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hosen by ballot. The Captain to preside as Moderator, and have power to call special meetings when he shall think proper. The Clerk to preside at any meeting in the absence of the Captain. Article 2. The business of the Clerk shall be to keep a true account of all fines due, and all other necessary records. Article 3. The business of the company shall be determined by a majority of the members present. Article 4. There shall be four quarterly meetings, viz.: on the third Mondays of January, April, July, and October at the ladder house, unless otherwise ordered by the company, at 4 o'clock P. M., at which time the roll shall be called, and absent members shall pay, if absent at roll call, twenty-five cents, and if absent during the continuance of the meeting, fifty cents. Article 5. At special meetings every member shall be warned by the Clerk, and if any one is absent, he shall pay the same fine as at quarterly meetings, and a proportionate part of the expen
o A. Smith, John Stimson, Eph'm Tufts, Jos. P. Hall, B. Richardson, T. R. Peck, Ebenz'r Chamberlain, Dexter Harlow, Elisha Livermore, Azor Richardson, and Thomas Jameson. At the first meeting of the company, July 8, 1829, they organized by the choice of John B. Fitch as moderator and George W. Porter as clerk, and then voted to adopt the following Constitution as a form of government: Constitution of the Hook and Ladder Company of Medford, instituted July 8, 1829. Article 1. On the third Monday of October there shall be an annual meeting of the company, at which time there shall be a Captain and Clerk, chosen by ballot. The Captain to preside as Moderator, and have power to call special meetings when he shall think proper. The Clerk to preside at any meeting in the absence of the Captain. Article 2. The business of the Clerk shall be to keep a true account of all fines due, and all other necessary records. Article 3. The business of the company shall be determi
at a quarterly meeting held Nov. 6, 1818, a committee of members, Messrs. W. Ward and Dudley Hall, were appointed to consult with the Fire Wards and Selectmen of the town, to inquire if it be expedient for the engine to go to Boston and Charlestown at their fires; also to inquire into what further preparations can be made for the security of the town. At the next meeting, Nov. 1, 1818, the committee reported as follows: Your committee beg leave to report that on Friday evening, the sixth instant, they met as by vote directed, and after due deliberation unanimously agreed to submit the following: Resolutions for the consideration of the Society: Resolve 1.—That by the Statute Laws of this Commonwealth the Fire Wards have sole power in case of fire, either in their own town or in the vicinity thereof, to order out the engine; and in case of fire in town, to direct and appoint their stations, and apparatus of the enginemen with their engine, and of all other persons, for t
this simple compact supplemented by a code of by-laws. For the first eight years the records relate only to the admission of new members; but from 1842 until the present time there has been an increasing tendency to give full details as to what occurred at each meeting. In 1850 appears this record showing that a happy relation existed between this society and the First Parish: Our meeting-house and vestry being under repair, and our church and congregation holding public service on Sundays with the First Parish (Rev. Mr. Pierpont) in this town, there were no regular meetings of the church in May and June. May 22, 1851, it was voted to receive Bro. Sumner Ellis. This man subsequently won fame as a minister and writer in the Universalist church. May 4, 1862, this doleful record appears: A cloud seems to have settled down upon the church—the awful cloud of war, which has enveloped the whole nation in its blighting, withering grasp; and inasmuch as this church has b
, 1798. The Subscriber hereby notifies the Retailers of Wines & Foreign Distilled Spirits, and the Keepers of Riding Carriages, that attendance will be given at the Office of Inspection in Medford every day in the month of September next (Sundays Excepted) from 9 to 12 o'clock A. M. and 2 to 5 P. M. Retailers and others concerned are cautioned against penalties that may be avoided. Samuel Swan, Collector of Revenue. From the Christian Register, June 21, 1822. died.—On the Coast. Small clothes of black cloth with knee band and knee buckles, black woolen stockings. Shoes high at the instep, with wide straps and large silver buckles. A plain smooth cane with a gold head and metal end. Gloves. This dress he wore on Sundays to church and when he went to Boston to get his quarterly dividends on his United States stock. Meetings of the Medford Historical Society, sixth year, 1901-1902. October 21.—Mrs. Jane Turell: Her Life and Work. Mrs. C. H. Morss, and So
