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a sum to enable the government of the College to defend their claim in the S. C. of the United States in Washington against the government of Dartmouth University.
24. Professor Adams took breakfast with me. Settled accounts with Arthur Adlington' on the 20th inst. up to Jan'. 1. Family visit to Judge Bangs on the Evene of the 21*.
25. Went to Chh. twice.
26. My grand daughter Augusta went with M'. Merrick, in a Sleigh, to visit his relations in Brookfield.
27. Rode out.-Miss Sheldon came on a visit for several days. Augusta returned from Brookfield.
28. Bragg and Eliza Smith went to a frolic-without notice to the family-staid till one °Clock in the morning.
29. Mrs. Thomas dismissed Eliza Smith our Chamber maid. Miss Sheldon returned to Smithfield with M'.
30. Had a small pillar, complete of the Doric order, erected in Rev. D'. Bancroft's Church for the baptismal font-it is placed close in front, outside, and in the centre of the Deacon's Seat.
February, 1818. 1. Mrs. Thomas had another of her fainting turns, and did not go to Church. Rev. Mr. Nash preached. Sacrament administered, and the new furniture for the Sacramental Table used for the first time. Went to Church twice.
2. Wrote to send to the Grand Lodge, some observations on the Report of the New Regulations.
His store was on the east
1 Arthur Adlington was a tinemith and stove dealer. side of Main street, north of Thomas street.
3. Went to Boston in the Albany Line of Stages, on the old road through Marlborough—dined at Lovell’s at Sudbury Causeway—71 hours on our passage.
4. Attended Grand Lodge held in the Exchange Coffee house, this Evening. Went and returned in a hack.
5. Walked out-on business, most of this day. Mrs. Seaver came on a visit.
Rev. M'. Jenks'
6. Dined with Mr. E. T. Andrews. spent the Evening with me.
I William Jenks was graduated from Harvard in 1797, and became a reader at Christ Church, Cambridge. He was the minister of the First Congregational Church in Bath, Me., from 1805 to 1818, during which time he served as chaplain in the War of 1812, and for three years as professor of the Oriental languages and literature at Bowdoin. In 1818 he returned to Boston, and inaugurated the first religious instruction for seamen, which developed into the Mariner's Church, and later into the City Missionary Society. Having organized a society and erected a church in Green street, he was its minister from 1826 to 1844, when the society united with the Garden Street Church to form the Messiah Church, over which he was settled until it was disbanded in 1846.
Dr. Jeuks was more noted as an author than as a preacher. His principal pub
Rec" at the Bank, 31.00
Quarter's Rent of a
house in Boston, 125.00 11. Noyes remainder of Rent,
3.00 22. Of Col. Note & Interest 53.35
Cash paid away.
1. Mrs. Thomas 5. and 5., 10.00
Beef, 1.12. Picture, 50., 1.62
3.75 3. Flannel,
4.00 5. Supper at Sikes's, more than the funds,
0.64 7. Mrs. Pease,
3.00 8. Mrs. Thomas,
1.00 16. Tibbetts account for
making Clothes, 17.87 19 Post Office,
6.50 Deed for M". Slater, 0.87
1.50 Dartmouth College, 20.00 Postage,
1. 20 Paid, Levi Bigelow's
order, for Wood, 26.30 Paid Homer's bill,
6.31 Sugar loaf,
1.68 Paid Suttons Acct., 4.00 Paid Turnpike Assessment,
285.00 Mrs. Thomas,
7. Abroad chief part of the day. Saw Frazer, alias Lawrence, at her house, by her husband's request, and her
8. Went twice to Church at the Stone Chapel.
9. Bought 2 barrels of Flour. Returned to Worcester in the Albany Line of Stages in about 7 hours. Dined at Lovell's at Sudbury Causeway. Mrs. Salisbury & Son Passengers.
11. Rev. D'. Bancroft and wife visited us this Evening.
lished works were a "Comprehensive Commentary on the Bible," of which the sale reached 120,000 copies; and an “Explanatory Bible Atlas and Scripture Gazetteer.
He received the degree of D.D. from Bowdoin in 1825, and from Harvard in 1842; and that of LL. D. from the former college in 1862.
Dr. Jenks was the founder of the American Oriental Society; a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and a member of the Massachusetts Historical and the New England Historic Genealogical Societies. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in February, 1813; was its corresponding secretary from 1812 to 1816; a councillor from 1820 to 1831; a member of the committee of publication from 1819 to 1833; and vice-president from 1853 to 1866. He delivered the anniversary address before the society in 1813, and again in 1863.
He married, in 1799, Betsey, daughter of Ezekiel Russell, of Boston, (Born, Newton, Mass., 25 November, 1778. Died, Boston, 13 November, 1866.)
