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the school children half an hour later, opposite the Cattle Fair Hotel. The two bodies then formed in line and marched immediately to Evergreen cemetery. As the procession passed around the monument each soldier deposited a sprig of evergreen, and each child a sprig of flowers, upon its base, to the memory of the deceased soldiers. W. D. Bickford, chairman of the committee, was President of the day.
Mr. Bickford delivered an opening address, and an original hymn by Miss Anna H. Phillips was sung. Scriptural reading and prayer by Rev. Ralph H. Bowles, pastor of the Baptist Church in Brighton, followed, after which another original hymn by Dr. Augustus Mason was sung. The oration was delivered by Rev. Frederic A. Whitney. The National Hymn, by the Rev. Samuel F. Smith, D.D., of Newton, “ My Country, 'tis of Thee,” was sung by the assembly; and the benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Bowles. The music was furnished by the Cambridge Brass Band.
The monument is of Quincy granite, thirty feet in height, and with the grounds, has been completed at an expense of about five thousand dollars. The design was by Mr. George F. Meacham, the well-known architect. It consists of a square base two courses high, with a smaller base at each corner supporting cannon balls. Upon the base is placed a pyramidal plinth, with inscriptions and names on all sides. Above the plinth is a square shaft with moulded base and capital, upon the top of which is an eagle resting upon a ball. The die of the shaft is decorated with a shield, with stars and flags. The inscription on the front of the monument is highly appropriate :
in defence of
The Great Rebellion.
“How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest !" The following are the engraven names which form the roll of honor on the monumental shaft, viz. :-Patrick Barry, Elias Hastings Bennett, Charles Bryant Cushing, William Chauncy Dailey, John Flint Day, Joel Davenport Dudley, John Warren Fowle, George Edwin Frost, Henry Hastings Fuller, John Golding, Hazael Leander Grover, George Henry Howe, Jr., Samuel Devens Harris_Niles, Francis Edwin Plummer, Albert Rice, Richard David Ring, Warren Dutton Russell, Francis Lowell Russell (brothers), Francis Augustine Starkey, Edward Lewis Stevens, Franklin William Thompson, Joseph Washington Warren, George Washington Warren (father and son). In the published pamphlet (8vo. pp. 62) Mr. Whitney has appropriately given sketches of each of the above soldiers, twenty-three in number. These are standing memorials — a pattern which we hope other orators on similar occasions will imitate. (See Book Notices, page 95.)
There was a propriety, also, that one who had ministered in that town as a pastor to so many of them—who had been among them more than a score of years, and who, on the 7th of August, 1850, sixteen years ago, gave the address at the dedication of “ Evergreen Cemetery'-should have been selected to deliver the Oration at the dedication, in the same cemetery, of this patriotic monument to those who had fallen in a holy cause.
MEDFORD, Mass. On the 6th of September, 1866, the Soldiers' Monument at Medford was consecrated. A procession, composed of the military, fire department, the masonic organizations, schools and dignitaries of the town, was formed in the square; and at two o'clock, started for the cemetery, which is about two miles distant. The exercises at the grounds opened with a dirge, and after the procession had halted, a brief introductory address by Mr. Mitchell, the Chairman of the Committee, was listened to with much attention. He was followed by Rev. Mr. Hooker, in a reading of appropriate selections of Scripture, and prayer by Rev. Mr. Waitt. The oration was pronounced by Rev. Charles Brooks, and remarks were made by Rev. Messrs. Preston, Davis and McCollum. The exercises closed with “ America," sung by the choir. (The address of Mr. Brooks was printed, 8vo. pp. 14.)
The monument is constructed of Concord granite, located near the entrance to the “Oak Grove Cemetery," and is about twenty feet high, with a base about four feet square and three feet high. From the corners of this base there are projections of about one foot square each, on which are placed imitation shells of granite. On the base is a solid block of granite, four feet in width by three in height, on the four faces of which are inserted marble tablets containing inscriptions of the names of those to whose memory the monument is consecrated. On the east side, facing the entrance to the cemetery, is the inscription : "In Honor of the Medford Volunteers who sacrificed their lives in defence of the Union. Fallen heroes leave fragrant memories.”
