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wliich is re^illy ehar^-eahle to your genial toa>lm.aster, I
venture to touch ujxm another topic which scerus to ine to
be of con-idei'alile interot. both on its own account and
b}' "way of suggestive comparison. It is simply tliis — the
Worcester tax-levy of Ib'-'A, as contrasted ^vitll that of
188-1. ■

Without undertaking to go intr) any minute details,
it will be suflicient lor my purpose to say that 1 have
gathered together some of the principal figures found
upon tlie assessors" records vi^ the Anauer year, and, in C(jn-
nection therewdth, have jirepared a li^t of some of the then
prominent tax-payers of Worcester. Tliat list, com]jrisiijg
the names of all persons jxtying taxes of ten dollars and
upwards, coiisists of o2>i different itejns only — most of
the items repi'esenting single individual asses.-rneJits. The
valuation for that vear was 63,-J05,'iOU ; the total tax
815,861; the tax rate, •■Jl.OS on each -SIOOO; and the tnim-
er of ])olls, 1312. It m;iy also be noted that two-hfths of
the whole tax was paid by two individuals — Daniel Waldo
and Stephen Salisbury — neither of wdiom was then assessed
for more than 61300. Of the persons wdiose names were
on that list, and wdiosc foims were once familiar to us
who were boys in 1813, tlie majority have long since
passed on. Tliey will long be remendjered in connection
with the unwritten history of Worcester during the last
half centttry.

Referring now to the taxdist of 1884, I shadl content
n^yself by submitting the principal figures of the year,
believing them to be suflicienLly suggestive of themselves,
and to require neither note nor comment. U]ion exami-
nation of that list 1 find tlmt during the last lifty years
the valuation of Worcester has grown from -So,! 05,600, in
1834, to •S50,77o,475, in l^b'4; the total levy from 815,861



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toe905,lT5; the tax rate from 81.08 to 81G.60 per 81000;
and tlie iuiiuIilt of j)oll.s from l-jj.2 to 18,1 OS.

In conclusion, permit mc to ilianlc you for al]o^^■inJ;■ me
to respond in Ijelialf of tlu^ Ilnnoi'ary Members of the
Society of Anti([uity, and, in so doing, to jiredirt for
3'Oiir young" and vigorous soeiet}- many decades of future
usefulness and ju-osperity.

"Worcoster I'liysicians, Old and New." (No rcAn'oncc lo schools.)

C. Olis Cl()()d^vill, M. I)., rospoiidoil to this sonti-
nic'iit in an interesting mnnnor, a ])i'iof a])stract only
of the same l()llo^v.s :

Abstract of thk Ivetsiakks of C. Otis Goodv/in, TsI. D.

])j'. Goodwin s.iid lie had been selected because as
a Homo'opatli lie would be exj)cctcd to administer but a
small dose, lie quoted I^incobi and IJersej-'s Histoiy to
show that men v>dio like physicians spend tlicir time in
works of mercy and cliarity furiiish but little material
for the biographer; if these v/ise men l)elieved this, he
certainl)^ could not be expected to improve on their dec-
laration. He alluded to the old-limc doctors — Green,
Woodward., and Cliandler, among othei's, witli some cliar-
actcristic anecdotes.

"Worcester Lawyers, Yesterday aiul To-day."

Charles R. Johnson, Ksq., one of tlie early mem-
bers of this Society, spoke for tlie profession of the
Law.

Speech of C]rAT:i>F,s R. Johnson, Esei.

Mr, Chair//:i(ii : — A liundjle member of tlie great fra.-
tei'iiity to whicli you have alluded, I dccj^ly feel my own
inadequacy for dealing with the subject })ro})osed.



