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the world in a volume entitled. '" Pre-historic Nations ; or Jn-
fjuirie? concerning .-ome of the (Treat Peoples and Cixilizations of
Anti'piitv. ami their Probable Pielalions to a still Older Civiliza-
tioii of the ICthiopia.ns or Cu.-hitei of Arabia." 'J'his work was is-
s'-ied in I'^ii'.b

In ls7"J. wa- publi-hed his v.-ork concerning another 'portion of
the field of archa-olo'MC;il research, under the title of " A.ucicnt;


.\niiTii':i, in Xotcs on American Ai'clKi'oIoi^'y," its piirimso bcini^ to
.'i\i' a .-.nnnnars- d' what i^ kmv.vn oi Aniciican aiili'jMitio, ",\it!i
,S(iinc th^n^llt^ ami -.nL'i;>'-tii)ns rL'iati\a; to tlirir r>iL;hilli'ancr'. Tlii>
\uInnio 'jvrw out ol' a .-i-iics ol' pa|M'i-s oii^inally jiil|i;;i cil for tlio
Sr'/. h lia> hail a larne liiiaila ti(_in ami niiu'li inllnfucc in (l;rc<jl-
in^ attention to tip; intrn-Mini;' ami ni.\ .-terious i't.-niains oi tlie
tai'it-i' rat'cs on tliis continent.

These wiirks <Io not proiVss to lie ilu; re.-ult of ori'_riiial invcsti-
Liatiou anioni; tin' ]iiiniiti\'t' Miur.'i-.^ of kno\vh'(lL:i- on tli. i-c ^nl']- i;l.-.
'l"lie\' are in part eompilation^ of material not, reaililv aiaa .-.-ililt: to
iiK.t.-'t n-adiTb, ami in jiait '.hi' anthor's sprenlations, ini;enion> ami
plau>i!ile- in tin' main, not pn'-riileil as fart, hul as prohahk' eon-
jei'lures. wliirh, if aereptnl, woiilil explain nuieli thai is oli.-cure,
mvsterious, or taken liti-raliy, iinpo^-iMe.

31r. IJalilwin, also, took i;i'rat inti-re^t in Lr'-nfalni.'i''al imiuiries
ami [iu])li>lieii thr followiri::^ works upon tlTn snliject.

In 1<S80, "A IJeri.'nlof the |)e^remlant> of John Ualdwin of Ston-
ingtoii, f'onn., wiih notin-s of other IJahlwin- w ho '-ettlnl in Amer-
iea in Karlv Colonial 'riiii"s." 'J'liis was followeil in L"^^!, by
"A lleeonl of the 1 )e-,ecmlants of ('apt. (leor-e D-ni-on of Sroii-
ington, Conn., prepare.! Ky Mr. ]>aMwin ami Jtev. William Clift."

In ]SS-_', he pnhli-heil lii^ la.-t work on tliis stihjeet, iimier the
title of" 'jy/'iiuds Sldiilon oi v^tonineton. Conn., an ineoniplete ree-
onl of his ili'seenilaiits."

He also fniaii-hed a lai'^e aimmnf of material for the IlaMwin
(lenealooy. coinpilrd by Charles Camlee IJaldwin, of Cle\e!aml,
•Ohio, which \\as publi-hei] in ].s^].

'I he collection of the>e family records ap]iears to lia\e been a
fa\orite ]inr-nil with him dnrinif the later \ears of his life, ami in
which he spent much time and took unat deli;^]it. l-'i'oin what wo
know of the man, howe\ei', this was not done so njindi to gratify
his taste .and inclination, and theenjovmeut it afforded, but to uatlier
together th.' faers of family hi-torv, that oilier.^ ^vll0 should como
;ifler lum mielit receive the benelil of his labors.

"NN'hile Mr. lialdwin \\asnof ;i I'apid w ritei', yet by close n])])lica-
tion, he wrote much, and has Irft behind Iiini ;i literary record that
any man nnLiht eorel. lie w.as, al,-o, at some periods of his lile a
lirire contributor to the Quarterlies and Ms.;:;uine3.


