and others have reflected credit upon the old town.
Among those born in Attleboro have been Rev. Naphtali
Daggett, D. D., president of Yale College; Rev. James Maxcy, S. T. D.,
president of Rhode Island, Union and Columbia colleges, one of the most
eminent pulpit orators the country has produced; Hon. David Daggett, LL.
D., chief justice of Connecticut, and professor of law at Yale; and
Samuel Robinson, the distinguished geologist.
Another century now opens for Attleboro; and the
mother town is half a century older. Whatever changes the coming century
may bring in of methods of living, in travel, in
ways of doing business, Rehoboth, we may be sure, will be true to her
traditions and to her opportunities. Her now quiet meadows may awake to
greater activity; but her honorable history will still remain a crown of
glory. The towns which have sprung from her must feel the impulse of the
new life coming, and they will profit by it. The city of Attleboro, soon
to be, with new industries infusing life into her people, with her homes
multiplied, her facilities increased, her privileges greater, her beauty
unspoiled, shall continue to go forward, a glowing jewel among the many
jewels which form the crown of the old Bay State.
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