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Tlie WfHT'Oslev bar has ;i }>roud lii,-.toiT. Its ranks
]iav.,- always Ijtfii full of alilo ine]i, and fidni tlu'>C'. as
oov'asion lias i-oquircd, lia.Vf brun dral'ted those who have
served the slate and nation in the ]iiL;liest positions of
1ru>! and lionor. Sinee the Pievolntion iliis bar lias fr.r-
nisliLd four GoveJ'nors of this State, and nnv of I\Iaine,
t\vo Lieutenant-(iove)'!iors. two Attorney-Generals of the
United States, one Seeretary of the 'I'rea.-vuy and one
Secretary of A\'ar of the United States, three I'nited Slates
Serj.itors. twenty nienibers of the National House of Ke]n'e-
sentatives, four ,ludp;ps of the Supreme Court of Mas-^a-
chu.-etts and one of ^bdne, ten Ju<lgi,s of our Suj-erior
Court and Coiirt of Conmiou Pleas, ami a host of le-ser
onieials altogether loo riurnerous to name. Xor is our
profession v/itliout marked in-tances of individual urcat-
]iess in tlie dilfcrent depai'tnn-nts in which its membeis
liave l)een l^iiov.'u. As jurists wo can point to John
Sprau'ue. Emory W'ashbui'ii and l-Jeniamin F. Thoma^; as
statcsTtiei:! to l^evi Linci")ln, .John l)avis and Charles Allen;
as oratrirs to Alexander II. I5ulloek and Charles Devens:
as brilliant and suecessful advoeates to Fianeis i>lak'e, Pliny
Merrick and Fra.ncis T. lilatdcmer. The examples I ha\e
givcji belono- -witli a single exception v.'holly to tlie past,
but I think the present generation of la}'wers will couipare
fayo;al)ly with any that has preceded it. Has this County
over been belter represented i)i the national councils than
by the two Worcester lawyers now serving at Wasliington '.■'
Are the Worcester judges in either of our two great courts
less able than any of their associates, or less learned than
those who formerly wcjit from here? Are not the best of
our counsellors now in practice the peers of the best of
tlieir p]-edecessors?

Should you inquire the reason of the extraordinary suc-
cess that seems to have attended tlie legal jn-ofcssio)i in this
Countv, I sliould answer that it lies in the diligence,



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energy ami perscvorance of its meniljcrs. One cannot ex-
pect to siiL'Ci.'L'd in an}' bu^ini'ss or ])roi'c.ssion \vilh(jiU. pos-
sessing tliese (inalities. Least of all should we expect it
in the study and pi-aciice of law. Here lie uiusi he con-
tent to spend years in ])aticnt application and hai'd work
before obtaining any measure of prosperity. Thus Ten-
nyson says of his hero:

" So I.coliii went ; and as avc task ourselves
To loani a !aiii;iiaLi(' known bnt sinatlei'in^ly
In phrases here and tlierc at random, toil'd
Mastering the lawless science of our law,
That codeless myriad of in'ecedent.
That wilderness of sinij;le instances,
Tiiro' wlueh a few, l)y wit or fortune led,
May heat a pathway <nit to wealth and fame."

Of course there have been many of our number who
have refused to accept these stern conditions, and wlio con-
sequently have failed altogether in their pursuit, or have
barel}' gain(;d the ])osition of mediocrity. As a ^viK)le,
liowevcr, the lawyers of this County have been hard-work-
ii]o-, earnest men, who have made the most of their opj^or-
tunities, and itsed their talents to the best advantage.
'J'hat such has heretofore been the case is a cause of just
pride to our profession. I'hat this liigh standard will con-
tinue to be maintained in the future is most sincerely to
be lioped.

"'J'he Cler^^'y of 'Worcester, Tast and rresent."

Kev. Josc})]i F. Lovoring, Pa-tor of the First
Chiii'cli of Worecsler, responded for the Clergy.

Spekcit of Rkv. Joskpii F. Loveping.

Mr. Lovering said he should rest himself upon the
western beatitude, — '' Blessetl is the orator who makes a



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short speeeli, for he i^liall be called to come again." He
had worried over ilie task ol' speaking for so large a body;
lie could only claim as a fact that the glory and pro,s])erity
of Worcester rests on its moral power, its honest faith and
its good work. The foundations uf these were laid in a
little log chuich on Trumbull S<]Uaro. As representative
of the Old South Church he could look to Coui't Hill and
Packachoag a^ two wings, upon which it could rise in its
own defence if its title is assailed.

" Worcester's MiliUu'V l.'i'conl.''

Gen. A. B. R. Si)i-agtic. Slicriff of the Cotinly.
responded to llic above sciitiiiieiit in the following
eloquent W(jrds :

Adduess of Augustus B. R. Spr.ague.

