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Reverse. Figure of Liberty holding in her right hand a spear and cap of liberty; in her left a scroll marked "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE," resting it on a rock on which is the word "CONSTITUTION. Behind are colors, drums, cornucopia, &c. From above an eagle descends with a crown of laurel, UNDER HIS WING IS PROTECTION. Exergue. To commemorate July 4, 1776.
MEDAL OF DR. RUSH. Diameter 16 inch.
Obverse. Head and Bust of Dr. Rush.
BENJAMIN RUSH M. D. OF PHILADELPHIA.
Reverse. A landscape, through which flows a river-against a tree is an open book, near which the name Sydenham-the book rests on a stone on which are inscribed the words, "Read...Think...Observe." In the Exergue, A. MDCCCVIII & M. FURST SC:
MEDALS OF THE REVOLUTION.
1. Large Medal.
Obverse. The spread eagle and shield.
Reverse. Figure of America in Indian costume, seated on bales of merchandise and delivering the cornucopia to Mercury.
'Legend. To PEACE AND COMMERCE. Exergue. IV JUL: MDCCLXXVI.
2. English Medal on the Occasion of the Repulse of the American Troops at Germantown.
Obverse. View of Chew's house, attacked by the Americans with two field-pieces. Name of Engraver below, I. MILTON F.
Reverse. Within a laurel wreath the name GERMANTOWN, OCT 4, 1777.
3. Medal on the occasion of the General Peace.
Obverse. The figure of a King (Louis XVI?) in his robes, pointing to a shield containing the American stripes which Liberty is suspending on a pillar.
Legend. LIBERTAS AMERICANA.
Reverse. An armed Figure (Pallas?) striking her spear in the earth, whence sprouts an olive branch. In her left hand she holds four shields, containing the arms of England, France, Spain, and Holland. A fifth shield lies on the ground.
Legend. COMMUNI CONSENSU.
1. Silver Medal of Lord and Lady Baltimore, about 2 inches in diameter.
Obverse. Head of Cæcilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore.
Legend. DMS. CECILIVS, BARO DE BALTEMORE ABSOLVTVS. DMS.
TERRE MARIE ET AVALONIE.
Reverse. Head of his Lady. Legend. DNA. ANNA ARVNDELIA
PVLCHERRIMA ET OPTIMA CONJVX CÆCILII PREDICTI.
2. French Medal, on the Relief of Quebec when attacked by Sir William Phipps. Diameter 13 inch.
Obverse. Head of Louis XIV.
the head, DOLLIN. F.
Reverse. Figure, representing the City of Quebec, with turreted crown, seated on a rock, leaning on the shield of the Bourbons-a beaver at her feet-pine trees above her head-behind her the captured English flags. In the distance, the figure of a river god.
LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS.
Legend. FRANCIA IN NOVO ORBE VICTRIX.
3. Medal of George I., probably intended for distribution among the Indians.
Obverse. Head of George I.
Legend. GEORGE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Reverse. An Indian shooting a deer-sun in the zenith.
4. Medal on the Capture of Louisburg. Diameter 17 inch. Obverse. A prostrate female figure (France) pointing to a reversed fleur de lys, and under the weight of a globe on which is sketched the map and inscribed the names America and Canada. Immediately above the globe a scroll with the words PARITER IN BELLO, and on one side a grenadier, on the other a sailor waving his hat—in the rear the English flag-and above a figure of Fame with trumpet and crown of laurel.
Reverse. English fleet attacking the town of Louisburg, which is seen on the right hand-on the left a light-house-in the centre a ship in flames-in front a floating battery, and on it an officer giving the order to discharge the cannon.
Legend. LOUISBURG TAKEN MDCCLVIII.
5. Another Medal on the Capture of Louisburg. Diameter 11 in. Obverse. Head of Britannia, and a Trident..
Legend. O FAIR BRITANNIA HAIL.
Reverse. Figure of Victory, with garland in her right hand and palin branch in her left, standing on the prow of a vessel.
Legend. LOUISBURG TAKEN MDCCLVIII.
6. Medal in honor of Admiral Boscawen on the Capture of Louisburg.
Obverse. Head and Bust in armor, and a flowing wig.
Reverse. View of Louisburg bombarded by the fleet. At the top of the medal LOUISBOURG.
Exergue. July 26, 1768.
7. Medal struck by the Society for promoting Arts and Commerce on the taking of Quebec. Diameter 13 inch.
Obverse. Female Head, and above it the word BRITANNIA-below a garland, through which are crossed a trident and an antique military standard surmounted by a lion. Under the trident the name SAUNDERS, under the standard, WOLFE.
Reverse. Military trophies on a tree which Victory is crowning with a wreath-holding in her left hand a palm branch. To the foot of the tree an Indian is bound.
Legend. QUEBEC TAKEN MDCCLIX.
8. Medal struck by the Society for promoting Arts and Commerce, on the taking of Montreal. Diameter 14 inch.
Obverse. Figure of France seated under a pine tree weeping; by her side the shield, with club and axe-on the shield fleurs de lys and the letter L.-behind her (at the left), on a rock, an eagle flapping his wings.
MONTREAL TAKEN MDCCLX.
