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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4   By:

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In The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, the various authors showcase the rich history and culture of Massachusetts with a collection of informative and captivating essays. From profiles of prominent figures like John Hancock and Emily Dickinson to features on local industries and historical landmarks, this issue provides a comprehensive look at the Bay State's past and present. The writing is engaging and well-researched, making it a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Massachusetts. The inclusion of numerous illustrations and photographs adds visual appeal and enriches the reader's understanding of the topics covered. Overall, this issue of The Bay State Monthly is a valuable resource for those looking to learn more about the state's unique heritage and its prominent residents.

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[Illustration: John D. Long]


A Massachusetts Magazine.



Hon. John D. Long, the thirty second governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under the Constitution, and whose wise, prudent administration reflected great credit upon himself, was born in Buckfield, Maine, October 27, 1838.

His father was a man of some prominence in the Pine Tree State, and in the year in which his more distinguished son first saw the light, he ran for Congress on the Whig ticket, and although receiving a plurality of the votes cast, he was defeated.

The son was a studious lad, more fond of his books than of play, and thought more of obtaining a solid education than of developing his muscles as an athlete. At the proper age he entered the academy at Hebron, the principal of which was at that time Mark H. Dunnell, subsequently a member of Congress from Minnesota.

At the age of fourteen, young Long entered the Freshman class at Harvard College. He at once took high rank, stood fourth in his class for the course, and second at the end of the Senior year. He was the author of the class ode, sung on Commencement day.

After leaving College, Mr. Long was engaged as principal of the Westford Academy, an old institution incorporated in 1793... Continue reading book >>

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