From the auiunin of 1(337 when E])hraim Ctirtis, armed
witli his trusty li'_;ii( Spanish gun, located akme in the
wilderness witliin the limits of our now populous city, and
who sul)sequently received a commission as lieutemtnt, and
distinguished liimsclf as a gallant soldier in repelling the
attacks of the Indians in King Philip's war of extermina-
tion, and with his associates in those perilous times not
only defended tlieir rude homes but went to the rescue of
tlieir neighbors in the .sjiarsely-settled handets — down to
the close of the great civil war, nearl}' two hundred
years along the stream of time — the military record of our
people, ours by adt)]Uion, or to the manor born, will bear
favorable eom])aris(ui with that uf ar,}' otlier on the face of
the haliitable glol»e.

During the French wars from 1748 to 17G3 the town
furnished for iiroviucial sei'\ice 45o men, four field officers,
four staff and fifteen officers oi'the line, thus giving nearh'



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one-tliird of the effective men to the military service. To
tlie aniiy of tlie IJevoluiion ourcontiibiition was at least five
field and twenty-tv/o line ollicers, and over 4u0 non-com-
missioned officers and privates, conspicuous among whom
was Col. 'J'iip.olliy Bi;:i'cIow, wlio commanded the loth
Massacliusetls Ivrgiment of tlie Cuniinenral army, and Avho
fought at Saratoga. .Monmoutli, Verplanck's Point, York-
town and elsewliere.

Wlieii news was received of tlu; capture of Washington
by tlie IJritisIi in response to the order of Gov. Strong,
Sept. 1-1, lSl-1, the Worcf.-ler Artillery, Ca])t. Graves, and
tlie Worcester Liglit Infantry, Capt. Lincoln, rejiorted at.
Soutli Boston, where tliey remained about two montlis.

In tJie Mexican Vv-ar ^\'orccster was well rejiresented by
volunteers, both officers and nien, in tlie New England
regiment, and in tlie regular army by Capt. Lincoln and
Lieut. Ikirbank, who fell in the thiel-iest of the fight, the
former at Buena Vista and the latter at Mulinodel Key.

For fifty 3'ears, with the exception of Indian ^varfare, on
otir frontier peace reigned thron'j:hout our prosperous
states and territories. Thirty millions of people had an
army of less than ten thousand men. and we sltimbered
on the ragged edge of a volcano.

The echoes of the first gun that sent its shot against
the walls of Sumpter. on the 12th of April. 18G1, in the
words of Judge Thomas, " startled a great people from the
grave of its lethargy as vrith the trump of the archangel.
The leadei's of this rebellion have a}ipealed to the last
arbitrament of States. It will cost us a long, severe and
bitter strug'gle, but this rebellion must be titterly cruslied
out. There is no hope uf //%% donu of pea<:>\ of ■"■■aft't'/ even
till this work is fully done. Let us to-day in God's name
and in tlie name of humanity devote ourselves to the
work." As these burning words fell from liis li])s men of
Worcester \^-ere in at the '-blocjd baptismal" at Baltimore



on their \vay to ilereiid ilic Xation's c;ii)ital. Tliree coui-
}taiiifs -Nvitli rull ranks rt-sjinndeil j'l^imptly to tlir call for
trriops, and the nrayc-rs and l<!es>inc:< "i' all the L;'Ood peo-
ple of cm- hc](iv(_Mi city v.ent \vith tlienn

'Jdie capital was .-eeur'.; by the tinndy arrival of troops,
hnt the advaiire of our soldiers into ^'i]'ginia met sudden
disaster, and liehl thenn close to the hank> of the Potomac,
and a luaef jieriod only L-la}'Sed before the President called
foi' volunteers, w!io were mustered inti) the Lnited Statt-s
service fnr thi-ec ^•L■ars r.r the war, ami W()ree>tL'r sent the
lldWci' of its youtli and manhood, good men and true, to
join the srrried ranks. Defeat fuUcAved victory, army after
army was depleted in iliC . - .Tviee, and the call iVir volun-
teers was again and again repeatcdi till more than two inil-
lions of men had It-fl the jit-aerful |/ur>uits of life that thi>
•' goveriniient o\' the people, by the peeiple, and for the peo-
]ile shrudd not jierisli fi'om the eai'lh.

