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General Abstract of the Bill of Mortality for the City of Boston, from

January 1, 1837, to January 1, 1838, agrecably to the Records kept at the Health Office.

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8 8 8 3 0 4 6 7 8 698 6 4 2 10 4 1 21 21 0 10 163 Feb. 13 12 4 85 11 2 1 3 2 7 9 8 7 6 7 5 9 2 : 0 1 1 02 0 € 134 March 14 16 6

51 6 C 2 3 4 5 10 511 9 3 1 3 1 4 22 23 00 0 e 141 April 17 12 12 El 8 6 2 2 4 8 11 7 4 7 9 6 4 4 3 2 2 1 10 3,0 2 4: 151 May 19

8 2 3 2 12 6 1 3 8 8 13 9 5 5 1 8 5 3 3 1 3 1 June 7 12 3 3 3 4 1 2 3 11 8 8 7 5 4 5 4 2 0 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 12 121 July 20 13 5 8 5 5 4 6 5 5 13 10 10 7 5 4 3 2 2 3 1 0 1 10 01 1 41 146 Aug. 30 29 17 208 51 3 0 3 81 13 9 11 12 3 7 2 2 8 0 1 0 10 0 3 204 Sept. 22 2118 1411 C 4 3 3 ] 12 12 8 9 5:17 3 4 3 2 800 2) Cul 193 Oct. 11 12 7 910 9 4 1 3 8 6 10 8 6 6 3 2 2 2 2 1 31 00 o'i 0 14 141 Nov. 10 10 8 1 7 8 4 5 3 9 7 14 7 8 7 4 3 5 1 1 3 0 20 000 ic 159 Dec. 13 81 9 9 6 0 1 1 3 5 12 7 7 11 12 2 6 3 2 4 3 2 1 20 019 El 140

94 164 98 106 79 81 44 21 33 611 108 1181101 87181 65 55 42 39 5112 372 1811

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The following are the Discases, as far as they hare been reported to the Health office,

which have occasioned the Deaths in the City, during the past year.

31 Old age,

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Accidental,
13 Dyspepsy,

1Jaundice,
Abscess,
3 Erysipelas,

6 Marasmus, in the Brain, 1 Feebleness at birth, 1 Measles,

23 in the pleura, 1 Fever, intermittent, 3 Neuralgia, lumbar,

2

inflammatory, Aneurism,

3
typhus,
62 Palsy,

13 Angina pectoris,

1
gastric,
3 Rheumatism,

3 A poplexy,

31
puerperal,
1 Scarlatina,

39 Asthina, 2 Gangrene, 11 Scirrhus of the Stomach,

1 Brain, diseases of, 15 Hæmorrhage,

3 Scrofula,

13 Burns,

12
from the lungs, 3 Small-pox,

13 Cachexy,

13
from the uterus, 1 Sorethroat,

10 Cancer, 14 Heart, diseases,

24

ulcerated, 1 Catarrh,

Hernia,

1 Spine, disease of, Child-bed, 18 Hooping cough, 19 Still-born,

100 Cholera, 10 Infantile diseases, 59 Suicide,

10 Cholera-infantum, 70 Inflammation,

4 Syphilis, Cholic,

10

of the brain, 27 Teething; Consumption,

212

of the heart, 2 Tumor of the brain, ('onvulsions,

52
of the pericardium, 2

of the glands, Croup,

44
of the larynx,

3

of the ovarium, Delerium-tremens,

1
of the lungs,

on the lungs, Diabetes,

2
of the pleura,

18 Ulcer, Diarrhea,

11

of the peritoneum, 1 Uterus, rupture of, Diseases unknown, 269

of the stomach, 4 Worms,
Dropsy,
,

42
of the bowels,

41 Wounds,
in the head, 59

of the liver,

8
in the chest, 9
of the kidney,

366 in the abdomen, 2 of the bladder, Drowned,

23
of the uterus,
2

902 Dysentery, 33 Infuenza,

15 acute, 1 Intoxication,

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485 Population in 1835, 78,603 ;-1837, 80,325.

LIST OF PORTRAITS IN THE HALL OF THE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

[Reference having been made on page 18, to some of the portraits, the Librarian believed, that, as the Hall has been much visited for the purpose of seeing them, it would be desirable to have a more general account of them; and therefore furnishes the following: Some biographical notices are added; which, though necessarily very brief, it is hoped are correct as to facts and dates.]

1. DISCOVERERS.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. {"Copy from an original, in the gallery

of Medicis, at Florence.Presented by Israel TAORNDIKE, Esq.] AMERICUS VESPUCIUS. A fine old painting. ] Cortes. [Inscribed, " This picture of Cortes was brought from

Europe by one of the Huguenot families, that settled in New England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantz; and bequeathed to the late Rev. John Foster, D. D., of Brighton. It is presented by his Widow, to the Massachusetts Historical Society.”]