•• j..-^Mjii. lV(Un thr iiiMVM. A I):-.'):ii-c .l-'.ivr.'l in X'UMh
I5l-ali!'.r.l. .I:i:ic 1 -• 1^12. iili'I oi-r:'.^\>'Avd I'X tllL- l).:itll oi' I^'U-
]);lliifl Wii- I'l.iii.''

S|,riTli .... '■ SMtf >uv<-n'iL^:;;y a;.'l Ti-.-i-i'iu" >irli\ civil in ilie

1 1, HI-,/ (It K ■jii-.-.-ntULivr^. \\";>-llillU'"II, Mlivll .'>. 1-l'l.th- I!(UI~0

h-'urj: in CuminittK,.; of ihi- Wlm!.- on tlu- Sm:.' <.i' \h>- \'n\i>n.

Sp.-.'cli. •• C'on-r.-" aii'l U. ■■■-n-tr;i. •:!■>;]. "" d.'liverc I in liii' llu;i,>e
(if *Hcji:-<-M,Mitati\ I-. Ap;il 7. l^-,''.

S|„-.-li, ••I'unnii Ili-lir-. a:,. I I'ninan Itir,-.." .Iclivn-r.l in t!n>
]]nu-<- of r.i-;.r.'-(M,rati',^-. .laniiii-y 11. l^'''". in r.-jily U> a -[Imjcii
of lion. .Tani.- l!p...k<. oi N'-.v Yoik, on ill- X^'-ro \lu-r.

Ml-. IJaM'.vin j,M~-e~-fl a -.Miia^ for tii-' iM-anritiil. wli^-lifr in
iianiiv, ,air. or [.o.-try, ami it i^ to !,.• rt-rt-rtnl iliat li.- -o > Idom
2A\c t-xi.r(_ - ion to hi-: linrr -•n:ini-ir< in v-r-.'. Tli- ch'an.r:-. oi
lii.; statfiiifiit. th.j p-ari-y of !ii-> lan-iMa-c a.ial tin' foivo <>\ ix-
j.ro.-iwn. cannot lail to l;e a'linir.-,!. Iwit. in iho lat,-r year, oi his
life lie fouiiU lit h^ ojij.ortnirry in v.!i;rh to Liratiiy the i'o,;tic
la.^ic. au'l in uarlier lifj. lait infrniaL-iilly wnjtc in vcrM.'.

] havr iHir[MMM;ly ouiittr.l to in.jiiti..ii till the li-l, hi^ lir.-t vmini-o
ill l„ink-niakin.;-. Thi^ was a Colki'tioii of po.an-; i-iiol in 1^47,
when he was thirty-ei^kt years of age. tniitk-.l. •• 'J7r' Sfnr;/ of /.'vy-
rnr.nd inil nm) o'],rr Po>„is:" ai-l wa< pukk-kcl ky \\ illiain 1).
Tie'knor..K: Company of Ik.. ton. This littk- w,,rk i. - .Iclieaie,! to
Z^Ii^,. 3Iarv llnwitt. of l-ki_^!aiMl.in lok-n of a^kniratioii fe^r lurikar-
acter. aiwl -latitiuk- for the- pleasure Ueiive.! from her volumes . '
In the prefaec he- -ays : •• Tiit.-e po.ins are lir-t'.iiiL: - 'J'hey are
ptroli-hea. not keean.e I .-npposo they have any very extraor.linary
merit, nor keean-e I have no hope of writiiiLr somethiiiL;- ketter ;
hut !ieean-e 1 think tln-y will lin.l !rie:nlly rea'lers. ami, imperfect
as they are. (ki >ometkii;:r to eiicoiiia-e fitkers to love Truth and
]3e:iiitv. — and love tkem . not as ai)-traction,- me-rely, knt as realities
to he felt and manifested all aloiii: ti.e ways of liumaii life."

