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Samuel Reeves (search for this): chapter 11
e, a factory; for almost every one had a spinning-wheel and loom. For the early ship-building, there must have been extensive iron-works; and much weaving of cotton and wool must have been necessary to supply the large numbers of fishermen and brick-makers. Much wool was cleaned, carded, and rolled at the mill of Mr. John Albree, who was a manufacturer of starch and pomatum. Leaving out brick-making, ship-building, and distilling, we have little to record. Wooden heels were made by Mr. Samuel Reeves, 1750; and specimens of his work are yet among his great-grandchildren in Medford. Candles and hogsheads were extensively made, about the same time, by Messrs. Benjamin and Ebenezer Hall. Saltpetre was made in considerable quantities by Mr. Isaac Brooks. Wheelwrights carried on their business to a large extent. Mr. James Tufts and Son carried on for many years the pottery business. Tanning was vigorously pursued, with a great outlay of capital, by Mr. Ebenezer Hall, on land a few r
bt. We cannot embalm as did the ancient Egyptians, nor lift as they did the stones of their pyramids; we have not the petrifying cement with which Appius Claudius built the aqueducts of Rome, Sesostris those of Egypt, Semiramis those of Babylon, and Hezekiah those of Jerusalem; but we think that no good art in ship-architecture has ever been lost; and we believe that the Medford model of this year has never been surpassed. The speed and safety of our ships are proofs of our remark. The Arbella, of four hundred tons, which brought Governor Winthrop, was sixty-five days on its passage,--a period in which a Medford sailing ship now can cross the Atlantic four times. Oct. 7, 1641: General Court.--Whereas the country is now in hand with the building of ships, which is a business of great importance for the common good, and therefore suitable care is to be taken that it be well performed; it is therefore ordered, that, when any ship is to be built within this jurisdiction, it shall
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etson'sJ. StetsonD. P. ParkerBoston641 230 ShipColumbianaT. Magoun'sP. & J. O. CurtisA. C. LombardBoston650 231 ShipSidneyT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellJohn RussellPlymouth458 232 ShipCharlotteT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellHenry OxnardBoston570 233 ShipBowditchT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellTheo. ChaseBoston620 234 ShipBengalT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellHenry OxnardBoston623 235 ShipMedfordT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellT. Magoun & SonMedford553 236 ShipCatoT. Magoun'sP. Waterman & H. EwellT. B. Wales & Co.Boston470 2371838ShipCliftonSprague & James'sSprague & JamesJ. MacyNew York617 238 ShipPalmyraSprague & James'sSprague & JamesJ. P. WheelerBoston635 239 ShipJames H. ShepherdSprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston635 240 ShipCongreveGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerA. C. LombardBoston322 241 ShipStephen PhillipsJ. Stetson'sJ. StetsonWilliam A. ReaBoston351 242 ShipConcordiaT. Magoun'sP. & J. O. CurtisA. C. LombardBoston504 243 ShipCoramandoT
Matthew Byles (search for this): chapter 11
ards for many years. At a later date, say 1750, bricks were made on land directly north of Dr. Tufts's house. The steep bank now in front of Mr. George W. Porter's house marks the place. This land, called Brick-yard Pasture, was owned by Rev. Matthew Byles, of Boston, and sold by him to Dr. Simon Tufts, March 26, 1761. Nov. 14, 1774, the town passed the following vote: That this town does disapprove of any bricks being carried to Boston till the committees of the neighboring towns shall corst century of our settlement, for private families to have a still, by which they supplied themselves with alcoholic liquors; and not to offer a visitor something to drink was a flagrant breach of hospitality. It may have been during one of Rev. Dr. Byles's many visits in Medford that the following dialogue occurred. The lady at whose house he was calling asked him to step into her kitchen, and see her new still; and, having assured him of its extraordinary powers, the doctor replied, Well, m
September 1st, 1817 AD (search for this): chapter 11
d for many years, owing to imperfections in the banks and other parts of the work; and about the whole income was expended in additions, alterations, and repairs; and no dividend could be, or was, declared until Feb. 1, 1819! The charter allowed assessments to be laid, from time to time, until the works should be completed, and all the debts of the corporation fully and justly paid. One hundred assessments were laid: the first on the first day of January, 1794; the last on the first day of September, 1817; amounting, with interest added to Feb. 1, 1819 (the date of first dividend), to fourteen hundred and fifty-five dollars and twenty-five cents on each share; making the whole cost of the canal eleven hundred and sixty-four thousand two hundred dollars. There have been paid in dividends, from the year 1819 to the present year (1843), five hundred and four dollars on each share (averaging $20.16 per annum); an interest on the cost of about one and thirty-nine one-hundredths of one p
ine for spinning yarn for the manufacture of broadcloth. This project, introduced by a Frenchman, failed; and the mill-power was then applied to the manufacture of wood screws, by a machine entirely new. This would have succeeded; but, the war of 1812 with Great Britain having ended, wood screws were imported from England so cheap as to render competition ruinous. John L. Sullivan, Esq., the chief agent, afterwards sold the establishment to Mr. Stowell for $4,000, through whom it came into posike, or Labor in Vain; Isaac Tufts fished from the Bridge to Rock Hill; and Captain Samuel Teel and his nephew, from Rock Hill to the Pond. The names of the fishermen are seldom given in the records. Charles, Simon, and Seth Tufts are there. In 1812, the fishermen paid one hundred dollars for the right. The average, for twenty years, has been two hundred and fifty dollars. In accordance with the decision of the Legislature, the town voted, March 14, 1803, to sell their right of fishing in
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