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History of Massachusetts, from 1764, to July, 1775: when General Washington took command of the American Army. By Alden Bradford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1822. pp. vii, 414.

Remarks on the Miraculous Character of Our Lord. By a Berean Layman. Boston: R. M. Peck, 1823. pp. 30.

Remarks on State Rights. By a Citizen of Massachusetts. Boston: Richardson & Lord, 1824. pp. 53.

A defense of the actions of the State government during the War of 1812, and of the Massachusetts war claim.

History of Massachusetts, from July, 1775, . . . to the Year 1789 (inclusive,) . . . By Alden Bradford, author of the volume of History of Massachusetts published in 1822. Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1825. pp. 376.


A Particular Account of the Battle of Bunker, or Breed's Hill, on the 17th of June, 1775. By a Citizen of Boston. Cummings, Hilliard & Co., 1825. pp. 26.

Same. "Second Edition" between author and imprint. pp. 27. The Scripture Doctrine concerning the Messiah. By an Aged Layman. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1826. pp. 15.

History of Massachusetts, from the Year 1790, to 1820. By Alden Bradford. Boston: Printed for the Author, by J. H. Eastburn, 1829. pp. 327.

The appendix of documents covers pp. 291-327.

"The Apostles' Doctrine" concerning Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. By the Author of "The Language of Scripture respecting Jesus Christ, the Saviour, in relation to God, the Father." Boston: West, Richardson & Lord, [1829]. pp. vi, 31.

History of the Life and Opinions of the Apostle Paul. By the Editor of Evangelical History; the author of Remarks on the Miraculous Character of Christ; the Apostles' Doctrine; Biblical Emendations, etc. . . Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830. pp. 82.


A Discourse delivered before the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others, in North America. November 4, 1830. By Alden Bradford, Secretary of the Society. Boston: John Putnam, 1830. pp. 51.

The Doctrine of the Bible concerning the Messiah. By an Aged Layman. Second Edition. New Bedford: Benjamin T. Congdon. 1834. pp. 24.

Reprint of "The Scripture Doctrine," 1826, with appendix. History of Massachusetts, for Two Hundred Years: from the year 1620 to 1820. By Alden Bradford, An Original Member of

the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Honorary Member of the Historical Society of New York. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Co., 1835. pp. xii, 480. Folding map by James G. Carter as frontispiece.

Remarks on Capital Punishments and the Penitentiary System. By a Citizen of Boston. Boston: Tuttle and Weeks, 1835. pp. 24.

Evangelical History; or the Books of the New Testament; with a general introduction, a Preface to each Book, and notes Explanatory and critical. In two volumes. By Alden Bradford. Vol. 1, Containing the four Gospels. Boston: Joseph Dave. 1836. pp. 400. Map. [No more published.)

A revised edition reprint of the Evangelical History of 1813,

in part.

Memoir of the Life and Writings of Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, D.D., Pastor of the West Church and Society in Boston . . . By Alden Bradford, LL.D., . . . Boston: C. C. Little & Co., 1838. pp. 484. [Binder's title: Life of Dr. Mayhew.]

Notes on the Epistle to the Galatians, designed, particularly, to Show the Nature of the Argument. For the use of Sabbath Schools and Bible Classes. Boston: Perkins, Marvin & Co. Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1835. pp. 84.

History of the Federal Government, for Fifty Years: from March 1789, to March 1839. By Alden Bradford, LL.D. . . . Boston: Samuel G. Simpkins, 1840. pp. viii, 480.

Human Learning favorable to True Religion: But the Transcendental Theory hostile to the Christian Revelation. An Address, delivered before the Society of . B. K. in Bowdoin College, September 2, 1841. By Alden Bradford, LL.D. A Member of the First Board of Trustees of that Seminary. Boston: S. G. Simpkins, 1841. pp. 52.

Biographical Notices of Distinguished Men in New England: Statesmen, Patriots, Physicians, Lawyers, Clergymen, and Mechanics. By Alden Bradford, LL.D., Boston: S. G. Simpkins, 1842. pp. 464.

