h the opposite page.) Then, in the register alluded to, is a distant view of the mansion from another point, as the background of the Indian monument as it was first located.
This view was from the south-east, while the former was from north-east.
The illustration of this issue shows the front from Grove street and was secured at about the time of the removal of the last Brooks family.
The house was built in the early years of the nineteenth century, perhaps begun in 1802 and finished in 1806, as nearly as we can learn.
In its mode of construction the workmen of today might well take lessons, but the like of its lumber they have not used, nor ever will.
Its hewn timbers were of pine and the same style of framing was followed in the partitions as in the outer walls, and the posts and beams were of generous size.
The nails used to secure the covering boards and finish were all hand made, for this was all executed before the invention of nail-making machinery.
The modern planing
New York, and in 1780 to England, and returned to Nova Scotia in 1784.
While in England, and undoubtedly because of his son's affliction, he became interested in the welfare of the deaf, and wrote a treatise entitled Vox Oculis Subjecta, this in London, 1783.
In June, 1797, he came to Medford and here resided for twelve years, until his death on April 21, 1809.
While living in Medford he prepared a sketch which he styled Genealogical and Biographical Anecdotes of the Green Family. . . 1806.
We do not learn that this was then published, as many years after, the original manuscript fell into the hands of Dr. Green of Groton, who copied it for his own use. It was by this circumstance that the authorship of Vox Oculis Subjecta, which work had become well known in educative circles, became recognized.
Prior to this, all that was known of it was that the author was an American of the name of Green.
And so it came about that Dr. Samuel A. Green (whose memory in historic circles is