the number of the regiment.
This was the first attempt at a uniform for the army.
Medford women spun, wove, and made 60 of these coats.
Two Medford men, Richard Cole and Joshua Reed, Jr., enlisted in September for the ill-fated expedition to Quebec, under Arnold.
The troops marched from Cambridge September 13, and camped that night in Medford.
They then marched to Newburyport, where they took transports for the Kennebec.
On their march through the wilderness they were overtaken by a st large part of their provisions.
The advance guard reached settlements October 30, and sent back supplies, which came none too soon, for the men were in a starving condition.
When the remnants of Montgomery's and Arnold's armies appeared before Quebec, Dec. 5, 1775, they were defeated.
Although the Cambridge detachment was in the thick of the fight, Joshua Reed and Richard Cole were fortunate to escape capture.
The former applied for a bounty coat Jan. 10, 1776, and the latter February 26.
en Brooks, by Zadel Barnes Gustafson.—Harper's Monthly, January, 1879. he writes: My mother's special characteristic was individuality.
She generally succeeded in her endeavors.
For instance, she applied to have me sent to West Point, and sent me to Washington, in 1829, with letters, etc. The appointment was promised, but by some influence was overruled.
She then took me to Hanover, N. H., with a view to my entering Dartmouth College.
In the meantime she went with her brother Hammond, of Quebec, to Europe, 1830, where she visited Southey, and by his advice got out a London edition of Zophiel.
She was introduced to Lafayette, who was so pleased with her that he asked if he could be of any service to her. Yes, said she, you can get my son into West Point.
Upon this Lafayette wrote to Bernard, our then chief engineer, and the appointment of a cadet came to me.
Horace entered West Point in 1831, and graduated in 1835.
Mrs. Brooks lived with him at West Point, when he was Lieute