'J"he followiiiu k- selected from kis mi-c-llaneous poem-: and. as
it shows so linely, koth the >tyle and the spirit of the antlior, is
liei-e reproduced for the kenelit of .-m-k as may ke permitled to read
ikis krief memorial of one, wko.-e tender sympathies are ikereiu
bO beautifully oxpreaseJ.



Sleki", littli' one ! till' siiiMincr windv are brralliiii^

A gi-ntlc liviiiii. t'l lull iliy q'Mci lot;
Around tliy li 'lull, w i 111 iiiMiir;)tiil Ih'.-ih! y wn-Htliino:,

The ivy creeps, in iVe-li'Miinuc wnlnre di-.'^t.

Sleep on, iiiv love, the Miniiner llowei's are >piinc:ing,
In fioly peaee, alio\e tiiy nioiil.lci inu iirad,

To jjuaid thy (lii>t, and iViun tiudr liD-oniv llin.'ing
A min.Lcled sw e■etln■-^ o'er thy siii nt lied.

We mis> thee, lo\-e ! th\' joyous face, once Iiliisliing;

With rosy li-;li(, deatll-^had^•^ havi> overcast :
And ah." how olt the-e heart-lM: tiT.isai'e t^Mi^liini:,

To think onr eyes on tiief have loolxcd tledr la.st.

W(! miss those lionis, \\h<'n tliio' our lieaiti was stealing

Tlio inciry nin - ie ol tli_\ I'airy lei t:
We injss tlx^'-e liuni's, when e\ery puNe ot'lc'clini:

ThiiUed quid; and waini,thy tni^tiu^ ejes to greet.

We miss our hahe, when eveidui;- gathers round us;

Thy place is \aeant on thy motlier"^ hrea-t I
We wake no more to \rr\ tiu' -'(dl that hound us,

Wlieii, once, toouis thine inl'.mt liis ■>\ere pressed I

Sleep, lilessed one! no nuiie tor us av.-akinul
Tlic worm leed - sweetly on oui' fadeil llowcr;

We lai<I thee here ; but. oh. <pur Iumi is ^\(•re l.reakiiig —
Creaking to leei I)e. all's unrelaxiiig poi\'er.

Where art thou now? the s(mi1, that once was { oui'ing,
Through tliis still dust, a iiui( Ic. lu} -terii us plow.

Lives som';wh''iC' yet : it v.ani-hed, heivenwaial soarincr,
Far from all [>ain and l.diiiht, all (.'arihly woe.

Whei-e (lost lli>iu dwell? It must be thou art wearing
A radiant light, (ju thy enl'r;iu(diised soul,

In some bright world, thy part with anirels Ix/ariiig,
Whore Iiyuins of holy Joy forever roll.

To tliat deep life, (iod's love hath surely borne tlice,

Our cherished one I — nor seidc wi' to rijclaiiu;
IIow much We lo\-eiI, how much we miss and mourn thee,
llo knows alone — and ble^ed be Ids name!



The las't tinio, it is Iiolicvc-il. tli:it Mr. r):il(l\vi!i nppoarcd before n
public :i-<(iiil)l\-, as :i speaker. ^v:(> at Mecliaiiii's ILill, .Inii'' "Jl.
1.S7S, ;it tlie cxeieisfs at teiidiiiL;' lln' i\-iiiteriii<'iit of the remains of
Isaiah Tliuiiia-^. when he I'l-ail a \ei'y inti'iT^tlu:;- a'^coiiiit of thi' la-
boi's of Mr. Theneai in tlie woik of the Itevohilioii.

Tliis aildix'ss rc'Ceived '.'>ell nieiileil praise, and was alike cre(lit-
able to the wiiter and the oceasion.

IMr. llaldwiii was a nifinlt'T of the Aineriean Oriental Society of
Nf'.v IlaM'ii, Conn., ostai)]i-lud in is!.']. llf was el(-elf(l a mem-
ber of thi! Xc'W l]ni4]and llist()i-ie-( ienealn^iral Soeifty, Ajnal 'I'l.
ISliS; of the Ameriean Antiipiaiiaii Sueiety. Uetoljcr 12 1 , 1 SI)'.) ; and
an Honorary n"iend)erof 'i'lie NVorce^ter .Society of Antiijuity, dau-
iiaiy "J, ] 87 7.

