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Hassam, John T., A.M., of Boston, "Some of the Descendants of William Hilton", NEGHR, vol. XXXI (1877), pp. 179-194.

[p. 189]

8. Samuel4 (William3, William2, William1) b. in Manchseter, May 16, 1713; m. (1) in Beverly, April 12, 1733, Eleanor Griggs, daughter of Jacob Griggs of Salem, removed to Marblehead and afterward to Boston. He had a house and land in Boston on 35f. street, now Pleasant Street.*
Child of Samuel and Eleanor was:
i. Sarah, b. in Boston, June 6, 1734; m. in Lunenburg, June 21, 1753, Abner Whitney, of Shirley Village.
* Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 53, fol. 140; Lib 38, fol. 59 and fol. 61.

"Notes and Queries", NEHGR, vol. XXXI (1877), pp. 218-226.

[p. 221]

Champion. -- Is there a genealogy or coat-of-arms of the Champion family to which Dr. Reuben Champion, surgeon in the revolutionary army, who died at Ticonderoga, N. Y., March 27, 1777, belonged? Will some of his descendants communicate?
Westfield, Mass. - Mrs. Maria M. Whitney.

[p. 225]

Whitney. -- J. M. Bancroft, 192 Broadway, New York city, will send an obituary of the late H. H. Whitney, of Montreal, Canada, who d. Jan. 29, 1877, as published in an editorial of the Montreal Herald of Jan. 30th, to any one wishing it.

"Book Notices", NEHGR, vol. XXXI (1877), pp. 345-361.

[p. 357]

Proceedings at the Dedication of the New Building of the Brighton Branch of the Public Library. October 29th, 1874. [Seal.] Boston : Issued by the Boston Public Library. Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers. 1876. [8vo. pp. 24]
On the annexation of the town of Brighton to the city of Boston in January, 1874, the Holton Library, the property of that town, which was opened to the public in 1864, was transferred to Boston and became a branch of the Public Library of that city. Brighton was at that time erecting a building for its library. This was finished by Boston the same year, the whole cost of the building being about seventy thousand dollars. A heliotype view of this beautiful edifice embellishes the pamphlet before us.
The address at the dedication was by the Rev. Frederic A. Whitney, who was connected with the Holton Library, during the whole term of its separate existence either as president or trustee. Mr. Whitney takes as a text the catalogue of a social library established in Brighton fifty years previously (1824), of which catalogue one copy, and perhaps only one, has been preserved. He compares the books found in it with the literature of the present day, noting many books now considered indispensable that were not then written. Besides this, he gives a history of the several libraries in Brighton, showing that it has long been a reading community. One of our earliest American novels, "The Coquette", was written by Mrs. Hannah Foster, a resident of Brighton. We believe that no novel, except Mrs. Morton's "Power of Sympathy", was written in this country before it. J.W.D.

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