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[Anonymous] "Sketches of Alumni At Different Colleges in New England", NEHGR, vol. I, (1847), pp.77-91.

[p. 78]

HON. WILLIAM CRANCH OF WASHINGTON, D. C. In April, 1775, his father removed from Boston to that part of Braintree now called Quincy, where he resided until his death. He died on the 16th, and his wife on the 17th, of October, 1811, and both were buried on the same day, the 19th. A sermon was delivered on the occasion by the Rev. Peter Whitney, which was printed.

"Ratification of the Federal Constitution By Massachusetts", NEHGR, vol. I, (1847), pp.232-237

[The following account of the Ratification of the Constitution of the United States by the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts convened at Boston on the 9th day of January, 1788, and continued until the 7th of February, was printed in the Massachusetts Gazette of Feb. 8th, 1788, published by John Wincoll Allen of Boston. It is here inserted as a historical document of those times that tried men's souls, which will, we think, be read with deep interest by those of the present generation. In this way, too, it will be preserved, as it should be, for posterity. It is printed as we find it in the Gazette, with only the addition of the names of the towns, in which the individuals of the Convention resided. Of the Convention, John Hancock was President, William Cushing, Vice-President, and George Richards Minot, Secretary.]

[p. 233]

YEA - Lexington, Daniel Whitney, esq.

[p. 234]

NAY - Uxbridge, Josiah Whitney, esq.

[p. 235]

General Whitney said, that though he had been opposed to the constitution, he should support it as much as if he had voted for it.

"Notices of New Publications", NEHGR, vol. I, (1847), pp.383

Biography of Self-Taught Men. "Per augusta ad augusta." "They do most by books who could do much without them; and he that chiefly owes himself until himself is the substantial man." -- Sir Thomas Browne. Vol. II. Boston: Benjamin Perkins & Co. 1847. pp 324. 12 mo.
To revive the memory of the great and good is always a pleasing task; and especially so is it when we behold them struggling through adversity and toils till they have become an honor to themselves and a blessing to their fellow men. A work with this object in view, aside from the interest it excites, is highly useful and instructive, particularly to the young. It teaches them that no difficulties are too great to be overcome, and encourages them when ready to faint in despair. "Breve est iter per exempla." The volume before us contains the memoirs of Nathaniel Bowditch, James Cook, William Falconer, John Hunter, Nathan Smith, James Ferguson, James Watt, Eli Whitney, John Leyden, Robert Stephens, Henry Stephens, Benjamin West, Peter H├Ěrberg, Alexander Wilson, Robert Bloomfield, Isaac Milner, Sir William Jones, and Patrick Henry. In these sketches the author, (who is understood to be Prof. Brown of Dartmouth College), has relieved the dullness of mere narration by interspersing through them his own choice and beautiful thoughts, on the various subjects to which they refer. The work is written in graceful, expressive, and suitable style, and is embellished with a likeness of Dr. Bowditch.

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