Stephen Salisbury, the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury, prepared for college at Leicester Academy, and was graduated from Harvard in 1817. 27 October of that year, Samuel M. Burnside entered in his diary, "Mr. Stephen Salisbury commenced his studies in my office." He was admitted to the Worcester County Bar, of which he was the oldest member at the time of his death; but it is doubtful if he ever had any thought of the actual practise of his profession, as the care of his father's constantly increasing property, which in a few years descended to him, and the public and financial affairs in which he was interested, fully occupied his time.
Entering upon his active life at the time when Worcester was beginning to grow from a small country village into an important manufacturing and commercial centre, he took an active part in its progress, and contributed in a large measure to the development of its resources. He built the Court Mills at Lincoln square, for manufacturing purposes; the first wire mill for Ichabod Washburn, on Grove street, in 1834; several of the factory buildings on Union street; and was a director and large stockholder in various companies,
Mr. Salisbury never cared for public office, but served in many important legislative and municipal positions:--was select man in 1839; a member of the first
12. Rode out. Miss Catharine Ellery, aged 17, died very suddenly.
13. Mrs. Seaver ended her visit with us. rode out. Tapped Cyder.
14. Had 4 men to shovel snow, from the Roof of the House—South wing leaked so that the water came copiously into my bed chamber, and thro' into the Parlour.
Board of Aldermen, in 1848; representative to the General Court, in 1838 and 1839; state senator in 1846 and 1847; elector of President and Vice President in 1860 and 1872; a member of the first Board of Directors of the Free Public Library, and president of the board from 1863 to 1865, and from 1868 to 1872; director of the Worcester Bank from 1832 to 1884, and its president from 1845 to 1884; president of the Worcester County Institution for Savings, from 1845 to 1871; director of the Worcester and Nashua Railroad from its organization, in 1845, and president in 1850 and 1851; director of the Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad; first president of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; trustee of the State Lunatic Hospital, at Worcester, and of Leicester Academy; and president of the Worcester County Horticultural Society,
From 1871 to 1883 he was a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University; was a trustee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology, for eighteen, and its treasurer for fifteen years, and a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Mr. Salisbury was elected to the American Antiquarian Society in 1840; served on the Council from 1843; as vice-president in 1853; and as president from 1854 until his death.
A generous benefactor of many of these institutions, Mr. Salisbury gave most liberally to three in which he took an especial interest:--the American Antiquarian Society, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Harvard University. Always a great lover and student of the ancient languages, he made a donation to the library of the latter in 1858, “to be expended in the purchase of books in the Greek and Latin languages, and in books in other languages illustrating Greek and Latin books." In 1875, he received the degree of LL.D. from the University.
Mr. Salisbury was three times married;--7 November, 1833, to Rebekah Scott, daughter of Aaron and Phila Dean, of Charlestown, N. H., who died 24 July, 1843, jeaving one son Stephen; then to Nancy Hoard, widow of Captain George Lincoln, who died 4 September, 1852; and third, to Mary Grosvenor, widow of Edward Dillingham Bangs, who died 25 September, 1864. [Born, Worcester, 8 March, 1798.
Died, Worcester, 24 August, 1884.) Katherine Matilda, the daughter of Edmund Trowbridge and Katherine Almy Ellery, of Newport, R. I., and the granddaughter of William Ellery, the signer of the Declaration of Independence.
15. Went to Church twice.
16. Attended Miss Ellery's funeral. Judge Bangs and Miss Lynde spent the Evening. Unwell-very chillysomewhat of a sore throat. Had my bed warmed, which is unusual. Adlington took the Shop in the 3-story house. 40 dollars per annum till the first of April--then 45 dollars per annum-Rent begins this day. Relinquished the Shop two days after-his child died in Dorchester where his family is.
17. Mrs. Thomas and my grand daughter Augusta went to Lancaster, on their way to Boston.
18. Mrs. Thomas & Augusta went from Lancaster to Boston.
19. Bragg returned from Boston with the Sleigh & Horses did not arrive till 9 °Clock in the Evening. Mrs. Thomas & Augusta remained in Boston.
22. Went to Church once. Bragg went to Lancaster on his own business.
23. Bragg returned from Lancaster. He went with a widow whom he is courting. Wrote to Mrs. T.
25. Do. twice.
27. Sent Bragg to Boston at half-past 5 °Clock with the Sleigh and Horses for Mrs. Thomas to return home.
28. Mrs. Thomas returned from Boston with my grand daughter Mary Rebecca in the Sleigh, and crossed the Long Pond on the Ice. Mrs. T has been to Boston for medical advice, and whilst there was under the care of Doctor Jackson."
James Jackson, the son of Jonathan Jackson, of Newburyport, Mass., was graduated from Harvard in 1796, and after teaching for a year at Leicester Academy,