In his letter of acceptance [o the latter sdcicty, after cxpresviuii
of tlianl^s for the honor conferrc(l and his rr(,(.id will, Ik? said : "I
liave full synipathy wiih the aim-, of your Soci-'ty, and I shall (ind
special ]i!ea>nre in doing wlial I c:en to aid it in promoting th«'^o
aims. ] should rrjoiee to <<■>' tlie dispo-ition to " i-cnn nd>i'r the days
tlK)t aie pa>.t." and to ccdlecl for pre.-er\ation. memorial-, of the past
yeneiations, nuicli moie prevalent than it i>- now."

One \vho knew lii;n most intimately, wrote this just tribute to
liis memory.

"Mr. Ualdwin was a man of imposing stature, much exc(>eding
six feet in height, of lai'ge frame and great mnsiadar strcngili. In
his early manhood, his ma-.Ni\e head, erect figure ami stalwart pro-
])oitions, indicalis'e of activity and piower, gave him an aspc(;t of
unconimon force, and digniiy. His mind, like hi*; bodv, was large
and vigoi-oui. His [loliticil sai: icity was highly esteemecl by those
wlio had long been assciciated with him. Though so much of a
rechHC, especially in his later years, he knew human nature well.
and could foresee with great accuracy the ])olitical elTect of any
measure' or event. His election forecasts were in general singular-
ly near the truth, a.nd his judgment of men, their character, ca})a-
l)ililies and popularit\', was r.irdv at fault. His advicc' in [lolitical
matters was of'cn sought and was highly valued. It was delivered
Ciju'ident'y but without ai'rogance, and more than once those who
had refused to be guided by it at au impurtant juncture had cause


to reiiTot tliat it Iii'l iiocii rojoi^'cl. A> n writer Mr. Ixililwin was
direct, cli-ur a'.nl fdn^iiilo. Hi- style had no ori::unciit. It was
s iiiu-'tiini'- rii'j.:"d. hut always -itroiiir and sinciM-i.'. His v, idf ranu>!
01 reading and ri'tenrive inij:a')ry ^-aviMiini a vast store ot' facts, and
his ktiowled::".' of p ditical history was e-p'-cially lar::<.' and accurate.
But though hi- |!rofi' - io!i ni jour^ali-rn kept his nund oeciqiicd nmeh
with such stthjet't-, his favorite [Mi.rsnit was tlie .^tiidy (ji antiiinity,
both the dim jia-t of which aiiriientii- hi-tory ^'ives tudy hint.> and
su^^liefttions. an'd the leis riauoti'. l.ut aim')-t as dilUcult, field of I'am-
ilv genealogy t'.) which most of Ins late-t years, while his health al-
lowed. \vas de\'0tcd.''

I should d > iiiju-tiee to mvself. and th - distliiLT'ii-hed man, whose
life I have a'trenjiU-d hi-i'-lK to |> >i'trav. did I nor ^■ive place in this
meuTirial to his e >!i;i' ninrarics in j cariiali-m who kn>'W him so
lon'J,. ;'nd -o wrll. and w!i i-e v.'ordsai-e m Ji'e appreciatise and suit-
able than anv I c tn exp;\'-.s. 'J'li • follow i:i^f extra'-ts from various
sources, show his rharai'tfr and i[ualitii'<, as a n;ini-ter. a lei;idator
and a jour'nalist . in a maiinor that wid cjmnv.'nd tht-m to all, who,
may read thi- imjiertect sketch of the life of a noi)le man.