The other tablets bear the names of the honored dead. The names are as follows: Lieut. Col. J. G. Chambers, wounded at Drury's Bluff, died at Fortress Monroe; Lieut. Wm. H. Burbank, died of wounds; Edward Gustine, killed in battle; L. M. Fletcher, died of disease; Frank A. Keen, died in battle; E. Sprague, died of wounds; D. T. Newcomb, killed in battle; D. Nolan, died of disease; A. H. Stacy, died of disease ; D. McGillicuddy, S. Harding, Jannes Haley, J. P. Hubbell, Augustus Tufts, B. J. Ellis, H. Mills, G. H. Lewis, Corporal G. H. Champlin, and S. W. Joyce, died of disease; J. Stetson, James Bierne, E. Ireland, Wm. Ilarding, H. R. Hathaway, D. S. Cheney, R. W. Cheslyn, Sergeant S. M. Stearns, Corporals E. B. Hatch and R. C. Hathaway, killed in battle; J. M. Powers, C. M. Willis, A. Joyce, Patrick Gleason, R. Livingston, F. J. Curtis, H. G. Currell, W. H. Rogers, J. M. Garrett, M. O'Connell, Sergeant J. T. Morrison, C. H. Coolidge, B. J. Ellis, died in prison; F. J. Curtin and Corporal J. M. Fletcher, died of wounds.
The top of the stone containing the names is surrounded with neat and appropriate mouldings, from which arises a granite shaft, about ten feet in height, surin sunted by an urn encircled with a carred laurel wreath. The monument and its suiroundings were beautifully decked with flowers, and trimmed with evergreen and the natijual colors. The total expense of the monument was $3,500.--Transcript.
MONUMENT AT STOCKBRIDGE.-The dedication of the Soldiers' Monument at Stockbridge, on the 17th of October, was a great event for that region. It has been erected at an expense of $2,500, all but $300 being appropriated by the town. Hon. John Z. Goodrich presided, and hardly less than five thousand people were present, all parts of the county being well represented. Rev. N. H. Eggleston made the introductory prayer, and Henry D. Sedgwick, of New York, a native of the town, delivered a conimemorative address. Gen. Bartlett led the procession. Gor. Bullock was present, and made a very happy address.
NOTES AND QUERIES. First SETTLERS or Sourhold,* L. I.-In Trumbull's History of Connecticut, vol. i. p. 119, the following passage occurs :
" It also appears that New Haven, or their confederates, purchased and settled Yennycock (Southold) on Long Island. Mr. John Youngs, who had been a minister at Hingham in England, came over with a considerable part of his church, and here fixed his residence. He gathered his church anew on the 21st of October (1640), and the planters united themselves with New Haven. However, they soon departed from the rule of appointing none to office, or of admitting none to be freemen but members of the church. New Haven insisted on this as a fundamental article of their constitution. Some of the principal men were the Rev. Mr. Youngs, Mr. William Wells, Mr. Barnabas Horton, Thomas Mapes, John Tuthill and Matthias Corwin."
This article, with slight alterations, appears to have been copied by all subsequent historians, when describing Southold :-Barber and Lambert in their Histories of New Haven, and Wood, Prime and Thompson in their sketches of Long Island.
As far as I can learn, the records of New Haven (Quilipiack) do not mention the names of either of the six persons so stated as landing at, or residing there prior to the settlement of Southold.
* A Genealogical Society has been recently formed in this town.-ED.
Where did Trumbull obtain his information Professor Kingsley remarks that “ Dr. Trumbull collected most of the materials for the first volume of his history, as early as 1774, and was much aided in his undertaking by the first Governor Trumbull, who possessed numerous documents to illustrate the early history of Connecticut." There is no improbability, therefore, in the supposition that Dr. Trumbull had means of exact information on this subject, which are now unknown.
He says likewise, in the preface to his history, " that very little has been taken from tradition,” and whenever he relates any thing on the ground of tradition, he appears to state the fact.