When presented, it was so soiled with age, that the lineaments were scarcely distinguishable; but they were restored by the skilful care of Col. Henry Sargent, some of the productions of whose pencil, also,

ornament our walls. SEBASTIAN Cabot. [Copied by J. G. Chapman, from a remarkable portrait, by HANS HOLBEIN. Presented by the Hon. T. L. WINTHROP.] The original picture was purchased in England, at a great price, by Richard Biddle, Esq., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and he kindly consented to have this copy made for the Historical Society of Massachusetts. The expression is that of profound and even painful thought; and in the deeply marked lines, and dark hazle eye, there yet linger tokens of the force and ardor of character, of this extraordinary man.

The canvas bears this inscription, on the left side : Effigies SEBASTIANI CABOTI, ANGLI, FILII JOHANIS CABOTI VENETI, MILITIS AURATI, PRIMI INVENTORIS TERRÆ NOVÆ SUB HENRICO VII ANGLIÆ REGE.-And on the right, SPES MEA IN DEO.

For other particulars of the original portrait, see the "Memoir. of Sebastian Cabot,” [by Mr. BIDDLE], Lond. 1831, p. 523-5.

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II. WINSLOW FAMILY.

[These fine portraits were most obligingly deposited in our Hall, for the gratification of Visiters, by a descendant of the Family.]

Mrs. ALICE WENSLEY. [An original portrait ; in the full dress and costume of olden time.]

This lady was the daughter of Edmund Freeman of Plymouth; and, with his family, one of the passengers in the May-Flower. In 1639, she was married to Deacon William Paddy; and, after his death, became the wife of Samuel Wensley, Esq. A daughter of hers by her last husband, was wife of the Hon. Isaac Winslow, only son

of Governor Josiah Winslow. Governor Edward Winslow. [An original, painted in London in the

year 1651, when he was agent for the Colony of Plymouth, in England; as was also that of Josiah Winslow, his son, who was with him. They have been ascribed to Vandyke, but it is said incorrectly. It is inscribed “ A. D. 1651; Ætatis suæ 57.”]

Governor Edward Winslow was born at Droitwich, Worcestershire, Great Britain, on the 20th of October, 1595; and came to Plymouth with the pilgrims, in the May-Flower, in 1620; was assistant 13 years, and Governor in 1632, 1636, and 1644. He died near Jamaica, May

8th, 1655, aged 61, on his passage from England to the West Indies. Governor Josiah WINSLOW. The eldest son of Gov. Edward Winslow;

born in 1629; elected assistant, 1667; and Governor from 1673,
seven years ;-being the first Governor who was a native of New
England.-He died, at Marshfield, December 18th, 1680, in the 520
year of his age.

He has been styled “the most accomplished man of his day, in
New England."
Mrs. PENELOPE Winslow, wife of Gov. Josiah Winslow. She was the

daughter of Herbert Pelham, Esq., who was nearly related to the Duke ho we of New-Castle, She died in 1763, aged 73.

L a General John WINSLOW. He was son of the Hon. Isaac Winslow, who Eike

was several years the senior member of the Council of Massachusetts; one Magrandson of Gov. Josiah Winslow; and born in 1701. In 1740, he ifa

a cont commanded a company in the expedition against Cuba ; and aftery after wards rose to the rank of Major General, in the British service. In

Pel. 1755, he was second in command, in the expedition against Nova wisdom Scotia. The next year, he commanded at Fort William Henry, on

Lake George.-IIe died at Hingham in 1774, at the age of 73. Doctor Isaac WINSLOW. [Painted by Johnson.] He was son of Gen.

John Winslow; born at Marshfield, April 27th, 1739; was a physician

of eminence; and died October 30, 1819, aged 81. John Winslow, Esq. Son of Dr. Isaac Winslow; born July 19th,

1774; became an eminent Lawyer; and died at Natches, Mississippi, August 24th, 1822, where he had gone on account of his health ; leaving three sons and three daughters. The two eldest sons, John and Pelham, have since deceased; the youngest, Isaac, resident in Boston, is the only survivor in this country, descended from the first Governor Winslow; through whose kindness, these family portraits

are deposited, as also a large round table, and an antique chair of Gov. Edward Winslow's, brought from England, in the cabin of the “ MayFlower."

III. GOVERNORS AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS.

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JOHN ENDICOT. [This portrait was copied in 1737, by Smibert, from the original painting in 1664. Presented by the Hon. F. C. Gray.]

