for the worthies of the land,— Chief Justice Sewall a cause to try in, Or Cotton Mather to sit—and lie—in. Parson Turell bequeathed the same To a certain student,—Smith by name; These were the terms, as we are told; “Said Smith said Chaire to have and holde; When he doth graduate, then to passe To ye oldest Youth in ye Senior ClasSmith said Chaire to have and holde; When he doth graduate, then to passe To ye oldest Youth in ye Senior Classe, On payment of (naming a certain sum)— By him to whom ye Chaire shall come; He to ye oldest Senior next; And so forever—(thus runs the text,) But one Crown lesse than he gave to claime, That being his Debte for use of same.” Smith transferred it to one of the Browns, And took his money,—five silver crowns, Brown delivered up toSmith transferred it to one of the Browns, And took his money,—five silver crowns, Brown delivered up to Moore, Who paid, it is plain, not five, but four. Moore made over the chair to Lee, Who gave him crowns of silver three, Lee conveyed it unto drew, And now the payment, of course, was two. Drew gave up the chair to Dunn,— All he got, as you see was one. Dunn released the chair to Hall, And got by the bargain no crow
To the right of this street, which in 1870 got the name of Harvard avenue, Thomas P. Smith had erected, in 1852, the substantial building known as Mystic Hall, now the store of Joseph E. Ober & Son. Mr. Smith lived in a large house just westward, and judging by the views of it extant, it was quite an extensive place.
This house870, resided Horace A. Breed and family.
This road was named Bower street by Mr. Smith because of a street in Roxbury (where he formerly lived) and perhaps because cellent stone-mason, who laid much of the stone wall on the Brooks estate.
The Smith estate also included the brick house on Canal street, which was built in 1812 bwere in the spring of 1870 not over forty-five inhabitants, old and young.
Mr. Smith was a man of much ability and public spirit, and his passing away probably rets burning, and later in the mansion on Canal street.
Whether the younger T. P. Smith or his father-in-law, Ebenezer, was one of the Brooklands company referred t
ity dispensed by the good wives of Medford, both at the roadside and the hearthside.
So passed the nineteenth of April in Medford, and when night came companies from other towns, too late to enter the fight, were quartered in its midst.
But what, meantime, was the business of Captain Hall and his company who marched off under the waning moon, pressing on after Paul Revere?
It was about half-past 10 in the evening of April eighteenth that eight hundred British regulars under Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, having assembled at the foot of Boston common, now Boylston street, embarked across the Charles for Lechmere point in East Cambridge.
There began their midnight march to Lexington through Cambridge, both to capture Hancock and Adams and to destroy the Provincial stores.
The expedition was intended to be secret.
To prevent his movements from becoming known, General Gage sent out ten or more sergeants, posted along the highways in Cambridge and toward Concord.
It was while the t