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of Shiloh, has its open cupola that might hold a bell. The Hillside Methodist has its tower and bell; the South Medford Baptist, however, in its building never incorporated the feature of tower, turret or steeple. Two others, at present in temporary structures, have none. So far, in our walk about our home Zion, i. e. Medford, and telling the towers therof we have dealt with those of a religious character. Counties have often incorporated this feature in their court houses, as did Middlesex at Cambridge and Lowell, even having two on the jail at the latter city. Medford never had a semblance of one on the good old town hall, though one of lofty style was proposed for the new one, nearly disrupting the town. But in the houses of the fire department it was once a useful feature. They may still be seen in the Central, Salem street and South Medford stations in brick, and the wooden tower at Glenwood. That at Salem street is peculiarly graceful in design. To its schoolhous
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Parson Turell's Legacy or the President's old Arm-Chair. (search)
or the President's old Arm-Chair. A poem with this caption was written by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes many years ago. A recent reading suggested search in the Probate records for the old parson's will, and led to an interesting evening with Parson Turell at the Historical Society, when the poem we reproduce was read. As no such bequest appeared in the will, we were led to inquire how much was fact or how much poetic license or fictional embellishment. We appealed to the sheriff of Middlesex, who is annually on duty at commencement. He could not inform us, but gave an interesting account of his participation, and how he was reminded by the president that he should omit saying Please, and say authoritatively, This assembly will now come to order. Emphasizing this command with a thump of his sword he found its point had stuck into the floor quite firmly. In the library of the Massachusetts Historical Society we found the poem and a woodcut of the President's Chair. After
thus:— Sir Walter Scott has said, nothing is easier than to make a legend. We need not invent, but only repeat one of which the Old Mill is a subject. This clipping proved to be a reprint or copy of Chapter V of Fields and Mansions of Middlesex. (S. A. Drake, 1874.) Referring our readers to the above book we will only quote:— Except that the sides of the edifice are somewhat bulged out, which gives it a portly, aldermanic appearance, and that it shows a few fissures in its outwach fair in 1878, was A Legend of the Old Mill, by Mrs. L. B. Pillsbury,—in all thirty-two verses. That writer (unlike the former one) had the grace to append a footnote, thus:— Suggested by the facts given in Drake's Fields and Mansions of Middlesex. As the eviction of the Acadians from Grand Pre was in 1755, and the sale of the old mill to the province for a powder house in 1747, there is room for doubt of the legend. But the writer certainly followed Drake's prose in poetic form.
e service was extended to Wellington. The Wellington farm was in the thirties and forties a large milk producer, having a herd of over one hundred cows. Work began at two o'clock in the morning. The cans were loaded on the wagon and the daily milk was delivered to the hotels and paid for every day at the rate of four pence, half penny a quart, or fifty cents a can. About 1854 the farm was laid out in house lots, but the enterprise did not flourish until twenty years later, when the Middlesex avenue bridge was completed. The growth was slow until the Fellsway line of the Elevated road was completed. Since then it has been rapidly increasing. In 1869 there were but seven houses on the farm. They were: Blanchard (old house); house corner Middlesex and Riverside avenues; Mansion house, Bradbury avenue; J. E. Wellington's, Middlesex avenue; yellow house on Third street, in rear of new school house; Davis house, corner Middlesex avenue and Fourth street; Clover house, corner
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], English view of the late Royal visit. (search)
Union Electoral Ticket.State of Virginia.the Union, the Constitution, and the Enforcementof the Laws.for President,John Bell, of Tranesserfor Vice-President,Edward Everett, of Massachusetts. Electors: Dist. 1st. L. H. Chandler, of Norfolk City. Dist. 2d. Travis H. Epes, of Nottoway. p>Dist. 3d. Thos. Bruck, of Halifax. Dist. 4th. John T. Thornton of P. Edward. Dist. 5th. Jas. F. Johnson, of Bedford. Dist. 6th. Marmaduke Johnson, of Richmond City. Dist. 7th. Lemuel. J. Bowden, of Winburg. Dist. 8th. Joseph Christian, of Middlesex. Dist. 9th. B. H. Shackelford, of Fauquier. Dist. 10th. And W. E. Kennedy, of Jefferson. Dist. 11th. Francis T. Anderson, of Rockbridge. Dist. 12th. W. R. Staples, of Montgomery. Dist. 13th. Walter Preston, of Washing'n. Dist. 14th. J. J. Jackson. Jr., of Wood. Dist. 15th. A. B. Caldwell, of Ohio. Election, Tuesday,6th November. oc 31--4t