The records of Southold contain the names of some twelve or thirteen of the first settlers, among them the six stated by Dr. Trumbull, but do not state from what part of England they came, or where in New England they first landed. If Dr. Trumbull obtained his information from some written documents, diary or memorandum, and it is still in existence-perhaps among the papers of Governor Trumbull-it would doubtless throw some light on the subject.
It is generally supposed that the Rev. John Youngs, with a part of his flock, came from Norfolk Co., England, and landed at some one of the early settlements in New England, but made no permanent abode until they“ planted" in Southold in 1640. Can any of our antiquarian friends give some authentic data on the subject ? Tipton, Iowa, July 5, 1866.
W. H. T. Hoyr FAMILY MEETING.–This was a most delightful family gathering. There must have been nearly fvur hundred of the tribe in attendance. Every thing conspired to make it what a mecting of this kind should be. The place, Stamford, Conn., besides having produced more Hoyts than any other New England town, is one of the most charming towns of the country, and never more charming than now. The days, June 20 and 21, were as near faultless, both barometrically and thermometrically, as is possible. 'I he exercises, planned and executed by the Iloyts and their cousins, were capital, both in matter and manner. The guests, representing the most of our States, were greatly delighted with their Stamford cousins, whom in their turn they as greatly pleased. The speaking was excellent-brief, racy, humorous, witty, and brimfull of affection and fainily pride and hope. Two family characteristics showed themselves with marked distinctness-loyalty and piety. From SIMON down, the Iloyts were shown to be a patriotic and Christian tribe.
Two things were done which made the meeting one of great practical importance, and which may constitute it in some respect a model for similar gatherings.
They provided for a permanent organization, so as to promote the family sentiment among the race, and secure the material for a reliable family history; and still more, they pledged the fund needed, $2500.00, to meet the expense of compiling the history. The work of collecting and arranging this material was committed to Prof. David W. Hoyt, of Providence.
The Committee constituting the permanent organization are all Hoyts, viz. : G. F., of Maine ; Dr. Enos, Mass.; William H., Vt. ; David W., Providence; Joseph B., Conn.; Rev. James, N. J.; Dr. William H., N. Y.; Dr. John P., Penn.; William C., Mich. ; Frank S., Ohio; Prof. B. T., Ind. ; James L., Ill. ; and John W., California.
Their Chairman is Hon. Joseph B., of Stamford, Conn.; and their Cor. Secretary, David W., of Providence, R. I.
All communications for the family can be sent to the corresponding secretary ; and all subscriptions, to Rev. James Hoyt, of Orange, N. J.
The report of the meeting will soon appear in pamphlet form ; and in due time the completed family history will follow. Stamford, June 26, 1866.
E. B. i. A GOLDEN WEDDING..-Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Conant, of Ipswich, Mass., recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage at the old homestead in Ipswich, Mass. Their children and grandchildren were nearly all present, and received with a hearty welcome.
Appropriate presents were made, after which Mr. C. seated the musicians of the family, as was formerly his custom, conducted the musical entertainment, rendering the old familiar tunes upon the bass viol, his favorite instrument, with skill and taste. Mr. C. was, for his time, a musical teacher of some renown. He was leader of the church choir in his place for many years. His mind is now active, and his taste for the beautiful in no way impaired. Mrs, C. engaged in the exercises with the deepest interest. Her career has been one of honest toil and care, deriving much of her pleasure from the satisfaction of increasing the enjoyment of others. Appropriate remarks
were made by children and grandchildren, rendering the occasion pleasant and profitable to all present. At 10 o'clock the exercises were closed by singing “ America.”Traveller, Sept. 28.
THE AUTHORSHIP OF MAGNETIS REDUCTORIUM THEOLOGICUM TROPOLOGICUM. (Vol. xx, p. 255). This work, which bears the name of S. Ward as its author, and has been attributed to two different writers by that name, viz., Rev. Samuel Ward, B. D., Town Preacher of Ipswich, Eng., and Rev. Samuel Ward, D.D., Master of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, * is described in the July number of the Register in an interesting article by J. H. Sheppard, A.M., who gives his reasons for believing the former writer to be the author. I have lately received satisfactory evidence that it was the work of the writer whose claims Mr. Sheppard advocates. The Rev. Thomas W. Davids, of Colchester, Eng., author of the Annals of Evangelical Nonconformity in Essex (Ante, xx. 192), has sent me a description of a folio broadside in the British Museum, dated 1649,+ which bears this title :
" A most elegant and Religious Rapture composed by Mr. Samuel Ward (that sometime famous and pious minister at Ipswich), during his Episcopall Imprisonment in the Gate House, and by him dedicated to Charles I. Now most exactly Englished by John Vicars."