Camps and I'ecruiting stations were estaidi>hed in our
city; the strains of martial music \\-ere daily heard in oui"
streets, and b;;i;alioi!s marched a\\ ay with colors aloJ't mid
tlie cheer.-> of the peoj le and the teai'S and fai-ewclls of
kindred. Worcester's contribution to this great army of
A-olunteers was more than COO^J men. twenty-iivc field
oflieo's, ItlO line, twenty .-taff and eiuht na^■al ofheers. (Jf
this nund'er 84:2 were at soiiie time of their service in my
command. 'J'h^-y vrere found rallying around the colors of
'sixty-six regiments and batteries, ]e}»resenting every
arm and branch of the military aiid naval service. Tlicy
marched and fought in tin; armies of the Shenandoah, tlie
Janu'S, the Oliio, the Tennes.-ee, the Ciunberhaul, the (iulf.
the Carolirias, and that giand old army of the Potoma.c.
They Were con.-picuuus at Pialhs Bluff and Poanoke Lsland.
at Xewbern and Antietann at Drury's IVmffand ]'\aii' Oaks,
at ^'ick•sllur•,;• and ]^:)rt Hudson, at Cha.ntillv and Fred-



eric!



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the Wilderness, at C'hancellors\ille and



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Cold Ilarbo]-; and wlit-ii tlie lido was turned buck, and
tlio doatii an;.;i'l licld liiv^'h ciii'iiival at Gettysl)urg'; ' tliey
wasted ])}' jtoisoiKius nialavia ni tlir iKtvruw cot of llie lius-
pital; tlicy fi^ll mid tlie iri>iiiration of tlie charge, tlie stub-
born resistance, tlie sullen retreat. Their life blood ebbed
away upon the field, negketed by the exigencies of the
service, when jnedieal aid and tender care Avould have
saved them. At Andei'sonville they accepted death by
starvation rather than purchase life at the cost of honor,
and life was very dear to these,

" i-"oi' ^\ill) to (luiii!) foru'etfiiliu'ss a prey,
This ]ik'asin,ix anxious hrinir c'ci' rcsiiciU'Cl,
Left ttic w;inn prrciiicts ol" the cliccrful day,
Noi' cast cue longing, liimcriii:^- look Ijeliind?"

None l)i'aver fell at Thermopyhe or charged with tlie
Light IJrigade at Balaklava.

A score of years has passed since the roar of artilleiy
and the rattle of musketry died away along our lines.
Peace reigns .supreme wilhin ()\ir borders. Time has
assuaged "the poigancy of grief," and the reaper Death
is gathering in those who rode out the storm which swept
away their comrades, before the da}- dawn of victor}' and
l)eace.

A priceless legacy has come to us through the devotion
and loyally and death of our fellov/s. Cherish tenderly
tlicir memory. 'J'hese are thy jewels, O Heart of the Com-
monwealth I Wear thon proudl}^ and reverently.

"The M anil fact II ixTs and Inventors of V\'orce.stor County."

Hon. Tlico. C. Bates imide tlje folluwinu interest-
ino- remarks :



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Remakks ky Hon. TiiKODOitE C. Bat?:s.

l]i res]")Oiisc to llie senliMient or toast. "The IMuiiufaetur-
crs and Tiiveiitors of Worcester County," I would say, that
110 more interesting theme can receive 3'our attention than
to collect tlie record of inventions of this County.

To-day are found in the largest and most successful man-
ufactories of Europe the simple, durahle, and most excellent
looms made by our own Crompion and Knowles, to produce
tliose goods M'hieh have a woi'ld-wide reputation. It must
be fully realized, too, that the prejudice of the Old World
mechanics and manufacturers is very great towards our
American machines or tools, and nothing but true merit
would prompt ;iny of them to introduce our machiner}' in
the manufacture of their line v.'Oi'k.

To a Worcester County man, Elias Howe, of Spencer,
the Avorld is indebted for that invalualde little machine
found in nearly every house or home in every civilized
country of the world — tlie Family Sewing ^Machine.

Elias no\\e was bor)i in Spencer, in the year 1815. He
was a machinist b}' trade and patented his Sewing i\Ia-
chine in 18-16. He was obliged to contest the title to his
patent, or rather his claim to priority of the invention,
for many years, and not until 18o4 did he succeed in es-
tablishing his right to the great benefits of his invention.
He v/as very poor and came near being deprived of his
laurels, but when he did get the decision in his favor he
tlien acquired a large fortune and his merited world-wide
renown.