There ai-e men in Coniieciieut who have not for^jottcn tlic Hon.
John lb IJaldwin. l[i> conneerion with our <^tate p >li:ic'; in I8i"5-
49-50, and aloni;' in those year-, will be remembered by those wlio
remember the Fref Sidl pai-ty and it- inlluenoo in this state. Mr.
Baldwin was a conselentious aiiolitio:d-t. who at one time was the
conductor of 7'/t>' Cliftrtrrih'J:^ the old Connecticut or^rin of the free
soiler.s. He v.-as rcspcreii as an hunesl man. and he had more
aptitude for practical politics than his jiretlecessor, .Mr. Burleigh. —
Hartford Times.

By the (h'ath of J(din Deiuson Baldwin, for so many years tlie
chi^f editor of the Worcester S/>i/, the pre-s of Ma-sachusetts has
lost one of its olde-t, as well as the most honored, of its represen-
tatives. — Low ell Citizen.

The editorial frat'^rnity of New l-'lngland will lament the death of
the venerable John D. Baldudn. senior editor ar.d proprietor of the
Worcester Spi/. A man of the highest character, a self-educated


mnn of broail .-oliolnr-liin. eanio-t in t!i(^ cau^e of human riL'^t* in
lliL- <1 iy.> v\l:i;i it K (j:iin-i! r.v:.v\vj,ij a^ wcil as c niviciidiis to lie an
aboliti.ni-t. lii> lilc wo.k has \>vri\ Inii'^. lionorahle ami ll^t_'l'u!, and
he goes to Iii> reward li-a\ iiiif'td all \vli.) Ictir-w iiiin of have lelt his
iiifliieiice a ljle?<eil iiK'inory. — // oir'ur,/ Cuiinint.

Pie was a patriai-r!i ainoni: ilie journali-ts of the sta'e. veneraold
in years ami >liL::/i:i. d in nKiiiiicr,-, and v, as re5|iecteil alike for his
al)ility. Iii.^ iute_';ity and his learle^^ siipiiurt of iiis [irinciplcs. — ■
I>osioii I'i'iVt'.iCr.

Mr. UaJdwin iiad dlstiri<:ni^!uMl hini-elf diirin:; a l)u=y life Ity suc-
cessful la!io;->asa iiiin'ste!', a journalist and a leirislator, and devoted
the \ve!l-ear;ie 1 lei-are oi his latter vcar> (d \aliialil • lii-toric .-tudies.
Aiuoiii: tile Veteran edito's and jiu'ilie men of N'mv Kn;,dand his
Jianie held a de-ei-vediv IiltIi place. — PiociJcnce Journal.

Mr. l>ald\vin led a lal'i.jrioii- life. If he was not, a hrilliaut editor
he was a n-efu! one. J'n hi-, earlier d,iy> he was not afi'aid nf the
anti slavery a^dta'inn, wlien many of h '^ C':)nfreres hesitated to speak
out holdlv. He was a pioneer ivcQ soiler when it did not ])ay to
S[)eak for linman rii^hrs, and happily iie lived to see slavery a'ool-
ished and every foot of '.u!' national denain eo:^secrated foi'cvrr to
freedom He rests ironi his lahors and his works do follow him,
— Spriiiijfu-ld Union.

Another \ eleraP New England j )nrnali-t ha-' gone to his rest.
The II n. Juhn D. Baldwin of the Worcester -S/*// died sudd-_-nly at,
his home in that ci v on .Samlay moiaiing. In e\ery position which
lie has evei- held, whetlier as minister of the go-pel, state or nation-
al leirislator, or j xirnali-t. he has ijortormed honorable service.
Akhon_r'a daria - hi- later year- he ha- devoted his time to histori-
cal studies rather tlian to tl;e active dutie- of journalism, he v.ill he
•jreatlv inissed l>v his biediren in the piofcssion throughout New
England.' — Proi idtncc Press.

