as given by Gen. W. H. Sumner in Massachusetts Historical Collection, Vol.
IN the year 1816, General Brooks having been declared governor by the two branches of the Legislature, I was invited out to breakfast with him at Medford on the day fixed for his inauguration.
Colonel Hall and one or two others were present.
I shall never forget the day, which was one of the pleasantest in June.
There was a cavalcade formed in Boston, which proceeded to Medford, under the command of General Sullivan, to escort the popular governor into Boston to the State House, where he was to take the oath of office.
The inhabitants of Medford, being desirous of rendering all honor to their beloved townsman, had watered their streets, that there might be no dust, and crowded the windows and tops of the houses to see the cavalcade.
They had previously appointed peace officers to serve on the occasion, who stopped all carriages at the ends of the various streets that entered the village, so that
e third steamboat, the Merrimack, Captain John L. Sullivan, that ran on the inland route and made a continuoun the subject.
An allusion in Amory's Life of Governor Sullivan to many judicious inventions by the canal manathe instance of the Charlestown Water Board.
Mr. Sullivan's steamboat Merrimack was of the type of canal to that of the paddle wheel.
The latter was, as Mr. Sullivan said, within the stern of the boat.
The low-prencord, N. H. the following year.
At that time Mr. Sullivan kept a journal of his cruise which is as followsn tons each.
Justly proud of his achievement, Captain Sullivan wrote the following letter to the Boston Adver from Boston in that direction upon the canal. Jno L. Sullivan. June 27, 1819.
The Massachusetts was buil New Hampshire legislators and others of those Captain Sullivan treated to a free excursion enjoyed the same, n unknown.
Under more favorable circumstances Captain Sullivan's dream of river navigation might have been re