To Worcester County, also, belongs the grent honor of
inventing the "Cotton Cin." 'Jdiis was tlie result of the
study of I'^li Whitney of this County, vrlicj conceived the
idea and invented this wonderful machine in ITi'S, whereby
one machine performcl the labor in one da}- that had re-
Cjiiired the work of oOOO persons to do before. A full day's



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Avork for one jutsoii v.-as to c]"oan one ])onnd of cotton by
liand, and the Cotton (lin now cleans "jOuO pound.-; per day.

Eli Wliiiney A\'as born in Wcsilioro", in 17G5, went to
Georgia a.s a school teacher in IT'.'l'. and wliile there, in
1798, invented this wonderful and valuable machine. He
died in 1>^2').

Anoihci' early iineiUor of this Gi'and Old County was
Thomas Blanehard, ^vlio was born in Sutton, in 17S8. He
invented the celebrated I'ack Machine in 180G, and i]i
18-13 he iuA'ented that most Avomkrful )nachine or ].athe
for tlie tu!-nino- of irregular sh.ipud articles, such as Boot
or Shoe lasts, Axe handles ;ind Cun stocks, w])ich so
sim]>lified and cheapened the production of sucli articles.

,-\nd if we should conic down to a later day we shoukl
have 1(1 make note of the Bi^'clow Carpet Lotmi of Clin-
ton ; ]\nr)wles Steam Pump of Wa.rren ; and hundreds of
other iin'enlions of great utility.

This Society will do well to make a careful examination
of the record (jf Woi'cester County Inventions and preserve
this inobt valuable history of (nir numerous and important
home inventions, and thereby stimulate our intelligent
thinking mechanics to imitate the goo(l example already set
for them ; and recall to their minds that it is largely due to
the liberality of some of our successful inventoi's and manu-
facture]"s that such means of study and experiment are
to-day so freely anr] bountifully afforded them, and espec-
ially the young students and mechanics of this County.

" Worcester Schools."

Siipt. of Schools. Dr. A. V. Marble, responded for
tlie sclloe»]^^ of ^Vorcestcr.

Address of Aliikkt P. i\lARi5LE, Pit. D.

The School is one of the oldest institutions of AVorceste'r.



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At: a very early day ]\Irs. Iliuc opened the first l\iii(ler;:;-ar-
teii licar TruiiihuU Square. Here tliv lirsl cliikl was Lorn :
and since that time tlie v.-orl: of education has y:u]<Ai on in
families, in schools, and in churches. I'lic latter have had
a beneficent influence upon society : and thi> has always heen
a well-u'overned and moral community. Ihit no public in-
stitution has done more in this direclion than the schools
which have always stood in the front rank. In the Cen-
tre District were orp:anized almost the first, if not the veiy
first graded scliools. This l)istrict was f )r many years a
distinct corporation. With the adoption of the city char-
ter, the wliole school system was put in charge of the School
Board wliich is an independent brancii of the city govern-
ment, elected directly by the people, and responsible only
to them. oNo community lias been more liljeral in its ap-
propriations for schools, and in none has the rt'sult been
more satisfactory. 'Jdie people wlio earn their living by
daily labor with their hands, have, in no municipality in
this or any other country, better o]i])(utunitie>, better im-
proved. The intelligenee of our whole people is a matter
of pride to all our citiztms ; and in the history of our
schools there is much to serve as an example for future
times and remote places, which it will be the interest and
the jileasure of this Society to perpetuate. Experiments
lio'c tried, and a])})rovedor condemned- by experience, need
not again lie cpu'stioned if only tlie lessons of experience
are treasiu-ed. The best results have been secured by a corps
of faithful and intelligent teachers. There is a remarkable
instance of the eontinuous service and faithful labor of a
teacher who /cnre "in n School ILnise, which I will nari'ate.
Abby Pratt, a one-armed girl, had been employed a few
years teaclung in the to\\'n when a ne\\' brick house was
erected on the spot where the Soldiers* ]\loiuiment now
stands; and to this house she was transferred. With all
the earnestness of a conscientious nature, slie labored- to



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instruct and inij'i-civc tlie childivn ; and tliey (locked to her
scliooi. and Irjvi/d Ikm" a> a irmtlier.