Tlie lion. .J. din D. Daldwin, who died in Worcester on Sunday,
was for pe\ei-al rears a m.in of largo and useful inliuence in the
city in v,hicli he lived, in the state, and in the nation. Beginning
life as a cl rgynian, he became an editor, and as such, was distin-
guished for good sen.^e and steatlfa.stness of princijile, lather than


for brilliancy, altlinn:;h lie was a cood writer. He always seemed
to iC'Cjartl a newsjiaper ratlior as a moans ot publishing smind
Ojiinions, ami so inflmMiciiii; men's minds, than as an origan of news.
For eensa.tional reporter's woi'k, and nui -h (it the pi-(.iduet of modiMai
joiirnalistie enti-rjirise. he never had inm-b favor. He was a man
of u'ide information and <'ultiva;i'd intelliionoe, who bad strong
likes and dislike^.and he did hi^ editorial ivork with a conscientious
fidelity. He was a sturdy p(jliiiri:in and a sa^'acious one; Imt he
had a fondu'-ss fpr studies whi'-h were wholly alien to polities, and
which kejU him in sympathy with scholarly intMi and literary aims.
He was ah\ays kindly to young men. and vvy 'AilliuL: to aid those
who had a worthy ambition with ^o,id c tunsrl and .■-ub-tantial ser-
vice. In the (■ailier days oi his career as journalist he was asso-
ciated with till' h'adcr.s of tlm I'b-cc Soil [larty. and mide ac-ipiaint-
aiices which were king continued. He became cdii;iir (;f the ^S/"/ at
a time \shen its f(>rtunes ha<l been wrecked, and to his .steady in-
dustry, businf-,s capai-ity. and [lowcr as a writer, its snrvi\al and
develojuncnt into one of the bcsl of the pa|icr> i-^ui'd in the smaller
cities of the (•ountry is du*;. J)uriiig the war period atid the perio((
of reconstruction he w:ts one of the trusted leaders of the repub-
lican party in tbi.s state, and hi-, predilections were always in favor
of a bold and radical p(dicy. lie was more eonsei-vative in method.i
than in opiidons. Among the latest acts of his active partiei[)at;on
in affairs was bis earnest work in the u'.ovemeut which resulted in
sending Uristow delegates from Mas-aehusetts to the national con-
vention of lS7fi. In recent years he has withdrawn himself Irom
the strife of affairs, and left the eoiidnct of the paper to his s(,)ns
and their assistants, whom he had selectc-d. budng abb: to pass the
evening of his days in comfortable leisure, craving little society be-
yond that of bis familvand his favorite books. — 'Boston Adrrrtiser.


At the Octol)cr niootiii'i-. on tlic 2(1 inst., An2'ustii<?
N. Currier, AVilliaiu I)i<-l;i!is(>ii. Ifrnry L. I'arkci'. l'>.-q.,
uiid llufiis X. Mcriaiu <i!' ^\^u•costo^, and II.. L. llap-
good ofAUiol were cleetL'd to active inemherslii)). A
letter was read from (.'liarles C. J>aldwin of ( 'leveland.
0., coiupiiincntin^' the Society upon the appearance of
its p^ubhcation<, and pre.-enting a copy of his '• Candee

At the meetinic. Nov. Gtli, on motion of Samuel E.
Staples, an invitation \\as extended to lie\'. A. II.
Coolidge of Leicester, to prepare iwv] read an address
before the Society, on such snijject and at sucli time
ns may suit his con\enience.

The folhjwing wasoflered by Samuel E. Staples, and
its consideration was deilnred until the next meet-

"Whereas the tenth ;iniiiver>ary of the inslitntioii of The Wor-
cester Society of A?itiqiiity wil! ociMir un thi'llltli dav of .laniKU'v,
ISS-'), ami in order that the oeea^ioii be oh^erved in a Miitaltie and
profitable niaiiina', tlierefiU'e lie it

"Jiesoh-erf, That the Worcester Society of Aritiijuity will celebrate
its Tenth Anniversary by a pniilic niet'tini,^ in ^omc suitaldc ](lacu
and that some eminent person tie obtained to deliver an address
upon the oecasi<jn.

"'Resolved, That there be a conniiiitee of fl^■e. cunsistiiicr of the
rresid<uu, ex-njlicio. and snch others as lie may appoint, wliose
duty it shall lie to matiin^ plans, and make all necessary arran^^e-
nionts for an ap[iropriatc observance of thi" occasion.