The “rapture” is a poem of ten stanzas. Ward's Latin original and Vicars's English translation are given in parallel columns. The Latin title is “ Precatiuncula de Theologiæ Magnete Jesu Christo ad rhythmi Bernardini genium et formam.” If we omit the words in Roman, which perhaps are intended for the name of the book from which the verses are taken, this title is the same as that of the forty-second chapter of the Reductorium, which is in verse, and also consists of ten stanzas. Rev. Mr. Davids copies the original and translation of the first stanza of the rapture as follows: Magne Magnes, me dignare
Lovely load-stone grant to me
Wholly, solely thine to be,
Make my heart for thee to breathe
That it may itself bequeath
With all fervour unto thee. The Latin verse is identical with the first verse of chap. 42. “On the same sheet," writes Rev. Mr. Davids, “ are also some other lines Englished' by Vicars and printed in parallel columns as before. These are entitled, Votum Magneticum vel ejusdem Samuelis Ward. Votum devotum de eodem Magnete Theologico Jesu Christo. Ps, xxvii. 4.' There are only twelve lines in this second poem." A poem of twelve lines with the title “ Votum Magneticum," and a reference to the same verse of the Psalms, faces the first chapter of the Reductorium.
These facts leave no doubt who the author of the above book was.
The writer who questions the claim of Rev. Samuel Ward, of Ipswich, to the authorship of the Reductorium, & also doubts the statement of Fuller that he was "knowing." in the “ qualities of the loadstone." But his will, an abstract of which has been furnished me by Col. Joseph L. Chester, fully confirms the statement of Fuller,
Fuller also states that “ he had a sanctified fancy, dextrous in designing expressive pictures, representing much matter in a little model.”|| The will also mentions his "pictures," among the bequests to his sons. The above named work has an emblematic frontispiece which was probably designed by him.
J. W. D. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, AND HIS SERVANT SOLOMON PROWER, came in the Mayflower. The former is said by Bradford to have come from Billericay, in Essex. See History of New Plymouth Plantation, pp. 56, 448 and 452.
Rey. Thomas W. Davids, of Colchester, Eng., furnishes the following extracts from the old Archidiaconal Registry at Chelmsford, which will be interesting in this connection:
1619-20, March 3. Solomon Prower (of Billericay) cited for refusing to answer mes at all (at Catechising), unless I would ask him some questions in some Catechisme.
Same day. Christopher Martin (of Billericay) for suffering his sonne to answer me .... that his father gave him his name.
* See the Memoir by Rev. J. C. Ryle, prefixed to his edition of the Sermons and Treatises of Samuel Ward, B.D., Edinburgh, 1862.
This broadside is referred to, as among the King's Pamphlets, by a correspondent of the London “ Notes and Queries," Nov. 9, 1861, 2d S. xii. 379.
Rev. J. O. Ryle, ubi supra.
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
Hooper, daughter of Jonathan Mason, AMES=Ames.-In Mansfield, Mass., Oct.. Esq., of Boston.
10, by the Rev. Eben Alden, Jr. Mr. Tenney=LE GRO.-In Great Falls, N. H., Azel Ames, Jr., of Chelsea, and Miss Sept. 19, by the Rev. Ephraim N. HidSarah D. T. Ames, of M.
den, Jonathan Tenney, M.A., Principal BOLSUGLER=NUTE. — Boston, Thursday,
of Silver Lake Institute for Young LaAug. 16, 1866, by Rev. C. D. Bradlee,
dies, Newton Centre, Mass., and Miss Mr. Peter Bolsugler of Boston, formerly
Ellen J. Le Gro, late of Prof. Lincoln's of Italy, and Miss Mary Nute, of Bos
school for young ladies, Providence, R. ton, formerly of Italy.