[Binder's title: New England Biography.]

New England Chronology: from the Discovery of the Country by Cabot, in 1497, to 1800 [sic]. By Alden Bradford, LL.D. Boston: S. G. Simpkins, 1843. pp. 202.

A continuation of Prince's Chronology to 1820.

Complete and Authentic History of the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775; derived from the best authorities. By Alden Bradford, Esq. Boston: J. N. Bradley & Co., Daily Mail Office,

[1843]. pp. 13. Woodcuts of James Otis and the monument on paper covers.

Several card catalogues err in assigning the date 1825 to this pamphlet. As the preface shows, it is a reprint of Bradford's "Particular Account," on the completion of the monument.



HE stated meeting was held on Thursday, the 8th instant at three o'clock, P.M., Mr. RHODES in the chair. The record of the last meeting was read and approved.

The Librarian reported the gift of the papers and archives of the Class of 1852 of Harvard College, from Mrs. Grace Williamson Edes, of Cambridge, who received them as residuary legatee of the papers of Dr. Henry K. Oliver, to whom they were sent on the death of the last acting class secretary Dr. David W. Cheever, including an impression in wax of the seal of the class.

From Mr. Frederick J. Ranlett, of Boston, the Commission given by the Congress of the Colony of New Hampshire to Robert Boody, as captain of the Seventh Company in the Tenth Regiment of Militia, dated at Exeter, September 5, 1775

The Cabinet-Keeper reported the following gifts:

From Henry H. Edes, a daguerreotype of Col. Henry Purkett (1755-1846), who was said to have been a member of the Boston Tea Party and who served in the Revolutionary War.

From Charles P. Greenough, a number of engravings of English celebrities.

From Frank H. Shumway, a bronze relief of Lincoln, and a lithograph of the Adelphian Academy, North Bridgewater, by J. H. Bufford.

From John Foster Benyon, a lithograph by N. Currier, New York, 1845, of the "Washington's Reception by the Ladies, on passing the Bridge at Trenton, N. J., April, 1789, on his way to New York to be inaugurated First President of the United States."

From the New Bedford Standard, the medal awarded by the Standard to pupils in the New Bedford Public Schools for excellence in English.

From William L. Willey, the medal of the Newburyport semicentennial.

From Harold E. Gillingham, of Philadelphia, the World War medal of the Pennsylvania National Guard, 28th Regiment.

From Carleton S. Gifford, the French Yser medal.

The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of a letter from Robert Lincoln O'Brien accepting his election as a Resident Member of the Society.

Charles Allerton Coolidge, of Boston, was elected a Resident Member of the Society.

George Peabody Gooch, of London, England, was elected a Corresponding Member of the Society.

Captain THOMAS G. FROTHINGHAM spoke on



Anyone, attempting to estimate the influence of the United States upon the World War, should first of all realize that America became a part of a military situation which differed from any that had gone before. In the history of the strategy of the war, the United States will be given its place as providing a reinforcement against a contained enemy at a well defined crisis. For this reason, in any true narrative of the war, the effort of America must be described as a separate strategic factor. That our nation's service should stand out in this way does not imply undue praise, nor any comparison with the continued efforts of the Entente Allies.

The military preparations of Germany had developed so great a strength that for four years the war remained a desperate struggle, with each of the great nations of the Entente suffering the constant strain of maintaining the contest. The year 1917 ended with Russia in military collapse, and the Italian armies so shattered that they had become a drain upon Great Britain and France, at a time when the British and French armies had been woefully depleted by the losses on the Western front.

It was true that the Central Powers had failed to win their expected decision through unrestricted submarine warfare, but the beginning of 1918 found them enabled to concentrate the full German strength upon the Western front, without any danger of a diversion elsewhere, as Russia had been put out of the war and the shattered Italians could not undertake an early offensive. The resultant freedom to move troops from the East gave the Germans an actual superiority in numbers,1 as the British and French resources in man1 "Numerically we had never been so strong in comparison with our enemies."- Ludendorff.

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