Exergue. Soc. PROMOTING ARTS AND COMMERCE.
Reverse. Figure of Neptune reclining on the prow of a galley with an oar in his left hand-a beaver running up his left leg-above, surrounded by a wreath, the name AMHERST, and above the wreath, as a crest, a lion passant regardant.
In the Exergue, the shield of France and Indian armor reversed.
9. Medal on the Conquest of Canada, struck by the Society for moting Arts and Commerce. Diameter 11⁄2 inch.
Obverse. Head of George II.
Legend. GEORGE II. KING.
Reverse. Female figure seated under a tree weeping-a beaver creeping on the other side (left). Legend. CANADA SUBDUED. Exergue. MDCCLX. S.P.A.C.
10. Medal of George II. In honor of the victories of his Generals in the war with France, ending in 1760. Diameter 17 inch.
Obverse. Head and bust of George II. crowned with laurel-in armor, with ribbon and star of the garter.
Legend. GEORGIUS II. REX.
Reverse. In the centre shield with fleur de lys reversed, and the motto encircling it PERFIDIA EVERSA. Supporters, crowned lion and FOR unicorn-on a scroll below, W. PITT. AUSP. GEO. II. PR. MI. Below, the date MDCCLIX. Around the medal the places and dates of the victories, with the name of the commander under each, viz.
GOREE. DEC. 29.
S. MALO. JUN. 16.
11. Medal of George II. in honor of victories in the same war. Diameter 1 inch.
Obverse. Head of George II. as in the last medal.
Reverse. Britannia in a triumphal car, drawn by a lion, and supported by Liberty and Justice, with their appropriate emblems-below, MDCCLVII-above the figures, in a scroll, FŒDUS INVICTUM. Around the medal, arranged as in the last, the places and dates of victories, and names of commanders, viz.
LOUISBOURGH. JUL. 27.
FRONTI. AUG. 27. DUQUESNE. NOV. 21.
SENEGAL. MAY 2.
CHERBOURG. AUG. 16.
12. Medal-probably for distribution among the Indians.
Obverse. A View of Montreal, and above it the name MONTREAL.
13. Medal struck on the repeal of the Stamp Act. Diameter 1 in. Obverse. Head in profile, probably Lord Chatham's.
Legend. THE RESTORER OF COMMERCE. 1766; and underneath,
Reverse. A ship in full sail-in front of her bows the word AMERICA.
14. Medal in honor of Lord Chatham. Diameter 13 inch. Obverse. Head of Lord Chatham.
Reverse. Inscription: THE MAN WHO HAVING- -SAVED THE
PARENT PLEADED-WITH SUCCESS-FOR HER CHILDREN.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DONATIONS.
The thanks of the Massachusetts Historical Society are presented for the following donations.
CHARLES LOWELL, Corresponding Secretary.
List of Donations from Jan. 1833, to May 29, 1834, omitted in the two last volumes.
Presented by the Author. Powder-horn taken from the Guerriere. Mr. Nathan Rice. Discourse on the Anniversary of the Landing at Plymouth; Dudleian Lecture; Discourse before the Congregational Society in WaterRev. Convers Francis.
Indian Biography; Farmer's Almanac, 1832; American Comic Almanac, 1832; History of Quincy; Speeches on the Indian Bill, 1830; History of Belfast, with Remarks on Acadia, by William White, 1827; History of the United States, by a Citizen of Massachusetts, 1824; Present State of New-England as to the Indian War-printed 1675, Mr. Samuel G. Drake. M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum pars prima, 1567; Cicero de Officiis, Amicitia, Senectute, Paradoxa, et de Somnio Scipionis, 1629; Saybrook Platform of 1708.
William T. Williams, Esq. of Lebanon, Conn.
Moses Pettingell, Esq.
Hon. John Marshall. Mr. Charles Brintnall. Charles C. Parsons, Esq.
Copper Coin of James II., 1690. Sadducismus Triumphatus, 1681. A Dissertation on the Origin of the American Population, by Professor Vater, translated by Mr. Duponceau, MS.; Eulogium on the late Judge Tilghman, LL.D., by P. S. Duponceau.
Mr. P. S. Duponceau, of Philadelphia.
Boston Gazette, from January 1, 1754 to April 1, 1755, with some numbers deficient; No. 627 of do.; No. 506 of New-England Weekly Journal; No. 704 of Boston Evening Post; No. 2707 of Boston Weekly News Letter; No. 37 of Boston Gazette or Country Journal; Nos. 880, 883 and 1986 of do.; No. 3764 of Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News Letter; No. 2191 of Boston Gazette and Weekly Republican Journal; Governor Leverett's Commission, MS. to Captain Thomas Smith, 1676, to transport and sell 70 of the captive Indians; Governor Winslow's Commission, MS. to Captain Smith, 1676, to transport and sell 110 Indian captives; Governor Leverett's Pass for said Smith, MS., 1677; Governor Phipps's Commission, MS. to N. Williams as Captain of Militia, 1693; General Gage's Letter of June 25, 1775, to Earl of Dartmouth, containing an official account of Bunker Hill Battle; Proceedings of the Provincial Convention at