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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., A Medford writer of long ago and a modern Medford School. (search)
Historical Society's accession 2445.) This Francis Green was of an old New England family, and born in Boston, August 2 1, 1742. His earlier education was had in Halifax, and next in Boston Latin School, and he was admitted to Harvard College in 1756. His father had previously procured for him an ensign's commission in the Britisy, with leave of absence for study at college. The war with France precluded this, and thus the young man, then but fifteen years of age, joined his regiment at Halifax at the close of his freshman year. His leave of absence was not renewed, and his army service, which he seems to have taken up with zeal, took him to Canada and There were five children, one of whom (a son) was deaf. But Francis Green, perhaps because of his military experience, was a Loyalist, and as such went away to Halifax on the fleet at the evacuation of Boston in 1776. After a time he went to New York, and in 1780 to England, and returned to Nova Scotia in 1784. While in Engl