Civic Feast in Medford. The Columbian Centinel of Jan. 30, 1793, contains the following account of the Civic Festival held to Commemorate the success of the French people in their fight for Liberty. Paper in possession of Benjamin F. Fenton. THE Civic Feast was celebrated at Medford, on the 24th inst. by a large number of the citizens of that town, and the following patriotick Toasts given. 1. The United States of America. 2. Victory and Happiness to our Illustrious Allies, the Patriotic Citizens of France. 3. The Gallant Officers and Soldiers of the French Army. 4. The National Convention of France—May they plan such a Constitution of Government as shall give Joy and Safety to their Constituents—and enlighten all Europe. 5. The Patriot of Patriots, George Washington, President of the United States of America. 6. The American Congress. 7. May the alliance subsisting between France and America be perpetual. 8. Governor Hancock, and the Patriots of Massa
llot. The Captain to preside as Moderator, and have power to call special meetings when he shall think proper. The Clerk to preside at any meeting in the absence of the Captain. Article 2. The business of the Clerk shall be to keep a true account of all fines due, and all other necessary records. Article 3. The business of the company shall be determined by a majority of the members present. Article 4. There shall be four quarterly meetings, viz.: on the third Mondays of January, April, July, and October at the ladder house, unless otherwise ordered by the company, at 4 o'clock P. M., at which time the roll shall be called, and absent members shall pay, if absent at roll call, twenty-five cents, and if absent during the continuance of the meeting, fifty cents. Article 5. At special meetings every member shall be warned by the Clerk, and if any one is absent, he shall pay the same fine as at quarterly meetings, and a proportionate part of the expense of said
cation was obtained in the public and private schools of his native town, supplemented by a course of instruction at Phillips Academy, Andover. He came to Boston at the age of twenty-one, and entered the wholesale grocery and ship chandlery establishment of Boynton & Miller, becoming a partner in the firm in 1849. In 1855 the firm-name was changed to that of N. Boynton & Co. In 1868 Hon. Nehemiah Boynton died, and Mr. Boynton became the senior member of the firm, continuing as such till January i this year, when he retired from business. The firm constantly increased its business, mainly through the sterling business integrity of Mr. Boynton. It added to its line of goods, and became one of the largest manufacturers and dealers in cotton duck in the country. Mr. Boynton was for years a vice-president and trustee of the Medford Savings Bank, holding that position at the time of his decease. For years he was a director of the Blackstone National Bank, Boston, being president
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oves. This dress he wore on Sundays to church and when he went to Boston to get his quarterly dividends on his United States stock. Meetings of the Medford Historical Society, sixth year, 1901-1902. October 21.—Mrs. Jane Turell: Her Life and Work. Mrs. C. H. Morss, and Social Meeting. November 18.—The March of the Army under Arnold, from Cambridge to Quebec. Mr. E. H. Hines, of Danvers. December 16.—The Old Medford Turnpike, with Glimpses at the Brick Makers. Mr. John F. Ayer, President of Somerville Historical Society. January 20.—Grace Church of Medford. Mr. Benj. P. Hollis. February 17.—Physical Geography of Medford. Mr. W. S. Beekman. March 17.—The Annual Meeting. April 21.—The Lawyers of Medford. Mr. H. A. Weitz. May 19.—The Lawrence Light Guard of Medford. Miss Helen T. Wild. Committee on papers and addresses. David H. Brown, Chairman. John H. Hooper. John Ward dean. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Dr. R. J. P. Goodwin. Willi
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e of the position this young servant of the Lord was about to assume, and no doubt was fully appreciated by the son. History of the church of the first Universalist Society, Medford. There appears on the first page of the Church Record Book this entry: The church connected with the First Universalist Society in Medford was formed on Sunday, Jan. 19, 1834, and organized by choosing Messrs. Timothy Cotting and James O. Curtis deacons. It was publicly recognized Wednesday evening, January 29. The Lord's supper was first administered by Winslow W. Wright, pastor, on the last Sunday in February following. The following is the uniting compact: Compact. We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do unite ourselves together as members of the Christian church connected with the First Universalist Society in Medford. By so doing we profess: 1st. To believe that there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all
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