"•Jirsolvei/, That this conunittee Ijc authorized in the n;ime of the
Society, to solicit subscriptions for funds to defray necessary ex-
penses, and to proviiU; for a banquet or oiherwist; for the occasion,
fts tliey may think proper, and to extend invitations to sucli per-
sons and societies as they in their judgment may think e.\[iedient.''


The anmial moetiiiu: was held Dcccinbcr -1th. John
Staiisfu'lt] uf L?(.m1s. I'aii:'., was elected to coiresponcL
iiig iiioiii!)crs]ii[\

Oiliccrs i'or th(^ (Misulii;^,- year wci'e diily elected, as
follows: — Pre-idcnt : J'a.i.iaiv D. Ci;am:; 1st A^ice-
President: Aija:i:r Thi.man ; '2i\ \dce-l.*i'esideiit : (Ilo.
Sl'.mM' i; ; Sejaetary : liiiMiv L. Sihmwav ; Tieasiirer :
IIkxkv F. Sriat.M \.\ ; lahraiiaii : Thomas A. Dickin-
son ; Coiuiuittee on Xoininatlons lor o years: E. li.

The following rejiorts were presented^ accepted, and
ordered on 11 le : —

T 11 E A S U I *. !•: n ' S R E r 11 T .

To the OJJ'iccrs and ^fenihirs of

The ]]orccster Sori' (tj of Anliijuity :

Gentlkmcn : — In acord.uice witli the itviuirciiuMa,- of tlie Ijv-
Laws of tlii - Soc.-iL'ty; I hcrcwitli pre-cnt tliis Aniiiial Kcjxirt,
sliowiii^ tin; rc'cipts ;ui(l cxiH'iHlitures of the Sucietv, from Dee. 5,
18S2, to Dee. •!, l«8o, as follows:

CASH nKCEfvi:i). cash paid.

ISS;]. Di; iss:j. Cu.

A<.sc<sinents, . . ^^'M UO llmt .slT.ii 00

Doiiatiuiis, .

■14 00 , Fn.l 7 50

G 00 I Ca- 7 82

I'lintiiig I'loccediiii;-;, . I'l'-j 00

I'nsta-e l.T 10

A(l\c'i ti-iii'j;. ... S 50

liUeie.^t, J. A. Smith, . 20 J7

$287 00

iJalance from 1SS2, 119 01

Lalancc on liand,

f 100 01

$3(Ml 12
43 79

$1110 91

Tlicre ate aeeounts due tlio Treasurer to the amount of $1-10.
Respectfully submit led,

]1. F. STEDMAX, Treasurer.



Durmu tlie past year, we have reeeivca additions to llie Library
and Mus.-uiu trom llil .■.intrilnrnr^. iiichidin - 11 sueict'u's. as lul-
lows: -JlO bninid volunu'^, l-lol painiililrt.. .'.0'.) inis.'ella.n'ous
papers, 'J3 pictures, S maps, and 7.". donations to tiie Miisciun,
uiakini( a total ot -Lio.

Tlie ►^o.-iety hi. issu.-d duriu- the year No. XVIII. of its pub-
lications, bein.j;, '• rvc.-ord.-of th.' Court of Giaieral Sessions of the
Peace, for the Coniily of \\'<iree>ter, [Massachusctls, from IT-'U to
1737," edited by Franklin I'. Kice ; also, Xo. XIX, 'I'roeccdings
of the Society for tlie year ISS'J."

