is is the first example of the kind in that town, and introduced by a gentleman of so worthy and respectable a character, we doubt not it will acquire imitation.
Rev. John Cotton of Newton, in a letter dated Nov. 7, 1717, and preserved in the library of the Mass.
Hist. Soc., says that at the funeral of Hon. Andrew Belcher, All the ministers there had scarves and gloves.
They say 50 suits of cloaths were made.
All first cousins, Remington, Blowers, &c., put into mourning.
John Colman, Caswell, &c., all that had been apprentices to him, were also.
90 dozen of gloves were bought, and none of any figure but what had gloves sent 'em.
A bill of expenses at the funeral of Col. Edmund Goffe, in October, 1740, remains on file in the Probate Office; it was rendered by Edmund Trowbridge, Esq., grand nephew of the deceased.
Among the charges are these:—
To 5 pair of gloves at 7s. 6d., and a mourning weed,£1176
To a pair of shoe buckles, 6s., knee buckles, 4s. 6d., black studs, 1s.