Slic M'a- ]ic'culi.'.r. Sho liad a block on "which slio used
to bCiii tlie urchin whr) did not recite ]ii> les>riM.\\'itli a pninted
pai^er cap "U his hond — a dunce's ca]"». Slie u>ed to phice
a i,da>s all in a row to I'^ad. 'J'he llocir was sanded,
clean and wliiic : hut in summer tlie harefoot boys and
girls, standing;' in one .-poi with feet not so clean as the
llooi'. iind moist with ]iei's])ivation. soiled the lloor in the
spots wliL-re they >tood. The teacher was eijual to the
emergency. She was full of resmircL's. She ])laced a
2)iece of newspajier "wdiere cauh was to stand. Did she
think soMie Icnowledc^'e eould lie absorbed throu^'h the feet,
from Itelow? Once, it is recorded, this good \\'oman made
a mi>take. She haid phieed a boy in the closet above the
iirst lloor, for sonn'' mi>dicmcanor. He kept quiet; and,
busy with the (»thrrs ol' her charge, she forgot him and
went hoiu'' at ni'jhl. .\s dusk a].>proachod he atti'aeted
th.e passers-by by his cries, and ^\■as released. In that duiy,
the good wtirl:s of ?*Iiss Pratt were also k'nown, and slie
was not crucifii-d.

The years rolled by— twenty — thirty — almost forty; and
the schooldiouse was standing'. The teacher was known
and lo\ed Ijy children and cliildrcn's childi'en, though her
name was not pi'ominent in the annal> of the city. Mean-
time the town liad gi'own to be a city : the bo}'s of former
■clays ^vel•e men: the civil w;ir was over: tlie scliool-liou>e
was old and delajiidated, small, and out of cotmtenance by
the sui'i'iiunding blocks. The location v,-as noisv, the (>ld
" Common"" was becoming a park: and the hou>e was un-
sightly. ()ne sunnner, I think in T'^7:2. it was condenmed
to be torn down: and it left the siir fcir the monument
to iiKiny a soldie-r, 1 (hiubt not. ^^ho had been trained by
Miss I'ratt in that school-i'oom to deeds of pati'iotism and
liravci'v. Her Jiame is not on the moiaument, but her



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spirit is there, Ijcueatli it and ^vitlliu it, for she tniined to
good citi/.cii.-liip and nulilc dariiiLi,.

The lioi'se ^vas razud, the l)riei: and niorter caii-icd off.
Tliat same snnnner the tcaclicr, ^^'orll ont too in tlic ser-
vice, wear\-, and it may he out of date in some respects,
died in the very house \vliere the liistoi'ian Ihineroft was
born.

Her name is not prominent in the annahs of Worcester ;
but Ave may well believe that lu^r iniluunce was greater for
good, than many whose names are printed in eajjitals.
Men and women lil:u tliis Iraeher are now among us by
the score an<l hundrctls ; and no doubt their inlluenee like
liers will long be felt; l)ut not in this eity, nor in any
other 1 believe, can lie found tlie parallel of this: A
Avoman, and one-armed, who actually wore out a sehooh
liouse by a service of thiiiy-eight years, and then died, as
it topi'led to the ground to make room for an elegant )uon-
ument, ''erected by a gi'ateful cit}",'" in memory, among
others, of some of he]' own pupils, whose lives have been
given to their country — lives in whose spirit her spirit
lived.

This unique example of an Ajnerican teacher, Abby
Pratt, I would immortalize in the archives of tliis Society.

" TliC Worcesler Free Tablic IJl;r;u-y."

Librarian Samuel S. Green, A. M., responded in tlie
following eloquent address :

Adduess of Samuel S. Gkeen, Esq.

j]Jr. J're-<)<h'id: — During the recent celebration of the
bi-centenial anniversary of the naming of this town, (a
celebration engaged in on the s\;g[i;estion of this Society,
and successfully carried out by the I\Iayor and his assist-



ants.) use was made of a motto which is sometimes at-
tached to tlie coat of arms oi the city oi Worcester, Eng-
hiTid. nair.cly : " Civitas in bello ct in pace fidelis," A city
faithful in wariind in peace.

There is another motto in Worcester, Enghind. wliich I
wish to quote. It is inscribed over tlie entrance to Guild
Hall. In passing Uiay I express tlie hope that if our own
city builds a new hall fur municipal })urposes, we may Iiave
as mr.ch reason to feel proud of the structure as Worcester,
England, has to congratulate lierself on tlie beaut}' of her
Guild or City Hal] ; designed by a favored ptipil of Sir



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