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harleston......Nov. 28, 1844 [He is obliged to leave the city by force a few days afterwards.] Capt. Henry Purkitt, the last survivor of the Boston Mohawk tea party, dies (aged ninety-one)......March 3, 1846 John Quincy Adams dies at Washington, aged eighty......Feb. 23, 1848 Water introduced in Boston through new water-works......Oct. 25, 1848 Shadrach, colored waiter, arrested as a slave in Boston......Feb. 15, 1851 [Rescued by colored persons and sent to Canada.] Thomas Sims, a fugitive slave, arrested in Boston and sent back into slavery......April 12, 1851 [He is sold in New Orleans to a brickmason of Vicksburg, from whence he escapes in 1863 to the besieging army of General Grant, who sent him North.] Senatorial contest in the State legislature between Charles Sumner (Freesoil) and Robert C. Winthrop. Charles Sumner elected on the twenty-sixth ballot......April 24, 1851 Daniel Webster dies at Marshfield, aged seventy......Oct. 24, 1852 Law fix