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n the schooner Three Brothers, as Mr. Lemuel Cox, wheelwright. After the Boston Port Bill, the patriotic element, as we would call them now, though the government then styled them as turbulent and disloyal, met in gatherings in August each year, and dined at the Liberty Tree in Dorchester. Among the diners, 14 August, 1769, was Lemuel Cox. As to the later sentiments of Lemuel Cox, investigators would be inclined to place him among those loyal to the Crown, as we find him in prison at Ipswich at the close of 1775, presumably for his attachment to the King's cause. In the year 1767, the Overseers of the Poor, for the town of Boston, reported they had paid out about £ 600 to poor people outside of the almshouse, and in 1768 not less than £ 620. There were about two hundred and thirty persons in the almshouse, and forty in the workhouse that should have been in the almshouse. To relieve this situation it was proposed to employ two hundred of the poor of the town in spinning