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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. 6 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 0 Browse Search
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they will soon (in September, 1855) receive a charter, which will confirm them in the rights and privileges of a regularly constituted lodge. The original petitioners were Messrs. George Hervey, John T. White, E. G. Currell, C. E. Merrill, Cleopas B. Johnson, William Crook, Dr. Samuel Kidder, A. H. Gardner, Elisha Stetson, James Ford, and T. R. Peck. The lodge is now in a flourishing condition, and has every prospect of further success and extended usefulness under its efficient organization, which is as follows:-- Worshipful George Hervey, Master. Elisha Stetson, Senior Warden. E. G. Currell, Junior Warden. C. B. Johnson, Senior Deacon. C. E. Merrill, Junior Deacon. Hiram Southworth, Treasurer. S. C. Lawrence, Secretary. Lewis Keen, Senior Steward. S. W. Sanborn, Junior Steward. James Ford, Tyler. Medford salt-marsh corporation. June 21, 1803: On this day, an act of incorporation was passed by the General Court, by which the proprietors of a tract o
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Medford Historical Society. (search)
s F. Gunn, J. Newton. Hall, George S. Hall, Horace D. Hall, Dr. W. L. Hallowell, Mrs. Anna D. Hallowell, Miss May. Hallowell, N. P. Hallowell, Richard P. Harlow, Miss Catherine E. Haskins, Mrs. M. J. Hatch, Frank E. Hayes, Edward W. Hayes, Miss Martha E. Hedenberg, Dr. James. Hervey, James A. Hillman, Charles H. Hinckley, Miss Ella S. Hodges, Gilbert. Hogan, Mrs. Mary. Hollis, Benjamin P. Hooper, John H. Howard, Daniel N. Johnson, Cleophas B. Jones, Charles N. Jones, Mrs. Frances W. Jones, Miss Amy W. Jones, James E. Joyce, Allston P. Kidder, Fred H. Kidder, Mrs. C. Edith. Kingman, William F. Kummer, Charles E. Langell, E. I. Larkin, Charles E. Law, Asa. *Lawrence, Rosewell B. Lawrence, Hon. Samuel C. Lawrence, Mrs. Carrie R. Leary, Mrs. Fanny S. Leighton, Miss Ella. Leonard, Benjamin C. Lincoln, Miss Agnes W. Loomis, Charles H. Loomis, Mrs. Mary B. L
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alter H. Cushing. will C. Eddy, John H. Hooper, Miss E. L. Burbank, Mrs. J. M. G. Plummer. Genealogy. Allston P. Joyce, Miss E. A. Black, Miss E. S. Hinckley, Wm. I. Parker, Charles E. Larkin, Miss Hettie F. Wait. Heraldry. Benj. P. Hollis, F. H. C. Woolley, Charles B. Dunham, Dr. J. Edson young, William F. Kingman. Library and Collections. Miss Mary E. Sargent, Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Walter F. Cushing, Miss Katherine H. Stone, Joseph H. Wheeler, Cleopas B. Johnson, Benj. F. Fenton. Historic Photographs and Portraits. Will C. Eddy, John H. Hooper, Dr. R. J. P. Goodwin. Members. Number previously reported, 192. Alden, Miss E. L. Bissell, Hezekiah. Broderson, N. H. Davis, Miss E. A. Fernald, Mrs. M. T. Fitch, Arthur E. Fitch, Mrs. A. E. Gill, Miss Adeline B. Hatch, George S. Hobbs, Lewis F. Hobbs, Mrs. Victoria B. Litchfield, Parker R. Locke, E. F. Lovering, Frank W. Manning, Leonard J.
rudgingly bestowed. The governor's establishment was probably soon withdrawn, and his fishermen, and coopers, and shipwrights, and wood-choppers sought fresh fields and pastures new. The people left were few in number, and so poor that they could not support a settled ministry—the last humiliation a Puritan community could be called upon to endure. Yes, it was a bad case of too much patronage—patronage, a reliance always uncertain, and disastrous when it is withdrawn. How thoroughly Dr. Johnson appreciated this fact appears in those famous lines of his in which he deplores the situation of the poor scholar: Alas! what ills the scholar's life assail— Toil, envy, want, the patron and the jail! After the governor's death, his executors sold his lands in very large parcels to speculators, in whose hands they remained without doing much good to anybody. And so Medford became what the folks in the General Court called a peculiar town. It was exempted from taxation and receiv<