He was a native of Dorchester, England, and came to this country in 1628, as agent of a company who were establishing a Colony at Salem, on a territory purchased of the Plymouth company. In 1641, he was elected Deputy Governor; and, two years after, was placed in the chair of Chief Magistrate ; and, with few intermissions, was Governor from 1649, till his death, March 15th, 1665, in the 77th

year of his age. John WINTHROP. [This portrait was copied by C. Osgood, from an

original in the Senate Chamber. Presented by the Honorable T. L. WINTHROP.]

He arrived, with the first Colonists of Massachusetts, June 12th, 1630, having a Commission as their Governor. To this office he was elected annually, with the exception of six or seven years, till his death in 1649, March 26, aged 63.--He kept a Journal of occurrences and transactions in New England, from 1630 to 1649; which has been published from the original manuscripts, with notes, by the

Honorable James Savage, in two volumes, 8vo.
John Clark. [A large original picture, marked "Ætatis suæ 66.

Anno 1675." Presented by a descendant, Doctor John CLARK
Howard, of Boston.]

He was born in England, Oct. 8th, 1609 ; received a learned education ;- was a Physician in London ; married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hayes, Esq., of Bedfordshire ; came to New England among the first settlers; was one of the founders of Rhode Island. In 1644, he formed a church at Newport, and became its pastor. In 1651, he was sent to England with Roger Williams, to promote the interests of the Colony; and remained, as agent for the Colony, till he procured the Charter in 1663. After his return, he was elected three years successively, Deputy Governor; and died April 20th, 1676, in the

67th year of his age. Jonathan Belcher. [Inscribed “ F. Liopoldt pinxit Anno 1729 :"

Painted in London, while he was agent of the Province at the British Court.] Son of the Honorable Andrew Belcher of Cambridge; born in January, 1631; graduated at Ilarvard College, 1699 ; Member of the Council of Massachusetts; agent of the Province at the British Court, 1729 ; Governor of Massachusetts and New llarnpshire from 1730 to 1741 ; and afterwards of New Jersey; and died August 31st,

1757, aged 76. Thomas ŽUTCHINSON, LL.D. [Supposed to be the only original portrait. Presented by PETER WAINWRIGHT, Jun., Esq.]

Born in Boston, September 9th, 1711; graduated at Harvard College, 1727 ; Member of the Council; sometime Chief Justice of the Superior Court; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, from 1750 to

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1770; and Governor from that time to 1774. He died in Great Britain, June 30, 1780, aged 69.

He published a History of Massachusetts, from its first settlement until 1750, in 2 volumes, and a volume of Papers relative to its history. An additional volume has been published in London, 1828, from a manuscript preserved in the family, continuing the History till

the commencement of the American Revolution. JOHN WENTWORTH. [Presented by Sir John WENTWORTH.] Born at

Portsmouth, N. H., in the year 1671; was Lieutenant Governor of the Province, from 1717 to 1729; and died December 12th, 1730, aged 58. WILLIAM PHILLIPS. [An original painting. Presented by Hon.

Josiah Quincy.] Born April 10th, 1750; deacon of the Old South Church 23 years ;-for several years, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts; he died May 26th, 1817, aged 77. An eminent Christian ;

and an active member of many charitable societies. OLIVER Wolcott, LL.D., was born at Litchfield in Connecticut, in

1760, and was the son of Oliver Wolcott, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated at Yale College in 1777, and joined the force raised to repeľ Tryon's expedition. He served in several subordinate offices, till 1780, when he removed to Hartford. There he was successively appointed one of the Committee of Pay table, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Commissioner to settle the claims with the United States.

On the establishment of the Federal Constitution, he was appointed by President Washington, Auditor of the Treasury of the United States, in 1789, Comptroller in 1791, and Secretary of the Treasury in 1795. In this office he continued under Mr. Adams, till the close of 1800. He was then appointed one of the Circuit Judges under the new Judiciary act, afterwards repealed.

On losing this office, he established himself in New York as a merchant, and remained in business there, till 1817, when he removed to Connecticut, and was shortly after elected Governor. To this office he was re-elected, till 1826. In 1828, he again returned to New

York, and died there in 1833, aged 73 years.
Thomas LINDALL Winthrop, LL.D. [A fine portrait, painted by C.
Osgood. Presented by several Gentlemen of Boston.]

Graduate of Harvard College, 1780;; late Lieutenant Governor of

Massachusetts ; President of the Massachusetts Historical Society; nenitude of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Philadel

phia Philosophical Society; of the New York Historical Society; of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries at Copenhagen; of the Imperial Academy of Agrarian Economy at Florence ; &c. &c.

IV. GENERALS.

WASHINGTON. [Painted at Philadelphia by Wright. Presented by

Israel THORNDIKE, Esq.]
La Fayette, Marquis. [Taken at Paris, for Mr. Jefferson. Presented

by Mrs. J. W. Davis.]
BENJAMIN LINCOLN. [Painted by Sargent. Presented by several gen-

tlemen of Boston.

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