Among tlie many valuable and acceptable gifts, 1 will mention
the following :

From lion. r)iiver Ames, The Oakes Ames ^lemorial ; from
Miss Sara 15. -Md.ai, Memorial of Hon. John Aldeii of Haiidolidi.
Mass.; from Mr. Ledyard liill of I'axtoii, .'i ancient candlesticks,
used by a Masonic body in llnldeii; and from Francis E. lUake,
of F.oston, Plans <.f tlie Town of Worcester and Quiiisigamond
Plantation, copied by him from the State Achives. Our President
Mr. E. P>. Crane, has added to the Library, many valuable pajjcrs
and pamphlets, andals.) the binding of 17 volumi's of the New Eng-
land Historical and Gc-nealogical U'gi>ter. Dr. (leorge Chandler has
given his History of the Chandler Family: and llon.Samutd A.<Jrcen
of Boston has sent to the Society, many valuable documents, in-
cluding S iiamphlets relatiii;! to the Old Inirial Crounds of lioston.
The late Clarendon Harris, I'^tp. presented 'iO volumes of the Ma-
inial of the (general Court of .Massachusetts from iSGo to IS^'i.
From Lieut. F. (t. llvde, of Oxford, we have received a large col-
lection of (dd sermons and pam[ihlets, including a Memorial Sketch
of the late Hon. Lafayette S. Foster of Conn. Our thaidvs are due to
Hon. Clark Jillson, for many additions to the Library and Museum,
and for the Granite Monthly for the year. Special mention .should
be made of a valuable and useful bookcase, which was built for
Rev. Horace dames in ISP], while he was setth;d in Wrentham,
]\Iass., from his own design. This lia.s been repaired and put in
order, through tin; kitidne^s of Mr. Pardon A. Lee. With the
bookcase, which was given by Mr^. James, were two lolio volumes by

Jo-ojili Caryl: ''An lOxpM-iti .n wiili l'r:ifti<Ml 0])~erv;iti';i;- up. 111
t!ic_' ]!oiik (if .lol)," KiZti. \\!ii'-!i wci-f iHi'i-ht in J.uii'Iju lur -Mr.
•lames liv .fuliii 15. ^^luiiua, V.-'i-, at a (-(...t (.; Co.

Iluv. Dr. r.iu'iiis R. Pai'i': lia^ ir!w;i !ii> lli-'.oryol Hiirl-viclc.
Several Naluahle ]>ain;ih! '.•!-.. in -luilinu' tai' Paine i^ani'ly I'.tvir.l, a.inl
a Wa^!iinL;'!i>n Allimn. hav.' lieun r'''-ei'."i_''| ir')ni }v;itha:ii'i I'aine.
Kmi. Mr. Alnvd S. i;:.e has a.].] 1 Iar-'!y to oar e .11. cMoa of
3I,i'iaziMf5, lli-toricil i'a:i a - aal Tniv /rs'tv l^aralo-^ies. \\',_; are
imlfbteil to 3Ir. Franklin P. Uii-e, for a cntinnatioa or' hi- v:.!'i-i'ilo
services and for valuaiil- ilonation-. inelu liiiL,'- hi-; •' 11 ■!aini.-""nrL'-;
of the llev. Cieor^;-e Ale.'n," and a fraini'd jiorfrait of Mr. Alhii.
Fii.mi Mr. Suiiiuel K. St-plr^. v/e h.ave r.^ivjive:! 101 ini-r.-llancons
Ixiolcs and paniiildi-t-. including- a 'joj>\- of hU ]a[>' r on ■"'I'li.- Tlinr -
day Leetni-e ;" frcini the r-i:iic oi tlie late Jolui C. Ma-on. I'i-ij.,
a iinely hound set of Auiriic li and oiIlt .Ahnaa.ar-,, and 1 fi 'loimil
volumes of Xih'-,'.^ lJc_d-trr; fro. a 3Ir. II. !>. Shna;v.;i'.-. '.aiaahle
jiainjildcts and the Ma^a/ine of An;;! ican I!i-toi'v fir the yi/ari-and
from Mr. II. M. Smith. ]iM!-frai;s r,f ih.c R. ;irrv-t'ntati\ c do:irn;iii.-ts
of the U. S. An intt-rotin;,^ ]■, lit; v,a- [ir<'-i'n!'-d hy Mr. < ii'^i. Sunnier,
bein^f the snow -ho^'s or i;iekcts wnni hv tin' late Ilo;!. tlia'a-y
Twichell 111 l)riiii;in;4- the niai! from J'arre to \\'oi-eiv-tia- du-i;;'^- the

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