He is living quietly upon his farm in Haverhill, on the Merrimack.
It was in this vicinity that Thomas Whittier built his first house in Haverhill.
William Hazen, the third of the signers of the partnership contract, was born in Haverhill July 17, 1738.
He used it at Amesbury, and possibly his father used it before him at Haverhill.
Haverhill is eighteen miles east of Lowell, thirty-two miles northwest of Boston, and six miles northeast of Lawrence.
Three young ladies of Haverhill went to see it, escorted by Mr. Whittier.
Through hard work he managed to save enough to attend Haverhill academy two seasons.
His father was a farmer at Haverhill, Massachusetts, where the poet was born in 1807.
Whittier was born some three miles northeast of what is now the thriving little city of Haverhill.
Hannah, the eldest, was at Haverhill, earning her livelihood.