At the present moment, when emigration offers rare hopes and inducements, there is scarcely to be found in New England a village so insignificant, or so secluded, that there is not there some mother's heart bleeding at the perhaps life- long separation from a darling son.
--[ Maria Susanna Cummins], The Lamplighter, 1854
RESIGNATION. Mr. Moses F. Page, for three years past a faithful and efficient member of the Police Department of this city, has resigned his office. He has gone West to engage in farming.
-- Boston Evening Transcript, 17 March 1856, 2/4
RESIGNED.--* Alexander Hanscom, esq., for many years an officer in the Custom House, has resigned the office of Auditor, to accept the same position in the New York Custom House.
-- Boston Daily Advertiser, 26 October 1865, 1/6