I., daughter of J. B. Le Gro, Esq., of DRAKE=GRANT. — Kennebunkport, Me.,
Great Falls, N. H. Oct. 4, by the Rev Mr. Titcomb, of
DEATHS. York, Gen. Samuel A. Drake, late of ABBOTT, the Rev. C. F., Bristol, N. H. Kansas, and Miss Olive N. Grant, of Sept. 20, aged 34 years. He was born Kennebunkport.
in Canaan, Vt., Nov. 27, 1831, graduaLEES=WOODBURY.-In North Billerica, ted at Middlebury College in 1858, and
Mass., by Kev. Elias Nason, Mr. John at Andover in 1861. He commenced Lees and Miss Jennie M. Woodbury, preaching as a stated supply of the Conboth of Lowell.
gregational church in Bristol in April, LEWIS=STEVENS. - In Marlboro', Mass., 1861, and continued his labors till about
at the residence of the bride's father, Oct. the first of July, when he closed them 7, by the Rev. Eugene de Normandie, on account of declining health. He Mr. Frederick A. Lewis, of Boston, and was a devoted servant of Christ, and Miss Eliza B. Stevens, of M.
much beloved by the people to whom Nason=PROCTOR.-In S. Boston, Sept. he ministered. He leaves a wife to
25, Capt. Nahum Nason, of California, mourn his loss. and Miss Lucy A. Proctor, of Chelsea, ADAMS, Aaron, Hopkinton, Mass., Oct. Mass.
20, aged 65 years. Nicholson=PARKER. — Boston, Oct. 18, ADAMS, Hon. Daniel, Newbury, Mass.,
the Rev. William R. Nicholson, D.D., Oct. 16, aged 79 years. He had the and Katharine Stanley, daughter of respect of all who knew him.
Chas. H. Parker, Esq., of Boston. Atwood, Samuel, Provincetown, Mass., PETER = BACCIGALONPI, – In Boston, Sept. 24, aged 90 years, 3 months and
Wednesday, Dec, 3, by the Rev. C. D. 12 days. Sixty years ago last DecemBradlee, Mr. Joseph Peter and Missber, he married Miss Anne Snow, who
Theresa Baccigalonpi, all of Boston. is still living. · PHINNEY=GREEN.-In Fairfield, Ct., Oct. Ball, Mr. Nahum, Boston, Oct. 13, aged
11, Major S. B. Phinney, Editor of 67 years and 10 months. Barnstable, Mass. Patriot, and Miss Lu- Bigelow, Capt. David, Boston, Aug. 29, cia Green, daughter of the late Hon. aged 80 years. He was descended from Isaiah L. Green, of Barnstable.
John the first N. E. ancestor, who was Reed=MEERBACH.-In Boston, Wednes living at Watertown, 1636, through
day, Sept. 12, by Rev. C. D. Bradlee, Joshua,' who married Elizabeth Flagg, Mr. Charles P. Read and Mrs. Huldah Oct 20, 1676 ; Joshua, 3 who married Meerbach, both of Boston.
Hannah Fisk, 1701; Nathaniel, of STORY=SMITH.--At Brighton, October 17, Framingham, and was son of Nathan
by the Rev. Frederic Augustus Whitney, iel,5 of Framingham, and his 2d wife Edward Augustus Story, Jr., born at Anne Rider. Davide was bred a paper Brighton, Aug. 10, 1842, son of Edward maker, and, in connection with his Augustus and Susan Dana (Fuller) brothers, early built a paper mill on the Story, and Mary Virginia Smith, born Sudbury River in Framingham, where at Weymouth, Nova Scotia, 1841, they manufactured paper successfully daughter of William L. and Mary C. for many years. He married Miss CanSmith.
dace Hale, of Leominster, by whom he SUMNER=HOOPER.–Boston, October 17, had issue:
Hon. Charles Sumner and Mrs. Alice . 1. Maria, m. William Clark.