Image from page 259 of "Memoirs of the judiciary and the bar of New England for the nineteenth century : with a history of the judicial system of New England" (1900)
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hed forhis mathematical actpiirements, and furnisiiedrules and methods for Pikes arithmetic. Hewas well versed in Latin and French, and wasso accomplished a Grecian that he was calleda giant in Greek literature. He was a prominent federalist, a leadingmember of the famous Es.se.\ Junto, and theauthor of the report called The Esse.x Resultand of the historic Concilatory Resolutionsin the convention of Massachusetts on theadoption of the Federal constitution. He wasalso selected by the legislature as one of thecommissioners to settle a controversy with the State of New York. He received the honorarydegree of LL.D. from Harvard in 1804, fromDartmouth college in 1807, and from Brownuniversity in 1809. Judge Parsons was mar-ried in 1780 to a daughter of Judge BenjaminGreenleaf, and had twelve children. GlIARLES GODFREY WASHBURN,Jaunton, son of George A. and EllenD. (Reed) A\ashburn, was born in Taunton onSeptember 15, 1874. On botii tlie paternaland maternal sides Mr. Washburn is descended
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CHARLES U. WASHBURN. from old and distinguisiied New Englandfamilies. His father was ft)r tiiirty years citytreasurer of Taunton, and for nine years actedas president of the Taunton National bank,lie died greatly honored and Iespected onFebruary-24, 1900. Mr. Wasiiburn received his early educationin the common and high schools of his nativecity and in 1896 was graduated LL. B. fromBoston University School of Law. He wasadmitted to the bar in tlie .same year and atonce established himself in practice in bishome city. Much of his practice has been of a
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