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ho had first proposed the enterprise in a letter from Montreal, by Colonel James Easton, and by not so many as fifty volunteers from Berkshire. At Bennington they found Ethan Allen, who was certainly the proper man to head his own people. Repairing to the north, he sent the alarm through the hills of Vermont; and on Sunday, the seventh of Chap. XXXII.} 1775. May. May, about one hundred Green Mountain Boys and near fifty soldiers from Massachusetts, under the mand of Easton, rallied at Castleton. Just the arrived Benedict Arnold, with only one attendant. He brought a commission from the Massachusetts committee of safety, which was disregarded, and the men unanimously elected Ethan Allen their chief. On the eighth of May, the party began the march; late on the ninth, they arrived at Orwell. With the utmost difficulty, a few boats were got together, and eighty-three men crossing the lake with Allen, landed near the garrison. The boats were sent back for Seth Warner and the re
street, Medford, July 25, 1905, of heart disease. He was born in Troy, N. Y., June 20, 183, the son of David J. and Katherine Ritchie Hedenberg. He was educated in the public schools of Troy, in the office of the Troy Times, and in the old Castleton (Vt.) Medical School, now no longer in existence. His choice of the profession of medicine led to an alienation from his father, who had decided that the son should be educated for the ministry. He graduated from Castleton, June 16, 1852, anCastleton, June 16, 1852, and practiced two years at Troy, not being received into his father's home or recognized by him. A chance announcement, in the Troy paper, of the sudden death of a young physician in Medford, led to his removal to that town, where he arrived July 4, 1854, and where he remained in the practice of medicine for over fifty years. The venesection scar on his arm and the marks of the seton and cupping on the back of his neck, were often shown by Dr. Hedenberg as proofs of the vigorous methods of
f the handsomest, perhaps, ever run in the country. The decorations are blue, with silver stars, and the rich sofas, carpeting and luxurious chairs give to the car the appearance of an elegantly furnished saloon. The sides are draped with red, white and blue silk, and national flags are suspended at each end. A locomotive went ahead as pilot, and the train was drawn by a locomotive splendidly decorated with flags. The train ran finely on time to Hudson. At Greenbush, Stuyvesant and Castleton, large crowds assembled, and cannon were fired as the train passed along. The President elect, and suite, reached here by special train at 10.56 A. M. An enthusiastic congregation of about 5,000 people greeted him at the depot, and thirty-four guns were fired from Promenade Hill. A platform car was provided, upon which Mayor Bachman, and Recorder Miller were, prepared to receive the President, but he declined to leave the car. He addressed the crowd in substantially the same words as
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