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Great Swamp lying within the bounds of Cambridge, on the east side of Fresh Pond Meadow and Menotomy Brook, was divided into allotments by vote of the town, in 1658 (Paige, 96). A lawsuit about fishing in Menotomy River, established the right of Cambridge to take fish in that river, in 1681, which privilege has remained unimpaired to the present time (Paige, 97-8). Edward Randolph, the arch-enemy of the colony, attempted to obtain possession of seven hundred acres of land near Spy Pond, in 1688 (Paige, 103, &c.). In 1656 Thomas Ross, a Scotchman, and a servant to Edward Winship, had liberty to mow the grass in the swamp anent the north end of Spy Pond (Paige, 646). Andrew Beard was chosen hog-reeve for Menotomy, 1692 (Paige, 486). Jonathan Butterfield was field-driver for Menotomy fields, 1693 (Paige, 505). Jacob Chamberlin was chosen hog-reeve for Menotomy, in 1695 (Paige, 506). Offices once of greater significance than at present. A transfer from Holden to Prentice of a l
hem's Reservation west of Mystic Ponds, 7 State Records, 1, 2, 4, 38 St. John's Church, 179 St. Malachy's Church, 179 Stone house on training field, 145 Stores in West Cambridge, 130 Stoves in meeting-house, 116, 117 Stranger found dead in woods, 33 Streets first lighted with gas by town, 155 Streets, survey of, 145 Suicides, 32, 124 Surrender of Cornwallis, 98, 100; of Fort William Henry, 35 Tax, list for Menotomy, A. D. 1781, 95-97; payers of, in Menotomy, in 1688, 19 Thatcher's (Capt.) Cambridge militia company, April 19, 1775, 66, 67 Tombs in Burying Ground, 116 Tornado of Aug. 22, 1861, 152-54 Town, clock, 166,163; fire implements, 137, 139; house built, 154; meeting of West Cambridge, 120, 121; officers of Arlington, 170-173; of West Cambridge, 120, 121; pound, 121, 131, 138, 141; record of births, &c, in first town book, 139; report, the first printed, 130-32; safe, 152 Train band, 41, 46, 84 Training field, 146 Transfer of la