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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 16 0 Browse Search
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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
es. The Augusta powder-mills and arsenal were then commenced, and no less than 7,000 lbs. of powder are now made every day in the powder manufactory. The cost to the Government of making the powder is only four cents a pound. The saltpetre (nine-tenths of which runs the blockade from England) cost formerly seventy-five cents, but has latterly been more expensive. In the construction of the powder-mills, Colonel Rains told me he had been much indebted to a pamphlet by Major Bradley of Waltham Abbey. At the cannon foundry, one Napoleon 12-pounder is turned out every two days; but it is hoped very soon that one of these guns may be finished daily. The guns are made of a metal recently invented by the Austrians, and recommended to the Confederate Government by Mr. Mason. They are tested by a charge of ten pounds of powder, and by loading them to the muzzle with bolts. Two hundred excellent mechanics are exempted from the conscription, to be employed at the mills. The wonderful
, from one of which probably the name was taken. Perhaps the best claim can be made for Waltham-Abbey, called also Waltham Holy Cross, a market town and parish of the County of Essex, twelve miles Nf dinner, and we hear of them at Epping and Harlow, and then among the marshes of the Lea at Waltham Abbey, the monks of which were, at one time, large proprietors and lords of manors in the districtrt. Most historians state that Harold was killed at the battle of Hastings, and interred in Waltham Abbey, where for a long period a tomb said to be his was pointed out. There was, however, a tradits reign. To avoid the expenses of a court Henry III. frequently took up his residence at Waltham Abbey, and to reward the hospitality of his entertainers, he granted them the right to hold a faire, now and for many years used as a school-room, may have formed a part. The buildings of Waltham Abbey once covered many acres. The engravings from which our views are taken were made in 1834. O
Factory school-house on Elm St., 131; at lower village, 132. Factory with orderly surroundings, 129. Fairs appointed at Watertown, 68 n. 2. Fairs at Waltham Abbey, 68. Fales, Rev. T. F., rector, 119. Fall of fresh waters, 21, 70. Falls: of Charles River, 21, 70; a disadvantage attending most of the great rivers lestown, 14 n. 1. Wall-paper, quaint old, 139. Waltham: area of, 137; assessment upon, 100; description of, 128 n. 1; in war of 1812, 109; named from Waltham-Abbey, 66; originally part of Watertown, 9; population of, 138-9; pronunciation of name, 69; the place three leagues up Charles River, 15 n. 2; valuation of, 139; 108. Waltham-Abbey, 66-69. Waltham Agricultural Library Association, 140. Waltham Cotton and Wool Factory Co. incorporated, 92; description of, 128. Waltham Improvement Co., 136. Waltham plain, 26, 27, 38. Waltham roads model roads, 51-52. Wand, the constable's, 75. War of 1812, Waltham in, 109. Ward, Caleb, hous