History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

mand of the ship "Cutwater," after the captain had been swept overboard during a heavy sea. He was a master of the ships "Charger," and "Springfield," the latter having been named in honor of his native town; his friends presented him with a set of colors for the compliment. His voyages were made principally to China, Australia, California, and European ports. Among the sons of Springfield who have gone forth to win fame and fortune, none had brighter prospects, or was more highly esteemed, than Captain Dwight. Accomplished and of noble bearing, he was the beau ideal of an American sailor. While on the voyage from Calcutta to New York, he was cruelly murdered at midnight while asleep in his cabin on board the ship "Freeman Clark," by the cook and steward who were Malay Chinese, May 27, 1882, at the age of 46 years.

    EDWARD FOOT. — Was apprenticed at the American Machine Works on the "Hill" when under the management of the late Philos B. Tyler. He afterward entered the service of the Taunton Locomotive Works, Taunton, Mass. He was a slaesman for William B. Lang & Co., dealers in railway supplies, New York and Boston, and was in business with his brother Emerson in New York under the firm of Foot Bros. Upon the enlargement of their business the firm became Foot, Vibert & Co. He, having withdrawn from the firm, was for two years the purchasing agent at New York for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad. He was for several years a member of the 7th Regiment of New York. Of fine physique and soldierly bearing, he was a fit representative of that famous regiment. He served in the regiment during the late war, at Washington and Fredericksburg, and wnet with it around Baltimore in April, 1861, for the relief od Washington. He died in New York city, July 27, 1885, at the age of 50 years.

    EMERSON FOOT, New York City. — Was a member of the firm of Foot Bros. and Foot, Vibert & Co., dealers in railroad supplied.

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