they have ascertained the number of chi consist of three from each district with full power to carry the foregoing arrangements into effect. John P. Clisby. Galen James. Nathan Adams Jr. Report not accepted, but Voted—That so much only of said report as provides for dividing the Towd a school house in the Eastern district not to exceed $400 in the whole expense thereof to the town. Elisha Stetson, Galen James, and John Sparrell were the building committee. This house was on Riverside avenue. In the next year, 1734, we rea active duties of life. Also to report on the duty of the School Committee, the Teachers and Scholars. Nathan Adams, Galen James, Caleb Stetson, Robert L. Ells, and Milton James were the committee appointed and they reported in print in April. T
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The second Congregational and Mystic churches. (search)
fice in the near future if there were no separation. At the suggestion of Rev. Mr. Baker, the pastor, two neighboring ministers were named by him and two by Deacon James, to whom the whole matter of organizing a new church should be referred, and their advice was to be final. They met on the 29th of March and, after listening uting the church was by the Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher of the Salem-street Church in Boston. The church consisted of sixty members. July 29 Nathaniel Jaquith, Galen James, Jotham Stetson and John Stetson were chosen deacons. All of them had held the same office in the mother church, and the last named, who had served in that chufitting that in closing this narrative brief reference should be made to one layman whom both churches have been especially delighted to honor. The name of Deacon Galen James heads the list of charter members in each of the two colonies. In many ways he was a wonderful man. One of his leading attributes was his practical common