, and fear that the editor had his troubles, as the closing writing reads:
Be it known to all Gentlemen who do me the honour to Transcribe my Papers that unless they transcribe them Verbatim (faults & all) Their Liberty shall be retrenched & they Severely animadverted upon.
[Signed] Telltale [Seal]
A letter (on Young's Hotel stationery), written by S. Miller, December 17—is inserted, which states I purchased in last Oct. in Newport and E. Greenwich, R. I., 50 or 60 rare items . . . the little book was in one, for which I paid a very considerable amt. of money.
The remaining portion of the book consists of various observations and dreamy visions, by turning the book about and writing toward the middle.
It bears the library mark:
Harvard CollegeDec. 23,1907 Library
Gift of Wm Cary Savage ‘74andFrancis Randall Appleton ‘75
It is now just two hundred years since Ebenezer Turell came to the Medford pulpit which he occupied for fifty-four y
f the second Samuel, behind the slave wall.
Another son of this second Samuel was Edward Brooks, famous in local history.
This Edward was graduated at Harvard in 1757 and served two years as college librarian.
In 1764 he was ordained as minister in North Yarmouth, Maine.
His connection with that church, however, brought him toil and trouble.
His theology was of a more modern cast than that of his congregation, and he soon retreated to Medford, where he occasionally preached for the Rev. Ebenezer Turell.
He also bought land in Medford of John Francis, Jr., on the west side of Grove street, and there occupied what may be called the fourth of the Brooks homesteads.
This house stood just north of the later mansion built by his son, Peter C. Brooks, which in turn was torn down in 1915 to make way for the new development.
The life of the Reverend Edward Brooks was characteristic of the period.
The words of his son are well known, He was a high son of liberty and started off on horse