kley174 Boone142 Botetourt228 Brooke156 Brunswick294 Buchanan91 Cabell91 Calhoun251 Chesterfield198 Clarke119 Craig164 Dinwiddie37 Doddridge505 Fairfax26 Fauquier89 Fayette39 Frederick236 Gilmer265 Goochland25 Grayson113 Greene261 Greensville49 Halifax400 Hampshire362 Hancock160 Hanover117 Harrison312 Highland249 Isle of Wight384 Jackson122 Jefferson18 King and Queen153 King William170 Lewis390 Logan386 Lunenburg264 Madison454 Marion729 Mecklenburg222 Middlesex35 Monongahela374 Northumberland86 page830 Patrick90 Pendleton28 Pleasants70 Pocahontas285 Preston305 Prince Edward45 Prince George80 Prince William461 Randolph264 Ritchie285 Roanoke126 Rockingham1702 Shenandoah1639 Spotsylvania90 Stafford208 Surry33 Sussex164 Taylor21 Tazewell80 Tucker159 Tyler171 Upshur130 Warren241 Wayne51 Wetzel744 Williamsburg15 Wirt166 Wise18 Wythe32 Goggin's (opp.) Maj's. Accomac......93 Albemarle......372 Alexandria......372
k. Mr. Southall, of Albemarie, seconded the nomination of Green Peyton, and urged his election. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New Kent. Mr. Fordes, of Buckingham, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. the Secretary then proceeded to call the roll, and the result of the vote was announced as follows: Stephen C. Whittle6 S. Bassett French8 John Bell Bigger9 R. L. Walker11 Green Peyton11 John L. Eubank16 S. T. Walker19 Zephaniah T. Turner28 There being no election, the C
e had risen merely to do an act of justice to himself and those who were absent. He had never designed to dispute unworthy motives to any one in connection with the matter. Committees appointed. The Presidentannounced the following Committee on Federal Relations: Messrs. Conrad of Frederick, Stuart of Augusta, Wise at Princess Anne, Scott of Fauquier, Preston of Montgomery, Harvie of Amelia, Clemens of Ohio, Macfarland of Richmond City, McComic of Cabell, Montague of Matthews and Middlesex, Price of Greenbrier, Southall of Allenmarie, Willey of Monongalia, Bruce of Halifax. Boyd of Botetourt, Barbour of Culpeper, Williams of Shenandoah, Rives of Prince George and Surry, Moore of Rockbridge, Blow of Norfolk City, and Johnston of Lee and Scott. Mr. Stuart asked to be excused from service as he was a member of the Senate as well this body, and would be compelled to neglect his duties there if he were to give the attention to this committee that its importance demanded.
circulation of the half sheet of the National Intelligencer, containing his own, and Millson's and Nelson's speeches. He left none of his franks in Washington. He then gave a list of the counties to which he had sent documents, and excluded Middlesex and others, which were included in the charge against him. His denial was clothed in most emphatic language. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, said that as his county had been referred to, he felt it to be his duty to state that such documents wMiddlesex, said that as his county had been referred to, he felt it to be his duty to state that such documents were received there under the frank of Sherrard Clemens--two of them to free negroes, one of whom could read. They had also been sent to negroes in Essex and Orange under the same frank. He then produced two envelopes which had been preserved. Mr. Clemens examined the franks, and pronounced them both forgeries. Mr. Montague was glad to hear it. He proceeded to make a point that when corruption had become so great at Washington that forgery was resorted to for the purpose of circulati
publication of the debates. He would make no contract inconsistent with the resolution. Mr. Johnson expressed himself as satisfied with the reply. Committee on compensation. The President announced the following committee, under a resolution adopted yesterday, to inquire and report upon the compensation for the officers of the Convention: Messrs. Johnson of Richmond, Hubbard of Ohio, Gregory of King William, Coffman of Rockingham, and Sheffey of Smythe. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, in the Chair. Report from the Committee on elections. Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report embodying "a list of the persons who seem to have been elected to the Convention, and the certificates of such election." The Committee add: John D. Sharp is elected from the county of Lee, but his seat in the Convention is contested by M. B. D. Lane, of said county of Lee, and his petition and notice of contest has been referred to the Committee for examination
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