Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association

Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the Revolution, and that of Lieut. Pinkham, whose personal efforts were the means of preserving the Scottish home of John Paul from decay and destruction. Mrs. Eleanor Morgan, the Regent of Abiah Folger Franklin Chapter, D. A. R., under whose care and at whose expense the tablet had been prepared, made the address of presentation, and said in substance: "Mr. President: One year ago I came before this society for Abiah Folger Franklin Chapter, D. A. R., to propose placing somewhere in or on the building of the Historical Society, adjoining this Meeting House, a memorial tablet to the twenty-one Nantucket sailors who served with John Paul Jones. It also seemed fitting to place thereon a second memorial, to Lieut. Alexander B. Pinkham, U. S. N., of Nantucket, who, in the words of the tablet, in patriotic remembrance, restored the birth-place of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland, in 1831. He was distressed to see the early home of one who was to him a national hero, falling into ruin, and his generosity, coupled with the interest he excited in the owner, made it possible for the building to be repaired, with a little fund for its maintenance, and that it should be occupied rent-free by the widow of a fisherman. An account tells us, that as the sailors sail past the cottage, which overlooks the sea, they doff their caps and say 'God bless kind Lieut. Pinkham.' A fine miniature of Paul Jones, in possession of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, where it went by will of Lieut. Pinkham, testifies the appreciation of some of the Paul family for this act of graceful and patriotic devotion. It will now be acknowledged on the island of his birth. "We are accustomed to say and to hear that Nantucket did little lo help in our...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236831810
  • 9781236831811