The Medford Historical Register Volume 4

The Medford Historical Register Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...thereupon his dog, being at his house near by, came forth, and seeing something in the water, swam to her, and she caught hold on the dog's tail, so he drew her to the shore and saved her life." J. H. H. NOTES. Miss Helen T. Wild, the newly elected Regent of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R., is an active member of the Medford Historical Society, having served in various official positions and on important committees. She has done excellent work in connection with the Register, and articles from her pen have been most interesting and valuable. She had been the efficient secretary of her Chapter since its formation, and by experience and interest in the work is well equipped for the responsibilities of the Regent's office. In the list of patriots lending their money to the government between 1777 and 1779 for the prosecution of the war, who later exchanged the bills of credit for the bonds of the then unstable national government, is found the name of only one Medford man, Richard Hall. Besides standing ready to aid his struggling country, he served his town in the various capacities of selectman, treasurer, clerk, and moderator. May 12, 1760, the town voted to purchase two firehooks. These were the first pieces of fire apparatus that the town owned so far as we have any record. The first fire-engine was purchased with money raised both by taxation and by subscription. In 1763 the town raised by tax 26 13s. for this purpose. The first fire-engine is said to have been named the "Grasshopper." March n, 1765, the town appointed nine firewards and twelve engine-men. Isaac Royal, Esq., was one of the firewards. The frontispiece in this number is reproduced through the courtesy of Mr. W. C. Eddy. There is an increased...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831543
  • 9781236831545