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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
igh in office, supported the rights of the Revolutionists. He administered the oath of office to Washington at the beginning of his second term, he being senior justice. He was accompanied on his circuit by Mrs. Cushing, followed by his slave, Prince. He was the last Chief Justice to wear the large wig of England. Honorable Caleb Cushing, Judge of the Supreme Court, 1852-1857, Attorney General of the United States, was one of the Counsel at the Geneva Congress. He was also Minister to China. Luther Sterns Cushing was Judge of Common Pleas and author of the Cushing Manual. The hardy and sturdy Englishmen, to the number of about twenty thousand, who became so disgusted at the unjust treatment from the ruler of the mother country that they left England, established their new homes in a wilderness. Most of them were seized with the colonizing fever between the years 1630 and 1640. According to an order passed by the Massachusetts Bay Company in England in the year 1629, any
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
n Traders in Hawaiian Islands. Mass. Hist. Proc. Vol. 54, p. 29. The Jones was renamed the Inore. Among the Medford-built vessels engaged in the northwest and China trade at this period were the Arab, Louise, Pedlar, Lascar and Triton. Bryant and Sturgis sent the Sachem round to California for a load of hides. This was thewas the ship Paul Jones, built by Waterman and Ewell at Medford in 1842, of six hundred and twenty tons, and owned by John M. Forbes of Boston and Russell & Co. of China. She was the perfection of the Medford clipper type of 1830, and the fastest vessel of her time, with the exception of the Natchez. The Paul Jones was commandextended the business to Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans. He extended the business to the Far East later, and the Paul Jones carried the first cargo of ice to China. Tudor first shipped ice from his father's pond in Saugus. Later he had ice houses on several of the large ponds nearby, among them one at Spot Pond. People tho